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A Big Country reality series: 1968-1991

Each week, A Big Country documented the lives of rural Australians from across the country, and through those stories explained to city people the world of those living ...

Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table children's series: c1967-c1972

Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table is based on the English legend of King Arthur. This quirky animated version of the mythical world of Camelot ...

At The Movies magazine program: 2004-

A magazine program in which Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton review the latest film releases including features and documentaries. They conclude each review with their a rating out ...

Australians at War documentary series: 2001-2001

An eight-hour historical television series which chronicles significant events in Australia’s military history including the Boer War in the late nineteenth century, the First and Second World ...

Australian Story reality series: 1995-

Each Monday evening at 8pm, the ABC broadcasts this half hour program about an Australian, often a personality but sometimes an unknown. These biographical stories are nearly always ...

Backchat interstitial series: 1986-1995

Twice weekly from 9.20 pm until 9.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Backchat journalist Tim Bowden presented audience letters about the ABC’s output on radio ...

Bambaloo children's series: 2002-2003

Bambaloo is a theme-based preschool show designed for three to five-year-olds. The host Sam (Angela Kelly) lives in the Bambaloo tree and, with her puppet friends, explores the ...

Bananas in Pyjamas children's series: 1992-2002

The Bananas in Pyjamas, B1 (Ken Radley) and B2 (Nicholas Opolski), live in Cuddles Lane with their friends the Teddies, Morgan (Jeremy Scrivener), Amy (Mary-Ann Henshaw) and Lulu ...

Beyond 2000 magazine program: 1985-1999

A magazine-style television series for prime time television about the scientific breakthroughs and technological innovations affecting society. It included 397 hour-long episodes and 78 half-hour episodes.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt documentary series: 1977-1977

Four documentary programs about possible miscarriages of justice in Australia. The cases examined by criminologist Professor Gordon Hawkins are The Case of Ronald Ryan, Alexander McLeod Lindsey, Leith ...

Beyond Tomorrow magazine program: 2005-2007

A magazine-style series that showcases cutting edge science and technology, filmed all over the world and presented by an attractive array of hip reporters.

Blue Heelers drama series: 1994-2006

Blue Heelers is a police drama series set in the fictional country town of Mount Thomas. Under the watchful eye of Tom Croydon (John Woods), the men and ...

Blue Water High children's series: 2005-2008

Each year, a small but diverse group of teenage surfing champions are selected to take part in an intensive 12-month residential school program at the elite Solar Blue ...

Bondi Rescue reality series: 2005-

Each weekend during the summer months as many as 40,000 people can be attracted to Australia’s most popular surfing beach, Bondi. The lifeguards patrol the beach ...

Catalyst magazine program: 2001-

A weekly magazine-style program that explores fascinating and groundbreaking science research both from Australia and overseas. It often includes footage of how scientists work in the field and ...

Certain Women drama series: 1973-1976

A prime-time serial drama aimed at adults, Certain Women started life as a six-part mini-series with each episode telling the story of a different female member of the ...

Chequerboard reality series: 1969-1975

A half hour documentary series that pioneers the 'fly on the wall’ approach that began observational documentary filmmaking in Australia. Each week the program would be about people ...

Chequerboard Revisited reality series: 2000-2001

A 'where are they now’ series combining footage originally shot for the groundbreaking ABC documentary series Chequerboard (1968-1975) with contemporary stories about some of those same characters today.

Compass current affairs program: 1988-

Compass is produced by the ABC’s Religious and Ethics Department and broadcast on Sunday nights at 10 pm, 52 weeks a year. Compass is compered by Geraldine ...

Cop Shop drama series: 1977-1983

A police drama with soap elements, which follows the work and personal lives of staff at Riverside police station.

Crash Zone children's series: 1998-1999

Crash Zone is a 26-part series exploring the adventures, trials and tribulations of a group of five young teenagers in the context of the 21st century cyber world ...

Divine Service mixed type series: 1956-1987

Each week on Sunday morning, a religious service would be broadcast live on ABC television. The service was generally from one of the established churches around Australia.

Division 4 drama series: 1969-1975

A police drama set in the fictional Yarra Central police station, in a tough Melbourne suburb known for its crime and vice.

Don’t Blame the Koalas children's series: 2002-2002

When the penniless, upper-middle-class 'Kings’ of England inherit an Australian wildlife park, life for them, and for their cousins, the 'Kings’ of Australia, will never be the same ...

Double Trouble children's series: 2007-2007

Double Trouble is about twin Indigenous girls, both born in Alice Springs but separated at birth and unaware of the other’s existence. City-dwelling Yuma (Cassandra Glenn) meets ...

Dynasties documentary series: 2001-2006

The stories behind some of Australia’s great dynastic families, the way they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their ongoing influence.

East West 101 drama series: 2007-2011

Zane Malik (Don Hany) is a Major Crime Squad detective in Sydney’s west. As he investigates crimes that take him into the city’s dark sides, he ...

Eco House Challenge reality series: 2007-

Two families have been chosen to see if they can live along ecologically sustainable lines so as to leave a less damaging footprint on the environment. There’s ...

Eugénie Sandler PI children's series: 2000-2000

Fifteen years have passed since private investigator Ray Sandler (Brett Climo) fled from Versovia with an unknown baby girl in the back seat of his car. Eugénie (Xaris ...

Faireez children's series: 2005-2005

Faireez is a 2D digitally animated preschool animation series set in Faireezia, a magical, enchanted world with floating castles, shivering timbers, gotcha streams – and 'faireez’. At the fairee ...

Fashionista interstitial series: 2003-2005

Fashionista offers a snapshot of what’s happening and what’s hot in Australian fashion, riding the wave of interest in our designers shown by overseas buyers and ...

Fergus McPhail children's series: 2004-2004

Fergus McPhail (Sean Ohlendorf) is an awkward, likeable teenager trying to make his way in a new city when his family moves to Melbourne. Desperate to be cool ...

First Australians documentary series: 2008-2008

In seven one-hour episodes First Australians explores what happens when the oldest living culture in the world is overrun by the world’s greatest empire. This series explores ...

Flipper and Lopaka children's series: 1999-2005

Flipper & Lopaka is a 2D animation series based on the famous dolphin in the original US film and television live-action series. Set around a beautiful and exotic South ...

Foreign Exchange children's series: 2004-2004

The adventure of a lifetime happens to fourteen-year-old Brett (Zachery Garred) when he discovers a portal in the old house where he lives in Perth, Western Australia. He ...

Four Corners current affairs program: 1961-

ABC TV’s weekly national current affairs program that reports on events that shape Australia, broadcast weekly on Monday nights at 8.30 pm with repeats throughout the ...

Good Guys Bad Guys drama series: 1997-1998

Meet Elvis Maginnis (Marcus Graham) – ex-cop, drycleaner, reluctant detective. Elvis was the white sheep in a family of criminals, especially after he joined the police. Being from the ...

Holly’s Heroes children's series: 2005-2005

Fourteen-year-old Holly (Dominique Crawford), a talented and determined basketball player, was on the brink of realising her sporting ambitions in New Zealand when she had to move with ...

Homicide drama series: 1964-1976

A drama series about a team of detectives in the Homicide Squad at Melbourne’s Russell Street police headquarters.

Horace and Tina children's series: 2000-2001

Lauren (Jasmine Ellis), a 13-year-old Canadian, is miserable. Her mother has dragged her halfway around the world to live with a new stepfather and an annoying little stepbrother ...

If Only magazine program: 2003-2003

'If only’ we’d done or said something else, perhaps things would have turned out differently. That’s the premise of this documentary-style magazine program.

In the Wild with Harry Butler nature documentary series: 1976-1981

Four series made for prime time television in which presenter Harry Butler introduces ABC audiences to the outback flora and fauna of Australia.

Jack Thompson Down Under magazine program: 1987-1989

A compilation series about the wonder and beauty of Australia, showcasing some of the remarkable footage from the archive of the ABC’s Rural Department and including other ...

Kath and Kim sitcom: 2002-2007

Kath and Kim is a comedy series about a mother and daughter in the fictional outer suburb of Fountain Lakes. Kath Day (Jane Turner) is enjoying life as ...

Landline current affairs program: 1991-

A weekly 60 minute rural news and current affairs program in a magazine format. Landline is introduced by a presenter, with items delivered by current affairs reporters with ...

Legacy of the Silver Shadow children's series: 2002-2002

Legacy of the Silver Shadow is a 13-part comedy-drama series that presents superheroes in a new light. Playing on the popularity of comic book and television superheroes such ...

Let the Blood Run Free sitcom: 1990-1992

A soap opera spoof set in a hospital called Saint Christopher’s.

Lift Off children's series: 1992-1994

Lift Off is a television series for young children aged three to eight. It is an unusual mixture of live action, puppetry, animation and documentary, using storytelling, drama ...

Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers children's series: 1997-1998

Li’l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers is an animated comedy adventure series about a boy called Li’l Elvis Jones (Stig Wemyss) who lives in the tiny ...

Lockie Leonard children's series: 2007-

The first series of Lockie Leonard is a 26-part live action comedy-drama based on a trilogy of semi-autographical books by award-winning Western Australian author Tim Winton. The first ...

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