The Eleventh

By ABC Radio

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 Apr 22, 2021

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 Mar 7, 2021
A very interesting event, enjoyed the episodes setting up the socio-political context in which it happened, and the character of the main actors. Wish it spent more time delving into the effects of the crisis/people's reactions

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The Eleventh is an explosive thriller teasing out everything you never knew about one of the most famous chapters of Australian political history — the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

Episode Date
PRESENTS - Dig: The Ring In
00:06:10
The Fine Cotton Ring In was one of the biggest scandals in Australian horseracing history. A plan to swap a slow horse with a much faster look-alike involved a motley crew of small-time crooks, a couple of horses and a hell of a lot of hair dye. What were they thinking? Dig is a history podcast with a fresh take on an iconic story from Australia's not-so-glorious past.
Mar 02, 2022
07 | State Secrets
00:57:00
In the days, months and years following The Dismissal, more clues emerge about exactly what went down, and who was pulling strings behind the scenes. In this final episode, we uncover the key names and players history almost left behind, and those still fighting to reveal them. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Mar 23, 2020
06 | The Eleventh
00:48:28
The 11th of November 1975 starts optimistically. Both sides of parliament think the day will present them with a positive resolution to the crisis. But, when Gough Whitlam is summoned to see the Governor General, things spiral completely out of control. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Mar 16, 2020
05 | Deadlock
00:52:34
Gough Whitlam and his political rival Malcolm Fraser enter a high stakes stalemate, each side daring the other to blink. As the problems mount for the government, a grave warning emerges from the most unlikely of quarters. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Mar 09, 2020
04 | The Advisor
00:40:55
Young feminist Elizabeth Reid gets a job advising Gough Whitlam on women's issues. As this idealistic new recruit tries to work within the system to change it, she gets caught smack in the middle of an epic struggle between the nation's most powerful men. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh
Mar 02, 2020
03 | Dangerous Circus
00:43:07
Gough Whitlam repeatedly ignores warnings while his government lurches from scandal to scandal. The powerful media, once in his corner, start to lose faith, and the twin scandals — the Morosi affair and the Loans affair — are frontpage news. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Feb 24, 2020
02 | Black Orchids
00:35:51
The Government raids ASIO because they suspect the spy agency has dropped the ball on tracking terrorism. The raid causes panic as far afield as the Langley, Virginia, headquarters of the US Central Intelligence Agency. A keen young Australian correspondent called Ray Martin gets a scoop on the story. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Feb 24, 2020
01 | Sweet Spot
00:36:56
It's 1972. Australia has an appetite for change. Gough Whitlam exploits the mood of the nation to become Prime Minister but not everyone appreciates the headlong rush into a more modern Australia. Pretty soon, the new government is making some powerful enemies. More information, articles and videos at the show's website: abc.net.au/TheEleventh *WARNING: This episode contains some strong language.
Feb 24, 2020
INTRODUCING - The Eleventh
00:04:16
What do you know about the 11th of November 1975? Maybe you've heard that famous, "Well may we say" speech made by Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on the day he was sacked by the Queen's representative in Australia... but do you really know what led up to the dismissal? The Eleventh relives the dramatic series of events that shook the foundations of Australia's democracy. The series takes you inside the highest circles of power to uncover pieces of this story that have never been told before... with lessons we should never forget.
Feb 17, 2020