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On This Day — 23 February

23 February 1966: Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 23 February 1974: Carl Bleazby and Dorothy Bradley (Bellbird) 23 February 1980: Anne Semler and Syd Heylen (Arcade) 23 February 1980: George Negus, Ray Martin, Gerald Stone, Ian Leslie (60 Minutes) 23 February 1991: Tammy MacIntosh (Chances) 23 February 2002: Ada Nicodemou and Max Theoharis (Home And …

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On This Day — 22 February

22 February 1962: Bert Newton (The Channel Nine Show) and Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 22 February 1967: Bobby Limb (Sound Of Music) 22 February 1975: Mike Preston (Bellbird) 22 February 1975: Denise Drysdale (The Ernie Sigley Show) 22 February 1992: Sophie Lee 22 February 1997: Colin Friels and Catherine McClements (Water Rats) 22 February …

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The Box at 50

By 1973, Melbourne-based Crawford Productions was at its peak, with long-running police dramas Homicide, Division 4 and Matlock Police and a new series, Ryan, all in production. But television drama was going through a generational change in the 1970s — police and crime shows were falling towards the outer while Number 96, launched in 1972, …

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On This Day — 10 February

10 February 1968: The Seekers 10 February 1973: Judy Morris (Certain Women) 10 February 1979: Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus (60 Minutes) 10 February 1979: Lorraine Bayly (The Sullivans) 10 February 1990: Jana Wendt (A Current Affair) 10 February 1996: Kristy Wright and Shane Ammann (Home And Away) 10 February 2001: Holly Valance and …

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On This Day — 30 January

30 January 1958: Graham Kennedy (and Panda Lisner posing as the “mystery bride”) (In Melbourne Tonight) 30 January 1963: Bobby Limb (The Mobil-Limb Show) 30 January 1971: Belinda Taubman (Sound Of Music) 30 January 1993: Kym Wilson (A Country Practice) 30 January 2010: Rebecca Breeds and Lincoln Lewis (Home And Away) 30 January 1984: Network …

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On This Day — 1 January

1 January 1959: Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner (In Melbourne Tonight) 1 January 1972: Bellbird 1 January 1977: Jacki Weaver 1 January 1994: Simon Baker-Denny and Lisa Lackey (Home And Away) 1 January 2000: Kimberley Cooper (Home And Away) 1 January 2005: Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Stefan Dennis (Neighbours) 1 January 1959: Newsreader Eric Pearce presents …

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On This Day — 28 August

28 August 1958: Panda Lisner (In Melbourne Tonight) 28 August 1959: Johnny O’Keefe (Six O’Clock Rock) 28 August 1965: Pop star Normie Rowe 28 August 1976: Victoria Quilter and Lucky Grills (Bluey) 28 August 1982: Rowena Wallace (Sons And Daughters) 28 August 1993: Cathy Godbold (Newlyweds) 28 August 1999: Jesse Spencer and Brooke Satchwell (Neighbours) …

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On This Day — 21 August

21 August 1959: Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 21 August 1976: Michael Charlton, Robert Moore, David Flatman, Caroline Jones, John Temple, Mike Willesee (Four Corners) 21 August 1982: Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show, New Faces) 21 August 1993: Gavin Harrison and Rebekah Elmaloglou (A Country Practice) 21 August 2004: Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Neighbours) 21 August …

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On This Day — 18 August

18 August 1962: Graham Kennedy (In Melbourne Tonight) 18 August 1973: Bill Peach (This Day Tonight) 18 August 1979: Peter Lochran (The Young Doctors) 18 August 1979: Steven Tandy, Norman Yemm, Richard Morgan (The Sullivans) 18 August 1990: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) 18 August 2001: Kimberley Cooper and Kate Ritchie (Home And Away) 18 …

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On This Day — 6 August

6 August 1959: Bert Newton (In Melbourne Tonight) 6 August 1983: Paula Duncan and John Orcsik (Cop Shop) 6 August 1994: Ann Burbook (Blue Heelers) 6 August 2005: Blair McDonough and Marisa Warrington (Neighbours) 6 August 1964: ATV0’s first Thursday includes the premiere of another current affairs program, The Pacemakers, hosted by station newsreader Barry …

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