Grand Designs House of the Year (2019) - Series 5
From Sunday 17 January at 7:40pm
Kevin McCloud embarks on a nationwide journey to examine some of the most contemporary and cutting-edge homes in the running for the 2019 Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year. Each week, Kevin reveals which houses the RIBA judges have selected to shortlist, and, in the final program, announce the winner of this prestigious prize.
Australian of the Year Awards 2021
Monday 25 January at 7:30pm
ABC proudly presents the Australian of the Year Awards on Monday, January 25, live from Canberra’s National Arboretum from 7.30pm AEDT on ABC TV, ABC iview, ABC NEWS channel, ABC social and ABC Radio.
The Australian of the Year Awards celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding Australians throughout the last year. There are 32 people in contention for four prestigious award categories:
- Australian of the Year
- Senior Australian of the Year
- Young Australian of the Year
- Australia’s Local Hero
The evening’s celebrations will be hosted by Hamish Macdonald and Susie Youssef with the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison presenting the four category awards as they are announced, culminating in the announcement of the Australian of the Year 2021.
The event will include performances by Christine Anu.
ABC Canberra’s Dan Bourchier will broadcast live on ABC Radio from 7.00pm-10.00pm AEDT, bringing you the behind-the-scenes colour of the event.
On January 26, at 8.30am local time in each state and territory, the first feature length interview (30 minutes) with the recipient of the Australian of the Year will air on ABC Radio local stations.
Designing A Legacy
Tuesday 2 February at 8:30pm
“Architecture isn’t about buildings at all, it’s about people.” – Paddy Dorney, son of architect Esmond Dorney.
“I believe that architecture has a spirit that can elevate us all, and that what we build, ultimately builds us. That is ‘Designing a Legacy’.” Tim Ross
Comedian, architecture enthusiast and design nerd Tim Ross takes us across Australia to meet the families whose lives have been shaped by the exceptional designs of their homes.
In this one-hour documentary, Tim explores how the architecture of our homes has the ability to affect more than those who grow up in those four walls - when we build with consideration and conviction.
Travelling from Queensland to Tasmania and stopping at inventive homes both unusual and surprising, Tim reveals their hidden stories to discover how what we design plays an important part in forging our national identity.
With stories of love, scandal, hope and care - this isn’t your typical show about buildings and architecture. It is a love letter to the people who devote themselves to making amazing homes, and what happens when they have to move on.
Designing A Legacy features iconic modernist masterpieces designed by legendary Australian architects including Robin Boyd, Esmond Dorney, Gabriel Poole, John Andrews, Chancellor & Patrick, Ken Woolley and more.
Production credits: Executive Producers, Tim Ross & Andrew Garrick. Writer/Host, Tim Ross. Writer/Director, Andrew Garrick. ABC Executive Producer, Factual, Ben Commens.
Death in Paradise - Season 9
From Saturday 6 February at 7:30pm
Detective Inspector Jack Mooney may have settled into life on the glorious Caribbean island of Saint Marie, but the murders keep coming. From an apparent serial killer on the loose on New Year’s Eve to an artist found poisoned in her studio, the cases are more baffling than ever. And an unexpected romantic encounter prompts some soul-searching for Jack.
With the news that Jack is leaving, the team are in need of a new DI, who arrives in the form of one Detective Inspector Neville Parker from Manchester. Which is lucky, because Neville’s a brilliant puzzle-solving detective with an incomparable knowledge and intellect. The only problem is, Neville is allergic to anything and everything and refuses to live outside his comfort zone. Which means the Caribbean is basically a living nightmare for him. He can see how Saint Marie is wonderful for those who love it, but it really doesn’t agree with him. For DI Neville Parker at least, paradise it is not…
Neville can’t complain for long though: he has some puzzling murders to solve. From a survival expert stabbed on a remote island to a woman killed behind two locked doors, Neville has his work cut out from the get-go. As do the rest of the team, as they try to make sense of their new boss…
Call the Midwife - Season 9
From Saturday 6 February at 8:30pm
The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fuelled by love, loss, and
January 1965. As the nation mourns the death of Winston Churchill, tower blocks multiply, and a new East End rises from the ashes of the old. Society becomes more prosperous, but more complex.
The Nonnatus House team of medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases come back to haunt them. Alongside the joy and optimism of birth, they must cope with cases including diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula. As well as getting to grips with the real-world events unfolding around them – from serious political developments to the latest music, movies, and fashion. Meanwhile, the very future of Nonnatus House comes under threat.