Classic Countdown

Season 1
58:00

Season 1, Episode 5 (1979)

4.5 8 x
Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. Stephen Cummings narrates a trip back to 1979 with performances by Iggy Pop, The Knack, Cheap Trick and Cold Chisel.
59:00

Season 1, Episode 4 (1978)

4.7 26 x
Take a trip down memory lane with one of the ABC's most loved programs. Narrator Jane Clifton celebrates the sights & sounds of 1978 with John Cougar, Kate Bush, John Paul Young, Elton John & Dragon.
59:00

Season 1, Episode 3 (1977)

3.0 7 x
One of Australia's most loved TV programs, Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation. Celebrate the sights & sounds of 1977 with Split Enz, Foreigner, Joe Cocker & narrator Richard Clapton.
59:00

Season 1, Episode 2 (1976)

3.0 8 x
Wilbur Wilde takes us back to 1976 to explore the sights and sounds of the year on Countdown. Includes music from Sherbet, Marcia Hines & the Bay City Rollers.
58:00

Season 1, Episode 1 (1975)

4.5 6 x
One of the most loved programs ever broadcast by the ABC, Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. We celebrate the sights & sounds of 1975 with narrator John Paul Young.
59:00

Season 1, Episode 8 (1982)

4.0 3 x
Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. Shane Howard narrates a trip back to 1982 with performances by Iron Maiden, Duran Duran, Goanna and INXS.
59:00

Season 1, Episode 6 (1980)

3.0 6 x
The Eighties arrived with excitement and expectation. But as world events took a darker turn, the music industry shone with solid gold hits. James Reyne narrates this look back at the year in Countdown.
1:08:00

Season 1, Episode 13 (1987)

3.0 14 x
After 563 episodes and hundreds of performances, Countdown ended in 1987. Narrator Paul Stewart looks back at the end of an era with performances by Painters and Dockers, Hoodoo Gurus, Paul Kelly and Crowded House. (Final)
1:09:00

Season 1, Episode 12 (1986)

4.0 2 x
Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. Deb Conway narrates a trip back to 1986 with performances by Mental as Anything, The Damned, GANGgajang and John Farnham.
58:00

Season 1, Episode 11 (1985)

3.0 10 x
Countdown provided the soundtrack to an entire generation of Australians. Kate Ceberano narrates a trip back to 1985 with performances by Tears For Fears, Uncanny X-Men and A-Ha.
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