Australia: Down Under – with Sven Furrer
A documentary travel series in 6 parts
Swiss TV SRF (PBS, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen) comes across the seas to explore the boundless plains. Presenter Sven Furrer goes on a journalistic journey with adventurous feeling – we tell gripping stories through strong protagonists, including issues that are currently discussed in Australia, and we look deeper than the stereotypical «no-worries-mate-let’s-have-an-outback-barbie-with-roos-in-the-background» images.
Huge Terra Australis, the Southern Land, is a dream destination for many Swiss – with its fascinating wildlife, its different climate zones and the possibility to cross vast uninhabited landscapes.
Australia performs exceptionally well in measures of well-being, as shown by the fact that it ranks among the top countries in a large number of topics in the OECD Better Life Index. What is the Aussies’ secret? Our 6 shows focus on encounters with people from all around Australia who share their everyday life and aspirations, their sorrows and dreams.
Duration: 43 Minutes
Number of Shows: 6
Airtime: Friday Night Primetime, 9 pm, SRF1 (PBS)
Airdates: November 21 and 28, December 5, 12, 19 and 26 2014.
Audience: more than 30% market share in Switzerland on SRF, also broadcast on
European satellite channel 3sat (entire German speaking Europe)
Producers: Patrick Schellenberg and Reto Vetterli
Shooting schedule: (tbc) Part 1 January 27 – March 3, Part 2 in June/July
Contact Switzerland: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Australia: Urs Wälterlin, Correspondent SRF, ++61 (0)2 48227348