Driven Crazy

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Driven Crazy
Created by Paul Jennings
Developed by Barron Television
Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Paul Barron, Joan Peters
Running time 25 mins
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 4:3
Original release 4 September – 27 November 1998
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Driven Crazy is an Australian children's television series, based on the short stories by author Paul Jennings. It first aired in 1998 on Network Ten, and was the second television series based on his works.


Driven Crazy follows the adventures of the Bourke family, who decide to drive across the continent. There, not only their old Chevy causes trouble.[1]


Season 1 Character
Anthony Hammer Ned
Molly McCaffrey Danni
Fred Whitlock Mr Burke
Alison Whyte Mrs Burke
Michael Barallon Crunch
Thomas Blackburne Rolly
Rueben Liversidge Ralph
Shannon Nunn Charlie Burke
Steven Redmond Possum
Ebonnie Masini Sabine
Rhys Muldoon McAvity
John Bluthal Great Grandpa
Simon Palomares Pierre
Michael Veitch Mr. Bellows
Louise Siverson Daisy
Rhona Rees Silk
Katie Campbell Kez
Fiona Corke Rhonda
Chris Bidlo Cinema Patron
Valentina Levkowicz Mrs McGillicuddy


All thirteen episodes were based on short stories from Paul Jennings' books Undone! and Uncovered!. After writing the scripts for the first two seasons of Round The Twist, Paul left, after which new writers took over. The debut broadcast of first and only season of Driven Crazy occurred just two years before that of the third season of Round The Twist (in which - along with the subsequent fourth series - Jennings had no input).

Episode List[edit]

Season 1 (1998)

# Original Air Date Episode
1 4 September 1998 Wobby Gurgle
2 11 September 1998 The Moonies
3 18 September 1998 The Cat With No Name
4 25 September 1998 One Shot Toothpaste
5 2 October 1998 Noseweed
6 9 October 1998 Listen Ear
7 16 October 1998 Lame Excuses
8 23 October 1998 Liquid Zombies
9 30 October 1998 Love Bug
10 6 November 1998 Barely There
11 13 November 1998 Wake Up To Yourself
12 20 November 1998 Mousechap
13 27 November 1998 Too Many Rabbits