In 1822, eight men escape from the most isolated and brutal prison on earth, Sarah Island in Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania). Only one man survives and his tale of betrayal, murder and cannibalism shocks the British establishment to the core. His story is The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce.
Just over a year ago the people of Cumnock (pop. 300), a tiny town four hours drive west of Sydney, were presented with a radical idea. Cumnock resident Christine Weston suggested that they offer their empty farmhouses to people from the city. The families would pay only a dollar a week but they would have to do some basic repairs on their houses.
Follows the head of the Anglican Church in Nigeria as he leads a boycott of the once-a-decade Anglican leaders meeting in London, to hold a rival summit in Jerusalem.
Does meditation have any place within Christianity? Compass meets Benedictine monk, Laurence Freeman, who travels the world teaching meditation to cross-denominational Christian groups.
Explore what life changing experiences are possible in 30 days! Hosted By Morgan Spurlock.
This story of music, faith and heroism focuses on the Brunswick Salvation Army Band whose fate in World War II is one of the most tragic and little told episodes of Australia's wartime history.
In the final episode of our men's dinner series, Geraldine invited five men who have moved into a later stage of life. Most are retired or they have stepped back from full time work or their main career. So what are they doing? Have they become grumpy old men? Or, are they having a ball in this, their second or maybe third life?
Imagine a group of men from tough backgrounds who try to make their living as labourers, miners, and security guards in post apartheid South Africa. Now imagine this same group of men donning their Pierre Cardin suits and engaging in underground fashion shows every Saturday night for prizes, and more importantly - self-respect. Danish filmmaker Jeppe Ronde's The Swenkas takes its title from the name by which these men are known.
A gun-toting, border-patrolling Minuteman experiences what it is like to be an illegal immigrant when he's stripped of all forms of identification and moves in with a family of undocumented immigrants for one month. During his 30 Days experience, he will live with the family of illegal immigrants in their one-bedroom apartment, work as a handyman, attend a pro-immigration rally and travel to Mexico to visit the family's former home.
A pro-choice feminist who currently works as an administrative assistant and a counsellor at a women's health clinic lives at a Christian, pro-life maternity home for one month. As part of her 30 Days experience, she will follow the regimented schedule of the home, work in its pregnancy crisis centre, and participate in various pro-life activities supported by the maternity home.
David Goldie tracks down the same street kids he spoke to seven years ago to find out what has happened in their lives since he last spoke to them
Writer and historian Melvyn Bragg reveals how William Tyndale's work in translating the Bible into English unlocked the English language for ordinary people.
This two-part program tells the story of one of the most influential men in English history, William Tyndale.
To mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, British author Adam Nicolson tells the fascinating story of its making, and examines why this world wide bestseller is still considered one of the most influential books.
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