Tag: Neighbours

Farewell to Neighbours

Tonight marks the end of an era — after 37 years and 8903 episodes, Neighbours comes to an end. The longest running Australian television drama series. It survived changes of broadcasters in both Australia and the United Kingdom, created international stars, provided a rite of passage for many in the industry, boosted tourism and migration …

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Neighbours: Ten finale, ABC special

Network Ten has announced the schedule for the final week of Neighbours — bringing the long-running series to an end after 8903 episodes. Production for the series wound up last month after producer Fremantle cancelled the show in March, following the withdrawal of financial support from UK broadcaster Channel 5. In Australia, the series will …

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The 62nd TV Week Logie Awards

After three years, the TV Week Logie Awards made their return, culminating with Hamish Blake winning the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television. For Blake, host of Nine’s Lego Masters, it was his second Gold Logie, having won the first in 2012. In winning the Gold, he had beaten fellow nominees Julia …

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Obituary: Tommy Dysart

Actor Tommy Dysart, best known from Prisoner and the Yellow Pages “Goggomobil” commercials, has died at the age of 86. One of the first students enrolled at the National Institute Of Dramatic Art (NIDA) when it opened in 1959, Dysart’s acting career began in theatre. He soon made his television debut with a guest role …

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New doco to explore our LGBTQ TV journey

It is fair to say that Australian television has had a progressive approach to queer representation, dating back to 1970s serials Number 96, The Box and later Prisoner, when other countries were still barely touching on the subject. While the AIDS crisis in the 1980s led to a regression in this representation, things started to …

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Obituary: Alan Hopgood

Alan Hopgood, veteran actor and playwright, has died from cancer at the age of 87. Born in Tasmania, Hopgood made his TV acting debut in 1957, starring in the ABC play Sound Of Thunder. He went on to appear in a number of one-off plays for television including Tragedy In A Temporary Town, Antony And …

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Obituary: Shane Warne

Legendary cricketer Shane Warne has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 52. ABC reports that he was holidaying with four people in a luxury villa on Koh Samui. He was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, could not be revived In a career spanning …

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The end of the road for Neighbours

After 37 years, it’s over. Neighbours has been axed. The show’s producer, Fremantle Australia, has ended weeks of speculation following the show’s dumping by UK broadcaster Channel 5 — a major financial partner in the series. Despite a massive outpouring of support from fans across the United Kingdom and Australia — including a petition of …

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UK Channel 5 dumps Neighbours

Australia’s longest-running drama Neighbours has been dealt a blow with news that the show’s UK broadcaster, Channel 5, has not renewed the show. Digital Spy reports that Channel 5 has issued a statement confirming that it will cease broadcasting the soap: “Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 beyond this summer. It’s been a …

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TV names in Australia Day Honours

The Australia Day 2022 Honours List recognises 1040 Australians for their achievements in various fields including community service, science and research, industry, sport and the arts. Some of this year’s recipients with connections, past or present, to television: OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA Dylan Alcott OAM — “For distinguished …

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