Monday night’s episode of ABC’s Talking Heads was the last-ever episode.
The fireside chat show hosted by Peter Thompson ends a six-year run, with 3 years based in Brisbane and 3 in Adelaide.
The last guest was environmental activist David Suzuki.
Jennifer Collins, Head of ABC TV Factual recently said “After six series totalling 238 half hour episodes of Talking Heads, we will not be commissioning another series, as ABC TV is looking to refresh the ABC1 schedule in 2011. Peter Thompson has done a remarkable job providing audiences with rich and insightful interviews each and every week.”
Peter Thompson said “It’s been a great privilege meeting hundreds of notable Australians and bringing their stories to ABC viewers. And, my thanks to the super teams of production colleagues in Adelaide and Brisbane who made this happen over the past six years.”
The show first began as part of an initiative of regional funding.
ABC TV will instead work with the South Australian Film Corporation to produce a number of factual entertainment programs for prime time ABC1 with production companies in Adelaide.
Thompson will focus on his other role as a Professor and Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government where he teaches on communication, leadership and social change issues.