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Creative Minds
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Creative Minds: Geoffrey Rush

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 4, 2016
Get an inside look at the creative process with this premiere series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the art world. Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush ...

Get an inside look at the creative process with this premiere series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the art world. Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush discusses growing up, what influences him, and his biggest roles.

This documentary explores how the film industry's most famous men set the standards for the archetypal man through the years.

This documentary explores how the film industry's most famous men set the standards for the archetypal man through the years.

Working With Pinter
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Working With Pinter

ABC  |  April 18, 2010
For 50 years Harold Pinter was at the centre of theatrical life not just in his home country of Britain, but all over the world. It is hard to over-estimate the impact of his ...

For 50 years Harold Pinter was at the centre of theatrical life not just in his home country of Britain, but all over the world. It is hard to over-estimate the impact of his work. Not only a remarkable playwright with one of the most illustrious careers in contemporary theatre, Pinter's career also encompassed acting, poetry and political activism as a vociferous critic of American and British foreign policy. He also won the Nobel prize for literature. His 29 plays are continually produced with undimmed enthusiasm by school students and great directors and actors alike. In this hour-long program director Harry Burton invited Pinter to participate in a master class with actors and some observers. The film is an attempt to capture something of the collaborative spirit that made working with him a very special experience.

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, ...

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, a camera crew followed and the result is a laugh-packed backstage ride from Tassie to Darwin through regional Australia at its finest. Featuring Rys Nicholson, Dave Callan, Josh Earl, Wil Sylvince, Kevin Kropinyeri, Gillian Cosgriff, Rachel Berger, David Quirk, Jess Perkins, Matt Ford, Andy Saunders, Sam Taunton and Urzila Carlson.

In the ongoing war against hypocrisy, conservatism, political correctness, and prejudice,it was always the comedian who led the first wave of attack. Rather than using risqué ...

In the ongoing war against hypocrisy, conservatism, political correctness, and prejudice,it was always the comedian who led the first wave of attack. Rather than using risqué jokes and four-letter words simply to get a rise out of an audience, the most audacious comedians – from pioneers like Mae West and Moms Mabley to 60s and 70s bad boys like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin – invoked what the First Amendment of the American Constitution calls ‘freedom of speech’ to bring the biggest and most dangerous laughs to the American public.

David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema
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David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema: Game Changers

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  June 6, 2017
Filmmakers gained confidence with the boldness of Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mad Max; global success of Crocodile Dundee and Shine; flamboyance of Strictly Ballroom; and the ...

Filmmakers gained confidence with the boldness of Picnic at Hanging Rock and Mad Max; global success of Crocodile Dundee and Shine; flamboyance of Strictly Ballroom; and the substance and style of Samson and Delilah.

Making Muriel
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Making Muriel

ABC  |  November 26, 2017
This program gives audiences exclusive behind the scenes access as PJ Hogan adapts his iconic film, Muriel's Wedding, into a stage musical for Sydney Theatre Company, 23 years ...

This program gives audiences exclusive behind the scenes access as PJ Hogan adapts his iconic film, Muriel's Wedding, into a stage musical for Sydney Theatre Company, 23 years after the film was a surprise box office hit.

Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly)
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Monty Python's Best Bits (Mostly)

Episode 5  |  SBS VICELAND  |  December 28, 2017
Presented by Python nut Hugh Bonneville, each episode sees stars of the comedy world pick their favourite sketches and explain why these moments deserve to be considered as ...

Presented by Python nut Hugh Bonneville, each episode sees stars of the comedy world pick their favourite sketches and explain why these moments deserve to be considered as Monty Python's finest.

An all-male theatre troupe set out to create a theatrical love letter to their mothers. As they offer their hearts for the sake of a theatre show complications set in. Not ...

An all-male theatre troupe set out to create a theatrical love letter to their mothers. As they offer their hearts for the sake of a theatre show complications set in. Not everyone makes it to opening night as we discover unconditional love is a choice. Sons & Mothers is a poignant and intimate portrait of seven surprising individuals whose disability does not stop them from revealing themselves with honesty, grace, and a healthy dose of irreverence.

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, ...

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, a camera crew followed and the result is a laugh-packed backstage ride from Tassie to Darwin through regional Australia at its finest. Featuring Rys Nicholson, Dave Callan, Josh Earl, Wil Sylvince, Kevin Kropinyeri, Gillian Cosgriff, Rachel Berger, David Quirk, Jess Perkins, Matt Ford, Andy Saunders, Sam Taunton and Urzila Carlson.

It has been the most anticipated production of 2014 - the Monty Python team's reunion on stage for the first time in over 30 years ... and for the last time ever. Filmed in ...

It has been the most anticipated production of 2014 - the Monty Python team's reunion on stage for the first time in over 30 years ... and for the last time ever. Filmed in July on the final night of ten sold out performances at London's epic O2 arena, Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down and Five to Go is the influential comedy troupe's hilarious last stand.

Come and join Richard O'Brien and special guests, Stephen Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc for a guaranteed party in this live-recorded 40th anniversary special. Still the ...

Come and join Richard O'Brien and special guests, Stephen Fry, Emma Bunton and Mel Giedroyc for a guaranteed party in this live-recorded 40th anniversary special. Still the world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical 40 years on, the sensational Rocky Horror Show is hailed by critics and adored by fans around the world. For this exclusive event, O'Brien returns to the cast for the first time in more than 20 years.

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of ...

Classicist Michael Scott looks at the prevalence of theatre throughout Greece as Athens began to decline during the fourth century BC, and how it conceived a new kind of comedy that is still popular today.

From the pratfalls that entertained immigrants in the early 1900s to the most biting satire on television today, Make 'Em Laugh features the funniest moments in American ...

From the pratfalls that entertained immigrants in the early 1900s to the most biting satire on television today, Make 'Em Laugh features the funniest moments in American entertainment, including the great comedic talents, including Charlie Chaplin, Jack Benny, Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and many more.

The espionage trial that inspired the Broadway play was a global sensation, a windfall of stunning revelations. Love's mysteries and betrayal's cruelties are boldly portrayed ...

The espionage trial that inspired the Broadway play was a global sensation, a windfall of stunning revelations. Love's mysteries and betrayal's cruelties are boldly portrayed in this fictional tale of French diplomat Rene Gallimard and Beijing Opera star Song Liling. Rene believes he's found the perfect woman but after a love affair of nearly 20 years, he finds he cannot believe anything about the beguiling, secretive singer.

Walliams And Friend
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Walliams And Friend

ABC  |  December 21, 2016
BAFTA, British Comedy Award and Rose d'Or winner David Walliams returns to the sketch comedy show format in this laugh-packed spectacular with rib-tickling skits and spoofs. ...

BAFTA, British Comedy Award and Rose d'Or winner David Walliams returns to the sketch comedy show format in this laugh-packed spectacular with rib-tickling skits and spoofs. Joanna Lumley guest stars.

David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema
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David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema: Outsiders

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  June 13, 2017
Episode two celebrates the endurance of outsiders in Australian cinema, be it newcomers in They're A Weird Mob and Wake In Fright, or locals out of step with the mainstream in ...

Episode two celebrates the endurance of outsiders in Australian cinema, be it newcomers in They're A Weird Mob and Wake In Fright, or locals out of step with the mainstream in Evil Angels, Muriel's Wedding and Priscilla.

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, ...

Since 1999, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and a bunch of intrepid comedians have hit the road for Australia's biggest and funniest annual comedy tour. This time, a camera crew followed and the result is a laugh-packed backstage ride from Tassie to Darwin through regional Australia at its finest. Featuring Rys Nicholson, Dave Callan, Josh Earl, Wil Sylvince, Kevin Kropinyeri, Gillian Cosgriff, Rachel Berger, David Quirk, Jess Perkins, Matt Ford, Andy Saunders, Sam Taunton and Urzila Carlson.

Three years in the making, American: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture's most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill ...

Three years in the making, American: The Bill Hicks Story brings the tale of one of modern culture's most iconic heroes to the big screen. Much more than a comedian, Bill Hicks was and still is an inspiration to millions. His timeless comedy tackled the contradictions of America and modern life head on. But his unique gift was to tease apart the essence of religion, the dangers of unbridled government power and the double standards inherent in much of modern society, using nothing but his hilarious ideas and the uncompromising observational style that continues to resonate with successive generations.

An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.

An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.

Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of a grand opera about the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows composer John Adams and ...

Wonders Are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of a grand opera about the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars over the course of a year as they work to forge the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer into a music drama like no other the strange and beautiful Doctor Atomic.

House Of Food Obsessives
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House Of Food Obsessives

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 4, 2011
Follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. The group is under the guidance of psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. Tim is one of Australia's ...

Follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. The group is under the guidance of psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. Tim is one of Australia's leaders in the new science of positive psychology and happiness, and has over 20 years experience as a clinical and academic psychologist. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Revered comedian and director, David Steinberg, interviews some of the greatest comedians of our time about their lives, inspirations, and comedy heroes, as various archival ...

Revered comedian and director, David Steinberg, interviews some of the greatest comedians of our time about their lives, inspirations, and comedy heroes, as various archival material is used to connect these entertaining and hilarious stories.

Michele Placido's film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. Nicola, a young good-looking policeman, ...

Michele Placido's film tells of a love triangle set against the political turmoil and student protests in Italy in the late 1960s. Nicola, a young good-looking policeman, finds himself assigned to infiltrate the student protest movement. But before long, he falls in love with Laura, a key protester rallying against the government. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. Stars Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca and Laura Morante.

One city, eight weeks and two contrasting schools come together to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In a unique experiment, each school will ...

One city, eight weeks and two contrasting schools come together to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In a unique experiment, each school will be cast as one of the two feuding families at the heart of the world's favourite love story.

Comedy School
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Comedy School

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  November 27, 2010
In the final episode, graduation night at the Comedy Store is just days away. The students are burning the midnight oil to get their routines into shape. Nerves are frayed, ...

In the final episode, graduation night at the Comedy Store is just days away. The students are burning the midnight oil to get their routines into shape. Nerves are frayed, insomnia is rife and teacher Rob spends day and night answering panic calls and emails. When the big night arrives, the pressure approaches boiling point. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

The Bear Pack - Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie - take a few simple words and create comedic stories that are often wild and ridiculous but always hilarious.

The Bear Pack - Steen Raskopoulos and Carlo Ritchie - take a few simple words and create comedic stories that are often wild and ridiculous but always hilarious.

Inside the Actors Studio
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Inside the Actors Studio: Cast of Arrested Development

Season 19  |  Episode 4  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 20, 2018
Arrested Development has won six Primetime Emmy awards including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004, and Time magazine included it in its All-Time 100 TV Shows list. Lipton, ...

Arrested Development has won six Primetime Emmy awards including Outstanding Comedy Series in 2004, and Time magazine included it in its All-Time 100 TV Shows list. Lipton, who has a recurring guest role on Arrested Development as prison warden Stefan Gentiles, will be joined by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and creator Mitch Hurwitz. In the episode, series creator Mitch Hurwitz unveils his real-life inspiration behind the Banana Stand and the personal meaning behind the name 'Maeby'. Find out the stars' favourite season four moments, which cast member swore off television after many false starts, who moonlights as a teacher, and the genesis of Portia de Rossi's name.

The Graham Norton Show
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The Graham Norton Show

Season 20  |  Episode 21  |  Ten  |  April 12, 2017
Graham Norton showcases his wickedly cheeky sense of humour in this fast-paced interview show with Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire ...

Graham Norton showcases his wickedly cheeky sense of humour in this fast-paced interview show with Tom Hiddleston, Ruth Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and Tinie Tempah.

Award-winning documentary In The Company of Actors is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the New York production of Andrew Upton's modern Hedda Gabler starring Cate ...

Award-winning documentary In The Company of Actors is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the New York production of Andrew Upton's modern Hedda Gabler starring Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Aden Young, Justine Clark and director Robyn Nevin. Within the world of theatre the rehearsal room is a sacred space, the private domain where boundaries are pushed, risks are taken, mistakes made, vulnerabilities exposed and, at its very best, magic created. It is not a place into which the public is often, if ever, invited. Until now.

Not since Woodstock has there been a concert with so much love. In the summer of 2004, an excited crowd of strangers board a bus to Brooklyn to join comedian Dave Chappelle at ...

Not since Woodstock has there been a concert with so much love. In the summer of 2004, an excited crowd of strangers board a bus to Brooklyn to join comedian Dave Chappelle at his block party. Meanwhile, at an undisclosed venue not far away, Dave is greeting musicians such as Jill Scott, The Fugees, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kanye West and Cody Chestnut, who have all come to perform at the party.

Simon Palomares is a comedian. Life has become complicated. Spain is calling. Loudly. There is a saying in Madrid, that to be successful at anything you need to have balls ...

Simon Palomares is a comedian. Life has become complicated. Spain is calling. Loudly. There is a saying in Madrid, that to be successful at anything you need to have balls (cojones) as big as those you find on the horse that is Madrid's most famous statue. This film follows Australian comedian Simon Palomares as he attempts to break into the Spanish comedy circuit while also reconnecting with his Spanish identity.

A Danish-Korean theatre troupe of two comedians and their manager travel to North Korea on the pretext of wanting to perform vaudeville comedy. In actuality they are there to ...

A Danish-Korean theatre troupe of two comedians and their manager travel to North Korea on the pretext of wanting to perform vaudeville comedy. In actuality they are there to make a guerrilla-style expose of the ruthless police state. Constantly shadowed by a guide, they rehearse under the watchful eye of government officials brought in to 'collaborate' on their performance. But as the hoax plays out, the two comedians (both of North Korean descent) begin to emotionally unravel.

Raising The Curtain
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Raising The Curtain: Not The Queen's English

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 18, 2016
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with some of Australia's leading actors. This episode explores the struggle for free speech and ...

This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with some of Australia's leading actors. This episode explores the struggle for free speech and the playwrights who defined the Australian voice in theatre.

Michael McIntyre returns with more of his razor-sharp observations and relentless energy in this stand-up performance recorded in front of a packed O2 Arena in London.

Michael McIntyre returns with more of his razor-sharp observations and relentless energy in this stand-up performance recorded in front of a packed O2 Arena in London.

Put on your dancing shoes, frock up and get ready to laugh when you join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Our ...

Put on your dancing shoes, frock up and get ready to laugh when you join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment coinciding with World Mental Health Day on October 10. Our two hour live-to-air variety show, Friday Night Crack Up, will bring you singing, dancing, comedy and personalities - from across all the Australian TV networks - doing things you never expected they could, or would! Broadcast live in front of a studio audience, Friday Night Crack Up is the main event in a week of compelling programming for Mental Health Week as ABC goes Mental As...

Raising The Curtain
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Raising The Curtain: Movers And Shakers

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  February 11, 2016
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who ...

This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who helped create Australian theatre.

Hosted by James Lipton, this program presents a hilarious and heart-warming episode with Academy Award-nominated actor Steve Carell. On the Actors Studio stage, Carell ...

Hosted by James Lipton, this program presents a hilarious and heart-warming episode with Academy Award-nominated actor Steve Carell. On the Actors Studio stage, Carell reflects on his early days in the business, both as a student and teacher of The Second City, followed by his successful segue from the small screen to the silver screen. Carell also discusses his celebrated work in renowned films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Stupid Love, Get Smart and Foxcatcher, along with his unforgettable portrayal of Michael Scott in the comedy series, The Office, which earned him a 2006 Golden Globe Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Specifically, Carell opens up about his affinity for portraying 'losers', a recurring theme throughout his career, as well as his overall appreciation for the opportunity to work in the rising entertainment industry.

In a special docuseries, go behind the scenes and hear from the creators and actors as they give an insight into the creation of final two episodes of season six.

In a special docuseries, go behind the scenes and hear from the creators and actors as they give an insight into the creation of final two episodes of season six.

Funny How?
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Funny How?: Nature v Nurture

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS VICELAND  |  December 12, 2017
Can comedy be taught in a classroom? Kilph Nesteroff explores this question with the help of iconoclastic comic Doug Stanhope, and visits with those trying to teach the craft ...

Can comedy be taught in a classroom? Kilph Nesteroff explores this question with the help of iconoclastic comic Doug Stanhope, and visits with those trying to teach the craft of comedy.

The Emmy-winning series hosted by James Lipton, presents a laugh-out-loud episode with iconic stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman. Host James Lipton sits down with the two-time ...

The Emmy-winning series hosted by James Lipton, presents a laugh-out-loud episode with iconic stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman. Host James Lipton sits down with the two-time Emmy-winning performer in anticipation of her leading role in the film, I Smile Back. With a versatile career including film, television, stand-up comedy, and more, Silverman takes the audience from her childhood to the established success she endures today.

Host James Lipton, welcomes Christopher Meloni to the stage. The Emmy-nominated actor reveals the road that led him to his breakout role as psychotic, bisexual serial killer, ...

Host James Lipton, welcomes Christopher Meloni to the stage. The Emmy-nominated actor reveals the road that led him to his breakout role as psychotic, bisexual serial killer, Chris Keller, in HBO's Oz and how he felt about the character's demands for an honest portrayal of sexuality. He also discusses his critically acclaimed 12-season run as Detective Elliot Stabler in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, including his personal and professional relationship with co-star Mariska Hargitay. Meloni is currently starring in a new series Underground, which follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation.

Inside the Actors Studio
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Inside the Actors Studio: Jake Gyllenhaal

Season 19  |  Episode 3  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 13, 2018
Host James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires the world's most accomplished artists, from actors and directors to musicians and comedians, to open ...

Host James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires the world's most accomplished artists, from actors and directors to musicians and comedians, to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.

After eight weeks hard work, the cast of Coventry teenagers from two very different schools are now three days away from putting on a professional production of Romeo and ...

After eight weeks hard work, the cast of Coventry teenagers from two very different schools are now three days away from putting on a professional production of Romeo and Juliet. They have moved into a modern space in the city's Belgrade Theatre for a weekend of final rehearsals. There's costumes to try on and make-up, lights and a 1980s set to get used to, but can they remember their lines?

After rehearsing Romeo and Juliet separately, the two schools are now ready to work together. It will be the first time Romeo gets to meet Juliet and seventeen-year-old Glody ...

After rehearsing Romeo and Juliet separately, the two schools are now ready to work together. It will be the first time Romeo gets to meet Juliet and seventeen-year-old Glody - who has never acted before - and 15-year-old Beth begin to feel the pressure of the leading roles as the young cast move into full production in Coventry University's media and arts centre.

One city, eight weeks and two contrasting schools come together to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In a unique experiment, each school will ...

One city, eight weeks and two contrasting schools come together to put on a professional production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In a unique experiment, each school will be cast as one of the two feuding families at the heart of the world's favourite love story.

Filmed at the legendary Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Tim Minchin's live show contains new songs, new rants, a 9-minute beat poem about a hippy, and just enough of his acclaimed ...

Filmed at the legendary Enmore Theatre in Sydney, Tim Minchin's live show contains new songs, new rants, a 9-minute beat poem about a hippy, and just enough of his acclaimed stuff to keep the old fans from rioting.

The Arbor traces the tormented life and legacy of British playwright Andrea Dunbar. The documentary follows her eldest daughter Lorraine, as she comes to terms with her own ...

The Arbor traces the tormented life and legacy of British playwright Andrea Dunbar. The documentary follows her eldest daughter Lorraine, as she comes to terms with her own struggles and those faced by her mother.

The People Speak is a documentary that celebrates and encourages the influence seemingly powerless people can effect when they rally for their cause through the spoken word ...

The People Speak is a documentary that celebrates and encourages the influence seemingly powerless people can effect when they rally for their cause through the spoken word and its dramatic delivery. It is a thematic history of dissent and protest as captured by the words people have used when they felt the need to be heard. The form is simple: fine actors take to a clean, leanly designed stage to delivery rousing monologues derived from letters, songs, poems, speeches and manifestos.

This remarkable series challenges ex-criminals to perform the award-winning play The Chocolate Frog, and will follow the process from rehearsal to final performance in front ...

This remarkable series challenges ex-criminals to perform the award-winning play The Chocolate Frog, and will follow the process from rehearsal to final performance in front of a live audience of A-list actors and respected theatre critics.

This remarkable series challenges ex-criminals to perform the award-winning play The Chocolate Frog, and will follow the process from rehearsal to final performance in front ...

This remarkable series challenges ex-criminals to perform the award-winning play The Chocolate Frog, and will follow the process from rehearsal to final performance in front of a live audience of A-list actors and respected theatre critics.

Raising The Curtain
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Raising The Curtain: The Shock Of The New

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  February 25, 2016
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who ...

This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who helped create Australian theatre.

Funny How?
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Funny How?: Queer Now

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS VICELAND  |  November 28, 2017
Queer comics have historically been hidden from sight. Kliph finds out where the scene is at now, if things have changed, and what it's like working as an LGBTQ comic today.

Queer comics have historically been hidden from sight. Kliph finds out where the scene is at now, if things have changed, and what it's like working as an LGBTQ comic today.

Host James Lipton is joined by cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka, and creator Matt ...

Host James Lipton is joined by cast members Jon Hamm, January Jones, Vincent Kartheiser, Jared Harris, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Kiernan Shipka, and creator Matt Weiner. From Jon Hamm's troubled youth to the origin of January Jones' name to Kiernan Shipka's secret talents, Lipton leaves no stone unturned as he courses through the lives of each actor.

Funny How?
21:35

Funny How?: Started From The Bottom

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS VICELAND  |  December 5, 2017
Kilph Nesteroff visits comedy veteran and man of 10,000 noises Michael Winslow, and some young talent to trace the struggles and roadblocks facing comedians on their journeys ...

Kilph Nesteroff visits comedy veteran and man of 10,000 noises Michael Winslow, and some young talent to trace the struggles and roadblocks facing comedians on their journeys to the top.

Members of the famed institution participate in an in-depth interview.

Members of the famed institution participate in an in-depth interview.

In this special episode, James Lipton celebrates the series milestones with the help of viewers who have chosen their favourite interviews.

In this special episode, James Lipton celebrates the series milestones with the help of viewers who have chosen their favourite interviews.

Funny How?
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Funny How?: For the Love of God

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS VICELAND  |  December 19, 2017
Christian comedy is big business, but exists outside of the mainstream. Kilph visits with some of the comics at the top and on the road who are trying to bring laughs in God's ...

Christian comedy is big business, but exists outside of the mainstream. Kilph visits with some of the comics at the top and on the road who are trying to bring laughs in God's name.

Host Lipton sits down with the four-time Emmy-winner in light of his titular role in the new biographical drama film, Trumbo, where Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a top ...

Host Lipton sits down with the four-time Emmy-winner in light of his titular role in the new biographical drama film, Trumbo, where Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for political reasons. Through the episode, Cranston intimately recalls his early days, including a defining moment in his childhood when he went from an outgoing and happy youth to a recluse after his father left his family. He carefully navigates some of his most well-known roles and the challenges that came along with them, including how he shaped his quirky paternal character, Hal, in Malcom in the Middle, and how he drew inspiration from his own broken father when creating his vision for the iconic character of Walter White. You will also be heartened to learn of the actor's powerful thoughts while shooting one of the most pivotal scenes from Breaking Bad, as well as what Cranston believes to be Walter's ultimate 'truth'.

Inside the Actors Studio
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Inside the Actors Studio: Bruce and Laura Dern

Season 19  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  May 27, 2018
For the first time in its 19-year history James Lipton welcomes a father-daughter pairing to the stage with Bruce Dern and Laura Dern, delving into both their careers, as well ...

For the first time in its 19-year history James Lipton welcomes a father-daughter pairing to the stage with Bruce Dern and Laura Dern, delving into both their careers, as well as their personal relationship.

Comedy School
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Comedy School

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 6, 2010
Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the ...

Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade under the guidance of veteran Australian comedian Rob McHugh. Rob's students embark on a life-changing quest. For all ten, it's a nerve wracking, cringe-making and hilarious journey from curious novice to debutant comedian. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. ...

An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Mickey Rourke.

Comedy School
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Comedy School

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  November 20, 2010
Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the ...

Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade. With their Comedy Store appearance less than two weeks away, the pressure is rising amongst the group, and teacher Rob has to do some straight talking with some under-performing students. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

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