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ABC shows us When TV Was Awesome

Back in the Nineties, ABC‘s The Late Show took footage from 1970s dramas Bluey and Rush and comically re-voiced them — resulting in the sketches Bargearse and The Olden Days. Now, with the 60th anniversary of Australian television approaching, ABC is taking a similar tact with its new online series When TV Was Awesome. Written and …

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Obituary: Oscar Whitbread

Oscar Whitbread, former television producer, died earlier this week at the age of 86. Whitbread first joined ABV2 in Melbourne in January 1957, just months after it first commenced transmission. His early years at ABV were predominantly focused on producing documentary and variety programs — in particular, the long-running magazine program Panorama, hosted by popular presenter Corinne Kerby, …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Seven Network‘s Steve Vizard was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 33rd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie came a year after Vizard, a cast member and producer of sketch comedy series Fast Forward, branched out to produce and host Seven’s late-night talk/variety show Tonight Live. …

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Obituary: Sonia Borg

Sonia Borg, writer, producer and actor from various Crawford productions, died earlier this month. Born in Vienna in 1931, Borg studied acting before she and her family moved to India, where her father secured a job as an engineer. Borg joined Shakespeareana International, a theatre company that toured various countries including India, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her family then came …

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Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson in Australia Day Honours

Network personalities Melissa Doyle and Lisa Wilkinson are among the many Australians to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List. Doyle (pictured), currently a presenter for Seven News and Sunday Night, has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for significant service to the community through representational roles with a range of …

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Ten: 2000 to now

[Part V marks the conclusion of this week’s tribute to Network Ten on its 50th anniversary. Refer to earlier posts Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Network Ten’s 50th anniversary special 50 Years Young screens Sunday 3 August, 6.30pm] The new millennium saw Ten sign up comedian Rove McManus (pictured), whose late …

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Obituary: Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes, actress of film, stage and television, has died from cancer at the age of 61. Actor Bryan Brown confirmed Hughes’ passing at the Saturday afternoon performance of Travelling North by the Sydney Theatre Company. Born in Melbourne, Hughes’ early TV credits included Hunter, The Group, Number 96, Homicide, Matlock Police, Rush and Power …

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Paul Bongiorno in Australia Day Honours

Network Ten‘s National Affairs editor Paul Bongiorno has been appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day Honours. Bongiorno received recognition for his significant service to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor. In a career that started with the Seven Network in 1974, Bongiorno has been …

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Wentworth reinvents Prisoner

Foxtel has announced the cast for its upcoming production Wentworth, a modern rewrite of the classic series Prisoner. The 10-episode series, which begins production in Melbourne next week, will star New Zealand-born actress Danielle Cormack (East West 101, Rake, Underbelly: Razor) in the key role of Bea Smith, the character initially made famous by Val …

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Geoffrey Rush – our Australian of the Year

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush (pictured) was last night announced as our Australian of the Year in recognition of his contribution to the arts. The 60-year-old, who this year celebrates 40 years in the industry, gained international fame in 1996 for his portrayal of pianist David Helfgott in the movie Shine which led to him winning …

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