Saturday 19 October 1974 — SYDNEY

The first day of colour test programming, as permitted by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board, with colour programs as indicated.

ABN2 sneaks in ahead of the commercial channels by switching to colour at midnight with a snooker telecast.

The official changeover to full-time colour transmission followed on 1 March 1975.

40 years of colour TV

See also: Saturday 19 October 1974 — MELBOURNE

Source: TV Times, 19 October 1974. Sydney Morning Herald, 18 October 1974

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6AM (12am) Snooker: International Snooker Challenge (Colour)
12.45 Close
(5.50am) Movie: Stallion Road [IMDB],
7AM 7.45am Cartoons 7am Colour Test Pattern 7.25 Movie: Fox Of Paris [IMDB]
8AM 8.30 Quick Draw McGraw 8am Hey Hey It’s Saturday
9AM 9.20 Colour Test Pattern 9am Family Classics
9.30 Phantom Agents
9am Colour Test Pattern
10AM 10.20 Chess Report
10.45 Sportsview. Includes NSW Open golf (Colour transmission 10.45 to 12pm), Soccer, Squash, Racing
10.15 The Three Stooges
10.25 Mr Magoo
10.30 Baseball. Live from Oriole Park, Auburn (Colour)
10am Saturday Morning Kids’ Show
11AM 11am World Of Sport. Ron Casey
11.30 The Home Show
12PM 12.30pm Movie: Ma And Pa Kettle. 1949 [IMDB] 12pm Wrestling 12pm Movie: Tarzan And The Amazons. 1945 [IMDB]
1PM 1.45 Movie: Ma And Pa Kettle At The Fair. 1952 [IMDB] 1pm Racing: Bong Bong Picnic Race Carnival (Colour) 1.30 Tennis: Australian Indoor Tennis Championships. Live from Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (Colour transmission TBC at time of print)
3PM 3pm Movie: Ma And Pa Kettle On Vacation. 1953 [IMDB]
4PM 4.30 The Yellow House
5PM 5.20 Sporting Roundup
5.35 The Enchanted House
5.45 Larry The Lamb
5.30 Jeopardy. Andrew Harwood 5pm Rawhide 5.30 Time For Living. JJ White
6PM 6pm The Magic Roundabout
6.05 Speed Buggy
6.30 Last Of The Wild
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News
6.30 Movie: A Gathering Of Eagles. 1963 [IMDB]
6pm News
6.30 Thrillseekers
6pm Eyewitness News. Peter Hanrahan
6.30 Young Talent Time. Johnny Young, Philip Gould, Debbie Byrne, Greg Mills, Jane Scali, Trevor Hindmarsh, Julie Ryles, Derek Redfern, Sally Boyden
7PM  7pm News, Sport
7.30 Needles And Pins
7.55 Four Corners
7pm Happy Days
7.30 Hawaii Five O
7.30 Matlock Police
8PM  8.38 Hamlet 8.30 The Paul Hogan Show 8.30 Marcus Welby MD 8.30 Tennis: Australian Indoor Tennis Championships (Colour transmission TBC at time of print)
9PM  9.30 The New Club Show. Rex Mossop 9.30 Movie: The Norliss Tapes. 1972 [IMDB]
11PM  11.10 Certain Women
11.55 Close
11pm Star Soccer 11pm Movie: In This Our Life. 1942 [IMDB] 11.30 Movie: Carry On Spying. 1965 [IMDB]
12AM  12am Close 12.50am Viewpoint, Close
1AM  1.05am Journey To The Unknown
2AM  2.05 Close