Tag: Countdown

The Late Show at 30

It is 30 years since ABC‘s The Late Show made late Saturday night TV worth watching with its mix of live and pre-recorded sketches as it mocked politics, TV, films, advertising, sport, pop culture and some of our social mores. Debuting on 18 July 1992, The Late Show featured many cast members from the D-Generation‘s …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Comedian Hamish Blake was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 54th annual TV Week Logie Awards. He had polled ahead of Adam Hills, Asher Keddie, Carrie Bickmore, Esther Anderson and Karl Stefanovic — with the short-listed nominees subject to an SMS vote that closed just as the Logies …

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ABC celebrates 90 years

ABC has announced the special shows that will commemorate its upcoming 90th anniversary. ABC 90 Celebrate! A live two-hour special celebrating ABC’s 90th anniversary. HostsCraig Reucassel, Zan Rowe and Tony Armstrong (pictured) will lead a night filled with festivities, entertainment, and fun. With cast reunions, special guests, and performances from some of Australia’s biggest acts, …

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The TV Week King Of Pop Awards

The King Of Pop Awards was the premier awards for Australia’s music industry for over a decade. From its beginning as a popularity poll run by teen newspaper Go-Set in 1967, it quickly evolved into a major awards night conducted by TV Week and went on to be broadcast to a national television audience. It …

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Good Morning, Johnny Farnham

From the late 1960s, teen music star Johnny Farnham (years before he became John) was Australia’s crowned King Of Pop — a title that he won for five consecutive years at the TV Week King Of Pop Awards. In 1970, the 20-year-old made his television hosting debut. For two weeks during the May school holidays, …

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TV names in Australia Day Honours List

Nine Network newsreader Peter Overton (pictured), veteran performer Noeline Brown, transgender actor and activist Georgie Stone and TV presenter Johanna Griggs are among television identities to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List: Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO): Ian Healy (AO) — “For distinguished service to cricket at …

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Obituary: Grant Goldman

Grant Goldman, voice over announcer and radio presenter, has died at the age of 69. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2017. Starting his career at the age of 14, Goldman was a distinctive and familiar voice on radio, working at numerous radio stations including 2UE, 2WS, 2DAY, 2GB, 4IP, 3UZ and 5AD. …

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Rage Retro Month: Countdown, GTK

Rage‘s traditional Retro Month is on again. Every Saturday during January, Rage goes through (what’s left of) the ABC archives and digs out some retro treasures, this week including six Countdown episodes from 1980 through to 1982 and featuring guest hostings by Renee Geyer (pictured), Darryl Cotton and Jon English. This week’s Retro Month playlist …

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Countdown leads Rage retro month

It’s been a big few months for Countdown fans. Last year saw ABC revisit the legendary music show for a 13-episode series of 1970s and 1980s nostalgia. And last weekend, the Countdown Live concert formed a significant portion of ABC’s New Year’s Eve coverage. The telecast’s popularity with viewers and across social media has even …

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The Dream Factory pays tribute to Ripponlea

ABC this week pays tribute to its legendary Ripponlea studios in the documentary The Dream Factory. The studios, based in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick and named after the historic homestead which is adjacent to it, were officially opened in May 1958, eighteen months after ABC’s Melbourne channel ABV2 began broadcasting. The studios continued to …

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