17 March 1973: Abigail (Number 96)

17 March 1979: Julie Anthony (Julie Anthony On The Gold Coast)

17 March 1990: Rachel Friend and Craig McLachlan (Neighbours)

17 March 2001: Rebecca Cartwright and Beau Brady (Home And Away)

17 March 2007: Rachael Carpani and Jonny Pasvolsky (McLeod’s Daughters)

17 March 1962: New TV Station — CBN8, Orange, New South Wales — TV At 60: TV comes to regional NSW [2022]

Marion: Helen Morse, John Frawley

17 March 1974: ABC debuts Marion, a four-part series of self-contained dramas centred around Marion Richards (Helen Morse), a 21-year-old teacher facing her first posting, in a country Victorian town, during World War II. The series also features John Frawley, Kerry Armstrong, Jacqui Gordon, Elspeth Ballantyne, Patsy King, John Clayton, Ian Smith, Maurie Fields, Marty Fields, Sally Conabere, Kerry Dwyer, Gus Mercurio and Tony Bonner.

17 March 1989: Bert Newton hosts the 31st annual TV Week Logie Awards, held at Melbourne’s Hyatt On Collins. The awards are being broadcast on the Seven Network for the first time, and marks Newton’s return to hosting the awards after five years and to Seven after 30 years  — TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago [2014]

17 March 1991: ABC debuts Sunday morning children’s program, Couch Potato With Grant Piro.

17 March 1993: ABC debuts the new youth-oriented current affairs program Attitude, hosted by Samantha Butler. 

17 March 2003: Seven launches its new panel show The Chat Room, featuring Matt Tilley, Amanda Keller, Peter Berner, Greg Fleet and Tracy Bartram. On the same night, ABC debuts interview series Enough Rope With Andrew Denton.

17 March 2010: ABC2 Live Presents Bliss — a live broadcast of the new Australian opera and adaptation of Peter Carey’s award-winning first novel. Includes backstage coverage with Jennifer Byrne and Chris Taylor.

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