Tag: Kath And Kim

TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

They say certain things happen in threes — and that was the case for Rove McManus, who won his third Gold Logie at the 47th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on Sunday, 1 May 2005. And McManus happened to win three Logies on the night — also collecting the Silver Logie …

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Top 10 Aussie TV Themes

A little while ago an American TV blog, Comfort TV, ran a series of articles listing its favourite TV themes of each decade from the 1950s to 1980s. Many were of shows very familiar to Australian audiences, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Happy Days, The Love Boat, Cheers, Moonlighting, Twin Peaks and Highway To …

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Big Girl’s Blouse turns 20

It is 20 years ago today that Big Girl’s Blouse made its television debut. The sketch comedy series, featuring Fast Forward co-stars Gina Riley, Jane Turner and Magda Szubanski, initially aired as a one-hour special on 13 October 1994 before eight half-hour episodes were screened during 1995. Big Girl’s Blouse introduced us to Kath Day (Turner), her daughter …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Network Ten personality Rove McManus was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 46th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Crown Casino on Sunday, 18 April 2004. It was McManus’ second Gold Logie, having also won the previous year, and one of three Logies that he collected …

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Television.AU February update

Some non-blog updates to start the month. Classic TV Guides Melbourne: 16 May 2002 (Premiere: Kath And Kim, pictured) Sydney: 17 June 1959 (First televised Shakespeare in Australia) 4 November 1969 (Melbourne Cup) 19 October 1974 (First test colour programs — Sydney) Brisbane: 31 December 1979 16 August 1984 (QTQ9 celebrates 25 years) 13 July …

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Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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HSV7 says goodbye to analogue

This morning’s switch off the analogue signal for HSV7 was marked with a five-minute tribute to 57 years of the station. Opening with an introduction by Eric Pearce (pictured) from an early test transmissions in 1956, the tribute included snapshots of many HSV programs and personalities, including Ian Turpie, Brian Naylor, Olivia Newton John, Bert Newton, …

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Home And Away tops Studio 10 poll

Long-running soap Home And Away has topped a poll of Studio 10 viewers and TV Week readers for their Top 25 shows of all time. The show’s overall ranking is reflective of its overall popularity across multiple generations and is still a strong ratings performer for Seven after almost 26 years. Other Australian shows to …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

Network Ten personality Rove McManus was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 45th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at the Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne, on Sunday, 11 May 2003. He had beaten fellow nominees Georgie Parker (winner for the previous two Gold Logies), John Wood, Libby Tanner …

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Howzat’s unlikely hero

The Nine Network‘s long-anticipated biopic Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, inspired by the success of ABC‘s Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo, has given the network a ratings hit as it rides the wave of a post-Olympic ratings boost. The first of the two-part mini-series — the second installment appears next Sunday — scored 2.097 million …

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