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1995: July 29-August 4

Home And Away heartbreak Summer Bay newlyweds Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) are about to be dealt a blow with the news that son Dylan (four-year-old Corey Glaister) has leukaemia. The shock news comes after the couple had fought hard to gain custody of Dylan from his natural father, Paul (Ramsay Everingham), after …

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1994: February 12-18

‘A giant Godzilla grabbed us’ Cameron Daddo (pictured) has written in TV Week about the recent earthquake to hit Los Angeles: “It was my first experience of an earthquake. As if the giant clawed hand of an angered Godzilla had grabbed us. At 4.30am on Monday, 17 January, I awoke to a symphony of car alarms …

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Today Tonight axed on east coast

The Seven Network has today announced the axing of the two east coast editions of Today Tonight, effective immediately. Adelaide and Perth editions of the program will continue. The announcement was made to Seven staff via email this morning. Staff linked to the program will continue to be employed, contributing to network news features and …

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Special: Australian TV History Timeline Pt 2

SPECIAL: Today after 45 years Days Of Our Lives departs Australian television as the longest running continuous drama on our screens. To mark the occasion Television.AU joins with TV Tonight in this special joint post, to recognise enduring television programs that have survived the volatile world of television (excluding News / Sport). DK:  David Knox, tvtonight.com.au AB:  Andrew Bayley, televisionau.com Special: …

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1993: February 7-13

Cover: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman Jenny come lately The time has come for Sarah Monahan to hand over her Hey Dad! character of Jenny to newcomer Angela Keep.  Monahan has one piece of advice for her successor: “Just enjoy yourself. If anyone bags you out, it’s only because they are jealous.”  Monahan, 16, has decided …

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1992: November 8-14

It’s Melissa and Melissa It was three years ago that Melissa Bell and Melissa Tkautz (pictured) were rival competitors in the Miss Teen Australia contest — which Bell ended up winning.  Now the two former teen pageant stars are rivals of another sort in Network Ten series E Street, with their characters both keen for the …

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1992: February 8-14

‘Don’t call me Betty!’ While Hey Dad! star Julie McGregor (pictured, centre, with co-star Rachael Beck) loves playing the role of ditzy secretary Betty Wilson in the long-running sitcom (“I’m not sure that there is anything around that would be as rewarding to do,” she says) don’t ask her to “do a Betty” when she’s …

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1991: November 23-29

Melissa’s shock exit! E Street star Melissa Tkautz has made a sudden exit from the Network Ten soap, halfway through a three-year contract, after an apparent rift developed between herself and the show’s producers.  It is not known exactly what problems have arisen although it is suspected that Tkautz’s pop star commitments – such as …

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1991: November 16-22

‘It hurts…’ The Flying Doctors and The Bugs Bunny Show star Sophie Lee (pictured) has hit out at critics accusing her of being offered fame based on looks rather than intelligence or ability, likening their comments to schoolyard taunts.  “Of course plenty of it hurts,” she told TV Week.  “If the comments are witty or …

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1991: July 13-19

Hey, look who’s together now! Christopher Truswell, who is leaving his role as Nudge in Hey Dad!, has signed up for a guest appearance in Nine’s All Together Now, playing an admirer of Anna (Jane Hall).  The special appearance, scheduled to screen later this month, is currently a one-off but Truswell (pictured, top right with …

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