Tag: World Series Cricket

Obituary: Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud, champion Australian cricketer and icon of sports broadcasting, has died at the age of 84. He died peacefully in his sleep at a Sydney hospice, his family advised. Playing 64 Test matches as an all-rounder between 1952 and 1964, Benaud became a commentator for the BBC in 1960. Joining the Nine Network‘s World Series Cricket coverage …

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1995: January 14-20

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) A Hall of Fame! TV Week has announced that the Melbourne Concert Hall at the Victorian Arts Centre will be host of the 37th annual TV Week Logie Awards, to be held in April and televised on the Seven Network. The Concert Hall, opened in 1982, …

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1995: January 7-13

Summer Bay babes slam their critics Three of the teen stars of Home And Away are not letting the snide remarks and criticism of their jobs get them down. Isla Fisher, who plays Shannon, says: “At 18, we shouldn’t be making this amount of money. We wouldn’t earn this at Macca’s and we wouldn’t earn …

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1994: December 10-16

Cover: Heather Locklear (Melrose Place) Drama behind bars Deborra-Lee Furness has won the lead role in ABC‘s upcoming drama series Correlli. The character of Louisa Correlli is a young mother who is a clinical psychologist at Blackstream Prison, where her task is to help inmates deal with their problems in the hope that they will …

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1994: December 3-9

Cover: Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) Josephine’s Singapore surprise! Josephine Byrnes, best known from period mini-series including Shadows Of The Heart and Brides Of Christ, is making a move into playing a present day character as the female lead in the Nine Network series of Singapore Sling telemovies. Byrnes will be playing the part of assassin Carla …

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1994: January 22-28

Cover: Tina Thomsen, Andrew Hill (Home And Away) Whitney swings into Neighbours A planned guest appearance in Neighbours by cricketer Greg Matthews put producers in a spin when an incident outside a Perth nightclub left him unable to take part. With only two days’ notice fellow cricketer Michael Whitney stepped in to take Matthews’ place. …

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1994: January 15-21

Cover: Sofie Formica (The Great Outdoors) Sarah snares Australia’s most wanted job Journalist Sarah Henderson says that her new role hosting Australia’s Most Wanted could not be more appropriate — she is currently in her fourth year of law studies. “Joining Australia’s Most Wanted is fantastic for me, because it combines what I love about …

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1994: January 8-14

Cover: Jo Beth Taylor (Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show) Sex, guys and videotape! Elle McFeast (Libbi Gorr) is going to some extreme depths for her upcoming ABC documentary, Male Sexuality. One scene called for her to take a camera underwater to film just what happens to a male when he stands waist deep in cool …

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1993: December 4-10

The real Lisa Lackey revealed Home And Away star Lisa Lackey (pictured) admits that being on the popular soap is not exactly where she wants to be. “I don’t want to be a soap star. I don’t want to be a television celebrity — I cannot stress that enough. I don’t want to host Sale …

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Nine scores cricket and WIN deal

Regional broadcaster WIN Corporation has sold its Nine Network affiliate in Adelaide — NWS —  to Nine Entertainment Co., the company that owns the Nine stations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Darwin and regional network NBN.  The deal will also allow provision for WIN to sell its Perth station (STW) to Nine Entertainment Co. should the federal …

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