Civilisations
58:37

Civilisations: The Cult of Progress

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS December 23, 2018

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
If David Olusoga's first film in Civilisations is about the art that followed and reflected early encounters between different cultures, his second explores the artistic ...

If David Olusoga's first film in Civilisations is about the art that followed and reflected early encounters between different cultures, his second explores the artistic reaction to imperialism in the 19th century. David shows the growing ambivalence with which artists reacted to the idea of progress - both intellectual and scientific - that underpinned the imperial mission and followed the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
40:09

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Rise of the Pope

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 22, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Beginning with Peter's perilous grassroots movement in the wake of Christ's crucifixion, follow Christianity's dramatic journey through the time of the Crusades, undertaken to ...

Beginning with Peter's perilous grassroots movement in the wake of Christ's crucifixion, follow Christianity's dramatic journey through the time of the Crusades, undertaken to recover the Holy Land from Islamic rule. Through blood, battle, and faithful perseverance, we watch as the pope evolves from the spiritual leader of an outlawed cult to one of the most powerful men on Earth.

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History
38:40

Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Resignation of Benedict XVI

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 22, 2018

History

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living ...

In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living man has laid claim to the thrown of St Peter, chaos ensues. The resignation of a modern pope and peaceful transfer of power has shown the world what the position means today and how it has evolved in an ever-changing world.

Biblical Conspiracies
41:31

Biblical Conspiracies: Secrets of the Crucifixion

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel December 23, 2018

Religious studies

Critical thinking

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This is a four-part series that uses history and forensic science to investigate real-life mysteries. At the heart of each episode is a genuine, undisputed artefact to be ...

This is a four-part series that uses history and forensic science to investigate real-life mysteries. At the heart of each episode is a genuine, undisputed artefact to be decoded. Whether it's a recently discovered artefact or one that's been famously studied by scholars, the decoding may be controversial, but the artefact is not. The series includes exclusive access to ancient artefacts like a recently identified Michelangelo, the first ever translation of an ancient manuscript found at the British Museum, and scientific results from the examination of Roman nails that may have been used in the crucifixion of Jesus. Featuring on location photography, recreations, graphics, and archival footage, we unravel the real life mysteries.

The Untold Story of the '90s
1:20:30

The Untold Story of the '90s: Part 2

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel December 22, 2018

Modern history

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the ...

This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the end of a century and the start of a whole new world, one that nobody saw coming. This groundbreaking special event series will show how the last decade before the dawn of the internet - the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 - still has a lasting impact on the world. How did the Berlin Wall's tumbling lead to the Arab Spring? How did the first gulf war usher in the era of tabloid news? What does the OJ Simpson Bronco chase tell us about our celebrity-obsessed culture today?

Civilisations
58:47

Civilisations: Colour and Light

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS December 22, 2018

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Simon Schama starts his meditation on colour and civilisation with the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Chartres. He then moves to 16th-century Venice, where masterpieces ...

Simon Schama starts his meditation on colour and civilisation with the great Gothic cathedrals of Amiens and Chartres. He then moves to 16th-century Venice, where masterpieces such as Giovanni Bellini's San Zaccaria altarpiece and Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne contested the assumption that drawing would always be superior to colouring.

The Directors
45:12

The Directors: Fritz Lang

Episode 3 Smooth/Arts December 19, 2018

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Fritz Lang's career began in Germany with Metropolis and M; he then built a new career following the Nazi uprising, moved to Hollywood to become the king of film noir.

Fritz Lang's career began in Germany with Metropolis and M; he then built a new career following the Nazi uprising, moved to Hollywood to become the king of film noir.

Hate Thy Neighbour
44:32

Hate Thy Neighbour: Britain's Everyday Extremism

Season 1 Episode 5 NITV December 18, 2018

Intercultural understanding

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Jamali comes home to Britain to confront the country's most deep-rooted fears about their future, and Britain's acceptance of multiculturalism and racism in the shadow of ...

Jamali comes home to Britain to confront the country's most deep-rooted fears about their future, and Britain's acceptance of multiculturalism and racism in the shadow of Brexit. In June 2016, 52 percent of the UK population voted to leave the EU, a historic vote which split the country in two and fuelled the ongoing debate about race, religion and immigration. He meets members of the infamous English Defence League (EDL) , an anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant hate group who are known in the media for their alcohol fuelled get-togethers. Dispirited and eager to see where all of this xenophobia and hatred is directed, Jamali also visits the Calais 'jungle', where he chats to refugees as the camp is demolished around them.

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe
55:04

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe: Vienna: The Golden Apple

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel December 17, 2018

History

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle ...

From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. In this first episode we follow the Ottomans rise from obscure beginnings as a nomadic tribe in Anatolia to their game changing conquest of the famed Byzantine capitol of Orthodox Christianity, Constantinople. Julian's journey begins in Bursa, the Ottomans first capitol city and one of Turkey's historical gems, where he explores the wealth of early Ottoman architecture and examines the legends, cultural traditions and unique circumstances that helped give birth to an empire.

Civilisations
58:40

Civilisations: Encounters

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS December 16, 2018

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the 15th and 16th centuries, distant and disparate cultures met, often for the first time. These encounters provoked wonder, awe, bafflement, and fear. And, as historian of ...

In the 15th and 16th centuries, distant and disparate cultures met, often for the first time. These encounters provoked wonder, awe, bafflement, and fear. And, as historian of empire David Olusoga shows, art was always on the frontline. Each cultural contact at this time left a mark on both sides - the magnificent Benin bronzes record the meeting of an ancient West African kingdom and Portuguese voyagers in a spirit of mutual respect and exchange.

Blue Planet II
48:51

Blue Planet II: Coral Reefs

Season 1 Episode 3 Nine December 16, 2018

Science

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine species. Survival in these undersea megacities is a challenge with many different solutions. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine species. Survival in these undersea megacities is a challenge with many different solutions. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

The Untold Story of the '90s
1:21:10

The Untold Story of the '90s: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel December 15, 2018

Modern history

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the ...

This special is a nostalgic and insightful story of a 12-year span during which a generation named for the letter X marked its spot, coming of age in an era that straddled the end of a century and the start of a whole new world, one that nobody saw coming. This groundbreaking special event series will show how the last decade before the dawn of the internet - the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11 - still has a lasting impact on the world. How did the Berlin Wall's tumbling lead to the Arab Spring? How did the first gulf war usher in the era of tabloid news? What does the OJ Simpson Bronco chase tell us about our celebrity-obsessed culture today?

Civilisations
52:59

Civilisations: Renaissances

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS December 15, 2018

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries, the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena ...

Think Renaissance and you think Italy. But in the 15th and 16th centuries, the great Islamic empires experienced their own extraordinary cultural flowering. The two phenomena did not unfold in separate artistic universes; they were acutely conscious of, and in competition with, each other and mutually open to influences flowing both ways.

The Directors
45:15

The Directors: Billy Wilder

Episode 2 Smooth/Arts December 12, 2018

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Greta Garbo's Ninotchka, film noir classic Double Indemnity, to his Academy Award-winning classics Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard and The Apartment.

From Greta Garbo's Ninotchka, film noir classic Double Indemnity, to his Academy Award-winning classics Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard and The Apartment.

Hate Thy Neighbour
52:03

Hate Thy Neighbour: America's Far White

Season 1 Episode 4 NITV December 11, 2018

Intercultural understanding

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Jamali travels to meet members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest Neo-Nazi group in America who openly idolise Adolf Hitler and are avid enthusiasts of all ...

Jamali travels to meet members of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest Neo-Nazi group in America who openly idolise Adolf Hitler and are avid enthusiasts of all things White Power. Jamali spends time with party chairman, Commander Jeff Schoep as he attempts a historical merge of 25 white supremacist groups, together aiming to culturally balkanise the US. He Joins Jeff in Detroit where he gets a tour of NSM headquarters and the neighbourhoods that Jeff believes are "ruining the pure white race".

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe
54:25

Ottomans v Christians: Battle for Europe: Dream of Empire

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel December 10, 2018

History

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle ...

From its origins as a nomadic Turkoman tribe from central Asia, the Ottoman Empire became one of the world's most impressive super powers, dominating swathes of the Middle East, Northern Africa and South Eastern Europe for some 500 years. As a leader of the Islamic world, it's incursions into Europe were often seen as a religious offensive, sparking a titanic power struggle between the forces of Christianity and Islam. The reality, we discover, was much more complex. In this timely series, Presenter Julian Davison, takes us on a swashbuckling journey across Turkey, the Balkans and Russia, charting the Ottoman Empire's extraordinary military campaigns into Europe and witnessing, first hand, many of its legacies. In this first episode we follow the Ottomans rise from obscure beginnings as a nomadic tribe in Anatolia to their game changing conquest of the famed Byzantine capitol of Orthodox Christianity, Constantinople. Julian's journey begins in Bursa, the Ottomans first capitol city and one of Turkey's historical gems, where he explores the wealth of early Ottoman architecture and examines the legends, cultural traditions and unique circumstances that helped give birth to an empire.

Blue Planet II
48:22

Blue Planet II: The Deep

Season 1 Episode 2 Nine December 9, 2018

Science

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Discover alien worlds and bizarre creatures. Coral gardens flourish in absolute darkness. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Discover alien worlds and bizarre creatures. Coral gardens flourish in absolute darkness. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

The Directors
44:08

The Directors: Alfred Hitchcock

Episode 1 Smooth/Arts December 9, 2018

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Hitchcock defined his own unique style of filmmaking from the early days of The 39 Steps and The Lodger to the Hollywood glamour of North by Northwest and Rear Window, to the ...

Hitchcock defined his own unique style of filmmaking from the early days of The 39 Steps and The Lodger to the Hollywood glamour of North by Northwest and Rear Window, to the terrifying Psycho and The Birds.