The hit ABC TV series, Making Australia Happy, proved that science can make individuals happy in just two months. Now, Making Couples Happy is raising the stakes. Can it also work for couples? Four ordinary Australian couples embark on a confronting and challenging eight week journey to happiness and relationship fulfilment. The issues facing the couples include sex, intimacy, parenting and work/life balance. For some, it's their last chance before possible separation.
In episode five, Cherry Healey sets out to discover how money affects people's relationships in a world obsessed with material wealth. Who controls the purse strings in a couple? Can one have too much money? And what happens to love when someone has led the high life and lost it all? What's it like to marry a woman whose father has never said no? She meets a cast of characters, from the haves to the have-nots, to find out whether money can buy love - or if it is more likely to destroy it.
In this three part-series, BBC economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines how three extraordinary thinkers, Keynes, Hayek and Marx, helped shape the 20th century and continue to exert a huge influence on the world today. In this time of economic crisis, economists and their ideas have never mattered so much and Flanders explores whether their theories were right. Masters of Money is a witty and provocative series that conveys complicated ideas in a lively and accessible way.
In this episode we meet Linda, 54, who weighs 134 kg. She can only walk very short distances and has doubled her original size. She is worn out and everything hurts. Linda is classed as morbidly obese. This means her life will be undoubtedly shortened because of her weight. Her last resort is gastric band surgery.
Franz Stangl was the Nazi commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland. He was responsible for the extermination of around 900,000 men, women and children. At the end of the war, Stangl escaped to Italy where he joined a rat-line organised by Vatican officials. From there, he disappeared.
Week six in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. It is Hollywood's night-of-nights, the Oscars. Penelope and Michael check out some of the screening parties happening around town.
When Tamworth said "no" to a group of African refugees the fall-out touched a nerve in the Australian psyche. In this story Compass explores what happens when a community says 'yes'. The town of Dorrigo's (population 969) extraordinary journey began three years ago when tensions were running high over Australia's refugee intake. For local B&B owner, Helen Proud, the debate was a call to arms. She and a handful of locals approached the Sanctuary Foundation, a charity that helps refugees come to Australia. Nine months later a family of eight stepped off the plane into their lives.
Generations of Bentley are built on its classic hallmarks of power and luxury. But the assembly line is thrown out the window for its new Mulsannes, over 90% of which are custom ordered.
Ever wondered how everyday items such as folding kayaks, pinatas, garbage trucks and ceramic composite brake discs are made?
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America. But the series will not only immerse the viewer in the rise and fall of the world's greatest societies, it will also reveal the incremental milestones that led to our modern world: from creating an alphabet to domesticating crops.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. Today: corn tortillas, crankshafts, bush planes and bike wheels.
Scott Johnson was a young man with everything going for him - a maths genius with a bright future. But on a trip to a Sydney beach one sunny day in 1988, everything changed. The search for the truth of what happened that day has brought together a wealthy internet pioneer, an international super sleuth, and the NSW Police Cold Case Unit. This week, the story of their quest to solve a twenty-five-year-old mystery.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. Today: speed skates, synthetic rubber, cocoa beans and chocolate.
In this episode, Morgan learns how universal and real the issue of domestic violence is while visiting the shelters of the Women's Aid Organisation.
In this episode, Morgan visits Baan Gerda - a unique home-stay orphanage for 83 local children born with HIV.
Today, Anthony travels to Jamaica, a vibrant, colourful land full of resorts and reggae music. There he spends time on an eco-tour through one of Jamaica's caves, learns about coffee, and shares a traditional Jamaican Sunday dinner.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are. Today: cheese graters, hot sauce, silver jewellery and mexican chairs.
Every year in Pakistan, at least 100 people are victimised by brutal acid attacks. The majority are women, and many more cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, while many reported assailants - typically a husband or someone close to the victim - are let go with minimal punishment from the state. Saving Face tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors - Zakia and Rukhsana - and their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice. It also charts the charitable work of London-based, Pakistani- born, plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, who strives to help these women put this horrific act behind them and move on with their lives.