What’s On TV? Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May
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: Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV
Turtles – Heron Island, Queensland
Heading to the tropical beauty of Heron Island for Turtle Season in the Great Barrier Reef, Kayne and Brandon find themselves face-to-face with a beach full of Green Turtle hatchlings. But it’s a life or death race, as the baby turtles have to navigate their way to the water with their natural predators waiting on all sides. The journey continues, as the boys strap on oxygen tanks and dive to the depths of the reef, getting up close and personal with the adult turtles as well. Feeling the urge to get a ‘birds eye view’ of the area, Brandon and Kayne take to the sky ‘jungle surfing’, where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC Kids and Mortified!, 3.33PM on ABC ME.
TUESDAY: Mortified, 3.33PM on ABC ME
Taylor fears that her refusal to conform to fashion rules will ruin her social life, and turns to St. Joan of Arc for the answers.
Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC Kids and Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.
WEDNESDAY: My Place – Series 2, 10.47AM on ABC ME
Benjamin’s one wish is for his wandering American family to be able to celebrate a proper Thanksgiving dinner in their new place, with a real roast turkey. But his efforts to earn the money to buy a turkey plunge him into escalating rivalry with a local Chinese boy, Leck. Their competition leads to one mishap after another, until they realise they might be better off cooperating than fighting. But, is it too late? And if Ben does succeed, will his family move on again?
Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC Kids; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV and Mortified!, 3.33PM on ABC ME.
THURSDAY: Dance Academy – Series 1-3 on Netflix and Stan
Fifteen-year-old, Tara Webster, has grown up on a farm in outback Australia, and has dreamt of being a dancer ever since she was a little girl.
When she makes it into the National Academy of Dance - the best school in the country - she is sure her life is about to be spectacular.
What Tara doesn't realise is how far behind she is in her training, and that there's a whole lot more to surviving the Academy than just dancing...
Also catch: My Place – Series 2, 10.47AM on ABC ME; Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC Kids; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV; Mortified!, 3.33PM on ABC ME and Mustangs FC – Series 1, 5.05PM on ABC ME.
FRIDAY: Thalu, 7.30PM on NITV
When the Kids find themselves at a pass blocked by the Shadow Boxer they have no choice but to find another way around. However, an encounter with a shadow boxing troupe, and a pair of special gloves, leads Vinka to take on the Shadow Boxer at his own game, winning them not just the right to pass, but one of the eight special stones.
Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC Kids; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV; Mortified!, 3.33PM on ABC ME and Mustangs FC – Series 1, 5.05PM on ABC ME.
SATURDAY: First Day (Series) on ABC iview
It’s Hannah Bradford’s first year of high school. As a transgender girl, Hannah not only has to navigate the challenges that come with starting a new school, but find the courage to live as her most authentic self.
Also catch: Thalu, 9.45AM on NITV and Mustangs FC – Series 1, 5.05PM on ABC ME.
SUNDAY: The Unlisted, 9.55AM on ABC ME
Dru shares his knowledge of the Global Child Initiative with The Unlisted. Regan becomes the new school leader. The twins risk everyone’s safety when an outsider visits the hideout.
Also catch: Mustangs FC – Series 1, 5.05PM on ABC ME.