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Artscape
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Artscape: Carnival Queen

ABC  |  August 23, 2011
The intimacies of life inside a carnival troupe as a new show is born. This expose reveals how ambition, sexuality, love and motherhood intersect with the making of theatre.

The intimacies of life inside a carnival troupe as a new show is born. This expose reveals how ambition, sexuality, love and motherhood intersect with the making of theatre.

Feud: Bette and Joan
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Feud: Bette and Joan: More, Or Less

Episode 4  |  Showcase  |  April 6, 2017
Bad word-of-mouth plagues What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? on the eve of its release; Bette and Joan brace for failure; Pauline tries to break gender barriers; Oscar ...

Bad word-of-mouth plagues What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? on the eve of its release; Bette and Joan brace for failure; Pauline tries to break gender barriers; Oscar nominations are announced.

Taboo
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Taboo

Episode 3  |  BBC First  |  July 31, 2017
James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner, James decides only radical action ...

James Delaney finds himself alone with the mysterious Dr Dumbarton, discovering an unlikely new ally. With enemies lurking in every corner, James decides only radical action and perilous affiliations will be able to safeguard him from those intent on his demise.

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

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  June 20, 2017
This episode is about families: The Castle's nuclear family; the family of faith in The Devil's Playground; Romper Stomper's neo-Nazis; the immigrants in Head On; and crime ...

This episode is about families: The Castle's nuclear family; the family of faith in The Devil's Playground; Romper Stomper's neo-Nazis; the immigrants in Head On; and crime families from Ned Kelly to Animal Kingdom.

Misery Loves Comedy
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Misery Loves Comedy

ABC  |  August 9, 2015
Over 50 very famous American and Canadian filmmakers, writers, and comedians share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do ...

Over 50 very famous American and Canadian filmmakers, writers, and comedians share life and professional journeys and insights, in an effort to shed light on the thesis: Do you have to be miserable to be funny?

Feud: Bette and Joan
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Feud: Bette and Joan: Hagsploitation

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Showcase  |  April 16, 2017
Hungry for another hit, Warner pressures Aldrich to bring the original team back together for a follow-up hag horror pic. Meanwhile, someone from Joan's past poses a threat.

Hungry for another hit, Warner pressures Aldrich to bring the original team back together for a follow-up hag horror pic. Meanwhile, someone from Joan's past poses a threat.

Feud: Bette and Joan
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Feud: Bette and Joan: And The Winner Is... (The Oscars Of 1963)

Episode 5  |  Showcase  |  April 9, 2017
Bette is on track to win a record-breaking, third Best Actress Oscar. Joan and Hedda launch a clandestine campaign against Bette.

Bette is on track to win a record-breaking, third Best Actress Oscar. Joan and Hedda launch a clandestine campaign against Bette.

Lawrence Mooney: Lawrence Of Suburbia
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Lawrence Mooney: Lawrence Of Suburbia

ABC2 Kids  |  April 24, 2016
Lawrence Mooney, one of Australias most celebrated stand-up comedians and winner of Best Show at The Sydney Comedy Festival 2015, invites you to come along on a journey of ...

Lawrence Mooney, one of Australias most celebrated stand-up comedians and winner of Best Show at The Sydney Comedy Festival 2015, invites you to come along on a journey of hilarious Sub-urbanity. Lawrence of Suburbia is a metaphorical camel ride through the spiritual tundra of the suburbs, shining a comic light on where we've come from and where were headed. It asks the vital question, what the hell is going on out there?

Comedy Next Gen
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Comedy Next Gen: Michael Hing

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 11, 2017
An hour of jokes, mostly about casual and systemic racism in Australia, as told through the eyes of stand-up comedian and certified disappointment to his parents, Michael ...

An hour of jokes, mostly about casual and systemic racism in Australia, as told through the eyes of stand-up comedian and certified disappointment to his parents, Michael Hing. Recorded at the Comedy Store in Sydney.

Comedy Next Gen
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Comedy Next Gen: Aunty Donna

ABC2 Kids  |  March 4, 2017
Aunty Donna came onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast-paced, alternative sketch. They describe their 2016 live show as 'Michael Jordan ...

Aunty Donna came onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2012 with a unique brand of surreal, fast-paced, alternative sketch. They describe their 2016 live show as 'Michael Jordan and the Looney Toons play basketball against aliens'.

Comedy Next Gen
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Comedy Next Gen: Damien Power

Episode 13  |  ABC2 Kids  |  February 4, 2017
Thought-provoking and absurd, Damien Powers' Sell Mum Into Slavery sees the award-winner tackle the big, global questions from religion to consumerism to politics.

Thought-provoking and absurd, Damien Powers' Sell Mum Into Slavery sees the award-winner tackle the big, global questions from religion to consumerism to politics.

Inside The Actors Studio
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Inside The Actors Studio: The Cast Of The Walking Dead

Season 21  |  Episode 5  |  Arts  |  October 24, 2017
Hosted by James Lipton, this program welcomes the cast of the critically acclaimed horror drama, The Walking Dead. Cast members Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and ...

Hosted by James Lipton, this program welcomes the cast of the critically acclaimed horror drama, The Walking Dead. Cast members Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M Gimple join Lipton to discuss the history of this renowned series. Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors who have entered a post-apocalyptic world taken over by zombies where humans struggle to adapt and fight for their lives.

Inside the Actors Studio
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Inside the Actors Studio: The Cast of The Walking Dead

Season 21  |  Episode 5  |  Smooth/Arts  |  February 14, 2018
Hosted by James Lipton, this program welcomes the cast of the critically acclaimed horror drama, The Walking Dead. Cast members Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and ...

Hosted by James Lipton, this program welcomes the cast of the critically acclaimed horror drama, The Walking Dead. Cast members Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M Gimple join Lipton to discuss the history of this renowned series. Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Walking Dead follows a group of survivors who have entered a post-apocalyptic world taken over by zombies where humans struggle to adapt and fight for their lives.

Comedy Next Gen
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Comedy Next Gen: Alice Fraser

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 13, 2017
Raised Buddhist by a lapsed Catholic and a recovered Jew, Alice Fraser chronicles the world of her childhood through the lives of the people living in the crumbling down house ...

Raised Buddhist by a lapsed Catholic and a recovered Jew, Alice Fraser chronicles the world of her childhood through the lives of the people living in the crumbling down house she called home.

The Vagina Monologues
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The Vagina Monologues

FOXTEL Arts  |  September 17, 2016
Based on Ensler's award-winning stage show of the same name, acclaimed writer / performer Eve Ensler is the star of this innovative special that features some of the candid, ...

Based on Ensler's award-winning stage show of the same name, acclaimed writer / performer Eve Ensler is the star of this innovative special that features some of the candid, funny, painful, yearning insights of women talking about their most intimate body part.

Macbeth
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Macbeth

Masterpiece  |  September 18, 2016
Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a ...

Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare's most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn 11th century Scotland.

Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live
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Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live

SBS  |  March 1, 2015
This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the ...

This observational documentary reveals the humour, chaos and passion that went into bringing the Flying Circus to the stage, while offering unique insights into each of the stars. There is Eric Idle pulling the show together with Broadway panache, Terry Jones distracted by his latest feature film, John Cleese's detail-driven perfectionism, Michael Palin rediscovering the joy of improvisation, and Terry Gilliam, restless with the demands of returning to Python. Alongside the rehearsals, the story of Monty Python Live emerges as the journey to The O2 arena also takes place through four decades of Python history.

Lost In Pronunciation
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Lost In Pronunciation: El Grande Outdoors

ABC  |  April 26, 2017
Ivan goes camping with Scott and Tia. Tia won't let him take delicious Venezuelan food, Scott's not allowed to take his coffee machine, so Tia is banned from taking her mobile ...

Ivan goes camping with Scott and Tia. Tia won't let him take delicious Venezuelan food, Scott's not allowed to take his coffee machine, so Tia is banned from taking her mobile phone. Ivan is the only one who follows the rules.

Artscape
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Artscape: Don't Try This At Home

ABC  |  April 9, 2013
Of all the artistic mediums, 'performance art' is perhaps the most difficult to define. From violent interaction, to political expression and shocking self mutilation, ...

Of all the artistic mediums, 'performance art' is perhaps the most difficult to define. From violent interaction, to political expression and shocking self mutilation, performance artists engage their bodies as canvas. Shocking? Certainly. Political? Often. But performance art can also be beautiful, creating arresting images guaranteed to take your breath away.

Joan Rivers
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Joan Rivers

ABC2  |  December 12, 2012
Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work takes us on a year-long ride with the irreverent comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers, peeling away the mask of the legendary performer, laying bare ...

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work takes us on a year-long ride with the irreverent comedian and pop icon Joan Rivers, peeling away the mask of the legendary performer, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female entertainer.

Birdman
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Birdman

Masterpiece  |  April 23, 2016
An actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero struggles to mount a Broadway play. Leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his ...

An actor famous for portraying an iconic superhero struggles to mount a Broadway play. Leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.

Becoming Bond
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Becoming Bond

SBS  |  December 3, 2017
The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On ...

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down. This warm and witty documentary features extensive interviews with Lazenby, who attempts to explain everything.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
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Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Abel Ferrara

Season 1  |  Episode 58  |  FOXTEL Bio  |  February 2, 2015
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
In a world that very often feels Orwellian there's never been a more relevant time to study dystopian-themed movies and novels.
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