RTÉ One is the main television channel of Irish state-owned broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, it is the most-popular and most-watched television channel in Ireland. It was launched as Telefís Éireann on 31 December 1961, it was renamed RTÉ in 1966, it was renamed as RTÉ 1 upon the launch of RTÉ 2 in 1978, it is funded by the government's licence fee. Because RTÉ is funded by the licence fee it shows fewer advertisements than most other channels available in Ireland and Northern Ireland. RTÉ One is available to 98% of the Irish population in HD on the Saorview DTT service, it is available in Northern Ireland via Saorview overspill, the UK Freeview service, satellite provider Sky, cable provider Virgin Media. The channel is available online through RTÉ Live. RTÉ One began life as Telefís Éireann in 1961, it was renamed as RTÉ in 1966, upon the renaming of the Radio Éireann Authority as Radio Telefís Éireann, became RTÉ 1 upon the launch of RTÉ 2 in 1978. The station broadcast in black and white throughout the country using the European 625-line standard, as well as on the 405-line television system in the northern and eastern parts of the country.
A standards conversion unit was used to provide the 405-line service, but when this electronic device failed, optical conversion was used by directing a 405-line camera at a 625-line monitor. The first programme to be pre-recorded for the new television service was The School Around the Corner, an interview/quiz show created and presented by Paddy Crosbie and produced by James Plunkett. PAL colour transmissions began in 1968, the first programme made and transmitted in colour was "John Hume's Derry." The first outside broadcast in colour for RTÉ Television was the 1971 Railway Cup Finals, soon after that, the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 from Dublin. In the 1970s the studios in RTÉ's Television Centre started being equipped for colour, the first was the news studio in 1974, studio 2 in 1975 and studio 1 in 1976. RTÉ was the sole Irish TV channel until 1978, when RTÉ 2 was created; the Irish language station TG4 began in 1996 as Teilifís na Gaeilge. Since 1998 RTÉ One competes with Virgin Media One.
Since it began broadcasting, RTÉ One has competed with BBC One and UTV and in 1980s RTÉ began competing with other satellite and cable channels that are available across Ireland through cable subscription services due to the high take up of cable TV from pan-European and UK channels since the 1960s, the continued roll out of MMDS and satellite during the 1980s and 1990s. From 1961, RTÉ Television would only broadcast from 17:35 until around 23:30 during the Winter months. In 1975 this changed with transmission starting at around 15:30 and concluding around midnight. 24-hour broadcasts began in the late 1990s. In 1988, RTÉ One launched a schedule with a new news bulletin at 13:00. In the past RTÉ One did not offer "breakfast television" but since 2013 the station now airs an early morning current affairs show called Morning Edition which simulcast on RTÉ News Now, Virgin Media One is the only indigenous broadcaster in direct competition for this early morning market with Ireland AM since 1999.
RTÉ One during the Olympics and special breaking news or election coverage, will provide a special bulletin in the mornings. On 6 July 2017, RTÉ One extended its on-air hours, the channel now started at 6:00am rather than the 6:20 am. RTÉ One HD was launched on 16 December 2013. RTÉ One is now broadcast in High Definition on the national DTT service Saorview, with the Standard Definition simulcast ending on 2 April 2014; however RTÉ still provides a Standard Definition output of RTÉ One to pay television operators on cable and satellite, for those subscribers who still have equipment that does not support HD. RTÉ Television decided to launch the new HD service just before the Christmas period to draw audiences attention to the new service available to viewers. RTÉ have started to convert their main production studios to HD, the first being studio 5 in 2012, used for sports productions. Any programmes still made in standard-definition are upscaled on the channel and it is intended that the vast majority of the channel's output will be in high-definition in due course.
RTÉ One in SD will continue to be available on Virgin Media Ireland until more of their customers have upgraded to HD. Sky Ireland launched the channel on 14 December 2015, as part of a new long-term partnership with RTÉ, however the channel hasn't been made available on Sky UK's Northern Ireland EPG. In response to queries, RTÉ advises Northern Ireland Sky subscribers to contact Sky on the matter whereas Sky replies that it's an issue for RTÉ as to whether they make their HD channel available. A timeshift channel for RTÉ One shares channel space with RTÉjr; the channel was made available on Saorview from its launch, UPC Ireland replaced City Channel with RTÉ One +1 on 13 March 2012. Reeling in the Years does not broadcast on this channel, it was referred to as RTÉ One Deferred in the Easy TV commercial DTT multiplex application, Easy TV was made up of RTÉ NL and UPC Ireland. RTÉ had plans to create a third channel called RTÉ Three along with RTÉ One Deferred as reported in the Sunday Business Post in May 2008.
RTÉ Three was dropped for the alternative R
Tangle (TV series)
Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families. Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009, it is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald. There have so far been three seasons. Tangle revolves around the intertwined lives of the Kovac and Williams families and their network of friends and extended family. Nat Manning returned to her home town of Melbourne after ten years in England on the minor celebrity circuit, she created ripples and waves in the lives of two clans struggling under the weight of their myriad secrets. Ally is the devoted wife of builder Vince, mother of Romeo and Gigi, happy to have her sister Nat back. Politician Tim had an affair 15 years ago with Nat, as a result, Nat became pregnant. Tim and his wife Christine fought hard for custody of the child, Max. Divorcee Em is having an affair with married man Vince and doctor Gabriel has a secret lust for married Ally.
Secretive man Joe Kovac, brother of Vince, hoping to become a part of a family he was never allowed into. Spiros Georgiades is recruited by the party as a political adviser to Tim, develops an attraction to Christine. Tim makes a bid for the top job of Premier, but is kicked out of the party after an honest press conference. Ally and her children and Gigi, make a fresh start in a new house. Season Three will pull apart and look at just how the generations separate from one another and how the ties of family are stretched. Ally sheds some of love's illusions and begins to see life possibilities beyond her family and Gabriel. Both Romeo and Gigi need her less than she'd imagined, but in different ways, as they build their own lives; when Max moves away, Christine flirts with a parallel life at odds with all previous certainties. Gabriel learns his love for Ally is founded in her unavailability and is set free. Nat's chaos is the one constant. Tony Rickards – Billy Hall Jane Allsop – Tanya Hicks Lucia Emmerichs – Ophelia Hicks Reef Ireland – Ned Dougherty Madeleine Jay – Kelly Alison Whyte – Nicky Barnham Maude Davey – Agatha John Brumpton – Bryan Dougherty Frank Gallacher – Pat Mahady Alicia Banit – Leah Simon Maiden – Stan/Voice of Yuri Adam Zwar – Huey Moss Leah Vandenberg – Elle Rosenthal Todd MacDonald – Paul Tim Draxl – Conrad Fiona Harris – Sophie Ryan Corr – Isaac Dan Wyllie – Michael Chubievsky Michael Clarke-Tokely – Luke Wintle Elle Mandalis – Miss Papas Nicholas Bell – Sean Roscoe Ben Schumann – Harvey Luke Hemsworth – John Kate Jenkinson – Melanie Lliam Amor – Robert Barker Tony Nikolakopoulos – Gordon Richard Sutherland – Jason Marta Kaczmarek – Psychic Alin Sumarwata – Julie Kevin Harrington – Ian John Flaus – Cemetery Keeper Jason Agius - Romeo Fighter Mate Showcase renewed Tangle for a third series on 12 December 2010 and production began in June 2011, ending in August.
Tangle is filmed in and around the city of Melbourne set within the more affluent suburbs of the city. The new house in which Ally and her children move to in season three is in Black Rock, Tim and Christine's house is in Kew; some other locations that have been used to film throughout the series are: Studley Park Yarra Bend Park Prahran Abbotsford Convent Parliament House Spring Street Carlton Abbotsford Malvern East Australia SoHoRepublic of Ireland RTÉ TwoAsia Pacific Australia NetworkNew Zealand TV OnePoland Viacom Blink! Canada Super Channel Tangle at TV.com Tangle on IMDb Tangle on 7plus
Forensic Investigators: Australia's True Crimes is an Australian television show hosted by Lisa McCune which aired on the Seven Network. It aired for three seasons from 2004 to 2006. Focusing on actual Australian crimes, each episode unfolds the drama minute-by-minute showing viewers the tireless work of detectives, the scientific procedures required to solve these mysteries; the series includes exclusive footage that has never been seen outside the courtroom, including police videos, crime scene stills and other forensic evidence. The 1st and 2nd seasons have been released on DVD; the third season featured a new time slot – Wednesday at 8:30 pm. Episode 1 Paul Denyer, 21, was responsible for the deaths of three young women in the town of Frankston, during 1993; the police had the odds stacked against them and would need to call on all their investigative and forensic skills to solve this crime. Episode 2 A routine run on a quiet weekday morning leads to a gruesome discovery, throwing investigators into one of Australia's most bizarre murders.
Episode 3 Four bodies were found shot in a house in an outer suburb of Canberra. Inside the house was evidence that would not only lead investigators to the killer, but would uncover a secret buried for three years. Episode 4 Neddy Smith had been given a life sentence when he confessed to the killing of Harvey Jones to his cell mate, giving a detailed account of how he killed him and where. In March 1995 a skull was found at Botany Beach. Episode 5 A mother and her two children were found in their house brutally bashed to death. Was it a robbery gone wrong, or something far more sinister? Episode 6 In April 1999, Maya Jakic's body was found covered under leaves and hidden in bushes out the front of an unused police patrol station in Adelaide, South Australia. Two years Japanese student Megumi Suzuki had gone missing and when police discovered her schoolbooks abandoned near a rail over-bridge they knew she had met with foul play. Episode 1 In December 1994, Andrew Astbury's body was found floating in Melbourne's Yarra River.
He was a hard reliable 25-year-old man from a good family. So why was he murdered? Look at the brilliant detective and forensic science work that helped solve this chilling murder. Episode 2 Queensland Cat Protection Society president Kathleen Marshall is found brutally stabbed to death. In a case involving rumours, cat-fights and fortune telling, the detectives rely on forensics and five tiny spots of blood to separate fact from fiction and point them towards the killer. Episode 3 A young woman's body is found wrapped in plastic. Unidentified for several months, she became known as Jane Doe. Who was she and who wanted her dead? Episode 4 The body of 22-year-old Tasmanian Amanda Carter was found alongside the Derwent River, it took 13 years and a revolution in forensic science to bring her killer to account. Episode 5 This Granny Killer murdered six elderly women before his year-long reign of terror in Sydney's northern suburbs ended. How was the killer John Wayne Glover brought to justice? Episode 6 Policewoman Angela Taylor was killed when a car exploded outside Melbourne's Russell Street police headquarters.
What clues were found among the debris? Who was responsible? Episode 7 When the battered body of Darryl Lewis is found dumped outside an ambulance station, police began an investigation that becomes one of the longest running in Queensland's history. Episode 8 In 1998, Wollongong was gripped by fear after the brutal deaths of shopkeeper David O'Hearn and Lord Mayor Frank Arkell. Episode 9 After committing two violent murders in Wollongong, NSW, Mark Valera became the youngest offender to receive a life sentence. While he's behind bars his father is brutally killed, but who committed that crime and what was the motive? Episode 10 When 17-year-old US-born Gabriel Meyer first went missing in the Northern Queensland town of Innisfail, it was feared he'd been eaten by a crocodile, but the truth was far more sinister. Episode 11 Samantha Bodsworth's body was found in a Noosa carpark one hour away from her hometown of Gympie; the killer thought he'd committed the perfect murder but a little-known area of forensic science would be his undoing.
Episode 12 Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Janet Phillips went to a party in her home suburb of Wynnum on Brisbane's southside in July 1987 and never came back. Not long after she was reported missing her body was found a couple of kilometres away. Police had a strong suspect but they were unable to prove he'd killed the teenager; when DNA technology became available they were astounded that their suspect was eliminated. There was a further attack on a girl in Wynnum, with chilling similarities to the way police believed had been murdered 10 years before. Was it the same killer? Episode 13 Danny John Wasley aged 30 years and Mark Andrew Banks aged 30 years disappear without a trace in Newcastle, New South Wales, during August 1999. In a case involving drug lords and cold blooded murder, police uncover a tangled web of lies which finds Kevin Paul Naismith born 15 August 1969 guilty of the two murders which took place at his home and burial of the two bodies in sand dunes at Stockton Bight sometimes known as Stockton Beach.
Episode 14 When Peter Astill went missing during August, 1998, it took three months before his decapitated body, wrapped in a blanket was found stuffed inside a wheelie bin floating in a river in Lower Colo, NSW. What could have been the perfect murder was proved wrong when the serial number of the wheelie bin fell into the bin after an attempt had been made to remove it; the bin tightened with hex screws. Police crews tracked the bin back to belonging t
John Edwards (producer)
John Edwards is a prolific Australian television drama producer. His series credits include Party Tricks, Puberty Blues, Rush, Love My Way, Dangerous, The Secret Life of Us, Police Rescue, The Surgeon, Big Sky and Stringer, his mini-series include Romper Stomper, Blue Murder: Killer Cop, The Beautiful Lie, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, Paper Giants: Birth of Cleo, Marking Time, On The Beach, Do or Die and Cyclone Tracy, his telemovies include Beaconsfield, six Cody telemovies, pilots for Police Rescue, The Secret Life of Us, Hard Knox and the children's telemovie I Own The Racecourse. In all, John Edwards' productions have won 31 Logie Awards, 30 Australian Film Institute Awards, 11 AACTA Awards, four People's Choice Awards, eight ASTRA Awards and more than a dozen Australian craft awards. Furthermore, On The Beach is the only Australian production to have received two Golden Globe Award nominations. John Edwards was born in Sydney Australia and has lived most of his life in the beachside suburb of Manly.
He attended high school at Balgowlah Boys Campus, which turned out numerous other film and television identities including Academy Award winning cinematographer John Seale, actors Rick Carter and Callan Mulvey, director Ian Barry, writer Tim Pye and comedian Phillip Scott. His spent his final two high school years at The Shore School, before attending Sydney University and Jacksonville State University, Alabama, he was a History teacher in Sydney's West for three years before making the switch into the film and television industry as a researcher writer at Film Australia in 1981. He wrote a number of productions including Out of Time, Out of Place, The Bounty Experiment and co-writing the two-part telemovie, The Weekly’s War. After starting his career researching and writing at Film Australia, Edwards began producing, partnered with Tim Read, with the feature film The Empty Beach, starring Bryan Brown, followed by the telemovie I Own the Racecourse and the mini-series Cyclone Tracy, he followed this with the TV series Stringer in 1988 and partnering with Sandra Levy at Southern Star, the successful action crime drama Police Rescue from 1991-1996 which won Most Popular Drama at the Logies in 1994 and 1996, a swag of acting Logies, 5 AFI and a number of international awards.
He went on to make Big Sky with Levy but the two separated. John went on to produce Russell Mulcahy’s mini-series On The Beach, starring Armand Assante, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown, which won two AFI Awards and two Golden Globe nominations. Came the breakthrough series The Secret Life of Us, a 20-somethings drama series produced with Amanda Higgs which won six Logies, the ABC mini-series Marking Time which won a record seven AFI Awards. Edwards is best known for his award-winning drama series Love My Way and produced for pay television with actor Claudia Karvan and written with Jacqueline Perske, which won eight AFI Awards, six Logie Awards, six ASTRA Awards. Love My Way was a tipping point for Australian TV not only in its bold portrayal of the complexities of contemporary adult life but its pioneering application of the HBO model of creating quality drama for television, it won both the AFI Awards for Best Television Series three years running and the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series three years running.
2008 saw the first season of the Channel 10 series Rush, which went to four seasons, won the 2010 AFI Award for Best Television Drama Series. 2009 saw the launch of new pay television series Tangle which went to three seasons and the shooting of Spirited, the latter again collaborating with Claudia Karvan and Jacqueline Perske. John has produced a number of miniseries and telemovies including the Golden Globe nominated miniseries On the Beach. More he produced Beaconsfield for the Nine Network and Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo for the ABC, becoming their highest rating drama for many years. In 2012, John produced the new AFI Award-winning series Puberty Blues for Network Ten, the AFI and Logie Award-winning mini-series Howzat! Kerry Packer's War for the Nine Network. Puberty Blues was the winner of the 2nd AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series, whilst Howzat! Kerry Packer's War was the recipient of the 2nd AACTA Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries, the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Miniseries or Telemovie, Silver Logie for Most Popular Miniseries or Telemovie.
In 2013, John produced the fourth and fifth series of Offspring, as well as the second series of Puberty Blues, for Network Ten. He produced the television mini-series, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story for the Nine Network with Jodi Matterson, which won several act
Offspring (TV series)
Offspring is an Australian television comedy-drama program which premiered on Network Ten on 15 August 2010. Offspring is centred on 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her family and friends, as they navigate the chaos of modern life, it is filmed in Melbourne's inner north. The show mixes conventional narrative drama and comedy with flashbacks, graphic animation and fantasy sequences. Debra Oswald wrote the series with John Edwards and Imogen Banks producing with Southern Star Entertainment. Offspring was conceived as a two-hour telemovie for Ten, but was spun off into a 13 episodes series after television executives were impressed by the quality of the telemovie; the second season began on 16 May 2011, with a double episode premiere. Offspring was renewed for its fourth and fifth series on 12 July 2012. On 3 October 2014, John Edwards confirmed that Offspring would not return for a sixth series in 2015, due to Ten's cost-cutting measures in its production division. On 30 August 2015, the Herald Sun reported that a sixth season of Offspring would be made - returning after a two-year hiatus.
On 20 September 2015, Ten confirmed that Offspring would return for a sixth series in 2016. Production for the series began on 25 April 2016 and filmed through to June 2016. Series 6 premiered at 8.30 PM on 29 June 2016. Most of the cast returned. Two new cast members, Underbelly: Razor's cast-member T. J. Power as lawyer Will Bowen and Love My Way star Dan Wyllie as Dr Angus Freeman. On 4 November 2016, the series was renewed for a seventh series set to air in 2017. Production for the series began in March 2017 in Melbourne. Series 7 premiered on 28 June 2017. In November 2017, Offspring was snubbed from Network Ten's announced 2018 upfronts with no word on whether the show has been cancelled or put on hiatus. David Roberts as Phil D'Arabont Lawrence Leung as Elvis Kwan Cate Wolfe as Jess Isabella Monaghan as Zoe Proudman-Reid Sarah Peirse as Marjorie Van Dyke Shannon Berry as Brody Jordan Ash Ricardo as Kerry Green Adrienne Pickering as Kirsty Crewe Neil Melville as Drew Crewe Dan Wyllie as Angus Freeman Maude Davey as Dr. Nadine Samir-Noonan Celia Pacquola as Ange Navarro Garry McDonald as Phillip Noonan Clare Bowditch as Rosanna Harding Kate Jenkinson as Kate Reid Christopher Morris as Brendan Wright Caren Pistorius as Eloise Ward Kevin Hofbauer as Joseph Green David Roberts as Phil D'Arabont Kate Atkinson as Renee Kick Gurry as Adam Dan Spielman as Andrew Holland Emma Griffin as Tammy Jay Ryan as Fraser King Tina Bursill as Marilyn Holland Leah de Niese as Odile Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja Kate Box as Alice Havel John Wood as Gareth Damon Herriman as Boyd Carlisle The series is filmed in Melbourne's inner-north around the suburb of Fitzroy and is produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks who co-produce Tangle.
John Edwards was responsible for such successes as Police Rescue, The Secret Life of Us, Love My Way, Dangerous - produced with Imogen Banks, has more been producing Rush for Seriously Ten. A web series titled Offspring: The Nurses began in 2010 on the official Offspring website, it follows nurses Kim and Zara from the original series and stars Benedict Hardie, Julia Grace, Laura Gilham, Carl Nilsson Polias, Jodie Sheehy and Matthew Heyward as fellow staff members of the Hospital. Some cast members from the original series have starred as well. A second web series follows this time Justina Noble as Nurse Tyra. Series 2 starred Benedict Hardie, Harry Milas, Josh Price, Natalie Kaplan, Sonja Kowanjko and Kate Hopkins. While Richard Davies and Lachy Hulme made guest appearances; the entire series of Offspring has been released on Region 4 DVD via Madman Entertainment. The first and second seasons were released in 2010 and 2011 in box set packaging. In 2012, both sets received a re-release in standard-case packaging, which became the norm for each subsequent season set.
Multiple season sets have additionally been made available from Madman Entertainment. Offspring in broadcast in several countries around the world including New Zealand, where it was screened since 2010 on TV One Sundays at 8:30pm. In 2012, it appeared on the GNT network in Brazil and both HOT VOD and HOT3 in Israel, while it was included on Netflix in the United States in 2017. Many countries in Europe aired the series where in 2011, it was picked up by Sony Entertainment Television in Spain, under the title "Descubriendo a Nina", AXN White in Portugal, as "Descobrindo Nina", by the TLC network for Norway, Netherlands in July, screening on Sundays, Sweden, where it was aired on Thursdays at 9:00pm, while in 2012, it debuted on RTÉ One and is available on in Ireland in a late Sunday night time slot, 2013 on YLE TV2 in Finland Mondays at 10:05pm, additionally, it appeared in the United Kingdom on Netflix in 2017. Offspring on IMDb
Big Brother (Australian TV series)
Big Brother was the Australian version of the international Big Brother reality television series. Big Brother was produced from 2001 and ran for eight seasons on Network Ten before the network cancelled it in July 2008 after experiencing audience erosion and controversy. Big Brother returned on 13 August 2012 with a ninth season on the Nine Network with repeats on 9Go!. The tenth season aired on Nine from 29 July 2013 to 6 November 2013 and the eleventh season ran from 8 September 2014 to 26 November 2014. All eleven previous seasons were produced by Endemol Southern Star. From its first season until its seventh season in 2007 the show was hosted by Gretel Killeen. With a revamp of the series in 2008 she was replaced by radio duo Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O. From 2012 to 2014 it was hosted by Sonia Kruger. Between 2001 and 2005 Big Brother Australia was shown in New Zealand on TV2 and Prime; the show returned to New Zealand, as part of the TV3 summer line-up in November 2013. Series 10 ended in March 2014.
Series 11 aired in New Zealand starting 3 November 2014. Big Brother Australia joins The Block as reality shows screened across partnering networks Channel Nine in Australia and TV3 in New Zealand; the purpose built Big Brother house has been located in a compound at theme park Dreamworld, on the Gold Coast, for its entire run. The first Australian series began to broadcast on 23 April 2001, it was hosted by Gretel Killeen from 2001 to 2007. In late 2007 it was announced that Gretel Killeen would not host the show for its 2008 return as part of a revamp of the formula. In 2008 Big Brother returned for its eighth season with hosts Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O. Ten's chief programmer David Mott admitted the series had experienced "audience erosion" inherent with the show's long run. Mott defended the new hosts saying. Mike Goldman provided narration and voice-overs for all eight seasons. Big Brother Australia was axed by Network Ten on 14 July 2008 with the broadcaster confirming that the 2008 season would be the last to air on the channel.
A decrease in ratings for the daily shows was cited as the reason for Network Ten opting not to renew its contract for another season. After the show was axed in 2008, there were many rumours about a possible revival by Nine, Ten, or SBS. SBS Programmer Shawn White denied the show would be revived on their channel despite rumours with Nine CEO David Gyngell notably'interested' in the idea soon after the cancellation, only to turn it down days later; the Seven Network expressed interest since bidding for the show after the seventh-season finale. Most notably, Network Ten expressed some interest in the format when on 3 June 2011, News Limited posted an article suggesting the network may be interested in putting it on its digital channel, Eleven. In the article, Chief Programming Officer David Mott stated that "... Ten have considered ways to bring the show back on a number of occasions'. Made mention was the US version where the show has had 12 successful seasons, a thirteenth on the way." Mott said.
On 9 September 2011, it was reported and confirmed that the Nine Network had signed a deal with Southern Star Group to bring the Australian version of Big Brother back. On 22 February 2012 it was confirmed that Dreamworld will be used again as the location for the 2012 series; the first episode of the revived series premiered on 13 August 2012 with its daily show airing five nights a week at a family friendly timeslot of 7pm. After a successful season in 2012, Nine confirmed that the series would be renewed for Season 10 in 2013 during their Nine Network 2013 promotion & during the 2013 finale, host Sonia Kruger confirmed the series renewal for Season 11 in 2014 formally opening auditions. On April 2015 it was reported. On August 8, 2015, after months of speculation, Nine confirmed that the Big Brother house had been dismantled, that they had formally'rested' the format. Although, the house was never dismantled and is still standing with no production taking place inside it; this does not mean.
Big Brother Australia is based on the international Big Brother series produced by Endemol in the Netherlands which began in 1999. The show's name comes from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, which revolves around a dystopia in which dictator Big Brother is the all-seeing leader; the series constitutes 14 or more contestants who live in an isolated house for several months. Housemates are at all times under the control of Big Brother, a rule enforcing authority figure who monitors behaviour of the housemates, set tasks and punishments and provides the mechanism for contestants to make external requests. Housemates must remain in the house at all times, avoid being evicted by viewers of the show with the aim of winning a substantial cash prize at the end of the series. Alternatively, housemates can be removed from the house if Big Brother feels this is necessary, can voluntarily leave the show at any time. In order to support the housemates' well-being on matters such as wanting to leave the house, all participants have access to the Big Brother psychologist Carmel Hill, a doctor, at all times.
Housemates are filmed 24 hours per day with edited highlights broadcast during prime time slots every evening. The winner of Big Brother Australia receives a cash prize for being the last remaining housemate. In Big Brother 2001, Big Brother
Beauty and the Geek Australia
Beauty and the Geek Australia is an Australian reality television series on the Seven Network. It was hosted by Bernard Curry in the first four series and has been replaced by James Tobin as the new host, it is based on the Geek created by Ashton Kutcher. The premise of the show consists of a group of "Beauties" and a group of "Geeks" are paired up to compete as teams for a A$100,000 prize; as of 27 November 2014, 49 episodes have aired. Xenogene appeared in an audition episode of The X Factor singing "Thriller", he appeared in the several episodes of the second season of the same series. The contestants won the competition; the contestant won their pair was safe from elimination. The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination; the contestant did not win the challenge and neither were they nominated but their pair was safe from elimination. The contestant and their partner were survived elimination; the contestant and their partner were eliminated from the competition.
The contestants did not compete in the week. Episode 1: 8 October 2009 The beauties met the geeks for the first time, are put into teams; the beauties had to teach a 5th grade class either science, history or geography. The geeks had to perform a rap song for a nightclub audience including guest judges Molly Meldrum and Jessica Mauboy. There was no elimination, much to the surprise of the contestants. Episode 2: 15 October 2009 The beauties studied the anatomy of the body. Meanwhile, the geeks practiced relaxing massage techniques, including developing their own signature move, which they put into practice on the beauties. Episode 3: 22 October 2009 For many of the geeks, it was their first opportunity to go on a date when they embarked on speed dating; the beauties became budding rocket scientists when they attempted to build and launch a rocket from scratch. Episode 4: 29 October 2009 The geeks are create a race day outfit for their beauties, including choosing a dress for dumaaaa and making the fascinator from scratch, to impress guest judges, milliner Pater Jago and Kate Waterhouse.
Meanwhile, the beauties brushed up on their current affairs knowledge to present a speech on a newsworthy topic. Episode 5: 5 November 2009 The boys got a makeover in the hopes of improving their confidence; this week contained the first team challenge, with the beauties and geeks teaming up for a special soap opera challenge with the help of Home and Away stars Ada Nicodemou and Luke Jacobz. Episode 6: 12 November 2009 The Beauties become tour guides for a night at the museum, the Geeks host a radio Love Hotline. Episode 7: 19 November 2009 The Geeks teach a fitness class while the Beauties build a billy cart from scratch. Episode 8: 26 November 2009 The teams pair up for their own Amazing Race-inspired challenge, they receive clues and work together to track down three eliminated contestants scattered throughout Sydney. The first pair of teams to return to the mansion compete in the elimination room for the $100,000 prize. Thursdays 8.30pm The second season began recording on 9 August 2010, with the first episode going to air on 21 October 2010.
There were six episodes in total. The first and last ones were one and a half hours instead of just one hour; the season was won by the pairing of Jessie. The second season of Beauty and the Geek Australia features the same contestant structure as the first season, with one big twist. In each challenge only one of the twins was allowed to compete and only that twin can study for that challenge. Xenogene from season 1 was a background "Where's Wally" in at least six episodes. In no apparent order, the contestants for the second season are as follows. Winners are in bold The contestant won the competition; the contestant won their pair was safe from elimination. The contestant's partner won the challenge and they were safe from elimination; the contestant was safe from elimination. The contestant's partner won immunity and they were safe from elimination; the contestant did not win the challenge or immunity and neither were they nominated but they was safe from elimination. The contestant and their partner survived elimination.
The contestant was eliminated from the competition. The contestant did not compete in the week. A ⊃ or a ⋑ indicates that the winning team had the power to nominate a non winning / non immune team for elimination. Episode 1: 21 October 2010 The Geeks apply their knowledge of beauty and fashion to design and dress their Beauties in a handmade bikini which best reflects who the Geeks are for a pageant before a panel of former Miss Australia winners; the Beauties build a flying device for their Geeks to fly. Episode 2: 28 October 2010 The Beauties have to handle creepy-crawlies in a challenge that incorporates mathematics, while the Geeks have to stand in as Cabana Boys at a five-star, luxurious hotel pool bar. In the creepy-crawlies challenge, the beauties had to transport bugs of different values to their own bowl and whoever scored 100 points worth of bugs won the challenge. A second challenge was announced where beauties can gain immunity by eating a live witchetty grub. However, this winner is unable to nominate a pair for eliminat