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Season 17, Episode 01 Road to Nowhere (Part 1)

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Jan 25, 2012
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Road to Nowhere (Part 1) Jan 25, 2012 Part 1 of our story on Di Gicrist, the woman taking on the big end of town and changing the face of justice in South Australia after her husband was killed in a hit-and-run cyclist incident.

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Season 17, Episode 02 Road to Nowhere (Part 2)

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Feb 6, 2012
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Road to Nowhere (Part 2) Feb 6, 2012 The conclusion to our story on Di Gilcrist and her fight for justice after her husband was killed in a hit-and-run cyclist incident.

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Season 17, Episode 03 Mary and Me

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Feb 13, 2012
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Mary and Me Feb 13, 2012 Kath Evans was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to her brain and given only weeks to live. She attributes her sudden, extraordinary recovery to the then Blessed Mary MacKillop and the event was accepted by the Vatican as a miracle.

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Season 17, Episode 04 By the Light of Stars

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Feb 20, 2012
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By the Light of Stars Feb 20, 2012 Yaron Lifschitz took a small, troubled circus company and turned it into an artistic triumph that now has the world applauding its daring and glamour.

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Season 17, Episode 05 Half a Million Acres

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Feb 27, 2012
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Half a Million Acres Feb 27, 2012 David Pollock, a young man from remote Western Australia and Frances Jones, a young woman from the Melbourne suburbs, battle to save the historic grazing property Wooleen.

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Season 17, Episode 06 The Book of Daniel

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Mar 5, 2012
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The Book of Daniel Mar 5, 2012 Daniel Clarke at the age of ten, inspired by the late Steve Irwin, set out to raise funds to conserve habitat for orangutans in Indonesia.

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Season 17, Episode 07 Woman from Snowy River

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Mar 12, 2012
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Woman from Snowy River Mar 12, 2012 Leigh Woodgate's journey from young mountain girl to shining racing star, through dark days of hospital and recovery to the triumphant joy of riding a horse for early morning track work.

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Season 17, Episode 08 Going Troppo

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Mar 19, 2012
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Going Troppo Mar 19, 2012 From teenage years marked by delinquency, expulsions from school and several brushes with the law, John Polson became a successful actor and went on to direct some of the world's best known TV dramas.

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Season 17, Episode 09 House Of Hancock

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Mar 26, 2012
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House Of Hancock Mar 26, 2012 Another look at the 1997 classic story on Australia's richest person, Gina Rinehart.

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Season 17, Episode 10 A Done Deal

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Apr 2, 2012
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A Done Deal Apr 2, 2012 Ric Richardson is an inventor who took on the might of Microsoft and scored a remarkable victory.

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Season 17, Episode 11 Streets with No Names

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Apr 9, 2012
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Streets with No Names Apr 9, 2012 Scott Neeson built a career as a top Hollywood movie executive but after a holiday in Cambodia, gave it all up and now works to help some of the poorest children there.

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Season 17, Episode 12 The Razor's Edge

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Apr 16, 2012
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The Razor's Edge Apr 16, 2012 Risktaker, investigator and troublemaker: animal advocate Lyn White and the images that shocked a nation.

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Season 17, Episode 13 Return to Wooleen

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Apr 23, 2012
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Return to Wooleen Apr 23, 2012 Since Half a Million Acres aired, the Pollock's battle to save their property has attracted powerful supporters and a visit by natural landscape ecologist, Peter Andrews who has previously featured on Australian Story.

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Season 17, Episode 14 Larger Than Life

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Apr 30, 2012
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Larger Than Life Apr 30, 2012 Clive Palmer has been described as a generous giver, a national treasure and a major political force. He's also been labelled a billionaire mining magnate who has never mined, a human headline and a manipulator of the media.

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Season 17, Episode 15 When We Were Racers

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May 7, 2012
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When We Were Racers May 7, 2012 Triple world champion, Sir Jack Brabham became the first driver to be knighted for services to motorsport and the only Formula One driver to win a world title in a car of his own construction.

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Season 17, Episode 16 According to Her Cloth

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May 14, 2012
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According to Her Cloth May 14, 2012 From international model via prison to toast of Australian fashion week as a new generation designer: Tovah Cottle.

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Season 17, Episode 17 Turning the Tables

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May 21, 2012
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Turning the Tables May 21, 2012 Jack Manning Bancroft, was just 19 when he started a plan to help disadvantaged kids finish school. Now at 26 he's one of Australia's youngest CEO's.

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Season 17, Episode 18 Walking with Kate Mulvany

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May 28, 2012
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Walking with Kate Mulvany May 28, 2012 Actress and playwright Kate Mulvany has experienced more than most people do in a lifetime and speaks candidly about life's many challenges and explains how she found the energy and determination to return to the public spotlight.

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Season 17, Episode 19 The Voice

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Jun 4, 2012
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The Voice Jun 4, 2012 Gurrumul Yunupingu's haunting voice has captivated global audiences, most recently in London for Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Season 17, Episode 20 To Set Before a Queen

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Jun 11, 2012
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To Set Before a Queen Jun 11, 2012 In the early hours of Sunday June 24, the unbeaten Black Caviar will take on Europe's best at Royal Ascot, in front of the Queen. This is the fascinating inside story of the making of Black Caviar, stretching back across the generations.

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Season 17, Episode 21 Her Hour Upon the Stage (Part 1)

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Jun 18, 2012
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Her Hour Upon the Stage (Part 1) Jun 18, 2012 Part One of our two part special where friends and family of Diana Bliss tell her story and reveal the extent of the private torment behind the glittering existence.

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Season 17, Episode 22 Her Hour Upon the Stage (Part 2)

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Jun 25, 2012
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Her Hour Upon the Stage (Part 2) Jun 25, 2012 This week, the conclusion to our story about Diana Bliss whose death earlier this year was reported around the world.

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Season 17, Episode 23 Letters to the Editor

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Jul 2, 2012
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Letters to the Editor Jul 2, 2012 It's a time of unprecedented crisis in the newspaper industry. But this week's Australian Story is about a former big city journalist who's bucking the trend. James Clark had been living the dream in Paris when he decided to put his future, his relationship and the family sheep station on the line to chase his dream of running a little local newspaper in outback Cunnamulla.

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Season 17, Episode 24 Stranger on the Shore

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Jul 9, 2012
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Stranger on the Shore Jul 9, 2012 Next week's program tells the story of a young woman unsettling her middle class Melbourne family by going out on a limb to 'adopt' a fourteen year old Afghan asylum seeker.

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Season 17, Episode 25 Foolin' Around

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Jul 16, 2012
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Foolin' Around Jul 16, 2012 Popular Country singer Beccy Cole has decided she is ready to tell audiences about a personal dilemma which has dogged her for more than ten years.

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Season 17, Episode 26 It Takes a Village

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Jul 23, 2012
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It Takes a Village Jul 23, 2012 In 2001 Ian and Sandy Johnson adopted two orphaned children, Tigi and Frazer, from Ethiopia. Now with the children 12 and 15, we returned to find out how it's all worked out.

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Season 17, Episode 27 Her Natural Life

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Jul 30, 2012
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Her Natural Life Jul 30, 2012 This program documents Annabelle Sandes' unlikely pathway from the fine art auction rooms of inner Sydney to whale conservation in the Kimberley.

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Season 17, Episode 28 Tatiana Is Dancing

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Aug 6, 2012
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Tatiana Is Dancing Aug 6, 2012 Tanya Pearson has shaped the careers of hundreds of aspiring Australian dancers and at 75 continues to teach classical ballet full time.

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Season 17, Episode 29 The Queen of Extreme

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Aug 13, 2012
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The Queen of Extreme Aug 13, 2012 Torah Bright has lived in the United States since she was fifteen years old when she turned professional as a snowboarder. Since then, she's flown under the radar of many Australians. Her specialty is the half pipe – a winter Olympic event with a huge international following.

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Season 17, Episode 30 Kicking the Habit

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Aug 20, 2012
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Kicking the Habit Aug 20, 2012 A recent High Court ruling all but ended the branding of cigarette packets in Australia. The decision and the woman behind it, Federal-Attorney General Nicola Roxon, have generated news headlines around the world.

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Season 17, Episode 31 War Paint

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Aug 27, 2012
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War Paint Aug 27, 2012 Ben Quilty is an Archibald prize winning artist with a lifelong interest in concepts of masculinity - from youthful excesses with drugs, alcohol and fast cars to soldiers on the front line.

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Season 17, Episode 32 On Bicheno Beach

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Sep 3, 2012
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On Bicheno Beach Sep 3, 2012 It's forty years since a 15 year old Shane Gould created a sporting sensation by winning three individual gold medals at the Munich Olympics.

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Season 17, Episode 33 Alaska and Me

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Sep 10, 2012
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Alaska and Me Sep 10, 2012 Twenty-seven year old John Cantor has devoted the past six years to trying to complete one of the toughest solo expeditions on earth - Brooks Range in Alaska.

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Season 17, Episode 34 Life After Puberty

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Sep 17, 2012
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Life After Puberty Sep 17, 2012 Nell Schofield and Jad Capelja, the two young girls who starred in the 1981 Bruce Beresford film 'Puberty Blues', found fame and celebrity and looked set for big careers on screen...

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Season 17, Episode 35 Leap of Faith

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Sep 24, 2012
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Leap of Faith Sep 24, 2012 Li Cunxin - once one of the world's best known dancers - embarks on a high stakes return to the ballet world after 15 years as a stockbroker.

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Season 17, Episode 36 The Slam

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Oct 1, 2012
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The Slam Oct 1, 2012 Exclusive with Rod Laver: the tennis legend is joined by family, friends and a line up of greats including Roger Federer.

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Season 17, Episode 37 The Slam (Part 2)

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Oct 8, 2012
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The Slam (Part 2) Oct 8, 2012 Part two follows Laver through his marriage to an older American divorcee, raising children, battling a near catastrophic stroke and his return to Australia in circumstances he describes as the supreme highlight of his life.

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Season 17, Episode 38 The Year of Living Famously

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Oct 15, 2012
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The Year of Living Famously Oct 15, 2012 Ben Lewin and Judi Levine are two film-makers whose latest film 'The Sessions' has received considerable acclaim and is now being tipped as an Academy Awards contender.

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Season 17, Episode 39 A Man of His Word

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Oct 22, 2012
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A Man of His Word Oct 22, 2012 Veteran print reporter Malcolm Brown has covered some of the biggest stories of the last four decades, but now finds himself somewhat out of step with the times in an industry caught on the cutting edge of the digital revolution.

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Season 17, Episode 40 Dreams from My Mother

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Oct 29, 2012
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Dreams from My Mother Oct 29, 2012 Oscar-nominated actress Diane Cilento left Hollywood at the height of her fame to pursue more creative and spiritual endeavours. Her most enduring love was a theatre she created in the middle of the North Queensland rainforest.

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Season 17, Episode 41 Under Her Spell

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Nov 5, 2012
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Under Her Spell Nov 5, 2012 Zelie Bullen is a former stunt woman, turned world renowned animal trainer who trained Abraham, the lead horse in Steven Spielberg's movie 'War Horse'.

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Season 17, Episode 42 Under Her Spell

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Nov 12, 2012
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Under Her Spell Nov 12, 2012 Zelie Bullen is a former stunt woman, turned world renowned animal trainer who trained Abraham, the lead horse in Steven Spielberg's movie 'War Horse'.

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