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1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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1994: January 29-February 4

Angel’s little devil In Home And Away, Shane’s (Dieter Brummer) realisation that former street kid Angel (Melissa George) had a baby at the age of 14 has led the couple on a journey to find the three-year-old child that was taken away from her. “Angel has always wanted to go back and see her child, …

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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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1993: August 15-21

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) The long goodbyes A Country Practice star Judith McGrath has been farewelled by her fellow castmates who presented her with a cake in the studio after she taped her last scenes. Her departure from the series has been well timed, with news from producer JNP that the series will …

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Special: Australian TV History Timeline Pt 2

SPECIAL: Today after 45 years Days Of Our Lives departs Australian television as the longest running continuous drama on our screens. To mark the occasion Television.AU joins with TV Tonight in this special joint post, to recognise enduring television programs that have survived the volatile world of television (excluding News / Sport). DK:  David Knox, tvtonight.com.au AB:  Andrew Bayley, televisionau.com Special: …

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When the King came back to the castle

“The King wants his crown back” screamed the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s The Guide on 28 March 1988 (pictured), as Graham Kennedy prepared to make his return to the Nine Network thirteen years after they had formally parted company. Nine was welcoming their golden boy back with open arms, and a generous …

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1993: March 7-13

Newlywed at last Actress Annie Jones is finally going to be a TV bride as her Newlyweds character Allie Carter marries Peter Roberts (Christopher Gabardi).  Starring in Neighbours for three years, Jones was engaged on screen twice but in both instances the wedding never happened.  In the mini-series Jackaroo, her character was engaged to Jack …

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Cable signalled a new era in television

It was fifty years ago this month that saw the completion of the installation of the coaxial cable between Sydney and Melbourne, via Canberra. The cable was a major milestone in Australia’s developing communications infrastructure.  It was five years in the making and cost £5 million to complete.  Its prime purpose was to boost the …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Tommy Hanlon Jnr (pictured, right), the American-born host of the daytime game show It Could Be You, and entertainer Lorrae Desmond were the winners of the Gold Logies at the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel on Saturday, 31 March 1962. It was the first time that the Gold Logie …

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1992: April 5-11

On top of the world…!A Country Practice star Kym Wilson and Chances star Jeremy Sims are in love and happy for the whole world to know.  “At the beginning, we decided that if there was speculation about us, it would be best not to hide it,” Wilson told TV Week.  “By being honest from the …

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