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Season 16, Episode 01 The Man On The Mantelpiece

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Feb 7, 2011
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The Man On The Mantelpiece Feb 7, 2011 Maggie MacKellar was a city dweller who seemed to have it all – a successful academic career, a devoted husband, a young daughter and another baby on the way.

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Season 16, Episode 02 On Your Bike

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Feb 14, 2011
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On Your Bike Feb 14, 2011 When Doug Sunderland succumbed to the blues after losing his wife and being diagnosed with cancer, his GP told him to 'get back on his bike'.He did... and it 'saved his life', so much so, that he decided to ride around Australia solo, surviving on tinned food and sleeping by the road.

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Season 16, Episode 03 The Third Act

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Feb 21, 2011
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The Third Act Feb 21, 2011 For the last 48 years Jacki Weaver has been one of Australia's best loved actors. Now 63, she has achieved a stunning career high by being chosen as one of the Best Supporting Actress nominees for this year's Oscars.

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Season 16, Episode 04 Dogs Of War

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Feb 28, 2011
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Dogs Of War Feb 28, 2011 Wildlife photographer Jennifer Parkhurst's passion for dingos set her at odds with park rangers - and brought her to the brink of disaster...

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Season 16, Episode 05 Take No Prisoners

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Mar 7, 2011
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Take No Prisoners Mar 7, 2011 On the eve of his retirement from public office, the nation's longest serving Director of Public Prosecutions, Nicholas Cowdery, reflects exclusively on his sixteen years in the top job.

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Season 16, Episode 06 Girl Most Likely

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Mar 14, 2011
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Girl Most Likely Mar 14, 2011 Jade Hopper is a young woman on the cusp of the toughest decision of her life - to pursue her dream of becoming a world no. 1 tennis player or to court success from her law studies.

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Season 16, Episode 07 The Terminator

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Mar 21, 2011
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The Terminator Mar 21, 2011 Two years ago, former Navy clearance diver Paul de Gelder was testing new sonar equipment in Sydney Harbour when he was attacked by a shark and pulled from the water, barely alive.

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Season 16, Episode 08 Across The Night Sky

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Mar 28, 2011
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Across The Night Sky Mar 28, 2011 Last year a Victorian court sentenced Robert Farquharson to a minimum 33 years jail for deliberately driving his three sons to their death in a dam on Father's Day.

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Season 16, Episode 09 Mr Quigley's Quandary (Part 1)

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Apr 4, 2011
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Mr Quigley's Quandary (Part 1) Apr 4, 2011 Part 1 of the program about lawyer and politician John Quigley whose three decades in the public spotlight have drawn controversy, enmity and notoriety.

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Season 16, Episode 10 Mr Quigley's Quandary (Part 2)

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Apr 11, 2011
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Mr Quigley's Quandary (Part 2) Apr 11, 2011 The conclusion to our story on Western Australian lawyer and politician John Quigley.

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Season 16, Episode 11 Under Her Wing

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Apr 18, 2011
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Under Her Wing Apr 18, 2011 Eight years ago Elizabeth Clayton was living in Fiji when she rescued a young man known as the 'chicken boy'. His name was Sujit and he'd been kept in a hen house as a child and then tied up for 22 years in an old people's home.

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Season 16, Episode 12 In The Jet Stream

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Apr 25, 2011
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In The Jet Stream Apr 25, 2011 Band manager David Powell took the Melbourne rock band JET from obscurity to ARIA triumph and then onto the international stage. But fate was less kind to David – today he is lucky to be alive to tell his story.

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Season 16, Episode 13 Shattered

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May 2, 2011
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Shattered May 2, 2011 On 22 July 2007, Peter Hodgkins threw a rock at a car from an overpass at Kiama, NSW, smashing the skull of beauty therapist Nicole Timbs and changing both their lives forever.

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Season 16, Episode 14 15th Anniversary Special (Part 1)

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May 9, 2011
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15th Anniversary Special (Part 1) May 9, 2011 Part 1 of our celebration of 15 years of Australian Story featuring Ric Birch, Gina Rinehart, John Button and Estelle Blackburn, Pauline Hanson, Sam and Jenny Bailey, Nick Ross and Allan Fels.

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Season 16, Episode 15 15th Anniversary Special (Part 2)

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May 16, 2011
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15th Anniversary Special (Part 2) May 16, 2011 The conclusion to our celebration of 15 years of Australian Story featuring Gayle Shann, Chris Sarra, Beth Heinrich, Greg Combet, Belinda Emmett, Bob Irwin, Gemma Sisia and Michael Ware.

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Season 16, Episode 16 Hearts Of Gold

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May 23, 2011
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Hearts Of Gold May 23, 2011 Brian Sherman rose to great wealth and success as a businessman. His son Emile is a co-producer of 'The King's Speech', winner of this year's best picture Oscar. But what really unites the family is their overwhelming passion for animal welfare.

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Season 16, Episode 17 Mind Of His Own

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May 30, 2011
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Mind Of His Own May 30, 2011 Charlie Teo is a Sydney neurosurgeon, loved by patients but unpopular with some in the medical establishment. He is credited with prolonging the lives of many people with tumours that were considered inoperable.

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Season 16, Episode 18 The Girl From Boryslaw

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Jun 6, 2011
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The Girl From Boryslaw Jun 6, 2011 Sabina Wolanski was left alone in the world at 17 when her family were killed in the Holocaust. In 2005 she addressed a gathering of state dignitaries in Berlin, received a standing ovation and reduced journalists to tears.

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Season 16, Episode 19 Conviction (Part 1)

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Jun 13, 2011
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Conviction (Part 1) Jun 13, 2011 For three and a half years, Newcastle pathologist Dr Simon Palfreeman has been shuttling between Australia and Bulgaria negotiating that country's complex and controversial justice system to try to help his 24 year old son.

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Season 16, Episode 20 Conviction (Part 2)

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Jun 20, 2011
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Conviction (Part 2) Jun 20, 2011 The conclusion of our story on Dr Simon Palfreeman, the Newcastle pathologist on a mission to help his son who's serving twenty years in a Bulgarian jail.

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Season 16, Episode 21 Love and Other Drugs

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Jun 27, 2011
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Love and Other Drugs Jun 27, 2011 When Sally Nielsen's fiance Sam Goddard suffered a catastrophic stroke, she ignored the advice of some of those closest to her and stuck by him. Now her efforts have produced an amazing medical breakthrough.

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Season 16, Episode 22 Desperate Remedies (Part 1)

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Jul 4, 2011
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Desperate Remedies (Part 1) Jul 4, 2011 Penelope Dingle was a former model and actor married to TV science guru Peter Dingle. At the age of 43 she was diagnosed with a common cancer regarded as highly curable if it’s caught early...

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Season 16, Episode 23 Desperate Remedies (Part 2)

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Jul 11, 2011
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Desperate Remedies (Part 2) Jul 11, 2011 The conclusion to the story of Penelope Dingle whose untimely death had shattering and unexpected repercussions for those closest to her.

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Season 16, Episode 24 City of Angels

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Jul 18, 2011
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City of Angels Jul 18, 2011 Alisa Latto was born with a life threatening genetic condition – one shared by her two siblings and her mother, Rosemary... This story follows her difficult journey to motherhood.

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Season 16, Episode 25 Trust Me Mr Chandler

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Jul 25, 2011
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Trust Me Mr Chandler Jul 25, 2011 International banker Sascha Chandler had a secret he'd been harbouring since childhood. Two years ago he decided to deal with his demons and joined forces with a dogged NSW detective to bring to justice one of the country's most elusive and dangerous predators.

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Season 16, Episode 26 A Measure of Courage

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Aug 1, 2011
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A Measure of Courage Aug 1, 2011 Captain Hec Waller and Ordinary Seaman Teddy Sheean both saw service during the darkest days of the Japanese advance towards Australia during World War II. Despite their heroism neither was ever nominated for the Forces' highest accolade, the Victoria Cross.

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Season 16, Episode 27 A Plague On All Their Houses

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Aug 8, 2011
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A Plague On All Their Houses Aug 8, 2011 An encore edition of our bittersweet story of Queensland vet Ben Cunneen and his co-worker, Natalie Beohm who were exposed to the Hendra horse virus with devastating consequences.

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Season 16, Episode 28 Ita Tells Me So (Part 1)

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Aug 15, 2011
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Ita Tells Me So (Part 1) Aug 15, 2011 Ita Buttrose and those closest to her go on the record with their recollections of a trail blazing career and a momentous period in Australia's social history in Part One of a candid, moving, and surprising double episode.

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Season 16, Episode 29 Ita Tells Me So (Part 2)

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Aug 22, 2011
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Ita Tells Me So (Part 2) Aug 22, 2011 In Part Two Ita Buttrose talks candidly about men, dating, loneliness, family, media ethics and grabbing life by the throat, at any age.

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Season 16, Episode 30 The Trials of Jonty Bush

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Aug 29, 2011
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The Trials of Jonty Bush Aug 29, 2011 In the space of a few years Jonty Bush lost two of her closest family members in separate and unrelated crimes. Instead of succumbing to grief and anger, she took up the challenge to change the world and in the process changed herself...

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Season 16, Episode 31 Paint the Town Black

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Sep 5, 2011
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Paint the Town Black Sep 5, 2011 Not since the mighty Phar Lap has a horse captured the public imagination like Black Caviar. She remains unbeaten after thirteen runs and has been declared the best racehorse in the world.

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Season 16, Episode 32 Brand New Day

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Sep 12, 2011
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Brand New Day Sep 12, 2011 Three years ago Gavin Larkin used his marketing nous and high profile contacts to create a national day of awareness called R U OK? Day. But not long after the launch, the super fit indomitable Gavin was anything but okay...

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Season 16, Episode 33 The Courage of Her Convictions

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Sep 19, 2011
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The Courage of Her Convictions Sep 19, 2011 When Catherine Smith was found not guilty of attempting to murder her own husband it was a turning point in one of the most extraordinary cases in Australian criminal history.

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Season 16, Episode 34 Scared Straight

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Sep 26, 2011
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Scared Straight Sep 26, 2011 TV Drama legend Sue Masters teamed up with 'Bra Boys' Maccario de Souza and his friends Mark Matthews and Richie Vas to work on a big screen documentary about big wave surfing, alcohol fuelled violence and the sequence of events that finally frightened the young men into cleaning up their lives.

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Season 16, Episode 35 For the Holy Grail

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Oct 3, 2011
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For the Holy Grail Oct 3, 2011 A repeat of the program about Australian scientists Dr Jennifer MacDiarmid and Dr Himanshu Brahmbhatt and one of medicine's holy grails finding a way to treat cancer without toxic side effects and avoiding drug resistance.

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Season 16, Episode 36 Under Her Spell

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Oct 10, 2011
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Under Her Spell Oct 10, 2011 Zelie Bullen is stepping into the international spotlight as the woman who trained 'Abraham', the lead horse in Spielberg's production of the Tony award winning play 'War Horse'.

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Season 16, Episode 37 Bad Blood (Part 1)

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Oct 17, 2011
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Bad Blood (Part 1) Oct 17, 2011 Part one of the program that centres on the notorious case of Jeffrey Gilham, in jail for life for the murders of his own parents.

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Season 16, Episode 38 Bad Blood (Part 2)

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Oct 24, 2011
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Bad Blood (Part 2) Oct 24, 2011 The conclusion to the program about the notorious case of Jeffrey Gilham, currently serving a life sentence for the murders of his own parents in Sydney nearly twenty years ago.

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Season 16, Episode 39 Something About Me

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Oct 31, 2011
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Something About Me Oct 31, 2011 Kristina Keneally made history by becoming the first female Premier of NSW. What few realise is the family experience that she says led her into politics and toughened her for the brutal crossfire of public life.

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Season 16, Episode 40 The Planet They're On

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Nov 7, 2011
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The Planet They're On Nov 7, 2011 Nazeem Hussain and Aamer Rahman have become two of the hottest young comedians on the Australian comedy scene.

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Season 16, Episode 41 When William Met Sarah

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Nov 14, 2011
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When William Met Sarah Nov 14, 2011 Film critic Margaret Pomeranz introduces this encore edition on the very special personal and professional bond shared by filmmaker Sarah Watt and her husband actor and writer William McInnes.

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