Lavishly produced in China with a top-notch cast of Chinese actors China's First Emperor recreates the ancient Chin empire and its unique leader. Qin Shi Huangdi's amazing career as a military leader and ruthless ruler is chronicled in an action-packed, fast-paced and epic narrative. It is the story of a man who created a military superpower, built the Great Wall of China and left the world an entire army of terracotta soldiers, who guard his empire still. It is the story of Qin Shi Huangdi.
Magnificent, awe-inspiring and mysterious, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humankind for thousands of years. Naked Science looks at how and why it was built and examines the myths and legends surrounding one of the world's oldest man-made structures.
Told by the people who were there, The Tasty Bust Reunion is a passionate film about the events surrounding the 1994 police raid on Tasty, a gay dance club where 463 patrons were bailed up at gunpoint and strip searched for drugs.
For the Allies, 1918 proved to be the costliest year of the war. On the Western Front 2 million British and 3 million French were either captured, wounded or killed - over a few miles of French and Belgian mud.
This is an introduction to a television series which summarises the nature of the war. 2 minutes long.
Tonight's episode looks at Ian Hutchinson, a 'Lifestyle Strategist' who gives weekend 'lifestyle makeover' workshops for groups of private individuals as well as 50 keynote presentations a year to large corporations.
If you want to find your spirit without having to surrender your material possessions, then Brendan Nichols could be your man. As a self-proclaimed expert in 'holistic success' Brendan's mission is to put people from the mainstream on the fast track to spirituality.
Rick Otton knows a thing or two about creative real estate deal-making. But that hasn't stopped him spending more than a hundred and fifty thousand dollars on the books, tapes, and seminars of a host of real estate gurus since 1997.
Success seminars have become one of the 21st century's growth industries. Many Australians now feel that a much better life could be just a seminar away - and they are willing to pay big money to be put on the fast track to success. It is estimated that more than 250,000 Australians have attended wealth creation events alone.
Interviewed by Robin Hughes, art historian Bernard Smith talks about his life and career. Born in Sydney in 1916, to a working-class Irish mother, Rose Anne, who came to Cairns in 1915 and fell pregnant to a gardener, Charles Smith, he grew up as a state ward with a foster family in Burwood. He got a scholarship to teacher's college and his first posting was to Murraguldrie, a "state pine forest, half way between Wagga and Tumbarumba". His next posting brought him back to Sydney, where he met his wife Kate. He gave up painting and has since taught at every level with the aim of developing an audience for art - "the essential part of his life's agenda". (From Australia, in English)
The most comprehensive portrait of Goering ever made, this documentary incorporates the most important recent single film find from the Nazi era, including never-before-seen film material shot by Goering himself. The documentary shows the many faces of Hitler's most brutal deputy and contains new facts about his drug addiction.
Art has always been Betty Churcher's private and public passion. As an educator and a gallery director, her vision was to make people see art as accessible and relevant. As Director of the National Gallery of Australia from 1990 to 1997, she oversaw both its widening public appeal and its rise as an institution of cultural significance, locally and internationally.
Steven Spielberg says that science fiction is the greatest exercise for the brain, it stretches the belief that anything is possible. George Lucas, Ridley Scott and James Cameron talk about how science fiction films developed from the earlier naive films to today's sophisticated sci-fi thrillers, and how they have remained popular. They analyse films from the '50s including Cold War productions dealing with the paranoia of the time regarding the atom bombs and the end of the world.
In this final episode Melvyn Bragg travels to the United States, examining the influences and changes that helped make American-English evolve. Words like "skyscraper", "well-heeled", "yes-man", "go-getter", "lobby" and "elevator" are all American terms.
The English language pushed hundreds of local languages aside. In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, barramundi, woomera and cooee. Australian-English quickly developed its own character and was shaped not so much by the local native languages but by the regional and criminal backgrounds of the early settlers.
In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, barramundi, woomera and
Captain James Cook sets sail on the history-making adventure in search of one of the great prizes of 18th century exploration, the fabled Great Southern Continent. If Britain can find and map it, they can claim it for the Empire. (TEACHERS NOTES AVAILABLE)
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