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1993: May 23-29

Cover: Sharon Stone Big screen rescue! Nothing has been formally announced but there are plans for production of a film version of ABC‘s Police Rescue.  Producer Southern Star Xanadu is seeking funding for the project from the Film Finance Corporation and the ABC has already given the green light to go ahead.  Police Rescue — 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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1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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1993: March 21-27

Logies: Gold is their goal Ray Martin, Daryl Somers, Georgie Parker and Bruce Samazan (pictured) have been shortlisted for the Gold Logie by TV Week readers.  It is Parker’s second Gold nomination, coming after a year where she farewelled A Country Practice and took on a new role in Acropolis Now.  Somers has won three Gold …

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1993: February 28-March 6

Olivia’s coming home! After having what she calls ‘the worst year of my life’, Olivia Newton-John (pictured), husband Matt Lattanzi and seven-year-old daughter Chloe are coming to live in Australia.  Newton-John is recovering from breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy which happened at around the same time as the death of her father, Professor Brinley Newton-John, …

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1992: December 13-19

‘I would love to marry this girl!’ TV’s hottest couple Mat Stevenson and Toni Pearen (pictured) are optimistic that their relationship can sustain the pressures of showbusiness… with Pearen on the verge of a pop music career while Stevenson has just renewed with Home And Away with a contract that will see him in the series …

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1992: December 6-12

‘I don’t care if I don’t come back!’ Former Home And Away star Les Hill (pictured) has lashed out at the industry that had made him a popular teen star, claiming hurt and disillusionment.   Before joining the series as a 16-year-old, he thought he knew what to expect.  “I knew about all the photo shoots, …

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1992: November 1-7

Lights, camera… Kieren! Swimming champion Kieren Perkins (pictured far right) has signed a two-year deal with Network Ten as a station personality and star of its Commonwealth Games coverage in 1994.  The 19-year-old who laughs at his perceived public image of “the boy next door… superhero” says there is little chance of getting too confident of …

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