The Book Club returns in a brand new timeslot on a brand new day. What began as The First Tuesday Book Club will now be essential viewing for all book-lovers at 6pm on the first Sunday of each month.
To celebrate this exciting move, The Book Club will be introducing new elements to the show. We want to hear from our audience so we will be hitting the streets, libraries, book events and writers' festivals to find out what our viewers are reading. There will also be room for viewer comments and questions on the Classic of the Month via new video upload features on The Book Club website. Each episode we'll pick a video question from a viewer to get the panel's conversation started.
The first new look The Book Club will broadcast on ABC TV at 6pm on 1 March 2015 recorded at the Perth Writers' Festival.
Joining Jennifer Byrne, Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger will be international guests from the Perth Writers' Festival: Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things) and John Lanchester (How to Speak About Money; Capital; The Debt to Pleasure).
On the reading list is Australian writer James Bradley's new quietly hopeful dystopian novel Clade and Elizabeth Gilbert brings along her classic pick, British novelist Barbara Trapido's delightful 1982 coming-of-age debut Brother of the More Famous Jack.
Tune in the first Sunday of each month for your book fix, now with added input from our beloved THE BOOK CLUB audience.
From the award-winning team behind Kakadu, comes a new 3 x 1 hour observational documentary series, Life On The Reef. This stunning and important series premieres Sunday 1 March 2015 at 7.40pm on ABC. Filmed over the course of a year, Life On The Reef follows those who live in one of the most extraordinary places on the planet, Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Set against a backdrop of extraordinary marine habitats, ranging from coral reefs to tropical islands, shallow estuaries to deep oceanic waters - Life On The Reef takes the audience above and beneath the waters as nature adapts to the changing seasons throughout the year.
Along the 2300km of coastline - an area larger than the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Holland combined - rangers and marine park officers work together with the traditional owners, search and rescue crews, scientists and tourism operators to safeguard the reef and protect the millions of residents, tourists, divers and fishermen who visit each year.
Incredible time-lapse and aerial photography embraces the enormity of the marine park, while stunning high-speed cinematography captures the essence of what it means to be wild.
Life On The Reef combines the strongest elements of observational documentary story-telling with blue chip natural history, presenting unique, fresh and authentic stories of Australia's greatest natural icon through the actions and adventures of the people who live there.
Produced by Northern Pictures in association with Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, PBS, Arte France and ABC TV.
Sunday, 1 March 2015
Hardy faces a race against time as Ellie discovers a startling new piece of evidence, forcing them to reassess their suspicions.
Meanwhile, life for Mark and Beth is about to change forever, and Ellie comes under intense pressure from all sides.
Stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Eve Myles, Meera Syal
Executive Producer: Jane Featherstone. Executive Producer/Lead Writer: Chris Chibnall. Producer: Richard Stokes. Directors: James Strong, Jessica Hobbs, Jonathan Teplitzky, Mike Barker.