The end of HSV7’s first week on air includes Peters’ Fun Fair, a children’s show hosted by clowns Zig (Jack Perry) and Zag (Doug McKenzie) and sponsored by ice cream makers Peters. Peters’ Fun Fair continued on Saturday evenings for over a decade. Zig and Zag continued to appear on the channel, most notably on the annual Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The successful double act came to an abrupt end in 1999, when it was revealed that Perry had been convicted of molesting his granddaughter between 1979 and 1981.
Wedding Day was the first TV program from radio producer Crawford Productions. The show opened with a filmed excerpt from a wedding that had taken place in Melbourne earlier in the day. The happy couple would then be brought in to the studio, where they would then be offered modest household items as prizes and the chance to win more substantial prizes.
Source: Listener In-TV, 10 November 1956
|6PM||6pm Peters’ Fun Fair. Zig and Zag PREMIERE
6.30 Hopalong Cassidy
|7PM||7pm News, Weather. Danny Webb, Brenda Marshall
7.15 Kiernan’s Kaleidoscope
7.30 Grantland Rice
7.45 Sports Thrills
|8PM||8pm The Scarlet Pimpernel
8.30 Racket Squad
|9PM||9pm Wedding Day PREMIERE
9.30 News, Weather. Danny Webb, Brenda Marshall