Australian Story

June 2020

Season 2020, Episode 1 (The Only Witness)

3.0 18 x
A cyclist found dead on a country road with very few clues as to who hit him. Against all odds, two country cops track down the driver, only to discover he is connected to another death. (Part 1 of 2)

Season 2020, Episode 15 (Lest We Forget)

3.0 15 x
For the first time on TV, an in-depth look at how Australia survived the influenza pandemic of 1918. Long-forgotten archival material not only provides a unique insight but shows uncanny parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 2020

Season 2020, Episode 14 (Novel And Positive)

4.0 14 x
From his carport-turned-studio in Melbourne, Adam Hills introduces this story about the novel, positive and hilarious ways performers have found to keep themselves working and entertained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Season 2020, Episode 13 (The Odd Couple)

4.0 15 x
John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver, better known as Rampaging Roy Slaven and HG Nelson, provide a rare insight into the special chemistry behind their enduring comedy act.

Season 2020, Episode 12 (Mother And Son)

4.5 18 x
When Tim Sharp was three, his mother Judy was told he had severe autism and should be put in an institution. Now at 32 Tim is an artist whose work is exhibited around the world. The epic tale of a mother's love and devotion.

Season 2020, Episode 11 (Forged By Fire)

3.0 16 x
During the worst bushfire season in Australia's history, NSW fire chief Shane Fitzsimmons stood out. A rebellious child with a troubled background Shane's personal loss and resilience have made him a truly outstanding leader.
April 2020

Season 2020, Episode 10 (His Brilliant Careers)

4.0 21 x
Actor Sam Neill is a Kiwi but has done much of his best work in Australia. He talks life, love and his other grand obsession: making wine.

Season 2020, Episode 9 (Fighting Fire With Fire)

4.0 14 x
Two elders from Cape York entrusted Victor Steffensen with the ancient knowledge of cultural burning. Could this method of fire management used by generations of Indigenous people be the answer to Australia's bushfire threat?

Season 2020, Episode 7 (The Two Of Us)

4.0 9 x
The touching friendship between jazz musician James Morrison and his long-term mentor Don Burrows, who passed away last month after a long battle with dementia.
March 2020

Season 2020, Episode 8 (One Day At A Time)

3.0 8 x
As Australia faces an unprecedented pandemic, we track five Australians on five different days: a choirmaster, an intensivist, a scientist, a psychiatrist, and a school principal - each has a unique response to the crisis.