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The Worlds of Philip K. Dick
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The Worlds of Philip K. Dick

SBS  |  June 27, 2015
The American cult writer, Philip K. Dick was responsible for some of the most iconic novels of the twentieth century, many of which were adapted by Hollywood into ...

The American cult writer, Philip K. Dick was responsible for some of the most iconic novels of the twentieth century, many of which were adapted by Hollywood into multi-grossing and critically acclaimed feature films (Blade Runner, Minority Report, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly). This documentary looks behind the famous author and examines his unique vision of the future with the assistance of philosophers, scientists, biographers, writers, friends and family.

The Writers' Room
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The Writers' Room: New Girl

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  April 29, 2014
Go inside New Girl, the cult comedy about an adorkable girl and her three male roommates. Creator Liz Meriwether, actor Jake Johnson and the writing team share the most ...

Go inside New Girl, the cult comedy about an adorkable girl and her three male roommates. Creator Liz Meriwether, actor Jake Johnson and the writing team share the most intimate details of their off-beat writers' room.

The Real Jason And The Argonauts
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The Real Jason And The Argonauts

The History Channel  |  December 21, 2011
A stunning examination of the real history behind the famous and age-old myth of Jason and the Argonauts and the quest to find the Golden Fleece.

A stunning examination of the real history behind the famous and age-old myth of Jason and the Argonauts and the quest to find the Golden Fleece.

The Writers' Room
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The Writers' Room: Dexter

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  April 22, 2014
Go behind-the-scenes of Dexter, the show about a serial killer with a strict moral code. Actor Michael C. Hall gives rare insights, and show runner, Scott Buck, reveals that ...

Go behind-the-scenes of Dexter, the show about a serial killer with a strict moral code. Actor Michael C. Hall gives rare insights, and show runner, Scott Buck, reveals that the writers' room is a place of constant arguments.

What I Wrote
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What I Wrote: Joanna Murray Smith - Nightfall

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC ME  |  February 11, 2016
Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Joanna Murray-Smith discusses the power of words in Nightfall.

Five Australian playwrights talk candidly with Dr Tess Brady about their best known plays. In this episode, Joanna Murray-Smith discusses the power of words in Nightfall.

Kismet
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Kismet

TCM  |  March 19, 2015
In a single magical day, in 11th century Baghdad, a beggar-poet rises from poverty to become emir, defeats an evil wazir, saves the kingdom and helps two lovers come together. ...

In a single magical day, in 11th century Baghdad, a beggar-poet rises from poverty to become emir, defeats an evil wazir, saves the kingdom and helps two lovers come together. It may be luck ... the result of masterful plotting ... or it could be Kismet.

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

TCM  |  November 9, 2014
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: The Mill On The Floss

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  October 13, 2016
Multi-award-winning actor and director Fiona Shaw explores the genesis of her all-time favourite book, The Mill on the Floss, and discovers how the scandal that caused George ...

Multi-award-winning actor and director Fiona Shaw explores the genesis of her all-time favourite book, The Mill on the Floss, and discovers how the scandal that caused George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans) to take a male pen name was also played out in the plot of her classic novel about a woman's thwarted intellectual ambitions and conflicting sexual desires.

Speed Racer
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Speed Racer

GO!  |  October 26, 2014
In this big-screen adaptation of the popular 1960s Japanese animated series, Speed sets out to conquer a cross-country race known as 'the Crucible'.

In this big-screen adaptation of the popular 1960s Japanese animated series, Speed sets out to conquer a cross-country race known as 'the Crucible'.

Grandpa's Great Escape
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Grandpa's Great Escape

ABC ME  |  April 2, 2018
The story of Grandpa, a World War II flying ace, and his grandson Jack.

The story of Grandpa, a World War II flying ace, and his grandson Jack.

Aussie Bush Tales
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Aussie Bush Tales: Flight of an Eagle

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  NITV  |  June 17, 2018
Elder Moort spots an eagle flying over camp and decides he would like it for a pet. Moort calls the children to catch it for him. Later, Moort is startled to see Boya in the ...

Elder Moort spots an eagle flying over camp and decides he would like it for a pet. Moort calls the children to catch it for him. Later, Moort is startled to see Boya in the sky holding onto a rope.

The New Legends of Monkey
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The New Legends of Monkey

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC ME  |  February 3, 2018
As Monkey and Pigsy hide in plain sight within the walls of Davari's palace, Tripitaka realises why Davari is so determined to translate the Sacred Scrolls. Can she stop him ...

As Monkey and Pigsy hide in plain sight within the walls of Davari's palace, Tripitaka realises why Davari is so determined to translate the Sacred Scrolls. Can she stop him completing the translation before it's too late?

Shrek the Third
1:23:39

Shrek the Third

9Go!  |  February 10, 2018
Life in the swamp seems better than ever for Shrek and Fiona, until King Harold suddenly falls ill and Shrek must find an acceptable heir or he'll have to assume the throne.

Life in the swamp seems better than ever for Shrek and Fiona, until King Harold suddenly falls ill and Shrek must find an acceptable heir or he'll have to assume the throne.

The Gruen Transfer
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The Gruen Transfer

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  June 30, 2010
What is the worst ad of all time? This year on the show, audiences will be able to nominate what they think is the worst ad of all time and whichever ad gets the most votes wins.

What is the worst ad of all time? This year on the show, audiences will be able to nominate what they think is the worst ad of all time and whichever ad gets the most votes wins.

The Gruen Transfer
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The Gruen Transfer

Season 3  |  Episode 11  |  ABC  |  September 22, 2010
Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  Arts  |  September 24, 2017
A look at Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, who has twice played Cleopatra. She meets Janet Suzman, Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave, who have also starred as the ...

A look at Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, who has twice played Cleopatra. She meets Janet Suzman, Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave, who have also starred as the Egyptian queen; and visits Rome in search of possible inspirations for the play.

Aussie Bush Tales
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Aussie Bush Tales: Crocodile in a Swamp

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  NITV  |  July 18, 2018
Elder Moort goes fishing and is keen to show the children what an experienced hunter he is. He spots a long neck turtle in the swamp and positions himself on a log only to ...

Elder Moort goes fishing and is keen to show the children what an experienced hunter he is. He spots a long neck turtle in the swamp and positions himself on a log only to feel it move beneath him.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Cartoon Network  |  November 22, 2014
Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves 'Dumbledore's Army' Harry teaches them how to defend ...

Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves 'Dumbledore's Army' Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Walkley Awards 2013
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Walkley Awards 2013

ABC  |  November 30, 2013
The 2013 Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism, celebrating Australia's best journalism for 2013. Hosted by Emma Alberici from the Royal International Convention Centre ...

The 2013 Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism, celebrating Australia's best journalism for 2013. Hosted by Emma Alberici from the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

Family Confidential
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Family Confidential: The Courtenays

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  February 9, 2012
Australia's blockbuster novelist, Bryce Courtenay, plundered his own incredible life story to create his internationally bestselling books and films. But when he put the story ...

Australia's blockbuster novelist, Bryce Courtenay, plundered his own incredible life story to create his internationally bestselling books and films. But when he put the story of his son's tragic death into print, it scarred the family forever. Today, as Bryce Courtenay struggles to complete his next book, his family reveals the difficult and complex truths behind the larger-than-life fiction.

Red Dog
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Red Dog

Nine  |  October 18, 2013
The story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and ...

The story of a legendary, lovable red dog who roamed the outback looking for his original master, finding his way into the hearts of everyone he meets, bringing people and communities together.

The New Legends of Monkey
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The New Legends of Monkey

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC ME  |  February 1, 2018
As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka ...

As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka can control the crown, he plans to capture Monkey.

The New Legends of Monkey
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The New Legends of Monkey

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC ME  |  January 31, 2018
As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka ...

As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka can control the crown, he plans to capture Monkey.

The Gruen Transfer
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The Gruen Transfer

Season 3  |  Episode 9  |  ABC  |  September 8, 2010
Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew with Morgan Freeman

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 18, 2016
Morgan Freeman investigates The Taming of the Shrew. He talks with Tracey Ullman, who starred with him a 1990 Shakespeare in the Park production that set the story in the Old ...

Morgan Freeman investigates The Taming of the Shrew. He talks with Tracey Ullman, who starred with him a 1990 Shakespeare in the Park production that set the story in the Old West; and also talks with Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.

Shakespeare Uncovered
51:46

Shakespeare Uncovered: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 9, 2016
Joseph Fiennes examines Romeo and Juliet and its many permutations, including Royal Ballet productions; West Side Story and other musicals; and Baz Luhrmann's cinematic ...

Joseph Fiennes examines Romeo and Juliet and its many permutations, including Royal Ballet productions; West Side Story and other musicals; and Baz Luhrmann's cinematic re-imagining of the play. Included: remarks from Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and Stephen Sondheim.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 12, 2016
A look at Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, who has twice played Cleopatra. She meets Janet Suzman, Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave, who have also starred as the ...

A look at Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall, who has twice played Cleopatra. She meets Janet Suzman, Harriet Walter and Vanessa Redgrave, who have also starred as the Egyptian queen; and visits Rome in search of possible inspirations for the play.

Breakfast At Tiffany's
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Breakfast At Tiffany's

7two  |  January 31, 2015
Audrey Hepburn stars as Holly Golightly, a party socialite who falls for her new neighbour, Paul Varjak. When her wild lifestyle becomes too much, Holly must decide what's ...

Audrey Hepburn stars as Holly Golightly, a party socialite who falls for her new neighbour, Paul Varjak. When her wild lifestyle becomes too much, Holly must decide what's most important.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Edward Lear's Nonsense Songs

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  June 27, 2016
Nicholas Parsons, a lifelong fan of Edward Lear, revisits the book that gave the world The Owl and the Pussycat to explore the fine line between joy and melancholy in Lear's ...

Nicholas Parsons, a lifelong fan of Edward Lear, revisits the book that gave the world The Owl and the Pussycat to explore the fine line between joy and melancholy in Lear's writing and discover how the epileptic, bronchial, asthmatic depressive pioneered a new kind of poetry that married brilliant wordplay with astonishing artwork.

Dr Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic
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Dr Zhivago: The Making of a Russian Epic

FOXTEL Bio  |  May 23, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic epic film Doctor Zhivago, a sprawling love story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic epic film Doctor Zhivago, a sprawling love story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution.

When The Queen Came To Town
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When The Queen Came To Town

FOXTEL Bio  |  June 8, 2015
The Queen's maiden visit to Australia in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. It was post-depression, post WWII, and pre-TV, and Australians came in their ...

The Queen's maiden visit to Australia in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. It was post-depression, post WWII, and pre-TV, and Australians came in their millions to bask in the presence of a monarch. These memories and the footage captured are still vivid to this day.

The Writers' Room
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The Writers' Room: Parks and Recreation

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  April 15, 2014
Hosted by Academy Award-winning writer, Jim Rash, The Writers' Room gets real with the most innovative voices in TV today. Join us for a frank and revealing conversation about ...

Hosted by Academy Award-winning writer, Jim Rash, The Writers' Room gets real with the most innovative voices in TV today. Join us for a frank and revealing conversation about what we all love - television!

The Adventure Of English
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The Adventure Of English: The Language Of Empire

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS  |  November 9, 2007
The English language pushed hundreds of local languages aside. In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, ...

The English language pushed hundreds of local languages aside. In Australia, English was coloured by a few of the local Aboriginal words - kangaroo, koala, boomerang, barramundi, woomera and cooee. Australian-English quickly developed its own character and was shaped not so much by the local native languages but by the regional and criminal backgrounds of the early settlers.

The Writers' Room
22:26

The Writers' Room: The Walking Dead

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  November 19, 2016
Host Jim Rash explores the world of comic book adaptations for television with the creators of The Walking Dead and Smallville.

Host Jim Rash explores the world of comic book adaptations for television with the creators of The Walking Dead and Smallville.

Kath & Kimderella
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Kath & Kimderella

Nine  |  October 21, 2017
Fountain Lakes' foxy ladies turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip to Europe and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.

Fountain Lakes' foxy ladies turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip to Europe and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Family  |  November 25, 2017
To restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ...

To restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

Descendants 2
1:47:45

Descendants 2

Disney Channel  |  October 27, 2017
When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has ...

When the pressure to be royally perfect becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the rundown town.

Grace Beside Me
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Grace Beside Me

Episode 1  |  NITV  |  February 16, 2018
Fuzzy's family are the traditional owners of the land and she has the extra responsibility of making sure country is respected, as her ancestors have done for tens of ...

Fuzzy's family are the traditional owners of the land and she has the extra responsibility of making sure country is respected, as her ancestors have done for tens of thousands of years. Nan is teaching her about tradition and the spirits, but sometimes Fuzzy would rather be hanging out with her friends, like any teenager. So imagine Fuzzy's horror when she wakes up on her 13th birthday to discover she can see spirits! And worse still, they seem to think she's going to help them!

The Gruen Transfer
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The Gruen Transfer

Season 4  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  August 3, 2011
In the fourth season inimitable host Wil Anderson will once again pick apart the seams of advertising. Important topics in this episode include a discussion on whether the ...

In the fourth season inimitable host Wil Anderson will once again pick apart the seams of advertising. Important topics in this episode include a discussion on whether the advertising 'battle' between Australia's two major supermarket chains is serious or spurious, and whether the Australian government's current television advertising campaign promoting the introduction of the carbon tax is ineffective, and a waste of money. The topic of the relationship between advertising and democracy is raised.

The Gruen Transfer
35:09

The Gruen Transfer

Season 3  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  July 21, 2010
Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

Hosted by Wil Anderson, with Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, The Gruen Transfer lifts the lid on the business of persuasion. It is fast, furious and funny.

The New Legends of Monkey
23:40

The New Legends of Monkey

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  ABC ME  |  February 4, 2018
While Monkey and Pigsy smuggle themselves into Davari's banquet, Tripitaka must work out the means of controlling the secret army of the Font Demons before Davari can reveal ...

While Monkey and Pigsy smuggle themselves into Davari's banquet, Tripitaka must work out the means of controlling the secret army of the Font Demons before Davari can reveal the extent of his new powers.

The New Legends Of Monkey
23:46

The New Legends Of Monkey

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC ME  |  January 29, 2018
As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka ...

As the heroes set off to the Western Mountains they are intercepted by a gang of rebel bandits, who worship the legend of the Monkey King. When the leader discovers Tripitaka can control the crown, he plans to capture Monkey.

Shrek 2
1:25:25

Shrek 2

9Go!  |  February 3, 2018
Shrek faces his greatest challenge yet, the in-laws! Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of ...

Shrek faces his greatest challenge yet, the in-laws! Shrek and Princess Fiona return from their honeymoon to find an invitation to visit Fiona's parents, the King and Queen of Far, Far Away. (Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
1:41:55

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Ten  |  November 29, 2014
Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace. They meet up with Prince Caspian who asks them to take a trip across the sea on the royal ship, The Dawn Treader, ...

Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace. They meet up with Prince Caspian who asks them to take a trip across the sea on the royal ship, The Dawn Treader, to save Narnia once again.

Shakespeare Uncovered
51:03

Shakespeare Uncovered: Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Arts  |  September 25, 2017
Joseph Fiennes examines Romeo and Juliet and its many permutations, including Royal Ballet productions; West Side Story and other musicals; and Baz Luhrmann's cinematic ...

Joseph Fiennes examines Romeo and Juliet and its many permutations, including Royal Ballet productions; West Side Story and other musicals; and Baz Luhrmann's cinematic re-imagining of the play. Included: remarks from Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and Stephen Sondheim.

The Sandlot Kids
1:36:51

The Sandlot Kids

Family  |  September 3, 2017
Thomas Guiry stars as the new kid on the block who joins the neighbourhood baseball team, but the real challenge comes when he hits his dad's autographed ball into the jaws of ...

Thomas Guiry stars as the new kid on the block who joins the neighbourhood baseball team, but the real challenge comes when he hits his dad's autographed ball into the jaws of a legendary guard dog.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Frankenstein

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  September 21, 2015
Anatomist Alice Roberts explores Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking who could have influenced the author's vision of the story. ...

Anatomist Alice Roberts explores Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking who could have influenced the author's vision of the story. Plus, the presenter travels to the Villa Diodati in Geneva, where Shelley first conceived the idea of Victor Frankenstein's creature, before examining the original manuscript at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

The Secret Life Of Books
28:57

The Secret Life Of Books: Cider With Rosie

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  July 18, 2016
Best-selling chronicler of modern country life, Joanna Trollope traces the roots of her favourite book Cider with Rosie to uncover how Laurie Lee blended fact and fiction in ...

Best-selling chronicler of modern country life, Joanna Trollope traces the roots of her favourite book Cider with Rosie to uncover how Laurie Lee blended fact and fiction in his wistful elegy to a disappeared rural world - and reflect on why a book with such dark, hard-edged undercurrents continues to have such a popular appeal.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1:43:39

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

TCM  |  October 31, 2014
A searing adaptation of Tennessee Williams' stage classic about a Southern patriarch and his wayward sons.

A searing adaptation of Tennessee Williams' stage classic about a Southern patriarch and his wayward sons.

Horrible Histories: The Grisly Great Fire of London
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Horrible Histories: The Grisly Great Fire of London

ABC ME  |  April 17, 2017
On the night of September 2nd, a spark from a baker's oven in Pudding Lane ignited a fire which roared through the tightly packed streets of London, destroying up to a third ...

On the night of September 2nd, a spark from a baker's oven in Pudding Lane ignited a fire which roared through the tightly packed streets of London, destroying up to a third of the city.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
1:48:05

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

FOXTEL Family  |  February 7, 2017
Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace. They meet up with Prince Caspian who asks them to take a trip across the sea on the royal ship, The Dawn Treader, ...

Lucy and Edmund return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace. They meet up with Prince Caspian who asks them to take a trip across the sea on the royal ship, The Dawn Treader, to save Narnia once again.

Aussie Bush Tales
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Aussie Bush Tales: Go Bungarra Go

Episode 3  |  NITV  |  May 9, 2017
The Elder Moort was getting hungry for some Bungarra to eat so he sent the three Aboriginal boys to catch one. They were fooled by the old Bungarra and found a camel that was ...

The Elder Moort was getting hungry for some Bungarra to eat so he sent the three Aboriginal boys to catch one. They were fooled by the old Bungarra and found a camel that was stuck in a rabbit warren.

Aussie Bush Tales
10:24

Aussie Bush Tales: Myth of the Bunyip

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  NITV  |  June 2, 2018
The children have never heard of a bunyip. They are told by Elder Moort if they go near the ghostly bush they may see one. They follow Moort's advice to stay in a cave ...

The children have never heard of a bunyip. They are told by Elder Moort if they go near the ghostly bush they may see one. They follow Moort's advice to stay in a cave overnight to see for themselves.

The New Legends Of Monkey
1:06:29

The New Legends Of Monkey: The Telemovie

ABC ME  |  January 28, 2018
Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese fable Journey to the West, follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a ...

Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese fable Journey to the West, follow a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.

Edward Scissorhands
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Edward Scissorhands

Masterpiece  |  June 2, 2016
A young man created with scissors for hands falls in love with a beautiful girl and displays a talent for cutting hair and hedges in this delightful gothic fable.

A young man created with scissors for hands falls in love with a beautiful girl and displays a talent for cutting hair and hedges in this delightful gothic fable.

Ratburger
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Ratburger

ABC ME  |  April 1, 2018
Zoe lives with her dad and evil stepmother. She's very unhappy until she befriends a rat, Armitage, but evil Burt wants to make him into a burger and Zoe has to stop him.

Zoe lives with her dad and evil stepmother. She's very unhappy until she befriends a rat, Armitage, but evil Burt wants to make him into a burger and Zoe has to stop him.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: Henry IV and Henry V with Jeremy Irons

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  March 24, 2013
Jeremy Irons (who is playing Henry IV in the new BBC films) uncovers the appeal of Shakespeare's 'History Plays' - Henry IV and Henry V. He unravels the differences between ...

Jeremy Irons (who is playing Henry IV in the new BBC films) uncovers the appeal of Shakespeare's 'History Plays' - Henry IV and Henry V. He unravels the differences between the truth and the drama that Shakespeare creates.

Shakespeare Uncovered
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Shakespeare Uncovered: A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  April 17, 2016
Hugh Bonneville, who began his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park, reflecting on the ...

Hugh Bonneville, who began his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park, reflecting on the play's enduring appeal with Fiennes, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith.

Shakespeare Uncovered
52:39

Shakespeare Uncovered: Othello with David Harewood

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  December 7, 2016
David Harewood, who in 1997 became the first black actor to star as Othello at London's National Theatre, explores the issues raised in the play; and interviews Adrian Lester, ...

David Harewood, who in 1997 became the first black actor to star as Othello at London's National Theatre, explores the issues raised in the play; and interviews Adrian Lester, Simon Russell Beale, Ian McKellen, Julia Stiles and Patrick Stewart.

Finding Neverland
1:37:00

Finding Neverland

FOXTEL Family  |  May 23, 2015
Following the dismal reception of his latest play, Little Mary, J.M. Barrie meets widowed Sylvia and her four young sons in Kensington Gardens. He proves to be a great ...

Following the dismal reception of his latest play, Little Mary, J.M. Barrie meets widowed Sylvia and her four young sons in Kensington Gardens. He proves to be a great playmate and surrogate father figure for the boys, and their imaginative antics inspire him to write a play about boys who do not want to grow up.

The Writers' Room
22:15

The Writers' Room: Breaking Bad

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  March 15, 2015
Join Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and the entire writing team as they divulge how they created the stories for a show that was recently named one of the best written TV ...

Join Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan and the entire writing team as they divulge how they created the stories for a show that was recently named one of the best written TV series of all time, Breaking Bad.

The Writers' Room
21:51

The Writers' Room: American Horror Story

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  May 20, 2014
Go behind the curtain of one of the scariest and most unique TV series, American Horror Story, with creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck.

Go behind the curtain of one of the scariest and most unique TV series, American Horror Story, with creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck.

The Accidental Tourist
1:56:14

The Accidental Tourist

Masterpiece  |  September 20, 2014
A touching story of a travel writer who hates to travel, a man who lives a well-ordered life in his well-ordered world until suddenly everything changes for the accidental ...

A touching story of a travel writer who hates to travel, a man who lives a well-ordered life in his well-ordered world until suddenly everything changes for the accidental tourist.

The Adventure Of English
50:44

The Adventure Of English: Speaking Proper

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  November 2, 2007
This episode begins In the Augustan Age - the first half of the 18th century - where admiration for Latin literary models was at its height in England. Jonathan Swift, author ...

This episode begins In the Augustan Age - the first half of the 18th century - where admiration for Latin literary models was at its height in England. Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver's Travels, led a movement to fix and regulate the language on the model of Latin.

After your primary students have finished reading their texts, reinforce what they've read with classic and popular books with their adaptations.
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