Bill Peach tells the story of the last epic adventure, the conquest of the western desert. The overland telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin, built along Stuart's track, established frontier camps from which the explorers reached the west coast.
The Germans try and recruit the Italians to join their cause, but are rejected. Here we meet a former journalist, Benito Mussolini, who has now become an expert marksman in the army. Meanwhile, across the globe, Japan watches the bloodshed with a curious eye. They are modernising their own military and infrastructure with hopes of becoming a world power. They will eventually join the Allies and provide help in the Pacific region.
Gideon's Army follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of committed lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.
A deeply moving portrait of the painter Robert De Niro Sr told by those who knew him best. The documentary weaves together archival family footage and interviews with the artist himself, as well as with art experts, artists who worked alongside him and, most affectingly, his son.
This is television's first comprehensive account of Australia's 150 year war. Between 1788 and 1938, thousands of whites and tens of thousands of blacks died in racial violence across the continent.
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Joanna Murray-Smith explores love, identity and belonging in Honour.
April to June - This documentary series showcases the dynamic nature of Britain over an entire year, revealing why Britains climate is so unique and why the countrys relationship with its wildlife is so enduring and so special. Late March signals the start of a battle for light. Time-lapse show billions of plants, shrubs and trees racing to be the first to make use of the suns life-giving energy. Bats and bees come out of hibernation and birds and animals begin their own perilous race; to breed. As spring becomes summer the rising temperatures trigger plankton blooms in the sea. Mayflies hatch in their millions attracting attacks from acrobatic brown trout in the rivers below and duckings leap from the water to pluck the mayflies from the air. (Part 2 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary) (Rpt) G CC
A look at the making of the short animated film, Lost Town of wite. Polish animator Kamil Polak uses traditionally painted panels, canvases and cut-outs to create three dimensional effects. He then digitises them and manipulates the images into seamless, sumptuously animated sequences. The effect is extraordinary.
This is an award-winning, remarkable story of transformation and redemption. In early 2009, Bryon Widner's face, neck and hands were covered with intimidating, racist tattoos. It was then he began a series of painful and extensive laser tattoo removal procedures - twenty five treatments over the course of more than a year and a half. But the tattoo removal was just the outward sign of an inner transformation.
What does it take to be unafraid? Maybe just the love of a good friend? Two friends, three funerals and a community learning to care for it's own.
Arabia is a breathtaking mix of deserts, seas, mystery and romance. This beautiful series reveals the surprising connections between the nature, people, landscape and history of this little known kingdom.
The final film of the series follows 25-year-old legal student Kelly Hickman as she attempts to save two of the young killers facing execution in America.
Eyes from around the globe have been focused on the vibrant country of Brazil throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But away from the bright stadium lights and passionate football fans is a different side of Brazil, but with just as much action. This brand new documentary series Wild Brazil brings some of the country's most iconic species to the screens in a fresh and exciting way, showcasing never-before-filmed behaviour, and giving amazing insights into their personalities and relationships.
This intimate journey into the heart of Brazil concludes. A fierce drought ensues, culminating in huge and ferocious fires. The capuchin monkeys, giant otters, coatis and jaguars are proving their extreme survival skills while looking for mates and racing to breed to ensure that the next generation are born just as the good times arrive again.
The 'Cannon Ball Ice Dude' racked up 2 million views on YouTube with his attempt to jump into a frozen pool. We break down the science behind what went wrong.
A reflection on love, sacrifice, and the creative spirit, this candid New York story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of renowned "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and his artist wife, Noriko.
Have you ever woken up in a cold sweat because you're catching a plane in the morning? Have you had to be pushed and cajoled through security by your friends? Have you ever sat on board sobbing in terror before grabbing your hand baggage and running for the door just as it closes? For most people, catching a plane is like catching a bus - another way of getting from A to B. But for one in five of us flying is a living hell - the most dangerous way to travel.
The Life Series returns with two compelling new episodes as eight Australian children negotiate life in the rapidly changing world of late childhood, in the crucial few years before adolescence begins. The Life kids are part of a scientific and social experiment and have been filmed since their first year of life - the public face of a pioneering study of 10,000 Australian children.
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