The Mike Walsh Show

The Mike Walsh Show was an Australian variety 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.

The Mike Walsh Show
Presented byMike Walsh
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons12
Running time90 minutes
Original networkNetwork Ten (1973–1976)
Nine Network (1977–1984)
Picture formatBlack and White (1973–1974)
PAL (1975–1984)
Audio formatStereo
Original release5 February 1973 
9 November 1984

The program featured live performances and interviews from celebrities both locally and internationally.


The program won a total of 24 Logie awards including a Gold Logie for frequent 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.


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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