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Paradise Beach, where sand gets in the soap

The Eighties and Nineties sure brought some soapie clunkers to the otherwise top-rating Nine Network. After the demise of former hit series The Young Doctors and The Sullivans, each year brought the promise of a new arrival that would, inevitably, die a ratings death and play out its remaining episodes in the summer non-ratings period. …

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TV in ’73 on Australia’s Action Station

Flashback to February 1973 — and Melbourne’s ATV0 has published a glossy 8-page magazine liftout to promote its big-ticket line-up for the new TV season. American shows take top-billing in the glossy pages… with new shows MASH, The Rookies, Temperatures Rising, The Waltons, The Delphi Bureau, Jigsaw and The Sixth Sense. All these years later, …

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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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1996: September 21-27

Aussie screen successes are a window to the world Getaway reporter Lochie Daddo has got so used to reporting on his travels that a recent holiday to the NSW ski fields left him a bit disoriented. “It was weird. I kept looking for a camera to have to do something to,” he told TV Week. …

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1996: September 7-13

Cover: Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox (Friends) Today it’s Full Frontal, tomorrow the world If Full Frontal is renewed for an eighth season next year, it is unlikely that Julia Morris will stay with the show. “I’d like to leave myself open to other projects,” she told TV Week. “I really enjoy the hosting …

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1996: May 4-10

Lisa’s caught out of uniform! Blue Heelers‘ Lisa McCune (pictured) says the longer she plays Constable Maggie Doyle the more she realises how different she is from the character. “Maggie would think Lisa was a total twit!,” McCune told TV Week. “If they were cousins, I couldn’t see them getting along. Maggie would hate everything …

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Television and the Greater 3UZ

This website doesn’t often acknowledge the history of radio but today is an exception. Radio station 3UZ, Melbourne’s first commercial radio station, turns 90 years old today. The station has had many links to television over the decades — even years before television began. 3UZ and rival station 3DB were partners in experimental television transmissions as far back …

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Ten years ago: Australia Unites

On Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake off the Indonesian coast triggered a tsunami that caused massive devastation to a number of countries including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives and Somalia. Over 200,000 people were killed by the tsunami with many more injured or unaccounted for. Whole towns and villages were decimated. Two weeks after the …

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ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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