Thursday November 12, 2009THE conventional wisdom still applies: we do love a wedding. Last week, Australian TV's first family, the Rafters, celebrated the marriage of Ben (Hugh Sheridan) to Melissa (Zoe Ventoura) and 2.07 million people tuned in to see them tie the knot.
Monday September 28, 2009In the murky realm of television commentary, overwrought headlines are par for the course. But few raise as many eyebrows as last week's media lather over the sudden smuttiness of the nation's most popular drama, Packed to the Rafters. The offending episode featured, among other things, a scene in which one of the characters is interrupted during a spell of self-pleasure. It has subsequently been the catalyst for much debate, some of it heated and €“ unsurprisingly €“ much of it by by people who have clearly never watched the show.
Thursday November 27, 2008NEW Aussie drama Packed to the Rafters has finished the year on a ratings high in Newcastle.
Sunday November 23, 20083.5/5 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS: FINAL Tuesday 8.30pm, Channel Seven
Thursday November 20, 2008Packed to the Rafters
Friday October 3, 2008ACTOR Craig McLachlan is the first to admit that playing an ageing rocker in Packed to the Rafters is not too much of a stretch.
Sunday September 7, 20083/5 PACKED TO THE RAFTERS Tuesday 8.30pm, Channel Seven
Thursday February 14, 2008WHEN it comes to 30th birthday celebrations, Circus Oz knows how to party. Swinging from the rafters they were. Well, one of them, anyway.
Sunday January 6, 2008hit New Year's Day is the new New Year's Eve. Icebergs was packed to the rafters with Sydney's beautiful people at Sydney's most beautiful venue. Many purposely had a low-key night so they could carve up the dance floor all day.
Thursday December 20, 2007LANARD Copeland stood centre court with his arm around his great mate Andrew Gaze at the Cage last night as the Melbourne Tigers raised his singlet to the rafters to signal the retirement of his No. 21.
Sunday December 9, 2007hit Single women of Sydney rejoice, your wishes have been granted! Drift, the groovy new cocktail lounge at Ravesi's was packed to the rafters with handsome straight men. That's right - straight men in the eastern suburbs. It's a Christmas miracle!
Saturday September 1, 2007What with floods and frosts following days of sun, it doesn't take a reptile mind to know the global warming sceptics have got it wrong. Just ask the brush turkeys, writes Robert Drewe.
Tuesday May 29, 2007A Bondi deli filled to the rafters with unusual delicacies has more than the usual fare for a gourmet dinner.
Sunday April 15, 2007AS SCOTT McDonald tells it, he's not sure who is more excited about his impending move to Scottish giant Celtic. The 23-year-old budding Socceroo is ecstatic about the move but his father John, a life-time Celtic supporter, is still swinging from the rafters of the family's Melbourne home.
Friday March 2, 2007THERE will be ringing in the rafters at Anita's Theatre this weekend after Wollongong City Council's decision to grant the venue an interim entertainment licence for the opening night of Wollongong Symphony Orchestra's concert series.
Sunday August 6, 2006ALEX Zabotto-Bentley's FashionAssassin show had Hugo's Lounge packed to the rafters on Wednesday night, and the man himself seemed thrilled with the showing that made up for his pulling out of Fashion Week at the 11th hour for personal reasons. Clearly his original idea for a "gentle, quiet little thing" was never going to happen. Instead, the show was a riotous party of colour and exuberance and the Lost Horizon range featured pieces that will undoubtedly become summer staples for Sydney's ...
Wednesday July 5, 2006THE collisions in tonight's decider should so shake the rafters of the Melbourne Telstra Dome that the southern heathens might well wonder what species of madmen play this game.
Sunday June 18, 2006hit Chic venue, hyped-up and packed-to-the-rafters crowd, delicious cakes and the celebration of an impressive milestone in this sugary industry: this do had all the ingredients for a great Thursday night out.
Friday May 26, 2006THIS was seemingly all Australian soccer could have asked. The night was made for playing. The new MCG was packed to its electronic door-jambs and lofty rafters.
Sunday January 29, 2006THIS Australian Open women's final never really began, and never really ended. It started to the incongruous accompaniment of birds twittering loudly in the rafters of Rod Laver Arena's closed roof. It finished less than an hour later when Justine Henin-Hardenne - supporting herself on the netpost - told opponent Amelie Mauresmo that she was too ill and weak to continue. She was trailing 1-6 0-2.
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