ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 21 Nov 2014

ABC ABC

ABC ABC

12 AM to 1 AM

Crime Drama, Suspense, Drama Group

They do not exist, you will never know their names and they are all that stand between you and those who would do their country harm. Take a trip into the world of deceipt and espionage that is MI5.

Actors: Peter Firth

ABC ABC

1 AM to 1:30 AM

Thriller, Mystery and Thriller

Examines the 25-year collaboration between tattooist artist eX de Medici and her subject Geoff Ostling, as they negotiate the possibility of bequeathing Geoff's almost completely tattooed skin as an artwork when he dies.

ABC ABC

1:30 AM to 2:20 AM

Talk, Interview, Talk Shows

Jonathan Ross presents an entertaining show featuring comedy, celebrity chat and the latest music.

Actors: Jonathan Ross

ABC ABC

2:20 AM to 4:20 AM

Arts and Living

This triumphant re-interpretation of Swan Lake, with its cast of male swans, turned tradition upside down and thrilled both ardent critics and modern dance enthusiasts.

ABC ABC

4:20 AM to 5 AM

Theatre

The new adventures of intrepid sceptic and comic Lawrence Leung are revealed in a fascinating and fun series that investigates the unbelievable. It's Mythbusters meets Ghostbusters as Lawrence embarks on a mind-bending quest to examine the irrational and the impossible. With his curious not so scientific research and real-life experiments, Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable pokes fun at our own misconceptions and tests the limits of our beliefs. It's a six-part search for truth that you will have to see to believe. In this first episode, Lawrence sets out to discover if psychic powers exist. Lawrence encounters Australia's best psychic, an American who can drive a car blindfolded, and ultimately transforms himself into a psychic to try to win a million dollars.

ABC ABC

5 AM to 5:30 AM

Science, Comedy, ScienceNatureTechnology

A six-part factual series, developed off the back of the successful stage show of the same name. The series is an everyday look at science in Dr Karl and Adam's eclectic and energetic style.

Actors: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Adam Spencer

ABC ABC

5:30 AM to 6 AM

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

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

Interview, News, Talk Shows, News and Business

Weekly interview program hosted by Jane Hutcheon with contributors around the country. Interviews with newsmakers, news-breakers and the stories behind the news.

Actors: Jane Hutcheon

ABC ABC

10:30 AM to 11 AM

Art, Talk Show, Arts and Living

Plunge into the world of cinema with reviews of movies that are coming up for release, as well as interviews with actors and directors.

Actors: Margaret Pomeranz, David Stratton

ABC ABC

11 AM to 12 PM

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

12 PM to 1 PM

News, Current Affairs, News and Business

Jane Hutcheon 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 2 PM

Documentary, Reality, Documentaries

Following women in Cardiff who are having an unassisted delivery, without an epidural.

ABC ABC

2 PM to 2:25 PM

To mark the 70th anniversary of 1940, presenter and archaeologist Jules Hudson goes on a journey of discovery into Britain's darkest and, in the words of Winston Churchill, 'finest hour'.

ABC ABC

2:25 PM to 3:25 PM

Rory McGrath, Griff Rhys Jones and Dara O'Briain head to America to join a birthday party flotilla celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, in New York harbour.

ABC ABC

3:25 PM to 5 PM

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

Poirot is drawn into a deadly game of murder during a country house weekend.

Directed by: Simon Langton

Actors: David Suchet, Jonathan Cake, Megan Dodds, Caroline Martin, Edward Fox, Sarah Miles, Claire Price

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 6:30 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

6:30 PM to 6:55 PM

Game Show, Comedy, Talk Shows

Tonight on QI we are 'quite interested' in engineering so joining QI master Stephen Fry are some of the sharpest tools in the box - Jimmy Carr, Rob Brydon, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies. The panellists' buzzers are precision engineered sounds. Each episode of this 'E' series contains an 'elephant in the room', the first panellist to spot it and hold up their elephant card will win a bonus. The first engineering themed question - who built Britain's railways?

Actors: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

ABC ABC

6:55 PM to 7 PM

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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

Current Affairs, News and Business

State based current affairs. Josie Taylor examines the local issues concerning Victoria.

ABC ABC

8 PM to 8:30 PM

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ABC ABC

8:30 PM to 9:25 PM

Crime Drama, Drama Group

Things get tense at Catherine's birthday party when a drunk Daniel reveals a different version of past events with Becky. Catherine's fears grow when she learns that Tommy has been spending time with Ryan.

Actors: Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran

ABC ABC

9:25 PM to 10:25 PM

Crime Drama, Medical, Drama Group

Silent Witness follows the work of forensic pathologists in the UK.

ABC ABC

10:25 PM to 11 PM

Current Affairs, News, News and Business

A unique nightly news analysis program bringing up-to-the-minute coverage of Australian and international news and events.

Actors: Tony Jones

ABC ABC

11 PM to 11:35 PM

Comedy, Current Affairs, Comedies

One man. A desk. The world. Hold onto your socks! Australia's second favourite funny man returns to Aunty with a brand new show that's guaranteed to blow the lid off an entirely different kettle of fish. Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL is a half-hour weekly round-up, branding, inoculation and crutching of all the important news stories of the week. Along with a like-minded think tank of reporters and pundits, Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL offers not only reportage and analysis of the week's events, but discussion, argument and dissection of what's making the world turn every which way. Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL - The show that knows that if NEWS isn't NOW it's NOWHERE. So don't just sit there, get up out of your chair right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell, "I'm going to watch Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL. Premiering Friday 25 May at 8pm on ABC1". It'll save us having to do any promotion.

Actors: Shaun Micallef, Francis Greenslade, Roz Hammond, Emily Taheny, Tosh Greenslade, Veronica Milsom, Stephen Hall

ABC ABC

11:35 PM to 5 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming