What do over-worked sewing machines, dodgy scissors, a Bull and Vegemite have in common? Ballarat's military history, of course! Take a stroll with Tony down the Avenue of Honour and hear stories of locals whose community spirit is as strong now as it was during the World Wars.
The trip is about to get serious as Matthew, Ross and Nick attempt to sail down the dangerous and isolated south-western coast of Tasmania. As they pass through Hells Gate into the Southern Ocean, they have prepared themselves by stocking up on salt pork and hard tack - good insurance if they don't catch any fish.
The concluding part of historian Dan Snow's major two-part series, tells the powerful and heroic stories of those who risked their lives on the beaches of Normandy, to save the world from Nazi Germany.
The girls are reeling from the tough words Alex gave them at last week's Elimination and every girl has something to prove. Later at the photo shoot the six remaining models must go toe to toe with Alyssa Sutherland.
From the red earth of Broken Hill comes a look at one of the most unusual emergency departments in the country. Experience just how different a life-threatening crisis can be in one of the most isolated locations on earth. Outback ER introduces us to the incredible emergency response team personnel who live and work in this remote region - the staff from Broken Hill Base Hospital Emergency Department, the Ambulance Service of NSW, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
This episode considers the court of Richard II. Richard presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. Painters, sculptors, poets, tailors, weavers and builders flocked to court to make their fortunes. But these were dangerous times. Being close to Richard brought many a courtier to a sticky end.
Gourmet Farmer's much loved land lubbers Matthew Evans, Nick Haddow and Ross O'Meara take to the sea to discover Australia's fascinating history and amazing bounty while having the time of their lives.
With his 1913 guidebook in hand, Michael Portillo explores the stunning Art Nouveau architecture of the Czech capital. In a cafe popular with artists of the time he discovers the dance craze of the day - the tango - and gamely gives it a go.
From the majesty of our vast natural environment to the wonders of our manmade world, this is Australia like you've never seen it before. Join passionate experts on a spectacular quest along the edge of Australia.
Guest Comedian David O'Doherty pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'Positions, and how maths can help you find the best ones'.
Incredible surprises await Tony in Auckland as he travels to New Zealand's North Island. Little known mysteries are explained and prove that despite its small population, during war times Auckland was prepared to drop bombshells - literally!
This cheeky and provocative new biography series dishes the dirt on icons of the past. Get all the gossip on history's biggest stars, from Henry VIII to Marie Antoinette. Unlike the tabloids though, all the facts are rigorously researched.
In the final episode, Mark Evans follows the extraordinary trail of relics claimed to come from Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun: bones sold by a KGB defector and hair apparently found on a hairbrush at Hitler's mountain retreat by a US Army intelligence officer at the end of the Second World War. As Mark checks out the provenance, the scientists extract the DNA and reveal an extraordinary result.
We take our ability to travel quickly and safely across the globe for granted. This episode reveals the fascinating chain of events that made such everyday marvels possible, telling the story of the handful of extraordinary inventors and inventions who helped build the modern world by making the miracle of powered transport mundane.
The original bust of Nefertiti resides at the Neues Museum in Berlin and is the most popular exhibit. Not only are people captivated by her iconic beauty in the display case, but they also want to take a piece of her home.
In episode three, Silvia journeys to Ascoli Piceno and immerses herself in Italian cafe culture. Inspired by the experience, she returns to her family home in Torricella to make the perfect coffee dunking cookie - tozzetti (almond and lemon biscuits).
This week's MY: 24s involve life and death events, and the consequences of their survival. Coen was born with cystic fibrosis and later developed diabetes and Romy lived through the Black Saturday bush fires.
In this new series, award-winning filmmakers have produced individual films on ten architecturally iconic buildings in Europe. Each film will be a creative work where the building will be the central character, using both fictional and documentary elements.
The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: This program showcases the diverse foods in Chinese cuisine and looks at how to order food.
Thailand is a land of incredible beauty with more than fifty protected national parks accounting for nearly ten per cent of the country's surface, but its stunning array of wildlife is often forgotten and rarely seen. This two-part documentary special explores the hidden wildlife secrets from this beautiful and majestical land.
Presenter Jules Hudson travels across the UK to discover the incredible efforts members of the general public made to achieve victory in World War Two. Along the way he meets ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things, visits locations harbouring untold stories of bravery, hears witness testimony to key events and unearths remarkable stories of heroism.
When the retaining wall on a couple's property is a massive fail, their absentee contractor picks up his tools and goes home. With their home and future retirement in jeopardy, they turn to Mike for help.
Curry shops are among the most popular food stalls in Thailand, often with recipes and heritage passed through many generations. Episode seven takes us on a discovery of the most authentic dishes that add to this vast repertoire that is curry.
When Ethan Morgan's overprotective parents assigned a babysitter to watch over him and his 8 year old sister, he thought he'd die of embarrassment. But no need to worry: embarrassment is now the last thing on a long list of stuff that wants to kill him and his geeky pals. This babysitter may look like the girl of his dreams, but Sarah just happens to be a half-vampire.
Daniel is a teenager who arrives in a small town where he must start from scratch and make new friends. He quickly becomes the target of the Cobras, a menacing gang of karate students. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend, he begs his handyman, Miyagi, a martial arts master, to teach him karate.
One night Leonardo is in the city's morgue, secretly (and illegally) studying anatomy, when he hears ticking from inside a corpse. Cutting it open, he discovers a tiny gold watch, which proves to run backwards.
During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries' top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish immigrants, makes his mission personal, seeking to avenge his families' devastating losses during the war.
Whether it's light, shadow, distance, or sound, the way your brain perceives this information creates your unique perspective. But have you ever stopped to wonder if your brain is actually being fooled?
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighbourhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.
This thought-provoking documentary explores the development and inner-workings of the Australian film industry, celebrating our key successes and examining the changes that are occurring across the global filmmaking landscape.
Guest comedians Susan Calman and Richard Herring pit their common sense against Dara's mathematically-minded brain as they battle it out to solve puzzles and problems set by Professor Marcus du Sautoy. Today's theme is, 'How Maths Can Feel the Force'.
Harry arrives in Jinan, the capital of the Shandong Province and home of the famous Shandong Acrobatic Troupe. Under Master Yao Jian Guo, the Troupe has won an international reputation for its Man Juggling act. This stunt requires the juggler to toss, flip, and flick his team mates high into the air, using leg power and a fine sense of trajectory.
Footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China show the impacts of climate change on different parts of the world. The program also provides clear explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity.
Sean and Jon are on the next stage of their Louisiana trip and this time they're headed for the swamps. 30 miles wide and 150 miles long, the Atchafalaya river basin has been home to the French-speaking Cajuns for generations. Arriving in the bayou, Sean and Jon meet their host Jodi Meche and head out to his houseboat. Jodi is Cajun through and through and hunts and eats anything he can find in the swamp.
In this episode, the nation's capital is under attack. Forces of nature threaten to destroy the national treasures. What will happen to The Capital, The Washington Monument or the Constitution? Three thousand miles away, Los Angeles, the centre of the entertainment world, faces the same threat. Wilted palm trees set the scene for a massive inferno. What will survive? And, what creatures might take our place?
Neil Oliver becomes one of only five people known to have set foot on the isolated island known as Skull Rock, as he joins the first scientific expedition there to discover what life it has sustained over millennia. At Eagle's Nest, Tim Flannery delves into pre-history, revealing his own role in discovering Australia's polar dinosaurs. Neil Oliver heads offshore to explore the incredible engineering feat that keeps Bass Strait oil pumping, even under a hundred-year wave. Alice Garner visits Victoria's notorious Cheviot Beach, reliving the fateful day Australia lost its Prime Minister to these inclement waters. Neil Oliver travels to Phillip Island, and reveals how an entire town was removed to save the penguins. Brendan Moar tackles the tricky sport of Blo-Karting along the flat sands of Waratah Bay. On the Gippsland Lakes, Emma Johnston hunts for a brand new species of dolphin, and finally Neil Oliver takes to the skies with aviatrix Judy Pay, for an unforgettable tour of the Bass Strait Coast in a fully-restored warbird.
This episode sees stunning CGI animation used to strip apart our home star in the universe - the Sun - tearing off boiling seas of plasma, light particles, and force fields - layer by layer - to explore the secrets that lie beneath the surface of Earth's powerhouse.
This series tells the story of how American cinema, barely thirty years after its birth, having become the country's eighth largest industry and its most powerful medium, would play a unique role in the WW2 period of history.
In 2008, an elegant new neighbour designed by Snohetta architects settled along Oslo's struggling waterfront in the centre of the city. The Oslo Opera House, home to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, now rises from the fjord, attracting visitors to its seemingly endless marble roof and to its graceful interior.
Guest Comedian Alex Horne pits common sense against Dara's big maths brain as they battle it out to solve real life problems. Professor Marcus Du Sautoy sets the questions. Today's theme is, 'How maths saves lives'.
In a ground-breaking experiment, this series brings together the world's foremost experts in genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, nutrition science and applied behavioural medicine to test the latest weight loss theory. Weight loss is not one size fits all - so the only way to diet successfully is to understand one's own body's individual biology and bespoke needs. This means that struggling with a diet is not all down to a failure of willpower: it may be a biological backlash.