The last Four Corners of the year aired on November 21, and they're not back till February 6. It's the same story with much of the ABC's Monday-night current affairs line-up -- Australian Story, Media Watch and Q&A take the same, rather lengthy break.

The year's last Insiders took place on December 4 -- Barrie Cassidy and his guests return February 12. Foreign Correspondent last aired November 20. SBS' Insight last aired November 15 -- and its website says it's back "early 2017", whatever that means.