ANZAC Day: TV guide


Five networks will cover ANZAC Day events Live on Saturday, April 25.


On Anzac Day the ABC will have comprehensive broadcast coverage of all the commemorations, from local marches in towns and cities across Australia to services in Turkey and France.

From 4.25am AEST on ABC and ABC News 24, join host Michael Rowland live from Turkey and Virginia Trioli in Canberra along with ABC reporters at dawn services across Australia, as the nation wakes up on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Stephanie Brantz will also host coverage across the day live from Gallipoli on ABC.

The early morning live simulcast of Anzac Day events include the Anzac Dawn Service in Sydney, followed by the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

On ABC, Anzac Day marches in each capital city will be broadcast in every state and territory, while on ABC News 24, viewers can watch the Anzac Day National Ceremony from the Australian War Memorial.

Following the local marches, the TV simulcast will continue from 12.30pm on ABC and ABC News 24 of the Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Services. Coverage continues right throughout the afternoon from Gallipoli.

Just before 6pm AEST there will be the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove’s Address, followed by the Anzac Day Lone Pine Memorial Service. At 7pm, join us for a one hour ABC News special, hosted by Scott Bevan, live from Gallipoli, as well as full coverage of all the day’s highlights.

On ABC, the local Anzac Day marches are at:
NSW 9.00am – 12.30pm
ACT 10.30am – 12.30pm (National Ceremony)
VIC 9.00am – 12.30pm
TAS 10.30am – 12.30pm
QLD 9.30am – 12.30pm
SA 9.00am – 12.30pm
NT 10.45am – 12.30pm
WA 9.20am – 12.00pm

ABC and ABC News 24 Coverage Highlights (AEST):
4.25am – 5.30am ABC News Breakfast: Anzac Dawn Service from Sydney
5.30am – 6.00am Anzac Day National Dawn Service from Canberra
12.30pm – 1.30pm Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service, Turkey
1.30pm – 2.30pm Anzac Day Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Service, France
5.55pm – 6pm Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove’s Address
6.00pm – 7.00pm Anzac Day Lone Pine Memorial Service, Turkey
7.00pm – 8.00pm ABC News Special

Featuring an extensive range of live and catch-up programming from across the week across all channels, ABC iview’s Anzac Collection will also include all the state marches for catch-up viewing.


Nine’s coverage of Anzac Day will begin at 4.30am with the dawn service from Martin Place in Sydney. This will be followed by Weekend Today and Mornings.

From 12 Noon, join Peter Overton, Patrick Lindsay and Cameron Williams (live from Gallipoli) for Gallipoli 100 Years: Nine News Special Live celebrating 100 years on with the Live dawn service from Gallipoli (12.30pm to 1.30pm) and the Live dawn service from Villers Bretonneux (1.30pm to 2.30pm)

3pm in VIC, SA and WA
The First Victory
Documentary. November 9 1914, HMAS Sydney just departed from Albany in WA was instructed to investigate a German ship the SS Emden near the Cocos Islands. Both ships went into combat with the Sydney overpowering the Emden. It has been regarded as the First Victory of WW1.

15.30 in VIC, SA and WA
In Their Footsteps
Tony Boyd was an RAAF fighter pilot, a dangerous and glamorous job that took him to the skies above Malta during the Mediterranean island’s crippling siege during World War II. He was killed in action in 1942 and all these years later; his great niece wants to find out what really happened in the skies where he flew. will Live Stream the Anzac Day dawn services in Gallipoli, Villers Bretonneux, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.


Anzac Day coverage begins on Channel Seven at 4am AEST with Sunrise’s David Koch and Samantha Armytage live from ANZAC Cove at Gallipoli.

Then join Seven News’ Mark Ferguson, Chris Bath and Melissa Doyle from ANZAC Cove as we broadcast live the Dawn Service at the ANZAC Commemorative Site at Gallipoli from 12.30pm AEST on 7TWO, then the Dawn Service from Villers-Brettoneux in France from 1.30pm AEST on 7TWO.

Rolling coverage continues throughout the day until 6.00pm AEST on 7TWO.

Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG and Nick McCallum will be reporting live from ANZAC Cove, while Seven News senior correspondent Chris Reason will be joined by Mark Donaldson VCat Villers-Brettoneux in France.

Mark Ferguson will present Sydney’s Seven News from Gallipoli at 6pm AEST on Seven.


8:30am – 1:30pm TEN Eyewitness News Special: ANZAC Day 100 Years
Natarsha Belling hosts our live Centenary of Anzac Special including a comprehensive wrap of Anzac Day marches, followed by the Centenary of Anzac dawn service live from Gallipoli.

8:30pm Movie: Gallipoli. Don’t miss our digitally remastered Anzac Day presentation. Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Hunter, Bill Kerr, Robert Grubb, Harold Hopkins, David Argue


SBS World News Europe Correspondent Brett Mason will be in Gallipoli covering the build-up to centenary commemorations for ANZAC Day as well as the day itself. Janice Petersen will host special coverage on April 25 live from the Australian War Memorial and cross to reporters across the country from major cities and towns.

8:30pm Kokoda New Guinea, 1942. Australia is at war with Japan. A small platoon of Australian soldiers from the 39th battalion have been set as a forward patrol far outside the perimeter of Isurava, a village on the Kokoda track. After sustained bombardment and initial attacks from the Japanese, the men are cut off from their supply lines and all communications. Isolated in the jungle behind enemy lines, they must make their way back through the most unforgiving terrain on earth to get to safety and the main body of Australian troops. Allegiances form, strengths and weaknesses emerge, and leadership battles threaten to destroy the group, as the going gets tougher and tougher.


ANZAC Day Redfern 2015 March Special
Saturday 25 March, 1pm
Live + Streamed at
On Saturday 25 April 2015, Australians will gather across the country to honour the servicemen and women who have served the Nation. NITV will be in Redfern for the ANZAC March in recognition of Indigenous servicemen and women, broadcast live and streamed at Hosted by Lola Forrester and NITV News’ Danny Teece-Johnson, the special will also speak to those gathered to remember the centenary of The ANZAC.

A War of Hope – Saturday 25 April, 8.30pm
Revisits 1942, where in the midst of WWII, 235 Guugu Yimithirr people of North Queensland, were forcibly removed 1500km from their land by armed forces. Roy McIvor was nine years old when he and many others were torn apart from their families and forced to live in a government exile settlement at Woorabinda for seven years. Through the eyes of Roy, this documentary special speaks to some of these Hopevale residents about their journeys and their strength to return home to rebuild their families, their community and their culture.

NITV News 5.30pm
Features live coverage of the ANZAC marches and services, alongside dedicated specials spotlighting Indigenous soldiers, including Albert Knight – the highest decorated Aboriginal soldier of WW1.


The WIN Network will mark the centenary of the Anzac landings a century ago on ANZAC day with a special screening of an intriguing documentary detailing the 1975 RSL tour back to the Gallipoli site to mark the 60th anniversary of the landing.

Billed as the first meeting in friendship of the ANZAC and Turkish soldiers, the WIN Network–owned Crawford Productions’ Return to ANZAC documentary recreates the Gallipoli assault through detailed interviews with ANZACs.

With thousands of Australians and Kiwis making the pilgrimage to Turkey, millions of Australians and New Zealanders at home marking the day in every town and city, there is not one man at Gallipoli in 2015 who was here in 1915. The last Anzac veteran died many years ago.

Yet a documentary, made on Anzac Day forty years ago in 1975, is an astounding time capsule of personal memories from men who fought there. Fourteen men who came back sixty years later, to walk again over the beach and climb the cliffs and gullies of Anzac Cove.

They recount, first hand, the unforgiveable fiasco that cost so many lives, the heroism and the bloody sacrifice.

As one says, it was no place for a picnic. Their memories of the days between landing and withdrawal are highlighted by historical stills and film footage as well as some re-enactments but it is the power of the words that shine through.

Of the landing they say ‘boys were going down like skittles around us’. When remembering the fiasco of the campaign in tandem with the heroism it created they are remarkably understated. “You just wonder how you got through it,” is a common theme.

The ANZAC spirit has been shared through many programs in recent times. Rarely do you get such insight into the campaign by the men who fought in the trenches. What they say will touch your soul.

The WIN Network will commemorate the centenary of ANZAC by sharing the memories and stories of the men who fought at Gallipoli in their own words.Return to ANZAC screens on the WIN Network on Saturday, April 25 at 3.30pm.



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