Monday 20 January 1986 — MELBOURNE

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 — SYDNEY

Source: TV Week, 18 January 1986.

6AM 6am Nightline USA
6.30 Today
6am Daybreak. Ron Wilson, Ann Sanders
7AM 7am Crusader Rabbit
7.30 To Rome With Love
7am Good Morning Australia
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8am Jabberjaw
8.30 Josie And The Pussycats
9AM 9am Flash Gordon
9.25 The Toothbrush Family
9.30 Play School
9am The Onedin Line 9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 Animal World
10AM 10am Close 10am Romper Room 10am The Sullivans 10am Another World
11AM 11am Young Ramsay 11am The Lucy Show
11.30 National Nine News
11am All My Children 11.05am Drunken City (Greece)
12PM 12.40pm 3-2-1 Contact 12pm Movie: Tarzan The Ape Man. 1932 (B&W) [IMDB] 12pm Tennis: Nabisco Masters Finals 12pm Movie: Cloak And Dagger. 1945 (B&W) [IMDB] 12pm Movie: Minestrone. 1981 (Italy) [IMDB]
1PM 1.10 The Flaxton Boys
1.35 Come Midnight Monday
1.45 Close
2PM 2.05 Wild Wild World Of Animals
2.30 Watch This Space
2pm McMillan And Wife 2.30 Bonanza 2pm Dad’s Army
2.30 Three’s Company
3PM 3pm Sesame Street
3.55 Paddington
3.30 The New You Asked For It 3pm Blankety Blanks. Graham Kennedy
3.30 The Facts Of Life
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 The Beachcombers
4pm Shirl’s Neighbourhood
4.30 Bailey’s Bird
4pm Animals Animals Animals
4.30 Boomerang
4pm Off The Dish PREMIERE
4.30 Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
5PM 5pm The Maestro’s Company
5.25 Bananaman
5.30 News Free Zone
5pm Wheel Of Fortune
5.30 Kingswood Country
5pm Puttin’ On The Hits
5.30 Blankety Blanks. Daryl Somers
5pm F Troop (B&W)
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 Gimme A Break
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden. Includes Tatts 2
6pm National Nine News. Peter Hitchener
6.30 Diff’rent Strokes
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jo Pearson 6pm 620 Soul Train
6.45 Man And Technology (Italy)
7PM  7pm ABC Summer National. Richard Morecroft
7.30 Never The Twain
7.55 Porridge
7pm Day By Day. Mark Day
7.30 Simon And Simon
7pm Newhart
7.30 Harcastle And McCormick
7pm Neighbours (see advertisement below)
7.30 The David Johnston Collection
7pm World News
7.30 Inside Japan (Japan)
8PM  8.25 The Spanish Civil War 8.30 Cagney And Lacey 8.30 Cover Up 8.30 Movie: The Children Nobody Wanted. 1981 [IMDB] 8pm The Ariake Tideland (Japan)
8.30 And Life Goes On (Italy)
9PM  9.25 Blott On The Landscape 9.30 Marlowe Private Eye 9.30 Eye To Eye 9.30 Movie: Gikor. (USSR) [IMDB]
10PM  10.20 The Road To Wembley 10.35 Newsworld 10.30 National Nine News 10.30 Eyewitness News
10.40 Hotel
11PM  11.15 Close 11pm Ryan’s Four 11pm Hawaii Five-O 11.40 Matt Houston 11pm Close
12AM  12am News Overnight. Includes Today (NBC)
(Continues to 7am)
12am Movie: The Borgia Stick. 1967 [IMDB] 12.40am Armchair Thriller
1AM  1.55 Movie: Destiny Of A Spy. 1969 [IMDB] 1.40 Close
3AM  3.50 Movie: Distant Early Warning. 1975 [IMDB]
5AM  5.10 Bonanza
(Continues to 6am)