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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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Oct 10 2014

On TV: 10 October 1990, Melbourne

The second in our occasional series looking at what was on TV on this day in years past. Today we’re going back to Wednesday 10 October 1990 in Melbourne, as listed in Sunday Sun TV Extra (with Annie Jones on the cover). Today (Nine) battles out with Good Morning Australia (Ten) for the morning news viewers. …

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Sep 03 2014

Remembering TV’s overnight sensations

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These days there is little joy to be found in scanning overnight television — the hours between midnight and 6.00am where home shopping and paid programming dominates the commercial networks and channels like ABC2 and ABC3 close down for the night. But it could be said that there was possibly a ‘golden age’ for overnight TV, the …

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Aug 30 2014

Fans push for Young Doctors on DVD

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Thousands of fans of the classic Aussie soap The Young Doctors have taken to social media to campaign for the entire series to be released on DVD. ATV Today reports that 20,000 fans have ‘liked’ the Facebook page for the campaign which is hoped to get the attention of FremantleMedia, the successor to the Reg …

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Jul 30 2014

ATV10… A new decade, a new channel

[Part III of this week’s theme commemorating 50 years of Network Ten which made its first appearance on 1 August 1964 with the launch of ATV0 (now Ten) in Melbourne. Refer also to Part I and Part II posts] The dawn of the 1980s marked a significant chapter in the life of ATV0 as it …

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Jul 29 2014

ATV0… from Go!! to Ten

[This Friday, 1 August, marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first channel in what is now Network Ten. Earlier this year we took a look at the countdown to the launch of this new channel — ATV0 — plus its first test programs. This week we present some special posts in commemorating …

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Jul 01 2014

What’s your favourite Ten show?

Network Ten will be celebrating its upcoming 50th anniversary with a special, 50 Years Young. The program will feature an all-star cast of past and present Ten personalities, including Rove McManus, Bert Newton, Dr Chris Brown, Carrie Bickmore, Peter Helliar, Sandra Sully, Johnny Young, Chrissie Swann, Denise Drysdale, Claudia Karvan, Ryan “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, Samuel Johnson, Osher …

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Jun 15 2014

Obituary: Leigh Spence

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Leigh Spence, director of TV dramas including Prisoner, A Country Practice and Home And Away, has died at the age of 75. Soap opera historian Andrew Mercado has written a tribute to Spence, published by The Sydney Morning Herald. Spence’s career started at the ABC in the late 1950s, starting as a studio hand before working …

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