ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 20 Dec 2014

ABC ABC

ABC ABC

5 AM to 6 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

6 AM to 10:30 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Wall-to-wall music videos, from new releases to classics and the long-forgotten. Also featuring special guests who program their favourites. For more information visit the rage website or download the app. #watchingrage

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12:01 PM

Game Show, Daytime

Challengers must pit their skills against the Eggheads - a panel comprised of former TV quiz show winners - in this general knowledge game show.

ABC ABC

12:01 PM to 1:12 PM

Reality, Reality Group

Passionate chef Raymond Blanc is back in the compelling series which gives one couple a chance to open and run their own restaurant. And this time, Raymond and his two sidekicks - sharp-eyed food industry experts Sarah Willingham and David Moore - are putting their own money into the winning couple's restaurant, meaning the stakes are even higher. At the beginning, there are nine couples. Each takes over an empty eatery, makes it their own and opens the doors to the paying public. Every week they must face gruelling culinary challenges before the trio decides if they are making the grade.They're looking for a strong idea, cooking skills and a strong partnership, but in an economic downturn they also need a couple who can prove they can tough it out in the harsh realities of working in the restaurant trade. Those that can't, are eliminated until just one couple and one restaurant remains. So which couple can go all the way to realising their dream?

ABC ABC

1:12 PM to 3 PM

Drama, Drama Group, Movies

While travelling with a busload of tourists in Spain, Lila, a prim, nervous forty-year-old English spinster, is unwilling to let anyone penetrate her staid reserve. After the amateurish approach of a Spanish gentleman both offends and frightens her, Lila meets Walter, an eighteen-year-old fellow tourist, and a hopeless college dropout who is so awkward that he's comical. Though he and Lila have nothing in common except a mutual lack of self-confidence, they are drawn to one another in a clumsy affair. Smitten with Lila, the impetuous youth tempts her into leaving the tour and traveling with him through Spain. When Lila has a minor accident en route, she is rescued by a Duke and taken to a lavish castle where he attempts to seduce her. Overcome with jealousy, Walter tries to persuade Lila to come back to him. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, Love And Pain And The Whole Damn Thing stars Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms.

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula Cast: Maggie Smith,Timothy Bottoms

Actors: Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms

ABC ABC

3 PM to 5 PM

Basketball, Sports, Sports Group, Live

Weekly telecasts from the Women's National Basketball League.

ABC ABC

5 PM to 6:30 PM

Crime Drama, Mystery and Suspense, Drama Group, Mystery and Thriller

The year is 1966 and the football World Cup has come to England. With the USSR due to play at Roker Park and the fear of the 'Reds Under the Bed' exemplified by the upcoming Polaris submarine landing at the nearby Jarrow docks, tensions are running high. CND protestors, lead by radical students from Durham University, are the last thing the police need when the world media is on their doorstep awaiting the upcoming football match. Gently and Bacchus investigate the murder of well-known left wing academic, Fraser Barratt, found dead in the docks post a CND rally which he had led with his colleague, lecturer Mallory Brown. This takes them onto the Durham University campus - an ancient temple of learning struggling to come to terms with the novel influx of students from the working class and brash, radical academics. Here, they meet the university caretaker and ex-army officer Charles Hoxton and sexually forward thinking students Elizabeth Higgs and Adriana Doyle. Sexual and social rebellion is everywhere in the air and, to the young and optimistic, these forces seem inevitable and unstoppable. Bacchus is horrified yet fascinated by the promiscuity on display. Gently, more shrewdly recognises that liberation is not always an unmixed blessing.

Actors: Martin Shaw, Lee Ingleby

ABC ABC

6:30 PM to 7 PM

Cooking, Travel, Arts and Living

Wild Kitchen follows Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan as he travels through the Indigenous nations of the region visiting farms and providores to source the freshest ingredients for his delicious recipes.

ABC ABC

7 PM to 7:31 PM

News, Weather, News and Business, Live

The latest news, breaking news and live coverage of events as they happen from Australia's largest broadcast news network. Comprehensive coverage, original reporting, and analysis of news in Australia.

ABC ABC

7:31 PM to 8:33 PM

Impossible murders on a beautiful Caribbean island. Detective Inspector Richard Poole is the perfect man to solve them - if only he didn't just hate sun, sea and sand.

Actors: Ben Miller

ABC ABC

8:33 PM to 9:34 PM

Drama, Drama Group

A moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life look at the colourful stories of midwifery and families in East London in the 1950s, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth. CAST: Jessica Raine

Actors: Jessica Raine

ABC ABC

9:34 PM to 10:32 PM

Drama, Drama Group

It's 1959, the maverick Dr Lucien Blake has returned to take over his deceased father's medical practice. He also undertakes his other role as police surgeon with precision and gusto.

Actors: Craig Mclachlan

ABC ABC

10:32 PM to 12:06 AM

Drama, Movie, Drama Group, Movies

Elissa Down's heart-warming AFI-winning story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family is based on her own life experiences and stars Toni Collette as Maggie Mollison who is not only pregnant, but also has two sons and a husband who talks to his teddy bear. Luke Ford stars as Charlie, who is autistic and Rhys Wakefield as 16-year-old Thomas, who tries to understand his unpredictable and sometimes unmanageable older brother. As Thomas copes with moving into a new house, a new school and a budding relationship with school friend Jackie (Gemma Ward), he begins to resent his brother's intrusion into his life. It all gets too much for him as Maggie goes into hospital and Thomas and his father Simon (Erik Thomson) have to look after Charlie. As Thomas's birthday dinner turns into a nightmare, all his pent-up frustrations about his brother pour out, leading to his confronting his feelings and learning to understand, not only Charlie, but his strong and loving parents.

Directed by: Elissa Down

Actors: Toni Collette, Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford