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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A 13-part series that chronicles a train journey from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. This episode ...

A 13-part series that chronicles a train journey from the East to the West, through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. This episode follows the trip from Hanoi to Saigon on the 'Reunification Express'. The travellers talk about coping with war, hate and forgiveness. The journey ends in Saigon, with a stop at the former Cu Chi battlefield, where tourists can shoot a machine gun for a dollar towards the Cambodian border.

The natural events of El Nino and La Nina are learnt and students develop an understandig of the processes and the impact these events hold on human activity and the environment.

The natural events of El Nino and La Nina are learnt and students develop an understandig of the processes and the impact these events hold on human activity and the environment.

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are ...

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are natural, our response to them is important to reduce both the economic and human life cost. In these episodes, students will relive some of Australia's natural disasters from a human and environmental perspective and gain an understanding of the role of the State Emergency Services in limiting the impacts.

Even if regional transportation becomes more efficient, people and goods will still need to travel the world. The final episode of E2 Transport looks at new technologies and ...

Even if regional transportation becomes more efficient, people and goods will still need to travel the world. The final episode of E2 Transport looks at new technologies and policies that could offset the aviation industry's substantial greenhouse gas emissions.

This final episode draws together the understanding developed in previous episodes and lessons on our Earth, climate and atmospheric processes. It enables students to use ...

This final episode draws together the understanding developed in previous episodes and lessons on our Earth, climate and atmospheric processes. It enables students to use weather maps and satellite imagery to make weather predictions that will assist them in their daily lives.

Weather Ed is an Australian first in education that sets a new national standard in learning about weather and geography. Custom-produced for young people around the country, ...

Weather Ed is an Australian first in education that sets a new national standard in learning about weather and geography. Custom-produced for young people around the country, Weather Ed is a ten-part television series, produced by The Weather Channel, which brings the nation's secondary school geography curriculum to life, reflecting youth culture and spearheading 21st century learning. This first episode take students through the wonders of atmospheric processes that create the temperature and rainfall conditions on a global scale.

Clouds examines weather patterns and the role of clouds. Students can develop an understanding of the cycles that occur in nature such as the water cycle and the importance ...

Clouds examines weather patterns and the role of clouds. Students can develop an understanding of the cycles that occur in nature such as the water cycle and the importance of these cycles to life on earth. The atmospheric processes responsible for different types of rainfall events are examined and students are encouraged to make observations of clouds and predict weather patterns associated with them.

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are ...

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are natural, our response to them is important to reduce both the economic and human life cost. In these episodes, students will relive some of Australia's natural disasters from a human and environmental perspective and gain an understanding of the role of the State Emergency Services in limiting the impacts.

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are ...

These episodes explore some of the natural hazards the Australian climate brings. These include floods, thunderstorms, droughts and bushfires. Although these events are natural, our response to them is important to reduce both the economic and human life cost. In these episodes, students will relive some of Australia's natural disasters from a human and environmental perspective and gain an understanding of the role of the State Emergency Services in limiting the impacts.

Australia's climate and the factors related to size, location and shape that produce the diversity of temperatures and rainfall are discussed. The lesson shows that mapping ...

Australia's climate and the factors related to size, location and shape that produce the diversity of temperatures and rainfall are discussed. The lesson shows that mapping climatic regions and linking these to human activity is important for the future sustainability of our environments.

The delicate balance between the atmosphere and life on earth and other planets is discussed. Earth is referred to as Goldilock's planet in this episode as it is "just right" ...

The delicate balance between the atmosphere and life on earth and other planets is discussed. Earth is referred to as Goldilock's planet in this episode as it is "just right" for life on earth when compared to Mars and Venus. This episode raises questions about changes in our planet's atmosphere and the impact of this on global warming.

Climatic change is the main focus of this episode and we examine long term climate change based on data from ice cores, tree rings and other evidence. This provides a ...

Climatic change is the main focus of this episode and we examine long term climate change based on data from ice cores, tree rings and other evidence. This provides a perspective from which students can understand the current debate on global warming and draw logical conclusion based on past and current evidence.

Expedition Tiger
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Expedition Tiger

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  February 5, 2012
An expedition team comprising tiger experts, photographers, adventurers, a naturalist and a scientist, venture high into Bhutan in the Himalayas in search of big cats. They ...

An expedition team comprising tiger experts, photographers, adventurers, a naturalist and a scientist, venture high into Bhutan in the Himalayas in search of big cats. They are searching for a secret tiger population which could save the magnificent creatures from extinction.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Program looks at ways in which islands are formed and how they are colonised by plants and animals. In particular the importance of islands as breeding sites for turtles, and ...

Program looks at ways in which islands are formed and how they are colonised by plants and animals. In particular the importance of islands as breeding sites for turtles, and the problems associated with introduced animals.

With the use of computer graphics,. This program introduces students to the concept of an ecosystem. Several ecosystems are briefly explained and illustrated, and examples are ...

With the use of computer graphics,. This program introduces students to the concept of an ecosystem. Several ecosystems are briefly explained and illustrated, and examples are given of human involvement in these systems

Featuring news on issues around the world. David Shukman visits Manhattan to discover how thousands of people have become seriously ill from toxic dust after 9/11.

Featuring news on issues around the world. David Shukman visits Manhattan to discover how thousands of people have become seriously ill from toxic dust after 9/11.

Richard Ayoade heads to the uber cool capital of Germany, Berlin, for a 48 hour Teutonic twirl. Joining him for a cultural fix is writer, actor and comedian Roisin Conaty.

Richard Ayoade heads to the uber cool capital of Germany, Berlin, for a 48 hour Teutonic twirl. Joining him for a cultural fix is writer, actor and comedian Roisin Conaty.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 dry sclerophyll forest is the most characteristic Australian vegetation, although it is less valued than other ecosystems. This program examines the unique flora and ...

The dry sclerophyll forest is the most characteristic Australian vegetation, although it is less valued than other ecosystems. This program examines the unique flora and fauna of this ecosystem, and focuses on the koala. Also shown is the effect humans.

Laura Trevelyan meets three New Yorkers all affected in different ways by 9/11. Their minute-by-minute recollections of that azure-blue morning convey the chaos and confusion ...

Laura Trevelyan meets three New Yorkers all affected in different ways by 9/11. Their minute-by-minute recollections of that azure-blue morning convey the chaos and confusion which engulfed Manhattan as the twin towers were hit by hijacked planes.

Journalist Charlie Bird heads for India to explore one of the most enchanting rivers on the planet - the mighty and sacred River Ganges. An explosion of colour, people, ...

Journalist Charlie Bird heads for India to explore one of the most enchanting rivers on the planet - the mighty and sacred River Ganges. An explosion of colour, people, culture and history awaits him on his 2,500 km journey upstream from sea to source as he travels from the Bay of Bengal to the mighty Himalayas.

Program looks in detail at corals, the framework of the reef and the complex reef energy cycle. It also examines threats to reefs such as natural ones like the crown or thorns ...

Program looks in detail at corals, the framework of the reef and the complex reef energy cycle. It also examines threats to reefs such as natural ones like the crown or thorns starfish and threats through the impact of humans in farming, fishing and tourism.

Richard Ayoade hurtles through a ruthlessly efficient maxi-mini-break in Paris. Joined by presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc, their base for 'le weekend' is a chic left bank ...

Richard Ayoade hurtles through a ruthlessly efficient maxi-mini-break in Paris. Joined by presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc, their base for 'le weekend' is a chic left bank hotel famed for being the place where Oscar Wilde died. They dine on hearty french fare of calf's head casserole and snails at the city's oldest cafe before speeding off on a whistle-stop scooter tour.

Richard applies his time-efficient mantra on a minibreak in Copenhagen. He's joined by Noel Fielding for 48 hours in the style-conscious Danish capital. Cycling is big in ...

Richard applies his time-efficient mantra on a minibreak in Copenhagen. He's joined by Noel Fielding for 48 hours in the style-conscious Danish capital. Cycling is big in Copenhagen, so they join a bike tour to get their bearings and see as many sights as possible without wasting time to dismount. Together they dine on open sandwiches and stop for Danish pastries at the city's oldest bakery.

Assist your students to investigate the properties of different habitats within their environment with the help of this curated collection.
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 the world of volcanoes and how molten rock and plate tectonics shape and reshape Earth. Share the knowledge of these powerful geological forces with this collection of clips and documentaries.
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.
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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