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Philip Brady in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Veteran radio and television identity Philip Brady has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Brady, who earlier this year celebrated 60 years in the industry, has appeared across variety shows including In Melbourne Tonight and The Graham Kennedy Show and hosted quiz and game shows Concentration, Everybody’s …

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And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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1995: December 16-22

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Cop an eyeful of Costas! Melbourne-born actor Costas Mandylor moved to Los Angeles eight years ago and is probably best known to viewers from the US drama series Picket Fences. But Mandylor’s next role is set to reveal all, with nude scenes in an upcoming film, the erotic love story …

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1995: June 10-16

Home And Away home wrecker! “I’ve never wanted to play a goody-two-shows character,” Home And Away star Isla Fisher (pictured) told TV Week as her character, Shannon, sets her sights on the recently-married Shane (Dieter Brummer). “I’m not there to have the entire population fall in love with my character — that’s unrealistic. I think …

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1995: June 3-9

Cover: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny (The X Files) Nicolle returns to her old haunts! Former Home And Away favourite Nicolle Dickson is returning to the series… two years after her character, Bobby, was killed off! In upcoming episodes, Ailsa (Judy Nunn), who is approaching a nervous breakdown, has visions of her dead friend, Bobby. “It’s …

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1995: May 6-12

Ray’s super hat-trick A Current Affair host Ray Martin (pictured with Lois & Clark‘s Dean Cain) has become the first person to win three consecutive Gold Logies. The 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards also saw co-host Andrew Daddo become the youngest to host the Logies, while his on-stage partner Noni Hazlehurst was the first mum to …

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1995: April 29-May 5

Cover: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Dynamic duo to play host to ‘Superman’! Noni Hazlehurst (Better Homes And Gardens) and Andrew Daddo (World’s Greatest Commercials) have been announced as the hosts for the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards. (NB: The awards were held on Friday 28 April but the …

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Flashback to Funky Squad

Funky Squad, from the producers of current affairs satire Frontline, made its debut 20 years ago today. Based on a series of radio sketches, Funky Squad was a parody of the 1970s cop shows that tried to make the genre “cool” by featuring contemporary characters with lots of ’70s lingo, hairstyles and fashion. The pork …

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1995: April 22-28

Cover: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers) Frontline’s US scoop The ABC‘s hit current affairs satire Frontline has been sold to the US. Cable channel Comedy Central has bought the first series of Frontline for screening from September. Jane Kennedy, who plays Brooke Vandenberg in the show, recently spent two weeks in the US and met with …

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1995: April 15-21

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) Logies: And your nominees are… TV Week previews the upcoming 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be held at the Melbourne Concert Hall on Friday 28 April and televised on the Seven Network. International guests at the Logies will be Dean Cain from Lois & Clark The …

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