Friday 20 July 1979 — MELBOURNE

The 1979 Miss Universe pageant is held at the Perth Entertainment Centre. It was the first time that the beauty contest had been held in Australasia.

The pageant was actually held from 9am in Perth (11am Australian Eastern Standard Time) to align with prime time in the United States.

The event later made headlines not because of its winner, Maritza Sayalero of Venezuela, but rather because the set collapsed at the close of the show. (It is not known if this part of the program made it to air on the delayed broadcast)

The telecast was produced by TVW7 in Perth and broadcast in Melbourne on GTV9.

GTV9 repeated the program the following Sunday afternoon.

Source: TV Times, 14 July 1979.

6AM (5.15am) Danger Man (B&W)
6.15 Thunderbirds
7AM 7am The Super Flying Fun Show. Marilyn Mayo. Includes The New Adventures Of Superman, Archie And Sabrina, Casper 7am The Early Bird Show
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.55 Launching Pad
9AM 9am For Schools; The Roman Way
9.30 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 The Bernard King Show
10AM 10am For Schools: Behind The News, Environmental Man, Craft As A Livelihood, The Magic Bag, Our Asian Neighbours 10am Romper Room 10am All My Children 10am Sewing
10.15 Mod Squad
11AM 11.50 Close 11am Not On Your Nellie
11.30 Willesee At Seven (Rpt)
11am Another World
11.55 News. Peter Hitchener
11am Everyday. Roy Hampson, Annette Allison
12PM 12pm Movie: Father Came Too. 1963 [IMDB] 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: The Bounty Hunter. 1954 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News, Weather
1.11 Close
1.35 For Schools: Industrial Arts, Watch, Bookworm, Living Tomorrow, New Shakespeare
1.30 Days Of Our Lives 1.30 The Steve Raymond Show
2PM 2.55 Close 2pm Within These Walls 2.30 The Young And The Restless
2.55 News. Peter Hitchener
2.30 The FBI
3PM 3pm Boney 3pm General Hospital
3.30 Search For Tomorrow
3.30 $10,000 Winners Circle. Sandy Scott
4PM 4pm ARVO. Ron Blanchard, Alexander the Bunyip. Includes Play School, Sesame Street, Top Mates 4pm Shirl’s Neighbourhood. Shirley Strachan
4.30 Stax
4pm The Curiosity Show 4pm What In The World. Sandy Palmer
4.30 Junior Jury. Noel O’Connor
5PM 5.59 News Headlines 5pm It’s Academic. Andrew Harwood
5.30 Get Smart
5pm Family Feud. Tony Barber
5.30 My Three Sons
5pm Shazam!
5.30 The Brady Bunch
6PM 6pm Statewide At Six. David Johnston 6pm I Dream Of Jeannie
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden
6pm The Young Doctors
6.30 National Nine News. Brian Naylor, Arthur Higgins, Kevin Arnett
6pm Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield, Annette Allison, Rob Gell
7PM  7pm ABC News. Geoff Raymond
7.30 The Two Ronnies
7pm Willesee At Seven. Mike Willesee
7.30 Eight Is Enough
7pm The Sullivans
7.30 Donny And Marie
7pm The New Dick Van Dyke Show
7.30 Special: Zoos Of The World
8PM  8.15 Marcia’s Music. Marcia Hines 8.30 Movie: The Long Ships. 1963 [IMDB] 8.30 Special: 1979 Miss Universe. From the Perth Entertainment Centre  8.30 Movie: Chisum. 1970 [IMDB]
9PM  9pm Sow What? Kevin Heinze
9.15 ABC News
9.25 Golf: British Open. Live from England
10PM  10.55 Late News 10.30 The Tony Randall Show 10.30 Peter Couchman Tonight
11PM  11.30 Night Moves. Lee Simon 11pm Late News
11.30 Movie: Indiscretion Of An American Wife. 1954 (B&W) [IMDB]
11.30 Movie: Herod The Great. 1960 [IMDB]
12AM  12.45am Movie: The Daydreamer. 1956 [IMDB]
1AM  1.30am Close 1.55am Close
2AM  2.25 Movie: Appointment With Danger. 1951 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.30am Close
4AM  4am Movie: Love In Bloom. 1935 (B&W) [IMDB]
5AM  5.15 Danger Man (B&W)
(Continues to 6.15am)


TV Times, 14 July 1979