Totally Wild

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Totally Wild
Totally Wild 2012 Logo.jpg
Totally Wild logo used from 2012 to 2016
GenreChildren's
Presented byStacey Thomson

Scott Bidmead
Natalie Hunter
Leela Varghese

Jesse Baird
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons26
No. of episodes4,122[1]
Production
Production location(s)Brisbane, Queensland
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten (1992–2013)
10 Peach (2013–present)
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release12 July 1992 –
present
External links
Website
Production website

Totally Wild is an Australian children's television series. It has been in production since 1992, aired on Network Ten from 12 July 1992[1] until 30 October 2013, later airing on 10 Peach from 4 November 2013. It has the format of a news program, and does stories on topics such as Australia's native flora and fauna, action sports, the environment, science, and technology. The show is broadcast across many countries and regarded as the benchmark for kids television in Australia.

It currently airs on 10 Peach at 8am Monday, Tuesday and Saturday for new episodes and repeats on Wednesdays at 8.30am.

It is one of Australia's longest running children's programs and Australia's longest running C classified children's program.

On 12 July 2012, Totally Wild celebrated 20 years of children's program since 12 July 1992.

Totally Wild celebrated its 25th anniversary on air on 22 July 2017.[1] Original presenter Stacey Thomson (known as Ranger Stacey) remains with the program.

Presenters[edit]

Current presenters[edit]

  • Jesse Baird
  • Stacey Thomson (Ranger Stacey)
  • Emily Dickson
  • Brooke Marsden
  • Jack Kelly

Former presenters[edit]

  • Tim Bailey[2]
  • Emily Barker[2]
  • Scott Bidmead
  • Shae Brewster[2]
  • Angela Brown
  • Julie Buchanan[2]
  • Hayley Chapman[2]
  • Arika Crotty
  • Kristine Davis[2]
  • Faye De Lanty[2]
  • Wesley Dening[3]
  • Stacey Hogan[2]
  • Natalie Hunter
  • Linda Kilpatrick[2]
  • Sami Lukis[2]
  • Alinta Manasserian
  • Craig McMahon[2]
  • Tim Moore[2]
  • Rob Mullins[2]
  • Shaun Murphy[2]
  • Kylie Smith[2]
  • Trudy Smith[2]
  • Melanie Symons[2]
  • Leela Varghese
  • Dr. Katrina Warren[2]
  • Jack Yabsley[2]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1TBA12 July 1992 (1992-07-12) ()
2TBA1993 (1993) ()
3TBA1994 (1994) ()
4TBA1995 (1995) ()
5TBA1996 (1996) ()
6TBA1997 (1997) ()
7TBA1998 (1998)[4] ()
81801999 (1999)[5] ()
91802000 (2000)[5] ()
101802001 (2001)[5] ()
111802002 (2002)[5] ()
121802003 (2003)[5] ()
131802004 (2004)[5] ()
141802005 (2005)[6] ()
151802006 (2006)[6] ()
161802007 (2007)[6] ()
171802008 (2008)[6] ()
181802009 (2009)[6] ()
191802010 (2010)[6] ()
201802011 (2011) ()
211802 December 2012 (2012-12-02)19 April 2014 (2014-04-19)
2218021 April 2014 (2014-04-21)20 July 2015 (2015-07-20)
2318021 July 2015 (2015-07-21)10 September 2016 (2016-09-10)
2418013 September 2016 (2016-09-13)20 January 2018 (2018-01-20)
2517123 January 2018 (2018-01-23)22 September 2019 (2019-09-22)
26TBA23 September 2019 (2019-09-23)TBA

Specials[edit]

  • Totally Wild Weekend (1993)[2]
  • Totally Australia (1997)[2]
  • Totally Wild Rescue (1998)[2]
  • Totally Wild: Antarctica Special (2007)[6][3]

Broadcast History[edit]

Totally Wild logo used from 2003 to 2012
  • On 12 July 1992 – 1996, the show aired on weekdays at 4.30pm (and on the occasional weekend morning slot at various times).
  • In 1996 – December 2008, the show aired on Monday to Wednesday and Occasionally on Friday at 4pm (and on the occasional weekend morning slot at various times).
  • On 6 January 2009 – 1 January 2010, it aired on Tuesday to Fridays at 7.30am, Saturdays at 9am, and on Sundays at 7am.
  • On 4 January 2010 - 26 February 2012, it aired on Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays at 8am, and on Sundays at 7.00am.
  • On 27 February 2012 – 30 October 2013, it aired on Monday to Wednesday at 4pm repeats at 7am, Saturdays at 8.30am and a double episode on Sundays at 7.00am.
  • On 4 November 2013 – present, it airs on Monday to Wednesday at 8am on 10 Peach (formerly Eleven) due to launch of Wake Up and Studio 10 and repeats Saturdays at 8.30am.

Awards and nominations[edit]

APRA Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to Ref
1994 "Totally Wild" Children's Composition of the Year Nominated The Wiggles - "Hot Potato"
[7]

Logie Awards[edit]

Year Nominated works Award Result Lost to
2003 Totally Wild Most Outstanding Children's Program Nominated Tracey McBean
2008 Totally Wild: Antarctica Special Nominated Lockie Leonard

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Knox, David (18 July 2017). "Totally Wild celebrates 25 years on air". TV Tonight. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Moran, Albert; Keating, Chris (4 August 2009). The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810870223.
  3. ^ a b Knox, David (3 June 2007). "Totally Wild in Antarctica". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Trends and Issues" (PDF) (6). Australian Communications and Media Authority. August 1999: 6. Retrieved 17 November 2018. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ a b c d e f "C and P programs 1998–2004" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority. September 2005. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "C and P programs 2004–2011". Australian Communications and Media Authority. June 2011. p. 25. Archived from the original on 17 November 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Nominations – 1994". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Archived from the original on 18 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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