Tuesday 5 April 1983 — MELBOURNE

The debut of Nine’s new soapie Starting Out, replacing The Young Doctors. The new series, from the Grundy Organisation, centred around a group of first year medical students. The cast included John Hamblin, Jill Forster, Suzy Gashler, Peter O’Brien, David Clencie, Tottie Goldsmith, Gerard Maguire, Maurie Fields, Rowena Mohr, Paul Williams, Yves Stening, Colin Vancao, Leander Brett, Marie Redshaw, John Higginson and Nikki Coghill. The series had a short life and was soon cancelled with its remaining episodes played out over the summer break.

Seven begins a re-run of US mini-series Holocaust, while Ten screens a news special, The Royals, with an update on the royal tour of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Source: TV Week, 2 April 1983. (SBS: The Age, 5 April 1983)

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6AM 6am Rocky And His Friends
6.25 Go Health
6.30 The Adventures Of The Lone Ranger
6am Cartoons
6.15 The Three Stooges (B&W)
6.30 Superman (B&W)
7AM 7am Mister Ed (B&W)
7.30 Crusader Rabbit
7am The National Today Show 7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8am Tom And Jerry
8.30 Bewitched
9AM 9am Close
9.30 Play School
9am Class Of ’74 (B&W)
9.30 This Is Your Life
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am The Restless Years
10AM 10am Close 10am Romper Room 10am Another World 10am The Beatles
10.30 Fat Cat And Friends
11AM 11am Eleven AM 11am The Richard Simmons Show
11.30 National Nine News
11am Good Morning Melbourne
12PM 12pm Movie: In The Doghouse. 1964 (B&W) [IMDB] 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: Malachi’s Cove. 1975 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News, Weather
1.11 Movie: 52nd Street. 1937 [IMDB]
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2PM 2.30 Wild, Wild World Of Animals
2.55 The Wombles
2pm Donahue 2.30 News
2.35 The Young And The Restless
2pm Clive Robertson’s Beauty And The Beast
3PM 3pm Sesame Street 3pm Police Woman 3.30 General Hospital 3pm The Waltons
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Dr Snuggles
4.35 Under The Mountain
4pm Shirl’s Neighbourhood
4.30 Lassie
4pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
4.30 Matchmates
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5.05 Ritter’s Cove
5.30 Battle Of The Planets
5.54 Danger Mouse
5.58 ABC News Headlines
5pm Wheel Of Fortune. Ernie Sigley, Adriana Xenides
5.30 I Dream Of Jeannie
5pm Here’s Lucy
5.30 Family Feud. Daryl Somers
5pm Gilligan’s Island
5.30 The Muppet Show
5.30pm Karagoz (Turkey)
5.45 Mr Storyteller (Greece)
5.57 News Headlines
6PM 6pm The Kenny Everett Video Show
6.20 The Goodies
6.55 Take 5
6pm The New Price Is Right. Ian Turpie
6.30 Seven National News
6pm Starting Out PREMIERE (see advertisement below)
6.30 National Nine News
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jo Pearson 6pm Hocus Pocus
6.30 Rock Around The World
7PM  7pm ABC News. Geoff Raymond
7.30 Our World: The Mystery Of The Red Sea Wreck
7pm Sons And Daughters
7.30 A Country Practice
7pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Delvene Delaney
7.30 Waterloo Station
7pm MASH
7.30 Carson’s Law
7pm International Sports Magazine
7.30 World News
8PM  8.25 Nationwide. Peter Couchman
8.55 Airline
8.30 Mini-Series: Holocaust. Part One [IMDB] 8.30 Remington Steele 8.30 Prisoner 8pm SCOOP
8.30 Half Time (Germany)
9PM  9.45 ABC News, Weather
9.55 Rock Arena
9.30 The Daryl Somers Show 9.30 Special: The Royals 9.30 Movie: Le Dernier Milliardaire. 1934 (France) [IMDB]
10PM  10.45 Soccer: The Road To Wembley 10pm Movie: Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia. 1974 [IMDB]
11PM  11.20 Close 11.15 Seven National News
11.45 Thriller
11.45 The Evil Touch 11.30 House Calls 11.05 World News (Rpt)
11.35 Close
12AM  12.15am Movie: Last Train From Gun Hill. 1959 [IMDB] 12.30am Keep It In The Family
1AM  1.15am Close 1am Second City
1.30 Close
2AM  2.05 Movie: Thunder Road. 1958 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.45 Movie: Paper Man. 1971 [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 The Big Valley
(Continues to 6am)