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Filmmakers Nick Read and Mark Franchetti gain access to Federal Penal Colony No. 56 situated in central Russia, where they focused their eye for detail on the prisoner's daily ...

Filmmakers Nick Read and Mark Franchetti gain access to Federal Penal Colony No. 56 situated in central Russia, where they focused their eye for detail on the prisoner's daily lives.

We check out some health issues including what it's like to have epilepsy, whether sunglasses should be compulsory at school, are vitamin supplements necessary, and a kid who ...

We check out some health issues including what it's like to have epilepsy, whether sunglasses should be compulsory at school, are vitamin supplements necessary, and a kid who made hospital parking affordable.

Far from the city and past the port, sandy beaches, coral reefs and murky mangroves are home to an array of fascinating creatures. Take a journey across the waters to discover ...

Far from the city and past the port, sandy beaches, coral reefs and murky mangroves are home to an array of fascinating creatures. Take a journey across the waters to discover the surprising world of Singapore's wild islands.

This documentary reconstructs the life of buffalo hunters in the remote wetlands of the Northern Territory in the 1930s, the white hunters and the Aboriginal labour that ...

This documentary reconstructs the life of buffalo hunters in the remote wetlands of the Northern Territory in the 1930s, the white hunters and the Aboriginal labour that supported their operations.

What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

What caused the largest explosion in human history? An asteroid? A UFO crash? Big Bang Tunguska investigates the mystery.

Sh*tsville Express
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Sh*tsville Express: Assault

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2  |  July 2, 2013
Australia is the 'Lucky Country'. At least that's what many Australians smugly think. But almost four decades after Donald Horne's slamming indictment of 'a lucky country, run ...

Australia is the 'Lucky Country'. At least that's what many Australians smugly think. But almost four decades after Donald Horne's slamming indictment of 'a lucky country, run by second-rate people who share its 'luck' what are Australia's festering sores? What are the big problems, and who has the bright ideas to fix them? Joe Hildebrand has a plan. He's taking four leaders of tomorrow on a red double-decker bus ride to 'Shitsville' in order to tackle some of Australia's most fraught issues. This week Joe tackles the issue of violence.

The last year in the life of Uganda's first openly gay man and activist David Kato, a courageous man whose achievements were not fully recognised until after his death.

The last year in the life of Uganda's first openly gay man and activist David Kato, a courageous man whose achievements were not fully recognised until after his death.

Ernie lands in the red centre and meets traditional Annangu owner Sammy and his partner Kathryn, gets an insight into Sammy's views, and joins rangers to participate in a ...

Ernie lands in the red centre and meets traditional Annangu owner Sammy and his partner Kathryn, gets an insight into Sammy's views, and joins rangers to participate in a controlled burn.

A look at the lives of kids from the country. How they get their education, live with natural disasters and how they contribute to life on a farm. There's also an amazing ...

A look at the lives of kids from the country. How they get their education, live with natural disasters and how they contribute to life on a farm. There's also an amazing mural on country wheat silos featuring local students.

We present the answers to your questions in this special. We investigate palm oil, how new words make the dictionary, why we sleep, and we try to figure out whether space is ...

We present the answers to your questions in this special. We investigate palm oil, how new words make the dictionary, why we sleep, and we try to figure out whether space is infinite.

Simon Reeve embarks on an epic three-part journey across the largest country in the world in search of the real Russia. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Simon ...

Simon Reeve embarks on an epic three-part journey across the largest country in the world in search of the real Russia. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Simon travels through this land of extremes to investigate what the next century might bring for the powerful Russian Federation and its relationship with the rest of the world. Simon uses his trademark insight and warm manner to get to the heart of a nation that’s more often viewed through the bleak prism of cold war hostility. He meets an extraordinary range of characters while unlocking the beauty and variety of this vast country. Setting out amongst the active, snow-capped volcanoes of Kamchatka, over 6,000 kilometres from Moscow, Simon explores one of the remotest regions of the country. The population of Russia's Far East has fallen dramatically in recent years, but travelling by chopper and skidoo, Simon finds indigenous reindeer herders who are still eking out a fragile existence in this spectacular but inhospitable wilderness.

A journalist with no scruples and a pair of Danish comedians travel to North Korea with a mission to use humour to uncover the truth behind one of the world's most notorious ...

A journalist with no scruples and a pair of Danish comedians travel to North Korea with a mission to use humour to uncover the truth behind one of the world's most notorious regimes.

Documentary about three teenage boys who manage to escape a polygamist Mormon cult in Utah. The boys talk about the extraordinary lives they used to live while part of the sect.

Documentary about three teenage boys who manage to escape a polygamist Mormon cult in Utah. The boys talk about the extraordinary lives they used to live while part of the sect.

A look at the environmental issues making the news. We check out clean coal and whether it's an effective alternative. Banning balloons from outdoor celebrations, plus a ...

A look at the environmental issues making the news. We check out clean coal and whether it's an effective alternative. Banning balloons from outdoor celebrations, plus a nine-year-old taking on the US government.

Pio Terei takes a fresh look at Aotearoa by foot, to connect with the people and local histories. The unspoilt landscapes hark back to when Maori and Pakeha explorers first ...

Pio Terei takes a fresh look at Aotearoa by foot, to connect with the people and local histories. The unspoilt landscapes hark back to when Maori and Pakeha explorers first encountered this land.

Our focus is on animals, including why whales sometimes beach themselves. We check out a platypus census and see how facial recognition technology is helping the weedy ...

Our focus is on animals, including why whales sometimes beach themselves. We check out a platypus census and see how facial recognition technology is helping the weedy seadragon. Then to Mongolia for some eagle hunting.

Documentary about the relationship between 56-year-old Naoki and his much younger girlfriend Yoshie, who took him after he lost everything in Japan's economic slump of the 1990s.

Documentary about the relationship between 56-year-old Naoki and his much younger girlfriend Yoshie, who took him after he lost everything in Japan's economic slump of the 1990s.

Mumbai Disconnected follows supporters and opponents of the project to build split-level highways in 96 places around the city, in hopes of keeping the traffic moving.

Mumbai Disconnected follows supporters and opponents of the project to build split-level highways in 96 places around the city, in hopes of keeping the traffic moving.

Discover the secret systems that keep the world's most crowded, complicated and chaotic cities moving. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the ...

Discover the secret systems that keep the world's most crowded, complicated and chaotic cities moving. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan go behind the scenes to reveal the armies of people keeping iconic megacities running.

A campaign to get parents to behave well when they watch kids' sport. The first AFL women's league launched, plus we find out where Aussie rules started. Then, boys getting ...

A campaign to get parents to behave well when they watch kids' sport. The first AFL women's league launched, plus we find out where Aussie rules started. Then, boys getting into synchronised swimming.

Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails is a seven-part series that follows well-known television personality, Pio Terei, along his journey through the diverse and rich landscapes of ...

Te Araroa: Tales from the Trails is a seven-part series that follows well-known television personality, Pio Terei, along his journey through the diverse and rich landscapes of Aotearoa. From the tip of the tail of New Zealand, Te Rerenga Wairua, to Bluff in the South, he travels along the 3,000 kilometre Te Araroa trail; encountering the different settlements, townships and cities that accommodate rural and urban Kiwis. Pio sets out to uncover the lands and meets the everyday New Zealanders whose humble passion for their whenua (land) infuses a strong theme of kaitiakitanga (guardianship) and kotahitanga (unity) into the show. In each episode, Pio crosses a section of the trail, meeting its inhabitants and hearing their remarkable stories; each share their passions and pastimes, many of which are inspired by the local whenua. Episode One: Cape Reinga Pio’s journey begins at Cape Reinga, where he treks down Ninety Mile Beach to Ahipara. He meets an array of characters including an Australian knife-maker who carves up his walking gear, a sassy 10 year old fishing expert and a colourful Dalmation dance troupe.

The Arctic winter storms sweep over at more than 100km/h over the ice with temperatures dropping down to -60 degrees C. In this inhospitable world lies a nursery of polar ...

The Arctic winter storms sweep over at more than 100km/h over the ice with temperatures dropping down to -60 degrees C. In this inhospitable world lies a nursery of polar bears, ringed seals, walruses and belugas. Thomas Behrend and his team follow two polar bear families over one year capturing rare and unique pictures of a polar bear mother and her triplets. Polar Bears: Living on Thin Ice shows the beauty of the Arctic as well as the unique behaviour of its inhabitants, and their struggle against the negative forces of climate change.

Asia is hungry. Demand for food is rising but how can that be met in a world that needs to produce more food in the next 50 years than the whole of the previous 10,000? Third ...

Asia is hungry. Demand for food is rising but how can that be met in a world that needs to produce more food in the next 50 years than the whole of the previous 10,000? Third Eye investigates through two of the staples of life - rice and palm oil.

We're looking at technology and the problems of cyber attacks. There's a robot who can take your place at school, the fine print you are asked to sign up to on social media, ...

We're looking at technology and the problems of cyber attacks. There's a robot who can take your place at school, the fine print you are asked to sign up to on social media, and lessons in a virtual classroom.

Martha was only five when she and her parents were lured away from their Inuit village to Canada's most northerly island, Ellesmere, to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.

Martha was only five when she and her parents were lured away from their Inuit village to Canada's most northerly island, Ellesmere, to ensure Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic.

In the city of love, Andrew Zimmern explores the delicacies of Paris, France; from indulgent steak frites and croque monsieur to baked croissant and baguette, sweet macarons ...

In the city of love, Andrew Zimmern explores the delicacies of Paris, France; from indulgent steak frites and croque monsieur to baked croissant and baguette, sweet macarons and savoury crepes.

Coast
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Coast: The Mysteries Of The Isles

Season 7  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 31, 2012
This series investigates the culture, history and legends of Britain and its people, beginning with a look at the nation's islands. Nick Crane learns how Fair Isle's small ...

This series investigates the culture, history and legends of Britain and its people, beginning with a look at the nation's islands. Nick Crane learns how Fair Isle's small community has become so well established and Neil Oliver visits Orkney to explore conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Lord Kitchener.

Coast
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Coast: Shetland To Orkney

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 14, 2011
The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and ...

The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and events that make up Britain's coastal communities. The series opens with a journey from the most northerly tip of the British Isles, on Shetland, to the Old Man of Hoy, on Orkney. Neil Oliver joins an expedition to climb the Old Man of Hoy, a terrifying, vertical column of sheer rock that was only conquered for the first time in 1966.

Mosul: Living with Islamic State. Iraq's second city is closed to the outside world and controlled by its new rulers. With exclusive, secretly filmed footage of life in Mosul, ...

Mosul: Living with Islamic State. Iraq's second city is closed to the outside world and controlled by its new rulers. With exclusive, secretly filmed footage of life in Mosul, Yalda Hakim tells the story a city run by Islamic State.

Back Roads
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Back Roads: Yackandandah

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  December 13, 2015
Heather Ewart travels to the remote town of Yackandandah. In the foothills of the high country, Victoria. this picture-perfect gold rush town gambled on itself and won.

Heather Ewart travels to the remote town of Yackandandah. In the foothills of the high country, Victoria. this picture-perfect gold rush town gambled on itself and won.

On the USA/Mexico border, Ross discovers the reality of life for the men and women attempting to make a new life in America and discovers how their journey is becoming ...

On the USA/Mexico border, Ross discovers the reality of life for the men and women attempting to make a new life in America and discovers how their journey is becoming increasingly deadly.

Through interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians, James Reynolds profiles Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader. Who is this man? And how has he ...

Through interviews with relatives, biographers and politicians, James Reynolds profiles Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader. Who is this man? And how has he consolidated Iran's Islamic Revolution?

In studying this ecosystem the program investigates the whole catchment approach, problems arising downstream, the valuable corridors of remnant vegetation and movement of ...

In studying this ecosystem the program investigates the whole catchment approach, problems arising downstream, the valuable corridors of remnant vegetation and movement of wildlife. Seasonal changes are also considered together with human impact on waste.

As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.

As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.

Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and ...

Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and adapting natural solutions into technical innovations. In this episode, we see how sharks, sponges and the brittle fish - equipped all over its body with thousands of optically perfect lenses with which it sees - are being studied for commericial potential.

As America grapples with a deepening recession, white-collar workers are now losing their homes in increasing numbers. Paul Mason travels the country down the same road as ...

As America grapples with a deepening recession, white-collar workers are now losing their homes in increasing numbers. Paul Mason travels the country down the same road as John Steinbeck's migrants in The Grapes of Wrath. Visiting homeless shelters along the way, he unexpectedly finds a growing number of middle-class people who have ended up on the street.

Richard Wilson travels to the West Antarctic ice shelf to see the work of the British scientists who are investigating changes to the shape of the ice - and the possible ...

Richard Wilson travels to the West Antarctic ice shelf to see the work of the British scientists who are investigating changes to the shape of the ice - and the possible consequences for our world.

We all think we know Britain, but wherever you turn there are places you're not allowed to see. Places that are hidden from view, their secrets shielded by high walls and ...

We all think we know Britain, but wherever you turn there are places you're not allowed to see. Places that are hidden from view, their secrets shielded by high walls and heavy gates. No public access allowed. Until now. This series, presented by Sir Tony Robinson, uses the latest drone technology to see our islands in a completely different way. Tony will dispatch flying cameras to the far reaches of the country, swooping into billionaire's private estates, snooping on military manoeuvres and going over no entry signs and barbed wire fences. In this episode, the drones fly through a forest with a deadly secret, across Britain's newest piece of land and into the hidden stately pile of an unconventional aristocrat.

Wild Italy
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Wild Italy

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 8, 2016
From the snow-covered Dolomites to the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the spectacular landscape of Italy is already a favourite for many. There's a lot more to Bella ...

From the snow-covered Dolomites to the turquoise blue of the Mediterranean Sea, the spectacular landscape of Italy is already a favourite for many. There's a lot more to Bella Italia than meets the eye: a wilder, secretive side. This program displays the natural world between the tip of her boot and her northern Apline peaks in captivating pictures. In this episode, ice and snow rule over northern Italy in winter. Only specialists can live in the high mountains. As soon as spring arrives, melt water plummets down from the Dolomites into the valley.

Thursday Island is a laid-back paradise that most Australians have never visited and know little about. While its isolation can present problems, locals are rising to the ...

Thursday Island is a laid-back paradise that most Australians have never visited and know little about. While its isolation can present problems, locals are rising to the challenge and are carving out a new future.

Alaigie is preparing to leave Gambia to travel 'the back way', 6000km to Italy to find work. Following his father's death, Alaigie's dreams of becoming an engineer were ...

Alaigie is preparing to leave Gambia to travel 'the back way', 6000km to Italy to find work. Following his father's death, Alaigie's dreams of becoming an engineer were shattered and he needs to earn money to support his family. He films the dangerous journey through Africa via a network of smugglers, at the mercy of thieves and violent border guards, across the Sahara in overloaded trucks to Tripoli where he is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Ernie travels to the Great Barrier Reef to meet people who call this unique part of the world home. He catches up with Yindinji elder Gudju Gudju, Jamie a toxicologist, and ...

Ernie travels to the Great Barrier Reef to meet people who call this unique part of the world home. He catches up with Yindinji elder Gudju Gudju, Jamie a toxicologist, and Gareth skipper of Monsoon.

Richard Ayoade and Greg Davies attempt to extract the essence of Moscow in just 48 hours. It's a challenge which sees them clash with tanks in Red Square, head into space and ...

Richard Ayoade and Greg Davies attempt to extract the essence of Moscow in just 48 hours. It's a challenge which sees them clash with tanks in Red Square, head into space and underground, and visit one of the strangest circuses in the world.

An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical ...

An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking our Indigenous, multicultural and social history in the most surprising way. The train line and subsequent development of central Australia and the growth of Darwin, Alice Springs, and Port Augusta can be attributed to local Indigenous communities' knowledge of surviving the harsh desert, as well as early immigrants, including Europeans, Chinese and the Afghan cameleers the Ghan is named after.

Selective mutism is a condition which deprives some children of the ability to speak at will. Our World hears from parents, and children, about living with the condition.

Selective mutism is a condition which deprives some children of the ability to speak at will. Our World hears from parents, and children, about living with the condition.

This is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth and since 1957 it has been home to Scott Base, New Zealand's Antarctic Research Station. After years of planning ...

This is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth and since 1957 it has been home to Scott Base, New Zealand's Antarctic Research Station. After years of planning and expense, six research teams have arrived to study everything from the volcanos to a floating piece of ice the size of France and each team's results could have massive implications for our understanding of climate change around the world.

What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this film provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes ...

What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this film provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes and landforms that shape coastal environments.

For the first time on Australian television, the full story of two young adventurers' epic kayak voyage across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand. Justin Jones and ...

For the first time on Australian television, the full story of two young adventurers' epic kayak voyage across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand. Justin Jones and James Castrission paddled for more than two months, battling huge seas, gale force winds, giant whirlpools, hunger, circling sharks and each other, wondering if they would ever see land again.

The Botany Of Desire
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The Botany Of Desire

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  August 5, 2010
While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. ...

While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.

In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are ...

In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are faring in their struggle against urban sprawl and how we can help them to survive.

Warnings make weather seem predictable, but the effects of cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes can be unexpected and devastating. See how scientists study storms and people survive them.
Explore all about molten rocks also known as volcanoes. This collection features all the the information you need to know about them plus find out what it's like to be living close to a volcano.
Raise awareness in your classroom about Threatened Species Day with the spotlight is on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.
Everyone has a shark story to tell, but do you really know all about sharks? Find out all about the sharks and the different types that exist in our oceans.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist. (ACDSEH004,VCHHC101)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Australia is home to more than one million species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Discover all about them in this playlist.
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Climate change is rapidly effecting our environment and our lives. Discover what is happening and how everyone can take part in making a difference. (ACHGK020,VCGGK096)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Environmentalists are full of ideas about how we can make changes in our everyday lives and reduce the impact on our environment. These videos show us how.
This week investigate the world’s cultural diversity, including the culture of indigenous people. gain insights into different cultural groups, beliefs and customs.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
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