Reg Watson, the man who helped establish ITV’s ATV Midlands in 1956 and went on to create Britain’s first “true” soap opera, Crossroads and Network 10 Australia’s Neighbours, has died aged 93.
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Fremantle Australia, the company formerly known as the Reg Grundy Organisation, are celebrating sixty years in the television production business.
Television pioneer remembered with street name.
Public tastes were changing at a breakneck speed by the late 1960s and although traditional radio serials still had a loyal audience, housewives were increasingly turning to television to watch imported American daytime ‘soaps’ such as Peyton Place, General Hospital and Days of our Lives.
In this video entertainment round up ATV Today Editor Shaun Linden looks back at some recent showbiz highlights from the site, as well as a forthcoming interview with an Australian acting personality.
Volume 17 of the cult Australian police drama Homicide has just been released in the UK.
Many of you will fondly remember the glory days of live radio drama when the wireless ruled the airwaves.
The dedicated law enforcers of Yarra Central Police Station are on high alert as they tackle a tsunami of criminals in Division 4 – Volume 9 which has just been released on DVD in the UK. This box set features the very first colour episode of the programme.
The fifth DVD volume of the award winning Australian series Matlock Police has just gone on sale in the UK, and we find that the non-stop crime spree continues for the country coppers.
We recently reported that the first 150 episodes of the outrageous Australian soap opera The Box have been released across three compelling DVD volumes. Set behind the scenes of a fictional television station, the programme was so far out that British broadcasters refused to screen it.