Tag: Wide World Of Sports

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

Midday host Ray Martin was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television at the 29th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt on Collins Hotel on Friday, 3 April 1987. The Gold Logie comes two years after Martin made the risky decision to move away from top-rating current affairs …

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1992: March 29-April 4

Why Rebekah’s quitting Summer BayAfter two years playing hapless teenager Sophie in Home And Away, Rebekah Elmaloglou (pictured) has decided to leave the series.  The 18-year-old will tape her final scenes for the show in September and hopes that life after Home And Away will be a little less frantic.  “There is definitely life after …

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1991: December 7-13

Set to scorch! E Street stars Kate Raison and Marcus Graham (both pictured, far right) were due to leave the series with this week’s series final – but a “scorchingly romantic” storyline devised for their characters was enough to convince both actors to re-sign.  “The storyline is so fantastic I couldn’t refuse it,” Graham told …

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1991: November 23-29

Melissa’s shock exit! E Street star Melissa Tkautz has made a sudden exit from the Network Ten soap, halfway through a three-year contract, after an apparent rift developed between herself and the show’s producers.  It is not known exactly what problems have arisen although it is suspected that Tkautz’s pop star commitments – such as …

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1991: February 9-15

‘It felt like a real wedding to me’ The upcoming wedding of Neighbours characters Paul Robinson and Christina Alessi (pictured) could well serve as a dress rehearsal for real-life couple Stefan Dennis and Gayle Blakeney.  “It’s a very beautiful wedding.  We were both very happy with the way it was done.  It was amazing how …

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Game over for Wimbledon

Nine’s Wide World Of Sports just got a little bit smaller with news today that the network plans to end its long-term association with the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Nine has cited falling viewer support for the event in recent years as the reason for the move and as a result has decided it would rather …

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1990: April 21-27

Tragedy shatters Summer Bay Which original cast member of Home And Away has quit the series and is to written out for good?  That is the question facing fans of the popular Seven Network series as a car accident in Summer Bay tragically kills one of the characters – but with four characters in the …

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Logies Hall of Fame names leaked

The Australian’s media columnist Amanda Meade has leaked an “unauthorised” list of names being considered for this year’s TV Week Logie Awards’ Hall of Fame. Normally the award is nominated and voted in private by an industry panel, with the winner announced prior to the awards ceremony. According to Meade the following names are on …

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Louie the footy TV legend

Despite retiring from the game of Australian rules in the 1950s, former Collingwood premiership captain Lou Richards (pictured) has become, unofficially at least, a legend of the game. Last week, Richards’ former football club put out a call to the AFL Commission to have his legend status officially recognised in the league’s Hall of Fame …

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