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The Checkout

The Checkout logoTHE CHECKOUT is a new satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser team, Hungry Beast's Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne from CHOICE. THE CHECKOUT turns consumer TV on its head. The series is a no-holds-barred, irreverent and entertaining approach to the subject that would have Helen Wellings turning in her grave, if she wasn't still alive. Each episode tackles issues that face all of us when we open our wallets - identifying ways consumers are being taken advantage of, manipulated and ripped off. With support from Australia's consumer group CHOICE, THE CHECKOUT team gives viewers a healthy and/or dangerous mix of info and attitude that hopefully might lead to smarter spending decisions.

The Cut (Australia)

The Cut (Australia) logoJohn Wood (Blue Heelers) plays Bill Telford, a not-so-honest sports agent, who returns home a hero after saving others during a terrorist bombing in Bali. His son Andrew (Matt Passmore), takes leave from his UN job, and fiancee is London, to help out in the aftermath. But will he ever get to leave again?

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Doctor Blake Mysteries logoThe Doctor Blake Mysteries is an original 10-part murder mystery series starring one of Australia’s favourite and most versatile actors, Craig McLachlan, as the maverick country town doctor Lucien Blake. A risk-taker, he’s impulsive and not afraid to upset the status quo. It’s 1959. Dr Blake has returned to a place he once called home, to take over his deceased father’s medical practice. Everything seems peaceful on the surface, but seething underneath are the age-old passions of a regional town clashing head-on with the tensions and fears of the decade to come.

The Elegant Gentleman's Guide To Knife Fighting

The Elegant Gentleman's Guide To Knife Fighting logoThe Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting aspires to take sketch comedy in a different direction. With longer-form scenes, less traditional material, and a surprising cast, it will be at times random, often ridiculous and occasionally surreal.
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The Genie From Down Under

The Genie From Down Under logoIn decaying Townes Hall, where Lady Diana Townes is forced to take in wealthy paying guests, her 13-year-old daughter Penelope comes across a dazzling opal in an old trunk. She discovers it holds a Genie who has the power to save the ancestral home and improve the family's fortunes. Bruce is the Genie of the Black Opal, brought to England from Australia 130 years ago by Penelope's great, great, grandfather, Sir Claude. Bruce and his son Baz live in the opal, waiting to be summoned and longing to get away from wet and cold Wiltshire and back to paradise, Australia. So when Penelope, in an unguarded moment, wishes she were somewhere else, Bruce whisks her overseas to her inheritance, Townes Downs a run down farmhouse in the middle of the Australian outback. Penelope hates Australia and is ...

The Gruen Transfer

The Gruen Transfer logoThe Gruen Transfer is about advertising, how it works, and how it works on us. It decodes and defuses the commercial messages that swirl through our lives, with the help of a panel of ad industry experts.

The Hamster Decides

The Hamster Decides logoThe Chaser return to our screens to give their version of the 2013 Federal Election campaign trail with their five part series The Hamster Decides.

The Hollowmen

The Hollowmen logoThe Hollowmen is a comedy-drama set in the offices of the Central Policy Unit, a special think tank personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him in the most important job of all - getting re-elected. Their brief is "long term vision"; to stop worrying about tomorrow's headlines, and focus on next week's.

The New Inventors

The New Inventors logoHosted by radio broadcaster and comedian James O'Loghlin, The New Inventors will, each Wednesday night, present the new millennium's answer to the Hills Hoist, the wine cask, the ute and the bionic ear - building up to the grand final extravaganza in November. Be spellbound by the latest contemporary creations from the new generation of inventors, innovators and designers beavering away in their studios, sheds, laboratories and kitchens. Take a peep at tomorrow’s objects of desire as The New Inventors showcases products from the emerging artists of the future. Celebrate the art of invention and design in 2007 as each week three inventors pitch their prototypes to a panel of Australia's leading architects, designers, engineers, scientists and new media specialists, who will evaluate th...

The Slap

The Slap logoThe series explores what happens when a man slaps a child, who does not belong to him, at a suburban barbecue.
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