Tag: Real Life

1992: November 29-December 5

Cover: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) Sun sets on Morning Although no official announcement has been made, it seems that the axe is to fall on Good Morning Australia (Ten), currently hosted by Ron Wilson and Sandra Sully.  A revamped morning line-up for Ten in the new year is believed to include a one-hour news …

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1992: November 15-21

Cover: Woody Harrelson, Jackie Swanson (Cheers) Here comes the bride… twice! A Country Practice comes to the end of the 1992 season with a wedding between town vet Anna Lacey (Anne Looby) and Sgt Tom Newman (Jon Concannon).  In typical soap wedding style, not everything goes to plan.  Anna’s mother Barbara (Olivia Hamnett) arrives in …

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1992: November 1-7

Lights, camera… Kieren! Swimming champion Kieren Perkins (pictured far right) has signed a two-year deal with Network Ten as a station personality and star of its Commonwealth Games coverage in 1994.  The 19-year-old who laughs at his perceived public image of “the boy next door… superhero” says there is little chance of getting too confident of …

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1992: October 18-24

Freaked out by the fans! A Country Practice star Kym Wilson (pictured) laughs at the irony of being feted as one of Australia’s brightest rising stars — given it was eight years ago that she made her TV acting debut (alongside Justine Clarke and Rebekah Elmaloglou) in the children’s series Professor Poopsnaggle.  “Even though I’ve been …

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1992: October 4-10

Exclusively Elle! Since model Elle Macpherson‘s recent TV special earned huge ratings for Nine — winning its timeslot in every city and in Sydney was only a whisker below the ratings for the Olympic Games closing ceremony — all three networks had been vying for her attention in the lead up to her Australian promotional …

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1992: September 27-October 3

Cover: Rebekah Elmaloglou (Home And Away) The jury back in on Sir Joh The aborted perjury trial of the former Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, is to be recreated in a telemovie to be produced by Southern Star and ABC.  The role of Sir Joh is to be played by comedian Gerry Connolly.  The …

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1992: September 6-12

Networks brawl over supermodel The ratings success of the recent Elle Macpherson (pictured) special focusing on her Bali calendar has seen all three commercial networks now vying for the rights to a follow up special during her upcoming promotional tour of Australia — although Ten‘s Inside Edition and Seven‘s Real Life have led the battle it …

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1992: August 30-September 5

Cover: Shannon Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210) Riding high on the ratings! When Jo Bailey replaced Alyce Platt on Sale Of The Century and Lisa Patrick replaced Jacki MacDonald on Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show, the critics suggested that both programs would falter in the ratings.  But the shows have not only maintained their ratings but …

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1992: August 16-22

Goodnight, Jana! TV Week reports an exclusive that A Current Affair host Jana Wendt (pictured) is to take a year off on full pay — worth around $2 million — to spend more time with her young son, Daniel.  The deal, struck between Wendt and network chief David Leckie, was negotiated over a series of private …

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1992: February 8-14

‘Don’t call me Betty!’ While Hey Dad! star Julie McGregor (pictured, centre, with co-star Rachael Beck) loves playing the role of ditzy secretary Betty Wilson in the long-running sitcom (“I’m not sure that there is anything around that would be as rewarding to do,” she says) don’t ask her to “do a Betty” when she’s …

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