Tag: Give It A Go

Tribute to Aussie Game Shows

In 1956 the first game show to appear on Australian television was TCN9’s Name That Tune, hosted by Bruce Gyngell. Since then, many thousands of hours of game shows have graced our screens across all networks, as well as community TV and pay TV. Some shows were popular and long-lasting — like Sale Of The Century and …

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TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat of not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

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