Winston Churchill
51:59

Winston Churchill

Episode 2 The History Channel September 27, 2010

Modern history

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared ...

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared to be? In this programme we examine Churchill and his performance during World War II and ask the question: how did a man responsible for some of history's greatest military disasters become the hero of the British people and the only man who could lead them through war?

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:27

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Revolution

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC September 28, 2010

History

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In the 17th century, the people of Britain learnt to question everything. The result was the Civil War, in which everyone, including artists, had to take sides. But out of it ...

In the 17th century, the people of Britain learnt to question everything. The result was the Civil War, in which everyone, including artists, had to take sides. But out of it came a re-invented monarchy, a scientific revolution and, ultimately, the great Cathedral of St Paul's.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Sharks Of The Red Sea

SBS October 3, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

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Over-fishing by the Yemenite shark fishermen of the Red Sea is taking its toll, and the shark population is starting to dwindle, a harsh reality for fishermen like Said who ...

Over-fishing by the Yemenite shark fishermen of the Red Sea is taking its toll, and the shark population is starting to dwindle, a harsh reality for fishermen like Said who are among the poorest in the country.

Winston Churchill
51:44

Winston Churchill

Episode 3 The History Channel October 4, 2010

Modern history

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The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America ...

The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America and Russia. Opinion polls conducted through and after the war showed a gap between the esteem in which Churchill as a war leader was held and the way Churchill as a potential peacetime Prime Minister was viewed. An election was called and Churchill lost; now he had to get on with the humdrum task of leading a shadow cabinet. This did not interest Churchill and much of the ordinary business was left to his Deputy Anthony Eden.

Tank On The Moon
52:08

Tank On The Moon

ABC October 7, 2010

Science

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During the 1960s, the US and the Soviet Union were engaged in a feverish competition: which of the two Cold War empires would be the first to set foot on the Moon? We know ...

During the 1960s, the US and the Soviet Union were engaged in a feverish competition: which of the two Cold War empires would be the first to set foot on the Moon? We know who won this race, but less about a secret chapter: the Soviets may not have sent a man to the Moon, but they successfully guided two small robots by remote control from the Earth. For sixteen months between 1970 and 1973, these 'Lunokhods' travelled more than thirty miles over the Moon's surface!

Art + Soul
54:59

Art + Soul: Home And Away

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC October 7, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

Civics and citizenship

History

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In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and ...

In this three-part documentary series, Hetti Perkins takes us on a personal journey into the world of Aboriginal art. art + soul, directed by Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), is the powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: The Aral Sea Resurrected

SBS October 10, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

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The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. Once the world's fourth-largest inland saline body of water the Aral Sea has been steadily ...

The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. Once the world's fourth-largest inland saline body of water the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects. There is now an ongoing effort in Kazakhstan supported by a Danish humanitarian group, Aral Tenizi, to save and replenish the North Aral Sea.

Seven Ages Of Britain
58:49

Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Empire

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC October 12, 2010

History

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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.

Thalassa
23:44

Thalassa: The Maori And The Sea

SBS October 17, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

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For the last 30 years, Chief Tipene O'Regan, a man of both Maori and Irish ancestry, has had only one obsession: the return of Maori fishing rights and access to the resources ...

For the last 30 years, Chief Tipene O'Regan, a man of both Maori and Irish ancestry, has had only one obsession: the return of Maori fishing rights and access to the resources of the sea. Currently, the commercial empire of the Maori represents about half of New Zealand's fishing industry and aquaculture.

Thalassa
24:34

Thalassa: Ushuaia - The World's End

SBS October 24, 2010

Civics and citizenship

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Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, and is known as the 'world's end', as it is the southernmost city in the world. Due to its attractive tax ...

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego province in Argentina, and is known as the 'world's end', as it is the southernmost city in the world. Due to its attractive tax laws, many factories have chosen to relocate in Ushuaia, along with their workers and families, but there is now a shortage of accommodation, which means rents are very high.

A History Of Scotland
53:59

A History Of Scotland: Let's Pretend

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS October 31, 2010

History

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Bitterly divided by politics and religion for centuries, this is the story of how Scotland and England came together in 1707 to form Great Britain. Over time the Union matured ...

Bitterly divided by politics and religion for centuries, this is the story of how Scotland and England came together in 1707 to form Great Britain. Over time the Union matured into one of the longest in European history, but it very nearly ended in divorce.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Toy Boats

SBS October 31, 2010

Civics and citizenship

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In 2007, the French National Maritime Museum in Paris held a unique exhibition of toy boats, some 150 years old; Tutus to Sydney - When the Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney ...

In 2007, the French National Maritime Museum in Paris held a unique exhibition of toy boats, some 150 years old; Tutus to Sydney - When the Paris Opera Ballet came to Sydney in 2007 for the first time in its history, eight containers with sets, props, costumes and other equipment sailed ahead of the dancers.

I, Spry
56:58

I, Spry

ABC November 4, 2010

Modern history

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With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security ...

With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, ASIO. The staunchly anti-Communist, fifth-generation soldier recruits new officers to fight a covert war against a cunning enemy. Their primary task is to investigate Australians spying for the Soviets and infiltrate Communist Party branches with undercover agents.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Fishing for the Future

SBS November 7, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

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Itaparica is Brazil's largest island. Its beaches and stunning coral reef are popular with fishermen and eco-tourists alike. But behind the facade lies another reality, that ...

Itaparica is Brazil's largest island. Its beaches and stunning coral reef are popular with fishermen and eco-tourists alike. But behind the facade lies another reality, that of the degradation of the island's marine environment. Ex-fisherman turned environmentalist Ze Pescador plays a key role at PRO-MAR, an NGO which promotes marine protection and fights against over-fishing and dynamite fishing.

Thalassa
25:19

Thalassa: Nicaragua - Coast To Coast

SBS November 14, 2010

Civics and citizenship

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A trip across Nicaragua, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, with the huge Lake Nicaragua between the two. Along the way, we meet a French couple who own the largest ...

A trip across Nicaragua, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, with the huge Lake Nicaragua between the two. Along the way, we meet a French couple who own the largest coffee plantation in the country, but run it on Sandinista principles, providing jobs, education and health care to the locals, helping them buy their own land and grow coffee in an environmentally and ethically sustainable way.

A History Of Scotland
53:59

A History Of Scotland: Project Scotland

Season 2 Episode 5 SBS November 21, 2010

History

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9-10
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As a partner in the British Empire, Scotland began the 20th century with an advanced economy and a world-beating heavy industry. But in the closing decades its sense of ...

As a partner in the British Empire, Scotland began the 20th century with an advanced economy and a world-beating heavy industry. But in the closing decades its sense of Britishness was in doubt and a Scottish Parliament sat in Edinburgh for the first time since 1707. Charting Scotland's darkest century, Neil Oliver discovers a country driven to self-determination through a series of economic crises so deep that her most striking export became her own disillusioned population.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Russian Icebreaker

SBS November 21, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

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Nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach keeps Russia's northernmost sea route navigational even during the harshest months of the Arctic winter, maintaining the shortest route ...

Nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach keeps Russia's northernmost sea route navigational even during the harshest months of the Arctic winter, maintaining the shortest route between northern Europe's busy harbours and those of Asia. The reactor produces enough energy to keep the ship running non-stop for four years without refuelling. A legacy of the old USSR, the icebreaker's days may be numbered.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Pioneers Of Patagonia

SBS November 28, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

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With its complex maze of fjords, islands and channels, Aisen, in Patagonia is a beautiful but inhospitable area. It was opened up to settlement in the 1980s with the ...

With its complex maze of fjords, islands and channels, Aisen, in Patagonia is a beautiful but inhospitable area. It was opened up to settlement in the 1980s with the construction of the Southern Highway. Together with plots of land allocated to would-be settlers from all over Chile, the highway was part of a colonisation policy aimed at improving the country's access to the sea and its resources, as well as asserting its sovereignty in border disputes with neighbouring Argentina.