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.
Meet pianist Anwen, who is living her dream at the world's most prestigious music school; professional artist Aelita, who is preparing for an upcoming show; and the intellectually gifted Finn, who's designing his very own rocket.
Eight-year-old pianist Anwen studies at the best music school in the world: the Juilliard School in New York. She is about to perform her original compositions in public for the very first time at her school concert.
Every year, the Australian Government issues 6,000 visas to refugees from war torn lands. Since the Second World War, 675,000 refugees have been accepted by Australia and a million Australians today are descended from these arrivals. Destination Australia explores what it is like to be a refugee, to leave your country of birth, family and friends, usually under duress, and make a new home in Australia.
Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.
This program looks at just a few of the cooperatives that abound in orvieto, a restaurant, a cattle farm,a fishing cooperative, an architect's office, a tourist agency & a children's playgroup. We ask who did what,when, how
Orvieto is one of the oldest cities in Italy, going back to early Etruscan times. The Etruscan burial sites at the base of the rock on which the city stands & the small collection in the Museo Faina are fascinating and revealing.
A revision progam in which we listen again to some of the people we met & spoke to in the last few programs. We also meet an elderly lady who makes beautiful lace & the young organist of orvieto cathedral.
Twelve-year-old heavy metal guitarist Callum takes his music to the streets of Canberra, jams with famous guitarist Smokin' Joe Robinson, and films his first ever music video - all in a day's work for an aspiring musician.
Most orvieto wine is produced by small family concerns with traditions that go back generations. This program is about how the vineyards are cared for the grapes harvested & the wine produced, & how much wine the growers themselves drink in a day!
A final look at places visited & some of the people spoken to throughout the series. Also a trip via the 12th century town of baschi & the Tiber valley, to Todi, one of the loveliest medieval towns in Italy where they make reproduction antique furniture.
For this program we visit an old people's home - a charitable institution which also owns a tobacco plantation. In the home the aim is to create a family atmosphere & to provide the care & attention old people need.
A tour through typical Etruscan country in southern Tuscany & northern Latium takes us to Sorano, Bolsena & Volsinii, & to Civita di Bagnoregio, a tiny cathedral town perched upon a continuously eroding rock.
Opening night looms for artist Aelita, marking her first Australian show in years; Anwen makes her debut performance as a composer; Finn meets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, armed with his very own legislation.
Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, and very little technology.
An intimate portrait of the struggles and triumphs of three refugee children, Filimon, Martin and Mujtaba, as they prepare to leave the safety of an intensive English language primary school and take their first tentative steps into mainstream Australian society.
Thomas shops at the supermarket for his favourite aunt and is rewarded with an ice cream at Cafe Mohring. Meanwhile Jessica and Miriam visit McDonalds and a group of Turkish girls show us how to make Borek.