Milat – just the name is enough to make you shudder. Back in the early nineties, Ivan Milat stalked, tortured and killed seven young backpackers in the Belanglo State Forest just south of Sydney. When he was finally locked up – never to be released – we thought we’d heard the last of that terrible name. But there was another monster lurking in the Milat family. Matthew Milat. Continue reading »
Love her or loathe her, there’s no denying Delta Goodrem is hot right now. She’s a coach on the wildly popular Channel Nine show “The Voice”. Continue reading »
Whatever you think of Schapelle Corby’s guilt or innocence, it’s fair to say most Australians think she’s served enough time in prison. It’s been 8 years since she entered the notorious Kerobokan prison – sentenced to 20 years for having 4 kilograms of marijuana stashed in her boogie board bag. And it’s been a very tough eight years. Continue reading »
Sunday, May 20 at 7.30pm on Channel Nine
The Impossible Choice
It’s the toughest choice any woman could make. You’ve tried so hard to get pregnant and suddenly you have an instant family – two, three even more little lives, a multiple pregnancy. It’s either the ultimate gift or a terrible burden. For many women, they have no choice, it would simply be too dangerous to carry all the babies full term. So they turn to a controversial and little known procedure called selective reduction where a doctor decides which foetuses to terminate. In fertility treatment it’s known as the dirty little secret. It’s a heartbreaking decision so it’s surprising then that some women actually choose selective reduction for lifestyle reasons. And a warning, parts of this story are confronting.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producer: Phil Goyen
The Fall Guys
We’ve witnessed plenty of courageous and often crazy feats over the years. But in all of Charles Wooley’s time working on this program, he’s never encountered anything quite so jaw-droppingly insane as extreme kayaking. The guys who love this sport don’t so much live on the edge as throw themselves off it. They paddle their tiny kayaks over massive twenty-storey high waterfalls, reaching speeds of two hundred kilometres an hour as they plummet, nose first into the churning water below. They’ve shattered bones and broken backs. But, in their world, coming face to face with death is the only way to really live.
Reporter: Charles Wooley
Producer: Danny Keens
Liz Hayes wasn’t quite sure what to expect. After all, it’s hard to separate the real life Joanna Lumley from the chain-smoking, Bollinger-sodden character Patsy she plays so convincingly in “Absolutely Fabulous”. But when Liz caught up with Lumley in London what she found was a witty, self-aware and thoroughly charming woman. Although, like her famous alter ego, she is partial to the occasional glass of champers.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Sandra Clear
To smack or not to smack, it’s an issue that goes right to the heart of parenting. Continue reading »
Sunday, May 6 at 7.30pm on Channel Nine
Lust, sex, betrayal and revenge – this story is as juicy as any soap opera and almost
as farfetched. It started out as a love triangle between an international model, her
sports star boyfriend, and her unscrupulous and obsessed mother. And it spiralled out
of control from there. There was a murder plot, a couple of Nigerian hit men, and a sensational trial. But what makes this tale truly incredible is how a wronged daughter chose to deal with her mother’s treachery.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Nick Greenaway
The Longest Run
You can’t help but be inspired by the young woman you’re about to meet. Quite simply, it’s amazing Turia Pitt is even alive today. Six months ago, she was caught in a bushfire while competing in an ultra-marathon race through the Kimberley. She and another competitor, Kate Sanderson, suffered terrible burns. Doctors warned Turia probably wouldn’t make it. But the dogged, fighting spirit of this long distance runner pulled her back from the brink. That and the love of a remarkable young man.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producers: Ali Smith, Stephen Rice
The Final Frontier
James Cameron thinks big whether directing a movie epic like Titanic or creating the awesome alien world of Avatar. And he loves a challenge when he’s away from Hollywood, as well. His latest adventure is as sweeping in scope as anything he’s conjured for the silver screen. Cameron decided to explore the blackest depths of our oceans, as far as man has ever ventured, piloting a tiny sub eleven kilometres below
the water’s surface. It was a treacherous, some might say foolhardy, undertaking.
But he did it – with the help of a little Aussie know how.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: David Alrich
There’s The Block on Nine tonight with the first room reveal, The Biggest Loser on Ten will see another elimination and yet another twist to the game, while Dancing with The Stars on Seven will also see another couple go home tonight. 60 Minutes returns to Nine, followed by new The Mentalist on a new night, but WHAT ELSE is there to watch on TV Tonight? Continue reading »
The Trials of Gordon Wood
It was a case that had it all, a flamboyant stockbroker, a beautiful model, murky business dealings and, a deadly mystery. And at the centre of it all was chauffeur Gordon Wood. Everyone believed Gordon Wood had murdered his girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, that he’d thrown her off The Gap, a well-known Sydney suicide spot. Continue reading »
To Sunday April 29. The Voice moves out of Sunday night, and The Block moves into the 6.30pm timeslot. 60 Minutes returns at 7.40pm, then it is new The Mentalist at 8.40pm and Unforgettable 9.40 (not another timeslot change). New Harry’s Law then follows at 10.35pm.
Monday April 30 has The Block at 7pm for just half an hour, with The Voice following at 7.30pm – Let the Battles Begin. 9.30pm is TBA, but possibly Big Bang repeats. Continue reading »
Nine have scheduled two hours of The Voice next Sunday April 22, but what does that mean for 60 Minutes? And how will Dancing with the Stars suffer against the latest ratings smash?
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