This special end of year episode of Behind the News wraps up all of 2019’s big stories from Australia and around the world in politics, weather, sports and culture. Plus there is a super quiz to test your knowledge of the year’s events and some behind the scenes bloopers.
The Behind the News team updates us on the Hong Kong protests and explains what kind of democratic rights the protestors are demanding from the government. A koala hospital in Port Macquarie has raised over $1 million, Tesla unveils its new cybertruck and ancient animal mummies are put on display in Egypt. We also learn more about Venice and why it is flooding. Jack visits an indigenous school garden full of bush tucker, Leela spends some time at the South Australian hospital school and we meet a young Aussie horse rider from Cobargo who has invented the award winning safety 'rein angel'.
NSW and QLD have been dealing with deadly bushfires for more than a week now, and hundreds of schools are closed. Amelia visits some of the affected areas to find out how kids are coping. BTN’s Kids Talk survey has found that some kids are feeling tired a lot of the time, so we take a look at why sleep is important and ways kids can get a better night’s sleep. The UN’s World Television Day celebrates the powerful role television plays in helping us understand global issues and the things that matter to us. We meet an up and coming musician who sat down with one of the country’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly.
From Tootsie to Die Hard - well-known actors and directors share behind-the-scenes stories and moments of the defining movies of the '80s.
The story of a young woman growing up during World War II, and of Elizabeth's "Uncle Dickie", the wildly ambitious and egotistical Louis Mountbatten, who in lust for revenge for injustice to his father, schemed and plotted to take over the royal family by marrying the young Princess to his nephew. The film reveals the undercurrent of sadness as the King rapidly declined to an early death, advancing Elizabeth's growth into majesty. This is a story of the young princess who never would have been Queen, were it not for several twists of history. The story of the killing of her beloved grandfather George V by his doctors, of her Grandmother Queen Mary who taught her strict tradition and protocol, and of the favourite uncle - King Edward VIII, who abdicated and flirted with fascism. And above all, the story of her mother and father - King George VI's bravery in the face of disability, and the future Queen Mother, who sacrificed a close, private, near normal family life to save the monarchy.
Comedian and writer David Baddiel sets off on an adventure of a lifetime along the Silk Road. Starting at its eastern terminus in Xi'an, David visits the market to get himself kitted out for the long journey ahead buying tea, a lucky charm and pants that fit. As he heads west, he discovers the secret of silk that could get a man killed and visits some amazing caves containing hidden treasures. He rides a camel through a haunted desert and channels Indiana Jones as he hunts down the original Great Wall of China, before taking an overnight train to Turpan.