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Greatest Aussie TV series
- The rich history of TV shows in Australia is great to get all nostalgic over. With that in mind, let's look back at the greatest Australian series of all time, according to Junkee.com.
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- This competitive talent show ran from 2000 to 2004 and produced girl groups like Bardot and The Scandal'Us.
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59. Mr. Squiggle
- This kids show featured a man from the moon who visited an Earthling. (Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
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- Hosted by James Sherry, this children's game show was known for its maze. (Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
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57. 'Summer Heights High'
- Starring Chris Lilley, this mockumentary explored high school down under.
5 / 61 Fotos
56. 'Who Dares Wins'
- Mike Whitney dared people to do dangerous things for a living in the 1990s.
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55. 'Hey Hey, It’s Saturday'
- This sketch comedy show ran from 1971 to 1999.
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- The music trivia show began in 2005 and is still going. (Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
8 / 61 Fotos
53. 'The Time Of Our Lives'
- Suburban Melbourne as seen through the young, well-off families trying to keep themselves together.
9 / 61 Fotos
52. 'Skippy The Bush Kangaroo'
- This children's show featured a kangaroo who lived in Waratah National Park and befriended a young boy. (Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
10 / 61 Fotos
51. 'The Family Law'
- This family drama portrays the ordinary life of Chinese-Aussies.
11 / 61 Fotos
50. 'The Glass House'
- This political comedy show ran from 2001 to 2006 and some contested it the show's cancellation came following scrutiny of the government.
12 / 61 Fotos
49. 'Rove Live'
- The young whippersnapper Rove McManus interviewed guests and hosted musicians.
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48. 'Mother and Son'
- This funny show tackled children dealing with aging parents.
14 / 61 Fotos
47. 'Black Comedy'
- This indigenous sketch comedy began in 2014.
15 / 61 Fotos
- This show ran from 2000 to 2007 and was the first big break for Rebel Wilson.
16 / 61 Fotos
45. 'The Marngrook Footy Show'
- The football show celebrating Indigenous contributions first went on the air in 2007.
17 / 61 Fotos
44. 'The Mole'
- This whodunnit show was hosted by Tom Williams.
18 / 61 Fotos
43. 'Race Around The World'
- They raced around the world and made videos of themselves that fans voted on.
19 / 61 Fotos
- This indigenous sci-fi show began in 2016.
20 / 61 Fotos
41. 'John Safran Versus God'
- This eight-part series explored exorcisms and ritual killings with Safran getting first-hand experience in all the rituals.
21 / 61 Fotos
40. 'The Panel'
- Glenn Robbins, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner, Kate Langbroek and Santo Cilauro made up this panel show.
22 / 61 Fotos
39. 'Love My Way'
- Sam Worthington, Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Brendan Cowell and Ben Mendelsohn starred in this hard-hitting show.
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38. 'Home and Away'
- A beach town that has tons of natural disasters is the scene for this show that's been on since 1988.
24 / 61 Fotos
37. 'Redfern Now'
- This show was the first developed by the ABC Indigenous office and ran from 2012 to 2015.
25 / 61 Fotos
36. 'Sale of the Century'
- This game show was hosted by Tony Barber and Glenn Ridge, running from 1980 to 2001.
26 / 61 Fotos
- The music video TV show hosted by guest artists plays all the hits.
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- The story on Pearl Bay has been adapted for U.S. audiences.
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33. 'Big Brother Australia'
- This show has caused a major stir from 2001 to 2014.
29 / 61 Fotos
32. 'Australian Story'
- This documentary series has covered a plethora of Aussie stories since 1996.(Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
30 / 61 Fotos
- This beloved show about a talking dog was widely successful in the U.S. too.
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30. 'Bananas in Pyjamas'
- This worldwide children's show hit ran from 1992 to 2001.
32 / 61 Fotos
- The story of Dr. Nina Proudman and her relationships is explored unflinchingly.
33 / 61 Fotos
- Magda Szubanski shone on this sketch comedy show.
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27. 'Russell Coight’s All-Aussie Adventures'
- Russell Coight is essentially a slapstick outdoorsman. (Photo: Flickr/CC by 2.0)
35 / 61 Fotos
25. 'Blue Heelers'
- This cop show ran from 1994 to 2006.
36 / 61 Fotos
26. 'Enough Rope'
- The piercing interview show featured Andrew Denton's journalistic prowess.
37 / 61 Fotos
24. 'Puberty Blues'
- Based on a book by the same name, this show starred Breanna Harding and Ashleigh Cummings.
38 / 61 Fotos
23. 'Full Frontal'
- This was easily the most popular Aussie sketch comedy show from 1993 to 1997.
39 / 61 Fotos
22. 'The Late Show'
- Who can forget the parody music videos?
40 / 61 Fotos
21. 'The Graham Kennedy Show'
- Graham Kennedy was often referred to as the most charismatic Aussie on TV.
41 / 61 Fotos
- We love to watch our politicians yelling over each other on 'Q&A'.
42 / 61 Fotos
19. 'Please Like Me'
- Sexuality and mental health are explored in this world-renowned show that's now on Netflix.
43 / 61 Fotos
- The Australian mafia were under the microscope and these were their seedy stories.
44 / 61 Fotos
- Australia's longest-running series.
45 / 61 Fotos
- Music TV for generation X, this show ran from 1996 to 2000.
46 / 61 Fotos
15. 'Masterchef Australia'
- Cooking is dramatic and chefs like to yell under pressure, and we can't get enough of the drama.
47 / 61 Fotos
14. 'The Movie Show and At The Movies'
- Margaret and David managed to skewer every movie they came across.
48 / 61 Fotos
13. 'Round The Twist'
- This internationally beloved series about a family living in a lighthouse ran from 1989 to 2001.
49 / 61 Fotos
12. 'Play School'
- This children's show began way back in 1966.
50 / 61 Fotos
11. 'The Micallef P(r)ogram(me)'
- Dry humour populates this sketch comedy show.
51 / 61 Fotos
10. 'Australian Idol'
- Millions of viewers tuned into the Idol down under from 2003 to 2009.
52 / 61 Fotos
9. 'Acropolis Now'
- This was the first Greco-Aussie TV show.
53 / 61 Fotos
8. 'The Chaser’s War On Everything'
- This controversial sketch comedy show got itself in a ton of entertaining legal trouble.
54 / 61 Fotos
7. 'The Dream With Roy and HG'
- This sports comedy talk show weirded out foreign athletes at times.
55 / 61 Fotos
6. 'Heartbreak High'
- Sexuality and politics were blended into high school on this topical show.
56 / 61 Fotos
- This comedic take on Aussie journalism ran from 1994 to 1997.
57 / 61 Fotos
- This more gritty precedent to 'Wentworth' ran from 1979 to 1986.
58 / 61 Fotos
- Lip syncing and music videos aired on the legendary show that ran from 1974 to 1987.
59 / 61 Fotos
2. 'Kath and Kim'
- Look at moi, look at moi...
60 / 61 Fotos
1. 'The Secret Life Of Us'
- The sultry stories of friends who live in a St. Kilda apartment building won our hearts.
61 / 61 Fotos
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