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Soaps Home and Away, often referred to as H&A as well, is a long-running Australian soap opera written for television. The show is set in the fictional seaside town of Summer Bay in New South Wales, where Tom and Pippa Fletcher run a caravan park together with their six foster children. Home and Away premiered in 1988 and has since then become the second-longest drama series on Australian TV, exceeded only by the immensely popular show Neighbours. Home and Away is well-known for creating story lines around both everyday topics, like foster children and teenage problems, and more controversial themes, like abortion, addiction and domestic violence. The show has been exported to more than eighty countries, turning it into one of Australia's most successful media products of all time. Neighbours is an Australian soap opera written for television and created by Reg Watson, who was also responsible for series such as Prisoner and Sons & Daughters. The objective of the series is to show realistic depictions of everyday life's stories, lived by both relatable adults and teenagers. Neighbours is set in the fictional town of Erinsborough, in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Victoria, and initially focused on the lives of three befriended families, the Clarks, the Ramsays and the Robinsons. The show aired for the first time in 1985 and has since then become the longest-running Australian drama series. Neighbours was sold to more than sixty countries and was introduced into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2005. The Bold and the Beautiful is an American soap opera written for television and a sister show to another soap opera of the same creators called The Young and the Restless. Over the years numerous characters have appeared in both of the shows. The premise of the show is based on the comings and goings of the Forrester family in Los Angeles, and their fashion business called Forrester Creations. The Bold and the Beautiful is a hugely successful series and one of the most-watched soap operas in the world. Since its premiere in 1987 the show has won an impressive 31 Daytime Emmy Awards, including three consecutive Daytime Emmy's for Outstanding Drama Series in the period 2009-2011. Action Chicago Fire is an American action series written for television and executive produced by Dick Wolf, who is also the man behind other series about public services in Chicago such as Chicago P.D., Chicago Justice, and Chicago Med. In the show viewers follow the firefighters and paramedics from Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department during their shifts in the city of Chicago. The idea behind Chicago Fire is to show and tell the stories of the members of the Chicago Fire Department as they are confronted with often dangerous and impacting situations. The creators of the series work closely together with real-life firefighters in order to achieve a realistic depiction of what they do, and the firehouse shown in the show is actually a working Chicago Fire Department firehouse functioning as the headquarters of Engine 18 in real life. Utopia is a British conspiracy thriller and action drama series written for television by Dennis Kelly, who also wrote the BBC Three sitcom Pulling and Matilda the Musical. The series is about a group of people who, through a series of events, end up with a manuscript called The Utopia Experiments which supposedly contains predictions of the worst disasters of the last century. An obscure organisation called The Network is also desperately after the same manuscript, though. Utopia features an abundance of British acting talent including Fiona O-Shaughnessy (Nina Forever, The Living and The Dead) as Jessica Hyde, Alexandra Roach (Anna Karenina, No Offence) as Becky, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Houdini and Doyle) as Ian. The show has also won several awards, including an International Emmy for Best Drama Series and a four RTS Craft & Design Awards. Crime The Blacklist is an American crime series written for television that revolves around multinational criminal mastermind Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) after he surrenders voluntarily to the FBI who have been after him for decades. Red possesses a list of high profile criminals around the world and he offers to give them all up in return for immunity from prosecution. He has one condition though, namely that he wants to work exclusively with a rookie profiles called Elizabeth Keen. The Blacklist has become an international television success, with the performance of James Spader as Red Reddington often being especially lauded by the critics. The series follows a relatively fixed format, but the over-reaching story arcs of the main characters provide plenty of twists and turns as the story of Red and Elizabeth evolves and deepens as time goes on. Drama Call the Midwife is a British drama series written for television revolving around the day-to-day lives of a group of midwives working in the impoverished East End of London, Great Britain, in the 1950's and 1960's. The premise is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who spent time at the convent of an Anglican religious order called the Community of Saint John the Divine located in London's East End. Since the airing of the first episode in January 2012 Call the Midwife has received critical acclaim, and numerous nominations and awards. The series manages to combine sometimes heartbreaking character arcs and serious social issues, such as gender inequality, feminism and incest, with charming, and sometimes even humorous, story lines. Insight is an American drama series written for television that aired weekly between 1960 and 1983. Roman Catholic priest Ellwood E. Kieser was the creator of the show, which he used to spread spiritual enrichment through television. The series presents a different storyline and a different set of characters every week, while exploring moral themes like freedom, love and meaning through different forms, including comedy, melodrama and fantasy. Insight was one of the references in the field of religious television in its time, which is illustrated by the the four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Religious Programming between 1981 and 1984. The show has featured many well-known actors and actresses, including Grammy Award-winner Beau Bridges, variety host and actress Carol Burnett and Golden Globe-winner John Ritter. Madam Secretary is an American political drama series written for television and mainly focuses on Elizabeth McCord, the highly capable intelligent newly appointed Secretary of State for the United States of America. She is married to Henry McCord who no longer has a mother, but who comes from a large family living in Pittsburgh. Madam Secretary was co-produced by the actor Morgan Freeman, who also has a minor guest role in a few episodes. Other famous guest appearances include Madeleine Albright, the first real-life United States Secretary of State, and Bob Schieffer, a former moderator for Face the Nation. Over the years the show has received several prestigious nominations, including for the People's Choice Awards and the Publicists Guild of America. Midsomer Murders is a British crime and detective series about Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, and in later seasons about his cousin Chief Inspector John Barnaby, played by Neil Dudgeon. The series is inspired by the book series about Chief Inspector Barnaby, written by Caroline Graham. Midsomer Murders is set in the picturesque villages of the fictional county of Midsomer. As a result of the setting the whole series has a very strong and authentic rural English feel to it, which has been explained as one of the reasons for its popularity. The regular moments of black comedy and the contrast of gruesome murders taking place against the backdrop of idyllic English villages have been cited as other major reasons for the success of Midsomer Murders. The Coroner is a British daytime drama series consisting of 20 episodes and revolving around Jane Kennedy, a coroner in the fictional town of Lighthaven in South Devon. Jane works together with Davey Higgins, a Detective Sergeant in the local police department and her childhood sweetheart who broke her heart. Together they investigate unusual homicide cases. The Coroner combines both drama and humour, which is considered one of the reasons for its success. The main characters, Jane and Davey, and their relationship are inspired by the characters of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in the movie classic "Adams Rib". Filming of the series took place in and around Devon, Great Britain, including popular coastal towns like Dartmouth, Torquay and Paignton. Game Shows Family Feud is? an American game show written for television in which two teams of five, each comprised exclusively of members of one and the same family, compete to win cash and prizes. It starts with a series of questions to which the right answers can win the contestants points, followed by a Fast Money round in which the winning family can win an additional cash bonus. The show premiered on the American Broadcasting Company network in 1976 and was named the third-best greatest game show of all times by TV Guide in 2013. Family Feud has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and the inspiration for an extensive collection of merchandise. Amongst other awards the show has won several Daytime Emmy Awards, while it has also been turned into videogame versions for several formats, including PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. Million Dollar Minute is an Australian quiz show written for television and hosted first by Simon Reeve (Weekend Sunrise, It's Academic) and later by Grant Denyer (Family Feud, Carols in the Domain). The quiz consists of four buzzer rounds between three contestants, each of which begins the game with 15 points. Throughout the rounds points can be won and lost by all contestants, and the player with most points at the end advances to the Million Dollar Minute. Million Dollar Minute turned out to be a popular show on Australian TV, and the format was exported to New Zealand and Vietnam as well. There have also been several special episodes in which, for example, celebrities played for points only or for donations to charities of their choice. Love & Dating Adam Looking For Eve is a Dutch dating and reality show written for television and created by serial reality TV producer Reinout Oerlemans (Who Wants to Marry my Son?, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition). Every season of the show is shot at an exotic location, the first season for shot on the Pearl Islands of Panama for example, and all participants in the show are completely naked during the running of the season. The format for Adam Looking For Eve proved very popular and was subsequently sold to more than 10 other territories, including Spain, where the show is called Adán y Eva, Germany, where it is called Adam Sucht Eva, and Australia, where the original Dutch version is broadcast with English subtitles. First Dates is an American reality show written for television that is based on the British reality series of the same name. It is executive produced by American the famous comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres and narrated by American actress Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels, Donnie Darko, He's Just Not That Into You). First Dates is entirely recorded at the MK Restaurant in Chicago, United Stated, where a large group of people who don't know each other is on blind dates. Through interviews at the end of each episodes the couples give an interview in which they talk about their date, and about whether they would like to go out together again. The Bachelor Australia, also referred to as simply The Bachelor, is an Australian reality dating program for television based on the world famous American show with the same name. This is an elimination-based show revolving around one Bachelor and a group of bachelorettes who compete to be the Bachelor's choice at the end of each season. By going on dates with the candidates, in group at first and later one-on-one, the Bachelor will eventually need to make a choice and decide whether or not he likes one of the bachelorettes enough to take their relationship to the next level. Once there are four women left, the Bachelor will visit their home towns with them where he meets their families. The last two women get to meet the Bachelor's family, and he will choose the winner soon after that, which usually results in a proposal. The Bachelorette is an American reality dating game show that is written for television and which is a spin-off of the show The Bachelor. The rules of the game have also been taken from The Bachelor. The show revolves around one single woman, the bachelorette, and a group of 25 or 30 men from which the bachelorette may or may not choose a husband at the end of each season. The Bachelorette usually features a losing female contestant from the previous season of The Bachelor as the protagonist of the season. The show was an instant success and was subsequently sold to be broadcast in numerous other territories, including Australa, New Zealand and Germany. Series 800 Words is a Australian-New Zealand drama comedy series written for television about George Tuner (played by Erik Thomson), a popular 800-word columnist for a big Sydney newspaper. After the passing away of his wife he decided to give up his job and purchase a house located in a fictional remote seaside town in New Zealand called Weld. He needs to get his two teenage children, Arlo and Shay, on board as well, and the peculiar inhabitants of Weld do not make this job any easier. 800 Words has sometimes been compared to the immensely popular family drama comedy series Packed to the Rafter, about the day-to-day lives of the Rafter family. It is a witty show that manages to combine lighthearted humour with more serious family and social issues, while remaining relatable for a mainstream audience. Since the 29th of May 1996 Australian Story has been aired weekly as a reality documentary series for national Australian television. Every week since the start of the show Caroline Jones has presented the stories of Australians from all backgrounds and walks of life. What stands out about Australian Story is the very personal approach to story-telling, as the stories are told by the subjects of the documentaries as well as their family, friends, colleagues and other related people, instead of by a narrator. It is one of the most popular shows of its kind in Australia, a fact that is illustrated by the numerous Walkley and Logie Awards it has won over the years. Bull is an American comedy drama series written for television revolving around the TAC, or Trial Analysis Corporation. This is a jury consulting firm led by Dr. Jason Bull, a psychologist and renowned expert in the field of "trial science". They assist their clients in selecting the right jurors, while they also provide advice for their clients' lawyers in terms of which arguments will sit best with the jurors. The premise for Bull is inspired by talk show host Phil McGraw, popularly known as Dr. Phil, and his past as a trial consultant. His character is brought to live by former NCIS main-stay Michael Weatherly, who has received praise for his role as Dr. Jason Bull. Ink Master is an American reality and competition show written for television and revolving around a tattoo artist who have to complete challenges related to their trade in order to win a $100'000 cash prize and the title of Ink Master. The judges panel consists of famous tattoo artists and enthusiasts who need to eliminate one or more contestant every episode. Ink Master proved to be a success on TV, which resulted in a spin-off series called Ink Master: Redemption (about people who are unhappy with their tattoo from the show) and a variety of special standalone episodes revolving around a specific theme, such as an upcoming event or a holiday (like Halloween). Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is sometimes abbreviated KUWTK, is an American reality show written for television and starring the Kardashian-Jenner family. The main focus of the series is on the Kardashian sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé, as well as on their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Parents Kris, who is also the clan's manager, and Caitlyn, who was previously known as Bruce, also play a major role in the show, as does brother Rob Kardashian. The success of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has converted itself into numerous spin-offs, like Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons and Life of Kylie, as well as into a considerable merchandising empire that includes fashion labels, books and make-up collections. Little Lunch is an Australian mockumentary-style comedy television series for children consisting of 26 15-minute episodes and inspired by the books by writer Danny Katz. The show follows six kids, Atticus, Battie, Debra, Jo, Melanie and Rory, on the playground of their school during snack time. Their teacher, Mrs. Gonsha, plays a main role in the series as well. Little Lunch is recorded at a real-life school, namely the Saint Kilda Primary School in Melbourne. The idea behind the series is to show what six Australian kids are up to during their snack time, some of the most significant 15 minutes for every Australian child in primary school. It is entertaining for children, while more than often it will also make their parents reminisce over their own primary school memories. Postcards is an Australian holiday and travel series written for television and serves as a showcase of all the beautiful things Australia and New Zealand have to offer. From beautiful locations to remarkable characters and fascinating activities, the series takes the viewers on a trip around the Australia and New Zealand while providing travel tips and advice from locals. Postcards is one of the longest-running travel and holiday series on Australian television, and it was the first lifestyle program produced in South Australia. The show has a place in the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame and it is the recipient of four South Australia Tourism Awards. Scorpion is an American action series written for television and lightly inspired by the life and legend of Walter O'Brien, a computer genius. In Scorpion, Walter, with an IQ of 197 and known for hacking into NASA as a kid heads a high-tech crime-fighting organisation ?consisting of manager and mother of a gifted son Paige, psychiatrist Toby, mechanical engineer Happy, and mathematician Sylvester. Together they often help out the Department of Homeland Security with the most complex and high-tech threats, while the team also works for private clients. While the individuals of the Scorpion team are all highly intelligent and capable in their own fields they sometimes struggle with the realities of every day life, especially on a social level. Besides keeping everyone in check Paige also provides the necessary social context for the other team members wherever and whenever necessary. The Big Bang Theory is an American comedy series written for television and created by, amongst others, Chuck Lorre, who is also responsible for blockbuster series like Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. ?The show focuses on on the comings and going of five characters living in Pasadena, California. Four of them are brilliant yet socially awkward scientists, namely Caltech physicists Leonard and Sheldon, astrophysicist Raj, and aerospace engineer Howard. The fifth character is Penny, a pretty waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon. The main source of comedy for the Big Bang Theory is the clash of the intellectual but geeky world of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj with Penny's more down-to-earth and socially much more developed world. Over the years the show has been hugely successful and the recipient of countless awards, including several People's Choice Awards and Emmy's. Reality Shows Botched is an American reality series written for television and for original broadcasting on the network E!. In the show the viewers follow plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif as they attempt to fix extreme plastic surgeries that have gone wrong. This includes, for example, the fixing of deformed breasts, leaking lips and one patient's inability to close her mouth since college. Botched quickly garnered a decent following among the Australian TV-watching audience as the show's two doctors have grown into television personalities and household names. The fact that both celebrities, like Dolly Parton, Nicole Eggert and Janice Dickinson, and ordinary people appear on the show adds to the appeal of the series. Gogglebox Australia is the Australian version of the hugely popular British television show with the same name. Sometimes referred to as a fly-on-the-wall show, the concept of the show, simply put, is "watching people watch TV". Every week cameras are installed in the homes of ten normal Australian households and the viewers can watch the reactions of the participants as they watch sports games, movies or whatever else is on TV. ?Gogglebox quietly but steadily gained a loyal following in Australia. What's more, some of the participants, like gay couple Tom and Wayne or housemates Angie and Yvie who live together with a bunch of dogs, have slowly become household names. Outback Truckers is an Australian reality series written for television revolving around the lives and issues of professionals and interesting personalities active in the Australian road-transport industry. This includes following the owner of a monster truck company while he needs to get his fleet of vehicles half way across Australia, a journey with some of Australia's most specialised and reliable long-distance truckers, and the daily lives of tanker drivers on the way to supply remotely located client in North Queensland before the wet season arrives. Outback Truckers has been lauded as an original series about an industry that is part of Australia's DNA. The show has been sold to more than 15 territories, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain. Entertainment The AFL Footy Show, which is also known as The Footy Show, is an Australian sports and variety entertainment show written for television. It covers the weekly developments in and around the Australian Football League and Australian rules football, with a focus on football-related entertainment news, including previews of the matches to come, interviews with active and former players and news reports. As of 2017, the AFL Footy Show has been nominated for the Logie Award for Most Popular Sports Program ever since the award was introduced for the first time in 1996. The show's fixed presenters are often joined by guest presenters, such as Alex Rance, professional Australian rules football player for Richmond, Shane Crawford, former Australian rules football player, and Australian comedian Dave Hughes. QI, which is short for Quite Interesting, is a British comedy quiz show written for television and with English stand-up comedian Alan Davies as a permanent member of the panel. ?Each episode features Davies and three other panelists as they try to answer extremely difficult and often misleading questions. Points are not only awarded for correct answers, which rarely occur, but also for interesting answers that often lead to discussions and conversations between the panelists and the host. Each episode of QI is based on a specific them, and in some episodes the set, the clothes of the panelists or the opening theme is adapted to the theme. In the episode “Health and Safety”, for example, the panelists were equipped with bright yellow work vests, safety glasses and hard hats. Comedy The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is an American late-night talk show written for television and hosted by American comedian Stephen Colbert. It was preceded by The Late Show with David Letterman after a successful run of 22 years. Colbert is supported by announcer and program writer Jen Spyra and the show's houseband Stay Human, led by New Orleans artist Jon Batiste. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert consists of several fixed segments, which include the skits and introductions of the episode's guests, a fake news style segment to cover some of the recent headlines in the news, guest interviews and musical performances. Guests who have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert include Donald Trump, George Clooney and Barack Obama. Reports 7.30 is an Australian news and current affairs television program that replaced the popular nightly current affairs program The 7.30 Report on ABC1 and ABC News 24 in 2011. Several critics have described the show as a crucial platform in Australia's public discussion. It has often been lauded for its direct and sometimes hard-hitting interview style, especially when politics are involved. Until the end of 2014 7.30 was also broadcasting so-called state editions of the show, which were local versions of the show that were made available nationally during the weekends. There were eight separate state editions of the show, including for Tasmania, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, that covered local current affairs until ABC was restructured in 2015. Media Watch is an Australian media analysis program written for television in which the Australian media is critiqued. It is the most-watched program in its segment. The episodes of the show revolve around the analysis and investigation of what the Media Watch team believe to be failings in news coverage by the different Australian media. This consists both of entertaining pieces about spelling errors, wrong captions and such, and of more serious investigative journalism about more controversial topics like media bias and the ethics in journalism. Over the years Media Watch has played an important role in the uncovering cases of unethical behaviour in the media, such as the Cash for Comment affair, in which influential Australian radio hosts were discovered to have been paid to speak favourably about certain companies on air, and a case in which a 60 Minutes reporter allegedly plagiarised a BBC documentary on the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995. Sunday Night is an Australian news and current affairs television program that features a combination of interviews, investigative reports, forums and feature stories. The show initially started in the presence of a live studio audience that could ask questions to the hosts, but this segment of the show was removed once the broadcasting company decided to no longer record with a live studio audience. Sunday Night has covered and investigated numerous complex and controversial cases and situations over the years, including the discomforting disappearance of three year old Madeleine McCann from her room in a Portuguese resort, and the chilling police interview tapes of mass murderer Martin Bryant who was responsible for the Port Arthur massacre in 1996? in which 35 people were killed and 23 were severely injured. Travel Destination Flavour is an Australian food and travel show written for television and hosted by Adam Liaw, the winner of MasterChef Australia in 2010. His victory that year is one of the most watched non-sporting events in the history of Australian television. For Destination Flavour he travels Australia, together with Renee Lim and Lily Serna, searching for people who have dedicated their lives to producing the best food imaginable, from farmers to top-notch chefs. On the basis of the success of the first season of Destination Flavour other formats of the show have been created as well, including Destination Flavour: Japan and Destination Flavour: Scandinavia. All the recipes mentioned in the show can be found, including instructions, on the Destination Flavour website. Talk Shows Footy Classfied, which was previously known as Footy Confidential, is an Australian television show that covers the most current affairs related to AFL Football (or Australian rules football). Most of the analysing work for the show is done by well-known Australian rules football personalities, such sports broadcaster Craig Hutchinson, award-winning sports journalist Caroline Wilson, and former Australian rules football player and coach Grant Thomas. After each weekend the show's four panellists are joined by a special guest, usually an active player or coach from the AFL, to cover the weekend's most controversial moments. Footy Classified also presents viewers with several fixed segments in each episode, such as Good Call, Bad Call (referring to a statement made by one of the panellists) and Caro's Arrow, in which panellist Caroline Wilson discusses individuals within the AFL administration. One Plus One is an Australian weekly interview show hosted by Jane Hutcheon, a renowned Hong-Kong-born international correspondent and author. For One Plus One she interviews both Australian and international personalities, public figures, celebrities and politicians for the audience to learn more about their lives and work. Some of the personalities that have been on the show include Australian athlete and two-times world champion Jana Pitmann, legendary Australian pop star John Paul Young and stand-up comedian Felicity Ward. One of the praise factors of One Plus One is the fact that the show does not only invite celebrities, but also ordinary people with a remarkable story to tell. Hutcheon has, for example, covered the story of a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings. Q&A is an Australian television panel talk show hosted by Tony Jones, one of Australia's most well-known journalists and host of the ABC TV's renowned news and current affairs program Lateline. During the show a panel of five people, usually consisting of politicians, academics and celebrities, answers questions from both the live studio audience and the viewers about a wide range of topics usually related to current news and affairs. Q&A has not been without controversial incidents over the years. When former Australian Prime Minister John Howard attended the program on October 25th, 2010, for example, an environmental activist in the audience threw a shoe at him in reaction to Howard's attitude on the war on Iraq. On another occasion the show was boycott by the government of Tony Abbott after the producers of the show invited a former terror suspect to ask a question of a minister from the audience. The World Game is an Australian television show about football that covers reviews and previews of both national and international football and related issues. The show also covers major international football and football-related events such as the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. In 2008 The World Game received a Logie nomination in the category Most Popular Sports Program. Over the years The World Game has welcomed numerous guests with considerable reputations and experience in the Australian and international football game. These include the likes of English international player Ledley King, Dutch Central Coast Mariners centre back Patrick Zwaanswijk, and all-time A-League topscorer and Socceroo Archie Thompson. Food & Cooking Ben's Menu is an Australian cooking show written for television and presented by Ben Milbourne, a school teacher who participated in the fourth season of Masterchef Australia. The show is set at Milbourne's farmhouse in Tasmania, where he cooks together with friends, family and the occassional celebrity. He also shares all of his recipes, the majority of which involve the best of fresh Australian produce, and tips and things he learned himself over the years. Since his particpation in MasterChef Australia Ben has become a household name in Australia and he has made guest appearances on several shows, including Ready, Steady Cook and Everyday Gourmet. Critics have often lauded his laid-back and down-to-earth approach to cooking, as well as his ability to create simple recipes and explain them to the audience. Current affairs & News 60 Minutes is an Australian adaptation of the American news and current affairs program of the same name. Since the first episode in 1968 the show has become a reference in the Australian broadcasting industry, just as its American counterpart has become for American TV. The careers of now-famous Australian journalists and media personalities such as Ray Martin, Ian Leslie and Jana Wendt have all been considerably boosted by their work for 60 Minutes. The extent to which 60 Minutes has revolutionized the coverage of current affairs on Australian television over the years is confirmed by the numerous awards and award nominations the show has received. These include five Logies, a Special Achievement Logie and several Logie Award nominations. A Current Affair is an American television news and current affairs show that ran between 1986 and 1996, and for a short period in 2005. What started as a late-night New York City broadcast soon grew to become a show covering stories from all over the United Stated that were missed or ignored by the dominant networks of the time. A Current Affair generally covers stories in the categories of entertainment and gossip in a tabloid style, though it does not shy away from covering a serious news story every once in a while. Various critics have described A Current Affair as an everyman's version of the popular and famous newsmagazine show 60 Minutes. Four Corners is an Australian television programme revolving around investigative journalism and the coverage of current affairs. The show debuted on TV in 1961 and has since then become the longest-running show of its kind in Australia. The concept is heavily inspired by the British show of the same kind Panorama. Four Corners airs weekly and investigates one issue every week, both nationally and internationally. Over the years the program has covered numerous controversial topics and uncovered several high profile cases, including police corruption in Queensland (in 1987), the involvement of the French secret service in the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior (in 1985) and the power of the fossil fuel lobby in Australia (in 2006). Four Corners has been honored with a place in the Logies Hall of Fame. Lateline is an Australian news and current affairs show for television that is broadcast by both ABC and internationally throughout Asia and the Pacific territory on the Australia Plus Network. The show has grown to become a major player in the setting of the Australian news, with some critics considering the show as the single-biggest creator of headlines in Australia. Besides in-depth coverage of the news Lateline often also features head-to-head debates on current issues and serious political interviews. Some of Australia¡s most famous television presenters have spent a part of the career at Lateline, including political journalist Tony Jones, editor and TV host Kerry O'Brien and author Leigh Sales. Sunrise is an Australian breakfast program written for television consisting of a mix of news updates every half hour, interviews and feature pieces of general interest, as well as coverages of major events such as, for example, the Commonwealth Games. The program also offers city-specific news and traffic information for viewers from major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. What sets Sunrise apart from many other news and current affairs programs is that viewers can respond to the stories covered by the show via Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS and telephone. The so-called ROSwall (Responses of Sunrisers) serves as a place where viewers can mention issues they would like to see reviewed or investigated. Totally Wild is an Australian television series for children that has been on the air since 1992, making it one of Australia's longest running kids shows on TV. Over the years the show has become a reference in the industry of children's television in Australia. Totally Wild is presented in the form of a news program that covers stories on various topics, including science, technology, animals and nature, sports and the environment. Similar to news programs for adults the show is broadcasted at 8am from Mondays to Wednesdays, while repeats of each week's episodes take place on Saturday mornings at 8.30am. ?By the time of Totally Wild's 20th anniversary in 2012 more than 2'000 episodes had been broadcasted. Living & Home Improvement Better Homes and Gardens is an Australian lifestyle show made for television. The series is mainly about lifestyle and home improvement in areas such as gardening, cooking and pet care. The show is hosted by Johanna Griggs, a former Olympic swimmer, and it boasts a group of specialists in the areas covered by the program. There are also regular guest appearances by celebrities such as Dr. Harry Cooper (from the TV program Harry's Practice) and House Rules winner Adam Doville. Better Homes and Gardens started as a lifestyle magazine covering the same topics as covered by the television program. Following the success of the TV format the Better Homes and Gardens Live concept as created, three-day events full of interactive workshops and showcases in areas such as gardening, cooking and DIY. Escape to the Country is a British television show about the purchases of (rural) real estate by ordinary people and families. The subjects of each episode are usually looking to leave the city where they live behind in order to move to a calmer and more rural location. Based on the preferences and possibilities of the potential buyers the show's presenter comes up with four houses (later on the format was adapted to three houses) for them to view. Each episode of Escape to the Country exists in two formats, namely one of 45 minutes and one of 60 minutes. The series also inspired the show Escape to the Continent in which real estate in more exotic locations like Malta and Portugal ?is explored for potential buyers. Youth Slugterra is a Canadian animated series written for television revolving around Eli Shane, a 15-year old boy who wants to become the greatest slug-slinging hero of Slugterra, after his own dad. In order to achieve this, Eli needs to collect, train and battle little shell-less creatures called slugs. These slugs have special powers based on their element, such as Fire, Water, Energy or Earth. Slug-slingers fire slugs from Blasters in order to transform them into powerful and often destructive forms called Velocimorphs. The success of Slugterra has converted the TV series into an extensive franchise consisting of, amongst other things, a series of movies for both theatres and television, several video games based on the slug-slinging concept, and action figures. All the products from the franchise, including the TV series itself, are aimed at boys aged 6 to 11. Kids Backyard Science is an Australian educational television show for children based on the books by the British publishing company Dorling Kindersley. In the series children carry out experiments with everyday items in order to enhance the scientific knowledge of their viewers in an entertaining and practical way. In the United States this show is known as Crash! Bang! Splat! Backyard Science welcomes a well-known guest star every now and then, such as Australian actress Sophie Lowe (Road Kill, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland), Australian comedian Genevieve Fricker, and Australian actor Lucas Hejtmanek (Home and Away, Vend). The show has also been exported to more than 30 other territories, including Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is a British animated series written for television, and for a pre-school audience. It was first aired by Nickelodeon UK in 2009, after which the network decided to broadcast it on all their channels all over the world. The show revolves around Ben Elf, Princess Holly, King and Queen Thistle and all the other magical creatures living in the Little Kingdom that lies hidden amongst thorny brambles. The production team behind Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is the same one that is also repsonsible for the successful children's television series Peppa Pig. The show has received much praise over the years for its fluent combination of fun and learning for kids in pre-school, and it has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. Dinosaur Train, sometimes also referred to as Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train, is an American-Canadian-Singaporean animated television series for kids created by Craig Bartlett, who is also the brains behind the successful animated series Hey Arnold!. The show is about Buddy, a young T-Rex adopted by a family of Pteranodons, who takes a trip on the Dinosaur Train together with his family to explore the world they are living in while meeting all kinds of other dinosaurs. Dinosaur Train is a fun and educational show consisting of different segments, such as “Time for a Tiny Ditty”, in which Buddy's sister Tiny sings songs, and Dr. Scott the Paleontologist, in which zoology PhD Scott Sampson teaches kids about the dinosaurs from each episode, and about how they compare to the animals we know, including human beings. Operation Ouch! is a British educational TV show for children about the human body. It covers topics such as what happens in Accidents and Emergencies (A&E) and the different problems doctors face, while the show's hosts Drs. Chris and Xand van Tulleken regularly conduct interesting experiments as well. The goal of these experiments is usually to educate kids about biology and medicine in a “try this at home”-style. The hosts of Operation Ouch! are twin brothers and graduates in Medicine from the University of Oxford. Chris is a practicing doctor, while Xand is a researcher and teacher in New York City. For the show they follow and assist personnel and patients at different hospitals and in different situations, such as A&E workers at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the rapid response team of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Peppa Pig is a British animated series written for television and aimed at a pre-school audience. It follows the daily comings and goings of Peppa, an animated female pig, and her family and friends. All of Peppa's friends are animals, and they are all the same age. Each episode is about five minutes long and focuses on everyday activities to which pre-schoolers can relate, like visiting the grandparents, riding their bikes or playing on the playground. Peppa Pig has quickly become a hugely popular television show, illustrated by the broadcasting of the show in more than 150 territories as of 2016. Off the back of the show other initiatives have been created as well, including a series of books in which any kid can play a role in Peppa's stories, an extensive line of merchandise, and the Peppa Pig World Them Park in New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Play School is an Australian educational television series for kids, and it is the longest-running kids' show in the history of Australian television. On a global level, only the show Blue Peter has been running for a longer time than Play School. The show, which first aired in 1966, consists of activities, songs and games presented by the hosts. They generally start by looking at what day of the week it is, followed by the reading of a story and a look outside. Studies have shown that about 80% of Australian kids under six years old watch Play School at least once a week. In Australia the show is broadcast four times a day during week, and twice per day during the weekend. In 2006 Play School became the first kids show to be introduced into the Logies Hall of Fame. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! is a part of the hugely successful The Wiggles television series for children, based on The Wiggles, an Australian music group for kids. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! represents the 7th and 8th season of the show, which are also the first seasons in which the original The Wiggles band members have been replaced by four new artists. The seasons covered by Ready, Steady, Wiggle! also include several successful acts and songs from past seasons, such as songs from season 2's Wiggly Songtime!, Furry Tales and Taking Off!, and live performances taken from the Taking Off! Tour. Since their debut in 1991 The Wiggles have grown to be a Platinum, Double Platinum and Multi-Platinum band, garnering several prestigious awards in the process, including from the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australian Recording Industry Association. Shaun the Sheep is a British animated series written for television and part of the famous Wallace and Gromit franchise. It is about Shaun, a sheep that appeared in various Wallace and Gromit adventures, such as Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions, and the adventures he has on the small farm where he lives with his flock. Shaun the Sheep proved to be a successful television show and was followed up by various films, and short films, including the Shaun the Sheep Movie for theatres and the 30-minutes Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas 2015 Christ,as special. The show, being a spin-off itself, also inspired its own spin-off called Timmy Time, about the adventures of Shaun's younger cousin Timmy. 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