• All star Miss Marple

    Geraldine McEwan will reprise her role as Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple when the ABC screens the second series of the British mysteries in March. She is joined by an elite group of performers including Dawn French, Una Stubbs, Paul McGann, Greta Scacchi, Geraldine Chaplin, Martin Kemp, Richard Bremmer, June Whitfield, Clarie Bloom, Charles Dance, Steven […]

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  • Foxtel sponsors Nine Footy

    As the dust settles on AFL programming for 2007, the fallout becomes more and more bizarre. Foxtel will now co-sponsor Channel Nine’s AFL programs, running ads for its own footy shows. Yesterday I told you that Seven and TEN had refused to carry Foxtel football ads which boasted it had more live football than any […]

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  • Hinch to tell all

    Sixty Minutes has another big interview this weekend, at least that’s the way it’s being promoted. The rest will really depend on what is revealed. Derryn Hinch is finally telling all on his illness which in 2006 saw him lose weight dramatically and sent the rumour mill into overdrive. Until now he has been famously […]

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  • Historic docu-drama from ABC

    Wendy Hughes will narrate a new ABC docu-drama series looking at historic engineering projects, Constructing Australia, to air from 7:30pm Sunday March 18 when Planet Earth concludes soon. Theatre actors including Bill Young, Danny Adcock and Peter Sumner will play key figures in the first story “The Bridge,” about the building of Sydney’s coathanger.Constructing Australia […]

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  • Are you ready for Wilfred?

    Sometimes a premise is so darn bizarre you could be laughed out of an Executive’s office if you tried to pitch it. Yet, for all its boldness, it manages to get made and find an audience. Wilfred might prove to be one of those. The title role is a guy in a dog suit, and […]

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  • Thu Mar 1

    [SBS/10:00pm] The Mighty Boosh. New Series. Call Of The Yeti – This six part series is a British cult comedy which has taken on several incarnations as a series of stage shows, a BBC radio series and a BBC Three TV series. The Mighty Boosh was created by Julian Barrett and Noel Fielding who star […]

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  • Ross the Intern

    Many TV-O-Philes would be familiar with Ross the Intern. Ross is a regular guest on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. He’s funnier (and campier) than Carson Kressley…. and that’s pretty hard. This week Ross went to the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party. He met Ellen de Generes, Beyonce, Gwynneth Paltrow, James Woods, Madonna (sort of), […]

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  • Footy brawl returns between Foxtel, Seven, Ten

    Well the love-fest didn’t last long. Less than a month after everyone was all-smiles at the Press Conference announcing that Foxtel was joining Seven and TEN in broadcasting AFL it seems there’s been a fallout. Sure the games are staying put. But don’t expect to see any Foxtel ads on Seven or TEN. According to […]

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  • Ten grabs Torchwood (twice!)

    Channel Ten has secured Torchwood after the ABC passed on picking it up. The Dr Who spinoff was too racy for the ABC which couldn’t find an available timeslot after 8:30pm. “Torchwood is a thriller sci-fi cop show with a very human heart,” said Amber Knight, Senior Sales Manager for BBC Worldwide Australasia. β€œIt’s sexy, […]

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  • Vale: Billy Thorpe.

    Sad news today with the passing of rocker Billy Thorpe.Thorpe was a legendary singer-musician from the 60s and 70s best known for the song “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)”.He passed away early today after a heart attack in Sydney.Thorpe’s contribution to the Aussie music scene is vast, and in terms of television […]

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  • Wed Feb 28

    [ABC/8:00pm] The New Inventors. [ABC/8:30pm] Spicks And Specks. The world of music exposed like never before. Comedian Adam Hills leads two teams through different rounds of music-related riddles and games. [ABC/9:00pm] Extras. First comes the success, then the backlash, and the British press aren’t about to change the rules. Andy (Ricky Gervais) has incurred their […]

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  • Mummy Marcia

    Marcia Cross, of Desperate Housewives, had twins last week. Try shooting around a tummy that big! “Eden and Savannah” are the first for 44 yo Cross. Producers of the hit show were forced to shoot around her condition, including re-making her own home to resemble the Van Der Kamp household. In later episodes audiences will […]

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