From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history and profoundly altered the future of civilisation and it was all chronicled by a journalist stationed in Petrograd.
We celebrate the remarkable life of legendary leader Nelson Mandela. A moving, intimate portrait told through the words of an astonishing cast of close friends and associates.
The story of the original factory girls who took on the fight for equality at home and at work, with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the series. Presented by Alex Jones.
A group of modern women go back in time to 1983 to learn how an unsung army of female workers fought to keep their jobs in the face of foreign competition. Presented by Alex Jones.
Modern women from South Wales go back in time to the factory floor of 1976 to learn how an unsung army of factory girls took on the fight for equality. Presented by Alex Jones.
Twenty modern workers go back to the factory floor of 1968 to learn how an unsung army of factory girls took on the fight for equality at work and at home. Presented by Alex Jones.
Prominent Aussies reflect on the moon landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as Apollo 11 astronauts made their way around our nation.
In the final episode of the series, the family reflect on their time travel adventure, and explore how the legacy of a hundred years of tumultuous history lives on in the northern diet today.
Despite the 1960s free-love and alternative culture, many women found that their lives and expectations had barely altered. But by the 1970s, the Women's Liberation Movement was causing seismic shifts in the march of the world's events, and women's creativity and political consciousness was soon to transform everything - including the face of publishing and literature.
The Ellis' '80s home is a homage to chintz and magnolia with the exciting addition of some new technology: their first telephone, a chest freezer, and that '80s kitchen. By the '90s, the music scene captures the nation.
Australian inventors have boldly re-imagined communication across the spectrum of technologies: Graeme Clark's extraordinary bionic ear delivered deaf patients the sound of speech; John O'Sullivan and his CSIRO team created the world's first high-speed wi-fi that dramatically changed the communication landscape worldwide; Henry Sutton's visionary Telephane was designed in Ballarat decades before the television; and post-master James Raymond established the world's first pre-paid postage system in Sydney in 1838 with his delightfully simple pre-paid envelope.
For many northern families, the '70s saw a rise in living standards and the smallest gap in income ever recorded between rich and poor. Despite power cuts and strikes, this is a golden era for working-class families.
From Pong to Google, this episode examines how tech innovations and digital culture have profoundly shaped every aspect of Gen Xers' lives.
For the Ellis family, 1960 marks the start of a new era of prosperity and confidence in the north. As the decade draws to a close, the family can boast a TV, washing machine and even a fridge.
The episode examines how growing up in an era of nuclear fears and Cold War secrecy has led gen Xers to distrust power.
The post-war years see the Ellis family on rations without a fridge, hot water or an electric cooker. The girls sample 1950s-style dancing and mum Lesley gets her girlfriends over to indulge in catalogue shopping.
We fast-forward one thoroughly modern British family through a historical revolution in the family's very own home. Their experience begins in 1918. The war is over but life for northern workers is tough.
We'll explore the development of the Generation X sensibility, looking back at the historical events and social forces that made them Gen X-ers.
Through a combination of populist charm and brutal violence, Idi Amin managed to rule Uganda for eight years. But how did he rise from his humble beginnings and build such a powerful dictatorship? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
He was the most feared man in Panama with connections ranging from Fidel Castro to the US Government; but exactly how did Noriega rise from poverty to become a dictator? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
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