We have enjoyed the longest economic winning streak in world history, and were the only rich nation to avoid the great global crash of 2008. This series asks the important questions of our time: How did we become the last rich nation standing? Can we make something of this moment, or has it already passed? What must we do to overcome the inevitable future shocks?
Guided by Annabel Crabb, an Aussie family goes on a time-travelling adventure to discover how the food we eat transformed the way we live, the fabric of the nation and defined family roles - starting in post-war 1950s.
In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin, and she is sent to prison for five years. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. In Mandarin.
Science fiction robots are the mobile embodiment of a fascinating idea: artificial intelligence. Despite dire warnings from people such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk, AI is an idea that holds out promise and peril in equal measure. Will the smart machines of the future save humankind - or lead to our demise?
The Tower can have as many as 15,000 visitors a day. But once opening hours are over, they all have to leave. The Yeoman Warders are skilled in the art of departure, emptying the Tower of tourists as quickly, politely and efficiently as possible. Everyone joins, from Chief Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran, to Merlina, the Tower's oldest raven. Once the Tower is closed to the public, its atmosphere completely changes. Yeoman Warder Chris Clawson shows us what the thousand-year-old building is like after dark, and Ravenmaster Chris Skaife puts his cherished birds to bed.
The Goggleboxers share their thoughts on the week's TV highlights.
In 1956 with the introduction of television suddenly Australians started to stay home for their entertainment and the decline in cinemas commenced.
Cast in the 2016 Democratic primary as a product of the establishment, this episode examines Hillary Clinton's debut on the national stage during the '90s and her provocative, transformative turn as first lady of the United States.
Meryl Streep was born on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. Streep is an award-winning actress who is widely considered someone who can portray almost anyone. Her talents run the gamut from starring in hit comedies, musicals, and historical dramas.
Cyberterrorist, Christabella Plumb (Julia Morris' aunt) coerces El Greco Tunis into working for her and turns him against his team, forcing them to find El Greco and take down Plumb.
Twenty years since their first adventure, Lloyd and Harry go on a road trip to find Harry's newly discovered daughter, who was given up for adoption.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's food tour takes them to the beach home of Mamma Mia!, where their lunchtime chat is about Alexander the Great and Ray Winstone.
The Ferrones enter the 1930s with trepidation. As the Great Depression bites, jobs are lost, food is scarce and offal is back on the menu. However, there are a few treats including a trip to the movies with David Stratton.
The bushfires that burnt through eastern and southern Australia in late 2019 and the beginning of 2020 were some of the worst in the world and recorded history. For millennia the Australian continent has been shaped by fire.
Bettany arrives in Luxor, where the Pharaohs are buried in the Valley of the Kings. Over the hill, the domestic rubbish in the Workers' Village gives historians insight into ancient Egyptian life.
Darren McMullan regales with an account of cannibal convicts, and Nikki Osborne recalls the tale of Beryl Mills, the first Miss Australia. History has never been so fun.
Michael Buerk discovers how the Victorians took on the world of exploration and adventure, and brought it home to Britain for everyone to share. His voyage of discovery begins at the Natural History Museum, where Michael comes face-to-face with a dinosaur who changed the course of history.
Billy and Julie get their first famous fan, who helps them try to sell a sketch show to a TV network.
Julie and Billy attempt to capitalise on the success of Hamilton by writing and starring in their own historical musical.
Media fooled by a Melbourne snake catcher who likes to re-enact his snake catching antics as the real thing. A look at some of the prolific accounts behind the #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied campaign. What is real and what is fake? As Australia celebrates the "greatest Games ever" media are still at the mercy of IOC copyright and strict rules on showing footage. The Daily Telegraph's Tim Blair mocks a Press Council ruling after it finds the paper in breach for an offensive video. Miranda Devine tweets an apology to nine-year-old Quaden Bayles and his mother as part of a defamation settlement.
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