Australian Encounters

June 2017
06:00

Season 1, Episode 5 (Joe Lyons And Benito Mussolini 1935 And 1937)

3.0 9 x
Herr Hitler was busy in the Rhineland, so Joseph Aloysius Lyons decided to pay a visit to Signor Mussolini instead. It was 1935 and collecting dictators was de rigueur for Australian politicians on visits to Europe.
May 2017
06:00

Season 1, Episode 4 (Nellie Melba And Enrico Caruso 1902)

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The imperious Australian soprano and the effusive Italian tenor had transformed La Boheme from a slow burn sleeper into a blockbuster hit that's still putting bums on seats a century later. Their double act was sensational.
06:00

Season 1, Episode 1 (Bob Hawke And Frank Sinatra 1974)

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Presented with humour & verve, Australian Encounters celebrates historic encounters between a renowned Australian & an international mover & shaker. This episode recounts when Bob Hawke met Frank Sinatra in 1974.
October 2013

Episode 10 Edward Kelly and Redmond Barry 1880 (Final)

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Episode 10 Edward Kelly and Redmond Barry 1880 (Final) of Australian Encounters was broadcast by ABC1 on Tuesday 29 October 2013 at 19:55.

Episode 10 Edward Kelly and Redmond Barry 1880 (Final)

3.0 42 x
In 1880, an unschooled Catholic bushman and a Protestant judge traded points, back and forth, neither ultimately persuading the other. 'Edward Kelly', concluded Redmond Barry, 'I hereby sentence you to death by hanging'.

Episode 9 Lionel Rose and Elvis Presley 1968

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Episode 9 Lionel Rose and Elvis Presley 1968 of Australian Encounters was broadcast by ABC1 on Tuesday 22 October 2013 at 19:55.

Episode 9 Lionel Rose and Elvis Presley 1968

3.0 65 x
Twenty-year-old boxer Lionel Rose was in Los Angeles to defend his world bantamweight title. When he received the message that Elvis wanted to meet him, he jumped under the shower and drove straight to the MGM lot.

Episode 8 Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence 1987

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Episode 8 Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence 1987 of Australian Encounters was broadcast by ABC1 on Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 19:55.

Episode 8 Kylie Minogue and Michael Hutchence 1987

3.0 55 x
Kylie Minogue met Michael Hutchence at a bash after the Countdown Awards in 1987. By the time their two-year affair ended, it had transformed a singing budgie into a femme fatale, and set Kylie's course towards pop divadom.

Episode 7 George Johnston and Leonard Cohen 1960

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In the backroom bar of the Katsikas brothers' grocery store, amid tins of olive oil and sacks of flour, a young unknown Canadian poet met an Australian expatriate named George Johnston.
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