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On This Day — 13 February

13 February 1982: Kim Lewis (Sons And Daughters) 13 February 1988: Peter O’Brien and Rebecca Gibney (The Flying Doctors) 13 February 2010: Luke Jacobz and Esther Anderson (Home And Away) 13 February 1967: ABC premieres afternoon series Something Else, set in a family-owned Sydney hotel called The George, starring Lois Ramsey, Benita Collings, Liza Goddard, …

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On This Day — 9 September

9 September 1972: Terence Donovan (Division 4) 9 September 1978: Gerard Kennedy, Mary Larkin, Jon English (Against The Wind) 9 September 1978: Gerard Kennedy, Jon English, Mary Larkin (Against The Wind) 9 September 1989: Steve Vizard and Magda Szubanski (Fast Forward) 9 September 2000: Holly Valance, Madeleine West, Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours) 9 September 2006: Kate …

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On This Day — 31 August

31 August 1974: Colleen Hewett and Johnny Farnham (It’s Magic) 31 August 1991: Gina Riley, Marg Downey, Steve Vizard, Jane Turner, Magda Szubanski (Fast Forward) 31 August 2002: Georgie Parker (All Saints) 31 August 1979: Melbourne’s ATV0 presents its annual telethon for the Deafness Foundation of Victoria. Newsreader Bruce Mansfield introduces the telethon at 7.30pm …

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On This Day — 29 June

29 June 1974: Joe Hasham (Number 96) and Paul Karo (The Box) 29 June 1991: Gina Riley, Marg Downey, Jane Turner, Steve Blackburn, Magda Szubanski (Fast Forward) 29 June 1996: Tasma Walton and Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) 29 June 2002: Ditch Davey and Caroline Craig (Blue Heelers) 29 June 1987: Nine begins a re-run of …

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On This Day — 22 June

22 June 1974: Bert Newton and Patti McGrath 22 June 1985: Daryl Somers (Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Blankety Blanks) and Julie da Costa 22 June 1991: Jacki MacDonald (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) and Gina Riley (Fast Forward) 22 June 1965: Includes The Magic Circle Club, Homicide, In Melbourne Tonight, Beauty And The Beast and …

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30 years since Chances

In the decade following the end of The Sullivans and The Young Doctors, the Nine Network had little success in establishing a successful serial drama. The TV graveyard of the 1980s and early ’90s is littered with Nine’s drama corpses — Starting Out, Kings, Possession, Prime Time, Taurus Rising, All The Way, Family And Friends. …

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30 years since Tonight Live began

Thirty years ago, the Seven Network and lawyer-turned-comedian Steve Vizard gave the 10.30pm timeslot a shake-up with their new variety show, Tonight Live With Steve Vizard. Vizard had been part of the team involved in the late-night sketch comedy series The Eleventh Hour, made for HSV7, Melbourne, in 1985. While many of his fellow cast …

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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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Magda Szubanski in Australia Day Honours

Writer, comedian, actress and activist Magda Szubanski is among the hundreds to be honoured this Australia Day. Szubanski has been awarded Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) “For distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, comedian and writer, and as a campaigner for marriage equality.” Szubanski started in the comedy series The …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Nine Network‘s Midday host Ray Martin won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19 March 1993 and telecast on Network Ten. For Martin (pictured on TV Week‘s front cover with Silver Logie …

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