11 episodes

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.

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    • 4.3 • 79 Ratings

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.

    07 | State Secrets

    07 | State Secrets

    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.

    • 57 min

    06 | The Eleventh

    06 | The Eleventh

    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

    • 48 min

    05 | Deadlock

    05 | Deadlock

    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

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Evan Moulson ,

A spy thriller and a political drama, told with a human touch

It would be very easy (well, less difficult) to make this series without including any of the human aspects of it— without noting, for example, that Geoff Whitman and Malcolm Fraser later became friends or that the Governor-General basically drank himself to death and was a rather tragic figure. The Eleventh does all of this (and more!) especially for those of us non-Australians hoping to learn a little bit about Australian history.

swlondrob ,

Brilliant

Loved this podcast and took me back to being a 6 year old, aware that hugely significant events were occurring and that there was considerable turmoil in my Labour-voting household. Wish there were more eps!!

CharlieHustle16 ,

Millennials ruin everything

Hate it. Get some grown ups involved.

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