People always mocked sallow Jewish John for trying to act black when growing up. But cross-cultural relationship experts say that you should walk in the shoes of other people to understand different cultures. John flies to Sun City, California to get some support from anti-racism campaigner Jane Elliott. His interview leads him to Black Like Me, a book from the 1950s by a man who disguised himself to see what it felt like being black. His interest piqued, John goes to Chicago.
When a young nurse disappeared from Sydney five years ago, the lives of the people she left behind fell into disarray. Although her friends and family didn't know it, the man behind Kylie Labouchardiere's death was plotting to hide his crime with a series of bizarre actions, none of which made sense to anybody at the time. Along the way, he set fire to his own home to mislead investigators and attempted to frame an innocent policeman. Despite his elaborate fabrications, a three-year police investigation
Featuring celebrated chef/restaurateur, author and advocate of Australian ingredients, Stephanie Alexander.
Pasty bespectacled comic John Safran is back with an eight-part doco-comedy. And it's his most daring and personal adventure yet. It's about cross-cultural, interracial and interfaith love. Mass migration has changed everything. Today, chances are high that someone you get a crush on at school, meet at a club, or get chatting to by the photocopier will not be from your tribe. The feel-good position is 'love will conquer all'. John suspects it's not that simple.
Tonight, men reveal the different sorts of regeneration that can come with maturity. They discuss reaching a stage where self knowledge is a key factor in dealing with mortality and getting the most out of the life that's left. The program covers mid-life crises, men's groups, fathering the second time around and flagging sexual potency.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is Morris Gleitzman - arguably Australia's funniest and best-loved children's author. On his path to becoming a writer, Gleitzman tried his hand at all sorts of jobs. He had stints as a paperboy, a department store Santa Claus, a frozen chicken defroster, an assistant to a fashion designer and a rolling-stock unhooker in a sugar mill.
In the penultimate episode of this globe-trotting series, Monty Don reaches Northern Europe. From the floral wonders of Britain's Sissinghurst castle, to the garden palette of impressionist painter Monet, to the quirky individuality of two of Monty's most admired contemporary designers, he's forced to wonder why this part of the world is so rich in gardening glories, and how we can care for this massive horticultural heritage.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off to one of the most plant-rich zones in the world: South Africa. He's on the eighth leg of his incredible global journey. Visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
Monty Don continues his journey with a trip to the Mediterranean - cradle of European civilisation. In Italy, he visits some of the elaborate high Renaissance gardens which have hugely influenced Western garden design. But he also travels to Marrakech to visit the oldest continuously maintained garden in the world and on to Spain to visit the Alhambra, thought by many to be the most perfect garden in the world.
Veterinarian Ben Cunneen and vet nurse Natalie Beohm were good friends through their work at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic, near Brisbane. Last year, they ended up in adjoining hospital rooms - the latest victims of the deadly and mysterious Hendra horse virus. The virus, which was discovered in a Brisbane suburb only 15 years ago, is one of the most virulent on the planet - with a 50 percent death rate.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off to the richest and most powerful nation in the world: the United States of America. This is the fifth leg of his incredible global journey, visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
This spectacular series continues with Monty Don heading off on a technicolour tour of India, to complete the third leg of his incredible global journey visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
This spectacular series continues, as British garden writer and presenter Monty Don, lands in Australia and New Zealand - two of the youngest gardening cultures in the world - on the second leg of his incredible global journey visiting 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
Enough Rope With Andrew Denton presents the first of three powerful documentaries for 2008 with a journey into the world of mental illness. In Angels and Demons, Andrew discovers what it feels like to lose your mind, and get it back again! In a world that's often invisible because - in our fear - we choose to look away, Andrew starts at the 2007 Annual Mental Health Services Conference in Melbourne, where he meets people from many walks of life who have struggled with severe mental illness.
Brisbane grandparents Tony 'Bomber' Bower-Miles and Roy Chamberlain are not living out their years quietly. Instead they're making peace with their past lives by detonating Cambodian landmines with nothing but the bare basics: dental probes, pliers, skill and the help of former boy soldier and local mine clearer extraordinaire, Aki Ra.
This episode deals with the issues of bravery, friendship and family duty. Seven young people tell their own story in their own way about how they survived a time when they needed to make some very tough choices in the face of adversity.
This program is the result of a series of community projects run by Big Hart, a non-profit organisation. From 1998 to 2004 over 500 young people were asked to tell stories about when they felt 'not at home'. Stories of Love deals with the issues of parental love, drug use, gaol and grief.
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