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'.
The final five students are pushed to their limits when Napoleon sends them to work at a music video shoot for the rock band, Porcelain.
Burt's Cosmo centrefold. The Stonewall Riots. Leather men. Drag queens and oh so much more. It's the Age of Anything Goes, the decade of the greatest sex experimentation, activism and sex marketing in history. Tonight's episode looks at sex in the 70s.
In episode three, the Townsville crew get a call from the Queensland Water Police. The Coast Guard aircraft has sighted a mysterious yacht drifting far out to sea on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. There is no record of the yacht and they are unable to make contact with her. Operating at the very end of their range the Townsville crew winch a rescue officer down into the open sea. After a hard swim he climbs on board to discover an empty yacht. Hours later the story of the 'ghost yacht' on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef flashes around the world.
A Boy Called Alex is the true story of cystic fibrosis sufferer, 17-year-old Alex Stobbs. He's a musical prodigy who has been playing the piano since he was three. His goal is to conduct Bach's great choral piece, The Magnificat, before an audience of 500 in the stunning 15th century chapel of his school, Eton. This is an ambitious task for any teenage boy, but for Alex the stakes are much higher. With each year that passes, his lungs and digestive system are slowly giving up on him and there is no cure.
This series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with one of Australia's most prominent silks, Julian Burnside QC. Today Julian is a millionaire philanthropist who can command almost $9000 a day to appear in court, but depending on the cause, often charges nothing.
Recently, an entirely remodelled Crazy Horse - the sexiest cabaret in the world - reopened its doors. Through the experience of a few performers, Crazy Horse: The Revival, revives all the challenges involved in the creation of its new revue. Can Leslie, the youngest recruit, handle the stress of being on stage for the first time? Will Daniela, a chaste classical dancer, cope with nudity? As captain of the show, will Zula be able to step up? Crazy Horse: The Revival slowly strips off the secrets of this Parisian temple of nudity.
Few businesses would know stress around the clock like a police operations call centre. Operators receive 000 and inquiry calls for everything from attempted suicides to guiding police cars through high-speed pursuits. Intense public and political pressure has been applied to shorten the average response time, that is the time from calling to police arriving. A new superintendent has been given the job of increasing efficiency and already the response time has been shortened, but at what cost? Stress buster Dr Niki Ellis examines the call centre to see what cost this new efficiency has been to an already stretched workforce.
Interviews that are definitely worth tuning in for - the famous and the not-so-famous. This special features Billy Connolly.
At the Swan Care ageing facility, stress levels are high among staff, struggling to deliver quality care to elderly and frail residents. The work is hard mentally and physically and demands commitment from staff who seek to cover the round-the-clock roster of care. Many of the ageing staff are fatigued from covering the absenteeism and mistakes of younger staff members who appear to lack the commitment and attitude required for such a workplace. Can Dr Niki Ellis restore some workplace quality for the stressed carers so the residents can also enjoy quality of life in their final years?
Totally Wild reporter Colin Thrupp investigates what is involved in being a police officer.
In episode two, the Cairns chopper must fly to the small Aboriginal community of Hopevale where a baby girl is severely dehydrated. On the way back to Cairns the crew is diverted to pick up a 13-year-old boy with a suspected fractured pelvis. As they fly to pick up the boy at Mossman Hospital, tropical storm clouds gather and the crew must decide whether to fly on using satellite navigation or abandon the task and leave it to the night crew. Meanwhile, wet conditions on Magnetic Island off Townsville contribute to a terrible car smash. A critically injured 22-year-old is trapped in his ute and is in intense pain.
A rapidly expanding courier business is growing faster than its staff can handle and stress levels are rising. Founder Mark Thalmann is a real success story, but is anxious that his business and staff survive the pressure. Dr Niki Ellis has some probing questions and stern advice for him and his staff, but will they take it on board? There are some difficult decisions to make and delegation issues to sort before the company can resolve its troubles.
This program explores the personal and medical experiences of Jabe Babe, who measures 188cm (6ft 2inches in the old money) and has a life threatening genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome. Jabe works and lives on the margins, defying society's expectations of the "normal" feminine body and sexuality.
Artscape: Making Opera Bliss captures the intense excitement and pressure as Opera Australia prepares to premiere its brand new Australian work, Bliss. Offering insights into the many challenges faced in the creation of a new opera, this documentary presents a rare opportunity to witness a large ensemble cast under Neil Armfield's expert and renowned direction.
Stress buster and occupational health expert Dr Niki Ellis is called to four Australian businesses whose staff are suffering undue job stress. The straight-talking Dr Ellis visits the Queensland RSPCA - an independent charity that operates with almost no government support and deals with an increasing number of strays and abandoned animals. The staff are suffering compassion fatigue. Committed animal lovers and carers, they are at breaking point with the enormous number of painful decisions they make every day to put down animals they cannot house or find homes for.
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