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Australian of the Year 1967, Judith Durham, profiled on ABC's Talking Heads

1 March 2010

Former lead singer of The Seekers, Judith Durham, will have her life and career profiled in tonight's edition of ABC TV's Talking Heads program.

The Seekers, a folk-influenced music group that achieved major international success in the mid-1960s, were the recipients of the Australian of the Year Award in 1967. The Seekers are the only group ever to have been named joint Australians of the Year.

During the program, Judith talks about her childhood, her years with The Seekers and the group's reunion, her life with husband Ron Edgeworth, her role as patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, her health and diet and her work as a composer. 

Talking Heads, now in its fifth series and hosted by Peter Thompson, focuses on the early influences, career choices' highlights and future aspirations of some of Australia's most influential people.

The episode featuring Judith airs on ABC1 on Monday 1 March at 6.30 pm and will be repeated on ABC 2 on Tuesday 2 March at 5 pm.

You will be able to view the episode online within 48 hours of airing, by visiting http://www.abc.net.au/tv/talkingheads/video/.