The BEST ABC1 shows of all time

Every ABC1 show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every ABC1 show to compile this list of best shows!

The Hollowmen
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9.66
174 votes

#1 - The Hollowmen

The Hollowmen is a comedy-drama set in the offices of the Central Policy Unit, a special think tank personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him in the most important job of all - getting re-elected. Their brief is "long term vision"; to stop worrying about tomorrow's headlines, and focus on next week's.

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The Chaser's War on Everything
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8.97
340 votes

#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.

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Summer Heights High
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8.08
947 votes

#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.

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Utopia (AU)
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7.82
307 votes

#4 - Utopia (AU)

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.

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Angry Boys
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7.29
690 votes

#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.

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Ja'mie: Private School Girl
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7.18
295 votes

#6 - Ja'mie: Private School Girl

Follows the eponymous school captain during the last few months of school, far removed from the grounds of Summer Heights High and back on the lush manicured lawns of Hillford Girls Grammar School.

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Blue Water High
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7.05
120 votes

#7 - Blue Water High

Seven 15 year-old surfers have been selected from around Australia and overseas to take part in an intensive 12 month residential school program at Blue Water High. At the beachside school they join other pupils in a normal year's academic work as well as receiving special coaching in surfing. At the end of the year, two of the seven will qualify to surf the pro-circuit and win a three-year sponsorship contract. The series is a race into the finals for the wild card, a race to get through the year, and a race to grow up. The seven teens, forced to live, study and train together at the same time become best friends and greatest competitors.

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We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian Of The Year
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6.98
327 votes

#8 - We Can Be Heroes: Finding The Australian Of The Year

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.

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Jonah from Tonga
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5.91
185 votes

#9 - 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.

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