Newsreader Eric Pearce presents a one-hour special of highlights of the year 1958, including the presentation of the GTV9 Man Of The Year award.
All three Melbourne channels present live coverage of the last two hours of play of the Second Test Cricket from the MCG. All three channels also present film highlights of the Davis Cup tennis being played in Brisbane.
ABV2 presents a one-hour variety special for New Year’s Day, and for GTV9’s In Melbourne Tonight it’s business as usual despite the holiday season.
Source: TV Week, 1 January 1959
|9AM||9am Test Pattern|
|12PM||12pm Special: Review Of 1958. Eric Pearce|
|1PM||1.45pm Young Seven. Ron Bond, Madeline Burke||1pm Thursday At One|
|2PM||2.30pm Movie: The Most Precious Thing In Life [IMDB]||2.45 Everywoman’s Theatre|
|3PM||3.35 Playing With Water||3.30 Tennis: Davis Cup. Highlights||3pm Tennis: Davis Cup. Highlights|
|4PM||4pm Cricket: Second Test. Australia v England. Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground||4pm Cricket: Second Test. Australia v England. Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground||4pm Cricket: Second Test. Australia v England. Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground|
6.45 News, Newsreel
|6pm The Mickey Mouse Club
6.53 News, Weather
|6pm The Tarax Happy Show
6.30 Popeye Theatre
6.45 News, Weather. Includes Professor Browne’s Study
|7PM||7pm Amos ‘N Andy
7.30 Stage Seven
|7pm Texas Rangers
7.30 The Honeymooners
|7pm Wild Bill Hickok
7.30 The Sid Caesar Show
|8PM||8pm Pride And Prejudice
8.30 Any Questions?
|8pm Wire Service||8.30 Wagon Train|
|9PM||9pm Special: Happy New Year. Corinne Kerby, Barry McQueen||9pm The Californian
9.30 San Francisco Beat
|9.30 In Melbourne Tonight. Graham Kennedy|
|10PM||10pm Spotlight On Cricket
10.30 Tennis: Davis Cup. Highlights
|10pm Big Hit Parade. Jean Bilceaux, Don Bennetts, Don Carter|
|11PM||11.30 Close||11pm Tennis: Davis Cup. Highlights||11pm Late News, Epilogue
|12AM||12am The Pendulum