Tag: Winners And Losers

Obituary: Dieter Brummer

Dieter Brummer, best known as Shane Parrish in Home And Away, has died at the age of 45. He is reported to have been found by police doing a welfare check at his home. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Brummer was 16 years old when made his acting debut as Shane Parrish …

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Big Brother at 20

Big Brother may not have been the first of the reality genre but it was the first to give rise to saturation programming — pioneering the dominance of reality formats which now represent the flagship of each commercial network’s schedule. The Big Brother format, where contestants would be ‘locked away’ from society with every movement …

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TV names in Australia Day Honours List

Nine Network newsreader Peter Overton (pictured), veteran performer Noeline Brown, transgender actor and activist Georgie Stone and TV presenter Johanna Griggs are among television identities to feature in this year’s Australia Day Honours List: Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO): Ian Healy (AO) — “For distinguished service to cricket at …

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Obituary: Anne Phelan

Actress Anne Phelan, best known from Bellbird and Prisoner and more recently in Winners And Losers, has died at the age of 71. With a career starting in 1968, Phelan went on to a successful career in stage, film and television, displaying a range from comedy to drama to musical theatre. Early TV credits included …

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Obituary: Carmen Duncan

Australian film and television actress Carmen Duncan has died at the age of 76. The actress died in hospital in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. Duncan first came to fame in the late 1960s appearing on dramas including The Battlers, You Can’t See Round Corners, Delta and Hunter. She went on to play the part of …

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And that was 2015

Another year gone too quickly… but here’s a quick catch up for anyone that might have missed anything. It was a year of big anniversaries — Ten in Sydney and Brisbane turned 50, as did Nine in Perth and Seven in Adelaide. Southern Cross Ten and Prime7 in Northern NSW, WIN in Mildura and Seven in …

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Telethon weekend raises over $35 million

It was a big weekend for fundraising, with separate telethons in both Western Australia and Queensland. Western Australia’s traditional Telethon was back for its 48th year and once again raised a record-breaking total — $25,854,524. Telethon, based at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, was broadcast over 26 hours through Seven in Perth and GWN7 …

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The 57th TV Week Logie Awards

The Project‘s Carrie Bickmore has won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards, held last night (Sunday) at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. In her emotional acceptance speech, Bickmore paid tribute to her late husband, Greg Lange, who died from brain cancer in 2010. She sought …

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TV Week Logie Awards: Who got my vote

Earlier this week, TV Week opened voting for the 57th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The awards are to take place at Crown Melbourne, on 3 May and be televised on the Nine Network. It will actually be Nine’s 20th consecutive coverage of TV’s ‘night of nights’ since Seven and Ten opted out of the …

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And that was 2014

And so another year has come to an end. The biggest milestone for the year was the 50th anniversary of the launch of what is now Network Ten. We started our 50th anniversary tribute back in January followed by a look at the first test programs in May, and as the official birthday — 1 …

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