This final episode looks at Eurovision from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the present day. In a few short years, Europe changed forever. New nations emerged clamouring to join the Eurovision Song Contest, desperate to establish their own national identity. Dramatic revolutions coincided and fed off what had become the biggest entertainment show on the planet.
In the final episode, after 32 years on the road, Fred Brophy takes his last tour to the Birdsville Races deep into the Queensland desert, where his boxers face their final challenge. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
In 1883 a series of blasts on the island of Krakatoa culminated in a colossal explosion that blew the island apart. We explore the underground forces that led to this extraordinary explosion.
We all love the movies - and the movies have loved us. We've embraced just about every innovation they've tried - with the exception of Smellovision! Now we just can't wait to get 3D. If only someone would get it right!
Every moment of every day people live in a world created by science. But the story of how we got here is much more than a simple tale of breakthroughs, genius and men jumping out of baths shouting 'Eureka!' This series shows how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed people's lives.
Using dramatic reconstructions, based on extensive research in Russian and Western archives, and extraordinary testimony from witnesses, including former Soviet secret policemen who have not spoken before on camera, the film tells a 'behind closed doors' history. In this episode: the story of the defence of Moscow and fragile alliances of the years 1941-42.
Mabo's legacy resulted in the Native Title Act of Australia of 1993 - an important step forward for the country in land use, access and ownership.
A documentary about making the feature film Ten Canoes. "For all of us, the challenges are unexpected, the task beyond anything imagined," Rolf de Heer says. "For me, it is the most difficult film I have made."
The life of the despotic Communist ruler who rose from the poor fields of rural Romania to the luxurious heights of political power. From loved and respected leader, he turned into a despised tyrant, and his execution in 1989 marked the bloody end to a bloody regime.
This series profiles Australia's leaders, featuring career highlights and giving insights into the different eras in which they lead the nation. This episode features Bob Hawke.
We have dominated the planet, uncovered the secrets of the atom and travelled to the moon. But how did humans come to be so successful? Discover how our bodies hold all the clues we need to unpick the epic story of our evolution.
In the final episode, Bruce meets people on both sides of the argument over Brazil's mass deforestation - the native Kayapo Indians whose homeland is being irreparably damaged, and cattle farmers moving onto the land.
Designer drugs are a new battleground in the narcotic war. For a few dollars, users can access legal compounds that mimic the effects of cocaine, ecstasy or weed. But legal doesn't always mean safe.
They soar through the heavens, fly through the oceans and glide along land. But these are not creatures found on a wildlife safari, these are life forms from another planet. Armed with scientific fact and a little imagination, experts come together to take you on an unprecedented journey to the edges of our imagination.
Prevented from following the tropic through China, Simon instead discovers the increasing Chinese influences in neighbouring Laos and Vietnam. Next stop is Taiwan, where he meets some of the world's highest achieving children. The journey ends in Hawaii, a tropical paradise blighted by environmental problems, including some of the dirtiest beaches on the planet.
An insight into the work of British sculptor and painter, William 'Bill' Turnbull. Now approaching 90, his work, both powerful and primordial, is comparable with that of his contemporaries and friends, Giacometti and Rothko, coming from an era where he and his contemporaries changed the course of twentieth century art.
Comic Alan Davies attempts to answer the proverbial question: how long is a piece of string? But what appears to be a simple task soon turns into a mind-bending voyage of discovery where nothing is as it seems. An encounter with leading mathematician Marcus du Sautoy reveals that Alan's short length of string may in fact be infinitely long. Ultimately, Alan finds that measuring his piece of string could - in theory at least - create a black hole, bringing about the end of the world.
Musician Benny Walker's back-drop is the festival that his grandfather helped establish in his home town of Echuca. Offering a seamless blend of soul, blues, reggae and folk, singer-songwriter Benny Walker is without doubt one of Australia's most promising rising stars and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for this young Yorta-Yorta man.
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