20 to 1

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20 to 1
Genre Nostalgia
Presented by Charles "Bud" Tingwell (2005)
Bert Newton (2006–2011)
Narrated by David Reyne (2005)
Bert Newton (2006–2011)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 10
No. of episodes 137
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 13 October 2005 – 12 April 2011
External links
Website

20 to 1 was an Australian television series from 2005-2011, hosted by Bert Newton that counts down an undefined "top 20" of elements or events of popular culture, such as films, songs, sporting scandals. Previously the show was hosted by Bud Tingwell and narrated by David Reyne. The format mixes archival footage of the listed events with comments from various Australian celebrities.

Format[edit]

Each episode counts down the "top twenty" events following a particular theme. Media clips depicting the event are played as the host provides background information of the entry. This is followed by clips of mostly Australian based celebrities providing comment on the clip or event.

Series[edit]

Series One[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Most Embarrassing Moments 13 October 2005 25 June 2006 Yes
Spectacular Dummy Spits 20 October 2005
  • 22 May 2006
  • 10 April 2007
Yes
Great Aussie Songs 27 October 2005 15 May 2006 Yes
Best Australian Commercials 3 November 2005 10 April 2006 Yes
Great Aussie Ideas, Icons and Inventions 10 November 2005 17 April 2006 Yes
Moments That Stopped The Nation 17 November 2005
Moments Of Madness 24 November 2005

Series Two[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
One Hit Wonders 13 February 2006 6 August 2006 Yes
Aussie Scandals 20 February 2006
  • 13 August 2006
  • 12 April 2009
  • 15 November 2009
Yes
Outrageous TV Characters 27 February 2006
Hits and Misses 13 March 2006
Unscripted and Unplanned 27 March 2006
Moments That Stopped the World 3 April 2006 20 March 2007 Re-edited and Reordered
Tears and Tantrums 24 April 2006 12 November 2006 Yes
Great Logies Moments 1 May 2006
Fads and Fashions 8 May 2006 19 November 2006 Yes

Series Three[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars 5 September 2006
  • 20 February 2007
  • 12 August 2008
Yes
Greatest Songs of All Time 12 September 2006 13 March 2007 Yes
Mysteries and Conspiracies 19 September 2006
  • 7 March 2007
  • 19 August 2008
Re-edited and Reordered
The Rich and the Famous 26 September 2006
Great Aussie Films 3 October 2006 24 April 2007 Yes
Incredible Stories of Survival 10 October 2006 1 May 2007 Yes
Crazes and Phases 17 October 2006
Celebrity Scandals 24 October 2006
Love Songs 31 October 2006 22 May 2007 Yes
Triumphs and Tragedies 7 November 2006
Memorable Movie Characters 14 November 2006
Sexiest People 21 November 2006
Shocks and Shockers 28 November 2006
Magnificent Movies 4 December 2006 23 July 2007 Yes

Series Four[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Aussie Parties and Pastimes 13 February 2007
  • 31 December 2008
  • 16 April 2009
Yes
Life Changing Moments 18 February 2007
Fads and Phases 25 February 2007 28 December 2008 Yes
Amazing Moments in Music 4 March 2007 5 August 2008 Yes
Mistakes, Madness and Mayhem 11 March 2007 4 January 2009 Yes
Funny Films 18 March 2007 16 July 2007 Yes
Party Songs 15 April 2007
Rebels and Risk-Takers 22 April 2007 4 December 2007 Yes
Billion Dollar Ideas 29 April 2007
  • 11 January 2009
  • 25 January 2009
Yes
50 to 1: Great Movie One-Liners (2hr Special) 8 May 2007 26 August 2008

24 November 2009

Yes
Biffs and Blunders 15 May 2007 18 January 2009 Yes

Series Five[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Movie Heroes and Villains 11 September 2007
Scandals and Sensations 30 October 2007
Sexiest Movie Moments 6 November 2007 11 November 2008 Yes
Fantastic Sporting Finishes 13 November 2007
Songs You Can't Get Out of Your Head 20 November 2007 3 January 2010
Movie Saints and Sinners 27 November 2007 30 November 2008 Yes

Series Six[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Greatest Sporting Heroes 26 February 2008
Karaoke Classics 29 April 2008 18 November 2008 Yes
Pranks and Pranksters 6 May 2008
Music with a Message 13 May 2008
Crazy Customs 20 May 2008 25 November 2008 Yes
Child Stars, Where Are They Now? 27 May 2008 16 November 2008
Girls on Film 3 June 2008 23 November 2008 Yes
Celebrity Shocks and Shockers 10 June 2008 28 January 2009 Yes
Songs That Make You Dance 17 June 2008
Sporting Tears and Triumphs 24 June 2008

Series Seven[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Fantastic Fads 26 August 2008
Celebrity Sins and Sensations 2 September 2008 25 August 2009 Yes
Greatest TV Moments 9 September 2008 5 April 2009 Yes
Greatest Songs of the Decade 23 September 2008
Celebrity Flings 30 September 2008 20 October 2009 Yes
Greatest Movie Scenes 7 October 2008 4 August 2009 Yes
Celebrity Chart Floppers 14 October 2008 1 September 2009 Yes
Pranks and Practical Jokes 19 October 2008
Amazing Comebacks 21 October 2008 11 August 2009 Yes
Born Rich and Famous 26 October 2008 18 August 2009 Yes
Sensational Sporting Scandals 26 October 2008 30 April 2009 Yes
Hollywood Blockbusters 2 November 2008 10 September 2009 Yes
Musical Milestones 4 November 2008 29 September 2009 Yes
World's Funniest People 9 November 2008 7 May 2009 Yes
Spectacular Stuff-Ups 3 December 2008
Hits That Stick 10 December 2008
World's Greatest Ideas 7 January 2009
Hottest Moments in Music 14 January 2009
Hits and Misses 21 January 2009 26 November 2009 Yes

Series Eight[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
World's Most Daring Movies 5 February 2009 22 March 2011
Celebrities Exposed 19 February 2009 12 October 2010
Losing It 26 February 2009 13 July 2010
What Were They Thinking! 5 March 2009 20 July 2010
The Rebels 12 March 2009 3 August 2010
Sexiest Movie Scenes 19 March 2009
Hottest Stars on the Planet 26 March 2009
Saucy Songs 2 April 2009
Pranks and Practical Jokers 9 April 2009 15 September 2009
4 February 2010
Yes
Celebrity Dangerous Liaisons 21 April 2009
TV Couples 23 April 2009 3 November 2009 Yes
Scene-Stealing Songs 28 April 2009 27 October 2009 Yes
Hollywood's Biggest Scandals 5 May 2009 13 October 2009 Yes
Hollywood's Hot List 14 May 2009
Sizzling Superstars 21 May 2009
Big Screen Buddies 28 May 2009 6 October 2009 Yes
Sexiest Moments in Music 4 June 2009
Scorching Screen Moments 11 June 2009
Outrageous Sport Stars 18 June 2009
Madness & Meltdowns 30 June 2009 8 November 2009 Yes
Shakin' It 7 July 2009
Hollywood's Sexiest 16 July 2009 10 January 2010
Chart-Busting Duos 21 July 2009 29 November 2009
Greatest TV Families 23 July 2009 13 December 2009
Great Songs of the Decade 28 July 2009
Rock Stars Acting Up 30 July 2009 20 December 2009
Celebrity Flings Caught on Film 6 August 2009
Rock 'n' Roll Anthems 13 August 2009 17 August 2010
Love and Laughter 20 August 2009
Cougars and Cradle-Snatchers 27 August 2009 21 September 2010
All-Aussie Superstars 3 September 2009 24 August 2010
Fifteen Minutes of Fame 8 September 2009 31 August 2010
Outrageous Rock Stars 17 September 2009 5 October 2010
Trading Places 22 September 2009
TV Characters You Love to Hate 27 September 2009
Australia's Funniest Characters 11 October 2009 27 July 2010
Aussie Jukebox Hits 18 October 2009
Delicious Divas 25 October 2009
Hit The Road 1 November 2009
Hollywood Heavyweights 10 November 2009
Great Live Acts 17 November 2009
50 to 1: All Time Greatest Movie Quotes (2 hr Special) 24 November 2009 4 January 2011 Re-edited and Re-ordered

Series Nine[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Sex on the Screen 11 February 2010 30 March 2011
World's Sexiest Scandals 18 February 2010 15 March 2011
Movie Monsters 25 February 2010
Sporty Rich and Sexy 2 March 2010 25 January 2011
Celebrity Mad and Bad 4 March 2010 18 January 2011
Sexiest on the Planet 11 March 2010 10 August 2010
All-Time Favourite TV Themes 30 March 2010
Blockbuster Heroes 6 April 2010 11 March 2011
Greatest Sporting Anthems 20 April 2010 1 February 2011
Greatest Aussie Chart Toppers 9 June 2010
Greatest Sports Movies Of All Time 16 June 2010
Our All-Time Favourite Films 23 June 2010
Greatest Break-Up Songs 14 July 2010 1 April 2011
Megastars with Megabucks 21 July 2010
Eighties: Good, Bad and Ugly 14 September 2010

Series Ten[edit]

20 to 1: Episode Name First Aired Subsequent airing Re-edited
Sizzling Supermodels 8 March 2011
Movies Greatest Look-a-Likes 25 March 2011
TV's Funniest Neighbours 5 April 2011
Hollywood Movie Twists 12 April 2011

Unscheduled Episodes[edit]

  1. Caught on Tape – Unscheduled
  2. Celebrity Trendsetters – Unscheduled
  3. Forever Young – Unscheduled
  4. Greatest Cop Shows – Unscheduled

Contributors[edit]

The partial list (some in order of appearance) of the celebrities who contributed comments to 20 to 1.

Awards[edit]

Logie Awards:

  • 2007 Most Popular Light Entertainment Program (lost to Rove Live).

See also[edit]

External links[edit]