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.
Captain Amazing is the prominent superhero of a major superhero city who is captured by his nemesis. Casanova Frankenstein is the villain of the day and it's up to an inept group of amateurs to save the world. Super-villains look out: these aren't your classic heroes! There's the fork-flinging Blue Raja, the bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the shovel-wielding Shoveller and the perpetually angry Mr Furious.
The Goggleboxers share their thoughts on the week's TV highlights.
As the war draws to a close titans are leaving the scene - Roosevelt dies, Churchill is thrown out of office, Mussolini is shot by 'partisans' and Hitler shoots himself. Harry S Truman, a figure on our fringes, is pitched into the most powerful office in the world and asked to make a terrible decision, Stalin enjoys unrivalled power and sets the scene for forty years of Cold War, India gains independence which Gandhi, assassinated, never sees, and Mao Zedong prevails in China's civil war declaring the People's Republic to bring our story to a close. But not to an end.
American director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack was born in Indiana in 1934. He directed over 20 films and acted and produced over 40 films. Out of Africa 1985, won him Academy Awards for directing and producing. He was also nominated for Best Director Oscars for They Shoot Horses, Don't They and Tootsie in which he also appeared. Other classics include The Way We Were, Three Days of the Condor and The Firm in 1993 starring Tom Cruise.
Shaun Micallef and the Mad as Hell team present a satirical view of the week in politics.
Four socially troubled 18-year-old boys from the south of England with only one thing on their mind celebrate graduation by going on holiday to Malia for a week of drinking and debauchery.
In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe for control of British air space to prevent an invasion of Britain.
Jeremy Fernandez explores the most significant event on the Christian calendar. Investigating the mystery of transformation and renewal at the heart of the Easter story.
The prisoners and populations of the newly occupied territories in the East, such as the Polish, were suspected of anti-Sovietism, and many were sent to the camps. The condition of women, who formed a quarter of camp prisoners, was tragic. At the end of the 1940s, two million prisoners were crammed into the camps and struggling to survive. This very quickly led to a decrease in economic viability. With Stalin's death on 5 March 1953, Khrushchev's Thaw commenced and one million prisoners were freed. In 1956, Khrushchev denounced Stalin's crimes. There was an immense shockwave. Gradually, the Gulag would disappear. The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn was published in 1973, creating an international stir, which finally brought down the wall of indifference. After the fall of Communism, the Russian political leaders wanted to start afresh. All signs of the gulag progressively disappeared from the Russian landscape and its memory.
Michael Caine stars in this epic depiction of the famous clash between the British and the formidable Zulu Nation in 1879. Vastly outnumbered, a tiny British garrison hold their ground in spite of a clash between the commanding officer (Stanley Baker) and his lieutenant (Caine). Narrator Richard Burton comments on the record number of Victoria crosses awarded to the survivors of the harrowing engagement.
The team are concerned about newspaper reports that a controversial Sydney businessman is about to be appointed to the board.
Australia's leading forum for media analysis and comment, presented by Paul Barry.
It is easy to imagine that the past was lived in black and white, but of course, it was not. This landmark series uses modern colouration techniques to present a history of America in colour, for the first time. Season two will take viewers on another visually stunning journey, shifting the focus from various decades to iconic thematic episodes in history, including: Titans of Industry: The story of a rising generation of industrialists like Henry Ford and inventors such as Thomas Edison who came to tower over America, transformed the country and impact the global landscape.
This epic saga chronicles the birth of a slave army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus that threatens the sovereignty of almighty Rome.
The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money. Starring Elvis Presley.
Thirty-nine-year-old New Yorker Mitch Robbins is tired of his job and bored with his life. So he and his two best friends trade their briefcases for saddle bags and set out to find freedom and adventure herding cattle under the wide New Mexico sky. But what they discover instead is scorching sun, sore backsides ... and more about themselves and each other than they ever thought possible.
Margot makes an important discovery that leads her to believe that Sofie is imprisoned at Barton. Clare cuts a deal with Ameer that will change his and Mina's futures.
A caterpillar with a frightening reputation invades Australian shores. Precious honey bees in short supply for agriculture. Beneficial bugs keeping pest insects at bay. Plus the effect of coronavirus COVID-19 on farming.
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