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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, prepare to be spellbound as 52 of Australia's top spellers aged between 8 and 13 years showcase their extraordinary smarts on The Great Australian Spelling Bee.
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.
Possum's friend Jay, brings a special surprise for Possum. What has Sally and Jay set up for him in the yard? Jay stays to have fun with Possum pretending they are classmates at school, and who will be the teacher?
Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she gets ready to perform with the Queensland Ballet.
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.
Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her home-schooling, her hobbies, and her menagerie of pets.
Eight-year-old genius Finn wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up. He visits astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy for advice, and with the help of his mentors, he launches his very own rocket, high into the clouds.
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.
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.
Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.