One Plus One

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One - Episode 2

Thursday 3 March 9.30pm

Rosie Batty hosts a special series of One Plus One in-depth conversations with accidental leaders. Tonight, Rosie talks with writer and artist Amani Haydar.

Amani Haydar was pregnant with her first child when her father murdered her mother. The lawyer turned artist and author talks to Rosie Batty about rewriting her family story and the healing power of creativity.

The first guest on Rosie Batty’s season (February 24) is Dr Richard Harris.

Dr Richard ‘Harry’ Harris became a national hero after helping to save a boys soccer team that was trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. The anaesthetist talks to Rosie Batty about becoming Australian of the Year, and the attention that followed.

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One - Episode 3

Thursday 10 March 9.30pm

The ABC NEWS interview program continues with a special eight-part series hosted by former Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty.

Rosie will present a special series of in-depth conversations with accidental leaders – people who unexpectedly found themselves forging new paths, and inspiring others to make change.I n tonight’s episode, Rosie talks with cook and food writer Stephanie Alexander.

Children across the country have been taught how to cook thanks to Stephanie Alexander’s school gardens. The ‘accidental chef’ gives Rosie tips in the kitchen and reveals the challenges of running a successful restaurant.

Production credits: An ABC NEWS production. Producers Loni Cooper and Stephanie Boltje, Series Producer Jamie Cummins, Executive Producer Annie White.

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One - Episode 4

Thursday 17 March 9.30pm

Rosie Batty hosts a special series of One Plus One in-depth conversations with accidental leaders. Tonight, gun control advocate Walter Mikac.

Walter Mikac became a vocal advocate for gun control after his wife and children were killed in the Port Arthur massacre. He talks to Rosie Batty about the nature of grief, and finding a way forward.

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One - Episode 5

Thursday 24 March 9.30pm

About to take the reins at Bangarra, Australia’s leading Indigenous dance company, choreographer Frances Rings talks about family, connecting with culture, and the pressures and opportunities of leadership.

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One Series 1, Episode 7

Thursday 7 April 9.30pm

Rosie Batty hosts a special series of One Plus One in-depth conversations with accidental leaders. Tonight, Rosie speaks with domestic violence campaigner Russell Vickery.

The ABC NEWS interview program continues its special eight-part series hosted by former Australian of the Year and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty.

Rosie presents a special series of in-depth conversations with accidental leaders – people who unexpectedly found themselves forging new paths, and inspiring others to make change.

In tonight’s episode, Russell Vickery came out in his late 40s and later became trapped in an abusive relationship with another man. He’s since written a cabaret about his experiences and talks to Rosie about the stigma around same-sex domestic violence, and using art for advocacy.

Production credit: Series Producer Emily Smith. Executive Producer Annie White.

Rosie Batty’s One Plus One Series 1, Episode 8

In tonight’s final episode of the series, Rosie chats to Di Morrissey - one of Australia’s bestselling authors. After decades of living abroad and across Australia, Di returned to her hometown in regional New South Wales. Di discusses her role in giving her local community a voice and standing up against corporate giants.

Production credit: Series Producer Emily Smith. Executive Producer Annie White.

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The guest for episode 6 of Rosie Batty’s One Plus One on March 31 is Hannah Gadsby.

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Comedian Hannah Gadsby was already a success in the stand-up world when her special Nanette catapulted her to global stardom. She talks to Rosie Batty about fame, growing up in Tasmania, and finding her place in the world.

Rosie Batty’s series ended last week

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Courtney Act’s One Plus One - Season 2

From Thursday June 9:30 PM

Courtney Act returns for her second series as host of One Plus One, sitting down with well-known Australians to talk about what ‘fame’ means to them. From household names, to ordinary people who’ve suddenly found themselves in the spotlight, Courtney speaks with people from a range of backgrounds. She examines how her interviewees have used their fame to champion causes, explore their passions, inform and entertain.

Episode 1

Mark Trevorrow has been on Australian screens for four decades as his famous alter-ego Bob Downe. Despite the performer’s long career in entertainment, Mark rarely speaks about himself. In his first long form TV interview in 40 years, Mark opens up to Courtney Act about identity and homophobia, and he reveals which gigs are the toughest.

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Courtney Act’s One Plus One Series 2, Episode 2

Thursday 9 June 9.30pm

Program TBA

Courtney Act’s One Plus One Series 2, Episode 3

Thursday 16 June 9.30pm

In tonight’s episode: after years of carrying around her family’s secret, Renee McBryde decided to
go public with her story. Renee wrote a tell-all memoir, much to the anger of some of the people closest to her. Courtney speaks with the author about the challenges of navigating fame and family, and her journey to break the cycle of abuse.

It’s Baz Luhrmann, ahead of the cinema release of Elvis movie which he directed.

Baz Luhrmann is one of Australia’s greatest creative success stories. From small town boy to Hollywood director, he talks to Courtney Act about the joys and pressures of creative risk taking and life in the spotlight.

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Courtney Act’s One Plus One Series 2, Episode 4

Thursday 23 June 9.30pm

Courtney Act returns for her second series as host of One Plus One, sitting down with well-known Australians to talk about what ‘fame’ means to them. Tonight, actor Pallavi Sharda.

In 2013 Pallavi Sharda had the world at her feet. The Australian got her big break, landing the lead role opposite one of Bollywood’s biggest heartthrobs. But Pallavi faced vicious backlash from Indian media when the film failed to deliver at the box office. Pallavi talks to Courtney about dealing with critics and finding success.

Production credit: ABC NEWS production. Executive Producer Annie White. Series Producer Emily Smith.

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The episode featuring Neighbours star Georgie Stone will now air tomorrow (Thursday 23 June). It was filmed at the Neighbours set in Nunawading.

Georgie Stone has spent almost half of her life in the spotlight. The Neighbours actor has long advocated for better understanding of young trans people. Now as the soap draws to an end, Georgie talks about what’s next.

The show will take next week off (due to ABC’s 90th birthday special).

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Courtney Act’s One Plus One

Returns Thursday 4 August 9:35 PM

Jay Laga’aia is one of the most recognisable faces on TV. From Playschool to Star Wars he has done it all in his 40 years in the industry. Jay talks to Courtney Act about being a trailblazer, and juggling fame and fatherhood.

Thursday 11 August 9:35 PM

Josh Cavallo was the first openly gay professional footballer currently playing worldwide. In his first longform TV interview, the 22-year-old speaks with Courtney Act about finding acceptance and dealing with abuse.

Kurt Fearnley’s One Plus One

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Thursday 15 September 9.30pm

Paralympian Kurt Fearnley returns for his fourth season as host of One Plus One, the ABC’s premier long-form interview program. In this series, Kurt speaks with a range of well-known Australians about the events that have challenged them and the people who have motivated and inspired them.

From sporting legends to leading figures in their fields, this season, Kurt’s guests include AFL great Eddie Betts; dual-international Mat Rogers; human rights lawyer Megan Davis; conservationist Robert Irwin; emergency doctor Dinesh Palipana and chef Nornie Bero.

Production credit: Executive Producer Annie White, Producer Emily Smith / An ABC NEWS production.

The Pallavi Sharda episode will now air this Thursday (August 18) at 9.35pm.

Thursday 22 September 9.30pm

Megan Davis is widely considered one of the architects of the Uluru Statement from the Heart. One of the driving forces behind an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Megan talks about fairness, recognition and rugby league.

Thursday 29 September 9.30pm

Robert Irwin has spent a lifetime in the spotlight as the son of Steve Irwin. The 18-year-old is also passionate about conservation, talking with Kurt about wildlife and growing up as a celebrity

Thursday 6 October 9.35pm

Mat Rogers reached the pinnacle representing Australia in rugby league and union, but spent much of his life in his father Steve’s shadow. Mat speaks candidly about his mental health struggles and trying to pave his own path.

Thursday 13 October 9.35pm

Nornie Bero has a passion for food. The Torres Strait Islander chef wants people to embrace Indigenous ingredients and seasonal, local produce. Nornie chats about how her childhood on the islands has influenced her business.

Thursday 20 October 9.35pm

Dinesh Palipana has a unique perspective on hospitals and patient care as only the second person with quadriplegia to graduate a doctor in Australia. He speaks about overcoming barriers and his life motto - carpe diem.

Thursday 3 November 9.35pm

Runner Peter Bol became the first Australian in more than five decades to race for the gold medal in the 800m final at Tokyo. The Olympian talks with Kurt about being competitive and dealing with pressure on the world stage.

Thursday 10 November 9.35pm

Judith Lucy is one of our most loved stand-up comedians. There are few subjects that are off the table. Judith discusses how she feels about a nation knowing about, and laughing at, her most private stories.

Kurt leaving One Plus One?

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Probably swapping with Courtney Act or someone else for the next run.