Tag: Neighbours

Obituary: Joan Sydney

Actor Joan Sydney, best known as Matron Maggie Sloane in A Country Practice, has died at the age of 83. English-born, her early career was in the theatre, which she continued after arriving in Australia in 1965. She made her Australian TV debut in the telemovie The Scalp Merchant in 1978, followed by an appearance …

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2022: The Big Reset

It seems that 2022 will be best remembered for holding a giant re-set of some of our biggest TV names and shows, as some of our highest-profile presenters have decided to call it a day — either temporarily or perhaps longer term. It is hard to recall a year where so many key personalities have …

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Obituary: Bobby Driessen

Former Young Talent Time star Bobby Driessen has died at age 56. No cause for his death has been reported other than he died suddenly in his sleep. Born in the Netherlands, Driessen and his family moved to Australia, initially living in Adelaide and then Darwin. The family survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974 but moved …

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Have a Strictly Ballroom Christmas!

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. This year’s Christmas flashback takes us back to 1992, when TV Week‘s multi-network Christmas photoshoot took its theme from the year’s biggest movie hit, Strictly Ballroom. Decked out in their tizzy finery were Rachel Blakely (Neighbours), Bruce Roberts (Home And Away), Steven Jacobs (All Together Now), Gia Carides …

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Neighbours set to return in 2023

Despite the big finale that aired three months ago, Neighbours is set to return in 2023. In a surprise move, Fremantle Australia has secured Amazon Freevee and Prime Video as the show’s international partner, while maintaining Network Ten as a free-to-air outlet in Australia. The return of the series is welcome news to the show’s …

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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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