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The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 25, 2015
Anna can't get Skeet off her mind, Kitty is sent away while Dolly takes pleasure in punishing Kingsley; and Xander's world comes crashing down, when Anna's private affair ...

Anna can't get Skeet off her mind, Kitty is sent away while Dolly takes pleasure in punishing Kingsley; and Xander's world comes crashing down, when Anna's private affair becomes very public.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  November 22, 2015
Anna is struggling with Kasper still refusing to see her. As her relationship with Skeet begins to spiral out of control, Anna is unable to manage her fears.

Anna is struggling with Kasper still refusing to see her. As her relationship with Skeet begins to spiral out of control, Anna is unable to manage her fears.

Ancient Greek Heroes
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Ancient Greek Heroes

BBC Knowledge  |  August 6, 2011
Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, ...

Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, some of which prove to be surprisingly modern.

Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster
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Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster

FOXTEL Arts  |  January 16, 2017
The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy ...

The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy Byshe Shelley and close friend to Lord Byron, Mary Shelley's life was every bit as extraordinary as her most famous work. Dramatising the adventures, love affairs and tragedies of her young life, the film shows how her monstrous creation reflected her own extraordinary experiences.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  November 1, 2015
Anna doesn't like Xander keeping tabs on her, Skeet receives news that shocks him, Dolly arranges the worst dinner party ever but it does allow Peter and Kitty to meet again.

Anna doesn't like Xander keeping tabs on her, Skeet receives news that shocks him, Dolly arranges the worst dinner party ever but it does allow Peter and Kitty to meet again.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 18, 2015
A reimagining of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. It's about love, fidelity, seduction, commitment, jealousy, and mad passion. Love that saves and love that destroys.

A reimagining of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. It's about love, fidelity, seduction, commitment, jealousy, and mad passion. Love that saves and love that destroys.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  November 15, 2015
Anna becomes increasingly jealous & fears she is losing Skeet, while Peter discovers just how sick his brother is. At Peter & Kitty's non-wedding Xander meets Peter's friend ...

Anna becomes increasingly jealous & fears she is losing Skeet, while Peter discovers just how sick his brother is. At Peter & Kitty's non-wedding Xander meets Peter's friend Helen and they hit it off instantly.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  November 8, 2015
The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

Total Recall
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Total Recall

Episode 1  |  7mate  |  November 2, 2017
A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led. He ...

A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led. He soon finds himself a target and on the run.

Shakespeare's Tomb
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Shakespeare's Tomb

SBS  |  August 28, 2016
To coincide with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Cambridge historian Helen Castor and a team of archaeologists embark on the first ever investigation of ...

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Cambridge historian Helen Castor and a team of archaeologists embark on the first ever investigation of Shakespeare's grave. They discover if there's truth to the rumours that his grave, which carries a curse, has been tampered with. They explore a Victorian story that Shakespeare's skull was stolen by trophy hunters; a trail that leads to a mystery skull stashed in a crypt beneath a church. 400 years after Shakespeare's death, this program aims to separate the fact from the folklore.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Family  |  July 1, 2017
When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The Da Vinci Code
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The Da Vinci Code

7flix  |  July 16, 2018
Tom Hanks stars as Robert Langdon, a symbologist who investigates a murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings that lead to the discovery of a religious mystery.

Tom Hanks stars as Robert Langdon, a symbologist who investigates a murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings that lead to the discovery of a religious mystery.

In Cold Blood
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In Cold Blood

FOX Classics  |  June 29, 2017
After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of ...

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

The Pelican Brief
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The Pelican Brief

7flix  |  June 23, 2018
A young female law student endangers her own life while solving one of the most significant crimes in history.

A young female law student endangers her own life while solving one of the most significant crimes in history.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II with Derek Jacobi

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  March 10, 2013
Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political ...

Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard II with Derek Jacobi

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  October 16, 2016
Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political ...

Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: April 2014

ABC  |  April 1, 2014
Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic ...

Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic -The Quiet American by Graeme Greene.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Hamlet with David Tennant

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 16, 2016
In Hamlet, David Tennant, whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role - from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent ...

In Hamlet, David Tennant, whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role - from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent Jude Law. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to unravel the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered by many to be the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote. David Tennant surprised when he took on the role of Hamlet - most did not know that he had trained in and worked for many years at the Royal Shakespeare Company. But that didn't mean he wasn't scared stiff at the prospect of taking on the legendary role. Now he takes up the challenge of unravelling the story and trying to uncover what it is about it that has made Hamlet the most famous of all of Shakespeare's plays. He revisits his own performance, alongside his director Greg Doran, and he meets up with other actors who have tackled the role. With the historian Justin Champion he tries to enter the mindset of the 16th century audiences who would have watched this story and he discovers how different generations of actors, directors and scholars have interpreted the play. What he discovers is that Hamlet is a play full of questions rather than answers - but they are the questions we all continue to ask ourselves to this day. Questions about who to believe, who to trust, how to live and how to love, how to understand life and how to face death. What all the actors who have played it seem to share is that the process of acting the role is deeply and profoundly personal - and perhaps that is why audiences also feel that the play touches them more than any other play before or since.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Trevor Nunn

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 19, 2016
Director Trevor Nunn looks at the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play, The Tempest. Trevor finds out where Shakespeare got his material ...

Director Trevor Nunn looks at the magical and mysterious world created in Shakespeare's last complete play, The Tempest. Trevor finds out where Shakespeare got his material from and the strange personal insights hidden within it. It is a truly experimental work but sadly perhaps also Shakespeare's farewell to the theatre. The Tempest is peculiarly suitable to film - ambitious, experimental and full of magic. Not surprisingly, one of the very first silent film adaptations of a Shakespeare play was The Tempest in 1911. As Trevor reveals, it was actually written for an experimental theatre - Shakespeare's first indoor space, the Blackfriars. There is a replica of the theatre in Staunton, Virginia and Trevor sees a rehearsal of the opening scenes of the play using the full panoply of early 17th-century special effects. Shakespeare was probably prompted to write it by a true story of shipwreck and survival which Trevor uncovers, but it is a deeply autobiographical piece, filled with concerns about the upcoming marriage of his own daughter and informed by Shakespeare's need to address many issues in what would be, in effect, the last full play he would ever write. Thus it becomes a play that defies genre - not a tragedy, not a comedy, not a history and not a revenge play - but with elements of all of those. Trevor takes us through the story of the magus Prospero, abandoned on an island with his daughter Miranda. He tells about his spirit companion Ariel and his slave Caliban, and shows how the opportunity for Prospero to wreak revenge upon those who abandoned him ultimately leads to one of the sweetest stories of love and forgiveness. It's a story in which Shakespeare himself seems to be reflected in the character of Prospero, who ends the play by giving up his magic just as Shakespeare is giving up his own to return to Stratford where, only two years later, he dies. Trevor completes his investigation from the church in which Shakespeare is buried.

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

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  August 5, 2014
August's regular Book Club will be consumed by the sin of Lust when Jennifer is joined by regular Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus author, journalist and TV ...

August's regular Book Club will be consumed by the sin of Lust when Jennifer is joined by regular Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus author, journalist and TV presenter Tara Moss and founder of The Bell Shakespeare Company - actor and director John Bell.

Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic
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Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic

Showcase  |  May 3, 2011
Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp
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Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp

SBS2  |  July 2, 2015
This star-studded documentary examines the tumultuous true life story of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of seven ...

This star-studded documentary examines the tumultuous true life story of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of seven groundbreaking books. This larger-than-life character is considered responsible for the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail.

Discovering Herge
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Discovering Herge

SBS2  |  December 30, 2012
An in-depth look at the life Georges Remi (known by his pen name Herge), whose tales of reporter Tintin and his canine sidekick Snowy have stood the test of time, despite ...

An in-depth look at the life Georges Remi (known by his pen name Herge), whose tales of reporter Tintin and his canine sidekick Snowy have stood the test of time, despite controversy over his early work.

Much Ado About Nothing
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Much Ado About Nothing

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 21, 2016
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will ...

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  July 11, 2016
Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's ...

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit' in favour of something much more unsentimental and psychologically complex.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Erotica

ABC  |  June 19, 2012
According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor ...

According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor titillation leaves a very wide field, from the shocking to the saucy to the sublime. Joining Jennifer Byrne to discuss the erotic and our endless fascination with it are Krissy Kneen, author of Triptych and Swallow The Sound - a writer pushing the boundaries of acceptable sexual norms; David Malouf, one of Australia's most treasured writers and a deep thinker; writer, curator and performer Eddie Sharp, the mind behind the successful and often outrageous Erotic Fan Fiction Readings; and Linda Jaivin, writer, translator, and author of eight books including the very steamy Eat Me and more recently, A Most Immoral Woman.

Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster
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Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster

BBC Knowledge  |  July 19, 2010
The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy ...

The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy Byshe Shelley and close friend to Lord Byron, Mary Shelley's life was every bit as extraordinary as her most famous work. Dramatising the adventures, love affairs and tragedies of her young life, the film shows how her monstrous creation reflected her own extraordinary experiences.

The World According to Garp
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The World According to Garp

SBS VICELAND  |  April 25, 2018
This story chronicles the life of TS Garp, the illegitimate son of a feminist mother, who is a quirky everyman, a wistful writer wrestling with our screw loose modern age.

This story chronicles the life of TS Garp, the illegitimate son of a feminist mother, who is a quirky everyman, a wistful writer wrestling with our screw loose modern age.

Lady Chatterley
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Lady Chatterley

SBS  |  May 15, 2018
Set in 1921, this is the story of an adulterous affair between Lady Constance Chatterley, a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman, and the gamekeeper who works for ...

Set in 1921, this is the story of an adulterous affair between Lady Constance Chatterley, a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman, and the gamekeeper who works for the estate owned by her wheelchair-bound husband. Based on DH Lawrence's classic novel, and winner of five Cesar Awards in 2007, including Best Film. Directed by Pascale Ferran and stars Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coullo'ch and Hippolyte Girardot.

Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Masterpiece  |  November 9, 2017
This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to ...

This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to support the current party line and perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the Ministry of Love, he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Title also stylised as 1984.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

9Go!  |  May 4, 2018
A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an epic adventure with a spirited group of dwarves and a powerful wizard to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it ...

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an epic adventure with a spirited group of dwarves and a powerful wizard to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

The Miniaturist
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The Miniaturist

Episode 2  |  BBC First  |  February 13, 2018
Nella faces danger and turmoil. Meanwhile, her relationship with the Miniaturist becomes ever more mysterious and disturbing.

Nella faces danger and turmoil. Meanwhile, her relationship with the Miniaturist becomes ever more mysterious and disturbing.

The Lovely Bones
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The Lovely Bones

FOXTEL Thriller  |  July 31, 2015
Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson. A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family and ...

Based on the critically acclaimed best-selling novel by Alice Sebold and directed by Oscar winner Peter Jackson. A young girl who has been murdered watches over her family and her killer from heaven. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal. At the heart of the story is the endearingly honest and brave Susie Salmon who observes her family as they come to grips with overwhelming loss. As the family grapples with grief and growing frustration over the police's failure to solve the crime, Susie tries to guide her father towards uncovering the identity of her killer.

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak
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Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait Of Maurice Sendak

SBS2  |  July 10, 2015
Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut ...

Directors Spike Jonze and Lance Bangs capture a playful, intimate and resoundingly poignant portrait of children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak in his Connecticut home. From the early sketches and toys he made with his brother Jack, to his most celebrated work 'Where The Wild Things Are', Sendak reveals the provocative and prolific imagination that has spawned over half a century of work.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

9Go!  |  December 24, 2017
In the epic conclusion to the film series, Harry, Ron and Hermione hunt down the last of Voldermort's hidden Horcruxes in the hopes of finally destroying the dark lord, ...

In the epic conclusion to the film series, Harry, Ron and Hermione hunt down the last of Voldermort's hidden Horcruxes in the hopes of finally destroying the dark lord, bringing peace to the wizarding world.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

9Go!  |  February 3, 2018
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panem.

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the districts of Panem.

The Miniaturist
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The Miniaturist

Episode 1  |  BBC First  |  February 6, 2018
Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, but life in her new home is unfulfilled. Even her cabinet house brings a mystery to the secretive world she has entered.

Amsterdam, 1686. Nella Oortman marries a rich merchant, but life in her new home is unfulfilled. Even her cabinet house brings a mystery to the secretive world she has entered.

The Miniaturist
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The Miniaturist

Episode 3  |  BBC First  |  February 20, 2018
Desperate to save Johannes, Nella decides to use what she has learned in Amsterdam to sell the sugar herself.

Desperate to save Johannes, Nella decides to use what she has learned in Amsterdam to sell the sugar herself.

Finding 1984
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Finding 1984

FOXTEL Arts  |  October 12, 2015
Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that ...

Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in 1948.

Disgrace
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Disgrace

ABC  |  September 6, 2015
Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual ...

Based on J.M. Coetzee's Booker Prize-winning novel, this film stars John Malkovich as a professor of romantic poetry at a South African university who is accused of sexual molestation.

Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina

Masterpiece  |  February 10, 2017
The timeless story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. ...

The timeless story explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has borne a son, and her social standing in St Petersburg could scarcely be higher. She journeys to Moscow after a letter from her philandering brother asking for Anna to come and help save his marriage to Dolly. En route, Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot - and will not - be ignored.

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

FOXTEL Romance  |  May 23, 2016
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Casino Royale
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Casino Royale

Nine  |  August 22, 2016
The British agent with a licence to kill, James Bond crashes onto your screens for his biggest adventure yet. This time he must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game ...

The British agent with a licence to kill, James Bond crashes onto your screens for his biggest adventure yet. This time he must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker, but things are never as they seem.

Frankenstein and the Vampyre
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Frankenstein and the Vampyre

FOXTEL Arts  |  December 21, 2016
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva ...

A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history - the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories. The night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born. All those involved in the events of the summer of 1816 wrote about their life-changing stay in Switzerland. This dramatised documentary is based on their letters, journals and diaries. The film also draws on British Library manuscripts and archive, and brings together a stellar cast of gothic, horror and science fiction writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris and Margaret Atwood, to discuss why one single night had such a significant impact on our culture.

The Time Traveler's Wife
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The Time Traveler's Wife

FOXTEL Romance  |  January 31, 2017
Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time ...

Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveller - cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

GO!  |  March 14, 2015
In the epic conclusion to the film series, Harry Ron and Hermione hunt down the last of Voldermort's hidden Horcruxes in the hopes of finally destroying the dark lord, ...

In the epic conclusion to the film series, Harry Ron and Hermione hunt down the last of Voldermort's hidden Horcruxes in the hopes of finally destroying the dark lord, bringing peace to the wizarding world.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

FOXTEL Family  |  May 26, 2016
Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and ...

Harry must contend with being mysteriously selected to compete in the prestigious Triwizard Tournament, a thrilling international competition that pits him against older and more experienced students from Hogwarts and two rival European wizarding schools. Meanwhile, supporters of Harry's nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort send a shock wave of fear throughout the wizard community when their Dark Mark scorches the sky at the Quidditch World Cup, signalling Voldemort's return to power. But for Harry, this is not the only harrowing news causing him anxiety; he still has yet to find a date for Hogwarts' Yule Ball dance.

As You Like It
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As You Like It

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 17, 2016
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as ...

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing. A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Award-winning director Thea Sharrock (Equus, The Emperor Jones) directed at the Globe for the first time and on her first ever Shakespeare production. This production evoked traditional staging and costume.

London: The Modern Babylon
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London: The Modern Babylon

ABC  |  July 12, 2015
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how ...

From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.

The Tempest
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The Tempest

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 19, 2016
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Titus Andronicus
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Titus Andronicus

FOXTEL Arts  |  October 2, 2016
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of ...

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

Dumas
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Dumas

SBS  |  July 13, 2016
The year is 1848 and Alexandre Dumas is at the height of his fame as the creator of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. However, the author's long-time ...

The year is 1848 and Alexandre Dumas is at the height of his fame as the creator of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo. However, the author's long-time collaborator, Auguste Maquet, toils in the shadows of his friend's fame. As the clouds of revolution gather above Paris, the usually peaceful relationship between the writing partners deteriorates as the hard-working Maquet begins to crave his share of the spotlight. Directed by Safy Nebbou and stars Gerard Depardieu, Benoit Poelvoorde and Dominique Blanc.

Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob
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Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  September 16, 2014
Brilliant Creatures is a documentary series focusing on four significant Australians: satirist Barry Humphries, art critic Robert Hughes, feminist and academic Germaine Greer, ...

Brilliant Creatures is a documentary series focusing on four significant Australians: satirist Barry Humphries, art critic Robert Hughes, feminist and academic Germaine Greer, and poet, writer and broadcaster Clive James. They all left our shores in the late 50s and 60s and went on to become cultural iconoclasts at the centre of western cultural life in London and New York.

My Amityville Horror
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My Amityville Horror

CI  |  July 15, 2016
For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went ...

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be other's fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. Documentary film maker, Eric Walter, has combined years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

An Imaginary Life
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An Imaginary Life

STUDIO  |  May 2, 2010
An illuminating profile of the writer David Malouf, recognised as one of Australia's finest novelists and poets. Shot in Australia, Italy, England and Ireland, this film uses ...

An illuminating profile of the writer David Malouf, recognised as one of Australia's finest novelists and poets. Shot in Australia, Italy, England and Ireland, this film uses a combination of interviews, dramatisations, archival footage and cinema verite sequences to explore the work of this complex man. It reveals a writer who looks closely into ordinary lives and events, finding something precious in them, giving those mundane moments meaning and making them into art.

When Romeo Met Juliet
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When Romeo Met Juliet: Ep 1 of 4

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  September 22, 2011
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.

Maigret
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Maigret: Sets A Trap

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC First  |  June 12, 2016
The summer of 1955 finds Paris in the grip of both sweltering heat and terror on the streets. Four women have been murdered in Montmartre, with no apparent connection between ...

The summer of 1955 finds Paris in the grip of both sweltering heat and terror on the streets. Four women have been murdered in Montmartre, with no apparent connection between the victims. Chief Inspector Maigret leads the investigation but there are no leads and no clues.

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

GO!  |  March 7, 2015
Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. On their own and on ...

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction - the Horcruxes. On their own and on the run, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces in their midst threaten to tear them apart.

Nicholas Nickleby
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Nicholas Nickleby

Masterpiece  |  September 2, 2016
From one of Charles Dickens' most beloved novels come some of his most unforgettable characters, vibrantly brought to life by a star-studded, award-winning cast. In Nicholas ...

From one of Charles Dickens' most beloved novels come some of his most unforgettable characters, vibrantly brought to life by a star-studded, award-winning cast. In Nicholas Nickleby, young Nicholas and his family have enjoyed a comfortable life but then again, this is Dickens. Nicholas' father dies and the family is left penniless. Nicholas, his sister and mother venture to London to seek help from their Uncle Ralph. Unfortunately, Ralph's only intentions are to break up the family and exploit them. Nicholas is sent to a school run by the cruel, abusive and horridly entertaining Wackford Squeers. Eventually, Nicholas runs away with fellow schoolmate Smike and the two set off on an adventure to find and reunite the Nickleby family.

When Romeo Met Juliet
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When Romeo Met Juliet: Ep 4 Of 4

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  BBC Knowledge  |  October 7, 2011
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?

When Romeo Met Juliet
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When Romeo Met Juliet: Ep 3 Of 4

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  September 30, 2011
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.

When Romeo Met Juliet
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When Romeo Met Juliet: Ep 2 Of 4

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  September 29, 2011
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.

Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob
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Brilliant Creatures: Germaine, Clive, Barry and Bob

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  September 23, 2014
The 'Gang of Four' are at their peak. It's 1970, and Hughes, a psychedelic art pundit and lecturer, gets a phone call from New York. Time Magazine is offering him a job. He ...

The 'Gang of Four' are at their peak. It's 1970, and Hughes, a psychedelic art pundit and lecturer, gets a phone call from New York. Time Magazine is offering him a job. He moves there to become one of the greatest art critics ever. The Female Eunuch is published to critical acclaim, and Germaine finds herself staring down the personification of the masculine elite, Norman Mailer.

In The Heat Of The Night
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In The Heat Of The Night

ABC  |  October 6, 2015
While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

While travelling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.

The English language has evolved into far more than an integral communicative tool. Explore the power of words as a spotlight is shone on the next generation of wordsmiths.
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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