Saturday 19 October 1974 — MELBOURNE

The first day of colour test programming, as permitted by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board, with colour programs as indicated. The official changeover to full-time colour transmission followed on 1 March 1975.

40 years of Colour TV

See also: Saturday 19 October 1974 — SYDNEY

Source: The Sun News-Pictorial (Melbourne), 19 October 1974



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7AM 7am Colour Test Pattern 7.30am Playroom
8AM 8.45am Colour Test Pattern 8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday. Daryl Somers, Ossie Ostrich 8am The All Electric Non Stop Cartoon Carnival
9AM 9am Golf: NSW Open
9.45 Colour Test Pattern
9am Movies: The Three Pirates. 1950 [IMDB]; Rio Bravo. 1969 [IMDB] 9.30 Colour Test Pattern
10AM 10.45 Golf: NSW Open (Colour transmission until 12pm)
11AM 11am Colour Test Pattern 11am On Safari
11.30 Topper
12PM 12.45pm Sporting Film 12pm World Championship Wrestling 12pm Movie: Adventures Of Robin Hood. 1938 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Sportsview
1.05 Let’s Go Lawn Bowling
1.15 Soccer: The Big Match
1pm Cricket: Gillette Cup, Western Australia vs South Australia. Live from Perth (Colour transmission 2.30 to 3pm) 1pm Movie: The Night We Got The Bird [IMDB]
2PM 2.10 1968 Melbourne Cup
2.25 1973 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race
2.50 Commonwealth Junior Middleweight Title Fight 1973
2.30 Bong Bong Race Carnival (Colour) Live from Sydney 2pm Indoor Tennis Championships (Colour transmission 3.30 to 4pm)
3PM 3.45 Golf: 1974 British Open Highlights 3pm Special: Larwood
3.30 Cricket (cont’d) (Colour)
4PM 4pm This Week Has Seven Days 4.30 Look, Listen, Laugh And Learn 4pm What In The World
4.30 Junior Jury
5PM 5.15 Sporting Roundup
5.35 The Enchanted House
5.45 Larry The Lamb
5.30 Jeopardy 5pm Rawhide 5pm Superfriends
6PM 6pm The Magic Roundabout
6.05 Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
6.30 Lorne Greene’s Last Of The Wild
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Mal Walden
6.30 Movie: Stay Away Joe. 1968 [IMDB]
6pm National Nine News
6.30 Special: Lion At World’s End
6pm Eyewitness News
6.30 Young Talent Time
7PM 7pm News, Sport
7.30 Dad’s Army
7.30 Ironside 7.30 Movie: In Harm’s Way. 1965 [IMDB]
8PM 8pm Four Corners
8.45 The Misanthrope
8.25 Penthouse Club. Includes live Trotting coverage in colour. Includes Tattslotto 8.30 Movie: Buck And The Preacher. 1972 [IMDB]
10PM 10pm A Place In The Country
10.25 Certain Women
10.25 Movie: The Americano. 1955 [IMDB] 10.30 Indoor Tennis Championships (Colour transmission 10.30 to 11pm)
11PM 11.10 Close 11.15 News, Weather
11.30 Star Soccer
12AM 12.45am Close 12am Movie: The Hi-Jackers. 1963 [IMDB] 12.30am Close
2AM 2.20 Epilogue
2.25 Close