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Tonight on Tractor Monkeys

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Guests: Graeme Blundell and Sarah Kendall on Dave's team and Adam Richard and Frank Woodley on Monty's team.

More than almost anything else, television has shaped our imaginations over the last 60 years. And as we changed, TV has changed with us.

Tonight we start with a look at the stuff-ups on the very first day of ABC broadcast. This was a time when newsreaders sounded English, sets were wobbly and talent shows were full of barbershop quartets. Then we move through to TV we loved as kids and what made us fans of TV in the first place. TV – interesting, infuriating and inescapable..

Join host Merrick Watts and team captains Dave O’Neil and Monty Dimond as they go back through time to celebrate Australia at its best and best forgotten, during the hilarious new season of the comedy quiz show Tractor Monkeys.

With Merrick at the helm, Dave and Monty will heroically lead some of Australia’s favourite comedians and entertainers. Stepping up to reminisce this season are Noeline Brown, Shane Jacobson, Glenn Robbins, Marcia Hines, Denise Scott, Daryl Braithwaite, Sammy J, and many more.

New to this season are themed episodes. From fashion, love and family to technology, sport and leisure – and of course TV – Tractor Monkeys is now much more about the personal stories that the archive gold inspires, as the teams tap into both shared experiences and their own surprising anecdotes.

As well as the stories there will be fast-paced question rounds, physical and interactive games and lots of rich archive footage.