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Season 8

17 Feb. 2003
Her Own Sweet Way
Kerry Armstrong has led a life like one of the roles she's played - a roller coaster ride of triumph and tragedy.
 
24 Feb. 2003
A Farm Somewhere
The Australian bush welcome extended to two families fleeing the troubles in Zimbabwe.
 
3 Mar. 2003
Postcards from Emmaville: Part 1
Inside the sometimes controversial Moran family dynasty.
 
10 Mar. 2003
Postcards from Emmaville: Part 2
One of Australia's wealthiest families, the Morans.
 
18 Mar. 2003
A Policeman's Lot
Former NSW Police Commissioner Tony Lauer and his family.
 
31 Mar. 2003
Marriage Matters
A Sydney lawyer, Rachael Wallbank, pursuing the case of a lifetime.
 
7 Apr. 2003
Double Bind
A notorious murder case, unresolved after 30 years and now back in the headlines because of moves for the law itself to be changed.
 
14 Apr. 2003
With This Ring
27 year old Gayle Shann was working with her husband putting in fence posts on their property "Cantaur Park" when her glove became entangled in a drilling machine inflicting shocking injuries and nearly ripping her apart. It would take half an hour for the nearest neighbour to arrive and a further two hours for the flying doctor to get there. Luckily for Gayle that neighbour was a former nurse - but she was shocked by the extent of the injuries. Gayle's right arm and shoulder and had been ripped from her body, the left arm paralysed, her face slashed and a leg ...
 
21 Apr. 2003
Harvey's Daughters
In the Tasmanian Midlands four sisters pooled their resources to buy back the beloved family farm.
 
5 May 2003
The Trouble with Charlie
Sydney brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo is known for his aggressive attitude to removing brain tumours.
 
12 May 2003
On the Mountain
For more than 40 hours Victoria Friend waited in dense bushland for rescuers to save her and her fiancé Geoff Henderson after their single-engine plane crashed.
 
19 May 2003
In His Stride
Never before has an Australian run 100 metres in under ten seconds - at least not until Patrick Johnson achieved it in a most spectacular fashion.
 
26 May 2003
About a Boy
Dan Halloran, now on the verge of adulthood has helped write a book to try to assist other families dealing with schizophrenia.
 
2 Jun. 2003
Secret Life of Jacki
Jacki Weaver is one of Australia's best loved, most enduring and most successful actors - in film, TV and on the stage. She has been a major figure in the Australian arts community for more than forty years. But the passions and tragedies on stage have sometimes been eclipsed by dramas in her own life - in particular her highly publicised relationships with men - from legendary theatrical director Richard Wherrett to controversial television and radio presenter Derryn Hinch. In 'Secret Life of Jacki' she talks candidly about the struggle to get over a devastating ...
 
9 Jun. 2003
While You Were Sleeping
Tom Nash survived a catastrophic case of meningococcal and is currently helping with an awareness campaign to warn other young people about the disease.
 
16 Jun. 2003
The Affairs of Men
Australian Story filmed with Simon Crean, as the crisis over the leadership of the ALP built.
 
23 Jun. 2003
A Bird in the Hand
Ballina-based former police officer Lance Ferris dedicated his life to fixing the plight of the pelicans.
 
30 Jun. 2003
This Boy's Life (2003)
In the aftermath of his sister's death Chris Newman faced a bleak future. On top of the trauma of his early life, the little boy was diagnosed as autistic.
 
7 Jul. 2003
Something About Mary
Mary Moody is a grandmother and Gardening Australia veteran who achieved success with a book she wrote about an extended holiday in France. But the sequel which she is now preparing has unleashed unexpected consequences.
 
14 Jul. 2003
The Unusual Suspect
Australian Story takes a look at the surprising emergence of former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell as an activist on behalf of asylum-seekers.
 
21 Jul. 2003
Eye of a Needle
Bruce Kiehne has gone from being a $400-a-week boilermaker to the head of a multi-million dollar public company, all because of a needle stick accident to a family member.
 
28 Jul. 2003
Walking on Water
Layne Beachley is the most successful Australian surfer ever - female or male - after securing her fifth world title last year.
 
4 Aug. 2003
Looking for Lyn
Lyn Dawson was a devoted young mother with a seemingly perfect marriage to a glamorous, high profile football star and two daughters she adored. But twenty years ago, she disappeared without warning and without trace.
 
11 Aug. 2003
The Chosen One (2003)
A story of love, loss and high adventure that centres on a young man who fulfils his boyhood dream of becoming one of the Air Force's F-111 pilots.
 
18 Aug. 2003
An Inspector Calls
Follows RSPCA Inspectors on an eye opening variety of raids and investigations, as they gather evidence and attempt to bring perpetrators to justice.
 
23 Aug. 2003
Pandemonium
The besieged former Chief Executive of Pan Pharmaceuticals, Jim Selim, has refused to talk publicly until tonight's Australian Story.
 
1 Sep. 2003
Boy Interrupted
Alan Finch, confused about his sexuality as a teenager eventually started living as a woman, but at the age of 21 made a tragic mistake.
 
9 Sep. 2003
When Cowboys Ruled
Geoff Clark has always been a controversial figure and no more so than now after allegations of rape led to his suspension.
 
15 Sep. 2003
Madam Mayor
Alison Grosse and her supporters tell a story of dirty politics, trial by media and a stalker whose strategy was to throw mud at every opportunity.
 
22 Sep. 2003
What Lies Beneath
From a boyhood spent catching snakes and crocodiles, Steve Irwin is now a Hollywood celebrity seen by over 200 million people in 230 countries.
 
29 Sep. 2003
This Is His Life
Mike Munro's professional successes have been achieved despite growing up in grinding poverty with an alcoholic and violent mother.
 
6 Oct. 2003
Her Turn to Dance
For more than 30 years Mischelle lived her life in silence, all that changed 3 years ago when she underwent successful surgery for a cochlear implant.
 
13 Oct. 2003
First Casualty
ABC cameraman Paul Moran was killed by a suicide bomb in Iraq early in 2003. He was the first journalist to die in the Iraq war and the first Australian casualty.
 
20 Oct. 2003
Personal History
Tracks Hetty Johnston's journey from anonymous working mother to community activist to major player at the centre of national events.
 
27 Oct. 2003
The Usual Suspect
Brenden Abbott, aka "The Postcard Bandit" is now undergoing what's alleged to be the longest continuous term of solitary confinement endured in an Australian jail.
 
3 Nov. 2003
The Big 'A'
Hazel Hawke speaks out about a confronting issue, and looming national crisis, by revealing that she has Alzheimer's disease.
 

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