Tag: The Don Lane Show

1995: December 31-January 6

Soaps ’95 TV Week has the rundown of what to expect in TV’s returning dramas: Blue Heelers, the hit new show of 1994, is back with cast regulars John Wood, Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Martin Sacks, Damien Walshe-Howling, Julie Nihill and Grant Bowler. An early episode sees Maggie (McCune) and Adam (Walshe-Howling) caught in a …

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Cyclone Tracy: ‘The day Darwin died’

Christmas Day 1974 is forever remembered as the day that Darwin was flattened by Cyclone Tracy. The destructive winds, measured to 200 km/h before the equipment itself failed, damaged or destroyed virtually every home and building in the tropical city. Seventy one people died and many more were injured. Much of the city’s 45,000 residents …

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1994: November 19-25

Talk To The Animals in Africa While filming for Talk To The Animals in Africa, reporter Steve Oemcke was convinced he was going to die when an elephant charged at him. He was using a video camera to tape the crew bravely filming the elephants at close range: “I was filming this elephant, then swinging …

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1994: November 5-11

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) The doctor is… out! In a shock storyline, the final episode of GP for 1994 will see the departure of Dr Tessa Korkidas (Marilynne Paspaley), her husband Ian (Tony Llewellyn-Jones) and children Zoe (Janelle Owen), Donna (Tracie Sammut) and Peter (Dominic Elmaloglou). After visiting her ailing mother in Greece, Dr Korkidas …

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On TV: 19 October 1979, Melbourne

The next in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Friday, 19 October 1979 in Melbourne, as listed in TV Week (with Mike Walsh on the cover with Jeanne Little and Sue Smith, celebrating 1500 episodes of The Mike Walsh Show) If you wanted …

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1994: October 15-21

Jo Beth’s Cinderella story Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show host Jo Beth Taylor and Getaway‘s Lochie Daddo (pictured) will be starring in Australia’s first all-star Christmas pantomime. Taylor will be playing Cinderella and Daddo her Prince Charming — but it’s not the first time the two have been paired up professionally. In the video clip for …

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On TV: 2 October 1980, Sydney.

One of the most visited and commented on sections of this site is the Classic TV Guides. There are now something like 400 listings archived there, dating back to the early days of TV and covering some of the significant moments and milestones in our TV history. In more recent times I’ve been posting random …

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Obituary: Vince Lovegrove

Australian music industry identity and former television journalist and producer Vince Lovegrove is reported to have died in a car accident near Byron Bay, NSW. The single vehicle accident involving a Volkswagen Kombi van is believed to have occurred early Saturday morning.  While police have not formally identified the victim, the Sydney Morning Herald and …

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Turning the lights out at Television City

It started life at the turn of the 20th century as a piano factory, and then a soup factory. Then, in 1956, the building at Bendigo Street, Richmond, became part of the dawn of the new industry of television and went from producing 57 varieties of soup to a variety of a completely different kind. …

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The 52nd TV Week Logie Awards

Home And Away actor Ray Meagher (pictured) has been awarded the TV Week Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.  Despite Meagher’s lengthy career, including 22 years on Home And Away, it is his first Logie award. Home And Away also won an award for actor Luke Mitchell as Most Popular New Male …

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