Sunday, April 24 at 7.30pm on Nine
How do you live up to a legend? Fred Hollows gave the gift of sight to millions of people, curing the blind and teaching others how to carry on his work. When Fred died 18 years ago, his family vowed to honour his legacy, setting up eye clinics around the world. Now, son Cam is following in Dad’s footsteps. Ray Martin has just spent some time with Cam in Vietnam where he’s volunteering his medical skills to help the blind and the broken. Ray was a good mate of Fred’s and he reckons the old man would be mighty proud.
Reporter: Ray Martin
Producer: Nick Greenaway
Sleeping with the Enemy
Australians have every reason to hate the Taliban. Their fighters have now killed 23 of our soldiers in Afghanistan, the latest, 21-year-old South Australian, Jamie Larcombe, another victim of a ragtag bunch of men, whose greatest weapons are secrecy and surprise. On Sunday night, we lift the Taliban’s veil and take you right inside the vipers’ nest, thanks to documentary-maker Paul Refsdal. Brave or fool-hardy, you be the judge, but Paul entrenched himself in a Taliban stronghold, literally sleeping with the enemy. And one of the most startling things about the resulting film is that he got away with his life.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Stephen Rice
Nuclear Time Bomb
We all hoped it wouldn’t get to this, but the nuclear crisis in Japan is now officially as serious as the 1986
Chernobyl disaster. It’s scary stuff but at least nowadays we know what we’re up against. A half century ago, we were clueless. That’s when the Brits started testing atomic bombs in remote parts of Australia like Maralinga. Many Australians died of horrific cancers; others passed their damaged genes onto their children. And all these years later, the British government still hasn’t owned up to its responsibilities. It’s been a long wait for justice but the wheels are finally starting to move.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Howard Sacre