Tag: Sons And Daughters

Obituary: Terry Gill

Actor Terry Gill, star of many Australian television dramas, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. English-born Gill made his first appearances on Australian TV in the late 1960s in dramas Hunter and Bellbird. During the Seventies he appeared in children’s series Alpha Scorpio and in cop dramas The Long …

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Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Obituary: Kerrie Biddell

Singer Kerrie Biddell has died at the age of 67 after a long illness. Biddell’s career began singing commercial jingles in the 1960s before scoring the job of backing vocalist for Dusty Springfield in Sydney in 1968. She joined pop group The Affair which went to London after winning a Battle Of The Bands competition in …

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Obituary: Bill Kerr

Bill Kerr, veteran actor from radio, stage, film and television, has died at his home in Western Australia at the age of 92. Born into a Australian showbiz family on tour in South Africa in 1922, Kerr made his stage debut at only a few weeks of age — replacing a doll that his mother had been …

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1994: July 9-15

Summer Bay shock! Despite recent turbulent times in their relationship, Home And Away‘s Shane (Dieter Brummer) and Angel (Melissa George) are to become engaged in episodes to air this week. Shane takes Angel to a jewellery store and he asks her whether she likes a specific ring, then pops the question. Angel doesn’t say yes …

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Revisiting Video Village

For many of a certain age the mention of Video Village will conjure up some fond memories. Video Village was a popular game show of the 1960s, produced by Crawford Productions for HSV7 in Melbourne and screened on a number of interstate stations. Launched in July 1962, Video Village was hosted by “mayor” Danny Webb, a presenter at …

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Morning Show tribute to 57 years of Seven

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the official launch of HSV7, Melbourne, the first station in what we now know as the Seven Network. The channel, operated by the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper group, was officially opened at 7.00pm on Sunday 4 November 1956 by the Victorian Premier Henry Bolte and Melbourne Lord Mayor …

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1993: July 25-31

Rivals or friendly neighbours? Neighbours star Scott Michaelson gives a hint as to what new colleague Bruce Samazan can expect when he joins the show.  “I’ll probably put those things in his coffee, those little things that make you go to the toilet — Laxettes, that’s them,” Michaelson says with a laugh. “That will keep …

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1993: July 4-10

Summer Bay’s hot teen lovers Despite their on screen bickering Home And Away‘s Angel and Shane (Melissa George and Dieter Brummer, pictured) are headed for romance. But the thought of kissing on camera doesn’t look like upsetting the young stars.  Brummer, 17, just shrugs it off as part of the job. “You muck around and there’s …

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