The Adventures of the Terrible Ten

The Terrific Adventures of the Terrible Ten, more commonly known as The Adventures of the Terrible Ten, was an Australian children's TV show that ran from 1959 to 1960. The series was filmed in rural Victoria. Fifty-two 10-minute episodes were created for the original series. The original episodes were re-edited and along with new footage were released in 1962 as The Ten Again. The series was originally screened on GTV-9; however, all repeats were aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

The Adventures of the Terrible Ten
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes52
Producer(s)Roger Mirams
Running time10 minutes
Production company(s)Pacific Films
Original networkGTV-9, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Original release1959 

In 1965 a colour feature film adaptation of the series entitled Funny Things Happen Down Under was released; it was the film debut of Olivia Newton-John.


  1. The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television. Scarecrow Press. 2009. p. 364. ISBN 978-0810868564. Retrieved 27 February 2013.

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