For a woman with brightly coloured hair and enormous earrings, Art Works host Namila Benson is adept at fading into the background and letting the artists do the talking.
Set in a mental health facility, Wakefield shows the advantages of television over feature film, giving scope to explore mental health stories without resorting to caricatures.
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This new Australian documentary follows 12-year-old Dujuan Hoosan from Garrwa country to Geneva.
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Miss Fisher is one of Australia’s highest-earning small-screen exports. But it’s biggest success has come from how it built a community of fans.
Bluey is not just a TV success story - it also contains important parenting wisdom.
Children’s show Bluey is not just a gem of Australian art - its messages are also remarkably consistent with scientific literature on parenting.
The Heights is a new ABC TV soap opera set on a social housing estate. From a working class perspective, there’s a lot to love about the show.
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The ABC’s new soap opera The Heights is a nuanced representation of the diversity and community of life on a social housing estate.
Former ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie looking toward a different future earlier this year at the ABC’s first Annual Public Meeting.
ABC boss Michelle Guthrie sacked, but the board won’t say why.
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ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie was sacked today, despite being less than halfway through her five-year term. The major question is: why? Today on the podcast, we explore the possibilities.
Evie Macdonald in First Day (2017), which won a prestigious children’s television award earlier this year.
Amid endless reviews into the future of local screen content, uncertainty reigns on issues such as the impact of Netflix, the fate of local content quotas and funding for original children’s TV.
Sean Keenan in Australian sci-fi drama Glitch. The show’s second season was a co-production between ABC TV and Netflix.
As streaming services become increasingly dominant, the relevance of the existing local content quota system is declining.
The cast of The New Legends of Monkey.
ABC’s The New Legends of Monkey puts a fresh spin on the ‘80s cult classic Monkey’ continuing a long tradition of culture crossing.
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Politics Podcast: Rob Sitch on Utopia and political satire.
Rob Sitch, Utopia's co-writer and star, says he's had no need to draw on covert leaks and insights from bureaucrats for material for the show.
The show’s three hosts (left to right) Sandro Demaio, Renee Lim and Shalin Naik tackle obesity in the first episode, but don’t quite nail it.
The ABC’s new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?
The ABC’s role as a provider of Australian stories can only become more important in a rapidly changing media landscape.
The ABC is dragging its heels in providing new Australian content to audiences, due to a lack of governance, an inadequate Charter and its poor relationship with the independent production sector.
Scrutiny of the sources, evidence and bias behind our public figures’ statements is more important than ever.
In a time of slippery weasel words and ‘alternative facts’, we are delighted to see the return of the ABC fact-checking unit in collaboration with RMIT.
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Can screen adaptations of literary classics ever be as good as the source text? Well, yes. As the new ABC miniseries The Beautiful Lie shows, they can explore timeless themes in unpredictable and engaging ways.
The ABC has, in general, been able to withstand the pressures and (less common) interventions of governments or media barons.
The history of the ABC reveals battles lost and won around censorship, concessions made in times of crisis and independence compromised or overturned.
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It’s to be yet another week of crisis, inspection and introspection for the forever under pressure BBC as the government is set to publish a green paper on Thursday, which will, the Guardian says, signal…
NBC newscaster John Cameron Swayze was television’s first “anchor man” – though not for presenting the news. The term referred to his status as permanent panelist of the quiz show Who Said That?
In the beginning, newscasters weren’t even visible to TV news viewers. With Walter Cronkite, everything changed.
Is it economics that’s the issue with ABC cuts – and if so, what kind of economics?
Sometimes things that are pretty simple for most people can seriously confuse an economist. The heat over the ABC cuts is a good example of the blurry line between economics – and the economics of politics…
Not everyone is happy about Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to ABC funding – but they may represent value for the taxpayer.
Malcolm Turnbull’s well-telegraphed announcement yesterday that the ABC’s funding will be cut by A$254 million over five years is no surprise. But, broken election promise aside, this is actually something…