Saturday 1 March 1975 — MELBOURNE

The first full day of colour transmission, following the official changeover at midnight.

ABC’s first night of colour television includes a repeat of the episode of Countdown which aired at midnight, and later presents the special Colour It Music, featuring Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, the Australian Ballet, Claire Poole Singers, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Judy Stone, Daryl Braithwaite and Sonia Hanks — presented from the Sydney Opera House.

Nine’s live coverage of the opening concert for Melbourne’s Moomba festival is hosted by Jimmy Hannan and features performances by Johnny Farnham, Denise Drysdale, Heathermae Redding, James Pegler and the Joe Latona Dancers.

40 years of colour TV [2014]

Source: TV Week, 1 March 1975

6AM (1.32am) Tennis: World Championships 1973 6am Special: The LP Show With Victor Borge 6.15am Movie: The Amazons Of Rome. 1963 [IMDB]
7AM 7am Special: Julie And Dick In Covent Garden 7.30am Circus
8AM 8am ABC News. Geoff Raymond
8.30 Target: C-Day Special
8am Funshine Saturday. Includes Rupert Bear 8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Daryl Somers, Ossie Ostrich. Includes The Beatles, Comedy Capers, Lancelot Link 8am Cartoon Carnival
9AM 9am Jambo
9.30 The Addams Family
10AM 10am Catch Kandy
10.30 Jeannie
11AM 11am Sportsview. Includes NSW Surfing Championships, Sheffield Shield Cricket, Motor Racing, Golden Slipper Festival, Soccer 11am Tennis: Davis Cup. Live from New Zealand 11am Thunderbirds 11am Movie: Aladdin And His Magic Lamp [IMDB]
12PM 12pm World Championship Wrestling 12.20pm Movie: Smiley Gets A Gun. 1959 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Golf: 1975 International Proette Golf Tournament. Live from Australian Golf Club, Sydney
2PM 2pm Movie: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. 1961 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Cool McCool
3.30 Huckleberry Hound
4PM 4pm This Week Has Seven Days. David Johnston 4pm What In The World. Sandy Palmer, Gary Carvolth
4.30 Junior Jury. Noel O’Connor
5PM 5pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
5.30 The Mouse Factory
5pm Time For Living. JJ White, Marie Knapp
5.30 Me And Chimp
6PM 6pm Countdown (Rpt)
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. David Johnston
6.30 (To Be Advised)
6pm News Centre Nine. Peter Hitchener, Brian Henderson, Bert Bryant
6.30 The Thrillseekers
6pm Eyewitness News. Brad Smart, Peter Sharp, Clem Dimsey
6.30 Young Talent Time. Johnny Young, Phillip Gould, Debbie Byrne, Trevor Hindmarsh, Jane Scali, Greg Mills, Derek Redfern, Julie Ryles, Sally Boyden, Steven Zammit, Karen Knowles
7PM  7pm ABC News. John Amies
7.30 Special: Colour It Music
7.30 Thick As Thieves 7pm The Mary Tyler Moore Show
7.30 Ironside
7.30 Emergency
8PM  8.30 Four Corners 8pm Penthouse Club. Michael Williamson, Mary Hardy. Includes Tattslotto 8.30 Special: Moomba Opening Concert. Jimmy Hannan. Live from Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne 8.30 Movie: When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth. 1970 [IMDB]
9PM  9.15 Movie: They Don’t Clap Losers [IMDB] 9.30 Movie: The King And I. 1956 [IMDB]
10PM  10.40 The ABC Of It 10.20 Movie: 1001 Nights [IMDB]
11PM  11pm Certain Women
11.45 Close
11.15 Late News, Weather. Greg Shackleton
11.30 Star Soccer
12AM  12.45am Close 12am Movie: Too Hot To Handle. 1960 [IMDB] 12.20am Close
2AM  2.10am Epilogue
2.15 Close