The BEST Episodes of Puberty Blues

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2019

Network: Network Ten

A television adaptation of the 1979 Australian novel of the same name. Written by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, the feminist teen novel chronicles the lives of two 13-year-old girls from Sydney's Sutherland Shire who join the "Greenhill gang" surfers in an attempt to gain popularity. In 1981, the book was made into a film, directed by Bruce Beresford, with the girls' age changed to 16 for censorship reasons.

Episode 8

#1 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

Debbie and Sue's growing disenchantment with the gang and their rigid rules ends in defiance when they stand up to the boys and try surfing for themselves.

star 8.22
9 votes
Directors: Emma Freeman
Writers: Alice Bell
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Cheryl decamps to Debbie's house for a while and proves an unwelcome guest to almost everyone except young David, while Ferris' mid-life crisis spirals out of control.

star 8.16
19 votes
Episode 7

#3 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

The Greenhills gang gather together for an ocean ceremony, while Pam and Roger plan a career move that could see them leave their beloved Cronulla behind forever.

star 8.14
14 votes
Episode 1

#4 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

It's 1977 and joined-at-the hip teenagers Debbie and Sue fantasise about joining the Greenhills gang who rule the beach.

star 8.01
31 votes
Episode 6

#5 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6

Debbie's reputation at school has been ruined. Sue is hiding her own guilty secret.

star 8.00
7 votes
Episode 9

#6 - Episode 9

Season 2 - Episode 9

A tragedy sees Debbie taking some drastic action. Judy manages to surprise everybody at Pam's 40th birthday.

star 8.00
6 votes
Episode 3

#7 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Debbie and Sue's future with the Greenhills gang means growing up fast, and proving themselves with the boys.

star 7.94
18 votes
Episode 5

#8 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5

Debbie takes her new boarding school friend to Cronulla for Gary's birthday party. Judy's world is rocked following Annie's death and what looks like Martin's infidelity.

star 7.83
6 votes
Episode 6

#9 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

A night out for Debbie and Sue and the Greenhills gang ends in disaster.

star 7.77
13 votes
Episode 8

#10 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8

Debbie returns home from boarding school and soon finds out that everything has changed. Vicki's wedding day is very eventful as Cheryl and Debbie face off.

star 7.67
6 votes
Episode 3

#11 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3

Yvonne finds herself feeling torn between two lovers after Gary's father returns to twon. Cheryl turns to Judy for help, with some surprising consequences.

star 7.64
11 votes
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

After Debbie kisses Bruce Board, ace surfer and super spunk, it could help the girls crack the Greenhills Gang.

star 7.63
16 votes
Episode 4

#13 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

A wild teen party changes everything for Sue and Debbie.

star 7.63
16 votes
Episode 1

#14 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1

The seventies are coming to an end and Sue, Debbie and Gary have grown wilder and free-er than ever.

star 7.60
15 votes
Episode 7

#15 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7

Gary decides to move out whilst Roger experiences every father's worst nightmare. Judy's family are hiding secrets.

star 7.60
5 votes
Episode 4

#16 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4

Debbie is not happy to find out that Cheryl is living in her room. Ferris decides to reclaim his wife. Martin finds the past coming back to haunt him.

star 7.43
7 votes
Episode 2

#17 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2

Debbie and Sue's relationship is in danger after Debbie is threatened with boarding school. Nothing can keep them apart though.

star 7.23
13 votes