Every year Australia's Sikh community holds its own mini-Olympics. We follow a local family through the big event for an intimate portrait of contemporary Sikh faith and culture.
This three part documentary series uncovers the historic inspiration and scientific fact behind some of the most enduring horror icons of our time, through spine-chilling dramatic reconstruction and expert interviews. In 19th century London, two decades before Mary Shelley wrote her acclaimed novel, pioneering scientific showman Professor Giovanni Aldini successfully used electricity to reanimate animals, severed human limbs and the corpses of recently beheaded criminals. But Aldini needed a whole body - a strong, male specimen, very recently killed by asphyxiation - to attempt his most ambitious experiment: a complete human reanimation.
Still in Chengdu, Paul and his translator, Emma, decide to see some Sichuan Opera. It starts promisingly, with some spectacular 'face changing' illusions, but once the 'singing' starts, Paul soon loses the will to live.
In 15th century Romania, three monks found themselves chained to the wall of a cell in the castle of Vlad Dracula, Voyvoyd of Wallachia. More commonly known as Vlad the Impaler, he was the most terrifying ruler of Medieval Europe, a psychopathic mass-murderer and the only man who stood between Christian Europe and the advancing armies of the Ottoman Turks. It was this vicious story that gave birth to the Dracula character of fact and fiction.
Vanessa Morfea was a street kid. Now she's on the verge of international success with the release of her first album. Independent music producer and songwriter Bazz Palmer believes that Vanessa's music, a collection of Punk anthems, is fresh and unique. He gambles on getting her an international recording deal, which is no small feat.
No myth is safe as Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant return for all new Mythbusters mayhem! The team once again use science, special effects, and wherever possible, explosions, to put urban legends, past and present, to the test. It's kitchen catastrophes as Adam and Jamie throw fuel on the fire of a newspaper story while Kari, Grant and Tori tackle an explosive movie myth before they put cheese to the test.
From humble beginnings operating out of a terrace house in Redfern twenty years ago, the Aboriginal voice on Sydney radio has struggled to seal its place on the city's airwaves. For Koori Radio, its rollercoaster ride in the battle for a fulltime on-air licence ended in success back in 2002.
Like all foreigners who try their luck in Dubai, the city's 500,000 construction workers are lured to Dubai by the prospect of quick money. But working conditions are appalling, with low wages, rundown and overcrowded housing, and myriad occupational hazards. Yet Dubai's economic boom depends on its 'shadow workers' from countries like India, Pakistan and China.
The Paleolithic cave printings at Lascaux, France, have long been seen as astonishing examples of the artistic capacity of prehistoric cultures. But are they more then that? It is commonly known that 35,000 years ago, humans were brutish and primitive and their main activities were copulation, hunting and gathering. But what if this prehistoric human was clever enough to develop in depth scientific knowledge?
On one of the toughest beats in town, a cop puts down his gun and takes up a new style of policing. Community Cop follows Constable Andrew "AJ" Allen who works with the young African refugee community in the Flemington high-rise estate in inner city Melbourne.
The story of three teenagers, adopted by an extended Australian family as children, who return to Ethiopia to reconnect with the family, friends and culture they left behind.
Every year millions of refugees from around the world escape civil war and human rights violations in search of a new homeland. Roughly 13,000 of these people are accepted into Australia. Of that figure, 6,000 are chosen by the government from the world's most notorious refugee camps and a further 7,000 arrive on humanitarian visas, often sponsored by family and friends. But what happens once they arrive?
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.
Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed godfathers, this episode follows their journey. This episode also features Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.
While magazines reflect our values, they also have the power to change them. This episode examines the trailblazers including Playboy and Cleo and their impact on the sexual revolution and Ms. Magazine as a rallying cry for feminists in the 60s; from Rolling Stone's impact on the rock-n-roll generation to The Advocate, the latest revolutionary magazine still fighting for sexual and civil rights.
Tonight Barry explores the Malabar Coast, home to the essential ingredients in every Indian meal. The daily cardamom auctions, where buyers and sellers converge in a spirited display of commerce, are fast and heady.
The first instalment of a two part journey into the evolution of man. The Rise of Man documents the development of human civilisation from its earliest origins. By using dramatic re-enactments, the first episode examines the emergence of Homo sapiens and highlights the similarities between modern day practices and the everyday lives of our prehistoric ancestors.
The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into Arnhem Land, the biggest Aboriginal reserve in the country, the girls hit the high notes with indigenous rock band Narbelek, discover an isolated community weaving its way to economic success, and sweat out the dust and grime of weeks on the road in the ultimate bush sauna.
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