Miriam Margolyes: Impossibly Australian: April 23

In the season finale Miriam heads to the outback mining town of Broken Hill.

In the final episode of Miriam Margolyes: Impossibly Australian, Miriam heads into the outback mining town of Broken Hill, where people are reinventing themselves and carving out new paths against all odds.

She checks into the iconic Palace Hill – famously featured in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — and meets the new owner who has preserved the beautiful time capsule.

Miriam then heads to the pub, wanting to know more about the town and its history, and meets Piggy, a Broken Hill “A Grader” who invites Miriam over for a BBQ. Miriam expects to meet a lot of white Australians at the party but instead encounters dozens of Filipino women, migrants who have married local men and are now integrated into Broken Hill society.

Miriam also goes on a drag walking tour with a Queen called Shelita – and spends the day with Christine, an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, who is trying to reinvent the relationship between the police and local Aboriginal youth.

8pm Tuesday on ABC.

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