The Two Ronnies In Australia, 1979

The Two Ronnies was not just a huge success in the UK it was also popular in Australia.  The series was regularly screened in the country on ABC Television and was repeated several times.

By 1986 the series was reported as being into its second or third airing and was being broadcast in a respectable time slot.

Rewind to 1979 a one off series was made for the Nine Network under the title of The Two Ronnies in Australia.

Seven years later, in 1986, just before Ronnie Barker decided to retire Messrs Barker and Corbett travelled to Australia.  Here they made a second series of six episodes, again for the Nine Network.

The series had never been broadcast outside Australia until December 2019, when Channel 5 screened a special program about the series under the title “The Two Ronnies Unseen”


The Australian series contained many of the original sketches done for the BBC, but reworked for an Australian audience.







Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Corbett


Channel: ABC
Written By: Various as UK editions
Original Transmission Dates:
1979 (series one)
18th November – 23rd December 1986


There is little info to confirm whether the 1979 edition was a full series or a one off special.

The  Two Ronnies Unseen

Broadcast on Channel 5 in December 2019, this show featured highlights of the duo’s Australian series, alongside accounts from their respective families and friends.


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