Back Roads returns to ABC for second season

07 February, 2016 by Staff Writer

Presenter Heather Ewart and crew.


The ABC's Back Roads will return for a second series.

Presented by Heather Ewart and created by the ABC’s regional division, season one took audiences to Ceduna in South Australia, Derby in Western Australia, Birchip and Yackandandah in Victoria, Winton and Karumba in Queensland, the Clarence River region in New South Wales and Queenstown in Tasmania.

Over an eight-week run on Monday evenings at 8pm, the show had a combined metro and regional average audience of 1.2 million, plus 120,000 plays on ABC iview so far.

Director of ABC Television Richard Finlayson said the success proved there is an unmet need for Australians to hear the stories of the bush.

“Our goal is to be the home of Australian conversations and stories and our heartland audience will be delighted that Back Roads is on the road for season two”.

ABC Regional Director Fiona Reynolds said: “We've been overwhelmed with the response to the show, not only from regional Australians but our city cousins too.

"The ABC and its teams are committed to sharing regional stories, locally as well as nationally. We'll never run out of tales to tell. There are just so many back roads to explore!"

The 2016 season will air later this year.