Nine couples compete to go into business with award-winning chef and restaurateur Raymond Blanc. Who's got what it takes to impress? Raymond Blanc is not only on the hunt for a couple to back in a new restaurant venture, but is investing his own money alongside partners David Moore and Sarah Willingham.
This excellent duo of programs explores the very relevant and hot topic of globalisation. What is it, and exactly who benefits? This episode highlights sustainability and explores how in today's globalised economy environmental sustainability is becoming ever more important.
This excellent duo of programs explores the very relevant and hot topic of Globalisation. What is it, and exactly who benefits? This episode explores the subject through the supposedly glamorous fashion industry, asking exactly how fair is fashion? Watch the episode then consider how ethical and sustainable the production of clothes in Bangladesh's garment industry is. Consider factors such as pay rates, working conditions and environmental impact.
On the 20-year anniversary of his ground-breaking masterpiece Roger and Me, filmmaker Michael Moore returns with Capitalism: A Love Story, exploring further the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).
In this episode, Alex is on the trail of the global food and drink superbrands. He travels the globe to find out how they became the global giants they are today and how they still want to double in size. From Heinz Baked Beans to Coca-Cola, he learns why they outsell their nearest rivals.
This week fashion novice Alex Riley dives into the glamorous world of fashion superbrands. He goes in search of the secrets of their power. Apart from a pair of Adidas trainers and a stack of jumpers, fashion has passed Alex by. In this episode, he wants to find out how the multi-billion dollar global organisations have invaded our wardrobes, our upbringing and our minds.
As the world suffers the effects of unbridled western capitalism, this two-part series is a timely look at the rise of Islamic finance and banking as ethical alternatives. The second episode looks at the everyday workings of Islamic business communities, from the sophistication of Malaysia's developing economy, to the more volatile, younger market economy of Indonesia.
British television presenter Alex Riley doesn't get the whole obsession with brands. He's happy to use a hand-me-down mobile phone and reckons he's immune to the powerful lure of big name labels. But millions of consumers can't resist - so how do brands make you buy them, believe in them, and even love them?
As the world suffers the effects of unbridled western capitalism, this two-part series is a timely look at the rise of Islamic finance and banking as ethical alternatives. An accessible exploration of the deepening influence of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies and Islamic banking in Malaysia.
Live from Parliament House Canberra, the Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan delivers his fifth federal budget in the House of Representatives.
A brand that defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world. Its game-changing products tap into modern desires. Its leader, Steve Jobs, was a long-haired college dropout with infinite ambition, and an inspirational perfectionist with a bully's temper. Evan Davis decodes the formula that took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.
Farmers from around Trundle are turning up in droves at the local pub. And it's not just to share a yarn over a middy or two. The Committee has arranged a fund raiser with the local male farmers posing for a calendar shoot.
It's the biggest day of the year on the social calendar, the annual show and the Trundle Tree Changers are getting in on the competition. Even farmer, Ben Kerin gets into the swing with his famous boiled rice pudding.
This Oscar-winning documentary from Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), is first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Ferguson traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
After many years of drought, 2011 is a bumper year for Trundle. But with the rains comes another problem... a mouse plague. For the Guerkes, it's the first decent rain since their landlord gave them a new water tank. But they're still not happy and have been offered another farmhouse from a local family aware of their woes. It seems everyone in town knows they're moving except their original landlords.
Nine couples of would-be farmers have been whittled down to just two by self-made pig farmer, Jimmy Doherty. He faces his toughest decision yet, as he must announce who should have the chance to run their very own 10-hectare farm for a year.
This week the Guerke's relationship with their landlord has deteriorated further and the committee meets to discuss a solution. When Jo and Andrew Gallen arrive, Jo tracks down Dannielle and gets the job of cook at the Trundle Pub.
Three couples are left to compete for the big prize. Jimmy wants to see who can cope with problems associated with large-scale farming. He takes the couples to a fruit farm in Essex where he challenges their skills to harvest a bumper crop of strawberries.
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