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Soaps Home and Away, often referred to as H&A as well, is a long-running Australian soap opera written for television. The show is set in the fictional seaside town of Summer Bay in New South Wales, where Tom and Pippa Fletcher run a caravan park together with their six foster children. Home and Away premiered in 1988 and has since then become the second-longest drama series on Australian TV, exceeded only by the immensely popular show Neighbours. Home and Away is well-known for creating story lines around both everyday topics, like foster children and teenage problems, and more controversial themes, like abortion, addiction and domestic violence. The show has been exported to more than eighty countries, turning it into one of Australia's most successful media products of all time. Neighbours is an Australian soap opera written for television and created by Reg Watson, who was also responsible for series such as Prisoner and Sons & Daughters. The objective of the series is to show realistic depictions of everyday life's stories, lived by both relatable adults and teenagers. Neighbours is set in the fictional town of Erinsborough, in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Victoria, and initially focused on the lives of three befriended families, the Clarks, the Ramsays and the Robinsons. The show aired for the first time in 1985 and has since then become the longest-running Australian drama series. Neighbours was sold to more than sixty countries and was introduced into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2005. The Bold and the Beautiful is an American soap opera written for television and a sister show to another soap opera of the same creators called The Young and the Restless. Over the years numerous characters have appeared in both of the shows. The premise of the show is based on the comings and goings of the Forrester family in Los Angeles, and their fashion business called Forrester Creations. The Bold and the Beautiful is a hugely successful series and one of the most-watched soap operas in the world. Since its premiere in 1987 the show has won an impressive 31 Daytime Emmy Awards, including three consecutive Daytime Emmy's for Outstanding Drama Series in the period 2009-2011. Action Chicago Fire is an American action series written for television and executive produced by Dick Wolf, who is also the man behind other series about public services in Chicago such as Chicago P.D., Chicago Justice, and Chicago Med. In the show viewers follow the firefighters and paramedics from Firehouse 51 of the Chicago Fire Department during their shifts in the city of Chicago. The idea behind Chicago Fire is to show and tell the stories of the members of the Chicago Fire Department as they are confronted with often dangerous and impacting situations. The creators of the series work closely together with real-life firefighters in order to achieve a realistic depiction of what they do, and the firehouse shown in the show is actually a working Chicago Fire Department firehouse functioning as the headquarters of Engine 18 in real life. Prison Break is an American drama series written for television about a young man (Lincoln Burrows, portrayed by Dominic Purcell) sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and his brother's (Michael Schofield, portrayed by Wentworth Miller) subsequent elaborate plan to rescue him and clear his brother's name. Prison Break was a big success from the start, being lauded for the intriguing storylines and the original format. This resulted in a numerous prestigious awards and award nominations, including two Golden Globe nominations, an ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Television Drama or Comedy, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series. Utopia is a British conspiracy thriller and action drama series written for television by Dennis Kelly, who also wrote the BBC Three sitcom Pulling and Matilda the Musical. The series is about a group of people who, through a series of events, end up with a manuscript called The Utopia Experiments which supposedly contains predictions of the worst disasters of the last century. An obscure organisation called The Network is also desperately after the same manuscript, though. Utopia features an abundance of British acting talent including Fiona O-Shaughnessy (Nina Forever, The Living and The Dead) as Jessica Hyde, Alexandra Roach (Anna Karenina, No Offence) as Becky, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits, Houdini and Doyle) as Ian. The show has also won several awards, including an International Emmy for Best Drama Series and a four RTS Craft & Design Awards. Crime Death in Paradise is a British-French crime comedy series written for television that takes place on Guadeloupe, a French island in the Caribbean. The premise of the show revolves around British detective Richard Poole (played by Ben Miller) who is sent to a fictional paradise island called Saint Marie in the Caribbean in order to investigate the murder of a British police officer there. Once he solves the case Poole remains on the island as Detective Inspector, where he solves new cases and has to learn how to fit into the local community. The recording of Death in Paradise takes place on the island of Guadeloupe, and mostly in the area of Deshaies, which is presented as the fictional town of Honoré. The beautiful nature and scenery of the island play an important role in the series, as does the local population. Fargo is an American drama series written for television and often referred to as well as a “black comedy-crime drama”. The series is based on the 1996 movie of the same name which was written and directed by the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen, four-time Academy Award winners, are also involved in this show as executive producers. The story takes place in and around the small town of Bemidji, in Minnesota, where a strange drifter (Billy Bob Thornton) arrives and starts to influence the local community in a deceiving and voilent way. Insurance salesman Lester (portrayed by Martin Freeman) is particularly affected by his ways. At the same time the local police force, in the person of Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and office Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks) investigate a series of homicides that might be connected to Lester and the strange drifter Lorne Malvo. Drama Call the Midwife is a British drama series written for television revolving around the day-to-day lives of a group of midwives working in the impoverished East End of London, Great Britain, in the 1950's and 1960's. The premise is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth who spent time at the convent of an Anglican religious order called the Community of Saint John the Divine located in London's East End. Since the airing of the first episode in January 2012 Call the Midwife has received critical acclaim, and numerous nominations and awards. The series manages to combine sometimes heartbreaking character arcs and serious social issues, such as gender inequality, feminism and incest, with charming, and sometimes even humorous, story lines. Insight is an American drama series written for television that aired weekly between 1960 and 1983. Roman Catholic priest Ellwood E. Kieser was the creator of the show, which he used to spread spiritual enrichment through television. The series presents a different storyline and a different set of characters every week, while exploring moral themes like freedom, love and meaning through different forms, including comedy, melodrama and fantasy. Insight was one of the references in the field of religious television in its time, which is illustrated by the the four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Religious Programming between 1981 and 1984. The show has featured many well-known actors and actresses, including Grammy Award-winner Beau Bridges, variety host and actress Carol Burnett and Golden Globe-winner John Ritter. Love Child is an Australian drama series written for television and created by Heartbreak High's Sarah Lambert. The series is set at the end of 1960's and in the 1970's, and revolves around the comings and goings of the staff and residents at the Kings Cross Hospital and Sydney's Stanton House, two fictional locations. The story is inspired by the stories of forced adoption in Australia, where unmarried mothers were forced to put their newborn up for adoption, something for which former Australian PM Julia Gillard apologised publicly. Love Child was a commercial success from the first episode onwards, something that is illustrated by the numerous awards and award nominations the show has received over the years. These include three Logie Awards and Golden Nymph Award nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan LaPaglia). Masters of Sex is an American drama series written for television and inspired by author Thomas Maier's biography of two American sexologists (Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson) called the same name as the series. In the television series Dr. Masters is portrayed by Welsh actor Michael Sheen, while American actress Lizzie Caplan, known from movies such as Cloverfield and Mean Girls, takes on the role of Virginia Johnson. Masters of Sex revolves around the pioneering research of the human sexuality by Masters and Johnson between the 50's and the early 70's, and ?the relationship that grew between the two over that period. The acclaimed show has won numerous awards over the years, including an Emmy Award, two Critics' Choice Television Awards and an AFI Award. Masters of Sex has also been nominated for, amongst many more, for two Golden Globes and four Satellite Awards. Midsomer Murders is a British crime and detective series about Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, and in later seasons about his cousin Chief Inspector John Barnaby, played by Neil Dudgeon. The series is inspired by the book series about Chief Inspector Barnaby, written by Caroline Graham. Midsomer Murders is set in the picturesque villages of the fictional county of Midsomer. As a result of the setting the whole series has a very strong and authentic rural English feel to it, which has been explained as one of the reasons for its popularity. The regular moments of black comedy and the contrast of gruesome murders taking place against the backdrop of idyllic English villages have been cited as other major reasons for the success of Midsomer Murders. Nowhere Boys is an Australian drama series written for television and for a teenage audience. The first two seasons of the show revolve around a group of four very different year ten students, goth Felix, nerd Andy, golden boy Sam and jock Jake, and the adventures their adventures. During a class trip to a forest the four of them are unwillingly grouped together, and they spend a terrifying night in the forest after getting lost. When they return home they find out that they have come back to a parallel universe in which they have never been born. Nowhere Boys is an entertaining mix of mystery and drama fitting for both teenagers as well as more adult viewers. Since the premier of the first episode in November 2013 the show has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including two Logies for Most Outstanding Children's Program. The Coroner is a British daytime drama series consisting of 20 episodes and revolving around Jane Kennedy, a coroner in the fictional town of Lighthaven in South Devon. Jane works together with Davey Higgins, a Detective Sergeant in the local police department and her childhood sweetheart who broke her heart. Together they investigate unusual homicide cases. The Coroner combines both drama and humour, which is considered one of the reasons for its success. The main characters, Jane and Davey, and their relationship are inspired by the characters of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in the movie classic "Adams Rib". Filming of the series took place in and around Devon, Great Britain, including popular coastal towns like Dartmouth, Torquay and Paignton. Wanted is an Australian drama series written for television and created by New Zealand actress Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters, The Flying Doctors, The Dressmaker). The story is about two complete strangers who get involved in a fatal carjacking and are subsequently forced into a police chase throughout the country in a car full of cash. Wanted more than once provokes a Thelma and Louise-ish feeling as Lola (Rebecca Gibney) and Chelsea (Geraldine Hakewill) embark on a frenzied road trip on the run from the Australian authorities. The show also features Home and Away star Stephen Peacocke (portraying Detective Josh Levine), Love Child's Ryan Corr (as Chris Murphett) and Award-winning comedian Nicholas Bell (in the role of Ray Stanton). Game Shows Family Feud is? an American game show written for television in which two teams of five, each comprised exclusively of members of one and the same family, compete to win cash and prizes. It starts with a series of questions to which the right answers can win the contestants points, followed by a Fast Money round in which the winning family can win an additional cash bonus. The show premiered on the American Broadcasting Company network in 1976 and was named the third-best greatest game show of all times by TV Guide in 2013. Family Feud has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and the inspiration for an extensive collection of merchandise. Amongst other awards the show has won several Daytime Emmy Awards, while it has also been turned into videogame versions for several formats, including PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo. If You Are The One is a Chinese dating game show, originally called Fei Cheng Wu Rao. During the show one man has to choose his “heartbeat girl” out of 24 female contestants, based on sight alone. Only the male contestant and the show's host know who this girl is initially. Each girl has a light that she can turn off to leave the game as video clips are shown about the male contestant. At the end of the round the single man needs to choose 2 women to be the finalists, and if the “heartbeat girl” is not amongst them she is also invited up on stage. After some questions the man will ask one of them out on a date. If You Are The One is popular amongst Chinese expats around the world, while Australia is the only country for which a version with English subtitles exists. Million Dollar Minute is an Australian quiz show written for television and hosted first by Simon Reeve (Weekend Sunrise, It's Academic) and later by Grant Denyer (Family Feud, Carols in the Domain). The quiz consists of four buzzer rounds between three contestants, each of which begins the game with 15 points. Throughout the rounds points can be won and lost by all contestants, and the player with most points at the end advances to the Million Dollar Minute. Million Dollar Minute turned out to be a popular show on Australian TV, and the format was exported to New Zealand and Vietnam as well. There have also been several special episodes in which, for example, celebrities played for points only or for donations to charities of their choice. Love & Dating The Bachelor Australia, also referred to as simply The Bachelor, is an Australian reality dating program for television based on the world famous American show with the same name. This is an elimination-based show revolving around one Bachelor and a group of bachelorettes who compete to be the Bachelor's choice at the end of each season. By going on dates with the candidates, in group at first and later one-on-one, the Bachelor will eventually need to make a choice and decide whether or not he likes one of the bachelorettes enough to take their relationship to the next level. Once there are four women left, the Bachelor will visit their home towns with them where he meets their families. The last two women get to meet the Bachelor's family, and he will choose the winner soon after that, which usually results in a proposal. The Bachelorette is an American reality dating game show that is written for television and which is a spin-off of the show The Bachelor. The rules of the game have also been taken from The Bachelor. The show revolves around one single woman, the bachelorette, and a group of 25 or 30 men from which the bachelorette may or may not choose a husband at the end of each season. The Bachelorette usually features a losing female contestant from the previous season of The Bachelor as the protagonist of the season. The show was an instant success and was subsequently sold to be broadcast in numerous other territories, including Australa, New Zealand and Germany. The Last Resort is an Australian reality series for television that takes place on a tropical island. There, five couples who have been together for a long time will be taking part in a social experiment with the objective of trying to solve the problems in their relationships, such as infidelity, intimacy and trust issues. They spend a month on the island together with some of Australia's leading relationship experts, after which each couple has to decide to stay together or each go their separate ways. The Last Resort has been likened to another Australian reality show called Seven Year Switch, as both shows focus on couples trying one last time to save their troubled relationships. The Last Resort, in a very public and raw way, deals with relatable issues that are often kept quiet by many couples, such as betrayal, insecurity and broken families. Series 800 Words is a Australian-New Zealand drama comedy series written for television about George Tuner (played by Erik Thomson), a popular 800-word columnist for a big Sydney newspaper. After the passing away of his wife he decided to give up his job and purchase a house located in a fictional remote seaside town in New Zealand called Weld. He needs to get his two teenage children, Arlo and Shay, on board as well, and the peculiar inhabitants of Weld do not make this job any easier. 800 Words has sometimes been compared to the immensely popular family drama comedy series Packed to the Rafter, about the day-to-day lives of the Rafter family. It is a witty show that manages to combine lighthearted humour with more serious family and social issues, while remaining relatable for a mainstream audience. Since the 29th of May 1996 Australian Story has been aired weekly as a reality documentary series for national Australian television. Every week since the start of the show Caroline Jones has presented the stories of Australians from all backgrounds and walks of life. What stands out about Australian Story is the very personal approach to story-telling, as the stories are told by the subjects of the documentaries as well as their family, friends, colleagues and other related people, instead of by a narrator. It is one of the most popular shows of its kind in Australia, a fact that is illustrated by the numerous Walkley and Logie Awards it has won over the years. Bull is an American comedy drama series written for television revolving around the TAC, or Trial Analysis Corporation. This is a jury consulting firm led by Dr. Jason Bull, a psychologist and renowned expert in the field of "trial science". They assist their clients in selecting the right jurors, while they also provide advice for their clients' lawyers in terms of which arguments will sit best with the jurors. The premise for Bull is inspired by talk show host Phil McGraw, popularly known as Dr. Phil, and his past as a trial consultant. His character is brought to live by former NCIS main-stay Michael Weatherly, who has received praise for his role as Dr. Jason Bull. Ink Master is an American reality and competition show written for television and revolving around a tattoo artist who have to complete challenges related to their trade in order to win a $100'000 cash prize and the title of Ink Master. The judges panel consists of famous tattoo artists and enthusiasts who need to eliminate one or more contestant every episode. Ink Master proved to be a success on TV, which resulted in a spin-off series called Ink Master: Redemption (about people who are unhappy with their tattoo from the show) and a variety of special standalone episodes revolving around a specific theme, such as an upcoming event or a holiday (like Halloween). Little Lunch is an Australian mockumentary-style comedy television series for children consisting of 26 15-minute episodes and inspired by the books by writer Danny Katz. The show follows six kids, Atticus, Battie, Debra, Jo, Melanie and Rory, on the playground of their school during snack time. Their teacher, Mrs. Gonsha, plays a main role in the series as well. Little Lunch is recorded at a real-life school, namely the Saint Kilda Primary School in Melbourne. The idea behind the series is to show what six Australian kids are up to during their snack time, some of the most significant 15 minutes for every Australian child in primary school. It is entertaining for children, while more than often it will also make their parents reminisce over their own primary school memories. Postcards is an Australian holiday and travel series written for television and serves as a showcase of all the beautiful things Australia and New Zealand have to offer. From beautiful locations to remarkable characters and fascinating activities, the series takes the viewers on a trip around the Australia and New Zealand while providing travel tips and advice from locals. Postcards is one of the longest-running travel and holiday series on Australian television, and it was the first lifestyle program produced in South Australia. The show has a place in the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame and it is the recipient of four South Australia Tourism Awards. Scorpion is an American action series written for television and lightly inspired by the life and legend of Walter O'Brien, a computer genius. In Scorpion, Walter, with an IQ of 197 and known for hacking into NASA as a kid heads a high-tech crime-fighting organisation ?consisting of manager and mother of a gifted son Paige, psychiatrist Toby, mechanical engineer Happy, and mathematician Sylvester. Together they often help out the Department of Homeland Security with the most complex and high-tech threats, while the team also works for private clients. While the individuals of the Scorpion team are all highly intelligent and capable in their own fields they sometimes struggle with the realities of every day life, especially on a social level. Besides keeping everyone in check Paige also provides the necessary social context for the other team members wherever and whenever necessary. The Big Bang Theory is an American comedy series written for television and created by, amongst others, Chuck Lorre, who is also responsible for blockbuster series like Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly. ?The show focuses on on the comings and going of five characters living in Pasadena, California. Four of them are brilliant yet socially awkward scientists, namely Caltech physicists Leonard and Sheldon, astrophysicist Raj, and aerospace engineer Howard. The fifth character is Penny, a pretty waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall from Leonard and Sheldon. The main source of comedy for the Big Bang Theory is the clash of the intellectual but geeky world of Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj with Penny's more down-to-earth and socially much more developed world. Over the years the show has been hugely successful and the recipient of countless awards, including several People's Choice Awards and Emmy's. Reality Shows Botched is an American reality series written for television and for original broadcasting on the network E!. In the show the viewers follow plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif as they attempt to fix extreme plastic surgeries that have gone wrong. This includes, for example, the fixing of deformed breasts, leaking lips and one patient's inability to close her mouth since college. Botched quickly garnered a decent following among the Australian TV-watching audience as the show's two doctors have grown into television personalities and household names. The fact that both celebrities, like Dolly Parton, Nicole Eggert and Janice Dickinson, and ordinary people appear on the show adds to the appeal of the series. Cupcake Wars is an American reality contest series that entirely revolves around the preparation and creation of unique cupcakes. Each episode features four teams of two that compete for a $10'000 cash prize and a featuring at an upcoming event over the span of three rounds. The first round is about creating unique tastes based on a certain theme, the second round adds presentation of the cupcakes to the mix, and in the third round the last two teams need to produce 1'000 cupcakes of their own creation. One of the main selling points of Cupcake Wars is that each episode is based on a theme, such as a birthday party for a whale at Seaworld, a charity event for autism or a date night aphrodisiac party. The creations of the participating teams are judged by a panel of two renowned pastry chefs or professionals, and one special guest who is usually associated to the event where the winners' cupcakes will be served. Outback Truckers is an Australian reality series written for television revolving around the lives and issues of professionals and interesting personalities active in the Australian road-transport industry. This includes following the owner of a monster truck company while he needs to get his fleet of vehicles half way across Australia, a journey with some of Australia's most specialised and reliable long-distance truckers, and the daily lives of tanker drivers on the way to supply remotely located client in North Queensland before the wet season arrives. Outback Truckers has been lauded as an original series about an industry that is part of Australia's DNA. The show has been sold to more than 15 territories, including the United Kingdom, the United States and Spain. The Chef's Line is an Australian cooking contest series written for television and createdby the producers of The Voice Australia and Behave Yourself. Each episode of the show revolves around a different type of cuisine, from Mexican to British to Japanese, and much more. The concept is based on a team from a restaurant kitchen, from assistents to the head chef, taking on a group of home cooks who are specialised in the cuisine of their home country. The home cooks take on the members of the other team one by one in hierarchical order, until the home cooks that are left face the restaurant's head chef. What makes The Chef's Line different from many other cooking shows, such as My Kitchen Rules, is not only the format of the competition, but also the fact that there is no prize money to be won. Due to the multicultural approach of the show each episode is about representing a family, a culture and a heritage, which gives it a whole different and unique feel. Entertainment The AFL Footy Show, which is also known as The Footy Show, is an Australian sports and variety entertainment show written for television. It covers the weekly developments in and around the Australian Football League and Australian rules football, with a focus on football-related entertainment news, including previews of the matches to come, interviews with active and former players and news reports. As of 2017, the AFL Footy Show has been nominated for the Logie Award for Most Popular Sports Program ever since the award was introduced for the first time in 1996. The show's fixed presenters are often joined by guest presenters, such as Alex Rance, professional Australian rules football player for Richmond, Shane Crawford, former Australian rules football player, and Australian comedian Dave Hughes. Talent Shows MasterChef Australia ?is an Australian cooking game show that is part of the international MasterChef-franchise and based on the original British series of the same name. The format of the Australian version of the show is a bit different from the rest in that the candidate selection process starts with a large number of Australians from all over the country audition by presenting a dish of their choice to the panel of judges, with the hope of being chosen to participate in the semi-finals. Eventually 24 contestants are selected to compete with each other on the show's main stage. ?Masterchef Australia has proven to be a ratings hit, which has resulted in several spin-offs, including Celebrity MasterChef Australia, featuring celebrity contestants, MasterChef Australia: The Professionals, featuring profesional chefs as contestants, and Junior MasterChef Australia, featuring younger contestants. The Voice Australia is an Australian reality and talent show that is part of the worldwide The Voice-franchise, which grew from the original Dutch version of the same name. In the show, a panel of four well-known recording artists takes on the roles of judges and coaches in their search for Australia's next recording sensation. The eventual winner of each season receives a recording contract with Universal Music. While the host of the show, as well as the panel of judges/coaches,? can very per season, the format of the show remains the same. It starts with the blind auditions, where the panel members create their teams, the battle rounds, where the teams compete in duets in order to get into the next round, and finally the live performance shows, where eventually the final four contestants will decide who becomes a professional artist. Comedy The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is an American late-night talk show written for television and hosted by American comedian Stephen Colbert. It was preceded by The Late Show with David Letterman after a successful run of 22 years. Colbert is supported by announcer and program writer Jen Spyra and the show's houseband Stay Human, led by New Orleans artist Jon Batiste. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert consists of several fixed segments, which include the skits and introductions of the episode's guests, a fake news style segment to cover some of the recent headlines in the news, guest interviews and musical performances. Guests who have appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert include Donald Trump, George Clooney and Barack Obama. Reports 7.30 is an Australian news and current affairs television program that replaced the popular nightly current affairs program The 7.30 Report on ABC1 and ABC News 24 in 2011. Several critics have described the show as a crucial platform in Australia's public discussion. It has often been lauded for its direct and sometimes hard-hitting interview style, especially when politics are involved. Until the end of 2014 7.30 was also broadcasting so-called state editions of the show, which were local versions of the show that were made available nationally during the weekends. There were eight separate state editions of the show, including for Tasmania, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, that covered local current affairs until ABC was restructured in 2015.
Media Watch is an Australian media analysis program written for television in which the Australian media is critiqued. It is the most-watched program in its segment. The episodes of the show revolve around the analysis and investigation of what the Media Watch team believe to be failings in news coverage by the different Australian media. This consists both of entertaining pieces about spelling errors, wrong captions and such, and of more serious investigative journalism about more controversial topics like media bias and the ethics in journalism. Over the years Media Watch has played an important role in the uncovering cases of unethical behaviour in the media, such as the Cash for Comment affair, in which influential Australian radio hosts were discovered to have been paid to speak favourably about certain companies on air, and a case in which a 60 Minutes reporter allegedly plagiarised a BBC documentary on the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995. Sunday Night is an Australian news and current affairs television program that features a combination of interviews, investigative reports, forums and feature stories. The show initially started in the presence of a live studio audience that could ask questions to the hosts, but this segment of the show was removed once the broadcasting company decided to no longer record with a live studio audience. Sunday Night has covered and investigated numerous complex and controversial cases and situations over the years, including the discomforting disappearance of three year old Madeleine McCann from her room in a Portuguese resort, and the chilling police interview tapes of mass murderer Martin Bryant who was responsible for the Port Arthur massacre in 1996? in which 35 people were killed and 23 were severely injured. Travel Destination Flavour is an Australian food and travel show written for television and hosted by Adam Liaw, the winner of MasterChef Australia in 2010. His victory that year is one of the most watched non-sporting events in the history of Australian television. For Destination Flavour he travels Australia, together with Renee Lim and Lily Serna, searching for people who have dedicated their lives to producing the best food imaginable, from farmers to top-notch chefs. On the basis of the success of the first season of Destination Flavour other formats of the show have been created as well, including Destination Flavour: Japan and Destination Flavour: Scandinavia. All the recipes mentioned in the show can be found, including instructions, on the Destination Flavour website. Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation is an Australian lifestyle and cooking series written for television. It is a continuation of the show Surfing the Menu that aired between 2003 en 2006 and in which two chefs take a road trip through Australia and New Zealand in pursuit of their shared passion for fresh food, cooking, surfing and adventure. Surfing the Menu: The Next Generation premiered in 2016 and brings back the original show back to television, albeit with two different presenters this time. Hence the addition The Next Generation to the name of the show. Chefs Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn travel the northern half of Australia in search of fresh produce, interesting people and fascinating adventures. Talk Shows Footy Classfied, which was previously known as Footy Confidential, is an Australian television show that covers the most current affairs related to AFL Football (or Australian rules football). Most of the analysing work for the show is done by well-known Australian rules football personalities, such sports broadcaster Craig Hutchinson, award-winning sports journalist Caroline Wilson, and former Australian rules football player and coach Grant Thomas. After each weekend the show's four panellists are joined by a special guest, usually an active player or coach from the AFL, to cover the weekend's most controversial moments. Footy Classified also presents viewers with several fixed segments in each episode, such as Good Call, Bad Call (referring to a statement made by one of the panellists) and Caro's Arrow, in which panellist Caroline Wilson discusses individuals within the AFL administration. One Plus One is an Australian weekly interview show hosted by Jane Hutcheon, a renowned Hong-Kong-born international correspondent and author. For One Plus One she interviews both Australian and international personalities, public figures, celebrities and politicians for the audience to learn more about their lives and work. Some of the personalities that have been on the show include Australian athlete and two-times world champion Jana Pitmann, legendary Australian pop star John Paul Young and stand-up comedian Felicity Ward. One of the praise factors of One Plus One is the fact that the show does not only invite celebrities, but also ordinary people with a remarkable story to tell. Hutcheon has, for example, covered the story of a survivor of the 2002 Bali bombings. Q&A is an Australian television panel talk show hosted by Tony Jones, one of Australia's most well-known journalists and host of the ABC TV's renowned news and current affairs program Lateline. During the show a panel of five people, usually consisting of politicians, academics and celebrities, answers questions from both the live studio audience and the viewers about a wide range of topics usually related to current news and affairs. Q&A has not been without controversial incidents over the years. When former Australian Prime Minister John Howard attended the program on October 25th, 2010, for example, an environmental activist in the audience threw a shoe at him in reaction to Howard's attitude on the war on Iraq. On another occasion the show was boycott by the government of Tony Abbott after the producers of the show invited a former terror suspect to ask a question of a minister from the audience. Current affairs & News 60 Minutes is an Australian adaptation of the American news and current affairs program of the same name. Since the first episode in 1968 the show has become a reference in the Australian broadcasting industry, just as its American counterpart has become for American TV. The careers of now-famous Australian journalists and media personalities such as Ray Martin, Ian Leslie and Jana Wendt have all been considerably boosted by their work for 60 Minutes. The extent to which 60 Minutes has revolutionized the coverage of current affairs on Australian television over the years is confirmed by the numerous awards and award nominations the show has received. These include five Logies, a Special Achievement Logie and several Logie Award nominations. A Current Affair is an American television news and current affairs show that ran between 1986 and 1996, and for a short period in 2005. What started as a late-night New York City broadcast soon grew to become a show covering stories from all over the United Stated that were missed or ignored by the dominant networks of the time. A Current Affair generally covers stories in the categories of entertainment and gossip in a tabloid style, though it does not shy away from covering a serious news story every once in a while. Various critics have described A Current Affair as an everyman's version of the popular and famous newsmagazine show 60 Minutes. Four Corners is an Australian television programme revolving around investigative journalism and the coverage of current affairs. The show debuted on TV in 1961 and has since then become the longest-running show of its kind in Australia. The concept is heavily inspired by the British show of the same kind Panorama. Four Corners airs weekly and investigates one issue every week, both nationally and internationally. Over the years the program has covered numerous controversial topics and uncovered several high profile cases, including police corruption in Queensland (in 1987), the involvement of the French secret service in the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior (in 1985) and the power of the fossil fuel lobby in Australia (in 2006). Four Corners has been honored with a place in the Logies Hall of Fame. Lateline is an Australian news and current affairs show for television that is broadcast by both ABC and internationally throughout Asia and the Pacific territory on the Australia Plus Network. The show has grown to become a major player in the setting of the Australian news, with some critics considering the show as the single-biggest creator of headlines in Australia. Besides in-depth coverage of the news Lateline often also features head-to-head debates on current issues and serious political interviews. Some of Australia¡s most famous television presenters have spent a part of the career at Lateline, including political journalist Tony Jones, editor and TV host Kerry O'Brien and author Leigh Sales. Sunrise is an Australian breakfast program written for television consisting of a mix of news updates every half hour, interviews and feature pieces of general interest, as well as coverages of major events such as, for example, the Commonwealth Games. The program also offers city-specific news and traffic information for viewers from major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. What sets Sunrise apart from many other news and current affairs programs is that viewers can respond to the stories covered by the show via Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS and telephone. The so-called ROSwall (Responses of Sunrisers) serves as a place where viewers can mention issues they would like to see reviewed or investigated. Totally Wild is an Australian television series for children that has been on the air since 1992, making it one of Australia's longest running kids shows on TV. Over the years the show has become a reference in the industry of children's television in Australia. Totally Wild is presented in the form of a news program that covers stories on various topics, including science, technology, animals and nature, sports and the environment. Similar to news programs for adults the show is broadcasted at 8am from Mondays to Wednesdays, while repeats of each week's episodes take place on Saturday mornings at 8.30am. ?By the time of Totally Wild's 20th anniversary in 2012 more than 2'000 episodes had been broadcasted. Living & Home Improvement Better Homes and Gardens is an Australian lifestyle show made for television. The series is mainly about lifestyle and home improvement in areas such as gardening, cooking and pet care. The show is hosted by Johanna Griggs, a former Olympic swimmer, and it boasts a group of specialists in the areas covered by the program. There are also regular guest appearances by celebrities such as Dr. Harry Cooper (from the TV program Harry's Practice) and House Rules winner Adam Doville. Better Homes and Gardens started as a lifestyle magazine covering the same topics as covered by the television program. Following the success of the TV format the Better Homes and Gardens Live concept as created, three-day events full of interactive workshops and showcases in areas such as gardening, cooking and DIY. Escape to the Country is a British television show about the purchases of (rural) real estate by ordinary people and families. The subjects of each episode are usually looking to leave the city where they live behind in order to move to a calmer and more rural location. Based on the preferences and possibilities of the potential buyers the show's presenter comes up with four houses (later on the format was adapted to three houses) for them to view. Each episode of Escape to the Country exists in two formats, namely one of 45 minutes and one of 60 minutes. The series also inspired the show Escape to the Continent in which real estate in more exotic locations like Malta and Portugal ?is explored for potential buyers. Kids Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is a British animated series written for television, and for a pre-school audience. It was first aired by Nickelodeon UK in 2009, after which the network decided to broadcast it on all their channels all over the world. The show revolves around Ben Elf, Princess Holly, King and Queen Thistle and all the other magical creatures living in the Little Kingdom that lies hidden amongst thorny brambles. The production team behind Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom is the same one that is also repsonsible for the successful children's television series Peppa Pig. The show has received much praise over the years for its fluent combination of fun and learning for kids in pre-school, and it has been the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. Fireman Sam is an originally Welsh animated comedy series written for television and for an audience of ages 3 and up. The show revolves around a fireman called Sam and the rest of the fire department of the fictional Welsh village Pontypandy. Many other residents of the town, such as Bella Lasagne, the Italian owner of the town's café, Ben Hooper, the town's coastguard, and Buck Douglas, the TV presenter and alien-hunter, also play major roles in the show. The idea for Fireman Sam was conceived by two ex-firemen from Kent, United Kingdom, who teamed up with several successful Welsh TV professionals, including Mike Young, the creator of SuperTed. It did not take long for the series to become an (international) success, illustrated by the fact that Fireman Sam has already been translated into more than 25 languages, including Mandarin. Operation Ouch! is a British educational TV show for children about the human body. It covers topics such as what happens in Accidents and Emergencies (A&E) and the different problems doctors face, while the show's hosts Drs. Chris and Xand van Tulleken regularly conduct interesting experiments as well. The goal of these experiments is usually to educate kids about biology and medicine in a “try this at home”-style. The hosts of Operation Ouch! are twin brothers and graduates in Medicine from the University of Oxford. Chris is a practicing doctor, while Xand is a researcher and teacher in New York City. For the show they follow and assist personnel and patients at different hospitals and in different situations, such as A&E workers at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the rapid response team of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. Peppa Pig is a British animated series written for television and aimed at a pre-school audience. It follows the daily comings and goings of Peppa, an animated female pig, and her family and friends. All of Peppa's friends are animals, and they are all the same age. Each episode is about five minutes long and focuses on everyday activities to which pre-schoolers can relate, like visiting the grandparents, riding their bikes or playing on the playground. Peppa Pig has quickly become a hugely popular television show, illustrated by the broadcasting of the show in more than 150 territories as of 2016. Off the back of the show other initiatives have been created as well, including a series of books in which any kid can play a role in Peppa's stories, an extensive line of merchandise, and the Peppa Pig World Them Park in New Forest, Hampshire, United Kingdom. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! is a part of the hugely successful The Wiggles television series for children, based on The Wiggles, an Australian music group for kids. Ready, Steady, Wiggle! represents the 7th and 8th season of the show, which are also the first seasons in which the original The Wiggles band members have been replaced by four new artists. The seasons covered by Ready, Steady, Wiggle! also include several successful acts and songs from past seasons, such as songs from season 2's Wiggly Songtime!, Furry Tales and Taking Off!, and live performances taken from the Taking Off! Tour. Since their debut in 1991 The Wiggles have grown to be a Platinum, Double Platinum and Multi-Platinum band, garnering several prestigious awards in the process, including from the Australasian Performing Rights Association and the Australian Recording Industry Association. Sports Catch up on Football and watch online. Find the latest episodes of Football, broadcast by ABC1. New TV-shows Catch up on Look Me In The Eye and watch online. Find the latest episodes of Look Me In The Eye, broadcast by SBS ONE.