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.
A 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.
Totally Wild speak with show regular Aaron Machado of Project Dolphin Safe to find out what is involved in his marine rescue job.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson has an intimate chat with Ita Buttrose. One of the most powerful and respected women in the Australian media, Ita has sat at the helm of some of Australia's biggest and best-known magazines and newspapers. Twice voted Australia's Most Admired Woman in McNair Anderson Gallup Polls, she has even inspired a Cold Chisel rock song.
For centuries men have been hiring women for sex. Meet the Gigolos asks: are women now starting to see men in the same way and using them as sexual objects? Increasingly websites are springing up advertising hunky young male escorts, charging up to $250 an hour. But is this really what women want?
In episode two, The Big Bang, the new liberated sexuality spreads like wildfire to the blossoming counterculture. Slogans emerge, but no catchphrase better expresses the consciousness of the time than Make Love, Not War. At the same time, the sexual revolution is going middle class and mainstream. On Broadway, live shows like Hair revel in nudity. Suddenly topless bars and risque advertisements are commonplace, and the age-old Hollywood production code (where married couples were only shown in separate twin beds) is broken down. By the time Dustin Hoffman figures out that Mrs Robinson is seducing him, American cinema will never be the same.
Chopper Rescue is a unique observational documentary series following the work of the helicopter rescue crews of Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ), who serve the people of far north Queensland. The Chopper Rescue crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and operate out of two bases in the far north cities of Townsville and Cairns. Consisting of pilot, air crew officer, rescue crew officer, paramedic and emergency doctor, the crews cover vast distances from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef to the remote outback.
Pria visits Australian ex-pats in the London. He speaks with radio announcer Jonathan Coleman, human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson and Australian High Commissioner Philip Flood about their perceptions of "Australianisms".
Four Wives, One Man is a portrait of four wives, a polygamist husband, their incredibly free-speaking mother-in-law, and their many, many children - all living under the same roof in a rural Iranian village. Four Wives, One Man follows the story of Heda, an Iranian farmer and his four wives, Farang, Goli, Shapar, Ziba and their 20 children. Their polygamist lifestyle, although sanctioned by the Koran, is not common in Iran, and of these incidents, most take place in rural villages and towns.
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 feature is only available for subscribers. Please contact your EnhanceTV administrator or email email@example.com