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THE MIKE WALSH SHOW

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The Mike Walsh Show

Origin: Australia

Genre:   Variety

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

The Mike Walsh Show was an Australian daytime television series. Hosted by Mike Walsh, the show ran from 1973 to 1984 for 90 minutes each weekday afternoon. The program was launched on the 0-10 Network and moved to the Nine Network in 1977. By the 1980s, The Mike Walsh Show was syndicated to regional television stations around Australia.

Richard Neville, Jeanne Little and John-Michael Howson were frequent guests.

Awards

The program won a total of 24 Logie awards including a Gold Logie for guest star Jeanne Little in 1977, and host Mike Walsh in 1980.

1980 saw the show awarded the Media Peace Prize by the United Nations. Walsh himself was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) the same year.

Re-programming

In February 1985, The Mike Walsh Show moved from its popular daytime timeslot to an evening timeslot, two nights a week. The program in the prime time format was not successful, although The Mike Walsh Show’s successor in the daytime slot, Midday with a very similar format to The Mike Walsh Show, ran for fourteen years, garnering numerous awards.

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