Tag: Kingswood Country

Home And Away’s Alf in Australia Day Honours

Stone the flamin’ crows! Alf Stewart has been honoured this Australia Day. Ray Meagher, the actor now in his 30th year Home And Away‘s Alf, has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The honour is in recognition of Meagher’s “service to the performing arts as an actor”. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2017/01/home-and-aways-alf-in-australia-day-honours.html

1996: September 28-October 4

Cover: Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and Tania Zaetta (Who Dares Wins) Tony’s above par The Seven Network‘s decision to dump John Burgess as host of Wheel Of Fortune after 12 years in the role was met with widespread disapproval. Viewers were unhappy with the signing of Tony Barber to the hosting role as well as other changes being …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2016/10/1996-september-28-october-4.html

Obituary: Ross Higgins

Ross Higgins, the actor best known as Ted Bullpitt in Kingswood Country, has died at the age of 85. Higgins’ career began in radio, at Sydney station 2GB, in 1946. His radio career alternated between both commercial radio and ABC. The advent of television in 1956 saw Higgins move into the new medium, including hosting …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2016/10/obituary-ross-higgins.html

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2014/11/top-10-aussie-tv-themes.html

1992: April 26-May 2

Sale stars in sitcomSale Of The Century’s Glenn Ridge and Jo Bailey are soon to be seen as guest stars in the Nine Network sitcom All Together Now. In the episode to screen this week, Anna (Jane Hall, pictured with Bailey) wins a spot on the popular quiz show. But Bailey is playing down her …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2012/05/1992-april-26-may-2.html

Remembering Seven’s Epping era

The Sunrise team earlier this week posted a picture via their Twitter feed showing the demolition (“using Gladiator props as wrecking balls?”) of the Seven Network’s former studios in Sydney. The studios, in the suburb of Epping, were barely completed when the ribbon across the Studio B doors was cut on ATN7’s opening night – …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/07/remembering-sevens-epping-era.html

Hey… who would have thought…?

When Hey Dad! finished up production back in 1994, who would have ever imagined that 16 years later the show would become the biggest topic on tabloid current affairs shows, newspapers and all over the internet… and would spark a police investigation? The Hey Dad! controversy started a couple of weeks ago when Sarah Monahan, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://televisionau.com/2010/03/hey-who-would-have-thought.html