Tuesday 15 September 1981 — MELBOURNE

The Nine Network’s celebration of 25 years of television includes The Way It Was, looking at the big news stories of the previous quarter century. The program was hosted by Nine’s Sydney newsreader Brian Henderson and Melbourne newsreader Brian Naylor.

The following night, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the launch of Australia’s first TV station, TCN9, Nine presents a repeat of its February special, Channel Nine Celebrates 25 Years Of Television.

Source: TV Week, 12 September 1981

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6AM 6am Rocky And His Friends
6.30 King Leonardo
6.55 Go Health
6.30am The Adventures Of Muhammad Ali
7AM 7am Bewitched (B&W)
7.30 Potty Time
7am Cartoons 7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8am Mickey And Donald
8.30 The Munsters (B&W)
9AM 9am Close
9.30 Play School
9am (To Be Announced) 9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Eyewitness News
9.05 Texas
10AM 10am For Schools: Watch
10.15 Close
10am Romper Room 10am Another World 10am Fat Cat And Friends
10.30 The Bernard King Show
11AM 11.40 For Schools: Children Around The World 11am Celebrity Tattletales
11.30 Willesee 81 (Rpt)
11.30 National Nine News 11am Good Morning Melbourne. Roy Hampson, Annette Allison
11.55 Eyewitness News
12PM 12pm Close 12pm Movie: Cage Without A Key. 1975 [IMDB] 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: Impulsion. 1972 (B&W) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News, Weather
1.11 Close
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2PM 2pm The Streets Of San Francisco 2.30 The Young And The Restless
2.55 News
2pm The Celebrity Game. Mike Preston
2.30 Blankety Blanks. Graham Kennedy
3PM 3pm Sesame Street 3pm Homicide 3pm General Hospital
3.30 Search For Tomorrow
3pm Wonder Woman
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Earth Watch
4pm Flipper
4.30 Shirl’s Neighbourhood
4pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
4.30 Matchmates
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5pm The Flaxton Boys
5.58 ABC News Headlines
5pm Wheel Of Fortune. Ernie Sigley, Adriana Xenides
5.30 Get Smart
5pm Gomer Pyle USMC
5.30 Family Feud
5.55 News
5pm Batman
5.30 The Brady Bunch
6PM 6pm Wayne And Shuster
6.25 The Goodies
6.55 Videodisc
6pm The New Price Is Right. Ian Turpie
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden
6pm The Young Doctors
6.30 National Nine News. Brian Naylor, Arthur Higgins, Kevin Arnett
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jana Wendt, Rob Astbury, Clem Dimsey, Rob Gell 6pm People You Meet
6.27 News
6.30 Squash: Geoff Hunt (Australia) v Jahangir Khan (Pakistan)
7PM  7pm ABC News. Geoff Raymond
7.30 Our World
7pm Willesee 81. Mike Willesee
7.30 Kingswood Country
7pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Victoria Nicolls
7.30 Special: The Way It Was — 25 Years Of Television News. Brian Henderson, Brian Naylor
7pm The Restless Years
7.30 Holiday Island
7.30 World News. George Donikian
8PM  8.20 Nationwide. Peter Couchman
8.50 Snooker: Winfield Masters’ Championships
8pm Bless This House
8.30 The Professionals
8.30 Special: The 1981 Emmy Awards 8.30 Prisoner 8pm Scoop. Xavier de Barcenas
8.30 Teacher With The Golden Eyes (Greece)
9PM  9.20 Chalk And Cheese
9.45 ABC News, Weather
9.55 Manteca
9.30 Movie: Transplant. 1979 [IMDB] 9.30 Flamingo Road 9.30 With A Little Bit Of Luck (Sweden)
10PM  10.40 Close 10.30 Movie: Frenzy. 1972 [IMDB] 10.15 A Marriage Of Convenience (Lebanon)
11PM  11.20 Movie: Juke Box Rhythm. 1959 (B&W) [IMDB] 11pm Dickens Of London 11.15 Close
12AM  12.55am Close 12am Movie: Hoffman. 1971 [IMDB] 12.30am Almost Anything Goes
1AM  1.30 Close
2AM  2.20 Movie: Guest Wife. 1945 (B&W) [IMDB]
4AM  4am Movie: Dimples. 1936 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 The Baron
(Continues to 6am)