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The Big Arvo
Genre Children's television
Developed by
  • Julie Hanna
  • Lisa Fitzpatrick
Written by Julie Hanna
Directed by Brian Forshaw
  • Ben Hewett
  • Jennifer Hardy
  • Anna Choy
  • Curtis Fernandez
  • Luke Jacobz
  • James Tobin
  • Caleb Richards
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
Executive producer(s) Julie Hanna
Production location(s) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Running time 22 minutes
Original network Seven Network
Picture format PAL (1999-2000)
576i (SDTV) (2001-2005)
Original release 2 August 1999 – 14 July 2000
(as The Big Breakfast)
1 February 2001 (2001 -02-01) – 6 May 2005 (2005 -05-06)
(as The Big Arvo)

The Big Arvo, originally titled The Big Breakfast, is an Australian television program that was broadcast on the Seven Network from 1999 until 2005. It began in a morning time slot under the name of The Big Breakfast, before moving to the afternoon to make way for AMV: All Music Video and Sunrise. The program was presented by four hosts, who hosted the show in a large model bus. The program included segments such as "cool job" and "dare" to amuse younger viewers and to teach viewers who had outgrown Play School. It appeared in K-Zone magazine to celebrate 500 episodes.


 Original   Replacement 

Role Name First Show Last Show
1st co-host Ben Hewett 2 August 1999 6 May 2005
2nd co-host Jennifer Hardy 2 August 1999 6 May 2005
3rd co-host Anna Choy 2 August 1999 May 2004
James Tobin October 2004 6 May 2005
4th co-host Curtis Fernandez 2 August 1999 July 2000
Luke Jacobz 1 February 2001 March 2005
  • There is a 7-month gap between Curtis Fernandez being replaced by Luke Jacobz as The Big Breakfast went off air during this time before being resurrected as The Big Arvo
  • There is a 5-month gap between Anna Choy being replaced by James Tobin as The Big Arvo was off air during this time, replaced by Girl TV
  • James Tobin was credited as "Jesse Tobin" for all episodes
  • Ben and Jenny were the only two hosts to remain with the show for its entire run



Here is a list of cartoons that were shown as part of The Big Breakfast:


The Big Breakfast has also aired a few live action programmes:

  • S Club 7 in Miami
  • S Club 7 in LA
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