To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.
The 2019 instalment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted, who returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven.
Discover the life story of Sir Ian McKellen, as told by the man himself. He shares his personal stories and thoughts from his childhood to present day as well as a wealth of never-before-seen material.
Meet Kazi Rahman, a Muslim entrepreneur from the East End of London. Having already conquered the Arabian perfume scene, we spend a year following Kazi from his lock up in Whitechapel as he attempts to launch Britain's first Sharia-friendly airline. However, in today's climate, not everyone is on board.
In just a few years, crowdfunding has empowered a whole new generation of artists to create things in a way that's never been seen before. Over a period of three years, the film is following the endeavours of poker card designer Jackson Robinson, hippie Zach Crain, and video game veteran Brain Fargo, all of whom reach out to the crowd in order to change their lives forever.
Queer comics have historically been hidden from sight. Kliph finds out where the scene is at now, if things have changed, and what it's like working as an LGBTQ comic today.
Kilph Nesteroff visits comedy veteran and man of 10,000 noises Michael Winslow, and some young talent to trace the struggles and roadblocks facing comedians on their journeys to the top.
Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over the course of eight years, this film traces the friendship between a prominent gay rights activist and a convicted 'gay bash' murderer, set against the backdrop of gay rights, victims' rights, and prisoners' rights and the harsh Texas justice system. This film casts a fascinating spotlight on how the flaws of the system - and the court of public opinion - affect justice.
Through gut-wrenching interviews, this program crafts a portrait of sustained exploitation, deception and complicated feelings that have led two men to tell their story of abuse by Michael Jackson.
Every family has them. But no family has built higher walls around their secrets than the Kennedys, who fend off relentless attacks from the media and the tabloids to protect the family's reputation and ambitions. Their commitment to their image is so ingrained that it transcends PR and strikes deep with the Kennedy clan itself - where secrets are kept even between family members, and threats to the status quo can lead to excommunication and worse.
Historian Tom Holland traces the origins of ISIS's extreme violence, which it claims is justified by the tenets and scriptures of Islam: a claim contrary to most Muslims' interpretation of their faith.
The first of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of 14 British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. Acting upon the venerable Jesuit edict "Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man", director Paul Almond and his team of assistants (including later director Michael Apted) selected a group of children to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Alternative spelling: Seven Up.
Author, broadcaster and award winning writer Jane Caro has some words of wisdom for girls today. "Getting approval is not the point of life!"
Kanalaritja tells the story of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing, a story of survival and resilience.
Tonight Dave decides to challenge the idea that all politicians are liars by standing on a platform of complete truth and honesty in the recent Queensland election. Is this a pipe dream, or is Dave pioneering a new way forward?
With the world's economy in a mess, more and more people are ending up without a roof over their heads. Dave discovers what it's like to be homeless in the big city. He feels what it's like to be hungry, cold and humiliated but somehow, through the kindness of strangers, he manages to see the sunshine and not the rain.
During the Cold War, tensions between East and West mount alarmingly. In consequence, western intelligence services shift their focus on East Germany as the Warsaw Pact's major deployment zone. Nowhere else did western services get as close to Soviet military equipment. Their prime targets are missiles, nuclear depots and airbases. At the same time, the KGB, as well as Soviet military intelligence, were sending their spies to reconnoitre NATO forces in the West. The game of spies was in full swing.
Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, and Rob Bell examine the Great Fire of London, which swept through the city in September 1666, and the rebuilding process that took place in the years afterwards, accelerated by the Industrial Revolution. Suzannah also investigates how London's West End became the playground of the wealthy elite, and established itself as the best-known shopping district in the world.
At the end of the 1980s, the Soviet army is being universally modernised, observed closely by western military intelligence in East Germany. Weapons-scouts in the field are constantly on duty, as are agents in high command or in intelligence service stations, for instance in the autumn of 1983, as NATO is practising new procedures of nuclear release. Moscow is concerned the exercise could be the beginning of a nuclear first strike. It takes a double agent to clear up this dangerous misunderstanding.
From a string of seaside villages to Australia's sixth largest city in only 60 years, join Charli Robinson for a nostalgic look at the Gold Coast, its dizzying development and what lies ahead.
The tiny Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa reconnect with their warrior heritage and take on the giants of the Rugby World Cup. Uncovering the story of the greatest underdogs.
Told by those who were there, this is the story of the very first browser wars between market dominator Netscape and the ever-powerful Microsoft.
The Browser War is in full swing with Microsoft acting like gangsters and attacking Netscape. Elsewhere, a brand-new company, Pixelon, is launched.
This week Ben joins a couple who uprooted themselves and their two teenage children from a comfortable life in Worthing to take up a life of crofting on the beautiful island of Rum off the remote west coast of Scotland.
Popular television presenter and medical journalist Dr Michael Mosley returns to SBS this April with three brand new series. Over seven big myth-busting Monday nights, Michael Mosley will present the latest in health and medical research as he uses himself as a human guinea pig in SBS's Michael Mosley Season. Michael Mosley: Do We Need Health Tests? Despite living longer and healthier lives than ever before, we have never been more obsessed with our health. Human guinea pig Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From CT scans to bowel scoops, Mosley asks whether these pricey tests are really worth the cash. Very quickly Michael comes to realise that while these tests can be powerful preventative tools for people at risk, all of these tests have significant drawbacks and alarming consequences for seemingly healthy people who are over diagnosed. This leads him to ask whether testing seemingly healthy people actually does more harm than good to their health.
Thirty-something couple Bretwood Higman and wife Erin McKittrick hiked 4,000 miles to one of the remotest parts of Alaska 4 years ago. They live half the year in a self-built Mongolian-style yurt - and the other half trekking in the wilderness - accompanied by their infant children. Ben learns vital survival skills to live in the wild - grizzly bear protection, storm navigation and paddling tiny rafts through freezing waters to reach a stunning glacier.
In this episode, over-confident five-year-olds Lumi and Kacy get everyone worried sick when they disappear from the centre for almost a week.
Baby Chiquita is quite the diva. At just three years old, she's capable of throwing tantrums worthy of top prima donnas.
From exorcisms in Ethiopia and the discovery of human sacrifice in ancient Mayan, to a woman convinced she has seen heaven during a near death experience, Morgan Freeman explores the way people around the world incorporate heaven and hell into their lives.
This program re-examines the crucial elements of Christ's story to reveal some surprising and shocking details about his life and ministry.
As Big Ben goes silent for a multimillion-dollar restoration, architectural historian Anna Keay gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the work.
Could a machine replace your doctor? Dr Hannah Fry explores the incredible ways AI is revolutionising healthcare, and what this means for all of us.
Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The US space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire during a pre-launch run-through. In disarray, and threatened by the prospect of a Soviet Union victory in the space race, NASA decided upon a radical and risky change of plan: turn Apollo 8 from an earth-orbit mission into a daring sprint to the moon while relying on untried new technologies. Fifty years after the historic mission, the Apollo 8 astronauts and engineers recount the feats of engineering that paved the way to the moon.
From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta comes Riding Giants, the story of big wave surfing. Breaking the mould of traditional documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth.
They've been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In this program, we gain unprecedented access into Venus and Serena's lives.
Simon Reeve embarks on the first leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. At the centre of this great sea, and surrounded by crystal clear waters is Simon's first stop: the beautiful island of Malta. Driven by a surge of tourists, modern day Malta is booming. But beneath the picture postcard image lies a country accused of being a haven for money-laundering and organised crime, where journalists can be murdered by car bombs.
Benjamin and mum Jenny look for the ties of blood that bind China and Australia today and have kept its people at odds in the past. They travel from Caloundra to Canton in search of mysterious family roots.
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