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#587

Not sure. Yesterday they played the last episode of season 9. They usually cycle between seasons 8-10. I don’t see how it could have caused damage given the original is so much better.


#588

Apparently this will be part of ABC’s coverage of Ausmusic Month


#589

Confirmed by Myf - so exciting!


#590

Spicks and Specks reuniting to celebrate ABC’s Ausmusic Month

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Hands on buzzers, it’s time to play Spicks and Specks! ABC is thrilled to announce that Australia’s favourite music quiz show is coming back for a one off, one night, hour special. Kicking off ABC’s Ausmusic Month in November, Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst and Alan Brough are gearing up to celebrate Australian music as only they know how; with returning old favourite games, some new surprises, and of course plenty of laughs.

Our team captains will be joined by award-winning rapper Adam Briggs, singer, songwriter Ricki-Lee Coulter and comedians Frank Woodley and Denise Scott. Dropping in on the night will be a fantastic line-up of Australia’s music greats, both past and present. They’ll all play along, put their music knowledge to the test, share their anecdotes and perform live.

With our favourite comedians also joining in, the Spicks and Specks Reunion Special promises to be an unforgettable night of music and madness.

The Spicks and Specks Reunion Special will screen as part of ABC’s annual Ausmusic Month in November. For the month of November, ABC celebrates and embraces Australian music across all its platforms with special initiatives, live performances and programming, highlighting and paying tribute to the diverse, depth and variety of Australian music. Stay tuned for more Ausmusic Month highlights.

Production Credits: Spicks and Specks is an ABC TV Production. Executive Producers Nicholas Hayden and Anthony Watt.


#591

Line of Duty - Season 4

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From Friday 5 October at 9:15pm

Thandie Newton (Westworld, Crash) stars as DCI Roz Huntley, AC-12’s most devious opponent yet, in the new season of Jed Mercurio’s critically-acclaimed police corruption drama.

In a career-defining case, Roz is under intense pressure from her superiors to apprehend a serial murderer after months of fruitless investigation. When another young woman is abducted, Roz is on the scene to track down and charge a 24-year-old man. But doubts around the young man’s guilt lead the chief forensic investigator to AC-12.

Is Roz ignoring forensic evidence that might prove the young man’s innocence? AC-12’s Supt Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) places DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) undercover inside Roz’s team to dig deeper into the case. With DS Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) piling on pressure from the outside, Roz is forced to act decisively. A mother of two and wife to Nick (Lee Ingleby), Roz will do anything to stop her life from unravelling. As suspicions mount and the case becomes ever more complex, AC-12 themselves come under threat.

Written and created by Jed Mercurio. Directed by Jed Mercurio. Produced by Cáit Collins. Executive Producers: Jed Mercurio, Simon Heath and Stephen Wright.


#592

EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane

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From Tuesday 25 September at 8:30pm

Murder. Secrets. Lies. A missing baby. Her mother behind bars. Award-winning journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna in her most gripping investigation yet.

In this ground-breaking three-part television event, EXPOSED: The Case of Keli Lane, Caro Meldrum-Hanna investigates one of Australia’s most notorious crimes: the disappearance of two-day old Tegan Lane and the conviction of her mother Keli Lane of her murder. Will Keli finally break her silence? What happened to baby Tegan?

In December 2010, Keli Lane was found guilty of murdering her newborn daughter Tegan, whose body has never been found. During the entirely circumstantial case, the prosecution argued Keli killed Tegan because having a child would interfere with her goal to play water polo for Australia at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Over the years Keli has steadfastly maintained her innocence, sticking to her story that after concealing her pregnancy from everybody, she had given Tegan to the baby’s father - a man named Andrew Norris, who has never been found. Now, 22 years after Tegan vanished, Keli has asked Caro to investigate her story.

Assisted by investigative journalist Elise Worthington, Caro sets out to test Keli’s claims and explore the mystery of Tegan’s disappearance.

What dark secrets is Keli keeping? Is Tegan dead - or could she be alive? Was Keli’s trial a miscarriage of justice?

Caro and Elise revisit key people in Keli’s life and track down new witnesses, revealing new information and material that has never been found. As the journalists piece together the puzzle of Keli Lane’s life, a different picture of her begins to emerge.

As the series hurtles towards its suspenseful conclusion and the baffling nature of the case and its many players intensifies, Caro becomes a character in her own search for the truth.


#593

Tick F***ing Tock

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From Tuesday 2 October 9.30pm

The Doug Anthony Allstars were comedy superstars, until Tim Ferguson unexpectedly pulled the plug, breaking the hearts of Paul McDermott and Richard Fidler. Years later they discovered Tim had Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and put aside their differences to re-unite and live the glory days again.

This two-part series, Tick F***ing Tock, chronicles the story of the bad boys of Australian comedy - for the first time they confront how Tim’s MS has impacted on their friendships at each step to international stardom.

The Allstars began as buskers in the mid-1980s and were soon the toast of the Adelaide comedy festival. Finding it hard to break into the local Australian comedy scene, they easily found success in the UK: sell-out shows at the Edinburgh comedy festivals, weekly appearances on all the TV channels, and regular tours to packed theatres.

But in 1994 Tim called it quits and the group broke up. Paul and Richard were devastated, with the Allstars on the verge of true international success.

Since his late teens Tim had experienced random symptoms – crossed eyes, tingling, numbness– that were finally diagnosed as MS a year after the Allstars ended. He was 32.

In 2003 the Allstars re-united to perform at a benefit concert – still Richard and Paul had no idea about Tim’s MS. They eventually found out - 12 years after the group broke up.

In the second episode, the Allstars reform as the cripple (Tim Ferguson now in a wheelchair), the superstar (Paul McDermott) and the pensioner (Paul Livingston who replaced Richard). And once again, they quickly find success.


#594

Week commencing 16 September


Sunday 16 September
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s India Rpt Season Final
8:30pm Rake: Greene v Diaries
9:25pm Vera: Castles In The Air
10:55pm Indian Summers
the upcoming inquest.
11:45pm rage

Monday 17 September
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:30pm Getting Frank Gehry

Tuesday 18 September
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Catalyst Season Final
9:30pm David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies: Rivals
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:10pm Q&A

Wednesday 19 September
8:00pm Hard Quiz Series Return
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Season Premiere
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business
9:30pm Black Comedy New Series
10:00pm Bucket
10:30pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:15pm Four Corners

Thursday 20 September
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Yellingbo Artists’ House
at Yellingbo, Victoria.
8:50pm Loch Ness
9:40pm QI: Making A Meal
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
11:00pm Hitting Home With Sarah Ferguson

Friday 21 September
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Father Brown: The Labyrinth Of The Minotaur
9:20pm TBA
10:05pm QI: Menagerie
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:55pm Planet America

Saturday 22 September
7:30pm The Split Season Final
8:30pm Apple Tree Yard Series Premiere
9:25pm Rake: Greene v Diaries
10:20pm The Last Post: Precious Cargo
11:25pm rage Guest Programmer


#595

Week commencing 23 September


Sunday 23 September
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
8:30pm Rake: Greene v The Unflushables
9:40pm TBA
10:40pm Apple Tree Yard
11:35pm Indian Summers

Monday 24 September
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business
11:30pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Atlanta, GA

Tuesday 25 September
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent Season Final
8:30pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane Series Premiere
9:30pm David Attenborough’s Conquest Of The Skies: Triumph Season Final
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:10pm Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

Wednesday 26 September
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business
9:30pm Black Comedy
10:00pm Bucket
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:15pm Four Corners

Thursday 27 September
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Battery Point Glass House
8:50pm Loch Ness
9:40pm QI: Medieval And Macabre
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
11:00pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane

Friday 28 September
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Father Brown: The Eve Of St John
9:15pm TBA
9:50pm QI: Monster Mash
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:40pm Planet America

Saturday 29 September
7:30pm TBA
8:30pm Apple Tree Yard
9:25pm Rake: Greene v The Unflushables
10:25pm The Last Post: The Bigger Picture
11:25pm rage Guest Programmer


#596

Week commencing 30 September


Sunday 30 September
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
8:30pm Rake: Greene v Mid-Winter
9:30pm TBA
11:00pm Apple Tree Yard
11:55pm Indian Summers

Monday 1 October
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Professor Green: Suicide And Me

Tuesday 2 October
8:00pm Ask The Doctor: Sugar Season Premiere
8:30pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane
9:30pm Tick F***ing Tock Season Premiere
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 3 October
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business
9:30pm Black Comedy
10:00pm Bucket
10:25pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:15pm Four Corners

Thursday 4 October
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Steels Creek Earth Home
8:50pm Loch Ness Season Final
9:40pm QI: Monster Mash
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane
11:55pm Loch Ness

Friday 5 October
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Father Brown: The Chedworth Cyclone
9:15pm Line Of Duty Season Premiere
10:15pm ABC Late News
10:45pm The Business
11:05pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:35pm Planet America

Saturday 6 October
7:30pm TBA
8:30pm Apple Tree Yard
9:25pm Rake: Greene v Mid-winter
10:25pm Thirteen
11:25pm rage Guest Programmer

:clock2: 2:00am Daylight Saving starts in NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT and SA.


#597

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure

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23 September at 7:40pm

“I’m embarking on a 7000-mile journey following the route of the legendary Silk Road, that throughout history helped spread all manner of foods, inventions and cultures across Asia and Europe…my most adventurous and exotic journey yet.” Joanna Lumley.

This epic new four-part series is Joanna Lumley’s grandest and most challenging journey so far, a breath-taking odyssey from Venice to the Chinese border along the veins of the ancient Silk Road.

A perilous network of paths, the Silk Road shaped the modern world, bringing silk, printing, spices, gunpowder, and many other things to the West. Joanna’s adventure will see her travel through a breath-taking array of fabulous landscapes as she crosses continents, deserts, mountains and steppes, boldly following in the footsteps of the merchants, conquerors, kings and pilgrims who once lived and died along this route.


#598

Week commencing 7 October


Sunday 7 October
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
8:30pm Rake: Greene v The Reckoning Final
9:30pm TBA
10:50pm Line Of Duty
11:50pm Apple Tree Yard

Monday 8 October
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Professor Green: Suicide And Me

Tuesday 9 October
8:00pm Ask The Doctor: Sugar
8:30pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane Final
9:30pm Tick F***ing Tock Final
10:30pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 10 October
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business: Family Trust
9:30pm Black Comedy
10:00pm Superwog Rpt
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:20pm Four Corners

Thursday 11 October
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Mansfield Indoor/Outdoor House
8:50pm TBA
9:20pm Wentworth Season 2 Premiere
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Exposed: The Case Of Keli Lane
11:55pm Felicity’s Mental Mission

Friday 12 October
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Father Brown: The Hand Of Lucia
9:15pm Line Of Duty
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:35pm Planet America

Saturday 13 October
7:30pm TBA
8:30pm Apple Tree Yard Final
9:25pm Rake: Greene v The Reckoning
10:25pm Thirteen
11:25pm Wentworth


#599

Week commencing 14 October


Sunday 14 October
7:40pm Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure Final
8:30pm Pine Gap Series Premiere
10:20pm Vera: On Harbour Street
11:50pm Line Of Duty

Monday 15 October
6:00pm Doctor Who

8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:25pm Golf: PGA TOUR Highlights: Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia

Tuesday 16 October
8:00pm Ask The Doctor: Alcohol Risks
8:30pm Fighting Spirit: Wheeling Diggers’ Invictus Games Dream
9:30pm David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals Rpt
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 17 October
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business
9:30pm Black Comedy
10:00pm Superwog Rpt
10:30pm TBA
11:10pm ABC Late News
11:40pm The Business

Thursday 18 October
8:00pm TBA
8:50pm Without Limits Season Premiere
9:30pm Wentworth: Whatever It Takes
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Tick F***ing Tock

Friday 19 October
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Father Brown: The Eagle And The Daw
9:15pm Line Of Duty
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:35pm Planet America

Saturday 20 October
7:30pm Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Opening Ceremony
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9:00pm Pine Gap
10:50pm Thirteen
11:50pm rage Guest Programmer


#600

New late music show The Set premieres on ABC on Wednesday October 31 at 9.30pm, hosted by Triple J’s Linda Marigliano and Dylan Alcott.


#601

Barrenjoey Road

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From Tuesday 30 October 8:30pm

Soon after Trudie Adams disappeared, young women begin to come forward and report being taken from Barrenjoey Road and raped. The investigators’ search for the truth leads them from Trudie’s ex-boyfriend to a pack of wild young men and one very dangerous criminal.


#602

Victoria - Season 2

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From Saturday 3 November at 7:30pm

Series Two (8 eps) sees the impulsive young queen face the very modern challenge of balancing a growing family with her husband and her work - all while being the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth. As Victoria’s (Jenna Coleman) reign continues into the 1840s, her kingdom is witness to extraordinary events.

Constitutional crises and scandalous romances blossoming at court; the rise of the Chartist movement; the devastating Irish Potato Famine; and perilous diplomatic relations that see Victoria travelling to France to try her hand at foreign policy.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Tom Hughes) brave each trial on the world stage while also confronting profound personal changes. Facing down loss and betrayal against a dizzying backdrop
of their expanding family, royal duties and an adventure to Scotland, they must renegotiate the balance of power in their passionate marriage if they are to thrive as the world’s most influential partnership.


#603

Russel Howcroft will present a CJZ documentary on advertising legends Alan Morris and Allan Johnston, also known as MoJo.


#604

Week commencing 21 October


Sunday 21 October

5:00pm Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Sunday - Saturday.
Each night Amanda Shalala and Niav Owens will present a one-hour wrap up with highlights of the day’s competition.

7:40pm Invictus Games Today
A lively half hour entertainment program hosted by Chris Bath with Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann, Dylan Alcott and Damien Thomlinson, plus some current Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors and some surprise familiar faces.
8:30pm Pine Gap
9:30pm Vera: Protected Rpt
11:00pm Line Of Duty Rpt

Monday 22 October
6:00pm Doctor Who

8:00pm Invictus Games Today
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Q&A
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business
11:30pm TBA

Tuesday 23 October
8:00pm Invictus Games Today
8:30pm Catalyst: Bionic Revolution
9:30pm David Attenborough’s Rise Of Animals: Dawn Of The Mammals Final
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business
11:20pm Q&A

Wednesday 24 October
8:00pm Invictus Games Today
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Back In Very Small Business: FreeDon Of Speech Final
9:35pm Black Comedy Final
10:00pm Superwog
10:25pm TBA
11:10pm ABC Late News
11:35pm The Business

Thursday 25 October
8:00pm Invictus Games Today
8:30pm Without Limits Final
9:30pm Wentworth: Boys In The Yard
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:05pm Tick F***ing Tock

Friday 26 October
8:00pm Invictus Games Today Final
8:30pm Father Brown: The Smallest Of Things Rpt
9:20pm Line Of Duty
10:20pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business
11:10pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
11:40pm Planet America

Saturday 27 October
7:30pm Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Closing Ceremony
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9:00pm Pine Gap
10:00pm Thirteen
11:00pm Wentworth: Boys In The Yard
11:45pm rage Guest Programmer

Note: ABC has not indicated any variation across markets.


#605

Why does the ABC schedule it for the odd time of 7.40pm even though it is not showing any 50-minute long shows from overseas?


#606

ABC News Sunday is 40 minutes.