ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 28 Jan 2015

ABC ABC

ABC ABC

12:25 AM to 1:25 AM

Drama, Drama Group

A classy British legal drama follows the rivalry, tension and intrigue on the front line of criminal law where passionate barrister Martha Costello has a reputation for defending the poor and downtrodden. Martha is about to take silk, that is, become a Queen's Counsel, and if she's successful, she'll be considered one of the top barristers in her field. But she is not the only one in her chambers applying. The charming, ruthless and gifted Clive Reader is also in the running and it is unlikely both would be successful. Fresh from a successful defence for murder, Martha is immediately thrown two last-minute cases by practice clerk Billy. Martha stays up all night preparing the cases - an aggravated burglary and a drug mule. Clive takes advantage of her lack of thorough case preparation and the judge passes heavy sentence on her client and a lighter one on Clive's client, who is clearly more guilty. Both are keen to make an impression before the judge who is on the panel referring for Silk.

ABC ABC

1:25 AM to 2:30 AM

Nature, Animals, Documentaries, ScienceNatureTechnology

Sir David Attenborough narrates this amazing documentary. Using secretly hidden small cameras, the series documents the daily lives of wild animals.

Actors: David Attenborough (Narrator/Presenter)

ABC ABC

2:30 AM to 3:05 AM

Game Show, Comedies

Hosted by Rob Brydon two comedy teams go head-to-head revealing amazing stories about themselves. Some are true and some are not. The aim of the game is to fool the opposition and get them to guess whether it's fact or fiction.

Actors: Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell

ABC ABC

3:05 AM to 5:05 AM

Basketball, Sports, Sports Group

Weekly telecasts from the Women's National Basketball League.

ABC ABC

5:05 AM to 6 AM

Current Affairs, Social Issues, Talk Shows

Presents the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world.

Actors: Tony Jones

ABC ABC

6 AM to 9 AM

News, Weather, News and Business

ABC News Breakfast, weekdays on ABC2 and ABC News 24 from 6am-9am and streamed live online at abc.net.au breakfast, offers viewers a distinctly different approach to TV breakfast. The three-hour program, broadcast from Melbourne, will cover national and international news, analysis, debate, finance, sport and weather. The program will make full use of the ABC's national and international network of journalists - crossing live to ABC newsrooms around the country and the world.

Actors: Virginia Trioli, Michael Rowland, Paul Kennedy, Vanessa O'Hanlon

ABC ABC

9 AM to 10 AM

News, News and Business

The latest news, following breaking developments and overnight stories with live coverage of events as they happen. Comprehensive analysis and original reporting from ABC's own reporters across Australia and around the world.

ABC ABC

10 AM to 10:30 AM

Gardening, Home and Garden, Arts and Living

Gardening advice, knowledge and handy tips for all types of gardens and in all types of conditions across Australia.

Actors: Stephen Ryan

ABC ABC

10:30 AM to 11 AM

Interview, News, Talk Shows, News and Business

One Plus One returns with a special episode staring writer, comedian and clinical psychologist Pamela Stephenson.

Actors: Jane Hutcheon

ABC ABC

11 AM to 11:30 AM

Religion, Social Issues, Documentaries, Arts and Living

Weekly religion program hosted by Geraldine Doogue. Explores faith, belief and values in Australia and around the world.

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12 PM

Game Show, Daytime

A new team of challengers takes on seven of the greatest quiz show champions for a chance of winning a cash prize. Every time the Eggheads win, that prize increases.

ABC ABC

12 PM to 1 PM

News, News and Business

Ros Childs presents the latest from ABC News, following today's top stories and coverage of events as they unfold. Plus comprehensive analysis and original reporting from ABC reporters around Australia and the world.

ABC ABC

1 PM to 1:30 PM

Soccer, Sports, Sports Group

The AFC Asian Cup is an international association football tournament run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It is the second oldest continental football championship in the world after Copa America. The winning team becomes the champion of Asia and automatically qualifies for the FIFA Confederations Cup. The Asian Cup was held once every four years

ABC ABC

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Fresh from hosting his hit UK talk show, The Last Leg, comedian Adam Hills returns for the new season of Adam Hills Tonight - a one hour chat show filled with celebrity guests, clever comedy and live music.

ABC ABC

2:30 PM to 3 PM

Talk Show, Talk Shows

Tom Ballard is joined by former Australian Idol judge Dicko, The Block winner Amity Dry, and Project Runway EP, Marion Farrelly to dissect the week in Reality TV, share war stories and examine how Reality shows are made.

ABC ABC

3 PM to 3:30 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

A powerful series on some of Australia's most famous and influential families opens with the hidden face of Frank Lowy, at an extraordinary turning point in his family's history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the global multi-million dollar retail brand Westfield which Frank Lowy created from a small suburban shopping centre. But behind the meteoric success is a family that is still struggling to reconcile its past and its future. As Lowy comes full circle with his past, he returns to eastern Europe to finally lay the ghosts that have shaped him and his family for over 70 years. The Lowys are pillars of the Australian Jewish community, but Frank's father, Hugo, struggled to make a living and provide for his wife and five children during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. When he disappeared suddenly, and without trace in 1944, the experience marked Frank indelibly. Years later, despite the incredible business success he enjoys in his adopted country Australia, Frank Lowy and his three sons, who have joined him at the highest echelons of corporate power, still nurse a deep, private wound. He speaks about it for the first time and the private side of the bold, tough businessman is shown to be poignantly vulnerable.

ABC ABC

3:30 PM to 5 PM

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

The deaths of Ron Wilson and his wife Libby shock the village of Dunstan in Midsomer. The couple, who became reclusive after the death of their son Michael in a road accident, were apparently victims of a botched burglary. Veteran campaigner and psychic Lynne Fox, who discovered the bodies, is leading protests against a village bypass. Brutish wheeler-dealer Jack Purdy has won the right to flatten Alyssa Bradley's house to make way for the road, but Alyssa fears her long-lost son Patrick will have nowhere to return to. Charlotte Knight, a photographer and school friend of Jones, is helping police at the crime scene. Barnaby senses something is not right there. Mark Purdy, Jack's brother, is getting married to Louise, who once had a tempestuous relationship with Jack. The couple plan to start a secret new life away from the village. But at the stag and hen nights Jack attacks Spud, a protester, then meets up with Louise. The next day, Lynne finds Jack dead in his car, covered in red paint. Barnaby discovers Jack had few friends but was loyal to a secret childhood bond formed with Mark, Louise and Charlotte. Jones recalls that it was Jack's father whose car killed Michael Wilson - is Jack's death somehow connected to Ron and Libby's? As Charlotte goes through the wedding photos, she spies a mysterious figure in goggles. Meanwhile Mark and Louise argue at the reception - Louise runs off alone but is viciously attacked and left for dead. Her last words tell of someone back from the grave. A terrified Charlotte fears she is next. Mark is devastated, but Barnaby thinks he is hiding something. Alyssa also suspects that Mark, Jack, Louise and Charlotte were involved in Patrick's disappearance.

Actors: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

ABC ABC

5 PM to 5:30 PM

News, News and Business

James McHale presents the national bulletin ABC News - early edition. The half-hour news bulletin will give audiences a national snapshot of the day's key stories before their local bulletins at 7pm.

ABC ABC

5:30 PM to 6 PM

Current Affairs, Talk Show, News and Business, Talk Shows

Presented by Annabel Crabb and regular guest hosts The Drum brings together a panel of journalists and commentators with a diverse range of opinions to chew over the events of the day. A programme of opinion, analysis, entertaining debate and argument and the latest news.

Actors: Steve Cannane, Annabel Crabb

ABC ABC

6 PM to 7 PM

Collectibles, Historical, Arts and Living

Join the hopeful owners delighting in the possibility that their piece is about to be revealed as a priceless treasure.

Actors: Michael Aspel

ABC ABC

7 PM to 7:30 PM

News, Weather, News and Business

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

7:30 PM to 8 PM

The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. Hosted by Sabra Lane.

ABC ABC

8 PM to 8:30 PM

Game Show, Comedy, Talk Shows

Stephen Fry looks at a whole kit and kaboodle of K topics. With Noel Fielding, Ross Noble, Colin Lane and Alan Davies.

Actors: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

ABC ABC

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

This five-part series is the story of humanity, told through the greatest questions we've ever asked. Professor Brian Cox presents.

ABC ABC

9:30 PM to 10:15 PM

Talk Show, Comedy, Talk Shows, Comedies

After winning the hearts of fans in the UK, Adam Hills brings his new series to Australia. The Last Leg is a joyful, off-beat take on events of the week, which aims to celebrate all that is best about Britain.

ABC ABC

10:15 PM to 10:45 PM

Comedy, Comedies

A bromance for the ages, this is the story of two kindred spirits trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth. Across four different lifetimes with no knowledge of their past lives, they are forever drawn together as mates.

ABC ABC

10:45 PM to 10:55 PM

News, Weather, News and Business

A short wrap-up of the news, sports and weather.

ABC ABC

10:55 PM to 11:25 PM

A British comedy drama series following the lives of a bomb disposal detachment serving in Afghanistan.

ABC ABC

11:25 PM to 12:20 AM

Documentary, Documentaries

What is the key to real, sustained happiness? Why are some people perpetually happy while others seem doomed to a life of misery? Is it love, money, good looks or good genes? Or is happiness really all in the mind? In recent years, science has made significant progress towards understanding the concept of happiness, answering questions that have plagued mankind throughout history. Scientists have discovered that happiness is not just a fleeting emotion or an inborn quality that some people are blessed with. Rather, it is a skill that can be cultivated and the knock-on effects can be seen in our brains, bloodstreams and behaviour. What's more, happiness is contagious. For the first time ever, in Making Australia Happy, the latest and most fascinating research from the science of happiness has been compiled, consolidated and taken for a test drive on the suburban streets of Sydney. In this three-part series, eight ordinary people from one of Australia's most miserable areas embark on an extraordinary journey. Hoping to find greater fulfilment and meaning in their lives, they've signed up to an eight-week happiness program. They'll work with an elite team of experts, and undergo a series of scientifically validated experiments and challenges based on positive psychology, mindfulness and mind-body interventions. What they experience will change their lives, and what they discover could enrich us all.