Coast New Zealand
43:30

Coast New Zealand: The East Cape

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 1, 2019

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
On this episode, Neil gets his first glimpse ever of a live volcano with its lunar landscape, steaming vents and bubbling mud pools and discovers the sombre story behind the ...

On this episode, Neil gets his first glimpse ever of a live volcano with its lunar landscape, steaming vents and bubbling mud pools and discovers the sombre story behind the failed attempts of sulphur mining. Marine Archaeologist Matt Carter discovers a tale of tragedy, treasure and treachery down on Mahia Peninsula. Geologist Hamish Campbell digs for new science and examines why the East Cape is the hotspot to study a great unknown - how to predict earthquakes and tsunamis. Marine Biologist Jacky Geurts hunts down apostles from Gisborne's Age of Aquarius. Riria Hotere steps out of her comfort zone and into the wonderful world of bees to find out the difference between a five-dollar pot of honey and a $150 pot of honey. And Neil reflects on the sublime joys of the wild and wonderful in the clear waters of Tatapouri Bay, by partaking in a thrilling stingray feeding routine.

Henry IX: The Lost King
54:59

Henry IX: The Lost King

SBS February 28, 2019

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Paul Murton of Grand Tours of Scotland takes us on a journey to investigate the mysterious disappearance from history of a forgotten Scottish prince, Henry Fredrick Stuart, ...

Paul Murton of Grand Tours of Scotland takes us on a journey to investigate the mysterious disappearance from history of a forgotten Scottish prince, Henry Fredrick Stuart, the best king Britain never had. Not many of us will know his name, but Henry started the British Museum and the Royal Collection and was the first royal prince to back a permanent settlement on American soil in the early 1700s.

The Day the Rock Star Died
22:01

The Day the Rock Star Died: John Denver

Season 1 Episode 12 Smooth/Arts February 28, 2019

Music

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one ...

John Denver, began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960s. Starting in the 1970s, he was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as one of America's best-selling performers, often described as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era. Recording and releasing approximately 300 songs, with total sales of over 33 million records worldwide with his lyrics reflecting his joy in nature and disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver, who was an avid pilot, died at the age of 53 flying his personal Canard aircraft in a single-fatality crash.

Dangerous Earth
58:12

Dangerous Earth

Episode 1 BBC Knowledge March 1, 2019

Science

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dr Helen Czerski examines extraordinary archive, eyewitness footage and the latest scientific research to discover the secrets of two of Earth's hottest natural phenomena - ...

Dr Helen Czerski examines extraordinary archive, eyewitness footage and the latest scientific research to discover the secrets of two of Earth's hottest natural phenomena - lightning and volcanoes.

Secrets of the Tang Treasure Ship
47:09

Secrets of the Tang Treasure Ship

National Geographic February 27, 2019

History

Design and technologies

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
We piece together the last days of the Tang treasure ship's journey and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes.

We piece together the last days of the Tang treasure ship's journey and reveal one of the ancient world's greatest trading routes.

Stars of the Silver Screen
37:11

Stars of the Silver Screen: Donald Sutherland

Season 9 Episode 6 Smooth/Arts February 27, 2019

Media arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.

To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts.

Tarzan Revisited
1:16:37

Tarzan Revisited

Smooth/Arts February 27, 2019

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan ...

This documentary celebrates 100 years of the famous character Tarzan from print and in film. Featuring in-depth discussions with current and past actors in the Tarzan franchise: Christopher Lambert, Dennis Miller, Margot Robbie, Casper Van Dien, Alexander Skaarsgard and many more.

Lost Treasures of Egypt
44:13

Lost Treasures of Egypt

Episode 2 National Geographic February 26, 2019

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Why did the great pharaohs of Egypt abandon the pyramids of Giza and choose a secret cemetery in the Valley of the Kings as their burial ground?

Why did the great pharaohs of Egypt abandon the pyramids of Giza and choose a secret cemetery in the Valley of the Kings as their burial ground?

Julius Caesar Revealed
59:18

Julius Caesar Revealed

The History Channel February 25, 2019

Ancient history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in ...

Mary Beard tells the story of Julius Caesar, who rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful man in Rome - and his death in the most famous assassination in history. Julius Caesar was a general, dictator, politician, and the most famous Roman of them all.

American Dynasties: The Kennedys
41:27

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Episode 1 SBS February 25, 2019

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Joseph Kennedy's political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr, and then to reluctant second son, Jack.

Joseph Kennedy's political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr, and then to reluctant second son, Jack.

Being Transgender
51:57

Being Transgender

SBS February 26, 2019

Health and PE

Biology

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A look at six people as they embark on this long journey to become the person they've always wanted to be. Looking at the latest medical advances, this program explores how ...

A look at six people as they embark on this long journey to become the person they've always wanted to be. Looking at the latest medical advances, this program explores how our brains, hormones and sex organs define our understanding of gender and sex. Are the binary options of female and male a biological fact or a psychological construction? Should children who identify as trans try to prevent puberty, giving them longer to come to terms with their gender? Rather than being simply male or female, are we all somewhere between the two? Alternative title: 1095: A Transgender Story.

Tate Britain's Great Art Walks
44:20

Tate Britain's Great Art Walks: Josef Herman

Season 1 Episode 4 Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

Visual arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.

Michael Sheen joins art curator Gus Casely-Hayford on a moving journey back to his native South Wales in the footsteps of Josef Herman.

Michael Mosley: Guts
48:53

Michael Mosley: Guts

SBS February 25, 2019

Health and PE

Biology

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Dr Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the ...

What's really going on inside your stomach? In this program, Dr Michael Mosley offers up his own guts to find out. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state of the art camera that he swallows at the start of the film, Michael takes viewers on a remarkable journey through his own internal system. At each stage he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that happen without our conscious effort - and reveals a complexity and intelligence in the gut that science is only just beginning to uncover.

Magical Land of Oz
55:40

Magical Land of Oz

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC February 24, 2019

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The force of human induced change has been rapid and dramatic, so animal populations have reacted in rapid and dramatic ways. We meet Australia's contemporary success stories, ...

The force of human induced change has been rapid and dramatic, so animal populations have reacted in rapid and dramatic ways. We meet Australia's contemporary success stories, and those being left behind.

Rupert Everett: 50 Shades of Gay
45:45

Rupert Everett: 50 Shades of Gay

SBS February 24, 2019

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK (the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was given royal assent on July 27 of that year) - a great leap ...

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK (the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was given royal assent on July 27 of that year) - a great leap forward for tolerance and equality. But while the country basks in self-congratulation, one gay man - Rupert Everett - wants to ask some uncomfortable questions about what was lost, as well as gained, when gay men and women could finally step out from the closet.

The Guy with the Knife
1:22:29

The Guy with the Knife

NITV February 24, 2019

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over the course of eight years, this film traces the friendship between ...

Twenty years after he helped put Jon Buice in a Texas prison, Ray Hill is fighting to free him. Filmed over the course of eight years, this film traces the friendship between a prominent gay rights activist and a convicted 'gay bash' murderer, set against the backdrop of gay rights, victims' rights, and prisoners' rights and the harsh Texas justice system. This film casts a fascinating spotlight on how the flaws of the system - and the court of public opinion - affect justice.

Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire
51:10

Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire: Rebellion

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel February 23, 2019

Ancient history

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

A docu-drama covering the rise and the fall of the Roman world, including the founding by Julius Caesar and the building of Rome by Nero.

David Attenborough's Dynasties
48:55

David Attenborough's Dynasties: Emperor Penguin

Season 1 Episode 2 Nine February 23, 2019

Earth and environment

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A colony of emperor penguins arrive in Atka Bay, after three months at sea, to raise their chicks through the coming winter.

A colony of emperor penguins arrive in Atka Bay, after three months at sea, to raise their chicks through the coming winter.