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1994: May 28-June 3

Cover: Kimberley Davies (Neighbours) Court in the act! The Supreme Court on Victoria is set to break tradition and allow cameras into the court for filming of ABC‘s upcoming new series, Janus. The 26-part series stars Chris Haywood, Tracy Mann, Louise Siversen, Felix Nobis, Jeremy Kewley, Leverne McDonnell, Brett Swain, Val Levkowicz and Simon Westaway …

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1994: May 7-13

Summer Bay bust-up! After months of anguish the relationship between Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) finally hits the rocks — and the catalyst for the bust up is Jack (Daniel Amalm). Jack has a teenage crush on Angel, so Shane, seething with jealousy, sets him up for a dream date. “Shane sets Jack …

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1994: April 16-22

Logies: Who’ll walk away with Gold? TV Week previews the 36th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be hosted by Ray Martin (pictured) from the World Congress Centre, Melbourne. International guests include Michael Crawford, Grant Shaud (Murphy Brown) and Randy Crawford. The presentation is set to open with a space-age performance featuring David Dixon, Abi …

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The battle for breakfast, 1960s style

Much has been written in the press and online about Ten‘s expensive new morning TV ventures Wake Up (pictured) and Studio 10. Huge amounts have been spent on infrastructure, particularly for Wake Up‘s custom-built studio in Manly, and big names like Ita Buttrose. Interesting to note, however, that this is far from the first time that …

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Brian Henderson for Logies’ Hall of Fame

Former Sydney TV newsreader Brian Henderson is to be inducted into the TV Week Logie Awards‘ Hall of Fame. New Zealand-born Henderson, a Gold Logie winner in 1968 (pictured), had joined TCN9 in the late 1950s.  He dominated Sydney television for over 40 years as newsreader at TCN and was known nationally as host of pop …

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1992: July 19-25

All at sea… Will Chances‘ Alex Taylor’s (Jeremy Sims) surprise marriage at sea mean the end of his infamous bedroom liaisons?  According to Sims, definitely not.  And in true Chances style, the wedding between Alex and mute Imogen Lander (Ciri Thompson) is far from ordinary.  Alex, with the help of Cal Lawrence (Gerry Sont), kidnaps …

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Happy 80th Birthday, ABC!

It was 80 years ago today (1 July 1932) that Australia’s national broadcaster — ABC — was officially opened by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The Australian Broadcasting Commission — as it was then — initially comprised of twelve existing radio stations, covering each State capital city as well as Newcastle, Corowa, Rockhampton and Crystal Brook …

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