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Upcoming programming from BBC’s Panorama for Thursdays at 8pm.

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George Floyd: A Killing That Shook the World

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Thursday November 4 8:00pm

Thousands of people joined marches against racism after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Clive Myrie asks if this event could change race relations in America.

Spying on the Scammers

Thursday November 11 8:00pm

The BBC’s Panorama program goes inside a criminal call centre to reveal how scammers cheat their victims.

Computer scams con hundreds of thousands of people in the UK every year. Many are run from criminal call centres in India. Using hacked CCTV footage from inside one call centre, Panorama finds out how scams operate, tracks down the victims and goes in search of the man behind the crime.

Exposing the Illegal Organ Trade

A shocking investigation into one of the world’s most brutal trades – the illegal buying and selling of human organs.

The Human Revolution

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From ** Tuesday 30 November at 9.30pm

When the human branch sprung from the tree of life, it gave rise to many different species of humans.

In ‘RISE’, the first episode of The Human Revolution, we trace the human story back through deep time to discover who our ancient cousins really were, and what they can tell us about our own story.

From mere fragments left behind in the fossil record, the story of human evolution is being challenged and rewritten as new technologies tease out greater and greater information about our past. A series of ground breaking discoveries revolutionise our understanding of the human story and reveal branches of our family tree that we never knew existed.

Production credits: The Human Revolution is a Wildbear Entertainment production.

Week commencing 14 November

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Sunday 14 November
7:40pm Death In Paradise: Murder on the Honore Express Rpt
8:40pm Total Control
9:40pm Noughts And Crosses
10:35pm Stateless: Run Sofie Run Rpt
11:25pm Talking Heads: A Chip In The Sugar Rpt

Monday 15 November
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Universe With Brian Cox Series Premiere
9:25pm Media Watch
9:40pm The Detectives Season Final
10:40pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business Rpt
11:10pm Going Country Rpt

Tuesday 16 November
8:05pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Lisa Wilkinson Rpt
8:30pm Mystify Michael Hutchence Rpt
9:30pm Final Rendezvous Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 17 November
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Gruen
9:10pm Preppers
9:40pm Back Rpt
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt TBC
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Universe with Brian Cox Rpt

Thursday 18 November
8:00pm Exposing The Illegal Organ Trade
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm Doctor Who Rpt
10:20pm You Can’t Ask That: Indigenous Rpt
10:40pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Business Rpt
11:15pm Pilgrimage: Road to Santiago Rpt

Friday 19 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Annika Season Final
9:20pm The Accident Rpt
9:20pm Tea with the Dames Rpt
10:40pm Talking Heads: The Outside Dog Rpt
11:15pm ABC Late News
11:30pm The Vaccine Rpt

Saturday 20 November
7:30pm Grantchester Season Final
8:20pm Ridley Road
9:15pm Total Control Rpt
10:15pm Call The Midwife
11:15pm Father Brown: The Darkest Noon
12:00am rage Guest Programmer

Spectacular locations for the artists performing again. Wow at some of these places!

The first episode was hosted by Andy Lee. Is he going for some sort of record of hosting/appearing on shows on every network. :wink:

The Cube on 10, The 100 on 9, The Front Bar on 7 and The Sound on the ABC. Now if he can just do something on SBS by the end if the year, he will do a clean sweep. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Sydney’s Mardi Gras comes home to the ABC

The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade will be broadcast on ABC Radio and ABC Television from next year in a three-year deal announced today.

The ABC has also been given broadcast rights to WorldPride, to be held in Sydney in February and March 2023.

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson said he was delighted the ABC would once again be host broadcaster of the Parade. “This is a homecoming for Mardi Gras. The ABC was the first broadcaster to televise Sydney Mardi Gras in 1994. We’ve waited 28 years for it to return and from 2022 onwards, we will provide coverage of Mardi Gras that only the ABC can, without commercial interests.”

The ABC has been given both the television and radio rights to the event until 2024, with triple j named as the host radio broadcaster.

“It is important that wherever you are in Australia, you have the opportunity to take part in this significant cultural event and can celebrate the diversity that exists in Australian communities,” Mr Anderson said. “For us to be able to reflect Australia’s LGBTQI+ community to themselves and to the whole country is incredibly important.”

ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose said: “Who else but the ABC can do justice to Mardi Gras? The decision to first broadcast the Parade in 1994 paved the way for other media to cover the event and since then the ABC has been proud of its support of the LGBTQI+ community in Australia.

“We are the natural home for Mardi Gras, no-one else can take this event to so many Australians in so many places and in so many ways.”

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras CEO, Albert Kruger, said: “We’re thrilled to have the ABC join us as our broadcast partner for the next three years. Our national broadcaster has been a longtime champion of LGBTQI+ communities, and we are proud to partner with such an icon of the Australian media landscape whose values and ethics align with our own. We look forward to working alongside their talented and committed team to amplify the diverse voices of our LGBTQI+ communities, as well as share our stories with the rest of the country.”

The CEO of WorldPride, Kate Wickett, said: “When WorldPride comes to the Asia-Pacific in 2023, Australia’s national broadcaster is the ideal broadcasting partner to amplify our LGBTQI+ culture and community. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, with Sydney WorldPride is coming home to where it belongs. I would like to thank and acknowledge ABC Chair Ita Buttrose for her unwavering support and advocacy for our LGBTQI+ communities throughout the decades, in particular for taking a leading role as a national voice of health messaging during the AIDS crisis.”

The Mardi Gras Parade will be broadcast on the ABC’s Main Channel, ABC iview and on ABC Australia on Saturday 5 March 2022 starting at 7.30pm live from the Sydney Cricket Ground. The ABC will also feature LGBTQI+ content on triple j, ABC iview, ABC Radio Sydney and local radio around the country and on ABCQueer.

The ABC has long-championed on-air representation of the LGBTQI+ community in Australia. In June 2020, the corporation released its Five-Year Plan reaffirming its commitment to LGBTQI+ Australians as part of its diversity strategy, including people from diverse cultural, geographical and Indigenous backgrounds, and people with disability.

In 2020 The ABC launched its first LGBTQI+ Instagram channel ABCQueer for young, queer Australians and earlier this year was awarded Gold Employer status at the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards.

I hadn’t realized the rights were up and they were SBS’s to lose in 2022.

I wonder what they’ll do for the hosting line-up and whether they’ll retain all or any of Narelda, Courtney, Joel and Zoe.

Seems to me the ABC is taking a dig at SBS’s coverage, including having Narelda from 10 as a co-host.

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Sounds just like a fact. SBS has advertising and that is taken into account when securing partners /advertisers to help fund programming, ABC does not.

Doubt it was any subtle dig towards Narelda or the fact she’s from 10, I’m sure she was chosen cause she’s a fairly well known great broadcaster who is also a person of colour in the queer community - not her regular network.

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Still no ABC 2022 Upfronts date?

Weird.

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Both the dates given in that article appear to be incorrect

to take place online Wednesday November 22.

Wednesday November 25.

25 November is Thursday.

ABC tops up audience stockings with some joyous programs

As 2021 comes to an end, the ABC is reaching into Santa’s sack to deliver the best festive stories for the whole family to enjoy.

On ABC Kids, the little ones will be able to enjoy a Christmas episode, from all their favourite shows every evening at 5:55pm, starting with the premiere of The Adventures of Paddington: The Lost Letter on Wednesday 1 December. Then on Monday 13 December we premiere a special Peppa Pig “Aussie Christmas” episode, and on Saturday 4 December don’t miss the premiere of the beautifully illustrated Quentin Blake’s Clown narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

We have a huge stack of holiday movies on ABC ME including; Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon , Saving Santa , Elliot the Littlest Reindeer , Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas as well as much loved favourites Midnight Gang , Dr. Suess’ The Grinch Musical and the Wallace and Gromit films. On Christmas Eve on ABC TV, then encoring on ABC ME, is the premiere special Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas .

For the (very) big kids, we kick off with Would I Lie To You? At Christmas on Thursday 9 December at 9pm on ABC TV Plus. Rob Brydon hosts an entertaining episode of the award-winning comedy panel show Would I Lie to You? Jo Brand, Joe Swash, Joe Lycett and Ruth Madeley join Lee Mack and David Mitchell to sort the festive facts from the fibs.

It’s been another year of political scandals, pandemic restrictions, and interstate rivalries - but thankfully Sammy J and his team of troublemakers were there to lighten the load. From the Peter Allen inspired “I Can’t Call Australia Home”, to SJ Paterson’s “Ballad of Locky D”, we look back on the sketches that touched a nation. Or, at the very least, made them chuckle for three minutes every week. Catch Sammy J’s Christmas Special on Thursday 16 December at 9pm on ABC TV Plus.

After a bumper year in the garden, Gardening Australia has a very special final episode to celebrate the year and look forward to the holiday season ahead. The team visit the first family of rock, and roses, Jimmy and Jane Barnes, create some delicious homegrown snacks, and get stuck into some creative summer projects. Flowers, fragrance and fun – dig in on Friday 17 December at 7:30pm on ABC TV.

Christine Anu celebrates Christmas with a special episode of Compass . Christine explores how Australia’s melting pot of traditions, cultures and faiths not only sparks festive joy, but rejoices in the kindness and resilience of Australians on Tuesday 21 December at 8:30pm on ABC TV.

On Wednesday 22 December at 8pm on ABC TV, Tom Gleeson brings his unique Grinch style to the merry season with HARD QUIZ: Has Beens . Tom quizzes four people he believes have left their best days behind them; Tim Rogers, Rhonda Burchmore, Tony Armstrong and Ann-Maree Biggar.

Following at 8:30pm is Charlie Pickering with The Yearly 2021 – G’Déjà vu! Join The Weekly team as they wrap up the year in style. And, if 2021 felt a bit like 2020, let Charlie and a cavalcade of guest stars lead you through a riotous game of spot the difference! Now with added earthquake …

On Thursdays at 8pm throughout December and January, there will be back to back, brand new seasons of in-depth interview series One Plus One with Barrie Cassidy (December) and Kurt Fearnley (January) returning to their hosting roles. Guests across the summer will include veteran radio presenter Fran Kelly, Masterchef host Melissa Leong and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole to name a few.

Much-loved series Back Roads returns on Monday 3 January at 8pm on ABC TV, travelling to more of Australia’s most remote regions and towns including the stunning Eyre Peninsula (SA), the wilds of Cradle Mountain (TAS) and outback life in Charleville (QLD). So, embrace your spirit of adventure and join Heather Ewart and Joe O’Brien, Paul West, and Kristy O’Brien, as they discover the amazing people living life just off the back roads of Australia.

Following Back Roads, at 8:30pm we take an in-depth look at China with The China Century , an exploration of the forces that have shaped China’s tumultuous history and powered its phenomenal rise. Using the ABC’s own rich archive and interviews with China experts from around the world, this 5-part series weaves together dramatic and revealing stories of the revolutions, empires, business deals and power plays, and the people that have made modern China. The whole world is in the grips of The China Century. How did we get here? Where is it taking us?

Finally, there’s Australia Remastered: Forces of Nature - a wonderful four-part series that explores the ferocious elemental forces that nature inflicts upon the Australian continent, both enriching, challenging and defining the landscape and its hardy inhabitants. Join proud Arrenente and Arabana man, Aaron Pedersen on location on Sunday 30 January at 6pm.

So tune in to the ABC and ABC iview this holiday season. There’s plenty to be jolly about!

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Week commencing 21 November

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Sunday 21 November
7:40pm Death In Paradise: Murder Most Animal Rpt
8:40pm Total Control
9:35pm Noughts And Crosses
10:35pm Stateless: Panis Angelicus Rpt
11:30pm Talking Heads: The Outside Dog Rpt

Monday 22 November
8:00pm Australian Story Season Final
8:30pm Universe With Brian Cox
9:30pm Media Watch
9:50pm The Wimbledon Kidnapping
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Mystify Michael Hutchence Rpt

Tuesday 23 November
8:05pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Dr Richard Harris Rpt
8:30pm Books That Made Us: People Series Premiere
9:30pm Louis Theroux: Selling Sex Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:10pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 24 November
8:00pm Hard Quiz
8:30pm Gruen
9:10pm Preppers
9:40pm QI: Picnics Rpt
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
10:55pm ABC Late News
11:10pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Universe with Brian Cox Rpt

Thursday 25 November
8:00pm Following The Drug Money
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm Doctor Who Rpt
10:35pm You Can’t Ask That: Sex Workers Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Pilgrimage: The Road To Rome Rpt

Friday 26 November
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Endeavour: Striker Season Premiere
10:00pm Talking Heads: Bed Among The Lentils
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:20pm Gruen Rpt

Saturday 27 November
7:30pm The Larkins Series Premiere
8:20pm Ridley Road
9:15pm Total Control Rpt
10:15pm Call The Midwife Rpt
11:15pm Father Brown: The Sacrifice Of Tantalus Rpt

Us

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Saturday 11 December 8.20pm FTA Premiere

Connie and Douglas are set for a grand tour of Europe. It’s one last family holiday before their only son Albie leaves for university. But just days before departure, Connie announces she wants a divorce.

They nonetheless continue with the trip in some of the world’s most beautiful cities – from Amsterdam and Paris, to Venice and Barcelona. Douglas sees this as a make-or-break chance to win Connie back and restore his troubled relationship with their teenage son.

As love takes a detour, will Douglas get his marriage back on track?

Full of humour and heartbreak, this 4-part series stars Tom Hollander (Baptiste), Saskia Reeves (Luther) and Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing).

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Secrets of Althorp with Charles Spencer

Tuesday 14 December 8.30pm

Charles Spencer, Earl, historian and brother of Princess Diana invites an archaeological dig to Althorp, his historical home, in search of a lost Anglo Saxon village.

The 9th Earl of Spencer, Charles Spencer, has always been fascinated by rumours of a lost Anglo Saxon village believed to have been located in the grounds of his ancestral home. Now Charles is determined to discover if the rumours are true and invites an archaeological team to dig for evidence.

While a few traces of the sought-after settlement emerge, something far older comes to light - a Neolithic encampment which experts believe is more than 5000 years old.


Gardening Australia Christmas Special

Friday 17 December 7.30pm

Costa Georgiadis visits Jimmy and Jane Barnes at home, Clarence Slockee transforms a boggy spot into a rain garden, Jerry Coleby-Williams explores fragrant frangipani, and Millie Ross makes a colourful window box.

After a bumper year in the garden, Gardening Australia has a very special episode to celebrate and look forward to the holiday season ahead.

Costa Georgiadis visits the first family of rock’n’roll, Jimmy and Jane Barnes, to see their beautiful country garden and learn how they’ve enjoyed spending time at home this year.
Sophie Thomson joins a community project working with schools to restore habitat for a special rare butterfly.

Millie Ross gets stuck into a perfect summer project, constructing a window box from salvaged timber to create a flower-filled view.

Hannah Moloney makes a delicious summer garden snack – nasturtium leaf dumplings – using homegrown and homemade ingredients.

Clarence Slockee turns a problem damp area into a plant-filled feature, known as a rain garden.
Jerry Coleby-Williams explores an incredible collection of one of his all-time favourite plants, fragrant frangipani.

Tino Carnevale explains why there are different styles of garden hoes and shows which is the best one for each job.

We meet a specialist bulb grower, who responded to Covid lockdowns by gifting some garden joy.

Sammy J - Full Credit to Christmas

Thursday 16 December 9.00pm

Sammy J and his team of troublemakers look back on the sketches that touched a nation. Or, at the very least, made them chuckle for three minutes every week.

It’s been another year of political scandals, pandemic restrictions, and interstate rivalries - but thankfully Sammy J and his team of troublemakers were there to lighten the load.

From the Peter Allen inspired “I Can’t Call Australia Home”, to SJ Paterson’s “Ballad of Locky D”, we look back on the sketches that touched a nation. Or, at the very least, made them chuckle for three minutes every week.

Week commencing 28 November

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Sunday 28 November
7:40pm Death In Paradise: Wish You Weren’t Here Rpt
8:40pm Total Control
9:35pm Noughts And Crosses
10:35pm Stateless: The Seventh Circle Rpt
11:30pm Talking Heads: Bed Among The Lentils Rpt

Monday 29 November
8:00pm Australian Story Summer Series Rpt
8:30pm Universe With Brian Cox
9:30pm Media Watch
9:50pm The Wimbledon Kidnapping Series Final
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Books That Made Us: People Rpt

Tuesday 30 November
8:05pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Anna Meares Rpt
8:30pm Books That Made Us: Place
9:30pm Australia Remastered: Nature’s Great Divide Series Premiere
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 1 December
8:00pm Hard Quiz: Battle of the Duds
8:30pm Gruen
9:10pm Preppers
9:40pm QI: Plants Rpt
10:05pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt
11:25pm Universe with Brian Cox Rpt

Thursday 2 December
8:00pm Barrie Cassidy’s One Plus One: Fran Kelly Season Premiere
8:30pm Q+A
9:35pm Doctor Who Rpt
10:35pm You Can’t Ask That: Transgender Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:15pm The Business Rpt
11:35pm Pilgrimage: The Road To Rome Rpt

Friday 3 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Endeavour: Scherzo
10:00pm Talking Heads: Nights In The Garden Of Spain
10:50pm ABC Late News
10:55pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:10pm Gruen Rpt
11:45pm Preppers: The Bunker Rpt

Saturday 4 December
7:30pm The Larkins
8:20pm Ridley Road Series Final
9:15pm Total Control Rpt
10:10pm Call The Midwife Rpt
11:15pm Father Brown: The House Of God Rpt
11:55pm rage Guest Programmer

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Anthony

Sunday 19 December 8.40pm FTA Premiere

From BAFTA Award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern, this powerful one-off feature examines the impact of the murder of black teenager Anthony Walker by exploring what may have happened had he not been murdered.

From BAFTA award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern, this powerful one-off feature examines the impact of the murder of black teenager Anthony Walker by exploring what may have happened had he lived.The racist murder of Anthony in Liverpool in 2005 was a hate crime that shocked the nation. One innocent life snatched away, and so many others ruined by an act of hatred. What hopes would Anthony have had? What dreams would he have chased? What loves would he have lost? What lives would he have changed? What man would Anthony have become?

The story begins with Anthony accepting an award for helping his friend Mick turn his life around by overcoming his alcohol addiction. Anthony’s surrounded by his family, including his wife Katherine and his young daughter. As we go back in time, we witness the love story of Anthony and his wife Katherine told in reverse order. We also see how Anthony managed to help his friend Mick overcome his problems while also finding out how Mick, father to a young daughter himself, ended up homeless on the streets of Liverpool.
Told in reverse chronology, this distinctive drama presents a unique perspective on this devastating crime and the life it took away.

Production credits: Executive Producers: Colin McKeown, Jimmy McGovern, Terry McDonough. BBC Executive Producer Lucy Richer.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: Celebrating 70 Years

Monday 20 December 8.30pm

A special look back at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo’s rich 70-year history revisiting many of the standout moments.

Every August, thousands of visitors from all over the world come to marvel at the spectacular sights and sounds of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

In place of this year’s event, sadly cancelled due to Covid-19, this new program looks back at the Tattoo’s rich 70-year history and revisits many of the standout moments.

Featuring massed pipes and drums, and an international array of marching bands, military displays and dynamic dances, the show always draws to a poignant close with a lone piper on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle.

Production credits: Narrated by Kirsty Wark; Producer: Samantha Peters; Executive Producer: Guy Freeman; Produced by Livewire Pictures for REMT in association with the BBC.

Christmas In Australia With Christine Anu

Tuesday 21 December 8.30pm

Celebrate Christmas with Christine Anu as she explores how Australia’s melting pot of traditions, cultures and faiths not only sparks festive joy, but rejoices in the kindness and resilience of Australians.

From hot, sunny summer days and motorbike riding Santas to the vibrant mix of cultures that have contributed their own flair to the annual tradition, join Christine Anu as she uncovers what makes Christmas in Australia like nowhere else in the world.

Christine shares memories from her childhood in the Torres Strait and shows how Christmas songs first inspired her to sing. She also joins children from around Australia in a special performance of her iconic song ‘Island Christmas’.

Celebrating the resilience of Australians, Christine visits families around Australia. She learns how migrant families use Christmas to connect with their community and recreate traditions from home. In the Adelaide Hills, Christine hears how a community rallied together when the 2019 Summer Bushfires cancelled a decades-long Christmas light tradition. Before reconnecting with her own family as they sing the Christmas carol ‘Silent Night’.

Heading back in time, Christine shows us how to make a traditional Christmas Pudding recipe from the 1800s, while food historian Jacqui Newling tells us the history of our edible traditions. And we discover the earliest example of an Aussie Christmas carol, our very own ‘Australian Christmas Song’ from 1863.

Get in the Christmas spirit with Christine Anu this December as she explores the reason for the season.

Production Credits: Producers: Louise Heywood. Editors: Deb Prince, Philippa Byers. Researchers: Mary Tran, Wendy Boynton. Executive Producer: Jessica Douglas-Henry.

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Friday 24 December 6.30pm

Shaun’s seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing.

It’s Christmas Eve at Mossy Bottom Farm and Shaun’s seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings inadvertently leads to Timmy heading off to a Christmas market in the back of the Farmer’s truck.

Shaun mounts a rescue mission to the local town where the Farmer is trying to make a quick buck from selling his homemade festive fizz, and Farmer Ben, a local celebrity and influencer, is turning on the Christmas lights. Shaun’s mission becomes critical when a gift box containing Timmy is given to Farmer Ben’s feisty daughter, Ella.

A high-speed snow chase ensues as the Ben family head home in their 4x4, oblivious to the sleigh full of sheep that’s following them, which itself is being pursued by Bitzer on make-shift skis.A quick-thinking Timmy manages to convince Ella that he’s just a toy, but he can’t escape the clutches of the cute tearaway. Shaun urgently needs to gain entry into Ella’s high-tech house, avoid her parents and get her to give up her new favourite possession.

Can Shaun save the day and get Timmy home in time to open his stocking? Or has Shaun finally met his match in pocket rocket Ella? Prepare for an explosive high-wire ending as everyone learns the true value of Christmas!

Production credits: Produced by Aardman Animation.

Week commencing 5 December

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Sunday 5 December
7:40pm Death In Paradise: Frappe Death Day Rpt
8:40pm Total Control
9:40pm Noughts And Crosses
10:35pm Harrow: Actus Reus Rpt
11:30pm Talking Heads: Nights In The Garden Of Spain Rpt

Monday 6 December
8:00pm Australian Story Summer Series Rpt
8:30pm Universe With Brian Cox Black Holes
9:30pm Media Watch
9:50pm Hunting The Essex Lorry Killers The story of one of the biggest manslaughter inquiries the UK has ever seen. Spanning Britain, Europe and Vietnam, it cracked open a multi-million pound people smuggling ring.
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:20pm Books That Made Us: Place Rpt

Tuesday 7 December
8:05pm Anh’s Brush With Fame: Sophie Delezio Rpt
8:30pm Books That Made Us Season Final
9:30pm Australia Remastered: Nature’s Great Divide Series Premiere
10:40pm ABC Late News
11:10pm Q+A Rpt

Wednesday 8 December
8:00pm Hard Quiz: Battle of the Duds
8:30pm Gruen
9:10pm Preppers
9:40pm QI: Pain and Punishment Rpt
10:10pm Adam Hills: The Last Leg Rpt
10:50pm ABC Late News
11:05pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Universe with Brian Cox Rpt

Thursday 9 December
8:00pm Barrie Cassidy’s One Plus One: Jane Barnes
8:30pm Designing A Legacy Rpt
9:35pm Doctor Who Rpt
10:30pm You Can’t Ask That: Terminally Ill Rpt
11:00pm ABC Late News
11:30pm Pilgrimage: The Road To Rome Rpt

Friday 10 December
7:30pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Endeavour: Terminus Season Final
10:00pm Talking Heads: The Hand Of God
10:30pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Vaccine Rpt
11:15pm Gruen Rpt
11:50pm Preppers: The First Annual, Semi-inaugural Eden 2 Rpt

Saturday 11 December
7:30pm The Larkins
8:20pm Us Series Premiere
9:20pm Total Control Rpt
10:20pm Call The Midwife Rpt
11:20pm Father Brown: The Blood Of The Anarchists Rpt

Australian production FIRESTARTER – The Story of Bangarra won in the Arts category, tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers — Stephen, David and Russell Page — turned a newly born dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. Crossing the globe, I’m Not A Monster , a joint venture between the UK’s BBC Panorama and US’s FRONTLINE PBS, took home the Audio Entertainment award – for one journalist’s work over four years, telling the story of an American family who ended up in the heart of the ISIS caliphate.

ABC documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra wins Rose d’Or Award

ABC TV arts documentary Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra has won a prestigious international prize for its portrayal of Australia’s leading First Nations dance company.

Firestarter, which is available to watch on ABC iview, was named best arts program at the Rose d’Or Awards, which honour excellence and achievement in international television and audio programs.

The stirring documentary, produced by In Films and directed by Nel Minchin and Wayne Blair and distributed internationally by ABC Commercial and theatrically by Icon Film Distribution, tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page – turned a new dance group into a First Nations cultural powerhouse. The program also won the 2020 AACTA Award for Best Documentary.

Jennifer Collins, ABC Head of Factual & Culture, said: “Congratulations to everyone involved in Firestarter at In Films and the ABC, particularly ABC Commissioning Editor Kalita Corrigan, and our funding partners, for such an important story about First Nations culture and creativity.

“The ABC is the place that Australians come to for the best arts content and coverage and we are proud to share this remarkable documentary about the power of art as a force for inspiration, healing and resilience.”

In Films producer Ivan O’Mahoney said he was “absolutely delighted” to win the Rose d’Or Award. “The stated mission of Bangarra Dance Theatre is to create inspiring theatrical experiences that promote and help raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

“Bangarra has been at the forefront of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australia for over 30 years and are a vital part in our cultural landscape, and this is where the value in winning the Rose d’Or lies for us. The kudos that comes with an award like this will hopefully help us and allow us to spread Bangarra’s word even further and wider around the world.

“Thank you to all of the people who believed in the project and invested in it – the ABC, Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Icon Film distribution, as well as a whole range of philanthropic organisations that stood with us.”

The ABC received four nominations for the 60th annual Rose d’Ors, including the insightful Australia Talks for the Best Studio Entertainment Award and empowering Love on the Spectrum and You Can’t Ask That, which were both nominated for the Best Reality and Factual Entertainment Award.

This year’s award for Firestarter continues a stellar run for the ABC at the Rose d’Ors, including wins in 2020 for ABC Children’s First Day and vertical-viewing drama Content.

Click here for the full list of the 2021 Rose D’Or award winners.

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ABC TV programming has changed tonight for a special showing of David Dalaithngu documentary 9.30pm .

09:30 pm David Dalaithngu documentary

In his final film, the great Australian actor David Dalaithngu faces his extraordinary, dizzying past and, staring down death, his own, mortal future.

11:10 pm ABC Late News
11:25 pm The Business Rpt
11:40 pm Q+A Rpt