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Classic TV Guides: The Timeless Land

The success of Australian-produced mini-series in the late 1970s saw the genre continue into the 1980s — with period dramas like The Last Outlaw, Outbreak Of Love, Water Under The Bridge, A Town Like Alice, 1915, Women Of The Sun and Sara Dane clocking up big budgets and, in many cases, overseas sales. ABC‘s contribution …

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ABC celebrates 90 years

ABC has announced the special shows that will commemorate its upcoming 90th anniversary. ABC 90 Celebrate! A live two-hour special celebrating ABC’s 90th anniversary. HostsCraig Reucassel, Zan Rowe and Tony Armstrong (pictured) will lead a night filled with festivities, entertainment, and fun. With cast reunions, special guests, and performances from some of Australia’s biggest acts, …

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New doco to explore our LGBTQ TV journey

It is fair to say that Australian television has had a progressive approach to queer representation, dating back to 1970s serials Number 96, The Box and later Prisoner, when other countries were still barely touching on the subject. While the AIDS crisis in the 1980s led to a regression in this representation, things started to …

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Obituary: Dinah Shearing

Dinah Shearing, veteran actress from Australian film, stage, radio and television, has died peacefully at the age of 95. Born in Sydney to English parents while they were visiting Australia, Shearing was twelve before she was to return with her family to settle in Sydney. Despite an early interest in art and working as a …

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Obituary: John Gregg

John Gregg, veteran actor on film, stage and television, has died at the age of 82. Born in Tasmania, Gregg was set to take over running the family farm but instead wound up scoring an audition at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Hobart. He had a season with the Melbourne Theatre Company …

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Obituary: Ron Graham

Ron Graham, actor on stage, film and television, has died peacefully at the age of 93. Born in England, Graham started performing when he joined the circus at the age of 16. After completing National Service, he enrolled in a drama course and then came to Australia. For the next 20 years he worked mainly …

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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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Obituary: Tom Long

Actor Tom Long, best known from the original Seachange series and the film The Dish, has died at the age of 51. Long was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012. Last year he took part in an immunotherapy medical trial in Seattle last April, with 17 other patients. He was declared cancer free after several …

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Obituary: Anne Phelan

Actress Anne Phelan, best known from Bellbird and Prisoner and more recently in Winners And Losers, has died at the age of 71. With a career starting in 1968, Phelan went on to a successful career in stage, film and television, displaying a range from comedy to drama to musical theatre. Early TV credits included …

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Obituary: Ben Unwin

Former Home And Away star Ben Unwin has died, a day before his 42nd birthday. NSW Police has said in a statement: “Police attended Minyon Falls, Whian Whian, responding to a concern for welfare. The body of a 41-year-old man was located. The death has not been treated as suspicious.” Unwin went into Home And …

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