Rage is the most popular all-night music show in Australia. It screens nationally on ABC TV. Rage was first screened in April 1987. On Fridays rage plays new releases followed by the ... See full summary »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1   Unknown  
2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Powderfinger Powderfinger ...  Themselves 5 episodes, 1996-2010
Queens of the Stone Age ...  Themselves 4 episodes, 2001-2005
Chris Cornell ...  Self 5 episodes, 1994-2005
Silverchair ...  Themselves 4 episodes, 1999-2004
Ian Astbury ...  Self 2 episodes, 1995-2014
Alice Cooper ...  Self 2 episodes, 1997-2011
Magic Dirt Magic Dirt ...  Themselves 2 episodes, 1997-2005
Ben Harper ...  Self 3 episodes, 1998-2009
Dave Grohl ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 1998-2005
Moby ...  Self 2 episodes, 2000-2013
Gene Simmons ...  Self 2 episodes, 2001
Paul Stanley ...  Self 2 episodes, 2001
Grinspoon Grinspoon ...  Themselves 2 episodes, 2002-2012
The Music ...  Themselves 2 episodes, 2003
Jet Jet ...  Themselves 2 episodes, 2004
Bernard Fanning Bernard Fanning ...  Self 2 episodes, 2005-2016
Damian Cowell Damian Cowell ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Mia Dyson Mia Dyson ...  Self 1 episode, 2009
Ohad Rein Ohad Rein ...  Self 1 episode, 2010
Bill Oddie ...  Self 1 episode, 2013
Nile Rodgers ...  Self 1 episode, 2014
Tim Rogers Tim Rogers ...  Self 1 episode, 2016
Ron Hitler Barassi Ron Hitler Barassi ...  Self 1 episode, 1995
Aerosmith ...  Themselves 1 episode, 1990
Jimmy Barnes ...  Self 1 episode, 1990
Andrew Denton ...  Self 1 episode, 1990
Christina Amphlett Christina Amphlett ...  Self 1 episode, 1991
Elvis Costello ...  Self 1 episode, 1991
Bob Geldof ...  Self 1 episode, 1991
Billy Joel ...  Self 1 episode, 1991
Vince Neil ...  Self 1 episode, 1991
Victor Delorenzo Victor Delorenzo ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Joe Elliott ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Gordon Gano Gordon Gano ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Steve Kilbey ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Brian Ritchie Brian Ritchie ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Jon Stevens Jon Stevens ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Tortelvis Tortelvis ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
The Baby Animals The Baby Animals ...  Themselves 1 episode, 1993
Vernon Reid ...  Self 1 episode, 1993
Terence Trent D'Arby ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
Diesel Diesel ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
Page Hamilton Page Hamilton ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
k.d. lang ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
Kirsty MacColl ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
Kylie Minogue ...  Self 1 episode, 1994
Layne Staley ...  Self - Guest Programmer 1 episode, 1994
Billy Thorpe Billy Thorpe ...  Self 2 episodes, 1994-2007
Learn more

More Like This 

Four Corners (TV Series 1961)
News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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
Spicks and Specks (2005–2020)
Comedy | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Adam Hills hosts this lighthearted music quiz show.The two teams are captained by Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough.

Stars: Adam Hills, Alan Brough, Myf Warhurst
Fast Forward (1989–1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Withdrawing the bill moments before a planned vote signals a major setback for the President.

Stars: Michael Veitch, Marg Downey, Geoff Brooks
Breaking News (1994–1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events. A true reflection of THE TIMES we live in.

Stars: Rob Sitch, Jane Kennedy, Tiriel Mora
The Panel (1998–2007)
Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A comedy show talking about the events from the week gone. Made by Australia's Working Dog and featuring guests each week. The team is known for the movie The Castle.

Stars: Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch, Kate Langbroek
Mother and Son (1984–1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The story of Maggie Beare, an elderly woman suffering from dementia (or so she says), and her faithful, yet long suffering son, Arthur. Despite all of Maggies manipulative ways, he is her carer, even if they don't always get along.

Stars: Ruth Cracknell, Garry McDonald, Henri Szeps
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

No-holds-barred news satire show presented by comedian Shaun Micallef that gleefully riffs on Aussie politics.

Stars: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Emily Taheny
The Late Show (1992–1993)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The Late show, which only ran for two years was one of the most successful and funny comedy shows ever produced and shown in Australia. It marked the re-grouping of the D-Generation, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Have You Been Paying Attention? is an Australian topical quiz show with a mix of news and comedy

Stars: Tom Gleisner, Ed Kavalee, Sam Pang
Crackerjack (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney
Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson
The Gruen Transfer (2008–2011)
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Gruen Transfer (TGT) is a show about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. Hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, TGT decodes and defuses the commercial messages that swirl... See full summary »

Stars: Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft, Todd Sampson
Full Frontal (1993–1997)
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The series began screening shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward (from which Full Frontal derived) ended. Full Frontal retained the same general format of Fast ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Butcher, Ross Williams, Kim Gyngell
Edit

Storyline

Rage is the most popular all-night music show in Australia. It screens nationally on ABC TV. Rage was first screened in April 1987. On Fridays rage plays new releases followed by the national Top 50. On Saturdays rage features Specials and guest programmers. Saturday nights 'Specials' can feature one particular band or artist, so viewers can see a number of videos by their favourite artists all in the one night. Rage has no presenter except on Saturdays shows when rage has musicians as guest VJ's. Rage won "Best National Music Video Programme" in the 1991 Australian Music Industry Awards. It repeatedly wins "Most Popular Australian Music TV show" in the Australian Music Awards. In 1998, rage released a double cd compilationand in November 1999 a second double cd compilation was put together. Rage often plays old episodes of Bandstand & Countdown hosted by Molly Meldrum. Written by Chris Ambrose

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

music video | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Australia's all night music video show

Genres:

Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Footage of Iggy Pop writhing on stage is used as the opening footage and to separate segments on through the night. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Music Jamboree: Episode #1.3 (2002) See more »

User Reviews

The best music video show on Australian TV, until....
4 March 2005 | by darkdayforanimeSee all my reviews

....The Top 50 comes on. Then it becomes seriously bogged down with banality. Wipe that smile off your face, you!. ;)

Whilst Rage's quality control, on what ends up on the screen, isn't exactly "controlled", it at least provides one with a heads-up on music that might actually be good out there (just not frequently played). Until the Top 50 starts.... Then we're given a view into the minds of Ritalin-munchers. ;)

Besides, this thing runs from midnight to dawn. Normal people are in bed, sleeping or doing other things that run under the category of "having a life", as difficult as that is for people who have a "left" or "right" wing media mentality to understand.... ;)


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

ABC

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1987 (Australia) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(length per episode varies)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed