Monday 29 January 1962 — VICTORIA

Nine’s In Melbourne Tonight returns for its sixth year.

To commemorate the Australia Day public holiday, the ABC special The Bloke pays tribute to the late Australian poet CJ Dennis, including interviews with his friends, peers and biographer. The program also features re-enactments of two poems from The Sentimental Bloke — “The Intro” and “Mar”. The Bloke was scripted and narrated by Kit Denton (father of Andrew Denton) and included performances by actors Ken Goodlet, Margherita Keane, Agnes Dobson, Wynn Roberts and James Lynch.

Source: TV Times, 25 January 1962. The Age, 29 January 1962

10AM 10am Test Pattern
12PM 12.25pm Summer Science Lectures 12pm Movie: Buck Benny Rides Again. 1940 [IMDB]
1PM 1.55 First Edition. Jocelyn Terry 1.30 The Loretta Young Show
2PM 2pm Movie: Miss Annie Rooney [IMDB] 2pm Lady For A Day. Larry Nixon, John D’Arcy, Jocelyn Terry
2.45 Movie: I Dream Too Much. 1935 [IMDB]
2pm Burns And Allen
2.30 Mayor Of The Town
3PM 3.30 Target Jindivik
3.50 Intertel Special: The Quiet War
3pm It Could Be You. Tommy Hanlon Jnr, Tommy Little
3.30 Concentration. Terry Dear
4PM 4.45 Kindergarten Playtime 4.15 Box Of Tricks. John D’Arcy 4pm Sir Lancelot
4.30 The Cisco Kid
5PM 5pm Children’s Film Festival 5pm The Happy Show. Happy Hammond 5pm The Tarax Show
6PM 6pm Adventures Of The Seahawk
6.30 The Ray Bolger Show
6pm Assignment Underwater
6.30 News
6pm Komedy Korner
6.30 News. Eric Pearce, Jack Little. Includes Professor Browne’s Study
7PM  7pm ABC News, Newsreel, Weather. Norman Griffiths
7.30 Wichita Town
7pm The Flintstones
7.30 Stagecoach West
7pm BP Pick-A-Box
7.30 Frontier Circus
8PM  8pm Spycatcher
8.30 The Magic Of Music. Eric Jupp
8.30 Deadline For Action 8.30 Naked City
9PM  9pm Special: The Bloke (see advertisement below)
9.30 RCMP
9.30 The Corrupters 9.30 In Melbourne Tonight. Graham Kennedy
10PM  10pm The Bob Cummings Show
10.30 ABC News, Newsreel
10.55 Close
10.30 Air Power
11PM  11pm Late News Headlines
11.05 Close
11pm Television City News. Eric Pearce
11.15 Epilogue
11.20 Close

5.30pm GMV Juniors
6pm Hopalong Cassidy
6.30 Professor Browne’s Study
6.40 News, Weather
7pm BP Pick-A-Box
7.30 I Love Lucy
8pm Rawhide
9pm The Untouchables
10pm News Headlines
10.10 Epilogue
10.15 Close
5.30pm Cobbers Tele-Club
5.45 Cartoon Time
6pm The Lone Ranger
6.30 Sheep Market Report
6.40 Professor Browne’s Study
6.45 News
7pm BP Pick-A-Box
7.30 Sea Hunt
8pm Laramie
9pm The Untouchables
10pm News, Epilogue
10.15 Close
5.55pm Program Summary
6pm Cartoons
6.15 Annie Oakley
6.45 News, Weather
7pm BP Pick-A-Box
7.30 Maverick
8.30 The Untouchables
9.30 Interpol Calling
10pm News, Weather, Epilogue
10.15 Close