ABC & iview: Summer highlights

ABC has announced its Summer highlights which include a string of Aussie & UK Christmas specials, The Yearly With Charlie Pickering, the annual Doctor Who special (no date) and new seasons of Schitt’s Creek, Penn & Teller, Live At The Apollo and Mustangs FC.

The new Gavin and Stacey: A Special Christmas is also coming.

There is also an array of catch-up titles on iview across multiple genres.

See all the ABC’s Australian made 2019 hits, with full seasons of Total ControlLes Norton and The Cry, available to binge. If the stress of Christmas is weighing you down, try some comic relief with Frayed, Get Krack!n, SquintersThe Ex-PM or laugh out loud with Ronny Chieng: International Student.

Get into the spirit of an Aussie Christmas with a stocking full of seasonal Christmas Specials from your favourite ABC series including CompassGardening Australia and Play School. Unpack 2019 with The Yearly with Charlie Pickering and our first Celebrity Hard Quiz which sees Gold Logie winner Tom Gleeson put Waleed Aly, Lucy Durack, Hamish Blake and Celia Pacquola to the test on their expert topics. Or catch award-winning comedian Sammy J with his hilarious Sammy J: How Good is Christmas?

If you’re looking for a taste of the UK, the entire box set of No Offence is available along with smash-hit series, Killing Eve and Patrick Melrose. Fans will love our bounty of British Christmas specials with Christmas at St Paul’s, Gavin and Stacey: A Special Christmas, QI and Doctor Who all spreading seasonal joy.

Over on ABC KIDSBluey will debut in her very first Christmas episode – Verandah Santa. Combat school holiday boredom with ABC ME – starting with a new season of Mustangs FC or ITCH, a brand-new series about a science obsessed boy who may have found the solution to the world’s energy problems.

Summer programming highlights
Christmas at St. Pauls – Tuesday 3 December at 9:30pm on ABC
Would I Lie To You? Christmas Special – Wednesday 11 December at 8:30pm on ABC
QI Christmas Special – Wednesday 11 December at 9:00pm on ABC
Insert Name Here Christmas Special – Wednesday 11 December at 9:30pm on ABC
Bluey Verandah Santa (premiere) – Thu 12 Dec at 6:20pm on ABC KIDS or watch it first at 6am on ABC KIDS iview.
Sammy J: How Good Is Christmas? (2019) – Sunday 15 December at 8:30pm on ABC COMEDY
Ballerina – Sunday 15 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
A Very Play School Christmas (premiere) – Monday 16 December at 9:00am, encoring Friday 20 December at 5.05pm on ABC KIDS and ABC KIDS iview
Blinky Bill the Movie – Monday 16 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Nigella: At My Table Christmas Special – Tuesday 17 December at 8:30pm on ABC
Compass primetime Special Christmas Sounds Better This Year – Tuesday 17 December at 9:30pm on ABC
Celebrity Hard Quiz – Wednesday 18 December at 8:00pm on ABC
The Yearly With Charlie Pickering – Wednesday 18 December at 8:30pm on ABC
The Boy in the Dress – Thursday 19 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Gangsta Granny – Friday 20 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Gardening Australia Christmas Special – Friday 20 December at 7:30pm on ABC
Billionaire Boy – Saturday 21 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Ratburger on Sunday 22 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Paddington 2 Movie – Tuesday 24 December at 7:00pm on ABC ME
Royal Variety Performance 2019 (1×90’) – Wednesday 25 December at 7:30pm on ABC
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2017–2019 – Airing from 27 Dec – 2 Jan on ABC COMEDY
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – Wednesday 1 January at 7:30pm on ABC
Penn and Teller: Fool Us (season 5 – Australian Premiere) – Sunday 5 January at 8:30pm on ABC COMEDY
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US series 7 – Australian Premiere) Monday 6 January at 8:00pm on ABC COMEDY
Schitt’s Creek (season 5) – Tuesday 7 January at 9:45pm on ABC COMEDY
Live At The Apollo (season 15 – Australian Premiere) Saturday 11 January at 8:30pm on ABC COMEDY
Mustangs FC Season 3 (premiere) – 15 January at 5:00pm on ABC ME
ITCH (premiere) – 15 January at 5:30pm on ABC ME
Doctor Who Special

ABC iview Summertime Streaming
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Brassic
Danger Mouse
Dark Money (season 1)
Defending the Guilty
Detention Adventure (season 1)
Diary of an Uber Driver (season 1)
Dragon Ball Super (season 1)
Extras
Find me in Paris (seasons 1 & 2)
Frayed
Friday On My Mind (season 1)
GameFace (Box Set – season 1 and premiere of season 2)
Get Krack!n’ (Box Set –seasons 1 & 2)
Hang Ups
Harrow (season 2)
In the Long Run (Box set – season 1 and premiere of season 2)
Ill Behaviour
ITCH
Julia Donaldson Collection including;
– The Gruffalo
– The Gruffalo’s Child
– The Highway Rat
– Stick Man
– Zog
– Room on the Broom
Killing Eve (season 2)
Les Norton
Little Lunch (season 1)
Little Lunch Specials
Mustangs FC (seasons 1-3)
No Offence (Box Set – seasons 1-3)
Patrick Melrose (season 1)
Plebs (Box Set – seasons 1-5)
Pulse (season 1)
Rake (season 5)
Rosehaven (Box Set – seasons 1-3)
Ronny Chieng International Student (season 1)
Sadie Sparks
Sailor Moon (season 1)
Secret Life of Boys (seasons 1-3)
State of the Union
Squinters (Box Set – seasons 1 & 2)
Timewasters (Box Set – season 1 and premiere of season 2)
Total Control
The Cry
The Ex-PM (season 2)
The Heights (season 1)
The Inbestigators
The Rubbish World of Dave Spud (season 1)
The Strange Chores (season 1)
The Young Offenders

Christmas Specials
A Very Play School Christmas
Bluey – Verandah Santa
Gardening Australia Christmas Special
Would I Lie to You? Christmas Special
Sammy J: How Good Is Christmas? (2019) – Australian Premiere
Gavin and Stacey: A Special Christmas (2019) – Australian Premiere
Gavin and Stacey: Christmas Special (2008)
Live At The Apollo: Noel At The Apollo – Australian Premiere
Upstart Crow: A Christmas Crow (2017)
Upstart Crow: A Christmas Carol (2018) – Australian Premiere
The Young Offenders: Christmas Special (2018) – Australian Premiere
Michael McIntyre’s Christmas Comedy Roadshow
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
Catherine Tate Christmas Special
Extras Christmas Special
The Office (UK) Christmas Specials
The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special
A Very Sexy Christmas with Stephen Oliver
Review with Myles Barlow Christmas Special
Sammy J: The Twelve J’s of Christmas (2018)

2 Comments:

  1. Unconfirmed words are that the first episode of Doctor Who will be New Year’s Day, and the next episode returning to Saturdays on the 4th January. If this is true, this will save the ABC some headaches, Doctor Who can return to Sundays at 7:40pm.

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