Tag: Good Morning Australia

1990: December 15-21

Cover: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice), Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Hey Dad… meet your new co-star! Rachael Beck, fresh from her role as Craig McLachlan’s sister in Home And Away, is set to join the cast of Hey Dad!  The former Family And Friends star impressed Home And Away producers enough that they offered …

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Sandra Sully signs off from Late News

It was the end of an era last night as Network Ten newsreader Sandra Sully signed off from the Late News for the last time. The former Canberra correspondent, who’d also had a stint as co-host of Good Morning Australia and the Sydney edition of the 5pm Ten News, took on the role of presenting …

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Will Ten’s axe swing again?

It is almost twenty years ago – 26 November 1990 – since the Ten Network made headlines (pictured) as new chief executive Gary Rice announced some dramatic cost-cutting measures to save the ailing network. Mr Rice, a former Nine Network executive called in to rescue Ten from a lengthy period of poor ratings and financial …

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1990: May 19-25

‘We’re not joined at the hip’ Neighbours twin co-stars Gayle and Gillian Blakeney (pictured) might look alike and share many similar interests but still stress that they are very different.  “We’re not joined at the hip.  We’re individuals,” Gayle told TV Week.  “People think that because we look alike we’re alike in everything we do …

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1990: April 14-20

‘I didn’t think I would ever get married’ Home And Away star Nicolle Dickson (pictured, with co-star Craig McLachlan) is soon to walk down the aisle to marry her fiance James Bell, but confesses that she had never considered the thought of ever being married:  “It’s nothing I ever really thought about before now.  I’m …

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Rove calls it a day

In opening last night’s season finale for Rove, host Rove McManus announced that he is winding up the show after ten years on air: “It was a difficult call to make but after ten years it felt like time to step away from the show and take a break to properly reflect on what I …

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TV names in Queen’s Birthday Honours

John Michael Howson (pictured) and actor Joe Hasham are two of the over 550 Australians to be acknowledged in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Howson started his career as a newspaper cadet journalist before becoming a writer for Melbourne’s ATV0 in 1964, contributing to The Ray Taylor Show and co-writer and performer (as Clown) …

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Tanya Halesworth

Tanya Halesworth, one of ABC’s first female television presenters, died earlier this month at the age of 73. Born in Brisbane in 1935, Halesworth moved with her family to Sydney and after finishing school became involved in small theatre companies and appeared in early TV commercials. In 1958, the 23-year-old successfully beat 200 other applicants …

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ABC2’s dawn of a new era

When it comes to news and breakfast TV,  the commercial networks have almost had a monopoly on it – with various versions of Today and Sunrise, and not forgetting Ten‘s 6am news and the old Good Morning Australia – but from November not only will our ABC be delving into this arena, it will be …

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