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.

«Australia» is produced by the experienced team who made the successful travel documentaries «Cairo-Cape Town» (2010), «Panamericana» (2012), «Silk Road» (2012) and «Wanderlust» (2004-2010).

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: australia@srf.ch, patrick.schellenberg@srf.ch, reto.vetterli@srf.ch
Contact Australia: Urs Wälterlin, Correspondent SRF, ++61 (0)2 48227348
uw@wombatnews.com.au

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Aufruf Australien

0:30 min, vom 12.9.2013