Screen Australia, ABC and Screenwest have announced that Australia’s food icon Maggie Beer AO is looking to improve the lives of older Australians in her new series for the ABC, “Maggie Beer’s Big Mission.” The show will air on ABC TV and ABC iview in 2024.
Currently filming in Perth and produced by the Western Australian production company Artemis Media, Maggie is leading an ambitious, life changing, social experiment as she attempts to overhaul an aged care home by transforming meals, the dining experience and the surroundings. Working with the unsung heroes in aged care, the aim is to improve the health and joy of the residents.
Over four months, Maggie and her team of experts will need to overcome challenging obstacles to deliver a nutritious and tasty new menu to the residents. The dining room and garden areas will also be given a much-needed rejuvenation. This will be Maggie’s most ambitious project to date. “What a privilege this is to work with a home that is brave enough to show warts and all, and the path of continuous improvement that will be necessary to bring about real change,” host Maggie Beer commented.
“‘Maggie Beer’s Big Mission’ is poised to captivate audiences as it follows Maggie’s magnificent journey to revolutionize aged care through culinary innovation and reimagined spaces. This ambitious project not only showcases Maggie's culinary prowess and determination, but also raises important questions about the future of aged care in Australia. We are incredibly proud to support this ground-breaking documentary that envisions a more enriching, vibrant and compassionate chapter for our seniors,” declared Alex West, Head of Documentary at Screen Australia.
“We are thrilled to have Maggie Beer spearhead such an important national conversation that effects all Australians. This series will surprise and delight ABC audiences, while bringing about real-world change,” added Susie Jones, Head of Factual of ABC.
“We are thrilled to be working with Maggie Beer again, whose skill, passion and dedication is legendary and whose mantra is ‘every mouthful counts,”' added Celia Tait, Executive Producer at Artemis.
“This is yet another groundbreaking series from Artemis Media who are fast establishing themselves as warriors for social change. Screenwest is proud to be supporting such important content and we look forward to seeing the impact it will no doubt have on aged care on a national and global scale,” concluded Rikki Lea Bestall, CEO of Screenwest CEO.