Classic TV Guides

These program listings are only as published prior to the air dates — they do not account for last minute schedule changes made before going to air

VICTORIA

Sunday 4 November 1956 – MELBOURNE Official Opening HSV7
Monday 19 November 1956 – MELBOURNE Official Opening ABV2
Thursday 22 November 1956 – MELBOURNE Opening Ceremony Melbourne Olympic Games
Saturday 19 January 1957 – MELBOURNE Official Opening GTV9
Monday 6 May 1957 – MELBOURNE First In Melbourne Tonight
Saturday 7 December 1957 – MELBOURNE First TV Week listing
Wednesday 11 December 1957 – MELBOURNE
Tuesday 11 March 1958 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 17 May 1958 – MELBOURNE
Wednesday 21 May 1958 – MELBOURNE Opening Ripponlea Studios ABV2
Tuesday 15 July 1958 — MELBOURNE Murder Story 
Tuesday 4 November 1958 – MELBOURNE
Melbourne Cup Day
Thursday 1 January 1959 — MELBOURNE
Friday 9 January 1959 – MELBOURNE First Sydney-Melbourne telecast
Saturday 24 January 1959 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 18 April 1959 – MELBOURNE VFL 1959 season starts
Friday 21 August 1959 – MELBOURNE First TV Times listing
Saturday 26 September 1959 — MELBOURNE VFL Grand Final

Wednesday 4 November 1959 — MELBOURNE HSV7 3rd Birthday
Saturday 19 December 1959 — MELBOURNE Pardon Miss Westcott!
Thursday 31 December 1959 – MELBOURNE
Thursday 18 February 1960 – MELBOURNE The Hi Fi Club
Friday 15 April 1960 — MELBOURNE Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal

Sunday 1 May 1960 — MELBOURNE Seagulls Over Sorrento
Tuesday 30 August 1960 — MELBOURNE The Games Of The XVII Olympiad
Sunday 5 February 1961 – MELBOURNE
Friday 17 February 1961 — MELBOURNE Premiere Consider Your Verdict
Monday 27 March 1961 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 9 December 1961 – VICTORIA Official Opening GLV10
Saturday 23 December 1961 – VICTORIA Official Openings GMV6, BCV8
Saturday 24 February 1962 — VICTORIA BP Super Show: I Remember Jack Davey
Saturday 31 March 1962 – VICTORIA
 TV Week Logie Awards
Friday 27 April 1962 – VICTORIA Official Opening BTV6
Sunday 1 July 1962 – VICTORIA Station affiliations change GTV9, HSV7
Monday 20 August 1962 — VICTORIA
Friday 22 March 1963 — VICTORIA
Monday 29 April 1963 – VICTORIA Official Opening ABEV1
Saturday 30 November 1963 – MELBOURNE Federal Election Day
Friday 10 January 1964 – VICTORIA First Cricket telecast via coaxial cable
Sunday 23 February 1964 – VICTORIA
Sunday 5 July 1964 — VICTORIA Heaven Knows Mr Allison
Saturday 1 August 1964 – VICTORIA Official Opening ATV0
Monday 3 August 1964 – VICTORIA
Monday 7 September 1964 – VICTORIA Official Opening AMV4
Sunday 11 October 1964 -MELBOURNE Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Tuesday 3 November 1964 – VICTORIA Melbourne Cup Day
Thursday 31 December 1964 — VICTORIA
Monday 5 April 1965 – VICTORIA TV Spells Magic
Wednesday 2 June 1965 — VICTORIA Birth
Tuesday 22 June 1965 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 25 September 1965 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final
Saturday 27 November 1965 – VICTORIA Official Opening STV8
Saturday 25 December 1965 – VICTORIA
Monday 28 March 1966 — VICTORIA Tom Jones Special. Final edition The Ray Taylor Show
Thursday 9 June 1966 – VICTORIA
Monday 3 October 1966 — VICTORIA Be Our Guest
Friday 24 March 1967 – VICTORIA Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Monday 10 April 1967 – VICTORIA Premiere This Day Tonight and 1967 TV Week Logie Awards
Saturday 27 May 1967 — VICTORIA Federal Referendum
Tuesday 6 June 1967 – VICTORIA Live satellite telecast Expo 67
Thursday 15 June 1967 — VICTORIA First live colour telecast
Sunday 18 June 1967 – MELBOURNE
Monday 26 June 1967 — VICTORIA Our World
Saturday 25 November 1967 — VICTORIA 1967 Senate Elections
Monday 13 May 1968 – VICTORIA New shows Motel, Marriage Confidential
Sunday 21 July 1968 – MELBOURNE
Friday 8 November 1968 — VICTORIA 3AK 24-Hour Launch
Wednesday 25 December 1968 – MELBOURNE
Wednesday 12 February 1969 – VICTORIA
Tuesday 11 March 1969 – VICTORIA Division 4 begins
Tuesday 22 April 1969 — VICTORIA Homicide‘s 200th episode
Wednesday 24 December 1969 — VICTORIA Carols By Candlelight
Friday 20 March 1970 — VICTORIA TV Week Logie Awards
Friday 27 March 1970 — VICTORIA Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Monday 13 April 1970 – VICTORIA First episode The Long Arm
Thursday 9 July 1970 – VICTORIA Launch east-west microwave link
Wednesday 21 October 1970 – MELBOURNE IMT celebrates 3000 shows
Thursday 25 February 1971 — VICTORIA Matlock Police debuts

Monday 28 June 1971 – VICTORIA Final Pick A Box
Saturday 3 July 1971 — VICTORIA Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final
Tuesday 27 July 1971 — MELBOURNE Muhammad Ali Title Fight
Monday 20 September 1971 — MELBOURNE Money Makers, His And Hers, Monday Conference
Sunday 10 October 1971 – MELBOURNE Premiere This Week Has Seven Days
Friday 29 October 1971 – VICTORIA
Monday 22 November 1971 — MELBOURNE A Current Affair debuts
Wednesday 2 February 1972 — MELBOURNE
Friday 18 February 1972 — MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Saturday 26 February 1972 — MELBOURNE Yooralla Telethon
Tuesday 14 March 1972 – MELBOURNE Number 96 begins
Thursday 22 June 1972 – MELBOURNE First Tattslotto draw
Saturday 26 August 1972 — MELBOURNE Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 
Wednesday 3 January 1973 – MELBOURNE
Tuesday 16 January 1973 – VICTORIA
Monday 5 February 1973 – MELBOURNE The Mike Walsh Show begins
Saturday 24 February 1973 – MELBOURNE
Wednesday 18 July 1973 — MELBOURNE Gown Of The Year, The True Blue Show
Friday 20 July 1973 — MELBOURNE The Evil Touch
Saturday 29 September 1973 – MELBOURNE VFL Grand Final
Saturday 20 October 1973 – MELBOURNE Opening Sydney Opera House
Monday 11 February 1974 – MELBOURNE The Box begins
Friday 8 March 1974 — MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 18 March 1974 – MELBOURNE Class Of ’74 begins
Thursday 25 April 1974 – MELBOURNE
Friday 3 May 1974 — MELBOURNE The Mannequin And Photographic Model Of The Year Awards 
Monday 7 October 1974 – MELBOURNE First colour test patterns
Saturday 19 October 1974 – MELBOURNE First test colour programming
Tuesday 5 November 1974 — MELBOURNE Melbourne Cup
Friday 8 November 1974 – MELBOURNE Countdown begins
Sunday 1 December 1974 — MELBOURNE
Tuesday 31 December 1974 – MELBOURNE Nine Network Darwin telethon
Monday 13 January 1975 — VICTORIA Number 96 returns
Sunday 26 January 1975 – MELBOURNE
Friday 28 February 1975 – MELBOURNE TV switches to full-time colour
Saturday 1 March 1975 — MELBOURNE C-Day 

Saturday 19 April 1975 — MELBOURNE
Friday 5 September 1975 – MELBOURNE Number 96‘s bomb-blast episode
Saturday 4 October 1975 – MELBOURNE
Tuesday 11 November 1975 — VICTORIA Remembrance Day; Dismissal of Whitlam Government
Monday 24 November 1975 – MELBOURNE Eyewitness Newshour begins
Saturday 13 December 1975 — MELBOURNE Federal Election
Sunday 25 January 1976 — MELBOURNE Have We Got A Year For You!
Monday 9 February 1976 — VICTORIA Tandarra debuts
Friday 12 March 1976 – MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Tuesday 23 March 1976 – VICTORIA
Saturday 5 June 1976 — MELBOURNE Young Talent Time 5th Anniversary. Pot O’ Gold Grand Final
Sunday 18 July 1976 – MELBOURNE Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Wednesday 21 July 1976 – VICTORIA
Monday 6 September 1976 — VICTORIA Ernie live from Hong Kong 
Saturday 25 September 1976 – MELBOURNE VFL Grand Final
Monday 15 November 1976 – MELBOURNE The Sullivans begins
Tuesday 25 January 1977 – MELBOURNE Final episode Homicide
Friday 8 April 1977 – MELBOURNE Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal

Wednesday 13 July 1977 – MELBOURNE Hotel Story
Thursday 15 September 1977 – MELBOURNE National Survival Test
Thursday 20 October 1977 – VICTORIA
Friday 2 December 1977 — MELBOURNE World Series Cricket debuts
Friday 23 December 1977 — MELBOURNE Final episode Bellbird
Sunday 15 January 1978 — VICTORIA
Saturday 20 May 1978 — MELBOURNE
Tuesday 20 June 1978 – MELBOURNE
Friday 28 July 1978 — MELBOURNE Australian Popular Song Festival
Sunday 13 August 1978 — MELBOURNE XI Commonwealth Games
Tuesday 12 September 1978 — MELBOURNE Against The Wind
Monday 25 December 1978 — MELBOURNE
Monday 5 February 1979 — MELBOURNE Eyewitness News
Sunday 11 February 1979 — MELBOURNE Premiere 60 Minutes
Monday 26 March 1979 – MELBOURNE
Sunday 29 April 1979 — MELBOURNE First SBS test transmission
Thursday 10 May 1979 — VICTORIA NEW
Friday 20 July 1979 — MELBOURNE Miss Universe 
Sunday 19 August 1979 — VICTORIA

Tuesday 16 October 1979 – MELBOURNE
Monday 31 December 1979 – MELBOURNE
Sunday 20 January 1980 – MELBOURNE ATV0 becomes ATV10. Premiere Arcade, Kingswood Country.
Monday 18 February 1980 – MELBOURNE Movie: The Franky Doyle Story
Saturday 1 March 1980 — VICTORIA NEW
Friday 14 March 1980 — VICTORIA TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 24 March 1980 – VICTORIA
Tuesday 15 April 1980 — VICTORIA The 52nd Academy Awards NEW
Monday 4 August 1980 — MELBOURNE
Monday 8 September 1980 — MELBOURNE Truth-CUB Cazaly Awards
Saturday 18 October 1980 — MELBOURNE The 1980 Federal Election
Friday 24 October 1980 – MELBOURNE Official Opening SBS 0/28
Tuesday 4 November 1980 – VICTORIA Melbourne Cup Day
Sunday 15 February 1981 – MELBOURNE 25 years of television
Tuesday 3 March 1981 — MELBOURNE
Thursday 7 May 1981 – MELBOURNE Prisoner In Concert
Friday 12 June 1981 — MELBOURNE NEW
Wednesday 29 July 1981 – VICTORIA Royal Wedding Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
Saturday 29 August 1981 — MELBOURNE Nerve Deafness Appeal Telethon
Sunday 4 October 1981 — MELBOURNE James Hardie 1000
Friday 25 December 1981 — VICTORIA 
Thursday 31 December 1981 — VICTORIA
Monday 18 January 1982 – VICTORIA Sons And Daughters premieres
Saturday 6 February 1982 – VICTORIA Community TV trial on SBS 0/28
Monday 15 February 1982 — VICTORIA $100,000 Moneymakers, It Could Be You NEW
Friday 12 March 1982 – MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Friday 9 April 1982 – VICTORIA Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Monday 28 June 1982 – MELBOURNE National Today Show launches
Thursday 1 July 1982 – VICTORIA ABC’s 50th anniversary
Wednesday 7 July 1982 – MELBOURNE The Mike Walsh Show celebrates 2000 episodes
Saturday 25 September 1982 – MELBOURNE VFL Grand Final
Thursday 30 September 1982 – MELBOURNE Opening Ceremony 1982 Commonwealth Games
Monday 31 January 1983 – MELBOURNE
Thursday 10 March 1983 — MELBOURNE Final Episode The Sullivans
Sunday 27 March 1983 — VICTORIA
Friday 22 April 1983 – MELBOURNE 25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards
Thursday 12 May 1983 – VICTORIA
Monday 27 June 1983 – MELBOURNE
Sunday 23 October 1983 — MELBOURNE
Sunday 25 December 1983 — VICTORIA
Monday 16 January 1984 — VICTORIA Mother And Son debuts
Wednesday 7 March 1984 — VICTORIA
Friday 20 April 1984 – MELBOURNE Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Saturday 4 August 1984 — MELBOURNE
Saturday 1 December 1984 – MELBOURNE 1984 Federal Election
Monday 21 January 1985 — MELBOURNE The XIX Superbowl

Saturday 26 January 1985 — VICTORIA Australia Games Official Opening 
Monday 4 March 1985 – MELBOURNE Premiere ABC National, The Cowra Breakout, News Overnight
Monday 29 April 1985 — MELBOURNE Mini-Series The Flying Doctors begins NEW
Saturday 8 June 1985 — MELBOURNE
Monday 20 January 1986 — MELBOURNE Neighbours debuts on Ten
Thursday 1 May 1986 – MELBOURNE
Thursday 30 October 1986 – MELBOURNE The Movie Show begins
Wednesday 31 December 1986 – MELBOURNE
Monday 12 January 1987 — VICTORIA Ford Australian Open
Friday 3 April 1987 — VICTORIA TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 13 April 1987 — VICTORIA Seven National News, Terry Willesee Tonight 
Friday 1 May 1987 — VICTORIA Rage, MTV, Night Shift
Saturday 26 September 1987 — VICTORIA VFL Grand Final
Thursday 29 October 1987 — MELBOURNE
Wednesday 4 November 1987 — MELBOURNE Nancy Wake
Friday 1 January 1988 – MELBOURNE Australia Live telecast
Sunday 17 January 1988 — VICTORIA Home And Away debuts
Monday 18 January 1988 – MELBOURNE Seven Nightly News,Hinch At Seven,Home And Away,A Current Affair begin
Tuesday 16 February 1988 – MELBOURNE The Comedy Company begins
Wednesday 17 August 1988 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 17 September 1988 – MELBOURNE Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Tuesday 1 November 1988 – MELBOURNE Melbourne Cup Day
Sunday 13 November 1988 — VICTORIA Australian Formula One Grand Prix; 60 Minutes‘ 10th Anniversary
Saturday 31 December 1988 — VICTORIA
Wednesday 25 January 1989 — MELBOURNE E Street debuts
Friday 17 March 1989 — MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 24 July 1989 — VICTORIA Family Double Dare
Friday 25 August 1989 — MELBOURNE Young Achiever Awards
Monday 25 September 1989 – MELBOURNE
Saturday 7 October 1989 – MELBOURNE SBS screens The Mahabharata
Wednesday 24 January 1990 — MELBOURNE Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony NEW
Friday 9 March 1990 – MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Friday 8 June 1990 — MELBOURNE FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony NEW
Saturday 6 October 1990 — MELBOURNE AFL Grand Final
Wednesday 24 October 1990 – MELBOURNE SBS turns 10
Wednesday 14 November 1990 — MELBOURNE
Tuesday 29 January 1991 — MELBOURNE Chances debuts
Sunday 10 February 1991 — MELBOURNE The Simpsons debuts
Sunday 5 May 1991 – MELBOURNE
Tuesday 31 December 1991 — MELBOURNE
Monday 6 July 1992 — MELBOURNE
Friday 19 March 1993 – MELBOURNE TV Week Logie Awards
Wednesday 21 April 1993 — MELBOURNE The Skase Mirage
Monday 23 August 1993 — MELBOURNE Worldwatch
Friday 24 September 1993 – MELBOURNE Announcement of host city for 2000 Olympics. The Footy Show begins
Monday 22 November 1993 — MELBOURNE Final A Country Practice on Seven
Tuesday 18 January 1994 – MELBOURNE Blue Heelers debuts
Monday 7 February 1994 — MELBOURNE Derryn Hinch takes over Midday. Mother And Son returns. NEW
Wednesday 13 April 1994 — MELBOURNE A Country Practice debuts on Ten
Monday 25 April 1994 — MELBOURNE ANZAC Day NEW
Saturday 6 August 1994 – MELBOURNE ATV10’s 30th Anniversary
Monday 20 March 1995 — MELBOURNE Neighbours‘ 10th Anniversary Special NEW
Monday 16 September 1996 – MELBOURNE 40 years of television
Monday 10 February 1997 — MELBOURNE 
Tuesday 1 July 1997 – MILDURA Prime Television expands into Mildura
Saturday 6 September 1997 — MELBOURNE Funeral for Princess Diana
Friday 27 March 1998 — MELBOURNE NEW
Friday 27 November 1998 — MELBOURNE People’s Choice Awards. Final Midday. Brian Naylor retires
Saturday 20 November 1999 – MELBOURNE Final Hey Hey It’s Saturday
Friday 31 December 1999 – MELBOURNE Y2K arrives
Saturday 1 January 2000 — MELBOURNE
Sunday 28 May 2000 — MELBOURNE Corroboree 2000
Friday 15 September 2000 – MELBOURNE Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Sunday 31 December 2000 — MELBOURNE
Monday 1 January 2001 — MELBOURNE Centenary of Federation celebration
Monday 5 March 2001 – MELBOURNE Renaissance TV begins on Channel 31
Tuesday 24 April 2001 – MELBOURNE Big Brother begins
Tuesday 11 September 2001 — MELBOURNE
Monday 11 February 2002 — MELBOURNE Winter Olympics. Shafted begins
Thursday 16 May 2002 – MELBOURNE Kath And Kim begins
Tuesday 5 November 2002 — MELBOURNE Melbourne Cup
Sunday 17 October 2004 — MELBOURNE 18th Annual ARIA Awards
Saturday 8 January 2005 — MELBOURNE Australia Unites: Reach Out For Asia
Monday 13 February 2006 — MELBOURNE Bert’s Family Feud, The Biggest Loser
Monday 25 December 2006 — MELBOURNE
Thursday 26 March 2009 — MELBOURNE One HD begins
Saturday 27 November 2010 — MELBOURNE Victorian State Election; GTV9 farewells Bendigo Street

NEW SOUTH WALES/AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Sunday 16 September 1956 — SYDNEY Official Opening TCN9
Monday 17 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Tuesday 18 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Wednesday 19 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Thursday 20 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Friday 21 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Saturday 22 September 1956 — SYDNEY
Monday 5 November 1956 — SYDNEY Official Opening ABN2
Sunday 2 December 1956 — SYDNEY Official Opening ATN7 NEW
Thursday 31 July 1958 — SYDNEY
Monday 20 October 1958 — SYDNEY Autumn Affair begins
Wednesday 17 June 1959 — SYDNEY First televised Shakespeare
Saturday 27 June 1959 — SYDNEY They Were Big They Were Blue They Were Beautiful

Monday 13 July 1959 – SYDNEY
Monday 17 August 1959 — SYDNEY Princess Alexandra’s visit to Canberra
Monday 4 April 1960 — SYDNEY 
Saturday 1 October 1960 — SYDNEY
Thursday 23 March 1961 – SYDNEY
Saturday 19 August 1961 – SYDNEY First edition Four Corners
Monday 25 December 1961 — SYDNEY
Saturday 24 February 1962 — SYDNEY BP Super Show: I Remember Jack Davey
Monday 26 February 1962 – SYDNEY
Sunday 4 March 1962 — NEW SOUTH WALES Official Opening NBN3
Saturday 17 March 1962 – NEW SOUTH WALES Official Opening CBN8
Sunday 18 March 1962 – NEW SOUTH WALES Official Opening WIN4
Monday 26 March 1962 – NEW SOUTH WALES
Saturday 2 June 1962 – CANBERRA Official Opening CTC7
Saturday 8 December 1962 – SYDNEY
Tuesday 18 December 1962 – CANBERRA Official Opening ABC3
Friday 22 March 1963 — SYDNEY Sing Sing Sing, The Mobil-Limb Show
Monday 29 April 1963 — SYDNEY
Monday 23 September 1963 – SYDNEY
Saturday 20 February 1965 — SYDNEY Prince Philip arrives in Canberra
Monday 22 March 1965 – SYDNEY
Monday 5 April 1965 – SYDNEY Official Opening TEN10
Tuesday 6 April 1965 — SYDNEY
Wednesday 7 April 1965 — SYDNEY
Thursday 8 April 1965 — SYDNEY
Friday 9 April 1965 — SYDNEY
Thursday 6 May 1965 – SYDNEY
Saturday 1 January 1966 – SYDNEY
Monday 17 April 1967- SYDNEY
Saturday 25 November 1967 — SYDNEY 1967 Senate Elections
Sunday 30 March 1969 – SYDNEY
Sunday 21 September 1969 — SYDNEY The Royal Family

Sunday 5 October 1969 — SYDNEY Bathurst 500
Monday 6 October 1969 – SYDNEY
Tuesday 4 November 1969 – SYDNEY Melbourne Cup
Wednesday 24 December 1969 — SYDNEY Carols By Candlelight
Monday 1 June 1970 – SYDNEY Temptation begins
Tuesday 17 November 1970 — SYDNEY
Sunday 1 August 1971 — SYDNEY Apollo 15

Saturday 22 April 1972 — SYDNEY
Tuesday 27 June 1972 — CANBERRA Number 96 debuts in Canberra
Monday 2 April 1973 – SYDNEY
Tuesday 29 May 1973 – CANBERRA
Thursday 29 August 1974 — SYDNEY Rush debuts 
Monday 16 September 1974 – SYDNEY
Saturday 19 October 1974 – SYDNEY First test colour programs
Monday 14 July 1975 – SYDNEY
Friday 5 September 1975 — SYDNEY Number 96‘s bomb-blast episode 
Sunday 2 November 1975 – SYDNEY
Monday 23 February 1976 — SYDNEY
Wednesday 12 May 1976 — NEW SOUTH WALES
Wednesday 12 May 1976 — CANBERRA
Friday 13 August 1976 — SYDNEY Alvin Purple 
Monday 15 November 1976 – SYDNEY The Sullivans begins
Friday 31 December 1976 — SYDNEY
Friday 25 March 1977 – SYDNEY TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday 17 April 1977 – SYDNEY US mini-series Roots debuts
Monday 6 June 1977 – SYDNEY
Friday 28 July 1978 — SYDNEY Australian Popular Song Festival
Sunday 31 December 1978 – SYDNEY
Monday 28 May 1979 – SYDNEY
Wednesday 26 September 1979 – CANBERRA
Saturday 26 January 1980 — SYDNEY
Monday 25 February 1980 – NEW SOUTH WALES
Saturday 1 March 1980 — SYDNEY NEW
Friday 14 March 1980 — SYDNEY TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday 20 April 1980 – SYDNEY
Saturday 30 August 1980 — SYDNEY
Monday 8 September 1980 — SYDNEY
Saturday 27 September 1980 — SYDNEY NSWRL Grand Final 
Friday 24 October 1980 — SYDNEY Official Opening SBS 0/28
Monday 17 November 1980 – SYDNEY
Friday 10 April 1981 – SYDNEY TV Week Logie Awards
Thursday 18 June 1981 — SYDNEY
Monday 7 September 1981 – SYDNEY
Thursday 26 November 1981 – SYDNEY
Tuesday 26 January 1982 — SYDNEY Australia Day
Saturday 13 February 1982 – SYDNEY Community TV trial on SBS 0/28
Monday 15 February 1982 — SYDNEY $100,000 Moneymakers, It Could Be You NEW
Monday 15 February 1982 — CANBERRA NEW
Friday 12 March 1982 — CANBERRA TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday 25 April 1982 – CANBERRA
Monday 5 July 1982 – SYDNEY Women Of The Sun debuts
Monday 16 August 1982 — NEW SOUTH WALES
Friday 19 November 1982 — SYDNEY Premiere MPSIB
Friday 24 December 1982 — CANBERRA
Friday 22 April 1983 – SYDNEY 25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards
Friday 22 April 1983 – CANBERRA 25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards
Wednesday 14 September 1983 – SYDNEY New Faces’ 20th Anniversary, Dally M Medal
Friday 14 October 1983 – CANBERRA SBS Network 0-28 launches
Saturday 29 October 1983 – CANBERRA The 3D-TV Experience
Sunday 5 February 1984 – CANBERRA
Wednesday 7 March 1984 — SYDNEY
Sunday 22 April 1984 — SYDNEY
Monday 4 June 1984 – SYDNEY
Friday 27 July 1984 – SYDNEY
Saturday 29 September 1984 — SYDNEY
Friday 19 October 1984 — SYDNEY Dateline begins
Monday 18 February 1985 – SYDNEY Network 0/28 becomes SBS
Friday 26 April 1985 — SYDNEY TV Week Logie Awards
Saturday 13 July 1985 – SYDNEY Live Aid telecast
Monday 20 January 1986 — SYDNEY Neighbours begins on Ten. Off The Dish premieres
Friday 19 September 1986 – SYDNEY 30 years of television
Friday 1 January 1988 – SYDNEY Australia Live telecast
Monday 28 March 1988 — SYDNEY Four Corners special Whither The ABC?
Monday 24 October 1988 — SYDNEY Mini-Series A Long Way From Home

Thursday 30 March 1989 – CANBERRA Prime, WIN begin in Canberra
Friday 31 March 1989 – CANBERRA Prime, WIN begin in Canberra
Wednesday 14 June 1989 – CANBERRA
Sunday 31 December 1989 – SYDNEY
Monday 14 May 1990 — CANBERRA 
Wednesday 11 March 1992 – CANBERRA
Monday 1 March 1993 – CANBERRA Prime 6 O’Clock News launches
Monday 31 May 1993 – SYDNEY Paradise Beach and Rugby League State Of Origin
Friday 24 September 1993 — SYDNEY Announcement of host city for 2000 Olympics. The Footy Show begins
Saturday 31 December 1994 — SYDNEY
Monday 16 January 1995 — SYDNEY
Monday 20 March 1995 — SYDNEY Neighbours‘ 10th Anniversary Special NEW
Saturday 29 April 1995 — SYDNEY TEN10 celebrates its 30th anniversary
Monday 29 July 1996 – SYDNEY

Monday 27 March 2000 – CANBERRA

QUEENSLAND

Sunday 1 November 1959 – BRISBANE Official Opening BTQ7
Monday 2 November 1959 – BRISBANE Official Opening ABQ2
Monday 14 November 1960 – BRISBANE
Thursday 9 February 1961 – BRISBANE
Thursday 10 September 1963 — BRISBANE
Tuesday 16 February 1965 – ROCKHAMPTON
Thursday 1 July 1965 – BRISBANE Official Opening TVQ0
Monday 14 February 1966 — BRISBANE
Thursday 31 March 1966 – BRISBANE
Saturday 29 April 1967 – BRISBANE
Wednesday 27 September 1967 – BRISBANE
Monday 10 June 1968 – BRISBANE Motel debuts
Tuesday 10 September 1968 – BRISBANE
Tuesday 15 July 1969 – BRISBANE
Thursday 31 December 1970 – BRISBANE
Monday 20 March 1972 – BRISBANE Number 96 debuts, The Big News
Saturday 27 May 1972 – BRISBANE
Wednesday 13 June 1973 — BRISBANE
Monday 3 June 1974 – BRISBANE
Saturday 28 September 1974 — BRISBANE VFL Grand Final
Wednesday 11 June 1975 – BRISBANE
Saturday 5 July 1975 – BRISBANE TVQ0’s tenth birthday
Friday 12 March 1976 – BRISBANE TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday 2 May 1976 – BRISBANE
Sunday 17 July 1977 – BRISBANE
Saturday 12 November 1977 — BRISBANE Queensland Election
Tuesday 20 June 1978 – BRISBANE
Saturday 15 July 1978 – BRISBANE
Monday 21 August 1978 — BRISBANE
Sunday 10 September 1978 — BRISBANE
Tuesday 27 February 1979 — BRISBANE Premiere Prisoner
Monday 4 June 1979 – BRISBANE
Saturday 23 June 1979 – BRISBANE
Monday 31 December 1979 – QUEENSLAND
Monday 28 April 1980 – BRISBANE
Monday 5 December 1983 – BRISBANE
Saturday 21 July 1984 – QUEENSLAND
Monday 13 August 1984 — BRISBANE Closing Ceremony Olympic Games
Thursday 16 August 1984 – BRISBANE QTQ9 celebrates 25 years

Monday 25 March 1985 – BRISBANE Neighbours’ debut in Brisbane
Sunday 30 June 1985 – BRISBANE SBS expands to Brisbane
Monday 26 May 1986 – BRISBANE
Monday 3 November 1986 – BRISBANE Mini-series The Last Frontier
Monday 9 February 1987 — BRISBANE
Monday 1 June 1987 — BRISBANE
Monday 21 September 1987 — QUEENSLAND
Sunday 4 October 1987 – BRISBANE
Monday 14 December 1987 – BRISBANE
Tuesday 26 January 1988 – BRISBANE Australia Day 1988 – Australia’s Bicentennial
Saturday 30 April 1988 – BRISBANE Official Opening World Expo 88
Monday 2 May 1988 — BRISBANE TVAM begins
NEW
Friday 9 September 1988 – BRISBANE Last day TVQ0
Saturday 10 September 1988 – BRISBANE First day TVQ10
Monday 19 September 1988 — BRISBANE Games Of The XXIV Olympiad

Sunday 12 February 1989 — BRISBANE
Monday 20 March 1989 – BRISBANE Premiere The Bert Newton Show, The Power The Passion
Sunday 10 September 1989 – BRISBANE
Saturday 18 November 1989 — BRISBANE Season Final Hey Hey It’s Saturday
Wednesday 14 November 1990 — BRISBANE
Tuesday 29 October 1991 – CAIRNS
Thursday 19 March 1992 – BRISBANE Special: Sex
Tuesday 6 April 1993 — BRISBANE NEW
Monday 17 February 1997 — BRISBANE Big Sky begins
Friday 31 December 1999 – BRISBANE Y2K arrives
Saturday 1 January 2000 – BRISBANE
Sunday 13 July 2003 – BRISBANE Deal Or No Deal begins

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

Saturday 5 September 1959 – ADELAIDE Official Opening NWS9
Saturday 17 October 1959 — ADELAIDE Adelaide Tonight
Friday 24 October 1959 – ADELAIDE Official Opening ADS7
Friday 11 March 1960 – ADELAIDE Official Opening ABS2
Monday 17 October 1960 — ADELAIDE
Monday 18 December 1961 – ADELAIDE
Sunday 1 September 1963 – ADELAIDE
Friday 27 March 1964 – ADELAIDE Good Friday Appeal
Wednesday 12 May 1965 — ADELAIDE Moors The Merrier, Adelaide Tonight, The Mavis Bramston Show NEW
Monday 12 July 1965 — ADELAIDE
Monday 26 July 1965 – ADELAIDE Official Opening SAS10
Saturday 31 July 1965 – ADELAIDE TV Spells Magic
Thursday 13 October 1966 – ADELAIDE
Wednesday 24 May 1967 – ADELAIDE
Saturday 27 May 1967 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA Federal Referendum
Saturday 25 November 1967 — ADELAIDE 1967 Senate Elections
Friday 27 March 1970 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Good Friday Appeal
Saturday 25 April 1970 – ADELAIDE
Saturday 27 March 1971 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA TV Week Logie Awards
Saturday 3 April 1971 — ADELAIDE
Monday 28 June 1971 – ADELAIDE Final Pick-A-Box
Monday 23 August 1971 – ADELAIDE
Monday 25 October 1971 — ADELAIDE
Monday 10 April 1972 – ADELAIDE Number 96 debuts
Monday 18 February 1974 – ADELAIDE
Friday 8 March 1974 — ADELAIDE TV Week Logie Awards NEW
Monday 22 July 1974 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Wednesday 4 December 1974 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Tuesday 24 December 1974 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Friday 16 April 1976 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA ADS7’s Good Friday Appeal
Wednesday 16 June 1976 – ADELAIDE
Sunday 31 October 1976 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA SAS10 Christmas Telethon
Saturday 18 December 1976 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA NWS9’s Telethon 1976
Saturday 25 December 1976 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Saturday 2 September 1978 — ADELAIDE The 20s And All That Jazz 
Monday 16 October 1978 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Monday 19 February 1979 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sunday 14 October 1979 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA Roots: The Next Generations
Sunday 20 January 1980 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA Arcade debuts on SAS10
Wednesday 30 January 1980 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Friday 6 June 1980 – ADELAIDE
Saturday 19 July 1980 — ADELAIDE Opening Ceremony Games Of The XXII Olympiad
Saturday 16 August 1980 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sunday 26 October 1980 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA SAS10’s Christmas Telethon
Monday 26 January 1981 — ADELAIDE Australia Day NEW
Saturday 21 February 1981 – ADELAIDE
Thursday 26 February 1981 – ADELAIDE
Wednesday 29 July 1981 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA Royal Wedding Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer
Monday 18 January 1982 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Monday 15 February 1982 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA NEW
Friday 12 March 1982 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 7 June 1982 – ADELAIDE 
Thursday 1 July 1982 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA ABC’s 50th anniversary
Monday 1 November 1982 – ADELAIDE
Friday 22 April 1983 – ADELAIDE 25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards
Saturday 29 October 1983 – ADELAIDE The 3D-TV Experience
Saturday 4 February 1984 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA National Olympic Telethon
Tuesday 27 March 1984 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA Eureka Stockade

Monday 9 April 1984 – ADELAIDE Guy Blackmore joins Eyewitness News
Monday 4 June 1984 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Sunday 29 July 1984 — ADELAIDE Opening Ceremony of the Games Of The XXIII Olympiad 
Monday 11 February 1985 – ADELAIDE Midday With Ray Martin begins
Monday 18 March 1985 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA Neighbours‘ debut in Adelaide
Sunday 30 June 1985 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA SBS begins in Adelaide
Saturday 19 October 1985 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA Music Express 10th Anniversary, Miss South Australia Quest
Friday 18 April 1986 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA TV Week Logie Awards NEW
Wednesday 23 July 1986 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA Royal Wedding Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Sunday 28 June 1987 – ADELAIDE
Sunday 19 July 1987 – ADELAIDE Final Countdown
Monday 27 July 1987 – ADELAIDE
Tuesday 15 December 1987 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Saturday 26 December 1987 – ADELAIDE Last day ADS7, SAS10
Sunday 27 December 1987 – ADELAIDE First day ADS10, SAS7
Tuesday 26 January 1988 – SOUTH AUSTRALIA Australia Day 1988 — Australia’s Bicentennial
Friday 1 July 1988 – ADELAIDE
Wednesday 6 May 1992 – ADELAIDE
Sunday 3 October 1993 — SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Monday 13 December 1993 – ADELAIDE

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Friday 16 October 1959 – PERTH Official Opening TVW7
Saturday 7 May 1960 – PERTH Official Opening ABW2
Monday 18 September 1961 – PERTH
Tuesday 19 September 1961 — PERTH Burst Of Summer
Saturday 7 April 1962 – PERTH
Wednesday 7 November 1962 – PERTH
Wednesday 6 May 1964 — PERTH
Saturday 12 June 1965 – PERTH Official Opening STW9
Tuesday 2 November 1965 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Monday 14 February 1966 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Thursday 24 September 1970 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Tuesday 2 March 1971 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Saturday 8 July 1972 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final
Wednesday 30 August 1972 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Saturday 2 December 1972 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA Federal Election
Monday 12 February 1973 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW
Wednesday 12 February 1975 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Friday 30 January 1976 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sunday 17 October 1976 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA Telethon
Saturday 22 January 1977 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Monday 10 October 1977 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sunday 25 February 1979 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA US mini-series Roots debuts
Monday 31 December 1979 – PERTH
Monday 25 February 1980 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW
Tuesday 15 April 1980 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA The 52nd Academy Awards NEW
Wednesday 18 June 1980 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Last Tasmanian
Monday 28 July 1980 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Saturday 29 November 1980 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sunday 24 May 1981 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Tuesday 19 January 1982 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Saturday 6 February 1982 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA NEW
Monday 28 March 1983 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Late Late Breakfast Show
Friday 22 April 1983 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA 25th Anniversary TV Week Logie Awards
Sunday 29 July 1984 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA Opening Ceremony Olympic Games
Monday 13 August 1984 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA Closing Ceremony Olympic Games
Tuesday 1 October 1985 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sunday 16 March 1986 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA SBS begins in Perth
Monday 12 January 1987 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Friday 3 April 1987 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA TV Week Logie Awards
Monday 6 July 1987 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Sunday 17 January 1988 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA Home And Away begins NEW
Friday 11 March 1988 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA TV Week Logie Awards NEW
Friday 20 May 1988 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA Official Opening NEW10
Sunday 13 November 1988 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA Fosters Australian Formula One Grand Prix
Monday 14 November 1988 – PERTH
Tuesday 14 November 1989 – PERTH
Wednesday 14 November 1990 – PERTH
Monday 27 May 1991 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Tuesday 6 April 1993 – WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Friday 8 November 1996 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Monday 11 February 2002 — WESTERN AUSTRALIA Winter Olympics. Shafted begins

TASMANIA:

Monday 23 May 1960 – HOBART Official Opening TVT6
Saturday 4 June 1960 – HOBART Official Opening ABT2
Saturday 26 May 1962 – TASMANIA Official Opening TNT9
Monday 27 August 1962 — TASMANIA
Friday 23 October 1964 – TASMANIA Miss Australia Quest
Tuesday 1 June 1965 – TASMANIA
Sunday 19 December 1965 — TASMANIA Festival Of Northern Lights appeal
Tuesday 22 April 1969 — TASMANIA
Wednesday 19 August 1970 – TASMANIA
Monday 3 January 1972 – TASMANIA
Saturday 26 February 1972 — TASMANIA
Monday 13 May 1974 — TASMANIA
Monday 2 December 1974 – TASMANIA
Monday 26 May 1975 – TASMANIA
Wednesday 25 August 1976 – TASMANIA
Monday 29 May 1978 – TASMANIA
Saturday 7 June 1980 – TASMANIA
Wednesday 14 January 1981 — TASMANIA Telemovie Because He’s My Friend NEW
Wednesday 7 March 1984 – TASMANIA
Sunday 16 March 1986 – TASMANIA SBS begins in Hobart
Monday 11 July 1988 – TASMANIA
Monday 19 March 1990 – TASMANIA
Tuesday 3 November 1992 – TASMANIA Melbourne Cup
Tuesday 30 March 1993 – TASMANIA
Monday 16 January 1995 – TASMANIA
Wednesday 6 April 2005 – TASMANIA

NORTHERN TERRITORY:

Tuesday 24 December 1974 – DARWIN Cyclone Tracy hits Darwin
Monday 16 October 1978 — NORTHERN TERRITORY
Monday 15 February 1982 — DARWIN NEW
Monday 7 June 1982 – DARWIN
Friday 1 January 1988 – DARWIN Australia Live
Wednesday 13 July 1988 – DARWIN
Monday 16 August 1993 – NORTHERN TERRITORY
Sunday 3 October 1993 — NORTHERN TERRITORY
Friday 27 March 1998 – DARWIN Seven Darwin begins
Monday 25 February 2002 – DARWIN Closing Ceremony Winter Olympic Games

These program listings are only as published prior to the air dates — they do not account for last minute schedule changes made before going to air

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