50 Years of Television in Australia by Michael Roberts, Nick Place

By Michael Roberts, Nick Place

An exploration of television year-by-year from 1956, reporting in time-capsule mode on celebrities and indicates as they occurred, from satisfied Hammond and Skippy to the dwell telecast of the terrorist assault on New York's international alternate Centre.

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They say viewers could be in for a long wait for colour television, predicting it could be at least five years before colour TV is even considered in Australia, and that there’s not much hope of a full-scale colour service for up to 10 years. That means you could be waiting until 1966 for colour television to arrive. ) > Your Home – home show with Del Cartwright > Peters Fun Fair, with clowns Zig and Zag > This I Believe – commentary on events with Eric Baume > I’ve Got a Secret – game show > Eric and Mary, where Eric Pearce and Mary Parker interview a famous guest > Judy Jack Show – for kids > Hit Parade – mimed musical show > Stairway to the Stars – talent show.

All three networks have reported overwhelmingly positive feedback from the public for what television achieved during the Games, and the coverage – often watched through shopfront windows or at the homes of friends – seems to have spurred a buying spree among the public. All three Melbourne stations went to air simultaneously for the first time on the afternoon of Thursday 22 November, when they screened the opening ceremony of the Games, starting with the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh. The three networks covered events every day, and packages of highlights were shown on air in the evenings.

Frank’s casual confidence – ‘which I’ll probably get’ – and the fact that his immediate reaction was that he’d need some radio talent. More than seven years before TV officially began, the Shell Company sponsored several demonstrations of the new medium in Australia. Those involved in the start-up of Packer’s television company never had any doubt about their employer’s motivation. It was not so much about being a visionary – of Frank Packer somehow seeing the glorious and profitable television empire just waiting to unfold.

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