Monday 20 January 1986 — SYDNEY

Neighbours debuts on Network Ten after being axed by the Seven Network in 1985. It is the first time an Australian series has changed networks.

Cameron Daddo, Simon Watts and Gwen Soares host the new Network Ten children’s program Off The Dish. The show marks Daddo’s TV hosting debut after appearing on talent quest series Star Search.

See also: Monday 20 January 1986 — MELBOURNE

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 19 January 1986

6AM 6am Rainbow
6.30 The Adventures Of Black Beauty
6am Nightline USA
6.30 Today
(5.55am) Religion
6am Daybreak
7AM 7am Cartoon Connection 7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.30 Mister Ed (B&W)
9AM 9am Flash Gordon
9.25 The Toothbrush Family
9.30 Play School
9am Romper Room 9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Good Morning Sydney
10AM 10am Close 10am Movie: Hugo The Hippo [IMDB] 10am Cartoons 10am Fat Cat And Friends
10.30 Another World
11AM 11am Coast To Coast
11.30 National Nine News
11.30 News 11.05am Drunken City (Greece)
12PM 12.40pm 3-2-1 Contact 12pm Movie: Star Crash. 1979 [IMDB] 12pm Tennis: Nabisco Masters Finals 12pm Movie: Secrets Of The Bermuda Triangle. 1978 [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Minestrone. 1981 (Italy) [IMDB]
1PM 1.10 The Flaxton Boys
1.35 Come Midnight Monay
1.45 Close
2PM 2.05 The Wild Wild World Of Animals
2.30 Watch This Space
2pm The New Price Is Right 2.30 Movie: Brave Warrior. 1952 [IMDB] 2pm Carson’s Law
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 The Adventures Of Paddington
3pm The Powers Of Matthew Star 3pm McHale’s Navy (B&W)
3.30 Blankety Blanks. Graham Kennedy
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 The Beachcombers
4pm Wombat
4.30 The Doombolt Chase
4pm Beating Around The Bush
4.30 Boomerang
4pm Off The Dish PREMIERE
4.30 Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5pm Maestro’s Company
5.25 Bananaman
5.30 News Free Zone. Grahame Bond
5pm Those Amazing Animals 5pm Mickey And Donald Present Sports Goofy
5.30 Blankety Blanks. Daryl Somers
5pm Good Times
5.30 The Best Of Perfect Match
5.30 Lesniewski Family (Poland)
6PM 6.05 Come And Get It
6.10 Inspector Gadget
6.35 Doctor Who
6pm Seven National News
6.45 The Mossop Report
6pm National Nine News
6.30 The Odd Couple
6pm Eyewitness News 6pm 620 Soul Train
6.45 Man And Technology (Italy)
7PM  7pm ABC Summer National
7.30 Never The Twain
7.55 Porridge
7pm Terry Willesee Tonight
7.30 Sons And Daughters
7pm Webster
7.30 Hardcastle And McCormick
7pm Neighbours (see advertisement below)
7.30 The Finder Of Lost Loves
7pm World News
7.30 Inside Japan (Japan)
8PM  8.25 The Spanish Civil War 8.30 Mini-Series: The Chisholms. Part One [IMDB] 8.30 Cover Up 8.30 Movie: The Betsy. 1977 [IMDB] 8pm The Ariake Tideland (Japan)
8.30 And Life Goes On (Italy)
9PM  9.25 Blott On The Landscape 9.27 Lotto
9.30 Eye To Eye
9.30 Movie: Gikor. (USSR) [IMDB]
10PM  10.20 The Road To Wembley 10.30 Newsworld 10.30 National Nine News 10.50 Matt Houston
11PM  11.15 Close 11.30 Bless Me Father 11pm Strangers 11.50 Hawk 11pm Close
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(Continues to 6am)
12am Movie: The Borgia Stick. 1967 [IMDB] 12.50am Religion
12.55 Close
1AM  1.55 Movie: Destiny Of A Spy. 1969 [IMDB]
3AM  3.50 Movie: Distant Early Warning. 1975 [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 Bonanza
(Continues to 6am)
5.55 Religion
(Continues to 6am)