Sunday 13 August 1978 — MELBOURNE

The last day of competition and the Closing Ceremony of the XI Commonwealth Games, held in Edmonton, Canada. Live coverage is at 6am with a repeat of highlights at 10.50pm.

ABC also had a last minute change to its schedule following the death of Pope Paul VI. The funeral for the pope was broadcast live from Rome at 1.50am Sunday morning with a repeat at 8.30pm.

Source: Scene, 12 August 1978. (Programs marked * from The Age Green Guide, 10 August 1978)

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6AM 6am Commonwealth Games: Ninth Day and Closing Ceremony. Live from Edmonton, Canada 6am Thunderbirds
7AM 7am Star Trek
7.30 Garner Ted Armstrong
8AM 8.25am Jesus For Today
8.55 It Is Written
8am Look Listen Laugh And Learn
8.30 Good News
8.30am You Say The Word
9AM 9am Close 9.25 Sunday Magazine
9.40 World Of Sport Replay
9am Rex Humbard Hour 9.30 Hour Of Power
10AM 10.30 Chess: World Championship 1978 Report 10am Here’s Humphrey
10.52 Point Of View
10.30 Mass For You At Home
11AM 11am Divine Service 11.55 World Of Sport. Ron Casey 11am Religious Feature
11.30 You Me And Education
11am Greek Affair
12PM 12pm The Vision Splendid
12.30 Living Tomorrow
12.45 Sow What (Rpt)
12pm World Championship Wrestling 12pm Variety Italian Style
1PM 1pm Four Corners (Rpt) 1pm Movie: The Brass Bottle. 1964 [IMDB] 1pm Racing Review
1.45 Football: VFA. Coburg v Brunswick
2PM 2pm The Winners: VFL 2.30 Movie: Roll Freddie Roll. 1974 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Basketball: St Kilda v Carlton 3.30 Special: Come Into My Parlour 3.30 News
3.35 Football: VFA (cont’d)
4PM 4pm A Big Country
4.30 Roraima — The Lost World
4.30 Special: Hot Wax — Thank You Rock ‘N Roll 4pm The Curiosity Show
5PM 5.20 Yak
5.30 Basil Brush
5.30 It’s Academic 5pm Big Valley 5pm High Chaparral
6PM 6pm Countdown
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Includes Camera Seven
6.30 The Wonderful World Of Disney
6pm National Nine News. Includes Sunday Magazine
6.30 New Faces. Bert Newton, Tim Evans, John Newman
6pm News At Six
6.30 The Life And Times Of Grizzly Adams
7PM  7pm ABC News. Includes Weekend Magazine
7.40 When The Boat Comes In
7.30 This Is Your Life 7.30 Happy Days 7.30 The Bionic Woman
8PM  * 8.30 Funeral Of Pope Paul VI (Rpt) 8pm Father Dear Father
8.30 Movie: Vanishing Point. 1971 [IMDB]
8.30 Movie: Vampira. 1974 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Hunters Are For Killing. 1970 [IMDB]
10PM  * 10.10 ABC News, Weather
* 10.20 Comedy Playhouse
* 10.50 Commonwealth Games: Ninth Day and Closing Ceremony Highlights
10.20 Movie: I Want To Live. 1958 (B&W) [IMDB] 10.30 Movie: Baby Doll. 1956 (B&W) [IMDB] 10.30 Man At The Top
11PM  * 11.50 Close 11.30 Special: The Making Of Thank God It’s Friday
12AM  12.45am Insight 12.30am Movie: Rhythm On The River. 1940 (B&W) [IMDB] 12am Close
1AM  1.15 Close
2AM  2.05 Movie: Double Or Nothing. 1937 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.35 Movie: She Loves Me Not. 1934 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5am Gideon’s Way (B&W)
(Continues to 6am)