My requests have been reduced somewhat due to some very helpful and kind people - thank you. I now only need:
• 24/06/79 - Russell Morris
• 23/03/80 - Robin Scott
• 01/06/80 - Village People
• 15/06/80 - Skyhooks
• 24/08/80 - Xanadu Dance
• 26/07/81 - Kim Wilde
• 20/09/81 - Adam Ant
• 30/01/82 - Summer Video Rock Special
• 04/07/82 - Bucks FIzz
• 27/02/83 - James Reyne
• 17/04/83 – 1982 Countdown Music Awards
• 17/07/83 - Paul Amos & Ray Grech
• 07/08/83 - Malcolm McLaren/Duran Duran
• 24/12/83 - Christmas Special
• 12/02/84 - Sandii & The Sunsets
• 15/04/84 – 1983 Countdown Rock Music Awards
• 26/06/84 – Boy George Special: Who’s A Tart?
• 10/06/84 - Duran Duran
• 23/12/84 - Johnny Rotten & Specials
• 19/07/84 – Countdown Rock Music Awards
Just want to say thanks for your impressive contribution of Countdown episodes you put up on DropBox. I noticed you kept updating it with more episodes, which was awesome. The link is now defunct, but what you put on there was just fantastic! Thanks.
Is it you who uploads cricket videos to YouTube. If so, then I wanted to thank you for all those. They made the lock down bearable!
Yes that is me!!
Hi there. Just stumbled across this forum. I have been Rage-ripping Countdown for a few years now. I'll be very surprised if I have anything precious but a list of the MPGs I have is below. Let me know if you want anything I can put it on FileFactory.
One question. It looks like Rage put the same date on '1982-04-11 Duran Duran" and "1982-04-11 Starstruck". This looks like a mistake. When were these episodes broadcast?
Also, I don't have many episodes from 1984 and 1985 which is disappointing. If someone can share some of their favourite episodes from these two years I'd be extremely grateful.
Countdown 1980-02-24 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1980-03-09 Ellen Foley
Countdown 1980-03-16 Mi-Sex
Countdown 1980-05-04 Jon English
Countdown 1980-05-11 The Boomtown Rats
Countdown 1980-06-08 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1980-06-22 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1980-07-06 Ol' 55
Countdown 1980-07-27 John St Peters
Countdown 1980-08-17 The Vapours
Countdown 1980-09-07 Mi-Sex
Countdown 1980-10-12 Hall & Oates
Countdown 1980-11-23 Mondo Rock
Countdown 1981-04-26 The Church
Countdown 1981-05-03 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1981-05-24 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1981-06-07 Broderick Smith
Countdown 1981-06-14 Marc Hunter
Countdown 1981-06-21 Daryl Cotton
Countdown 1981-08-23 MEO245
Countdown 1981-09-13 Christopher Aitkens
Countdown 1981-10-11 Daryl & Ossie
Countdown 1981-10-25 Sharon O'Neill
Countdown 1981-11-01 Renee Geyer
Countdown 1982-01-02 New Zealand Invasion
Countdown 1982-02-14 Devo
Countdown 1982-02-21 Moving Pictures
Countdown 1982-02-28 Cliff Richard
Countdown 1982-03-14 Shakin' Stevens
Countdown 1982-04-04 Jon English
Countdown 1982-04-11 Duran Duran
Countdown 1982-04-11 Starstruck
Countdown 1982-04-25 Split Enz
Countdown 1982-05-09 The Motels
Countdown 1982-07-11 Australian Crawl
Countdown 1982-07-25 John Paul Young
Countdown 1982-08-15 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1982-08-29 The Numbers
Countdown 1982-09-05 Billy Miller
Countdown 1982-09-12 John Farnham
Countdown 1982-09-19 The Globos
Countdown 1982-11-07 Hot Chocolate
Countdown 1982-11-21 Jo Jo Zep
Countdown 1982-12-19 Mental As Anything
Countdown 1983-03-06 Sharon O'Neill
Countdown 1983-03-27 Dire Straits
Countdown 1983-04-03 The Reels
Countdown 1983-04-10 The Globos
Countdown 1983-07-24 Flashdance
Countdown 1983-08-28 Joan Armatrading
Countdown 1983-09-04 John Paul Young
Countdown 1983-09-30 The Dugites
Countdown 1983-10-02 Dragon
Countdown 1983-10-03 Real Life
Countdown 1984-02-19 Real Life
Countdown 1984-05-06 Thompson Twins
Countdown 1984-05-13 Mother's Day
Countdown 1984-06-03 Eurogliders
Countdown Special 1984-06-26 Boy George Who's A Tart
Countdown 1984-10-14 Los Trios Ringbarkus
Countdown 1984-11-11 Austen Tayshus
Countdown 1985-02-10 I'm Talking
Countdown 1985-04-21 Queen
Countdown 1985-06-09 Paul Young
Countdown 1985-06-16 Live Aid Announcement
Countdown 1985-07-28 Renee Geyer
Countdown 1985-08-11 Howard Jones
Countdown 1985-08-25 Vince Sorrenti
Countdown 1985-10-06 Rockhampton Rodeo
Countdown 1985-11-03 Bob Geldof
Countdown 1985-11-10 Koo De Tah
Countdown 1986-02-23 Dire Straits
Countdown 1986-03-08 Jump Incorporated
Countdown 1986-03-16 Tim Finn
Countdown 1986-04-06 The Venetians
Countdown 1986-04-13 The Johnnys
Countdown 1986-06-08 Wa Wa Nee
Countdown 1986-11-23 Australian Made Lanuch
Countdown 1986-11-30 The Get Real Project
Countdown 1986-12-14 Countdown To Elton
Countdown 1987-03-01 Eurythmics
Countdown 1987-04-19 The Underground
Countdown 1987-05-10 Jason Donovan
Countdown 1987-06-14 Warwick Capper
Countdown 1987-06-28 Dave Dobbyn
Countdown 1987-07-05 Jenny Morris
Countdown Revolution 1990-02-09
One of the posters here has uploaded all of the 2021 episodes to file factory
Here's the link
Spot on Nathan.
Brett I hope you tuned in or set the timer.
They repeated both Countdowns.
Big thanks to everyone who shared files here. I have been pillaging a lot over the last week and loving all the old countdown episodes especially since the ABC let us down by showing so few this year.
I've just discovered this site, Have you got the following Countdown episodes please
20/09/1981 22/02/1981 17/04/1982 any episode with Duran Duran or Adam Ant.
Can they be uploaded to dropbox, as I have trouble with filefactory, if that's ok.
Hopefully someone has those episodes for you :slightly_smiling_face:
Thank You Valentina, I just need 20/09/81 and I've just bought a file factory, so should be able to download this episode.
Jumping back on this thread again to ponder- does anyone have any (and I mean any episode) episodes of Countdown that were never aired on Rage? Just a curiosity.
Have a great rest of your week!
Hi does anyone have this episode? 17/06/84 Show no: 421 HOSTED BY MOLLY. Mine seems to have gone missing. Much appreciated if anyone has it
Hi- do you know who was on that episode? The date sounds quite familiar to me.
I have that episode. Do you have an email where I can send it to you? I don’t have a file factory, I use Google drive to host my files.
Hi all- wondering if anyone has these episodes. Greatly appreciated
18 August 1985
23 November 1985
15 June 1986
Thanks and cheers xx
Anyone still have the episodes on file Factory or Dropbox from a couple of months ago? Links expired.
Hi does anyone have this episode? Thanks.
5th December 1982 (356) (55 minutes)
Host - Wendy Stapleton
1 - Dragon - Ramona
2 - Mi-Sex - Down The Line
3 - Australian Crawl - Runaway Girls
4 - Sacred Cowboys - Nothing Grows In Texas
5 - Pointer Sisters - So Excited (Music Video)
6 - Belle Stars - Clapping Song (Music Video)
7 - Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way (Music Video)
8 - Toto Coello - I Eat Cannibals (Music Video)
9 - Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie (Music Video)
Ok thanks for replying.
Hi everyone. Does anyone have a copy of the following episode?
Countdown 1985-06-23 Sting
I've just realised my file is corrupt. :confused: It's a good episode!
I'd be grateful if someone has an MPG file they can share.
Mmmmmmm Retro Month is approaching and the usual suspects are coming out of hibernation. Time to get this thread at the top of the list where it belongs.......
Hi, can anybody help me and post the Countdown episode of May 6, 1979 in very good quality?
I would be very grateful.
Thanks for bumping this thread up, Kiersey, and reminding me that I still have a few episodes which have alluded me. Can someone be so kind as to put these up on this thread? Please?
17th June, 1979 - Eric Oldfield (Ep. 198)
24th June, 1979 - Russell Morris (Ep. 199)
23rd March 1980 - Robin Scott (Ep. 232)
1st June 1980 - Village People (Ep. 242)
15th June 1980 - Skyhooks (Ep. 244)
24th August 1980 - Xanadu Dance (Ep. 254)
21st September 1980 - James Freud (Ep. 258)
26th October 1980 - The Romantics (Ep. 263)
16th November 1980 - Annie Lennox (Ep. 266)
30th November 1980 - Bette Midler (Ep. 268)
14th December 1980 - Neil & Tim Finn (Ep. 270)
1st March 1981 - Russell Morris (Ep. 274)
12th April 1981 - Dave Mason (Ep. 280)
19th April 1981 - Joe Dolce (Ep. 281)
12th July 1981 - Molly Meldrum (Ep. 292)
19th July 1981 - Marcia Hines (Ep. 293)
26th July 1981 - Kim Wilde (Ep. 294)
20th September 1981 - Adam Ant (Ep. 302)
29th November 1981 - Cher & Fee Waybill (Ep. 312)
Yay, I have a problem, yet another crap digital box bites the dust. I usually only use them once a year....and that's when I find out the problems. I don't really trust relying on a "cross my fingers" solution using an android box or the recording function on my 75 inch tv as I have never used it before and some items have file systems that have size limitations which means they can stop......in the middle of an episode.
I am looking for someone to supply me the Countdown episodes to be aired this February. I need them from the ABC's HD channel only and recorded in 16:9 @ 1920 x 1080. I also need them at a decent bitrate that meets or exceeds the rapidly shrinking amount of bandwidth the ABC is using. Unfortunately many compress episodes far too small and it's noticeable to the eye that they are using a bitrate that is lower than what the ABC are using. I know a few here do record in the quality I need.
Some may or may not know I remaster videos. Here are a couple of recent examples.
Sharon O'Neill - Maxine
Little River Band - Help is On It's Way
Split Enz - She Got Body She Got Soul - An Example from Countdown
(Just a Note : If you are SPLIT ENZ fan, I remastered their entire 2002 DVD recently and produced a far superior experience. I put it all in a playlist with other Split Enz material. My channel link is here https://www.youtube.com/c/Austech)
If you are familiar with any of the above clips, you will see that my copies are much much better than what you will have of seen elsewhere.
As I now I have a fairly capable computer I have built (Intel i9 running at 4.7ghz, 64gb ram, 8ghz graphics card, NVMe SSD drives), I will now also have the ability to actually remaster full Countdown Episodes without it taking forever. It's certainly going to be interesting, I have done some brief testing and have had a mixed bag of results but some have been very good.
Obviously things work best when you are working with material that is as good as what is being transmitted, and I need the best quality recordings possible. So if your recordings are from the HD channel, at a decent bitrate that is the same or more than what the ABC are putting out, in either .mp4 or .mkv format and you can help me out, it would be appreciated.
I am not going to attempt any full episodes until after February. I may then attempt to remaster all the episodes that come out over the next month as a start.
For those that are interested, here is a comparison showing how much sharper I can potentially make some of the video.
One of my external hard drives crashed and I lost these episodes (I should have backed them up), so I really appreciate you doing this for me ..... thank you.
I'll be recording the episodes again this year and can host the raw HDTV files if anyone is interested. Everything is at the same OneDrive link I've been posting at for the last few years:
I'm going out for the day but the episode below is uploading now:
COUNTDOWN May 26, 1985 (463: Meat Loaf) (ABC)
Look for it in the "HDTV Rips - Untouched" folder
Thanks for the reply Luuuc, it looks like Grant will be uploading them again so I will grab them there as it will be the easiest option (just grabbed the first one, in .mkv and a good file size so looks to be exactly what I want). I do appreciate the offer though.
With all the complaining that you read every day on the internet on just about everything, I just want to put out a thanks to everyone here. Going back a few years, there were people holding on to some episodes like they were solid gold and refusing to share or trade. I purchased a large group of episodes years back, and teamed up with Kiersey giving him access to what I had, and in return getting access to the trades he could make.
The last few years, I think we have seen a much more relaxed and helpful atmosphere where people have gone out of there way to help each other and with swapping and trading. Google Drive, Microsoft Onedrive, Dropbox and other cloud services have also made things a lot easier for everyone. So a big thumbs up to all those who have taken the time to help others.
Grant, your Onedrive is giving an "exceeded quota" message, presumably a few people downloaded the Meatloaf episode you put up. I managed to get it just before it came up.
I didn't know Onedrive had a hard limit, I might look it up as I have a Onedrive account myself.
Due to Grant's account being offline, I uploaded the copy I got from him to my Google Drive account. As well as Grant's .mkv version, there is also an .mp4 version with the logo removed.
No idea if Google has downloads limits, so good luck.
Thanks mate, I wasn't aware OneDrive had a download limit either! I found a site that said there's a 20GB daily limit so for those who missed out, give it a try tomorrow. The other two episodes from last night are also there now:
S1980E226 Countdown 1980-02-10 Hosted by Ted Mulry.mkv
S1985E463 Countdown 1985-05-26 Hosted by Meat Loaf.mkv
S1986E499 Countdown 1986-03-09 Molly Interviews Stevie Nicks.mkv
Many thanks Grant for uploading last nights eps - did record them but missed the opening of the 1986 ep