Chief Yapa, Joel, Posen, Albi and Jimmy Joseph continue their tour of the UK with a look at the English 'working class'. In this second episode, the five tribesmen from Tanna travel to Manchester for a taste of British urban life with Julie and Ray De Silva and their two sons. Visiting their first British city is an exciting and eye-opening experience for the islanders but they are saddened to see homeless people living on the streets. How, they ask, can a city with so much wealth have so many homeless?
When Len Ainsworth started out he knew nothing of poker machines or gaming. He was a dentist's son with a mechanical bent who was meant to be studying to be a doctor. When someone suggested he build a poker machine he replied: 'What's a poker machine?' From building an international empire, to giving it all away to his family following a cancer diagnosis, this private family, for the very first time, has allowed filmmaker Simon Target into their lives to tell a fascinating personal story.
Studio interview program getting behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode's Talking Head is Les Hiddins.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is joined by a woman who's become Australia's most passionate ambassador for all things Greek. Maria Benardis was born in Australia but spent her early childhood with her grandmother on the remote Greek island of Psara. At an extremely tumultuous time in her young life, she found sanctuary in a secret vegetable and herb garden she set up overlooking the sea.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with Geraldine Cox AM, the President, Director and 'Big Mum' of the Sunrise Village Orphanages in Cambodia. Geraldine's life reads like a thick airport paperback - war zones, exotic locations, diplomatic cocktail parties, lots of men, love, prostitutes and sex, a bloody coup, adoption (multiple efforts), teenage rebellion, hedonism and selflessness, meetings with kings, generals and prime ministers. She could be described as part sinner, part saint. She's done it all and tells it with an extraordinary frankness.
Looks at disability in Australia from a unique point of view - a crew of disabled sailors are competing in the most famous ocean race in the world, the Sydney to Hobart. Tonight, the selection trials are coming to a close and final crew for the 2009 Sydney to Hobart crew will be chosen; which disabled sailor will have their ticket to Hobart? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Why are more Australians drawn to the shores of Gallipoli each year? The Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, once a modest gathering of souls, has become an event on a scale that rivals the original invasion. The gentle, grassy slopes of this Turkish landmark are thronged with the relatives of those who fought and died, veterans of other conflicts, the merely curious, and a generation of backpackers paying their respects as they circle the globe. In 2006, Andrew Denton went to meet some of these pilgrims, to listen to their stories, to ask why they had made the journey and what they were learning from it.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode's Talking Head is Yvonne Kenny.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode's Talking Head is Peter Sculthorpe.
This three-part documentary series sees five men from Tanna, a remote tribal island in Vanuatu, leave their island and visit the UK for the first time to experience the British way of life. For years anthropologists have travelled to the South Pacific to live with the local tribespeople and observe their traditional way of life. But in this series, traditional anthropology is turned on its head as the five tribesmen travel from their village to experience life in the UK.
From the Logie-award winning team that brought us Dynasties, Family Fortunes is a four-part half-hour series that explores how dramatic reversals in fortune - for better or worse - have affected Australia's most interesting families. Episode one looks at the family behind motor racing legend, Peter Brock. For the first time, director Tracey Spring goes behind the scenes and joins the Brock family as they face Peter's devastating legacy.
Young Muslim girls born and brought up in the UK are sometimes forced to marry their cousins who live in remote areas of Pakistan and Kashmir. The British High Commission runs an Assistance Unit in Islamabad to rescue girls from the clutches of their families.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode's Talking Head is Todd McKenney.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is joined by one of the most loved and respected surfers on the planet, Mark Occhilupo. Occy burst onto the surfing scene as a precocious teen with outrageous talent. He became a child star by 16, was ranked third in the world at only 17 and adored as a surfing superhero in America. But within five years Occy's life was spiralling out of control.
Studio interview program that goes behind the 'public face' of fascinating men and women in our society. This episode's Talking Head is Nancye Hayes.
He's black, from the poor side of Nowra, the youngest of 13 and a football genius; she's white, from comfortable Shoalhaven, her parents' only darling girl, keen on horses and singing country music. They were both 16 when Leona got pregnant. No one thought they'd last. But 32 year-old Andrew Walker, former rugby league and union star, and Leona his wife, business partner and ferocious advocate, have survived a rollercoaster relationship of 18 years.
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