This week Sunday Night features AFL champion and dual Brownlow medallist Greg Williams and the NRL’s Shaun Vallentine , an exclusive chat with Jacki Weaver and much more .
THE UNSEEN SCARS
One is a legend of the AFL, one of the hardest, most skilful and most decorated men ever to play the game. The other was a tough man too, copping and handing out countless beatings in his rugby league career. Both are married, both have children – and both are facing the biggest challenge of their lives. In this exclusive story former Wallaby Peter Fitzsimons meets two footy warriors – AFL champion and dual Brownlow medallist Greg Williams and the NRL’s Shaun Vallentine – as they discover the price they’ve paid for playing the game they love. In a world first medical study here in Australia, the results of tests on retired professional players will send shockwaves through all the codes. Sunday Night is with both men when they undergo testing and receive their results, as well as witnessing their everyday struggles and fears for the future. With ramifications for every single player in elite contact sport, this is a story that eclipses the current drugs scandal.
DERRYN AND JACKI
On Monday Jacki Weaver could receive an Oscar. It’s her second nomination in just three years – and after 50 years in show business she is now the hottest property in Hollywood. She hasn’t given an interview to Australian media in over two years, and it has taken something very special to get this exclusive with her. Sunday Night has got extraordinary access to Jacki in pre-Oscars week because the man firing the questions is Derryn Hinch – the man she married not once, but twice. This is a celebrity interview like no other. Jacki opens up to Derryn – who she describes as just one of nine ‘husbands’ in her love life – about her career, the sex abuse secret she hid from everyone, and how she delivered her own granddaughter. It’s funny, feisty and must-watch TV.
This is the incredible inside story of the lifesaving mission to rescue French sailor Alain Delord. It has been described as the greatest maritime rescue in Australian history, and how Delord was found and rescued from the middle of the Southern ocean, thousands of kilometres away in raging seas, is mind-boggling. In this dramatic re-construction Sunday Night speaks to the heroes who made it possible, and reveals never before seen vision and photographs of the key moments