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The year that was… 2017

Another year is now behind us! No doubt the biggest TV stories of the year surround the Ten Network — going into voluntary administration and then receivership before being taken over by US network CBS. The CBS takeover was a cunning move that caught most by surprise, not least being former Ten shareholders Bruce Gordon …

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Obituary: Rosemary Margan

Rosemary Margan, former television and radio presenter in Melbourne, has died at the age of 80. Margan was a water skiing champion, winner of six national titles, when she started her media career as a weather presenter at Melbourne’s GTV9 in the mid-1960s. She presented the weather at Nine for almost a decade — mostly …

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TV Week turns 60

It doesn’t seem that long since it was its 50th anniversary, but this week TV Week celebrates its 60th with the first of three commemorative issues. It had humble beginnings as TV-Radio Week (with GTV9 personalities Geoff Corke and Val Ruff on the cover, pictured above) from editor Bruce Skeggs, and for the first ten …

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Mike Willesee on Australian Story

Veteran television journalist, presenter and producer Mike Willesee is profiled in next Monday’s edition of Australian Story. In the first of a two-part episode titled Behind The Mask, Australian Story looks back at the 50 year career of the first of a generation of Willesees to grace our screens as he faces his greatest challenge — …

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TV Week Logies are going to Queensland

Following news earlier this week that Melbourne was pulling out of hosting the TV Week Logie Awards, Queensland has now emerged as the new home of the awards for the next four years. The move is part of a deal between TV Week publisher Bauer Media and the Queensland Government with Tourism And Events Queensland. …

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TV Week Logie Awards to exit Melbourne

Melbourne is set to lose the TV Week Logie Awards, following the Victorian Government’s decision to withdraw its bid for the city to host the annual event next year. Herald Sun reports that Tourism and Events Minister John Eren has said “We’re proud to have been home to the Logies for more than 30 years, but …

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Laurie Oakes announces retirement

After more than 50 years in journalism — and most of those covering politics from the Canberra Press Gallery — Nine Network political editor Laurie Oakes has announced his retirement. The 73-year-old, pinching the tagline from the famous 1972 federal election campaign, says “It’s time”. His last day with Nine News will be 18 August, …

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Classic TV Guides: ABC’s Murder Story

In the early days of Australian television, locally-made drama was largely limited to one-off plays — mostly by ABC. One such production was Murder Story, a Sydney-based production that was an adaptation of an English story, based on a real-life murder case. Murder Story starred John Ewart as Jim Tanner, a 19-year-old intellectually-disabled man who …

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Obituary: Val Jellay

Val Jellay, veteran showbiz performer and wife of the late Maurie Fields, has died at the age of 89. Son Marty Fields tweeted the sad news earlier today: “My mum, Val, passed away today of pneumonia. She lived an amazing life. She’s back with her beloved Maurie now. I will miss her very much.” Born …

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The 59th TV Week Logie Awards

Actor Samuel Johnson last night won the Gold Logie for Best Personality On Australian Television at the 59th annual TV Week Logie Awards. Johnson, whose voice has adorned countless commercials for everything from burgers to mobile telephones to radio stations, won the accolade on the back of his portrayal of Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum in the …

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