The BEST ABC1 Shows

The top 8 shows on ABC1

Spicks and Specks

#1 - Spicks and Specks

Delve into musical history with Spicks & Specks, ABC TV's weekly comedy game show. Each week, the panel are joined by four guests from the worlds of comedy, music and entertainment.

star 9.05
333 votes
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The Chaser's War on Everything

#2 - The Chaser's War on Everything

A satirical current affairs show presented by The Chaser team. Regular segments include Pursuit Trivia, Ad Road Test, the Surprise Spruiker and Mr. Ten Questions.

star 9.01
332 votes
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Summer Heights High

#3 - Summer Heights High

Chris Lilley, creator of "We Can Be Heroes" brings a whole new meaning to high school with his various characters in his new ABC comedy "Summer Heights High" which include Mr. G, Ja'mie and Jonah. Lilley stars as all three characters in this comedy which small issues become huge and social groups are important.

star 8.14
892 votes
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Utopia (AU) (2014)

#4 - Utopia (AU) (2014)

Set inside the offices of the "Nation Building Authority", a newly created government organization responsible for overseeing major infrastructure projects, Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It's a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain. The eight-part series follows the working lives of a tight-knit team in charge of guiding big building schemes from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are asked to come up with plans for everything from new roads and rail lines to airports and high rise urban developments. In short, Utopia examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant.

star 7.80
278 votes
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Angry Boys

#5 - Angry Boys

With "Angry Boys", the wildly inventive Chris Lilley brings to life six different characters; identical twins Daniel and Nathan Sims, from "We Can Be Heroes", and four new characters; former Surfing World Champion Blake Oakfield; US rapper S.mouse; Japanese mother and manager of a skateboarding champion, Jen Okazaki; and Juvenile Justice Centre worker Ruth Sims, a.k.a. Gran.

star 7.37
661 votes
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Ja'mie: Private School Girl

#6 - Ja'mie: Private School Girl

The continuing story of Ja'mie King, a conniving Year 12 student at Hillford Girls Grammar, a tony private school in Sydney, Australia. Ja'mie, the self-promoting "queen bee" of Summer Heights High, returns from an exchange semester at that public school for her last three months at Hillford, where she's the unchallenged diva among the school's most popular girls, as well as the school captain. After passing her school days cooing with fellow prefects and dissing the "boarders," Ja'mie turns her attention to conquering members of the opposite sex enrolled nearby at Kelton Boys Grammar. She also finds herself in a number of jams that incite the wrath of school officials and her parents. Her callous manipulations begin to wear thin as a few brave girls start to challenge Ja'mie's reign. But she'll stop at nothing to have the last word, emboldened by her hot-girl entourage. Clothes, cars, boys, parties ... Ja'mie has it all, and her overriding goal is to win the Hillford Medal.

star 7.37
244 votes
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We Can Be Heroes

#7 - We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes is a mockumentary TV series created and performed by comedian Chris Lilley. It follows the story of five unique Australians, who have each made a large achievement and been nominated by friends and family for the Australian of the Year award.

star 6.99
309 votes
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Jonah from Tonga

#8 - Jonah from Tonga

Having being expelled from Summer Heights High, Jonah has been sent to Tonga to live with his uncle but he is now is causing more trouble than ever. His father, Rocky, and Aunty Grace take him back to Sydney, Australia to begin a new life at a Catholic High School.

star 6.01
161 votes
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