On This Day — 27 August

27 August 1977: Brian Bury (National Nine News, Melbourne)

27 August 1977: Mark Holden (The Young Doctors)

27 August 1980: Paula Duncan (Cop Shop)

27 August 1994: Laura Vazquez and Daniel Amalm (Home And Away)

27 August 2005: Dancing With The Stars

27 August 1995: The Eastern Creek 12-Hour Race is broadcast live on SBS for the first time, with previous races from Mt Panorama on Network Ten. SBS’ coverage begins at 5.45am through to 7.30am, then returns for two hour slots at 10.30am and 4.30pm.

27 August 2001: SBS debuts comedy series Life Support, presenting a satirical, sometimes dark look at Australian life through the guise of a mock lifestyle show.

27 August 2007: Seven debuts its new crime procedural drama City Homicide, starring Shane Bourne, Noni Hazlehurst, Daniel MacPherson, Aaron Pederson, Nadine Garner and Damien Richardson. On the same night, Nine screens the free-to-air debut of telemovie The King, a dramatisation of the life of entertainer Graham Kennedy, starring Stephen Curry (pictured below) as Kennedy. The King was broadcast earlier in the year on Foxtel.

27 August 2009: SBS debuts two new shows, history quiz ADbc with Sam Pang and gardening show Costa’s Garden Odyssey with Costa Georgiadis.

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