18 March 1964: Bill Collins (Sunnyside Up)

18 March 1978: Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) and Graham Kennedy (Blankety Blanks)

18 March 1978: Paul Cronin, Richard Morgan, Susan Hannaford (The Sullivans)

18 March 2000: Anne Charleston, Kym Valentine, Dan Paris, Melissa Bell (Neighbours)

18 March 2006: Jason Smith and Isabel Lucas (Home And Away)

18 March 1962: New TV Station — WIN4, Wollongong, New South Wales — TV At 60: TV comes to regional NSW [2022]

18 March 1974: The Seven Network debuts game show Blind Date, hosted by Bobby Hanna, and teen drama Class Of ’74. The latter is the first drama series to come from producer Reg Grundy.

Neighbours: Peter O’Brien, Francis Bell, Dasha Blahova, David Clencie

18 March 1985: The Seven Network debuts its new soapie, Neighbours, in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. (Brisbane follows a week later) The series was axed six months later but soon re-surfaced on rival Network Ten.

18 March 1990: Seven presents the premiere of two-part mini-series All The Rivers Run II, starring John Waters, Nikki Coghill, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Peta Toppano and American actor Parker Stevenson.

18 March 1996: Garry McDonald and Magda Szubanski (pictured) host 40 Years Of Television, a look back at Australian television through the years — featuring footage of programs from all networks, including The Aunty Jack Show, The Box, The Mavis Bramston Show, Blankety Blanks and Bellbird. Guest presenter Amanda Keller presents a segment dedicated to the sacred sites of Australian TV, including Wentworth Detention Centre (Prisoner), Ramsay Street (Neighbours), Russell Street Police Headquarters (Homicide) and the apartment block that depicted Number 96.

18 March 1999: Seven screens concert special The Main Event, featuring John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Anthony Warlow.

18 March 2002: Nine begins nightly coverage of the Australian Swimming Championships from Brisbane’s Chandler Aquatic Centre, hosted by Ken Sutcliffe. The competition forms the selection for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

18 March 2004: SBS premieres documentary series Storyline Australia. The first episode, The President Vs David Hicks, traces the journey of David Hicks from Australia to Afghanistan and then detention by the US in Guantanamo Bay.

18 March 2006: Network Ten has live coverage of the Grand Final of the AFL pre-season NAB Cup.

18 March 2007: Bill Woods hosts Network Ten‘s coverage of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, live from Albert Park, Melbourne. Commentators include Murray Walker, Jeremy Shaw, Greg Rust and Daryl Beattie.

18 March 2007: ABC premieres the three-part documentary series Constructing Australia. The first episode is focused on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, on the occasion of its 75th birthday. Subsequent episodes look at the laying of the Overland Telegraph from Adelaide to Darwin and the construction of the Goldfields Pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie.

18 March 2007: Network Ten screens the Australian-UK co-production Joanne Lees: Murder In The Outback, a dramatised account of the outback disappearance of British backpacker Peter Falconio and follows his girlfriend Joanne Lees (played by Joanne Froggatt) as she makes her way to safety, and the court case that followed.

18 March 2010: Maeve O’Meara and Melbourne chef Guy Grossi present the SBS documentary series Italian Food Safari.

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