Explore how Australia's geographic isolation has resulted in the creation of some of the planets strangest and most unique creatures.
MasterChef Australia is a Logie Award-winning Australian competitive cooking game show based on the original British MasterChef. It is produced by Shine Australia and screens on Network Ten. Restaurateur and chef Gary Mehigan, chef George Calombaris and food critic Matt Preston serve as the show's main judges. Journalist Sarah Wilson hosted the first series, however her role was dropped at the end of the series.
Five Mile Creek is a western television drama series produced in Australia; starred Liz Burch, Louise Caire Clark, Rod Mullinar, Jay Kerr, Michael Caton, Peter Carroll, Gus Mercurio, Martin Lewis, Priscilla Weems and a young Nicole Kidman. Jonathan Frakes was a guest star as Maggie's estranged husband, Adam Scott. The series aired on the Disney Channel in the US in the 1980s.
Three hard-core crews of gold prospectors take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia. The soaring highs and the crushing lows of the gold season are revealed as the crews pursue their all-important targets - braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.
Border Security: Australia's Front Line is an Australian television program that airs on the Seven Network. The show follows the work of officers of Australian Customs and Border Protection, the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship as they enforce Australian customs, quarantine, immigration and finance laws. Most of the programme is filmed at Sydney and Melbourne airports. Occasionally, the program features other locations such as Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport, seaports, international mail centres, raids on workplaces suspected of employing persons contrary to the restrictions of their visa or immigrant status and the work of Customs vessels and aircraft in the waters of Northern Australia.
Find My Family is an Australian television documentary series airing on the Seven Network. The first two seasons were narrated and presented by actor Jack Thompson. From the third season onwards it did not have a presenter, instead being narrated by Sarah McIntyre. The series is based on an original Dutch format created by public network KRO, titled 'Spoorloos'. Find My Family reunites long-lost family members who have been separated for many reasons and circumstances. The absence of family members often leaves gaping holes in people's identities. These reunions attempt to fill those gaps by reconnecting family members. Host of seasons 1–2, Jack Thompson was adopted as a child and reunited with his father as an adult. He also traced his family's ancestry in an episode of the documentary series Who Do You Think You Are?. There is also an American version airing on ABC that began airing on 23 November 2009. The US version was produced by RDF USA.
Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia. Nowhere else can you simply jump in a car and travel back through the entire history of the world. Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide takes you on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. Buckle up for a rocky ride down the Road of Time with series host Dr Richard Smith. Over four one-hour episodes, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and exploding asteroids. Epic in scope, intimate in nature, this is the untold story of the land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all. So join the good Doctor for the ultimate outback road trip: an exploration of the history of the planet as seen through the mind-altering window of the Australian continent.
Tough Nuts: Australia's Hardest Criminals is an Australian documentary television series narrated by Tara Moss . The program was created by the production company The Full Box and the series first screened on the Crime and Investigation Network in June 2010. A second season was screened in 2011. The series was nominated for Most Outstanding Documentary at the 2011 ASTRA awards.
Dive into the secret and surprising lives of some of Australia's signature wildlife. From mini marsupials to flying foxes, join these extraordinary creatures thriving in the otherworldly landscapes of this astonishing island-continent.
Coast Australia follows renowned Scottish archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver on his very first trip to Australia, as he and a diverse group of co-hosts gather stories about our spectacular coastline: the history, the people, the archaeology, the geography and the marine life, investigating interesting and little known facts along the way. Oliver’s co-hosts, all experts in their field, are journalist and Australian arts and culture specialist Miriam Corowa, environmentalist Professor Tim Flannery, marine scientist Dr Emma Johnston, anthropologist Dr Xanthe Mallett and television presenter and landscape architect Brendan Moar.