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30 years since Tonight Live began

Thirty years ago, the Seven Network and lawyer-turned-comedian Steve Vizard gave the 10.30pm timeslot a shake-up with their new variety show, Tonight Live With Steve Vizard. Vizard had been part of the team involved in the late-night sketch comedy series The Eleventh Hour, made for HSV7, Melbourne, in 1985. While many of his fellow cast …

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World Expo 88 — 25 years on

It was 25 years ago that Brisbane was on show to the world when it hosted World Expo 88.  It was the first time in a century that the world’s fair had been hosted in Australia — the last time was in Melbourne in 1880. The 1988 world’s fair was hosted at Brisbane’s South Bank …

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When the King came back to the castle

“The King wants his crown back” screamed the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald‘s The Guide on 28 March 1988 (pictured), as Graham Kennedy prepared to make his return to the Nine Network thirteen years after they had formally parted company.  Nine was welcoming their golden boy back with open arms, and a generous …

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