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The Factory was an Australian music programme that aired on ABC TV on Saturday mornings, from 1987 to 1989.
The show replaced the highly successful Beatbox and was hosted by Andrew Daddo and Alex Papps (pictured at right).
Although The Factory originally featured music videos, studio performances and interviews like any traditional pop music show, the format eventually expanded to include vox pops, comedy sketches and magazine-style segments covering topics such as fashion, movies and other pop culture.
The show moved to Sunday mornings in 1989, in competition with Video Hits.
Comedian Tania Lacy appeared as a roving reporter, before eventually moving on to the revamped Countdown in 1990, now known as Countdown Revolution.