In part one of this new two-part series, comedian Hannah Gadsby takes a close look at one of the most enduring subjects in western art history, the nude.
In this film, Simon Schama explores the complex motivations behind some of our most intriguing self-portraits, looking at what they say about both the creative minds of the artists who produced them and the human condition. From Tracy Emin's bed, a relic of our confessional age, to Lucien Freud's searing examinations of his ageing body, the film explores how all self-portraits stand on a knife-edge between self-indulgence and self-scrutiny. Schama explores the daring first glimmers of self-portraiture in a 13th-century manuscript, and how the incarceration of artist Gerlach Flicke led to the creation of the first English self-portrait that looks us straight in the eye. He shows how the frustrated potential of artist Isaac Fuller led to a self-portrait of unprecedented poignancy, and how the romantic imagination of Samuel Palmer created works of visionary beauty. Laura Knight's use of her own image to defy the male-dominated art establishment, and William Orpen's painted search for his own identity during World War I reflect the complex motivations that have driven artists to make themselves the subject of their work. Visiting the hundreds of figures that make up Antony Gormley's monumental sculpture Another Place, Schama reflects on this collective self-portrait that inspires us all to contemplate our place in the world.
This is Terri's first time at the helm, running the rough and tough Lakefield Crocodile Camp that Steve used to have working like an assembly line of croc research.
A journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, and a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely revealing his true self to anyone except his very close friends.
Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies, and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Her poetry and books are about survival, but they are also survival tools in and of themselves. The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid's Tale, has made Atwood a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she seem to know what is to come? With exclusive access over a 12-month period, this documentary follows Atwood and her partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson, as they jet to speaking engagements around the world.
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.
Hugh Jackman, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Becky G rally global citizens in campaigns to push world leaders into action against extreme poverty.
This program takes us to a battered project, to meet Elliott's family and the Brown Sub community living in conditions similar to an African shanty township but unexpectedly, in the US. With violent crime so intense the Metropolitan Police rarely risk an investigation, gun carrying drug gangs substitute for law and order. The three ways out for youth are joining the army, music and death. This program gets us into the inner workings of an urban culture, which has risen out of the poverty of America's poorest communities to become the dominant popular influence on world youth, music and fashion.
Kanalaritja tells the story of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing, a story of survival and resilience.
It's the ultimate road trip as three stars from Bondi Rescue leave the comforts of coastal city life and head into the heart of the Australian outback for the adventure of a lifetime.
Power Meri follows Papua New Guinea's first national women's rugby league team, the PNG Orchids, on their journey to the 2017 World Cup in Australia.
A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost are adapted and performed by a cast including Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet. Wilde enthusiasts and experts including Stephen Fry , Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographers provide revelatory accounts of how his own life informed his work. His Irish roots, his early career, his marriage and the importance of women as well as men in his life all combine in a complex and compelling characterisation and celebration that adds flesh to the bones of a man who is too often caricatured.
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.
The ever-genial and disarming Louis Theroux investigates the elite world of well-heeled American hunters who pay top dollar for the ultimate luxury adventure experience: a chance to shoot big game in Africa. Lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippos, even rhinos are up for grabs for those with the right kind of money. Along the way, Louis meets the mum bringing her seven-year-old along so he can bag his own springbok, the CEO intent on bringing home the head of a hippopotamus and the evangelical hunting guide who compiles videos of his most spectacular kills and preaches a macho do-or-die gospel of self-actualisation through hunting.
Louis XI was an inspired strategist. So brilliantly did he master the art of setting traps for his enemies, he became known as the 'Universal Spider' in the courts of Europe. However, the hated Machiavellian king's grip on power was threatened by two formidable men: the Duke of Burgundy, Charles the Bold, and Edward IV of York, King of England. From the royal Chateau d'Amboise to the Chateau de Langeais, the epic historical reconstructions and gripping narratives of this series reveal how the lust for power and personal obsessions of princes redrew the frontiers of France and other European nations.
At the start of the Renaissance, Charles of Habsburg was on the brink of becoming the most powerful man in Europe. Heir to the Kingdom of Spain, he also planned to take to the throne of the Germanic Holy Roman Empire. But Francois I, hero of the Battle of Marignano and new King of France, also had his eye on the imperial throne, and was determined to defend his Italian possessions: wars, treachery and imprisonment. The bitter clash between Charles V and Francois I was watched by all Europe with bated breath. And it was a no-holds-barred struggle. From the Chateau de Blois to the battlefield, the epic historical reconstructions and gripping narratives of this series reveal how the lust for power and personal obsessions of princes redrew the frontiers of France and other European nations.
An Inuit must shoot a seal on sea ice in his rite of passage to become a hunter, and Aboriginal ceremonies pass on respect for fire as we see how rituals help us honour the power of nature. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
In the final episode of the series, the family reflect on their time travel adventure, and explore how the legacy of a hundred years of tumultuous history lives on in the northern diet today.
In this episode, we're saving lives, saving planes, and maybe even saving humanity. First, we find out how DHL ship potential life-saving emergency medical supplies across Europe in time for an urgent heart surgery operation. Next we tell the story of a shipment of 80,000 beans. Why are these beans being shipped 12,900km across the planet, and could they one day save humanity? Finally, we find out how the company's fleet of 250 aircraft are kept in the air at their Leipzig plane hospital.
Lockheed Martin is opening their hangar doors and pulling back the veil on 'Skunk Works,' the secret program and subdivision long hidden from the public. Founder and leader Kelly Johnson, as voiced by actor Dennis Quaid, congregated a team comprised of innovators, rule benders and chance takers to partake in the aerospace organization responsible for creating the most innovative machines in modern history - the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird and the first Stealth bomber to name a few. From the mysterious Area 51 test facility to the latest 'spy' plane, explore a world that is still shrouded in secrecy - a world where wars are won not on a battlefield but at a design table of men drafting aviation blueprints and working with their hands to create modern marvels from the ground up.
This week Ben heads to French Polynesia in the South Pacific to spend time with British expat Rick and his girlfriend Jasna, who live a nomadic life on their yacht, sailing around the waters of the archipelago they have made their home.
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.
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.
Australia, a land cast adrift at the time of the dinosaurs. Isolated for millions of years, the weird and wonderful animals marooned here are like nowhere else on Earth.
David Attenborough explores the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent the sun rules mercilessly here. In this haunting wilderness, dunes sing, sandstorms stretch for a thousand miles and rain may not fall for 50 years. But it wasnt always like this. This is a story of an apocalypse and how, when nature is overrun, some are forced to flee, some endure, but a few seize the opportunity to establish a new order. On the fringes of the Great Desert, Grevys zebras battle over dwindling rivers, and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living a bizarre underground existence. Within the desert, camels seek out water with the help of their herders, while tiny barn swallows must go it alone and navigate across thousands of square miles of barren sand to find a solitary life-saving oasis. In the heart of the Sahara very little life can survive the suns onslaught. Just one animal takes on the midday sun, and it needs a spacesuit to do it. The silver ant waits until all other creatures have fled the scorching dunes before finally emerging to feed in peace.
Evan is on a Tahitian island to swim with humpback whales. He also helps collect DNA samples from lemon sharks, and rescues an abandoned litter of kittens.
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.
Almost every faith has a figure believed to be chosen by God. Morgan Freeman goes in search of the chosen people walking the earth today.
China is increasingly turning to technology to meet the needs of its burgeoning population. Will robots help the population, or put them out of work?
Reveals how the elements of the periodic table have controlled the outcome of human history.
UFO investigations have uncovered terrifying accounts of people who survived extreme encounters with extraterrestrial beings. Through dramatic re-enactments and expert interviews, this special explores real UFO case files of dangerous close calls between everyday citizens and otherworldly visitors.
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.
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.
The final leg of journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan's epic tour of Africa sees him travelling from the beaches of Mozambique, through South Africa, before ending his trip in Zimbabwe.
Levison's journey begins on the edge of Arabia in Syria, where he runs the gauntlet into an even more dangerous Iraq. Dodging ISIS bullets and under constant threat, he must brave the legacy of decades of instability.
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