This series of animations, aimed at 7-11 year olds, takes traditional tales and gives them a modern spin. Visually entertaining and rich in dialogue, the stories have been produced in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Arabic. This episode is in English.
Anansi invites Turtle into her home to share a meal, but contrives to eat all the yams herself - leaving Turtle hungry. Turtle returns the 'compliment' by inviting Anansi to join him - and cleverly gets his own back.
Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. With the bold red, black and yellow colours of the Aboriginal Flag, Grandpa Honeyant is also Yamba the Honeyant's Grandpa from the preschool series Yamba's Playtime. An enjoyable Easter story about hope and new life.
Disney's animators and filmmakers have again expanded the boundaries of imagination. Fulfilling Walt Disney's original vision of uniquely fusing sight and sound in a full-length motion picture, this film begins where its predecessor left off, with seven completely new segments and the return of the popular The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.
When the planet's unique source of energy, the Golden Crystal, is stolen by the space pirate Tartarus, Jason and his sister Medea have to use all their courage and talents to retrieve it and bring it back to Earth.
In this traditional Chinese tale Zhu disguises herself as a boy so that she can go to school and learn. But when she falls in love with Liang, one of her classmates, the differences in their backgrounds leads to a tragic ending.
The film that launched the golden age of Hollywood musicals, traces the creation of a Broadway show from its first casting call through its blockbuster opening night - when the leading lady twists her ankle and a young chorus girl takes her place and becomes a star.
Grandpa Honeyant Storytime is a series comprising of narrated stories. The stories are told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant, who is a "yerrampe", a honeyant from Central Australia. Today, based on a true story, The Shy Mala celebrates the traditions of the Warlpiri people and the survival of an Australian native animal.
This film follows the epic adventures of a young lion cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destined role as king of the jungle. As a carefree cub, he "just can't wait to be king", and spends his days frolicking with his pal, Nala. His father, King Mufasa, the revered ruler of Pride Rock and the lands that surround it, teaches him about the "circle of life" - the delicate balance of nature which bonds all animals together - and cautions him to prepare for the day when he will be called upon to lead.
A beautifully animated tale from Iraq about a Caliph who is magically turns into a stork. The Caliph soon realises that this is the work of his greedy brother who wants to take over his place at the palace. With the help of an owl, the Caliph seeks to set things right. This film explores the dangers of greed and desire for power.
An unusual Stuart highwayman doesn't always steal cash, a modern detective struggles to solve a series of murders in Emperor Caligula's house, HHTV goes undercover to prove allegations of cheating in Middle Ages jousting tournaments, and King George IV meets his dead relatives.
For his last stop on the Bush Slam tour, H.G. Nelson takes two poets to opal mining town, Lightning Ridge, in northwest NSW. He is accompanied by songwriter and country music star, Melinda Schneider and beat-box rapper, 'Morganics'.
Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy, Follower by Seamus Heaney, In Mrs Tilscher's Class by Carol Ann Duffy and Gypsies by John Clare.
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us shortly by UA Fanthorpe, This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats, Front Lines by Gary Snyder, Illuminations by Tony Harrison.
This week the Bush Slam bus with H.G. Nelson and his two fellow poets are off to Yarrabah, just south of Cairns in Queensland. Yarrabah is a tropical gem, bordered by rainforest on one side and the blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef on the other.
Two contestants pit their linguistic and numerical skills against each other and the clock in this entertaining quiz show. Join host Richard Morecroft along with maths whiz Lily Serna and wordsmith David Astle.
Based on the hit bedtime story by Michael Rosen, this program follows the intrepid adventures of siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure in search of bears.
Snuggle up with Big Ted and the gang as Story Time returns with another collection of loved stories read by an exciting array of storytellers, including Jack Charles, Emma Alberici, Casey Donovan and Kumi Taguchi.
A beautifully designed cross media work that explores why fairy stories continue to enchant, entertain and horrify contemporary adult audiences. Why is it that so many fairy tales take us into the forest?
As they prepare for the move to Sydney, the Leonards say goodbye to Angelus. But the question remains for Lockie: Will Mel ever forgive him? And will he have the chance to tell Vicki Streeton how he really feels about her?
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Marina Lewycka, Russell Kane and Sir Andrew Motion.
This program encourages children to wonder and learn through the medium of play. Music, art and the imagination are all key ingredients as hosts take us on an intimate and fun journey revolving around a week.
Join Michelle and Alex as they set up a market stall with vegies and cooking tools, cook yummy vegetable dumplings and create a night noodle market. Through the windows, we visit a vegetable garden and pick fresh vegies.
Gorgeously filmed, wonderfully acted, beautifully costumed and staged, smartly edited and extremely amusing - Andrew Davies' multi-award-winning adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Regency romance is one of the most definitive and successful TV period dramas ever.
Bookaboo is struggling to perform his famous drum routine, but Children's Laureate Michael Rosen is on hand to help out. Michael picks out one of his favourite books, The Night Pirates by Peter Harris.
Musician Kym Marsh has always dreamed of performing on stage with her Popstar pal Bookaboo but when she arrives Bookaboo is nowhere to be seen. When she finds out he's hiding in the Bookabus Kym knows exactly what to do!
Ben Shephard is a huge fan and is desperate to see one of Bookaboo's incredible live performances! Seeing he needs some encouragement Ben knows that reading Splat The Cat by Rob Scotton always gets his bojo.
A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)