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1990: October 13-19

Cover: Nicolle Dickson (Home And Away) Reyne forecast for Coopers Crossing Actor David Reyne is to join the cast of Nine’s The Flying Doctors.  The 31-year-old star of series including Sweet And Sour, Possession, Flair, Bony and Golden Fiddles joins The Flying Doctors in the role of Dr Guy Reid, a brilliant young man from …

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Mal Walden back at 6.30

After twenty three years, newsreader Mal Walden (pictured) is heading back to the 6.30 timeslot as the presenter of Ten News’ new Melbourne-based news bulletin to launch next year. Walden, with over 40 years in Melbourne television, is a firm favourite with Melbourne viewers – never more evident than back in 1987 when a tearful …

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Nine’s GEM balances gender ledger

The Nine Network has announced its new digital channel – GEM – targetting females aged 35+. The new channel, which will broadcast in high-definition and replace the existing high-definition simulcast of the main Nine channel, is expected to debut on Friday 24 September – just a day before the launch of Seven’s new male-focused channel, …

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ACMA green lights 3D grand finals

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has granted temporary licences to both the Seven and Nine networks to allow them to broadcast the AFL and NRL grand finals respectively in 3D. The temporary licences for both networks are applicable for the period from 18 September to 8 October and cover the markets of Sydney, …

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1990: August 4-10

Is it goodbye to the Valley? A Country Practice star John Tarrant (pictured, with co-star Georgie Parker) has flagged the possibility that it may soon be time to move on from the popular drama. “At the moment I don’t know if I could do another year,” he told TV Week. “There are a lot of …

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1990: July 7-13

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Confrontation! The Ten Network’s long-awaited return of The Comedy Company is about to hit screens as the ratings underdog up against Nine’s 60 Minutes.  “I don’t think it will be that hard to make up lost ground on 60 Minutes,” producer Ian McFadyen told TV Week.  The …

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June 30 is D-Day for Mildura

It is almost here.  This Wednesday, 30 June, marks the first analogue switch-off in Australia as Mildura/Sunraysia becomes the first region to be completely digital. At 9.00am Mildura’s television broadcasters – WIN, Prime, ABC and SBS – will switch off their analogue transmitters, marking an end to almost 45 years of analogue television transmission in …

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1990: June 2-8

Cover: Sharyn Hodgson, Julian McMahon (Home And Away) Meet the new Pippa The producers of Seven’s Home And Away have found a new actress for the key role of Pippa Fletcher.  Debra Lawrence, previously seen in ABC’s The Fast Lane, will take over the role of Pippa from Vanessa Downing, who has decided to leave …

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TelevisionAU Update 17-Jun-10

https://www.televisionau.com NEW FLASHBACK #55:  For over thirty years Peter Hitchener has been a trusted face of news at GTV9, Melbourne.  Starting his career in Brisbane in the 1960s, Hitchener then moved to Sydney’s TCN9.  But then when he went further south to Melbourne in 1974, Hitchener was hosting a game show, Gambit, based on the …

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Ten West ready for take off

Regional WA’s new channel, Ten West, is ready to start its rollout across WA – with viewers in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Mawson, Mingenew and Karratha able to receive programs from 9.00am today, 10 June. Viewers in these areas with digital tuners will be able to access the full range of Network Ten programs, including Ten News, The …

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