Saturday 13 October 1973 — MELBOURNE

ABC broadcasts the Australian Opera production of Prokofiev’s adaptation of Tolstoy’s War And Peace. The telecast, produced jointly between ABC and BBC, is from a dress rehearsal performance held at the Sydney Opera House on 26 September 1973, two days ahead of its first performance. Although Australian television was still in black and white, the performance was recorded in colour for BBC transmission.

War And Peace was the first opera to be performed at the Sydney Opera House, ahead of its official opening on 20 October 1973.

Source: TV Times, 13 October 1973

7AM 7.30am Playroom
8AM 8.30am Cartoons 8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Daryl Somers, Ossie Ostrich. Includes Thunderbirds, Rocky And His Friends, Space Kidettes, Lancelot Link 8am Cartoon Carnival
9AM 9am Mattel’s Magical World
9.30 The Osmonds
9am The Saturday Show. Sherry Wheeler
10AM 10am Get Smart
10.30 Tomfoolery
11AM 11am The Jetsons
11.30 Huckleberry Hound
11am McHale’s Navy
11.30 Tales Of Wells Fargo
11.30 The Rovers
12PM 12pm Sportsview. Includes NSW Open Golf, Water World, Pot Black, English Premier League 12pm Movie: Wings And The Woman. 1942 [IMDB] 12pm World Championship Wrestling 12pm Barrier Reef
12.30 Topper
1PM 1.45 Movie: The First Of The Few. 1943 [IMDB] 1pm Movies: The Iron Cross. 1964 [IMDB]; Rock Pretty Baby. 1957 [IMDB] 1pm Great Adventure
2PM 2pm Movie: Cardboard Cavalier. 1949 [IMDB]
4PM 4.30 This Week Has Seven Days 4pm The Curiosity Show 4pm What In The World. Sandy Palmer, Gary Carvolth
4.30 Junior Jury. Noel O’Connor
5PM 5pm Sporting Roundup
5.15 Sports Film
5.35 Adventures On The Riverbank
5.50 Cattanooga Cats
5.30 Jeopardy. Mal Walden 5pm Riverboat 5pm Here Comes The Grump
5.30 Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield
6PM 6.30 Golden Silents
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News
6.30 Movie: Knights Of The Round Table [IMDB]
6pm National Nine News
6.30 The Mouse Factory
6pm The Brady Bunch
6.30 Young Talent Time
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 Four Corners. Caroline Jones, John Temple, Jim Downes, Peter Ross, Stuart Littlemore
7pm Here’s Lucy
7.30 Movie: Carry On Cleo. 1965 [IMDB]
7.30 Movie: Lonely Are The Brave. 1962 [IMDB]
8PM  8.25 Opera: War And Peace 8.45 Penthouse Club. Michael Williamson, Mary Hardy. Includes Tattslotto
9PM  9.55 ABC News 9.10 Movie: Carry On Regardless. 1963 [IMDB] 9.40 The Name Of The Game
10PM  10pm Opera: War And Peace (cont’d) 10.55 Cade’s County
11PM  11.25 Close 11.15 News, Weather
11.30 Star Soccer
11.55 News 11.10 Rowan And Martin’s Laugh-In
12AM  12am Movie: The Blonde From Peking. 1967 [IMDB] 12.10am Weather; Close
1AM  1.15am Close
3AM  3am Epilogue; Close