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March 5th 2021
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What’s On TV? Monday 8 March – Sunday 14 March

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: Summer’s Day, 2.34PM on ABC ME

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Summer is 11-years old and she’s just got her period for the first time. Without a mother to guide her, she navigates becoming a woman, and her body image troubles, with the help of her best friend Mackenzie. 

Summer's Day is one of four films in the ‘International Day of the Girl Collection’ - a compilation of short films that explore pivotal and challenging moments in the lives of 12-year old girls.

Also catch: Little J and Big Cuz – Series 1, 8.01AM and 3.55PM on NITV; Waabiny Time – Series 1, 8.22AM on NITV; WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.20AM on ABC ME; Bushwhacked! – Series 3, 9.35AM on NITV; Hoopla Doopla!, 10.45am on ABC2; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV and Dogstar, 5.20PM on ABC ME.

 

TUESDAY: Little J and Big Cuz, 8.01AM and 3.55PM on NITV

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Episode 9
Old Monster Dog
Little J is convinced there’s a real, live monster in the backyard.

Episode 4
Right Under Your Nose
On their quest to the beach, Little J, Nanna and Big Cuz struggle to find what they need before sunset.

Also catch: Waabiny Time – Series 1, 8.22AM on NITV; WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.20AM on ABC ME; Bushwhacked! – Series 3, 9.35AM on NITV; Hoopla Doopla!, 10.45am on ABC2 and Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.

 

WEDNESDAY: My Place – Series 2, 10.16AM on ABC ME

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Episode 7
1818: Charles
Charles and his older brother, John, are both expected to work on their parents’ farm. Charles loves it, but John is lazy, shirking the work at every turn. Both boys will soon be sent to England to learn how to become refined, young gentlemen. This doesn’t appeal to Charles, who sets out to make himself indispensible on the Owen family property so he won’t have to go. And that’s when he strikes a deal with a stranger: an escaped convict, who agrees to help Charles in exchange for food and freedom. But it’s a devil’s bargain, and Charles finds himself being held to ransom for ever-increasing demands from the convict. In the end, having learned some unexpected things about himself and his brother from the convict, Charles helps the escapee avoid the police by providing him with a hilarious disguise. But, will it help Charles avoid being sent to school in England? 

Also catch: Little J and Big Cuz – Series 1, 8.01AM on NITV; Waabiny Time – Series 1, 8.22AM on NITV; WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.20AM on ABC ME; Bushwhacked! – Series 3, 9.34AM on NITV; Hoopla Doopla! 10.45AM on ABC2; Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV and Little J and Big Cuz, 3.55PM on NITV.  

 

THURSDAY: Waabiny Time – Series 1, 8.22AM on NITV

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Episode 8
Health
Moorditj walang, good health is about looking after our bodies every day. It's solid koolangka!

Also catch: Little J and Big Cuz, 8.01AM on NITV; WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.20AM on ABC ME; Bushwhacked! – Series 3, 9.34AM on NITV; Hoopla Doopla!, 10.45AM on ABC2 and Bushwhacked! – Series 1, 3.26PM on NITV.

 

FRIDAY: WAC (World Animal Championships), 9.20AM on ABC ME

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Episode 30
Best Dad
Ambo, Scotty and Sir Reg get ready to practice their dad gags, as they search high and low across the animal kingdom for their perfect papa of the wild, wild world!

Also catch: Hoopla Doopla!, 10.45AM on ABC2.

 

SATURDAY: Hoopla Doopla!, 10.45AM on ABC2

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Episode 22
Bop And The Butterfly
One day, Bop sees the most beautiful butterfly in Hoopla. But, when he catches it, it begins to look sad. He asks his friends to help to cheer up the butterfly.


SUNDAY: Dogstar on ABC iView

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In the year 2347, on a voyage from Old Earth to New Earth, a freak accident causes the Dogstar; a giant space ark containing all of the world’s dogs, to become lost to mankind.

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