Australian Story – 7 September 2020 – 7/9/2020 – Monday – ABC

Australian Story

The Great Escape

Introduced by Craig Foster, former Socceroo and human rights advocate

It was a daring plan to spirit a refugee out of detention.

Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani had spent almost seven years detained in PNG after coming to Australia by boat in 2013.

During that time he’d written an award-winning book, No Friend But the Mountains, which he’d smuggled out in thousands of text messages.

Last year, a small group of supporters came up with a plan to get him out.

An invitation to a writers’ festival in New Zealand meant that he could legally apply for a visitor’s visa to that country and leave PNG.

But there were risks involved at every step of the way.

Putting the ‘real’ 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.


    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.

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

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    The SBS has the following channels: SBS, SBS HD, SBS Viceland, NITV and the Food Network. 

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