On This Day — 7 February

7 February 1976: Gerard Kennedy (Tandarra)

7 February 1976: Graeme Blundell (Alvin Purple)

7 February 1981: Mike Walsh (The Mike Walsh Show)

7 February 1987: Sigrid Thornton (The Far Country, Great Expectations — The Untold Story)

7 February 2004: Simmone Jade Mackinnon and Bridie Carter (McLeod’s Daughters)

7 February 2009: Jessica Tovey and Todd Lasance (Home And Away)


7 February 1963: The 12-part series Alcheringa makes its Melbourne debut on ABV2. The series of 15-minute programs presented a re-enactment of the life, customs and practices of an indigenous family 200 years ago — before the arrival of Europeans. The series was filmed on location in Victoria and New South Wales.

7 February 1972: Melbourne’s ATV0 launches new daytime shows Surprise Surprise, with Tommy Hanlon Jnr and Ian Turpie, and Queen Of The House, hosted by Sean Myers and Joy Westmore, and after-school children’s show The Wonderful World Of The Young with Judy Banks and Fredd Bear (Tedd Dunn).

7 February 1977: The Mike Walsh Show debuts on the Nine Network after four years on the 0-10 Network.

7 February 1987: ABC debuts six-part mini-series Great Expectations — The Untold Story, presenting a different take on the Charles Dickens classic, starring Sigrid Thornton, Robert Coleby, Todd Boyce, John Stanton, Jill Forster, Bruce Spence, Noel Ferrier and Anne Louise Lambert.

7 February 1990: The debut of Nine’s new drama Family And Friends.

7 February 1994: Midday returns for the new year with new host Derryn Hinch.

7 February 1997: Garry McDonald, Celia de Burgh, Brian Vriends, Lead Purcell, Geoff Morrell, Simon Chilvers and Ling-Hsueh Tang star in the new ABC drama Fallen Angels.

7 February 1998: The Seven Network begins coverage of the XVIII Olympic Winter Games from Nagano, Japan.

7 February 2004: ABC weekly drama series Fireflies, starring Jeremy Sims, Libby Tanner, Nadia Townsend, Anna Hruby and Russell Newman, debuts with a 90-minute episode.

7 February 2005: SBS and Fox Sports 1 broadcast Superbowl XXXIX, live from Jacksonville, Florida.

7 February 2007: Osher Günsberg and Brigitte Duclos host the premiere of Network Ten game show, The Con Test.

7 February 2008: The premiere of documentary series Saving Kids on Network Ten, hosted by Australian Idol winner Damien Leith.

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