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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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1994: March 26-April 1

Blue Heelers’ red hot cops! Blue Heelers stars Lisa McCune and Martin Sacks (pictured) might clash on screen as their alter egos Maggie Doyle and PJ Hasham, but in real life they are much better mates. “Martin’s like a big brother to me,” McCune told TV Week. “He’s a mate, and he’s such a gentleman! He’s …

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1994: March 19-25

Cover: Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210) Basia’s big byte According to The Big Byte host Basia Bonkowski, technology can be sexy. “Technology, in a way, is very sexy — it is!,” she told TV Week. “It’s fascinating and it takes you into a different sphere and opens up new avenues, and for that reason it’s …

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1994: March 12-18

Summer Bay shake-up! A major shake-up is set to hit Home And Away — with four cast members to be written out by the end of the year. Scriptwriters have just mapped out the storyline to mark the exit of teacher Luke (John Adam), while on-again, off-again lovers Tug (Tristan Bancks) and Sarah (Laura Vasquez) …

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1993: December 11-17

Cover: Christina Applegate (Married… With Children) Larry’s game With The Price Is Right returning to Australian screens, host Larry Emdur hopes he can live up to the legend. “It’s a huge buzz to be asked to do this,” he told TV Week. “It’s the most difficult thing that’s ever been requested of me. This show …

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1993: October 23-29

Kimberley’s secret bush retreat Neighbours star Kimberley Davies (pictured) loves living in the city but she is a country girl at heart. The model-turned-actress grew up on a farm near Ballarat in western Victoria. “I gave all the animals on the farm names,” she told TV Week. “I had two lambs called Molly and Polly and …

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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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Is the Price Right for Seven?

Is The Price Is Right headed for a comeback? According to News Limited, it appears that Seven is keen to revive the age-old format to run back-to-back with Deal Or No Deal in the important lead-in hour to the 6.00pm news. It is tipped that the revamped Price Is Right will be hosted by Larry …

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Obituary: Ian Turpie

Australian showbusiness has lost one of its true veterans with reports that Ian Turpie has died from cancer at the age of 68. Born in Melbourne in 1943, his career started as a child actor back in the 1950s working in radio and theatre productions.  He later moved to television as a performer on variety …

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