Putting the 'real' back into reality TV, the award-winning series with no narrator and no agendas, just authentic stories told in people's own words. Immerse yourself in the life of extraordinary Australians.
In the NSW mid-coast town of Kempsey, principal Mark Morrison brushes close to the rules to give troubled teens their last chance at a high school education.
Craig Foster has built a formidable reputation as a football player and broadcaster with an unrivalled passion for the game. But when a fellow footballer was imprisoned in Thailand on a spurious charge, he led a global campaign to bring him home.
For the past decade, Australian Story producer Belinda Hawkins has been following the case of Jock Palfreeman, a young Australian man convicted in Bulgaria for a stabbing murder he says he didn’t commit. He claims he was acting in self-defence when he was protecting a Gypsy who was being attacked; the court found him guilty of murder with hooliganism. When Jock was released on parole recently having served 12 years in jail, he and his father, Simon Palfreeman, could have been forgiven for thinking their nightmare was over. But a new crisis unfolded when Jock was caught up in a bitter stoush when politicians argued against his parole. He remains in limbo.
A slain spy, suicide or something else? The baffling body-on-the-beach case of Somerton Man has remained a mystery for 70 years. We go inside one of Australia’s greatest true crime mysteries.
Brothel madam Shirley Finn was shot through the head on a Perth golf course in 1975. After her daughter's 10-year battle to discover who killed her mother, an inquest hears fresh allegations.
Emma and Richard Austin endured ten years of gruelling fertility treatments in their unsuccessful quest for a baby. Two months after making the difficult decision to stop IVF, the offer of a lifetime arrived when a mutual friend introduced them to a Brisbane couple. Jessica and JP DiZane’s family was complete and they had leftover embryos that they didn’t want to destroy. After a series of heartfelt and challenging discussions between the couples, an altruistic donation led to Emma and Richard becoming the parents of baby Henry. One year later, the couples come together to discuss how a surprise gift helped to solve everyone’s problems.
From rigger on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to accidental star, we continue our honest look at the ups and downs of Paul Hogan's extraordinary career. His son Todd speaks publicly for the first time.
Unknown until his early 30s, Paul Hogan went on to become a global superstar. As he approaches 80, Paul and those who know him best look back over a remarkable career.
What would you do if you were told you had 16 months to live? That was the harsh reality for Jill Emberson when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. With the survival rate of the disease half that of the breast cancer survival rate, she's using her last moments to make a change.
The Choir of Hard Knocks took homeless people and turned them into a choir. Charismatic choirmaster Jonathon Welch guided them through thick and thin, but after a decade he's moving on, to concentrate on his foster children.
A widely respected and quirky political figure, Tim Fischer's remarkable career began as a 20-year-old conscript fighting in the jungles in Vietnam and ended in the Vatican as Australia's top diplomat. But the Boy from Boree Creek (a tiny town near Wagga Wagga) made his greatest contribution in politics as the deputy prime minister, and will be remembered for the key role he played in reforming Australia's gun laws. Recently as his health faded, Tim’s family invited Australian Story to join them on what turned out to be one of his last trips to his home town of Boree Creek. By train, of course.
Yoshe Taylor's incredible fight for justice as she speaks out for the first time since being released from a Cambodian prison to warn of the scam that's turning innocent people into unsuspecting drug mules.
An exclusive on the shocking story of Yoshe Taylor, a Queensland mother duped into smuggling drugs for an international syndicate.
When Malaysian airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, the loss of Perth children Mo, Evie, Otis and their granddad Nick touched the nation. Their parents reveal how they rebuilt their world.
From high-security women’s prisoner to high-profile crusading lawyer, Debbie Kilroy has made a career of helping the country's most disadvantaged women and stopping the cycle of imprisonment.
The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Andrew Mallard spent 12 years in jail for murder. His conviction was quashed after uncovering a trail of deception and police misconduct, but his life ended in a cruel twist of fate.
In Bob Hawke — 23rd prime minister, fearless reformer and Labor giant — Australia found a political leader, the likes of which we’d never seen before. Australian Story remembers the late Bob Hawke.
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