ABC TV - Programs and Schedules

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.

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.

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

ABC News Sunday is 40 minutes.

And why does the ABC describe the Sunday edition of Invictus Games Today as a “lively half hour” when it is 50 mins.

I highly recommend the ABC special Tick Fucking Tock if you are a fan of the Doug Anthony Allstars. Just caught part one on iView and was blown away by the emotional roller coaster ride. Was pissing myself laughing throughout most of it but was in tears by the end as Tim explained why the group broke up at the height of their success. Looking forward to part two next Tuesday.

It was extended to 40 minutes to cater for those 50 minute shows thus the 8.30pm programs can start on time. For special events like Invictus Games and one hour programs, the news should be cut back to 30 minutes.

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Spicks And Specks Reunion Special

Sunday 4 November 7.40pm

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.

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Week commencing 28 October


Sunday 28 October
7:40pm Kevin McCloud’s Top 10
Kevin McCloud joins Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison at historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, with a cup of tea and an old-fashioned slide slow to reminisce about the design features of a selection of homes.
8:35pm Pine Gap
9:35pm Vera: The Deer Hunters
11:05pm Blood + Thunder: The Sound Of The Alberts

Monday 29 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
11:30pm TBA

Tuesday 30 October
8:00pm Ask The Doctor: Stress Relief
8:30pm Barrenjoey Road Series Premiere
9:30pm Australia’s Lost Impressionist
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business
11:15pm Q&A

Wednesday 31 October
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL
9:00pm Tomorrow Tonight Series Premiere
9:30pm The Set Series Premiere
10:00pm Superwog: The Formal
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business
11:15pm Four Corners

Thursday 1 November
8:00pm Grand Designs Australia: Hampton Timber House
8:50pm TBA
9:20pm Wentworth: Danger Within
10:10pm ABC Late News
10:40pm The Business
10:55pm Australia’s Lost Impressionist
11:55pm rage 30: Stories From The Red Couch

Friday 2 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia: Gardener Of The Year Special
8:30pm Father Brown: The Crimson Feather Rpt
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 3 November
7:30pm Victoria Season 2 Premiere
9:20pm Pine Gap
10:20pm Thirteen Rpt Final
11:15pm The Full Set

Don’t Stop the Music

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From Sunday 11 November at 7:40pm

What happens when you give young disadvantaged kids access to a state of the art music program? The results will excite, shock, and surprise as lives are transformed through the power of music.

I thought it was to replace the local 7:30 editions to provide an opportunity for longer form state based reports in the news, although it’s normally a national package that makes it to air now.

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And to also make up for the axing of Stateline.

Adam Hills the Last Leg has returned in the UK, is ABC not showing it anymore or has it moved to ABC Comedy?