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Monday 13 April 1987 — VICTORIA

HSV7, now under the management of Sydney-based media group Fairfax, launches its new one-hour Seven National News — with Greg Pearce replacing Mal Walden, who had been abruptly sacked several weeks earlier in the Fairfax-led revamp. The change to Seven’s news bulletin prompts all Victorian regional stations to switch their national news relay to National Nine News, which was now the only commercial half-hour news bulletin from Melbourne.

HSV7 also commenced airing the Sydney-based current affairs program Terry Willesee Tonight, replacing the locally-made Day By Day, while Nine has rival current affairs program Willesee, hosted by Terry’s brother, Mike Willesee.

Seven’s revamped news and current affairs line-up was a ratings failure — with the 6pm news floundering in low figures that ranked it behind kids’ cartoon Inspector Gadget on ABC. Seven had little choice but to wipe the slate clean and start over again with a refreshed early evening schedule in 1988.

Seven hit by Sydney cold-front!

Source: The Sun News Pictorial, 13 April 1987

 

MELBOURNE
ABV2 HSV7 GTV9 ATV10 SBS28
 
6AM News Overnight (cont’d) (5.30am) Golf: US Masters. Live from Augusta, Georgia 6am Daybreak
7AM 7am Learning Network 7am Atom Ant
7.30 Tom And Jerry
7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Today’s Special
8.30 Sesame Street
8am Leave It To Beaver (B&W)
8.30 Pebbles And Bamm Bamm
8.30 Today
9AM 9.30 Play School 9am Catch Us If You Can
9.30 TV Education
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Good Morning Melbourne
10AM 10am For Schools: Hunter, Word Fail Me, Prima, Storytelling, Flip Slide Turn, Australian Studies, Heartlands, Jane Austin, Masterworks From The World’s Great Museums, Spacewatch, Come And Get It, Detective, Let’s Go Maths, Corduroy, The Strangest Voyage 10am Romper Room
10.55 Home Update
10am The Young Doctors
10.30 The Sullivans
10am Fat Cat And Friends
10.30 Another World
11AM 11am Eleven AM 11.30 National Nine News 11.30 Eyewitness News
12PM 12pm Movie: The Catamount Killing. 1974 [IMDB] 12pm Midday With Ray Martin 12pm Pot Luck. Ernie Sigley
1PM 1.30 Days Of Our Lives 1pm The Rockford Files
2PM 2pm Cop Shop 2.30 The Young And The Restless 2pm Movie: Burning Rage. 1984 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Thomas The Tank Engine And His Friends
3pm When The Boat Comes In 3.30 General Hospital
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 The Sooty Show
4.52 Mr Men
4pm Wombat
4.30 Lassie
4pm C’mon Kids 4pm Andrew Daddo Presents. Includes Fraggle Rock
4.30 Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30pm Kaleidoscope. Includes The Adventures Of Babar, The Adventures Of Tin Tin, Master Kristian, And That’s All
5PM 5pm The Campbells
5.30 You Can’t Do That On Television
5pm Wheel Of Fortune. John Burgess, Adriana Xenides
5.30 Have A Go. Jonathon Coleman, Ian Rogerson
5pm The Bugs Bunny Show
5.30 Say G’Day. Greg Evans
5pm The Brady Bunch
5.30 Perfect Match. Cameron Daddo, Kerrie Friend
5pm The Electric Company
5.30 The Noise. Annette Shun Wah
6PM 6pm Inspector Gadget
6.25 Come And Get It
6.30 EastEnders
6pm Seven National News. Greg Pearce (see advertisement below) 6pm National Nine News. Brian Naylor
6.30 Willesee
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jo Pearson 6pm Brookside
6.30 World News
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report
7pm Terry Willesee Tonight
7.30 A Country Practice
7pm Sale Of The Century
7.30 The Cosby Show
7pm Neighbours
7.30 The David Johnston Collection: The Flying Vet
7pm Dance With Me (Brazil)
7.30 Vidal In Venice
8PM  8pm Fawlty Towers
8.35 Yes Minister
8.30 The Equalizer 8pm Easy Street
8.30 Dynasty
8.30 Movie: The Rose. 1979 [IMDB] 8.30 Sport Report — Soccer. Les Murray
9PM  9.05 Four Corners 9.30 The Professionals 9.30 The Colbys 9pm 9 O’Clock. Christina Koutsoukos, Silvio Rivier
9.30 Movie: Die Konsequenz. 1977 (B&W) (Germany) [IMDB]
10PM  10.05 The Dingo Principle
10.35 ABC News
10.40 The Burrows’ Collection
10.40 Newsworld 10.30 Newsbreak
10.35 Motor Racing: Brazilian Grand Prix. Highlights
11PM  11.25 Close 11.30 In Loving Memory 11.35 The Golden Years Of Television. Includes Green Hornet, The Samurai 11.05 Eyewitness News Update
11.20 Call To Glory
11.10 Vox Populi (Rpt)
11.40 Close
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(Continues to 7am)
12.50am Movie: The File On Thelma Jordan. 1949 (B&W) [IMDB] 12.20am Night Shift. David White
1AM 
2AM  2.45 Movie: The Cracksman. 1963 [IMDB]
3AM 
4AM  4.40 Bonanza
5AM  5.30 Ask The Leyland Brothers
(Continues to 6am)
5am Holiday Island
(Continues to 6am)

 

REGIONALS
ABAV1 Albury
ABRV3 Ballarat
ABEV1 Bendigo
ABLV4 Gippsland
ABMV4 Mildura
ABGV3 Shepparton
ABSV2 Swan Hill
AMV4
Albury
BTV6
Ballarat
GMV6
Shepparton
BCV8 Bendigo
STV8 Mildura
GLV8 Gippsland 
7am Learning Network
8am Today’s Special
8.30 Sesame Street
9.30 Play School
10am For Schools: Hunter, Word Fail Me, Prima, Storytelling, Flip Slide Turn, Australian Studies, Heartlands, Jane Austin, Masterworks From The World’s Great Museums, Spacewatch, Come And Get It, Detective, Let’s Go Maths, Corduroy, The Strangest Voyage
3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Thomas The Tank Engine And His Friends
4pm Play School
4.30 The Sooty Show
4.52 Mr Men
5pm The Campbells
5.30 You Can’t Do That On Television
6pm Inspector Gadget
6.25 Come And Get It
6.30 EastEnders
7pm ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report
8pm Fawlty Towers
8.35 Yes Minister
9.05 Four Corners
10.05 The Dingo Principle
10.35 ABC News
10.40 The Burrows’ Collection
11.25 Close
6am Golf: US Masters
9am Here’s Humphrey
10am Aerobics Oz Style
10.30 High School Education Project
11am About Town
11.30 National Nine News
12pm Midday With Ray Martin
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.30 King In The Kitchen
2.35 Sons And Daughters
3pm Bonanza
4pm Wombat
4.30 Now You See It
5pm Small Wonder
5.30 Sale Of The Century
6pm Regional News
6.30 National Nine News (GTV9)
7pm Willesee
7.30 A Country Practice
8.30 Moonlighting
9.30 Hill Street Blues
10.30 Motor Racing: Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix. Highlights
11.30 National News (Rpt)
12am Epilogue; Close
6am Golf: US Masters
9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 TV Education
10am Silver Spoons
10.30 The Morning Show
11am Sons And Daughters
11.55 News Centre 6
12pm Midday With Ray Martin
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.30 Neighbours
3.30 The Jetsons
4pm Children’s Hour
5pm The Brady Bunch
5.25 Perfect Match
6pm News Centre 6. Includes National Nine News (GTV9)
7pm Sale Of The Century
7.30 Knight Rider
8.30 Beyond 2000
9.30 LA Law
10.30 Parliamentary Report
10.35 News Centre 6: Second Edition
11.05 Prisoner
12.05am Close
5.55am Morning Meditation
6am Golf: US Masters
9am Morning Meditation
9.05 Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 TV Education
10am Silver Spoons
10.30 The Morning Show
11am Sons And Daughters
11.55 News Centre 6
12pm Midday With Ray Martin
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.30 Community Corner
2.35 The Onedin Line
3.30 The New Fred And Barney Show
4pm Children’s Hour. Includes Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids, Wombat
5pm The Brady Bunch
5.30 Sale Of The Century
6pm News Centre 6. Includes National Nine News (GTV9)
7pm Willesee
7.30 A Country Practice
8.30 Beyond 2000
9.30 Dallas
10.30 Prisoner
11.30 News; Close
5.55am Thought For The Day
6am Golf: US Masters
9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 TV Education
10am The Young Doctors
10.30 Jazz Fitness
10.35 Sons And Daughters
11.30 National Nine News
12pm Midday With Ray Martin
1.30 Community Billboard
1.35 Days Of Our Lives
2.20 The Young And The Restless
3.15 The Newlywed Game
3.45 Cartoons
4pm Wombat
4.30 Now You See It
4.55 Cartoons
5pm Say G’Day
5.25 Neighbours
5.55 Canberra Report
6pm TV8 News Hour. Includes National Nine News (GTV9)
7pm Sale Of The Century
7.30 Are You Being Served?
8pm The Good Life
8.28 Regional Weather
8.30 Movie: Raggedy Man. 1981 [IMDB]
10.15 News Hour Update
10.20 Willesee
10.50 Paper Chase
11.45 News
11.50 Thought For Tomorrow; Close

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