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The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows  

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List of popular Australian Broadcasting Corporation shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

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Bear in the Big Blue House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Eibner
Bear in the Big Blue House is an American children's television series created by Mitchell Kriegman and produced by The Jim Henson Company for Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney preschool ...more
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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Alec Baldwin, Ringo Starr, George Carlin
Thomas & Friends is a British-American children's television series, which had its first broadcast on the ITV network in 1984 and airs on PBS Kids in the US. It is based on The Railway ...more
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Bananas in Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Ken Radley, Sandie Lillingston, Nicholas Opolski
Bananas in Pyjamas is an Australian children's television show that premiered on 20 July 1992 on ABC. It has since become syndicated in many different countries, and dubbed into other languages. ...more
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Tugs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Patrick Allen, Simon Nash, Shaun Prendergast
Tugs is a British children's television series first broadcast in 1988. It was created by the producers of Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Robert D. Cardona and David Mitton. The series ...more
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Archibald the Koala is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Richard Griffiths, Keith Wickham
Archibald the Koala is a animated children's television series produced by Millimages in association with HiT Entertainment. The show began in 1998. It was based on the books written by Paul ...more
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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau
Summer Heights High is an Australian mockumentary television series written by and starring Chris Lilley. Set in the fictional Summer Heights High School in an outer suburb of Sydney, it is a ...more
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Round the Twist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean
Round the Twist is a Logie Award-winning Australian children's television series about three children and their father who live in a lighthouse and become involved in many bizarre magical
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Mr. Squiggle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Patricia Lovell
Mr. Squiggle was Australia's longest-running children's television series, and the name of the title character from that ABC show. The show has been presented in many formats, from five minute ...more
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Frontline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Frontline Rob Sitch, Jane Kennedy, Zlad!
Frontline is an Australian comedy television series which satirised Australian television current affairs programmes and reporting. It ran for three series of 13 half-hour episodes and was ...more
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The Twisted Tales of Felix the... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Gilbert Gottfried, E.G. Daily, John Astin
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat is an animated series starring the classic 1919 feline character, Felix the Cat produced for television by Film Roman. It aired from September 9, 1995 to ...more
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The Late Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Russell Crowe, Magda Szubanski, Rob Sitch
The Late Show was a popular Australian comedy show, which ran for two seasons on ABC from 18 July 1992 to 30 October 1993.
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The Ferals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Mig Ayesa, Kylle Hogart, David Collins
The Ferals was an Australian children's comedy television series created by Wendy Gray and Claire Henderson and produced by the ABC. It ran from 1994 to 1995, and it featured a mixture of people ...more
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Good Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Good Game Stephanie Bendixsen
Good Game is an Australian television gaming programme produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, airing on ABC2. Created by Janet Carr and Jeremy Ray, the show began in 2006 and ...more
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The D-Generation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Magda Szubanski, Rob Sitch, Jane Turner
The D-Generation was a popular and influential Australian TV sketch comedy show, produced and broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for two series, between 1986 and 1987. A ...more
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Silversun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Silversun Thomas Blackburne, Ryan Corr, Karli Dinardo
Silversun is a science fiction children's television series made in Australia by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The show features the adventures of the adolescent members of the crew ...more
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SeaChange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Jill Forster, John Howard, Kevin Harrington
SeaChange was a popular Australian television show that ran for 39 episodes from 1998 to 2000 on the ABC. It was created by Andrew Knight and Deborah Cox and starred Sigrid Thornton, David ...more
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The Adventures of Blinky Bill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Robyn Moore Gibson, Keith Scott
The Adventures of Blinky Bill is an animated television series based on Dorothy Wall's books about Blinky Bill. The series is produced by the Yoram Gross companies: Yoram Gross Film Studio and ...more
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Police Rescue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Police Rescue Russell Crowe, Gary Sweet, Steve Bisley
Police Rescue was an Australian television series which originally aired on ABC TV between 1989 and 1996. It was produced by ABC and Southern Star Xanadu in association with the BBC. Apart from ...more
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The Saddle Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Saddle Club Marny Kennedy, Brett Tucker, Briony Behets
The Saddle Club is a children's television series based on the books written by Bonnie Bryant and is an Australia/Canada co-production. Like the book series, the scripted live action series ...more
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George Negus Tonight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
George Negus Tonight George Negus
George Negus Tonight was an Australian current affairs television series hosted by George Negus, which ran on ABC Television from 2001 to 2004.
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A Kind of Magic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic is a French animated television series created by Michel Coulon, based upon Arthur de Pins's original design. It was produced by French animation company Xilam Animation, ...more
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The Glass House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Rhys Muldoon, Corinne Grant, Dave Hughes
The Glass House was a half-hour Australian comedy talk show which screened on the ABC from 2001 to 2006. It was hosted by stand-up comedian Wil Anderson, and co-hosted by fellow television and ...more
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Double the Fist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Craig Anderson, Tony Walters
Double the Fist is an Australian satirical television show which airs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It follows the misadventures of four men and their pursuit of ...more
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Wicked Science is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Bridget Neval, Saskia Burmeister, André de Vanny
Wicked Science is an Australian television series, which debuted on 2 July 2004. The series focuses on Toby and Elizabeth, two teenagers who are mysteriously turned into wizards of science. The ...more
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Blue Murder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Richard Roxburgh, Bill Hunter, Peter Phelps
Blue Murder is a two-part Australian television miniseries produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1995 and is based on true events. Given its confronting content, the DVD release ...more