I Wouldn't Go In There
44:10

I Wouldn't Go In There

Season 2 Episode 1 National Geographic October 16, 2019

Modern history

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Urban explorer RJ sets out to uncover the truth behind horrific paranormal accounts in Nanjing, China, a journey which leads him deeper and deeper into the abyss.

Urban explorer RJ sets out to uncover the truth behind horrific paranormal accounts in Nanjing, China, a journey which leads him deeper and deeper into the abyss.

The Importance of Being Oscar
1:24:06

The Importance of Being Oscar

Smooth/Arts October 16, 2019

Media arts

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's ...

A star studded account of Oscar Wilde's glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar's brilliant comedies such as The Importance of Being Earnest and stories such as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Canterville Ghost are adapted and performed by a cast including Freddie Fox, Claire Skinner, Anna Chancellor and James Fleet. Wilde enthusiasts and experts including Stephen Fry , Wilde's grandson Merlin Holland, and his latest biographers provide revelatory accounts of how his own life informed his work. His Irish roots, his early career, his marriage and the importance of women as well as men in his life all combine in a complex and compelling characterisation and celebration that adds flesh to the bones of a man who is too often caricatured.

Kumi's Japan
57:52

Kumi's Japan

ABC October 15, 2019

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

Languages

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Kumi travels to Japan to deliver news to a family she hopes still exists, about a father she never really knew. Her identity is challenged as she tries to understand why she ...

Kumi travels to Japan to deliver news to a family she hopes still exists, about a father she never really knew. Her identity is challenged as she tries to understand why she feels so at home in this intoxicating country.

Africa with Ade Adepitan
59:20

Africa with Ade Adepitan

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Earth October 15, 2019

Geography

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before ...

Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. He travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in Nigeria, the country of his birth.

Josephine Baker: Story of an Awakening
52:44

Josephine Baker: Story of an Awakening

NITV October 14, 2019

Media arts

News and current affairs

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Josephine Baker, a chorus girl from America, becomes a superstar in Paris, bringing modernity to the Europe of the Roaring Twenties. But on every trip back home, she faces ...

Josephine Baker, a chorus girl from America, becomes a superstar in Paris, bringing modernity to the Europe of the Roaring Twenties. But on every trip back home, she faces racism and segregation.

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve
58:58

Mediterranean with Simon Reeve

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Earth October 15, 2019

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and ...

Simon Reeve embarks on the second leg of his epic four-part journey around the Mediterranean. Setting off from a snowy mountain ski resort in Cyprus, Simon finds an island and a capital city still deeply divided between Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south. Simon joins the UN troops who patrol the line that separates the two sides, one of the world's longest running peacekeeping missions.

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.

Finding Fela
1:55:01

Finding Fela

NITV October 13, 2019

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A vibrant, politically charged journey into the life of the beloved, celebrated father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

A vibrant, politically charged journey into the life of the beloved, celebrated father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

Houdini's Last Secrets
43:31

Houdini's Last Secrets: To Catch a Bullet

Season 1 Episode 2 Discovery Channel October 12, 2019

Drama

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The bullet catch is one of the deadliest tricks in magic history. A team of experts recreate the famed trick to uncover how Houdini could have accomplished it.

The bullet catch is one of the deadliest tricks in magic history. A team of experts recreate the famed trick to uncover how Houdini could have accomplished it.

Back in Time for School
49:28

Back in Time for School: The 1980s

Season 1 Episode 6 Lifestyle Channel October 10, 2019

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Our pupils and teachers arrive in the 1980s. The focus of teaching is all about competition, entrepreneurialism and technology. Their first lesson embraces the technological ...

Our pupils and teachers arrive in the 1980s. The focus of teaching is all about competition, entrepreneurialism and technology. Their first lesson embraces the technological revolution as the teacher unveils a cutting edge gadget, a 2XL robot. With the latest BBC microcomputers making their way into schools in 1982, this very 21st-century tech-addicted class try out a new math program. In 1983, with the arrival of affordable synthesisers, the class get the chance to embrace the booming synthpop industry in the UK in their music lesson. And there's a very special guest, Nik Kershaw, who listens to them playing some smash hits, before performing his own song especially for them. Inspired by their new love for synth, the kids, parents and teachers rock out to some of the most iconic tunes of the decade at their very '80s school disco. In 1985, the teachers go on strike, so the kids head to a local park where they get stuck in to a class '80s past-time, breakdancing to Run DMC.

China: Innovation Nation
44:13

China: Innovation Nation: Technology Takeover

Episode 3 National Geographic October 9, 2019

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
China is increasingly turning to technology to meet the needs of its burgeoning population. Will robots help the population, or put them out of work?

China is increasingly turning to technology to meet the needs of its burgeoning population. Will robots help the population, or put them out of work?

Death Threat
24:51

Death Threat: High Cholesterol

Episode 1 NITV October 8, 2019

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Iconic All Black legend Buck Shelford is tackling the Grim Reaper and fighting back against the state of men's health in New Zealand.

Iconic All Black legend Buck Shelford is tackling the Grim Reaper and fighting back against the state of men's health in New Zealand.

The Real Story Of
44:13

The Real Story Of: American Sniper

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel October 7, 2019

Media arts

History

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind ...

Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Discover how Louis Zamperini, subject of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, underwent his biggest transformation after the plot of the movie ended, and the reality behind the movie depiction of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth.

How the Victorians Built Britain
43:23

How the Victorians Built Britain: Saving the Nation's Health

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 7, 2019

Modern history

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Michael Buerk looks at the creation of the sewer system, delving into the archives to reveal how appalling sanitary conditions forced the city of Liverpool to take action. He ...

Michael Buerk looks at the creation of the sewer system, delving into the archives to reveal how appalling sanitary conditions forced the city of Liverpool to take action. He descends underground to see the first groundbreaking sewer for himself, and hears about how the pioneering concept was built.

Hannah Gadsby's Nakedy Nudes
29:40

Hannah Gadsby's Nakedy Nudes: Origin of the Ideal

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 7, 2019

Visual arts

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In part one of this new two-part series, comedian Hannah Gadsby takes a close look at one of the most enduring subjects in western art history, the nude.

In part one of this new two-part series, comedian Hannah Gadsby takes a close look at one of the most enduring subjects in western art history, the nude.

Buried Secrets of the Buddha
44:11

Buried Secrets of the Buddha

National Geographic October 5, 2019

Religious studies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A team of archaeologists has been granted special access to dig at Lumbini, one of the holiest sites in Buddhism, and the answers they uncover could reshape history.

A team of archaeologists has been granted special access to dig at Lumbini, one of the holiest sites in Buddhism, and the answers they uncover could reshape history.

Houdini's Last Secrets
43:34

Houdini's Last Secrets: The Torture Escape

Season 1 Episode 1 Discovery Channel October 5, 2019

Drama

Design and technologies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions to reveal the secrets of this mysterious stunt.

How did Harry Houdini pull off his death-defying escapes? A team of experts investigate his illusions to reveal the secrets of this mysterious stunt.

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.