Australia Day 2013: guide

By David Knox on January 22, 2013 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 0

windmillABC will broadcast both the Australian Of The Year and the Australia Celebrates 2013 concert this Friday night.

TEN and Foxtel also join in the festivities.

Here’s your guide to what’s on:

FRIDAY JANUARY 25
6pm Australian Of The Year 2013 ABC1 / ABC News 24
The Australian Of The Year Awards 2013 celebrates the achievements and contributions of outstanding citizens throughout the last year. Prior to the Australia Celebrates Concert, ABC1 will be covering the official announcement by the Prime Minister live. Hosted by Stephanie Brantz, the 2013 Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero will be presented with their awards at a public event in front of Parliament House. * AEDT

7.30pm BIO
Great Australians of 2013
They are the very best Australia has to offer. We look at the Australian of the Year 2013 nominees and why we should all celebrate their remarkable achievements. Featured Australians: Kerry Stokes (WA), Jessica Mauboy (NT), Andrew Hughes (TAS), Ita Buttrose (NSW), Sonya Ryan (SA), Professor T John Martin (VIC), Francis Owusu (ACT) and Laurie Lawrence (QLD)

8:30pm ABC1
Australia Celebrates 2013
Celebrate what’s great on Australia Day Eve, January 25, when ABC1 broadcasts Australia Celebrates, a live concert from the steps of Parliament House Canberra. Some of Australia’s favourite artists, a mix of internationally renowned and locally loved home-grown talent will perform on this prestigious occasion. The celebrations kick off with the Australian of the Year Awards and will be followed by all the excitement of the Australia Celebrates Live concert with Jimmy Barnes, Timomatic, The Presets and Guy Sebastian. 

10:30pm ABC News 24
Australia Day Address by Kurt Fearnley
Paralympian Kurt Fearnley presents the annual Australia Day address

SATURDAY JANUARY 26
5:30am SKY News
Australia Day Live (continues)

9am ABC1
Flag-Raising and Citizenship Ceremony 2013
Live from Canberra, the Governor-General and the Prime Minister get Australia Day celebrations underway with the first of many flag-raising and citizenship ceremonies that will happen across Australia on our national day.

10am MAX
Top 100 Aussie BBQ Classics
Australian Premiere Fire up the BBQ and have MAX as the soundtrack to your Australia Day celebrations. Jane Gazzo and Chit Chat host this special eight-hour Australia Day Top 100 countdown of the greatest Australian songs of all time. What better day to celebrate Australian music and musicians than with MAX’s playlist of our favourite classic Australian songs? So put them on, sit around with your mates and celebrate this great country of ours.

2:30pm TEN
Great Australians of 2013
Hosted by Liam Bartlett, 8 of Australia’s best short filmmakers examine the Australian of the Year award finalists including Kerry Stokes, Ita Buttrose, Laurie Lawrence and Jessica Mauboy.

4pm NITV
Australia Daze

4:30pm ABC News 24
Australia Day Address by Kurt Fearnley
Paralympian Kurt Fearnley presents the annual Australia Day address.

5:00pm ABC1
Australian Of The Year 2013 (rpt)
The Australian of the Year Awards 2013 celebrate the achievements and contributions of eminent citizens throughout the last year. Hosted by Stephanie Brantz. *AEDT

6:30pm BIO
Great Australians of 2013 (rpt)
They are the very best Australia has to offer. We look at the Australian of the Year 2013 nominees and why we should all celebrate their remarkable achievements. Featured Australians: Kerry Stokes (WA), Jessica Mauboy (NT), Andrew Hughes (TAS), Ita Buttrose (NSW), Sonya Ryan (SA), Professor T John Martin (VIC), Francis Owusu (ACT) and Laurie Lawrence (QLD)

6:54pm ABC1
Governor-General’s Australia Day Address
A five minute address to the nation from Australia’s Governor-General to commemorate Australia Day.

7:00pm ABC2
Spicks And Specks: Australiana Special (rpt)
It’s time to raid the ABC wardrobe department again to celebrate the music of Australia. Our special guests are singer Gabriella Cilmi, country singer Troy Cassar-Daly and comedians Dave O’Neil and Frank Woodley.

8:30pm TEN
The Australia Day Showdown: You Can Never Be Too Australian
Hosted by Charlie Pickering, two teams consisting of Kitty Flanagan, Meshel Laurie, Akmal, Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott and Lawrence Mooney will debate the topic “You Can Never Be Too Australian”.

9:30pm TEN
Movie: Australia

SUNDAY JANUARY 27
12pm ONE
Australian of the Year

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