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Deadlys Nominees 2011: TV Show of the Year

On the Edge – NITV

The reality series ‘On the Edge’ is about life growing up as an Indigenous teen in Sydney’s western suburbs. It is a tell-all 13-part series filmed among the fringes of public housing where a group of teens and their families open up to allow Australian audiences into their homes. Under the guidance of specialist teachers, Fran Dobbie and Alec Domadgee, the teens are faced with overcoming their fears and life challenges. From teen bullying to tackling confidence and identity, each week an episode touches on issues every Australian parent needs to watch.

Living Black – SBS

Australia’s premier Indigenous current-affairs program, Living Black, provides timely, intelligent and comprehensive coverage of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

The Living Black team is made up of passionate and enthusiastic individuals committed to giving all Australians a place to learn about Indigenous issues and giving Indigenous Australians a chance to speak their mind.

Living Black began in February 2003 with host Karla Grant and an all-Indigenous production team, who thoughtfully assembled a mix of stories, focusing on social and political issues while also covering the arts and sport.

Marngrook Footy Show – NITV & ABC

The Marngrook Footy Show, a weekly national TV show broadcast live on ABC2 and on delay on NITV, is generating growing audiences each week as the word spreads.

It presents a show jam-packed with an infectious mix of personalities, humour and analysis of footy issues and regularly pays tribute to the Indigenous pioneers of the game, with feature stories outlining their huge contribution. Studio audiences are swept up in this euphoria at every show, with quality guest appearances by many of the greats in the game.

The Barefoot Rugby League Show – NITV

The Barefoot Rugby League Show brings viewers the best stories from park and bush footy. The show also features NRL match previews and interviews with league personalities, who keep the audience informed and entertained about the game, as do hosts Brad Cooke and former NRL player Tony Currie, who debate all the latest happenings from the NRL to grassroots footy.The 90-minute, panel-based show features weekly NRL match highlights, profiles of Indigenous NRL players and coverage of regional and junior competitions as well as player yarns.

Yamba’s Playtime – Imparja Television

Yamba’s Playtime is a 30-minute variety style program for children and includes music, song, dance, stories and tales about activities in the life of ‘Yamba the Yerrampe’ (honeyant). Produced and aired by Imparja Television, it has a viewing audience of around 420,000 people.

There is ANTastic dancing, singing and learning to be enjoyed by everyone, when Jacinta, Chabb and Flopp get together for fun-filled episodes of Yamba’s Playtime. Yamba has a special theme and does lots of different things – such as craft, cooking, reading, talking to special guests and having fun outdoors with some of his friends.

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