• Seven’s Gold Quill

    The Melbourne Press Club handed out its 2006 Quill Awards for Journalism last night and Seven News scored the top award, the Gold Quill. Reporter Drendan Donahoe won the Gold for his report, ‘Salvation Army’s SecretSshame.’ The story on years of abuse in the Salvation Army, with millions in secret payments, led to a public […]

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  • First Review: Pope John Paul II

    There are some big names in this 2 part biopic on the famous pontiff: Jon Voight, Cary Elwes and Christopher Lee, to name a few. They tend to be a distraction and make this dramatisation less believable as a result. Playing the younger Karol Wojtyla is Elwes, yes the same actor from such films as […]

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  • Amazing Race 11 coming

    Seven is set to screen The Amazing Race All Stars from 9:30pm Thursday April 12. The eleventh series sees teams from previous races back to compete once more. The cast includes both winners and losers from across the series. This means Seven is skipping TAR 10, at least for now. But as the All-Stars includes […]

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  • Dancing with the dollars?

    Questions were asked this morning on Melbourne radio about the fund-raising arrangements between Seven’s Dancing with the Stars and charity groups. Seven has not disclosed what proportion of each 55c phone call goes toward the charity groups represented by dancing celebrities -and therein lies the rub. It has claimed such information is commercial in confidence. […]

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  • Final Con Test

    TEN will screen the series finale of The Con Test on Wednesday April 11. It will be the eighth episode in the game show hosted by Andrew G and Brigitte Duclos. This week the series attracted 781,000 viewers. Although it is a smaller audience than shows offered by Seven and Nine in the same timeslot, […]

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  • 8th season a hat trick for McLeod’s

    Hold onto your hats, the Nine Network has just announced an eighth season of McLeod’s Daughters. The long-running drama shot entirely in South Australia has seen middling figures around 1.1m for some time but rebounded in the last two weeks with strong figures around 1.3m. With Sea Patrol due later this year and the Melbourne […]

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  • First Review: Pussycat Dolls: Search for the Next Doll.

    Here we go again. Another talent assembly line reality show that starts to blur with all the others. Popstars, Idol, X Factor, So You Think You Can Dance, Australia’s Got Talent, Rock Star, Next Top Model blah blah. What we need here is a point of difference. This search for a new singer in pop […]

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  • Outed US Mayor on 4 Corners

    4 Corners has an interesting story next Monday on Jim West, the American Mayor who had campaigned against gay equality rights, who was then found to have been luring young men into his employ. But this analysis from the PBS Network will look beyond tabloid headlines at “the tension between a politician’s privacy and the […]

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  • Fri / Sat / Sun / 23 / 24 / 25 Mar

    FRIDAY 23[Ten/6:30pm] Neighbours. Ramsay Street mourns the loss of Stingray. Dylan kidnaps Paul. Ringo helps grieving Rachel by agreeing to put their new relationship on hold. [Ten/7:30pm] Smallville. “Reunion.” [Ten/1:35am Sat] Fat Actress. Final. Rpt. [ABC/8:30pm] Murphy’s Law. When a promising young police officer, Parmer, commits suicide, Murphy (James Nesbitt) is sent undercover to find […]

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  • First Review: I Shouldn’t Be Alive

    Re-enacted documentaries and dramas are not going to be everybody’s cup of tea, and I have at least one foot in that camp. Sometimes there are exceptions that keep me from putting two in. The movie Touching the Void was one such occasion. So it’s encouraging to see that the creatives behind that amazing movie […]

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  • Foxtel’s Young & Restless special

    As part of its The Young and the Restless launch on the W Channel, Foxtel will screen a special titled, The Young and the Restless – InFANity. It goes behind the scenes of the soap opera, featuring a set visit with star Melody Thomas Scott and look at the show’s 18-year history. There are interviews […]

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  • Renewed: Housewives, Betty, Lost, Greys

    Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty, Men in Trees, Boston Legal, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Grey’s Anatomy, and Lost are among the season renewals announced by the American ABC network. Each has been renewed through to the 2007 – 2008 season. But What About Brian? The new drama is absent […]

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