ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 26 May 2016

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ABC ABC

12:06 AM to 12:24 AM

Current Affairs, News and Business

Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment, presented by one of Australia's most respected journalists Paul Barry. #MediaWatch

Actors: Paul Barry

ABC ABC

12:24 AM to 12:53 AM

The excitement, frustrations, fears and tears of six Aussie actors as they compete for roles during the frenzied US TV pilot season in Hollywood. Hollywood is tough and 98% of actors who go there won't fulfil their dreams.

ABC ABC

12:53 AM to 2:25 AM

Mystery and Suspense, Movie, Movies, Drama Group

A man must clear himself as a suspect when a stage star is murdered.

Directed by: Stephen Roberts

Actors: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan

ABC ABC

2:25 AM to 3:34 AM

Comedy, Movie, Movies, Comedies

A publicist tries to save his client's sagging movie career by dreaming up a publicity stunt which places her in a women's reformatory.

Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff

Actors: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly, Bradley Page

ABC ABC

3:34 AM to 4:05 AM

Game Show, Comedy, Talk Shows

Stephen Fry returns for his final season as host of the quiz show with a difference. Tonight's guests are Sandi Toksvig, Aisling Bea, Susan Calman and regular panellist Alan Davies navigate the topic of mathematics.

Actors: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies

ABC ABC

4:05 AM to 4:36 AM

Game Show, Comedies

In this episode host Rob Brydon and team captains Lee Mack and David Mitchell are joined by David Harewood, Sarah Millican, Bob Mortimer and Jon Richardson.

Actors: Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell

ABC ABC

4:36 AM to 5:08 AM

Game Show, Daytime

A 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. Hosted by Jeremy Vine.

ABC ABC

5:08 AM to 6 AM

Crime Drama, Drama, Drama Group

WPC Ackland radios to tell Peters that Dashwood has been found unconscious in the Lorry Park by a coach driver.

ABC ABC

6 AM to 9 AM

News, Weather, News and Business, Live

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, Live

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

Biography, Social Issues, Documentaries

The exclusive inside story of an elite Australian army commando charged with the manslaughter of five children after a horrific and controversial raid gone wrong in Afghanistan. #AustralianStory (Part 1 of 2)

ABC ABC

10:30 AM to 11:29 AM

Chris Uhlmann hosts a debate discussing the issues facing Regional Australia. With Nationals' Leader Barnaby Joyce; the ALP's Joel Fitzgibbon and Greens Leader Richard Di Natale, from Goulburn High School in NSW.

ABC ABC

11:29 AM to 12 PM

Game Show, Daytime

A 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. Hosted by Jeremy Vine.

ABC ABC

12 PM to 1 PM

News, News and Business, Live

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 1:55 PM

Crime Drama, Drama Group

Set in 1964-65, Singapore is at a crossroads, with political and racial tensions at fever pitch as the British pull out. Sam Callaghan runs an import/export business with his Malayan partner Kang. He agrees to help neighbour Patricia Cheng at her detective agency after her husband is killed while working on a case. Sam's contacts from his military days are useful but they start to drag him back into a dark world that he would prefer to leave behind

Actors: Nicholas Bell, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Tony Martin

ABC ABC

1:55 PM to 2:55 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

2:55 PM to 3:23 PM

Cooking, Home and Garden, Arts and Living

The East Coast of Tasmania has to be one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline anywhere in the world. It is also home to wonderful seafood. Simon Bryant is on a visit to find out why the seafood from this area is so great. He heads out with a couple of divers who are searching for a rare culinary ingredient - wakame. Wakame is a type of edible seaweed from Japan which has found its way to Tasmanian waters, probably in the ballast tanks of visiting ships. A local company is harvesting the seaweed to extract fucoidans, which many people believe is beneficial to our health. Simon is thrilled to hear that they are also preparing to market the wakame leaf for culinary purposes. Back in the kitchen, Simon is undertaking one of his famous cooking extravaganzas. He uses the wakame leaf with shitake mushrooms and another seaweed - kombu, to prepare a Japanese-style dashi broth. Maggie Beer has never cooked wakame before but is keen to give it a try. She gets Simon's advice on how best to fry it to provide a crispy garnish for her kingfish escabeche. For the second half of his soup preparation, Simon has also brought back some scallops from Tasmania, dredged from the sandy beds off Maria Island. These scallops form the core of some truly tasty dumplings which Simon adds to his broth. Maggie is impressed by the sweetness of Simon's scallops but for her dish of scallop crudo she uses some larger frozen ones which are easy to slice thinly. Adding belly bacon and broad beans to her dish, it's another Maggie original.

Actors: Maggie Beer, Simon Bryant

ABC ABC

3:23 PM to 4:13 PM

Crime Drama, Drama, Drama Group

Resident security in a Docklands block report disturbing a thief attempting to burgle one of the flats.

ABC ABC

4:13 PM to 5 PM

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

Seth's brief reconciliation with his brother Richard is marred by Richard's murder and the mystery of a stolen Indian pendant's curse.

Actors: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Tom Bosley, Ron Masak

ABC ABC

5 PM to 5:30 PM

News, News and Business, Live

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, Live

Analysis of the day's news in an engaging and entertaining way. Steve Cannane and Julia Baird lead a panel of journalists, political and social commentators in a lively, thought-provoking discussion. Join the conversation.

Actors: Steve Cannane, Julia Baird

ABC ABC

6 PM to 6:57 PM

Collectibles, Historical, Arts and Living

The team visits Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, treasures include a miniature kitchen range, a piece of the city's heritage found in a flea market & a sextant used at sea in the race to rescue survivors of the Titanic.

Actors: Michael Aspel

ABC ABC

6:57 PM to 7 PM

Comedy, Comedies

Join satirical duo John Clarke and Bryan Dawe for their irreverent take on the week's news headlines.

ABC ABC

7 PM to 7:30 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

7:30 PM to 8:01 PM

News, News and Business, Live

The best analysis of local, national and international events from an Australian perspective. Hosted by Leigh Sales, with political commentary from 7.30 Political Editor Sabra Lane in Canberra.

ABC ABC

8:01 PM to 8:37 PM

Interview, Educational Group

Kicking off the new season of Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel Crabb travels to Tasmania to dine with colourful crossbencher Senator Jacqui Lambie. A former soldier, she now leads her own political party, the Jacqui Lambie Network.

ABC ABC

8:37 PM to 9:33 PM

Drama, Drama Group

Cleaver's been hiding out in the country posing as a writer, but his cover's blown when Barney appears on Australian Story, complete with images of his best friend. It isn't long before Thompson's goons arrive on the scene.

ABC ABC

9:33 PM to 10:02 PM

Comedy, Comedies

Tony's attempt at a holiday is derailed by the arrival of a new minister, a wifi upgrade and Rhonda. Plans for an infrastructure conference become complicated when Karsten gets involved.

Actors: Rob Sitch, Celia Pacquola, Kitty Flanagan

ABC ABC

10:02 PM to 10:32 PM

Comedy, Comedies

Upper Middle Bogan is a new eight-part comedy series which tells the story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Sensing she was different her whole life, Bess Denyar (Annie Maynard), a doctor with a highbrow mother, Margaret (Robyn Nevin), an architect husband, Danny(Patrick Brammall) and twin 13 year olds at a private school, finds out she is adopted and is stunned. Even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne(Glenn Robbins) and Julie Wheeler (Robyn Malcolm). If that's not enough to digest, Bess also discovers she has siblings, Amber (Michala Banas), Kayne (Rhys Mitchell) and Brianna (Madeleine Jevic).

Actors: Glenn Robbins, Michala Banas, Patrick Brammall

ABC ABC

10:32 PM to 11:02 PM

Current Affairs, News, News and Business

This program continues a 25 year tradition of breaking stories and setting the agenda. With in-depth investigative journalism, long form interviews and a fresh perspective on current events.

Actors: Tony Jones, Emma Alberici

ABC ABC

11:02 PM to 11:18 PM

Current Affairs, News, News and Business

Ticky Fullerton takes a detailed look at the day's business and finance news, with the latest trends on international share and currency markets, pointing to what Australians can expect in the day ahead.

Actors: Ticky Fullerton

ABC ABC

11:18 PM to 11:46 PM

Current Affairs, International, News and Business

Mark Willacy travels to radiation-poisoned Fukushima to uncover startling new evidence about the dangers that still lurk there and the near insurmountable task of cleaning it up. #ForeignCorrespondent

Actors: Mark Corcoran (Presenter)

ABC ABC

11:46 PM to 12:46 AM

Documentary, Documentaries

Four ordinary Australian couples embark on a confronting and challenging eight week journey to happiness and relationship fulfilment. For some, it's their last chance before possible separation.