Australian Story – 18 October 2021 – 18/10/2021 – ABC

Australian Story

Unmasking Max | Max Gillies

Introduced by musician and actor Eddie Perfect

Funny man Max Gillies has been making people laugh all his life.

As the star of 1980s hit comedy show The Gillies Report, he became famous for his outrageous political satire.

Politicians across the spectrum were the butt of his jokes and his impersonation of Bob Hawke was legendary.

Now as he nears 80, Max Gillies reveals the family secrets that helped shape his comic brilliance, talking candidly about his mother’s mental illness and the mystery of his absent father.

And how some surprising answers came to light when he got a phone call out of the blue from trucking magnate Lindsay Fox.Putting the ‘real’ back into reality TV, the award-winning series with no narrator and no agendas – just authentic stories told in people’s own words. Immerse yourself in the life of an extraordinary Australian.

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    About Australian Story

    This show is broadcast on the ABC.

    Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, Australian Story returns with more unique stories that provide an insight into Australian life with all its complexities and challenges.

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    About the ABC

    The ABC is an Australian free-to-air commercial network, and is one of the five main free-to-air television networks in Australia.

    Some of the most popular shows and programs on the ABC are ABC News, Play School, Gruen, Hard Quiz, The Weekly, Q & A, Media Watch, Australian Story, Four Corners and more.

    The five main Australian free-to-air commercial networks are:

    • Seven Network
    • Nine Network
    • Network Ten
    • SBS (Special Broadcasting Services)
    • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    The ABC has the following channels: ABC, ABC Comedy and ABC ME.

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