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50 Years 50 Shows

50 Years 50 Shows is a television special that marked 50 years of television in Australia. Broadcast on Sunday 25 September 2005 on the Nine Network and hosted by Eddie McGuire, the special counted down the top 50 greatest Australian television programmes.


The list of programs to be included in the top fifty was based on a poll of television writers, producers, directors, actors and critics. Once the top 50 was collated, their running order was decreed by the ratings the programs had achieved when broadcast: with the highest rating program in number one spot.


  1. In Melbourne Tonight/The Graham Kennedy Show
  2. The Paul Hogan Show
  3. The Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
  4. The Mavis Bramston Show
  5. Brides of Christ
  6. Kath & Kim
  7. The Don Lane Show
  8. 60 Minutes
  9. Number 96
  10. The Sullivans
  11. A Town Like Alice
  12. Homicide
  13. Bandstand
  14. A Country Practice
  15. Power Without Glory
  16. The Mike Walsh Show
  17. Australian Story
  18. Four Corners
  19. The Dismissal
  20. Blankety Blanks
  21. Bangkok Hilton
  22. Frontline
  23. Enough Rope with Andrew Denton
  24. My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?
  25. Hey Hey It's Saturday
  26. Parkinson in Australia
  27. The Norman Gunston Show
  28. Anzacs
  29. SeaChange
  30. Fast Forward
  31. This Is Your Life
  32. Young Talent Time
  33. Mother and Son
  34. Bobby Limb's Sound of Music
  35. Blue Murder
  36. Burke's Backyard
  37. Blue Heelers
  38. Skippy the Bush Kangaroo
  39. Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals
  40. Countdown
  41. Sylvania Waters
  42. Graham Kennedy's Coast to Coast
  43. Media Watch
  44. The Naked Vicar Show
  45. The Aunty Jack Show
  46. Neighbours
  47. Foreign Correspondent
  48. Sunday
  49. Play School
  50. The D-Generation


The program was re-aired on Monday 11 September 2006 hosted by Mike Munro to celebrate the official 50th anniversary of television in Australia.

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