Discover the life story of Sir Ian McKellen, as told by the man himself. He shares his personal stories and thoughts from his childhood to present day as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material.
In this episode, we catch up with Bruce, the boarding school boy who was filmed, aged seven, missing his daddy. Growing up, he longed to be a missionary in Africa, but chose a teaching career in the UK instead. As retirement looms, he reflects on his life and work.
The 2019 instalment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted, who returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven.
When Malaysian airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, the loss of Perth children Mo, Evie, Otis and their granddad Nick touched the nation. Their parents reveal how they rebuilt their world.
Six years after he was convicted for killing Trife, Sam Peel is released from jail. After returning home and finding no one in...
From high-security women’s prisoner to high-profile crusading lawyer, Debbie Kilroy has made a career of helping the country's most disadvantaged women and stopping the cycle of imprisonment.
The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Andrew Mallard spent 12 years in jail for murder. His conviction was quashed after uncovering a trail of deception and police misconduct, but his life ended in a cruel twist of fate.
In Bob Hawke — 23rd prime minister, fearless reformer and Labor giant — Australia found a political leader, the likes of which we’d never seen before. Australian Story remembers the late Bob Hawke.
African Australians are asked 'Is racism here really that bad?'. Were you surprised by their responses? How can different types of racist behaviour affect someone who is the target of such behaviour? Have you ever witnessed examples of racism in your community? What can be done to change people's attitudes and behaviours?
A light-hearted, funny documentary following a fast food junkie on a culinary voyage of discovery to Japan. Award-winning comedian and fast food junkie Craig Anderson doesn't have much time for healthy living. But at double his recommended weight and with a biological age of 64 at the age of 38, he may just not have much time full stop. Can a nation known for its longevity save Craig from death by pizza? This fresh and funny doc follows Craig on an action-packed culinary voyage of discovery to Japan, as he learns a whole new approach to food and fulfilment.
An exhilarating backstage pass as Australia's Kate Miller-Heidke prepares for Eurovision and looks back on an extraordinary career.
As a society, we've become obsessed with the concept of organic food and products, chemical-free farming, healing foods, and natural remedies. People are distrusting GMOs, pharmaceuticals, and other 'non-natural' solutions. Organic products fetch a premium price. Families are turning to holistic approaches to medical issues, sometimes with fatal consequences. But what is causing people to distrust modern medicine and approaches to farming? Where does this romantic notion of 'natural is better' come from? And most importantly, are these stances scientifically supportable? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life's dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father's dreams once more, or let him live a lie. Original title: Hearat Shulayim. In Hebrew.
When a 21-year-old Menindee farmer came across thousands of dying fish in her beloved Darling River she was determined to tell the country what was happening. Four months on, what's happened to the people of Menindee?
Genetic testing, also known as DNA testing, allows the genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases, and it's spawned an entire industry around personalised fitness, assessing a child's athletic ability, and even for finding your perfect mate. Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
Youth may be wasted on the young, but luckily, you can buy it back. People are using everything from facelifts to second skin tech to keep their youthful advantage. However, with the many unproven therapies on the market, how many actually work? Original title: A User's Guide to Cheating Death.
How far would you push yourself for a cause you believe in? Mina Guli attempted 100 marathons in 100 days, showing the extent someone will push their body to raise awareness to the global water crisis and create change.
Liam Bartlett meets parents accused of bullying teachers, the principals managing their "extravagant expectations", and the teachers facing threats of violence in Australian schools.
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