Returning: Elders with Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton is coming back to television for six conversations, beginning with actor Alan Alda.

aldaAndrew Denton is returning to television, as promised, to front a new series of Elders with Andrew Denton.

Six new episodes, filmed in New York, London, Dhaka and Alice Springs will profile seasoned individuals who have a world of wisdom between them.

The first subject is MASH legend, Alan Alda, aged 73. Actor, director, playwright and author, Alda will discuss his psychotic and alcoholic mother, his ‘muse, salvation’ and wife Arlene, and how she guided him through the pitfalls of fame.

In these conversations pieces, Denton will again focus on qualities gleaned from experience, shared for those who are willing to attend.

Also set to appear are broadcaster Clive James, zoologist Richard Dawkins, indigenous elder Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, human rights advocate Helen Bamber, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

It returns 8:30pm Monday November 16th on ABC1.

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