Sunday 7 August 1983 — MELBOURNE

The Seven Network commences its seven-day coverage of the First World Athletic Championships from Helsinki, Finland. The first day includes an afternoon preview ahead of the live coverage of the opening ceremony and events including the women’s marathon. Seven continues to present an hour of highlights each night, culminating in live coverage of the men’s marathon, with Australia represented by Rob de Castella, on the last day of competition on 14 August 1983.

Source: TV Week, 6 August 1983

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6AM 6am World Of Survival
6.30 Golf: US PGA Championship
(5.55am) The World Tomorrow
6.25 You Say The Word
7AM 7.25 Hour Of Power
8AM 8.45am It Is Written 8.25 Mass For You At Home
9AM 9.15 Sunday Magazine
9.30 VFL Junior Supporters Club. Peter Landy
9am Sunday. Jim Waley, Max Walsh, Sam Lipski 9am Let’s Go Greek
10AM 10am Playmates 10am World Of Sport Replay 10am Greek Variety Show
11AM 11am Divine Service 11am World Of Sport 11am Sports Sunday. Mike Gibson 11am Variety Italian Style
12PM 12pm Living Tomorrow
12.15 Sow What? (Rpt)
12.30 Countrywide (Rpt)
12pm Movie: Anastasia. 1956 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Taras Bulba. 1962 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Four Corners (Rpt)
1.30 Special: The Mysteries Of Hieronymus Bosch
2PM 2.45 Diversions
2.55 Rugby Union: Second International. Australia v Argentina. Live from the Sydney Cricket Ground
2.15pm Football: Army Reserve Cup. Geelong v Swans 2pm Movie: Born Free. 1966 [IMDB] 2.20 Movie: The Story Of Seabiscuit. 1949 [IMDB]
3PM 3.15pm Domenica Sportiva
4PM 4.45 So The Story Goes 4pm Land Of The Giants 4pm Solid Gold 4.45 Focus
5PM 5pm The Winners: AFL. Drew Morphett 5pm Athletics: World Athletic Championships. Preview 5pm The Road Runner Show
5.30 Candid Camera
5.15 Paths To Art (Germany)
6PM 6pm Countdown
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Mal Walden
6.30 The Wonderful World Of Disney
6pm National Nine News. Peter Hitchener
6.30 New Faces. Bert Newton
6pm Eyewitness News. Charles Slade
6.30 John Laws’ World
6pm Arabela (Czechoslovakia)
6.30 World News
7PM  7pm ABC News. Includes Weekend Magazine
7.40 Spirit Of Asia
7.30 Willesee Special: The Ultimate Struggle 7.30 60 Minutes. George Negus, Ray Martin, Jana Wendt, Ian Leslie 7.30 MASH 7pm Inside Japan
7.30 Soccer: Match Of The Day. Heidelberg v Marconi. Highlights
8PM  8.40 Stuart Wagstaff’s World Playhouse 8.30 Movie: Brass Target. 1978 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Breakthrough. 1979 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Thunderball. 1965 [IMDB] 8.30 The Sunday Show (Italy)
9PM  9.35 ABC News, Weather
9.45 Marque — A Hundred Years Of Motoring
9.30 Movie: Insiang. 1976 (Philippines) [IMDB]
10PM  10.15 World Of Music 10.40 Athletics: First World Athletic Championships. Live from Olympic Stadium, Helsinki 10.20 Motor Racing: German Formula One Grand Prix. Live from Hockenheim Circuit, West Germany
11PM  11.05 Close 11pm Entertainment This Week 11.05 World News (Rpt)
11.35 Close
12AM  12.30am Movie: Seawolf. 1974 [IMDB] 12am City Lights
12.30 Rugby League: The Big Game
1AM  1am Insight
1.30 Close
2AM  2.05 Movie: Uptight. 1968 [IMDB] 2am Close
3AM  3.50 Movie: Work Is A Four Letter Word. 1968 [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 The Best Of Jackie Gleason
(Continues to 6am)