Saturday 15 May 1976 — MELBOURNE

ATV0’s annual Nerve Deafness Telethon raises funds for The University of Melbourne’s research into nerve deafness. The telethon commenced the previous night with a televised concert from Dallas Brooks Hall in Melbourne, followed by three hours of telethon through to 1am, before resuming this morning at 8am.

The telethon continues through to  midnight. The variety show Penthouse Club on rival station HSV7 also includes a live cross to ATV0’s telethon in the evening.

Source: TV Scene, 15 May 1976

8AM 8am Movie: Destination Inner Space. 1966 [IMDB] 8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday Cartoon Festival. Includes King Leonardo, Rocky And His Friends, Go Go Gopher, The Beatles, The Porky Pig Show, Quick Draw McGraw 8am Nerve Deafness Telethon. Live from Dallas Brooks Hall
9AM 9.30 Rocket Robin Hood
10AM 10am Sound Unlimited
11AM 11am Wide World Of Sport
12PM 12pm Movie: Sandokan The Great. 1965 [IMDB] 12pm World Championship Wrestling
1PM 1pm Movie: Men With Wings. 1938 (B&W) [IMDB]
2PM 2.05 Movie: Ski Party. 1965 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm State League Soccer: Match Of The Day
4PM 4pm Soccer: Scottish FA Cup Final (Rpt) 4pm This Week Has Seven Days. David Johnston, Honor Walters
5PM 5.05 Countdown (Rpt) 5pm Happy-Go-Round. Jacki MacDonald 5pm Nerve Deafness Telethon — Special: Sunday And Monday In Silence
6PM 6pm Football: VFL. Who Won? Why?
6.25 The Harlem Globetrotters’ Popcorn Machine
6.45 The Art Of Sailing
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Mal Walden. Includes Football Panel 6pm News Centre Nine. Arthur Higgins, Ted Ryan, Bert Bryant
6.30 Bandstand ’76. Daryl Somers
6pm Eyewitness News. Brad Smart, Clem Dimsey
6.30 Young Talent Time. Telethon Special. Live from Dallas Brooks Hall
7PM  7pm ABC News. John Amies
7.15 Today’s Football. Carlton v Richmond, Geelong v Footscray
7pm Football: The Big Replay. Geelong v Footscray, Carlton v Richmond, Melbourne v Hawthorn 7.30 Cannon 7.30 Nerve Deafness Telethon (cont’d) Includes link-up with Penthouse Club (HSV7)
8PM  8.15 Today’s Sport
8.30 Four Corners. Caroline Jones, Jim Downes, Allan Hogan, Peter Luck, Peter Ross, Jeff Watson, Kerry O’Brien
8.15 Penthouse Club. Michael Williamson, Mary Hardy. Includes Tattslotto (9.30) and a live cross to ATV0’s Nerve Deafness Telethon 8.30 Police Story
9PM  9.25 War And Peace 9.30 Movie: Cotter. 1972 [IMDB]
10PM  10.50 Certain Women
11PM  11.40 Close 11.15 Star Soccer 11.15 Movie: The Giant Claw. 1957 (B&W) [IMDB]
12AM  12.30am Close 12.40am Epilogue
12.45 Close
12am The Hal Todd Picture Show: Stolen Hours. 1963 [IMDB]
2AM  2.30 Close