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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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Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends 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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Tugs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Tugs 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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Bananas in Pyjamas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Bananas in Pyjamas 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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Summer Heights High is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Summer Heights High 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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Frontline is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Round the Twist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Round the Twist 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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The Twisted Tales of Felix the... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat 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) 8 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Late Show 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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Archibald the Koala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Archibald the Koala 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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The Saddle Club is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Bear in the Big Blue House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Bear in the Big Blue House 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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Silversun is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
SeaChange 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 D-Generation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The D-Generation 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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The Ferals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Ferals 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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Skyland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Skyland Juan Chioran, William Colgate, Athena Karkanis Skyland, is a CGI animated series developed in France in partnership with Canada and Luxembourg for television channels France 2, Teletoon, NickToons Network, ABC and CITV, based on the ...more

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Kinniku Banzuke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Kinniku Banzuke Kinniku Banzuke a.k.a. Unbeatable Banzuke was a weekly Japanese television program and the premier sports entertainment variety show of the Tokyo Broadcasting System. Its successors were Taiiku ...more

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Bellbird is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Bellbird Bud Tingwell, Frank Rich, Christine Amor Bellbird was an Australian soap opera set in a small Victorian rural township. The series was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation at its Ripponlea TV studios in Elsternwick, ...more

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The Twins of Destiny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Twins of Destiny The Twins of Destiny was a 1991 animated television series produced by French writer Jean Chalopin. It followed the quest of two children, Jules and Julie, in their travels across Eurasia ...more

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Blue Murder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Blue Murder 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

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Good Game is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Wicked Science is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Wicked Science 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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Brides of Christ is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Brides of Christ Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe, Brenda Fricker Brides of Christ was an Australian television miniseries produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1991. The series takes place behind the walls of a Sydney convent school and deals ...more

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Birds in the Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Birds in the Bush Briony Behets, Kate Fitzpatrick, Alastair Duncan Birds in the Bush is an Australian/United Kingdom situation comedy series produced in 1972. The series was set on a remote Australian property run by seven beautiful but naive young women. When ...more

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Double the Fist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Double the Fist 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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The Adventures of Blinky Bill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Adventures of Blinky Bill 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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Mr. Squiggle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Mr. Squiggle 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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Widget is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Widget Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Cree Summer Widget, the World Watcher is an animated television series which debuted in syndication on September 29, 1990. The series ran for two seasons; in the first season, it aired once a week, and in ...more

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Voltron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Voltron Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated television series that features a team of space explorers that pilot a giant super robot known as "Voltron". Initially produced as a ...more

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Skunk Fu! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Skunk Fu! Skunk Fu! is an Irish 2D animated children's television series featuring the fables of anthropomorphic animals protecting their valley using martial arts. The show chronicles the adventures of ...more

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Stickin' Around is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Stickin' Around Ashley Taylor, Ashley Brown, Andrew Sabiston Stickin' Around is a Canadian animated children's television series from Nelvana, which originally aired on YTV in Canada and on ABC in Australia. In Latin America, it was broadcast by ...more

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Parallax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Parallax David Ngoombujarra, Gillian Alexy, Caroline Brazier Parallax is a 2004 Australian and British children's television series that screened on the ABC and the Nine Network. It was a 26 part series funded by the Film Finance Corporation Australia and ...more

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Cybergirl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Cybergirl Jessica Origliasso, Craig Horner, Paul Phillips Cybergirl is an Australian children's television series that first screened on Network Ten in Australia. The 26 episode series was created by Jonathan M. Shiff, whose previous series include the ...more

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Police Rescue is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Noah and Saskia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Noah and Saskia Jack Blumenau, Cameron Nugent, Emily Wheaton Noah and Saskia is a 13-episode children's television program co-produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and British Broadcasting Corporation. The show explores a situation in which ...more

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A Kind of Magic is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Glass House 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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Telebugs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Telebugs Ron Moody The Telebugs is a cartoon from the 1980s about the adventures of three robots with televisions for heads.

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George Negus Tonight is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Janus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Janus Chris Haywood, Simon Westaway, Jeremy Kewley Janus is an Australian drama television series screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1994 and 1995. Two series were produced, with a total of 26 episodes. Janus was a spin-off ...more

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The Genie From Down Under is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Genie From Down Under Ian McFadyen, Rhys Muldoon, Monica Maughan The Genie From Down Under is an Australian children's comedy television series. It was a co-production between the ACTF, the BBC and the ABC from 1995 to 1998. It was released on video in the ...more

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We Can Be Heroes: Finding The ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian of the Year Chris Lilley We Can Be Heroes: Finding the Australian of the Year is an Australian mockumentary TV series starring and created and co-written by Chris Lilley and Ryan Shelton and directed by Matthew Saville. ...more

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Good News Week is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Good News Week Mikey Robins, Julie McCrossin, Claire Hooper Good News Week was an Australian satirical panel game show hosted by Paul McDermott that aired from 19 April 1996 to 27 May 2000, and 11 February 2008 to 28 April 2012. The show's initial run ...more

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Ship to Shore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Ship to Shore Heath Ledger, Wendy Strehlow, Michael Loney Ship to Shore is an Australian children's television series devised by David Rapsey and written by Glenda Hambly, John Rapsey, Mary Morris, Everett de Roche, Jon Stephens and others. The program ...more

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The Winners is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
The Winners The Winners is the name of two Australian television shows that show highlights of Australian rules football matches.

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D*A*A*S Kapital is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
D*A*A*S Kapital Paul McDermott, Paul Livingston DAAS Kapital is an Australian television comedy series written by and starring comedy trio the Doug Anthony All Stars with supporting cast members Flacco, Michael Petroni, Bob Downe and Khym ...more

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Johnson and Friends is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Johnson and Friends Johnson and Friends is an Australian children’s television programme broadcast on the ABC from 3 September 1990 to 30 October 1995. It was produced by Film Australia and lasted four seasons. In ...more

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Beached Az is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Beached Az Beached Az is an animated cartoon series broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is shown on both ABC1 and ABC2.

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Beyond Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Beyond Tomorrow Anna Choy, Sara Groen, Matt Shirvington Beyond Tomorrow is an Australian television series produced by Beyond Television Productions. It began airing in 1981 as Towards 2000, then in 1985 was renamed Beyond 2000, a name the show kept ...more

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Pitt & Kantrop is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Shows
Pitt & Kantrop Keith Wickham, Emma Tate Pitt & Kantrop is a children's television programme produced by the Eurovision Network and was shown on BBC One and CBBC in the United Kingdom. It follows the journey of a 13 year old boy ...more