The Amazing Race Aus
Based on the hugely popular franchise The Amazing Race, this reality competition follows the same format seen in various countries around the world.Teams of two compete against each other as they race around the globe in hopes of winning $250,000.
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.
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.
Minute to Win It
"Minute to Win It" is a new family-friendly competition series featuring 10 deceptively simple games that require savvy contestants to complete under pressure with a prize of $1 million awaiting the winner.Competitors will face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty. Each game has a 60-second time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the contestant can walk away with the money earned up to that point, but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win the $1 million.
Bump is an Australian web television drama series from Stan. It centres around Oly, an ambitious and high-achieving teenage girl who has a surprise baby and the complications that ensue for two families. The ten part series is set in and around a high school in inner west Sydney
Join host Aaron Pedersen as he takes audiences on a journey around Australia, exploring the country’s iconic wildlife, its unique landscapes and the great oceans that surround it.Across 15 episodes, Pedersen, a proud Arrenente and Arabana man, explores everything from orca pods and wombat kingdoms, to the epic seasons of Kakadu and the rugged beauty of Australia’s arid Red Centre, plus the vast aquatic wildernesses of the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Offering insights into the stories of the land and the animals that live there, rare footage is deftly woven together with the latest scientific research, shining a new light on Australia’s remarkable natural world.The series draws upon the ABC’s rich treasure trove of unique 16mm and 35mm archive footage, which has been digitally remastered, preserving the footage – some of which may never be captured again – so it can be enjoyed by audiences for generations.
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.
Regular Old Bogan
Australia’s answer to South Park – a knee-slapping, irreverent, satirical comedy with a big heart and even bigger balls – revolving around the adventures of a typical family from the outer suburbs.
Aunty Donna's Big Ol
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.
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.
Luke Warm Sex
What could be more awkward (or more entertaining) than Luke McGregor talking about sex? Oh wait...Luke McGregor trying to get better at sex. Yep way more awkward and seriously funnier.In this docu comedy series, Luke is going to get better at sex with a little help from sexperts, therapists, scientists, tantric practitioners and sexual empowerment coaches. The aim? Transforming him from lukewarm to red hot.
Bluey is an inexhaustible six year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures, developing her imagination as well as her mental, physical and emotional resilience.
Miriam Margolyes: Al
A 3-part observational documentary investigating a key cultural issue of our time -- Australia's changing sense of nationhood during a period of increasing globalisation and fractious identity politics -- through the deeply personal lens of Miriam Margolyes's own sense of becoming a new Australian.
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.
Better Homes and Gar
This series follows the trials and tribulations of Australians restoring buildings to their former glory.As host Sibella Court follows the restoration process, she showcases the amazing Aussie battlers working to restore these heritage buildings to give them a new life and create a new home for themselves.
Housos tells the not-so-epic stories of Shazza, Dazza, Franky and Kylie - four best mates from down on the block. Sure, they drink away their problems, they might even have frequent domestics but down on the block it's all for one and one for all.Follow the adventures of the residents of the Sunnyvale Housing Commission in every-town Australia. They battle cops and they scam Centerlink, they even have the occasional threesome and swingers party, but once your down with the crew in the hood then it's " Sunnyvale for life".
Follow the ups and downs of teenage life with 'Slide', the new locally produced comedy-drama on FOX8. Ed, Eva, Luke, Scarlett & Tammy are five teenagers living in Brisbane and experiencing all of life’s predictable ‘firsts’ in very unpredictable ways. These accidentally cool 17 year olds are tapped into the world of music, fashion, technology and anything shiny, and for these five, life is non-stop action!From impromptu parties to being caught with their pants down, these guys have the chaos of teenage life covered. Combining online, social media, music and on-air components 'Slide' will revolutionize the way we watch TV.
Set in 1985, the series will follow the exploits of a country bloke from outback Queensland. On the run from a troubled past, he blows into Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at an illegal casino. A classic fish out of water who is desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city’s illicit charms and dragged into a web of underground criminality.
This serial drama centres on the inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it. The Heights mines the frictions and commonalities between the upper and working classes in the melting pot of urban Australia. The series presents a medley of characters, cultures, classes and backgrounds from the 'tower' community, exploring their relationships, work lives and everyday challenges faced by its characters in an entertaining relationship drama series.
Power Games: The Pac
Power Games is about the making of Modern Australia through the eyes of competing media moguls.In the early 1960, ‘boy publisher’ Rupert Murdoch receives an invitation from Australia’s most prominent media family, the Packers, for tennis and cocktails. By the end of the day, Sir Frank Packer, joined by sons Kerry and Clyde, make sport of Murdoch and attempt to run the ‘boy publisher’ out of town. Little does anyone know the young man will one day be the most powerful media player in the world and he’s not about to go home.
Bed of Roses
Kerry Armstrong stars in this mini series as an unfortunate widow, whose husband dies in bed with another woman. Due to mismanagement of their money by the now dead hubby, Kerry (Louisa Atherton) and daughter Holly, wind up at the mercy and scorn of Louisa's mother. Mother and daughter take up residence in a dilapidated house on acreage, trying to make ends meet by taking any job on offer. Holly alienates herself from schoolmates, as she's seen better schools, having been at a private school in Melbourne.
My Life Is Murder
My Life is Murder follows the adventures of fearless private investigator Alexa Crowe, who solves the most baffling crimes as well as coping with the frustrations of everyday life.
At Home With Julia
This four-part comedy series takes viewers into the life of PM Julia Gillard and boyfriend Tim Mathieson, behind the closed doors of The Lodge.How do Julia and Tim find ‘couple time’ amid Independents crashing Date Night, Julia’s security detail constantly suspecting terrorist plots against her, and non-stop unsolicited advice from Paul Keating?
The show is recorded in front of a live audience. Each week the host, along with a recurring panel of four comedians, share brief video clips taken from television programmes, commercials, and infomercials from both Australian and international broadcasters that were broadcast during the past week. The panelists then make observations and jokes (usually of a satirical nature) about what they have seen
When a powerful amulet is broken on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Melbourne, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As they wreak havoc across the Vietnamese Australian community, reclaiming lost loves and repaying old grudges, a young woman who's never taken responsibility for who she could be, must finally step up and accept her destiny.
Married at First Sig
Married at First Sight, the extreme social experiment where four couples will meet for the very first time on their wedding day.Three top relationship experts are controlling this radical experiment involving eight Aussie singles, using a mix of neuroscience and psychology to try to create four perfect matches.Relationship psychologist John Aiken has interviewed single applicants across the nation and built a detailed personal profile for each one. Neuropsychotherapist Dr Trisha Stratford compiled the detailed neurological profiles. And psychologist Sabina Read met the applicants in their own environment to prepare to pair them with the most suitable partners.These four extremely brave and hopeful couples will face the most terrifying wedding imaginable – tying the knot with someone they have never laid eyes on. Those who make it through the wedding will move in together and live as man and wife for one month. But what happens when the honeymoon is over and real married life sets in?Married at First Sight follows this ground-breaking experiment as the couples marry, honeymoon, meet the in-laws and set up home, all the while getting to know one another more and more deeply, to see if the three matchmakers got it right.In the age of internet romance and speed dating this is a timely social experiment, and at the end of it all the couples must decide whether to call it quits or stay married … at first sight.
Daniel McCallum returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his formidable mother in her real estate business.
Please Marry My Boy
Please Marry My Boy is an Australian reality television series on the Seven Network hosted by Ada Nicodemou which screened from 30 January 2012.The premise of the show consists of a group of males speed dating a number of females. The males don't realise that their mother will choose their top three candidates. Then the girls move in with the mothers.
Shaun Micallef's On
Gold Logie award-winner Rove McManus hosts Rove Live, 9:30pm Tuesday on TEN. 31 years old and married (sorry ladies!), Rove's no longer the newest kid on the talk show block -- he's a seasoned professional, able to match wits with the best in the business. Regular segments on Rove Live include Two Minutes @ Your House, Roving with Rove, Flick Your Switch, My Charader, and the ever-popular What The...?. The show also makes creative use of its database of willing Live List members who volunteer to have their lives interrupted on air. And let's not forget a guest list comprising the biggest names Rove can lay his hands on, each and every week. 2004's lineup included such names as Antonio Banderas, Ben Stiller, Chris Isaak, Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, David Spade, Delta Goodrem, Drew Barrymore, Harry Connick Jr, Hugh Jackman, Janet Jackson, John Travolta, Justin Timberlake, Kylie Minogue, Linda Evangelista, Mary Kate Olsen, Nancy Cartwright, Renee Zellweger, Prince, Robbie Will
Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation’s most remote and inspiring communities that highlight rural Australia’s trademark grit, generosity, humour and innovation.Each week award-winning ABC journalist, Heather Ewart, who grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in Victoria, uncovers corners of Australia where misfortune has brought some to their knees, but imagination, faith and fun has lifted them back up.
Developed, produced, and post-produced entirely under strict COVID-safe guidelines, Retrograde follows the lives of a group of thirty-something friends as they drown their sorrows at a virtual bar in the time of COVID-19.
Devil's Dust is a thriller of David & Goliath proportions ripping the cloak of secrecy from a huge corporate scandal that exposes how asbestos multi - national company James Hardie oversaw a strategy that by ignoring the dangers of asbestos for decades was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people.
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.
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.
Small Time Gangster
Wickedly funny and totally addictive, SMALL TIME GANGSTER follows the journey of Tony Piccolo, an average Aussie bloke who works hard to support his wife and two kids. They think he’s a whizz at cleaning carpets – but Tony’s real profession, as a brutal standover man, takes ‘cleaning’ to a whole new level. When his two worlds collide, he’s going to need a damn sight more than cleaning fluid to clear up the mess.
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.
At Home Alone Togeth
The True Believers is a 1988 Australian mini series which looks at the history of the Australian Labor Party from the end of World War Two up to the Australian Labor Party split of 1955.It was co-written by Bob Ellis who focused on three characters "Chifley, the unlettered man of great dignity; Menzies, who used to stand for something but eventually stood only for Menzies; and Evatt, the grand idealist... It's almost like Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. It's a chunk of national history during Australia's great era of change after the war."
Julia Zemiro's Home
Tutankhamun with Dan
Whose Line Is It Any
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia is a fresh and fun take on the popular original series’ from the UK and the US with a fantastic mix of experienced and new improv performers. Expect the unexpected when the quick-witted cast tackle the various improv challenges thrown at them each week.(Fans of the US edition may find the complete lack of censorship surprising though!)
A captivating drama set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.
Filmed at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, showing the everyday workings of this major hospital in Sydney, Australia. Premiering in 1995, the program is based on the British series Jimmy's which was filmed at St James's University Hospital in Leeds.
Double the Fist
"Double the Fist" is a send-up of extreme sports and shows like "Jackass". Whereas the Jackass guys try to humiliate and hurt each other, the guys on "Double the Fist" (who call themselves "The Fist Team") do things that would obviously kill them. They manage to get around this by firstly ignoring the rules of death, and secondly by the use of camera tricks and cheap-and-nasty computer generated effects (which are themselves used for comic effect).Steve Foxx, the host, is the most extreme person on the planet, and the only person capable of rewarding people with The "Full Fist", which is the ultimate symbol of extremity. The pursuit of 'Fist', the main aim of the 'contestants' on the show, requires strength, power, knowledge, and most importantly, PAIN! The "Full Fist" will earn an individual the respect and admiration of their fellow peers in the extreme community.Rod Foxx, Steve's brother, considers himself the most extreme professional athlete on the planet, and believes that he can accomplish any physical task and act. Mephisto, a man who may or may not have been a security guard in the past (but he at least took a 3-day course) is a psychotic individual who hates everyone and won't let anyone or anything get in his way of earning 'Fist'. The Womp, an ex-wrestler who because of a childhood brain injury has a brain incapable of maturing, uses his high-pain-threshold to complete the tasks given to him.
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.
Mr & Mrs Murder
Charlie and Nicola Buchanan (Shaun Micallef and Kat Stewart) are crime scene cleaners. As they go about their work, they collect evidence and clues the police may have missed. Every now and then, they get carried away with helping solve the mysteries the police have trouble closing.
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.
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 Flying Doctors
Lambs of God
Three Catholic nuns, the last sisters of the Order of St. Agnes, live alone and forgotten in a rundown monastery on a remote island. When a young and ambitious priest appears, determined to sell the estate, the three women are caught up in a conflict between passion and their beliefs. An epic gothic drama about faith, love, and redemption.
Mastermind Australia is the long awaited return of the Mastermind franchise to Australian television after Huw Evans hosted the series over thirty-five years ago. With Jennifer Byrne as host (who I remember winning Celebrity Sale of the Century many years ago and is known for being a smart cookie) the programme - with its compliance with the general format of the show - couldn't fail. It was picked up in 2020 for a further series of 85 episodes. It's good value for SBS Australia, as it's 17 weeks of television produced relatively cheaply and with 100% Australian content (ignoring the licencing fee). It runs at Prime Time and leads into the SBS World News. The programme itself was devised in 1972 by Creator Bill Wright, drawing on his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II. For the nervous twitching, toe-tapping, butterflies-in-the-stomach contestants, these are possibly the four most terrifying words on television: “Your time starts now”. With iconic quiz show Mastermind back on Australian television, there’s no predicting who will shine, and who will crumble under the pressure of being in THAT black seat, under the spotlight, facing a rapid gunfire of questions from host Jennifer Byrne. Each of the 4 players will be tested in 2 rounds. The first is 2 minutes on their specialist subject, while the second is 90 seconds of general knowledge. At the end of the week on Friday the four episode winners from the week have to forego their specialist subjet and take on the Australiana round, and the usual General Knowledge section with one further contestant proceeding closer to a Grand Final. It doesn’t matter how well you know your special subject, or how good your general knowledge is, nerves can get the better of you. It’s called the “black chair syndrome”.
HELLO BIRDY is the 'Boofhead's Guide To Birdwatching', according to its star, the inimitable Australian actor William McInnes. In this six part series, William gets up close and personal with some of Australia's diverse birdlife like never before. Have you ever seen a birdwatcher in a malleefowl suit or a giant yellow codpiece? Or someone using the mythical rubber red-bellied black snake to scare off a brush turkey? Have you ever wondered what to say to a horny male emu while brandishing an artificial cloaca (bird's reproductive organ)? No, well, William doesn't have much idea either, and the results are hilarious!--Australia has an amazing variety of wildlife and in particular our bird species are like no other in the world.Our continent has an incredible diversity of ecosystems from the tropics in the north to the temperate regions in the south. Luckily we still have large tracts of wilderness. Conversely, there is a lot our country that has been developed and the land has been cleared for human habitation and use.Our land usage has resulted in extreme paradigms for Australia’s birds. In some instances humans have created perfect habitats for certain species. The introduction of grain crops and watering places for livestock has seen and explosion in some parrot species, to the point where they are classified as pests and have to be culled. In other instances the removal of native vegetation along coastal marsh areas has led to a decline in one parrot that is driving it to extinction, where now it is recognized as one of the rarest and most endangered species in the world.Hello Birdy takes the audience on a journey around Australia to meet our fantastic birds and also the people who are studying and looking after them. Whilst the series is fun and light, the over riding theme of the program is to draw out attention to the plight of our winged neighbours and where they sit in our landscape today.It is hoped that William McInnes’ fun-loving
The Hunting is about two high school teachers who discover students are sharing nude photos of their underage friends and peers, and the consequence this has on the teens and their families.
This account of the survivors of a shipwreck and their life on a Pacific island.The sailing ship Mary Jane is Australia-bound with a mixed company of free settlers, militia, convicts and crew when she goes down in a cyclone.
The Strip is the hub of the Gold Coast, inhabited by the bold and the beautiful, the rich and the desperate and all those simple battlers who have followed their own dreams of paradise. The lure of a wonderful wealthy lifestyle has brought those who have it, those that want it, and the criminals who will take it if they can.
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.
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.
Don't Blame Me
The show is set in Wallaby Park, an Australian wildlife park in the Ku-ring-gai National Park where the King family arrive from England to live with their Australian relatives after going bankrupt. Before they arrive they believe they have inherited a large cattle ranch, but on arrival are disappointed to meet a largely unprofitable, slightly run down wildlife park.
Created by 3 young people, an Australian radio station, Raw FM, provides a voice for a large and incredibly diverse group of teenagers often ignored by mainstream media. Raw FM not only offers them something totally different from anything they've ever heard on the airwaves before, but also the chance to participate. And Raw FM lives up to its name. It's loud, anarchic, energetic, spontaneous. It's totally raw. Or it is in the beginning Raw takes off so much that it starts to take over.It gets BIG. Can raw be the hottest thing on the radio dial while still being the coolest.
Are You Smarter Than
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is an Australian quiz show produced by Roving Enterprises that debuted on Network Ten on 26 September 2007. It is hosted by popular TV personality Rove McManus. Filming for the show commenced on 11 September 2007 at Global Television Studios in Forest Hill. McManus inspected the United States production of the show while in the United States of America hosting his show Rove. The children for the 2007 series were all students who were currently enrolled in grade five and were aged 10 or 11. They had to compete against many other fifth graders to win the roles. 5th Grader games are played by a single contestant, who attempts to answer ten questions. Content is taken from primary school textbooks, two from each grade level from first to fifth. Each correct answer increases the amount of money the player banks; a maximum cash prize of A$500,000 can be won. Along the way, the player can be assisted by a "classmate", one of five cast members, in answering the questions. Notably, upon getting an answer incorrect or deciding to end the game, the contestant must profess to the camera "My name is contestants name and I am not smarter than a fifth grader!"
You Can't Ask That
A new 10 episode series that asks groups of misunderstood, judged or stigmatised Australians the questions you've always wanted to know the answers to.The series plunges joyfully into the lives of short statured Australians, wheelchair users, the transgendered, Muslims, ex-prisoners, fat people, Indigenous, sex workers, the terminally ill and the polyamorous. It asks forthright and at times uncomfortable questions, which result in illuminating, moving and surprising answers.You Can't Ask That will screen on Wednesdays on ABC TV and iView.
Out There is an Australian comedy-drama series following the trials and tribulations of an American high school boy named Reilly who moves to Australia from Connecticut as his father flees the authorities. He stays with his aunt and uncle who are the owners of a nature reserve and veterinary clinic.
One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth. It's a miracle gift that some will kill to keep secret.
Erky and Perky, two buggy bugs, are living the sweet life in a downtown Hot Dog Stand. Crumbs, garbage, hot and cold running mold . . . it’s paradise. Until they are swept away in a take-out bag, that is. The two bickering bugs are forced to survive in this strange new land, spending their days on a quest to find the legendary Refrigerator and looking for a one-way ticket back home!
The Biggest Loser Au
The series involves contestants who are overweight to varying degrees participating in a contest to lose the most percentage of weight, with teams and contestants voting out each other. Unlike the American version, weight loss is measured in tenths of kilograms instead of pounds. Personal trainers Michelle Bridges, Shannan Ponton, Steve Willis and Tiffiny Hall are responsible for training the contestants and helping them to lose weight.
Beauty and the Geek
Based on the US reality series of the same name, Beauty and the Geek Australia pairs attractive women in dire need of improving their scholastic side with academic but socially-challenged men.The 'couples' all live in a house together with the aim of learning from their partners strengths and weaknesses. They compete in challenges throughout the competition, with the "beauties" tested on academic topics and the "geeks" on their social skills.As couples are eliminated based on their performances during the contest, one pair stand to win $100,000.
Animalia tells the story of two human children, Alex and his friend Zoe, who stumble into the magical library which transports them to the animal-inhabited world of Animalia. Strange events have undermined the Animalian civilisation, and Alex and Zoe join forces with their new friends G'Bubu the gorilla and Iggy the iguana to save Animalia. Based on the book by Graeme Base.
How to Stay Married
How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two-point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg and Em have been married for 14 years, but their relationship is lacking spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant.The series is a spin-off of an episode of the 2013 anthology comedy series It's a Date on the ABC.
John Safran vs God
In his most controversial project yet, John Safran sets out to find the guy upstairss... you know what I mean. Along the way, John test drives other religions like buddhism, racism, mormonism and takes revenge on his enemies, making it the best thirty minutes you'll ever spend.
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.
MasterChef The Profe
MasterChef: The Professionals will see 18 qualified chefs competing in the toughest cooking environment in Australia. In a stunning, purpose-built commercial kitchen in Melbourne, they’ll bake, blanche and broil their way towards a tasty trophy - an around-the-world trip working at globally-renowned restaurants and a cash prize. A fresh format promises an intensified viewing experience, but you’ll still get to enjoy some of your favourite guest chefs and challenges.
Thank God You're Her
Each episode involves four celebrities walking through a door into an unknown and interesting situation, greeted by the line "thank God you're here." Each must then improvise his or her way through the scene. In between each scene, clips are shown of "practice" sessions filmed before the show, where they do things like try to sell items they know nothing about, go through an interview, or commentate an event. After all have had a go, there is an "All-In Challenge" where they are all put in the same situation together. After that, a winner is announced and given a trophy and flowers.
On The Ropes
On the Ropes follows Iraqi-Australian Amirah Al Amir who has idolised her boxing world champion father Sami her entire life. Desperate to become an elite boxing trainer, Amirah must fight, not only the patriarchal boxing world but her own family, to achieve her dream.
From the Top End to tropical North Queensland, from Bondi to the Barossa, from Melbourne to the mighty Murray River... We’re on the hunt for Australia’s absolute best ‘Instant Hotel’!When you check into INSTANT HOTEL on Seven, get set to journey across Australia on a holiday like no other because there are no hotels and motels - only Aussies turning their homes into Instant Hotels.Tapping into the worldwide trend of homeowners renting out their homes as holiday accommodation, INSTANT HOTEL will see 10 teams of two competing for the title of Best Instant Hotel.
Sally Bollywood is a 12-year-old girl who, with the help of her neighbour and best friend Doowee, runs a detective agency called S.B.I. - "Sally Bollywood Investigations." Operating out of the Bollywoods' basement, Sally and Doowee make an ideal team. Thanks to Doowee's analytical brain and super gadgets, combined with Sally's detecting and Kalarypayatt skills, the S.B.I. can always solve even the toughest of mysteries! [http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/sally-bollywood/]
Homicide was Australia's first major drama series, and the most influential by any measure. Based around murder cases investigated by the Homicide squad at Melbourne's Russell Street police headquarters, Homicide single-handedly established a viable TV drama industry in Australia. Over 11 years and 510 episodes, Homicide acheived massive ratings (peaking at an incredible 54 at one point), made household names of its stars, spawned two sister series- Division 4 and Matlock Police- on rival networks, and still outlived them both! In the twenty-two years since it was last broadcast (in afternoon re-runs), the series has become renowned for its frequent car chases, slightly shonky 1970's fashions, and occasionally stilted dialogue. Some of Australia's best-known actors, writers, and directors got their start on Homicide, and without it- and the successors it generated- Australian drama would be very, very different.
A 10 part crime drama following the story of Andrew Fraser's rise from small time lawyer to successfully defending the most infamous criminals this country has ever seen, and then his ultimate downfall and imprisonment for five years in maximum security. His clients included Dennis Allen, Jimmy Krakouer, Alan Bond and those accused of the Walsh Street murders. At the top of his game, Fraser commanded a huge salary and lived the dream. But when his cocaine addiction spiralled into a thousand dollar-a-day habit, he lost everything and his life became intertwiined with villains, larrikins and soldiers of justice. He was disbarred, discredited, broken financially and his marriage was destroyed. Caged amongst serial killers and psychopaths, Fraser is forced to reflect on where it all went so wrong, and try to salvage his shattered reputation.
Hell's Kitchen (AU)
Good Guys, Bad Guys
This show turns around Elvis Maginnis, a former policeman from a criminal family, who now runs a dry-cleaning business. He lives between in a grey area between good and bad.The show is an off-beat crime drama hat relies heavily on humor, contemporary music and a touch of the bizarre.
A sketch comedy show by Blackfellas...For everyone. Featuring an ensemble cast of Indigenous writers and performers and many special guest cameo appearances as well. CAST: Jon Bell, Aaron Fa'aoso and Steven Oliver.
Ms Fisher's Modern M
In swinging 60’s Melbourne, gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine must prove herself brilliant enough to become a world class private detective in her own right.
All Together Now
Back in 1972, Bobby Rivers and his rock band Still Waters were at the top of the pop charts with "Easy Street", a catchy if not prophetic tune that defined an era of carefree living.Fast forward to 1990, caught in a time-warp – Bobby is wistfully reminiscent of a time when long hair, love beads, incense, peace and harmony were part of the zeitgeist. Discovering he is the father of 15 year-old twins Anna and Thomas, it’s hard to know who will have the hardest time adjusting to the new family and Bobby will need all the help he can get from long time friends Tracy Lawson, Wayne Lovett and Doug Stevens.
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.
Project Runway Austr
Following the success of its US counterpart, Aussie supermodel Kristy Hinze hosts reality TV show Project Runway Australia.Each week, aspiring fashion designers will compete against each other by creating garments based around specific challenges for the chance at launching their career in Australia.
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Mako: Island of Secr
Mako Mermaids centers on three mermaids, Sirena, Nixie, and Lyla, who are assigned with the task of protecting their magical Mako Island from trespassers, only to be thwarted by the arrival of a 16 year old land-dweller Zac – who forms a special connection with the island and is granted a blue fish-like tail and amazing marine powers. Threatened by his existence, the mermaid pod are forced to move away, abandoning Sirena, Nixie, and Lyla, who in a bid for survival must get legs, venture onto land, and take back Zac's powers or risk being outcasts forever.
The Glass House
"The Glass House" was an Australian comedy panel show hosted by Wil Anderson, Corinne Grant and Dave Hughes.Each week featured two guests from the world of comedy, music, journalism or sport.Together they took a satirical look at the week's events.
When ten-year-old Maudie, a freakishly gifted observer of human behaviour, forms an investigator agency with her classmates Ezra, Ava and Kyle, no school or neighbourhood crime is left unsolved.
Twelve-year-old identical twins Dru and Kal discover that the government is secretly tracking and manipulating Australia’s youth via electronic tracking devices. Together with a group of underground vigilante kids – The Unlisted – they must stop the evil authorities from creating an army of young soldiers who can be manipulated to serve the wealthiest citizens.
Diary of an Uber Dri
Diary of an Uber Drivers follows Uber driver Ben as he tries to figure out what he should be doing while helping others get where they're going. Ben tries to decipher what it means to be relevant against the ticking clock of impending fatherhood and in a relationship that seems like he's surplus to requirements. Ben has a revolving car door of human behaviour to trawl through for clues.
When Alex Irving, a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific event, Australia's embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson, sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So, when the Prime Minister's cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown.
Paper Giants: Magazi
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars is the story of the Golden Years of the glossies, of the 'battle' waged by Nene King (Mandy McElhinney) and Dulcie Boling (Rachel Griffiths) from the rival Packer and Murdoch empires to make their publication the number one seller in Australia.Both women were supremely talented. All stops were pulled out to sell their magazines. 'Camilla-gate', 'Squidgy-gate', the Fergie toe sucking photos - no story was off limits. The boundaries of journalism were stretched like never before.Filled with humour, tragedy and outrageous tactics, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars charts the rise of cheque-book journalism in Australia from 1987-97; the age of celebrity power and Princess Di; of the paparazzi and AIDS; of media moguls, and two remarkable women who helped make them.