Wed July 18

[ABC/4:05pm] Bindi: The Jungle Girl. Premiere. Bindi is a Wildlife Warrior on a mission. This first episode, Not Many Left, sets up the series as Bindi takes us on a tour of her tree house, introducing her many animal friends along the way. The focus of the adventure however, is on the animals that need our help the most. With human intrusion destroying their habitats, more wildlife species are being pushed to the edge. From her tree house perched high in the jungle, each week Bindi takes us to every corner of the globe to meet the wildlife which most need our help. With the help of Steve Irwin’s video library of hottest ‘Croc Hunter’ action, Bindi shows us many of her famous Dad’s adventures that have not been seen before. Her mum Terri, Steve’s best mate Wes, and her singing and dancing troop, The Crocmen, also drop in to introduce us to many of the animals which share Bindi’s jungle home. Like a Noah’s Ark, Bindi’s tree house is constantly visited by all sorts of animals, such as her favourite cockatoo Ocker; Peru the Iguana; or one of her many gorgeous snakes like Blackie, the black-headed python. Whether it’s an adventure dealing with elephants in Asia, dogs in the wild, cats – great and small, endangered species, or even the world of birds, Bindi: The Jungle Girl carries a strong conservation message in every episode. Production Note: Preceding the transmission of this program, ABC TV will include the following message: “This program is dedicated to Steve Irwin – Australia’s original Wildlife Warrior.”
[ABC/8:30pm] Spicks And Specks. Joining Adam Hills are Frank Ifield, Brian Cadd, Mikey Robins, Cal Wilson, Collard Greens & Gravy in this Aria special episode.
[ABC/9:00pm] The Chaser’s War On Repeats: 4
[ABC/10:00pm] At The Movies. 1. Amazing Grace – starring Ioan Gruffudd – William Wilberforce (1759-1833) led the twenty-year fight to end the British slave trade. He finally succeeded in March 1807 and continued to fight for abolition until, days before his death in 1833, he saw the institution of slavery abolished throughout the British colonies.2. Premonition – starring Sandra Bullock and Julian McMahon – Linda Hanson has a beautiful house, a loving husband and two adorable daughters. Her life is perfect, until the day she receives the devastating news that her husband Jim has died in a car accident. 3. Cashback – starring Emilia Fox and directed by Sean Elliss After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild. 4. In The Land Of Women – starring Adam Brodey and Meg Ryan – For as long as he could remember, Carter Webb had been falling in love with women. And for as long as he could remember, he’d been searching for the right one. 5. I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal – A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

[Nine/12:00pm] Movie: Swimming Upstream. (Aus 2003) Geoffrey Rush, Jesse Spencer, Judy Davis.
[Nine/7:30pm] McLeod’s Daughters
[Nine/8:30pm] Cold Case. “Shuffle, Ball Change”
[Nine/9:30pm] Without a Trace. “Without You.”
[Nine/10:30pm] The Nation.

[Ten/7:30pm] Thank God You’re Here
[Ten/8:30pm] House. “Airborne”
[Ten/9:30pm] Medium. “No One To Watch Over Me”

[Seven/8:30pm] Movie: National Treasure. Nicholas Cage.

[SBS/7:30pm] Vasili’s Garden – A fresh and thoroughly entertaining gardening program with a little bit of piano accordion and a lot of information. Each week, real-life gardening guru Vasili Kanidiadis starts off pruning, trimming and spraying in his own garden, before visiting a special garden or two. He’s there to solve problems – providing seasonal tips and advice – as well as to explore the obsessions of each garden’s creator. He will fire viewers’ culinary senses as he regularly introduces viewers to his mum, Eleni Kanidiadis, who will share traditional Greek recipes using home grown ingredients. (Commissioned by SBSi, in English) (Documentary Series) G CC
[SBS/8:00pm] Inside Australia: Footy – The La Perouse Way – The story of the Panthers, a rugby league club located in the bustling multicultural Sydney suburb of La Perouse. The La Perouse Panthers have a long standing tradition as a successful football club in all age groups, dominating the local south Sydney Rugby league competition and the New South Wales Aboriginal knockout. They have always been considered the team to beat for many generations, and pride and emotions always run high. Through the La Perouse Panthers many racial barriers have been broken down, crushing myths and the typical stereotyping of Aborigines. (From Australia, in English) (Documentary) PG CC WS

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