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Australian Story
ABC (AU),

1997

| Family, News

The series looks at many different stories and people to a show a picture of many different cultures and aspects affecting Australia.


Media Watch

Since 1989, Media Watch has been a forum for analysis and comment on Australian media. Manipulation, plagiarism, conflicts of interest and abuse of power are just some of the issues dealt with on the weekly program. Journalists, editors, producers, camera operators and photographers are under the spotlight as Media Watch continues to expose corrupt reporting in newspapers and magazines as well as on radio, TV and the internet.


Back in Very Small Business
ABC (AU),

2018

| Comedy
Rating: 4/5

Don Angel, a trumped-up small businessman seeks validation through his small business kingdom, but finds unexpected solace from his odd squad of employees.


Dream Gardens

From the first spade hitting the ground to the incredible end result, Dream Gardens captures some of the most imaginative and challenging garden designs coming to life. This is a series that celebrates the great gardens of today, the best of Australian design and the spaces from which viewers can take inspiration.


Catalyst
ABC (AU),

2008

| Discovery/Science, Educational, News
Rating: 3/5

A TV show 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.


Employable Me
ABC (AU),

2018

| Reality

Employable Me follows people with neuro diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome as they search for meaningful employment.This uplifting, warm and insightful series draws on experts to uncover people's hidden skills and to match job seekers to roles that can harness their strengths. The series follows nine warm, funny and generously open participants as their job searches unfold. Each story is told from the characters own perspective and follows their determination. Neuro - psych testing by experts identifies their skills, reveals some astounding cognitive brilliance and helps deliver some truly surprising job outcomes. We all deserve a role in society. That's what this show is about: striving to belong and play your part. The series looks beyond first impressions to reveal there's always more than meets the eye.


The Chaser's Election Desk

A long election campaign needs a long desk. The Chaser offers a desk long enough to cover this year's explosive marathon with truly explosive explosiveness. The longest desk. The most explosive desk. The Chaser's Election Desk.


Bed of Roses
ABC (AU),

2008

| Drama

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.


At Home Alone Together
ABC (AU),

2020

| Variety
Rating: 5/5

It's the survival series we all need right now: a lifestyle show for a world in which nobody has a life. A comedic take on the lifestyle magazine genre, At Home Alone Together will gather Australia's best comedians and revered actors to give audiences advice on how they can live their best life in the time of COVID-19. Hosted by beloved 'national treasure' Ray Martin, each half-hour episode will feature regular contributors, including comedians Anne Edmonds, Ryan Shelton, Becky Lucas, Christiaan Van Vuuren and Adele Vuko, who will share their knowledge, inspirations and advice on how to achieve self-improvement during the corona crisis, covering a range of topics, including D.I.Y, wellness, parenting and personal finances. Each week they'll be joined by a variety of Australia's funniest comedians and favourite actors who will assist them by providing handy hints, clever hacks and entrepreneurial know-how to help everyday Australians optimise their time in isolation. At Home Alone Together will show us how the Coronavirus isn't just a pandemic - it's an opportunity.


Australian of the Year

Aired as We Can Be Heroes in Australia, this six-part mockumentary, following the in and outs of the lives of selected nominees for the annually granted Australian of the Year title. Former sketch comedy actor Chris Lilley plays all the nominees.