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Season 13, Episode 01 Hell or High Water

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Feb 11, 2008
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Hell or High Water Feb 11, 2008 Ben Potts sailed into worldwide controversy when he boarded a Japanese harpoon boat in the Southern Ocean.

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Season 13, Episode 02 That's What Friends Are For

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Feb 18, 2008
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That's What Friends Are For Feb 18, 2008 Fashion designers Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton (Sass and Bide) speak about the personal crisis that rocked their universe.

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Season 13, Episode 03 The Candidate

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Feb 25, 2008
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The Candidate Feb 25, 2008 Nicole Cornes reveals the harrowing saga which was playing out behind the scenes of her public humiliation as the Labor Party's candidate for the seat of Boothby in Adelaide.

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Season 13, Episode 04 Nothing But the Truth

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Mar 3, 2008
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Nothing But the Truth Mar 3, 2008 Charles Waterstreet is one of Sydney’s best known and most colourful barristers.

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Season 13, Episode 05 Take It To The Limit

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Mar 10, 2008
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Take It To The Limit Mar 10, 2008 Speed skier and Paralympian gold medallist Michael Milton faces the supreme test of his life.

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Season 13, Episode 06 None Shall Sleep

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Mar 17, 2008
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None Shall Sleep Mar 17, 2008 A mysterious death, determined ex cop Peter Goonan and one of the nation's oldest cold cases.

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Season 13, Episode 07 Bomber And Roy

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Mar 24, 2008
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Bomber And Roy Mar 24, 2008 Like many Vietnam veterans, Bomber and Roy were traumatised by their experiences. After a chance meeting in a psychiatric ward three years ago, they teamed up to help deactivate landmines in Cambodia.

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Season 13, Episode 08 Access All Areas

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Mar 31, 2008
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Access All Areas Mar 31, 2008 Legendary rock music promoter Michael Chugg reveals the quiet man behind his loud shirts and even louder voice.

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Season 13, Episode 09 Father Of The Man

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Apr 7, 2008
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Father Of The Man Apr 7, 2008 Bob Irwin's been under intense pressure to respond to recent international and domestic media speculation about a family rift.

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Season 13, Episode 10 It's A Beautiful Day

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Apr 14, 2008
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It's A Beautiful Day Apr 14, 2008 Jessica Disteldorf documented her journey with cancer by video diary capturing the raw, powerful and sometimes amusing twists and turns of her life.

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Season 13, Episode 11 Woman Of Steel

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Apr 21, 2008
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Woman Of Steel Apr 21, 2008 Anne Skinner helps disabled people by teaching them the joy and healing powers of horse riding. But when tragedy struck, Cossack, a horse with a parallel journey of its own, came to the rescue.

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Season 13, Episode 12 Friday's Child

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Apr 28, 2008
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Friday's Child Apr 28, 2008 Charmaine Dragun was a rising star who seemed to everything to live for - a brilliant career and secret plans to marry her boyfriend on her 30th birthday on Good Friday. But at 29, Charmaine Dragun drove to 'The Gap' in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs and jumped to her death. She had been receiving treatment for depression and her family says she had recently changed her medication... The tragedy shocked all those who knew her. Her family, partner and close friends speak for the first time as part of the process of trying to make sense of what happened and in the hope that Charmaine’s story may help others.

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Season 13, Episode 13 Show Of Force - Part 1

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May 5, 2008
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Show Of Force - Part 1 May 5, 2008 A repeat of the Logie Award winning story of much admired singer and actor Belinda Emmett told through the eyes of her closest circle of family and friends.

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Season 13, Episode 14 Show Of Force - Part 2

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May 12, 2008
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Show Of Force - Part 2 May 12, 2008 Australia has a proud history of entertainers visiting war zones to lift the morale of our troops. On the face of it, a tour of Afghanistan and Iraq would not appeal to everyone. But this program is about a group of entertainers who did step forward to sign up for the journey. They were rewarded with the ride of a lifetime.

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Season 13, Episode 15 The Sum Of Sam

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May 19, 2008
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The Sum Of Sam May 19, 2008 The team heads into Iraq to entertain the troops and experiences a frightening trip along the infamous Route Irish in Baghdad.

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Season 13, Episode 16 Body And Soul

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May 26, 2008
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Body And Soul May 26, 2008 A few years ago, 'Secret Life of Us' actor Samuel Johnson was one of the rising stars of the Australian film and TV industry. He was dubbed 'Mr Everywhere Man'. Then, as suddenly as he had appeared, he disappeared. Johnson's career and personal life went into well publicised free fall in 2005 after the final series of 'The Secret Life of Us'. In his first television interview since the sudden death of his girlfriend, Samuel Johnson talks about the turmoil of the last three years – and his life changing involvement with Open Family Australia, a charity that works with vulnerable young people. He was one of the key drivers of an Open Family project that recently took eleven young people on a retreat for a crash course in film-making and a journey of emotional self discovery and personal expression.

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Season 13, Episode 17 Show No Mercy

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Jun 2, 2008
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Show No Mercy Jun 2, 2008 Body and Soul revisits the tense triangle involving Ash Falkingham, his mother and a stranger from half-way across the world, who wants one of his kidneys…

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Season 13, Episode 18 The Boy Next Door

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Jun 9, 2008
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The Boy Next Door Jun 9, 2008 Ironwoman Candice Falzon confronts her critics and reveals the personal cost of public ridicule.

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Season 13, Episode 19 Abby's Road

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Jun 16, 2008
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Abby's Road Jun 16, 2008 When Jody Galante was reported missing in January 2006, her seemingly grief-stricken husband Mark appeared on national television pleading for help to find his young wife...

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Season 13, Episode 20 The Waiting Room

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Jun 23, 2008
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The Waiting Room Jun 23, 2008 In 2006 Nicola and Jim Walker got the news every parent dreads. Their precious two-year-old daughter, Abby was diagnosed with leukaemia...

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Season 13, Episode 21 William Tells

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Jun 30, 2008
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William Tells Jun 30, 2008 Two years ago, the very different journeys of a brilliant doctor and her former patient collided tragically during a busy shift at a GP clinic in the Melbourne suburbs.

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Season 13, Episode 22 She's Not There

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Jul 7, 2008
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She's Not There Jul 7, 2008 Acclaimed actor and author William McInnes turns the tables on Australian Story in an irreverent, 'behind the scenes' look at this own life and the filming process.

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Season 13, Episode 23 No Man's Land

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Jul 14, 2008
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No Man's Land Jul 14, 2008 When Sally Robbins stopped rowing in the final of the Women's 8s in Athens, it started a controversy that continues to this day.

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Season 13, Episode 24 The Money Shot

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Jul 21, 2008
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The Money Shot Jul 21, 2008 Raised by a strong single mum, educated in the radical university environment of the late seventies and groomed for success by a powerful man, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh now faces her toughest test.

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Season 13, Episode 25 Looking For Kate

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Jul 28, 2008
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Looking For Kate Jul 28, 2008 As the self-styled 'Prince of Paparazzi', Jamie Fawcett has established a prominent profile in a tough and often controversial business.

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Season 13, Episode 26 This Boy's Life

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Aug 4, 2008
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This Boy's Life Aug 4, 2008 For someone who’s been on our TV screens every night for twenty years, little is known about two time Gold Logie winner and Most Popular Actress, Kate Ritchie.

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Season 13, Episode 27 It's Not Easy Being Green

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Aug 11, 2008
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It's Not Easy Being Green Aug 11, 2008 Five years ago Australian Story featured the journey of Jenny Newman and her family. This program revisited the Melbourne grandmother to find that her worst fear is being realised.

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Season 13, Episode 28 Reality Bytes

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Aug 18, 2008
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Reality Bytes Aug 18, 2008 Respected businessman Bill McHarg radically changed his direction in life to embark on a mission to save the planet.

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Season 13, Episode 29 Til Death Us Do Part

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Aug 25, 2008
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Til Death Us Do Part Aug 25, 2008 Daniel Meadows lives his life on the internet. But when he ventured out into the real world for love, disaster struck.

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Season 13, Episode 30 The Finishing Line

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Sep 1, 2008
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The Finishing Line Sep 1, 2008 For three decades, Catherine Smith cared for her six children and put up with sadistic domestic violence that has been described as one of the most extreme examples ever witnessed in Australia.

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Season 13, Episode 31 The Girl Least Likely

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Sep 8, 2008
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The Girl Least Likely Sep 8, 2008 John Maclean was a footballer and aspiring professional athlete when he was hit from behind by an eight-tonne truck 20 years ago.

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Season 13, Episode 32 The Still Of The Night

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Sep 15, 2008
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The Still Of The Night Sep 15, 2008 Hannah Modra was beautiful, clever and popular. She came from a close-knit Melbourne family and was a committed Christian. But within the pages of her diary, she kept a secret that ultimately took her life.

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Season 13, Episode 33 More Fireworks In The Family

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Sep 22, 2008
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More Fireworks In The Family Sep 22, 2008 Federal Labor MP Belinda Neal, speaks about the events of of the last few months, her reputation, and her marriage...

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Season 13, Episode 34 The Big Picture Man

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Sep 29, 2008
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The Big Picture Man Sep 29, 2008 Rebecka Delforce and Darren Stratti were primary school sweethearts. Life took them on different paths and when they met again as adults, they knew that they were meant to be together. But in June tragedy struck.

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Season 13, Episode 35 A Sea Of Troubles

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Oct 6, 2008
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A Sea Of Troubles Oct 6, 2008 Eight years ago, Australian Story profiled the Howard family and found it was a house divided with two brothers running rival businesses after a bitter family feud. Now we revisit the dynasty to find much has changed.

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Season 13, Episode 36 Fruit Of The Vine

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Oct 13, 2008
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Fruit Of The Vine Oct 13, 2008 After 40 years of either playing or coaching top level football, Kevin Sheedy was unceremoniously sacked as coach for Essendon Football Club in 2007. For the first time he talks candidly about leaving Essendon and the new goals he’s kicking.

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Season 13, Episode 37 A Letter From Richard Flanagan

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Oct 20, 2008
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A Letter From Richard Flanagan Oct 20, 2008 Merri Rose is a former politician who went from high school drop out, to cabinet minister, to prisoner in sensational circumstances. Despite what she calls her terror of being returned to jail, she is speaking out for the first time.

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Season 13, Episode 38 All The Boys In Town

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Oct 27, 2008
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All The Boys In Town Oct 27, 2008 Earlier this year a massive explosion in a Hunter Valley winery killed winemaker Trevor Drayton and another man. Unable to harvest any grapes, the family was unexpectedly saved by neighbours who came forward to harvest the crop.

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Season 13, Episode 39 A Letter From Richard Flanagan

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Nov 3, 2008
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A Letter From Richard Flanagan Nov 3, 2008 Richard Flanagan is a Rhodes Scholar, an adventurer, and an internationally acclaimed author. But in his own home state of Tasmania, he’s been accused of treachery because of his environmental activism.

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Season 13, Episode 40 All The Boys In Town

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Nov 10, 2008
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All The Boys In Town Nov 10, 2008 Rick Grossman, bass player for the Hoodoo Gurus, assembled an all-star cast of Australian musicians to produce a blockbusting fund raising CD to help 'The Buttery', the northern NSW charity that helped him recover from heroin addiction.

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