Six Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays. This week Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth Night and As You Like It.
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.
Cerys Matthews explores the Mabinogion, a medieval book of ancient folk tales which includes the first-ever appearance of King Arthur. Translated from Welsh to English in the 19th century by Charlotte Guest, the influence of the book can be seen today in the works of JRR Tolkien and in Game of Thrones. The presenter examines the original manuscripts, and visits some of the locations in Wales that inspired many of the stories.
The way in which a few tribal and local Germanic dialects spoken by a hundred and fifty thousand people grew into the English language - spoken and understood by about one and a half billion people - has all the characteristics of a tremendous adventure. An adventure of tenacity, luck, near extinction on more than one occasion, dazzling flexibility and an extraordinary power to absorb.
Paralympic basketball player and sports presenter Ade Adepitan reads extracts from 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Philippa Pearce. He shares why he loves the book, how it captured his imagination and why he loves to read.
A modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.
Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbours in this comical family adventure.
Follow the story of three unlikely heroes - Despereaux, a misfit mouse, Botticelli Remorso, an unhappy rat, and Miggery, a servant girl. Their fates are all intertwined as they set out on a quest to rescue Princess Pea. Will they be able to rescue her without putting her in harm's way?
Journalist and author Bidisha examines Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking what the characterisation of the mad Creole woman in the attic says about they author's views on colonialism. T
The classic tale of Princess Aurora and the evil curse placed on her at birth by a vengeful fairy named Maleficent. Aurora is doomed to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a deep slumber on her 16th birthday, with the only remedy being a kiss from her one true love.
Look, listen, learn and dance with Mugu Kids Host Jub as she plays with a bouncing ball and does some exercise for the kids while Jason Brown sings a song about his best friend, Sue the Kangaroo and Uncle Warren H Williams plays with some kids at Hermannsburg in the desert.
Tinker Bell thinks her fairy talent isn't as special as the other fairies' talents. But when Tink tries to change who she is, she creates nothing but disaster! With encouragement from her friends, Tink learns the key to solving her problems lies in her unique tinker abilities ... and discovers that when she's true to herself, magical things can happen.
This is the season for love, laughter, and one of the most cherished stories of all time! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the hilarious Muppets in this merry, magical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale.
On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and friends stumble across a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their friend back to his mother, the friends venture on a journey into the unknown woods.
Alexandra Harris examines Virginia Woolf's classic novel Mrs Dalloway, and finds out how the post-war climate of confusion and uncertainty, but also of progression in the 1920s influenced the free-form style of the book.
Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win! First, he teaches the hapless team everything about winning, and then they teach him that winning isn't everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their way to the most important game of their lives!