Tuesday 24 April 2001 — MELBOURNE

Big Brother makes its Australian debut. Host Gretel Killeen welcomes twelve contestants into the Big Brother house, situated at the Dreamworld theme park, where they will be constantly monitored with no access to the outside world. Each week one contestant would be evicted from the house, eventually leaving one contestant as the series winner.

Big Brother became a hit for Ten, continuing for eight seasons, and sparked the reality TV format in Australia.

(This listing excludes community Channel 31 which is not listed in TV Week)

Big Brother at 20 [2021]

Source: TV Week, 21 April 2001

6AM 6am Lifelong Learning: 6am Marketing, 6.30 Dragon’s Tongue 6am Seven News Sunrise 6am National Nine Early News 6am Sports Tonight (Rpt)
6.30 Aerobics Oz Style
6.05am Worldwatch: 6.05 Cantonese News, 6.25 Mandarin News, 6.55 Telegiornale, 7.30 Das Journal, 8am Ta Nea Ton Ennea, 9am Le Journal, 9.30 Sevodnia, 10.10 Telediario, 11am Siaran Berita, 11.30 The Journal, 12pm Business Report
7AM 7am Mixy
7.05 Franklin
7.25 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
7.30 Teletubbies
7.55 Maisy
7.30 All Music Video 7am Today 7am Cheez TV. Jade Gatt, Ryan Lappin
8AM 8am Hairy MacLary
8.05 Johnson And Friends
8.15 Magic Mountain
8.30 Sesame Street
8.30 The Book Place 8.30 In The Box
9AM 9.25 Bananas In Pyjamas
9.30 Play School
9am Denise. Denise Drysdale 9am Hi-5
9.30 Here’s Humphrey
9am Good Morning Australia. Bert Newton
10AM 10am Saltwater Country 10am Concentration
10.30 Seven Morning News
10am Our Country Australia
10.30 Fresh Cooking
11AM 11am Wolf Man: The Diary Of Paul Balenovic 11am Ricki Lake 11am National Nine Morning News
11.30 Entertainment Tonight
11am Huey’s Cooking Adventures
11.30 Ten News
12PM 12pm The World At Noon
12.30 Australian Story (Rpt)
12pm Movie: Not Our Son. 1995 [IMDB] 12pm Days Of Our Lives 12pm Hope Island 12.30pm Movie: Imperial Venus. 1963 (Italy) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm Four Corners (Rpt)
1.45 Littlemore (Rpt)
1pm The Young And The Restless 1pm Judge Judy
1.30 Beauty And The Beast
2PM 2pm GP 2pm Heartbeat 2pm Movie: Home Song. 1996 [IMDB] 2.30 Oprah 2.45 Weatherwatch, Music
3PM 3pm Bear In The Big Blue House
3.25 Adventures Of Spot
3.30 Play School
3.10 Passions 3.50 Nine Lives 3.30 Neighbours (Rpt) 3pm TV Ed
3.30 Sophie Grigson’s Herbs
4PM 4pm Bananas In Pyjamas
4.05 Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
4.10 The Plonsters
4.15 Bob The Builder
4.25 Little Monsters
4.30 Where’s Wally
4.55 Fly Tales
4pm The Big Arvo
4.30 Home And Away — The Early Years
4pm Cushion Kids
4.30 The Cool Room
4pm Totally Wild
4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful
4pm Futbol Mundial
4.30 World Sports (Rpt)
5PM 5pm Rugrats
5.25 The Trap Door
5.30 Angela Anaconda
5.55 Freaky Stories
5pm Bewitched
5.30 Wheel Of Fortune. Rob Elliott, Sophie Falkiner
5pm The Brady Bunch
5.30 Burgo’s Catchphrase
5pm Ten News. Mal Walden, Raquel Stevens 5pm Newshour (PBS)
6PM 6pm Shadow Raiders
6.30 As Time Goes By
6pm Seven News. Peter Mitchell
6.30 Today Tonight. Naomi Robson
6pm National Nine News. Peter Hitchener
6.30 A Current Affair
6pm The Simpsons
6.30 Neighbours
6pm Global Village
6.30 World News. Mary Kostakidis
7PM  7pm ABC News. Ian Henderson
7.30 The 7.30 Report. Kerry O’Brien
7pm Home And Away
7.30 Better Homes And Gardens
7pm Sale Of The Century. Includes Keno
7.30 Russell Gilbert Was Here!
7pm Big Brother PREMIERE Gretel Killeen 7pm World Sports
7.30 Fetching Shorts
8PM  8pm Back To The Floor
8.30 The Bill
8pm The Great Outdoors
8.30 All Saints
8pm Flat Chat. Jean Kittson, Richard Healy, Alexandra Davies
8.30 CSI Crime Scene Investigation
8.30 Charmed 8pm Michael Moore: The Awful Truth
8.30 The Crossing
9PM  9.30 Love Is A Four Letter Word 9.30 Cold Feet 9.30 Water Rats 9.30 Rove Live. Rove McManus, Corrine Grant, Peter Helliar 9.20 Hotline
9.30 World News Tonight
10PM  10pm Spaced
10.30 Lateline
10.40 Talking Footy. Bruce McAvaney 10.30 The West Wing 10.30 Ten News 10pm Movie: Little Tony. 1998 (Netherlands) [IMDB]
11PM  11pm Movie: Lost Patrol. 1934 (B&W) [IMDB] 11.40 Seven Late News. Natalie Barr 11.30 Nightline 11pm Sports Tonight
11.30 Beverly Hills 90210
11.40 The Storm Rages Twice (Lebanon)
12AM  12.05am Movie: Malta Story. 1953 [IMDB] 12.10am Australian Soccer 12am Star Trek Deep Space Nine 12.30am British Sex 12.35am Movie: Three Seasons Three Sisters. 1996 (Greece) [IMDB]
1AM  1.45 Movie: The Chiltern Hundreds. 1949 (B&W) [IMDB] 1.10 Today (NBC) 1am The Late Show With David Letterman 1.30 Married With Children
2AM  2am Entertainment Tonight
2.30 Sessions At West 54th
2am Home Shopping 2.05 Close
3AM  3.15 Movie: The Lucky Number. 1932 [IMDB] 3.10 Home Shopping 3.30 Home Shopping
4AM  4.30 Lifelong Learning: 4.30 The Global Economy, 5am Out Of Empire, 5.30 French In Action
(Continues to 6am)
4am Life In The Word
4.30 Kenneth Copeland
5AM  5am Anzac: Tarakan (B&W)
5.30 Anzac: Balikapan (B&W)
(Continues to 6am)
5am 48 Hours
(Continues to 6am)
5am Marilyn Hickey
5.30 This Is Your Day
(Continues to 6am)
5.30am Worldwatch: Japanese News
(Continues to 6.05am)