27 April 1974: Ernie Sigley (The Ernie Sigley Show)

27 April 1985: Lorna Patterson and Andrew McFarlane (The Flying Doctors)

27 April 1991: Toni Pearen (E Street)

27 April 1996: Ray Martin (A Current Affair) and TV Week Logie Awards‘ guest Holly Hunter.

27 April 2002: Ada Nicodemou (Home And Away), Georgie Parker (All Saints), John Wood (Blue Heelers), Libby Tanner (All Saints), Rove McManus (Rove Live)

27 April 1962: New TV Station — BTV6, Ballarat, Victoria — Ballarat television turns 50 [2012]

The Long Arm

27 April 1970: Melbourne-based drama The Long Arm makes its Sydney debut on TEN10The Long Arm had a short life [2020]

27 April 1988: ABC debuts drama series The Last Resort, starring Kate Fitzpatrick, Kris McQuade and Nell Schofield. The 30-part weekly series is ABC’s first long-form drama since Bellbird ended in 1977.

27 April 1992: Seven debuts two-part mini-series Heroes II – The Return, starring Craig McLachlan, John Bach, Christopher Morsley and Miranda Otto. SBS debuts new drama series Six Pack, a series of six self-contained dramas. The first Six Pack feature is Mimi Goes To The Analyst, the story of a sexually inhibited young woman who shares a flat with her sister and regularly visits an analyst to try and help her over her problems with the opposite sex.

27 April 1994: Nancye Hayes hosts the special Once In A Blue Moon: A Celebration Of Australian Musicals on ABC.

27 April 1998: Network Ten launches game show Battle Of The Sexes, hosted by Ed Phillips, and begins Fast Forward’s Funniest Moments, featuring sketch highlights from the former Seven Network comedy show.

27 April 2009: Network Ten debuts its latest reality contest, MasterChef Australia, with host Sarah Wilson and judges Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris.

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