Back Roads

Back Roads (2015)

Back Roads returns this winter to take you to some of the widest open spaces on Earth. Join Heather Ewart on a journey across the Nullarbor Plain, discovering why people are drawn to this remote landscape and why they stay.

Series, 2015, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture


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Back Roads - TV Showtimes

Friday, January 22

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Flinders Ranges, SA’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Flinders Ranges, SA'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Incoming News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 7


4:30pm

Back Roads ‘Robe’

ABC TV

Back Roads

'Robe'

ABC TV, 4:30pm, Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Robe, SA, is a seaside safe-haven known for helping others and having a generosity of spirit. Local farming families offer their holiday houses to war veterans and give them a free weekend in their stunning town.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 5


Back Roads ‘Robe’

ABC TV HD

Back Roads

'Robe'

ABC TV HD, 4:30pm, Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Robe, SA, is a seaside safe-haven known for helping others and having a generosity of spirit. Local farming families offer their holiday houses to war veterans and give them a free weekend in their stunning town.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 5


10:30pm

Back Roads ‘Flinders Ranges, SA’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Flinders Ranges, SA'

ABC NEWS, 10:30pm, Fri, 22 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Incoming News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 7


Saturday, January 23

4:30am

Back Roads ‘Flinders Ranges, SA’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Flinders Ranges, SA'

ABC NEWS, 4:30am, Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Incoming News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 7


12:30pm

Back Roads ‘Beaufort VIC’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Beaufort VIC'

ABC NEWS, 12:30pm, Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart travels to the historic Victorian town of Beaufort, which is halfway between the two 'rats' - Ararat and Ballarat. 160 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, it's a place where old and new collide.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 4 Episode 12


6:30pm

Back Roads ‘Beaufort VIC’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Beaufort VIC'

ABC NEWS, 6:30pm, Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart travels to the historic Victorian town of Beaufort, which is halfway between the two 'rats' - Ararat and Ballarat. 160 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, it's a place where old and new collide.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 4 Episode 12


11:30pm

Back Roads ‘Flinders Ranges, SA’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Flinders Ranges, SA'

ABC NEWS, 11:30pm, Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Incoming News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 7


Sunday, January 24

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Flinders Ranges, SA’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Flinders Ranges, SA'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Incoming News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar traces the footsteps of her Prussian ancestors who migrated to SA in the mid-1800s, discovering a town rich in film history and a spectacularly coloured yellow-footed rock wallaby.

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 7


12:30pm

Back Roads ‘Windorah’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Windorah'

ABC NEWS, 12:30pm, Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart visits the small town of Windorah in Queensland's Channel country between Longreach and Birdsville. Many people live there because they love the splendid isolation, but it comes with a price. (Season Final)

Series, 2019, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 4 Episode 16


11:30pm

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 11:30pm, Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


Monday, January 25

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


4:30pm

Back Roads ‘Canowindra’

ABC TV

Back Roads

'Canowindra'

ABC TV, 4:30pm, Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Canowindra might be known as the hot-air ballooning capital of Australia, but there's plenty more going for this town. The Canowindra community is looking to reinvent its future, doing big gestures of kindness along the way.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 6


Back Roads ‘Canowindra’

ABC TV HD

Back Roads

'Canowindra'

ABC TV HD, 4:30pm, Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Canowindra might be known as the hot-air ballooning capital of Australia, but there's plenty more going for this town. The Canowindra community is looking to reinvent its future, doing big gestures of kindness along the way.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 6


10:30pm

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 10:30pm, Mon, 25 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


Tuesday, January 26

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


4:30pm

Back Roads ‘Pine Creek NT’

ABC TV

Back Roads

'Pine Creek NT'

ABC TV, 4:30pm, Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather travels to Pine Creek, a pioneering outback town in the Northern Territory. On the fringes of Kakadu National Park, Pine Creek has long been a boom or bust mining area, but the town now finds itself at a cross roads.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 7


Back Roads ‘Pine Creek NT’

ABC TV HD

Back Roads

'Pine Creek NT'

ABC TV HD, 4:30pm, Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather travels to Pine Creek, a pioneering outback town in the Northern Territory. On the fringes of Kakadu National Park, Pine Creek has long been a boom or bust mining area, but the town now finds itself at a cross roads.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 7


10:30pm

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 10:30pm, Tue, 26 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


Wednesday, January 27

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


4:30pm

Back Roads ‘Pilbara WA’

ABC TV

Back Roads

'Pilbara WA'

ABC TV, 4:30pm, Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart heads to the Pilbara region of Western Australia to meet some of the remarkable locals who are driving change as the mining boom ends. There's also plenty of 'girl power' to be found out in this harsh landscape.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 8


Back Roads ‘Pilbara WA’

ABC TV HD

Back Roads

'Pilbara WA'

ABC TV HD, 4:30pm, Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart heads to the Pilbara region of Western Australia to meet some of the remarkable locals who are driving change as the mining boom ends. There's also plenty of 'girl power' to be found out in this harsh landscape.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 8


10:30pm

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 10:30pm, Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


Thursday, January 28

5:30am

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 5:30am, Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


4:30pm

Back Roads ‘Violet Town’

ABC TV

Back Roads

'Violet Town'

ABC TV, 4:30pm, Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Violet Town, Victoria, is a small place with a very big heart. It might be well-known by some for its popular monthly market, but it's the way Violet Town locals embrace creativity & diversity that really makes a difference.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 10


Back Roads ‘Violet Town’

ABC TV HD

Back Roads

'Violet Town'

ABC TV HD, 4:30pm, Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Violet Town, Victoria, is a small place with a very big heart. It might be well-known by some for its popular monthly market, but it's the way Violet Town locals embrace creativity & diversity that really makes a difference.

Series, 2018, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 3 Episode 10


10:30pm

Back Roads ‘Woolgoolga NSW’

ABC NEWS

Back Roads

'Woolgoolga NSW'

ABC NEWS, 10:30pm, Thu, 28 Jan 2021, 30 minutes

REPEAT

Heather Ewart explores a vibrant coastal community in northern New South Wales, where East meets West and which the locals affectionately call Woopi.

Series, Australia, English, Documentary, Real Life, Society & Culture, Season 5 Episode 3


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