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Jun 30 2015

1995: June 17-23

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Cover: Kylie Minogue The hour is nigh! After months of speculation it now appears that Nine‘s Jana Wendt is to move to New York to appear on the US version of 60 Minutes. Her contract with Nine expires at the end of the year — and through Nine’s output arrangements with the US it will still …

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Apr 05 2015

TEN10… from Arcade to E Street

Continuing the early history of TEN10, Sydney. Refer also to Part I and Part II. Leading into the ’80s, TEN10 and the newly-relaunched Network Ten had its hopes stacked on its new soapie — Arcade. With a $3 million budget, the main studio decked out to portray a shopping mall, an impressive cast of fresh and mature talent …

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Mar 18 2015

Neighbours — I said it wouldn’t last

It was 30 years ago — 18 March 1985 — and, after much promotion, Seven‘s new drama series Neighbours was making its debut. The first episode made a rather cryptic entrance, straight into a dream sequence, as Danny Ramsay (David Clencie) finds himself surrounded by family and neighbours who take great delight in laughing at him in the …

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Feb 26 2015

Obituary: Terry Gill

Actor Terry Gill, star of many Australian television dramas, has died at the age of 75 after being diagnosed with lung cancer. English-born Gill made his first appearances on Australian TV in the late 1960s in dramas Hunter and Bellbird. During the Seventies he appeared in children’s series Alpha Scorpio and in cop dramas The Long …

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Feb 05 2015

Obituary: Norman Yemm

Norman Yemm, veteran actor of Australian film, stage and television, has died at the age of 81. With a background in opera and musical theatre, Yemm made the transition to television in the police drama Homicide. After making a number of guest appearances in the series, he took on the regular role of Detective Jim …

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Jan 25 2015

Networks, it’s time to go retro

The advent and conversion to digital television has opened the market right up to new opportunities and niche markets as broadcasters can now cram more digital channels in the same space that in the past used to only accommodate one analogue channel. In the United States, the conversion to digital television has opened up a …

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Nov 14 2014

Top 10 Aussie TV Themes

A little while ago an American TV blog, Comfort TV, ran a series of articles listing its favourite TV themes of each decade from the 1950s to 1980s. Many were of shows very familiar to Australian audiences, such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Happy Days, The Love Boat, Cheers, Moonlighting, Twin Peaks and Highway To …

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Nov 05 2014

Who Do You Think You Are… a sitcom?

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These days the title Who Do You Think You Are? refers to a celebrity-themed genealogical series created by the BBC and franchised around the world, including Australia, where it has been a hit for SBS. Back in the Seventies, Who Do You Think You Are? was a show of a much different kind. It was …

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Oct 28 2014

1994: October 29-November 4

Cover: Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Home Improvement), Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr Cooper) Byrne hot for Real Life Rumours around the television industry indicate that former 60 Minutes reporter and Sydney radio 2BL presenter Jennifer Byrne is set to return to TV as host of Seven‘s Real Life, replacing Stan Grant. Adding fuel to the speculation is …

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