Michael Usher has just returned from an extraordinary encounter with Sarah Ferguson – the Duchess of York. It was her first Australian interview in eight years, so Michael was looking forward to their meeting. But as Michael soon discovered, The Duchess has two very different sides. First, Michael met Sarah, the charming, knockabout ex-royal – open and brutally honest about her failings. And then there’s Bad Fergie – (her description- not Michael’s) who makes bad judgements and lands herself in scandal, time after time. We’d agreed none of that was off limits in our interview, but Michael clearly hit a raw nerve and that’s when the trouble began.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producers: Gareth Harvey, Sandra Cleary, Ali Smith
Anarchy in the UK
We’ve all been shocked by the images coming out of Britain this week, streets ablaze and frenzied mobs cutting loose in an orgy of violence and looting. It’s extraordinary to think it’s the same country that just four months ago charmed the world with the royal wedding and is set to host next year’s Olympics. Liam Bartlett is on the ground in England to make sense of the madness.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Howard Sacre
Jeff’s Wake-up Call
For two decades now, The Wiggles have been enchanting children worldwide and making millions along the way. But on the eve of a massive tour to mark their 20 year milestone, came a frightening blow. The purple Wiggle and fan favourite, Jeff Fatt collapsed and was diagnosed with a serious heart condition needing emergency surgery. They say the show must go on – the tour certainly did, and when Charles Wooley joined the Wiggles’ travelling circus, he soon realised, this is one show that could go on forever.
Reporter: Charles Wooley
Producer: Sandra Cleary