Enough Rope with Andrew Denton - Season 2

Monday 9:30 PM on ABC1 Premiered Mar 17, 2003 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Tim Winton, Aaron Ralston
    On tonight's show: Tim Winton is consistently voted Australia's most beloved novelist. In books such as 'Cloudstreet', 'Dirt Music' and his new collection of short stories, 'The Turning', he's shown an exquisite feel for the language, the smell, the very pulse of Australia. A little under two years ago, Aron Ralston set out on a solo wilderness adventure in Utah, USA. Disaster struck when a boulder fell on his arm, pinning him to the spot. His only hope of survival, to cut his arm off. The world now knows that he did. But what he went through to reach that moment and what's happened since is a remarkable story.moreless
  • Olivia Newton-John, Arundhati Roy
    Andrew chats with singer, Olivia Newton-John and author, Arundhati Roy.
  • Jimmy Barnes
    Jimmy Barnes
    Episode 32
    Tonight's show features Australia singer, Jimmy Barnes and some of the countries hard working miners.
  • Professor Peter Singer
    Andrew chats with Professor Peter Singer and some real life 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'.
  • Phillip Noyce
    Phillip Noyce
    Episode 30
    Joining Andrew on the couch is Aussie director, Phillip Noyce. Also on the show are the author and subject of the hit book, "The Dice Man", George Cockcroft and Luke Rhinehart.
  • Pauline Hanson, Dave Hughes
    Andrew chats with Australia politician, Pauline Hanson and comedian Dave Hughes.
  • Professor Susan Greenfield, Greg Welch
    Guests include Professor Susan Greenfield and Greg Welch.
  • K.D. Lang
    K.D. Lang
    Episode 27
    Andrew chats with singer K.D. Lang, audience member, Sam Sharpe about coming to terms with suicide and a couple of deep sea divers give the audience a peak into their world.
  • Geoffrey Rush, Irshad Manji
    Tonight on Enough Rope: Irshad Manji has been called Osama bin Laden's worst nightmare. She is an articulate and outspoken critic of his brand of fundamentalism. A practising Muslim, she believes her religion should embrace, as it has before, and still does in many places, tolerance, compassion and inquiry. She has written a book, 'The Trouble with Islam' which calls for a different kind of Islamic revolution, one in which Osama bin Laden is seen not as the leader but as the exception. Geoffrey Rush is a Queensland country boy, theatre-lover, mime artist, stage performer, company owner, husband, father, movie star, Oscar-winner and arguably one of Australia's greatest living actors.moreless
  • Matt Damon, Tim and Neil Finn
    Matt Damon talks about his rise to Hollywood's A list. Tim and Neil Finn chat about their creative forces and brotherly connection.
  • Neil Diamond
    Neil Diamond
    Episode 24
    Neil Diamond, who once had an album that stayed in the Australian music charts for 239 consecutive weeks, stops by to reflect on his life and career.
    Also featured are three political cartoonists.
  • Dawn Fraser, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
    Andrew chats to Aussie swimming legend Dawn Fraser as well as scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki.
  • Ted Egan
    Ted Egan
    Episode 22
    Tonights episode features Australian bush legend, Ted Egan and also delves into the subject of Missing Persons in Australia.
  • James Morrison
    James Morrison
    Episode 21
    Andrew chats with trumpet player, James Morrison about his career, his collection of luxury cars, yacht-sailing and flying. Also on the show is war correspondent, Michael Ware. Show and Tell focuses on Bryan Seymour who has managed to track down his natural father, Mark Matthews after a 14 year search.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    Episode 20
    In a slightly different format, Denton introduces a pre-recorded interview with former US President, Bill Clinton.
  • Rachel Griffiths, Jeff Kennett
    Andrew chats with politician Jeff Kennett and actress Rachel Griffiths.
  • Paul Kelly, Joe Simpson
    Appearing in this episode is Australian poet laureate, singer, songwriter, Paul Kelly; and the man whose story of bravery and survival features in the film "Touching the Void", climber Joe Simpson.
  • Jacki Weaver, Ted Koppel
    Andrew talks with one of America's most respected journalists, Ted Koppel as well as beloved Aussie actress, Jacki Weaver.
  • John Marsden, Ita Buttrose
    Andrew chats with one of Australia's most influential authors, John Marsden. Also joining Andrew for a chat is Australian magazine Queen, Ita Buttrose.
  • Antonio Banderas, Dr Fiona Wood

    Andrew talks with actor, Antonio Banderas and burns expert and Australian of the Year, Dr Fiona Wood.

  • Sam Neill, Daniel Johns

    Andrew chats with New Zealand actor, Sam Neill and Silverchair frontman, Daniel Johns.

  • Kasey Chambers
    Kasey Chambers
    Episode 13

    Country singer Kasey Chambers joins Andrew for a chat. Also appearing on this episode is US Ambassador to Australia, Mr Tom Schieffer and England's PR king and scandal broker, Max Clifford.

  • Morgan Spurlock, Amanda Vanstone, Glenn McGrath

    Appearing on this episode is documentary film-maker, Morgan Spurlock; Australian Federal Minister for Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Senator Amanda Vanstone and cricketer Glenn McGrath, who with his wife, Jane discuss how cancer has touched their lives.

  • John Travolta, Salam Pax

    Hollywood actor, John Travolta talks to Andrew about flying, family and film-making. Also on the show, Iraqi student, Salam Pax, whose online diary has provided the world with an insight into life in Baghdad before and during the invasion of the coalition of the willing.

  • Hugh Jackman, Jose Ramos-Horta

    Andrew chats via satellite to actor Hugh Jackman. The recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and Foreign Minister of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta joins Andrew in the studio.

  • John Laws, Deborah Mailman

    Andrew speaks with Australia's most successful and influential radio presenter, talk-back king, John Laws.

    Talented, award-winning actress, Deborah Mailman drops by for a chat.

  • Anzac Day Special
    Anzac Day Special
    Episode 8
    War changes everything and everyone. On the 25th of April, thousands of Australian men and women commemorated Anzac Day, each carrying with them memories as vivid now as the day they happened. In this episode Andrew speaks to six of those Australians - a reminder that behind every image of a marching Anzac in the papers or on TV there stretches a life unimaginably altered by the course of war.

    Appearing on the show are: Ian 'Robbie' Robertson, Olwyn Green, Paul Murphy, Rowley Richards, Austin Hanna and Paul Kimlin.moreless
  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks
    Episode 7
    Mel Brooks, a man who is responsible for many of the funniest moments of the last 40 years sits down to chat with Andrew about life, laughs and his musical, 'The Producers', which has just opened in Australia.
  • Garry McDonald
    Garry McDonald
    Episode 6
    Andrew chats with Australian actor and comic legend, Garry McDonald.

    Also on the show, Andrew shines a spotlight on homelessness, speaking to Damo, Eleanor and Peachie, all homeless people dealt tough hands by life and playing them as best they can. They talk about their experiences, and offer a glimpse into a world within our world, a life that many of us quite literally walk over in the street.moreless
  • Steve Earle
    Steve Earle
    Episode 5
    Andrew talks with Steve Earle, a man who is considered one of America's most important songwriters. Songwriting and recording aside, Steve has written plays, a book of short stories, started a theatre company, taught songwriting, been politically active for more than 30 years, been arrested many times, worn the orange overalls of a state penitentiary, had three kids and six marriages. All this while doing everything possible to kill himself with drugs.

    Scheduled guest Peter Foster was unable to appear due to legal reasons.moreless
  • Deborra-Lee Furness, Shane Gould
    Andrew chats with Olympic swimming legend, Shane Gould; popular politician, Don Chipp; and Aussie actress, Deborra-Lee Furness.
  • Steve & Terri Irwin
    A chat with Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's leading television and newspaper journalists and the only journalist to have met or spoken with Osama bin Laden since September 11, offers a rare glimpse inside the life and mind of this century's most wanted man.

    Steve and Terri Irwin introduce Andrew's audience to baby Bob and explain their feelings about the 'baby dangling' incident.moreless
  • Lisa Marie Presley
    Lisa Marie Presley
    Episode 2
    Andrew chats with Lisa Marie Presley, who has often been described as the world's most famous daughter. Also on the episode is Matt Laffan a lawyer, who has overcome the odds and lives with the debilitating condition, Diastrophic Dysplasia.
  • Michael Parkinson
    Michael Parkinson
    Episode 1
    Andrew chats with legendary talk show host, Michael Parkinson and Melbourne-based, Adam Elliot, who's film 'Harvie Krumpet' beat Hollywood giants Pixar and Disney to the Best Animation Oscar.