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Australian Story: The Longest Expedition

ABC July 11, 2016

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When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and ...

When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and writer suffered a massive injury in 1998 when his rope dislodged a large rock, which fell on his head. He was saved by the actions of his former girlfriend who hauled him 30 metres up to a ledge before running for help. In a second stroke of luck, the paramedic on duty that day was also a climber. Neale Smith's decision to short-circuit a cliff rescue and abseil with Paul down to a waiting boat almost certainly saved his life. The aftermath of the accident led to a new awakening for Paul and he describes it now as 'the best thing that ever happened to me'. This year he returned to the place that nearly killed him. With only one half of his body functioning properly, the stakes were high. This time, surrounded by friends, he made it to the top.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: The Enemy Within

ABC March 26, 2018

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When Justin Yerbury's family members began to die from motor neurone disease he made a life-changing decision. He turned his back on a professional basketball career and ...

When Justin Yerbury's family members began to die from motor neurone disease he made a life-changing decision. He turned his back on a professional basketball career and enrolled in a science degree. Almost 20 years later, he is an internationally recognised expert on the disease, leading the way in the search for a treatment. Recently, however, Justin's work took on a terrible urgency as he too developed symptoms of MND. As Australian Story filmed with Justin and his family, his condition deteriorated dramatically, requiring difficult decisions to enable him to continue his search for a cure. Having met Justin in 2017, Professor Stephen Hawking recorded the introduction to this story shortly before his death from motor neurone disease.

Catalyst
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Catalyst: Gut Reaction

Episode 1 ABC July 26, 2016

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New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more ...

New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more important than previously thought is because food affects the bacteria deep inside our gut.

A Big Mob in the House
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A Big Mob in the House

ABC News 24 July 9, 2016

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Nearly $2 billion has been spent on Indigenous housing in the NT over the past eight years but in many areas conditions are still appalling. In this ABC News special, Jane ...

Nearly $2 billion has been spent on Indigenous housing in the NT over the past eight years but in many areas conditions are still appalling. In this ABC News special, Jane Bardon looks at what went wrong and what may fix the problems.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Two Brothers

ABC April 3, 2017

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Mal and Mike Leyland were pioneers of outback documentary-making, first setting off to Central Australia in 1960. Mal was just 15 and Mike 19. Their television shows in the ...

Mal and Mike Leyland were pioneers of outback documentary-making, first setting off to Central Australia in 1960. Mal was just 15 and Mike 19. Their television shows in the 1970s and '80s were so popular that their theme song, Ask The Leyland Brothers, remains familiar to millions of viewers today. But when Mal and Mike decided to branch out into the tourist industry by building their own theme park, Leyland Brothers World, disaster struck and both were bankrupted. The brothers fell out and went their separate ways. Sometime before Mike Leyland's death in 2009, they reconciled but Mal Leyland continues to have regrets. Sourcing rich archival footage, this program tells the inside story of the Leyland's rise and fall, and of their final days together.

Catalyst
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Catalyst: Tasmanian Devil/The Royal Botanic Gardens/Squeaky Sand

ABC June 18, 2009

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Cancer threatening the existence of the Tasmanian Devil; The Royal Botanic Gardens - Australia's oldest research institution; Sand - to squeak or not to squeak, that is the ...

Cancer threatening the existence of the Tasmanian Devil; The Royal Botanic Gardens - Australia's oldest research institution; Sand - to squeak or not to squeak, that is the question.

Catalyst
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Catalyst: Water Recycling - From Tap to Toilet/Vitamin D/Rob Harcourt

ABC March 12, 2009

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Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the bitter truth about the dangers of a sweet diet and Ruben Meerman takes a look at how fluoride protects teeth and the reasons for its ...

Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the bitter truth about the dangers of a sweet diet and Ruben Meerman takes a look at how fluoride protects teeth and the reasons for its addition to water supplies.

People and Power
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People and Power: Syria: Under Russia's Fist

Al Jazeera English October 9, 2016

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People & Power investigates the horrifying consequences for civilians under Russian airstrikes in Syria.

People & Power investigates the horrifying consequences for civilians under Russian airstrikes in Syria.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Long Journey Home

ABC February 12, 2018

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When scientist Jim Bowler saw a human skeleton emerging from the sandhills of the remote Willandra Lakes in 1974, he had no idea his chance discovery would radically rewrite ...

When scientist Jim Bowler saw a human skeleton emerging from the sandhills of the remote Willandra Lakes in 1974, he had no idea his chance discovery would radically rewrite Australian history. The full excavation revealed a complete skeleton covered in red ochre and in astonishingly good condition. Scientists would date Mungo Man at around 42,000 years old, pushing back the known date of human occupation in Australia by thousands of years. But for Mungo Man's traditional owners, the Mutthi Mutthi, Ngiyampaa and Paakantyi/Barkandji peoples, his discovery and removal to Canberra was a deep source of upset. When his remains were finally returned to country late last year it was an emotional homecoming for all, including Jim Bowler.

Catalyst
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Catalyst: Fit in Six Minutes a Week Revisited

ABC May 17, 2016

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FIT IN 6 MINUTES A WEEK - REVISITED Continuing our focus on the healing powers of exercise, Catalyst revisits the subject of intensive interval training. If you were told you ...

FIT IN 6 MINUTES A WEEK - REVISITED Continuing our focus on the healing powers of exercise, Catalyst revisits the subject of intensive interval training. If you were told you could get fit with just a few minutes of exercise a week, would you believe it? Anja Taylor puts interval training through its paces, and investigates the science behind why it works.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Building Bridges

ABC April 18, 2016

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For the first time on TV Michelle Bridges and her family talk about her becoming a mum at 45, her relationship with 'Commando' Steve Willis and taking on the junk food ...

For the first time on TV Michelle Bridges and her family talk about her becoming a mum at 45, her relationship with 'Commando' Steve Willis and taking on the junk food industry. The program traces Bridges' remarkable journey as the daughter of a broken home in working class Newcastle who last year was named on the BRW list of Australia's richest self-made women. She's described as one of Australia's most influential health and fitness experts. In a new relationship with her "Biggest Loser" co-star, Steve Willis, the couple have been fodder for gossip columnists and paparazzi and now have a 4-month old son, Axel. Bridges says having Axel has strengthened her ambition to tackle the junk food and sugar industries. "The truth of the matter is they sell crap food and make people sick and that makes me angry."

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Abby's Story

ABC April 25, 2016

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Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Walker received the news that every parent dreads. Their two-year-old daughter Abby was diagnosed with leukaemia, a life-threatening illness. ...

Ten years ago, Nicola and Jim Walker received the news that every parent dreads. Their two-year-old daughter Abby was diagnosed with leukaemia, a life-threatening illness. Abby's parents hit upon a controversial course of action - to have another child and harvest stem cells from the new baby's umbilical cord in case Abby relapsed and needed a transplant. They invited Australian Story to film with them as they embarked on this solution, providing intimate access to a deeply moving family experience. In this Australian Story update, we revisit the Walker family to find out the consequences of their decision.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: A Kind of Medicine

ABC May 2, 2016

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As one of Australia's first Indigenous doctors Mark Wenitong combines his skills as a physician and a musician to fight ill health in Far North Queensland, including a looming ...

As one of Australia's first Indigenous doctors Mark Wenitong combines his skills as a physician and a musician to fight ill health in Far North Queensland, including a looming Ice epidemic. His greatest role model was his mother Lealon who in the 1950s and '60s fought against the odds to become a pioneering Indigenous health worker. Despite his dedication to his medical work, Mark Wenitong describes himself as primarily a musician, a talent he has passed on to all his children. Daughter Naomi rose to prominence as half of successful duo Shakaya while eldest son Joel is also a successful musician. But a terrible car crash plunged the family into crisis. Naomi nearly died and the trauma for Joel, who'd been driving, led him to follow in his father's footsteps and become a doctor. Australian Story follows the Wenitongs as they continue to work in music and medicine within both the Indigenous and wider community.

Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy
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Diana, Our Mother: Her Life And Legacy

Seven July 30, 2017

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For the first time since Princess Diana's death, Princes William and Harry are speaking openly about their mother. This intimate and emotional royal event is a must-see. ...

For the first time since Princess Diana's death, Princes William and Harry are speaking openly about their mother. This intimate and emotional royal event is a must-see. Broadcast as a Sunday Night special.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: The Bridge

ABC August 7, 2017

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On a Sunday afternoon in 2012, Donna Thistlethwaite told her partner she was going out to buy groceries. Instead she drove to Brisbane's Story Bridge and tried to end her life ...

On a Sunday afternoon in 2012, Donna Thistlethwaite told her partner she was going out to buy groceries. Instead she drove to Brisbane's Story Bridge and tried to end her life in the wintery waters of the Brisbane River. Donna was a popular, positive-thinking, successful career woman with a loving partner and a young son. She had no history of the mental illnesses that are commonly associated with risk of suicide. Her world unravelled in about 10 days. Donna was lucky enough to get a second chance at life, thanks to a confluence of "miracles" that helped her survive. Australian Story tells a cautionary tale which shows that, with the right set of circumstances and the wrong kind of thinking, suicidal thoughts can happen to just about anyone and how seeking help can save a life. By sharing her story, Donna hopes that anyone feeling suicidal will see that life can be "great" again and reach out for help.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Beyond OK: The Man Behind R U OK? Day

ABC September 4, 2017

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Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male: a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places. But there was a problem with his seemingly perfect life. He ...

Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male: a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places. But there was a problem with his seemingly perfect life. He was, as he says himself, "a bit of a prick" and he was deeply unhappy. Gavin decided to change, and in 2009, he used his marketing nous and his high-profile contacts to create R U OK? Day, a national day of action to prevent suicide. But not long after the launch, the super-fit, indomitable Gavin was anything but okay. He died of cancer just after marking R U OK?'s third successful campaign. R U OK? Day has become one of the nation's most embraced days of action. Six years after we first aired the story of Gavin Larkin, we return to his family to see how Gavin's extraordinary legacy has helped sustain them through their grief.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: I Am Sam

ABC June 12, 2017

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Sam Goddard's story is one of determination and a family's love in the most devastating circumstances. Australian Story first shared Sam's journey in 2011 and the story ...

Sam Goddard's story is one of determination and a family's love in the most devastating circumstances. Australian Story first shared Sam's journey in 2011 and the story received an overwhelming reaction in Australia and overseas. At the age of 23, a series of strokes had left Sam completely incapacitated and unable to communicate. Seeking a miracle, his family and partner Sally Nielsen searched the internet and stumbled upon the controversial sleeping tablet Stilnox, which they learned was being used overseas to treat people with brain damage. Contrary to medical advice, they took a risk and trialled Sam on Stilnox. The drug had a remarkable effect. Within 15 minutes, Sam was able to talk and express his feelings. Now, six years later, we find out what happened next for Sam Goddard and his family in their search for a miracle.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: A Gentle Man

ABC October 16, 2017

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Australian Story goes behind the scenes with boxing's Mr Nice Guy, Jeff Horn, and his meteoric rise from bullied teen to welterweight champion of the world. The unknown ...

Australian Story goes behind the scenes with boxing's Mr Nice Guy, Jeff Horn, and his meteoric rise from bullied teen to welterweight champion of the world. The unknown teacher shot to international fame in July when he beat Manny Pacquiao, an 11-time world champion with $500 million in earnings to his name.