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’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.
Over 50 years on, the Wanda Beach murders remain one of Australia’s most infamous unsolved crimes. Two teenage girls – Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock – disappeared on a Sydney summer’s day in 1965, until their bodies were found in a shallow grave in the sand. Police files uncovered from 1969 reveal that Chris Wilder was named as an official suspect.
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.
Professor Sergio Canavero is a man who says he can make the crippled walk again. Dying?” Professor Canavero asks. First, the man who’s happy to be called Dr Frankenstein tells his patients, I’ll have to remove your head – and he’s 100 per cent confident that it will work.
From a young age, Jemma developed an unusual obsession with extreme violence. Jemma’s father Richard Lilley encouraged her writing, believing she was simply being a creative young woman. In 2009, when Jemma was 18, she left England to begin a new life in Australia.
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.