Tuesday 27 February 1979 — BRISBANE

TVQ0 airs the first episode of Prisoner. The Melbourne-based drama took viewers behind-the-scenes of a fictional women’s prison. Prisoner was originally commissioned for 16 episodes but high ratings saw it become an ongoing series — lasting for 692 episodes over eight years.

40 years of Prisoner [2019]

Source: The Courier-Mail, 27 February 1979

7AM 7am Boris’ Breakfast Club 7.55am Prologue 7am Breakfast With Jacki MacDonald
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8am The Job Show
8.30 Here’s Humphrey
8.30 Fat Cat And Friends
9AM 9am Play School
9.30 For Schools: Careers, For The Juniors, Bookworm, Science Report, Lower Primary Science, Investigating
9am Romper Room 9.25 Anne’s Corner
9.30 Dinah!
9am The Electric Company
9.30 The Bernard King Show
10AM 10am Cartoons
10.25 Answers For Today
10.30 Ben Casey
10.30 Coronation Street 10am The John Crook Show
10.30 Movie: Kiss And Make Up [IMDB]
11AM 11.30 The Doris Day Show 11am Another World
11.55 News
12PM 12pm ABC News
12.10 Close
12pm Homicide 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: PJ. 1968 [IMDB]
1PM 1.35 For Schools: Science Skills, Watch, Exploring Science, Looking At A Document 1pm Ryan’s Hope
1.25 News Headlines
1.30 Movie: Red Pony [IMDB]
1.30 General Hospital 1.30 The Steve Raymond Show
2PM 2pm Search For Tomorrow
2.30 The Young And The Restless
2.55 News
2.30 The Waltons
3PM 3.30 Family Feud 3pm Days Of Our Lives 3.30 My Three Sons
4PM 4pm Play School
4.30 Sesame Street
4pm Wombat
4.30 Captain Caveman
4pm It’s Now
4.30 Scooby Doo
4pm Superman
4.30 The Brady Bunch
5PM 5.30 Catweazle 5pm CB Bears
5.30 Get Smart
5pm Nanny And The Professor
5.30 Happy Days
5pm Gilligan’s Island
5.30 Hogan’s Heroes
5.59 Lotto. Jacki MacDonald
6PM 6pm News Headlines
6.01 The Goodies
6.30 Doctor Who
6.55 This Week In Britain
6pm News
6.30 Haydn Sargent’s Brisbane
6pm News
6.30 Today Tonight
6pm News
6.30 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.30 The Stationary Ark
7pm Willesee At Seven
7.30 Special: Super Stars Super Sounds
7pm The Young Doctors
7.30 Family
7pm MASH
7.30 The Restless Years
8PM  8pm Jokes
8.30 The Onedin Line
8.30 Movie: Eliza Fraser. 1976 [IMDB] 8.30 Mini-Series: Evening In Byantium. Part One [IMDB] 8.30 Prisoner PREMIERE (see advertisement below)
9PM  9.20 ABC News, Weather
9.30 Nationwide
9.30 Softly Softly Task Force
10PM  10.10 Movie: Roman Scandals. 1933 (B&W) [IMDB] 10.50 Premier Soccer 10.30 Police Story 10.30 Switch
11PM  11.45 Close 11.50 Close 11.30 Busting Loose 11.30 Husbands Wives And Lovers
12AM  12am Close 12.30am Close