Tag: Sale Of The Century

1990: January 27-February 2

Cover: Cher Steve lays down the law When Fast Forward’s Steve Vizard threw in a lucrative legal career to go into television comedy, everyone told him he was an idiot.  “And I am an idiot,” he says.  “You can see what a fundamentally good decision it was to leave a great job in law to …

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TelevisionAU Update 10-Apr-09

https://www.televisionau.com FLASHBACK PICTURE #50: The Nine Network‘s long-running quiz show Sale Of The Century was dropped a bombshell early in 1991 when hosts Tony Barber and Alyce Platt both decided to leave the program.  Barber had hosted the program since its inception in 1980, and Platt had been with the show since 1986.  Producers took …

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TV icons of the Sunshine State

Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper has obtained a secret list of people, places and events nominated by Queensland politicians as icons of the state. The list is being prepared as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  From the initial list of 700, a bipartisan panel of MPs will attempt to trim the list to 300 which …

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Summer Temptation could be its last

Reports today that Nine’s long-running quiz show Temptation is well and truly finished with the show’s host Ed Phillips not having his contract renewed by the network. Beginning in 2005, Temptation was a rework of the long-running Sale Of The Century which ran from 1980 to 2001.  Sale, of course, was itself a rework of …

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