13 April 1974: Chard Hayward (Number 96)

13 April 1974: Gary Day (Homicide)

13 April 1991: Georgie Parker (A Country Practice)

13 April 1996: Dieter Brummer (Home And Away, Shark Bay) and Nicky Buckley (Sale Of The Century)

13 April 2002: Georgie Parker and Joy Smithers (All Saints)

13 April 1963: Famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong performs a one-off show recorded at the studio of GTV9 as part of his Australian tour. Estimated to cost £7000, the BP Super Show special is reported to be the costliest one-hour of television produced to date in Australia.

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13 April 1970: The debut of the 0-10 Network‘s new police drama The Long Arm, starring Sandy Harbutt and Robert Bruning (pictured) — The Long Arm had a short life [2020]

13 April 1987: Melbourne’s HSV7, now under the management of Sydney-based media group Fairfax, launches its new one-hour Seven National News — with Greg Pearce replacing Mal Walden, who had been abruptly sacked several weeks earlier in the Fairfax-led revamp. The change to Seven’s news bulletin prompts all Victorian regional stations to switch their national news relay to National Nine News, which was now the only commercial half-hour news bulletin from Melbourne.– Not Seven’s finest hour [2017]

13 April 1994: A Country Practice makes its debut on Network Ten after being axed by Seven at the end of 1993. The shift to Ten led to a mostly new cast with only a handful of the former cast, and a shift in production from Sydney to Melbourne. The revamp was not to be a success, and A Country Practice on Ten only lasted one series — A Country Practice at 40 [2021]

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