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Sunday 29 April 1979 — MELBOURNE

The first of 13 episodes of test programs from the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) broadcast on ABC. The programs were the precursor to the establishment of a permanent multicultural television service from SBS, which began as Channel 0/28 in October 1980.

1979: SBS television makes its debut

Source: TV Times, 28 April 1979. The Age, 26 April 1979.

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6AM 6am The Thunderbirds
7AM 7am Star Trek
7.30 Look Listen Laugh And Learn
8AM 8am Ethnic Television (SBS): Introduction, Fatti And Fattacci (Italian), Prime Minister’s Message, Another Viewpoint, Ethnic Magazine, Teacher In The Sky, Greek Singing, Melbourne’s National Gallery, Music And Radio, Korean Ballet 8.45am It Is Written 8am Day Of Discovery
8.30 Good News
8.30am You Say The Word
9AM 9.15 Sunday Magazine
9.30 VFL Junior Supporters Club
9.55 World Of Sport Replay
9am The Rex Humbard Hour 9.30 Hour Of Power
10AM 10am Here’s Humphrey
10.52 Point Of View
10.30 Mass For You At Home
11AM 11am Divine Service 11am World Of Sport. Ron Casey, Bill Collins 11am Christian Television Association
11.30 You Me And Education. Sue McIntosh
11am Greek Affair, Harry Michaels
12PM 12pm Countrywide. Neil Inall
12.45 Sow What? Kevin Heinze
12pm Movie: Laughter In Paradise. 1950 [IMDB] 12pm Variety Italian Style
1PM 1pm Four Corners (Rpt)
1.55 Motor Racing: 1979 Australian Sports Sedans. Round One. Live from Oran Park, Sydney
1pm Racing Preview. Clem Dimsey
1.45 Football: VFA. Port Melbourne v Dandenong
2PM 2.15pm Football: Commodore Cup. Melbourne Reserves v Richmond Reserves 2pm Movie: The Mountain. 1956 [IMDB]
3PM 3pm News
3.05 Football (cont’d)
4PM 4pm Thrillmaker Sports
4.30 Hockey: World Tournament. 1979 Grand Final. Live from Perth
4pm The Curiosity Show
5PM 5pm The Man From Atlantis 5pm Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea 5pm The Waltons
6PM 6pm Countdown
6.55 Weather
6pm Seven National News. Pamela Graham
6.30 The Wonderful World Of Disney
6pm National Nine News
6.30 New Faces. Bert Newton
6pm Eyewitness News. Bruce Mansfield, Peter Hanrahan, Paul Jennings
6.30 The New Adventures Of Wonder Woman
7PM  7pm ABC News. John Amies. Includes Weekend Magazine
7.40 All Creatures Great And Small
7.30 This Fabulous Century. Peter Luck 7.30 60 Minutes. Ray Martin, Ian Leslie, George Negus 7.30 The Rockford Files
8PM  8.30 Anna Karenina 8pm This Is Your Life. Roger Climpson
8.30 Movie: Breakout. 1975 [IMDB]
8.30 Movie: Paper Tiger. 1975 [IMDB] 8.30 Movie: Airport 75. 1974 [IMDB]
9PM  9.25 Between The Wars
9.50 ABC News, Weather
10PM  10pm Meet The Leaders. Barrie Cassidy, Ralphe Neill
10.30 Paradise Island
10.55 Close
10.20 Movie: Niagara. 1953 [IMDB] 10.30 Movie: Notorious. 1945 (B&W) [IMDB] 10.30 Kojak
11PM  11.30 King Of Kensington
12AM  12am Insight
12.30 Close
12.30am Movie: Suppose They Gave A War And Nobody Came. 1970 [IMDB] 12am Close
1AM 
2AM  2.20 Movie: Girls In Prison. 1956 (B&W) [IMDB]
3AM  3.45 Movie: The Gunslinger. 1956 [IMDB]
4AM 
5AM  5am Gene Autry (B&W)
(Continues to 6am)

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