List of programs broadcast by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation

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The following is a list of former programs broadcast by ERT (Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi) television stations. ERT was the former Greek television network before the launch of ANT1 & Mega Channel in 1989 as well as ET2.

Children's[edit]

Disney Zone – Disney Channel Hours[edit]

Culture[edit]

  • Apopse Me Ton Terrence Quick- Intimate discussion with individuals from various facets of society including the arts, educators, politicians, economists and athletes. They discuss various topics, not related to their profession, such as current events. Hosted by Terrence Quick. [ET-3]
  • Biblia Sto Kouti- A program about books, who's aim is to guide the viewer by exploring and evaluating authors and their works through a neutral viewpoint. [ET-1]
  • Ellinika Monoprakta – Theatre performances produced for broadcast on television, featuring the works of some of the most well-known and important Greek writers. Shows feature performances by veteran and new stage actors.
  • Fotosfaira- Docuemtary series that gives the viewer a look at rural life in Greece. The series focuses on the people, the geography and cultural of the towns and villages in Greece. [ET-1]
  • Η Εpoxi Ton Eikonon- Program dedicated to discussion and analysis of the Fine Arts, now in its 6th year, hosted by Katerina Zaxaropoulou [ET-1]
  • Hotel Triton- Classic arts showcase (music, theatre) airs weekly [Fridays] [ET-1]
  • Μegales Parastaseis- Arts program, dedicated to showcasing some of the best composers and choreographers who have left their mark in the field where they served. [ET-1]
  • Nistiko Arkoudi – Cooking show where the host is not a chef and knows little about cooking (or at least that is what he wants people to believe). Includes visits to various restaurants in Northern Greece where viewers see various dishes prepared and the host attempting to learn how to make them and also sample some food as well. In addition when a dish is prepared, an explanation of the history of the dish is given as well as dietary information about it. Emphasis is on simple dishes that are healthy and easy to prepare so that people watching can learn how to make them as well. A guest is featured in each show, who accompanies the host around and also helps out with the cooking if they know how. Originally hosted by Stathis Pangiotopoulos & Dimitri Starovas, then later by Dimitris Starovas and Maria Arabazti. [ET-3], [NET]
  • Οudeis Anamartitos- Talkshow with an emphasis on culture and the lives of the people from it. In depth interviews with unique and well known individuals from the arts, theatre, music, film, politics and science. Now in its third year, hosted by Anna Panagiotarea. [ET-1]
  • Paraskinio- Series that focuses on culture and social reflection. A look at various people, their work and their lives and their impact on society. Paraskinio has been a staple on Greece's public broadcaster for 32 years. [ET-1]
  • Rimeik- Historical series that looks back on how life in Contemporary Greece has changed over the past 30 years. [ET-1]
  • Synanthseis- Popular journalist, lyricist and writer Leuteris Papadopoulos entertains various guests from Singers, writers and composers who have made an impact in the world of Music. [ET-1]
  • Μegales Parastaseis- Arts program, dedicated to showcasing some of the best composers and choreographers who have left their mark in the field where they served. Hosted by Alexis Kostalas [ET-1]
  • Οi Μousikoi Tou Kosmou- Documentary-style program that travels the globe and provides a look into the happenings from the world of music. [NET]
  • Axion Esti- A staple on Greek Television for 12 years, this program focuses on writers and their works. The new season also includes visits to small towns in the country where host Vasilis Vasilikos meets up with local writers and talks with them about their works and their lives. In addition to writers, guests also include painters, sculptors and editors. Airs Mondays at 9:30 pm [ET-3]
  • Αlithina Senaria- Informative series that takes the viewer around the world to meet people who excel in their respective jobs. From a businessman on Wall Street to a shepard in Pindos, from an acclaimed journalist to a hermit in Pilios, fascinating people with a story to tell. This program is now in its 5th year and has been the most watched show on ET-3 since its inception. Hosted by Nikos Aslanidis, airs Thursdays at 10 pm. [ET-3]
  • Εkti Aisthsi- Informative program that focuses on those with disabilities and their way of life. Hosted by Giorgos Beliris, who himself suffers from a disability (he's deaf) attempts to give the viewer a glimpse into the life of someone with a disability. He informs viewers about the problems that those with disabilities face, their concerns and ambitions to lead a normal life. The show also provides information about legislation, accessibility of public buildings and other issues of interest to those with a disability. [ET-3]
  • Glossa Mou Dinoun Elliniki- Documentary series from the EU program Equal Dream, that is designed to help stop racism and xenophobia. In this program, a look at 4 children who come from mix backgrounds (1 parent Greek the other is not) and how they are dealing with this, growing up in Greece, how they get along with other children, etc. [ET-3]
  • Η Gynaika Stin Perifereia- New 8-part series that looks at the lives of women of various ages and professions who live in the country, outside of big cities. Examines their place in society on a personal, social and professional level, the problems they face and how that relates to their surroundings in a rural setting [ET-3]
  • Κyriaki Sto Horio- A journey to different towns and villages across the country, giving viewers a glimpse at life in rural Greece, the traditions, music, culture, history and problems that the residents face. An informative and entertaining program that looks at how those outside the city live. Hosted by Μάρνη Χατζηεμμανουήλ. [ET-3]
  • Μitropoli Tou Kosmou- An examination of different cultures as told through various people from around the world who have chosen Greece as their home. The program examines conditions of life in a metropolitan city like Thessaloniki and culture mecca like Greece. Hosted by Theodora Augeri and Vasilis Kexagias [ET-3]
  • Μia Poli Ena Vlema – A look at life outside of the big cities, in the towns and villages, the people who live their and the problems they face. [ET-3]
  • On the Loose- Nature series filmed in the jungles of Namibia, Kenya and ZImbabwe. [ET-3]
  • Peri Gis O Logos- A travel program from the Ministry of Agriculture, where host Panagiotis Mauridis takes viewers on scenic trips to the Greek countryside. [ET-3]
  • Τo Syban Pou Agapisa- Series that examines life in our fast changing world, specifically the dramatic changes in our social structures as well as the link between the nature and our environment. [ET-3]

Documentaries[edit]

  • Al Filo De Lo Impossible- Spanish doucmentary series that takes viewers on a trip around the world through a look at various non-mainstream sports that focus on team spirit and adventure. An alternative look at the world around us through climbing, flying, explorations and expeditions. [ET-1]
  • Filakes Tou Dasous (Keepers of the forest)- Italian/French co-production, documentary about nature. [ET-1]
  • Εxantas- Documentary series that looks at issues of interest to open-minded and skeptical citizens from this modern 'globalized' world. Now in its 6th year on NET, features topics such as "the war in Iraq", "Beslan school shootings", "Chechnya", "Paris Riots" and more. [NET]
  • Αsiatiki Fantasia- Documentary about Asian culture as told through visits to various festivals. [ET-3]
  • CEO Eexchange- American documentary series, behind the scenes look at the life of a CEO of a major corporation [ET-3]
  • Destinations- Documentary-style travel series that explores cities and countries around the world [ET-3]
  • Devil’s Island – The secret worlds of French Guyana- French documentary series [ET-3]
  • Extraordinary Trains- French documentary series about the world of Trains, the passengers, the panoramic views, the unique cultures of the lands visited [ET-3]
  • Famous Composers – Documentary series that looks at the lives of classic composers [ET-3]
  • Geo geo- Italian documentary series about nature and various spots around the globe [ET-3]
  • Indian Days- Journey To the Blackfoot Tribe- French documentary series about the Blackfoot Indians [ET-3]
  • Journey to the sacred places – Italian documentary series that examines various spots around the world focusing not only on religious aspects but also on culture, tourism and economic characteristics of each place. [ET-3]
  • Oi Ellines Tou Kosmou – A documentary series that focuses on the life of Greeks living abroad. It looks at the history of Greek immigration to other countries and is based on the testimonies of political and economic refugees. Directed by Panos Panagos.
  • Oikologia Kai Diatrofi – Documentary series about the environment and nutrition, informing viewers about ecological matters such as climate change, energy and alternative tourism. It gives viewers information and tips on leading a better life and presrving the planet for future generations. Hosted by Anastasia Kokkali.
  • Off the beaten track – French documentary series that visits various places where harsh climates exist, look at the residents who live there. [ET-3]
  • Roumania Kai Italia Ton Geuseon- Documentary from ERT 3 that looks at racism and xenophobia in the mass media through the eyes of a Romanian woman and an Italian man who live in Greece. The two tell of their struggles and experiences living in a foreign land. [ET-3]
  • Thessalonikis Egkomion – 13-part series that looks at the cultural capital of Greece- Thessaloniki; The people, the history, music and theatre as well as the many neighbourhoods [ET-3]
  • Τo Κathimerino Mas Psomi- Documentary-style series (13 parts) about a household staple- Bread. A look at how its made and its many uses. [ET-3]
  • The Argonaut – documentary series that journeys to far off lands and takes viewers back in time [ET-3]

Entertainment[edit]

  • Dromoi- Biographical series, looking at the lives of famous individuals [ET-1]
  • Imerologia- Informational program that features discussions with well-known stars from the world of film, theatre and music about their lives, careers and whatever else comes up. It takes place around Athens in various locals such as restaurants, marketplace and in neighbourhoods. [ET-1]
  • Κathe Topos Kai Tragoudi – Informative program that presents informative and unknown aspects of Traditional Greek Song and dance. The show travels all around Greece from small villages to larger towns and cities, examining the Musical history of each area. Each area has distinct musical traditions and its ties to the cultural of each area are also documented. Hosted by Giorogs Melikis [ET-3]
  • Κyriakatiko Trapezi – Variety show that features a series of guests together at a table sharing a meal, discussing various issues and enjoying live music with the 10 member in-studio band. Now in its 2nd year on NET, hosted by Sotiris Triantafilopoulos
  • Longitude- British import series that follows the lives of 2 men who lived in different times but shared the common goal of realizing their dreams [ET-1]
  • Logomaxies- Gameshow that features two teams pitted against each other engaging in a lively debate on various interesting and topical issues. [ET-1]
  • Mediterraneo- Travel program that focuses on the Mediterranean region, examining the culture, history and the land of this vast & dynamic area. [ET-1]
  • Mousiki Paradosi – Music program that showcases traditional song and dance from all the regions in Greece. Hosted by Panagiotis Milonas [ET-1]
  • Pos Ton Len' To Potamo – Gameshow, features 2 teams of 3 players answering knowledge-testing questions and engaging in charades. Winning team receives monetary prize but focus is on having a good time. [NET]
  • Se Χrono ΤV – Informative show that looks at the history of Greek television and mixes the old with the new. It takes viewers back in time to revisit countless great moments in TV history and blends that with clips from entertainers of today. [ET-1]
  • Sta Akra- One on one discussion with various well-known people from various walks of life. Hosted by Biki Flessa [NET]
  • Τaxideuontas Me Tin Magia Tsokli- Travel program that aired for ten successful seasons on NET. Magia Tsokli travels the world giving viewers a look at fascinating people and places. [NET]
  • Τois Μetritois – Gameshow, features 2 teams of 3 players where they answer a series of questions and compete for a prize of 3000 Euro in cash! At the beginning of the show, the members of each team compete as one, helping each other with the questions. But as the game progresses they then compete for themselves and try and win the money. Also, in a first for Greek Television, viewers watching at home, have the chance to win a cash prize as well. Hosted by Spiro Papadopoulo. [NET]
  • Design- Lifestyle program that is now in its 13th year on ET-3, describes various topics of interest in the modern world such as architecture, design, the arts and general lifestyle news. Hosted by Aggeliki Triaridou. [ET-3]
  • Diaspora- A series that focuses on bridging the gap between Greeks living abroad and Greece. It gives a voice to the omogenia, to tell about their way of life, the problems they face, stories about their experiences and more. A show that will inform and entertain viewers the world around, hosted by Xrisa Samou. It airs Saturdays at 3:30 pm. [ET-3]
  • Εpi Troxon- Series that focuses on the latest information about cars and motorcycles, including test drives and reviews of various models for those looking to purchase a new automobile. Also includes news on various motorsports such as Formula 1, Rally World Series, Moto GP and Dragster races. Now in its 6th year on ET-3, hosted by Xaris Theofrastou. [ET-3]
  • Pame Kala- Informative and entertaining lifestyle show that airs weekday afternoons. The program deals with and focuses on the following topics: Travel, Theatre, Shopping, Books, Dance, Fashion, Sport, Internet/Technology, Cars and Design. Hosted by Zoi Krovaki.
  • Sinemania – Series that focuses on the world of cinema and attempts to distinguish between reality and fiction (like in the movies) through a series of skits. Now in its 8th year, its hosted by Nikos Goulias. [ET-3]
  • Ωraioi Ωs Εllines- Biographical series that takes a look at the lives of famous and talented individuals from various walks of life including academics, the arts, politics, music and sport. Profiles include Greeks as well as those from other countries around the world. Hosted by Sofia Tsiligianni. [ET-3]

Serials[edit]

Foreign[edit]

News and Information[edit]

  • Apo ton Freud sto Diadiktyo- A weekly retrospective look back at the big moments of the previous century, taken from the program "As today in the 20th century". [ET-1]
  • Athlitiki Fakelloi- A new program that features investigative reports on events that made headlines in the world of Sport. An attempt to shed light on unknown aspects of these various events.
  • Ehoume Kai Leme - Daily talkshow presented by 1 woman who discuss various issues from a female perspective. Topics range from serious social issues to more light-hearted fair such as popular culture and gossip. Hosted by Rika Vagianni. [ET-1]
  • Ellada Dynami Anthropias- A look at the humanitarian and developmental action of Greece in various 3rd world countries. [ET-1]
  • Εxistorein & Istorein - Political programme that features one-on-one interviews with current and former politicians as well as journalists who concentrate on political matters. Invited guests discuss political matters and their experiences in political office. Also, a look at events shaping modern history. Hosted by Giannis Tzanetakkos.
  • EURODOC - ΕΥΡΩΠΗ 2013 – New programme focusing on the European Union and Greece's role in it. The first part of the show features a documentary on life in the EU with a focus on issues such as the environment, health and society. The second part of the show involves a discussion with various guests regarding Greece's role in the 'new' Europe. Hosted by Giorgos Kouvaras and Periklis Vasilopoulos
  • Gaia Elliniki- News and information about the agriculture industry in Greece [ET-1]
  • H Zoi Einai Paixnidi – Talkshow that informs and entertains viewers at the same time. Topics of discussion vary from social issues to health to economic matters to the arts and more. The main focus of the show is on real life stories involving everyday people. The program will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster; they will be informed, educated, challenged to think, in addition they will laugh and cry and be inspired by what they see and hear. Hosted by Anna Drouza. [NET]
  • Ideas- A new program featuring discussions about the art of leadership, the forms it manifests itself in and innovations that it brings about. Hosted by Professors Antonis Makrydimitris and Dimitris Dimitrakos. [ET-1]
  • Κoinovoulio Aixmis – show about Greek parliament, where questions are posed to various political figures [ET-1]
  • Logo Timis- Financial news and information for consumers, deals with issues affecting individuals and families such as lifestyle, technology and gadgets, government spending and more [ET-1]
  • Μin Patate Τo Prasino - Informative program with focus on the environment, includes tours of nurseries, botanical gardens, parks and other various green spaces in Greece. Hosted by Giannis Kalamitsis [ET-1]
  • Μonogramma- One of the longest running series on Greek Television, which has been on the air for over 25 years, is a biographical series that looks back on the lives of some of the best-known figures of our times. The series profiles individuals from the world of politics, the arts, religion and society in general. [ET-1]
  • Rantevou Stis 8 – Morning show, informed viewers about all the relevant issues affecting their lives, from political and social matters as well as cultural issues and sports headlines. Also included a look at regional issues with an emphasis on Northern Greece, program focuses on Thessaloniki where it is broadcast from. Hosted by Μελίνα Καραπαναγιωτίδου-Γιάννης Κυφωνίδης. [ET-3]
  • Reportaz Horis Synora- Current affairs program that broadcast feature documentaries on various International and domestic issues. The series focused on historical as well as current social and political events, told through the experiences of key players as well as everyday people. It was an award-winning program that had been on the air for 13 years. Hosted by Stelios Kouloglou. (1996–2008)[ET-1]
  • Ston Kosmo Tis Oikonomias- Informative program about the economy and other financial matters, presented in partnership with the Washington Times [ET-1]
  • Focus- Informative documentary series that airs weekly on NET. National and international issues are examined and investigated by a team of reporters who seek to uncover aspects that were previously unknown. Focus is governed by and the validity of the program is based on the answering of the 5 basic journalistic questions- Who, What, When, Where and Why. [NET]
  • Η Αlli Opsi – Informative show that examines the world of Politics and public life from a different perspective. It features discussions with politicians and others that are in the public eye, a look at their lives, stories from the past and journeys into places and events. [NET]
  • Ο Horos Ton Apandesion - Intimate one-on-one discussion with various personalities from the arts, politics, higher education, sports and more. Hosted by Thanasis Lalas. [ET-1]
  • Paraskeuvi Kai 12- Entertaining and informative latenight talkshow. Features discussions with people who have something fascinating to relate, whether it be about their lives, their work or their experiences. Guests include athletes, singers, actors, academics, journalists and others with interesting stories to tell. Hosted by Rika Bagianni, airs Fridays at Midnight [NET]
  • Press- Current affairs program that features discussion on various issues and the headlines of the day. Each week a panel of guests focuses on one specific issue and provides an analysis of this topic. Hosted by Konstantino Zoula. [NET]
  • Thematiki Bradia - A series that focuses on a different topic of interest each week, entertaining and informing audiences. Topics of discussion vary from current events as well as social issues, history, health and biographies of well-known personalities. Topics are presented through documentaries, interviews & testimonials and the use of cinematic films.
  • 9 Η Ωra... Μesimeriase! – Informative program that uses wit and humor to discuss various social and cultural issues. The show is divided into various segments devoted to specific topics:
  • Yparxei... Eidisi - Daily current affairs program that focuses on issues surrounding politics, the economy cultural matters. Program includes a discussion about a key political issue with invited guests, examination of financial matters in terms everyone can understand, a look at cultural issues and issues of interest to youth. Hosted by Christo Gianouli and Christina Kalimeri. [ET-3]
«Ο κύριος αρμόδιος» A look at issues of everyday life, with live reports on location as well as in studio.
«Το πρώτο θέμα» A look at regional issues with an emphasis on Northern Greece.
«Σε άλλη διάσταση» A look at social issue but from a different perspective
«Δώσε πάσα» A look at top sports headlines and goings on in the world of Sports
«Τι μας είπαν...» (χθες) Reports from national politics as well as the local scene.
«χARTης» των ημερών- airs Monday to Friday at 9 am. A look at cultural events from another viewpoint. Hosted by Μελίνα Καραπαναγιωτίδου-Γιάννης Κυφωνίδης. [ET-3]
  • Αnixneuseis – Current affairs program that examines geopolitical developments from around the world. Technology and major discoveries surrounding the issues form part of the discussion. Host Pantelis Sabbidis and his panel of guests attempt to highlight and answer any questions viewers may have regarding the topics of discussion. Anixneuseis is now in its 11th season on [ET-3].
  • E- Life- Program that deals with Technology and seek to inform the viewer about all the latest happenings and gadgets that can make their lives easier. The show focuses mainly on those areas that deal with communication and Information such as the Internet, cell phones, video games and more. In addition, there is a companion website for the show where viewers can find information about everything reported on the program and they have the ability to express their views, give comments about the show and more. Hosted by Sakis Koutsouridis. [ET-3]
  • Psifiaki Ellada - New program about Technology and the Internet. Its aim is to familiarize people with new technologies that are part of everyday life like computers & the Internet, hosted by Nikos Vasilakos. [ET-1]
  • Εpistimi Κai Σymptoseis (Serendipity) – Series that explores scientific progress and its revolutionary effect on the world of medicine. [ET-3]
  • Lavyrinthos (Labyrinth) – Weekly program that deals with politics and features a discussion on issues of importance that are making headlines. Economic and policy debates as some of the topics discussed, with live reports and a focus on regional issue affecting Thessaloniki and all of Northern Greece. Hosted by Alexandros Triantafillidis, airs Thursdays at 11 pm. [ET-3]
  • Μe Μia Τriti Μatia- Current affairs program with an emphasis on politics, that attempts to discuss the issues with a valid and unbiased view. It features analysis, in depth discussions and reports on the political and economic issues that are making headlines. Now in its 11 year. Hosted by Kostas Bliatkas. [ET-3]
  • Τa Εn Dimo Εn Οiko... – Informative program that deals with issues from a local perspective, concerns and problems people face in their day-to-day lives. Also a look at the initiatives of regional governments and issues facing municipalities, towns and villages and even neighbourhoods. Hosted by Synthia Sapika, airs Sundays at 2:30 pm. [ET-3]
  • Υgeia Gia Olous- Informative program that deals with Health issues. Host Μihalis Κefalogiannis along with expert guests, discuss various topics surrounding one's health and attempt to give practical suggestions and solutions on how to deal with certain problems and on prevention. [NET]
  • Zitima Ygeias – Program dealing with health-related matters [ET-3]

Religion[edit]

  • Αrontariki- Discussion about social issues with Metropolitan Dimitriados Ignatios and guests. [ET-1]

Sports[edit]

  • Athlitiki Fakelloi- A new program that features investigative reports on events that made headlines in the world of Sport. An attempt to shed light on unknown aspects of these various events. [ET-1]
  • Basketopouli- In depth coverage of the game of basketball, from scores and highlights of the Greek A1 Division to exclusive reports from the game and with players. Also includes news from other European leagues and complete coverage of the NBA, its teams and superstar players. Hosted by Panagioti Perperidi, airs Sundays at 5 pm. [ET-1]
  • Η Κerkida Τou Sabbatou – Sports program that provides live coverage and discussion of the weekend's sporting events from Soccer and Basketball to other sports such as volleyball and waterpolo. Includes extended highlights of various matches and constantly updated scores.
  • Sto File- A look at all the action from the A1 Volleyball league in Greece. Features news, highlights and interviews, also serves as a post-game show for the live Volleyball matches shown on ET-1. Hosted by Paulos Gerakaris. [ET-1]
  • Live coveage of Basketball, Volleyball, Skating competitions, Track & Field competitions, weightlifting competitions, world series Rally races and others [ET-1]
  • Exclusive coverage of the Greek Cup (soccer) [ET-1]
  • Athlitiki Kyriaki ("Sports Sunday") – Sports highlight show, that features a wrap up of the weekends games from soccer, basketball and other sports from Greece and abroad. Hosted by Αntoni Katsaro and Anna Karamanli, airs Sundays at 11 pm. [NET]
  • Sabbato X2- Sports news and highlights with in-depth reports and analysis of all the major events from the world of Sport. Hosted by Μihalis Melissidis and Marianna Parskeuvopoulou [ET-3]
  • Sport Sto Tria- Sports program with news and highlights of the weekends games. Includes highlights from the Greek 1st and 2nd division as well as from other leagues throughout Europe. Hosted by Stelios Nikitopoulos. [ET-3]
  • Exclusive coverage of Greek 2nd Division Soccer (2 games per week), Volleyball matches [ET-3]

Footnote: After 2003, all documentary programs are dubbed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exandas documentary production company" (in Greek). smallplanet.gr. Retrieved 27 May 2009. [dead link]