Sunday 17 April 1977 — SYDNEY

TEN10 screens the debut of landmark US mini-series Roots. The series aired in Melbourne a month later.

Source: Sun Herald, 17 April 1977

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6AM 6am Gene Autry (B&W)
7AM 7.15am These Children Are Ours
7.30 Bible World
7am Day Of Discovery
7.30 Garner Ted Armstrong
8AM 8am Television Tutorial 8am Insight
8.30 It Is Written
8.30am Amco Shield
9AM 9am Big League Replay: Manly v Parramatta 9am Cathedral Of Tomorrow 9.30 Hour Of Power
10AM 10am Star Soccer 10am Here’s Humphrey
10.55 Point Of View
10.30 Grecian Scene
11AM 11am Divine Service 11am Sportsaction 11am English Rugby League 11.30 Occupation
12PM 12pm Hammy Hamster’s Adventures On The Riverbank
12.20 Little Big Time
12.45 In Your Garden
12pm Championship Wrestling 12pm Variety Italian Style
1PM 1pm Four Corners (Rpt)
1.55 A Big Country
1pm Movie: Little Giant (B&W) [IMDB] 1pm World Of Sport 1pm Movie: Living It Up [IMDB]
2PM 2.25 Sykes
2.55 Motor Racing: Sandown Car Track
2.30 Movie: Sergeant Deadhead [IMDB] 2pm Movie: Run Silent Run Deep (B&W) [IMDB]
3PM 3.30 Movie: The Mountain. 1956 [IMDB] 3pm Here Come The Girls
4PM 4.55 Arthur! 4pm Movie: Ride The Wild Surf [IMDB] 4pm The Cowboys
4.30 Who What Or Where?
5PM 5.20 Mr Squiggle And Friends
5.35 Roman Holidays
5.30 Ask The Leyland Brothers 5pm Young Talent Time
6PM 6pm Countdown
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News
6.30 Seven’s Big League
6pm National Nine News
6.30 The Wonderful World Of Disney
6pm Eyewitness News
6.30 Special: Monte Carlo Circus
7PM  7pm ABC News. Includes Weekend Magazine
7.40 The Duchess Of Duke Street
7.30 This Is Your Life 7.30 Hawaii Five O 7.30 The Six Million Dollar Man
8PM  8.30 Beyond Reasonable Doubt 8pm The Practice
8.30 Movie: Kansas City Bomber. 1972 [IMDB]
8.30 Mini-Series: Howard — The Amazing Mr Hughes. Part I [IMDB] 8.30 Mini-Series: Roots. Part I [IMDB]
9PM  9.20 ABC News, Weather
9.30 Country Matters
10PM  10.20 Music Makers 10.30 Bill Collins’ Showbiz 10.30 Shades Of Green 10.30 The FBI
11PM  11pm Polo: Australia v England
11.45 Close
11pm On The Rocks
11.30 The Protectors
11.30 Good News 11.30 Movie: Broadway’s Deadly Gold [IMDB]
12AM  12am Bible World
12.30 Close
12am Insight
12.30 Movie: The Night Creatures. 1962 [IMDB]
12.50am People Needing People
12.55 Close
1AM  1.55 Movie: Death Knocks Twice [IMDB]
3AM  3.20 Movie: The Unsuspected. 1947 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5am Edgar Wallace Presents
(Continues to 6am)