1981 in Australian television

This article is a summary of 1981 in Australian television.

List of years in Australian television

EventsEdit

TelevisionEdit

DebutsEdit

Program Network Debut date
And Here Comes Bucknuckle ABC 26 January
Daily at Dawn Seven Network 3 February
Good Morning Australia Network Ten 2 March
Fatty and George ABC 3 March
Outbreak of Love ABC 15 March
Levkas Man ABC 18 March
Wide World of Sports Nine Network 23 May
Ratbags Network Ten 2 June
I Can Jump Puddles ABC 7 June
Holiday Island Network Ten 17 June
Bellamy Network Ten 26 June
Intimate Strangers ABC 12 July
Wheel of Fortune Seven Network 21 July
The New Price Is Right Seven Network 7 September
The Nargun and the Stars ABC 15 September
Sunday Nine Network 15 November
A Country Practice Seven Network 23 November

New International ProgrammingEdit

Changes to network affiliationEdit

This is a list of programs which made their premiere on an Australian television network that had previously premiered on another Australian television network. The networks involved in the switch of allegiances are predominantly both free-to-air networks or both subscription television networks. Programs that have their free-to-air/subscription television premiere, after previously premiering on the opposite platform (free-to air to subscription/subscription to free-to air) are not included. In some cases, programs may still air on the original television network. This occurs predominantly with programs shared between subscription television networks.

InternationalEdit

Program New network(s) Previous network(s) Date
  The Nutty Squirrels Present NRN ABC 25 March

Television showsEdit

1950sEdit

1960sEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

Ending this yearEdit

Date Show Channel Debut
22 April Levkas Man ABC 18 March 1981
28 April Daily at Dawn Seven Network 3 February 1981
5 May Fatty and George ABC 3 March 1981
19 July Intimage Strangers ABC 12 July 1981
27 July Skyways Seven Network 9 July 1979
2 August I Can Jump Puddles ABC 7 June 1981
13 October The Nargun and the Stars ABC 15 September 1981
12 November The Restless Years Network Ten 6 December 1977
18 December Bellamy Network Ten 26 June 1981

Returning this yearEdit

TV moviesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TV Guide 15 February 1981". TELEVISIONAU.