ABC iview: new shows streaming this week

Your guide to what to stream on ABC iview from 22 to 28 April 2024.
Two actors walk down a street in a still from the upcoming series The Luminaries. Image: ABC.

New to streaming this week

Martin Clunes Islands of Australia (25 April)

Martin Clunes is on a quest to discover the islands of Australia. There are more than 8000 to choose from and in this three-part series Martin visits 16 of the best that express the diversity, the history and the challenges of life.

Silent Witness – Season 26 (26 April)

The award-winning crime drama follows pathologist Dr Nikki Alexander and her dedicated team help the police solve a slew of mystifying murders.

Father Brown – Season 10 (27 April)

The charming Father Brown returns to solve more mysteries in the sleepy Cotswold village of Kembleford.

The Luminaries (28 April)

An intricately woven, suspenseful tale of love, murder, magic and revenge set on the wild West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island at the height of the 1860s gold rush – based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Starring Eve Hewson, Eva Green and Himesh Patel.

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Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian (9 April)

Miriam Margolyes Impossibly Australian. Image: ABC.

Miriam Margolyes infiltrates and sheds new light on a unique and iconic Australian community. Some are struggling or facing a bleak future; others are prospering; all say something about where we are heading as a nation.

Creative Types With Virginia Trioli (9 April)

Virginia Trioli, host of new ABC arts show, Creative Types. Image: ABC.

Read: ABC TV’s new arts show to feature Warwick Thornton and Marta Dusseldorp

A new six-part series in which award-winning journalist, broadcaster and unabashed arts fan Virginia Trioli explores the essence of creativity with some of Australia’s greatest artistic minds.

Shakespeare – Rise of A Genius (9 April)

For the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, this three-part docudrama series tells the incredible story of how a glover’s son from rural Stratford became the greatest writer who ever lived.

White Fever (10 April)

Ra Chapman and Ka Jillian Nguyen in White Fever. Image: ABC.

Read: White Fever: ABC rom-com series – first look

When Jane, a Korean-Australian adoptee, is accused of having ‘white fever’, she tries to reprogram her libido, only to learn she’s out of her depth. Looks like popping her ‘Asian-guy cherry’ is just the start of her journey.

14 April

Bluey: The Sign

Bluey. Image: ABC.

The world premiere of The Sign, the hotly anticipated 28-minute special Bluey episode, is coming to ABC Kids & ABC iview. This biggest Bluey ever is penned by Bluey creator and writer Joe Brumm, directed by Richard Jeffery, and produced by Ludo Studio. Making their Bluey voice debut, this special episode introduces Rove McManus, Deborah Mailman, Brendan Williams and Joel Edgerton.

Call The Midwife – Season 12

The nuns and nurses from Nonnatus House return for more stories of midwifery and family life set in 1960s East London.

Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites