The Blue Planet
46:09

The Blue Planet: Coral Seas

Season 1 Episode 6 Animal Planet April 4, 2019

Biology

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bathed in warm, clear tropical water and brilliant sunlight, coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. Surrounded by ocean deserts, they are rich oases of life. Spectacular ...

Bathed in warm, clear tropical water and brilliant sunlight, coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea. Surrounded by ocean deserts, they are rich oases of life. Spectacular numbers make it necessary to stand out to survive. This competition is highly visible as brightly coloured fish compete for food, territory and mates. But the corals themselves are also dynamic. Incredible time-lapse photography shows the dramatic formation of a coral reef, portraying its myriad inhabitants and its ultimate destruction.

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge
1:30:24

James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge

SBS February 22, 2015

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In March 2012, James Cameron made a record breaking dive to Earth's lowest point, the Mariana Trench. Piloting a submarine nearly 11km deep, he hopes what he found there will ...

In March 2012, James Cameron made a record breaking dive to Earth's lowest point, the Mariana Trench. Piloting a submarine nearly 11km deep, he hopes what he found there will answer some of science's most enduring questions.

Bob Dylan: The Folk Years
51:57

Bob Dylan: The Folk Years

SBS December 11, 2015

Music

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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This detailed, independent look at Bob Dylan's early years features rare archival footage and in-depth discussion of a creative force that captured the imagination of the ...

This detailed, independent look at Bob Dylan's early years features rare archival footage and in-depth discussion of a creative force that captured the imagination of the world, exploring the history of a truly great artist.

Bhutto
1:51:08

Bhutto

SBS December 28, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the ...

As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the first democratically elected president of Pakistan, chose Benazir over his eldest son to carry his political mantle. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back in 2007 as her country's only hope for democracy. When she was struck down by an assassin, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world.

The Final Quarter
1:11:02

The Final Quarter

10 July 18, 2019

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

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Cheers turned to boos in the final years of AFL champion footballer Adam Goodes' career when he publicly called out racism. This impassioned film tracks Australia's heated and ...

Cheers turned to boos in the final years of AFL champion footballer Adam Goodes' career when he publicly called out racism. This impassioned film tracks Australia's heated and divided response.

Fly Me to the Moon
58:00

Fly Me to the Moon

ABC July 16, 2019

Modern history

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Prominent Aussies reflect on the moon landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as ...

Prominent Aussies reflect on the moon landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as Apollo 11 astronauts made their way around our nation.

Chris Humfrey's Animal Instinct
23:14

Chris Humfrey's Animal Instinct

Season 1 Episode 4 Animal Planet July 17, 2019

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The first breath of life for a baby boobook owl soon turns to despair with the realisation the chick may not pull through the night.

The first breath of life for a baby boobook owl soon turns to despair with the realisation the chick may not pull through the night.

Chain of Command
47:15

Chain of Command: Part 8: Why We Fight

Season 1 Episode 8 National Geographic June 29, 2019

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
With access to the US Armed Forces and the innermost sanctums of the Pentagon, this series is an intimate portrait of the men and women devoting their lives to fighting ...

With access to the US Armed Forces and the innermost sanctums of the Pentagon, this series is an intimate portrait of the men and women devoting their lives to fighting terrorism at all levels.

Chris Humfrey's Animal Instinct
22:54

Chris Humfrey's Animal Instinct

Season 1 Episode 8 Animal Planet July 23, 2019

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Chris heads off to the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland to help out a friend in need and babysit some beloved tree kangaroos.

Chris heads off to the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland to help out a friend in need and babysit some beloved tree kangaroos.

The Story Of Maths
57:47

The Story Of Maths: The Language Of The Universe

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel March 5, 2011

Mathematics

History

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Marcus du Sautoy examines the history of mathematics from the ancient world to its modern uses in explaining the construction of the universe. He finds the start of the ...

Marcus du Sautoy examines the history of mathematics from the ancient world to its modern uses in explaining the construction of the universe. He finds the start of the decimal system in Egypt, the Babylonian beginnings for the Base 60 system, which covers time, and the Greek origins of mathematical analysis.

Virago: Changing the World
56:33

Virago: Changing the World

Smooth/Arts July 4, 2019

Modern history

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Despite the 1960s free-love and alternative culture, many women found that their lives and expectations had barely altered. But by the 1970s, the Women's Liberation Movement ...

Despite the 1960s free-love and alternative culture, many women found that their lives and expectations had barely altered. But by the 1970s, the Women's Liberation Movement was causing seismic shifts in the march of the world's events, and women's creativity and political consciousness was soon to transform everything - including the face of publishing and literature.

Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law
57:04

Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law: Part Two: Fortune

ABC August 6, 2019

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in ...

Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in Queensland during the post-White Australia Policy Whitlam era.

Back in Time for School
48:42

Back in Time for School: The 1970s

Season 1 Episode 5 Lifestyle Channel October 3, 2019

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Our time-travelling pupils and teachers arrive in the 1970s. It's out with the old and in with the new as they leave behind their 1960s Secondary Modern and embrace the ...

Our time-travelling pupils and teachers arrive in the 1970s. It's out with the old and in with the new as they leave behind their 1960s Secondary Modern and embrace the experimental '70s and a comprehensive. In their first lesson, the boys and girls are finally mixed, as they learn about commerce and air travel; complete with a life-size model plane structure in the classroom. Role playing sees some of the class try their hand at being a pilot, air hostess or air traffic control, while others are confined to being the passengers and commenting on the service. In 1973, thanks to the bold demands of the Schools Action Union, this comprehensive becomes a free school and abandoning the rules has the teachers more than a little worried. Changing attitudes in the '70s mean that our class are taught progressive new ideas. Embracing diversity, dissecting the words of Pink Floyd, complete with incense burning, and digging up worms on the school playing field, are all part of the experience.

Back in Time for School
49:42

Back in Time for School: The 1990s

Season 1 Episode 7 Lifestyle Channel October 17, 2019

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Our pupils and teachers arrive in their final time-travelling decade, the 1990s. Ready to embrace the decade that gave us girl power, Brit pop, Oasis, Blur and the Gladiators, ...

Our pupils and teachers arrive in their final time-travelling decade, the 1990s. Ready to embrace the decade that gave us girl power, Brit pop, Oasis, Blur and the Gladiators, our pupils arrive at their comprehensive school. Their first lesson taps into a moment of pop culture we all remember - Italia '90, and the pupils take the chance to trade football stickers. The canteen is still stocked sky-high with fast food and in this era they'll have potato smiley faces and turkey drummers added to the menu, along with cans of apple Tango and bottles of Panda Pops cherryade. In 1992, they have a treat in store, as a very special guest from the Gladiators joins them to kick-start the eliminator with a blow on her whistle. By the mid-'90s, it's time for the class to connect with the wider world and embrace the joys of fundraising. As the world becomes more accessible, their computer class gives them the chance to connect to the dial-up modem and access the very first world wide web.

How the Victorians Built Britain
43:25

How the Victorians Built Britain: The Making of the Modern Home

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 14, 2019

Modern history

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presenter Michael Buerk looks at how the Victorians created what is now known as the modern home, exploring the huge rise in house-building during the period. He travels to ...

Presenter Michael Buerk looks at how the Victorians created what is now known as the modern home, exploring the huge rise in house-building during the period. He travels to Fakenham, Norfolk, to visit the last remaining gasworks in England, and discovers how the Victorians mastered the art of producing 'town gas' from coal. He also investigates how the kitchen was transformed with the advent of gas cookers, as more complex meals including the Sunday roast steadily became the norm across the nation.

Back in Time for School
51:52

Back in Time for School: The Present

Season 1 Episode 8 Lifestyle Channel October 24, 2019

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Pupils and their teachers have embarked on an extraordinary time-travelling adventure through seven eras of British history. Starting out in the age of Empire in 1895, they've ...

Pupils and their teachers have embarked on an extraordinary time-travelling adventure through seven eras of British history. Starting out in the age of Empire in 1895, they've lived lessons, life and dinners all the way through to the end of the 1990s, with their school as their time machine. Now they're returning for one last adventure. In this final episode of the series, the class and teachers return to school for their very own reunion party, where they'll be joined by presenter Sara Cox and social historian Polly Russell. As pupils, teachers and families celebrate together, they'll reflect on over 100 years of time travel, and explore how the legacy of the past lives on in the schools of today. But their journey isn't over yet, as our intrepid class of pupils set off to explore what the future of the classroom might look like. They'll experience the cutting-edge possibilities of virtual classrooms and contend with the unsettling notion of lessons run by artificial intelligence.

Rituals
47:42

Rituals: Initiation

Episode 2 BBC Earth October 24, 2019

Intercultural understanding

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Initiation rituals are spectacular, with the power to change who you are, from brutal skin cutting in Papua New Guinea to hair plucking in India. Alternative title: ...

Initiation rituals are spectacular, with the power to change who you are, from brutal skin cutting in Papua New Guinea to hair plucking in India. Alternative title: Extraordinary Rituals.

Houdini's Last Secrets
43:39

Houdini's Last Secrets: Buried Alive

Season 1 Episode 4 Discovery Channel October 26, 2019

Drama

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Houdini's mysterious sudden death may not have been an accident. Experts recreate his buried alive escape and investigate if he was killed by more sinister forces.

Houdini's mysterious sudden death may not have been an accident. Experts recreate his buried alive escape and investigate if he was killed by more sinister forces.