For the first time – the story of one man’s crusade to unmask those who prey on our young. His name is Rich Warner, and he’s known as the Adelaide Pedo Hunter. To his many supporters, Rich Warner is an effective – if not unorthodox – weapon in the war against paedophiles. Emboldened by his supporters and with the police refusing to act, Rich does his own detective work.
On the road with Gene Simmons – made up, dressed up, and ready to rock. “Are you more comfortable with that war paint on, or without it?” Sunday Night’s Angela Cox asks the KISS singer. “This is more war paint than it is a character or anything,” Gene explains.
It all seems so glamourous – the flash of cameras, the glitz of the red carpet, the adulation of the fans – but peek behind the façade of professional football and you’ll find a grubby undercurrent of misogyny and male entitlement. It’s a toxic culture that infects both codes, both NRL and AFL. In this heady world, players are the alphas, and women are seen as disposable, existing only to please men. Throughout the season they’re lauded as gods, but over the summer, cashed-up and with no games to play, many footballers live to raise hell. ...
Brenton Tarrant had chosen Christchurch’s Al Noor mosque for no other reason that it looks like a place of Islamic worship. Inside the Mosque, Nour Travis is near the front, close to the imam. Gulser Ali was also near the front when the gunfire started, and recalls the chaos.
Donna Cox is mass murderer Brenton Tarrant’s cousin. She grew up with him in the riverside town of Grafton in northern NSW. Donna is the only family member ready to talk about the Christchurch massacre. “It is hard,” she exclusively tells Sunday Night’s Alex Cullen. “I hurt more for his mother, his sister, because he was never raised like that, in that sort of environment, you know? There was no violence. No family’s perfect, but certainly nothing like that. Definitely not.”
It’s a remarkable milestone – the world’s only set of surviving octuplets has just turned 10. Their mother is Natalie Suleman – better known as Octomum. She may well be the most famous single mother on the planet – and for many years, also the most hated. But Natalie Suleman is proving everyone wrong – and managing the unthinkable by successfully raising her little army with a military-like discipline.
John Bigatton is a born salesman – he’s the Australian frontman for one of the biggest financial scams the world has ever seen, BitConnect. After its collapse, $4 billion vanished overnight, wiping out the savings of thousands of Australian mum and dad investors. Sunday Night’s Matt Doran investigates John Biggaton’s shadowy role in the multi-billion dollar Bitconnect swindle, and explores a second and even more disturbing mystery – the suspicious disappearance of his wife Madeline.
There was a side of Annalise Braakensiek that her legion of online fans never really knew. As an ambassador for the mental health charity R U OK, Annalise travelled to remote areas of Australia encouraging Fly In Fly Out workers to check on their mates. From a young age, Annalise shone bright.
Margaret Archer is grieving the loss of her son’s fiancé Jody Meyers, who’s vanished without a trace. Jody’s fiancé Neil Archer is upset too, and pleads for the mother of their two-year-old son to come home. Margaret and Neil know the nation is watching – wiping away the tears, and playing the part well.
Serge Benhayon is Australia’s most powerful cult leader. Now he’s been taken down a notch by one very brave woman named Esther Rockett. Found by a Supreme Court jury to be a charlatan who preys on cancer patients, his bizarre religion, Universal Medicine, is destroying families around the world.
The sound of The Beach Boys is powerfully distinctive, immediately recognisable for its summery beach-inspired sounds. When The Beach Boys started, they were just enthusiastic youngsters making music in their family home. Brian Wilson and his younger brothers Dennis and Carl were joined by their cousin Mike Love and high school friend Al Jardine.
Leeann Mitchell says she will never move on from the horrific crocodile attack in which her best friend was killed. Ms Mitchell and her best friend, Cindy Waldron, were both snatched by a massive croc in the May, 2016 incident which happened in the shallows of tropical, isolated Thornton Beach near Cape Tribulation in north Queensland. “It just happened, Cindy’s back was to the water and mine was to the beach,” Ms Mitchell told Sunday Night’s Denham Hitchcock.
Hardly a week goes by without road rage making headlines somewhere in Australia. All-in brawls, rage-fuelled attacks, and weapons of all kinds. Our roads are busier than ever – with people rushing to work, hurrying home, and endless traffic jams, it’s the perfect recipe for conflict.
It seems impossible that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, would use Australia as a location to launder mafia money, but Bill Browder has the proof – and it’s made the billionaire businessman Putin’s public enemy number one. Russia has a history of executing its enemies on foreign soil. “They don’t forgive, they don’t forget, and they will track you down anywhere in the world,” Browder explains.
On the day that Helen Munnings disappeared, her boyfriend did something very strange. It was the middle of a Tasmanian winter, but despite the bitter cold Adam Taylor – dressed in shorts – set out in his boat into the dark of the Bass Strait. What was he doing, and where was Helen?
On Olivia Newton-John’s ranch in Santa Barbara, the Australian superstar has barely changed a bit since she first hit the big time –her contagious, confident smile lights up the place. Olivia has recently been diagnosed with cancer for a third time. The first time was breast cancer in 1992, then five years ago cancer was discovered in her shoulder – something she’s kept that secret from almost everyone.
It’s Saturday night, and the Donovan sisters are just like any other Aussie girls – makeup, hair, and ready to hit the town. There’s just one difference – the eldest, 23-year-old Kobie, has dwarfism.
There’s plenty about the life of comic genius Eric Idle to feel bright about – decades of irreverent, mostly silly fun with Monty Python. Eric and the rest of the Monty Python gang found our funny bones in the late 1960s. Just as British artists like the Beatles were taking music to new places, Monty Python came up with something completely different.
Mary Kay Letourneau made world headlines when she seduced her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. Vili is now her husband, and their children – Audrey, born while their mother was on trial, and Georgia was born in prison. Mary Kay Letourneau was a much-liked and respected teacher at Shorewood Elementary School.
Charlie Goldsmith claims he can cure the sick without even touching them. Arthritis, infections, chronic pain – Charlie says he can heal them all his energy alone. Hayley Cafarella has been living a private kind of hell.
There’s nothing quite like being circled by a hungry, one-tonne polar bear. It’s a place where polar bears and humans coexist like nowhere else – sometimes with terrifying consequences. While the numbers of polar bears are decreasing with the sea ice melting earlier than ever before, there’s more of them on land – which means more of them in Churchill.
Susan Hannaford was once Australian television’s golden girl playing mousey-haired schoolgirl Kitty in the hugely successful 70s series, The Sullivans. Susan has reinvented herself as a property tycoon in America and now lives the high life in Hollywood. “Everything in this country has worked out beautifully,” Hannaford told Sunday Night’s Matt Doran.
Ben and Karin’s is a love story that wasn’t love at first sight. It simply can’t be, because Ben Felten is completely blind.
Normally Roxy Jacenko likes to put a glossy PR spin on things – but this time, it’s the unpolished truth. Roxy and her husband Oliver Curtis are opening up about their very public year from hell. Oliver spent 12 months in jail, as Roxy had a nervous breakdown and developed cancer.
Inside Arizona’s toughest women’s jail, Adelaide mum Lisa Cunningham is being treated as one of the state’s most dangerous felons. Unless she can somehow convince the courts she’s innocent, and by extension that Phoenix prosecutors are responsible for a grievous miscarriage of justice, she could become the first Australian woman in U.S. history to be executed. Prosecutors allege they are responsible for the cruel neglect and abuse of Germayne’s daughter – Lisa’s step-daughter – seven-year-old Sanaa.