True Stories (TV series)
show_name = True Stories
format = Biographical documentary
runtime = approx 30 minutes
Anna Coren Chris Bath
num_episodes = 24
"True Stories" was an Australian biographical documentary series which explored the personal journeys of ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary Australians. It is based on the ABC's "
The 4-episode first season of the program rated extremely well, attracting an average of over 1.7 million viewers per episode. As a result, Channel Seven announced a second season, consisting of over 20 episodes which aired from mid-
2006. Original host Anna Corendid not front the entire second season as mid-way through production Coren was posted as U.S. Correspondent for Seven. Because of this, several episodes were presented by Chris Bath.
eason Two Episode Summaries
9 July 2006 Dylan Hartungis a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastomain 2004. Doctors in Australia were "True Stories" followed his trip to New Yorkfor treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
16 July 2006 Sophie Deleziois a five-year-old Sydney girl involved in two horrific car accidents. While some of her journey has been documented, the family have chosen to keep most of it private, until now. "True Stories" follows the recovery of Sophie, as well as the effect of her accidents on her family.
23 July 2006
Tim Stuhlfauthwas hijacked, held at gunpoint for 16 hours and forced to drive his rig without a break as the madman fired shots in the cabin of his truck. As the terrifying ordeal unfolded Tim thought he'd never see his family again convinced he was going to be killed. The hijacking came to a dramatic conclusion thanks to Tim's quick thinking. The story took a dramatic twist when the identity of the gunman was finally revealed.
* [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/display/display.w3p;adv=yes;group=;groupequals=;holdingType=;page=0;parentid=;query=572056;querytype=;rec=0;resCount=10 True Stories at the National Film and Sound Archive]
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