Andrew talks to Musical diva, Marcia Hines and the Booker Prize winning author of Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with Tetsuya Wakuda, the chef whose Sydney restaurant consistently rates in the world's top ten. Talking Heads follows the journey of this extraordinary man who went from being a fish boner to an internationally acclaimed 'master of cuisine' in little more than a decade.
In 1997 Madeleine Albright was appointed the first female Secretary of State of the United States - at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. From 1993 to 1997, she served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ashley Judd is an actress who has carefully managed to have a career working in both independent and Hollywood films. She is also a committed activist and has been since her college days.
The team search for a stone fortress built by the U.S. Cavalry to protect frontier settlers in the Wild West.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats to charismatic lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC. Robertson has had a glittering career in international human rights law and as a television host. Yet, in a remarkably candid interview he reveals that he would rather have been a historian.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is speaking to the author and artist responsible for some of the most imaginative children's books ever published.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with footy and fishing afficionado Rex Hunt. A former policeman and Victorian Football League (VFL) player, these days he is a highly successful businessman, passionate environmentalist and media personality.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, the Australian nutritionist who ignored the early sceptics and showed there is a link between weight control and the Glycemic Index.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson barely manages to contain the enthusiasm of scientist Professor Harry Messel. Professor Messel developed one of the world's leading university physics departments, pioneered the introduction of computers into this country and changed the way science is taught in Australia.
Andrew Denton talks to actor David Wenham, author Lee Stringer and Beaconsfield paramedic, Paul Featherstone.
Wynton Marsalis and John Besh are both natives of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and Creole cooking. Marsalis has nine Grammy Awards, and is the first jazz musician to receive the Pulitzer Prize. Inspired by Louisiana's rich culinary traditions, John Besh was awarded Food and Wine's 'Top 10 Best New Chefs in America', and the James Beard Award for 'Best Chef of the Southeast.'
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson talks to renowned actor John Wood. Wood's been described as having the mind of an artist and the body of a labourer. He is excellent at playing the laconic Aussie, but is the sort of bloke who reads Shakespeare and Chaucer to relax.
Time Team America heads to the picturesque and remote canyons of southern Utah to examine what remains of the Fremont Indians who lived there 1,000 years ago.
Mark Holden has been a 'boy candy' pop-star, music producer, Australian Idol judge and now a barrister. But his bare-chested appearance on Countdown in 1976 clutching a carnation is the unforgettable image of this Talking Heads.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats to one of the world's highest selling singers, Tina Arena. Her sales status may come as a surprise to many Australians who remember her as Tiny Tina, the child star of Young Talent Time (YTT). In the decades since, she's reinvented herself as a smouldering chanteuse and enjoyed amazing success, especially in France.
Getting married in the 21st century is a highly commercialised, expensive exercise. With the average cost of an Australian wedding now $33,000, the wedding industry is worth $3.5 billion dollars annually - and there are plenty who want a piece of the (wedding) cake. The Wedding Makers goes behind the scenes of this highly competitive, often glamorous, sometimes garish industry and examines how it shapes and influences today's bride.
Peter Thompson talks to ex-Managing Director of the ABC, David Hill.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson has an intimate chat with Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. A singer/songwriter team of extraordinary spirit, their powerful music, straight from the heart, has taken them around the world. Both members of the stolen generations, Ruby was eight years old when she was taken from her family in South Australia, while Archie was three and then living in Victoria.
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