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Everything streaming for free this DECEMBER 2023 on ABC IVIEW

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Highlights on ABC iview this December include the premiere of Barry Humphries In His Own Words, new specials The Yearly With Charlie Pickering and Hard Quiz: Battle of the Influencers, plus live & exclusive coverage of New Year’s Eve, and more.

December on ABC iview: Streaming Highlights:

Friday 1

Gardening Australia – Indonesia Special PREMIERE

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Costa and Tammy explore the plants and gardens of Indonesia, one of Australia’s nearest neighbours.

Monday 13

Prosecuting Evil PREMIERE

The fascinating story of one of the Holocaust’s most heroic figures. Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor.

Thursday 14

Project Wild Series 1

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Nature nerd Dr Ann Jones travels through the Indo-Pacific region to find the dedicated people bringing our planet’s amazing animals, plants and ecosystems back from the brink.

Friday 15

Gardening Australia Christmas

Costa gives garden bed gifts; Jane explores a florist’s paradise; Millie sets up for summer success; Tammy creates beautiful living wreaths; and Clarence learns about Christmas beetles.

Gardening Australia - Costa as Santa (image - ABC)
Gardening Australia – Costa as Santa (image – ABC)

Friday 15

Barry Humphries In His Own Words PREMIERE

A look back at the life and work of Barry Humphries, told in his own words from archival interviews with the man himself.

Sunday 17

Living With Devils PREMIERE

In a wild and windswept corner of Australia, acclaimed film-maker Simon Plowright spends a year living with the iconic but endangered marsupial, the Tasmanian Devil.

Tuesday 19

Take 5 With Zan Rowe Summer Special PREMIERE

On this special episode of Take 5 we ask your favourite iconic Australian Celebrities to explore their songs and stories of Australian Summer.

Take 5 With Zan Rowe Summer Special (image – ABC)

Tuesday 19


An intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

Tuesday 19


A small-town singer moves to the big city for her chance at stardom when she discovers Burlesque, a glamorous nightclub packed with dancers, sizzling musical numbers, and an owner in need of a star.

Wednesday 20

Hard Quiz: Battle of the Influencers PREMIERE

Tom Gleeson takes on four of Australia’s most popular online influencers in a culture clash of epic proportions, where the only guarantee is utter mayhem!

Wednesday 20

The Yearly With Charlie Pickering PREMIERE

Charlie wraps up 2023 with Margaret Pomeranz, Roy&HG, Rhys Nicholson, referendums & mushroom deaths. The Yearly remembers all the news so that you don’t have to.

Charlie Pickering presents The Weekly (image - ABC)
Charlie Pickering presents The Yearly this December (image – ABC)

Sunday 24

The King’s Speech

The story of King George VI, his unexpected ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

Saturday 25

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo PREMIERE

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo makes its return to the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in 2023 with a brand new show, Stories.

Sunday 31

New Year’s Eve

The ABC’s NYE 2023 concert and fireworks celebration is back again and set to light up the night when it airs Saturday, 31 December from 8.30pm.

Christmas Episodes and Specials

Would I Lie To You S16 Christmas Episode Tuesday 19

Live At The Apollo S17 Christmas Episode Saturday 23

Shakespeare & Hathaway Christmas Episode Saturday 23

The Stand-Up Sketch Show S4 Christmas Episode Saturday 23

Ghosts S5 Christmas Episode Tuesday 26

Call The Midwife Christmas Special Tuesday 26

Death In Paradise Christmas Special Friday 29

All Creatures Great And Small Christmas Episode Sunday 30

All Creatures Great and Small Christmas Special returns in 2023 (image – theartsdesk.com)


Monday 3

Play School: Story Time Series 6

Find your favourite toy and get comfy on the Story Time couch as some of Australia’s most well-known celebrities read an adventure packed range of children’s picture books.

Tuesday 26

Play School: Down At The Beach

Whether it’s exploring the rockpools, playing beach cricket or splashing in the waves, there’s lots to explore Down at the Beach.


Hitsville: The Making of Mowtown

Louis Theroux: Altered States Love Without Limits

Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

Killing Eve S3

Lucy Worsley: Agatha Christie Mystery Queen

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces S4 Christmas

A League Of Their Own

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Kyle Laidlaw
Kyle Laidlaw
An avid media enthusiast of more than 10 years, Kyle regularly follows all things TV related, both in Australia and overseas with a particular interest in local free-to-air scheduling and new show commissions.


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