THIS WEEK ON SUNDAY NIGHT
Darcy Higgins’ dream was to join the Defence Force. That dream was shattered early one morning last year when, driving on his scooter, he was hit head on by a passing van. Darcy spent the first nine days after the accident in a coma, battling a horrific list of injuries: fractured skull, collapsed lung and detached kneecap among them. Darcy had to learn how to walk and talk again – and he was left despondent with the realisation that his Army dream, once so close, was fading away. Desperate to give Darcy a reason to keep going, his girlfriend Chanelle reached out to Australia’s most decorated living war hero, Ben Roberts-Smith. The pair soon struck up a strong bond, and their friendship has aided Darcy’s miraculous recovery.
Katy Perry wrote her latest hit Roar, a self-empowerment anthem, from the heart. Eighteen months ago, the vivacious pop star was at her lowest ebb – lost and going through a very public divorce with comedian Russell Brand, who infamously ended their marriage via text message. In this exclusive interview, Katy opens up toSunday Night special guest reporter Jackie Frank about fighting her way back from those lows with a new positive attitude, showcased on her stunning new album Prism.
Join us for champers at the Savoy Hotel with Edina herself! From French & Saunders to Absolutely Fabulous, Jennifer Saunders is comedy royalty. But she’s been notoriously publicity-shy throughout her incredible thirty-year career. With the release of an autobiography, Bonkers, Jennifer is ready to share her story with the world. She talks to Sunday Night’s Ross Coulthart about everything from her lifelong friendships with Dawn French and Joanna Lumley to her breast cancer battle in recent years. And then there was the time she got flashed in a restaurant by Dolly Parton…
This episode of SUNDAY NIGHT guest hosted by Mark Ferguson airs on Sunday, October 20 on Channel Seven at 8pm following The X Factor. Chris Bath is in Perth for Telethon.