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ANZAC Day Coverage

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Thursday 25 April

On ANZAC Day, Thursday 25 April, the ABC will have comprehensive coverage across all ABC platforms of the commemorations and local marches in towns and cities around Australia.

The ABC live coverage of Anzac Day marches in each state and other services at home and abroad have become fundamental to the commemoration of Anzac Day for Australians.

The ABC’s coverage will coordinate the key commemorative events in Australia, Gallipoli in Turkiye, and Villers-Bretonneux in France. These will be broadcast on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, and live streaming on ABC iview throughout the day.

From 4.20am AEST, ABC will broadcast the Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney, followed by the Anzac Day Dawn Service live from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at 5.30am AEST. This will be followed from 9am AEST with live local coverages of marches in all state and territory capital cities.

At 12.30pm AEST, the Gallipoli Dawn Service will commence from the Anzac Commemorative site located by the water at Anzac Cove in Turkiye. The cove is on the Gallipoli Peninsula and following the landing became the main base for the Australian and New Zealand troops during the 8-month campaign.

The Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service will be broadcast live at 1.30pm AEST from the Australian National Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux.

ABC NEWS channel will have live coverage all day, with the major national services in full and crossing to marches in all state capitals. Plus, we’ll hear from ABC News reporters in regional areas and overseas to see how Australians are marking the day.

On ABC Radio and the ABC listen app there will be live coverage of local dawn services and marches, and Radio National will broadcast the Anzac Day Dawn Service in Canberra from 5.30am.

As is customary, the Anzac Day Address by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) will be broadcast nationally immediately before the ABC evening news bulletins at 7pm.

Production credit: ABC Executive Producer, Matt Scully.

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Silent Witness - Season 26

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From Friday 26 April 8.30pm

The Lyell team and the mafia cross paths with deadly consequences.

Dr Nikki Alexander (Emilia Fox) and the team of forensic pathologists and scientists investigate intriguing new cases: a body falling from the top of a skyscraper, a people trafficking operation, a suspicious death at a festival, a train crash, and corrupt police officers.

The cases that end up at the Lyell Centre are rarely straightforward. Initial suspicions are challenged as the evidence mounts and Nikki and the team must work harder than ever to uncover the truth.

This week, when a man is thrown from a high-rise building, the team are propelled into the criminal underworld of a notorious mafia group, the Ndrangheta.

Aided by the National Crime Agency, Nikki and her team set about uncovering the truth. As they descend deeper into the murky depths of the investigation, Nikki soon finds herself caught in the mafia’s web, with deadly consequences.

Production credit: BBC

Father Brown - Season 10

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From Saturday 27 April 7.30pm

Episodes 1 & 2

The charismatic crime-fighting priest returns to solve more mysteries in the beautiful English countryside. The year is now 1954 & new faces join Father Brown’s team of sleuths.

The charismatic crime-fighting priest returns to solve more mysteries in the beautiful English countryside. Based on the character created by GK Chesterton.

The year is now 1954 and the sleepy Cotswold village of Kembleford sees new faces join Father Brown’s team of sleuths.

The dashing Chief Inspector Sullivan is back and proves a pleasant distraction for Mrs Devine, Father Brown’s lively new Parish Secretary, while plucky new housekeeper Brenda helps the priest’s crime solving.

With royal visits, kidnappings and notorious gangsters to contend with, Father Brown also faces his old adversary Flambeau who returns to Kembleford after being accused of murder. Father Brown risks his own life to prove his innocence – but is his faith in Flambeau misplaced?

Premiere includes episodes The Winds of Change and The Company of Men

During The Winds of Change, Father Brown discovers that a murderer is using Kembleford’s new model village to plan their attacks. He also needs to find a new secretary following Mrs McCarthy’s departure.
Lady Felicia’s impromptu visit coincides with Father Brown helping out a friend at an exclusive gentlemen’s club, during The Company of Men.

Production credit: BBC Studios

Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius

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Tuesday 23 April 9.30pm

Episode 3

In the fallout of the Gunpowder Plot, a family scandal threatens Shakespeare’s reputation. Creating his most epic and tragic work yet, his legacy is at risk of being lost forever.

For the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, this three-part docu-drama series tells the incredible story of how a glover’s son from rural Stratford became the greatest writer who ever lived.

Deep diving into his life story, the place and time he inhabited, and the work he produced, this series reveals a dangerous and exciting world filled with bitter rivalries, rebellion, murder and deadly plague, that sparked and inspired Shakespeare’s creative genius.

Cinematic drama vignettes depict Shakespeare’s life, as a host of surprising and engaging storytellers narrate the series. Interviews include Oscar-winning actors, experts and academics, featuring the likes of Brian Cox, Judi Dench, Lolita Chakrabarti, Jessie Buckley, Gordon Brown, Adrian Lester, Helen Mirren and Martin Freeman.

Tracing Shakespeare’s life story, each episode reveals the multifarious ways the things Shakespeare saw, the people he met and the world he absorbed found its way into his work. To bring his plays to life, interspersed throughout the series is archive of some of the world’s best screen adaptations.

Told in the present tense, like a thriller, the series captures the story of how a young boy, against all-of-the-odds, became the world’s most famous and enduring dramatist ever.

Shakespeare’s life and legacy is threatened when the Gunpowder Plot unearths a secret he has worked all his life to bury: his family are Catholics, traitors to the Crown.

When his daughter is implicated in the fallout, Shakespeare unleashes his most epic work to date: Macbeth, which appeals to the new monarch, King James I.

As Shakespeare teeters towards death, he reflects on his successes and failures, questioning family, forgiveness and mortality as his work is at risk of being lost forever.

Week commencing 14 April 2024


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Sunday 14 April
7:30pm Call The Midwife Season 12 Premiere
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8:30pm Vera: Tender
10:05pm Happy Valley Rpt
11:05pm The Messenger Rpt
11:55pm The Messenger Rpt
12:55am rage Vault

Monday 15 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson E03
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
11:35pm Planet America Rpt
12:10am Grand Designs: Peak District Rpt

Tuesday 16 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian
9:00pm Creative Types With Virginia Trioli: Rafael Bonachela
9:35pm Shakespeare: Rise Of A Genius
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Four Corners Rpt
11:50pm The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson E03 Rpt
12:50am Media Watch Rpt

Wednesday 17 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz: Battle of the Duds
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:05pm White Fever: Chillies Go Through Jane Like a Freight Train
9:30pm QI: United
10:00pm Planet America
10:30pm ABC Late News
10:45pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Starstruck: NYE Rpt
11:30pm Starstruck: Spring Rpt
11:50pm Starstruck: Summer Rpt
12:15am Grand Designs: Herefordshire II Rpt

Thursday 18 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Grand Designs New Zealand: Waitaki Valley Season Final
9:15pm Antiques Roadshow: Ham House 2 Rpt
10:15pm Dream Gardens: Toowoomba, QLD Rpt
10:45pm ABC Late News
11:00pm The Business Rpt
11:20pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt
12:20am Grand Designs: Aylesbury Vale Rpt

Friday 19 April
7:35pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Happy Valley Season 3 Final
9:40pm Hard Quiz Rpt
10:10pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
10:45pm White Fever: Chillies Go Through Jane Like a Freight Train Rpt
11:10pm ABC Late News
11:25pm Shakespeare: Rise Of A Genius Rpt
12:25am Grand Designs: Padstow Rpt

Saturday 20 April
7:30pm Murder In Provence Season 1 Final
9:00pm The Suspect
9:50pm A Life In Ten Pictures: Carrie Fisher Rpt
10:45pm Happy Valley Rpt
11:55pm rage Guest Programmer

After The Party

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Sunday 28 April 8.30pm

Penny loses everything when she accuses her husband of a sex crime against her daughter’s teenage friend and no one believes her. Stars Robyn Malcolm.

Penny’s (Robyn Malcolm) world implodes when she accuses her husband Phil (Peter Mullan) of a sex crime against her daughter’s teenage friend and nobody believes her.

Five years later, he returns from Scotland and moves in with Penny’s daughter Grace (Tara Canton) and grandchild. Grace begs her to put the past behind them, but when Phil takes up a teaching position Penny is again compelled to prove his guilt, reopening barely covered wounds in those around her and causing Grace to cut her out of her life.

An increasingly alienated Penny is forced to choose what’s more important – the truth or her relationship with her daughter.

Production credit: A Lingo Pictures and Luminous Beast production. Produced by Helen Bowden, Liz DiFiore and Peter Salmon. Executive Producers Jason Stephens, Dianne Taylor and Robyn Malcolm.

Week commencing 21 April 2024


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Sunday 21 April
7:30pm Call The Midwife
8:30pm Vera: Salt & Vinegar Season 13 Final
10:05pm Happy Valley Rpt
11:05pm The Messenger Rpt
12:00am The Messenger Rpt
1:00am rage Vault

Monday 22 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Australian Story
8:30pm Four Corners
9:15pm Media Watch
9:35pm The Rise and Fall of Boris Johnson Series Final
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
11:35pm Planet America Rpt
12:10am Grand Designs: Richmond Rpt

Tuesday 23 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian Series Final
9:00pm Creative Types With Virginia Trioli: Marta Dusseldorp
9:35pm Shakespeare: Rise Of A Genius Series Final
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:05pm Four Corners Rpt
11:50pm The Rise And Fall Of Boris Johnson
12:50am Media Watch

Wednesday 24 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Hard Quiz: Battle of the Duds
8:30pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering
9:00pm White Fever: So… Adoptees Don’t Count as Asian?
9:30pm QI: Unsavoury
10:05pm Planet America Rpt
10:35pm ABC Late News
10:50pm The Business Rpt
11:10pm Starstruck: Autumn Rpt
11:30pm Starstruck: Winter Rpt
11:55pm Starstruck: Christmas Rpt

Thursday 25 April
7:30pm 7.30
8:00pm Foreign Correspondent
8:30pm Martin Clunes: Islands Of Australia Series Premiere ABC
9:20pm TBA
11:00pm Teacups Rpt
11:10pm ABC Late News
11:25pm The Business Rpt
11:45pm Love On The Spectrum Rpt

Friday 26 April
7:35pm Gardening Australia
8:30pm Silent Witness: The Penitent Part 1 Season 26 Premiere
9:30pm Hard Quiz Rpt
10:00pm The Weekly With Charlie Pickering Rpt
10:35pm White Fever: So… Adoptees Don’t Count as Asian? Rpt
11:05pm ABC Late News
11:20pm Shakespeare: Rise Of A Genius Rpt
12:20am Grand Designs: Galloway Rpt

Saturday 27 April
7:30pm Father Brown: The Winds Of Change Season 10 Premiere
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8:15pm Father Brown: The Company Of Men
9:00pm The Suspect
9:50pm The Suspect Season Final
10:40pm A Life In Ten Pictures: Bruce Lee Rpt
11:30pm rage Guest Programmer

Anzac Day

Thursday 25 April

4:20am Anzac Dawn Service From Sydney 2024
The ABC’s all day coverage of Anzac Day commemorations begins with Sydney’s Dawn Service from the Cenotaph in Martin Place.

5:30am Anzac Dawn Service From Canberra 2024
As Dawn breaks across Australia on Anzac Day, the ABC takes you to Canberra for the National Anzac Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial.

6:00am News Breakfast

9:00am Anzac Day State Marches - Check Local Guide

12:30pm Anzac Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 2024

1:30pm Anzac Day: Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service 2024

2:30pm ABC News On Anzac Day

6:55pm Governor-General’s Anzac Day Message 2024
The Anzac Day Message by the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).

Local variations:

New South Wales

9:00am Anzac Day March Sydney 2024

Australian Capital Territory

9:00am ABC News On Anzac Day

12:00pm ABC News On Anzac Day

Queensland

9:00am ABC News On Anzac Day

10:00am Anzac Day March Brisbane 2024

Victoria

9:00am Anzac Day March Melbourne 2024

12:00pm ABC News On Anzac Day

Tasmania

9:00am ABC News On Anzac Day

11:00am Anzac Day March Hobart 2024

Northern Territory

6:00am Anzac Dawn Service from Darwin 2024

7:00am News Breakfast

9:00am Anzac Day March Darwin 2024

10:00am ABC News On Anzac Day

11:30am ABC News On Anzac Day

12:00pm Anzac Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 2024

1:00pm Anzac Day: Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service 2024

2:00pm ABC News On Anzac Day

2:30pm The Art of Remembrance

South Australia

6:00am Anzac Dawn Service From Adelaide 2024

7:00am News Breakfast

9:00am Anzac Day March Adelaide 2024

12:00pm Anzac Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 2024

1:00pm Anzac Day: Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service 2024

2:00pm ABC News On Anzac Day

2:30pm The Art of Remembrance

Western Australia

9:00am Anzac Day March Perth 2024

10:30am Anzac Day: Gallipoli Dawn Service 2024

11:30am Anzac Day: Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service 2024

12:30pm ABC News On Anzac Day

1:00pm ABC News Afternoons

2:00pm ABC News On Anzac Day

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The Luminaries

Sunday 28 April 9:20pm

A suspenseful tale of love, murder and revenge set on the wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island at the height of the 1860s gold rush - based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel.