Wombat (TV series)

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Genre Children's television series
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 12
Location(s) Brisbane, Queensland
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 4.3 PAL
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1979 – 1990
Preceded by Boris' Breakfast Club
Followed by Agro's Cartoon Connection

Wombat was an Australian children's TV show produced at BTQ Channel 7 in Brisbane from 1979 to 1990. It was aired on weekday afternoons, and later Saturday and Sunday mornings, across Australia.


The show had a number of hosts or presenters who were accompanied by their co-host Agro, a puppet portrayed/voiced by comedian Jamie Dunn, who had previously became known on the program Boris' Breakfast Club. The show consisted of small educational editorials presented in a variety of segments. The segments featured a number of regular reporters including Eric Summons, Cecelia Martine, Craig Campbell, Fiona MacDonald, Fran Morrison, Bob La Castra, identical twins Gayle & Gillian Blakeney, Rob Elliott, Tony Gordon, Jill Ray and Gary Hardgrave. The program also included children as regular reporters including Scott Sutherland, Pippa? Some of these reporters performed double duty as host of the show, notably Bob La Castra and Gayle & Gillian Blakeney. Other regular guests included: Laurel Edwards, Michael Futcher, Stacey Thompson ("Ranger Stacey"), Ashley Wilkie, Kristine Davis & Glenn Hansen.


The show received four consecutive Logie Awards for "Most Popular Children's Program" from 1987 to 1990. In addition, Agro won a Penguin Award from the Television Society of Australia.

Some of the cast went on to appear in the similar themed Totally Wild. Agro himself went on to host Agro's Cartoon Connection and The Super Sunday Show.

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