Tag: Neighbours

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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Obituary: Wynn Roberts

Actor Wynn Roberts, known from series including Prisoner, Neighbours and Law Of The Land, has died at his NSW home. He was 97. A prominent actor in Melbourne’s theatre and radio scene and sometimes credited as Wyn Roberts, he appeared in many early TV plays, including Symphonie Pastorale, Heart Attack, Uncle Martino, Macbeth (in 1960 …

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BBC celebrates Neighbours milestone

As Neighbours approaches its 35th anniversary on British television, BBC Radio 2 earlier this week hosted a three-hour tribute to the soap that at its peak was watched by over 20 million British viewers. The Brits were familiar with Aussie soaps, with earlier titles like The Young Doctors, The Sullivans, Sons And Daughters, A Country …

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Obituary: Reg Gorman

Reg Gorman, the actor best known as Jack Fletcher, the barman in The Sullivans, has died a few days after his 89th birthday. The actor had been battling cancer. His granddaughter, actress Olivia Deeble, posted the news to social media on Thursday. With a background in theatre and vaudeville, Gorman made guest appearances in early …

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Obituary: Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home And Away, has died at the age of 45. He is reported to have been found by police doing a welfare check at his home. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Brummer was 16 years old when made his acting debut as Shane Parrish …

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