Friday 28 February 1975 — MELBOURNE

The last day of black and white television with colour transmission officially launching at 12.00am on Saturday 1 March 1975. ABV2, HSV7 and ATV0 stayed on-air all night for the occasion. Colour programs indicated with (C)

Also on this evening the Nine Network was putting its new soap opera The Unisexers out of its misery after only three weeks on air.  The series, from the producers of hit show Number 96, had been a ratings flop.

40 years of colour TV [2014]

Source: TV Week, 1 March 1975 (except programs marked * Source: The Sun News-Pictorial, Melbourne, 28 February 1975)

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6AM 6.30am Test Pattern (C)
7AM 7.50am Test Pattern (C) 7am The Super Flying Fun Show (C) 7am Cartoon Carnival
8AM 8am Sesame Street
8.55 Test Pattern (C)
8.30am Test Pattern (C) 8.30 Romper Room
9AM 9.10 For Schools: Le Voyage Du Jericho, Behind The News
9.50 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey (C) 9.30 Test Pattern (C)
10AM 10.20 For Schools: Men And Science, The Living Body, For The Juniors, Face To Face, Form One Maths 10am Tennis: Davis Cup. New Zealand vs Australia (C) Live from New Zealand 10am Test Pattern (C) 10.45 Family Care
11AM 11am Vi’s Pad
11.30 A Current Affair (Rpt)
11am The Roy Hampson Show
12PM 12pm Days Of Our Lives
12.30 The Young And The Restless
12pm Movie: April Showers [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.10 Test Pattern
1.20 For Schools: Behind The News, The Endless Chain, For The Juniors
1pm As The World Turns
1.25 News Centre Nine
1.30 No Man’s Land
* 1.30 The Mike Walsh Show (C)
2PM 2pm General Hospital
2.30 Another World
3PM 3.15 Play School
3.45 Adventure Island
3pm Search For Tomorrow (C)
3.30 Spending Spree
3pm Matlock Police
4PM * 4.15 Andy Pandy
* 4.30 Sesame Street
4pm Anything Can Happen
4.30 Huckleberry Hound
4pm Cartoon Corner. Daryl Somers 4pm Storytime
* 4.05 Rod Rocket (C)
4.30 Jonny Quest
5PM * 5.25 Mr Squiggle
* 5.35 Cartoons
* 5.40 Lassie
5pm Sugarfoot 5pm Superman
5.30 My Three Sons
5pm Tarzan
6PM 6.05 My Favourite Martian
6.30 Irish Rovers
6.55 Production 75
6pm The Flintstones
6.30 Seven National News. Brian Naylor, David Johnston
6pm The Unisexers FINAL
6.30 News Centre Nine. Peter Hitchener
6pm Hogan’s Heroes
6.30 Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield
7PM 7pm ABC News
7.30 This Day Tonight
* 7pm Class Of ’75
* 7.30 The Streets Of San Francisco
7pm A Current Affair
7.30 Division 4
7pm Gomer Pyle USMC
7.30 Matlock Police
8PM * 8pm First National Music Industry Awards. Brian May and the ABC Melbourne Show Band
8.50 ABC News
8.55 A Family At War
* 8.30 Special: Crowning Of 1975 Moomba Queen 8.30 The Odd Couple 8.30 Number 96
9PM 9.45 Sow What 9pm Special: Black and White Nostalgia. Highlights from black and white TV programs on the eve of the launch of colour television 9pm Movie: Terror In The Sky [IMDB] 9pm Cool Million
10PM 10pm Pot Black
10.25 ABC News
10.35 Concerto: South Australian Symphony Orchestra
10.30 Special: Homicide Story 10.25 News Centre Nine
10.30 Movie: The Man Who Could Cheat Death. 1959 [IMDB]
* 10.30 Movie: The Secret Of Blood Island. 1965 [IMDB]
11PM * 11.10 Special: Marlene Dietrich — I Wish You Love
* 11.57 Aunty Jack Introduces Colour
12AM * 12.02am Countdown (C) * 12am Official Opening Of Colour (C)
* 12.05 Special: Bacharach 74 (C)
* 12am Movie: California. 1946 [IMDB] (C) * 12am Movie: Von Ryan’s Express [IMDB] (C)
1AM * 1am Monty Python’s Flying Circus (C)
* 1.30 Senator McLennan’s Message (C)
* 1.32 Tennis: World Championships 1973 (C)
(Continues to 8am)
1am Special: Inside Alvin Purple (C)
2AM 2am Special: The Musical West (C) 2.30 Epilogue (C)
2.35 Close
2.15 Movie: The Big Circus [IMDB] (C)
3AM 3am Special: The World Of Hugh Hefner (C)
4AM 4am Special: Dowager In Hotpants (C) 4.25 Movie: Taffy And The Jungle Hunter [IMDB] (C)
(Continues to 6.15am)
5AM 5am Special: Playboy Bunny Of The Year (C)
(Continues to 6am)