Saturday 18 October 1980 — MELBOURNE

The 1980 Federal Election is covered in varying degrees by all four networks.

Earlier in the day, HSV7 has live coverage of the Caulfield Cup, hosted by Bill Collins.

Source: TV Week, 18 October 1980

6AM 6am King Leonardo
6.30 The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show
7AM 7am King Kong
7.30 Sigmund And The Sea Monsters
8AM 8am Special: Moby Dick
8.30 (To Be Advised)
8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Daryl Somers, Ossie Ostrich, Jacki MacDonald 8am Waterline
8.30 Laurel And Hardy (B&W)
9AM 9am Sounds. Donnie Sutherland 9am Cartoon Carnival
11AM 11am The Secrets Of Isis
11.30 McDuff The Talking Dog
11am The Littlest Hobo
11.30 The Magic Wok. Philip Paxton
12PM 12pm Racing: 1980 Caulfield Cup. Live from Caulfield Racecourse. Bill Collins, Gai Smith, Stephen Phillips, Keith Hillier, Rollo Roylance, Jack Elliott 12pm Wide World Of Sport 12pm Movie: The Big Trail. 1930 (B&W) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Soccer: Match Of The Day 1pm Movie: Take Me High. 1973 [IMDB]
2PM 2pm Squash: World And Australian Open Championships 1980 2.30 Movie: Getting Away From It All. 1971 [IMDB] 2.15 Movie: Smiley Gets A Gun. 1959 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm Motor Racing: Australian Rally Championship 1979
3.30 Motorcycling: Castrol Six-Hour Race 1980
4PM 4pm Boxing: Australian Amateur Boxing Championships 1980 4pm The Krofft Supershow 4pm Movie: King Of The Khyber Rifles. 1954 [IMDB]
5PM 5pm Thrillmaker Sports
5.25 Greatest Fights Of The Century (B&W)
5.35 Survival
5pm Havoc
5.30 Dave Allen And Friends With Unusual Oddities
5pm Candid Camera
5.30 Sports Review. Arthur Higgins, Brian Smith
6PM 6pm Countdown (Rpt) 6pm Seven National News. Pamela Graham
6.30 Young Ramsay
6pm National Nine News. John Gatfield
6.30 Ask The Leylands
6pm Eyewitness News. Rod McNeil (see advertisement below)
6.30 Young Talent Time
7PM  7pm ABC News. Edwin Maher
7.15 Today’s Sport
7.26 Weather
7.30 The Plank
7.30 Mind Your Language 7.30 Hawaii Five-0 7.30 The Dukes Of Hazzard
8PM  8pm Four Corners. Caroline Jones, Jim Downes, Bob Hill, Peter Ross, Maryanne Smith, John Temple
8.45 Election ’80. Ken Begg, Richard Carleton, Gary Scully, Darryll Hutchison, Graham World, Ralphe Neill   
8pm The Rag Trade
8.25 Super 66
8.30 The Sweeney
8.30 Election ’80. George Negus, Ray Martin     8.30 Tennis: Custom Credit Tennis Championships. (Includes regular crosses to Election coverage results and analysis)   
9PM  9.30 Tattslotto. John Deeks, Debbie Phin
9.35 Election ’80. Mike Willesee  
12AM  12.30am Close 12am Big League Soccer 12am Movie: Beautiful Stranger. 1954 (B&W) [IMDB]
1AM  1.15 Close 1am Movie: Carry On Again Doctor. 1970 [IMDB] 1.45 Close
2AM  2.45 Movie: Doctor In Trouble [IMDB]
4AM  4.35 Movie: Carry On Jack. 1966 [IMDB]
(Continues to 6am)