Out of the Ashes
Sunday, 7.30pm, Nat Geo Wild This documentary, first shown on the ABC in 2011, is hardly new but its message of hope about renewal after the devastation of bushfires could not be more timely. In February 2009, bushfires blazed through Victoria. They directly caused the deaths of 173 people, they destroyed more than 2000 homes and they incinerated swaths of prime bushland and its wildlife. The feature-length film tracks events during the following year to see how people rebuild their shattered lives and how the landscape regenerates. Beautifully shot, thoughtfully narrated and at times almost unbearably moving, this is mustsee Australian TV, especially if you haven’t seen it before. famous art thefts of the 20th century. We see re-enactments of the theft and speak to undercover detectives and other law enforcement personnel who helped create an eleborate sting. They pretended to be buyers to engage the thieves, eventually recovering the masterpiece. So, did the crooks serve time for their crime?