THIS WEEK ON 60 MINUTES

THIS WEEK ON 60 MINUTES
SUNDAY, APRIL 16, AT 7PM ON CHANNEL NINE

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Who hasn’t dreamt about quitting their job to live on a tropical island or travel around the country on a never ending holiday? Well, incredibly, more and more Australians are actually doing it, and it’s not just those with greying hair who are enjoying these nomadic adventures. Thousands of young families are giving up the rat race, packing up their lives in the city, and choosing the great escape. As Tara Brown found out, it’s a wonderful way of life, until it goes wrong.
Sneak Peek
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Michelle Tapper

THE HORNET
If Jeff Horn wasn’t bullied and called names when he was a kid growing up in Queensland, it’s likely he’d still be Jeff who? But the schoolyard thugs taught him a great lesson: How to stand up for himself. And he’s done such a good job of it, Jeff Horn is now The Hornet, the World Boxing Organisation’s number two ranked welterweight fighter. This Brisbane school teacher is a rather improbable boxer though, brainy instead of brawly, respectful instead of raging. As Liam Bartlett reports, The Hornet will need every skill possible when he takes on his next opponent, the 11 time world champion, boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producer: Steve Jackson

A TOOTH FOR AN EYE
Imagine suffering with partial or total blindness for years only to have your sight restored with, of all things, one of your own teeth. At first it sounds more like quackery than groundbreaking medicine. But it’s not. Doctors remove the patient’s tooth and implant it with a new lens into their eye. This extraordinary operation has been done overseas before, but until now, never in Australia. As Ross Coulthart reports, the procedure is as risky as it is ingenious but the reward, if successful, is life changing.
Reporter: Ross Coulthart
Producer: Alice Dalley






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