This week on Sunday Night:
CHRISSY AMPHLETT’S NEW HOPE
It is five years since the Australian queen of rock, Chrissy Amphlett, revealed she had multiple sclerosis, and just a year since she told Sunday Night that she was suffering from breast cancer. This week Sunday Night returns to the story of this remarkable woman as she fights back against one deadly disease and takes aim at another. She tells Rahni Sadler about her revolutionary new treatment for MS. It’s a controversial discovery that could hold the key for thousands of sufferers – so why is it being ignored here in Australia?
For the first time on TV Sunday Night presents spine-chilling video of the infamous HMAS Perth resting on the sea-bed where she sank in battle, and took with her so many Australian lives. It’s been 70 years since the Battle of Sunda Strait, arguably the most significant Australian naval battle of World War Two. It was 1942 and the crew, 681 young Australian sailors, found themselves confronting the might of the Japanese navy as it advanced towards Australia. Half the sailors were killed in the ensuring battle off the Indonesian coast, the rest became Japanese prisoners of war and just 218 of them saw Australia again. There are now just a few survivors left, and they have told their extraordinary story to guest reporter Mike Carlton.
While most sane people run away from deadly tornadoes, a select few Australians love nothing better than running towards them – hoping to witness Mother Nature at her cruellest. This week Sunday Night meets the storm chasers – and the pictures they capture are amazing. Alex Cullen joins the action and goes chasing the eye of the storm.
Ross Coulthart sizes up the lovable comic villain in LA, Danny DeVito, who speaks openly about love, life and living with good mate Michael Douglas. At nearly 70, DeVito boasts one of the longest lasting marriages in Hollywood. And he also holds some very frank views on the differing political views of his former Twins co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who he describes as “a thick-headed meat-head”.
Hosted by Chris Bath, Sunday Night airs on Sunday April 8 at 6.30pm AEST on Channel 7.