ABC TV - Programs and Schedules

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Week commencing 9 May 2021

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Sunday 9 May
7:30pm Spicks And Specks: Christie Whelan Browne, Nath Valvo, Scott Darlow & Danielle Walker
8:30pm Wakefield
9:30pm Smother Series Premiere
10:15pm Top Of The Lake: China Girl: Who’s Your Daddy Rpt
11:15pm Keeping Faith Rpt

Monday 10 May
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change the World Series Final
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Old People’s Home For 4 Year Olds Rpt

Tuesday 11 May
7:30pm Budget 2021: The Treasurer’s Speech
8:00pm Budget 2021: ABC News Special with Leigh Sales
9:00pm Budget 2021: Reaction and Analysis with David Speers
10:00pm The Business: Budget Special
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 12 May
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
9:30pm QI: Roaming
10:00pm The Set: Hiatus Kaiyote and Emma Donovan Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Four Corners Rpt
11:55pm Media Watch Rpt

Thursday 13 May
7:30pm Budget 2021: Opposition Reply
8:00pm 7.30
8:30pm Q+A Budget Special from Canberra
9:35pm Singapore’s Secret Forests
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Employable Me Australia

Friday 14 May
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Vera: Darkwater Rpt
10:00pm Doc Martin Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
11:50pm You Can’t Ask That Rpt

Saturday 15 May
7:30pm The Durrells Season 2 Premiere
8:20pm Sanditon Series Premiere
9:20pm Wakefield Rpt
10:15pm The Split Rpt
11:20pm Dark Money Rpt

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Smother

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From Sunday 9 May at 9:30pm

On the rugged coast of County Clare, Val Ahern’s husband is found dead at the foot of a cliff the morning after a family party. The matriarch starts to dig into the family’s secrets to find out who might be responsible.

BBC Studios and RTÉ production. Premiered in March on RTÉ One

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Week commencing 16 May 2021

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Sunday 16 May
7:30pm Spicks And Specks: Mo’Ju, Michala Banas, Eddie Perfect & Nazeem Hussain
8:30pm Wakefield
9:30pm Smother
10:20pm Top Of The Lake: China Girl: The Battle of the Mothers Rpt
11:15pm Glitch Rpt

Monday 17 May
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Lucy The Human Chimp
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Tea with the Dames Rpt

Tuesday 18 May
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Manu Feildel
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum Season 2 Premiere
9:30pm Louis Theroux: Mothers On The Edge
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 19 May
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Season Final
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That Amputees
9:30pm QI: R Animals
10:00pm The Set: Lime Cordiale and Miiesha Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Four Corners
11:50pm Media Watch Rpt

Thursday 20 May
8:00pm Back Roads: Rupanyup and Minyip, Vic
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm A Life in Ten Pictures Series Premiere
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Employable Me Australia Rpt

Friday 21 May
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Vera: Blind Spot Rpt
10:00pm Doc Martin Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
11:50pm You Can’t Ask That Rpt

Saturday 22 May
7:30pm The Durrells
8:20pm Sanditon
9:20pm Wakefield Rpt
10:20pm The Split Rpt
11:20pm Dark Money Rpt

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Finding The Archibald

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From Tuesday 15 June at 8.30pm

Rachel Griffiths paints a portrait of a changing Australia in Finding The Archibald

Art lover and actor Rachel Griffiths is going on a cultural and reflective romp through Australia’s most coveted and controversial arts prize this June in the three-part part series Finding The Archibald . Starting Tuesday 15 June at 8.30pm on ABC and ABC iview, Rachel takes a deep dive into the 100-year history of the Archibald Prize.

Finding The Archibald also follows Natalie Wilson from the Art Gallery of NSW on her pursuit to curate an ambitious exhibition that celebrates 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award, the Archibald Prize.

Rachel’s journey into Archibald history becomes a personal mission, as she attempts to find one portrait that encapsulates the changing face of Australia over the last century. Along the way Rachel catches up with Archibald artists such as Ben Quilty, Natasha Bieniek, Vincent Namatjira, Abdul Abdullah, Wendy Sharpe and Vincent Fantauzzo and subjects including Asher Keddie, Wendy Whiteley, Deng Adut, John Howard and Penelope Seidler.

Travelling across the country on an elaborate treasure hunt, Rachel immerses herself in a face-fest and cultural reflection of our nation throughout the past century. How have our social values changed over the years? Who were our ‘heroes’ then and who are they now? Who decides who is worthy of being immortalised and why? How does the Archibald reflect the changes in who we are? Can Rachel find ONE portrait that not only encapsulates this changing face of our nation, but that will stand the test of time for another 100 years?

Rachel Griffiths said: “It’s been a thrill to collaborate with Mint Pictures on Finding The Archibald because I’m a huge art enthusiast and have been surrounded by art all my life – my mum was an artist and I’m married to an artist. And so being asked to look at thousands of portraits was a pleasure, although being challenged to single out just ‘one’ was a confronting mission.

But for me it’s really all been about the journey; plunging through a century of fascinating and revealing Australian stories as reflected through our annual face-fest. And while it’s a wonderful series about art, at its core it’s really a series about us, our identity and our image of ourselves. I hope it provokes discussion and debate.”

Natalie Wilson, curator of Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, said the exhibition honours the artists who have made the Archibald Prize the most sought-after accolade in Australian art today.

“Archie 100 is the result of many years of research into more than 6000 works shown in the Archibald to date, and a national public appeal for help to locate lost portraits. The exhibition features a selection of works that uncover fascinating changes in society and enable people to experience how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over the course of a century.”

First awarded in 1921, the Archibald Prize was established following a bequest from former Art Gallery of NSW trustee and co-founder of The Bulletin magazine, JF Archibald (1856-1919), whose aim was to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. The open competition, which is judged by the trustees of the Gallery, has been awarded annually (with two exceptions: 1964 and 1980) to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.

Today the Archibald Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious arts prizes, and the annual exhibition draws tens of thousands of patrons to the Art Gallery of NSW each year.

Week commencing 23 May 2021

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Sunday 23 May
7:30pm Spicks And Specks
Adam, Myf and Alan are joined by Alex Lahey, Quan Yeomans, Claire Hooper and Anne Edmonds
8:30pm Wakefield
9:30pm Smother
10:20pm Unforgotten Rpt
11:10pm Glitch Rpt

Monday 24 May
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Baby Surgeons Series Premiere
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Tuesday 25 May
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Li Cunxin
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum
9:30pm Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic Rpt
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 26 May
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Season 13 Premiere
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9:00pm You Can’t Ask That Families of Missing Persons
9:30pm QI: R Rogue Season Final
10:00pm The Set: You Am I and Fanny Lumsden Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Four Corners
11:50pm Media Watch Rpt

Thursday 27 May
8:00pm Back Roads: Strahan, Tas Season 7 Final
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm A Life in Ten Pictures
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Employable Me Australia Rpt

Friday 28 May
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Vera: Cuckoo Rpt
10:00pm Doc Martin Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Rpt
11:50pm You Can’t Ask That Rpt

Saturday 29 May
7:30pm The Durrells
8:20pm Sanditon
9:20pm Wakefield Rpt
10:20pm MotherFatherSon Rpt
11:20pm Dark Money Rpt

Week commencing 30 May 2021

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Sunday 30 May
7:30pm Spicks And Specks Guests: Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Kate McCartney, Isaiah Firebrace & Peter Helliar
8:30pm Wakefield
9:25pm Smother
10:15pm Unforgotten Rpt
11:05pm Glitch Rpt

Monday 31 May
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Baby Surgeons
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Tuesday 1 June
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Missy Higgins
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum
9:30pm Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic
10:30pm China Tonight Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:30pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 2 June
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That Lesbians
9:30pm QI: Random
10:00pm The Set Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Four Corners
11:55pm Media Watch Rpt

Thursday 3 June
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent Season Premiere
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm A Life in Ten Pictures
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Barrenjoey Road Rpt

Friday 4 June
7:30pm Gardening Australia Winter Special
8:30pm Vera: Cold River Rpt
10:00pm Doc Martin Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Rpt
11:50pm You Can’t Ask That Rpt

Saturday 5 June
7:30pm The Durrells
8:20pm Sanditon
9:20pm Wakefield Rpt
10:20pm MotherFatherSon Rpt
11:20pm Dark Money Rpt

Baby Surgeons

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From Monday 24 May at 9.35pm

Pioneering surgeons perform extraordinary operations on babies who are still inside the womb, saving lives before they are born.

True stories of pregnancy and childbirth through the eyes of the women and the medical teams who treat them, including the doctors who perform intricate and extraordinary operations on babies who are still inside the womb.

A 2021 Channel 4 4 series

Australia Talks

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From Monday 21 June at 8.00pm

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The ABC will be bringing you stories about some of those “seismic” shifts across our digital platforms, radio and television programs over the next four weeks, and inviting audiences to join the conversation.

Annabel Crabb and Nazeem Hussain will be wrapping up Australia Talks in our televised special on Monday, June 21 at 8pm on ABC TV and iview , taking you through all the tidbits we’ve found along the way.

“The thing about the Australia Talks dataset that makes it so fascinating isn’t really about the individual questions. It’s about the way you can slice and dice the data and see it move,” Crabb says.

"The way different genders and states and age groups and ethnic groups move differently across different questions. That’s what I love picking through.

“It’s such a powerful reminder that an individuals we are a collection of attributes, not just one.”

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Starstruck

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From Wednesday 23 June at 9:00pm

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Starstruck will premiere on ABC iview on Wednesday 23 June at 9pm AEST with all episodes available to binge. The series will also be broadcast on ABC TV on Wednesdays at 9pm AEST from Wednesday 23 June.

Following its successful series debut in the UK last month, Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Rose Matafeo’s ( Baby Done, Taskmaster, Squinters ) new romcom Starstruck will premiere on ABC iview with all episodes available to binge from Wednesday 23 June at 9pm . The six-part series follows the endearing antics of Jessie (Rose Matafeo) as she navigates the complications that arise after having a one-night stand with a celebrity.

Co-written by Rose and Alice Snedden ( Funny Girls, Bad News ), Jessie is a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs. Following a drunken New Year’s Eve hook-up, she finds herself navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers that her random hook-up is actually the famous film star Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel; Four Weddings and a Funeral, Hulu; Indian Summers ).

What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realise they can’t keep away from each other. Jessie’s world couldn’t be further from Tom’s, working multiple jobs to afford her overpriced flat she shares with her best friend, Kate (Emma Sidi; Pls Like , King Gary ). Despite her doubts and his fame, their connection brings them together to try to navigate a possible relationship under less than ordinary circumstances.

The British press have raved about Starstruck following its debut last month –

“Starstruck… looks set to become the next cultural phenomenon.”

Kelly-Anne Taylor, Radio Times

“What sets Starstruck apart as a romcom is Matafeo’s sharp, believable writing… that underlines Matafeo’s status as an assured comic voice of her generation.”

★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle

“a promising new comedy from writer and comedian Rose Matafeo and it’s definitely the best new sitcom this year.”

David Stephenson, Sunday Express

Production details: 6 x 30 minutes. Directed by Karen Maine (SXSW Award-winning Yes God Yes ). Executive Producers are Rose Matafeo, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner and Rob Aslett. Series Producer is Toby Welch. An Avalon TV Production.

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Week commencing 6 June 2021

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Sunday 6 June
7:40pm Spicks And Specks Guests: Luke McGregor, Kate McLennan, Kate Ceberano & Mitch Tambo
8:30pm Wakefield Season Final
9:25pm Smother
10:20pm Unforgotten Rpt
11:05pm Glitch Rpt

Monday 7 June
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm Baby Surgeons
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:05pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Tuesday 8 June
8:00pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Michael Kirby
8:30pm Love On The Spectrum (Double episode) Season Final
10:30pm China Tonight Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:30pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 9 June
8:00pm Hard Quiz Rpt
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm You Can’t Ask That Chinese Australians
9:35pm QI: Rock ‘n’ Roll
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Season 22 Premiere
10:45pm The Set Rpt
11:20pm ABC Late News
11:50pm Four Corners

Thursday 10 June
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm A Life in Ten Pictures
10:35pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Barrenjoey Road Rpt

Friday 11 June
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Vera: The Seagull Rpt
10:00pm Doc Martin Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL Rpt
11:50pm You Can’t Ask That Rpt

Saturday 12 June
7:30pm The Durrells
8:20pm Sanditon
9:10pm Wakefield Rpt
10:05pm MotherFatherSon Rpt
11:05pm Delicious Rpt
11:50pm rage Guest Programmer

A somewhat odd programming decision for a show which has been rating well (better than The Weakest Link did this week anyway) for ABC-TV, no?

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Dream Gardens - Season 3

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From Friday 2 July at 8pm

Dream Gardens hosted by Michael McCoy, one of Australia’s leading landscape designers, is back in a stunning new series.

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Dream Gardens will air on Fridays at 8pm (from July 2). Does this mean that Gardening Australia will be having a break? Or airing a shortened 30 minute show at 7.30pm?

It’s on a break. At 7.30 from 2 July is Movin’ to the Country

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Fridays seem to have become the ‘new Saturday’ recently for the ABC

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From Courtney’s FB:

:rotating_light::tv: Exciting announcement! :tv::rotating_light:
She’s the new host of ABC’s One Plus One starting June 28th in the new prime time slot Monday nights at 8pm!

One Plus One, ABC’s in-depth interview show, returns Monday 28th June at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview for a special primetime series, hosted by drag artist, singer and cultural provocateur Courtney Act.

Courtney says “It’s not often I get the chance to be the person actually asking the questions and so this was a wonderful opportunity to feed my curious nature and delve into the lives and stories of these really captivating people”

Over five episodes, Courtney will flex her interview prowess to shine a spotlight on some of Australia’s young gamechangers, who are striving to make a difference not only in their own lives but who also entertain, educate, and positively inspire others around the world.

They include, Lisa Origliasso singer songwriter and half of the hugely successful pop duo The Veronicas; writer, singer/songwriter Mitch Tambo; comedian, Youtube sensation and mental health ambassador Nat’s What I Reckon; South Sudanese Australian model Aweng Chuol and social entrepreneur and Food Frontier founder Thomas King.

Courtney’s guests open-up to her about their lived experiences, beliefs and challenges that have help shape their thinking and direction in life. In their own way, each guest illustrates the complex nature of the world as Courtney explores both their achievements and failures with empathy, admiration and a sense of fun.

Production Credits: An ABC NEWS Production. Supervising Producer Jamie Cummins. Executive Producer Annie White.

Just incase anyone was wondering why there’s a double-episode finale of Love On The Spectrum next week - from the ABC’s Documentary Manager/Commissioning Editor/Filmmaker:

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