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Snakes and Ladders was a very short-lived Australian television game show which aired on Melbourne station HSV-7 in 1959. Hosted by Pat Hodgins, it was a half-hour "jackpot quiz" based on the board game of the same name. It was preceded on the HSV-7's schedule by Strictly for Mothers and followed by Home Decorator. It is extremely unlikely that any of the episodes exist as kinescope recordings, and as such it is likely lost.

My Fair Lady was an Australian television series which aired from 1958 to 1962 on Wednesdays on Melbourne station HSV-7. Little information is available on this series. It was originally part of a line-up titled Home, which featuring various segments including Cooking, Home Decorator and Shopping Guide. Later, it appears the Home branding was dropped. For part of its run it aired at 2:30PM. At one point in 1959 it was the first show on the station schedule for the day, while at another point in 1959 it was preceded by US anthology series episodes of shows like Four Star Playhouse.

The show is described as being aired live, compered by June Finlayson and featured Charles Bush, and featuring contestants, suggesting it was a game show. Other hosts during the run of the series included Vikki Hammond.

Archival status is unknown, but as Australian game shows were rarely kept during the era the show aired in, it is likely the series is either lost or largely missing.

The Hit Parade was an early Australian television series which aired on HSV-7 from 1956 to 1959. It is often mentioned in books discussing Australian television of the 1950s.

Stop the Music was an early Australian television series, which aired from 1956 to 1957 on Melbourne station HSV-7. The station began broadcasting on the 4th of November 1956, and Stop the Music debuted a few days later on the 7th, along with Eric and Mary. A music-based game show, Stop the Music was hosted by John Eden and also featured audience participation. It is not known if HSV-7 had equipment to make kinescope recordings during the run of the series, and the archival status of the series is unknown, with the series possibly being lost.

Club Seven was an Australian television variety series which aired from 1959 to 1961. It aired on Melbourne station HSV-7, broadcast live at 10:00PM on Thursdays. Hosts of the series included Terry Scanlon and Frank Wilson. The series faced tough competition from GTV-9's popular In Melbourne Tonight. It is not known if any of the episodes exist as either kinescope recordings or early video-tape.

Wedding Day was one of the earliest Australian television series. It aired from 1956 to 1957 on HSV-7 at 9:30pm for a total of 39 weeks, and is notable as it was produced by Crawford Productions. It was a game show in which the contestants were a couple who had just gotten married. The archival status of the series is not confirmed.

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