Michael Apted's latest instalment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series. In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," filmmakers interviewed a group of British children aged seven from widely ranging backgrounds, about a range of subjects. Apted took the reins for the second series and the 'children' have been followed up every seven years since. At 49, twelve agree to talk about family, work, their hopes and the series.
In tonight's episode Alice and Rob's relationship takes off and, after several weeks they have decided to move in together. After meeting with a matchmaker, Peter decides to try speed dating; Mark arranges to meet an ex-girlfriend he hopes to win back; and Suzanne has fallen in love with Santo. Will he propose?
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is R&B singer Deni Hines. Hines grew up in the music industry sitting on the side of the stage while her mother, Marcia, performed around Australia. But she had no intention of becoming an entertainer. She wanted to be a forensic pathologist...that is, until she fell into a modelling contract and left school at 17.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with 'Mr Clean-Up Australia' Ian Kiernan. As a young chap, Ian Kiernan threw rubbish out of cars and off the back of his boat. As he tells Talking Heads, he had no great desire to save the environment. The tremendous success of Clean-Up Australia Day and Clean-Up the World Day came much later.
SBS and Screen Australia present: Once Bitten ... love the second time around, when love comes with baggage. We all know someone who has been through a messy break-up or divorce - only to plunge right back into the relationship game. But does it get any easier? Once Bitten is about love the second-time round. It's about the way we live and love in today's complex world and survive to tell the tale, when against the odds, we dive right back in and do it all again despite the baggage and hurt from the past, and added complications of ex-wives, ex-husbands and step-families.
Florence 'Pancho' Barnes was a barnstorming pilot in the USA in the 1930s who created a ranch where test pilots drank and relaxed. It was called the Happy Bottom Riding Club and it has entered the annals of history.
Love's Harvest is a series of four half-hour beautiful and intimate stories about organic farmers. Each episode portrays the experiences of couples and families toiling hard for their belief in organic goodness and the love and life it provides.
Facing a packed schedule, the roadtrippers drive to Canberra to interview federal MP and Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek who proves an inspiration for Kay. En route for Melbourne they stop in Gundagai where they chat to waitress Emily. She reveals a small town Australian perspective when, oblivious of Kay as a person of Asian descent, she describes playing 'spot the Aussie' with her boyfriend.
The second of a four-part series of the 'people's history' of post-war Australia looks at the national obsession of owning your own home. The 'great Australian dream' began immediately after the war and continues to this day.
Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are refugees from war-torn countries and many have never been in a classroom before. For many of them, a computer is something they might have heard of but never had the opportunity to use.
Why do we collect what we collect, decorate in certain styles or become obsessive about adding to particular possessions? In this 5-part series, three professional 'sticky beaks' - Gerri Williams, Julie Nimmo and Andrew Urban - check out the stories behind the acquisitions.
Yakuza is a term which originally stems from the world of gambling, but the word, literally meaning 'eight-nine-three', has other connotations. In Japan, more than 86,000 so-called yakuza are members of consortiums that are fronts for the mafia. The yakuza are led by dictatorial bosses and operate in a world with its own set of rules. In contemporary Japan, it is hard to find enough subservient and reliable disciples, who can be accepted into the clan after a one-year internship. Young Yakuza follows one of them, a 20-year-old freeloader named Naoki.
This fascinating documentary by Director Michael Apted is the latest instalment in a series that continues a social experiment from 1964, which aimed to explore the adage 'Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.' World in Action filmed a group seven-year-olds, and every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, 12 agree to talk about the current state of their family, work, hopes, and reflections on the series. We also get to see footage from previous interviews.
In tonight's episode, Judithe and Rudi's precious time together draws to a close. We learn how Alice's date with Rob goes; Ange and Annie hit a bumpy patch in their relationship, will they have a future together? We meet Suzanne who joins the club after being single for eight years.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with Meryl Tankard. Tankard is one of Australia's greatest choreographers, and one of its most controversial. A classically-trained ballerina, she turned her back on that traditional style and gained international acclaim taking contemporary dance to new and unorthodox heights.
Andrew talks to the man behind the nicknames 'feral abacus' and 'the visiting professor' - John Hewson and the multi-award winning performer, John Butler.
The first of a four-part series of the 'people's history' of post-war Australia draws on the stories and memories of ordinary Australians to reveal the significant social and cultural shifts here since 1945.
Chris Rohrlach looks like an ordinary Australian 'bloke'. A farmer from northern New South Wales. Fourteen years ago, his pregnant girlfriend Rachel had a massive stroke which left her incurably quadriplegic, with significant neurological impairment. Chris was undeterred. For him Rachel was still Rachel, and he married her shortly after their baby was born. That baby is now a teenage boy and Chris and Rachel have just found out they are having another child! If that was not enough responsibility for Chris, life on the farm is tough and he desperately needs a second income. To the horror of many local townspeople, Chris decides to open a small legal brothel.
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