1 9 5 6 – 1 9 5 7 (Australia)
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The first children’s television programme broadcast in Melbourne (Australia), The Judy Jack Show, was broadcast by HSV-7 from November 1956 to November 1957.
Young Melbourne artists Judy Jack presented the half-hour afternoon show, which featured live presentations (including a children’s talent quest called “Youth Takes a Bow”) and filmed inserts.
The setting for the programme varied from the Magic Forest to a Fairy Castle and a Fishing Jetty.
Guest performers in the studio included a cartoonist called Weg, comedian Alan Rowe and magician Thomas Parer.
Judy Jack left HSV-7 in November 1957 to move to ABV-2 for Children’s TV Club, before moving on to GTV-9 for a short-lived daytime variety show called Geoff and Judy.