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1995: July 15-21

The Sarge cops a bullet! Dramatic scenes in Blue Heelers this week as Sgt Tom Croydon (John Wood, pictured with co-star Lisa McCune) is shot during a storyline which begins when internal investigations find a bong and some speed in his home. It is revealed that the bong belonged to Tom’s daughter, Susan (Beth Buchanan), but both she and Tom …

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1995: June 24-30

Cover: Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century) How Sale sank the soaps! It was meant to be the battle of the soaps — Seven‘s Home And Away versus Ten‘s new Echo Point — but the winner of the 7.00pm timeslot has been Sale Of The Century! Ten’s new effort has debuted to ratings that have …

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1995: June 17-23

Cover: Kylie Minogue The hour is nigh! After months of speculation it now appears that Nine‘s Jana Wendt is to move to New York to appear on the US version of 60 Minutes. Her contract with Nine expires at the end of the year — and through Nine’s output arrangements with the US it will still …

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1995: May 27-June 2

Cover: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) End of an affair? He’s been in television for 30 years, won four Gold Logies and is topping the ratings with A Current Affair and his own series of celebrity interview specials, but Ray Martin has given his first indication that it might be …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Former Neighbours star Craig McLachlan was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 32nd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins on Friday 9 March 1990 and televised on the Ten Network. Hosted by Mark Mitchell, the presentation was attended by overseas …

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1995: April 29-May 5

Cover: Dean Cain (Lois & Clark The New Adventures Of Superman) Dynamic duo to play host to ‘Superman’! Noni Hazlehurst (Better Homes And Gardens) and Andrew Daddo (World’s Greatest Commercials) have been announced as the hosts for the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards. (NB: The awards were held on Friday 28 April but the …

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TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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TEN10… Sex and the Seventies

Continuing the history of TEN10, Sydney. Part I can be found here. The Seventies began with TEN10 still in a precarious financial situation. Profits were small and both the channel and the renamed 0-10 Network were yet to have a break out hit after over five years on air. The network’s first attempt at serious drama, the …

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Obituary: Stuart Wagstaff

Stuart Wagstaff, veteran entertainer and showbiz identity, has died in a Sydney hospital at the age of 90. English-born Wagstaff first came to Australia in the 1950s to star in the JC Williamson production Not In The Book. This was followed by starring roles in stage productions of My Fair Lady and The Sound Of …

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1994: December 17-23

Number One show but Sofie quits! Just Kidding may have been topping the ratings but co-host Sofie Formica (pictured with co-host Steven Jacobs) has decided that the third series about to go into production will be her last. “As far as me personally (returning for a fourth season), it is highly unlikely that I’ll do …

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