Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo and with footage from China, Russia, Cambodia, Romania, America and Britain, this two-part series investigates the international market in abandoned orphans.
The youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo, 21-year-old Jesse Martin, takes five young people on a sailing adventure of a lifetime in search of paradise, but what they discover is far from it.
Focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world. Don't dare to be anything less than perfect. Other parents read and believe that media rubbish you try to shrug off, too. You must have professional level skills at parenting, therapy, paediatrics, and teaching as well as being a product safety inspector.
Pria travels to the Sunshine State to introduce us to some of the more unusual Queenslanders.
This series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret. Tonight, Clare, Michael, Fleur, Brad and Barbara tell their stories.
A fascinating 6-part series that looks at contemporary solutions to age-old parenting problems by exploring the work undertaken by Karitane; an innovative service that offers practical help to families overwhelmed by the challenges of raising young children. Parent Rescue mixes just the right amount of drama and humour to show a diverse group of families, from a mix of different cultures, who are all touched by Karitane's unique approach to supporting, nurturing and promoting family.
This documentary tells the story of four Iraqi boys at school in one of the most dangerous cities on earth, Baghdad. As the city is torn apart by sectarian violence, the film follows their friendships, to see whether they can survive.
Thompson's first guest for 2010 is Jesse Martin. In 1999 Martin made headlines when, as a teenager, he became the youngest person to sail around the globe solo, non-stop, and unassisted. Now ten years later he's off on a new adventure, but it's not all going to plan!
Comedian David Baddiel talks to experts around the world about a child's education - a balance between happiness and achievement.
Twenty children discover what life would be like if they all lived together without parents for a fortnight. The boys and girls set up home in two different camps and face their biggest test learning to live with the opposite sex.
In the first episode for 2008, Peter Thompson chats with Jacqueline Pascarl, Australian author, TV personality, parents' rights advocate and humanitarian aid worker.
2 Mums and a Dad is the story of the rocky road of three-way parenting. 2 Mums and a Dad is a unique exploration of the nature of family in today's complicated society. It is a sometimes roller coaster ride from pregnancy to parenthood in a most unusual unit, while also tackling universal issues of relevance for anyone with a family.
Ian Conway is a man determined to make a difference. Twenty years ago he made a promise to an Aboriginal elder. It was a big promise and for years Ian was haunted by the fact that he hadn't delivered. His commitment was partly motivated by his own early years as a homeless child in the camps around Alice Springs. Despite the toughest of starts in life, Ian Conway went to school and even became a prefect. Many years later, after carving a station out of of the bush in Central Australia and creating a successful tourist enterprise, he finally turned his mind to the 'unfinished business' of his promise to his friend.
This 13-part documentary series is based on the column of the same name in the Good Weekend Magazine, a column that has been running for nine years. The Two Of Us charts the most unlikely of pairings and celebrates all kinds of human relationships: romantic love, family bonds, friendship or the extraordinary tenderness that can occur between strangers.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever, parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
A week in the flat golden paddocks and deep blue skies of a huge farm in the wheat belt of south-east Western Australia.
At a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, hardened criminals are taught the training methods of 'horse whisperers' to tame and saddle train wild mustang horses taken from the herd that roams government lands. Failure means one more defeat for the inmate; success could save both lives.
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