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Who Do You Think You Are… a sitcom?

These days the title Who Do You Think You Are? refers to a celebrity-themed genealogical series created by the BBC and franchised around the world, including Australia, where it has been a hit for SBS. Back in the Seventies, Who Do You Think You Are? was a show of a much different kind. It was …

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Snapshot of ABC — 2014 and 1984

ABC has released its Annual Report for the financial year 2013-14, detailing the broadcaster’s activities and financial statistics for the year. The 250-page report begins with a snapshot of statistics relating to the ABC’s content and audience reach. For instance: 98.62% of Australians have access to ABC’s digital television signal (providing five television services across …

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1994: April 23-29

Logies: Back to back Gold for Ray Ray Martin (pictured with Logies guest Michael Crawford) has won his third Gold Logie at the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “I’m very proud. To beat the likes of, especially people like Gary Sweet and Daryl Somers. I thought it was Gary’s year, so I’m very pleased,” Martin …

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1994: April 16-22

Logies: Who’ll walk away with Gold? TV Week previews the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be hosted by Ray Martin (pictured) from the World Congress Centre, Melbourne. International guests include Michael Crawford, Grant Shaud (Murphy Brown) and Randy Crawford. The presentation is set to open with a space-age performance featuring David Dixon, Abi …

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1994: March 5-11

Cover: Gary Sweet Stars surf into Paradise Richard Huggett (E Street, Neighbours) and Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) are the latest to join Nine‘s Paradise Beach. Elmaloglou is coming in to the series as wild child character Karen Wolfe, while Huggett plays peace activist Sam Dexter (a far cry from the actor’s days as menacing …

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1994: February 5-11

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married With Children) Much ado about nothing The Seven Network has scheduled the Fast Forward comedy special, The Making Of Nothing, to go to air later in the month. The one-hour special is described by executive producer Andrew Knight as “a documentary voyage that will prove a stimulating, incisive expose of the …

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1993: December 18-24

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Andrew to join beach party Actor Andrew McFarlane is returning to television after three years working in the theatre. The former The Flying Doctors star is making a three-week guest appearance in Nine‘s Paradise Beach. “I’m going to play high-powered book publisher Gordon Fleet, a love interest for Zoe …

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1993: September 25-October 1

Cover: Tim Allen (Home Improvement) William’s new accent on drama Actor William McInnes is getting used to mastering foreign accents for his film and TV roles.  His recent role as upper-class Englishman John Macarthur in the sitcom Bligh has been followed by the role of German immigrant Max Heimer in Nine‘s 1950s drama Snowy. He …

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1993: July 4-10

Summer Bay’s hot teen lovers Despite their on screen bickering Home And Away‘s Angel and Shane (Melissa George and Dieter Brummer, pictured) are headed for romance. But the thought of kissing on camera doesn’t look like upsetting the young stars.  Brummer, 17, just shrugs it off as part of the job. “You muck around and there’s …

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1993: June 6-12

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show), David Faustino (Married With Children), Lisa Hensley (Law Of The Land) The division of Labor A new five-part documentary is set to unveil the bitterness and antagonism between former Prime Minister Bob Hawke and his successor Paul Keating.  ABC series Labor In Power features interviews with …

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