The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), informally referred to as "Aunty" originally in imitation of the BBC's nickname, is Australia's national public broadcaster. With a total annual budget of A$1.18 billion, the corporation provides television, radio, online and mobile services throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, as well as overseas through the Australia Network and Radio Australia.
Founded in 1929 as the Australian Broadcasting Company, it was subsequently made a state-owned corporation on 1 July 1932, as the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 changed the name of the organisation to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, effective 1 July 1983. Although funded and owned by the government, the ABC remains editorially...
Adam Hills In Gordon St Tonight will have all the usual talk show trimmings – celebrity guests, great comedy and live music - with all the excitement and spontaneity you’d expect from one of the country’s best live comedians.
In his 21 years as a stand-up comic Adam Hills has become renowned world-wide for his lightning wit, inclusive nature and penchant for ad-libbing with a crowd. His shows have a reputation for running off on audience-led tangents that result in unpredictable outcomes, often involving his Twitter followers in the joke. The everyday suddenly turns into comedy.
From the bright lights of the big cities to small country towns, Angry Boys takes us to various locations around the world as Chris introduces several unforgettable new characters. Angry Boys is a look at today’s boys; their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. The creative genius behind the award-winning shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes, Chris Lilley returns to ABC with the world premiere of his new 12-part comedy series Angry Boys.
This four-part comedy series takes viewers into the life of PM Julia Gillard and boyfriend Tim Mathieson, behind the closed doors of The Lodge.
How do Julia and Tim find ‘couple time’ amid Independents crashing Date Night, Julia’s security detail constantly suspecting terrorist plots against her, and non-stop unsolicited advice from Paul Keating?
Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton discuss films opening in theatres this week.
It seems incredible that all life on earth comes from the information held in a single kind of molecule. DNA is an intense molecule that can direct the fantastically complex chemistry of the cell, reproduce itself, and even self-modify to take advantage of new conditions. You could say that all the different forms of life, from earliest to modern, are simply the different disguises of DNA as it has tried out many containers for itself. How is it conceivable that a molecule made of only four types of building blocks can create such sophistication?
AUDREY’S KITCHEN is a new cooking series from Working Dog Productions (Frontline, The Hollowmen).
Hosted by celebrity chef, the impeccably coiffed Audrey Gordon, each episode features an exotic recipe prepared in Audrey’s unfeasibly clean and spacious kitchen. But it is so much more than simply how to cook a dish.
Along with the always-opinionated Audrey’s thoughts on food, table manners and the inadequacies of our immigration policy, it’s also an opportunity for Audrey to rail against the annoyances of her daily life, from poor table manners and substandard produce, to vegetarians and store-bought mayonnaise.
This is an irreverent antidote to the crowded world of celebrity chefdom and the cult of TV cooking. AUDREY’S KITCHEN is a series for anyone who loves food but is willi...
Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia. Nowhere else can you simply jump in a car and travel back through the entire history of the world.
Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide takes you on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. Buckle up for a rocky ride down the Road of Time with series host Dr Richard Smith. Over four one-hour episodes, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and exploding asteroids.
Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all. So join the good Doctor for the ultimat...
Australian Story is a weekly biography program, produced and broadcast on ABC Television. Australian Story has covered many people from diverse backgrounds and reputations. Examples include Ivan Milat, Dick Smith, Wayne Bennett and Hazem El Masri.
The stories are 'narrated' by the profile subjects and other individuals such as friends and family members. The program aims to present a varied and contrasting picture of contemporary Australia and Australians, both known and unknown.
Catalyst is a program that sees science as a dynamic force changing our world. Each week Catalyst will bring a mixture of Australian and international stories, from science breakthroughs investigating the implications, the ethics, and the politics of the particular issue, to stories about how scientists work in the field.