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1. Skippy (1967– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

6.4
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Sonny and his kangaroo Skippy live in Waratah National Park in New South Wales. Matt Hammond, Sonny's father is the park ranger. Skippy saves the day in many adventures.

Stars: Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken James, Garry Pankhurst

Votes: 713

2. The Sundowners (1960)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Adventure

7.2
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In Australia's Outback during the early 20th century the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon but the mom and son want to settle while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 3,050

3. Homicide (1964–1977)

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The show was about crimes and cases actioned by the Victorian (Australia) homicide squad, with many cases based of real cases.

Stars: Leonard Teale, George Mallaby, John Fegan, Alwyn Kurts

Votes: 65

4. Division 4 (1969–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.

Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Chuck Faulkner, Frank Taylor, Terence Donovan

Votes: 48

5. Matlock Police (1971–1976)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Policing in a small rural town ...early 70's popular in its day

Stars: Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin, Michael Pate, Tom Richards

Votes: 45

6. Number 96 (1972–1977)

25 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Drama examining the lives of residents of a Sydney apartment block. Initial storylines focused on adultery, drug use, frigidity, rape, gossip, homosexuality, marriage problems, racism. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Pat McDonald, Elaine Lee, Ron Shand, Joe Hasham

Votes: 61

7. Whiplash (1960– )

30 min | Western

8.2
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Thirty four episodes of this syndicated show were produced in 1960 and 1961; it aired on US TV in 1961. This was an Australian western with American Chris Cobb attempting to establish the ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Graves, Anthony Wickert, Robert Tudawali, Phillip Ross

Votes: 40

8. Boney (1972–1973)

60 min | Crime

8.5
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Stars: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick, David Gulpilil, Ken Goodlet

Votes: 129

9. Chopper Squad (1977–1979)

50 min

6.6
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The series was based around the work of a helicopter rescue team operating on Dee Why beach in Sydney. It has been said that the American series Baywatch was based upon Chopper Squad.

Stars: Dennis Grosvenor, Tony Hughes, Robert Coleby, Eric Oldfield

Votes: 31

10. Ryan (1973– )

60 min

7.8
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Stars: Rod Mullinar, Pamela Stephenson, Luigi Villani, Colin McEwan

Votes: 19

11. Spyforce (1971–1972)

50 min

6.7
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Australian Intelligence Officers during World War 2.

Stars: Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Redmond Phillips, Katy Wild

Votes: 59

12. Little Boy Lost (1978)

90 min | Drama

6.6
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The True story of Stephen Walls, a young Australian farm boy, whose disappearance galvanized a continent into action. Taught to be wary of strangers, the boy cannot know that the boisterous... See full summary »

Director: Terry Bourke | Stars: John Hargreaves, Tony Barry, Lorna Lesley, James Elliott

Votes: 74

13. Hunter (1967–1969)

60 min

8.7
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Drama series following the adventures of special agent John Hunter, on the lookout for espionage along the eastern coast of Australia.

Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Nigel Lovell, Kevin Sanders, Tony Ward

Votes: 22

14. Silent Number (1974– )

60 min | Crime

6.5
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Stars: Grigor Taylor, Deryck Barnes, Tony Wager, Elizabeth Alexander

Votes: 8

15. Around the World in Eighty Days (1972–1973)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ross Higgins, Max Osbiston, Janet Waldo

Votes: 141

16. Dynasty (1969–1971)

Drama

7.9
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Stars: Kevin Miles, Ron Graham, Nick Tate, Anne Haddy

Votes: 7

17. Glenview High (1977–1979)

50 min | Drama

7.8
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Set in a Sydney secondary school located in a tough, under-privileged suburb; Greg Walker, the new English teacher has just transferred in from a country school.

Stars: Grigor Taylor, Rebecca Gilling, Elaine Lee, Ken James

Votes: 12

18. Return of the Plainsman (1953)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Western

6.9
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The first of two commercially successful collaborations between Rafferty and Robinson is an Australian western in which Rafferty plays a legendary bushman known as the Sundowner who, with ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Robinson | Stars: Chips Rafferty, Henry Murdoch, Victoria Shaw, Max Osbiston

Votes: 8

19. Consider Your Verdict (1961–1967)

60 min | Drama

5.2
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Based on a successful radio drama which ran 312 episodes between 1958-1960. The novelty of this programme, which featured a different court case each episode, was that scripts were only ... See full summary »

Stars: George Fairfax, Kenric Hudson, Wyn Roberts, John Ross

Votes: 12

20. The Godfathers (1971–1972)

25 min | Comedy

8.4
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A wheelchair-bound widow with a small son takes in three male boarders, each of whom becomes a father-figure to the boy.

Stars: Robert Bruning, Eric Oldfield, Anna Volska, Tina Grenville

Votes: 11

21. The Long Arm (1970– )

50 min | Crime

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Stars: Robert Bruning, Lyndall Moor, Sandy Harbutt, Barbara Mason

22. The Last Rites (1975 TV Movie)

65 min | Thriller

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Director: Brian Bell | Stars: Michael Craig, Cornelia Frances, Nigel Lovell, John Hargreaves

23. Case for the Defence (1978– )

90 min | Drama

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Stars: John Hamblin, Judith Arthy, Max Osbiston, Edward Howell

24. 27A (1974)

86 min | Drama

6.3
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A middle-aged "metho" drinker joins Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoes a psychiatric examination. As a consequence, he is committed to a hospital for the criminally insane, to be detained ... See full summary »

Director: Esben Storm | Stars: Robert McDarra, Bill Hunter, Graham Corry, Richard Moir

Votes: 22

25. Moby-Dick (1977 TV Movie)

51 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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In 1841 young Ishmael signs aboard the whaling ship Pequod, under the command of the strict, one-legged Capt. Ahab. Ishmael soon finds out that Ahab is searching for the legendary while ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Slapczynski | Stars: Alistair Duncan, Ron Haddrick, Barbara Frawley, Bevan Wilson

Votes: 13

26. The Power and the Glory (1941)

Drama, Thriller

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Director: Noel Monkman | Stars: Katrin Rosselle, Eric Bush, Lou Vernon, Eric Reiman

27. Shannon's Mob (1975– )

60 min

7.3
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Stars: Robin Ramsay, Frank Gallacher, Vincent Ball, Bruce Barry

Votes: 7

28. Act of Violence (1959 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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A drama set in an European country, which has endured war and revolution.

Stars: Annette Andre, John Barnard, Douglas Bladon, Henry Gilbert

29. The Bushranger (1976 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama

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Director: Federico Chentrens | Stars: Leonard Teale, John Hamblin, Kate Fitzpatrick, Kevin Wilson

30. Time Out (1963– )

10 min | History

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Australian historical figures (played by leading stage and TV actors) were "interviewed" in this unusual series.

Stars: Alistair Duncan, Lyndall Barbour, Richard Davis, Tom Farley

31. Our Man in the Company (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jeff Ashby, Katy Wild, Walter Sullivan, Delore Whiteman

32. Thunder on Sycamore Street (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Problems ensue when a man (who had previously been in jail for a traffic offense) moves into a house in a suburban street.

Director: David Cahill | Stars: Ivor Bromley, John Brunskill, Richard Davies, James Fallows

33. Secret Doors (1976 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

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A young country doctor investigates the murder of his predecessor.

Stars: Beryl Cheers, Rebecca Gilling, Gerard Maguire, Edward Ogden

34. Arena (1976 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Stars: Patrick Amer, Vincent Ball, Ray Barrett, Brian Blain

35. Escape from Singapore (1974 TV Movie)

90 min

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Director: John Power | Stars: Don Crosby, Gordon Glenwright, Peter Gwynne, John Meillon

36. Bungala Boys (1961)

58 min | Family

7.2
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A CFF film set in Australia. When a child nearly drowns his friends decide to start a local lifesaving and surf rescue club. They first have to raise the money for a surf boat but there's ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jeffrey | Stars: Peter Couldwell, Alan Dearth, Terry Bentley, Julie Youatt

Votes: 16

37. Matlock Police (1971–1976)
Episode: A Little Celebration (1973)

Crime, Drama

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Three drunken youths force a young girl, Lynda Wilson, into their car a knifepoint and trigger off an explosive situation that involves Det. Alan Curtis personally. Her father, Charles ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Bray, Ian Crawford | Stars: Michael Pate, Grigor Taylor, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin

38. Case for the Defence (1978– )
Episode: A Plea of Insanity (1978)

Drama

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Stars: John Hamblin, Judith Arthy, Max Osbiston, Edward Howell

39. Division 4 (1969–1976)
Episode: A Waste of Time (1972)

Crime, Drama

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An habitual criminal, thinking that his son will help him to reform, asks Sen. Det. Banner for help in locating him.

Directors: John Jacob, Colin Eggleston | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Chuck Faulkner, Frank Taylor, Ted Hamilton

40. Matlock Police (1971–1976)
Episode: Accused (1973)

Crime, Drama

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15-year-old Jill Evans has fallen in love with Det. Snr. Sgt. Vick Madden because she sees him as a direct contrast to her father. she corners Madden in the Matlock police station, rips ... See full summary »

Director: John Jacob | Stars: Michael Pate, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin, Tom Richards

41. Homicide (1964–1977)
Episode: Address Unknown (1969)

Action, Crime, Drama

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A typewritten note sent to publisher Harry Thompson lures him to a vacant lot where he is shot dead. Investigations lead detectives to a man with a strong dislike of the police, and who ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Emanuel, David Lee | Stars: Alwyn Kurts, Leonard Teale, Norman Yemm, George Mallaby

42. Division 4 (1969–1976)
Episode: Andrew Shannon (1972)

Crime, Drama

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Constable Dwyer heads for major trouble when he becomes involved in what appears to be a minor accident.

Directors: John Jacob, Edward Rochelle-Thomas | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Chuck Faulkner, Frank Taylor, Ted Hamilton

43. Division 4 (1969–1976)
Episode: Blood Brothers (1973)

Crime, Drama

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A young boy with family problems turns to his mate, who is involved in crime, for solace. A notorious Sydney criminal coerces them to become involved in more serious crime.

Directors: Ian Crawford, John Walker | Stars: Gerard Kennedy, Chuck Faulkner, Frank Taylor, Ted Hamilton

44. Boney (1972–1973)
Episode: Boney and the Black Clansman (1973)

Crime

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Director: Barry Davis | Stars: James Laurenson, Kate Fitzpatrick, Ruth Cracknell, Brendon Lunney

45. Matlock Police (1971–1976)
Episode: Brother and Sister (1972)

Crime, Drama

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In the middle of the camping season, Matlock police run up against an irate father and an officious American Army officer - and some surprising result.

Directors: John Jacob, George Miller | Stars: Michael Pate, Grigor Taylor, Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin

46. Our Man in the Company (1973–1974)
Episode: Carnival Night in Lumpy's Flat (1974)

Comedy

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Stars: Jeff Ashby, Katy Wild, Walter Sullivan, Delore Whiteman

47. Case for the Defence (1978– )
Episode: Case for the Defence (1978)

Drama

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Director: Alan Coleman | Stars: John Hamblin, Judith Arthy, Max Osbiston, Edward Howell

48. Matlock Police (1971–1976)
Episode: Cuckoos and Peaches (1975)

Crime, Drama

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It's peach picking time in Matlock, and illegal hooch and robbery causes a lot of problems.

Director: Rod Hardy | Stars: Vic Gordon, Paul Cronin, Tom Richards, Peter Gwynne

49. Dynasty (1969–1971)
Episode: Detour to Power (1971)

Drama

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Director: Frank Arnold | Stars: Nick Tate, Kevin Miles, Anne Haddy, Serge Lazareff

50. Number 96 (1972–1977)
Episode: Episode #1.15 (1972)

24 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Number 96 is the number of a Sydney apartment block. The show is about the lives and relationships of the various tenants who reside in each of the flats.

Director: Peter Benardos | Stars: Johnny Lockwood, Vivienne Garrett, Martin Harris, Briony Behets