ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 31 Aug 2016

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ABC ABC

12:28 AM to 1:28 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

1:28 AM to 1:57 AM

Adrian Doyle is the face of urban art in Melbourne. A graffiti and fine artist, and entrepreneur, he runs Blender Studios, housing some of Australia's top urban artists.

ABC ABC

1:57 AM to 2:27 AM

Thriller, Mystery and Thriller

A glimpse into the life of the world's most extreme sword swallower Aerial Manx as he pushes his craft beyond anything ever attempted before as he prepares to break the record for the most weight hung off a swallowed sword.

ABC ABC

2:27 AM to 4:01 AM

Drama, Movie, Drama Group, Movies

From acclaimed filmmaker Michael Winterbottom comes this intimate familial drama about love, loss and forgiveness, set against the beauty of the Italian coastal city. The city provides a fresh start for Colin Firth's Joe and his two young daughters, a family seeking new lives after the sudden death of their mother (Hope Davis). While Jo strikes up a new friendship with an old flame (Catherine Keener), 16-year-old Kelly (Willa Holland) explores the underbelly of this mysterious new world, and the younger Mary (Perla Haney-Jardine) has ghostly visions of her mother wandering the labyrinth-like streets.

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Actors: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Willa Holland

ABC ABC

4:01 AM to 5:01 AM

What does it take to get a million people & their luggage off the ground & up in the air? Dallas Campbell & Dr. Hannah Fry go to extremes to get under the skin of the remarkable story of departure.

ABC ABC

5:01 AM to 5:33 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

5:33 AM to 6 AM

Crime Drama, Drama, Drama Group

When the suspect of an armed robbery is shot and killed, Cryer's actions are brought into question.

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 11:30 AM

Current Affairs, Social Issues, Talk Shows

Hosted by Tony Jones, Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the hot issues of the week. It's about democracy in action - the audience gets to ask the questions. #QandA

Actors: Tony Jones

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12 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

12 PM to 12:30 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

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Current Affairs, Talk, News and Business, Talk Shows, Live

United States Ambassador to Australia, John Berry addresses the National Press Club. #npc

ABC ABC

1:30 PM to 1:59 PM

Interview, Talk, Arts and Living, Talk Shows

Envy: Foreign editor at The Australian, Greg Sheridan; writer, Angela Meyer; artistic director Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini; and Walkley-winning journalist, Kate McClymont, join Jennifer to discuss Envy in literature.

Actors: Jennifer Byrne

ABC ABC

1:59 PM to 3:17 PM

Current Affairs, News and Business, Live

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

3:17 PM to 3:45 PM

Cooking, Home and Garden, Arts and Living

This week on the Cook and the Chef, Maggie and Simon really show their different approaches to cooking. Maggie cooks a hearty meal for the family, while Simon gives a restaurant touch to his meal. It's chicken and salads in two different ways with a shared simple desert of strawberries and mango.

Actors: Maggie Beer, Simon Bryant

ABC ABC

3:45 PM to 4:12 PM

Crime Drama, Drama, Drama Group

Things get strained between some of the detectives, when they are assigned on a training course.

ABC ABC

4:12 PM to 5 PM

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

Jessica probes the murder of her neighbour's long-lost father, a suspected bank robber thought to be already dead.

Directed by: Anthony Shaw

Actors: Angela Lansbury, Claudia Christian, Larry Wilcox, William Windom, 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 5:59 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

5:59 PM to 6:14 PM

Interview, News, Talk Shows, News and Business

She's played everything from a spider to a steely crown prosecutor but there's one particular role that has eluded the acclaimed Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp. She tells all to Jane Hutcheon.

Actors: Jane Hutcheon

ABC ABC

6:14 PM to 7 PM

Game Show

In Pointless contestants try to score as few points as possible by plumbing the depths of their general knowledge to come up with the answers no-one else can think of.

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 8:31 PM

Comedian Anh Do paints and chats to one of Australia's most beloved broadcasters and television personalities Amanda Keller.

ABC ABC

8:31 PM to 9:09 PM

Comedy, Social Issues, Talk Shows, Arts and Living

Gruen is back to find out why we buy what we buy. And why the ads on the side of our internet browser want us to buy more. Wil, Russel, Todd & a team of new & familiar faces will deconstruct the advertising landscape. #Gruen

ABC ABC

9:09 PM to 9:21 PM

McLennan and McCartney embrace the food philosophy of their culinary hero, Maggie Beer. The over-worked women commit a whole day to making a lamb shoulder and peddling their own verjuice substitute; Dianaberry Juice.

ABC ABC

9:21 PM to 9:40 PM

Insightful, irreverent, moving and unpredictable, this episode sets the record straight about what it's really like to go into prison and come out the other side.

ABC ABC

9:40 PM to 10:15 PM

Dom cops life-threatening shrapnel from Adrian's truth-bomb. Rocky gets hitched as Thinge & Mum get divorced. Set & Amram reveal their masterpiece. However, Hatshepsut has plans for their unsuitable friendship.

ABC ABC

10:15 PM to 10:47 PM

Game Show, Comedies

Previously unseen material from the comedy panel show, with a host of celebrity guests.

Actors: Rob Brydon, Lee Mack, David Mitchell

ABC ABC

10:47 PM to 11:17 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

11:17 PM to 11:35 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

11:35 PM to 12:22 AM

Current Affairs, Documentary, News and Business, Documentaries

Cyber War: How hackers are threatening everything from your bank account to the nation's secrets. Linton Besser reports. #4Corners