Saturday 18 April 1959 — MELBOURNE

The Victorian Football League (VFL) launches its 1959 season and, as per the previous two seasons, Melbourne’s three TV channels are permitted to televise the final quarter of play of selected matches.

Each TV station has to pay the VFL a fee of £150 per match for home-and-away games – with the two playing clubs receiving £50 each and the ground collecting £50.

Source: TV Week, 16 April 1959

6AM  ABV2_football1959_small
9AM 9am Test Pattern, Music
12PM 12.30pm Close
2PM 2pm Sports View 2pm Sports Matinee. Barry McQueen
3PM 3.30pm The Teenage Hour. John D’Arcy, Ernie Sigley, Heather Horwood, Gaynor Bunning, Shirlene Clancy
4PM 4.25 Football: VFL. Carlton v Essendon. Live from Carlton Football Ground 4.30 Football: VFL. Collingwood v South Melbourne 4.10 Football: VFL.  Richmond v Melbourne
5PM 5pm Sports View
5.30 Children’s TV Club
5.15 These Were Hits
5.45 Cavalcade Of Sport. Bill Collins
5.30 Meet Corliss Archer
6PM 6pm Six O’Clock Rock. Ricki Merriman, Johnny O’Keefe
6.45 Movie Museum
6pm Peters Fun Fair
6.30 Swallow’s Juniors. Brian Naylor
6pm Men On Annapolis
6.30 The Bert Newton Show
6.50 News. Roland Strong
7PM 7pm ABC News. Tom Horton
7.15 Glen Marks & Margaret Day
7.30 Sports Review. Joe Brown, Graeme Cope
7pm People Are Funny
7.30 The Nelsons
7pm Pick A Box. Bob Dyer, Dolly Dyer
7.30 Movie: The Black Arrow [IMDB]
8PM 8pm How To Marry A Millionaire
8.30 Movie: Station West [IMDB]
8pm Sugarfoot
9PM 9pm Five Star Playhouse
9.30 Movie: You May See Macao [IMDB]
9pm State Trooper
9.30 The Bob Hope Show
10PM 10pm Saturday Party. Corinne Kerby, Bob Cornish, Judy Banks
10.45 Close
10.30 Mickey Spillane
11PM 11pm Ringside With The Rasslers
11.35 News. Geoff Raymond
11.50 Close
11pm Late News. Roland Strong
11.15 Epilogue
11.25 Hour Of Mystery
12AM  12.25am Close