Monday 27 October 1980 — MELBOURNE

SBS Channel 0/28 commences regular weekday programming, including the launch of Worldwide News, presented by George Donikian, at 9.30pm. The title was later shortened to World News. By March, the news was shifted to the earlier 7.30pm timeslot.

The channel went on to receive acclaim for its focus on international news, something at that time often lacking in other TV news services.

Source: TV Week, 25 October 1980

  ABV2 HSV7 GTV9 ATV10 SBS0/28
6AM 6am King Leonardo
6.30 The Rocky And Bullwinkle Show
6.55 Go Health
7AM 7am Cartoons 7am The Early Bird Show
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.55 Launching Pad
9AM 9am For Schools: Musical Triangles
9.30 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 The Rovers
10AM 10am For Schools: Think Tank, Industrial Arts, Words And Pictures, Changes, Music Time 10am Romper Room 10am The Ed Allen Show
10.30 Another World
10am The Bluestone Boys
10.30 The Bernard King Show
11AM 11am Willesee At Seven (Rpt)
11.30 Yus My Dear
11.55 News 11am Everyday. Roy Hampson, Annette Allison
12PM 12pm Close
12.35 Weekend Magazine (Rpt)
12pm Movie: Point Blank. 1967 [IMDB] 12pm The Mike Walsh Show 12pm Movie: 42nd Street. 1933 (B&W) [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News, Weather
1.11 For Schools: Out ‘n’ About, Primary Social Studies, Music In Performance, Australian Reptiles
1.30 Days Of Our Lives
2PM 2.35 Close 2pm The Streets Of San Francisco 2.30 The Young And The Restless
2.55 News
2pm The Doris Day Show
2.30 The New Dick Van Dyke Show
3PM 3pm Police Woman 3pm General Hospital
3.30 Search For Tomorrow
3pm Matlock Police
4PM 4pm Alexander’s Afternoon
4.01 Play School
4.30 Mr Squiggle And Friends
4pm The Tomorrow People
4.30 Shirl’s Neighbourhood
4pm Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
4.30 My Friend Flicka
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30 The Lost Islands
5PM 5pm Huntingtower
5.35 All The Green Year
5.58 News Headlines
5pm The Flintstones
5.30 Sha Na Na
5pm Here’s Lucy
5.30 Family Feud
5pm Bugs Bunny And Friends
5.30 The Brady Bunch
6PM 6pm Laff-A-Bits
6.05 The David Nixon Magic Show
6.30 Quark
6.55 Today’s Sport
6pm Get Smart
6.30 Seven National News. Mal Walden
6pm The Young Doctors
6.30 National Nine News. Brian Naylor
6pm Eyewitness News. David Johnston, Jana Wendt 6.28pm News Headlines
6.30 The Hot Wind (Yugoslavia)
7PM  7pm ABC News. Geoff Raymond
7.30 Home Sweet Home
7pm Willesee At Seven. Mike Willesee
7.30 Barry Jones’ Wide World
7pm Sale Of The Century. Tony Barber, Victoria Nicolls
7.30 The Sullivans
7pm MASH
7.30 The Benny Hill Show
7.30 Numero Un (France)
8PM  8pm Man About The House
8.30 The World On Monday
8.30 Cop Shop 8.30 The Love Boat 8.30 Movie: The Outlaw Josey Wales. 1976 [IMDB] 8.27 News Headlines
8.30 Bel Ami (Italy)
9PM  9.20 ABC News, Weather
9.30 Nationwide. Peter Couchman
9.30 Skyways 9.30 The Don Lane Show 9.30 Worldwide News PREMIERE
10PM  10pm Sight And Sound 10.30 Movie: Torture Garden. 1967 [IMDB] 10pm Special: La Dame De L’Orient (France)
11PM  11pm Miss Jones And Son
11.25 Close
11pm Gunsmoke 11.05 Movie: Flight To Hong Kong. 1956 (B&W) [IMDB] 11pm Close
12AM  12.15am Space 1999 12am Movie: The Cloning Of Clifford Swimmer. 1974 [IMDB] 12.50am Time Express
1AM  1.15 Close 1.30 Movie: Whirlpool. 1950 (B&W) [IMDB] 1.50 Close
3AM  3.30 Movie: Manfish. 1956 [IMDB]
5AM  5.15 The Big Valley
(Continues to 6am)