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Classic TV Guides: Hard Copy

While other current affairs shows may have skirted around describing themselves as ‘tabloid’, Hard Copy went into it unashamedly with its mix of sensationalist stories, loud music and over-the-top headlines. The Australian version of Hard Copy, debuting on Network Ten on 19 September 1991, was a franchise of the American Fox network show of the …

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Classic TV Guides: The 1959 Royal Tour

The 1959 Australian visit by Princess Alexandra (pictured) was cause for Sydney’s three TV channels to jointly cover some of the official events during her brief stay in Canberra. Covering events from the national capital was a considerable technical exercise for ABC in setting up local outside broadcast facilities and getting pictures sent direct from Canberra to Sydney …

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