Classic TV Listings


#1229

Interesting logo for TVQ.


#1230

interesting also to see Brian Tait listed as newsreader for Seven and also appearing on Nine’s variety special the same night.

Elsewhere, Anything Can Happen may be an Adelaide production (hosted by Bob Francis), and Stars Of The Future (TVQ0, midday) I think may have been from Seven in Perth?


#1231

Is it just him yelling out insults like dickbrain to punters? :rofl:


#1232

you can add
Rolf on Saturday OK
Rolf Harris’ Animal Hospital


#1233

Today’s TV: 26.11.1991, Melbourne

Source: TV Week


#1234

Well it WAS 1972 :smile:


#1235

Come 1973, they would start using the same logos as ATV-0.


#1236

Simpsons Roasting On an Open Fire is The Simpsons’ series premiere. Was this the first airing of The Simpsons in Australia?


#1237

They don’t have any of Cosby’s television shows available, but Google Play has multiple Bill Cosby movies, comedy albums and ebooks available to buy and download. I find it odd that his television work has been banished but his other work is available.


#1238

No, the first ever ep of The Simpsons to air in Australia was Bart The Genius, which aired here on 10th February 1991.


#1239

Although technically the first episode (it’s certainly included in the Season 1 boxset I have), I was under the impression that Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire was a Christmas Special which aired in December 1989 in the US with the full series really starting sometime in Early 1990 with Bart The Genius being the first official episode…or something like that.

Since the guide doesn’t state that the episode is a repeat screening, I reckon Ten likely would’ve held off showing Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire until November 26 because that’s a bit closer to Christmas than February 10 is!


#1240

Yes, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” was indeed intended as the Christmas special, produced as the 8th episode of Season 1. The intended season premiere “Some Enchanted Evening” had problems in animation, and instead aired in the US as the Season 1 finale. The following episode “Bart The Genius” was shown as intended as the second episode.


#1241

Oprah airing at 11pm is interesting, was it the following year that she made it to Ten’s daytime schedule?
Also Ten airing a whopping 4 US soaps during daytime during this period, that wouldn’t last long.


#1242

It’s strange to see that ATV10 was airing a 2pm bulletin. Did that last long?


#1243

VIC TV would have been getting heavily Nine orientated by then as it was only a month away to aggregation. Does not seem twenty seven years ago I’m feeling old.


#1244

Melbourne TV listings: Saturday, December 5, 1998
from The Age

ABV2 (ABC)
6.00 Rage (cont’d)
12.00 Stateline (final)
12.30 Emus: Curious Companions
1.00 Tennis: Little Masters
2.00 NBL Summer: Adelaide v. Sydney
4.00 NFL Blast 1998/99
4.30 Sports Australia
5.00 Women’s Basketball: Adelaide v. Sydney
6.00 Leopard (the private life of the leopards)
7.00 ABC News
7.30 Hamish MacBeth (ABC News at 8.25)
8.30 The Bill (ABC News at 9.20)
9.30 The Cola Conquest: A Trilogy (final)
10.25 Hessie’s Shed
11.20 Rage (simulcast with Triple J from 1am)

HSV7 (Seven)
6.00 Cross Country
6.30 Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left
7.00 Saturday Disney
9.00 New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
9.30 Tabaluga
10.00 The Wiggles “Wiggle Opera”
10.30 Power Rangers Turbo
11.00 Sweet Valley High
11.30 A*mazing
12.00 Golf: Men’s Australian Open (day 3, from Adelaide)
6.00 Seven Nightly News
6.30 The World Around Us “Spirit 2000: Olympic Dreaming”
7.30 Police, Camera, Action!
8.00 Eye Spy (Tattslotto airs at 8.28)
8.30 The Visitor
11.15 Movie “Fire Birds”
1.10 Movie “Warlock”
3.10 Telemall Shopping
4.10 Movie “The Pigeon That Took Rome”

GTV9 (Nine)
6.00 Adventures of the Little Mermaid
6.30 Brambly Hedge
7.00 My Generation
7.30 Goodsports
8.00 Today on Saturday
9.00 Crocadoo
9.30 Now You See It
10.00 Batman: The Animated Series
10.30 Zorro (animated)
11.00 Young Indiana Jones
12.00 Equestrian Series (from Paradise Wirrina Cove, SA)
1.00 Wimbledon Official Film
2.00 US Women’s Open Golf Official Film
3.00 GT: 30 Years of a Legend
4.00 Schools Spectacular
5.00 Burke’s Backyard (Keno airs at 5.59)
6.00 National Nine News
6.30 Sensational Sartimbanco Entertainment Spectacular
7.30 Movie “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
10.35 National Nine Newsbreak
10.40 Secrets of the World’s Greatest Escape Artists
11.40 Pensacola: Wings of Gold
12.40 Late Show with David Letterman
1.40 Tarzan: The Epic Adventures
2.40 Movie “Posse”
4.30 All Together Now “From a Distance”
5.00 Pastor Ian Britza
5.30 Creflo A. Dollar Jr.

ATV10 (Ten)
6.00 Dennis the Menace
6.30 Barney & Friends
7.00 Toothbrush: The Ketchup Family
7.30 Silver Brumby
8.00 Totally Wild
8.30 Inside Stuff (return)
9.00 Video Hits
11.30 Ocean Girl
12.00 Bright Ideas (return)
2.00 Wakakirri
3.00 Hercules (animated)
4.00 Beyond 2000
5.00 Ten News
5.30 Moesha (return)
6.00 Addams Family
6.30 Leonardo DiCaprio Uncut
7.00 Before They Were Stars
7.30 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
8.30 Jerry Springer
9.30 Janet: The Velvet Rope
11.00 Ten News
11.30 Sports Tonight
12.00 Ground Zero
2.00 Telemall Shopping
3.00 Danoz Home Shopping
4.00 Life is for Living
4.30 Key of David
5.00 Hour of Power

SBS
6.00 Cantonese News
6.20 Mandarin News
6.55 Telegiornale
7.30 Das Journal
8.00 Ta Nea Ton Ennea
9.00 Le Journal
9.30 Sevodnia
10.15 Telediario
11.00 Siaran Berita
11.30 The Journal
12.00 Nightly Business Report
12.30 Movie “The Prompter” (Estonia)
2.05 Mozart Plus Five
2.35 Cesaria Evora (Portuguese documentary)
3.30 Champions League highlights
4.30 World Soccer
5.30 Premier League highlights
6.30 SBS World News
7.00 World Sport
7.30 De Gaulle and France (part 2)
8.30 Drop the Dead Donkey (UK)
9.00 Operation Good Guys (UK)
9.30 Movie “High Heels” (Spain)
11.30 Eat Carpet
12.30 Movie “Corisco and Dad” (Brazil)
2.25 temporary close
5.00 Weatherwatch & Music
5.30 Japanese News


#1245

Today’s TV: 30.11.1974, Melbourne

Today’s TV: 30.11.1974, Tasmania

Source: TV Week


#1246

Today’s TV: 1.12.1984, Melbourne


#1247

“Color test pattern” TV Week must have selected that spelling as it is across all networks.


#1248

Melbourne TV listings: Tuesday, December 7, 1999
from The Age

ABV2 (ABC)
6.00 Exploring the World of Music
6.30 Marketing
7.00 Albert the 5th Musketeer
7.25 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends
7.30 Teletubbies
7.55 Kipper
8.00 Johnson and Friends
8.10 Postman Pat
8.25 Lizzie’s Library
8.30 Sesame Street
9.25 Bananas in Pyjamas
9.30 Play School
10.00 Lift Off
10.25 Koki
10.30 What-A-Mess
10.55 Kitu & Woof
11.00 Stickin’ Around
11.25 The Trap Door
11.30 Escape from Jupiter
11.55 Freaky Stories
12.00 World at Noon
12.30 Best of Australian Story
1.00 Frontier
2.00 Parliamentary Question Time: House of Representatives
3.00 Sesame Street
3.25 Pingu
3.30 Play School
4.00 Blinky Bill
4.25 Lisa
4.30 Arthur
4.55 Fly Tales
5.00 Catdog
5.25 Wildlife
5.30 Soul Music
6.00 The Flying Vet “Pine Creek”
6.30 Mother and Son
7.00 ABC News
7.30 The 7.30 Report
8.00 Diving School
8.30 The Bill
9.30 Blood on the Carpet
10.10 Tomorrow Calling
10.30 ABC News
10.35 Madson (final)
11.25 Parliament Question Time: Senate
12.25 Movie “This Happy Breed”
2.10 Science Friction
3.00 Against All Odds
3.30 Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish
4.00 A Sense of Place
4.30 The Global Economy
5.00 Photography
5.30 French in Action

HSV7 (Seven)
6.00 The Big Breakfast
8.30 The Book Place
9.00 A Country Practice
10.00 Denise
11.00 Home and Away (early episodes)
12.00 Movie “Lethal White Female”
2.00 Ricki Lake
3.00 I Dream of Jeannie
3.30 Disney Adventures
4.00 Adventures of Chuck Finn
4.30 Mary Tyler Moore
5.00 Huey’s Cooking Adventures
5.30 Wheel of Fortune
6.00 Seven Nightly News
6.30 Today Tonight
7.00 Home Improvement
7.30 Better Homes & Gardens
8.28 Oz Lotto
8.30 Movie “Beverly Hills Cop”
10.45 Millennium
11.40 Seven Nightly News
12.10 The Sweeney
1.15 NBC Today
3.15 Telemall Shopping
4.10 LAPD: Life on the Beat
4.35 What a Cartoon!
4.45 Zoo Life with Jack Hanna
5.10 Video Power
5.35 Saved by the Bell: The New Class

GTV9 (Nine)
6.00 National Nine Early News
7.00 Today
9.00 Here’s Humphrey
9.30 Blue’s Clues
10.00 Martin Short
11.00 National Nine Morning News
11.30 Entertainment Tonight
12.00 Days of Our Lives
1.00 Young and the Restless
2.00 Movie “Dead Reckoning” (BW)
4.00 Y?
4.30 What’s Up Doc?
5.00 Full House
5.30 Catch Phrase
6.00 National Nine News
6.30 A Current Affair
7.00 Drew Carey Show
7.29 Keno
7.30 Kids Say the Darndest Things
8.00 Norm “Norm and the Prototype”
8.30 Water Rats “Romeo is Bleeding”
9.30 Murder Call “Cut and Dried”
10.30 Nightline
11.00 Pacific Drive
12.00 Late Show with David Letterman
1.00 Entertainment Tonight
1.30 Movie “Graveyard Shift”
3.05 Victor Paul Shopping
4.05 Shop America
4.35 Court TV: Inside America’s Courts
5.00 20/20

ATV10 (Ten)
6.00 A Closer Look
6.30 Sports Tonight
7.00 Jumanji
7.30 Pokémon
8.00 Action Man
8.30 In the Box
9.00 Good Morning Australia
11.30 Ten News
12.00 Highway to Heaven
1.00 Judge Joe Brown
1.30 Beauty and the Beast
2.30 Oprah Winfrey
3.30 Neighbours (early episodes)
4.00 Totally Wild
4.30 Bold and the Beautiful
5.00 Ten News
6.00 Judge Judy
6.30 Happy Days “Time Capsule”
7.00 The Simpsons
7.30 Just Shoot Me!
8.00 Jenny
8.30/9:30 Beverly Hills, 90210
10.30 Ten News
11.00 Sports Tonight
11.30 Roseanne Show
12.30 Sunset Beach
1.30 Alright Already
2.00 Telemall Shopping
3.00 Danoz Home Shopping
4.00 Life in the Word
4.30 Kenneth Copeland
5.00 Marilyn Hickey
5.30 Benny Hinn

SBS
6.00 Cantonese News
6.20 Mandarin News
6.55 Telegiornale
7.30 Das Journal
8.00 Ta Nea Ton Ennea
9.00 Le Journal
9.30 Sevodnia
10.15 Telediario
11.00 Siaran Berita
11.30 The Journal
12.00 Nightly Business Report
12.30 Movie “Escape” (Phillipines)
2.30 Weatherwatch & Music
3.00 TV Ed
3.30 World Sport
4.00 Sportswoman
4.30 Appetite for Asia
5.00 Newshour with Jim Lehrer
6.00 Global Village
6.30 SBS World News
7.00 World Sport
7.30 Front Up (new episodes)
8.00 Notes From a Small Island (UK)
8.30 The Cutting Edge “New Star in Orbit” (UK)
9.30 SBS World News Tonight
10.00 Soccer: 2002 World Cup qualifying draw
11.15 The Storm Rages Twice (Lebanon)
12.55 Movie “Captain Conan” (France)
3.05 temporary close
5.00 Weatherwatch & Music
5.30 Japanese News