Can We Help?

Friday 6:30 PM on ABC1 Premiered Jun 09, 2006 In Season


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Episode Guide


    • Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      Did the French really discover Australia? Where is the late Sir Donald Bradman's bat, whom he gave to a young boy with polio in the 60's? And what are the best chemical-free pest controls? Find out all these answers and more, on "Can We Help?".
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      The team are asked if they can find the brother of a man found dead in the aftermath of the horrendous Cyclone Larry. Can they help? Meanwhile, Jeannie informs everyone about dripping candle wax and Peter hits the streets looking the origin of the "two fingered salute".
    • Episode 11
      Episode 11
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      This week, Verity talks about preserving memories in 'the digital age'. Peter Rowsthorn tries to discover where the word 'groovy' comes from and Jeannie Little reveals how to remove red wine stains. And is the Rose & Crown Hotel haunted?
    • Episode 12
      Episode 12
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Buying a beer is the easiest way to drink, but Dean Irvin tells beer lovers home brewing isn't just more fun, but it's also cheaper and a hangover is easily preventable with no extra chemicals. Meanwhile, Peter finds out the origin of the garden gnome and if it's legal to marry your cousins. And, the team trying find century old music for a 96 year old.moreless
    • Episode 13
      Episode 13
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Two soldiers, separated after the Vietnam War, haven't made contact with each other since the end of the war. Can the team help in reuniting the two war veterans together? Also, Peter finds the origin of the term, 'goody two shoes'.
    • Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Does hypnotherapy really work and what's the origin of 'rock, scissors, paper'? And Gail Young would like to know more about her biological parents? What shocking secrets will she find out and will she come in contact with any members of her estranged mother?
    • Episode 15
      Episode 15
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Marie Platt searches for a film that her late sons starred in. John Barnett discovers whether Western Australia was proposed a Jewish state and Peter searches for the origin of the term 'bring down the house'.
    • Episode 9
      Episode 9
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      Do you know about the history of your house? If you don't and would like to, the team tells you how to find out about when it was built, who lived there and many more interesting facts about where you go to sleep every night. And, have you ever wondered whether a full moon actually influences behavior? And, Kate Pierson from the B-52's, sheds some light as to whether there is actually a 'love shack', or if it's a fictitious location.moreless
    • Episode 8
      Episode 8
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      A letter, inquiring about the name of a park, ends in a story of tragedy, bravery, sacrifice and friendship. Dene has tips concerning how to put your very own home theatre together. And Verity follows the path of people who have fought with their local council, and won.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Have you ever wondered when and where the bridal bouquet originated? Well, that's one of the mysteries tackled in this episode along with where is the Chrysler Silver Wing, one of the fastest cars in the 1920's, today? Also, a woman wants to locate the owner of the suitcase she bought 30 years ago. The only clue is a name engraved. Is the previous owner still alive?moreless
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      We use it everyday, but have you ever wondered about the origin of slang? Jeannie Little, the darling of dirty deeds, gives tips on how to remove ink stains from furniture. Meanwhile, the team investigates the journey of one man and his Jeep.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Only days until retirement, an aged care worker asks the team if they could help her contact the daughter of a war veteran to give back a medal which she has had for 15 years. Have you ever wondered where the phrase 'hanky panky' originated? And the team turn the tables and ask viewers for help locating stained glass windows of The Wesley Chapel in Greenough, Western Australia.moreless
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Ever wondered what happens to stolen items once they are turned into the police? And, a war veterans medals can't be found. Can the team do all the right investigating to find where the medals can be located? Also, a trophy is found at a rubbish tip. But who does it belong, and what's the history of it?moreless
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      A car wreck on the middle of an island proves to be quite a mystery for the team. Will the panelists figure out what it is? Dene Irvin provides helpful tips on hosting a successful garage sale. Also, if you have ever wondered whether the song, Echo Beach, is based on a real location, Mark Gane has the answer for you.moreless
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Locating a person is a hard task, and that's exactly what the team are asked to do today. Are they up to it? Also, Jeannie Little has tips on surviving winter with warmth and have you ever wondered whether the Johnny Cash song, A Boy Named Sue, was based after a real boy?moreless
    • Episode 16
      Episode 16
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Can the team track down a family that starred in a 70's ABC show? Tune in to see. Pete searches for yet another slang term and John Barnett looks into the history of HMAS Sydney and it's role in the Royal Australian Navy's first victory at sea.