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Sammy J is a hopeless lawyer who six years into his legal career has yet to win a case. This is not helped by his tendency to wet himself in court, nor the relentless bullying of his sadistic boss Borkman. Randy hit rock bottom after the divorce from his wife, the host of a top-rating current affairs program, "Thumbs Down with Victoria Vincent". Apart from cheating on his wife, Randy's hobbies included gambling, drinking, and cheating on his wife. After Sammy J managed to lose him everything in the divorce case, he offered his spare room at Ricketts Lane to Randy for a fortnight but that was twelve months ago.
Set among the turquoise waters of Australia's Torres Strait, The Straits follows the life of a criminal family as they smuggle drugs into Australia and exotic wildlife out through blood ties in the Torres Strait Islands.
The year is 1988. It is 35 years after the events of Fred Schepisi’s classic film, The Devil’s Playground. Tom Allen, now in his 40s and recently widowed, is a respected Sydney psychiatrist and father of two children. A practicing Catholic, Tom accepts an offer by the Bishop of Sydney to become a counselor of priests. During these sessions, he will uncover a scandal and become embroiled in the Church’s attempts to cover it up. Tom’s quest for justice will push him to his limits, and reveal a side of Church power and official corruption he could never have imagined.
Frontline is a satirical comedy on Current Affairs. From the anchor Mike Moore who believes he does all the work (but just reads the autocue) to the egotistic reporter Brooke Vandenberg and the troubles of the other staff (not to mention horrible Friday Night Entertainer Elliot Rhodes) After two years, the show did a thing related only to sci-fi programs, by skipping forward a number of years. The show, however, maintained it's high quality and is one of the Top Australian shows ever made. From Season 2 onwards, there are no specific writing credits as Cilauro, Kennedy, Sitch and Gleisner wrote in practically all episodes. The same is said for directing.
Toby Johnson is regular easy-going student struggling with homework and girls. Elizabeth Hawke is the Teacher's pet. Nobody at school likes her and the only person she likes is Toby. One day they get hit by a ray—a unique magnetic pulse that changes everything. Suddenly they're both scientific geniuses. Seems like a wild situation for any 15-year-old. Toby doesn't know how to control the gift, and he's not easy with it. But Elizabeth revels in her new found power. She wants to dominate the school, using her gift as the ultimate weapon for success and power. He may not like it, but Toby's the only one who can hold her back. Battle lines are drawn between the two wizards of science. The normal world of Sandy Bay School is turned upside down by invisible cars, flying lawnmowers, a cloned School Principal and a rampaging T-Rex.
The Amazing Race Asi
This Asian adaptation of the four time Emmy Award® winning –reality competition series, The Amazing Race, will see ten teams of two from Asia going head to head with mental, physical AND emotional obstacles all over the world. No one knows where they will be headed next or what challenges they have to faceFrom models to lovers, brothers to best friends, expect an intense no holds barred scramble to the finishing tarmac, where a prize money of US$100,000 awaits the winning team.The Amazing Race Asia promises to be a highly entertaining program not to be missed!
Sunshine is an Australian crime drama series.Jacob Garang, a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player, is on the cusp of being picked up by scouts for the US College league. However, Jacob’s team is not up to his standard and so he angles to bring in a new coach to help with the team’s performance. His pick is Eddie Grattan, a local who once played for a US college team, but has long since retired and operates a small sports store in Sunshine. Almost against his best instincts, Eddie accepts an approach by Jacob to coach his underperforming team, The Sunshine Kings. Jacob gets caught up in a police investigation involving a teenage girl from one of Melbourne's affluent suburbs.
The Gruen Transfer is about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. It decodes and defuses the commercial messages that swirl through our lives, with the help of a panel of ad industry experts.From Season 5 the show was renamed "Gruen Planet" and expanded the topics covered to include political and commercial "spin" as well as advertising.In 2015 it was re-named again as simply "Gruen"
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From Skit Box, the creators of viral sensation 'Activewear’, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am is a fun and twisted cavalcade of sketch, music video and narrative comedy that highlights and flips commonly accepted social constructs around women, men and society.
The Farmer Wants a W
City meets country in this fun-filled Australian series. Follow six lonely farmers on the road to romance as they choose between hundreds of prospective partners. Prepare for tears, joy and jealousy, all in a heart-warming journey to find a wife. Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski.
The Weekly with Char
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is a news comedy show, tonight show and chat show all in one, allowing Charlie to return to his comedy roots while being a general nuisance to newsmakers, politicians and other charlatans. Charlie won't be launching The Weekly alone. Joining him every week will be two of Australia's funniest - Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan.
Paper Giants: The Bi
In 1972, two ambitious, young upstarts, Ita Buttrose and Kerry Packer, created Cleo, a bold and naughty magazine that became one of the most dramatic sensations in Australian publishing history.
The Kettering Incide
When Dr. Anna Macy returns to her hometown of Kettering, a missing girl case stirs up painful memories. As Anna discovers more about the girl, she uncovers terrifying secrets woven into the very fabric of the town and hidden deep in her own past.
H2O: Just Add Water
Season One: The lifes of three girls living on the Australian Gold Coast are changed forever. When Cleo, Emma and Rikki stumble upon a pool inside the dreaded Mako Island, a full moon transforms them and the next day they start turning into super powered mermaids! With the help of friend Lewis, the girls manage to control their powers and hide their secrets. But it becomes difficult with maddening full moons, nosey scientists and local bad boy Zane going on a quest to find them!Season Two: Following the incident with Dr Denman and the Lunar Eclipse, Emma, Cleo and Rikki want to go back to their normal lives. But when the full moon comes back, all three girls have a dramatic power change! Without Lewis, they could destroy themselves. But their friend is trying his best to help them, despite his relationship with geeky Charlotte. But Charlotte proves to be more of a threat when she learns about her grandmother being a mermaid and stumbles into the miin pool- and becomes a mermaid herself!
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The X Factor (AU)
Dennis & Gnasher
Animation. Dennis lives in Beanotown with Mum, Dad, little sister Bea and his pet dog, Gnasher. Dennis and Gnasher believe the world truly is their oyster and that kids should make the rules.
The Celebrity Appren
Twelve celebrities battle it out to be Australia's first ever celebrity apprentice. Among them: AFL footballer Shane Crawford, beauty queen Jesinta Campbell, NRL footballer Wendell Sailor, celebrity agent Max Markson, and Polly from The Block. Presiding over them is successful entrepreneur Mark Bouris, who will dish out business assignments to each team, with the losing team summoned to the boardroom where one of them will be fired.
Australia's Got Tale
Australia's Got Talent is a talent show that features amateur singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages competing for a top prize of $250,000 (AUD), although in the first series a "Judges Choice" of $25,000 (AUD) was also awarded. Three judges appear on the show each week to provide feedback for the contestants
When ZOEY and KIKI, two irrepressible girls from another galaxy become castaways in the quiet, Australian seaside town of Lightning Point, they recruit local girl AMBER to keep them undercover. But the whole town is abuzz with the sighting of aliens and the girls soon realise that they may not be the first intergalactic visitors...
Rescue Special Ops
Dean and Chase Gallagher are brothers. Competitive alpha males, they argue over everything, agree on nothing, but defend each other from outsiders no matter what. They're also members of the Special Operations Rescue Unit. Experienced paramedics in peak physical condition, they're called in for complex search and rescue operations. With the latest in tools and training, they can access anyone, anywhere, under any conditions.
The Secret Life of U
The Secret Life Of Us is an Australian drama revolving around the lives of the residents of an apartment block in an urban suburb of Melbourne. It follows the characters through some of life's most complex journeys, as they search for themselves in their work, social and family lives, yet always following one simple rule: all roads lead back to your friends. This critically acclaimed, multi-award winning and hugely popular and successful series has gone from strength to strength, delving into aspects of young adulthood never before seen in such an honest and realistic way on Australian television. Featuring an all-star and incredibly talented Aussie cast, including Deborah Mailman, Samuel Johnson, Claudia Karvan and Joel Edgerton, while continuing to find new talent and introducing them in fresh new story lines.
Big Brother (AU)
Big Brother Australia is based on the international Big Brother series produced by Endemol in the Netherlands which began in 1999. The show's name comes from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which revolves around a dystopia in which dictator Big Brother is the all-seeing leader. The series generally constitutes 14 or more contestants who live in an isolated house for several months. Housemates are at all times under the control of Big Brother, a rule enforcing authority figure who monitors behaviour of the housemates, set tasks and punishments and provides the mechanism for contestants to make external requests.Housemates are filmed 24 hours per day with edited highlights broadcast during prime time slots, and late night footage broadcast live. Live footage is also broadcast via the Internet using Internet streaming. Housemates must remain in the house, and avoid being evicted by viewers of the show with the aim of winning a substantial cash prize at the end of the series. In order to support the housemates' well-being, all participants have access to the Big Brother psychologist Carmel Hill, and a doctor, at all times.
The Real Housewives
The Real Housewives of Sydney will feature seven charismatic and engaging new Housewives who enjoy the extravagant, stylish and cosmopolitan lifestyle of Sydney. Between them they run successful companies, travel the world in luxury, attend the most exclusive parties and are the matriarch of their million dollar mansions. All women are fascinating in their own right and when put together create a diverse mix of magic and mayhem.
Blue Water High
Seven 15 year-old surfers have been selected from around Australia and overseas to take part in an intensive 12 month residential school program at Blue Water High. At the beachside school they join other pupils in a normal year's academic work as well as receiving special coaching in surfing. At the end of the year, two of the seven will qualify to surf the pro-circuit and win a three-year sponsorship contract. The series is a race into the finals for the wild card, a race to get through the year, and a race to grow up. The seven teens, forced to live, study and train together at the same time become best friends and greatest competitors.
Stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia’s outback to the cool corridors of power in Canberra, THE CODE tells the story of two very different brothers who are handed information those in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret.
A bromance for the ages, Soul Mates is the story of two kindred spirits trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth. Across four different lifetimes with no knowledge of their past lives, they are forever drawn together as mates.
The Sullivans ran from 1976 until 1983 and was set during the second world war and post war Melbourne, Australia. Central characters included Dave and Grace Sullivan and their children John, Tom, Kitty and Terry. Ida Jessop lived next door and Maggie ran the local pub. In later years other central characters to be introduced included Jim Sullivan (who married Alice) and Kate Meredith. Actors to stay during the shows complete run were Paul Cronin (Dave Sullivan), Susan Hannaford (Kitty Sullivan), Steven Tandy (Tom Sullivan), Vivian Gray (Ida Jessop), Vikki Hammond (Maggie Baker) and Norman Yemm (Norm Baker). Famous Guest Stars included Kylie Minogue, Sam Neil and Mel Gibson. Produced 1976 - 1982 1114 x hour episodes (first episode 90 minutes) Started broadcasting 15 November, 1976 (Nine Network Australia) Shown in the UK regionally on the ITV network Thanks to TV.com
Summer Heights High
Chris Lilley, creator of "We Can Be Heroes" brings a whole new meaning to high school with his various characters in his new ABC comedy "Summer Heights High" which include Mr G, Ja'mie and Jonah. Lilley stars as all three characters in this comedy which small issues become huge and social groups are important.
Rain Shadow is an Australian television drama series which premiered on 7 October 2007 on ABC TV. It aired on Sundays at 8.30 pm. The six-part series (6 X 1 hour) was produced by Southern Star. Music from The Audreys features in the soundtrack for the show, including the main theme.Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters who become the means of each other's future. It stars Rachel Ward as district vet Kate McDonald and Victoria Thaine as new veterinary assistant Jill Blake.
As our third longest serving Prime Minister, Andrew Dugdale mattered. He dined with presidents and kings, hosted world summits and changed the lives of millions of his fellow Australians.But now he's retired; a not-so-elder statesman with time on his hands to ponder the question - was it all worth it? Not that he's asking of course. No, his inquisitive and over enthusiastic ghostwriter Ellen has an unhelpfully insatiable appetite for the truth.
Discover what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across Australia. With unprecedented access we go behind the scenes to meet the train drivers, locomotive servicing crews and track maintenance teams on some of the toughest and most spectacular journeys.
1980's CBS cartoon series, Drak Pack, showed the adventures of "Drak Jr." (Dracula's nephew), Howler and Frankie (the teenage descendants of The Werewolf and Frankenstein's monster) as they teamed up to fight the forces of evil. In this case, "evil" was O.G.R.E., the Organization for Generally Rotten Endeavours, led by Dr. Dred and his henchmen Toad, Mummy-Man, The Fly, and Vampira.The voice cast starred Alan Oppenheimer ("Skeletor" of He-Man) as uncle Count Dracula, Jerry Dexter ("Alan" of Josie and the Pussycats) as Drak Jr., Bill Callaway ("Aquaman" of Super Friends) as Howler and Frankie, Hans Conried (narrator of many Dr. Seuss specials) as Dr. Dred, Don Messick ("Scooby" on Scooby-Doo) as Toad and The Fly, Chuck McCann ("Ben/The Thing" on Fantastic Four) as Mummy-Man and Julie McWhirter (the voice of the animated Jeannie) as Vampira.
Selling Houses Austr
The series follows property owners who are having difficulty selling their home. The show is hosted by property expert Andrew Winter, who is joined by landscaper Charlie Albone, and interior designer Shaynna Blaze. The team initially assess the property, and then proceed with a renovation to boost the property's appeal and salability. The property is then put up for sale and the result is shown at the end of each episode.
Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.
Ted McCabe, a retired cop, and Lennie Cahill a retired crim, get together to solve crimes, unravel scams and make some cash, while avoiding the wrath of the police and the underworld.
East West 101
East West 101 is set around the Major Crime Squad in metropolitan Sydney. It is based upon the experiences of actual detectives in a crime unit in Sydney's western suburbs.
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DARWIN'S BRAVE NEW WORLD recounts the extraordinary and often harrowing story of Charles Darwin’s 30-year struggle to piece together the mystifying puzzle he saw in nature and finally publish his theory about the evolution of life on earth. In this three-part dramatised series, we meet the man, his family, and the colleagues who supported him through years of illness, isolation, agonizing self-doubt and religious crisis. We gain a glimpse into the courage and tenacity it took Darwin and the other great thinkers who surrounded him to change the way they understood the world, and their place in it.
Deep in the heart of Africa lies Wakanda, an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. The latest in this famed line is young King T'Challa, the great hero known worldwide as the Black Panther (voiced by Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond and Gladiator).Now, outsiders once more assemble to invade and plunder Wakanda. Leading this brutal assault is Klaw, a deadly assassin with the blood of T?Challa?s murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a powerful army of super-powered mercenaries. Even with Wakanda's might and his own superhuman skills, can the Black Panther prevail against this deadly invading force?Marvel Animation and BET Networks team up to create this epic animated mini-series. Black Panther features classic Marvel characters like Captain America and the Juggernaut in a taut politically charged thriller. For over four decades, fans have eagerly awaited a series adaptation of the first black superhero!
Miss Fisher's Murder
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is based on the novels of Australian author Kerry Greenwood. Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure she enjoys every moment of her lucky life.
A Moody Christmas
Once a year, for six years, we visit the lovably dysfunctional Moody family as they come together to share this universally celebrated holiday, stuffed full of all the fun, fights, bad gifts, boring uncles, overbearing in-laws, shocking family secrets and bizarre eccentricities that any family who’s experienced the melting pot of Christmas Day will relate to.
Welcome to North Col and to the story about the secret of Thunderstone Thunderstone is set in the year 2020 and centers on the life of 15 year old Noah Daniels. Fascinated with the Holodeck Noah finds himself in trouble when he arrives in a world which has animals (something that his world didn't). Investigating is fun, until he gets caught and has to get back home.
Round the Twist
Round The Twist is a wacky TV series written by the hilarious children's author, Paul Jennings. It follows the bizarre lives of the Twist family. Tony Twist (aka dad) and his three children- the twins Pete and Linda and youngest son, Bronson- move from "The Big Smoke" (the city) to the sea-side village of Port Niranda. They move into an old lighthouse, previously owned by their new neighbour, Nell, and their new lives begin. Strange things always happen to the Twist family, strange but hilarious things. Each episode is a self-contained story with an amazing twist in the tail.
Four Corners is Australia's premier television current affairs program.It has been part of the national story since August 1961, exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate, confronting taboos and interpreting fads, trends and sub-cultures.Its consistently high standards of journalism and film-making have earned international recognition and an array of Walkleys, Logies and other national awards.
Laura Gibson is a big-city lawyer who makes a seachange and moves to the small town of Pearl Bay for a new life. Pearl Bay has been almost completely cut off from the outside world since the Port Deakin Bridge was closed 5 years previously but most of the residents like it this way. The town's residents, however, are stranger than the cityfolk and Laura soon learns that the town lives on friendship and gossip.
So You Think You Can
It's time for dancers all over Australia to strut their stuff and show the country what they've got. Based on the popular American show of the same name, So You Think You Can Dance Australia brings both professionals and amateurs to one place, dancing everything from Hip-Hop to Ballet in a competition where they will compete against each other and show they have what it takes to become Australia's number 1 dancer.
Little Big Shots
It's not a competition. There are no prizes. And no judges. It's simply about embracing what it means to be young, fun and free. Children will take to the stage to showcase their passion and will blow you away with their talent. Based on the US show of the same name created by Ellen DeGeneres and American TV legend, Steve Harvey.
Five Mile Creek
Adapted from Louis Lamour's book "The Cherokee Trail".This tale of two women's struggles in the Australian outback during the 1860s gold fever is filled with adventure & great family fun!
The Time of Our Live
Our thirties and forties are the busiest time of our lives. The extended Tivolli clan is right in the thick of it – kids, career advancement, home ownership, settling in with the one you love; still trying to find the one you love; getting away from the one you used to love. It’s the time of our frantic, messy, frustrating, funny, sometimes awful, lives.The Time of Our Lives is a 13-part drama series, set in a moody inner city Melbourne, which follows the lives of a typical extended Australian family, in all its contemporary variations.
Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.The show incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody.
Dharma & Greg was an unusual cross-generational situation comedy created by Chuck Lorre & Dottie Dartland. Dharma Freedom Finkelstein-Montgomery ( Jenna Elfman , " Townies ") is a...
"It began in the future. A time machine called TRAX, criminals who vanish, and a lawman who must pursue into the past. Now he is among us, a special breed of man. He has one weapon and a computer called Selma. With her, he will travel through our world, searching for fugitives from his own, knowing he cannot go home until he has found them all. His name is Darien Lambert, and this is his story."
I'm a Celebrity: Get
Reality show where a bunch of celebrities are dropped in camps in the South African jungle and left to, mostly, fend for themselves, with challenges made allowing them to win food and other comforts, whilst the cameras watch on and viewers volunteer who gets to stay and who does some of the challenges.
Satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser, Hungry Beast's Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne from CHOICE. Conditions apply. While stocks last.
The animated comic misadventures of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Each week, the Beatles star in two adventures. The title of each adventure is a Beatles song title. Also, there's a sing-along, with two songs, hosted by Ringo, and one of the other Beatles.
Peter Allen: Not the
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Hamish and Andy take a year out of the rest of their lives and take their special brand of Aussie larrikinism to New York. Clearly, they're making a tilt at the Big Time. Ah, but is the Big Time ready for them?
Junior MasterChef Au
No longer satisfied with putting mere amateurs and so-called celebrities to the test, the makers of the hit TV series MasterChef are now looking to crown Australia's best Junior MasterChefs. A bunch of brave Aussie kids aged between 8 and 12 years old, get ready to face the judges praise and possible criticism and compete in the ultimate cooking challenge.
Made In Italy with S
In this 10-part series, Made in Italy, Silvia Colloca – actress and author of cookbook Silvia’s Cucina – serves up an Italy rarely seen by tourists.Silvia visits three regions of Italy that are close to her heart - Abruzzo, Le Marche and Molise, to re-discover authentic 'cucina povera', making healthy, heart-warming food accessible to everyone.
Fifteen-year-old Tara Webster has grown up on a farm in country Australia and has dreamt of being a dancer ever since she was a little girl. Her life takes a turn when she makes it into the National Academy of Dance - the best ballet school in the country.What Tara doesn’t realise is how far behind she is in her training, and that there’s a whole lot more to surviving the Academy than just dancing. The ballet world is full of tough competition, and Tara must work hard to maintain her position in the academy, whilst dealing with the distraction of friends, classmates and especially boys.
Food Safari takes you on a culinary journey across Australia. Presenter Maeve O'Meara has spent most of her life seeking out great food, recipes and the clever people who make simple ingredients sing. Her access-all-areas camaraderie with everyone from three-hat chefs to passionate home-cooks results in a series that feeds food enthusiasts’ desire for insider knowledge.
The Other Guy
Poh Ling Yeow is yet another living, breathing example of how coming second in a reality competition is no loss.She strolls into her very own ABC series with little more introduction than the success of MasterChef. She’s also probably the first reality contestant in Australia to land their very own series. Others who have been given hosting opportunities, were opted to established brands.Poh is a name just about everyone in the country knows. And even if she was given a second chance on TEN’s reality series (eliminated then returned), she is remembered for her skill, grace and cheer.
Dive Olly Dive!
Dive Olly Dive follows the adventures of Olly, a young submarine-in-training, and Beth, his best friend and fellow sub-in-training. Stationed at the Special Underwater Research Facility (S.U.R.F.) under the guidance of Diver Doug, the young subs explore their spectacular underwater world.Joining Olly and Beth are Skid, Doug's sleek transport vehicle; Brandt, a cantankerous hermit crab who imagines himself as a pirate; UMA, an eight-appendaged Underwater Maintenance Assistant; Ranger, a tiny cowboy seahorse who wrangles his herd of squid; Shankley, the Scottish sea crane who spins tales of the deep seas; Suzy, the awesome aerobatic seas plane; and Luseal, the fun-loving, athletic seal.Whether carrying out a research assignment for Diver Doug, playing in spectacular Lava Rock Park, or evading the dangers found in Dark Trench, there's never a dull moment in Olly's world.
The Man from Snowy R
Based on the poem "Man From Snowy River" by Banjo Paterson. The series takes place years after the race in the poem and follows the lives of the McGregor Clan. A widowed father raising his three children, Colin (the town preacher), Rob and his daughter Danni (Daneilla). It takes place during the early 20th-century and the township of Paterson's Ridge in Australia's Snowy Mountains. This series was also known as:Banjo Paterson's - The Man From Snowy River
The Secret River
The Secret River dramatises the British colonisation of Australia in microcosm, with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heart-breaking as Will’s claim over a piece land he titles “Thornhill’s Point”, brings his family and neighbours into conflict with the traditional owners of the land.
The biggest names in Australian comedy are joining forces with a group of rising new stars for Open Slather, Foxtel’s highly anticipated, original production.Creating a comedy ‘hot pot’, Open Slather casts a satirical eye across the pop culture landscape and combines the talents of comedy legends who have made us laugh for years, (Glenn Robbins, Magda Szubanski, Shane Jacobson, Marg Downey, Gina Riley, Stephen Curry, Michael Veitch and Jane Turner) with 12 rising stars including Ben Gerrard, Ben Lomas, Dave Eastgate, Demi Lardner, Emily Taheny, George H. Xanthis, Hannah Bath, Holly Austin, Ilai Swindells, Jay K Cagatay, Laura Hughes and Miles O’Neil.Filmed in Melbourne, Open Slather will be a no holds barred send up of popular culture, politics, sport, music and media – all the things that capture the imagination of the public and get people laughing.
Six powerful, funny, bittersweet stories exploring extraordinary events in ordinary lives. Six families, unconnected, except that their lives are all changed by a seemingly insignificant incident, an accident or a moment’s decision that spirals into a lifechanging event.A mother — about to depart on a long-deserved family holiday — is forced to put her life on hold and find a home for her niece and nephew, when her mentally unstable sister is committed.An idealistic Indigenous cop locks up a local troublemaker, brought into the station after a bad fight. When the prisoner is later found dead in his cell, the cop’s nightmare begins.After serving six years in jail for killing a man in a street fight, a professional boxer comes home to find he has competition for his wife’s attention.A joyride in a stolen car at first leads to tragedy and a jail sentence for an innocent young boy, then twists into an unlikely love story.A middle-class family’s façade is brought crumbling down by an anonymous tip off.And a young Aboriginal boy’s refusal to stand for the national anthem at school triggers a surprising reaction from teachers and fellow students.REDFERN NOW is contemporary inner city Indigenous life, told by the people who live it. NOW.
Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances throughout the 80s and 90s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.
The Principal is set in a notoriously violent and difficult Australian high school. Matt Bashir is promoted to Principal of Boxdale Boys High because of his different and radical approach to reform.The change brings the new Principal into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life exposed. Bashir works overtime to get the local community on side with his promised reform, but just as he seems to be making progress, a student is found dead in the school grounds.
Wolf Creek follows Eve, a young American tourist whose family is murdered in the outback, beginning a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse as she seeks revenge on psychopath Mick Taylor (John Jarratt).
Ready For This
From the producers of Dance Academy and Redfern Now comes READY FOR THIS, the story of six teenagers, all elite within their own field, who have come to live at Arcadia House to pursue their dreams.
Tomorrow When the Wa
Tomorrow When the War Began follows a group of eight teenage friends find themselves in the middle of an unexpected war in a small country town after returning from a remote camping trip. Cut off from the rest of the world and everyone they knew, they must find their way in the new world, where they are among only a few remaining free Australians, who must learn to defend themselves against the hostile invaders and save their detained families.
Australia: The Story
More than 40,000 years in the making, Australia: The Story of Us is an extraordinary narrative about the people, places and events which have shaped our nation from the first footprints on our continent to the present day. Using astounding visual sequences, the ground-breaking drama documentary series weaves together stories of our origins and offers an original thesis about how we came to create the homeland we inhabit today. Alongside amazing CGI and innovative filming techniques, the series features interviews with important thinkers, notable celebrities and iconic national figures who take us inside the stories that have influenced our history.
Swift and Shift Cour
Swift and Shift Couriers is an Australian comedy television series that first screened on SBS TV in October 2008. The nine-part series is produced, directed and written by Paul Fenech, who was also responsible for the comedy series Fat Pizza. The series is set around the staff who work at the 'Swift and Shift' Courier Company, in the central business district of Sydney. Episodes have been partly filmed in Egypt and Thailand.
The Great Australian
The Great Australian Bake Off will see 12 home baking enthusiasts put through a series of gruelling elimination challenges, baking a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pies, tarts, pastries, bread, biscuits and desserts, all in the hope of being crowned Australia's Best Home Baker.Made exclusively for LifeStyle FOOD, this Australian version of the hugely popular The Great British Bake Off features Matt Moran and Maggie Beer as the judges, and Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle as the hosts.
Mother and Son
The story of Maggie Beare, an elderly woman suffering from dementia (or so she says), and her faithful, yet long suffering son, Arthur. Despite all of Maggies manipulative ways, he is her carer, even if they don't always get along.
The Strange Calls
"The Strange Calls" is a six-part TV drama series written and directed by Daley Pearson and produced by Tracey Robertson and co-produced by Leigh McGrath for Hoodlum and the ABC.Bumbling city cop Toby Banks (Toby Truslove) is demoted to night duty in the sleepy beachside village of Coolum. Working out of a run-down caravan on the outskirts of town, he meets Gregor (Barry Crocker), town cleaner, board game collector and paranormal authority. They team up to investigate The Strange Calls – bizarre late-night phone calls that expose the paranormal mysteries haunting the sleepy town. A place where men turn into chickens, mermaids fall in love with locals and cats return from the grave.
Set in and around Perth during the 1940s and 1950s, cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
Upper Middle Bogan
The series follows the story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar, is a doctor with a posh mother Margaret, an architect husband Danny Bright and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler. She also discovers that she has three siblings: Amber, Kayne and Brianna. The bogan Wheelers head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs and are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost.
Carla Cametti PD
This six-part Australian crime series is centered around Carla Cametti, an Italian-Australian Private Detective.Sassy, sexy and determined, Carla Cametti has the looks and street smarts to get what she wants. But she also has a personal life that’s rife with danger – from a family riddled with gangsters to her volatile relationship with Detective Luciano Gandolfi, a dangerously smooth policeman seconded to curb Melbourne’s burgeoning gangland activity. Oh, and there’s a price on her head, but at least life isn’t dull, and for a girl like Carla, that means more than a 9 to 5 job and money in the bank - although money for the rent wouldn’t go astray? The enchanting Diana Glenn and Vince Colosimo lead a stellar ensemble cast as Carla and Gandolfi, two people who share a penchant for danger and an undeniable attraction for each other. The series also stars Nicole Da Silva, Robert Mammone, Sullivan Stapleton and Daniela Farinacci.
A Country Practice
A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, producer James Davern of JNP Productions, had written the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the Ten Network in 1979. He came third and won a merit award. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday nights from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7's production facility at Epping, Sydney. After its lengthy run on the Seven Network it was picked up by Network Ten with a mainly new cast from April to November 1994 for 30 episodes, although the Ten series was not as successful as its predecessor . The Seven Network series was also filmed on location in Pitt Town (outskirts of Northwest Sydney), while, the Network Ten series was filmed on location in Emerald, Victoria. Apart from the actors and actresses who appeared on the series program, it would also feature a number of native Australian animals and Australian wildlife, which was part of its enduring appeal both domestically and internationally.
Please Like Me
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the rest of his family embrace his new found orientation.
The Lost World
At the dawn of the 20th century, a band of adventurers are part of an expedition to prove the existence of a lost world isolated from the modern world. Disaster happens and the band find themselves trapped and isolated in this dangerous land with only the help of a young wild woman who was stranded in the land herself as a child. Together, the band fight to survive against the fearsome dinosaurs and other dangers that land has as they search for a way to escape. The Lost World reruns are currently airing on TNT every morning at 6:00am eastern standard time. Replays are also still continuing in syndication.
When Jo Tiegan is given an oval-shaped mirror, as a gift, by the elderly owner of an antique shop, she is amazed to see another girl's image in the mirror instead of her own reflection. It is also quite obvious that the other girl can see her just as clearly. Jo (from the 1990's) and 'the girl in the mirror', Louisa Iredale (from 1919), later accidently find that they can also travel to each other's times through the mirror - following upon which discovery a relentless sequence of events is set in motion.
A television adaptation of the 1979 Australian novel of the same name. Written by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, the feminist teen novel chronicles the lives of two 13-year-old girls from Sydney's Sutherland Shire who join the "Greenhill gang" surfers in an attempt to gain popularity.In 1981, the book was made into a film, directed by Bruce Beresford, with the girls' age changed to 16 for censorship reasons.
The Moodys reunites the cast from A Moody Christmas including Ian Meadows (Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo), Patrick Brammall (Hawke), Jane Harber (Offspring), Danny Adcock (Jesters), Tina Bursill (Offspring), Guy Edmonds (Underbelly: Razor), Darren Gilshenan (Chandon Pictures), Rachel Gordon (Blue Heelers), and creator/writer Phil Lloyd (At Home With Julia), and introduces new cast members Sacha Horler (Offspring, Crownies), Ryan Corr (Packed to the Rafters, Not Suitable for Children), and Jonny Pasvolsky (Home and Away, Underbelly).In the new series Dan (Ian Meadows) and Cora (Jane Harber) return home to Australia to set up house together. Now they are back Down Under, everything in their lives is topsy turvy. As they struggle to make ends meet, the Moody family home is up for sale; Sean’s (Patrick Brammall) funeral fireworks business is going great guns – literally; Maree (Tina Bursill) and Kevin (Danny Adcock) test the freewheeling lifestyle of the grey nomads; Bridget (Rachel Gordon) and Roger (Phil Lloyd) find out if there’s friendship after divorce; and Uncle Terry (Darren Gilshenan) is in a tangled love affair with Yvonne (Sacha Horler), a one-woman force of nature.
Honouring the Centenary of the commencement of WW1, ANZAC Girls is a moving new six-part series based on the unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
Howzat! Kerry Packer
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War is how legendary media mogul Kerry Packer fought a cricket war by secretly signing up 50 of the world’s greatest players to form a breakaway tournament.Packer took on the Australian Cricket Board and MCCC in a war over TV rights and threw the cricket world into turmoil by creating ‘World Series Cricket’.He knew the players, who had been underpaid for years, were on the point of rebellion against the cricket authorities. His rebel games clashed head-on with official test matches, and the war was on.Polishing an idea by John Cornell, Packer fought a bitter two-year battle against the cricket establishment doing its best to protect the hundred-year legacy of pride in the traditional nature of the poorly paid game.The result changed cricket forever.
The show revolves around Sam Stewart, the leader of a team of doctors serving the remote Hope Island Clinic. They look after residents of a small island community and neighbouring islands on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as holidaymakers and thrillseekers who visit the area. Sam is a single mother with an unusual interest in venom, hoping to extract the hidden secrets that may have the power to cure fatal diseases.
The Secret Daughter
A part-time country pub singer has a chance meeting with a wealthy city hotelier which triggers a series of events that will change her life forever. The series explores the worlds of 'the haves' and 'the have nots' with heart, humour, romance and music.
Media Watch is Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment.Conflicts of interest, bank back-flips, deceit, misrepresentation, manipulation, plagiarism, abuse of power, technical lies and straight out fraud: Media Watch has built an unrivaled record of exposing media shenanigans since it first went to air in 1989.The media provides the information we need to make decisions about our lives, but how reliable are the media reports that shape our views of the world?Media Watch turns the spotlight onto those who literally 'make the news': the reporters, editors, sub-editors, producers, camera operators, sound recordists and photographers who claim to deliver the world to our doorsteps, radios, computers and living rooms. We also keep an eye on those who try to manipulate the media: the PR consultants, spin-doctors, lobbyists and "news makers" who set the agenda.
Dar, the Beastmaster and last survivor of his tribe, wanders the ancient lands, seeking out his beloved Kira, defending the animals he controls, and pitting his might against various sorcerers and tyrants. Beastmaster is currently showing on the Sci-Fi channel twice a month in mini-marathons. Check the schedule on www.scifi.com.
National Geographic Channel's Emmy-nominated series Brain Games returns this summer with 10 new mind-blowing episodes! Host Jason Silva gets inside your head and shows you what's really going on in there with an intricate series of interactive experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner-workings of your brain. Hailed by critics as "tremendous fun" that "makes science entertaining," Brain Games turns your mind's eye inwards for a fascinating journey into the three and a half pounds of tissue that makes you... you.
Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Gallipoli, to the brutal trenches of France during the 1916 Somme battles, the 1917 Arras and Vimy Ridge battles to the final 1918 German offensives and the final victory drive as well as the hardships, mid-adventures and the casualties of friends encounted at each one.
Good Game is a show by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes. Hosted by Bajo and Hex, Good Game is filmed in the Den of Gaming; a gamers' paradise fitted out with just about every gaming device ever invented and complemented by a huge plasma screen.
It's A Date
It's A Date is a comedy series exploring the trials and tribulations of the world of dating. The eight-part narrative comedy series features an extraordinary mix of Australia's most respected performers including Gold Logie award-winners Asher Keddie, Kate Ritchie, John Wood and Lisa McCune alongside stars of the stage and screen Stephen Curry, Sibylla Budd, Shane Jacobson, Sophie Lowe, Nadine Garner, Pia Miranda, Peter Helliar, Lawrence Mooney, Ian Smith, and from the UK, comedy superstar Ross Noble in a rare TV acting role. Alongside these seasoned performers are some of Australia's best emerging comedy talents including Jess Harris, Ronny Chieng, Kate McLennan, Luke McGregor and Nazeem Hussain.It's A Date explores the tension, expectation and complication of finding true love. Each episode thematically links two self-contained dates as they bravely head toward desire or disaster.Each new episode features a different cast tackling a different set of situations and addressing a new question each week. Should you have sex on a first date? Does age matter? How accurate are first impressions? How important is honesty on a first date? These are just some of the questions and issues addressed in series one of It's A Date.
Based on award-winning novelist Christos Tsiolkas’ book and adapted for television in four parts, Barracuda is a moving story about identity, obsession, desire, the dizzy heights of success and the terrifying risk of failure. Starring Rachel Griffiths and Matt Nable and introducing Elias Anton as Danny Kelly.
Based on the books by Gabrielle Lord, the series is an action-driven quest about a teenager, Callum Ormond dodging villains, trying to stay alive and defending the family name Callum (Harrison Gilbertson) is the inquisitive, daring type whose journalist father (David Whitely) visits Ireland but dies of a mystery virus. At the funeral, Callum is forewarned that he has 365 days to stay alive or he too will succumb
Australian comedy about life with the Bullpitt family - irascible father Ted Bullpitt; mother Thelma; student son Craig; married daughter Greta, and her Italian husband Bruno.
UK oil executive Brian Jardine (Gerald Lepkowski) and Australian geologist Megan Kerr (Freya Stafford) have been given six months to turn the company’s fortunes around. Up for the challenge is a strongly committed specialist team made up of engineer Max Mees (Shane Connor), ex-unionist Shane Bevic (Joel Edgerton) and former environmentalist Caz Cohen (Katie Wall), With boardroom backstabbing, growing safety and environmental issues, financial pressures and employee unrest, the odds are stacked against them.
Horrible Histories is an animated children's television series based on the Terry Deary book series of the same name. The series ran for 26 episodes between January 1, 2001 and March 25, 2002. The show features the characters Stitch, Mo and Darren Dongle.
The Voice (AU)
On The Voice the four superstar musician coaches begin to select teams of twelve based solely on an artist's voice. Seal, Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem and Keith Urban, are competing as coaches - each one hoping to discover, and nurture Australia's next great voice.
A half-hour entertainment series that serves up a delectable combination of political discussion and good food. Each week one of Australia's most respected political commentators - Annabel Crabb - takes a plate and leads us into the homes and hearts of some of our most notable and engaging politicians. She sits down and talks food, recipes and carbon tax with MPs from both sides of the fence.
An all new local production, Haunting: Australia follows a group of global ghost grabbing experts as they investigate some of Australia’s most haunted locations. In an effort to finally dispel the myths and spooky legends around our country, the team investigate each site using a slew of techniques. Spooky sites such as Sydney’s Cockatoo Island and the Old Geelong Gaol in Victoria all receive the expert treatment as they’re explored and examined by the team.Internationally renowned ghost hunter Robb Demarest (Ghost Hunters International) leads the investigation with a sceptical yet open-minded approach. The team includes a number of paranormal professionals with clairvoyants, psychics and even exorcists forming a top supernatural task force. Demarest demands real physical or scientific evidence before believing a site is haunted. His scientific approach contrasts and complements the spiritual and psychic directions taken by the other team members.
Heartbreak High is a hip and realistic series about the lives of teenagestudents, their families and teachers at a high school. Heartbreak High is set in an inner city school at Sydney Beach, Hartley High, within a multi-racial area. Heartbreak High was originally a stage play which producer, Ben Gannon, turned into a successful film The Heartbreak Kid in 1993. The show captured more than 70 per cent of the youth audience in its first five weeks of broadcast in Australia.
James Hayes is a small town police man who is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after six people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. With no memory of their identities, they are determined to discover who they are and what has happened to them. James recognises one of them and along with local doctor Elishia Glass, struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family and the world. The six people are all linked in some way and the search begins for someone who knows the truth about how and why they have returned.
After a spectacular fall from grace, high-flying heart surgeon Dr. Hugh Knight receives a life-changing punishment from the Medical Tribunal - he is forced to work for a year as a country GP in his former home town of Whyhope.Doctor Doctor follows Hugh's attempt to rebuild his world in the town he has spent his whole life running away from. Now the only way to salvage his brilliant career is to work as a lowly GP in an under-resourced, small-town hospital surrounded by estranged family, former friends, crazed colleagues, oddball patients, jealous brothers and a newlywed ex-girlfriend.
Foreign Correspondent has been Australia's leading international current affairs program since 1992.For over two decades reporters, producers, camera operators and sound recordists have travelled more than 170 countries and produced more than 1,600 reports.The program draws on the ABC's extensive network of international correspondents and a Sydney-based reporting and production team.Foreign Correspondent reports on major international issues but it also travels to places where reporters and camera operators are less welcome - investigating stories that governments don't want told.
Bananas in Pyjamas
This television series, Bananas in Pyjamas, is about two giant, child-like bananas, B1 and B2. They are good friends and companions. Together they live on Cuddles Lane, with their friends, the Teddy Bears: Amy, Morgan, and Lulu, the Rat-in-a-Hat, and various other critters. The bananas are constantly teasing the Teddy Bears (the bears know that it is all in fun), but those silly bananas are always able foil the Rat's sly tricks. B1 and B2 are typically mischievous; however, they are always ready to fight for a good cause.
The Wrong Girl
Great job? Tick. Great best friend? Tick. Great flatmate? Tick. So what could possibly go wrong? Lily, the producer of a cooking segment on a morning television show called The Breakfast Bar, finds herself torn between two very different men.
Prisoner: Cell Block
Bondi Rescue follows the the world famous Bondi Lifesavers through their days on the busiest and most famous beach in the world: Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. These lifesavers are the blue topped lifesavers (paid). This elite squad has to deal with up to 25,000 people at one time; sharks; missing children; injuries; fights; theft; drug addicts; drunks; and, most famously, saving swimmers; tourists; surfers; and fishers from the treacherous sea. They do all of this 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rain or shine. Some of the people they save have sustained severe injuries to the spine, neck, and more. In these cases every second makes a difference.Two members of the squad are Rod Kerr, former world number 6 surfing champion, and Greg Bishop, current Australian surf swim champion.This series is a special one as it shows how unique watermen save lives every single day of the year. It's not all about serious stuff, though; from time to time there are celebrities and parties down at the beach and you see the lifeguards having a lot of fun.
Kostas Stephanidis arrived in Australia from Greece & settled in Melbourne. He opened a coffee house & named it the 'Acropolis' cafe. Now, 23 years later Kostas is going home to Greece for a long overdue holiday. He leaves his cafe in the hands of his son Jim & his friend Rick joins him to manage the finances. Jim soon turns the quiet cafe into a happening place for young people. If only Kostas could see his Acropolis Now.!
I'm a Celebrity: Get
Celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. To earn food, they do trials that challenge them physically (climbing caves/trees) and mentally (eating animal parts). Viewers vote their favourites to stay and to take part in challenges.
Jess (Jess Harris) and Josh (Josh Schmidt) are best friends, housemates and twentysomething. While their friends finish uni degrees, climb the corporate ladder and settle down, Jess and Josh live for the weekend.
Return to Eden
Return to Eden started off as a mini series in 1983 and returned in 1986 for a 22 part series. Central characters to both series were Stephanie Harper and Jilly Stewart. Stephanie and Jilly had been friends before Greg Marsden came between them and in the second series it was revealed they were in fact sisters. Jilly was the Australian version of Alexis Colby from Dynasty but got up to much worse things than Alexis. The second series took up 7 years on from where the mini series ended.
Redesign My Brain
REDESIGN MY BRAIN features Australian personality Todd Sampson put brain training to the test as he undergoes a radical brain makeover to showcase the revolutionary new science of brain plasticity. In a TV first, we take viewers on an inspirational journey as Todd learns how science can turn an ordinary brain into a super brain in just three months. Today, anyone can become smarter, improve their memory and reverse mental ageing. So under the guidance of the world’s top scientists, Todd trains his brain to attain improved Cognition, enhanced Creativity and a stronger connection between Mind and Body.
The Saddle Club
The Saddle Club is a children's television series based on the books written by Bonnie Bryant and is an Australia/Canada co-production. Like the book series, the scripted live action series follows the lives of three teenage girls in training to compete in equestrian competitions at the fictional Pine Hollow Stables, while dealing with problems from their personal lives.
Stop Laughing... thi
Stop Laughing... this is serious is a three-part documentary series charting a course through the story of Australian comedy, featuring more than 60 interviews with the men and women who make us laugh. Through a blend of social history, extensive archive material and intimate interviews with some of the country’s most loved comedians, we travel via stand up, radio, television, theatre and film from indigenous comedy to new viral media jokers of today, revealing how humour, laughter and comedy are integral to our national identity.
Off the grid and miles from civilization, Little Otter Family Camp has summer fun for everyone.Mackenzie Granger is the camp owner and director. Still reeling from her recent divorce, Mackenzie is ready for a fresh start. She is running things on her own for the first time and scrambling to keep the cash-strapped Little Otter from going under. She considers a buyout offer from Roger Shepard, the arrogant but sexy owner of the upscale camp across the lake. Despite her better judgment, their love-hate relationship quickly escalates. Meanwhile, she begins to realize that her charming but much younger handyman, Cole, might be interested in more than just a professional relationship.In the midst of all this, Mackenzie is struggling to be a single parent to her brash and exuberant oddball of a son, Buzz, who is a counselor-in-training at Little Otter this year.
This series follows the well known food critic Matthew Evans as he finds and settles into a farmlet in rural Tasmania. To succeed in this new venture he must learn about the best animals to rear, how to plant a fruitful garden and to cook with a woodfired oven. Matthew’s philosophy is that to really know our food, to trust our food, we need to have an association, or at least knowledge of, those that grow it or rear it for us. The more degrees of separation from our food, the less it resonates in our lives.
This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.
The Hamster Wheel
The Hamster Wheel runs for 8 weeks and sees the return of the full Chaser team Andrew Hansen, Chas Licciardello, Chris Taylor, Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow, plus writer Dominic Knight. New segments on The Hamster Wheel include: " At Work With A Julia a situational comedy that follows the abject failures of an unlovable redhead " Keeping Up with the Jones' Conspiracy Theory your weekly guide to unhinged rants of Alan Jones; and " 30 seconds of poetry read by regional Aussie rules footballers playing lawnbowls, to fulfill all the ABC's charter obligations.
Suzy is a dentist. She is married to a brilliant but messed up jerk. At one awful dinner party too many - she leaves him. Ever practical, Suzy has long been establishing an escape plan; she moves her two children, Verity and Elis into the penthouse apartment above her dental surgery. She quickly discovers that she has to share her penthouse with Henry, who is no ordinary man. Henry is, apparently, a ghost and a British rock star, the lead singer and front man of The Nerve, a successful seventies punk band, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Sydney in 1985. In fact, no one has definitively known until now that Henry is actually dead. Henry and Suzy are poles apart - a truly odd couple thrown together by fate and circumstance.
Aussie Gold Hunters
Join three hardcore crews of gold prospectors as they take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia.Aussie Gold Hunters follows the soaring highs and crushing lows of the gold season, as each crew pursues their all-important targets - braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.Just ask husband and wife team the "Gold Gypsies." Six years ago, Christine and Greg Clark walked away from their Brisbane home and construction careers to chase their dream of striking it big, 4000km away in the West Australian Goldfields.Thinking big are Vernon Strange and Leon Marsh, aka "The Dirt Dogs." The best mates have sunk a million dollars into their heavyweight mining operation.Finally, remote prospectors Henri Chassaing and Kellie Carter are going it alone. Armed with their high tech detectors, the best friends seek their fortune out in the farthest depths of the wild outback - where rival prospectors fear to tread.It’s all or nothing, as these gold miners put everything on the line in the hopes of striking it rich.
In an Australian version of Tales Of The Unexpected, Bryan Brown introduces stories of the bizarre and the supernatural. Sometimes serious, often comical, but always with a twist at the end of the story. Such as the struggling artist with the mobile phone who goes to great lengths to steal the body of a well-known businessman in order to paint his posthumous portrait, only to meet his retribution when he is buried alive in his place with his phone, his attempts to call for help unheard by his interrer, who's listening to his walkman.
Channel Nine’s new drama series Love Child, starring Jessica Marais, Jonathan LaPaglia and Mandy McElhinney; produced in Sydney.It’s 1969 in Kings Cross and Joan Miller (Jessica Marais), a smart and sophisticated midwife, returns home from London to take a job at the Kings Cross Hospital and find a new life for herself, at a time when Australia is coming of age and the new generation believes anything is possible.Jonathan LaPaglia plays the charismatic Dr Patrick McNaughton, head of obstetrics at Kings Cross Hospital, and Mandy McElhinney plays Frances Bolton, the tough matron who also controls the running of Stanton House, a home for unwed pregnant young women.Their lives intersect between Kings Cross Hospital, Stanton House and the wild streets of Darlinghurst beyond the hospital walls.The cast also includes Ryan Corr, Ella Scott Lynch, Sophie Hensser, Miranda Tapsell, Gracie Gilbert and Harriet Dyer.In a joint statement, Andy Ryan and Jo Rooney, joint Heads of Drama at the Nine Network, said: “A powerful and uplifting series, Love Child tells the stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system in a world on the brink of change.“We are thrilled to join forces again with Playmaker Media to bring Love Child to the Australian audience and showcase a superb cast.”David Maher and David Taylor, from Playmaker, describe Love Child as a series with a stellar cast, a gripping story, and all the exuberant music, fashion and attitude of the late 1960s.
We Can Be Heroes
We Can Be Heroes is a mockumentary TV series created and performed by comedian Chris Lilley. It follows the story of five unique Australians, who have each made a large achievement and been nominated by friends and family for the Australian of the Year award.
Catalyst is a program that sees science as a dynamic force changing our world. Each week Catalyst will bring a mixture of Australian and international stories, from science breakthroughs investigating the implications, the ethics, and the politics of the particular issue, to stories about how scientists work in the field.
Neighbours is a weekday soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough. Now in its 28th year of production, Neighbours is Australia's most successful television program, not to mention being a hit world-wide. Neighbours is shot in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia by Grundy Television and is shown in fifty-seven countries around the globe. Averaging around 120 million viewers daily, Neighbours has launched the successful careers of international stars such as: Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Guy Pearce, Natalie Imbruglia, Holly Valance and most recently, Delta Goodrem.(who has had the highest selling australian album called innocent eyes and her latest album has gone five times platnium) Neighbours has already hit the 6500th episode mark and looks set to continue serving up the laughter, tears and drama that has taken the world by storm.
The Footy Show
Monster Bug Wars
Get a ringside seat for some of nature's deadliest encounters: losers aren't just KO'd, they're eaten alive. This is the no-holds-barred, real-life world of Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Killer Ants who fight to the death. It's a bug-eat-bug gladiatorial contest where stings, spikes and deadly venom are wielded with cold-blooded precision.
Good News Week
"Good News Week" is a satirical news based comedy quiz show hosted by former "Doug Anthony All-Stars" member Paul McDermott with co-hosts Mikey Robbins and Julie McCrossin (and later Wendy Hooper). It features the two co-hosts and four guest panelists on opposing teams of three players engaging in comedic games relevant to news stories of the week.
Better Homes and Gar
The 7.30 Report
The 7.30 Report is the ABC's national flagship current affairs program, compered by one of Australia's most respected and experienced journalists, Kerry O'Brien.Kerry is a multi-award winning journalist with more than 40 years experience. While he's best known for his hard-hitting political interviews he's just as much at ease chatting to athletes, artists, scientists, musicians and actors.Monday to Thursday, The 7.30 Report provides in-depth coverage and analysis of the major daily news events – both domestic and international. It has a network of dedicated and specialist correspondents in every State and Territory as well as overseas correspondents.The program's imperative is to provide up-to-the minute, balanced coverage of the most important issues of the day whether they be political, economic, medical, environmental, social, sporting or cultural.
Luke Nguyen's Vietna
Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of the Sydney restaurant The Red Lantern, returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta, and north along the coast to the World Heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy
Lawless - The Real B
Unearthing the truth behind Australia’s most infamous legends on the History Channel - Foxtel (Australia).
Australian colonial history is full of stories of violent murders and gun toting mayhem, foundation tales of those that make and break the law. From the birth of the Ned Kelly legend to the violent death of Ben Hall, these pivotal events are often shrouded in mystery and folklore. How do we separate fact from fiction?
Now, Mike Munro, Australia’s own television respected journalist returns to our screens to present a ground-breaking series examining these stories like never before. For the first time on television, a specialist team, accompanied by living descendants, investigates the legends of these rebels and the people who fought against them using the full force of modern day science.
Come with Mike on a remarkable journey to uncover new evidence, deliver new insights and reveal some deeply inconvenient truths. Lawless – The Real Bushrangers will change how Australians see their folk heroes. And themselves.
The Human Body
The Human Body traces the extraordinary story of human life from birth to death, exploring at each stage the incredible physical workings of our bodies. This is a unique and enthralling account of the body's journey from the miracle of conception and the rude shock of birth, through the rapid and turbulent changes of adolescence, to the gentle deceleration of old age.
Hyde & Seek
When his best mate and partner is killed in a random attack, Detective Gary Hyde and his new partner Claire McKenzie discover an underbelly of murder and fraud that threatens national security.
Stupid, Stupid Man
Where the virus came from, no-one knew... from deepest space, bacterial warfare or some nation's scientific experiments gone horrifically wrong? All the Adults are gone... All the teachers are gone... All peace and regular meals are gone... Just tribal instincts and war paint survive. If survival depends on not getting caught by the evil Locusts or rival cyber gang Demon Dogs or just finding your next meal... then the only option is to start your own Tribe.
Adam Hills in Gordon
Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight will have all the usual talk show trimmings – celebrity guests, great comedy and live music - with all the excitement and spontaneity you’d expect from one of the country’s best live comedians.In his 21 years as a stand-up comic Adam Hills has become renowned world-wide for his lightning wit, inclusive nature and penchant for ad-libbing with a crowd. His shows have a reputation for running off on audience-led tangents that result in unpredictable outcomes, often involving his Twitter followers in the joke. The everyday suddenly turns into comedy.
Around the World in
This is the animated version of the Jules Verne classsic . Englishman Phileas Fogg wished to marry his fiance' Belinda Maze, neice of aristocrat Lord Maze. Maze will not consent to the marriage unless Fogg proves himself worthy of Belinda's hand. The challenge: Go around the world in 80 days(which was impossible to do in 1872). Lord Maze also wagers 25,000 pounds Fogg will not succeed. Fogg accepts the challenge and the bet.To make sure he wins the bet; Maze hired the detective Mr. Fix to sabotage Fogg's task. With his friend Jean Passepartout; the duo set out on their journey with Fix following right along. Each episode Fogg and Passepartout attempts to reach their goal(and teaches the audience about the destination they are at this week), including stopping Mr. Fix's devious plans before the allotted time.
River Cottage Austra
My Kitchen Rules
The show sees ten teams of two, each representing the states of Australia or New Zealand, competing against each other to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one night, complete with theme and table decorations. The teams then move on to the 'My Kitchen Rules' kitchen where they compete in tasks and challenges. Hosted and judged by celebrity chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.
60 Minutes Australia
60 Minutes is a popular Australian current affairs program based on the U.S. version of the same name.Featuring many noted Australian journalists over the years, the current presenters include Liam Bartlett, Tara Brown, Liz Hayes and Peter Overton.
Australian Crime Sto
Daniel McCallum returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his formidable mother in her real estate business.
All The Rivers Run
English girl Philadelphia Gordon (Sigrid Thornton) life is turned upside down when she is shipwrecked and orphaned off the coast of Victoria in 1890.She spends most of her life around Echuca, on the Murray River, and invests some of her inheritance in a paddle wheeled riverboat. Her life is forever changed when she meets frontier paddleboat captain Brenton Edwards (John Waters), a cavalier river-man.It is the beginning for Philadelphia of a remarkable 10 years in her life. Her investment in the riverboat is, without her knowing it, the first step towards a turbulent marriage to a riverboat man and, indeed, to the boats who ply their great trade along the mighty, unpredictable and perilous river.
The Lost Islands
The New Inventors
Hosted by radio broadcaster and comedian James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors will, each Wednesday night, present the new millennium's answer to the Hills Hoist, the wine cask, the ute and the bionic ear - building up to the grand final extravaganza in November.Be spellbound by the latest contemporary creations from the new generation of inventors, innovators and designers beavering away in their studios, sheds, laboratories and kitchens.Take a peep at tomorrow’s objects of desire as The New Inventors showcases products from the emerging artists of the future.Celebrate the art of invention and design in 2007 as each week three inventors pitch their prototypes to a panel of Australia's leading architects, designers, engineers, scientists and new media specialists, who will evaluate the idea on the merits of its originality, design qualities, manufacturing potential, pricing, marketability, safety and the critical 'need' factor.The New Inventors will also feature segments on treasures from the past - products, ideas and designs - embraced, and sometimes discarded, by the Australian public.Each episode will also have short segments from the creative world of design and invention - from international news and trade secrets, to the unsung heroes of design and innovation. We'll also be delving into our secret love of objects to find the coveted things people just cannot live without.Viewers will be able to nominate their favourite invention throughout the series - culminating in the season finale 'people's choice'.
BORDER SECURITY: Australia's Front Line is a fascinating insight into the daily workings of the thousands of officers who dedicate their lives to protecting Australia's border.With unprecedented access to all areas of national security we patrol the front line with the men and woman of Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Biosecurity.No more than now has Australia's border been at such risk and Border Security is there capturing all the real-life drama at Australia's busiest airports, sea ports, cargo facilities, mail centres, and on operations in the community.
Australian Pirate Pa
The crew of Australian warship HMAS Toowoomba is on patrol in the troubled waters of the Persian Gulf. Follow 193 Australian men and women of the Royal Australian Navy Warship as they join a US-led task force to combat smuggling and piracy.
Taylor Fry is an imaginative, over-the-top 11 year old girl with crazy ideas of how to live through her normal daily life. Constantly embarrassed by her family, particularly because of her parents' ownership of an underwear shop, Taylor dreams of a more exciting and peaceful life, away from the humiliation she must face day to day.
From ChaserCorp: CNNNN is a news and current affairs channel owned and operated by ChaserCorp. It was founded by ChaserCorp CEO David Stewart in 1983 to counteract liberal bias in the media and remains the cornerstone of a television network that now contains over 40 different channels, spans 294 countries and reaches a potential cumulative audience of 100 billion people per week
The Crocodile Hunter
The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series that was hosted by Steve Irwin and his wife Terri. The show became a popular franchise due to its unconventional approach and Irwin's approach to wildlife. It spawned a number of separate projects, including the feature film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and two television spinoffs: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and Croc Files. The series has been presented on Animal Planet and has been in international syndication on networks worldwide.
Crime Investigation Australia is a CI production that revisits landmark Australian crimes that shocked the nation and remain forever embedded in its history.Hosted by respected journalist, Steve Liebmann, CIA uncovers the true stories behind these cases through chilling re-enactments and access to the key detectives, family members and witnesses involved.
Based on the books by Australian comedienne and broadcaster Wendy Harmer, Pearlie is a park fairy appointed by Fairy HQ to manage Jubilee Park, a magical oasis in the centre of a bustling big city. With her chill right hand elf Jasper and the outback fairy Opal at her side, Pearlie sets her plans in motion to keep the residents of the park safe, happy and productive. Meanwhile her resentful cousin Saphira, with her infatuated bat assistant Ludwig in tow, does all she can to disrupt Pearlie's plans and discredit her in the eyes of Fairy HQ and the rest of fairyland.
They drive the biggest trucks on earth along the toughest roads and loneliest highways in the world.They are Australia’s Outback Truckers, men and women in monster rigs, on marathon runs, through some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet.Out here only one thing matters, getting there and back alive!
Get ready for action, drama and plenty of tears and laughter when the hugely successful realty-renovation competition The Block.Hosted by Scott Cam, The Block introduces four couples who are taking on one of the toughest but potentially most rewarding challenges they will ever face. The couples will move into four identical and near-derelict apartments in the same building, with little more than the clothes they are wearing.
Tractor Monkeys is a comedy quiz show that has mined ABC TV's wonderful wonderful, eye opening and at times disturbing material to create a romp through recent fads, trends and social phenomena. With a bunch of some of Australia's best comedians along for the ride, Tractor Monkeys will see surprise appearances, bizarre objects being sprung on unsuspecting team members and moments of planned or random chaos.In the driver's seat Merrick Watts is joined by team captains Dave O'Neil and Monty Dimond. The teams will comprise the cream of Australia's comedic talent including Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott, Frank Woodley and Kate Langbroek to name a few. It's a chance for them to reminisce about growing up in Australia, share their teenage secrets, laugh at how much we have changed or cringe at how much we haven't. It's a fine line between sweet nostalgia and blatant ridicule!