Wanted – Series Two Preview (contains minor spoilers)

Australia’s Most Wanted goes international.

Last year, the first series of Wanted was not only the Number One Australian Drama for the Seven Network it was also the Number One Australian Drama across all networks. So no surprise a second series was commissioned of the show.

The first series ended with Lola (Rebecca Gibney) and Chelsea (Geraldine Hakewill) finally getting some respite after being chased from New South Wales to Queensland. That was until Lola received a phone call to say the hunters had taken her son. So cue the start of the second series.

Without giving away major spoilers, I have been lucky to watch the first half of the new series and like the first, it sees Lola and Chelsea on the run whilst trying to also save Lola’s son. Except this time they’ve gone abroad to Bangkok and New Zealand.

Expect the action and drama of the first series, mixed in with a dry sense of humour, which is largely due to the fantastic chemistry of Gibney and Hakewill.

Will we see a Series Three? Time will tell!

Million Dollar Cold Case Updates

Million Dollar Cold Case – Police urge caller to contact them

Last week’s investigation into the murder of nurse Ina-Doris Warrick has had a dramatic development. A person contacted police during the program with information that a known suspect for the murder had confessed to killing Ina-Doris. Police need that person to contact them again to speak directly to a Cold Case investigator.

In the Margaret and Seana Tapp case, police have a strong lead regarding a suspect and a motive for the murders, as well as information about the red ute seen outside their home. But they need the person who contacted them last Thursday, to make contact again to speak to an investigator.

Police are grateful for the information they are receiving.

Anyone with any information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make contact through their website.

Credit: Seven Network Publicity

Promos… Previews.. Sneak Peeks… whatever you call them including the 800 Words Finale (contains spoilers)

*this article contains spoilers for the 800 Words finale that aired tonight. So read with caution*

Promos… Previews… Sneak Peeks… whatever you want to call them..

So there was once a show I absolutely loved, but fell slightly out of love with, through no fault of its own. Okay the show was partly to blame.

The blame mostly goes to television networks in general and their reliance of always showing final scenes of episodes in a promo. This is not a new thing, it has happened for years and years.

A number of years ago the now infamous ER Episode “Such Sweet Sorrow” aired. This was the episode that saw the departure of its original cast member Julianna Margulies. When she was leaving, one of the questions that were asked by the viewers was, would her character get her happy ending with Doug Ross (played by George Clooney)? (Spoiler alert: she does.)

The reason I mention this is, when Sherry Stringfield, another original ER cast member, first left the show, the network was able to promote the ending of her final episode. But when Julianna’s final regular episode aired, the network could not do this due to the ER producers keeping George’s cameo a secret from NBC until the night before the episode aired. So unknown to the promo department, Carol got her happy ending with Doug and for once it wasn’t spoiled by the promos. At the time, it was considered a masterstroke of how to keep a surprise in tact.

Fast forward to the present and here we have the 800 Words finale.

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Seven’s Rio 2016 Host and Commentary Team Revealed

Courtesy of Seven Network

Seven’s Rio 2016 dream team

Gold medallist Olympians and world-class broadcasters LIVE on Channel 7, 7TWO, 7mate and the 7Olympics app

(8 April 2016) Seven has assembled an elite commentary team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, including 15 Olympians who have won 12 gold medals and 24 Olympic medals.

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First Winners Announced – 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto

Credit AACTA.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD scoops six film Awards

Television Awards evenly spread, led by PETER ALLEN – NOT THE BOY NEXT DOOR and DEADLINE GALLIPOLI

All eyes were on Sydney tonight, with Australia’s top achievements in screen craft excellence from the past year celebrated at the 5th AACTA Awards presented by Presto | Industry Dinner presented by Blue Post. Continue reading

AACTA Award Winners

Credit – AACTA.org

Hosts Cate Blanchett and Deborah Mailman were today joined on stage by a star-studded line up of presenters including Geoffrey Rush (AACTA president), Lachy HulmeStephen Curry and cricketer Brett Lee to honour Australia’s best achievements in Australian film and television at the 4th AACTA Awards Ceremony, held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney. Continue reading

Q & A – Virginia Gay

Australian performer Virginia Gay has been a presence on our screens since she graduated from WAAPA. Not content with acting only on screen, Virginia has excelled on stage too including writing some cabaret shows.

Virginia was kind enough to do a Q & A for this site. She can currently be seen on Winners & Losers on Channel 7 whilst at the same time trying to perfect the art of Twitter.

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Mini-Reviews: Carlotta and Edge of Tomorrow

Carlotta

Performances are top notch in this telemovie that depicts the life of Richard Byron who would later be known to the world as Carlotta.

Jessica Marais and Eamon Farren’s performances in particular are outstanding to watch. I’ve been fortunate enough to see Eamon Farren on stage a couple of times and am glad that a bigger audience gets to see his talent present in this telemovie.

On top of the telemovie, the DVD contains a number of extras, which are definitely worth watching.

Airs on ABC1 on 19 June 2014 at 8:30pm and will be released on DVD on 2 July 2014.

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