20 January 1973: James Elliott (Number 96)

20 January 1979: Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show)

20 January 1990: Matt Day (A Country Practice)

20 January 1996: Emma Harrison and Richard Grieve (Neighbours)

20 January 2001: Holly Valance, Madeleine West, Krista Vendy (Neighbours)

20 January 2007: Aaron Jeffery and Simmone Jade Mackinnon (McLeod’s Daughters)

20 January 1980: Melbourne’s ATV0 is relaunched as ATV10 with an on-air introduction by Graham Kennedy. The change to the Melbourne station triggers the 0-10 Network to become known as Network Ten. The evening marks the debut of the network’s new big budget serial Arcade — ATV10… A New Decade, A New Channel [2014], Arcade: Going from hero to zero [2020]

20 January 1986: Neighbours debuts on Network Ten after being axed by the Seven Network in 1985. It is the first time an Australian drama series has changed networks.


20 January 1992: Bert Newton (pictured) returns to TV as host of The Morning Show, presenting 90 minutes of entertainment and infomercials. The show changes its name to Good Morning Australia the following year.  Ten Eyewitness News makes the shift from 6.00pm to 5.00pm, and launches Hinch following Derryn Hinch‘s move from Seven. Meanwhile, Seven debuts Hinch’s replacement current affairs program Real Life at 6.30pm

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