Were they more popular, or just better back in the 80s and 90s?
My favourite was A*mazing by far. I was never too happy when it swapped out for Total Recall or Time Masters for a few months.
From memory these shows were generally produced around the network rather than just coming out of Sydney or Melbourne. A*Mazing came out of Brisbane, but I believe it eventually moved to one of the other stations towards the end of its run.
Hal McElroy and Southern Star - is there anything they can’t do?