Inside the Commons
58:38

Inside the Commons: Upstairs Downstairs

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC April 5, 2015

Civics and citizenship

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Michael Cockerell explores the upstairs-downstairs world of the House of Commons.

Michael Cockerell explores the upstairs-downstairs world of the House of Commons.

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:41

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Worship

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC September 14, 2010

History

Civics and citizenship

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British presenter and commentator David Dimbleby reveals the seven great ages of British culture, uncovering and exploring over 2000 years of extraordinary artistic ...

British presenter and commentator David Dimbleby reveals the seven great ages of British culture, uncovering and exploring over 2000 years of extraordinary artistic achievements. This is the story of British art in the Middle Ages, spanning from the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 to the death of Richard II in 1400. It was an age defined by worship: whether worship of God, the King, or one's lady love. David Dimbleby looks at the finest creations of the medieval church, like the stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral and the colourful Bury Bible, and is winched 40 feet off the ground to see a rare surviving church Doom close up.

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:42

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Power

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC September 21, 2010

History

Civics and citizenship

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This week we meet the Tudors: from Henry VIII's accession in 1509 to the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII exactly 100 years later. David Dimbleby shows how the ...

This week we meet the Tudors: from Henry VIII's accession in 1509 to the first performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII exactly 100 years later. David Dimbleby shows how the Tudors used art as an instrument of power and propaganda. First, Henry VIII and the lavish, gilded tomb in Westminster Abbey he commissioned for his father; the epic Field of Cloth of Gold painting in Hampton Court made to celebrate his diplomatic triumph over the French; and the extraordinary patron-artist relationship he cultivated with Hans Holbein.

How To Get Ahead
58:48

How To Get Ahead: At Medieval Court

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel May 18, 2015

History

Civics and citizenship

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This episode considers the court of Richard II. Richard presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. Painters, sculptors, poets, tailors, weavers ...

This episode considers the court of Richard II. Richard presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. Painters, sculptors, poets, tailors, weavers and builders flocked to court to make their fortunes. But these were dangerous times. Being close to Richard brought many a courtier to a sticky end.

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:48

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Conquest

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC September 7, 2010

History

Civics and citizenship

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In this new seven-part series, British commentator and presenter David Dimbleby tells the story of Britain through its art and treasure. This first episode begins with the ...

In this new seven-part series, British commentator and presenter David Dimbleby tells the story of Britain through its art and treasure. This first episode begins with the Roman invasion and ends with the Norman Conquest.

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:49

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Empire

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC October 12, 2010

History

Civics and citizenship

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The penultimate episode of this series tells the story of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900 revealed through its art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels through Britain, ...

The penultimate episode of this series tells the story of the British Empire from 1750 to 1900 revealed through its art and treasures. David Dimbleby travels through Britain, America and India tracing the descent from adventure and inspiration into moral bankruptcy as the Empire became a self-serving bureaucratic machine.

The Royal Wedding
58:50

The Royal Wedding

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC April 29, 2011

Civics and citizenship

News and current affairs

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Live coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, at Westminster Abbey in London. The early stages of the broadcast will reflect the excitement and ...

Live coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, at Westminster Abbey in London. The early stages of the broadcast will reflect the excitement and anticipation building up around Central London as well as other key locations around Britain, such as St Andrews, where they both went to University and Kate's home village of Bucklebury.

Trillion Dollar Island
58:56

Trillion Dollar Island

ABC2/Kids May 4, 2016

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

Business and economics

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Trillion Dollar Island - Thousands of kilometres away from the United Kingdom lies a secretive slice of Britain; a small sun-soaked Caribbean paradise - the Cayman Islands. ...

Trillion Dollar Island - Thousands of kilometres away from the United Kingdom lies a secretive slice of Britain; a small sun-soaked Caribbean paradise - the Cayman Islands. Watched over by a governor appointed from London, the Caymans are well and truly British, but with one big difference: no-one seems to be paying a penny of tax! Not locals. Not expats. Not big global corporations. And thanks to this tax-free status, Cayman has built a finance industry that's brought one and a half trillion pounds into its banks. There are twice as many companies registered in the Caymans as there are people. But what's really going on? Is it tax avoidance on an epic scale? President Obama thought so - he described one building in the Caymans, Ugland House, home to nearly 20,000 registered companies, as "either the biggest building, or the biggest tax scam, on record". Now investigative reporter Jacques Peretti has been given unprecedented access to Cayman's politicians and financiers, its millionaires and the ordinary British expats who've built a life here in the sun. Peretti is on a mission to get to the heart of what makes Cayman tick and to uncover the unexpected truth about what its existence really means for everyone in Britain.

The Diamond Queen
58:56

The Diamond Queen

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC May 27, 2012

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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In the last of these three programs, Andrew Marr looks at the defining moments of The Queen's reign, beginning with her accession to the throne in 1952 and her Coronation ...

In the last of these three programs, Andrew Marr looks at the defining moments of The Queen's reign, beginning with her accession to the throne in 1952 and her Coronation sixteen months later. He examines how she's coped with decades of changing and sometimes tense relations with the media, looks backwards and forwards at royal jubilees and charts her trip to Australia to look at what some see as her most enduring achievement, the Commonwealth. And - for the first time - all of The Queen's adult grandchildren have their say about 'The Diamond Queen'.

Ten Bucks A Litre
58:57

Ten Bucks A Litre

ABC August 1, 2013

Sustainability

Business and economics

Geography

Civics and citizenship

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Energy prices have doubled in the past five years and will double again in the next five. And now the battle to control energy supplies, and the consequences of burning it, ...

Energy prices have doubled in the past five years and will double again in the next five. And now the battle to control energy supplies, and the consequences of burning it, are affecting things on a global scale. As one of the world's highest per capita energy users and biggest exporters of fossil fuels, Australia is bound to be deeply affected by the changes coming down the energy pipeline. How will we cope? Where will it all end? What are Australia's options?

Young Legal Eagles
58:58

Young Legal Eagles

ABC Me March 24, 2015

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

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With unprecedented access to in the inside of a courtroom at the Old Bailey, this ground-breaking documentary explores the British legal system. Young people from UK state ...

With unprecedented access to in the inside of a courtroom at the Old Bailey, this ground-breaking documentary explores the British legal system. Young people from UK state schools and colleges take on the roles of barrister, defendant, witness, jury, court reporter, court artist, forensic scientist and court usher.

The Diamond Queen
58:58

The Diamond Queen

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 20, 2012

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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In the second of three programs which tell the story of The Queen as she reaches her Diamond Jubilee, Andrew Marr assesses her moves to modernise the monarchy, from the ...

In the second of three programs which tell the story of The Queen as she reaches her Diamond Jubilee, Andrew Marr assesses her moves to modernise the monarchy, from the abolition of the presentation of debutantes in 1958, to the very modern wedding of William and Catherine last year. Prince William and Prince Harry discuss their grandmother's influence on the wedding day, from the guest list to the choice of uniforms.

The Diamond Queen
58:58

The Diamond Queen

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 13, 2012

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

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In the first of this three-part series which looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr tells the story of the young girl who never expected to reign over ...

In the first of this three-part series which looks at the life and achievements of The Queen, Andrew Marr tells the story of the young girl who never expected to reign over us. Sixty years after she acceded to the throne, he looks at what she actually does for us both at home and abroad.

Art + Soul
59:04

Art + Soul: Love And Longing

Season 2 Episode 3 ABC July 22, 2014

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

Civics and citizenship

History

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Love and longing is at the heart of identity and remote art centres such as Tjala Arts maintain culture and community.

Love and longing is at the heart of identity and remote art centres such as Tjala Arts maintain culture and community.

Inside the Commons
59:08

Inside the Commons: Lifting the Lid

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 29, 2015

Civics and citizenship

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Award winning reporter Michael Cockerell presents a four-part documentary series from inside the House Of Commons - filming in places where cameras are normally forbidden and ...

Award winning reporter Michael Cockerell presents a four-part documentary series from inside the House Of Commons - filming in places where cameras are normally forbidden and with unprecedented access. Travelling deep inside the corridors of the Palace of Westminster this series reveals what really went on behind the scenes during a remarkable year in politics, in the run up to one of the most unpredictable General Elections ever.

Frederick The Great And The Enigma Of Prussia
59:14

Frederick The Great And The Enigma Of Prussia

The History Channel September 19, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

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The rise and fall of the Prussian kingdom In 1947 the state of Prussia was officially abolished to ensure the future peace of Europe. Nazi propaganda had portrayed a highly ...

The rise and fall of the Prussian kingdom In 1947 the state of Prussia was officially abolished to ensure the future peace of Europe. Nazi propaganda had portrayed a highly selective image of Prussia and its great leader Frederick, celebrating his martial zeal and benign despotism. But Frederick was an enlightened statesman and Prussia was equally famous throughout Europe as a beacon of progressive, modern government.

Afghan Star
59:47

Afghan Star

SBS January 25, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Music

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

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After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Afghan Pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. But this is more than just a TV show ... in Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. ...

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, Afghan Pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. But this is more than just a TV show ... in Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award and the World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance, 2009.

Keating: The Interviews
59:57

Keating: The Interviews

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 19, 2013

History

Civics and citizenship

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In this second episode we get the story through Paul Keating's eyes of the powerful Hawke-Keating combine, arguably the most successful reforming partnership in Australian ...

In this second episode we get the story through Paul Keating's eyes of the powerful Hawke-Keating combine, arguably the most successful reforming partnership in Australian politics. But they were two bulls in one paddock, and the tensions were predictable.