1977 in Australian television

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List of years in Australian television

This is a list of Australian television-related events in 1977.


  • April - The ABC's long running music program Countdown celebrates its 100th episode.
  • April - The Seven Network successfully bids for exclusive Australian rights to televise the 1980 Olympic Games from Moscow. The network paid $1 million in the deal, outbidding rival offers from ABC and Nine Network.
  • 1 April - British sitcom Fawlty Towers debuts on ABC.
  • Seven Network televises the VFL Grand Final live to Melbourne for the first time.
  • Australian satirical radio and television sketch show The Naked Vicar Show premieres on Seven Network.
  • The Federal Government investigates a proposal to establish a domestic satellite system, enabling instant transmission of television and other communications across Australia and in particular to remote areas.
  • Australian music series Flashez returns for a new series on ABC now airing at 5:30pm right after Sesame Street for most of the year.
  • The final episode of the Australian music series Flashez airs on ABC at 5:30pm.


Program Network Debut date
Blankety Blanks The 0-10 Network 24 January
The Naked Vicar Show Seven Network 26 May
Pig in a Poke ABC 24 July
Glenview High Seven Network 27 September
Bobby Dazzler Seven Network 20 November
Cop Shop Seven Network November
The Restless Years The 0-10 Network 6 December
The Toothbrush Family Unknown 1977
Kirby's Company ABC 1977
Young Ramsay Seven Network 1977
Family Feud Nine Network 1977
Hotel Story The 0-10 Network 1977

New International Programming[edit]

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Ending this year[edit]

Date Show Channel Debut
18 January Homicide Seven Network 20 October 1974
1 February The Outsiders ABC 9 November 1976
25 April Bluey Seven Network 2 August 1976
11 August Number 96 The 0-10 Network 13 March 1972
11 October The Box The 0-10 Network 11 February 1974
23 December Bellbird ABC 28 August 1967
1977 The Ernie Sigley Show Nine Network 1974
1977 The Celebrity Game The 0-10 Network 1976
1977 Flashez ABC 1976

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