Monday 5 February 1979 — MELBOURNE

Former Brisbane television personality Annette Allison joins ATV0 as co-newsreader beside Bruce Mansfield on a revamped Eyewitness News. The news line-up was short-lived, as both Allison and Mansfield were dismissed from their newsreading roles at the end of the year.

Allison was also appointed to co-host the mid-morning show Everyday, due to commence later in February. Everyday, later to become Good Morning Melbourne, continued through to the end of 1988.

Mansfield continued in various other roles at the channel through much of the 1980s.

Source: TV Week, 3 February 1979. The Age, 1 February 1979

6AM 6am The Samurai
6.30 The Job Show
7AM 7am The Holiday Fun Show. Marilyn Mayo 7am The Early Bird Show
8AM 8am Sesame Street
9AM 9am Close
9.30 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 Movie: The Eternal Sea. 1954 (B&W) [IMDB]
10AM 10am For Schools: Primary Programs ’79, Secondary Programs ’79
10.40 Close
10am Romper Room 10am Here’s Lucy
10.30 Celebrity Squares
11AM 11am For Schools: Primary Programs ’79, Secondary Programs ’79
11.40 Close
11am Happy Ever After
11.30 Willesee At Seven (Rpt)
11am Untamed World
11.55 News
11.30 Barrier Reef
12PM 12.35pm Weekend Magazine (Rpt) 12pm Movie: The Quiller Memorandum. 1966 (B&W) [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Heart In Hiding. 1974 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: The Littlest Rebel. 1935 (B&W) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News, Weather
1.11 For Schools: Primary Programs ’79, Secondary Programs ’79, Primary Programs ’79, Secondary Programs ’79
1.20 Cricket: World Series Cricket Supertest. World v Australians. Live from Sydney 1.30 The Steve Raymond Show
2PM 2.30 Close 2pm Homicide 2.30 The FBI
3PM 3pm The Streets Of San Francisco 3.30 International Wide World Of Sport 3.30 The Littlest Hobo
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Sesame Street
4pm Flipper
4.30 The New Mickey Mouse Club
4pm Cricket (cont’d) 4pm Land Of The Lost
4.30 Battle Of The Planets
5PM 5.30 Nutty Squirrels
5.45 Forest Rangers
5pm The Flintstones
5.30 Bewitched (B&W)
5pm Superman
5.30 Gomer Pyle USMC
6PM 6.05 Rocky O’Rourke
6.30 The Ghost And Mrs Muir
6.55 Today’s Sport
6pm Welcome Back Kotter
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden
6pm The Road Runner Show
6.30 National Nine News. Brian Naylor, Arthur Higgins, Kevin Arnett
6pm Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield, Annette Allison, Tony Doherty, Rob Gell (see advertisement below)
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.26 Weather
7.30 Horse Talk
7pm Willesee At Seven. Mike Willesee
7.30 Mind Your Language
7pm Cricket (cont’d) 7pm MASH
7.30 Alice
8PM  8pm The Liver Birds
8.30 Armchair Thriller
8pm Doctors Down Under
8.30 Cop Shop
8.30 Sword Of Justice
9PM  9.20 ABC News, Weather
9.30 Disappearing World
9.30 The Naked Vicar Show
10PM  10.20 These Men Are Dangerous
10.50 Close
10.30 News. Mal Walden
10.50 Will Shakespeare
10.30 The Tony Randall Show 10.30 Harry O
11PM  11.50 Don’t Drink The Water 11pm All You Need Is Love 11.30 Movie: The Last Bandit. 1949 (B&W) [IMDB]
12AM  12.20am Close 12am Movie: The Misfits. 1961 (B&W) [IMDB]
1AM  1am Close
2AM  2am Movie: Five Finger Exercise. 1952 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.40 Movie: A Safe Place. 1972 [IMDB]
5AM  5am Danger Man
(Continues to 6am)