In a lifetime, the average person will take 58 holidays, meet 1700 friends and acquaintances, read 2100 books and watch 5800 films. Without memory, these events would remain just that - a series of unrelated events or things. But through memory, these events become autobiographical, transforming them into events which happened to me. How Does Your Memory Work? is a documentary exploring the staggering complexity of memory, something most of us take for granted.
In episode two, Stephen looks at the different treatments available, talking to experts and sufferers alike, and ponders whether he is willing, after all this time, to take that route himself.
This series will follow seven obese children for a decade, revisiting them every two years to discover what it's really like to grow up as an overweight child today. This second episode focuses on the younger children of the group.
Abortion has been available in Australia since the early 1970s and several generations of women have freely accessed abortion in that time. And yet it seems that talking openly about it remains one of the last taboos. This program attempts to break through that barrier and, in doing so, contribute to the ongoing debate that continues to surround this highly contentious issue.
To commemorate two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin, this two part series combines dramatic reconstruction of Charles Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836, which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859, with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory.
In Dead Tired, new medical studies will reveal what many scientists have long believed - that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even depression. Tonight's episode investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death.
Generation XXL is a landmark, observational, long-term British documentary series which will follow seven obese children for a decade, revisiting them every two years to discover what it's really like to grow up as an overweight child today.
In 1924, 28-year-old Dr Walter J Freeman arrived at St Elizabeth's in Washington, DC, one of the US's largest hospitals for the mentally ill, and home to thousands of patients suffering from agitated depression, dementia, and psychosis. Freeman embarked on a bold experiment: to discover a physical abnormality in the brain that caused mental illness.
Tasmania is home to the biggest marsupial carnivore left on earth - the Tasmanian devil. Award-winning filmmakers David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook explore the way of life of this special Australian in Terrors of Tasmania.
There's something especially mesmerising about observing primates, particularly monkeys, mimic human behaviour. Snow Monkeys: Who's Hot And Who's Not is a rich and varied story which focuses on the very different lives of two groups of monkeys - one lives in relative luxury, while the other must endure a daily battle for survival.
A fascinating insight into Australian home life as three frazzled, stressed-out families attempt to improve their work/life balance by participating in 'The Nest' experiment. This work-life imbalance, one of the most pressing issues of our manic modern times, is the latest social phenomenon to be explored in SBS's critically acclaimed, home-grown series.
The two-part documentary series Dead Tired showcases the latest science from around the world that proves lack of sleep is slowly killing us. Shot in Australia, America, Canada and England this is the first series to feature footage of what happens to a person's mind and body during chronic sleep deprivation and the cutting edge science uncovering why most of us feel sleep deprived. Episode One investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death in today's society.
Danny Wallace is on a mission to convince the world that chimps are people too. He believes the time has come to make our hairy relatives part of the family. Our primate brethren share 99.4 percent of our crucial DNA, and are more closely related to us than they are to gorillas. This being so, should they be afforded the same rights as people?
Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bones hidden in an isolated cave eventually reveal that our bodies are able to adapt much faster than anyone thought possible. The teeth and brow formations lead scientists to think they are ancient, but closer examination shows them to be less than 3000 years old.
Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bone
Whale sharks may well be the biggest fish in the sea but very little is known about them. Whale Shark follows the whale sharks on a year-long journey to try to find out more.
This compelling documentary follows the inspiring story of unlikely best friends, Frank Surgener and Darryl 'Daz' Howe, and tracks their journey of self discovery as they strive to achieve their remarkable goals. Daz was born with C6 cerebral palsy, the highest form of physical disability that comes with this crippling condition, with doctors advising Daz's parents that he would never walk. Daz was determined to defy the doctors' warnings and sick of being told what he could never do, he endeavours to accomplish a significant feat to prove them all wrong - to run the New York marathon.
Today, 1.1 billion people will smoke a cigarette, 40,000 people will embark on their first day of kicking the habit, 12,500 kids will try their first cigarette and 370 smokers will be diagnosed with lung cancer. This film teases apart perhaps the strangest affair we've ever had - our love/hate relationship with the cigarette.
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