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Utopia returns this Wednesday with long awaited 3rd season

Utopia explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. It’s a tribute to those political leaders who have somehow managed to take a long-term vision and use it for short-term gain.

Bleed Them Dry Until They Die: The retirement villages ripping off retirees

The glossy brochures and slick advertising sell the promise of a blissful retirement in "enclaves of contentedness" where "lifestyle meets wellbeing."   But residents of the retirement homes run by one of Australia's biggest providers have a very different story to tell.

Shooting For The Stars – Mayor Chagai

When six-year-old Mayor Chagai made the epic trek from South Sudan to Ethiopia fleeing war and famine he could never have imagined that one day he would be an acclaimed basketball coach in Sydney, nor that his young protégés would be sought after by US basketball teams.

AIRDATE: Cleverman – Season Two

As season two begins, the Zone has been razed to the ground by the Containment Authority. The humans and Hairypeople who once called it their home have scattered, disappearing deep into the city in fear for their lives.

Production underway on rebooted series of Catalyst

2017 will see the science program return in a new hour-long documentary format with each episode dedicated to exploring a specific topic, replacing the previous 30-minute magazine-style format.

Two Brothers – This week on Australian Story

Mal and Mike Leyland were pioneers of outback documentary-making, first setting off to Central Australia in 1960.  Mal was just 15 and Mike 19.

Controversial ethicist Peter Singer returns to Q&A

Controversial ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer is back on Q&A this Monday night, with the show broadcasting live from the Docklands studio in Melbourne.

Oceans of Plastic: What happens to the plastic we throw away?

Life without plastic is almost unimaginable. It’s become central to the way we live our lives – from everyday items like food packaging and water bottles, to sophisticated high end products. But how many of us know what happens to that plastic when we throw it away?

AIRDATE: Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line

Todd Sampson puts his faith in science to the ultimate test in a series of epic experiments, trusting his life to the Laws of Physics.

AIRDATE: New vlogumentary series My Year 12 Life

The series is packed with emotion, hilarity, heartbreak and suspense – what will their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) numbers be? What will they go through to achieve these results?

Four Corners on the frontline in the battle against Islamic State

On Monday night Four Corners takes you to the battlefields of Iraq with the ABC’s award winning Middle East correspondent, Matt Brown.

Unchained Melody – Next week on Australian Story

Critics have heralded Melody Pool as one of the best songwriters in Australia. She has been chosen as the support act for recent Australian tours by the Eagles and Rodriguez, and played alongside the Milk Carton Kids in a tour of the United Kingdom and Europe.

AIRDATE: Compass – New Directions

Geraldine Doogue passes the baton to new Compass presenter Kumi Taguchi in an interview about her life and work, revealing why Kumi is the perfect person for the job.

Filming commences on new ABC drama series Mustangs FC

After a nationwide casting call where hundreds of aspiring young actresses and soccer players came forward, filming has commenced on Mustangs FC, an exciting new 13 x 30’ comedy drama which follows a group of girls who abandon the sidelines to start their football club’s first all-girl team.

Australians spending billions on unproven vitamins & supplements

The figures are startling - seven out of every ten Australians take some form of vitamin or supplement.  We spend more, out of our own pockets, on complementary medicines than we do on prescription drugs.

Production commences on Ronny Chieng: International Student

Production commenced this week on the six-part series of Ronny Chieng: International Student, for ABC in Australia and Comedy Central’s flagship channel in the United States.


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