Monday 31 December 1979 — MELBOURNE

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with concert specials on all four networks but two stand out.

GTV9 has a highlights package of the 2SM/Moove Concert Of The Decade which was held outside the Sydney Opera House the previous month.  Performers included Sherbet, Skyhooks, Hush, Dragon, Max Merritt, Marcia Hines, Russell Morris, Ted Mulry Gang, Jon English, Ol ’55, Stevie Wright, Colleen Hewett and Doug Parkinson.

ATV0 has live coverage of the Festival Of Sydney New Year’s Eve Concert from the Sydney Opera House, hosted by Grahame Bond and including performances by Rolf Harris, Marcia Hines, Jon English, John St Peeters and The Angels.

See also: Monday 31 December 1979 — QUEENSLAND, Monday 31 December 1979 — PERTH

Source: TV Times, 29 December 1979

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6AM 6am Hoppity Hooper
6.20 King Leonardo
6.40 Rocky And His Friends
7AM 7am Cartoons 7am The Early Bird Show
8AM 8am Sesame Street 8.55 Launching Pad
9AM 9am Close
9.30 Play School
9am Here’s Humphrey 9am Fat Cat And Friends
9.30 The Electric Company
10AM 10am Close 10am Romper Room 10am The Ed Allen Show
10.30 Untamed World
10am African Album
10.30 Laurel And Hardy
11AM 11am Tennis: Australian Open. Live from Kooyong, Melbourne 11.30 Celebrity Squares 11am Family At War
12PM 12.35pm Weekend Magazine (Rpt) 12pm Movie 12pm Movie: Story Of Alexander Graham Bell. 1939 [IMDB]
1PM 1pm News
1.10 Weather
1.11 All-Ireland Football Final 1979: Kerry vs Dublin
1.50 Basketball: Australian Clubs Championships
2PM 2pm Celebrity Charades
2.30 The Bob Newhart Show
2.55 National Nine News
2pm The Generation Game
3PM 3.20 All-Ireland Hurling Final: Galway vs Kilkenny 3pm The Donna Fargo Show
3.30 Sam
3.55 Cricket: Australia vs West Indies. Live from Melbourne Cricket Ground
3pm All’s Fair
3.30 The Cisco Kid
4PM 4pm Play School
4.25 Sesame Street
4pm Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30 Superman
5PM 5.25 Flower Stories
5.59 News Headlines
5pm Tarzan
6PM 6pm Royal Command Performance
6.55 Today’s Sport
6.30pm Seven National News. Malcolm Gray 6pm What’s Happening
6.30 National Nine News
6pm Eyewitness News
6.30 Gomer Pyle USMC
7PM  7pm ABC News. Greg Pearce
7.30 People’s Command Performance
7pm Willesee At Seven
7.30 Barry Jones’ Wide World
7pm The Odd Couple
7.30 Diff’rent Strokes
7pm Wild Kingdom
7.30 Eyewitness News. Jana Wendt
7.31 Big Hawaii
8PM  8pm Special: Concert Of The Decade  8.30 Special: Festival Of Sydney New Year’s Eve Concert. Live from Sydney Opera House

9.30 ABC News, Weather
9.40 Rockette

9pm Special: Dick Clark And A Cast Of Thousands
10PM  10pm Cricket
11PM  11.10 New Year’s Rocking Eve 1979 11pm Special: Elton John At Wembley
12AM  12.40am Special: Elton John 12am New Year’s Greetings
12.02 Nightmoves
12am Movie: Song Of Norway. 1970 [IMDB]
1AM  1.40 Close
2AM  2am Close 2.15 Movie: Take Me High [IMDB] 2am Close
3AM  3.45 Movie: Crimson Blade. 1964 [IMDB]
5AM  5.15 Danger Man
(Continues to 6am)