The ABC has also continued its commitment to documentaries and serious programming with a new two part documentary hosted by investigative journalist Sarah Ferguson called No Excuses! With Sarah Ferguson, which will see her immersed in a women’s refuge to shine a light on the hidden world of domestic violence.
The decision to give Ferguson her own show comes after strong run on the ABC’s 7.30 program as a fill in her for Leigh Sales. Asked if the ABC felt pressure to find her own program Finlayson said: “The only pressure we felt is that we really wanted to use Sarah’s incredible talents as best we can. We asked her to have a think about what she wanted to do and she came up with this incredible concept.
“It required a high degree of immersion and involvement from her.”