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November 2nd 2016
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What’s On TV? Monday 7 November – Sunday 13 November

Never miss a moment of your favourite Australian children’s television series. Visit our guide for more information about what’s on free-to-air and pay TV. 

MONDAY: Dancing Down Under – 9.07AM on ABCME. 


Episode 3: Defending the Crown:
Thommy Wilson loves to dance and he’s very good at it. He has won nearly every National Championship he has entered. Samantha Murphy is also a champion and has been up on the podium again and again and again! They both have to defend their titles at this National Championship and it won’t be easy. As the competition gets underway both Thommy and Samantha face unexpected setbacks and both of last year’s champions have to face their fear of losing.  

Also catch:
WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.30AM on ABCME; Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2.

TUESDAY: WAC (World Animal Championships) – 9.30AM on ABCME.


Episode 10: Angriest
Unlock the cage doors and unleash the beast … it’s time for Ambo, Scotty and Sir Reg to face off against the meanest and angriest animals on our planet.

Also catch: Dancing Down Under, 9.07AM on ABC ME; Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2. 


WEDNESDAY: Hoopla Doopla! 2.21PM on ABC2. 


Episode 10: Squidgie's Picnic
Squidgie's garden looks so beautiful she decides to have a picnic for her friends but a big wind sweeps through Hoopla turning her garden into a mess and breaking her rake. How is she going to clean it in time for the picnic?

Also catch:
Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 7.30AM on NITV; Dancing Down Under, 9.07AM on ABCME and WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.30AM on ABCME.

THURSDAY: My Place – Series 1, 11.28AM on ABCME.


1918: Bertie:
Bertie is doing all that he can, including putting on a magic show, to save the money to buy a special gift to welcome his brother, Eddie, home from the war. It's a pair of brown brogue shoes.

Also catch:
Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 7.30AM on NITV; Dancing Down Under, 9.07AM on ABCME; WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.30AM on ABCME and Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2.

FRIDAY: Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 7.30AM on NITV



Episode 12: Arafura File Snake – Arnhem Land, Northern Territory:

Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is Australia’s final frontier. Cut off by floods from the rest of the country for six months a year, Brandon and Kayne arrive too early so their first challenge is getting across the East Alligator River – a croc-infested expanse of water that is not for the faint-hearted. Once inside Arnhem Land they meet a few locals from the indigenous community, who help them track down an Arafura File Snake, which Kayne has to cook and eat with his new friends. But there is just one catch – this rare delicacy lives in water – the same water that crocodiles live in! Will Kayne survive this heart-pumping challenge to enjoy his feast? Will the locals enjoy his cooking skills?

Also catch: WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.30AM on ABCME; Double Trouble, 10AM on ABCME and Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2.

SATURDAY: Dance Academy – Series 2, 1PM on ABCME


Episode 1: In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated:
Tara reunites with her friends for second year at the Academy and discovers the exciting news that they can compete in a prestigious ballet competition to determine the best young dancer in the world.

Also catch: Dancing Down Under, 9.07AM on ABCME; Little Lunch, 11.05AM on ABCME; Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2 and Dukes Of Broxstonia – Series 3, 5.27PM on ABCME. 

SUNDAY: Little Lunch – 11.05AM on ABCME


Episode 14: The Old Climbing Tree:
Debra-Jo thinks that the old climbing tree is dangerous and should be chopped down, but the other kids think it should stay. They each embark on a campaign to get their way.

Also catch:
Dancing Down Under, 9.07AM on ABCME and Hoopla Doopla!, 2.21PM on ABC2. 

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