True Story with Hamish & Andy: Aug 22

The cast this week on True Story with Hamish & Andy includes Christian Byers, Stephen Curry, Darren Gilshenan, Bob Franklin, Wayne Hope and Mandy McElhinney.

True Story with Hamish & Andy brings to life the best Australian tales you’ve never heard, told by the very people who experienced them and then humorously and cinematically realised through dramatic recreations.

In each half-hour episode, Hamish and Andy meet one regular Australian storyteller who recounts their amazing, surprising, funny and above all true story, which is simultaneously recreated by a cast of Australia’s most renowned performers.

In the penultimate episode of the first series, we meet 18-year-old Sal (Christian Byers), a laidback coastal teenager who loves fishing. He goes out with friends, family and even his teachers. His calm and practical nature makes him very popular around the small beachside town of Scotts Head, where everyone knows everyone.

One fateful Saturday morning while fishing out at sea, Sal, aged 16 at the time, reels in a whopping 30kg Spanish mackerel with his friend, schoolteacher and fishing partner, Joycey (Stephen Curry). Triumphant and proud, Sal takes it home that night and enjoys it with his family. As Sal puts it, “Mum cooked it up real good.” A few hours later, however, things turn south … VERY south, and the tiny local hospital, with a single nurse on duty, is certainly not ready for the carnage that is to follow.

8:40pm Tuesday on Nine.

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