Tag: Hey Hey It’s Saturday

Seven announces Hey Hey 50th special

The Seven Network has confirmed plans to host a once-off special Hey Hey We’re 50 — celebrating 50 years since the debut of Hey Hey It’s Saturday — to go to air later this year. In a statement issued by Seven, the show’s host and producer Daryl Somers said: “Trawling back through the vast archive …

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Obituary: Jonathan Coleman

Television and radio personality Jonathan Coleman has died surrounded by family after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 65 years old. His son Oscar issued a statement on behalf of the family earlier today: From the family: pic.twitter.com/bAdPHI7Bk9 — Oscar Coleman (@OscarBColeman) July 10, 2021 Born in the UK in 1956, he was …

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Young Talent Time at 50

It was camp, it was cheesy and it wasn’t overly original. But from its first episode, airing on 24 April 1971, Young Talent Time managed to strike a chord with kids and families across Australia. Its success was a welcome pay off for Melbourne’s ATV0, which up until then was struggling to find something to …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen this Sunday 28 June. While the awards will not be taking place this year, we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been Logies weekend. Today, it’s back to 1995 — 25 years ago… A Current Affair host Ray Martin was awarded …

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Classic TV Guides: Pardon, Miss Westcott

Pardon, Miss Westcott! was billed as Australia’s first locally-written musical production for television. Pardon, Miss Westcott was set in the Rum Rebellion days of the early 1800s and told the story of Elizabeth Westcott, the daughter of an English inn-keeper deported to Sydney for a trivial crime. Playing the lead role was Wendy Blacklock, who …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Ray Martin won his third Gold Logie as Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s World Congress Centre on Sunday 17 April 1994 and telecast on the Nine Network. It was the first time since the 1960s that the awards were presented …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Nine Network‘s Midday host Ray Martin won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19 March 1993 and telecast on Network Ten. For Martin (pictured on TV Week‘s front cover with Silver Logie …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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TV Week Logie Awards to exit Melbourne

Melbourne is set to lose the TV Week Logie Awards, following the Victorian Government’s decision to withdraw its bid for the city to host the annual event next year. Herald Sun reports that Tourism and Events Minister John Eren has said “We’re proud to have been home to the Logies for more than 30 years, but …

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TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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