He's black, from the poor side of Nowra, the youngest of 13 and a football genius; she's white, from comfortable Shoalhaven, her parents' only darling girl, keen on horses and singing country music. They were both 16 when Leona got pregnant. No one thought they'd last. But 32 year-old Andrew Walker, former rugby league and union star, and Leona his wife, business partner and ferocious advocate, have survived a rollercoaster relationship of 18 years.
Skipper David Pescud puts his eight new sailors with disabilities through their paces in the highly competitive Sydney to Hobart warm up races. All will need to prove they're physically and mentally capable of surviving the toughest ocean race in the world. Who will make it through the first selection? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Tom Keneally.
Australia's most brilliant young pianist, Simon Tedeschi, was first placed in front of a keyboard at eighteen months by his grandmother Lucy Gershwin, a Holocaust survivor. Their relationship is a story about music, the Holocaust and the true nature of inheritance.
Totally Wild reporter Tess Dubre gets behind the wheel of an ambulance to see what is involved in being a paramedic.
A short feature based on the extraordinary life of ground-breaking anthropologist and exceptional linguist Daisy Bates and her passionate interest in Australian Aborigines. Bates was also a devout royalist, a fervent believer in the British Empire and an outrageous snob.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Reg Mombassa.
Aboriginal opera star Deborah Cheetham was on her way to study commerce when music teacher Jennifer King hauled her into the music room. Black but raised white, a member of the stolen generation, Deborah has often felt like the damaged embodiment of Australian issues. After high school, Deborah's sexuality and her need to find the truth about her Aboriginal family rocked the foundations of her world, but in every crisis Jennifer remained the one constant figure who gave her unconditional love.
When homeless wayfarer John Keegan, originally from Scotland, crossed paths with notorious Sydney street-dweller Carl "Mr" Mackie it was the start of a beautiful friendship. Tough, pitiless Carl took a liking to friendly John and showed him the ropes of life on the streets. For nearly a decade, Carl and John met daily to share conversation, company, and countless casks of wine.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Ross Wilson.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson explores what drives extraordinary acts of bravery with his guest, Keith Payne. Payne is a former army officer who belongs to an elite group. He is one of only two living Australians to have been awarded the Victoria Cross, Australia's highest decoration for gallantry 'in the face of the enemy'.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Peter Cosgrove.
Peter Thompson chats with well-known Melbourne chef Shannon Bennett.
Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.
Why leave the corporate world to become a butcher? A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse.
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. The two-part documentary series relates that the sexual awakening of those from our grandparent's generation differs to that of their grandchildren. But there are some aspects to our sex lives that are common across generations and gender, while others have changed completely.
Skipper and Hobart Veteran David Pescud has got just 12 weeks to find, train and race a disabled crew in the toughest ocean race in the world - The Sydney to Hobart. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Studio interview program getting behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode features Dick Smith.
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