ABC TV Guide, Melbourne - 31 Aug 2015

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ABC ABC

12:34 AM to 1:32 AM

Frank and revealing documentary on Ian Thorpe by filmmakers and friends Gregor Jordan and Simone Kessell. Filmed over 18 months it follows the lead-up to, and failure of, his Olympic comeback mission.

ABC ABC

1:32 AM to 3:05 AM

Drama, Thriller, Drama Group, Movies

When her home elevator breaks, trapping her inside, a sophisticated widow becomes a desperate prisoner of the elevator and invading hoodlums.

Directed by: Walter Grauman

Actors: Olivia De Havilland, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley

ABC ABC

3:05 AM to 5 AM

Explore the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces around them. These are the people responsible for creating, writing and overseeing every element of production for a television series.

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 11 AM

Current Affairs, Social Issues, News and Business

Landline is Australia's national rural program, with exclusive reports from around the country on regional and urban issues.

Actors: Pip Courtney

ABC ABC

11 AM to 11:30 AM

News, News and Business

Join the Australia Wide team as they bring you a snapshot of the day's most relevant regional news stories.

ABC ABC

11:30 AM to 12 PM

Religion, Social Issues, Documentaries, Arts and Living

Mary Robinson, Ireland's first woman President, talks to Irish broadcasting legend Gay Byrne about the people, ideas, values and beliefs that give her life meaning.

ABC ABC

12 PM to 1:01 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

1:01 PM to 2:02 PM

Home and Garden, Reality, Arts and Living

Kevin McCloud returns to Devon for an update on an inspirational build. Royal Marine Captain Jon White and his wife Becky had to update every feature of their lives and home following a tragic accident in Afghanistan.

ABC ABC

2:02 PM to 3:01 PM

Our thirties and forties are the busiest time of our lives. The extended Tivolli clan is right in the thick of it - kids, career advancement, home ownership, settling in with the one you love; still trying to find the one you love; getting away from the one you used to love. It's the time of our frantic, messy, frustrating, funny, sometimes awful, lives. From The Secret Life of Us co-creator Amanda Higgs and writer Judi McCrossin, The Time of Our Lives is a 13-part drama series, set in a moody inner city Melbourne, which follows the lives of a typical extended Australian family, in all its contemporary variations.

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

ABC ABC

3:01 PM to 4:30 PM

Drama, Drama Group

The central character is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope. Who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she's lonely she doesn't show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.

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

A second visit for Fiona Bruce and the experts at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire brings thousands of visitors eager to discover more about their heirlooms.

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 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 PM to 8:32 PM

Biography, Social Issues, Documentaries

Well-known and not so well-known Australians share their remarkable personal stories in their own words. #AustralianStory

ABC ABC

8:32 PM to 9:20 PM

Current Affairs, Documentary, News and Business, Documentaries

Australia's leading investigative current affairs program. #4Corners

ABC ABC

9:20 PM to 9:35 PM

Current Affairs, News and Business

Australia's leading forum for media analysis and commentary, presented by Paul Barry. #MediaWatch

Actors: Paul Barry

ABC ABC

9:35 PM to 10:41 PM

Current Affairs, Social Issues, Talk Shows, Live

A lively interactive discussion hosted by Tony Jones where the audience at home and in the studio questions political leaders and opinion makers. #QandA

Actors: Tony Jones

ABC ABC

10:41 PM to 11:12 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

11:12 PM to 11:30 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

11:30 PM to 12:30 AM

Documentary, Documentaries

A re-enactment of the court case following one of Australia's most tragic events - the 1838 Myall Creek massacre that saw up to 30 Aborigines murdered by a group of European stockmen. (Final)