Each week, host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, along with some of Australia's smartest communications experts. They will take us inside the persuasion business and explain why the world appears, not as it really is, but as others want us to see it. Why everything is spin, branding, advertising and image control.
Somehow John Bell, a shy kid with stutter, become a great Australian actor and bold director. Inspired at the age of 15 by the "vulgarity, bloodthirstiness and great lyricism" of Shakespeare, his name has been back-to-back with the bard's for over 20 years now at the Bell Shakespeare Company.
Sunday Lights presents Yamaji Man - an intimate portrait of a proud and powerful man. Born to a Yamaji woman from Western Australia and an Irish Catholic father, Mark Atkin grew up in two worlds, never truely at home in either. An inspirational didgeridoo player, we join him on tour in New York where he has been performing and working with Philip Glass.
Over five hundred performers come together under the baton of maestro John Curro to perform Havergal Brian's monster of a symphony - the Gothic. Filmed over 7 years in Australia and the UK this is a gripping, funny and inspirational story about the quest by a group of music lovers to stage the Mt.Everest of classical music. The Curse of the Gothic Symphony reveals the passion, the obsession, the incalculable scale required to stage a massive event that has eluded others for eighty years.
The Gruen Transfer is hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, who picks apart the seams of advertising with the extraordinary Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson, ably supported by our rotating panel of Dan Gregory, Dee Madigan, Jeremy Nicholas, Bridget Taylor, Jane Caro, Rowan Dean and Carolyn Miller.
The All Aboard five day series creates opportunities for preschoolers to extend their knowledge about trains as a form of transport which is achieved through role play, painting, singing and cooking activities.
This new children's drama series gives the traditional superhero genre a new spin. Amazing Extraordinary Friends is the story of an ordinary boy who discovers the power to be extraordinary. 15-year-old Ben Wilson is an average kid whose life changes dramatically when he discovers a mysterious insignia that endows him with amazing powers as Captain X. With the help of a retired superhero sidekick known as The Green Termite and best friend Roy Bottle (alias NightLite), Ben sets out to unite the world's few remaining superheroes under one common banner: The Amazing Extraordinary Friends.
Amazing Extraordinary Friends is the story of an ordinary boy who discovers the power to be extraordinary. 15-year-old Ben Wilson is an average kid whose life changes dramatically when he discovers a mysterious insignia that endows him with amazing powers as Captain X. With the help of a retired superhero sidekick known as The Green Termite and best friend Roy Bottle (alias NightLite), Ben sets out to unite the world's few remaining superheroes under one common banner: The Amazing Extraordinary Friends.
Puppets Fi-Be and Benji welcome you to The Amazing House , where exciting things are always happening. Through a magical mixture of fun and adventure, children are taken on a journey exploring words that start with a particular letter sound.
It's Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! The Wiggles have made television for children in their own unique way full of fun, music and entertainment transmitted from their very own pretend Network Wiggles.
Many say Singapore has the best education system in the world. A Quiet Revolution follows the inspiring stories of two Singaporean school children facing the highest stakes exam of their lives - the primary school leaving exam, or PSLE.
This series asks, are we living through the beginning of the end of the West's ascendancy? Once so dominant, the economies of the United States and Europe are now facing the real prospect of being overtaken by China within a generation.
A personal trainer intentionally gains 50% of his body weight to better understand obesity, by increasing his calorie intake and quitting all forms of exercise. His 12-month return journey from 80kg (176lbs) to 120kg (264lbs) and back again is documented as he sets out to gain an understanding of how difficult it really is to go from fit to Fat and Back.
The story of the Forgotten Battle in the Forgotten War: how a small band of Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders in Korea gave up their Anzac Day barbecue to stop the Seoul-bound Chinese Army in its tracks.
Eddie Koiki Mabo became one of the most recognisable names in Australia after he won a case of land ownership against the Australian Government in the high court of Australia in 1992. Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the MABO decision and through the eyes of those who loved him most we discover who was Eddie Mabo away from the courts, away from the headlines, who was the man that would make history and become one of the most controversial Australian figures of the twentieth century.
Tonight's history doc uncovers the intriguing existance of an ancient Roman city in China, Rome: The Lost City of China. Here, some villagers' rusty yellow hair and Caucasian features have intrigued neighbours, historians and not least, the villagers themselves. Some modern scholars believe Li-jien is today's ZhelaiZhai, and that the villagers' ancestors are none other than Rome's missing legionnaires.
Recruits: Paramedics follows the journey of everyday people setting out to achieve a lifelong ambition to become a paramedic. New recruits must first survive eight grueling weeks of medical theory and assessment at Paramedic College. Many have no medical background ... they arrive with nothing more than an overpowering motivation to save lives. But this is a journey and a career that will also transform their own lives.
This landmark series tells the story of a civilisation that is older than history - a land of a billion people, 400 languages and 33 million gods. Everything you've heard about India is true - and more. India is poised to become the next superpower and the reasons lie not just in the present but in the past. As the brief heyday of the West comes to a close, the big players in history are coming again - the players whose creativity goes back not merely decades, but thousands of years. The Indians created empires that ruled half the world, empires with unforgettable human stories that left stupendous monuments from the Taj Mahal to the giant temples of South India.
Hold on as you watch the thrilling next series of City Homicide. As long as there's greed and lust and passion, there's murder. Join Dective Senior Constables Jennifer Mapplethorpe (Nadine Gardner) and Duncan Freedman (Aaron Pedersen) and their colleagues here on Australia Network, bringing you the best of Australian drama.
Offspring, the exuberant drama set in Melbourne's Fitzroy, centres on Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie). The story follows Nina's struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her hunt for a decent love life and her tendency to over-think and fly off into fantasy.
As the season begins, Nina (Asher Keddie) is 12 weeks pregnant to partner, anesthetist Patrick Reid (Matthew Le Nevez). Having recovered from the initial shock of their surprise pregnancy, Nina embarks on a mission to perfect all areas of her life before the baby arrives. But Nina's desire for perfection is quickly disrupted by complications at work, and the bedlam created by the ever-expanding Proudman family.
Set in Ballarat in 1959, Dr Lucien Blake has returned home after decades away to take over the country practice from his dying father. A former Army Medical Officer and POW, Dr Blake is both a GP and the town's police surgeon, which means he often finds himself investigating deaths ‐ both natural and unnatural. He is haunted by the horrors of wars, his incarceration in Thailand's infamous Ban Pong POW camp and his own personal loss. Everyone trusts the doctor. They tell him everything. And he has a dammed good nose for things left unsaid.
Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands.
Welcome to Agony Uncles - where some of Australia's funniest and wisest celebrity gents put their reputations on the line to tell you what it's really like to be single, cohabitate, marry, divorce and then be single again in the 21st century.
At Catalyst we know that science is a dynamic force for change. Each week Catalyst brings you stories from Australia and around the world. Our passion to meet scientists at the forefront of discovery is matched by our fascination with science breakthroughs however big or small. Science changes all our lives. For better or worse, we are committed to showing you what our future holds.
Every day in Australia over 40 000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Follow the chaplains' journeys alongside the patients and families at three major hospitals. Our chaplains are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges - to help makes sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique and never-been-seen perspective on the daily life and death drama of hospital life.
Have you ever wondered about who lived in your house before you? Where did they come from? Presenter and archaeologist Adam Ford explores the incredible stories that lie between the bricks and mortar of our homes.
Keeping audiences up with the times of the world's trendiest cosmopolitan cities, including Shanghai, New York, Tokyo and London; Cosmo Times aims to reveal some of the innate cultural differences that make these cities unique.
Each week one of Australia's most respected political commentators - Annabel Crabb - takes a plate and leads us into the homes and hearts of some of our most notable and engaging politicians. She sits down and talks food, recipes and carbon tax with MPs from both sides of the fence.
This series of Food Safari is a delicious journey featuring some of the best food on earth as we travel the culinary "road less travelled" with cuisines ranging from Lao to Cypriot, Danish to South African, plus Australia's own Creole cuisines in Broome and Darwin.
Former food critic Matthew Evans has chucked in his city life for a taste of some small farm living in Tasmania; that heart-shaped island somewhere down the bottom of Australia. This series plots the new trajectory of Matthew's life: from living in Australia's biggest and busiest city to a country life in an isolated part of the island state. He's eager to seriously put to the test his primary belief that we should all be directly connected with our food - either by growing it or rearing it ourselves, or sourcing it from local producers.
Start the day with quality news and analysis on ABC News Breakfast hosted by Michael Rowland, Virginia Trioli and Beverley O'Connor. Paul Kennedy brings you the latest from the sporting world and Vanessa O'Hanlon provides comprehensive coverage of the weather.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world. From major public speeches to intimate bookshop conversations, Big Ideas puts you in the front row.
Zoe Daniel and Jim Middleton bring you a complete snapshot of the day's international news and current affairs, with reports from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's network of international correspondents, plus insights from special guests.
The official Asia Pacific Championship for the distance, and is one of only three regional championships in the world. The race is held around Auckland's iconic waterfront with the swim in the Viaduct Harbour, bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the run to the finish at the Viaduct Events Centre.
IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship takes place in the sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne. With a swim start in Frankston, the bike course incorporates the Eastlink Tollway and the run course concludes in St Kilda.
Inside Edge is a weekly interview show for ABC News 24. Presented by Angela Pulvirenti, the program features face-to-face interviews with Australian sporting icons, looking back on their experiences both on and off the field.
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