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Show Me The Money/Forever Young  |  Seven

Show Me The Money Australians are being misled into paying millions to a multi-national company that represents some of our biggest charities, according to a number of former contractors. In the past two years Appco has made $100 million from Australian charities through selling merchandise and signing up donors to monthly pledges. The drive to make money created a culture of bizarre sales rituals, the bastardisation of staff and the "ugly" mockery of the very people the company is raising money for, whistle-blowers have told Sunday Night in a special investigation. Some of Appco's mega profits come through the work of vibrant young people who many Australians would have encountered door knocking neighbourhoods and fundraising at shopping centres. Referred to as "chuggers", short for "charity muggers", the frontline workers solicit donations on behalf of charities, sometimes claiming that more than 90 percent of the donations they receive will make it into the hands of the needy. Not so, said Ivan Alloshe, a former Appco contractor who worked his way up the ranks in the empire he now wants to expose. Forever Young Making it to 100 years of age once seemed like an impossible goal - and if you got a letter from the Queen you knew you'd earned it. But now, reaching that magic century is tantalisingly close for all of us. Scientists have just developed a miracle pill they say will not only help us live longer, but make those years healthier as well. But it's not just scientists who think they have the answers. On an island in the Mediterranean, so many residents have surpassed the age of 100 that it's been nicknamed "The Island of the Immortals". This Sunday, Denham Hitchcock reveals the surprising results of a global search for the secret to a much longer and healthier life. Could the answer lie in a single pill?

49:19 | News and current affairs
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The Survivor/Trapped/Finding Gobi  |  Seven

The Survivor She was stabbed in the neck by a terrorist in a murderous rampage on the streets of London, but Australian woman Candice Hedge is determined to stay strong in the face of terrorism. Candice is recovering in intensive care after surgery to repair a deep stab wound to her throat. It's difficult for her to talk, but she has a story she wants to tell. On June 3 Candice and her boyfriend, Luke, were working together at Elliot's Cafe, a restaurant in the Borough Market district. Just before 10pm, three men in a van ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle continued down Borough Hills Street before crashing into a pub near Elliot's Cafe. Armed with knives, the three men began stabbing innocent members of the public at random, making their way closer and closer to the restaurant. Luke rushed to protect the staff and customers, ushering them downstairs to the kitchen. But when he couldn't find Candice, he quickly realised she was still upstairs. In the chaos of the invasion, the unthinkable happened: Candice had been stabbed. Trapped Trapped and critically injured after a horrifying car accident on an isolated country road, Melissa Jones thought she was going to die. Mel would spend nearly 11 hours clinging to life and hoping rescuers would find her. On February 26, Melissa left her home in Tumut NSW to visit her daughter in Mudgee, 500km away. But four hours into her journey, Mel's vehicle veered off the road and flipped, landing on its side in a ditch. Miraculously, her phone was within reach and she managed to call triple-0 for help. But being unfamiliar with the remote area around her, Mel couldn't tell the operator where she was. Mel's phone - her only lifeline to her rescuers - ran out just over an hour after the crash. In a desperate effort to save her life, NSW police and SES workers began scouring a massive 300 square kilometre search area. Mel suffered head trauma, internal bleeding and broken bones in her leg, hip and pelvis, but she is just happy to be alive. Finding Gobi It's the most remarkable bond formed by an unlikely pair: An Australian ultra-marathon runner and a scruffy desert dog. Through one of the most gruelling foot races on Earth, in one of the most isolated locations, a stray chihuahua cross was about to change Dion Leonard's life forever. On the first day of the week-long race aross China's desolate Gobi Desert, Dion noticed the stray wandering around the camp. But when the race began and the 100 competitors took off from the starting line, Dion was surprised to find the dog running alongside him. For each leg of the exhausting race, the little dog - who Dion named Gobi after the desert they were running across - followed him stride-for-stride. After the pair finished the race together in second place, Dion knew his adventures with Gobi weren't over. He made it his mission to bring his new best friend back to his home in Scotland. But while Gobi was in quarantine in the Chinese city of Urumqi, she went missing. A social media campaign to find her quickly went viral and Dion was soon being bombarded with 200 leads daily - but each tip-off seemed to be a dead end.

43:19 | News and current affairs
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Sunday Night

Saving Chase/Breaking The Silence/Elvis Down Under  |  Seven

Saving Chase Four-year-old Chase Walker-Steven has severe epilepsy and quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He can't walk or talk but the struggle to save the life of this little boy is at the centre of tug of war between traditional and alternative treatments. In a Sunday Night investigation Chase's parents, Jacinda 'Cini' Walker and Marc Steven, revealed that after years of putting their faith in traditional medicine they had come to the conclusion their child was getting worse, not better. Desperate to give their little boy his best chance of survival, the Brisbane couple went in search of an alternative treatment and turned to the controversial Church of Ubuntu in Newcastle. Following the advice of charismatic church leader, BJ Futter, Chase was put on an organic diet and given doses of cannabis oil. Cini and Marc claim they immediately saw an improvement in their son. But a month ago, during a routine medical examination at the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane, doctors advised Cini and Marc that they needed to admit Chase for urgent medical treatment. They were alarmed at Chase's dramatic weight loss. In a matter of months he had gone from 22kg to just over 11kg after switching to an all-organic diet. Instead of admitting their son to hospital, Cini and Marc packed up the family and drove 800km south to Newcastle to the Church of Ubuntu. Breaking The Silence The Whiskey Au Go Go firebombing is one of the most notorious crimes in Queensland history. Fifteen people died in that blaze, exposing a murky underworld web of violence and corruption. Tangled up in that web was Barbara McCulkin, the wife of a Brisbane gangster: the woman who knew too much. Less than a year after the bombing, Barbara and her two daughters disappeared, never to be seen again. It turns out all three were murdered to protect the guilty. Steve Pennells reports that justice for the McCulkins has been a long time coming. Elvis Lives Almost 40 years after he left the building, Elvis Presley is on stage again. The Wonder of You tour has arrived in Australia direct from Graceland with a captivating 40-piece orchestra breathing life into his performance in May and June.

45:12 | News and current affairs
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The Accused: Cassandra Sainsbury/Living The Dream  |  Seven

The Accused: Cassandra Sainsbury She's a young Australian locked up in a Colombian prison on drug charges - but Cassie Sainsbury insists she is innocent. Her fiance Scott Broadbridge reveals all exclusively to Sunday Night. He exposes the Australians who lured her into danger, the mystery man behind the disastrous cocaine plot, and the bust itself in Cassie's own words. Sainsbury was arrested at Bogota's El Dorado International Airport on April 11 after 5.8kg of cocaine was allegedly found in her luggage. The 22-year-old South Australian is facing 20 years behind bars while Sainsbury and Broadbridge had planned to be married in February next year. But regardless of what happens at her upcoming trial, Scott has vowed to stand by her. Buying The Dream: Chinese Homebuyers In Australia They're young, rich and here to spend. Mega-rich Chinese investors are building an empire in our backyard. But what is it doing to our property market? Meet the new Chinese buyers taking over the Australian real estate market. They're young, they've got money - and they aren't afraid to spend it. "We say limited English, unlimited bank accounts," Melbourne realtor Tim Heavyside told Alex Cullen in an interview for Sunday Night. Foreign investors are snapping up properties around the country, but no city is more appealing to buyers than Melbourne. Last year nearly a quarter of new homes in Victoria were sold to overseas buyers - more than any other state in Australia. But as many as 20 percent of those properties are being left empty and Chinese investment is putting upward pressure on prices in our big cities.

46:11 | News and current affairs
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Killing Joe/All About Ed  |  Seven

Killing Joe She planned and carried out the senseless and twisted killing of their son and now, 20 years later, Anu Singh is appealing for forgiveness from the parents of Giuseppe 'Joe' Cinque. For the first time since their son's death, Anu spoke directly to Maria and Nino Cinque during an interview with Sunday Night. But Joe's heartbroken mum Maria said she could never forgive Anu for taking her son's life. On Friday October 24, 1997, Anu acted on the disturbing plot she had been planning for weeks. She had arranged a bizarre farewell dinner and told her guests she and Joe were going to end their lives together in a tragic suicide pact. But, unbelievably, no one told Joe - or the police. All About Ed Multi-platinum award-winning singer songwriter Ed Sheeran has revealed the lifestyle that came with being one of the world's biggest pop stars pushed him to near breaking point and he came close to losing it all. In an exclusive interview on Seven's Sunday Night Ed said he was emotionally exhausted and physically unwell when he decided to take time out from his non-stop schedule. After six years in the public eye, Ed made the decision to walk away from the music scene and social media for 12 months. During his time off, Ed travelled around the world to Iceland, Ghana, Italy, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand and even Tasmania. But fans could be forgiven for not noticing he was away. During his absence his hit songs remained on the charts and in high demand on streaming services.

47:23 | News and current affairs
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Femmes Fatales/Three Amigos/Arnie's Angels  |  Seven

Femmes Fatales A public assassination in an international airport, carried out by two young women using a weapon of mass destruction. In a Sunday Night ground breaking investigation, Steve Pennells reports on the North Korean murder plot that could not have been more brazen or more bizarre. The audacious hit in a public airport terminal was ordered by North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un to eliminate a potential rival, his half brother Kim Jong-nam. The murder weapon was the deadly nerve agent VX. But special representative of the North Korean Foreign Ministry, Alejandro Cao de Benos, told Sunday Night that North Korea had been set up and the police not only have the wrong suspect, they don't even have the right victim. Three Amigos For Tourette's sufferer Adam Ladell, trying to sit still for 10 seconds without twitching or speaking is a huge challenge. But give him a microphone and the chance to sing and the 18-year-old's Tourette syndrome instantly disappears. Adam was five when he began to develop Tourette syndrome, a neurological condition characterised by involuntary sounds and movements called tics. Tourette's affects roughly one in 100 Australians, with 10 percent of those also diagnosed with coprolalia, the uncontrollable use of offensive language. While filming for Sunday Night, Adam met two more boys living with Tourette's, 11-year-old Cameron Schubert and 26-year-old James Sayers. The trio formed an immediate bond and found they had a common remedy for their condition: music. Arnie's Angels When Sophie Guidolin gave birth to twins girls and became a mother of four, she believed her days of bodybuilding in a bikini were well and truly behind her. But last month 28-year-old Sophie flexed her way to centre stage at the Arnold Classic to show that motherhood is no obstacle to becoming trim, taut and terrific. Sophie not only made it to the stage, but 19 months after the twins were born she won her bikini division. After the birth of her first son nine years ago, Sophie gained 32kg and struggled with her health. Sophie worked hard after each of her children were born to get back into shape. Her victory at the Arnold Classic was witnessed by the man the contest was named after, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

48:14 | News and current affairs
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Grilled/Freedom Fighters/Sally's Miracle  |  Seven

Grilled Celebrity chef Pete Evans has launched an attack on the media, dismissing the many headlines he has generated in recent years as "fake news", as the Australian Medical Association says he's "putting his fans' health at risk". In an exclusive interview with Sunday Night, the My Kitchen Rules judge defended his paleo lifestyle and clarified his controversial claims about sunscreen, dairy and breast milk, which he says have been taken out of context. Freedom Fighters They're the unexpected players in the battle for Mosul: two remarkable women making a difference in the war against Islamic State. As Islamic State makes a final stand in Iraq, a glamorous Kurdish pop star, Helly Luv, and a child trauma specialist from Melbourne, Erin Joyce, have taken on very different roles in the fight against the barbaric regime. In an exclusive Sunday Night investigation, reporter Denham Hitchcock ventured into the war-torn city of Mosul, where almost every building is damaged by explosives or riddled with bullet holes and residents live in constant fear of attack, to meet Luv and Joyce. Using her voice as her weapon, Luv is inspiring troops fighting Islamic State with her songs of freedom. And World Vision's Erin Joyce is on her fourth trip to the war zone. At the Hassan-Sham refugee camp, she is helping traumatised children from families who have fled Mosul. Sally's Miracle Television presenter Sally Obermeder has described the intense emotional connection she felt with the surrogate mother who gave birth to her child. In a moving Sunday Night interview, Sally recalled the remarkable bond she felt with Rachel, her surrogate, during the birth of baby Elyssa Rose.

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