With Australian Broadcasting Commission (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. All Creatures Great and Small (1978–1990)

Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The trials and misadventures of the staff of a country veterinary office in 1940's Yorkshire.

Stars: Christopher Timothy, Robert Hardy, Peter Davison, Lynda Bellingham

Votes: 2,013

2. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 532

3. Pride and Prejudice (1980– )

TV-PG | 265 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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While the arrival of wealthy gentlemen sends her marriage-minded mother into a frenzy, willful and opinionated Elizabeth Bennet matches wits with haughty Mr. Darcy.

Stars: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul, Moray Watson, Priscilla Morgan

Votes: 1,983

4. Play School (1966– )

28 min | Family

7.8
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Play School is an Australian Gold Logie award-winning educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is the longest-running children's show... See full summary »

Stars: Janet Kingsbury, John Hamblin, Anne Haddy, Alister Smart

Votes: 222

5. Proof (1991)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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The life of a blind photographer who is looked after by a housekeeper is disrupted by the arrival of an agreeable restaurant worker.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot, Russell Crowe, Heather Mitchell

Votes: 5,788 | Gross: $0.52M

6. The Day of the Triffids (1981– )

50 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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When a comet blinds nearly everyone in the world, a genetically-engineered species of plant takes over.

Stars: John Duttine, Emma Relph, Maurice Colbourne, Jonathan Newth

Votes: 1,782

7. To Serve Them All My Days (1980–1981)

673 min | Drama

8.6
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David Powlett-Jones has just returned to England from the trenches of WWI. He was injured and shell-shocked and, after a spell in hospital he gets a job teaching in a boys boarding school ... See full summary »

Stars: John Duttine, Frank Middlemass, Alan MacNaughtan, Patricia Lawrence

Votes: 500

8. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,456

9. Private Schulz (1981– )

300 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The Time - WWII, the place - Germany. The Germans have a plan to destroy the British economy by flooding the country with forged £5 notes. Private Schultz is coerced into organizing a gang ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Cyril Shaps, Billie Whitelaw

Votes: 337

10. The Great War (1964)

40 min | Documentary, War

8.9
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One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

Votes: 553

11. Four Corners (1961– )

45 min | News

7.8
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An Australian current affairs documentary television programme, the longest running of its kind nationally, produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Stars: Sarah Ferguson, Kerry O'Brien, Andrew Olle, Tony Abbott

Votes: 71

12. Bellbird (1967–1977)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Stars: Carmel Millhouse, Carl Bleazby, Peter Aanensen, Maurie Fields

Votes: 21

13. Secret Valley (1980–1984)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.5
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Children's drama series. Two rival gangs of kids inhabit a Secret Valley and have adventures.

Stars: Michael McGlinchey, Marianne Howard, Kelly Dingwall, Max Cullen

Votes: 107

14. The Timeless Land (1980)

55 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.8
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Stars: Ray Barrett, Heather Christie, Peter Collingwood, Athol Compton

Votes: 29

15. Seven Little Australians (1973)

294 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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Captain Wolcott is a widower with seven children. He marries again and his new wife takes on all the trials of bringing up seven spirited children. They have many adventures, especially one... See full summary »

Stars: Barbara Llewellyn, Mark Clarke, Anna Hruby, Jennifer Cluff

Votes: 80

16. The Aunty Jack Show (1972–1973)

Comedy

8.1
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A large, violent, masculine, mustached, boxing glove-wearing, motorcycle riding woman and her troupe of other off-beat characters.

Stars: Grahame Bond, Rory O'Donoghue, Sandra McGregor, Garry McDonald

Votes: 57

17. Patrol Boat (1979–1983)

60 min | Action, Drama

8.6
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Patrol Boat was about the activities of the crew of a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat which patrolled Australia's coastline.

Stars: Robert Baxter, Andrew McFarlane, Robert Coleby, Nick Magasic

Votes: 32

18. Adventure Island (1967–1973)

30 min | Family

8.5
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Children's pantomime-style series about the characters from the Kingdom of Diddley-Dum-Diddley.

Stars: Brian Crossley, Lindsay Edwards, Liz Harris, John Michael Howson

Votes: 22

19. Rush (1974–1976)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Stories of the lives of people living in and around the goldfields in the Australian bush during the 1850's.

Stars: John Waters, Max Meldrum, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball

Votes: 47

20. 1915 (1982)

50 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Two young men from the country join the army and leave for World War I.

Stars: Scott McGregor, Scott Burgess, Sigrid Thornton, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 104

21. Ben Hall (1975)

60 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Follows the life of the Australian bushranger Ben Hall.

Stars: Jon Finch, Evin Crowley, Vincent Ball, Brian Blain

Votes: 32

22. War on Waste (2017–2018)

Documentary

8.9
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In the 1960's, Australians were considered amongst the best in the world when it came to the ways they dealt with waste. Many recycling programs - especially those involving paper and ... See full summary »

Star: Craig Reucassel

Votes: 48

23. I Can Jump Puddles (1981)

60 min | Drama

8.3
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We follow the life of Alan Marshall who was struck down by Polio as a child and it shows how he overcame the crippling effects of the disease. It traces his life from childhood into early ... See full summary »

Stars: Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Tony Barry, Julie Hamilton, Adam Garnett

Votes: 46

24. The Norman Gunston Show (1975–1979)

Comedy

8.1
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A subversive parody of the established variety "Tonight Show" format, centering on a weekly roster of celebrity guests who were 'interviewed' by Norman Gunston.

Stars: Garry McDonald, Max Rowley, Abigail, Candy Raymond

Votes: 71

25. Because He's My Friend (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

5.9
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An American military man moves his family to Australia to undergo training in submarine warfare, providing new challenges for his wife and their developmentally disabled son.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Karen Black, Keir Dullea, Jack Thompson, Tom Oliver

Votes: 25

26. How To Do Stuff Good (2018– )

Comedy

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Stars: Molly Barwick, Federico Gazzilli, Adelaide Kennedy, Hari Kutty

27. Dynasty (1969–1971)

Drama

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

Votes: 7

28. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980 TV Movie)

115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable Victorian scientist, concocts a drug which releases another side to his personality - a brutal, murderous alter ego.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: David Hemmings, Lisa Harrow, Ian Bannen, Diana Dors

Votes: 70

29. Sylvania Waters (1992– )

30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.4
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A "fly-on-the-wall" documentary series following the life of an Australian family living in the affluent Sydney suburb of Sylvania Waters.

Stars: Michael Baker, Noeline Baker, Paul Baker, Dione Bilsborough

Votes: 16

30. Home Sweet Home (1980–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Italian immigrant taxi driver Enzo Pacelli is determined to keep his old country's traditions alive, his children are, however, true blue Ozzies.

Stars: Christopher Bell, John Bluthal, Miles Buchanan, Maria Rosa Cerizza

Votes: 37

31. Levkas Man (1981– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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Stars: Robert Coleby, Marius Goring, Ann Michelle, Diana Körner

Votes: 14

32. Andra (1976– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

7.2
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In the year 4000AD the brain injured Andra, living in sub city one is given the preserved brain of a kid from the 1980's.

Stars: Lisa Peers, Jonathan Hardy, Marcel Cugola, Bruce Kerr

Votes: 14

33. Dirt Game (2009)

Drama

7.4
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A 6 part ABC Drama series, DIRT GAME delves into one of Australia's oldest and riskiest pursuits-mining.It tells the story of the Industry's men and women-from the faction torn board, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane Connor, Gerald Lepkowski, Freya Stafford, Katie Wall

Votes: 35

34. The Astronauts (1960 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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A live television drama about four men training in Australia to become astronauts.

Stars: Tony Brown, Keith Eden, Anne Harvey, Collins Hilton

35. Golden Soak (1979)

50 min

8.0
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An Englishman becomes involved with a mysterious Australian goldmine.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Christiane Krüger, Elizabeth Alexander, Heinz Schimmelpfennig

Votes: 20

36. Phoenix Five (1970)

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A low-budget science fiction series that followed the adventures of the crew of the galactic patrol ship Phoenix Five, 'the most sophisticated craft in the Earth Space Control Fleet.' This ... See full summary »

Stars: Patsy Trench, Damien Parker, Stuart Leslie, Mike Dorsey

Votes: 23

37. Timelapse (1980– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A science fiction series set in early 1990s, but from the perspective of the late 1990s. The plot is centred around the character of Douglas Hardy (Robert Coleby), a computer genius who was... See full synopsis »

Stars: Vincent Ball, Tony Barry, Anne Charleston, Robert Coleby

Votes: 9

38. Lucinda Brayford (1980)

200 min | Drama, History, Romance

4.6
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Based on the novel by Martin Boyd (1946) this miniseries tells the story of many generations of a family who migrate from England to Australia and eventually back to England, suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Barry Quin, Edmund Pegge

Votes: 17

39. Barnaby and Me (1979 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.2
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Barnaby and Me is a 1978 Australian TV movie about a girl and her talking koala who are pursued by criminals.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Sid Caesar, Juliet Mills, Sally Boyden, Rangi Nikora

Votes: 49

40. I, the Aboriginal (1961)

56 min

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'I, the Aboriginal' is an Australian television film based around the autobiography of the same name and the life of Alawa Aboriginal man Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts. The film covers his ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil Holmes | Star: Max Meldrum

41. Peter Allen: The Boy from Oz (1995 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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An Australian documentary about Peter Allen, the Australian entertainer, with celebrity interviews like Bernadette Peters; Carole Bayer Sager; Lily Tomlin and more.

Director: Stephen MacLean | Stars: Chris Allen, Peter Allen, Ann-Margret, Dee Anthony

42. Fatty & George (1981– )

25 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.9
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Fatty and his sister George are the children of a scientist who is experimenting with time travel.

Stars: Scott Kinloch, Lisa Douglas, Mathew Excell, Pamela Ann Davy

Votes: 8

43. This Day Tonight (1967–1978)

30 min | News

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Stars: Malcolm Fraser, Bill Peach, John Gorton, Richard Carleton

44. The Magic Boomerang (1965–1966)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.4
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A boy has a boomerang and when he throws it everything around him stopped,except him ,so he can do whatever we wants, including stopping crime.

Stars: David Morgan, Telford Jackson, Penelope Shelton, Rodney Pearlman

Votes: 45

45. Wandjina! (1966)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Wandjina. was about three young people who come across a mysterious valley. They find a cave which has wall paintings of the Wandjina spirit people. From then on they start to see some strange things.

Stars: David Yorston, Mark McManus, Bob Haddow, Anne Haddy

Votes: 8

46. No Room to Run (1977 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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Concert promoter Nick Loomis is sent to Sydney by his ex father-in-law and boss Garth Kingswood, and asked to deliver a briefcase to a foreigner. When the man is killed in the airport, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss, Barry Sullivan, Noel Ferrier

Votes: 15

47. The Stranger (1964– )

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Children's SF serial. A mysterious stranger comes among a group of people.

Stars: Ron Haddrick, Jessica Noad, Jannice Dinnen, John Faasen

Votes: 7

48. A Blank on the Map (1971 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.2
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In his now well-known role of narrator of wildlife expeditions, Attenborough accompanies a government-sponsored trek into the central New Guinea highlands to make contact with a group of natives never before seen by Europeans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Laurie Bragge

Votes: 120

49. Watch This Space (1982– )

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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A red faced alien Rufus lands his space ship on a vacant block of land. The ship changes into a normal home. Together with his new Earth friend Ron, Rufus gets into all sorts of trouble.

Stars: Paul Chubb, Ron Blanchard, The Amazing Orchante, Steve Bisley

50. Australian Walkabout (1958– )

30 min | Documentary

8.6
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A thirteen episode series documenting Australia's vast outback and natural beauty made by Charles and Elsa Chauvel in 1958.

Stars: Charles Chauvel, Elsa Chauvel, Alan Sleath

Votes: 5


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