ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 28 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 2 AM

Current Affairs, News and Business

Question Time is a section of proceedings in parliament in which government backbenchers and members of the opposition and minor parties, ask questions of the Prime Minister and other government ministers, which they are obliged to answer.

ABC ABC

2 AM to 2:45 AM

Talk, Interview, Talk Shows

Jonathan will be joined on the sofa by Formula One driver Jenson Button, actress Suranne Jones, movie tough guy Ray Winstone and British comedian Dom Jolly. There will also be music from R&B girl group Stooshe.

Actors: Jonathan Ross

ABC ABC

2:45 AM to 4:30 AM

Matthew Bourne's enchanting reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty.

ABC ABC

4:30 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 student midwives as they train at one of the busiest maternity units in the UK.

ABC ABC

2 PM to 2:55 PM

Presented by award-winning historian Dr Clare Wright, Utopia Girls tells the fascinating story of how Australian women became the first in the world to gain full political rights. CAST: Barry Otto, Kerry Walker, Tom Budge

ABC ABC

2:55 PM to 3:20 PM

Stephen Fry welcomes us into his wonderful world of tech, from the everyday to the extraordinary. This week, he and his guest Jonathan Ross look at how gadgets can make the daily commute more bearable.

ABC ABC

3:20 PM to 5 PM

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

While on holiday in Egypt, Poirot is drawn into a fued between two former friends.

Directed by: Andy Wilson

Actors: David Suchet, Emily Blunt, Emma Malin, James Fox, Jj Feild, Judy Parfitt, Barbara Flynn, David Soul

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 7 PM

Game Show, Comedy, Talk Shows

Joining QI master Stephen Fry for tonight's Europe-themed episode are Alan Davies, Dara O'Briain, Phill Jupitus and David Mitchell. No females of any species are allowed on Mt Athos in Greece. When the Queen and Prince Phillip visited, the Queen had to stay on a boat 500 yards from the shore. Stephen Fry asks if no female species are allowed on Mt Athos, why do they allow hens?

Actors: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

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

Game Show, Music, Arts and Living, Comedies

The world of music exposed like never before. Two teams are led through different rounds of music-related riddles and games.

Actors: Adam Hills, Myf Warhurst, Alan Brough

ABC ABC

8:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married, are preparing for their annual ball when festivities are brought to an abrupt halt.

ABC ABC

9:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Crime Drama, Medical, Drama Group

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

ABC ABC

10:30 PM to 11:10 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

11:10 PM to 11:40 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

11:40 PM to 5 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming