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David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

What does it take to be a kid on stage in major theatrical production? Meet Riley, who is a performer in The King and I who tells us what’s involved.

What does it take to be a kid on stage in major theatrical production? Meet Riley, who is a performer in The King and I who tells us what’s involved.

Natalie is invited backstage to a Melbourne production of The Sound of Music! Two young male and female 'Von Trapp children' take us backstage, sidestage and to check out the ...

Natalie is invited backstage to a Melbourne production of The Sound of Music! Two young male and female 'Von Trapp children' take us backstage, sidestage and to check out the wardrobe, costumes, microphone room, wig groomer, props all that goes into the preparation of such a magnificent, uplifting show. We get a glimpse of the production itself, and even in this small sample, it's dynamite! Insight from the young actors deals with stage fright and what the pros do when they flub a line!

Year 12 teacher Paula Jenkins briefly explains why she is teaching her literature students Patrick White's The Aunt's Story, and students discuss their assessment of the book.

Year 12 teacher Paula Jenkins briefly explains why she is teaching her literature students Patrick White's The Aunt's Story, and students discuss their assessment of the book.

Kellyn goes back to school a school specialising in the creative arts acting, singing and dancing. From Italian maskinspired comedy, to big band jazz scatting, to hiphop ...

Kellyn goes back to school a school specialising in the creative arts acting, singing and dancing. From Italian maskinspired comedy, to big band jazz scatting, to hiphop dancing with a 40member troupe, we get to sample the fun and creativity of it all!

Artistic director Adam Cook discusses the staging of The Ham Funeral in the 1960s and the difficulty Patrick White had in having the play performed.

Artistic director Adam Cook discusses the staging of The Ham Funeral in the 1960s and the difficulty Patrick White had in having the play performed.

Scarlett is putting on a puppet show and you're invited. Scarlett works with a professional puppeteer to learn how to make a sock puppet. Scarlett creates a fairy puppet and ...

Scarlett is putting on a puppet show and you're invited. Scarlett works with a professional puppeteer to learn how to make a sock puppet. Scarlett creates a fairy puppet and puts on a fairy dust puppet show.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: A Windy Day

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 18, 2017
Justine and guest dancer Bec Morris are backstage rehearsing for today's Dance of the Wind Show. Dash is doing his very best to design and create an extravagant costume. But ...

Justine and guest dancer Bec Morris are backstage rehearsing for today's Dance of the Wind Show. Dash is doing his very best to design and create an extravagant costume. But it's nothing short of a big little disaster.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Just A Little Cold

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 6, 2017
Justine Clarke is sick and can't reach the high notes for today's show. But her no-nonsense vocal coach Eva Kong has some tips that just might get her out of trouble, unless ...

Justine Clarke is sick and can't reach the high notes for today's show. But her no-nonsense vocal coach Eva Kong has some tips that just might get her out of trouble, unless Dash turns things around with his own surprise. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Whistle With Me

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 15, 2017
Justine has invited some young singers to join her for today's rainbow spectacular show! But Dash's rainbow painting has bombed - it's all just a big brown mess. But the ...

Justine has invited some young singers to join her for today's rainbow spectacular show! But Dash's rainbow painting has bombed - it's all just a big brown mess. But the biggest rainbow surprise is yet to arrive.

In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe. What grander setting could there be for such an opera than Sydney ...

In Aida, Verdi masterfully puts the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe. What grander setting could there be for such an opera than Sydney Harbour itself?

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Ready Set Country

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 8, 2017
Building a set in time for the country music boot scooting show is going to be a huge challenge for Justine Clarke, especially because set builder Denise Scott loves an ...

Building a set in time for the country music boot scooting show is going to be a huge challenge for Justine Clarke, especially because set builder Denise Scott loves an old-fashioned country yarn. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

Prince Elmo's royal guards inform him that the town of Tottintott is being scared by a dragon! Elmo and the guards rush to rescue the town, but Elmo wonders how they will get ...

Prince Elmo's royal guards inform him that the town of Tottintott is being scared by a dragon! Elmo and the guards rush to rescue the town, but Elmo wonders how they will get to there?

Elmo the Musical
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Elmo the Musical: Athlete

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC2 Kids  |  April 28, 2017
Classification: General Classification: General
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You are Elmo's coach and together, you and Elmo imagine the story, Athlete The Musical. Athlete Elmo is competing against Enormous Athlete for a pair of beautiful golden shoes.

You are Elmo's coach and together, you and Elmo imagine the story, Athlete The Musical. Athlete Elmo is competing against Enormous Athlete for a pair of beautiful golden shoes.

Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that ...

Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that created her latest film Bright Star.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Shoe Biz

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 8, 2017
When Justine Clarke accidentally stomps on the foot of ballroom dancer partner Paul Mecurio and Dash chews her fancy dancing shoes the ballroom dancing spectacular show ...

When Justine Clarke accidentally stomps on the foot of ballroom dancer partner Paul Mecurio and Dash chews her fancy dancing shoes the ballroom dancing spectacular show suddenly turns very wobbly. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: A Banana Is A Banana

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 14, 2017
When special guest percussionist Bree Van Reyk's musical instruments don't arrive in time for the show, Justine, Dash and Bree all have to put their heads together to come up ...

When special guest percussionist Bree Van Reyk's musical instruments don't arrive in time for the show, Justine, Dash and Bree all have to put their heads together to come up with a new way to create some amazing new sounds.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Classical Pickle

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  December 12, 2017
There's to be a classical quartet performance with eccentric conductor George Ellis. However, there are blowflies in the theatre and George can't stand blowflies. Justine and ...

There's to be a classical quartet performance with eccentric conductor George Ellis. However, there are blowflies in the theatre and George can't stand blowflies. Justine and Dash now have a very big, buzzy challenge on their hands.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Making Do

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 11, 2017
Justine and Dash are getting ready for their jazz show, but props master Ben Woods has had a giant clean out and there are no props left! By learning how to improvise, can ...

Justine and Dash are getting ready for their jazz show, but props master Ben Woods has had a giant clean out and there are no props left! By learning how to improvise, can they imagine their way out of trouble in time?

When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol hopes to make the cut.

When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol hopes to make the cut.

This Opera Australia (OA) co-production with Opera de Montreal sees two of its most distinctive voices performing the famous duet. Emma Matthews brings her crystalline ...

This Opera Australia (OA) co-production with Opera de Montreal sees two of its most distinctive voices performing the famous duet. Emma Matthews brings her crystalline coloratura to the role of Lakme, while Dominica Matthews is the darker-voiced Mallika.

Peppa and her family go to the museum. Peppa imagines herself as a queen in the king's and queen's room. George imagines being a big dinosaur in the dinosaur room.

Peppa and her family go to the museum. Peppa imagines herself as a queen in the king's and queen's room. George imagines being a big dinosaur in the dinosaur room.

This Is Scarlett and Isaiah
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This Is Scarlett and Isaiah: Making Shadow Puppets

Season 1  |  Episode 20  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 30, 2017
Isaiah meets a puppet expert and learns how to make shadow puppets out of paper. After making a ninja puppet, Isaiah puts on a shadow puppet show for a group of kids.

Isaiah meets a puppet expert and learns how to make shadow puppets out of paper. After making a ninja puppet, Isaiah puts on a shadow puppet show for a group of kids.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Birthday Rumpus

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 7, 2017
It's the theatre's big birthday bash but it's raining and the theatre is leaking. The guest sax player Melissa Mony can't stop playing the blues and it's making everybody sad. ...

It's the theatre's big birthday bash but it's raining and the theatre is leaking. The guest sax player Melissa Mony can't stop playing the blues and it's making everybody sad. Can Justine Clarke get the party started in time? Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Once Upon A Time

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 13, 2017
Dash is writing his first ever stage play for today's show. But two of the cast haven't turned up. Can actor Sheridan Harbridge play every role? Justine has a musical idea ...

Dash is writing his first ever stage play for today's show. But two of the cast haven't turned up. Can actor Sheridan Harbridge play every role? Justine has a musical idea that might turn Dash's theatre dream around!

Monteverdi's exquisitely melancholy vocal music is transported from its 16th century roots into a 21st century dramatised environment. Passions run high as six couples break ...

Monteverdi's exquisitely melancholy vocal music is transported from its 16th century roots into a 21st century dramatised environment. Passions run high as six couples break up and go over the painful details of their complex relationships in a restaurant. The music, in turn serene and brutal, combines with this drama in a heady yet satisfying mix.

This world renowned director of stage and screen, set and costume design is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Zeffirelli muses about the highs of his career, and life in general. ...

This world renowned director of stage and screen, set and costume design is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Zeffirelli muses about the highs of his career, and life in general. He speaks about making Jesus of Nazareth, and his Shakespearian experiences such as The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet. The program also looks at some of his numerous stage and screen adaptations of famous operas such as Tosca, Traviata, Carmen, Aida and Cavalleria Rusticana.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

Feuding co-stars reunite for a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew in Kiss Me Kate.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Andrew Bovell - When The Rain Stops Falling

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  September 20, 2013
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Andrew Bovell discusses recurring patterns of family and global ...

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Andrew Bovell discusses recurring patterns of family and global histories in When the Rain Stops Falling.

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead ...

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Lemon Aid

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 7, 2017
It's five minutes until show time and Justine Clarke has a major problem - she doesn't have a song to sing! Luckily, snack bar attendant Shari Sabeans has some ideas, and it's ...

It's five minutes until show time and Justine Clarke has a major problem - she doesn't have a song to sing! Luckily, snack bar attendant Shari Sabeans has some ideas, and it's all to do with making lemonade. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: True Friends

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 19, 2017
The theatre's box office attendant Rhys Nicholson and Dash are terribly worried. They haven't sold a single ticket for the show. But does a show really need a big audience to ...

The theatre's box office attendant Rhys Nicholson and Dash are terribly worried. They haven't sold a single ticket for the show. But does a show really need a big audience to go on? Dash is in for a treat he'll never forget.

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Dancing Clean

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 5, 2017
Justine Clarke is trying to put together a special dance routine for today's funky disco dance show when she's interrupted by the super loud super-clean cleaner, David ...

Justine Clarke is trying to put together a special dance routine for today's funky disco dance show when she's interrupted by the super loud super-clean cleaner, David Collins. But it might be just what Justine needs! Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Air Guitar

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2 / KIDS  |  November 6, 2017
Justine Clarke is getting ready for her glam rock show when Dash arrives with a guitar case that has no electric guitar inside. With help from wardrobe consultant Tim Rogers, ...

Justine Clarke is getting ready for her glam rock show when Dash arrives with a guitar case that has no electric guitar inside. With help from wardrobe consultant Tim Rogers, can Justine find a new way to rock in time for the show? Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

The Justine Clarke Show!
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The Justine Clarke Show!: Totally Rapt

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 4, 2017
Justine Clarke is preparing a special gift for Dash and desperately needs help with the finishing touches before the show starts. With help from their audio ...

Justine Clarke is preparing a special gift for Dash and desperately needs help with the finishing touches before the show starts. With help from their audio engineer-come-rapper Hau Latukefu the show takes a surprising twist. Original series title: Justine Clarke's Ta Da!

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Matt Cameron - Tear From A Glass Eye

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2010
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron explores the nature of indifference in Tear from a ...

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron explores the nature of indifference in Tear from a Glass Eye.

In celebration of her 100th birthday in early February, Artscape presents Dame Elisabeth Murdoch In Conversation. One of our best known philanthropists, Dame Elisabeth has ...

In celebration of her 100th birthday in early February, Artscape presents Dame Elisabeth Murdoch In Conversation. One of our best known philanthropists, Dame Elisabeth has nurtured many key cultural institutions and made an invaluable contribution to the arts in Australia.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Matt Cameron - Ruby Moon

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2010
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron discusses the dark side of suburbia in Ruby Moon.

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Matt Cameron discusses the dark side of suburbia in Ruby Moon.

Making War Horse
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Making War Horse

ABC  |  December 11, 2011
Classification: General Classification: General
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A documentary on the making of the London National Theatre's smash hit production - War Horse.

A documentary on the making of the London National Theatre's smash hit production - War Horse.

Dogstar
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Dogstar

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  GO!  |  March 6, 2015
When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

Dogstar
24:06

Dogstar

Season 2  |  Episode 13  |  GO!  |  March 13, 2015
When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

Dogstar
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Dogstar

Season 2  |  Episode 16  |  GO!  |  April 3, 2015
When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

Dogstar
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Dogstar

Season 2  |  Episode 14  |  GO!  |  March 20, 2015
When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

When the Clarks return to Earth with Ramon Ridley, it gives Bob Santino the perfect opportunity to test his latest weapon.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

A general makes a murderous rise to the throne of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife and three prophesying witches.

A new breakfast cereal has been launched, packed with energy, so you can Puddlejump with the best of them. Tatiana, the sailor girl restarts her trip and Bear Cub teaches us ...

A new breakfast cereal has been launched, packed with energy, so you can Puddlejump with the best of them. Tatiana, the sailor girl restarts her trip and Bear Cub teaches us how to survive while on work experience.

A new breakfast cereal has been launched, packed with energy, so you can Puddlejump with the best of them. Tatiana, the sailor girl restarts her trip and Bear Cub teaches us ...

A new breakfast cereal has been launched, packed with energy, so you can Puddlejump with the best of them. Tatiana, the sailor girl restarts her trip and Bear Cub teaches us how to survive while on work experience.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Debra Oswald - Dags

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2010
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald explores the ugly duckling story underlying Dags.

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald explores the ugly duckling story underlying Dags.

The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a fabled place with an international reputation. It is home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by an intense ...

The 300-year old Paris Opera Ballet School is today a fabled place with an international reputation. It is home to 130 pupils, aged from 8 to 18, all driven by an intense desire to succeed. Over the course of one year, this series follows the young dancers in their endeavours to survive the gruelling disciplines and training, to eventually form an elite group of ballet dancers at the top of their profession.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Katherine Thomson - Diving for Pearls

Season 3  |  Episode 9  |  ABC  |  August 2, 2013
Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, Katherine Thomson talks about how the economic changes of the late 20th Century formed ...

Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, Katherine Thomson talks about how the economic changes of the late 20th Century formed the basis of this play about a couple.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Hannie Rayson - Two Brothers

Season 3  |  Episode 10  |  ABC  |  August 9, 2013
Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, Hannie Rayson revelas that she intended to goad te audience with this play about ...

Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, Hannie Rayson revelas that she intended to goad te audience with this play about refugees and politics.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: David Williamson - Gallipoli

Season 3  |  Episode 8  |  ABC  |  July 26, 2013
Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Louis Nowra - Cosi

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  September 20, 2013
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Louis Nowra discusses art and claims it should not be relevant in Cosi.

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Louis Nowra discusses art and claims it should not be relevant in Cosi.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: David Williamson - Dead White Males

Season 3  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  June 28, 2013
Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, David Williamson talks about why he wrote this critique of post-modernism.

Award-winning Australian playwrights talk candidly about their best known plays. Today, David Williamson talks about why he wrote this critique of post-modernism.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

This series comprised of a combination of contemporary and random sketches featuring characters, monologues, parodies, ads and animations.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

Confusion occurs when two couples, along with a troupe of comic actors, enter a magic forest ruled by fairies.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Debra Oswald - Mr Bailey's Minder

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2010
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald talks about the relationship of father and daughter in ...

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode Debra Oswald talks about the relationship of father and daughter in Mr Bailey's Minder.

Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
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