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ABC TV schedule amendment for Tuesday 29 December

In memory of iconic Australian musician and songwriter Stevie Wright, ABC will replay the 2-part documentary Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts on Tuesday December 29 and Wednesday December 30 at 9pm.
Regarded as Australia’s first international pop star, Stevie Wright was lead singer of '60s Sydney-based rock-and-roll band The Easybeats.

Blood + Thunder: The Sound of Alberts is the story of Bogan Motown. The family-owned label Alberts was Australia’s hit-factory who ruled the charts and gave us our own soundtrack: the sound of rebellion and good times, suburban young Australia at full-bore. The Easybeats, John Paul Young, Stevie Wright, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC – these were the Alberts artists who sang us our song and cracked the cultural cringe.

Blood + Thunder is a tale of two families and the music they made. The Alberts – an elegant, well-to-do dynasty. And The Youngs – an unruly clan of 10-pound migrants from the tough suburbs of Glasgow. They were from different planets. But through music they locked together in a blood pact – fiercely determined to produce an Australian sound that would conquer the world.

My OCD is overtime here, can we change to ABC instead of Abc please… :smiley:

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Quirk of the software, Mark. I thought I’d fixed the setting in the backend but the title did not want to change! I’ve added a bit onto it to get it sorted.


OCD overwork!

The guys at work laugh at me and send through emails with spelling errors and grammar issues and they know it does my head in. Pricks!


##Week commencing 3 January 2016

Sunday 3 January 2016
5:00pm Series Premiere Time Scanners: Jerusalem

7:40pm Grand Designs: York
8:30pm Vera
10:00pm Premiere Hockney

Monday 4 January 2016
8:00pm Back Roads: Derby
8:30pm New Tricks: Romans Ruined
9:30pm Series Premiere Exile

Tuesday 5 January 2016
8:00pm Kangaroo Dundee
8:30pm Restoration Man: RAF Bunker
9:20pm Series Premiere Inside Men

Wednesday 6 January 2016
8:00pm New Series Would I Lie To You?
8:30pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Death & Hysteria
9:30pm The Musketeers: A Rebellious Women

Thursday 7 January 2016
8:00pm QI: History
8:30pm New Tricks: In Vino Veritas
9:30pm The 2015 Pub Quiz

Friday 8 January 2016
8:00pm A Taste Of Landline
8:30pm DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream

Saturday 9 January 2016
7:30pm Our Zoo
8:30pm Mystery Road

##Week commencing 10 January 2016

Sunday, 10 January 2016
7:40pm Grand Designs: Tiverton
8:30pm Vera: The Crow Trap
10:00pm Premiere Documentary 20 Feet From Stardom

Monday, 11 January 2016
8:00pm Back Roads: Queenstown
8:30pm New Tricks: The English Defence
9:30pm Exile

Tuesday, 12 January 2016
8:00pm Kangaroo Dundee
8:30pm Restoration Man: Foxholes Farm
9:20pm Inside Men

Wednesday, 13 January 2016
8:00pm Would I Lie To You?
8:30pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Death At The Grand
9:30pm The Musketeers: The Challenge

Thursday, 14 January 2016
8:00pm QI: Injustice And Inequality
8:30pm New Tricks: Breadcrumbs
9:30pm Series Documentary Death Or Liberty

Friday, 15 January 2016
8:00pm A Taste Of Landline
8:30pm DCI Banks: Innocent Graves

Saturday, 16 January 2016
7:30pm Our Zoo
8:30pm Agatha Raisin: The Quiche Of Death

Jack Irish promo shown a few times during NYE coverage tonight so I guess that’s the first Aussie drama to screen this year.

###Week commencing 17 January 2016

Sunday 17 January 2016
7:40pm Grand Designs: Monmouthshire
8:30pm Vera
10:00pm Premiere Documentary The Last Impresario

Monday 18 January 2016
8:00pm Back Roads: Clarence River Final
8:30pm New Tricks: The Queen’s Speech Final
9:30pm Exile Final

Tuesday 19 January 2016
8:00pm Kangaroo Dundee
8:30pm Restoration Man: Braxted School
9:20pm Inside Men

Wednesday 20 January 2016
8:00pm Would I Lie To You?
8:30pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Game, Set & Murder
9:30pm The Musketeers: Knight Takes Queen

Thursday 21 January 2016
8:00pm QI Rpt
8:30pm New Series Sherlock: The Empty Hearse

10:00pm The Agony Of God

Friday 22 January 2016
8:00pm A Taste Of Landline
8:30pm Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery Rpt

Saturday 23 January 2016
7:30pm Our Zoo
8:30pm Foyle’s War: High Castle Rpt
10:00pm Premiere Movie The Trip To Italy

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Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery Season 4

Wednesday 3 February at 8:00pm

The series launches with the recently retired Kerry O’Brien.

More info on series 4

“ABC Main Channel”



ABC News 24

ABC Corporation

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The forum software does not like names like tiles that are all caps (I think it regards that as SHOUTING) and we end up with Abc.

Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You

From Tuesday 2 February at 8:30pm

This three-part series from the BBC, Michael Mosley tells the story of how we are made. With privileged access to the first beats of a human heart, this series uses groundbreaking imagery to capture all the drama of human development.

100 trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. The person you are was decided before you were even born. The way you smile, the environments you thrive in, the colour of your eyes – from the moment you’re conceived to the moment you’re born, each critical event in the womb can change your life forever.

In episode one, Michael Mosley tells the story of our first eight weeks – the most perilous time in the womb.

Episode two, Against the Odds, tells the story of our middle weeks in the womb – when we become an individual.

In the last part of the series, Episode three – The Final Push charts the final months of life in the womb.

A BBC production with PBS.

###ABC celebrates David Bowie

ABC will pay tribute to the amazing life and career of David Bowie with a week of special programming, across multiple platforms.

ABC iview
From today, the Arts Channel on ABC iview will host classic Bowie interviews and footage sourced from the vast ABC archives. Visit

Double J
Double J presents A Tribute to David Bowie
Tuesday, January 12 on Double J
After playing 14 hours of non-stop Bowie, Double J will continue to commemorate the life of one of music’s most creative forces. From 11am Myf Warhurst celebrates the music of Bowie. Expect three hours of the best of Bowie playlist with archives, special live chats and listener’s Bowie stories. Then, from 2pm (and again at 2pm Wednesday) Double J will play Bowie’s brand new album Blackstar in full. Listen at

David Bowie: Five Years In The Making Of An Icon
Screens Wednesday, January 13 at 9.15pm on ABC2
This documentary provides unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, including previously unseen footage. This is the definitive portrait of one of rock’s most influential stars.

Extras: David Bowie
Screens Thursday, January 14 at 9pm on ABC2
David Bowie guest stars in the hit Ricky Gervais comedy, Extras. Andy (Ricky Gervais) has realised that fame is not all it is cracked up to be, when his sitcom receives terrible reviews. The public, however, give him encouragement. He’s recognised by a homeless man and his “biggest fan” in a pub. But when Andy and his friends head to a classy bar, he discovers that even David Bowie wants to mock him, in the form of a song - “the little fat man who sold his soul”.

Screens Friday, January 15 from 10.55pm to 5am on ABC
With over four decades of music, through his iconic music videos Rage celebrates the sights and sounds of what made David Bowie great. Visit

Catalyst - New Series

2016 series return Tuesday 2 February at 8:00pm

Episode 1 - Battery powered homes

There’s a power revolution heading for our homes – a device that allows you to take power into your own hands. Its batteries, home batteries, and they’ve been called the holy grail of renewables – the key to the transition away from fossil fuels. Within five years, over a million Australian homes are expected to have one. So what do you need to know about this disruptive technology – a technology that offers every home the potential for 24 hour renewable power? In this Catalyst special, Dr Jonica Newby gives us the A to Z of home batteries – how they work, why you will want one, how they will change the way we consume electricity, and what they mean for the future of the nation’s and the world’s power generation. Australia is at the vanguard of this revolution - we will be one of the first countries in the world to experience the transition to the battery powered home

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