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William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Twelfth Night, gender and cross-dressing
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Twelfth Night, gender and cross-dressing

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Globe actors and critics discuss the way William Shakespeare plays with gender and cross-dressing in declarations of love.

Globe actors and critics discuss the way William Shakespeare plays with gender and cross-dressing in declarations of love.

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

William Blake's The Tyger
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William Blake's The Tyger

Clip from Arrows Of Desire
A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

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A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

The Gruffalo
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The Gruffalo

Clip from The Gruffalo
A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

Shakespeare still relevant today
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Shakespeare still relevant today

It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how ...

It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how influential Shakespeare was including a number of words and famous phrases he invented and why his work still resonates in modern times.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
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Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

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A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

Judith Wright introduction
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Judith Wright introduction

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Australian poet Judith Wright's childhood is briefly discussed, with a rare interview and a reading of "For New England".

Australian poet Judith Wright's childhood is briefly discussed, with a rare interview and a reading of "For New England".

Gender in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Gender in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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Globe actors and critics discuss gender and actor cross-dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Globe actors and critics discuss gender and actor cross-dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach
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Matthew Arnold's Dover Beach

Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Arnold's SelfDependence is linked to Dover Beach, or the poet's thoughts on growing up to his reflection on change.

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary
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Harry Potter's 20th anniversary

Clip from Behind the News
Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the ...

Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the books and movies.

The Beauty Of Books
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The Beauty Of Books: Illustrated Wonderlands

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 28, 2012
From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from childrens' stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, ...

From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from childrens' stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, this series combines human stories, expert interviews and historic archive, to reveal the astonishing beauty of books.

The Beauty Of Books
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The Beauty Of Books: Paperback Writer

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 21, 2012
From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, ...

From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, this series combines human stories, expert interviews and historic archive, to reveal the astonishing beauty of books.

The Beauty Of Books
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The Beauty Of Books: Medieval Masterpieces

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 14, 2012
From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, ...

From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, this series combines human stories, expert interviews and historic archive, to reveal the astonishing beauty of books.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Where Is Bear? with Nakkiah Lui

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 22, 2017
Have you seen bear? Help writer/actor Nakkiah Lui and Play School's Big Ted find 'Bear' in Jonathan Bentley's adventurous and endearing picture book Where Is Bear?

Have you seen bear? Help writer/actor Nakkiah Lui and Play School's Big Ted find 'Bear' in Jonathan Bentley's adventurous and endearing picture book Where Is Bear?

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack with Lawrence Leung

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 4, 2017
Australian comedian Lawrence Leung reads Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack by Lynley Dodd to the Play School toys on the Story Time couch.

Australian comedian Lawrence Leung reads Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack by Lynley Dodd to the Play School toys on the Story Time couch.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Too Many Pears with Kumi Taguchi

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 11, 2017
ABC News presenter Kumi Taguchi swaps the news desk for the Story Time couch to read Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley's beloved story about Pamela the cow, Too Many ...

ABC News presenter Kumi Taguchi swaps the news desk for the Story Time couch to read Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley's beloved story about Pamela the cow, Too Many Pears.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Josephine Wants to Dance with Ellia Green

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 17, 2017
Join Australian women's rugby sevens star, Ellia Green, and Play School's Joey as they read a story about dreams, believing in yourself and a dancing kangaroo. Tune in for ...

Join Australian women's rugby sevens star, Ellia Green, and Play School's Joey as they read a story about dreams, believing in yourself and a dancing kangaroo. Tune in for Josephine Wants to Dance.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: The Bear Who Went Boo with David Walliams

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 20, 2017
Story Time is a show made especially for preschoolers and each episode features a different story teller with help from Teddy Bear called Tall Ted. Every show ends with a ...

Story Time is a show made especially for preschoolers and each episode features a different story teller with help from Teddy Bear called Tall Ted. Every show ends with a craft activity that parents can attain from the www.tallted.com web site so that they can interact with their children and relive the Story Time experience.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Chip with Kat Stewart

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 19, 2017
Snuggle up with Big Ted and the gang as Story Time returns with another collection of loved stories read by an exciting array of storytellers, including Jack Charles, Emma ...

Snuggle up with Big Ted and the gang as Story Time returns with another collection of loved stories read by an exciting array of storytellers, including Jack Charles, Emma Alberici, Casey Donovan and Kumi Taguchi.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Snail and Turtle Rainy Days with Samuel Johnson

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 25, 2017
Join the 2017 Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson and Play School's Humpty Dumpty as they read the heartwarming tale of 'Snail and Turtle Rainy Days' by Stephen Michael King.

Join the 2017 Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson and Play School's Humpty Dumpty as they read the heartwarming tale of 'Snail and Turtle Rainy Days' by Stephen Michael King.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Zelda's Big Adventure with Leigh Sales

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 23, 2017
ABC's 7.30 host Leigh Sales takes to the Story Time couch with Play School's Jemima to read an epic tale about the first chook in space. Hear all about Zelda's Big Adventure, ...

ABC's 7.30 host Leigh Sales takes to the Story Time couch with Play School's Jemima to read an epic tale about the first chook in space. Hear all about Zelda's Big Adventure, by Marie Alafaci and illustrated by Shane McG.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Pig the Winner with Rove McManus

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 20, 2017
Join comedian Rove McManus and Play School's Little Ted as they read a story about a cheeky pug dog in Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey. What mischief will Pig the Pug get up to ...

Join comedian Rove McManus and Play School's Little Ted as they read a story about a cheeky pug dog in Pig the Winner by Aaron Blabey. What mischief will Pig the Pug get up to next?

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Ducks Away! with Emma Watkins

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 21, 2017
Snuggle up with Emma Wiggle on the Story Time couch as she reads the quacking classic picture book Ducks Away! by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek alongside Play School's Little Ted.

Snuggle up with Emma Wiggle on the Story Time couch as she reads the quacking classic picture book Ducks Away! by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek alongside Play School's Little Ted.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course with Casey Donovan

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 5, 2017
Don't miss Casey Donovan on Story Time as she reads The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course by Ella Mulvey, illustrated by Karen Briggs. A warm and funny story about a unique Australian ...

Don't miss Casey Donovan on Story Time as she reads The Rabbit-Hole Golf Course by Ella Mulvey, illustrated by Karen Briggs. A warm and funny story about a unique Australian experience.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Goodnight, Mice! with Grant Denyer

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 24, 2017
Tune in as Grant Denyer and his six-year-old daughter, Sailor, read the perfect bedtime story Goodnight, Mice! by Frances Watts and Judy Watson.

Tune in as Grant Denyer and his six-year-old daughter, Sailor, read the perfect bedtime story Goodnight, Mice! by Frances Watts and Judy Watson.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Guess How Much I Love You with Emma Alberici

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 7, 2017
A delightful new Play School series featuring some of Australia's most loved celebrities as they snuggle up on the Story Time couch and read entertaining picture books written ...

A delightful new Play School series featuring some of Australia's most loved celebrities as they snuggle up on the Story Time couch and read entertaining picture books written by Australian authors.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Go Home Cheeky Animals with Jack Charles

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 8, 2017
A delightful new Play School series featuring some of Australia's most loved celebrities as they snuggle up on the Story Time couch and read entertaining picture books written ...

A delightful new Play School series featuring some of Australia's most loved celebrities as they snuggle up on the Story Time couch and read entertaining picture books written by Australian authors.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Ginger with Debra Lawrance

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 16, 2017
Snuggle up with Debra Lawrance on the Story Time couch as she reads Charlote Voake's Ginger an affectionate account of pet rivalry.

Snuggle up with Debra Lawrance on the Story Time couch as she reads Charlote Voake's Ginger an affectionate account of pet rivalry.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat with Adam Liaw

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 13, 2017
Join the fun as Adam Liaw and the Play School toys read the classic tale of The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat by author LR Hen and illustrator Jago.

Join the fun as Adam Liaw and the Play School toys read the classic tale of The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat by author LR Hen and illustrator Jago.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: The Very Itchy Bear with Dylan Alcott

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 12, 2017
Don't miss Paralympic gold medallist and tennis player Dylan Alcott as he reads Nick Bland's The Very Itchy Bear, alongside Big Ted, Maurice and Little Ted.

Don't miss Paralympic gold medallist and tennis player Dylan Alcott as he reads Nick Bland's The Very Itchy Bear, alongside Big Ted, Maurice and Little Ted.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Diary of a Wombat with Karen Pang

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 14, 2017
Karen Pang joins her friends on the Story Time couch to share a delightful and entertaining peek into the life of one very busy wombat! Don't miss Jackie French and ...

Karen Pang joins her friends on the Story Time couch to share a delightful and entertaining peek into the life of one very busy wombat! Don't miss Jackie French and illustrator Bruce Whatley's "Diary Of A Wombat".

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: The Snow Wombat with Fiona Choi

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 9, 2017
Snuggle up with Fiona Choi and the Play School toys to hear the heartwarming story of a big journey through the snow for a little wombat. Don't miss The Snow Wombat by ...

Snuggle up with Fiona Choi and the Play School toys to hear the heartwarming story of a big journey through the snow for a little wombat. Don't miss The Snow Wombat by Susannah Chambers, and illustrated by Mark Jackson.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Why Can't I Be a Dinosaur? with Faustina Agolly

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 18, 2017
Roar with laughter as Faustina Agolley reads the hilarious Why Can't I Be a Dinosaur? by Kylie Westaway and illustrator Tom Jellett.

Roar with laughter as Faustina Agolley reads the hilarious Why Can't I Be a Dinosaur? by Kylie Westaway and illustrator Tom Jellett.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Hello Little Babies with Marta Dusseldorp

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 6, 2017
Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp reads Hello Little Babies by Alison Lester to the Play School toys on the Story Time couch.

Australian actor Marta Dusseldorp reads Hello Little Babies by Alison Lester to the Play School toys on the Story Time couch.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Wombat Big, Puggle Small with Emma Watkins

ABC2 / KIDS  |  August 26, 2017
In this episode, Emma Wiggle is joined by Play School's Joey. Join the fun as they read Wombat Big, Puggle Small by Renee Treml - a book of opposites, playful rhymes and ...

In this episode, Emma Wiggle is joined by Play School's Joey. Join the fun as they read Wombat Big, Puggle Small by Renee Treml - a book of opposites, playful rhymes and stunning illustrations.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
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The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Living Language: Hugo Farrant

ABC ME  |  August 11, 2017
English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: Owl Babies with Jimmy And Hoot

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 10, 2017
Jimmy Giggle and Hoot join the Play School toys to read Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson. Three baby owls wake in the night to find their mum ...

Jimmy Giggle and Hoot join the Play School toys to read Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson. Three baby owls wake in the night to find their mum gone! Will she come back soon?

Play School Story Time
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Play School Story Time: We're Going on a Bear Hunt with Osamah Sami

ABC Comedy / Kids  |  December 15, 2017
Join the fun as Osamah Sami and the Play School toys read the classic tale of We're Going on a Bear Hunt by author Michael Rosen.

Join the fun as Osamah Sami and the Play School toys read the classic tale of We're Going on a Bear Hunt by author Michael Rosen.

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins
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Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 15, 2014
What have the Seven Deadly Sins morphed into today? Are they really so deadly? Are you guilty of any of them? And how have they been represented in art and literature? Join ...

What have the Seven Deadly Sins morphed into today? Are they really so deadly? Are you guilty of any of them? And how have they been represented in art and literature? Join Jennifer Byrne and her panel of esteemed guests for a sinfully good seven weeks' viewing of deadly sins.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Jane Goodall

ABC  |  September 9, 2014
During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on ...

During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees and her conservation work.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert

ABC  |  September 24, 2013
Most well known as author of the best selling Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert chats with Jennifer Byrne about life after a literary smash hit, writing and her forthcoming ...

Most well known as author of the best selling Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert chats with Jennifer Byrne about life after a literary smash hit, writing and her forthcoming new release, The Signature of All Things.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Twelfth Night And As You Like It

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  February 24, 2013
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 ...

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.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Lovers

ABC  |  April 26, 2011
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by special guests; Andrea Goldsmith, Mark Colvin, ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by special guests; Andrea Goldsmith, Mark Colvin, Toby Schmitz and Posie Graeme Evans to discuss the all important genre of Love.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Future of the Book

ABC  |  May 17, 2011
This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How ...

This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How long we'll keep on reading it.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Geraldine Brooks

ABC  |  July 26, 2011
In this episode, Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most critically acclaimed and successful authors, Geraldine Brooks. Brooks is the author of the 2005 Pulitzer ...

In this episode, Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most critically acclaimed and successful authors, Geraldine Brooks. Brooks is the author of the 2005 Pulitzer Prizewinning March, Year of Wonders, and the non fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Harry Games

ABC  |  October 16, 2012
From Harry Potter to Twilight and The Hunger Games, young adult (YA) fiction is bigger than ever. Anyone who has walked into a bookstore in recent years will know that teen ...

From Harry Potter to Twilight and The Hunger Games, young adult (YA) fiction is bigger than ever. Anyone who has walked into a bookstore in recent years will know that teen titles dominate the front of the shop. Gone are the days of fairy tales and Boy's Own adventures. The youth fiction of today is increasingly dark, tackling taboos and offering nightmarish visions of the future. What has brought about this progression? How has this once niche area of the publishing market become an industry colossus? Why is the domain of young adults now one for grown-ups too?

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: The Mabinogion

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  September 7, 2015
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 ...

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.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Peter, Paul And Ian

ABC  |  September 21, 2011
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of fiction genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. Tonight Jennifer speaks to three of her literary heroes - Peter Carey, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Louis Macneice

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2  |  November 14, 2010
Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, ...

Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, called simply, 'Woods'.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Great Expectations

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  October 3, 2016
Tony Jordan examines Charles Dickens' popular novel Great Expectations. Jordan investigates why the author changed the ending of the book, and asks what this tells the reader ...

Tony Jordan examines Charles Dickens' popular novel Great Expectations. Jordan investigates why the author changed the ending of the book, and asks what this tells the reader about the writer.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Shakespeare's First Folio

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  August 24, 2015
Simon Russell Beale examines Shakespeare's First Folio, exploring what can be learnt about the Bard's character and his collaborative writing process from this rare printed ...

Simon Russell Beale examines Shakespeare's First Folio, exploring what can be learnt about the Bard's character and his collaborative writing process from this rare printed volume from 1623.

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins
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Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  August 19, 2014
Envy, the mean and plotting sin which has driven so many twisted villains from the Evil Queen in Snow White to Iago in Othello, is a constant. It's remained pretty much the ...

Envy, the mean and plotting sin which has driven so many twisted villains from the Evil Queen in Snow White to Iago in Othello, is a constant. It's remained pretty much the same since The Bible gave us Cain and Abel, but this poisonous sin has also given us some of literature's best villains.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Bragging Rights

ABC  |  November 19, 2013
Bragging Rights is about those difficult books we're told are masterpieces. Does anyone really read them though? John Safran, Lawrence Mooney, Sandra Yates and Sophie Black ...

Bragging Rights is about those difficult books we're told are masterpieces. Does anyone really read them though? John Safran, Lawrence Mooney, Sandra Yates and Sophie Black join us to discuss the books that defeated them.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Great War Stories

ABC  |  April 19, 2015
Around 25,000 books and scholarly articles have been written about every aspect of WWI, from well-known works such as All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, ...

Around 25,000 books and scholarly articles have been written about every aspect of WWI, from well-known works such as All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, to Gallipoli and The Great War by Les Carlyon, alongside books of poetry and verse from the 1930s. This special program will invite a panel of guests including Merrick Watts, Peter Fitzsimons, and Dr Christina Spittel to bring their favourite books to discuss and recommend to the audience.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Dava Sobel

ABC  |  August 28, 2012
American science writer Dava Sobel writes about the natural wonders of the world. Space, time, the stars and planets are her thing, and her special skill has been to make them ...

American science writer Dava Sobel writes about the natural wonders of the world. Space, time, the stars and planets are her thing, and her special skill has been to make them a little less mysterious while retaining a sense of awe and amazement. She has won a number of major awards for her popular expositions of scientific topics.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Dorothy Porter - A Tribute

ABC  |  December 7, 2011
A tribute to celebrate the life and work of Dorothy Porter, one of Australia's most distinguished contemporary poets.

A tribute to celebrate the life and work of Dorothy Porter, one of Australia's most distinguished contemporary poets.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Ken Follett

ABC  |  March 29, 2011
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by a very special guest, an author who is ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by a very special guest, an author who is considered to be one of the most successful living novelists in the world today, Ken Follett.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Lynette Roberts

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  November 21, 2010
Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply ...

Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply 'Poem from Llanybri'.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
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A Poet's Guide To Britain: Matthew Arnold

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC2  |  November 7, 2010
Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Memoirs

ABC  |  August 16, 2011
Jennifer is joined by special guests to discuss the subject of memoirs. Memoirs, books that are truer than novels, chattier than biographies, that can be funny or inspiring or ...

Jennifer is joined by special guests to discuss the subject of memoirs. Memoirs, books that are truer than novels, chattier than biographies, that can be funny or inspiring or sometimes, like the drunken guest at a wedding, revealing far too much for comfort.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Hoaxes

ABC  |  November 6, 2011
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors, and investigations into the popularity ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors, and investigations into the popularity of writing genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this episode, Jennifer and guests embark on a fascinating exploration of one of the most popular writing genres - literary hoaxes.

IOU: Judith Wright
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IOU: Judith Wright

ABC2  |  June 13, 2010
Part two of IOU honours Queensland poet Judith Wright. Wright, who died in 2000, was one of Australia's most important and influential literary figures. We pay tribute to her ...

Part two of IOU honours Queensland poet Judith Wright. Wright, who died in 2000, was one of Australia's most important and influential literary figures. We pay tribute to her life and poetry in IOU: Judith Wright through interviews with a number of Australian artists, poets and musicians who were influenced by her work.

Today's complex structure of classrooms make it difficult to use a single approach to teach reading and writing. This literacy focus playlist assists in teaching reading and writing to all learners.
What do The Lion King and The Bad Sleep Well have in common? They're based on Hamlet! Transformative texts recreate aspects of a story to reveal new contexts through adaptation and intertextuality.
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