Tag: Number 96

1996: March 16-22

Gladiators is gone! Hey Hey It’s Saturday‘s Daryl Somers has hosed down predictions from rival Seven Network that the 25-year-old show will struggle to rate in 1996. While he acknowledges that Seven’s Gladiators is having some success in the Saturday night battle, he notes that success come down to demographics. “If you look at the demographic of …

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Obituary: Jon English

Jon English, singer, songwriter and actor on stage and television, has died following complications while undergoing surgery. The 66-year-old was surrounded by his partner and children at the time of his death. Born in the United Kingdom, English emigrated to Australia with his family in the early 1960s. He’d shown an interest in music from an early age, …

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Help relive the Spirit Of 96!

Any regular reader of this site will be very familiar with Number 96, the ground-breaking series that redefined Australian television drama in the 1970s with its radical mix of drama, sex, diversity and comedy. The ongoing stories from within a Sydney apartment block brought a never-before-seen depiction of suburban and adult life into Australian living rooms …

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Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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1996: January 13-19

Battered, bruised and burnt! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune and Fire newcomer Tottie Goldsmith (pictured) are finding out the hard way about the physical demands of their jobs. McCune, referring to filming a dramatic two-part episode to go to air next month, told TV Week: “I had bruises all over my hips after shooting on Blue Heelers …

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And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Don’t forget… it’s Movember!

Movember is a month-long charity event that started in Australia and has since spread worldwide. For the month of November men are being asked to grow a moustache and gain sponsors to raise funds and awareness for men’s health initiatives – such as those targeting prostate cancer and depression. So please either grow a mo’ …

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Starting from zero… 35 years of SBS TV

This weekend marks 35 years since Bruce Gyngell (pictured) announced “Good evening, and welcome to multicultural television,” on the opening night of Channel 0/28 — the network that is now SBS. The birth of 0/28 and multicultural television came five years after the launch of ‘ethnic’ radio stations in Sydney and Melbourne that would eventually come under the …

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It’s on! Offspring the latest TV comeback

For the political junkies who thought last week’s leadership spill was big news, spare a thought for the Offspring fans who will be besides themselves today with news that the series will be back for a sixth season in 2016. It’s a win for the fans, likewise for Foxtel‘s recent pick up of the Seven …

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40 years since Number 96 was bombed!

Forty years ago today, the bomb went off at Number 96 — presenting one of the defining and most oft-remembered moments of Australian television drama. By 1975, after three years captivating audiences and astounding critics, Number 96‘s ratings were on the slide. Viewers had tuned away from the dramatic and comedic adventures of the residents of …

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