Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that threatened their magical world, in a battle to remain open.
With a sense of fun and playful naivety, My America challenges the anti-American rhetoric of the last decade to discover what America stands for in 2010 and what it means for billions around the world whose lives it impacts.
This shocking true story follows a crew of young drug dealers who operated in south Chicago between 2001 and 2005, and how the feds set them up in a wired house and caught them, leaving behind a spate of devastated lives.
Screening on SBS ONE, on the same day that Americans vote in mid-term elections, is Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records, who actively campaign against the community they covertly belong to.
In January 1981 the biggest manhunt in Britain came to an end when the police arrested Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Killer. Over five years Sutcliffe murdered thirteen women claiming it was a divine mission to rid the world of prostitutes.
The dramatic conclusion to Better Man, based on the true story of Van Nguyen. When Kim Nguyen discovers that her son has been imprisoned in Singapore for drug trafficking, she seeks out a lawyer to help him.
This World goes to Nigeria, where the Shari'ah experiment is now six years old, to find out how Shari'ah law works in reality alongside the official British-style secular legal system - both inside and outside the courtroom.
Told by the people who were there, The Tasty Bust Reunion is a passionate film about the events surrounding the 1994 police raid on Tasty, a gay dance club where 463 patrons were bailed up at gunpoint and strip searched for drugs.
Insight into the life of Dennis Nilsen who was London's most macabre serial killer, who preyed on the lost and the vulnerable. He murdered fifteen men without the police realising a killer was at large.
The 1967 war ended with Israel's victory; colonising Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. One month after the war, author Amos Oz recorded soldiers who were talking about what really happened. The recordings were deleted from Israeli history and censored by the army - until now.
The award-winning documentary Same Sex America weaves the stories of seven gay and lesbian couples on their emotional journey to the altar with the dramatic showdown at Massachusetts' constitutional convention, a vivid demonstration of democracy in action that may change the course of history.
Every September Sydney's Leichhardt Council elects its mayor. This film takes a behind-locked-doors look at how politicians get the numbers. Incumbent Larry Hand faces 12 councillors. Some are after his job. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
On 17 July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were murdered and buried in a nearby wood. For more than seventy years their whereabouts was unknown, but new material released from Russia now conclusively reveals their fate.
On 6 October 1981, the Egyptian President was shot down by four uniformed men who machine-gunned him as he was watching an Egyptian Air Force fly-past. The conspirators killed five people, including foreign envoys attending the parade, and the entire assassination was recorded on film.
Manson is a fascinating docu-drama that takes viewers deep inside a twisted world of hate, fear, sexual transgression and mind control. It shows how one man transformed a harmless group of hippies into a gang of sadistic murderers.
Exploring a decade long struggle for independence in Timor-Leste (East Timor) and the ongoing peace-building effort through the story of Kirsty Sword Gusmao, a human rights activist and former First Lady of East Timor.
Operation Neptune Spear. After an intense, decade-long manhunt, the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, is killed. As details of the raid are released, the public is eager to know more about the commandos that pulled it off.
Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Using rarely scene footage this intimate portrait examines the life and struggles of blockbuster actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Award-winning National Geographic writer Neil Shea goes to the frontlines of the fight with the Islamic State to explain how this cultural mix makes the Kurds the best unified front to end ISIS, one of the most powerful terrorist networks in history.
Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Using rarely scene footage, this intimate portrait examines the life and struggles of blockbuster actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Although there had been two previous attempts to kill Hitler, including poisoning a bottle of Cointreau on his aircraft, the assassination attempt which nearly worked at his Prussian forest hideaway in Rastenburg resulted in the perpetrators being tortured.
Take a chilling journey to Snowtown, the South Australian town where one of the world's most heinous crimes took place. A serial killing truly unique to all others for one reason - the perpetrators believed they were doing the right thing.
Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of northern Iraq have long recognised this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerrillas of the Kurdish Liberation movement built a reputation for themselves in the '70s and '80s. This documentary shines a light on the youngest of these new Kurdish guerrilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan Party, to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle Eastern politics for the last century.
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, this film tells the story of a US organisation named the Weather Underground, known colloquially as The Weathermen, a radical left group known mainly for their outrage at US involvement in Vietnam. The Weather Underground explores the rise and fall of this radical movement as former members speak candidly about the passion that drove them at the time.
April 15, 2013 saw a horrific terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Inside the Hunt for The Boston Bombers follows lead investigators across the next five days as they scramble for information against a ticking clock. False leads, false alarms and a wealth of evidence and information present a significant challenge for law enforcers, but they work through the nights and through the pain. Their city depends on them.
This provocative one-hour special offers never-before-seen intimate interviews with more than a dozen of Bill Cosby's accusers. First-hand accounts from the women themselves help examine the allegations, decade by decade to reveal new information regarding the downfall of one of the most respected entertainers in American history, as well as providing new insight into the case.
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can US forces succeed in a land long known as the 'graveyard of empires'? Journalist Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape.
Reporter Peter Taylor has spent five years since the events of September 11, 2001, researching Al-Qaeda in Britain and around the world. In this program, Taylor investigates the changing face of terrorism and its influence on the world. Taylor concludes that Iraq has become the dominant radicalising and recruiting force for many Muslims and that British support for US foreign policy has made Britain a prime target. With the so-called War on Terror far from won, and August's chaos at UK airports, is it time to consider a new approach? To try and end the violence, is it time to engage with Al Qaeda?
Detective Bechara Jahlk is the most famous private eye in Brazil, known for employing a team of young female agents. This documentary follows a case brought to Jahlk's attention by a 68-year-old import-export entrepreneur, who suspects a link between his company and drug-trafficking in Rio's harbour, and fears that his son Luiz might be involved. Discretion is paramount, so Jahlk sends in his three 'angels', armed with sophisticated surveillance equipment, to infiltrate Luiz's social network.
At the age of 28, Yariv Mozer was drafted as a reserve soldier in the second war in Lebanon in 2006. He took his camera with him, and over time interviewed many soldiers and officers. Through their stories he shows the devastation and the destruction caused by this war.
On September 27 1996, a group of parents, teachers and students attending a primary school surfing excursion huddled under a limestone cliff to keep out of the pouring rain. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the cliff face collapsed. Five adults and four children were crushed to death in what became known as the Gracetown Tragedy. Was the cliff collapse a natural disaster or was it an accident that could have been prevented?
A group of Serbian nationalists were determined to kill the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Two of the assassins had bombs and one had a pistol. The Archduke and his wife were mortally wounded. The events of that day on Sunday 28 June led to the outbreak of World War I.
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.