60 Minutes November 5

This weekend 60 Minutes has a very diverse story  lineup 

GIRL POWER

To be a champion footy player it helps to have the athletic attributes of size, strength and a mighty kicking boot. Hannah Mouncey certainly ticked those boxes and was in demand by the top clubs to play in the newly established AFL women’s competition, the WAFL. But the AFL said no. It decided Hannah was ineligible because at 1.88 metres (six-foot-two) and 100 kilograms, she was too much of a physical threat to her opponents. For many it seems like a clear case of discrimination. However this case is not that simple – Hannah wasn’t born a girl.

Reporter: Peter Stefanovic

Producers: Steve Jackson, Sean Power

 

BLOODLINES

Renee McBryde and Samantha Byran live worlds apart but share a terrible truth. They are the innocent offspring of cold-blooded killers, their fathers both convicted murderers. But discovering that dark secret hasn’t been the only torment for these two young women. More troubling is the lurking question: Are killers made or born? And is there such a thing as a murder gene?

Reporter: Liz Hayes

Producers: Nick Greenaway, Eliza Berkery

 

BAND OF BROTHERS

It has been said that desire was always the central theme of INXS music, and as its front man, Michael Hutchence famously embodied seduction and yearning. This year marks 40 years since six high school mates from the Northern Beaches of Sydney got together and formed what would be one of the biggest rock bands in the world. This month also sees another anniversary, one nobody wants to celebrate – 20 years since Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room. On 60 MINUTES the remaining five original band members pay tribute to the Michael they knew, a fun, caring but mischievous friend. They also journey back to the school where the music began and make a surprising discovery – reporter Tara Brown is one of the alumni.

Reporter: Tara Brown

Producer: Laura Sparkes

 

GENETIC CURSE

A few days ago Veronica Neave celebrated her 50th birthday, and the greatest gift she received was the news that doctors had not yet diagnosed her with cancer. It sounds strange, but in the Neave family being healthy is rare because so many of them have been cursed with the BRCA 2 cancer gene mutation. While Veronica does carry the gene, unlike her sister, mother, father, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother, who have all died from cancer, she remains fit and well. And while she is surviving and thriving, she is determined to honour her family by helping others.

Reporter: Peter Stefanovic

Producer: Michelle Tapper

8:30pm Sunday on Nine