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My Life
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My Life

ABC ME  |  May 25, 2017
Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

The Universe
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The Universe: Worst Days On Planet Earth

Season 6  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  May 25, 2017
Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and ...

Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than scientists once imagined.

Miracles Of Nature
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Miracles Of Nature

Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 24, 2017
Richard Hammond reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of unlikely human inventions at the very ...

Richard Hammond reveals secret animal abilities from the natural world, and discovers how those same animals have inspired a series of unlikely human inventions at the very frontiers of science. Unfortunately for Hammond, that journey will involve diving to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, driving a car pursued by geese, and leaping 500 metres off a South African cliff. In this first episode, he discovers how the Cape vulture has inspired a flying submarine; how a giraffe's neck can stop a jet pilot losing consciousness; how a woodpecker's skull can safely protect a light bulb dropped from space; and how a South American butterfly holds the secret to making any mobile phone waterproof.

Les Darcy: The Maitland Wonder
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Les Darcy: The Maitland Wonder

The History Channel  |  May 24, 2017
In an era when boxing champions held a celebrity status even greater than that of today, one man's success made him a legend in his lifetime - Les Darcy. Using archival ...

In an era when boxing champions held a celebrity status even greater than that of today, one man's success made him a legend in his lifetime - Les Darcy. Using archival footage and accounts from people who shared his life and saw him fight reveal the man behind the legend. Uncover his progress from the blacksmiths workshop in Maitland to the thunderous applause before a full house at Sydney's Rushcutters Bay Stadium. A hero to some, a coward to others. This is one of the most amazing stories in Australia's sporting history.

Anh's Brush With Fame
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Anh's Brush With Fame: Kurt Fearnley

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  May 24, 2017
Anh Do's guest this week is inspirational five-time Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. Anh tries to capture the charming larrikin's 'never say die' attitude. #AnhsBrushWithFame.

Anh Do's guest this week is inspirational five-time Paralympian Kurt Fearnley. Anh tries to capture the charming larrikin's 'never say die' attitude. #AnhsBrushWithFame.

Young and Black
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Young and Black

NITV  |  May 24, 2017
What does it mean to be young and black in 2017? Join journalist Laura Murphy-Oates and four prominent Australians as they unpack the uncomfortable truths of being an ...

What does it mean to be young and black in 2017? Join journalist Laura Murphy-Oates and four prominent Australians as they unpack the uncomfortable truths of being an Indigenous millennial. Young and Black asks personal and taboo questions about identity, racism, sex and everything in between. From talking kissing cousins and stereotypes with comedian Nakkiah Lui, to the shit sandwiches of life as an aspiring Liberal politician, and a sister's struggle to save her brother from the hell of Don Dale. Fifty years after the birth of the reconciliation movement, this generation of Indigenous youth were supposed to inherit a very different Australia - but what has changed, and what's still the same?

World War II in Colour
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World War II in Colour: Victory In Europe

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  The History Channel  |  May 24, 2017
The months of the war in Europe were shocking and desperate. This film follows the British and the Americans as they cross the Rhine and the Russians as they push through ...

The months of the war in Europe were shocking and desperate. This film follows the British and the Americans as they cross the Rhine and the Russians as they push through Poland into Germany itself. It covers the horrors of the liberation of Belsen and Buchenwald, and the final terrible street fighting in Berlin. The story culminates in the suicide of Hitler, the carving up of Germany between the Allies and the Nuremberg trials. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast
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Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  May 24, 2017
Tony's in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, meeting the community who came together to save local production of Yorkshire's most famous food, Wensleydale Cheese. On the ...

Tony's in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, meeting the community who came together to save local production of Yorkshire's most famous food, Wensleydale Cheese. On the heather moorlands, Tony meets bee keepers working with local farmers to produce award-winning honey with a distinctive taste.

Fit To Rule
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Fit To Rule: Bad Blood

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 23, 2017
Dr Lucy Worsley explores the medical histories of the later Stuarts, from the exile of James II and the succession of William and Mary to the rise of a new dynasty - the ...

Dr Lucy Worsley explores the medical histories of the later Stuarts, from the exile of James II and the succession of William and Mary to the rise of a new dynasty - the Hanoverians.

Managing Populations
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Managing Populations

Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  May 23, 2017
Examines the issues surrounding an ageing population in the UK, using East Devon as a case study, illustrating the causes, impacts and management of the UK's ageing population ...

Examines the issues surrounding an ageing population in the UK, using East Devon as a case study, illustrating the causes, impacts and management of the UK's ageing population and changing dependency ration.

Secrets of the Brain
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Secrets of the Brain: Why Do I Need You?

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  May 23, 2017
Dr David Eagleman explores how the human brain relies on other brains to thrive and survive. This neural interdependence begins at birth. Dr Eagleman invites a group of babies ...

Dr David Eagleman explores how the human brain relies on other brains to thrive and survive. This neural interdependence begins at birth. Dr Eagleman invites a group of babies to a puppet show to showcase their ability to discern who is trustworthy, and who isn't.

Managing Populations
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Managing Populations

Episode 1  |  ABC ME  |  May 23, 2017
This film covers issues and implications associated with managing a youthful and growing population. The Gambia, having one of the most youthful populations in the world, is ...

This film covers issues and implications associated with managing a youthful and growing population. The Gambia, having one of the most youthful populations in the world, is used as a case study.

Fit To Rule
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Fit To Rule: Tudors To Stuarts

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 23, 2017
Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, explores how the physical and mental health of our past monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. From Henry VIII ...

Lucy Worsley, chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces, explores how the physical and mental health of our past monarchs has shaped the history of the nation. From Henry VIII to Edward VIII's abdication in 1936, this three-part series re-introduces our past royals not just as powerful potentates, but as human beings, each with their own very personal problems of biology and psychology. Stripping away the regal facade, Lucy examines their medical problems, doctors' reports, personal correspondence and intimate possessions to gain a unique insight into the real men and women behind the royal portraits. She uncovers how kings and queens have had to deal with infertility, religious extremism, depression, bisexuality and culture shock. But could these supposed chinks in the royal armour provide a surprising explanation for the enduring power of the British monarchy? Lucy argues that the survival of the monarchy has been determined not so much by the strengths of our past monarchs but by their weaknesses. In this first episode, Lucy explores the medical histories of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties, beginning with the ascension of Henry VIII and tracing the changing fortunes of these two very different royal families up to the execution of Charles I. Five hundred years ago our monarchs derived their authority from God alone, but despite their semi-divine status, they were subject to exactly the same harsh physical realities as the rest of us. Lucy discovers how the Tudors and Stuarts coped with royal bodies that were often too young or too old, too infirm or too infertile and sometimes simply the wrong sex at a time when male heirs were all important.

Doomsday Preppers
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Doomsday Preppers: It's All Gonna Hit The Fan

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  7mate  |  May 23, 2017
Are you prepared? These three are, including a former cop with a fully stocked truck, a grandma ready to quarantine her family from a pandemic and a man prepping for when ...

Are you prepared? These three are, including a former cop with a fully stocked truck, a grandma ready to quarantine her family from a pandemic and a man prepping for when Florida sinks.

Origins: The Journey of Humankind
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Origins: The Journey of Humankind: The Writing on the Wall

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  National Geographic  |  May 22, 2017
It's something the human race has been striving for since the dawn of our species. Through wireless connections and mobile phones, billions of people can make their voices and ...

It's something the human race has been striving for since the dawn of our species. Through wireless connections and mobile phones, billions of people can make their voices and ideas heard around the globe but just how did we become a race of connectors?

World War II in Colour
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World War II in Colour: Closing The Ring

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  May 22, 2017
In 1944 America and Britain in the west and Russia in the east began to close their pincer around Germany. But even now, the outcome was in the balance. The film explores the ...

In 1944 America and Britain in the west and Russia in the east began to close their pincer around Germany. But even now, the outcome was in the balance. The film explores the Allied disaster at Arnhem and the tragedy of the Warsaw uprising, when Polish freedom fighters were abandoned to their fate by Stalin. It tells the shocking story of the liberation of the death camps, when the full extent of the Holocaust became clear for the first time. The film ends with Hitler's last great gamble, as he threw all his last reserves against the oncoming Allied forces in the Ardennes. Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed particularly in the last five to 10 years, when documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite-delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

Food, Booze And Tattoos
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Food, Booze And Tattoos: Nieu Bethesda

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 22, 2017
Brett breaks away from city life to the town of Nieu Bethesda, a land lost in time, in the heart of the Groot Karoo. He'll be visiting Andre Cilliers, owner of the Sneuuberg ...

Brett breaks away from city life to the town of Nieu Bethesda, a land lost in time, in the heart of the Groot Karoo. He'll be visiting Andre Cilliers, owner of the Sneuuberg distillery and Two Goats Deli. Everything that's on the menu is produced on the farm. From honey, to beer, to cheese, to juicy cuts of farm-raised pork, Andre does it all. Brett talks to the curator at the Owl House about its creator and icon, Helen Martins. Helen being reason that Nieu Bethesda has become a haven for artists and artisans alike. Then, after a walk up to Nieu Bethesda's fresh water spring, tattoo artist Amy D adds a new piece to Brett's tattoo collection whilst sharing why small town life has pulled her away from her big city home.

Earthrise
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Earthrise: Changing The Atmosphere

Al Jazeera English  |  May 22, 2017
Earthrise looks at some high-tech innovations that help to clean the air.

Earthrise looks at some high-tech innovations that help to clean the air.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Candy Man (Part 2)

ABC  |  May 22, 2017
This week concludes the two-part exclusive story about Luke Davies - poet, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the hit movie Lion. Having pulled himself from the ...

This week concludes the two-part exclusive story about Luke Davies - poet, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of the hit movie Lion. Having pulled himself from the depths of heroin addiction at the beginning of 1990, Luke set about rebuilding his life and career. He wrote Candy, a semi-autobiographical account of his relationship with Megan Bannister and their years of addiction. A film adaptation followed, starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish. Luke then gambled everything on a move to Los Angeles. However, he struggled to find work and became increasingly debilitated by the effects of hepatitis C, a legacy of his heroin addiction. In the past two years, however, Luke has experienced a dramatic change of fortune both personally and professionally. With his Oscar nomination for Lion, a film about motherly love, there was no question who he would take to the ceremony - his own mother, Joan, who had supported him unfailingly through all his highs and lows. Australian Story accompanied Luke and Joan to the Oscars and filmed with him extensively in Los Angeles and Sydney. Featuring candid interviews with Luke's parents and former partners, as well actors Dev Patel (Lion), Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver and Alex O'Loughlin, directors Neil Armfield and David Michod, and producer Emile Sherman, this is a remarkable story of redemption.

Rivals
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Rivals: Aphromoo Vs Doublelift

Episode 5  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 21, 2017
The arena might be online, but in the world of E-sports this story of teammate-turned-enemy is as real as it gets.

The arena might be online, but in the world of E-sports this story of teammate-turned-enemy is as real as it gets.

Case 442
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Case 442

NITV  |  May 21, 2017
Frank Byrne was forcibly removed from his mother Maudie at the age of five and has been searching and yearning for her almost all of his life.

Frank Byrne was forcibly removed from his mother Maudie at the age of five and has been searching and yearning for her almost all of his life.

Rivals
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Rivals: Calcio Storico

Episode 4  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 21, 2017
On most days Florence is overrun by tourists. But once each year, the locals reclaim their city through an ancient game where the roots run deep and the blood flows freely.

On most days Florence is overrun by tourists. But once each year, the locals reclaim their city through an ancient game where the roots run deep and the blood flows freely.

The Story of God With Morgan Freeman
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The Story of God With Morgan Freeman: Afterlife

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  May 21, 2017
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, ...

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists in an effort to understand how religion evolved and adapted as society changed, and how religion transformed the evolution of society. First, he sets out to understand humanity's obsession with the afterlife: from those who came back to the dead, through to reincarnation. Then, Morgan looks into the future as well as a past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.

Karl Lagerfeld Sketches His Life
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Karl Lagerfeld Sketches His Life

FOXTEL Arts  |  May 21, 2017
No official biography has ever been published, and the most eccentric figure in the world of fashion has always been discreet about his personal life. Karl Lagerfeld draws his ...

No official biography has ever been published, and the most eccentric figure in the world of fashion has always been discreet about his personal life. Karl Lagerfeld draws his life: his childhood home, his father, his mother, his school, and Germany. He draws post-war Paris, where he arrived alone, to start a career in the very closed world of fashion. He draws all the fashion periods and trends he has experienced, and which he has marked with his creative genius.

Italy's Invisible Cities
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Italy's Invisible Cities: Naples

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  May 21, 2017
Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. ...

Using the latest 3D scanning technology, Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples, from its earliest Greek and Roman origins. They explore how the volcano of Mount Vesuvius both nurtured the region and exacted a terrible price on the local population. Plus, they delve into a labyrinth of fascinating underground spaces that helped build and sustain the city.

Tough Young Teachers
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Tough Young Teachers

Episode 2  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 21, 2017
The young trainees are a month into the job and the enormity of the task ahead is just starting to sink in. The honeymoon period is over with the students and the new teachers ...

The young trainees are a month into the job and the enormity of the task ahead is just starting to sink in. The honeymoon period is over with the students and the new teachers quickly have to work out a way to keep the kids engaged so their behaviour doesn't go downhill. Charles clashes with a particular pupil who has been excluded from mainstream school. Meryl has wanted to be a career teacher all her life, but her first term isn't going well. The behaviour of some of her classes has gone downhill and the school have had to draft in extra support. When classes fail to improve Meryl is warned that her job could be at risk.

Walking the Himalayas
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Walking the Himalayas

Episode 4  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 20, 2017
After recovering from the car crash that almost killed him, Levison returns to Nepal, where he has an emotional reunion with Binod's family, then heads towards Everest, ...

After recovering from the car crash that almost killed him, Levison returns to Nepal, where he has an emotional reunion with Binod's family, then heads towards Everest, Kathmandu and Bhutan.

The World From Above
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The World From Above: England - Hutton In The Forest To St Bees Head

Season 8  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2017
A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,000 feet down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives ...

A breathtaking series of aerial programs offering an entirely different view of the world. From 10,000 feet down to just a few feet above ground, discover new perspectives through thrilling journeys, from mountains and great cities to fantastic castles and the great natural wonders of the globe. This series travels everywhere from Spain to South Africa, from the north of Iceland to North Carolina in the USA.

JFK
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JFK: Part 3

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2017
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his ...

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. This film features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lacklustre congressman, his successful run for the US Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in US history. This probing, definitive biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. With the benefit of recently opened archives, this program re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th-century: the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. The film also recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. This program will offer a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, and his close connection to his younger brother, Robert.

Inside The Vietnam War
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Inside The Vietnam War: Part 2

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2017
The Vietnam War was a decade-long struggle that humbled America. It has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying ...

The Vietnam War was a decade-long struggle that humbled America. It has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying war as experienced by the men who fought it, believing they were there to win. Their experiences revolve around "tipping points", affecting the crucial events that shaped military decisions and, ultimately, determined the outcome of the war. From the rise of Ho Chi Minh in 1959 and the subsequent formation of the Vietcong to the deadly battle in La Drang valley in 1965 through to the quagmire of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and its eventual conclusion in 1975, no detail is spared in this three-part, back to back special.

Food Unwrapped
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Food Unwrapped: Perfect Veg, Wine and Biscuit Dunking

Season 5  |  Episode 6  |  Lifestyle Channel  |  May 19, 2017
Jimmy examines how far farmers go to produce perfect veg for supermarkets. In America, Kate discovers that wine's getting stronger. Matt finds out which biscuit's best for dunking.

Jimmy examines how far farmers go to produce perfect veg for supermarkets. In America, Kate discovers that wine's getting stronger. Matt finds out which biscuit's best for dunking.

Facing Saddam Hussein
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Facing Saddam Hussein

National Geographic  |  May 19, 2017
Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Featuring rarely seen footage, this intimate portrait explores ...

Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Featuring rarely seen footage, this intimate portrait explores the modern day dictator, Saddam Hussein.

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
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Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The Battle Of Berlin

Season 1  |  Episode 17  |  The History Channel  |  May 18, 2017
Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

My Life
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My Life: Stammer School

ABC ME  |  May 18, 2017
Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

Where the Wild Men Are
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Where the Wild Men Are: Alaska

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 18, 2017
This episode, Ben travels north to Alaska, just below the Arctic Circle, to live with Bretwood Higman, Erin McCittrick and their two young children. College sweethearts ...

This episode, Ben travels north to Alaska, just below the Arctic Circle, to live with Bretwood Higman, Erin McCittrick and their two young children. College sweethearts Bretwood and Erin hiked a monumental 4000 miles to get here. The family now lives for half the year in a self-built Mongolian-style yurt on the mountainside, with the other half spent hiking in the region's spectacular areas of wilderness. Ben joins the family in their tiny coastal village, which has a population of 350. He discovers that such a tough, rugged existence means chopping their own wood for fuel, hauling ice-cold water from an underground well and even getting their plates licked clean by their dog. He also learns some of the outdoor skills essential to surviving in the wild, from chopping trees to mastering storm navigation and protecting himself from potential attack by grizzly bears. Finally, he paddles a tiny raft on the ocean to reach a stunning glacier, although a collapse of the ice is an ever present threat in this unforgiving environment.

Doomsday Preppers
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Doomsday Preppers: I Hope I Am Crazy

7mate  |  May 17, 2017
Kellene Bishop, a self-described foodie, amazes her friends by whipping up a dinner party entirely from shelf-stable foods, proving she won't sacrifice the finer things in a ...

Kellene Bishop, a self-described foodie, amazes her friends by whipping up a dinner party entirely from shelf-stable foods, proving she won't sacrifice the finer things in a financial disaster. Dennis Evers has trained his children with special skills to withstand a catastrophic financial collapse. His oldest son shows us how he can fashion bows and arrows for security, his daughters weld and stockpile fuel and his wife cans massive amounts of food.

Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast
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Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast

Episode 3  |  SBS  |  May 17, 2017
Tony travels to the Eden Valley where he explores the remains of a 300 million year old tropical sea. He marvels at the magnificent engineering feat of the Smardale Gill ...

Tony travels to the Eden Valley where he explores the remains of a 300 million year old tropical sea. He marvels at the magnificent engineering feat of the Smardale Gill viaduct, tries his hand at making Cumbria's most celebrated food and hitches a ride in a classic coach that provides a vital transport link to rural communities. Tony investigates the 21st century technology driving a traditional dairy farm and gets a master class in working with border collies.

Anh's Brush With Fame
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Anh's Brush With Fame: Ray Martin

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  May 17, 2017
Anh Do's guest this week is veteran journalist and television personality Ray Martin who shares stories from his unconventional childhood as well as the most heartbreaking and ...

Anh Do's guest this week is veteran journalist and television personality Ray Martin who shares stories from his unconventional childhood as well as the most heartbreaking and uplifting moments of his career. #AnhsBrushWithFame.

Coastal Processes and Land Forms
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Coastal Processes and Land Forms

ABC ME  |  May 16, 2017
What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this film provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes ...

What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this film provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes and landforms that shape coastal environments.

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
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Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The Secret War

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  The History Channel  |  May 16, 2017
Stalin's USSR was a nation obsessed with secrecy and highly experienced in the skills of espionage. But despite establishing networks of agents across Europe and the far east ...

Stalin's USSR was a nation obsessed with secrecy and highly experienced in the skills of espionage. But despite establishing networks of agents across Europe and the far east in the 1930s, the Soviets were still caught off-guard by Hitler's invasion in 1941. But thereafter, the GRU (army intelligence) and NKVD (KGB forerunner) went on to score some amazing intelligence coups in Tokyo, Washington, and even from the heart of Berlin.

Secrets of the Brain
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Secrets of the Brain: How Do I Decide

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  May 16, 2017
A journey through the unseen world of decisions, and how they get made. David ponders the choice between mint versus lemon frozen yoghurt to explore the competition between ...

A journey through the unseen world of decisions, and how they get made. David ponders the choice between mint versus lemon frozen yoghurt to explore the competition between viral neural networks that underpins decisions made in everyday situations.

Hair Care Secrets
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Hair Care Secrets

SBS  |  May 15, 2017
The global hair care market is big business, with an estimated $34 billion US dollars spent on shampoos and conditioners across the world each year. All the major cosmetics ...

The global hair care market is big business, with an estimated $34 billion US dollars spent on shampoos and conditioners across the world each year. All the major cosmetics companies want as large a slice of the hair care pie as possible, so there are some impressive claims about what is in that little bottle. Physicist Helen Czerski and a team of experts reveal the science behind the claims and bust the greatest beauty myths, demystify the world of hair and sort the pseudoscience from the true science in this world of secret research.

Origins: The Journey of Humankind
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Origins: The Journey of Humankind: Power of Money

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  May 15, 2017
Travel back in time across the entire sweep of human history on a quest to discover the meaning of money and how what we value has changed as civilisation has evolved.

Travel back in time across the entire sweep of human history on a quest to discover the meaning of money and how what we value has changed as civilisation has evolved.

Australian Story
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Australian Story: Candy Man (Part 1)

ABC  |  May 15, 2017
The global success of hit movie Lion has made screenwriter Luke Davies one of Hollywood's hottest properties. But the path to success has not been an easy one. An unhealthy ...

The global success of hit movie Lion has made screenwriter Luke Davies one of Hollywood's hottest properties. But the path to success has not been an easy one. An unhealthy fascination with drugs in his teens turned into an obsession by his early twenties. He and partner Megan Bannister plunged into a decade of heroin addiction, a terrible chapter in their lives that Luke would later immortalise in the novel, and then movie, Candy. Megan - the real Candy - gives her account of those years for the first time on camera. Luke's parents also speak for the first time about their anguish at their son's decline. In 1990, after a decade of despair, Luke Davies gave up heroin - a decision that probably saved his life and allowed him to realise his childhood dream of being a writer. Then in 2007 he left Australia to try his luck in Hollywood. After years of financial struggle he struck gold with his script for Lion, winning a BAFTA award and being nominated for an Oscar. This remarkable story of redemption also features candid interviews with actors Dev Patel (Lion), Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver and Alex O'Loughlin, directors Neil Armfield and David Michod, and producer Emile Sherman.

Super Systems
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Super Systems

Episode 5  |  Discovery Science  |  May 14, 2017
Go behind the scenes to see exactly how UPS runs all the logistics in making it possible to service 2.9 million packages a day worldwide. Discover this revolutionising company ...

Go behind the scenes to see exactly how UPS runs all the logistics in making it possible to service 2.9 million packages a day worldwide. Discover this revolutionising company and how they have changed the industry of shipping.

Tough Young Teachers
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Tough Young Teachers

Episode 1  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 14, 2017
This British documentary series follows the journey of six new graduate teachers as they understand what it means to be responsible for a classroom of young people. On the ...

This British documentary series follows the journey of six new graduate teachers as they understand what it means to be responsible for a classroom of young people. On the first day of term, six trainees are in the deep end. Oxford graduate Charles teaches at Lanfranc School in Croydon, a run-down and overcrowded comprehensive. Nick and Meryl both teach at the Harefield Academy, a school in Northwest London that sits in a traditional working class community. Meanwhile, Claudenia and Oliver are under pressure to get results at Crown Woods College in Eltham, South London.

Rivals
20:41

Rivals: Battle of Algiers

Episode 2  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 14, 2017
Algeria is home to North Africa's biggest soccer derby. This all-consuming rivalry is rooted not in hate, but love - love for the game that forged their country through revolution.

Algeria is home to North Africa's biggest soccer derby. This all-consuming rivalry is rooted not in hate, but love - love for the game that forged their country through revolution.

Origins: The Journey of Humankind
46:00

Origins: The Journey of Humankind: The Road Ahead

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  National Geographic  |  May 13, 2017
We've always been a species on the move and the roads we've taken to conquer space and time have fundamentally changed us. We are forever creating faster, more efficient ways ...

We've always been a species on the move and the roads we've taken to conquer space and time have fundamentally changed us. We are forever creating faster, more efficient ways to master the earth and the sky.

Songbook
45:12

Songbook: Gillespie Sells: The Feeling

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  May 13, 2017
The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells discusses the inspiration for his band's work, revealing how a number of their most popular tracks were written.

The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells discusses the inspiration for his band's work, revealing how a number of their most popular tracks were written.

JFK
54:01

JFK: Part 2

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 13, 2017
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his ...

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. This film features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lacklustre congressman, his successful run for the US Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in US history. This probing, definitive biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who has become one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. With the benefit of recently opened archives, this program re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th-century: the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia. The film also recounts his struggles with life-threatening illnesses, and his efforts to keep them hidden from the public. This program will offer a new perspective on his complicated private life, including his relationship with his wife, and his close connection to his younger brother, Robert.

The Kennedy Files
31:17

The Kennedy Files: The Brothers

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 12, 2017
They are the ultimate alpha males, the very symbols of confidence and charm. But behind the clean-cut images resides complex psychological dimensions fuelled by war and ...

They are the ultimate alpha males, the very symbols of confidence and charm. But behind the clean-cut images resides complex psychological dimensions fuelled by war and personal rivalries and the quest for power. Who are the men behind the tans and smiles? Who are the real Kennedy Brothers? The construction of the Kennedy Political Dynasty may begin with Joe's money - but the fuel is an intense competition between brothers, who must overcome their own shortcomings to create America's most powerful political machine.

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
43:08

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The War At Sea

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  The History Channel  |  May 12, 2017
The Soviet navy fought many different types of war, from coastal raids in the Black Sea, to convoy escorts in the Arctic Ocean and submarine patrols in the Baltic Sea. Their ...

The Soviet navy fought many different types of war, from coastal raids in the Black Sea, to convoy escorts in the Arctic Ocean and submarine patrols in the Baltic Sea. Their submarines would prove a particularly lethal force, and in 1945 were responsible for massive and controversial losses of life at sea.

My Life
27:59

My Life: The Kids from Kibera

ABC ME  |  May 11, 2017
Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

Documentary series following the highs and lows of children across the world, each with a unique story to tell.

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
34:40

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The Air War

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  The History Channel  |  May 11, 2017
The Soviet Air Force was nearly wiped out in the first days of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. But thanks to the courage of its aircrews and brilliant new aircraft ...

The Soviet Air Force was nearly wiped out in the first days of the German invasion of the Soviet Union. But thanks to the courage of its aircrews and brilliant new aircraft designs, it began to fight back, and by 1944 dominated the skies over the Eastern Front.

Parched
47:11

Parched: Toxic Waters

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  National Geographic  |  May 10, 2017
This episode investigates the large and well known corporations who contaminate our fresh water resources and the lengths to which they will go to cover up their crimes.

This episode investigates the large and well known corporations who contaminate our fresh water resources and the lengths to which they will go to cover up their crimes.

Walking the Himalayas
46:04

Walking the Himalayas

Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 10, 2017
Levison reaches Nepal, entering one of its least explored national parks, which is home to rhinos, tigers and 10-foot-long crocodiles. But animals may be the least of his worries.

Levison reaches Nepal, entering one of its least explored national parks, which is home to rhinos, tigers and 10-foot-long crocodiles. But animals may be the least of his worries.

Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast
42:09

Tony Robinson's Coast To Coast

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  May 10, 2017
Tony Robinson is in the Lake District, starting in the upland hills of the Borrowdale valley to meet one of the last tenant sheep farmers who is facing challenging times, but ...

Tony Robinson is in the Lake District, starting in the upland hills of the Borrowdale valley to meet one of the last tenant sheep farmers who is facing challenging times, but determined to keep working his farm. At Grasmere, Tony rolls up his sleeves and learns how to cook chutney. At Ullswater, Tony boards a tourist boat to discover the integral part they played in the industrial heritage of the area. His journey ends at the village of Shap where he visits the last Abbey to be found in England, and the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII.

Anh's Brush With Fame
27:36

Anh's Brush With Fame: Ian Thorpe

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  May 10, 2017
Anh Do paints one of Australia's greatest ever Olympic legends, Ian Thorpe who shares the mixed blessings of his early success and his ongoing private battle with depression. ...

Anh Do paints one of Australia's greatest ever Olympic legends, Ian Thorpe who shares the mixed blessings of his early success and his ongoing private battle with depression. #AnhsBrushWithFame.

24 Hours in Police Custody
47:38

24 Hours in Police Custody: Home Truths

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  May 9, 2017
With the domestic violence crimes being given a high priority and new powers to charge suspects, the police have their work cut out navigating these very personal stories.

With the domestic violence crimes being given a high priority and new powers to charge suspects, the police have their work cut out navigating these very personal stories.

Iceland: Living With Volcanoes
42:32

Iceland: Living With Volcanoes

ABC ME  |  May 9, 2017
Focussing on the 2010 eruption, this film asks why people choose to live in volcanic regions? The prospects for geo-thermal power, tourism and agriculture are considered, ...

Focussing on the 2010 eruption, this film asks why people choose to live in volcanic regions? The prospects for geo-thermal power, tourism and agriculture are considered, exploring the impacts of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption.

Needles and Pins
45:01

Needles and Pins: Tribes and Tongue Splitting in the UK

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS VICELAND  |  May 9, 2017
With one in three young people having at least one tattoo, what's the new extreme in Britain? Grace Neutral looks at the UK tattooing boom and explores its growing body ...

With one in three young people having at least one tattoo, what's the new extreme in Britain? Grace Neutral looks at the UK tattooing boom and explores its growing body modification industry.

Secrets of the Brain
54:27

Secrets of the Brain: Who's in Control?

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  May 9, 2017
Dr Eagleman competes with a 10-year-old world champion in the sport of cup stacking while wearing EEG caps to record their brain activity. Dr Eagleman reveals that everything ...

Dr Eagleman competes with a 10-year-old world champion in the sport of cup stacking while wearing EEG caps to record their brain activity. Dr Eagleman reveals that everything from attraction to relationships, beliefs to decisions, can be influenced by factors that we have no conscious control over.

Hollywood Directors
28:00

Hollywood Directors: Wolfgang Petersen

Season 1  |  Episode 61  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  May 8, 2017
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each director's unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Australian Story
27:38

Australian Story: Splendour In The Grass

ABC  |  May 8, 2017
This week Australian Story returns to one of our most popular rural programs - the story of a young pastoralist whose dream is to restore his beloved land back to nature after ...

This week Australian Story returns to one of our most popular rural programs - the story of a young pastoralist whose dream is to restore his beloved land back to nature after a century of over-stocking for the wool market. David Pollock's radical project to remove income-earning livestock from his historic property, Wooleen, shocked his neighbours. And it might have failed but for the unexpected arrival of Frances Jones, a young woman on a gap year from Melbourne. Together, David and Frances concentrated on creating a tourist ecology haven and finding a non-destructive way to run cattle. In the decade since they started their regeneration project, the grass on Wooleen's semi-arid mulga country, traversed by the Murchison River, is now greener and the river gums are growing for the first time in a century. It made a stunning setting for family, friends and neighbours who came to celebrate the couple's wedding last month. However, some of their regeneration methods are not without controversy, and their latest strategy risks pitting the newlyweds against their neighbours and ostracising them from the community where David grew up.

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