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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: October 25-31

Ballroom blitz! Paul Mercurio, star of the box office hit Strictly Ballroom, is currently on a whirlwind tour of the United States and United Kingdom to promote the film.  He laughs at the comparisons made from American journalists that liken him to other actors that have starred in dance-themed movies, such as Patrick Swayze and …

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Maintaining the Rage for 25 years

Next week it will be quarter of a century since ABC launched its first venture into all-night transmission with the debut of music video program Rage. Debuting on Friday night, 17 April 1987, Rage was part of the generational change in the programming of popular music on television.  Studio-based programs like Countdown and Sounds were …

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1992: February 1-7

How to succeed away from Wandin Valley A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) is suddenly hot property on the theatre circuit, with two producers vying for her services for upcoming stage productions.  Parker, who is currently taping her final scenes for A Country Practice, has been offered the lead role in How To Succeed …

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Video Hits suffers in Ten cutbacks

The new management at the Ten Network, led by acting CEO Lachlan Murdoch, have this week made their move towards cutting costs as it continues to dismantle some of the strategies laid down by the previous management and re-establish the network’s low-cost business model. The network is looking to cut around 60 staff through voluntary …

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1991: January 26-February 1

Cover: Nicole Kidman Here comes the bride… Many soaps have given their ratings a boost by holding a wedding.  The Nine Network’s new series Chances is starting with one!  The adults-only drama kicks off with a wedding between David Young (Rodney Bell) and Rebecca Taylor (Natalie McCurry).  “Chances has great possibilities,” Bell told TV Week.  …

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1990: December 29-January 4

Summer Bay was never like this! Home And Away’s Mat Stevenson and Emily Symons, who play lovebirds Adam and Marilyn in the series, had a few days at Great Keppel Island during a production break for the Seven Network series.  Stevenson is now holidaying in America while Symons is doing a pantomime in the UK …

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1990: October 6-12

‘It’s like losing part of the family!’ Hey Dad! star Simone Buchanan has confirmed that she has left the long-running comedy series.  “I haven’t re-signed,” she told TV Week.  “We filmed the last episode this week and I still have no idea what they are going to do with (character) Debbie.” For co-star Chris Truswell …

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1990: June 16-22

Cover: Josephine Mitchell, Craig McLachlan (Home And Away) Wog out of work! The Seven Network’s hit comedy Acropolis Now is now entering production of its third series but it will be without one of its key cast members.  Simon Palomares, who plays Ricky, has decided not to appear in the third series and will focus …

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1990: January 27-February 2

Cover: Cher Steve lays down the law When Fast Forward’s Steve Vizard threw in a lucrative legal career to go into television comedy, everyone told him he was an idiot.  “And I am an idiot,” he says.  “You can see what a fundamentally good decision it was to leave a great job in law to …

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