Thursday 24 January 1974 — MELBOURNE

The Opening Ceremony of the 10th Commonwealth Games, live from Christchurch, New Zealand.

ABC’s daily coverage of the Games comprised only of highlight segments totalling around 50 minutes each day, and two hours of live coverage on Saturdays.

Source: TV Times, 19 January 1974

7AM 7am Seven Today 7am The Super Flying Fun Show 7am Cartoon Carnival
8AM 8am Sesame Street
8.55 The Electric Company
8.30 Romper Room
9AM 9.25 Close
9.50 Play School
9am Dina And Percy 9am Here’s Humphrey 9.30 Movie: Station West. 1948 [IMDB]
10AM 10.20 Close 10am Casey Jones
10.30 Circus Boy
10am Nature Walkabout
10.30 What’s My Line?
11AM 11pm Death Valley Showdown
11.30 The Hathaways
11am Peyton Place
11.30 A Current Affair (Rpt)
11am The Roy Hampson Show
12PM 12pm Homicide 12pm Days Of Our Lives
12.25 News
12.30 Movie: Made In Heaven. 1952 [IMDB]
12pm Room 222
12.30 The Price Is Right
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.05 Movie: Fast Company. 1952 [IMDB]
1pm Crossroads
1.30 Concentration. Lionel Williams, Joan McInnes
1.30 The Mike Walsh Show
2PM 2.15 Commonwealth Games: Opening Ceremony. Live from Christchurch, New Zealand 2pm Temptation. Tony Barber, Barbara Rogers 2pm General Hospital
3PM 3.50 Play School 3pm Emergency Line 3pm Spending Spree
3.30 Free For All. Ugly Dave Gray
3pm On Safari
3.30 The Amazing Three
4PM 4pm Adventure Island
4.30 Sesame Street
4pm Princess Knight
4.30 Huckleberry Hound
4pm Cartoon Corner 4pm The Fun Palace
5PM 5.25 The Young Producers
5.35 The Cisco Kid
5pm Rin Tin Tin
5.30 The Courtship Of Eddie’s Father
5pm Here Come The Double Deckers
5.30 Superman
5pm Jeff’s Collie
5.30 The Littlest Hobo
6PM 6pm Commonwealth Games Report: Opening Ceremony. Highlights
6.30 Rollin’ With Kenny Rogers
6.55 To Market
6pm Bewitched
6.30 Seven National News. David Johnston, Mal Walden
6pm Gambit. Peter Hitchener, Ros Wood
6.30 National Nine News. John Bailey, Brian Smith, Rosemary Margan
6pm Eyewitness News
6.30 Gilligan’s Island
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 GTK 74
7pm $25,000 Great Temptation. Tony Barber, Barbara Rogers
7.30 Search
7pm A Current Affair
7.30 Special: Three Dog Night
7pm The Price Is Right. Garry Meadows
7.30 Matlock Police
8PM  8pm The Two Ronnies
8.45 ABC News, Weather
8.50 Horizon
8.30 JC At 8.30. John Collins, Andrew Harwood 8pm Funny Face
8.30 The Smith Family
8.30 Movie: Man With A Gun. 1958 [IMDB]
9PM  9.45 Sit Yourself Down Take A Look Around. Marian Henderson, Mike McClelland 9pm Movie: See The Man Run. 1970 [IMDB] 9pm The Ernie Sigley Show. Ernie Sigley, Denise Drysdale, Colin McEwen, Sue Donovan, Joy Westmore
10PM  10.15 ABC News, Weather
10.25 Special: It’s Not All Peaches And Cream
10.30 News, Weather
10.40 Movie: Tomorrow We Live. 1945 [IMDB]
10.30 Thriller 10.10 News
10.15 The Mike Walsh Show (Rpt)
11PM  11.20 Close 11.30 News. Peter Smith
11.35 Hunter
11.45 Weather; Close
12AM  12.10am Close 12.35am Epilogue
12.40 Close