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Obituary: Lois Ramsey

Lois Ramsey, the actress best known as “Mrs H” from the 1970s series The Box, has died at the age of 93. Born in Adelaide, Ramsey appeared in a number of early TV productions including Consider Your Verdict, Adventures Of The Seaspray, The Battlers, Riptide and Homicide. She also appeared in the sketch comedy series …

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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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Obituary: Carol Burns

Carol Burns, the actress best known for her performance as Franky Doyle in Prisoner, has died at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital after a short battle with cancer. She was 68. Born in Brisbane, Burns’ acting career began with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) in 1969, starring in many of its stage productions. Her most recent role with …

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1995: November 18-24

‘I’m looking forward to leaving!’ After three years as Home And Away‘s Angel, Melissa George (pictured) is preparing to say goodbye to the series that has made her famous. It is an exit that has brought mixed emotions for the young star. “I am looking forward to leaving next June. But it’s going to be …

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1995: November 11-17

Ay, caramba! Simpsons poll shock! The votes are in. TV Week readers have responded to the magazine’s poll inviting them to nominate their top ten programs of all time. Only one Australian program (Home And Away) made the final top ten, with seven titles being American and two British. Vintage sitcom The Brady Bunch made tenth …

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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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1995: October 14-20

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) Midday show to be a late bloomer Midday co-host Tracy Grimshaw has conceded that the revived daytime show’s pre-publicity did nothing to endear it to a mature audience. “In the lead-up to the launch of the show we allowed a concept that wasn’t right to get …

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1995: October 7-13

Mum’s the word Home And Away‘s Melissa George (pictured) says there is an unexpected benefit to portraying a pregnant woman on television. “Now I can eat my lunch before going on set and not have to worry about holding my tummy in!,” she told TV Week. Her character Angel’s pregnancy to Shane (Dieter Brummer) was not …

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Obituary: Clem Dimsey

Clem Dimsey, best known as a former race caller for the Ten Network, has died at the age of 74. With a keen interest in horse racing, Dimsey called his first race at the age of 17 over the public address system at a race meeting in the small Victorian town of Quambatook. His media career started …

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1995: September 2-8

Cover: David Duchovny (The X Files) Echoes of the past Network Ten‘s ailing soap Echo Point is starting to look like a Hey Dad reunion. Julie McGregor, who played ditzy Betty in Hey Dad, is to join Echo Point as nutty Narelle. And now Ben Oxenbould, who was Ben in Hey Dad, is about to …

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