You Can’t Ask That is back in April for a fourth season of misunderstood, misjudged, or marginalised Australians.
Now as an 8×30 minute series it will feature people who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence, African Australians, Intersex People, Carnies & Show People, Ex-Politicians, Alcoholics, Disaster Survivors and Deaf People.
By asking the tough questions and empowering interviewees to answer in their own words with conviction, candour and humour, the series offers searing insights into the lives of Australians whose stories are often dismissed.
Series 4 guests include; fourth generation showman and operator of Australia’s last boxing tent, Fred Brophy; Bali bombings survivor, Erik de Haart; deaf-blind advocate and former WA Young Person of the Year, Ness Vladjkovic; domestic violence survivor and campaigner, Dr Ann O’Neill; reformed alcoholics, former St Kilda Football Club President, Rod Butterss and former NRL star Sione Faumuina; former South Sudanese refugee Ojulu Wan; and former federal politicians Amanda Vanstone, Cheryl Kernot, Sam Dastyari, Tony Windsor, Wyatt Roy and Greg Combet.
You Can’t Ask That was awarded the European Broadcast Union’s prestigious Rose d’Or Award for Best Reality and Factual Entertainment Program in 2017. In Australia it has been awarded three United Nations Association of Australia Media Awards and been nominated for two AACTA Awards, a Logie Award and an Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Award.
A testament to the universal human challenge at the core of the program, You Can’t Ask That is now one of the most successful ABC formats ever. Local versions have been produced in Spain, Israel, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada, with more planned.
You Can’t Ask That is an ABC Production, which proudly demonstrates the ABC’s commitment to bringing diverse stories to screen. The series is produced and directed by Kirk Docker and Aaron Smith. ABC Executive Producer, Frances O’Riordan.
Wednesday 3 April at 9pm on ABC.