Tag: Cop Shop

Cop Shop coming soon to DVD

Cop Shop, the popular Crawfords police drama of the 1970s and early ’80s, is coming soon to DVD with a box set of the first 26 episodes. This year marks the 40th anniversary since the show debuted on our screens. The first episode aired on the Seven Network in Sydney and Melbourne on 28 November 1977 and focused …

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Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

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Obituary: Peter Sumner

Actor Peter Sumner, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s espionage drama Spyforce, has died at the age of 74. Born Peter Sumner-Potts, one of his first professional roles was working at the ABC — doing a range of tasks including writing, producing, directing, voice overs and working on radio shows. “And that gave …

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1996: April 6-12

Cover: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson (The X Files) Logies: The Famous Five TV Week has announced the nominations for the upcoming 38th annual TV Week Logie Awards. In a change with tradition, each category will have five nominations and all but the Gold category will be narrowed to three nominations on the big night. Meanwhile, …

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1978 Melbourne Cup makes TV history

Today (Tuesday) marks the 155th running of the Melbourne Cup — one of the world’s most famous Thoroughbred horse races. Thousands will be at Flemington Racecourse to witness the ‘race that stops a nation’, while millions will be watching on television across Australia and around the world. Flashback to 1978… and it was a significant …

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Don’t forget… it’s Movember!

Movember is a month-long charity event that started in Australia and has since spread worldwide. For the month of November men are being asked to grow a moustache and gain sponsors to raise funds and awareness for men’s health initiatives – such as those targeting prostate cancer and depression. So please either grow a mo’ …

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1995: July 15-21

The Sarge cops a bullet! Dramatic scenes in Blue Heelers this week as Sgt Tom Croydon (John Wood, pictured with co-star Lisa McCune) is shot during a storyline which begins when internal investigations find a bong and some speed in his home. It is revealed that the bong belonged to Tom’s daughter, Susan (Beth Buchanan), but both she and Tom …

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1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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Homicide: 50 years on

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of Homicide on Australian television. The series, produced by Crawford Productions, wasn’t the first drama produced by Australian television but was the first to demonstrate that Australian audiences would watch locally-produced drama in overwhelming numbers. Its success sparked a booming industry of Australian television drama production. But …

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On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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