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.
Bettany Hughes investigates the revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx. Born to an affluent Prussian family, Marx became an angry, idealistic radical, constantly on the run for his political agitating and incendiary writing. In Paris, he first formulated his explosive analysis of capitalism and its corrosive effects on human nature. In Brussels, he co-authored the Communist Manifesto with Frederick Engels. Drawing on expert opinion and new evidence, Bettany reveals the flesh-and-blood man and his groundbreaking ideas.
Pip Courtney hosts Australia's pre-eminent regional and rural television program, covering farming, weather, food, innovation, mining, fisheries, agribusiness, commodity prices and other issues affecting regional communities.
China has become rich through tax reform and trade. Underpinned by silver, its economy is booming. But the 19th Century is fast approaching and a new Empire, Great Britain, is emerging to challenge China. For now these 'foreign barbarians', as the Chinese call them, are under control, but for one Emperor there will be war and humiliation in the century ahead.
When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.
Fearne Cotton learns about her Welsh great-grandfather who worked down a coal mine at 13.
A conman, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
One of the most celebrated movie series of all time comes to its thrilling conclusion in the last chapter of The Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen, who began her journey fighting to survive the brutal Hunger Games, and rose to lead the rebellion against Panem's tyrannical president. Now, Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final epic battle that will decide Panem's future.
One of the most imaginative and ingenious comedy shows ever, this is the original, surreal sketch series from the Monty Python team. This episode features a homicidal barber and the Lumber Jack Song.
New Zealand's largest city is also the most coastal city in the country. It has hundreds of kilometres of coastlines and its many bays, inlets and creeks mean that most Aucklander's live within 5km of the sea. But few cities in the world also have a stronger claim to the title 'City of Volcanoes'. Over 50 have erupted within 20km of the central city. On this journey Neil steps onto the site of Auckland's biggest volcanic eruption and finds an archaeologist's dream. Could this be New Zealand's very own Pompeii? Geologist Hamish Campbell is digging in to investigate a project that baffled some of the world's smartest engineers and proves too many cooks, or in this case, experts, spoil the broth. Kamikaze surfers, Big Brother and the mice that roared. We find out how New Zealand's battle to become nuclear-free gripped the nation and rippled around the world. Marine biologist Jacky Guerts discovers a battle blooming under Auckland's Waitemata Harbour after unwanted marine hitchhikers have found their way across the ocean on boat hulls. And Neil goes paddling on the beach, Piha style.
Set in the same world as Archon Defender, this film follows the quest of a young woman, Desmerelle, as she confronts Lorem to free her twin sister Phaetra from the machine.
Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them as much as he hopes?
Jerry Coleby-Williams visits a bushland botanic gardens, Millie Ross looks at climbing plants, Tino Carnevale shares tool tips, Josh Byrne explores an inspiring revegetation project and we meet a passionate frog expert.
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, this film chronicles the life of a young black man, from childhood to adulthood, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African-American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, this is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths.
A bank robber accidentally holds up a lingerie shop. Also, a vocational guidance counsellor, and a pet store that can transform terriers into any kind of pet.
When Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons.
David Dimbleby continues his voyage around Britain, sailing his yacht Rocket along coastal regions of the South East, the first point of attack for enemy forces and therefore essential to the nation's defence throughout history. Along the way, he takes a tour of HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship vessel from the Battle of Trafalgar, lovingly preserved in dry dock in Portsmouth. He also meets a carpenter who still makes wooden figureheads, discovers how a chamber pot acted as propaganda in the battle against Napoleon and reveals the way abstract art was used to deceive German submarine pilots.
While her home city, Stalingrad, is under attack, Vera arrives at an orphanage in Kazakhstan. Everything is strange and she misses her family. When she gets offered the opportunity to be adopted by new parents, she hesitates.
Pam Hegarty, Aboriginal archaeologist, takes us for a tour around country to visit some of the culturally significant sites which are on Juru country.
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