Blind Date (Australian game show)

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Blind Date
Genre Game Show, Reality
Based on The Dating Game
Presented by Graham Webb (1967–1969)
Jeremy Cordeaux (1970)
Bobby Hanna (1974)
Greg Evans (1991)
Julia Morris (2018–)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
Production
Running time 50 minutes (as of 7th season in 2018)
30 minutes
Release
Original network Network Ten (1967–1970, 1991, 2018–)
Seven Network (1974)
Picture format Black & White (1967–1970, 1974)
4:3 PAL (1991)
16:9 576i (SDTV) (2018)
16:9 1080i (HDTV) (2018)
Audio format Mono (1967–1970, 1974)
Stereo (1991, 2018–)
Original release 28 November 1969 – 1970
1974
1991
15 October 2018 – present

Blind Date is an Australian television game show which was originally based on the American series The Dating Game.

Blind Date first aired from 1967 to 1970 on the 0-10 Network (now known as Network Ten). Graham Webb hosted the series from its debut to the 28 November 1969 episode.[1] Jeremy Cordeaux hosted the show in 1970.[2]

A 1974 on the Seven Network was hosted by Scottish-born Bobby Hanna.[3] A 1991 version hosted by Greg Evans was screened on Network Ten as a revived version of Perfect Match, which was also based on the same format.[4]

A new series began on the 15th October, 2018 on Channel Ten, hosted by Julia Morris.[5][6]

Episode status[edit]

Archival status of the show is not known, given the wiping of the era. An episode of the 1974 version is held by National Film and Sound Archive.[7]

Series Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1N/A1967 (1967)1967 (1967)
2N/A1968 (1968)1968 (1968)
3N/A1969 (1969)1969 (1969)
4N/A1970 (1970)1970 (1970)
5N/A1974 (1974)1974 (1974)
6N/A1991 (1991)1991 (1991)
71 (as of 15 October 2018)October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)2018 (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avengers Ride Again". The Sydney Morning Herald. November 9, 1969. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "New boy Jeremy gets a blind date". The Age. December 1, 1969. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Blind Date is coming back to TV - in a new, steam-lined pop music format". The Sydney Morning Herald. March 24, 1974. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  4. ^ "1991: July 27-August 2". TelevisionAU.
  5. ^ "Network Ten to bring back Blind Date". The Australian. November 9, 2017. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Blind Date Australia Episode One Contestants". now to love. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Blind Date, EP, 74". Colsearch.nfsa.gov.au. Retrieved 4 October 2018.

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