The Bride Business
Some people will go to any lengths to find love. But the blokes you will meet on Sunday night have literally travelled to the very ends of the earth. They’ve had enough of the bolshie Sheila’s who hang out at their local pub. They want old fashioned women with old fashioned values. And they’re prepared to trek to the most remote reaches of Russia and the Ukraine to find them. It’s a well-worn path. Every year thousands of single Aussie men venture to Eastern Europe on special wife-hunting tours. Michael Usher jumped on board for the ride.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Danny Keens
If there’s one thing we can all agree on about Derryn Hinch – the man leads an eventful life. Just last Thursday, he was sentenced to 5 months home detention for breaking the law and naming sex offenders. A fortnight before that, he was on an operating table, receiving a life-saving liver transplant. Given how close Derryn came to dying, the prospect of serving time doesn’t worry him too much. Time is a precious commodity, no matter how he spends it. We’ve been following the highs and lows of Derryn’s battle to survive for five years now. And we’ve watched him change; He’s still loud and opinionated but there’s a softer side, too. More than anything, he’s incredibly grateful for this second shot at life.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producers: Stephen Taylor, David Alrich
Descent into Hell
Allison Langdon’s about to venture where no-one has gone before. Right into the raging heart of one of the most active, most dangerous volcanoes on earth. One slip and you’re history – vaporised by the boiling lava. Allison joined a team of Kiwi adventurers who have what seems like a crazy plan, to abseil 500 metres over the edge of Mount Marum in Vanuatu, into the cauldron below. As you’ll see, it’s a frightening place, no wonder it’s shrouded in mystery and black magic.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Nick Greenaway