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Australian Story (1996)

Putting the "real" back into reality television, Australian Story is an award-winning documentary series with no narrator and no agendas — just authentic stories told entirely in people's own words.

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Release Date: Wed, May 29, 1996

Country: AU
Language: En
Runtime: 30


Season 26:

Surviving Turbulence
Episode 1: Surviving Turbulence (Feb 08, 2021)
16-year-old teen Bob Bramley takes to the skies to break a solo flying record and shine a light on youth mental health, galvanised by the desperate struggles of his two friends.
Sisters in Arms
Episode 2: Sisters in Arms (Feb 15, 2021)
There's a hidden danger lurking in every home and these are the two mothers who've achieved a world first to protect our children.
The Tipping Point
Episode 3: The Tipping Point (Feb 22, 2021)
Scientist Veena Sahajwalla is a recycling revolutionary whose bold new ideas are helping reduce landfill. Now she's unveiling her latest brainchild, an invention which turns the discarded into the designer.
I Dream of Jeanne
Episode 4: I Dream of Jeanne (Mar 01, 2021)
Unique and outrageous, Jeanne Little was the comedy dah-ling of daytime television in the 70s and 80s. Four months after her death from Alzheimers, daughter Katie reveals some intimate family secrets.
Fish Out of Water
Episode 5: Fish Out of Water (Mar 08, 2021)
Promising young swimmer Shayna Jack was destined for the Olympics until she failed a routine drug test. But is the evidence against her justified or has she been caught up in an over-zealous anti-doping dragnet?
An Unlikely Match
Episode 6: An Unlikely Match (Mar 15, 2021)
Drawing on her own experience of trauma, comedian Magda Szubanski forms an unlikely alliance with teenager Will Connelly, aka Eggboy, to help combat mental health issues in bushfire-ravaged communities.
Raising the Bar
Episode 7: Raising the Bar (Mar 22, 2021)
She's the glamorous lawyer representing high-profile clients like Julian Assange and Amber Heard. Jennifer Robinson charts her meteoric rise from small town public schoolgirl to the pinnacle of legal life in London.
Chamber of Silence
Episode 8: Chamber of Silence (Mar 29, 2021)
Sexual slurs, baseless rumours, harassment and abuse - former Federal Labor minister Kate Ellis looks into Canberra's toxic culture, speaking to female politicians from all parties to call out systemic misogyny in parliament.
Sophie's Choice
Episode 9: Sophie's Choice (Apr 12, 2021)
Mao's Last Dancer Li Cunxin and his wife and daughter's dramatic story of sacrifice, questioning and the painful journey towards reconciliation.

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