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Monday 18 January 1988 — MELBOURNE

The official ratings survey for 1988 is still almost a month away but networks are already bringing out their big guns for the year. A number of key programs return for 1988. Seven launches its revamped and retitled half-hour news bulletin, Seven Nightly News; its new current affairs program, Hinch At Seven; and starts nightly episodes of Home And Away (after its movie-length pilot screened the previous night).

Nine launches a revival of the A Current Affair title with former 60 Minutes reporter Jana Wendt as host.

ABC and Seven cross live to Botany Bay, Sydney, for the arrival of the re-enacted First Fleet voyage as part of the Australian Bicentennial celebration.

Source: The Age Green Guide, 14 January 1988


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6AM 6am Space Ghost And Dino Boy
6.25 Huckleberry Hound
6.40 Cartoon Connection. Alex Wileman, Michael Horrocks
6am National Nine Early Morning News
6.30 Business Today RETURN
6am Daybreak
6.30 Good Morning Australia RETURN Tim Webster, Kerri-Anne Kennerley
7AM 7am Ulysses 31
7.30 Battle Of The Planets
7am Today RETURN George Negus, Elizabeth Hayes
8AM 8am Belle And Sebastian
8.30 Sesame Street
9AM 9.30 Play School 9am Romper Room 9am Here’s Humphrey
9.30 The Young Doctors
9am Animal World
9.30 The Rovers
10AM 10am Puddle Lane
10.15 Noddy
10.30 Special: The First Fleet. The re-enactment of the arrival of the First Fleet.
Live from Botany Bay
10am Special: First Fleet Re-Enactment. Live from Botany Bay 10am The Sullivans 10am Fat Cat And Friends
10.30 Daywatch
11AM 11am National Nine Morning News
11.30 Gomer Pyle USMC
11am Another World
12PM 12.30pm Tennis: Ford Australian Open. Live from National Tennis Centre, Melbourne 12pm Waterloo Station 12pm Santa Barbara
1PM 1pm Flambards
1.30 All Electric Amusement Arcade
1pm Private Benjamin
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
1pm The Bold And The Beautiful
1.30 Movie: Tarzan And The Amazons. 1945 (B&W) [IMDB]
2PM 2pm 3-2-1 Contact
2.30 Bang Goes The Budgie
2.30 The Young And The Restless 2.10pm Flight Of Eagles (Turkey)
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
3.30 General Hospital 3pm Grumbleweeds
3.30 The Jeffersons
3pm Movie: Vagabond Waltz. 1941 (B&W) (Finland) [IMDB]
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Fruit
4pm The Curiosity Show
4.30 Boomerang
4pm Ridgey Didge. Jared Robinson 4.35 The Children Of The Mysterious Valley (Italy)
5PM 5pm Spirit Bay
5.30 Terry And The Gun Runners
5pm Ask The Leyland Brothers
5.30 Crossfire. Greg Evans
5.57 Crime Stoppers
5pm The Ghost And Mrs Muir
5.30 Perfect Match. Cameron Daddo
5.05 Three In The Wild
6PM 6pm Lucky Luke
6.30 Gems
6pm Home And Away
6.30 Seven Nightly News. Jennifer Keyte, Glenn Taylor
6pm National Nine News. Brian Naylor
6.30 A Current Affair PREMIERE Jana Wendt
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Mal Walden 6pm Don Quixote (Netherlands)
6.30 World News
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report: Summer Edition. Mike Swinson
7pm Hinch At Seven PREMIERE Derryn Hinch
7.30 A Country Practice RETURN
7pm Sale Of The Century RETURN
7.30 Head Of The Class
7pm Neighbours
7.30 Riptide
7pm Three Ladies And Their Hot-Dog Stand (Germany)
7.30 The New Pacific
8PM  8pm The Cavanaghs
8.30 Bread
8.30 Tennis: Ford Australian Open. Live from National Tennis Centre, Melbourne 8pm My Sister Sam
8.30 Movie: Fatso. 1980 [IMDB]
8.30 Movie: Heavenly Bodies. 1985 [IMDB] 8.30 Soccer: National Indoor League
9PM  9pm Hold The Back Page
9.50 ABC News
9.55 The Burrows Collection
9pm Movie: Children On Strike. 1980 (Poland)
10PM  10.30 News
10.35 The Home Shopping Show
10.20 Eyewitness News
10.35 Movie: Love Does Strange Things To People. 1970 [IMDB]
10.30 World News (Rpt)
11PM  11.30 Close 11.05 Skiing 11pm Close
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(continues to 6am)
12.15am Mini-Series: Beulah Land [IMDB] 12.30am Night Shift
2AM  2.05 Movie: Critic’s Choice. 1963 [IMDB]
4AM  4am Movie: Yield To The Night. 1958 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5.30 Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon
(continues to 6am)
5am Blankety Blanks
5.30 Superman (B&W)
(continues to 6am)



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