Tag: Pick-A-Box

Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Four Corners host Michael Charlton was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 5th annual TV Week Logie Awards — but the lavish showbiz ceremony that was to take place at Sydney’s Chevron-Hilton Hotel on Saturday, 23 March 1963 was not to be. The Awards’ overseas guest, British comedian …

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Merry Christmas

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!  Here’s a happy snapshot (or at least a collage) on TV Week‘s Christmas edition of 1961 — featuring (l to r) Lorrae Desmond (The Lorrae Desmond Show), Brian Henderson (Bandstand), Tommy Hanlon Jnr (It Could Be You), Bob and Dolly Dyer (Pick A Box), Bobby Limb and wife …

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1992: October 11-17

‘She’s no sleaze!’ Former A Country Practice star Georgie Parker (pictured) has defended her Acropolis Now character, flight attendant Despina Hatzipapadopoulos who is something of a perpetual ‘good-time’ girl.  “She is the one who’s saying, ‘I go out with other people but you’re the one I love’,” Parker told TV Week.  “It’s the kind of line …

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50 years of TNT9 Launceston

Another half-century celebration for regional television this week with Launceston-based TNT9 having commenced official transmission on Saturday, 26 May 1962 for viewers across north and north-western Tasmania.  It was Tasmania’s second commercial television station, two years after TVT6 launched in Hobart. The licence to operate the new channel was granted in 1960 to Northern Television …

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Ballarat television turns 50

It was at 7.00pm on Friday, 27 April 1962 that Ballarat’s first television station – BTV6 – made its first official broadcast. The channel was the fourth regional station to launch in Victoria and marked the completion of the first stage of the roll-out of commercial television in regional Victoria.  (The second stage, started in …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Tommy Hanlon Jnr (pictured, right), the American-born host of the daytime game show It Could Be You, and entertainer Lorrae Desmond were the winners of the Gold Logies at the 4th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Chevron Hotel on Saturday, 31 March 1962. It was the first time that the Gold Logie …

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More stations turning the big 5-0

Two weeks ago Newcastle-based network NBN celebrated its 50th anniversary.  This weekend saw two more NSW regional stations hit the same milestone – though with perhaps a little less fanfare. The first was CBN8, based in Orange and serving the Central Tablelands region of central western NSW, launching on Saturday, 17 March 1962. CBN8: Saturday …

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NBN celebrates 50 years

This year will be one of celebration for Newcastle-based regional network NBN as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of its debut. Launching on Sunday, 4 March 1962, it was the first regional television station in New South Wales and the fourth nationally.  Construction of the station’s premises in Mosbri Crescent, Newcastle, had been 18 months …

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BCV: Television Centre of Victoria

Saturday, 23 December, 1961 – fifty years ago today – brought an early Christmas present to residents in the Goulburn Valley and central Victorian regions with the respective areas receiving their first TV stations. Just two weeks after the debut of GLV10 in Gippsland, BCV8 was opened in Bendigo and serving central and north west …

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