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Countdown turns 40

Countdown, the show that epitomised the pop music scene in Australia for over a decade, made its debut 40 years ago today. Produced at ABC‘s Melbourne studios, Countdown was initially commissioned for six half-hour and two one-hour programs to air on Friday evenings in November and December 1974. The new show was six months in …

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Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Rage goes retro for January

Rage‘s traditional January retro month starts again tomorrow (Saturday) night. Every Saturday night through the month of January Rage digs through the ABC archives and dishes up some pop music programs from long ago as well as a range of retro hits. This weekend’s playlist includes six episodes of Countdown from the 1980s and one …

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January is Rage retro month

It’s January again.  Time for Rage to go back through the ABC archive and dig out those classic pop music shows of years gone by.  For the next four Saturday nights (or early Sunday morning), Rage goes retro in what has been an annual tradition for years. Retro month kicks off with a one-hour preview …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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1992: December 27-January 2

Cover: Bruce Samazan (E Street) Fast Forward fever! There seems to be a lot of activity — and confusion — behind-the-scenes as Seven‘s new-look Fast Forward begins to take shape for 1993.  Fast Forward favourite Magda Szubanski will not be appearing in the new-look series, although Seven says this is news to them.  The network …

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1992: July 5-11

Cover (main): Katey Sagal (Married… With Children), (top right): Matthew Krok (Hey Dad!) Back to the back of beyond Actor John Hargreaves, starring in the ABC mini-series The Leaving Of Liverpool, found himself on a sentimental journey when production of the series took him to the small town of Merrygoen.  Just a few kilometres north …

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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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Sydney exhibition showcases Rage

The commemorate this year’s 25th anniversary of ABC1’s Rage, Sydney’s Carriageworks will be hosting an exhibition as part of the Vivid Sydney festival. The exhibition will consist of 100 television sets each screening a playlist of 750 of the best video clips from the Rage archive – a total of around 50 hours of material …

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