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In this series Tony Robinson brings his inquisitive storytelling approach into Australia's streets. His mission is to uncover the hidden history that lies behind, below and above the places we walk every day.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 7 Carlton
Well known as the headquarters for generations of crime bosses, Carlton was also the epicentre to a creative outpouring in the 1960s and 70s that lead to the emergence of a uniquely Australian film and theatre culture. This inner-city gem has always been a suburb of incredible diversity. It's also home to Australia's first world heritage listed building, the remarkable Exhibition Building.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 8 Brisbane
In 1941 sleepy tropical Brisbane found itself the nerve centre for the Pacific War effort, playing host to 100,000 US military personnel. The former convict colony found itself changing quickly, and the pace of progress has barely slowed since then. Yet politically Queensland is the most conservative state in Australia, even playing host to a white South African rugby team at the height of the apartheid era in the face of international condemnation.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 9 St Kilda
Once a seaside retreat for 19 Century yuppies escaping "Smell-bourne", later a suburb completely defined by the heroin addicts who flocked there, St Kilda has endured a constant cycle of boom and bust - even carrying the label "Rock Capital of the World" for a few heady years in the 1980s. Today it is again one of Melbourne's most desired addresses.
Tony Robinson's Time Walks - Ep 10 Adelaide
City of Churches it may be but Adelaide has always been a strange mix of progressive politics and small town parochialism. From the infamous Bodyline series in the battle for the Ashes to the mass hysteria caused by a seer's prediction of a tidal wave at Glenelg, Adelaide has had its share of drama too.