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Wednesday 29 July 1981 — VICTORIA

The day of the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
The event was given saturation coverage on ABC and commercial stations across Australia.

Source: The Age, 29 July 1981 (Melbourne). TV Week, 25 July 1981 (regionals)

 

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6AM 6.20am News Update
6.27 Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display
6am Yogi’s Galaxy Goof-Ups
6.30 Royal Wedding: Interview with Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
6.45 Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display
6.30am Mighty Man And Yukk
7AM 7.40 Royal Wedding: Interview with Prince Charles 7.45 Royal Wedding: Interview (Rpt) 7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.05 Tom And Jerry
8.35 Bewitched
8am Cartoons
9AM 9am Close
9.30 Play School
9.05 Camera Seven
9.15 Educational Access Television (EAT)
9.35 Potty Time
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Eyewitness News
9.05 Texas
10AM 10am For Schools: Behind The News, Fanfare, Bookworm, The Magic Bag, Music Time, Behind The News Special 10am Romper Room 10am The Ed Allen Show
10.30 Another World
10am Fat Cat And Friends
10.30 The Bernard King Show
11AM 11am Celebrity Tattletales
11.30 Willesee ’81 (Rpt)
11.55 National Nine News 11am Good Morning Melbourne
12PM 12pm Royal Wedding: US Preview 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: The Steel Trap. 1952 (B&W) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.10 Weather
1.11 For Schools: Skills Of Defensive Driving, Craft As A Livelihood, Well Well Well, For The Juniors, Roadworthy, The Colonials
1pm Movie: Thieves. 1976 [IMDB] 1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2PM 2.30 The Young And The Restless
2.55 News Break
2pm The Celebrity Game
2.30 Blankety Blanks
3PM 3pm Sesame Street 3pm The Streets Of San Francisco 3pm General Hospital
3.30 Search For Tomorrow
3pm Marcus Welby MD
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 The Basil Brush Show
4pm Flipper
4.30 Shirl’s Neighbourhood
4pm My Friend Flicka
4.30 Matchmates
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5pm Worzel Gummidge
5.30 Jukes Of Piccadilly
5pm Wheel Of Fortune
5.30 Royal Wedding: HRH Prince Charles
5pm Royal Wedding: Wedding Prelude 5pm Batman
5.30 The Brady Bunch
6PM 6pm So The Story Goes
6.10 Videodisc
6.15 ABC News. Geoff Raymond
6.45 Special: The Royal Wedding 1981: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
6pm Royal Wedding: Preview
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden
6pm Sale Of The Century
6.30 National Nine News. Brian Naylor
6.45 Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jana Wendt
6.45 Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
6.27pm News Headlines
6.30 Soccer
7PM  7pm Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer 7.30 World News. George Donikian
8PM  8pm Movie: Persche Si Uccide Magistrate (Italy) [IMDB]
9PM  9.30 Movie: Buynu Bükük (Turkey) [IMDB]
10PM  10pm Royal Wedding: Processions (Rpt)
10.30 Royal Wedding: Balcony Appearance
10.45 ABC News
10.55 Royal Wedding (Rpt)
10pm Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display (Rpt)
10.45 Royal Wedding: Balcony Appearance
10pm National Nine News
10.30 Royal Wedding: Highlights, Balcony Appearance, Royal Fireworks
11PM  11.15 Royal Wedding Special: Glittering Crown 11pm Casino De Paris (France)
12AM  12.05am Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display (Rpt) 12.15am Royal Wedding: Highlights 12am Close
1AM  1am Royal Wedding: Departure
1.45 Close
1am Royal Wedding: Departure
1.45 Close
1am Royal Wedding: Departure
1.45 Movie: Call Me Genius [IMDB]
1.45am Close
2AM 
3AM  3.50 Movie: Model For Murder (B&W) [IMDB]
4AM 
5AM  5.10 Dangerman (B&W)
(continues to 6am)

 

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REGIONALS
ABAV1 Albury
ABRV3 Ballarat
ABEV1 Bendigo
ABLV4 Gippsland
ABMV4 Mildura
ABGV3 Shepparton
ABSV2 Swan Hill
AMV4
Albury
BTV6
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GMV6
Shepparton
BCV8 Bendigo
STV8 Mildura
GLV8 Gippsland
8am Sesame Street
9am Close
9.30 Play School
10am For Schools: Behind The News, Fanfare, Bookworm, The Magic Bag, Music Time, Behind The News Special
1pm ABC News
1.10 Weather
1.11 For Schools: Skills Of Defensive Driving, Craft As A Livelihood, Well Well Well, For The Juniors, Roadworthy, The Colonials
3pm Sesame Street
4pm Play School
4.30 The Basil Brush Show
5pm Worzel Gummidge
5.30 Jukes Of Piccadilly
6pm So The Story Goes
6.10 Regional News
6.15 ABC News. Geoff Raymond
6.45 Special: The Royal Wedding 1981: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
10pm Royal Wedding: Processions (Rpt)
10.30 Royal Wedding: Balcony Appearance
10.45 ABC News
10.55 Royal Wedding (Rpt)
12.05am Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display (Rpt)
1am Royal Wedding: Departure
1.45 Close
10.58am Program Highlights
11am Here’s Humphrey
12pm The Mike Walsh Show
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.25 At Home With Four
2.40 General Hospital
3.05 That Girl
3.30 Family Feud. Daryl Somers
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.35 The Mouse Factory
5pm Contest Corner
5.05 Cartoons
5.15 The Flintstones
5.45 Regional News
6pm Royal Wedding: Preview
6.30 Seven National News (HSV7)
7pm Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
10pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Victoria Nicolls
10.30 Regional News (Rpt)
10.45 Royal Wedding (cont’d)
11.15 Movie: Frenzy. 1972 [IMDB]
1am Close
11am Here’s Humphrey
11.55 Regional News
12pm The Mike Walsh Show
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.20 The Young And The Restless
2.45 Upstairs Downstairs
4pm The Mouse Factory
4.30 Kids Country
5pm The Brady Bunch
5.30 Sale Of The Century
5.55 The Job Shop
6pm Regional News. Craig Campbell
6.30 Seven National News (HSV7)
7pm Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
11pm Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display
12.15am Royal Wedding: Departure
1am Epilogue
1.05 Close
6.45am Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display
8am Royal Wedding: HRH Prince Charles
9.10 Educational Access Television
10.55 Morning Meditation
11am Here’s Humphrey
11.55 Regional News
12pm The Mike Walsh Show
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.25 Personality Squares
2.55 Community Corner
3pm Dr Kildare
3.30 The Flying Nun
4pm Children’s Hour: Makin’ Trax, Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5pm Cartoon Corner
5.10 Sale Of The Century
5.40 Regional News
6pm Royal Wedding: Preview
6.30 Seven National News (HSV7)
7pm Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
11pm Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display (Rpt)
12.15am Royal Wedding: Departure
1am Close
11am Thought For The Day
11.03 Fat Cat And Friends
11.30 [BCV/STV] Wednesday With Heather
11.30 [GLV] To Rome With Love
11.57 News
12pm The Mike Walsh Show
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2.20 The Young And The Restless
2.50 Family Feud
3.20 Bewitched
3.50 Cartoons
4pm The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams
5pm Tom And Jerry
5.15 Special; HRH Prince Charles
5.45 Regional News
6pm Sale Of The Century
6.30 National News
6.45 Royal Wedding: The Marriage Of His Royal Highness Prince Charles The Prince Of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer
10pm Royal Wedding: Fireworks Display
10.45 Royal Wedding: Buckingham Palace
11.15 (to be advised)
12.15am Royal Wedding: Departure
1am Close

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