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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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1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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1994: January 29-February 4

Angel’s little devil In Home And Away, Shane’s (Dieter Brummer) realisation that former street kid Angel (Melissa George) had a baby at the age of 14 has led the couple on a journey to find the three-year-old child that was taken away from her. “Angel has always wanted to go back and see her child, …

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1994: January 22-28

Cover: Tina Thomsen, Andrew Hill (Home And Away) Whitney swings into Neighbours A planned guest appearance in Neighbours by cricketer Greg Matthews put producers in a spin when an incident outside a Perth nightclub left him unable to take part. With only two days’ notice fellow cricketer Michael Whitney stepped in to take Matthews’ place. …

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1994: January 1-7

Cover: Simon Baker-Denny, Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) Home And Away: The Movie! Long-running series Home And Away is set to appear on the big screen. The Seven Network is expected to start pre-production on Home And Away: The Movie this month. “Final details are still being sorted out, but yes we’re doing a feature …

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Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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1993: June 27-July 3

The Full Frontal assault on Kym Two years ago Kym Wilson (pictured, near right) was living a life of relative obscurity.  But since rising to fame in Brides Of Christ and A Country Practice, and getting engaged to actor Jeremy Sims, privacy is now something of a rarity for her.  But although she copes with the …

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Melissa Doyle leaving Sunrise

Sunrise co-host Melissa Doyle surprised viewers this morning with the announcement that she is stepping down from the program. She will be taking on a new role at Seven as part of a yet-to-be-announced prime time news venture. In a statement issued today, Doyle is enthusiastic about the next phase in her career: “I’ve cherished …

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When the King came back to the castle

“The King wants his crown back” screamed the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s The Guide on 28 March 1988 (pictured), as Graham Kennedy prepared to make his return to the Nine Network thirteen years after they had formally parted company. Nine was welcoming their golden boy back with open arms, and a generous …

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1993: January 31-February 6

Thrown out of Indonesia! A romantic trip to Indonesia for former Chances star Jeremy Sims and A Country Practice star Kym Wilson (pictured) took a different turn when it was found that Wilson’s passport was not valid for the minimum six months required to enter the country. “We weren’t too stressed until we had a …

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