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The format is simple. The country’s best-loved comedians narrate their favourite stories from history, while sipping on their favourite tipple. The result is a hilarious, skewed and anachronistically-challenged anecdote, re-enacted by a comedy ensemble and some very unexpected faces. Covering almost 200 years of heritage, our well-oiled entertainers will recount 12 stories across six episodes, from cannibal convicts to a female indigenous bush rangers and the first Miss Australia to the country’s darkest political moment, the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Here, facts collide with fantasy and like every Aussie knows, the truth never gets in the way of a good yarn.

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Anne Edmonds - Darren McMullen - James Mathison - Heath Franklin - Brendan Fevola - Matt Okine - Osher Gunsberg - Tanya Hennessy - Bernard Curry - Grant Denyer

Production Details

Production Completion
Comedy, Crime
Production Company
Eureka Productions Pty Ltd