1 March 1980: Sinan Leong and Adrian Bernotti (Arcade)

1 March 1980: Graham Kennedy

1 March 1985: Rowena Wallace

1 March 1997: Lisa McCune (Blue Heelers)

1 March 2003: Delta Goodrem and Jay Bunyan (Neighbours)

1 March 2008: Callan Mulvey, Indiana Evans, Mark Furze (Home And Away)

1 March 1968: New TV Station — GTS4, Spencer Gulf North, South Australia — Southern Cross GTS-BKN turns 50 [2018]

1 March 1971: Seven‘s breakfast show Sydney Today changes its name to Today with the program extended to Melbourne. Sydney hosts Bruce Webster and Pat Lovell are joined by Melbourne-based host Roland Strong.

1 March 1973: The Melbourne debut of ABC series Certain Women, a six-part series of plays with each focusing on a different female member of the one family. It was so successful that it later spun off into an ongoing serial to run over three years — ABC’s Certain Women [2023]

YouTube: National Archives of Australia

1 March 1975: “C-Day” marks the official changeover to colour television in Australia — 40 years of colour TV [2014]

Julie Dawson, John Derum

1 March 1976: To celebrate the 100th year since the birth of Australian poet CJ Dennis, ABC screens The Life And Times Of CJ Dennis in most states. (Western Australia follows on 3 March and Tasmania on 4 March) John Derum plays the title role in the docu-drama with other cast including Richard Moir, Judy Dick and Julie Dawson. The Life And Times Of CJ Dennis was produced in Adelaide and its airing is timed to coincide with Adelaide Writers’ Week.

1 March 1993: Prime Television re-enters the local news market in Canberra with an aggressive attack on the top-rating Capital Eyewitness News. Prime’s one-hour bulletin combines local and national news and is largely staffed by former Capital employees, including newsreader Geoff Hiscock and news director Ken BeggFlashback to Canberra’s other leadership battle [2013]

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