Exploring the road less travelled
Back Roads: Lightning Ridge, ABC, Monday at 8.30pm
SEASON four of takes viewers to more of Australia’s most interesting communities. These are towns full of authentic characters, grit and good humour.
With so many wonderful places to visit, award-winning journalist Heather Ewart (pictured) is helped out by guest presenters Felicity Urquart, singer and presenter of ABC Radio’s Saturday Night Country, ABC News Channel’s Joe O’Brien, and foodie and farmer Paul West.
Felicity, Joe and Paul will uncover more resilient communities defined by their strength and humility.
The people featured are as awe-inspiring as the landscape that surrounds them.
This week, Heather’s heading to the outback town of Lighting Ridge in NSW, a place of dreamers and drifters, lured there by the black opals.