Studio interview program getting behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features is Ben Cropp.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson's guest is an Australian legend. On the one hand, Victor Bray's gourmet tomatoes have been praised by Stephanie Alexander and food writers, and on the other hand he's much loved by folk who like their cars to go 400 kilometres an hour.
A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, conducted by Alex Stobbs. Cambridge music scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer, Alex Stobbs captured the heart of the nation with his inspiring story of hope and determination. Battling his crippling disease, Alex continues to turn his musical dreams into reality. He conducted the St Matthew Passion in front of a packed house of 800 paying audience members at the famous Cadogan Hall in London.
Peter Thompson chats with beloved Australian actress Lorrae Desmond.
A two-part documentary series that covers 90 years of change in Australian sexual behaviour - changes driven by our class, gender and era. Sex is one of the most fundamental aspects of our lives. Our sexual experiences have the capacity to be powerful and profound. And for each one of us the story of our sex life will be very different.
Andrew Denton talks to Louise Yaxley and Alexis Rhodes - cyclists involved in the accident in Germany last year. James Blunt performs.
Looks at couples from around the world that have been married for over 50 years.
Totally Wild reporter Natalie Hunter speaks with children's author Andy Griffiths to find out how he fell into his career.
It's Britain's most open secret. Even though it's illegal, over 15 million people have tried it - including a third of all British teenagers and, by their own admission, a select group of Government ministers. But in the press there are more and more scare stories about the effects of the drug, and there's growing debate about whether cannabis should be reclassified as a class B drug. In Should I Smoke Dope? Nicky Taylor, immersive journalist and single mum, embarks on a fact- finding mission to discover more about cannabis. Her journey mimics most people's first foray into cannabis culture - and is both funny and sometimes frightening.
The late 1970s appear to be the peak of sexual lunacy. Sex clubs begin spreading. By 1978, New York has at least a dozen where on any given night the floorshow is an all out orgy. And then there's the notorious Studio 54, where cocaine and quaaludes were as prevalent as the disco music that provided the soundtrack.
In episode four the Townsville crew leaves before dawn to fly back out to the 'ghost yacht' drifting on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Police regard the yacht as a potential crime scene and the crew must pick up vital navigation equipment and computers which may provide information needed to help search for the missing three-man crew. After they have retrieved the equipment, the Townsville crew joins an all out search for the vanished men. Meanwhile, the Cairns crew flies to the Mossman River Gorge. A teenage boy has become stranded on a rock in the middle of rapids and all attempts to reach him have failed.
Alex: A Passion For Life continues the story of inspirational, cystic fibrosis sufferer Alex Stobbs. Alex is now 18, and the incurable lung disease he has suffered since childhood, is steadily getting worse. But against incredible odds Alex has achieved his ambition to study music at King's College in Cambridge University, where he also sings as a choral scholar in one of the most celebrated choirs in the world.
A refreshing series about something we've all thought about at one point in our lives - "if only" we'd done or said something else, then perhaps things would have turned out differently.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is a scientist who has spent a good part of her life studying what it is that makes each of us unique. Professor Susan Greenfield, regarded as one of the most influential and inspirational women in the world, is a leading expert on the human brain. Find out why Baroness Greenfield thinks computer games and virtual lives are physically altering our brains and the way we function.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with Australian actor John Bell. John Bell was a shy kid with a stutter who became the theatrical powerhouse behind The Bell Shakespeare Company. He also contributed to the development of Australian theatre, opening the famous Nimrod Theatre in the 1970s and championing Australian plays. On Talking Heads, this great Australian actor and director discusses a lifelong passion for Shakespeare that was ignited at age 15.
Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre explores what is involved in being a professional lifeguard or volunteer lifesaver.
Andrew Denton talks to Maggie Taberrer, and Lano and Woodley 'show and tell'.
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