Gorgeously filmed, wonderfully acted, beautifully costumed and staged, smartly edited and extremely amusing - Andrew Davies' multi-award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Regency romance is one of the most definitive and successful TV period dramas ever.
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Anthony LaPaglia.
Deborra-lee Furness In Conversation features an illuminating Q&A interview between actor/director Deborra-lee Furness and Arts presenter Virginia Trioli. While best known as the motor-bike riding lawyer in the 1988 Australian film classic Shame, other key roles in a rich and varied television career have included Neighbours,Singapore Sling and Flying Doctors. In the 90s while starring in the hit ABC TV series Correlli, Furness also met her future husband, Hugh Jackman, with whom she has two adopted children.
Jane Austen's novels about marriage are firmly established as literary classics. But what of the love life of the woman who penned the famous novels? As this drama opens, Jane (Olivia Williams) is a published novelist. With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park much admired and Emma close to completion, Jane has found success as a writer. But the novelist herself, now nearing her forties, has never married.
Simon Palomares is a comedian. Life has become complicated. Spain is calling. Loudly. There is a saying in Madrid, that to be successful at anything you need to have balls (cojones) as big as those you find on the horse that is Madrid's most famous statue. This film follows Australian comedian Simon Palomares as he attempts to break into the Spanish comedy circuit while also reconnecting with his Spanish identity.
In the summer of 2006, with wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, New York's Public Theatre set out to stage Tony Kushner's new translation of Bertolt Brecht's anti-war epic Mother Courage and Her Children. Meryl Streep took time out from making movies to take on the title role - which many would consider the role of a lifetime. For the first time, she allowed a camera crew to document the complete behind-the-scenes creative process from first read-throughs to dress rehearsals.
This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey Cousins, and Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Submerged Cathedral, The Children and Animal People.
A profile of the French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008. Offers a rare glimpse into the mind of the acclaimed writer and travels with him around the world to the places that have helped to develop his unique style of writing.
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of writing genres such as crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this special, Jennifer and her guests explore the macabre world of true life crime novels. Before the judge's hammer has even declared a suspect guilty or innocent, the books are on the shelves.
A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Tyger by William Blake, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, in Just/spring by ee cummings, The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Angry and upset over Elizabeth's rejection of his proposal, Darcy decides to defend himself. Not every insult Elizabeth flung at him was fair and he waylays her on her morning walk, hands her a letter and leaves. The contents leave Elizabeth reeling.
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: Hannah Pigott gets tips on writing comedy sketches from David Rowan.
Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: Hannah learns how to write for television, helped by writer Martin Riley and the cast and crew of The Worst Witch.
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: With help from Phil Lovesey, Jessica writes a story for publication in Young Writer Magazine.
From report and recount to poetry and prose, aspiring young writers are given the chance to try their hand at creating real writing for high profile outlets with published outcomes. Today: Nine year old Gabriel is challenged to write a poem, aided and abetted by the poet, Nick Toczec.
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