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Football Inquest is the name of two Australian television series, which both aired in Melbourne. The first aired 1957 on GTV-9, while the second aired 1960-1974(?) on HSV-7. There was also a South Australian version.

Football Inquest
GenreSports
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)Australian English

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1957Edit

The 1957 version was an early Australian television series which ran from 20 April 1957 to 21 September 1957 on Melbourne television station GTV-9. It was a half-hour weekly series broadcast on Saturdays at 7:30PM.

Hosted by Ian Johnson, Phil Gibbs and Jack Mueller,[1][2][3][4][5][6] the series featured also featured V.F.L. players. Sam Loxton was later a regular.[7][8][9][10] The program was simulcast over GTV-9 and 3KZ. Little else is known about the television program, but the radio version certainly predated the simulcast.

1960-1974Edit

Hosted by Michael Williamson,[11] the second version was a panel discussion series which debuted 9 April 1960. It ran for several seasons, the last aired in 1974(?) . During its first season, the series was broadcast on Saturdays at 7:00PM, competing in the time-slot against Pick a Box on GTV-9 and the evening news on ABV-2[12]

South AustraliaEdit

A South Australian version ran on Channel 9 in Adelaide in the 1960s and 1970s. Panellists included Max Hall, Ken Cunningham,[13] Lindsay Head, Stan Wickham and Bo Morton.[14]

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