Tuesday 31 December 1974 — MELBOURNE

The Nine Network and News Limited launch a 28-hour telethon to raise funds for the victims of Cyclone Tracy that had destroyed the city of Darwin just days earlier on Christmas Eve.

Programs broadcast in colour indicated with (C)

Cyclone Tracy: ‘The day Darwin died’ [2014]

Source: The Age, 31 December 1974 and TV Times, 28 December 1974

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6AM 6.30am Test Pattern (C)
7AM 7.50am Test Pattern (C) 7am Thunderbirds 7am The Non-Stop Cartoon Carnival
8AM 8am Sesame Street
8.55 The Electric Company
8am Fractured Flickers
8.30 Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon
9AM 9.25 Test Pattern (C)
9.50 Play School
9am Test Pattern (C) 9am Here’s Humphrey 9.30 Test Pattern (C)
10AM 10.20 Test Pattern (C) 10am Test Pattern (C)
11AM 11am Huckleberry Hound
11.30 The Hathaways
11am What’s My Line
11.30 A Current Affair (Rpt)
12PM 12pm Tennis: Australian Open. Live from Kooyong, Melbourne. 12pm Tennis: Australian Open (C) Live from Kooyong, Melbourne 12pm Tennis: Australian Open (C) Live from Kooyong, Melbourne 12pm Movie: Blaze Of Noon. 1947 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm ABC News
1.10 Tennis (cont’d)
1.30 Matlock Police
2PM 2.30 The Doctors
3PM 3.59 Cricket: Third Test (C) Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground 3.30 Room 222
4PM 4pm Cricket: Third Test (C) Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground 4pm Magilla Gorilla
4.30 Fury
5PM 5pm Daniel Boone
6PM 6pm Wild Wild World Of Animals
6.30 Bobby Goldsbro
6.55 This Week In Britain
6pm Bewitched
6.30 Seven National News
6pm My Three Sons
6.30 News Centre Nine
6pm Hogan’s Heroes
6.30 Eyewitness News
7PM 7pm ABC News
7.30 Special: New Year Concert By The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1974
7pm The Adventures Of Black Beauty
7.30 Homicide
7pm A Current Affair
7.30 Nine Network/News Limited Darwin Appeal
(Continues to 6.30pm)
7pm Temperature’s Rising
7.30 Special: Paul Anka At Caesar’s Palace
8PM 8.40 ABC News, Weather
8.45 Seven Of One
8.30 Return To Peyton Place 8.30 Movie: Carry On Spying. 1965 [IMDB]
9PM 9.45 ABC News, Weather
9.55 Comedy Playhouse
9pm Nine O’Clock News
9.30 Special: Sport In ’74
10PM 10.25 Cricket Highlights
10.55 Movie: Twelve O’Clock High. 1950 [IMDB]
10.30 Special: Sonny And Cher Comedy Hour 10.10 Special: Raquel (C)
11PM 11.25 Late News
11.35 The Campbells Are Coming
11.10 Movie: Goin’ To Town. 1935 [IMDB]
12AM 12.35am Close 12am Close
1AM 1am Close