Saturday 27 June 1959 — SYDNEY

The Shell Presents series presents the play They Were Big, They Were Blue, They Were Beautiful, produced live to air from the studios of ATN7. The play was written by radio serial scriptwriter Ross Napier, whose script won £400 in a Shell Presents competition for an Australian-written play to feature in its series.

Starring in the production are Stewart Ginn, June Salter, Gordon Glenwright, Fifi Banvard, Diana Davidson and Kevin Brennan.

The program was videotaped — the new technology at the time — and broadcast on GTV9, Melbourne, in August 1959.

Source: TV News-Times, 27 June 1959

10AM 10am Test Pattern
10.30 Demonstration Film
10am Captain Fortune Party. Chris Beard 10am Westinghouse World Of Sport. Lyal Richardson
11AM 11am Test Pattern
12PM 12pm Close 12pm Cartoon Festival
12.30 Victory At Sea
12pm Sportsview. Brian Howard
12.30 Hi-Fi Music
1PM 1.30 Sportsview 1pm Mayor Of The Town
1.30 Movie: Cassidy Of Bar 20 [IMDB]
1.30 Movie: Wilderness Mail [IMDB]
2PM 2.05 Century’s Greatest Fights
2.15 Ray Mitchell’s Boxing Quiz
2.30 Superman 2.30 Bandstand. Brian Henderson (see advertisement below)
3PM 3pm Rugby Union 3pm Sporting Service
4PM 4pm Ringside With The Wrestlers
5PM 5pm Race Roundup
5.20 Football Scores
5.30 Cartoon Time
5pm Rhythm Roundup. Roy Hampson
5.30 Noah’s Ark
5pm Do it Yourself
5.45 Little Rascals
6PM 6pm Six O’Clock Rock. Johnny O’Keefe
6.45 Movie Museum
6pm The Eddie Cantor Theatre
6.30 Meet Corliss Archer
6pm People Are Funny
6.30 News. Brian Henderson
6.45 Ken Howard’s Race Review
7PM  7pm ABC News
7.15 Weather
7.18 Sports Review
7.30 The Donna Reed Show
7pm Bob Dyer’s £4000 Pick-A-Box
7.30 Maverick
7pm The Nelsons
7.30 Cheyenne
8PM  8pm Dial 999
8.30 Movie: Blockheads [IMDB]
8.30 Movie: Hideout [IMDB] 8.30 Walter Winchell File
9PM  9.25 Travel Film
9.45 Tribute To Juan Fangio
9.30 Shell Presents: They Were Big, They Were Blue, They Were Beautiful. Stewart Ginn, Kevin Brennan, Fifi Banvard, June Salter, Gordon Glenwright, Diana Davidson [IMDB] 9pm Five Star Playhouse
9.30 Wanted Dead Or Alive
10PM  10.05 Saturday Night Party. Corinne Kirby, Bob Cornish
10.50 Close
10.30 Ardath Hit Parade. Jimmy Parkinson, Tommy Tycho, ATN Orchestra 10pm Movie: Having Wonderful Time [IMDB]
11PM  11.30 Movie: Crime Doctor’s Manhunt [IMDB] 11.30 Close
12AM  12.30am Close