The hit musical about two teenagers growing up in the 1950s, when keeping one's cool meant everything. After Sandy and Danny share a perfect summer romance they mistakenly believe they will never see each other again. But, as it happens, they wind up at the same high school and a rocky relationship begins. The two sing and dance their way through such hits as Greased Lightning, Summer Love, You're the One That I Want and Hopelessly Devoted to You.
The party really gets underway at the NITV free-to-air launch with a special outdoor broadcast featuring performances by some of Australia's best Indigenous talent, direct from the Northern Territory's iconic Uluru.
Following the success of his debut album Sunshine After Rain (Best Album, 2006 Indigenous Music Awards), Tom E Lewis brings together four Arnhem Land songmen in a new release unlike anything heard before in indigenous music. The Songmen are the keepers of the codes that unlock the map - the map of kin, country, culture.
Based on the popular opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, this is the tale of the adventures of Nanki-Poo, son of the Mikado. He flees his court to escape the amorous attentions of an elderly stateswoman. Dressed as a minstrel he attempts to find his true love, Yum-Yum, who has been forced to marry another. He discovers that her husband has been condemned to death for flirting. What ensues is a farcical catalogue of events which give rise to some superb musical moments. Starring Kenny Baker, Martyn Green, Jean Colin.
Georges Delerue was one of the greatest film composers and was the author of more than 200 film scores. He composed for the cinema's new wave, as well as for popular cinema, television and radio. An Academy Award winner for Best Original Score for A Little Romance (1979), he worked on a number of Hollywood films, including for Oliver Stone's Platoon and Salvador.
Family Confidential returns for its second season, inviting you into the homes of six of Australia's most powerful and intriguing families. In the first episode, Shannon Noll, a multi-platinum recording artist, shot to fame in 2003 as the runner-up on the first series of Australian Idol. In just eight years, Shannon had 10 consecutive top 10 singles in the ARIA charts - the only artist in Australia ever to do so - and, now with sales in the millions, he's one of Australia's top-selling performers. Yet Shannon's success hides a family tragedy.
Follows a year in the life of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor. He and Melvyn Bragg discuss how Covent Garden is embracing new directions in art and the relationship between traditional ballet and contemporary dance. The program sees McGregor create, rehearse and present two new works on London's main dance stages within three weeks.
Michel Lawrence investigates the natural world in art, talking with artists and photographers about their source of inspiration. The eccentric English naturist artist John Wolseley laments the importance of recording the natural world in the face of global climate changes. The highly acclaimed architectural photographer John Gollings talks about beautifully disturbing visions of the aftermath of catastrophic bushfires, while the artists Leo Robba, Christine Wrest Smith and Deborah Williams all discuss their sometimes eccentric views of the natural world as seen through birds' nests, dogs and Blue Mountains gardens.
This two-part documentary series celebrates the 40th anniversary of iconic Australian music television program Countdown. Countdown influenced a generation and kick-started the careers of some of the world's greatest musical artists. Host Julia Zemiro takes us on a journey of discovery with the story of Countdown. Backed by a stellar cast of stars and with original footage and music, this is a program which brings the music of the 70s and 80s alive.
From the acclaimed Preljocaj ballet, a contemporary romantic ballet, based on the Grimm brothers classic fairytale. Angelin Preljocaj's trademark modern choreography is accompanied by fashion giant Jean Paul Gaultier's costumes and music by Gustav Mahler.
The struggles of staff and students at NAISDA, Australia's premier indigenous dance college. The cast is announced for The End of Year Show and rehearsals commence. Has the college survived another year? Narrated by Stan Grant.
In August 1956, Elvis Presley started shooting his first feature film, Love Me Tender. At his side was his manager, Colonel Tom Parker and his just-hired secretary, Trude Forsher from Vienna. Her son takes us through exclusive archive material, never before seen interviews with his mother, and her story of the breakthrough years of the King.
This electrifying musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in the slums of 1950s where two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build towards tragedy.
This is an intimate account of the challenges a group of young Indigenous performers face in the pursuit of their dreams, as the staff of their dance college battle to keep the organisation from being closed down.
Profiles the internationally acclaimed Indigenous didgeridoo player Mark Atkins. Randall follows Atkins from his busy rehearsal schedules in New York with major artists like Phillip Glass, and back to his hometown Geraldton, in Yamaji Country, where he has been asked to perform as a special guest at the Yamaji Festival.
The struggles of staff and students at NAISDA, Australia's premier indigenous dance college. Attendance is at an all-time low and staff morale at rock bottom as Robert shows a government entourage around. Narrated by Stan Grant.
Russell is on a high, securing a big assignment to interview Lupe Fiasco but his world unravels when he asks a controversial question and is requested by the artist to be removed from the assignment. His mentor is unimpressed by his new briefcase advising him to A) show up on time and B) finish an article.
Aussie Peter Maiden confronts his lack of journalism experience head-on, discovering that writing is not all beer and skittles. Tika's hard work pays off with her article on The Roots getting published. One of the top contenders, Russell, reveals he is bi-polar and is beginning to be overwhelmed by the situation.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Katherine Jenkins and a performance from mind magician Colin Cloud. A florist gets the surprise of her life when she becomes the unexpected star of the show, and former Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Tjawa Tjawa Songline follows a group of women in search of husbands, travelling from Roebourne all the way to Kiwikurra in the Great Sandy Desert to the south of Balgo. This is a long journey with many stories about how the women came to their end, only to come alive again and continue to travel the lands.
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For close to 200 years, one carol has occupied the heart of Christmas celebrations across the world. Join renowned actor Simon Callow as he uncovers the moving origins of 'Silent Night', visiting the city where the famed carol had its origins.
Examines the epic Indigenous production I Am Eora, which had its world premiere at Sydney Festival 2012. Go behind the scenes at Carriageworks as director Wesley Enoch and his cast bring three legendary stories to life.
Guerilla filmmakers Douglas Bridgeman and Jamie Catto venture this time to Mali, Hawaii, Mexico, Iceland and Los Angeles to find truth and musical harmony. The theme for this episode is wounded, how hurts inflicted on us as children shape our behaviour as adults and the amazing power memories have over us.
In this documentary, celebrated soprano Natalie Dessay joins forces with innovative theatre and opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier. The pair work with the London Symphony Orchestra to craft a production of Verdi's La Traviata at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France. From rehearsals through to performance, director Philippe Beziat documents the 'Sivadier Method'. This unorthodox approach abandons crinolines, chandeliers and cliched choreography, aiming to bring performers closer to their audiences.
As a teenager, Myf's mum wouldn't allow her to partake in the biggest fashion trend gripping her peers - a perm. Looking back, Myf now realises her mum might have had a point, but at the time Myf thought it was 'nice'.
Growing up in a small country town, Myf thought dinner at the local Chinese restaurant was the most exotic culinary experience possible. With hindsight she realises a lot of our earlier food experiences weren't exactly authentic - but they were... 'nice'.
A poignant and emotional time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational, told over seven episodes by two guerrilla filmmakers, Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto as they travel the world. The pair, armed only with a laptop and video camera, gather the thoughts and work of the world's musicians, thinkers and diverse multi-cultural characters in seven different themes, and combine their musical collaborations and soul-searching conversations with stunning imagery.
From the anti-Vietnam protests up to the struggle for civil rights, and Yoko Ono and John Lennon's Bed Peace. The resistance of Britain's music establishment against the Falkland war, and pop culture's reaction on the War on Terror. This documentary tells the story of the pacifistic inflections in western pop culture. Exclusive interviews and music by various artists including Pink, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and many more.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Rod Stewart and James Morrison, comedy from Romesh Ranganathan and a performance by show-stopping Spanish dancing brothers Los Vivancos. Plus, one unsuspecting member of the public gets the surprise of their life when they become the unexpected star of the show, and Dragons' Den investor Peter Jones hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Years and Years, comedy from Rob Beckett and a performance by the world-famous Cirque du Soleil. Plus a handyman gets the surprise of his life when he becomes the unexpected star of the show, and Strictly Come Dancing star Bruno Tonioli hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
For the first time, Mel Brooks agrees to tell his life story. From his early days in the army, then as a sketch writer and a subsequent sixty years in the entertainment industry. From Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein through to the Broadway musical version of The Producers, Brooks, in his inimitable style, offers up anecdotes galore and advice on how to survive the slings and arrows of critics and interviewers.
Myf's parents were both art teachers and as a result, she grew up surrounded by art. Myf loved it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly - she thought it was all 'nice'. In Nice and Arty, Myf looks at the kitsch and popular art of her childhood and questions why she, and many others, are still drawn to it.
Most of us have a family portrait - a moment in time frozen forever staring down at you from your parents' wall. And even though they're invariably dated and often awkward - there's still something... 'nice' about them.
In the final episode of the series, Myf looks at that hallowed place where all the 'nice' stuff lives - the 'Good Room'. Myf talks 'Good Rooms' with everyone from Pete Smith - face of Copperart, to host of Bargain Hunt, Tim Wonnacott in a bid to understand why we collect the stuff we do. Myf queries if this room, full of seemingly meaningless objects actually has more significance than we might think.
We find art in the commonplace items we take for granted. This special explores some of the most interesting designers at work today covering furniture, interior design, household items and even cutting edge sneakers.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from award-winning rap superstar Tinie Tempah and an acrobatic performance from the Peres Brothers. Plus one unsuspecting member of the public gets the surprise of their life when they become the unexpected star of the show.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from rock legend Bryan Adams and superstar Jess Glynne, comedy from Josh Widdicombe and a jaw-dropping British television debut from Canadian acrobatic duo Chilly and Fly. Plus, one unsuspecting member of the public gets the surprise of their life when they become the unexpected star of the show, and Irish pop star Ronan Keating hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from All Saints. A plasterer gets the shock of his life when he becomes the unexpected star of the show, and One Show host Alex Jones hands over her phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
We discover the eccentric world of Percy Grainger and his place of birth, Melbourne. We follow his life through his music, his relationships with other great composers of the time, his innovative and inventive spirit.
The story of African American music and the civil rights movement from slavery to Barack Obama's nomination as presidential candidate. The first part looks at black music from the early Negro spirituals sung by slaves in the South, to blues, jazz, bee-bop, soul, rhythm and blues and the freedom songs of the civil rights movement up to the historic march on Washington in the summer of 1963.
Wherever they went the cameras of ITN followed, a fascinating insight into their amazing rise to fame and overwhelming success. This never seen before footage includes The Beatles' arrival in America, marking the start of their US invasion. Also included is Paul McCartney's shocking admission to taking LSD, the Ballad of John and Yoko chronicling the events surrounding Lennon's marriage, and The Beatles' trip to India where they meet the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and explored their mystic side. Also included is behind the scenes footage and 'off the record' interviews given during TV rehearsals, as well as private backstage moments.