ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 21 Jan 2017

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5 AM to 6 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

6 AM to 10 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

10 AM to 11:41 AM

Music, Arts and Living

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 go to the rage website. #WatchingRage

ABC ABC

11:41 AM to 12:11 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

Host William McInnes reveals autographs from the earliest days of The Beatles. The seller's decision is hard, but it's for a worthy cause. A collector of exceptional 1960s tin-plate space toys and robots joins in the action.

ABC ABC

12:11 PM to 1:07 PM

Drama, Drama Group

Phryne is on the hunt for escaped prisoner Murdoch Foyle. Will she discover the truth behind her sister's mysterious disappearance?

Actors: Nicholas Bell

ABC ABC

1:07 PM to 2:40 PM

Drama, Drama Group

The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.

ABC ABC

2:40 PM to 3:32 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

The team ponders if you can be fit and fat plus other health questions.

ABC ABC

3:32 PM to 4 PM

Animated, Childrens Group

Scott Bevan presents a revealing account of the man who helped lay the foundations for modern Australia. #ArthurPhillip

ABC ABC

4 PM to 5 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

In the tradition of Two Men In A Tinnie and Two In The Top End, John Doyle and Tim Flannery are off on another adventure. In this three-part series, the intrepid pair travel by car, by foot, by boat and by air, exploring the Great Dividing Range from Victoria up through New South Wales and Queensland, finishing in the Torres Strait. John and Tim's journey encompasses many stories about the range; from the geological formation, the fossils that lie witness to a deep past, the human interaction with the range and the environmental changes along the way. In each episode there are moments of adventure, moments when John and Tim excitedly dip into the fossil or historical records, and other times when they simply revel in quirky Australian characters. But it's not all spectacular scenery and beautiful vistas. True to the title, John and Tim also set out to investigate some of Australia's 'Great Divides' in society, including debates over mining, food security, land ownership, patriotism, climate, censorship, brumbies and wealth distribution. They also debate some less weighty issues: Melbourne versus Sydney; hippies versus hoons; tidy versus untidy towns. Most strenuously of all, Tim and John attempt to climb the big six peaks - William, Bogong, Kosciuszko, Warning, Bartle Frere and Cornwallis, with varying degrees of success. In tonight's episode, they start the journey at Dinosaur Cove in Western Victoria to find out how the Great Dividing Range was formed. Next, they travel to the Grampians to climb Mt William, and search for gold in Bendigo. In Daylesford, John has his tarot read while Tim has a man-facial. A drive through Marysville reminds them of the extremes of this continent and the lurking dangers of natural disasters. They complete the first leg of their journey taking on Victoria's highest peak - Mt Bogong.

ABC ABC

5 PM to 6 PM

Cooking, Arts and Living

Rick Stein continues through Croatia & savours the famous native oysters of Ston. He then travels to Albania, and with his son Jack, visits shepherds in remote mountain expanses and meet the country's ground-breaking chefs.

ABC ABC

6 PM to 7 PM

Collectibles, Historical, Arts and Living

Fiona Bruce and the experts are on the look out for some more exciting discoveries. Also play along with a new guessing game, Basic, Better and Best.

Actors: Michael Aspel

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 8:23 PM

The son of a wealthy family falls in love the niece of a local doctor but his mother believes it is her son's duty to make a rich marriage to save the family estate. From the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes.

ABC ABC

8:23 PM to 9:51 PM

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

sherlock tries to get through making the best man's speech at John and Mary's wedding. However, his mind soon turns to other matters - like the fact that one of the guests is a killer's target.

Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman

ABC ABC

9:51 PM to 11:21 PM

Crime Drama, War, Drama Group, Drama Group

Michael Kitchen stars as a police inspector frustrated at being stuck at home investigating provincial crimes during the Second World War.

Actors: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell

ABC ABC

11:21 PM to 11:59 PM

Theatre

Hosted by comedian Wil Anderson, Gruen Planet looks at the dark arts of spin, branding, advertising and image control.

ABC ABC

11:59 PM to 5 AM

Music, Arts and Living

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 go to the rage website. #WatchingRage