We have enjoyed the longest economic winning streak in world history, and were the only rich nation to avoid the great global crash of 2008. This series asks the important questions of our time: How did we become the last rich nation standing? Can we make something of this moment, or has it already passed? What must we do to overcome the inevitable future shocks?
Guided by Annabel Crabb, an Aussie family goes on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the food we eat transformed the way we live, the fabric of the nation and defined family roles - starting in post-war 1950s.
Nobody is perfect' is the closing line from Some Like it Hot which many film buffs consider to be the best comedy of all time. Wilder with six Oscars to his credit once modestly remarked: 'Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.' Clara and Julia Kuperberg draw in their highly entertaining documentary on a wonderful interview Volker Schlondorff made with Wilder, whose films are always multi-layered and often full of caustic wit and irony, sometimes hidden behind very funny lines. Film critics Joseph McBride and Tony Maietta assess Wilder's career and Paul Diamond talks about Wilder's successful collaboration with his father 'Izzy' Diamond. Clips of most of his prize winning films and some lesser known ones round off an in depth profile of one of cinema's greats.
September 1950, and the war against Communism was being fought across Asia. While a beaten Truman considers the bomb, Stalin increases his influence.
Examine the tumultuous reign of King Herod, and the ascent of Roman control in Judea. This epic story is uniquely told through the words of controversial historian Flavius Josephus, and incorporates expert interviews, dramatic recreations, and evocative CGI. Exploring Herod's blood-soaked reign, the cultural and architectural development of the region, and his descent into madness, this story ultimately sets the stage for the destruction of the Jewish nation.
Richard Gere's career began in the 1970s, playing a supporting role in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and a starring role in Days of Heaven (1978). His breakout performance was in American Gigolo (1980), establishing him leading man sex symbol status. He went on to star in many films, including An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), The Cotton Club (1984), Pretty Woman (1990), Sommersby (1993), Primal Fear (1996), Runaway Bride (1999), I'm Not There (2007), Arbitrage (2012).
Filmmaker, Robert Wise, won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his musicals West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965). He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941). Wise achieved critical success as a director in other genres: horror, noir, western, war, and science fiction. Films include The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), The Sand Pebbles (1966), Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), The Haunting (1963), and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).
The Netherlands is a fertile ground for innovation with an incredible influence on the modern world. From advances in agriculture, science, big business, the stock market, and the International court, the impact on our society is astounding. If the most important Dutch innovations were suddenly erased, the global community would be left in crisis.
Taon confronts the meanest inmate to make an impression on his first day in prison, we apply for an Aboriginal Starter Pack and go back to the '70s, as Alice and Melvyn attend Australia's first interracial swingers party.
Shaun Micallef and the Mad as Hell team present a satirical view of the week in politics.
After battling across the island of Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other marines.
Learn about the downfall of the Romanov dynasty and the evolution of Lenin's Ulyanov family, the Bolsheviks, communism, the notorious Rasputin, rumours of cannibalism and acute poverty during the Russian Revolution.
After the death of a successful comic, his production group seeks an unknown to mould into a star.
The rise of Marvel and fantastical worlds brought to life. These are the stories of the movies that defined the last two decades.
Some fancy footwork is needed when the 100-metre track comes in short of the mark; Garry Robertson conducts a media conference.
Bettany Hughes investigates Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, travelling to Georgia, Jordan and Greece to discover his origins, and to explore the role 'losing oneself' plays in the development of civilisation.
Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment, presented by Paul Barry.
The Marines, including the newly christened 'Sledgehammer', continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.
When a London busker and recovering drug addict finds an injured ginger street cat in his sheltered accommodation, he has no idea just how much his life is about to change. Based on the true story.
When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.
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