5 April 1967: Graham Kerr (Entertaining With Kerr)

5 April 1969: Gerard Kennedy (Division 4)

5 April 1975: Graham Kennedy (The Graham Kennedy Show)

5 April 1980: Peter Adams and Joanna Lockwood (Cop Shop)

5 April 1997: Rebecca Gibney (Halifax fp) and Marcus Graham (Good Guys, Bad Guys)

5 April 2003: Ditch Davey and Caroline Craig (Blue Heelers)

5 April 2008: Kate Ritchie (Home And Away)

5 April 1963: The Federal Government announces that it has awarded licences to United Telecasters Sydney Limited and Austarama Television Pty Ltd (Ansett Transport Industries) to operate the third commercial channels in Sydney and Melbourne, respectively. There were nine applicants for the Sydney licence and six for Melbourne.

5 April 1965: TEN10, the new channel operated by United Telecasters Sydney Limited, is officially opened by the Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies. The opening night schedule is highlighted by TV Spells Magic, a musical production telling the story of the building of the TV station — TEN10… the Sixties and all that [2015]

5 April 1983: The Nine Network debuts its new soap Starting Out, based on a group of first year medical students.

5 April 1984: Bill Hunter (pictured) stars in the new ABC drama The Keepers, a nine-part series based around the private and professional lives of two fisheries and wildlife officers.

5 April 1995: Andrew Denton hosts The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Charity Gala (Seven) from Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne, including performances by Magda Szubanski, Steady Eddy, Flacco, Rachel Berger, Anthony Morgan and Emo Phillips.

5 April 2006: Network Ten launches improvisational comedy series Thank God You’re Here.

5 April 2010: Paul McDermott hosts Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents The Comedy All-Stars Cabaret on Ten.

5 April 2020: The Nine Network launches reality channel 9Rush — Nine launches new channel 9Rush

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