Really loving these scans, very entertaining.
Do you have complete TV Weeks or just bits from them? The pics in them look great. TV Week used to be 'must read' back in the 70s/80s for me, far more substantial than it is today....
HEAVEN, these are GREAT! Will put them on countdownmemories FOR SURE!
I am SO jealous, I have wanted TV Weeks for agggges. Decades and decades to look at the original TV Guides, I have a few but they have been SO expensive and hard to get.
In the 80s we never thought of keeping them, now such REGRETS!!!
HEY Guru BOB,
I remember on the abc series love is in the air episode strange fruit they played the Samantha Sang molly fight. Comedian Maurie Fields was the announcer.
That Samantha Sang footage can briefly be seen on the 10 December 1978 episode which looks back at Countdown for that year.
Sadly like most from the 70's, that particular episode got wiped. Very tragic and any complaints should be directed to those in charge at that time....
Thanks Patrick, I was very puzzled. I'll check out the episode and have a good laugh.
Hey Guru Bob,
I have a question to ask. would it be possible to have a copy of the scans of the Samantha Molly Fight. That TV Week Features Samantha on the cover.
Why i ask is that I lost that particular TV week with Samantha on the cover.
Hey Guru Bob,
I thought you may like to know on the 1979 Countdown Annual Jason has on the website. They have a photo of Samantha with Molly. They have photo from artists who appeared on Countdown during 1978.
Thanks for that Adam. That annual is a fantastic time capsule of 1978 Countdown, most of which has been wiped. The pictures are so enticing but it is all we will ever see of many of those shows again.
Hi Guru Bob. I was just going through old posts from 2012 and came across this great post from you, detailing your collection of TV Weeks and TV Times.
By chance, would there be any information in the TV guides and/or articles which give an indication of hosts of shows throughout the 70s? You may find valuable information which could fill in the gaps.
Thought I would ask ... thanks.
There is very little information on what appeared on particular episodes as the program guide was produced about a week in advance of the screening. The daily newspapers, particularly in Melbourne, contained the most detailed episode lists.
Molly did write articles in TV Week, amongst other publications, and would occasionally mention artists who had appeared or were going to appear on the show. Not sure if there would be new information amongst my collection of TV Weeks but if I find any I will post it here somewhere.
Countdown references appeared in many places. Below is a Countdown Top 30 Chart which appeared in Spunky (there's a word no longer in use) magazine in 1976/77.
Thanks Armin. Great article!