Classic TV Listings


#1209

Melbourne TV listings: Tuesday, November 20, 1979
from The Age

ATV0
7.00 Early Bird Show
9.00 Fat Cat and Friends
9.30 The Electric Company
10.00 Betty White
10.30 Bernard King
11.00 Everyday
12.00 Movie “The Gay Sister” (b/w)
2.00 The FBI
3.00 King of Kensington
3.30 Dick Van Dyke
4.00 Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30 Cartoons
5.00 Tarzan
6.00 Eyewitness News
6.30 Gomer Pyle
7.00 Peter Couchman’s Melbourne
7.30 The Restless Years
8.30 Prisoner
9.30 The Paper Chase
10.30 Movie “Sweet November”
12.40 Szysznyk
1.10 close

ABV2
8.00 Sesame Street
9.00 test pattern
9.30 Play School
10.00 For the Juniors
10.20 Bookworm
10.25 Living Tomorrow
10.40 test pattern
11.00 Frank’s Tasmania
11.20 Waterloo Street
11.40 Investigating
12.00 test pattern
1.00 ABC News/Weather
1.11 The Living Body
1.25 test pattern
1.35 How We Used to Live
1.55 For the Juniors
2.15 Frank’s Tasmania
2.35 test pattern
4.00 Play School
4.30 Sesame Street
5.30 Captain Pugwash
5.35 Catweazle
5.59 ABC News Headlines
6.00 My Favorite Martian
6.30 Ghost & Mrs. Muir
6.55 Today’s Sport
7.00 ABC News/Weather
7.30 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
8.00 No Appointment Necessary
8.30 Hazell
9.20 ABC News/Weather
9.30 Nationwide
10.10 Movie “Listen Darling”
11.30 close

HSV7
10.00 Romper Room
11.00 Dinah!
12.00 Movie “The Member of the Wedding”
1.55 Olympic Minutes
2.00 Homicide
3.00 Streets of San Francisco
4.00 Shirl’s Neighborhood
4.30 Tom and Jerry
5.00 The Flintstones
5.30 Get Smart
6.00 Bewitched
6.30 Seven National News
7.00 Willesee at Seven
7.30 The Duke (pilot; Robert Conrad)
9.30 Monty Python (backstage of “Life of Brian”)
10.30 Monty Python’s Flying Circus
11.10 Pink Medicine Show
11.40 Movie “Conspirator”
1.10 close

GTV9
6.00 Hoppity Hooper
6.20 King Leonardo
6.40 Rocky & Bullwinkle Show
7.00 Cartoons
9.00 Here’s Humphrey
10.00 Room 222
10.30 Untamed World
11.00 Big Valley
11.55 News
12.00 Mike Walsh
1.30 Celebrity Charades
2.00 Bob Newhart
2.30 Division Four
3.30 Donna Fargo
4.00 Animals, Animals, Animals
4.30 Big Blue Marble
5.00 Nanny & the Professor
5.30 Here’s Lucy
6.00 What’s Happening!!
6.30 National Nine News
7.00 The Odd Couple
7.30 Leif Garrett
8.30 Movie “River of Promises”
10.30 CPO Sharkey
11.00 News
11.30 Spyforce
12.30 Movie “Isadora”
3.00 Movie “Strangers When We Meet”
5.15 Dangerman


#1210

Sydney TV listings: Tuesday, November 20, 1979
from Sydney Morning Herald

ABN2 (the paper didn’t list the daytime “test pattern/music” broadcasts; I added that one at 9am because I suppose Sesame Street would never air for 90 minutes)
8.00 Sesame Street
9.00 test pattern
9.30 Play School
10.00 Educational programming
1.00 ABC News/Weather
1.11 Educational programming
4.00 Play School
4.30 Sesame Street
5.25 Dorothy
5.35 Catweazle
6.00 My Favorite Martian
6.30 Ghost & Mrs. Muir
7.00 ABC News/Weather
7.30 The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin
8.00 No Appointment Necessary
8.30 Hazell
9.20 ABC News/Weather
9.30 Nationwide
10.10 Movie “Listen Darling”
11.30 close

ATN7
10.00 Romper Room
11.00 Eleven AM
12.00 Movie “Bunny O’Hare”
2.00 Dinah!
3.00 Within These Walls
4.00 Shirl’s Neighborhood
4.30 Carrots
5.00 It’s Academic
5.30 Welcome Back, Kotter
6.00 Great Mysteries of the World
6.30 Seven National News
7.00 Willesee at Seven
7.30 CHiPs
8.30 Dear Detective
10.30 The Latest News
11.00 Movie “Before Winter Comes”
1.00 close

TCN9
6.00 Cartoons
9.00 Here’s Humphrey
10.00 Room 22
10.30 Untamed World
11.00 Big Valley
12.00 Mike Walsh
1.30 Celebrity Charades
2.00 Bob Newhart
2.30 Division 4
3.30 Donna Fargo
4.00 Animals, Animals, Animals
4.30 Valley of the Dinosaurs
5.00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
6.00 What’s Happening!!
6.30 National Nine News
7.00 The Odd Couple
7.30 Diff’rent Strokes “The Spanking”
8.00 Laverne & Shirley
8.30 Family “A Safe House”
9.30 Movie “Go Ask Alice”
11.00 News
11.30 Joe Forrester
12.30 Movie “Isadora”
3.00 Movie “Strangers When We Meet”
5.15 Dangerman

TEN10
7.30 The Electric Company
8.00 Fat Cat and Friends
8.30 Gilligan’s Island
8.55 Religious Program
9.00 Movie “For a Distant Love”
10.30 Bernard King
11.00 Good Morning Sydney
12.00 Movie “Cash McCall”
2.00 Dick Van Dyke
2.30 John Newcombe’s The New Life
3.00 Couples
3.30 On Our Own
4.00 Simon Townsend’s Wonder World
4.30 Battle of the Planets
5.00 Occasional Wife
5.30 Dance Fever
6.00 Eyewitness News
7.00 Doris Day
7.30 The Restless Years
8.30 Prisoner
9.30 Switch “Gaffing the Skin”
10.30 Alice
11.00 Rooms
12.00 The Collaborators
1.00 Religious Program
1.05 close


#1211

Today’s TV: 22.11.1956, Melbourne

It was also a big day for radio, with 7 of Melbourne’s 8 radio stations presenting some level of coverage (3LO was the odd one out, as ABC was already represented via 3AR. But 3LO (and ABV2) did have a live broadcast of Prince Philip’s arrival into Melbourne and the civic reception earlier in the day before the Opening Ceremony.

Source: Listener In-TV


#1212

Sydney/Wollongong/Newcastle, Tuesday 23 November 1976
from TV Week

ABC
8.00-9.00 Sesame Street
9.30 Play School
10.00 For Schools: Merry-Go-Round
10.20 For Schools: Social Studies
12.00 For Schools: Science Report
1.00 News
1.10 Horizon-5
1.30 For Schools: For the Juniors
2.00 For Schools: Children of the World
2.30 For Schools: Secondary Science
2.50 Sesame Street
3.30 Sheffield Shield Cricket: NSW v SA (from the SCG; Trails to Adventure will air if cricket cancelled)
5.30 F Troop “The Sergeant and the Kid”
6.00 Bellbird “Time to Pause”
6.55 Home Town (Regional News in Wollongong/Newcastle?)
7.00 News/Weather
7.30 This Day Tonight
8.00 Torque “Quality Control”
8.30 Who Do You Think You Are?
9.00 Outsiders “Ghost Town”
9.50 News/Weather
10.00 The World About Us “The Great Turtle Mystery”
11.30 close

ATN7 Sydney
10.00 Romper Room
11.00 Eleven AM
12.00 Movie “Titfield Thunderbolt” (bw)
2.00 Ben Casey “Little Drops of Water, Little Grains of Sand” (A/bw)
3.00 Mannix “All Around the Money Tree” (A)
4.00 Catch Kandy “Man in a Wet Suit”
4.30 Elephant Boy “Rogue Hill”
5.00 Beverly Hillbillies “Big Daddy Jed” (bw; title sounds like either a wrestler or a pimp :stuck_out_tongue:)
5.30 My Three Sons "Debbie
6.00 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
6.30 News/Weather
7.00 Willesee at Seven
7.30 Space: 1999 “A Matter of Life or Death” (A)
8.30 Movie “Sweet Bird of Youth” (AO)
10.45 Movie “Remains to Be Seen” (bw)
12.30 close

TCN9 Sydney
6.00 Gene Autry “The Man from the Music Mountain” (bw)
7.00 Super Flying Fun Show
9.00 Here’s Humphrey
10.00 Dangerman “The Professionals” (bw)
11.00 Another World (A)
11.55 News
12.00 Days of Our Lives (bw)
12.55 News
1.00 Search for Tomorrow (A)
1.30 Young & the Restless (A)
2.00 General Hospital (A)
2.55 News
3.00 Dinah! (guests Tony Orlando & Dawn, Freddie Prinze, Ruth Buzzi, and Jimmy Martinez)
4.00 Cartoon Corner
5.00 Dusty’s Trail “Joan L. Callaghan”
5.30 Skippy “Lyre Bird”
6.00 Here’s Lucy “Lucy and Her Genuine Twimby”
6.30 News/Sport/Weather
7.00 A Current Affair
7.30 Young Doctors
8.00 Sullivans
8.30 Roll Out
9.00 Medical Story “Test Case” (AO)
10.00 Ironside “Faded Image” (A)
11.00 Movie “Second Chance” (A)
12.30 Movie “The Baby and the Battleship” (A)
2.10 Movie “Paddy” (AO)
3.35 Movie “They Were Sisters” (A/bw)
5.35 Movie “Rhythm 'n Greens” (bw)

TEN10 Sydney
7.00 Wilma the Witch
7.01 Frontier Adventures
7.30 Hilarious House of Frightenstein (Australia got the US syndied version, which was 30 min long and had a laugh track; in its home country of Canada, the show was 1 hr long and had no laugh track)
8.00 Cool McCool
8.30 Movie “The Sacred Amulet” (A/bw)
9.55 That’s the Difference
10.00 Switched On Living
10.15 Yoga
10.30 Real McCoys “Luke, the Reporter” (bw)
11.00 Maggi Eckardt Hour
12.00 Mike Walsh
1.30 Mothers-in-Law “Everybody Goes on a Honeymoon”
2.00 Dr. Kildare “A Life for a Life”
2.30 Casino 10
3.00 Please Don’t Eat the Daisies
3.45 Sheffield Shield Cricket: NSW v SA
5.30 Pink Panther
6.00 News/Sport/Weather
6.59 Dough-Re-Mi
7.00 Celebrity Game
7.30 Cousteau’s Blizzard at Hope Bay
8.30 Number 96
9.30 The Box
10.30 Tribal Eye “Sweat of the Sun”
11.30 Movie “A Fever in the Blood” (A)
1.40 That’s the Difference
1.45 close

WIN4 Wollongong
11.30 You Say the Word
11.48 Switched On Living
12.05 Young & the Restless (A)
12.30 Roving Eye
12.33 General Hospital (A)
12.57 News/Weather
1.00 Days of Our Lives (A)
1.50 Mike Walsh
3.10 And Mother Makes Five “Wish You Were There”
3.36 Porky Pig
3.57 Tarzan
4.49 Bewitched
5.15 Celebrity Game
5.42 Hogan’s Heroes
6.10 Regional Roundup
6.15 Big News
7.00 A Current Affair
7.30 Good Times
8.00 Phyllis (A)
8.27 Roving Eye
8.30 Number 96
9.30 Kojak (AO)
10.30 Barnaby Jones (A)
11.30 Orson Welles (A)
12.00 Epilogue
12.05 close

NBN3 Newcastle
6.55 Meditation
7.00 Breakfast Club (and Cartoon Carnival)
9.00 Romper Room
9.45 Return to Peyton Place
10.05 A Current Affair
10.30 Casino 10
10.55 Swami Sarasvati
11.10 Mike Walsh
12.20 Coffee Break
12.35 Movie “Son of Ali Baba” (A)
2.10 Noticeboard
2.15 Days of Our Lives (A)
3.05 Young & the Restless (A)
3.35 Huckleberry Hound
4.00 Daniel Boone
5.00 Flintstones
5.30 Celebrity Game
6.00 News/Weather/Sport
7.00 A Current Affair
7.30 Movie “The Shoes of the Fisherman”
10.30 McCloud “Fire”
12.00 Epilogue
12.05 close


#1213

Interesting to see TEN covering Shield cricket. From memory, that’s the season 0/10 also covered test matches with the bulk of what would become the Channel Nine commentary team during World Series.


#1214

Melbourne TV listings: Monday, December 1, 1997
from The Age

ABV2 (ABC)
6.00 Everybody’s Business
6.30 French in Action
7.00 Taking Care of Business
7.30 Rupert
7.55 Adventures of Spot
8.00 Magic Mountain
8.10 What a Mess
8.20 Noddy
8.30 Sesame Street
9.25 Bananas in Pyjamas
9.30 Play School
10.00 Book Bug
10.15 Shape, Shape, Shape
10.30 The Wild World
10.40 For the Juniors
11.00 Taking Care of Business
11.30 Vital Systems
12.00 World at Noon
12.30 Timeframe
1.00 National Press Club Luncheon (speaker Alexander Downer)
2.00 Parliament Question Time: Senate
3.00 Sesame Street
3.55 Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
4.00 Play School Meets the Orchestra
4.30 Blinky Bill
4.55 William’s Wish Wellingtons
5.00 Animals of Farthing Wood
5.25 Feral TV
5.30 Bump in the Night
6.00 Heartbreak High
6.30 Goodnight Sweetheart “And Mother Came Too”
7.00 ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report
8.00 Driving School
8.30 Four Corners “Dispatchers”
9.15 Shortwave “Walter”
9.30 Red Dwarf “Emohawk Polymorph II”
10.00 Behind Race Around the World
10.25 ABC News
10.45 Premier League: Arsenal v. Liverpool
11.40 Baseball: Melbourne Reds v. Brisbane
1.10 Australia Television News
1.35 Parliament Question Time: House of Representatives
2.35 Scotland Yard “Flying Squad Crozon”
3.00 Against All Odds
3.30 Earth Revealed
4.00 Reading Writing Roadshow
4.30 Connections
5.00 Out of Empire
5.30 Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish

HSV7 (Seven)
6.00 Sunrise
7.00 Agro’s Cartoon Connection
8.30 The Book Place
9.00 Golden Girls
9.30 The Crew
10.00 The Home Court
10.30 Seven Morning News
11.00 Pacific Blue
12.00 Movie “Sparks: The Price of Passion”
2.00 Ricki Lake
3.00 The Pursuit of Happiness
3.30 Darkwing Duck
4.00 Total Recall
4.30 Hey Dad!
5.00 The Monkees
5.30 The Great Outdoors
6.00 Seven Nightly News
6.30 Today Tonight
7.00 Who Dares Wins
7.30 Aussie Top Spots
8.30 Nash Bridges
10.30 Due South
11.25 Seven Nightly News
11.55 Paranormal World
12.25 NBC Today
2.25 Telemall Shopping
3.25 The Extraordinary
4.15 Bluey
5.10 Dateline NBC

GTV9 (Nine)
6.00 CNN World News
6.30 National Nine Early News
7.00 Today
9.00 Here’s Humphrey
9.30 The Flying Doctors “Someone Special”
10.30 National Nine Morning News
10.50 Cricket: Australia v. New Zealand (3rd test; from Hobart)
1.00 The Cricket Show
1.30 Cricket: Australia v. New Zealand (cont’d)
6.00 National Nine News
6.30 A Current Affair
7.00 Our House (followed by Keno at 7.29)
7.30 Friends “The One with the Sonogram”
8.00 Suddenly Susan “Family Matters”
8.30 Water Rats “Truth of Dare” (return)
9.30 Love for Sale (the sex industry in Victoria)
10.30 Nightline
11.00 Pacific Drive
12.00 Dangerfield “Dem Bones”
1.00 Cricket: Australia v. New Zealand (highlights)
1.30 Entertainment Tonight
2.00 Celebrity Home Shopping
3.00 Movie “An American Dream”
5.00 48 Hours

ATV10 (Ten)
6.00 Aerobics Oz Style
6.30 Barney & Friends
7.00 Street Sharks
7.30 Eagle Riders
8.00 Inspector Gadget
8.30 The Music Shop
9.00 Good Morning Australia
11.30 Ten News
12.00 Little House on the Prairie
1.00 Judge Judy
1.30 Oprah Winfrey
2.30 Monday to Friday
3.30 C.O.P.S.
4.00 Ocean Girl
4.30 Bold and the Beautiful
5.00 Ten News
6.00 Hogan’s Heroes
6.30 Jeff Foxworthy
7.00 Roseanne
7.30 Healthy Wealthy & Wise
8.30 Movie “The 'Burbs”
10.40 Ten News
11.10 Sports Tonight
11.40 Cosby Mysteries
12.40 Sunset Beach
2.30 Telemall Shopping
4.00 Life in the Word
4.30 Kenneth Copeland
5.00 Marilyn Hickey
5.30 Benny Hinn

SBS
6.00 Weatherwatch & Music
7.00 Telegiornale
7.30 Weatherwatch & Music
7.55 Mandarin News
8.30 Das Journal
9.00 Le Journal
9.40 Weatherwatch & Music
10.15 Telediario
11.00 Indonesian News
11.30 The Journal
12.00 Oto Polska
12.30 Movie “Why Wasn’t He There?” (Hungary)
2.15 Weatherwatch & Music
3.00 TV Ed
3.30 English at Work
4.00 ICAM: Indigenous Cultural Affairs Magazine
4.30 Tales From a Suitcase
5.00 Felicidade (Brazil)
5.30 Newshour with Jim Lehrer
6.30 SBS World News
7.00 World Sport
7.30 Soccer: Ericsson Cup
8.30 Andrea Stretton Presents: Claudio Abbado (Germany)
9.30 Moon on My Back (Ireland)
10.15 Hotline
10.30 Movie “Zero Patience” (UK)
12.10 Movie “The Cockroach” (Turkey)
1.45 temporary close
5.00 Weatherwatch & Music


#1215

Something else we will probably never see on TV again, just put it in the pile with

Hey Dad!
The Cosby Show
A Different World(or at least not screen episodes with Cosby in it)
Fat Albert And The Cosby Kids
I Spy
Cosby
Kids Say The Darndest Things
I Spy
Roeannne


#1216

It’s such a shame that these shows have been forever tainted by the off screen actions of their stars.

As much as I loved watching “Hey Dad!” back then, I could never bring myself to watch it again now knowing what he did that poor girl.


#1217

Roseanne purely for political reasons


#1218

Would this extend to movies starring Bill Cosby?


#1219

Or Any Another Show with Episodes Robert Hughes Guest Starred.


#1220

like Kingswood Country?


#1221

Kingswood Country will be another one that’ll be buried for political reasons but yeah I see what you mean. Given the Chris Benoit treatment


#1222

how many movies starring Bill Cosby would be showing on TV now anyway, regardless of anything else

I think for many of us Hey Dad! reruns would have been cringeworthy even without knowing what was happening in real life. It stopped being run on TV years before we knew anything.

Kingswood Country has been released on DVD, so people can still view it. Not sure the link between Kingswood Country and (having had to google) a double murder-suicide?


#1223

FOXTEL were showing it in 2008, that was some years after it finished up in 1993.


#1224

Ok. I was probably thinking FTA.


#1225

I have a vague memory of something called “Big News” on WIN-4 from my early childhood but don’t recall what it consisted of. Was it a composite local/national bulletin? I only remember Seven National News being broadcast on WIN-4 following the local news during the 1970s.


#1226

Yeah meaning the body of work will be locked away is what I was implying


#1227

Today’s TV: 25.11.1972, Brisbane

Source: TV Week


#1228

Almost forgotten about “Alive Oh” branding.