November 22, 1963. JFK is in Fort Worth, Texas to mend fences between the liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party prior to beginning his re election campaign. Lee Harvey Oswald is at home in Dallas, assembling a rifle.
Gary Fisher always thought there must be more to life than a car in the garage and a mortgage round his neck, and now he plans to find out. He wants to see if it's possible for a welder from Warrington in the UK to take on the middle class dream and buy an ocean going yacht and sail his wife and twin toddlers to America.
While America's von Braun (Richard Dillane) could fund the world's most powerful rocket, Soviet designer Sergei Korolev (Steve Nicolson) had only a fraction of the US budget and knew that without a rocket as powerful as the USA's Saturn he would lose the race. Yet the Soviet's Alexei Leonov (Oleg Shtefanko) became the first man to walk in space.
At the Justice Department, Bobby decides to put additional indictments of Sam Giancana on hold, compromising his principles. In the South, civil rights demonstrators are protesting. JFK calls a meeting with the Southern Caucus of the Senate, who state their opposition to desegregation.
Winning moments never last and news arrives from Adelaide that Ted has died of a heart attack in a sauna while trying to lose weight (as jockeys do). Dolly is inconsolable, although she makes renewed attempts to see if alcohol will console her.
The final episode of the multi-award winning drama series East West 101. The series has been exploring the fallout from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through a series of violent crimes committed in Australia.
Sputnik's success in 1957 encouraged both America and the Soviet Union to redouble their efforts and the hunt for a space man was on. In contrast to the fanfare as NASA was formed and the first Project Mercury US astronauts were paraded in the USA, Soviet recruitment was so secretive that even those selected had no idea what the mission was.
Years have passed, but little has changed. The Lambs are still bustlers, the Pickles do little. Rose's antipathy towards Dolly has grown - particularly when Dolly tells her she has to leave school and get a job. Rose's brother, cheeky little Ted (Dolly's favourite) is now a jockey and a hit with the girls. And Quick Lamb is still looking after his little brain-damaged brother Fish, and still feeling a sense of guilt over the fishing accident in which Fish nearly drowned. Soon, the pressure of those feelings leads him to snap and he walks out of Cloudstreet - despite his mothers orders for him to stay.
After Jack's inauguration speech, we jump directly into a meeting about the Bay of Pigs invasion. Jack is told of an Eisenhower approved plan to train guerrillas in Nicaragua for an assault on Fidel Castro's Cuba. Virtually all of Jack's advisors military and civilian urge him to go ahead with the invasion. And finally Jack against his better judgement gives the order to send the guerrillas in.
The armed robbery and subsequent escalating violence seems to hold a link with a drug ring and criminal activity including a massacre in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Malik is hoping that visiting Afghani police officer, Khan, can help in the investigation.
Set in and around Perth during the 40s and 50s, Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
The Kennedys is one of the most controversial and compelling miniseries of the year. This epic family story is told through a series of flashbacks, recounting the triumphs and tragedies of JFK's tumultuous journey to the White House. The Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis trace Jack's maturation from an inexperienced mishandler of events, to a statesman and world leader.
Mere Hahunga has problems with her youngest son, Sam, and enlists the help of Detective Sonny Koa. Sam is going off the rails and Mere pleads with Koa to help save him. However, stopping a youth on a mission of self-destruction is a very difficult task.
Superintendant Patricia Wright becomes personally involved in a case when a young woman is found raped and murdered after being last seen getting into a taxi late at night. The suspect is taxi driver Roman Wisniewski who was investigated and charged by Wright many years before. Wisniewski walked free with the help of a QC on that prior occasion. Now Wright sees this as a chance to put him away for a long time.
The mysterious double murder of a Jewish couple in an affluent suburb leaves police baffled with little evidence to go on. Soon after, two drug importers end up in the morgue after being shot at close range. Now the Major Crime Squad detectives must determine whether this murder is in any way linked to the robbery they are investigating or something separate.
Set in the Australian outback in 1922, this is a story about four men in pursuit of an Aboriginal man, accused of the murder of a white woman. Their quest into the outback begins and it doesn't take long before each man is faced with his inner conflict regarding racism, and this soon becomes the more dangerous element within the journey then the hunt for the accused.
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