60 Minutes July 6

60 Minutes this week has three stories for your enjoyment.

Riding The Monster

When you think of the biggest waves in the world, it’s a fair bet that England’s south coast isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. It’s not a coast or a country that contributes much to the world of pro-surfing. Which makes Andrew Cotton all the more exceptional. Andrew is a mild-mannered plumber from Devon who happens to be a super-surfer, master of the biggest waves on the planet. In fact, he’s ridden what some have dubbed the biggest wave ever. Earlier this year he took off on a monster whipped up by a fierce storm in the Atlantic Ocean. This Sunday, he shows Tara Brown how he survives when these mountains of water crash over him.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Producer: Gareth Harvey

The Pink Panthers

The French Riviera is the summer haven for the richest of the rich. Millionaires and billionaires go there to laze in the sun, drink cocktails and shop. Hard on their Gucci heals is a gang of thieves, the likes of which police admit they’ve never seen. They’re called the Pink Panthers and their jewels of choice are diamonds. So far they’ve stolen nearly half a billion dollars worth in brazen raids across Europe and Asia. They hit hard and fast, taking their loot, before making their getaway – all in under two minutes. The cops chasing them say the Pink Panthers are about to strike again, but they have no idea where.

Reporter: Liz Hayes

Producer: Stephen Rice

Curing Cancer

It could be one of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the 21st century – a cure for childhood cancer. That’s what researchers are on the verge of, right now in America. Desperately sick children, previously given no chance of survival, are now cancer free. It’s all thanks to a dedicated group of scientists who are using one of the most notorious killers of our time – HIV – to fight leukaemia. This Sunday, see the miraculous recovery of little Austin. We first met him last September, when the HIV injection was his last chance of survival. Now he’s in full remission, and loving every moment of his new healthy life.

Reporter: Michael Usher

Producer: Phil Goyen

8 PM Sunday on Nine