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The 1970s Price Is Right

In the history of Australian television very few game shows have generated as much enthusiasm from contestants and studio audiences as The Price Is Right. The Price Is Right was not a new format to Australia in the 1970s. There had been earlier versions in the 1950s and 1960s, but the 1973 revision marked a …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Nine Network‘s Midday host Ray Martin won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards were held at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19 March 1993 and telecast on Network Ten. For Martin (pictured on TV Week‘s front cover with Silver Logie …

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Taking commercial TV out back

It’s hard to believe now, but there was a time when swathes of the country — mostly outback regions — were largely oblivious to commercial television that the more populated areas of the country had taken for granted for years. While the rest of us might have been raving about the latest soaps and sitcoms, …

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The Pretty Petrol that failed to fire

For every show that makes it to TV there is an endless list of pitches, proposals and pilots that never pass those crucial stages. In the Eighties, one of that endless list was Pretty Petrol, billed as the first comedy to come from Grundy Television, at that time producing hit shows like Prisoner, Sons And …

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TV At 60: Viewing’s fine on GTV9

In his book Compulsive Viewing, Gerald Stone wrote that Australian television “started first in Sydney, but best in Melbourne.” He was no doubt referring to GTV9, which actually considered itself the underdog when it was the third channel to launch in Melbourne. It would go on to become one of the biggest successes in Australian …

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1996: September 28-October 4

Cover: Catriona Rowntree (Getaway) and Tania Zaetta (Who Dares Wins) Tony’s above par The Seven Network‘s decision to dump John Burgess as host of Wheel Of Fortune after 12 years in the role was met with widespread disapproval. Viewers were unhappy with the signing of Tony Barber to the hosting role as well as other changes being …

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1996: September 21-27

Aussie screen successes are a window to the world Getaway reporter Lochie Daddo has got so used to reporting on his travels that a recent holiday to the NSW ski fields left him a bit disoriented. “It was weird. I kept looking for a camera to have to do something to,” he told TV Week. …

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1996: September 14-20

Hello, Sailor! Martin Henderson (pictured with Isla Fisher) sails into Home And Away as Sub-Lieutenant Geoff Thomas, on board a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat cruising the waters near Summer Bay in search of an errant World War II mine. It’s not long before the sailor sets eyes on Shannon (Fisher) and recognises her from …

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TV At 60: Hey Hey tops readers poll

The votes are in and have been counted… and readers of this website have voted Hey Hey It’s Saturday as their favourite program from 60 years of Australian television. Meanwhile, three titles not included in the original top 60 were voted in enough numbers to get into the list — Wheel Of Fortune, Matlock Police …

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TV At 60: The Top 60 Part V

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. 20. The Panel (Ten, 1998-2004) As far as TV formats go, this one was pretty basic. Just a line-up of presenters discussing the week’s events with some special guests to keep …

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