Aunty’s talent for class of 2014
CHRIS Lilley goes back to school and Spick and Specks returns after more than two years with a fresh look as part of ABC TV’s 2014 line-up. The network released its programming on Tuesday for the next 12 months, which included several new dramas, comedy shows and documentaries. Lilley will revive his Summer Heights High character Jonah Takalua in a stand-alone series, following in the footsteps of his creation Ja’mie.
Killing Heidi frontwoman Ella Hooper will be a team captain in the revival of music quiz show Spick and Specks, which stopped production in 2011.
Veteran actors Bryan Brown and Sam Neill team up for the drama Old School, about a retired cop and a retired crim who solve crimes, unravel scams and make some cash on the side.
The letters and diaries of five Australian and New Zealand nurses during WWI form the basis for the show Anzac Girls, while Carlotta tells the tale of the Australian transgender pioneer, starring Packed to the Rafters actress Jessica Marais.
The controversial Chaser team returns with We’ll Have To Leave It There, while documentary and factual shows include Afghanistan: The Australian War and The Flying Miners.
There will also be a 60-minute documentary on the day The Beatles arrived in Australia in 1964.