Seven has made what is an almost-unheralded programming move to not air its traditional Sunday night news next weekend at 6pm, in place of the documentary special Seven News: Inside the Siege: The Untold Story.
In a unique documentary, through unseen footage from Seven News’ extraordinary camera positions, the hostages of the Lindt café siege reveal the terror, horror and heartbreak endured during one of our nation’s darkest days.
Marcia Mikhael and John O’Brien will speak with Melissa Doyle.
The bold move is to get the jump on Nine’s 60 Minutes special which also interviews survivors of the Lindt cafe siege. Nine is yet to reveal its plans but will now be under pressure to match Seven’s hand.
Nine has Fiona Ma and Harriette Denny and six other survivors speaking with Liz Hayes.
It will be one of the most competitive nights of the year with House of Hancock and Shark Tank confirmed plus Downtown Abbey expected to be announced.
Sunday 8 February at 6pm on Seven.