Tag: The Restless Years

1994: April 30-May 6

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Nine bid for Tenors’ encore The Nine Network has hopes of snapping up the rights to the reunion concert of the Three Tenors — Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. The concert, to take place in Los Angeles in July on the eve of the World Cup soccer final, …

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Obituary: Alan Coleman

Alan Coleman, veteran TV producer, writer and director, has died at the age of 76. English-born Coleman started his career as an actor but later moved behind the cameras, eventually becoming director of Britain’s first daily drama series, Crossroads, in the 1960s. It was a series that pioneered the rapid-fire production schedule that is commonplace …

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1993: May 9-15

Cover: Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210) Shattered lives Loene Carmen, best known for her role as teenager Freya in the 1987 film The Year My Voice Broke, makes a dramatic entrance into A Country Practice this week — playing the part of car-crash victim Jules Goodfellow.  “I play a nurse who becomes paraplegic and, as …

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1993: March 28-April 3

Logies: Golden Ray Midday host Ray Martin has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 35th annual TV Week Logie Awards.  For Martin (pictured with Silver Logie winners Gary Sweet and Georgie Parker), the Gold follows his recent foray into prime-time specials which have been ratings winners.  “The Logies …

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Looking sharp for the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s longest running annual sporting event — this year is the 152nd running of the ‘race that stops the nation’.  But the Melbourne Cup isn’t just about the horses… some would say more importantly it’s about the fashions on the field. The occasion of the Melbourne Cup usually gives the TV …

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Magazine covers from Christmases past

Television.AU wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and takes a trip down memory lane to some of the TV magazine covers that have marked this very special day… George Mallaby and Rowena Wallace (Cop Shop), pictured with Mallaby’s son Guy and co-star Greg Ross’ son, Simon.  TV Week, 1978 Humphrey B. Bear (Here’s Humphrey).  TV …

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TV’s golden girls signing off

It was a morning of farewells as two of TV’s golden girls signed off from their respective shows today. Over at Ten’s The Circle, Denise Drysdale (pictured) announced her retirement – marking the end of a showbusiness career that has spanned more than fifty years. Starting as a performer in early children’s shows including The …

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Obituary: Jon Blake

Jon Blake, the promising young actor whose career was cut short following a road accident which rendered him paralysed with permanent brain damage, has died from pneumonia at the age of 52. Blake was still a teenager when he was cast as Alan Archer in the 0-10 Network soap The Restless Years in 1977.  He …

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ACA interviews Reg Grundy

It is not often that this site actively promotes A Current Affair but will make an exception for this coming Monday’s edition as host Tracy Grimshaw interviews legendary television producer Reg Grundy (pictured) and wife, actress and author Joy Chambers at their home in Bermuda. Grundy first appeared on TV in 1959 as the host …

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