In a post 9-11 world the medium itself underwent massive industrial changes propelling films into a bold new direction.
A builder falls at work and dislocates his shoulder in such an unusual way it takes a five-strong team to pull it into place. A man in his sixties who had one leg amputated in 2009 comes in with the other dangerously swollen following a trip to Goa, and an 83-year-old has to be persuaded by senior sister Ann-Marie to accept treatment for a cyst on his knee.
In the final leg of their travels, Ken and Ching make an emotional return to their ancestral homes. They begin first in the dim sum capital Guangzhou to explore the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, the food most familiar to the West, before heading their separate ways.
In the final episode, Chris travels across the world, from Iceland to Brazil, to Bangladesh and the Maldives. His aim: to reveal the secrets of the world's watery habitats - fresh and salty.
Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In this thought-provoking series, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks what happens if we leave religion behind.
Brilliant, flashy, playful movies in the English speaking world in the nineties. We look at what was new in Tarantino's dialogue and the edginess of the Coen Brothers. The writer of Starship Troopers and Robocop talks exclusively about the films' irony. In Australia, Baz Luhrmann talks about Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, and we plunge into the digital world to see how it has changed the movies forever.
ABBA: Bang a Boomerang tells the inside story of Australia's colossal '70s crush on the Swedish supergroup ABBA and their music, and how this unequalled and enduring fan-worship changed them and us forever.
When fake tans, hair extensions, pumping iron and lunchtime Botox have become the norm, have people's looks actually become more important than who they are? Is vanity necessarily a negative thing? Or can it be harnessed and used to change lives? In episode three, Cherry meets a cast of characters, from those who obsess about their looks to those who absolutely refuse to do so, in a bid to find out whether one's looks can really change one's life for the better. Along the way, she must decide whether or not to stop shaving her body hair, and if she has the guts to get a tattoo.
In episode four we meet Sharon (42) who at her heaviest weighed 114kg. Like many women, Sharon's weight spiralled during pregnancy. Sharon has recently lost weight and is now down to 100kg. Sharon's BMI is over forty and for her height she is still in the morbidly obese range. The best option for Sharon is gastric band surgery to drastically reduce the size of her stomach. Sharon will feel fuller much more quickly which will help her to control her weight.
Johannesburg is one of the world's most violent cities, with over 3000 murders a year. The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital has developed a legendary trauma unit with an extraordinary record in treating patients. Kevin joins up with a team of surprisingly young trainee ER doctors who have to cope with the type of medical emergencies most doctors don't see in a lifetime.
Have you ever wondered how things are made? Find out how the everyday objects people use become the things they are.
This episode looks at how the SAS War Crimes Investigation Team attempted to pinpoint the location of Gestapo officers who were wanted for a host of terrible atrocities.
Week four in Hollywood for the six Aussie actors seeking fame and fortune. The Hollywood heat surrounding Alycia continues to radiate. In only four weeks in Hollywood, she has landed on the short list for The Carrie Diaries and has been offered a lead role in a feature film. Penelope is going to auditions daily and is excited about one particular project, a remake of Beauty and the Beast.
Step back in time to explore the evolution of the relationship between television and politics. Retrace some of the biggest stories from the past 50 years for insights into how Australia has adapted to technology and society.