Australia Remastered

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Australia Remastered

Sundays at 6pm from 30 August

Join the ABC in celebrating Australia’s iconic wildlife and unique Landscapes with new series Australia Remastered, presented by Aaron Pedersen

Join host Aaron Pedersen as he takes audiences on a journey around Australia, exploring the country’s iconic wildlife, its unique landscapes and the great oceans that surround it in new series Australia Remastered, airing on ABC and iview on Sundays at 6pm, starting 30 August.

Across 15 weeks, Pedersen, a proud Arrenente and Arabana man, explores everything from orca pods and wombat kingdoms, to the epic seasons of Kakadu and the rugged beauty of Australia’s arid Red Centre, plus the vast aquatic wildernesses of the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Offering insights into the stories of the land and the animals that live there, rare footage is deftly woven together with the latest scientific research, shining a new light on Australia’s remarkable natural world.

The series draws upon the ABC’s rich treasure trove of unique 16mm and 35mm archive footage, which has been digitally remastered, preserving the footage - some of which may never be captured again - so it can be enjoyed by audiences for generations.

Over 15 hour-long episodes, Australia Remastered focuses on the country’s wildlife, landscape and its coastlines:

Australia Remastered: Wild Australians explores the lives of iconic Australian animals, including kangaroos, platypuses, echidnas, wombats, parrots, orcas and reptiles.

Australia Remastered: National Treasures showcases places of ecological significance and natural beauty, including the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park, with its extreme wet and harsh dry seasons; Australia’s distinctive Red Centre; the pristine southern island of Tasmania; the Australian Alps, the country’s highest mountain range; and the ancient Daintree rainforests that sit alongside the largest living structure visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia Remastered: Oceans looks at the three great bodies of water that surround the country, the Indian, the Pacific and the Southern Oceans, and their diverse aquatic creatures. As environmental changes heat the globe, life is changing for everything beneath the waves and along the coasts.

Australia Remastered is an astonishing and timely reminder of the immense value of Australia’s wild heritage. Grab the family andjoin the ABC in celebrating our beautiful country on Sunday nights at 6pm.

Australia Remastered: Wild Australians

Kangaroo Tales- 30 August

Parrot Paradise- 6 September

Platypus and Echidna-13 September

Wombat Kingdom- 20 September

Reptile Realm- 27 September

Orea - 4 October

Australia Remastered: National Treasures

Wild Alps-11 October

Kakadu-18 October

Red Centre- 25 October

Ancient Forests-1 November

Great Barrier Reef- 8 November

Tasmania - 15 November

Australia Remastered: Oceans

Wild Indian Ocean - 22 November

Wild Pacific Ocean- 29 November

Wild Southern Ocean - 6 December

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Australia Remastered: Wild Australians

Episode 1 - Red Kangaroo

Sunday 30 August at 6pm

The red kangaroo is iconic-famous for its striking gait and boxing matches. But there is more to the kangaroo family than just one famous face. Kangaroo Tales, hosted and narrated by Aaron Pedersen, tells the story of how these marsupials began millions of years ago when Australia was covered in lush rainforest. The first kangaroos looked more like possums that had descended from the trees and learnt to hop. From these humble beginnings, kangaroos have spread across the continent and taken on a bewildering variety of shapes and forms. An ancient and dry continent, Australia is a tough place to survive but kangaroos have proven to be up to the challenge- changing the way they look, reproduce, grow, move and even respond to fear in order to survive in this land of extremes.

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The second season of music show The Sound is taking over the 6pm timeslot from November 1, it will be interesting to see when the second half of Australia Remastered will be shown.

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6pm is a better timeslot.

Australia Remastered: Wild Treasures - WILD ALPS

Returns Monday 21 December at 8:30pm

Join host Aaron Pedersen as he takes audiences on a journey around Australia, exploring the country’s iconic wildlife, its unique landscapes and the great oceans that surround it in the series Australia Remastered.

Australia might be world famous for its outback and red deserts, but there are also lush alpine regions that are just as unique and breathtaking and play a central role to the animals living along the east coast.

Australia might be world famous for its outback and red deserts, but there are also lush alpine regions that are just as unique and breathtaking and play a central role to the animals living along the east coast. The Great Dividing Range separates the verdant forests of the eastern coastline with the vast, flat plains to the west, and the Australian Alps are the tallest mountains in the range. It is the only place in Australia high enough for snow to settle over the hills throughout the winter months. While the winter may be a bleak time for those who remain above the snow line, but when spring arrives the snow will begin to melt, and what happens next is critical for life both here and far beyond the mountains.

Renewed for 2021 - not sure why the series was preempted this year.

It was pre-empted after the ABC ordered more episodes of music show The Sound.

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