October 5th 2020


What’s On TV? Monday 5 October – Sunday 11 October

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:  The Flamin’ Thongs, 4.03PM on ABC ME


Episode 26
Meat the Queen
When they learn that the Queen is sailing by, the Thongs decide to give her an Aussie barbie on their boat. But a crook leg, a bung eye and a parrot make Trevor look like a pirate and the royal yacht responds by launching their sawgies, corgis with circular saws on their heads.

Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC2; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV and The Unlisted, 5.03PM on ABC ME.  


TUESDAY: The Unlisted, 5.03PM on ABC ME

Episode 15
It’s the day of the Global Child Congress. Dadi and The Unlisted prepare to destroy the switch box at GCI HQ to try and end this for good.

Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC2 and Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.


WEDNESDAY: The Inbestigators on ABC iview


When ten-year-old Maudie, a freakishly gifted observer of human behaviour, forms an investigator agency with her classmates Ezra, Ava and Kyle, no school or neighbourhood crime is left unsolved.

Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC2 and Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.


THURSDAY: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC2


Episode 26
Bop wants to see a real dinosaur, so he decides to look for one in the town square. He is disappointed when he can't find a single one, so his friends come up with a clever plan to help Bop see a dinosaur.

Also catch:
Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.

FRIDAY: Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV


Episode 5
Honey Ants – Central Desert Alice Springs, Northern Territory
In the heart of the Central Desert, outside of Alice Springs, Kayne and Brandon go in search of a bush tucker feast to serve to the elders in the remote Aboriginal community of Pupunya. But first, they must join the local women to dig four feet underground to find honey ants, a local delicacy, which they add to their banquet of desert fruits and vegetables, as well as the tasty witchetty grub and local delicacy of kangaroo tail! What Brandon and the elders eat, so too must Kayne!

Also catch: Hoopla Doopla! 2.37PM on ABC2.


SATURDAY: Hardball, 9.50AM on ABC ME


Episode 3
Howie the Handball Hero
Bullfrogs footy stars visit school and Daddy is their new recruit. A badly aimed handball from Salwa gets her banned from SASI-WESTS-HAT when Ms Crapper gets sauced, literally. Jerry's Maori legend lie gets Mikey on board.


SUNDAY: Thalu, 9.27AM on ABC ME


Episode 9
Vinka is sick. She needs rest and food. While the rest of the Kids set up camp Hudson, Samara and Keile go on ahead. They enter an old town, deserted except for two brothers who haven’t spoken for years. The Kids tell them about Vinka and the brothers agree she needs some of their roo tail stew, but they can’t make it, because that’s what they argued about. Hudson tricks them into making it, and the brothers make up. The Kids take the stew back to Vinka and it works, but when they return to the town they find the brothers gone, but one of the special stones in their place.

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