Tag: Kath And Kim

Happy 80th Birthday, ABC!

It was 80 years ago today (1 July 1932) that Australia’s national broadcaster — ABC — was officially opened by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The Australian Broadcasting Commission — as it was then — initially comprised of twelve existing radio stations, covering each State capital city as well as Newcastle, Corowa, Rockhampton and Crystal Brook …

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Geoffrey Rush – our Australian of the Year

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush (pictured) was last night announced as our Australian of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the arts. The 60-year-old, who this year celebrates 40 years in the industry, gained international fame in 1996 for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in the movie Shine which led to him winning …

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Kylie jokes about Neighbours return

Could Ramsay Street’s most famous daughter be talking of a return to the neighbourhood? Kylie Minogue, who turns 42 next week, has joked to UK newspaper The Sun about reprising her 1980s Neighbours character, tomboyish Charlene Robinson: “The other day I thought how much fun it would be to do it after years of saying …

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“The series they tried to ban in Australia!”

With today marking the 38th anniversary of ‘the night Australian TV lost its virginity’ and the release of the third DVD of Number 96, here’s a brief look at how the Americans adapted Australia’s hit show of the ‘70s for their own market. Envious of the success of super soap Dallas on rival network CBS, …

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Remembering the Noughties

At this time of year, and this time of decade, comes the inevitable “lists” of some of the highlights, and possible lowlights, of the year or decade coming to a close. So who are we to be any different?  Time to look at some of the events, programs and people that have stood out for …

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Ticking away for 30 years

Beginning on 11 February 1979, 60 Minutes marked a new era for current affairs on Australian commercial television.  Before then, current affairs on commercial television was limited to early evening programs, such as Willesee At Seven and the original A Current Affair, or low-profile late night programs that attracted few viewers.  And Sunday night at …

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Melbourne’s Guide turns 18

The Herald Sun Guide has been a weekly supplement in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper since October 1990. Though it could be said that the Guide actually had its origins as Melbourne’s Listener In which began as a radio listing back in 1925 and continued publication until 1987, ending its days as TV Scene. The Sun …

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TV Week Logie Awards 2008

Former Home And Away star Kate Ritchie has won her second Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. The actress, who has recently left the series after twenty years on-air, also won the award for Most Popular Actress. Full list of this year’s TV Week Logie winners, in order of presentation: Most Popular …

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Separated at birth?

Yesterday’s flashback to The Box brought to my attention a startling resemblance between Judy Nunn and….. The foxy moron herself, Kath Day-Knight!Talk about matching clowning glory!!

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The Year That Was… #4: Lots of laughs in ’07

Australians love their comedy on TV, but in the last couple of years, apart from a few stand out successes like Spicks & Specks and Thank God You’re Here, there wasn’t a great deal to laugh about. Then 2007 came along and the tide was turning. ABC‘s The Chaser’s War On Everything was plucked from …

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