Just when you thought it was safe to enter the water… The output of the week of filming with the big O and her guests is now edited and packaged and ready to show.
Oprah Winfrey and 302 of her audience members travel Down Under for “Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure,” a four-part television event fast-tracked from the US and airing on Wednesday January 19, Thursday January 20, Friday January 21 and Sunday January 23 at 7:30pm on Network TEN.
Oprah first surprised the audience members with the trip during the “Oprah” show 25th season premiere. Now, they’ve all just returned from Australia and are ready to share their ultimate adventure with viewers around the world. Highlights include:
Wednesday 19 January (7.30pm on TEN):
Oprah begins her Australian adventure with a bang as she lands on Hamilton Island and has a close encounter with a pair of frisky koalas. She enjoys the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and hosts a beautiful beach barbeque with celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Then, Oprah travels to Uluru where she experiences the spiritual heart of Australia and an unforgettable dinner under the stars with local Aboriginal people. Next up, she meets Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and a crowd of 10,000 in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Plus, some of Oprah’s ultimate American viewers hit the road for a jaw-dropping jaunt through Tasmania.
Thursday 20 January (7.30pm on TEN):
Our incredible Australian adventure continues as Oprah gets a first hand look at the Australian lifestyle. See what happens when she goes knocking on doors, including an unexpected pop-in at one local viewer’s weekly taco night dinner. And, hidden cameras capture the special delivery Oprah had in store for one of her ultimate Aussie viewers who was nine months pregnant! Then, nearly 500 feet above the Sydney Harbor, a brand new world record attempt as Oprah and her audience make their way to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb. Plus, our fleet sets sail for a once in a lifetime regatta with Oprah’s first mate, Russell Crowe!
Friday 21 January (7.30pm on TEN):
Oprah hosts the first of two shows from the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia. First, tune in for a tribute to the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin with his wife, Terri, and children, Bindi and Robert. Then, find out what happens when ten-time Grammy® winner Jay-Z helps deliver a million dollar surprise, Oprah welcomes Oscar® winner Russell Crowe, and watch a heartwarming surprise for a dad battling cancer. Ultimate wildest dreams are coming true! Plus, Bon Jovi rocks the stage.
Sunday 23 January (7.30pm on TEN):
It’s our Australian grand finale from the Sydney Opera House with U2’s Bono and some of Australia’s best loved stars! First, see actor Hugh Jackman’s headline-making entrance and what happens when he introduces Oprah to the wonders of vegemite. Then, it’s their first interview together – Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban! Plus, thirty-two years after starring in “Grease,” icon Olivia Newton-John joins them as the biggest names from Down Under bring the house down!
About “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
“The Oprah Winfrey Show” has remained the number one talk show for 24 consecutive seasons, winning every sweep since its debut in 1986.** It is produced in Chicago by Harpo Productions, Inc. and syndicated to 215 domestic stations by CBS Television Distribution and to 145 countries by CBS Studios International.
OPRAH’S ULTIMATE AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURE – Wed 19/1, Thu 20/1, Fri 21/1 & Sun 23/1 7:30pm, Ch10.