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Basically the show was 'go' until recording time when (for whatever reason) the producers were forced by a sudden strike a the the ABC, or some other thing, to tell those involved "Sorry No can do today"
August 23 1980 James Reyne hosts standby program-Oz artists on Countdown (Rage 2011)
October 19 1980 End Of The Decade episode (originally broadcast Dec 16 1979) shown
March 8 1981 Molly hosted an inserts show due to a staging assistants strike
September 27 1981 Wendy Stapleton hosted a standby program
There were a couple of stand-by programs recorded in 1983 (ep 91 + Molly's favourite bands) but these were never aired as they were no required. Ep 91 has been shown on Rage but the other episode has not but is really only a common clips episode)
On October 3 1982 and August 3 1986 there were no Countdowns shown due to the ABC broadcasting the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane and Edinburgh respectively.
I don't know what happened in the 70's as there are no records that I know of.