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ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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Obituary: Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, actress of film, stage and television, has died from cancer at the age of 61. Actor Bryan Brown confirmed Hughes’ passing at the Saturday afternoon performance of Travelling North by the Sydney Theatre Company. Born in Melbourne, Hughes’ early TV credits included Hunter, The Group, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Rush and Power …

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40 years since The Box, Class Of ’74

Forty years ago there was a turning point for two of Australia’s most prolific television producers — Reg Grundy and Hector Crawford. Grundy (pictured), a former radio announcer, had built his TV production empire largely on game and panel shows — many being local adaptations of formats developed overseas. It was a successful strategy but …

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The 3rd AACTA Awards

Actress Jacki Weaver (pictured) has been applauded for a career spanning over 50 years at last night’s 3rd annual AACTA Awards (formerly the AFI Awards). Weaver received the Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement at the presentation held at The Star, Sydney. The accolade comes just days after she was made an Officer of the Order …

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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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Revisiting Video Village

For many of a certain age the mention of Video Village will conjure up some fond memories. Video Village was a popular game show of the 1960s, produced by Crawford Productions for HSV7 in Melbourne and screened on a number of interstate stations. Launched in July 1962, Video Village was hosted by “mayor” Danny Webb, a presenter at …

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Obituary: Anthony Hawkins

Anthony (Tony) Hawkins, the actor who played Bob Morris in the long-running series Prisoner, died last week in a Kyneton hospital. Although he was an actor for 50 years, as a young adult in the 1950s he was a police officer in London. He didn’t have a long stay in policing, feeling disillusioned with the …

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Obituary: Penne Hackforth-Jones

Actress Penne Hackforth-Jones has died at the age of 64, only months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Born in the US, she was brought up in Australia and made her screen debut in the 1969 series Riptide. She went on to appear in a number of productions during the 1970s including Bellbird, Number 96, Division …

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Homicide coming soon to DVD

It was on this day — 20 October — in 1964 that Homicide made its debut. Homicide was not the first Australian-made drama on television, but it was significant in that it popularised Australian TV drama at a time when our television stations were more prone to purchasing cheap overseas content for prime time. With …

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