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Obituary: Olivia Newton-John

Dame Olivia Newton-John has died from cancer at the age of 73. Born in England in 1948, she came to Australia with her family at the age of six. While still a teenager she became a regular performer on Melbourne television, appearing on shows like The Happy Show, Time For Terry and Go!! and formed …

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Obituary: Bert Newton

Bert Newton, one of the pioneers and enduring personalities of Australian television, has died at the age of 83. He had been in hospital for several months and went into palliative care recently following complications from recent surgery to have a leg amputated. Born in 1938, Newton started in radio when still a teenager, becoming …

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TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

The 62nd annual TV Week Logie Awards were meant to happen today, Sunday 28 June. While the awards will not be taking place this year, we continue the annual rundown of past Logies presentations to coincide with what would have been Logies weekend. We wrap up the weekend with the Logies of 2010 — 10 years …

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Obituary: Geoff Harvey

Geoff Harvey, the composer who wrote the soundtrack to some of Australia’s most popular shows, has died at the age of 83. Born in the United Kingdom he came to Australia after World War II and produced records for EMI. He joined Sydney’s TCN9 in the early 1960s. He worked on variety shows like Bandstand, …

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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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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, Part IV and Part VI 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 …

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Studio 10’s salute to ’77

Network Ten‘s morning show Studio 10 had a special episode on Friday to pay tribute to the year 1977. It was a time of loud fashions, glamorous hairstyles, disco music, emerging technology and some dubious facial hair. Studio 10‘s hosts — Natarsha Belling, Joe Hildebrand, Denise Drysdale, Ita Buttrose and Jessica Rowe (pictured) — and guest panellist, former pop star …

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Merry Christmas!

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! This year’s Christmas flashback (above) is from 1978… with Nine Network personalities Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show), Paul Cronin (The Sullivans), Cornelia Frances (The Young Doctors), Vikki Hammond (The Sullivans), Don Lane (The Don Lane Show) and Bert Newton (The Don Lane Show and New Faces) spreading …

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1995: November 25-December 1

Maggie makes her move The long-time simmering attraction between Blue Heelers cops PJ and Maggie (Martin Sacks and Lisa McCune, pictured) finally results in their first kiss as the series comes to a close for the year. But in a surprising development, given PJ’s usual forward manner with women, it is Maggie who makes the first …

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