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Australia With Julia Bradbury

  • Episode: 

    1 of 8

  • Title: 

    Sydney
  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 14 Feb 2019
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    8.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 07 2019 : Sat 09 Feb - Fri 15 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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Australia with Julia Bradbury
 
Series overview
 
“I’m travelling 12,000 kilometres to the four corners of Australia, taking some iconic road trips across this continent to take in the show-stopping sights, before heading off the beaten track to discover some of this country’s more hidden secrets.” - Julia Bradbury
 
This new eight-part documentary series features Julia Bradbury exploring the immense and enchanting charms of Australia.
 
Travelling by propeller plane, helicopter, camel, golf buggy, bicycle, boats, 4x4s and and on foot, Julia embarks on an epic journey to discover modern Australia and the people who live there.
 
Whether warming up with the cast at the Sydney Opera House, serving up breakfast on the Ghan train, joining the surf patrol on Bondi Beach, or interviewing candidates for what some say is the world’s best job - as a desert island caretaker on the Great Barrier Reef - Julia’s quest takes in all four corners of the country, its iconic destinations and unique experiences.
 
She explores Australian family life as it is lived across the continent – whether on a remote cattle station or at an Aboriginal outback swag. She goes to work with mums who are crocodile egg hunters, ranchers, and outback pilots, plays teacher for a day at the Red Centre’s School of the Air and hits the road with a retired "grey nomad" in his specially adapted touring caravans.
 
Throughout her journey, Julia hunts for unexpected aspects of modern Australia, meeting the instructor at the country’s only doggy surfing school, getting to grips with kangaroo golf, discovering the world’s most isolated pub, and enlisting in a boat race thousands of miles away from water.
 
Her trek takes her through a spectrum of spectacular landscapes from rainforest to red desert, with unique wildlife encounters including meeting emus, platypus, koalas, bowerbirds, and green turtles.
 
 This is a Tin Can Island production for ITV
 
Episode 1 - Sydney
 
In the first episode, Julia explores Sydney harbour before heading backstage at Sydney Opera House. At Bondi Beach she joins a beach patrol before heading off to a tattoo parlour to the stars, and as evening falls Julia joins Sydney’s drag queens for a memorable night.