ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 04 Aug 2015

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ABC ABC

12:27 AM to 2:38 AM

Movie, Romance, Movies, Drama Group

A man sets out to build a railroad for a wealthy American.

Directed by: Richard Wallace

Actors: John Wayne, Laraine Day, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Anthony Quinn

ABC ABC

2:38 AM to 4:16 AM

Historical, Docudrama, Movies

Follows the events in people's lives leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

Directed by: Ernest B. Schoedsack

Actors: Preston Foster, Alan Hale, Basil Rathbone, John Wood

ABC ABC

4:16 AM to 5 AM

Art, Arts and Living

Comedian Tony Martin manages to pin down Ross Noble, the award-winning stand-up comic and self-confessed 'randomist', for a surprisingly thoughtful discussion of what it is he actually does.

ABC ABC

5 AM to 5:30 AM

Technology, Talk, ScienceNatureTechnology

Showcases the art of invention and design in a national competition celebrating Australian ingenuity. Presented by James O'Loghlin.

Actors: James O'Loghlin

ABC ABC

5:30 AM to 6 AM

Game Show, Daytime

A new team of challengers take 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, 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 10:45 AM

Current Affairs, Documentary, News and Business, Documentaries

The hidden world of transgender sex workers. Caro Meldrum-Hanna meets those resorting to sex for survival.

ABC ABC

10:45 AM to 11 AM

Current Affairs, News and Business

Everyone loves it until they are on it! A program that reviews the performance of the Australian media.

Actors: Paul Barry

ABC ABC

11 AM to 11:30 AM

Documentary, Documentaries

For the past 20 years, Bryce Courtenay has reigned supreme as Australia's bestselling novelist. It's said that every home has at least one of his books on the shelf; and every year, he writes a novel for Christmas that generates $10 dollars for the Australian publishing industry. This is the story of a man conditioned from childhood to win, and who discovered himself in his imagination. But the journey has come at a cost. For Bryce, a good story always comes first. His work takes precedence over everything. It means there is little time to spare for his family - and even his new bride sees little of him when he's working. And, when he wrote about his own family's tragedy, everyone suffered the consequences. Nothing has stopped him - until now. In 2011, fate dealt Bryce a cruel blow. Ill health has cost him a deadline. For the first time in twenty years, there will be no Bryce Courtenay blockbuster in the bookshops for Christmas, and a man for whom stories are life, faces an uncertain future. This episode of Family Confidential exposes the private side of a man for whom the story means everything.

Actors: Bryce Courtenay

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12 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

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 2:01 PM

Collectibles, Historical, Arts and Living

Fiona Bruce and the team return with a new run for the antiques favourite. The opening location is recorded inside an active air base at Marham in Norfolk, home to the RAF's longest serving squadron as it celebrates its centenary year.

Actors: Michael Aspel

ABC ABC

2:01 PM to 3:01 PM

Bernadette helps a student whose welfare appears in jeopardy. Luce is traumatised when he hurts Georgie and Matt struggles to deal with the fallout from his marriage breakdown.

Actors: Justine Clarke, Shane Jacobson, Claudia Karvan, William Mcinnes, Stephen Curry, Michelle Vergara Moore

ABC ABC

3:01 PM to 3:43 PM

Science, Technology, ScienceNatureTechnology

Jonica Newby visits the Max Planck Institute in Germany and discovers the extraordinary story of how a tiny bone and tooth confirmed the existence of a not-so-distant relative.

ABC ABC

3:43 PM to 4:30 PM

Mystery and Suspense, Mystery and Thriller

When the father of a young writer is found dead, tension mounts against the travellers in Kembleford. Father Brown must uncover the truth before one of them is sent to the gallows.

Actors: Mark Williams, Hugo Speer, Sorcha Cusack, Nancy Carroll, Kasia Koleczek, Alex Price

ABC ABC

4:30 PM to 5 PM

Game Show, Daytime

A new team of challengers take 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 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 7 PM

Collectibles, Historical, Arts and Living

Amongst the treasures found in Port Sunlight include a portrait of Shakespeare discovered beneath another painting, a model of Buckingham Palace made from thousands of matchsticks, and a most exciting pieces of jewellery.

Actors: Michael Aspel

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 8:32 PM

Current Affairs, International, News and Business

Jailed for 400 days foreign correspondent Peter Greste reports on his own fight for justice in Egypt and the campaign for freedom of speech. #ForeignCorrespondent

Actors: Mark Corcoran (Presenter)

ABC ABC

8:32 PM to 9:21 PM

Kevin McCloud travels five days to a desert island in the Pacific to meet a British family who have moved into the wild for a simpler life.

ABC ABC

9:21 PM to 10:23 PM

During the final episode, Professor Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that has made it a home and asks what ingredients are necessary to turn a tiny speck of rock in space into a living, vibrant planet.

ABC ABC

10:23 PM to 10:53 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

10:53 PM to 11:10 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

11:10 PM to 12:10 AM

Drama, Drama Group

A lavish thriller set at the BBC in 1950s Britain, from the BAFTA Award-winning writer Abi Morgan and starring an internationally acclaimed cast. June, 1956. At Alexandra Palace, reporters and best friends Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon reach the end of another long day working on the BBC newsreels. Both yearn for bigger stories and they may be about to get the break they need - on a new weekly current affairs program, The Hour. Reporting from the engagement party of a young debutante, Freddie recognises his childhood friend, Ruth. He finds himself drawn into a murky world of subterfuge, intimidation and political scheming. It's a story that will lead him from a suspicious murder and a coded message, into the private dealings of the ruling elite and a conspiracy with the potential to shatter the society around him. At The Hour, Freddie obtains the freedom he needs to pursue the story. But it's not all smooth sailing. Anchorman Hector Madden is entitled and self assured; his immediate spark with Bel creates friction with Freddie. Also on the newly-formed team is seasoned war reporter Lix Storm, mild-mannered assistant Isaac Wengrow and young but resourceful secretary Sissy Cooper. With the looming crisis in Suez, the team of The Hour soon find themselves at the heart of a fierce political struggle between the government and the BBC which will dominate their decisions and test their resolve. Episodes 1 and 2 will air as a special movie-length compilation.