For 70 years war has been waged against harmful bacteria using antibiotics. Bacteria are fighting back and today more and more bacterial infections are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Drug-resistant superbugs are spreading, and not just MRSA, but also TB, pneumonia and E coli. In Britain, hundreds are already dying of these infections, mainly the very young or the frail and elderly. Experts warn that unless the problem is solved, by 2050 there will be a massive health crisis with over 10 million people dying of resistant-bacterial infection every year. Dr Michael Mosley goes in search of the causes of the crisis and new solutions to overcome it, and asks: Have we caused the resistant superbug crisis by overusing antibiotics?
Elissa Down's heart-warming AFI-winning story about fitting in, discovering love and accepting your family is based on her own life experiences and stars Toni Collette as Maggie Mollison who is not only pregnant, but also has two sons and a husband who talks to his teddy bear. Luke Ford stars as Charlie, who is autistic and Rhys Wakefield as 16-year-old Thomas, who tries to understand his unpredictable and sometimes unmanageable older brother.
The happy existence of a man and his loving family is disrupted when they are told they must leave their home to make way for an airport expansion. Determined to stay, they take their case to the High Court.
This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. It traces Koiki's life, through his early exile from his beloved Murray Island, his years of working on the trochus trawlers and the outback railways, to his decision to embrace activism. It also tells of his struggles to begin a school specifically for Aboriginal and Islander children.
The remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, who leaves the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert, accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels.
This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to support the current party line and perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the Ministry of Love, he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Title also stylised as 1984.
In the most famous horror story of all time, young Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) leaves Geneva for university, leaving behind his adopted sister (Helena Bonham Carter). Inspired by the sinister Professor Waldman, Victor becomes obsessed and reclusive as he experiments with the possibilities of man-made creation. But one night as his Creature (Robert de Niro) struggles to life, Victor realises too late the full horror of what he's done, and vainly tries to destroy his creation. Believing the Creature has perished of cholera, Victor returns home and makes plans for his marriage. Alone, despised and driven by a rage born of emotional agony, the Creature sets off to find his maker, and so begins the nightmare that will engulf Victor Frankenstein and all those he loves.
Based on the award winning stand-up of writer and star, Ivan Aristeguieta, Lost in Pronunciation follows the arrival in Australia of a Venezuelan comedian, Ivan, whose heart is set on breaking into the local comedy scene.