Tag: Spicks And Specks

TV At 60: The Top 60 Part IV

Continuing this week’s theme of the top 60 shows from Australian television over 60 years. See also Part I, Part II and Part III. 30. We Can Be Heroes (ABC, 2005) Comedian Chris Lilley had a stand out hit when he played not one but all six lead characters vying for the title of Australian …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

In 2006, after ten nominations and seeing his co-star Lisa McCune collect four over the years, it finally happened. Blue Heelers star John Wood collected the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 48th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “It’s wonderful, absolutely wonderful,” Wood told TV Week at the time. “I feel …

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Another Hey Hey comeback?

Daryl Somers has publicly flagged the possibility of yet another Hey Hey It’s Saturday comeback… but you won’t see it on television. Speaking on Brisbane radio station 612 ABC, Somers said he has long considered doing a Hey Hey It’s Saturday concert series or tour, citing the show’s enduring popularity on social media — although …

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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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The year that was… and the year ahead

And so brings to an end another year as the calendar clicks over from 2013 to 2014. It was a year that marked some historical milestones: 25 years since Australia Live, the launch of Imparja Television, The Comedy Company and World Expo 88 and Graham Kennedy‘s return to the Nine Network. It was 40 years …

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And so ends another year…

2012 was a year that saw TV reach a number of milestones and create plenty of news of its own. It was the celebration of 50 years of TV broadcasting in Newcastle, Ballarat, Orange, Wollongong, Launceston, Richmond-Tweed, Toowoomba, Townsville and Canberra. The Seven Network brought Mike Willesee and Derryn Hinch back to TV and signed …

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Obituary: Darryl Cotton

Singer and former TV host Darryl Cotton has died in Melbourne at the age of 62 after a short battle with cancer. A founding member of ’60s pop group Zoot, in 1972 after the band broke up Cotton went on to the United Kingdom and the US before returning to Australia in the late 1970s. …

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Happy 80th Birthday, ABC!

It was 80 years ago today (1 July 1932) that Australia’s national broadcaster — ABC — was officially opened by Prime Minister Joseph Lyons. The Australian Broadcasting Commission — as it was then — initially comprised of twelve existing radio stations, covering each State capital city as well as Newcastle, Corowa, Rockhampton and Crystal Brook …

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The 54th TV Week Logie Awards

Comedian Hamish Blake (pictured) was last night (Sunday) awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 54th annual TV Week Logie Awards. There was also celebration for Blake and his comedy cohort Andy Lee with their program Hamish And Andy’s Gap Year also winning a Logie for Most Popular Light …

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Seven wins ‘11

No surprises for anyone to read that the Seven Network has come out as the overall winner in the 2011 ratings battle – its fifth annual win in a row. Seven ends the year (Weeks 7-48, excluding Easter, 6pm-12mn, 5 cities) with a 31.0% share, followed by Nine (26.3%), Ten (21.4%), ABC (15.9%) and SBS …

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