Australian Story Season 21
S21 E01Feb 1, 2016
Phantom Of The Opera House Feb 1, 2016 The forgotten man: Peter Hall completed the Sydney Opera House after Danish architect Jorn Utzon resigned. But he was pilloried for his efforts. He died broken and destitute.
S21 E02Feb 8, 2016
Sea Of Doubt Feb 8, 2016 Mystery at sea: Two men leave on the trip of a lifetime, but only one returns. Now family and friends embark on a quest to solve this baffling disappearance in the remote Pacific Ocean.
S21 E03Feb 15, 2016
Nugget Of Gold Feb 15, 2016 The remarkable story of Barry 'Nugget' Rees, who rose from the most unlikely circumstances to become friend and trusted confidante of generations of Australia's elite cricketers.
S21 E04Feb 22, 2016
True Grit (Part 1) Feb 22, 2016 Inside the private life of international rugby star David Pocock. We travel back to his homeland Zimbabwe where dramatic events shaped the passion that so famously drives him today, both on and off the field.
S21 E05Feb 29, 2016
True Grit (Part 2) Feb 29, 2016 In the concluding episode of this television exclusive, David Pocock, his partner Emma and his family reveal the inside story of one of Australia's most remarkable contemporary sports stars.
S21 E06Mar 7, 2016
My Conscience Tells Me Mar 7, 2016 Eighty-year-old Dr. Rodney Syme is prepared to defy the law to help a terminally ill man die, even if it means going to jail.
S21 E07Mar 14, 2016
How I Met Your Father Mar 14, 2016 Former advertising executive Aminah Hart always wanted to be a mother, but no one expected the back-to-front romance that made it happen.
S21 E08Mar 21, 2016
The Beauty Myth Mar 21, 2016 The woman on a mission to change the face of fashion: Model agent Chelsea Bonner is the daughter of famously beautiful parents but she's staked her career on changing our ideas of beauty and body image.
S21 E09Mar 28, 2016
The Minister's Secret Mar 28, 2016 The surprising personal revelations of Australia's first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson MP.
S21 E10Apr 4, 2016
Whitey's Way Apr 4, 2016 Paul White, or 'Whitey' to his mates, is an unstoppable force. He's the bush copper turned CEO of one of Australia's most successful sporting clubs. A shock diagnosis has left him fighting for his life.
S21 E11Apr 11, 2016
Port Arthur Apr 11, 2016 The legacy of the Port Arthur massacre and the impact it had on survivors and witnesses.
S21 E12Apr 18, 2016
Building Bridges Apr 18, 2016 For the first time on TV, Michelle Bridges and her family talk about her becoming a mum at 45, her relationship with 'Commando' Steve Willis and taking on the junk food industry.
S21 E13Apr 25, 2016
Abby's Road Apr 25, 2016 Ten years ago, two-year-old Abby Walker was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and her parents made a controversial decision. Today she is fit and well. This is her family's remarkable journey.
S21 E14May 2, 2016
A Kind Of Medicine May 2, 2016 Music as medicine: one of Australia's first Indigenous doctors, Mark Wenitong, pioneers music for healing after his family is shattered by a horrific accident involving his daughter, musician Naomi Wenitong.
S21 E15May 9, 2016
Your Money Or Your Life May 9, 2016 After cheating death in her early twenties, Danielle Tindle is on a mission to improve treatment and care for other young cancer patients. Now she faces a greater challenge. Can she beat the odds again?
S21 E16May 16, 2016
Dare To Dream May 16, 2016 The remarkable untold story behind the creation of Australia's newest opera and its composer George Palmer.
S21 E17May 23, 2016
Into The Fog Of War (Part 1) May 23, 2016 The exclusive inside story of an elite Australian army commando charged with the manslaughter of five children after a horrific and controversial raid gone wrong in Afghanistan.
S21 E18May 30, 2016
Into The Fog Of War (Part 2) May 30, 2016 Continuing the exclusive story of an elite Australian Army Commando charged with the manslaughter of five children after a horrific and controversial raid gone wrong in Afghanistan.
S21 E19Jun 6, 2016
20th Anniversary Special (Part 1) Jun 6, 2016 This two-part anniversary special looks back over Australian Story's key themes, with participants and producers revealing the stories behind some of the show's most significant and popular programs.
S21 E20Jun 13, 2016
20th Anniversary Special (Part 2) Jun 13, 2016 Celebrating 20 Years On Air, ABC's multi-award-winning program looks back on some of the most memorable moments and reveals the untold stories behind them.
S21 E21Jun 20, 2016
When The Call Comes Jun 20, 2016 This week's episode focuses on Michele Perry's quest for justice and to understand why her homeless brother, Morgan Wayne Perry, was killed in a knife attack by a young private school graduate.
S21 E22Jun 27, 2016
Limbo Land Jun 27, 2016 Actor John Wood introduces the story of Pat Murphy, a farmer who's doing it tough after a coal mine opened next to his property. Now Pat wants to leave the area, but that's easier said than done.
S21 E23Jul 4, 2016
One Of The Mob Jul 4, 2016 Filmmaker David Batty has been a White man in a Black world for 40 years. He struck gold with cult series 'Bush Mechanics'. Now despite a family tragedy he's back with a new screen adventure.
S21 E24Jul 11, 2016
The Longest Expedition Jul 11, 2016 Renowned climber Paul Pritchard returns to Tasmania's notorious Totem Pole to tackle the climb that nearly killed him eighteen years earlier and left him partially paralysed with a massive head injury.
S21 E25Jul 18, 2016
The Heart Bus Jul 18, 2016 Travel to the outback with innovative engineer-turned-cardiologist Dr Rolf Gomes who takes life-saving cardiac care to people in regional Australia.
S21 E26Jul 25, 2016
Gone Girl Jul 25, 2016 Gone Girl: Two young people fall in love and marry, but are torn apart when one of them is taken into immigration detention. Supporters are determined to see the decision reversed.
S21 E27Aug 1, 2016
The Two Of Us Aug 1, 2016 A heart-warming story of friendship between legendary jazz musician Don Burrows and the star he mentored, James Morrison. Now with Don Burrows about to turn 88, the roles have reversed.
S21 E28Aug 8, 2016
The Olympic Spirit Aug 8, 2016 With all eyes on Rio, Ian Thorpe introduces a program marking the 60th anniversary of Australia's greatest ever Olympics Melbourne 1956 & the swimmer who inspired generations of Olympians - Murray Rose.
S21 E29Aug 15, 2016
About A Girl Aug 15, 2016 Battling prejudice and legal challenges, 16-year-old transgender teenager Georgie Stone takes on the system to make life easier for other transgender kids and their families.
S21 E30Aug 22, 2016
What A Wonderful World Aug 22, 2016 What A Wonderful World: Fifty years on, Patricia Amphlett (Little Pattie) returns to Vietnam where as a 17-year-old she was on stage performing for Australian troops when the Battle of Long Tan broke out.
S21 E31Aug 29, 2016
A League Of Their Own Aug 29, 2016 Businesswoman Susan Alberti could only dream of playing AFL. Now she's supporting a new Women's League & has struck up an unlikely friendship with top player Moana Hope.
S21 E32Sep 5, 2016
The Sugar Trip Sep 5, 2016 Filmmaker and actor Damon Gameau repays a debt of knowledge when he returns to Central Australia to help revitalise an Indigenous community's healthy eating initiative.
S21 E33Sep 12, 2016
The Flow On Effect Sep 12, 2016 A year on, what's happening with Australia's most unlikely millionaires? Revisit Byron Bay's father and son beekeepers, the Andersons to see how the success of their company changed their lives.
S21 E34Sep 19, 2016
When Beccy Met Libby Sep 19, 2016 An old fashioned love story with a modern day twist. Country singer Beccy Cole wants to tie the knot with her partner cabaret singer Libby O'Donovan. But will the law be changed to allow same-sex marriage?
S21 E35Sep 26, 2016
Shadow Of Doubt Sep 26, 2016 When two cousins set out to find the truth about their grandfather, they uncover family secrets, a scandalous/shocking murder and more questions than answers.
S21 E36Oct 3, 2016
Tough Love Oct 3, 2016 Taylor & Michael have Down syndrome. They plan to marry & have children, but their parents don't believe they have the skills to raise a family. Can their parents stop them or will their right to reproduce prevail?
S21 E37Oct 10, 2016
The Big Dry Oct 10, 2016 For years TV newsreader Talitha Cummins masked her alcoholism, until her drinking spiralled out of control. Now four years sober, she describes herself as the modern face of alcoholism: young, professional & high functioning.
S21 E38Oct 17, 2016
When Plans Change (Part 1) Oct 17, 2016 Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner reveals for the first time the story behind a desperate attempt to get her children back from Beirut, which landed her in jail along with a 60 Minutes crew.
S21 E39Oct 24, 2016
When Plans Change (Part 2) Oct 24, 2016 The story of Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner continues, as she describes her desperate attempt to get her children back from Beirut, which landed her in jail along with a 60 Minutes crew.
S21 E40Oct 31, 2016
The New Black Oct 31, 2016 Black Caviar captured the nation's imagination like no other horse since Phar Lap. Now her first offspring Oscietra is a promising two-year-old filly with top trainer David Hayes.
S21 E41Nov 7, 2016
A Field Of Dreams Nov 7, 2016 In a bold social experiment, the tiny rural community of Mingoola on the NSW-Queensland border is looking to the past to secure the future.
S21 E42Nov 14, 2016
Out Of The Water Nov 14, 2016 With summer fast approaching, the experience of a Queensland family is a timely warning of a hidden and deadly danger that can lurk in warm, fresh waters of regional Australia.
S21 E43Nov 21, 2016
The Road From Damascus Nov 21, 2016 Medico Khaled Naanaa caused a global outcry by exposing the deliberate starvation of civilians in Syria. But doing so made him a target. Now he's been given a new life in Australia.