Thursday 7 October 1976 — MELBOURNE

The first presentation of The Australian TV And Film Awards, nicknamed The Sammys. The awards were a joint venture between TV Times, the Seven Network and the Variety Club of Australia as a rival to the TV Week Logie Awards.

The 1976 awards were hosted by David Frost and held at the Sydney Opera House.

The Sammys were presented annually until 1981.

Source: TV Times, 2 October 1976

6AM 6am Thunderbirds
7AM 7am The Super Flying Fun Show 7am Cartoon Carnival
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.45 Rin Tin Tin
9AM 9am For Schools: Ten Australians
9.30 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Swami Sarasvati
9.15 Movie: The System. 1966 [IMDB]
10AM 10am For Schools: Papua New Guinea, History 1917-1971 (B&W), Scan, Social Studies, Social Science 10am Celebrity Squares. Jimmy Hannan
10.30 Here’s Lucy
10.45 King’s Kitchen. Bernard King
11AM 11am Return To Peyton Place
11.30 Movie: Vigil In The Night. 1940 (B&W) [IMDB]
11am Another World
11.55 News
11am The Roy Hampson Show
12PM 12pm Days Of Our Lives
12.55 News
12pm Matlock Police
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.10 Horizon-5
1.30 For Schools: Behind The News, Thinkabout/Talkabout (B&W), Asian Neighbours
1.30pm The Doris Day Show 1pm Search For Tomorrow
1.30 The Young And The Restless
1pm Vi’s Pad
1.30 The Mike Walsh Show
2PM 2pm Medical Centre 2pm General Hospital
2.55 News
3PM 3pm Homicide 3pm Dinah! 3pm Pot Of Gold
4PM 4pm Play School (B&W)
4.30 Flashez. Ray Burgess
4pm Mister Ed (B&W)
4.30 The Monkees
4pm Cartoon Corner 4pm Hilarious House Of Frightenstein
4.30 Ripcord
5PM 5.05 The Wombles
5.10 Challenging Sea
5.30 F Troop
5pm The Beverly Hillbillies
5.30 Get Smart
5pm McHale’s Navy (B&W) 5pm Lost In Space
6PM 6pm Gunsmoke
6.55 To Market
6pm The Flintstones
6.30 Seven National News. Brian Naylor, David Johnston, Peter Landy, Ilona Komesaroff
6pm National Nine News. Eric Pearce, Peter Hitchener, Arthur Higgins, Brian Bury
6.30 A Current Affair. Mike Minehan
6pm Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield, Clem Dimsey, Briony Behets
6.30 Ernie. Ernie Sigley
7PM  7pm ABC News, Weather
7.30 This Day Tonight. Peter Couchman
7pm Bewitched
7.30 Welcome Back Kotter
7pm Happy Days
7.30 Little House On The Prairie
7.30 Australians At War
8PM  8pm Pot Black
8.30 Dave Allen At Large
8pm Barney Miller
8.30 Special: Australian TV And Film Awards — The Sammys. David Frost. Live from Sydney Opera House
8.30 Movie: The Secret Of Santa Vittoria. 1969 [IMDB] 8.30 The Benny Hill Show
9PM  9.15 Alvin Purple
9.45 ABC News, Weather
9.55 State Of The Nation. George Negus, Noel Norton
9.30 Movie: Zeppelin. 1971 [IMDB]
10PM  10.25 Concert Hall 10.30 The Untouchables (B&W)
11PM  11.15 Close 11.30 Alias Smith And Jones 11pm The Baron 11.25 Soccer From West Germany
12AM  12.30am Close 12am Movie: Death Of A Scoundrel (B&W) [IMDB] 12.20am Mission Impossible
1AM  1.20 Close
3AM  3am Movie: The Cockeyed Cowboys Of Calico County [IMDB]
4AM  4.40 Movie: Rangers Of Fortune (B&W) [IMDB]
(Continues to 6am)