Tag: Fast Forward

The 4th AACTA Awards

Producer and writer Andrew Knight (pictured) has been awarded the Longford Lyell Award for his outstanding contribution to film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards, held last night in at The Star Event Centre, Sydney. Knight was writer and co-producer of comedy series Fast Forward, Full Frontal and The D Generation. His other television credits …

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Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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1995: January 14-20

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) A Hall of Fame! TV Week has announced that the Melbourne Concert Hall at the Victorian Arts Centre will be host of the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be held in April and televised on the Seven Network. The Concert Hall, opened in 1982, …

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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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1994: December 3-9

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) Josephine’s Singapore surprise! Josephine Byrnes, best known from period mini-series including Shadows Of The Heart and Brides Of Christ, is making a move into playing a present day character as the female lead in the Nine Network series of Singapore Sling telemovies. Byrnes will be playing the part of assassin Carla …

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1994: November 26-December 2

Cover: Tim Allen (Home Improvement) Paul raises interest in money Paul Clitheroe‘s Money program has been a ratings hit for Nine — but nobody was expecting much when the program was first proposed. Images of fawn-suited accountants, whiteboards and endless figures had the network’s creative heads cringing. But Money went on to be a ratings …

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1994: November 19-25

Talk To The Animals in Africa While filming for Talk To The Animals in Africa, reporter Steve Oemcke was convinced he was going to die when an elephant charged at him. He was using a video camera to tape the crew bravely filming the elephants at close range: “I was filming this elephant, then swinging …

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1994: November 5-11

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) The doctor is… out! In a shock storyline, the final episode of GP for 1994 will see the departure of Dr Tessa Korkidas (Marilynne Paspaley), her husband Ian (Tony Llewellyn-Jones) and children Zoe (Janelle Owen), Donna (Tracie Sammut) and Peter (Dominic Elmaloglou). After visiting her ailing mother in Greece, Dr Korkidas …

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Big Girl’s Blouse turns 20

It is 20 years ago today that Big Girl’s Blouse made its television debut. The sketch comedy series, featuring Fast Forward co-stars Gina Riley, Jane Turner and Magda Szubanski, initially aired as a one-hour special on 13 October 1994 before eight half-hour episodes were screened during 1995. Big Girl’s Blouse introduced us to Kath Day (Turner), her daughter …

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1994: September 10-16

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) ‘It’s time to jump off the cliff again!’ A guest role in this week’s episode of GP has given actor Garry McDonald a chance to stretch his boundaries. “I felt a while ago that I was always working with the same people, that I needed certain people for a safety net,” …

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