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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Julia Zemiro's Home
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.
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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.
Todd Sampson's Body
Filmed around the world over a period of six months, Todd will take on some of the biggest challenges of his life as he embarks on an epic exploration, investigating some of the world’s most extraordinary people. He deconstructs and decodes how these incredible people live, what they do differently from the rest of us and how this impacts the human body.
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.
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.
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.
Ask The Doctor
Ask the Doctor is an innovative, fun, and exploratory factual series that addresses the state of the nation's health, the latest in medical treatments and the future of healthcare as we know it.
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.
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.
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.
Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend — tough roles to juggle in the modern age. They’re even harder when you’re a criminal for hire
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comedy Up Late
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'.
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
Paul Reynolds finds himself transported to a parallel world after a school prank with his best friend Alex goes wrong.He finds himself trapped in the land of the Spellbinders and finds a reluctant village girl named Riana to help him. Together they must all work together to defeat the power hungry Ashka.
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.
The Other Guy
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.
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.
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.
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
Water Rats is an Australian drama series which follows the lives of a group of policemen and women patrolling Sydney harbour.Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years of suicides, accidents and murders. That's the world of the WATER RATS, and elite bunch of 70 brave men and women guarding the harbour against all the elements that threaten to foul the blue waters. With the breathtaking actions stunts, thrilling races against time, chases across both waves and wharves, intrigue mystery, triumphs, heartbreak, love, lust and laughter.
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!
Wham Bam Thank You M
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.
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.
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
Talkin' 'Bout Your G
Hosted by Shaun Micallef, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation is an hour-long quiz show testing the popular culture knowledge of teams from three different cultural generations. The generation team captains are Amanda Keller (Baby Boomers), Charlie Pickering (Generation X) and Josh Thomas (Generation Y).
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.
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
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.
Lowdown shines a torch on the life of a man whose job it is to feed the public's insatiable appetite for celebrity gossip.Adam plays Alex Burchill, the author of the Lowdown column which appears in the once great but now ailing tabloid newspaper – the Sunday Sun. Each week Alex interviews celebrities for his column, and each week at least one of those celebrities ruins his week. Sometimes the celebrity gets drunk and punches Alex out. Sometimes the celebrity gets him arrested. Usually the celebrity sleeps with his girlfriend, Rita. It may not sound like much of a life, but it invariably leads to great copy and the readers love it. In fact, it's the only thing standing between the Sunday Sun and oblivion.
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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.
The Incredible Journ
In 1788, Mary Bryant, a starving young Cornwall girl, is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay. When Mary initiates an escape, she embarks on an arduous four thousand-mile journey toward freedom in a tragic and triumphant story that would make her one of history's most fascinating and courageous unsung heroines.
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.
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.
Better Homes and Gar
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.
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Brides of Christ
Set in the 1960s, Brides of Christ tells the story of a group of nuns in a fictitious inner city convent school in Sydney during a time of radical upheaval in society and in the Catholic Church. In the era of Vietnam and the Rolling Stones, established disciplines and rites are questioned in a collision between an ancient institution and the modern world. The series shows nuns as highly spirited questioning women, with sexual feelings and very human failings.
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.
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How Not to Behave
Out of the Blue
Set in Sydney beach suburb of Manly, New South Wales, Out of the Blue is a drama about a group of thirty-year-old friends returning home for a high school reunion, which is brought to an end when someone is murdered. An investigation follows as the group attempts to discover which one of them was the killer.
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.
Peter Allen: Not the
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.
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.
Stubborn but brilliant Detective Grace Gibbs is obsessed with avenging the murder of her junior officer.Charlie Fung, a new trainee detective blames his supervising officer Grace for the death of his best friend.Mani is a young Iranian medical student who is part of a crowded share house of international students. He is an off-the-books worker at an inner-city convenience store, run by greedy owners, . When a violet fugitive holds up the convenience store, Grace and Charlie are called in to investigate, setting off chain of events with devastating consequences.
Sex, thrills and more than a little danger are involved in this new mystery drama series set in a busy medical-legal centre in Melbourne.Starring some of Australia's best-known actors, the series delves into the secret lives of the professionals who work at Canal Road, as well as the clients who seek their help.At the heart of it all is talented psychiatrist Spence McKay (Paul Leyden), who's determined to find out the truth behind the tragic deaths of his wife and young son. Will he ever get to the bottom of what happened? We'll have to wait and see. And in the meantime, Spence won't be the only member of the Canal Road staff whose life will take a shocking detour!
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.
INXS : Never Tear Us
NEVER TELL US APART tells the uncensored story of Australias most successful band, INXS. This big, brash and colourful TV drama will chart the rise of six Sydney boys who became the biggest band in the world. A story of mateship, a story of success and excess, talent and sheer bloody will, set to a pulsating soundtrack including all of INXSs greatest hits
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!
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.
Me and My Monsters
Live-action comedy series which follows the lives of the Carlson family. Nick, Kate and their children Eddie and Angela have recently relocated from Australia to a smart townhouse in the UK. It has everything they could wish for in a new home; original features, plenty of rooms and a fabulous kitchen. Even more incredibly it was on the market at a knock-down price. Some might say it was a giveaway. So what's the catch? Well... there are monsters in the basement! But they're not the kind of monsters that people should be afraid of. Fiend, Haggis and Norman might look a bit odd; they might cause mess and mayhem; they might have questionable personal hygiene issues - but the reality is they just want to be loved and become part of the family. For Angela, they're the worst house guests a teenage girl could have. For Kate, they're another three kids to juggle with her working life. For highly strung Nick they are a constant source of chaos and stress. But for Eddie, they're the best friends a 10-year-old boy could have.