Ace Day Jobs is a fun series of five minute video episodes of Australians with innovative careers. It's about people who really love their work and how they got into it, often with a few twists and turns on the way.
Glenda Scrase is the Principal at St. Francis Primary School in Hughenden, Queensland. Glenda is young, she wears bright dresses and designer shoes and her top priority is making the school a happy place.
An incredible voyage down the Blue and White Niles from their sources in Ethiopia and Uganda to the Mediterranean Sea. Along its course the Nile supports millions of people, plants and animals. The river travels through nine countries, over gorges, wetlands and across some of the harshest deserts on the planet.
LBB and Faye are working together on a school project, but it turns out they have very different ideas on how to execute it. Will the two friends be able to overcome their differences and work together?
LBB is very excited that Faye is coming to spend the night and is determined to make this the best sleepover ever. She plans activities to keep the pair entertained all night long as she is worried Faye might get bored.
Today Lola wants to do everything all on her own. In the park, Charlie and his friend Marv persuade her that a seesaw won't 'see' or 'saw' with only one person. When the boys get on the other end, up goes Lola, high in the sky, where she sees things she could only dream of. And, what's more, she saves Marv and Charlie from the ever-so-evil pirates. All on her own.
Lola is horrified because she has her first ever wobbly tooth and she does not ever, never want her wobbly tooth to fall out. She does not want a big gap in her teeth, even if Charlie does say that she will grow another one which is stronger and better. No, Lola's tooth is absolutely not going to fall out... Until she discovers there is a Tooth Fairy! Who brings presents! Suddenly, she cannot get that tooth out fast enough.
It's Lotta's birthday, and Lola wants to buy her the best present. She's over the moon when she finds a doctor's kit! But it's really hard to give your best friend the best present ever when you like the present yourself!
The girls have teamed up to enter a national young inventors competition. Lily and Martha fall out when Lily leaves the team to join Matt's team, and Martha replaces Lily with super-geek Roxanne Bunce.
Danny sacks Bella from the Mustangs after she messes up on the pitch. And to make matters worse, her dad says he's coming to watch her next game. How is she going to hide the fact that she's no longer even on the team?
When Crispo joins the school's most popular club and Fen joins the genius group, CJ is left without her pals. Realising it's more fun when they are together, she works to create a club that will reunite the group.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with a guest who has an absolutely captivating lightness of spirit, Jan Ruff O'Herne. She was just 21 years old when taken prisoner in Java in 1942 and forced into a Japanese military brothel. It was an experience she kept hidden for 50 years until launching into a journey of truth and healing late in life.
In the unlit rooms of the bullet-pocked Kabul Secondary School of Fine Arts, music students persist with broken instruments, no books, no syllabus and no specialist teachers. After 30 years of conflict and a loss of musical rights during the Taliban regime, the musical culture of Afghanistan has been devastated. Despite all the rebuilding in the country, little has been done for music. In the midst of this despair, Melbourne-based Afghan musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast returns to Kabul determined to create the first National Music Institute of Afghanistan.
In tonight's episode, Judithe and Rudi's precious time together draws to a close. We learn how Alice's date with Rob goes; Ange and Annie hit a bumpy patch in their relationship, will they have a future together? We meet Suzanne who joins the club after being single for eight years.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is a writer, broadcaster and filmmaker whose groundbreaking work has changed Australian attitudes and influenced social policy. Peter Thompson talks to Anne Deveson about her early days in Australia as a war refugee, her adult years in post-war Europe and the relationship that persuaded her to make a life down under.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson's guest is Guy Cooper, the recently-retired director of Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo. Ask Cooper about his highlights while at Taronga and he'll tell you about the first Asian elephant calf born in Australia, return of animals like the Corroboree frog to the wild and research work being undertaken on the Tasmanian Devil and the Great Southern Oceans. Under his stewardship the Zoo has undergone a major transformation. There's been a massive injection of funds and cages have been replaced by habitats. Breeding programs for endangered species are now a priority, and research and education programs have been stepped up.
Adrian Edmondson visits West Burton in North Yorkshire, where Clare Gardiner is planning to open a shop at the side of her home, and heads to nearby Leyburn to find out about the role Young Farmers' Clubs have played in the Dales since they began in 1921. The actor also sees how the summer is progressing for Carleton-based goat farmer Stephen Akrigg as he tries to secure orders for his new smoked cheese.
In the season finale, Adrian Edmondson returns to Swaledale, North Yorkshire, where the Owens are looking forward to youngest son Miles' first day at school and preparing for a night away from Ravenseat Farm to make a guest appearance at a photography exhibition in Reeth.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats to charismatic lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC. Robertson has had a glittering career in international human rights law and as a television host. Yet, in a remarkably candid interview he reveals that he would rather have been a historian.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is joined by the doyenne of the Sydney and Melbourne singles scene, founder of Australia's oldest introduction agency - Yvonne Allen.
In 1976 Allen gave up a promising career in psychology to start what was considered a pretty unsavoury business. But her determination and professional approach would pay off.
This week, Peter Thompson's guest on Talking Heads is one of Australia's leading cultural commentators - Leo Schofield. How did the son of a publican from the far west of NSW come to be a cultural arbiter?
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guests are Deborah and Cedric Lee. Earlier this year the Lees were awarded the Order of Australia, not for their achievements in business or sport, but for fostering children. The 'blonde surfie chick' and the heir to the 'Bing Lee' electrical appliance fortune met more than three decades ago when Deborah managed to haggle Cedric down to a good price for a stereo system.
A 'how to' guide for girls about how to create change in areas of unfairness and discrimination in their lives, and in the lives of others. With help from young female activists championing a variety of issues.
Lily, Martha and Jas are friends navigating through their socially 'so awkward' teens. Lily now has a new boyfriend called Rob, Martha is still an uber-competitive high-achiever and Jas, an irrepressible, chaotic tomboy.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with former Labor politician Tom Uren. Uren was a sensitive new age guy before there was such a thing. He is also a romantic and man of passion. He has been a boxer, a prisoner of war under the Japanese during WWII, and was a federal minister during the Whitlam and Hawke Governments.
Adrian Edmondson visits Kirkby Malham to meet members of the Wildman family, who have a rich farming heritage in the area. Father Chris is a fifth-generation butcher who plans to build his own charcuterie on the farm.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson talks to the man who brought us the 'Grim Reaper' - advertising guru Siimon Reynolds. Reynolds achieved great success at a very young age. He has made millions and bagged just about every advertising award going, but despite all the accolades he now devotes much of his time to the pursuit of inner peace.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson's guest is R&B singer Deni Hines. Hines grew up in the music industry sitting on the side of the stage while her mother, Marcia, performed around Australia. But she had no intention of becoming an entertainer. She wanted to be a forensic pathologist...that is, until she fell into a modelling contract and left school at 17.
This week's guest on Talking Heads is Kerry Armstrong. In this enlightening interview Armstrong reveals to Peter Thompson that after a career ranging from The Sullivans, Dynasty, films such as Lantana, two AFI awards and a Logie, she is rethinking the future of her acting career.
At the Swan Care ageing facility, stress levels are high among staff, struggling to deliver quality care to elderly and frail residents. The work is hard mentally and physically and demands commitment from staff who seek to cover the round-the-clock roster of care. Many of the ageing staff are fatigued from covering the absenteeism and mistakes of younger staff members who appear to lack the commitment and attitude required for such a workplace. Can Dr Niki Ellis restore some workplace quality for the stressed carers so the residents can also enjoy quality of life in their final years?
Hudson finds a thrilling new way to earn cash, Isabel flies high competing at the Australian Circus Championships, Tyler gets a coveted award, and Christian attends a party where the romantic odds are in his favour.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson's guest is the vivacious cook Poh Ling Yeow. Yeow is a successful artist, was runner-up on the first series of Masterchef and now has her own show on ABC TV - Poh's Kitchen. Despite Yeow's profile with food and cooking and her art, this was an unlikely path for a shy Chinese Malay Mormon called Sharon.
Richard Roxburgh is a surprisingly candid guest on this week's Talking Heads. He's known for pushing himself hard as an actor and director, for his control and perfectionism. He's even been called a Rottweiler for the extent to which he sinks his teeth into a role.
The Yellow Tail wine has just been ranked Australia's most powerful wine brand in the world. But the story of the family that created it - a family that has come from nowhere to become Australia's wealthiest winemakers with assets close to four hundred million dollars - has been clouded by gossip and innuendo about their home town.
The Grammar Of Happiness follows the story of Daniel Everett amongst the extraordinary 'unconvertible' Amazonian Piraha tribe, a group of indigenous hunter-gatherers whose culture and outlook on life has taken the world of linguistics by storm.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson chats with Australian actor John Bell. John Bell was a shy kid with a stutter who became the theatrical powerhouse behind The Bell Shakespeare Company. He also contributed to the development of Australian theatre, opening the famous Nimrod Theatre in the 1970s and championing Australian plays. On Talking Heads, this great Australian actor and director discusses a lifelong passion for Shakespeare that was ignited at age 15.
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.