ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 29 Mar 2015

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ABC ABC

5 AM to 6 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

6 AM to 7 AM

Music, Arts and Living

Continuous music programming

ABC ABC

7 AM to 9 AM

News, News and Business

Hosted by Andrew Geoghegan and Miriam Corowa, covering the latest news from around the globe, with in-depth analysis and lively interviews.

ABC ABC

9 AM to 10 AM

Current Affairs, Business and Finance, News and Business

Gets behind the power plays, takes the spin out of politics, and puts our law-makers on the spot.

Actors: Barrie Cassidy

ABC ABC

10 AM to 10:30 AM

Sports Talk, Sports Group

A show for anyone who's serious about sport, Offsiders will provide challenging, insightful, humorous debate about the topic that dominates weekends - sport. Hosted by Barrie Cassidy.

ABC ABC

10:30 AM to 11 AM

News, International, News and Business

A review of the ABC's best international news stories.

ABC ABC

11 AM to 11:30 AM

Cody Everson is your typical teenager - but a crunching tackle in a first-fifteen rugby game saw his life change dramatically. We're with Cody from the beginning as he adjusts to his new life.

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12 PM

Religion, Arts and Living

Russell Watson, Suzi Digby and David Grant choose the very best Junior and Senior School Choirs in this annual Songs of Praise competition introduced by Aled Jones from Sheffield City Hall.

ABC ABC

12 PM to 1 PM

Current Affairs, Social Issues, News and Business

Australian national rural information program. Contains reports from around the country on rural and urban issues.

Actors: Anne Kruger

ABC ABC

1 PM to 1:30 PM

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

1:30 PM to 2 PM

News, Current Affairs, News and Business

Host James Valentine hosts a new weekly arts and entertainment program. The half-hour program will cover some things you know about, some you love, and some things only your kids will have heard of.

ABC ABC

2 PM to 3 PM

Six Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays. This week Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth Night and As You Like It.

ABC ABC

3 PM to 4 PM

Following on from Andrew Graham-Dixon's acclaimed explorations in Germany, Russia and Spain, the leading art critic crosses the Atlantic to explore the story of American art.

ABC ABC

4 PM to 5 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

In this six-part series presented by Caroline Quentin, crumbling, ancient houses are brought back to life by passionate owners as they restore and convert them into striking 21st century homes, unravelling the properties' extraordinary past lives through their architectural and social history. St. Thomas Beckett church is on the heritage critical list and badly in need of rescue. A flood in 1968 led to the church's eventual deconsecration and it's just one of many churches in Britain that has been declared redundant. Decline in church-going and amalgamation of parishes have put a huge swathe of our architectural heritage in peril. Working their way up the property ladder, newly-weds, Paul and Laura, spotted the church in 2007 and decided this was the family home for them. They purchased the listed church with plans to turn it into a three-bedroom home. As the church is transformed, its past emerges - the dark times which marked its end and its links to an architectural movement that would change style, forever connecting it to the design of some of the greatest buildings in the country. As the church is transformed, its past emerges.

ABC ABC

5 PM to 6 PM

Crime Drama, Drama, Drama Group, Drama Group

Three maverick retired detectives go back to work to crack unsolved crimes.

Actors: Amanda Redman, James Bolam, Dennis Waterman, Alun Armstrong

ABC ABC

6 PM to 6:30 PM

Documentary, Documentaries

Like many towns in Tasmania, the people of Pontville are proud of their historic buildings - and particularly an impressive stone house called The Sheiling. The date on the gate gives a clue to its age, 'Circa 1819', which would make the house one of the oldest buildings in Tasmania. It's quite a claim, but not everyone is convinced. Coral Tulloch and Peter Feil, the current curious tenants, want to find out once and for all: "Circa 1819 is the date we've been given and the date on the gate. And a lot of the locals don't believe it's that old and they could be right," says Peter. Determining the age of their home isn't their only quest. Coral and Peter share their back garden with an eerie headstone. The writing is illegible, and they can only make out a few letters. Whose grave is it? There are also a series of strange markings carved into the side of a door frame which seem totally inexplicable. Adam Ford will have to use his best detective skills to get to the bottom of The Sheiling. He'll be assisted by a cast of local experts headed by an officer from the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office who conducts a thorough forensic examination of the house's remnants. A stonemason reveals how the strange markings were made, and ironically it's the information superhighway that leads Adam, Coral and Peter to their greatest source of knowledge - a neighbour just up the road - who reveals the identity of who's buried in the grave.

ABC ABC

6:30 PM to 7 PM

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

7 PM to 7:40 PM

News, News and Business

Australian Local, National and International News

ABC ABC

7:40 PM to 8:40 PM

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ABC ABC

8:40 PM to 9:30 PM

Drama, Crime, Drama Group

A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul steps in to help a woman in distress.

Actors: David Tennant, Olivia Colman

ABC ABC

9:30 PM to 10:20 PM

Crime Drama, Crime Drama, Drama Group

After an awful confession to murdering Stoddart, everyone tries to move on. But there is more horror in store... CAST: Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie Grabol.

Actors: Michael Gambon, Richard Dormer, Stanley Tucci, Sofie

ABC ABC

10:20 PM to 10:50 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

10:50 PM to 11:20 PM

Game Show, Comedies

Hosted by Rob Brydon, with team captains David Mitchell and Lee Mack and featuring panellists Rhod Gilbert, Miranda Hart, Rufus Hound and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

Actors: Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell

ABC ABC

11:20 PM to 11:45 PM

Art, Arts and Living

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ABC ABC

11:45 PM to 1:25 AM

Thriller, Movie, Movies

A DJ for KRML, a jazz radio station in Carmel, has what he believes to be a casual affair with one of his more ardent fans. She doesn't agree.

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Actors: Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills