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This program is captioned live. Tonight - ham scam - our hidden camera investigation exposes butchers selling sub-standard meat. The retailer giving you cash back simply for buying. And we announce a major new player in the mobile phone market offering massive discounts.

Hello. I'm Tracy Grimshaw. Welcome to A Current Affair. At 6:50 tomorrow morning, Robert Hughes will arrive back in Australia. It's been almost three years since this program first reported the allegation against the former 'Hey Dad' star, prompting a remarkable chain of events.Former 'Hey Dad' star Robert Hughes has boarded a flight to Australia.Extradited to Australia.Shock as to kwhi he's been extradited.11 instances against five women.On his way home to face his accusers. Robert Hughes extradited from London and facing child sex charges. Today's extraordinary developments are the results of extensive investigations by this program which gan more than two years ago. After a series of stories aired on A Current Affair, NSW police set up a special taskforce to look into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the star of 'Hey Dad', Robert Hughes. So let's go back to where it all began - march 2010. That first explosive interview from Sarah Monahan.

explosive interview from Sarah
Monahan.It was always to keep it hushed because this is the most successful TV show on television and people don't want to know that. Sarah Monahan was just six when show started working on 'Hey Dad', playing little Jenny.I'm only a little kid.The show was a big hit and its biggest star was the dad himself, Robert Hughes.Behind the set or if people weren't around, there was him there.After first telling her story to 'Woman's Day', Sarah Monahan made allegations of inappropriate behaviour to A Current Affair.It's not a secret or something I have to hold on to and keep inside anymore. So I can set it free.By Wednesday, March 17, the story was gaining momentum. Other former cast members spoke to A Current Affair. Chris Truswell and jowly McGregor.I thought about the show and thought everyone loves 'Hey Dad' and I thought, "Here we go."And I feel sorry for her there was no-one she could feel she could turn to.By the Thursday, questions were being asked about what 'Hey Dad' executives new. Brady Halls from A Current Affair. How are you? Very good.Brady Halls went looking for answers from 'Hey Dad' creator Gary Reilly. Were you awir of allegations?No.The next night Gary Reilly agreed to an interview with Tracy Grimshaw. How much did you know at the time?Nothing. None of us did.As the interview continued, he admitted he anyhow about rumours and allegations and had discussed them with Robert Hughes.We had stand-up rows about it. Stand-up Blues. To the extent that he resigned.The following Wednesday, another former cast member, Ben Oxenbould, spoke out angrily about Gary Reilly.Told him what I knew. And I was essentially not skrus shot down in flames, but -- just shot down in flames, but intimidated in to not saying anything. He said, "You consider this a lesson in professionalism." Tonight, an explosive edition of the program as we name the man who is allegedly responsible for a series of sexual assaults on the set of 'Hey Dad'. The man is Robert Hughes, the lead character and star of 'Hey Dad'.Hello, Robert. There's a lot of serious allegations.A Current Affair was the only program to interview him, tracking him down in Singapore where he had been living.I absolutely deny everything.By the Thursday, A Current Affair had interviewed others, including family friends, Hughes's niece and actress Simone Buchanan, who came forward to offer support.I said you ned to do whatever you need to do and we'll support you.We passed all of our information on to the police and the official investigation began. Officers from the NSW Sex Crimes Unit travelled around the world, interviewing more than 200 witnesses, including Naomi Watts and Delta Goodrem. Sarah Monahan wanted to take matters into her own hands.We're looking into filing civil litigation against parties involved. So we're talking to lawyers about that.You're going to sue?Yeah.Sarah was speaking from her home in Texas. Do you regret speaking out a year ago?No. Not really. There's days where you wake up and can't deal with it. But for the most part I'm very happy that I spoke out.Welcome to A Current Affair. We begin with the major development in the 'Hey Dad' scandal and the arrest of its former star.After 2.5 years, Robert Hughes was arrested in London where he had been living and appeared in court over 11 child sex offences, involving five alleged victims.Why is he being extradited when police knew he was willing to return to Australia.He agred to today's extradition and is expected to be formally charged when he lands in Sydney in the morning. I assume you'll have to comeback to Australia to give evidence. Are you prepared for the day when you will have to go to court and see him again face to face?Yes, I am. I think the last two years has given me a lot of time personally to grow and become strong and prepare myself for that day in court. And, so, I'm ready.

so, I'm ready.And we will, of course, continue to keep you updated on that story. Now with ham, one of the food staples at this time of the year, some butchers are exploiting the increased demand, passing off sub-standard product for top shelf.Woe have dodgy looking ones here. Quite an ugly looking ham.It's the great ham scam.Could bow a tad undercooked there. I'm not saying it is. But that's what I've found.It wouldn't last the use by date because of the way the seal is. It's all broken. Undercooked, bruised, battered, overpumped and falling apart.Not something you want at your Christmas table. It has a bruise in

something you want at your
Christmas table. It has a bruise in it. The quality control there is not real good.Glazed or unglazed, alongside the turkey, a ham takes pride of place on the Christmas dinner table. Most of us can share a horror story.. Every year you- a Christmas ham.We had a leg of pork with hairs on it once. That was a horror story.My dog ate it.The real horror story is often in the qult of the meat we're dishing up to our family and -- quality of the meat we're dishing up to our family and friends.I think they're dodgy. A Christmas staple. Do you know what to look for when buying the perfect ham? We bought four hams, each from the major supermarkets, a smaller supermarket and an independent butcher. All are around the same price and our expert butcher will quality test them. Just after a ham.You've come to the right place.We sent butcher Brad Patten in to each store.-- Patton in to each store. You can see this one here. It's been overpumped. It means they're going for maximum weight gain.Captured on hidden camera, Brad talks us through his first impression and questions staff.Something like that shouldn't splip through.At one of the major supermarkets, even a staff member admits the ham is stub-standard.That's not a real good one, obviously.

It's concerning one of them told us he thinks it might be undercooked. I really done think those kind of things should be on the shelf. While some don't know much about the meat.How old would they be? The independent butcher can at least give us a date.When would it have been produced?On December 1. So they're all very, very fresh.I think by far I think the independent butcher had a more quality ham and he seemed to know what he was talking about.When we take all of the legs of ham to take a closer look, it isn't pretty. Onceia get the seal off you can see it for what it is.You're starting to see, bags do wonders.Each ham is $7.99 a kilo. The first major supermarkets ham which is $9 a kilo. Our butcher finds it has bruising on the meat. This ham from a smaller supermarket chain has a darker bone that's discoloured. According to Brad, this means the leg was frozen for a long time before processing.I need the bone to be nice and pink. It has a dark ring there and want to stay away from that.There's too much liquid in thebug of this ham, causing the skin and fat to separate from the meat.It needs to be in a bag that's nice and dry and not sitting in all those juices like that.As for the independent butcher, its ham had patches of colouring.What you're looking for is a nice even colour right the way through. Supermarkets definitely didn't stack up to, I thought they'd be a lot better than what they are. The independent one, I mean, it looked a lot better in the bag. Realistically, nutritionally, you're always looking at fresh is best and the least amount of preservetives and processing. Kristen Beck says it's not just the look of the ham you have to be wary of.It is high in salt and preservetives.Ia doneed to bear it in mind.And it's the taste test that really makes Brad turn his nose up.Not good at all. No. Definitely not.That was one of the supermarket hams.I'd rate it disgusting.The independent butcher's ham won for flavour. If this is the example of what's out there this Christmas, how does it make you feel about the quality of ham in the market at the moment? Well, to be honest, I'm quite disappointed with those hams. It's a big investment for Christmas and don't want to disappoint the

a big investment for Christmas and
don't want to disappoint the family. If you have a story you'd like us to investigate, we'd like to hear from you. Please send us an email or give us a call. Now to a mobile phone announcement that will shake up the market. Kogan is taking on the big-name providers and consumers should be the winners. It's win-win in every sense.Sick and tired of being ripped off on the mobile offering. Why not enter that space.The first question any mobile phone user has to answer is contract or pre-paid?Pre-paid. Contract. Contract.Pre-paid.The man who became famous selling cheap electronic gear is shaking up the world of pre-paid mobile phones too. We encourage people to do their research but we think we've got the best coverage out there.Ruslan Kogan struck a dole to use the Telstra network and -- deal to use the Telstra network. It's pretty hard to fine anything more appealing than that in the marketplace. Trevor Long says it's smart way for a retailer to muscle in on the multibillion dollar mobile phone markets.Ifia- a handset and all you need is connection to the network, this is perfect for you. Kogan wants to ship SIM cards with those phones. That's where Lee will get the market.You just need to order a SIM card with or without a phone and get it chipped within days. There's no contract. $29 a month for unlimited calls and text said, along with six gigabytes for users. If you're happy to commit for a year, it is

If you're happy to commit for a
year, it is $299. Or just under $25 a month. The closest similar offer that Optus has is a $30 monthly plan which gives you 250 minutes of talk time a month and a 500 megabyte data allowance. Vodafone's pre-paid service costs $30 a month too, including $450 of calls and text. But calls cost 90 cents aman and like Optus there's a 500 mega byte limit on data usage. Exceed that and most carriers slow your download speeds down to a crawl, not Kogan.No matter how you compare Kogan's options, we're leading in the marketplace in terms of coverage, price and service. Kogan Mobile is here to give consumers better value.It can offer cut rates because there's no access to either the 4G or Next G networks. Unless you like watching movies on the geor download a stack of data every month, the new kid on the block might be just about to take it up to the big boys.If speed is important to you, this probably won't be for you. If you're looking for a good deal, great coverage and bill control, unlimited plan, this is an absolute cracker.Our website has

unlimited plan, this is an absolute
cracker.Our website has more information on that story. It's no secret truckies cop a lot from other motorists, accused of terrorising the roads. Is the criticism justified? We got behind the wheel of a big rig to find out.

So I get this right, you're going to drive that, Neil?It's very big. It's very long.You're going to be a passenger. It goes sideways. You up to it?Have you driven a truck before?No.What happens when two men, big rig rookies take to a truck? You're about to find out. Are Neil Mitchell and I semi insane. Nervous?Anything could happen. He's crusaded long and hard against road drivers -- rogue drivers, cowboys and bullying behaviour. Look at this one.

cowboys and bullying behaviour.
Look at this one.But what does the average truckie put up with on the road?Truck drivers said I had to have a lesson because I've been criticising. How difficult is it to drive a truck?You ready? Mercedes- Benz provides $1 million worth of vehicles.A million dollar experiment about to happen.A private road, Sandown race track, and indemnity for false sense of security and then the heart- stopping shock and awe of the realities of the road and the real roads people die in situations like this. More often than not figures prove it's not the truckie's fault. More of that later. First, ifia drive a truck or a car, you'll recognise behaviour like this from truckies and car drivers. Tailgating, cutting in, speeding, bullying, intimidation. It's scary, dangerous and deadly. This cowboy in the Domain Tunnel in Melbourne. That's one!This imbecile truckie in NSW.Idiots putting lives at riv and insisting they're entitled to do it. A sense of arrogance on the road. "We're here, get out of the way."Being in control of the truck at all times.Gary Miller is a professional truckie and driver trainer and a brave man. He volunteers to teach us both how to drive this half million dollar monster.Three points of contact. One. Two. Three.I know you'll do it right.You know what's going to happen, Neil?I don't know. I'm drive agvery expensive truck and I have no idea.It's supposed to be a cruisey drive but like a bunch of blood-thirsty crazed mosquitos, the enemy attacks.

Front, behind.What the hell was that?Up the inside in the driver's blind spot behind the passenger door.You can see this smart car here up on the inside. I have it now and trying to watch this bloke in front of me. I can still see him. Lost him. Lost him. Lost the bloke. There he is.That's your blind spot.Ism that's an extraordinary experience because you're trying to watch four things at once and this smart car disappears. Welcome say the truckies to their nightmare. What are these cars doing here?The message here is don't cut our lunch. Don't chop in where we can't stop. You have to watch the trailer.I forgot we had a trailer. We passed about 18 cars.It's easy enough on a straight road by yourself, until - it's making noises at me.You forget the trailer is there. There's a car in my blind spot. What was that?What was that? That was a tree. The same tree Neil Mitchell studiously avoided in his drive.A tree.You had your first trucking experience, what did you think?Intimidating.This was just a taste of the real thing.The back of the truck is so far behind you, you don't know what's happening. Sometimes you forget it's there.I believe that's happened.I did.You scratched it?Let's keep going.

believe that's happened.I did.You
scratched it?Let's keep going. Do you have sympathy?I've been even more critical of the idiots now and even more admiring of the good drivers. If they do it well, they're very good. If they drive like idiots, they're mad, because it's obvious.What was that? Doesn't hurt to drive a mile in their shoes. We'd like to know your thoughts on that story. Jump on our Facebook page or send us a tweet and have your say. We reveal the retailer offering you cash back on your Christmas shopping. This program is not captioned. COMMENTATOR:
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Taking the pain out of Christmas shopping.You can win $40,000 worth of jewels.Back to you, Trace. Getting paid to buy sound like a shopaholic's dream. One retailer is making it a reality.What do you want from Father Christmas? Some Dora?Yeah!I love Dora.And I don't have any Dora.Do you think Fathers Christmas might bring you some?Athena's mother says it's impossible to do the Christmas shopping.No way. I can't take them shopping with me. I'd rather go by myself or rather shop online.Are you one of those people running ragged doing the crazy Christmas Eve retail runnaround? Why not join the 37% of Australians who are taking the easy route?We have Athos, Boo Hoo, Marks and are Spencer, Sass & Bide, Lisa Ho. Simon gives cash back to online shoppers.You can buy this buddy suit, normally $34. That's $27 on The Iconic site. You can get a $2,000 holiday, normally $600 25 from the site. But you can have an 11% extra cash back in to your acoun making it less than $575. You can have 15% off storewide, plus an extra 8% cashback on everything paid in to your account.

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paid in to your account.Dollar, dollar, dollar.Kalman Polak says that's what you'll pay for a lot of grocery items on Grocery Run.com.au. Over 10 cents a pie here. Everyone loves Nestle Quality Streets. A Christmas Day essential, the Duracell batteries are 60% off. Just right for the toys.70% of parcels coming through post offices are now purchased online. Russell Zimmerman is from the Australian Retailers Association.There has been quite an influx and an increase of people who are moving away from the traditional bricks and mortar stores and going to online.Adam has online specials like these.The universal remote, programable, normally $99 in store. For ACA viewers, a special price of $9.95. The Modum Mio coffee machine, $299 in stores. $99. These are so hot right now. This skateboard, normally $80. Only $19.99. You can pay up to $100 for Moet. Our price is $39.Thanks, Santa.Cheers.

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is $39.Thanks, Santa.Cheers. When we come back, the great mum dilemma - to go back to work or stay at home? It's really the best job I've ever had. I love This program is not captioned. One night, Kmart invited
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Tomorrow night - the great mum debate. On A Current Affair - the tough question face every Aussie mum. Goback to work?I need something more.Sore stay at home with the kids?I'm here for the children.The choices, the challenges, the criticism.Does make me feel guilty.That story tomorrow night. That's all for this evening. Thank you for your company. Goodnight. Supertext captions by Red Bee Media - www.redbeemedia.com.au.

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I SHOULD'VE BROUGHT
AN UMBRELLA.

WHAT FOR?
IT'S NOT GOING TO RAIN.

I KNOW THAT, BUT WITH
SKIN AS FAIR AS MINE,

MOON BURN IS A
REAL POSSIBILITY.

THAT'S A "BAZINGA," RIGHT?

ONE OF MY BEST,
DON'T YOU THINK?

(FORCED GIGGLE)

HOWARD, DO YOU WANT
TO DOUBLE-CHECK

THE EQUATORIAL MOUNT
ON THE LASER?

WE NEED IT LOCKED ONTO
THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY.

YOU GOT IT.

OH, RAJ, NO.

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE GONE
INTO INVENTING THE INTERNET

AND FILLING IT
WITH PICTURES OF NAKED WOMEN,

SO WE DON'T HAVE
TO PEEP THROUGH WINDOWS.

IT'S NOT LIKE THAT.

I'M WATCHING SOMEONE'S TV.

THE GOOD WIFEIS ON.

I TELL YOU, THIS IS
MY NEWGREY'S ANATOMY.

LEONARD, LEONARD.

WHAT IS THAT?
WHAT IS THAT?

RELAX, IT'S JUST A DIRTY SOCK.

HOW ON EARTH
CAN YOU SAY

"DIRTY SOCK" AND "RELAX"
IN THE SAME SENTENCE?

SHELDON, THE WORLD IS FILLED
WITH DIRTY DISCARDED SOCKS.

NOT MY WORLD.

HEY, YOU KNOW WHO'D REALLY DIG
SEEING THIS EXPERIMENT? PENNY.

I WASN'T AWARE THAT
LUNAR RANGING WAS HER THING.

ALTHOUGH, I SUPPOSE THE
RETRO-REFLECTOR LEFT ON THE MOON

BY NEIL ARMSTRONG
DOES QUALIFY AS A SHINY OBJECT.

WHY DON'T YOU
ASK HER TO COME UP?

I DON'T KNOW, IT'S STILL

A LITTLE WEIRD
SINCE, YOU KNOW...

SHE DUMPED YOU?
SHE DIDN'T DUMP ME.

WE WERE JUST IN DIFFERENT PLACES
IN THE RELATIONSHIP.

I FAIL TO SEE HOW A RELATIONSHIP

CAN HAVE THE QUALITIES
OF A GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.

OH, IT'S VERY SIMPLE.

LEONARD WAS LIVING
IN A LITTLE TOWN

CALLED "PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME"

WHILE PENNY HAD JUST MOVED
TO THE ISLAND OF "BUH-BYE."

SCREW YOU GUYS.

I'M GONNA GO SEE IF SHE'S HOME.

IF IT'S NOT
TOO MUCH TROUBLE,

I'D LIKE TO POINT THIS
AT THE MOON NOW.

WAIT A SECOND.

THE GOOD WIFE IS CRYING.

SOMETHING'S VERY WRONG.

# OUR WHOLE UNIVERSE
WAS IN A HOT, DENSE STATE #

# THEN NEARLY 14 BILLION YEARS
AGO EXPANSION STARTED... WAIT! #

# THE EARTH BEGAN TO COOL #

# THE AUTOTROPHS BEGAN TO DROOL,
NEANDERTHALS DEVELOPED TOOLS #

# WE BUILT THE WALL #
#WE BUILT THE PYRAMIDS#

# MATH, SCIENCE, HISTORY,
UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY #

# THAT ALL STARTED
WITH A BIG BANG #

#BANG!#

OH, HI.
WHAT'S GOING ON? WE'RE UP ON THE ROOF BOUNCING
LASER BEAMS OFF THE MOON.

I'M SORRY, WHAT?

IT'S PRETTY COOL.

WE'VE GOT A TWO-METER PARABOLIC
REFLECTOR AND EVERYTHING.

I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT
WANT TO SEE IT.

MAN:
THAT MAKES NO SENSE.

UM...

HOW CAN YOU BOUNCE
STUFF OFF THE MOON?

THERE'S NO GRAVITY.

PENNY:
UH, LEONARD,

THIS IS ZACK.
ZACK, LEONARD.
HEY.

OH, SORRY, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU
WERE BUSY. MAYBE ANOTHER TIME.

YEAH, MAYBE.

HEY, I WANT TO SEE
THIS LASER THING.

OH, BUT WHAT ABOUT
THE PARTY?

IT'S A SURPRISE PARTY-- DOESN'T
MATTER WHEN WE GET THERE.

(CHUCKLES)

RIGHT.

OKAY, WELL, YEAH, COME ON UP.

SO, HOW'D YOU GUYS MEET?

MY COMPANY DESIGNS THE MENUS
FOR THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY.

YOUR COMPANY?

WELL, MY DAD.
BUT ME AND MY SISTER ARE VPS.

SO... MENUS.

I KNOW IT SOUNDS EASY,
BUT THERE'S A LOT OF SCIENCE

THAT GOES INTO DESIGNING THEM.

HAPPY NOW?

I'M MOVING THE DIRTY SOCK.

THANK YOU.

RAJ, KEEP AN EYE OUT
FOR THE OTHER ONE.

HEY, GUYS, THIS IS
MY FRIEND ZACK.

HEY.

HELLO.
ZACK:
WHOA!

IS THAT THE LASER?

IT'S BITCHIN'.

YES.

IN 1917, WHEN ALBERT EINSTEIN
ESTABLISHED

THE THEORETIC FOUNDATION
FOR THE LASER IN HIS PAPER

"ZUR QUANTENTHEORIE DER
STRAHLUNG,"HIS FONDEST HOPE

WAS THAT THE RESULTANT DEVICE
BE BITCHIN'.

WELL, MISSION
ACCOMPLISHED.

LET ME EXPLAIN
WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

UM, IN 1969,

THE ASTRONAUTS
ONAPOLLO 11

POSITIONED REFLECTORS
ON THE SURFACE OF THE MOON,