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Love's Labour's Lost
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Love's Labour's Lost

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 13, 2016
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess ...

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favour of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas and it isn't long before young love, with it's glad eyes, hesitations and embarrassments, has broken every self-imposed rule of the all-male 'academy'. Shakespeare's boisterous send-up of all those who try to turn their back on life, is a festive parade of every weapon in the youthful playwright's comic arsenal: from excruciating cross-purposes and impersonations, to drunkenness, bust-ups and pratfalls. Even more, it is a joyful banquet of language, groaning with puns, rhymes, bizarre syntax, grotesque coinages and parodies.

RAW Comedy Festival
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RAW Comedy Festival

SBS VICELAND  |  August 20, 2017
The nation's best and boldest new comedians are ready to make a splash at the 2017 RAW Comedy National Grand. They've dived through the heats and semifinals, and now they're ...

The nation's best and boldest new comedians are ready to make a splash at the 2017 RAW Comedy National Grand. They've dived through the heats and semifinals, and now they're jumping in head first. Who will take out that prized podium position in Australia's largest national open mic competition? Recorded at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and hosted by the ever-fabulous and seasoned sketch and stand-up star Susie Youssef.

Funny How?
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Funny How?: The Art of the Bomb

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS VICELAND  |  November 21, 2017
Former stand-up comedian Kilph Nesteroff takes a look at what it takes to be a comic, seeking out rookie and veteran comics to uncover hidden truths of the profession to ...

Former stand-up comedian Kilph Nesteroff takes a look at what it takes to be a comic, seeking out rookie and veteran comics to uncover hidden truths of the profession to reveal the universal humanity behind the craft of comedy. Bombing strikes fear in the heart of every stand-up. Kilph hits the open mic scene for answers, with help from Attell, Lange, Birbiglia, and Hedberg.

Inside The Actors Studio
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Inside The Actors Studio: Mickey Rourke

ABC2  |  February 24, 2011
An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. ...

An interview series in a class of its own. James Lipton's studious research and curiosity inspire his guests to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft. This episode features Mickey Rourke.

Inside The Actors Studio
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Inside The Actors Studio: Jeff Daniels

Season 21  |  Episode 4  |  Arts  |  October 23, 2017
The Emmy Award-winning series hosted by James Lipton welcomes actor, musician and playwright Jeff Daniels to the Actors Studio stage. The Emmy-winning performer discusses his ...

The Emmy Award-winning series hosted by James Lipton welcomes actor, musician and playwright Jeff Daniels to the Actors Studio stage. The Emmy-winning performer discusses his recent role of John Sculley in the critically acclaimed film, Steve Jobs, and his Broadway run starring in Blackbird. In the episode, Daniels delves into his Midwestern roots, where both he and his wife, Kathleen Treado, talk about The Purple Rose Theater, which they founded in Chelsea, Michigan. Additionally, you will learn of Daniels' experiences acting in such films as The Purple Rose of Cairo and Terms of Endearment as well as his time working with Aaron Sorkin on his Emmy-winnning portrayal of Will McAvoy in The Newsroom. Finally, Daniels showcases his musical ambitions with a song inspired by Clint Eastwood.

The Unstable Elements Of Belarus
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The Unstable Elements Of Belarus

SBS  |  March 3, 2016
Creating provocative theatre carries great personal risks: emotional, financial and artistic. For the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, there are additional risks: ...

Creating provocative theatre carries great personal risks: emotional, financial and artistic. For the members of the Belarus Free Theatre, there are additional risks: censorship, imprisonment, and worse. This documentary goes behind the scenes with the acclaimed troupe of imaginative and subversive performers.

Merry Wives Of Windsor
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Merry Wives Of Windsor

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 11, 2016
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Peter Simple as Nathan Amzi, Sir Hugh Evans as Gareth Armstrong, Abraham Slender as William Belchambers and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket. Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts I and II, Shakespeare's brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, returns to delight the audience.

Muse Of Fire
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Muse Of Fire

ABC  |  March 19, 2015
This documentary follows actors Giles Terera and Dan Poole around the world as they try to conquer their fear of Shakespeare.

This documentary follows actors Giles Terera and Dan Poole around the world as they try to conquer their fear of Shakespeare.

Inside Comedy
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Inside Comedy: Drew Carey & Martin Mull

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  September 16, 2016
Revered comedian and director, David Steinberg, interviews some of the greatest comedians of our time about their lives, inspirations, and comedy heroes, as various archival ...

Revered comedian and director, David Steinberg, interviews some of the greatest comedians of our time about their lives, inspirations, and comedy heroes, as various archival material is used to connect these entertaining and hilarious stories.

Stand Up
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Stand Up

ABC2  |  July 7, 2010
A provocative and hilarious look at five Arab-American comedians working the stand-up circuit in the wake of 9-11. When people of Middle Eastern origin were advised to lay ...

A provocative and hilarious look at five Arab-American comedians working the stand-up circuit in the wake of 9-11. When people of Middle Eastern origin were advised to lay low, these men and women all chose to stand up ... and crack jokes.

The Truth About Us
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The Truth About Us: Tim Farriss and Chris Murphy

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  Arts  |  August 16, 2017
Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers ...

Hosted by Angela Pulvirenti, this is a sit down interview program that explores the essence of human connection by interviewing Australian and international newsmakers alongside a person who has helped shape or influenced their life. Chris Murphy, INXS's relentless manager, and founding member Tim Farriss talk for the first time ever about the life and times of the band, Michael Hutchence's deterioration and death and the years following.

Comedy School
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Comedy School

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 13, 2010
Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the ...

Find out what it really takes to be a stand-up comedian in this four-part observational documentary series that follows ten students as they attempt to learn the tricks of the trade under the guidance of veteran Australian comedian Rob McHugh. Tonight, the students write and perform their first comedy set on the classroom mini stage and show that they have a mountain to climb. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Melbourne Comedy Fest Allstars Supershow
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Melbourne Comedy Fest Allstars Supershow

ABC2 Kids  |  April 15, 2017
Kitty Flanagan presents comedy luminaries plus our freshest and funniest homegrown talent. Performers include Tom Ballard, Dave Hughes, Nazeem Hussain, Hannah Gadsby, Tom ...

Kitty Flanagan presents comedy luminaries plus our freshest and funniest homegrown talent. Performers include Tom Ballard, Dave Hughes, Nazeem Hussain, Hannah Gadsby, Tom Gleeson, David O'Doherty, Jimeoin and more.

Remembering Alex Buzo
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Remembering Alex Buzo

ABC  |  July 20, 2010
In a special tribute hosted by Virginia Trioli, ABC TV will remember the life and work of one of Australia's greatest playwrights, Alex Buzo. The Sydney-based playwright and ...

In a special tribute hosted by Virginia Trioli, ABC TV will remember the life and work of one of Australia's greatest playwrights, Alex Buzo. The Sydney-based playwright and author died in August 2006 after a long fight with cancer.

You Only Live Twice
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You Only Live Twice

ABC  |  February 18, 2010
The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes ...

The showgirl, the jazzman, the spy, the ventriloquist. Every family has a story, but not quite like this one. You Only Live Twice - The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family takes us on an intimate, whirlwind journey through the ages, revealing the complexities and duality inherent within this prodigiously talented and eccentric clan who've pursued their passions on the world stage.

Comedy Next Gen
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Comedy Next Gen: Simon Taylor

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  ABC2 Kids  |  April 29, 2017
Human is a culmination of Simon Taylor's experiences travelling Australia and trying to find its cultural identity. Simon asks "where do I find it?" and explores why many ...

Human is a culmination of Simon Taylor's experiences travelling Australia and trying to find its cultural identity. Simon asks "where do I find it?" and explores why many people don't feel like they belong in their own country.

Inside the Actors Studio
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Inside the Actors Studio: Jessica Chastain

Season 22  |  Episode 1  |  Smooth/Arts  |  February 28, 2018
Members of the famed institution participate in an in-depth interview.

Members of the famed institution participate in an in-depth interview.

The 2016 Montreal Comedy Festival
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The 2016 Montreal Comedy Festival

Ten  |  January 27, 2017
Join Joel Creasey at The Montreal Comedy Gala featuring Jeff Goldblum, Carrie Fisher, Nathan Lane, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes. Jimmy Carr, Celia Pacquola and many more hilarious ...

Join Joel Creasey at The Montreal Comedy Gala featuring Jeff Goldblum, Carrie Fisher, Nathan Lane, Adam Hills, Dave Hughes. Jimmy Carr, Celia Pacquola and many more hilarious comics.

Artscape
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Artscape: Middle Of The World - Eddie Perfect

ABC  |  April 12, 2011
Follows comedian, actor, composer, performer and Helpmann Award winner, Eddie Perfect as he joins forces with internationally acclaimed musicians, the Brodsky Quartet, to ...

Follows comedian, actor, composer, performer and Helpmann Award winner, Eddie Perfect as he joins forces with internationally acclaimed musicians, the Brodsky Quartet, to create Songs from the Middle.

Much Ado About Nothing
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Much Ado About Nothing

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 21, 2016
Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will ...

Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of tearing them apart. Claudio's friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither will admit it) nothing seems capable of bringing them together. Only the intrigues of a resentful prince force Benedick to prove his love for Beatrice - by killing his best friend. Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being unacknowledged, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare's wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

Janet King
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Janet King: The Invisible Wound

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  March 24, 2016
Heading up a Royal Commission into gun crime, Janet King believes solving the murder of Todd Wilson will uncover what's fuelling the violence.

Heading up a Royal Commission into gun crime, Janet King believes solving the murder of Todd Wilson will uncover what's fuelling the violence.

Curtain Call
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Curtain Call

STUDIO  |  August 18, 2014
Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that ...

Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that threatened their magical world, in a battle to remain open.

Fame
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Fame

TCM  |  March 7, 2015
Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. This Academy Award winning musical depicts the search for fame by a band of students who want you ...

Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. This Academy Award winning musical depicts the search for fame by a band of students who want you to remember their names.

Janet King
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Janet King: The Thaw

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  April 28, 2016
(CC,M,Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Violence) When Bianca (Anita Hegh) is forced to shoot Brett Bonar (Andrew Henry), Janets (Marta Dusseldorp) best lead to the firearms, and ...

(CC,M,Adult Themes, Coarse Language, Violence) When Bianca (Anita Hegh) is forced to shoot Brett Bonar (Andrew Henry), Janets (Marta Dusseldorp) best lead to the firearms, and finding Ashs killer, disappears. Meanwhile, Bahman (Simon Elrahi) and Sam Nobakht (Rahel Romahn) are intercepted trying to leave the country with $30,000 in U.S. currency. They say they were returning to Iran to pay officials to keep Sam out of the military, an obligation, with ISIS pressing on the Iran-Iraq border, that could prove fatal. They say the money was for helping to import the container, but didnt know it held guns, and when they tried to pull out after Todds death, Brett shot up their house. Bretts flat contains an arsenal of weapons and DNA results tie him to the murder of George Healy - meaning he knew Ashs killer. Janet is at the Corruption Commission under investigation for perverting the course of justice - the result of a text she sent Richard (Hamish Michael) advising that drugs left in a common area make ownership impossible to prove. It seems someone has Janet in their cross hairs. Too paranoid to name the person he owed money to, and by extension who ordered Brett to shoot him, Felix (Stephen Hunter) leaves Bianca a puzzle to solve which points to the name of the man responsible. And the answer suggests its bookie- turned-businessman Bao Long (Jason Chong). Heather (Leah Purcell) discovers from Simons phone that he and Robbie Carter (Josef Ber) met on HookUp, a gay dating app. Is it all starting to fall into place?

Tasmanian Devil
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Tasmanian Devil

ABC  |  January 10, 2012
Featuring never before seen archival footage, photographs and interviews with famous contemporary Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), legendary Hollywood writer/director ...

Featuring never before seen archival footage, photographs and interviews with famous contemporary Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings), legendary Hollywood writer/director Vincent Sherman, and two of Errol Flynn's daughters - all of whom speak candidly about his revolutionary sympathies and journalistic ambitions as well as his decadent lifestyle - this is Errol Flynn as we've never seen him before.

Brexit Stage Left
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Brexit Stage Left: Berlin

Episode 3  |  SBS VICELAND  |  August 10, 2017
Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin travel to Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the ...

Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin travel to Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's decision to leave the EU. This episode, Fern Brady, who's known to hate travelling, reluctantly trips around the European 'Capital of Cool', Berlin, with Alfie Brown.

Janet King
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Janet King: The Long Goodbye

Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  ABC  |  May 12, 2016
A few days after the Royal Commission is suspended, the container of guns is collected and a camera inside reveals the surprise identity of the ringleader. Owen (Damian ...

A few days after the Royal Commission is suspended, the container of guns is collected and a camera inside reveals the surprise identity of the ringleader. Owen (Damian Walshe-Howling) follows him to a clandestine meeting, giving Janet (Marta Dusseldorp) proof that the corruption has spread to big business and government, and will ultimately bring down the biggest political scalp of all. But until she's cleared at Corruption Commission, she can't go public with the findings. Tony (Peter Kowitz) steps in and cleverly traps the Commission with their own charter, and the investigation is dropped. Janet's now free to expose the extent of the corruption and criminality in the importation and distribution of the guns, but the gunrunner has one more ace up his sleeve. He claims he knows who killed Ash, and warns they're planning an attack on Janet soon. But when DNA findings reveal genetic markers for Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome - meaning the killer is female - Bianca (Anita Hegh) is convinced it's Heather (Leah Purcell). And they have enough to arrest her as they wait for DNA confirmation. Richard (Hamish Michael) represents Heather at her bail hearing, but when the full face morphology results arrive, the identity of Ash's killer is revealed to be someone who was not only in front of Janet the entire time, but someone with access to her children, and with whom she is now trapped inside the empty Commission building. Now Janet has to fight to save her children and herself #JanetKing CAST: Marta Dusseldorp. (Final)

Janet King
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Janet King: Apprehended Violence

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  April 21, 2016
The firearms are deactivated and Janet's (Marta Dusseldorp) team leaves the container under surveillance for collection, only to discover it's Amil Nobakht's (Omar Al-Sobky) ...

The firearms are deactivated and Janet's (Marta Dusseldorp) team leaves the container under surveillance for collection, only to discover it's Amil Nobakht's (Omar Al-Sobky) phone number on the paperwork. But Amil doesn't initiate the pick-up. With growing political pressure to start showing results, the AG, Lincoln Priest (Philip Quast), orders Janet to write an interim report. But she refuses - saying she'll write it only when they make real progress. Meanwhile, the embryo case is now in the probate division of the Supreme Court, where, with Tony's (Peter Kowitz) help, Janet finally succeeds. During therapy, Keisha (Melissa Bonne) says she heard a woman's scream the night of Todd's murder. Lina (Andrea Demetriades) and Andy (Christopher Morris) have no luck finding this witness, so with the container still uncollected, Janet decides to escalate the undercover mission. Undercover, Bianca (Anita Hegh) and Andy (Chris Morris) arrange to stage a fight where he abuses and threatens her in front of Felix (Stephen Hunter), hoping to trick him into revealing who shot him. Bianca surprises the team by showing up with her face bruised, making the abuse look more physical. The plan works and Felix contacts the standover man who shot him to warn Andy off. Meanwhile, Janet is raided by the Corruption Commission who confiscate her devices. Meanwhile Andy and Bianca wait for Felix's shooter- a man who's potentially Ash's killer - and it's Brett Bonar (Andrew Henry) who appears. And he's armed. #JanetKing

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Give My Regards to Broadway - 1893-1927

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  STUDIO  |  August 4, 2013
While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. ...

While the Broadway musical has entertained audiences for over a century, the history behind these entertainments provides a fascinating window into the culture of America. Though Broadway theatres themselves have mostly stayed the same, musicals have always reflected the changing times.

Lost In Pronunciation
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Lost In Pronunciation: Everything's Mangoes

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2 Kids  |  February 2, 2017
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 ...

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.

Brexit Stage Left
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Brexit Stage Left

Episode 1  |  SBS VICELAND  |  August 3, 2017
Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's ...

Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's decision to leave the EU. Gigging and exploring in four major cities, the quartet take in Dublin, Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen. In this episode, Alfie Brown takes centre stage in Copenhagen.

Moguls and Movie Stars: Hollywood History
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Moguls and Movie Stars: Hollywood History: Fade In, Fade Out

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Arts  |  June 18, 2017
Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this offers a rare, personalised look at the American film industry, featuring the remarkable men and women whose drive and ambition founded ...

Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this offers a rare, personalised look at the American film industry, featuring the remarkable men and women whose drive and ambition founded the "Dream Factory" that became Hollywood. This personal history of Hollywood's founders draws together interviews with important past and present industry figures, archive photography and excerpts from the greatest American movies of all time to better understand how the interpersonal relationships, collaborations and conflicts between key personalities created an industry and an art form. These biographies are set against the backdrop of the major events in American history such the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement and will investigate how Hollywood responded to the changing world around it.

Janet King
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Janet King: Here and Now

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  March 31, 2016
After the drive-by shooting at the Nobakht's, the Royal Commission focuses on the origin of George Healy's gun and the $322,000 Todd left behind - leading to a dead body and a ...

After the drive-by shooting at the Nobakht's, the Royal Commission focuses on the origin of George Healy's gun and the $322,000 Todd left behind - leading to a dead body and a link to a murder.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards
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The 70th Annual Tony Awards

FOXTEL Arts  |  June 15, 2016
Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in ...

Hosted by James Corden, the Tony Awards honours theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway and this year it will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The awards ceremony will include musical performances and celebrity presenters.

Janet King
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Janet King: The Heart of it

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  May 5, 2016
Growing increasingly impatient with the Commissions lack of results, the Attorney General, Lincoln Priest (Philip Quast) gives Janet an ultimatum: resign as Royal Commissioner ...

Growing increasingly impatient with the Commissions lack of results, the Attorney General, Lincoln Priest (Philip Quast) gives Janet an ultimatum: resign as Royal Commissioner or have her reputation ruined by the State Corruption Commission. Janet refuses, but fortuitously for her, they quickly solve Todd Wilsons murder - a tragedy of errors involving Simon Hamilton (Aaron Jeffrey), Robbie (Josef Ber), Jane Carter, and a 3D-printed handgun. Meanwhile, the fight over the embryo is headed for the Court of Appeal, where Deborah Larson (Genevieve Hegney) mounts a challenge to the original decision to grant Janet ownership. The appeal is overruled. As the hunt for Ash's killer continues, a series of events sees the suspicion on Bao Long (Jason Chong) mount. Bianca (Anita Hegh) volunteers as Janets minder, and the close living quarters lead to a new level of intimacy between them. Janet hatches a plan to catch the importer of the handguns still sitting on the docks, but it requires placing an unprecedented amount of trust in Owen (Damian Walshe- Howling), a colleague typically governed by self-interest. As part of the ruse, Janet orders the suspension of the Royal Commission, and a termination of all surveillance operations, except for one hidden camera.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Tradition - 1957 to 1979

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  STUDIO  |  August 8, 2013
West Side Story not only brings untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushers in a new breed of director/choreographer who insists on performers who can dance, ...

West Side Story not only brings untraditional subject matter to the musical stage, it ushers in a new breed of director/choreographer who insists on performers who can dance, sing and act. But by the time Jerome Robbins' last original musical, Fiddler on the Roof, closes after a record run of 3,242 performances in 1972, the world of Broadway has changed forever. Rock 'n' roll, civil rights and Vietnam usher in new talents, many trained by the retiring masters, taking musical theatre in daring new directions with innovative productions like Hair, the first Broadway musical with an entire score of rock music.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Syncopated City - 1919-193

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  STUDIO  |  April 16, 2014
With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display ...

With the advent of Prohibition and the Jazz Age, America convulses with energy and change, and nowhere is the riotous mix of classes and cultures more dramatically on display than Broadway.

Artscape
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Artscape: In Conversation With Virginia Trioli - John Waters

ABC  |  April 10, 2012
Virginia Trioli talks with cult icon John Waters - a filmmaker, writer, stand-up comedian, visual artist and art collector responsible for such trash cinema classics as Pink ...

Virginia Trioli talks with cult icon John Waters - a filmmaker, writer, stand-up comedian, visual artist and art collector responsible for such trash cinema classics as Pink Flamingos, Cry-Baby and the film that he's best known for, 1988's Hairspray. Waters's films, which rarely shy from controversy, depict the freakier side of society in a very camp style with the aim of celebrating the underdog.

Brexit Stage Left
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Brexit Stage Left: Dublin

Episode 4  |  SBS VICELAND  |  August 10, 2017
Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel to Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the ...

Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel to Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's decision to leave the EU. As the door to Europe slowly closes, Sean McLoughlin realises that an Irish passport might be his last chance of staying in the EU.

As You Like It
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As You Like It

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 17, 2016
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as ...

Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match. Her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. Disguised as a boy she leaves with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone, to seek out her father in the Forest of Arden. Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the art of love and wooing. A firm favourite among Shakespeare's comedies, and including some of his best loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Award-winning director Thea Sharrock (Equus, The Emperor Jones) directed at the Globe for the first time and on her first ever Shakespeare production. This production evoked traditional staging and costume.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' - 1930 To 1942

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  STUDIO  |  August 27, 2013
The Great Depression proves to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theatre emerges. Productions like Cole Porter's Anything Goes ...

The Great Depression proves to be a dynamic period of creative growth on Broadway, and a dichotomy in the musical theatre emerges. Productions like Cole Porter's Anything Goes offer glamour and high times as an escape, while others - such as Of Thee I Sing, which satirises the American political system, and the remarkable WPA production of The Cradle Will Rock, about a steel strike - deal directly with the era's social and political concerns.

Hollywood Directors
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Hollywood Directors: Atom Egoyan

Season 1  |  Episode 45  |  Arts  |  September 12, 2017
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each director's unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Oh What a Beautiful Mornin' - 1943 to 1960

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  STUDIO  |  August 7, 2013
The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a ...

The new partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II changes the face of Broadway forever, beginning with the record-breaking Oklahoma! in 1943, featuring a landmark ballet by Agnes De Mille. Carousel and South Pacific then set the standard for decades to come by pioneering a musical where story is all-important. For challenging the country to confront its deep-seated racial bigotry, South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize.

Broadway: The American Musical
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Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together (1980-2004)

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  STUDIO  |  August 9, 2013
Legendary as the abominable snowman, notorious producer David Merrick re-conquers Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical 42nd Street. But soon the ...

Legendary as the abominable snowman, notorious producer David Merrick re-conquers Broadway in 1980 with a smash adaptation of the movie musical 42nd Street. But soon the biggest hits are arriving from an unexpected source - London. Producer Cameron Mackintosh redefines the business of show business as Cats, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon become international blockbusters.

The Tempest
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The Tempest

FOXTEL Arts  |  April 19, 2016
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
43:36

Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow: Edinburgh

ABC2 Kids  |  June 12, 2016
UK comic Michael McIntyre visits six of the UK's most prestigious entertainment venues to unearth comedy's brightest talent. He kicks off his Comedy Roadshow in Edinburgh with ...

UK comic Michael McIntyre visits six of the UK's most prestigious entertainment venues to unearth comedy's brightest talent. He kicks off his Comedy Roadshow in Edinburgh with guests including Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridges.

Janet King
56:25

Janet King: In Plain Sight

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  April 7, 2016
After discovering the gun used in the drive-by was used in Ash's killing and the kneecapping of gambling addict Felix Murphy, the Commission launches an undercover operation ...

After discovering the gun used in the drive-by was used in Ash's killing and the kneecapping of gambling addict Felix Murphy, the Commission launches an undercover operation to find out who shot Felix.

Titus Andronicus
2:47:36

Titus Andronicus

FOXTEL Arts  |  October 2, 2016
Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of ...

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus' sacrifice of Tamora's eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron. Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare's early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere.

Lost In Pronunciation
8:13

Lost In Pronunciation: Full Antonio

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  May 10, 2017
Ivan's wish comes true - he is offered an open mike spot at a comedy venue. But he needs to take two paying guests along, and Scott and Tia are both busy that night. Desperate ...

Ivan's wish comes true - he is offered an open mike spot at a comedy venue. But he needs to take two paying guests along, and Scott and Tia are both busy that night. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Brexit Stage Left
22:33

Brexit Stage Left

Episode 2  |  SBS VICELAND  |  August 3, 2017
Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's ...

Jamali Maddix and three comedian friends, Fern Brady, Alfie Brown and Sean McLoughlin, travel Europe to find out if anybody outside Britain actually cares about the country's decision to leave the EU. Host Jamali takes Fern Brady on a hazy joyride through Amsterdam, purveying the virtues of his favourite European city before playing the famous Toomler Club.

One Night Stand
1:10:34

One Night Stand

SBS  |  January 3, 2016
Experience this behind-the-scenes journey from blank page to live stage as top Broadway and television writers, actors and directors produce four original musicals in just 24 ...

Experience this behind-the-scenes journey from blank page to live stage as top Broadway and television writers, actors and directors produce four original musicals in just 24 hours. Features Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Rachel Dratch.

Artscape
27:08

Artscape: In Conversation With Virginia Trioli - Peter Greenaway

ABC2  |  November 29, 2009
Welsh-born Peter Greenaway is best known for his filmmaking during the 1980s and 90s, directing visually sumptuous films such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover, ...

Welsh-born Peter Greenaway is best known for his filmmaking during the 1980s and 90s, directing visually sumptuous films such as The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover, Belly of an Architect and A Zed and Two Noughts. His films have polarised viewers, garnering international accolades and audience walk-outs. A fearless visionary and provocateur, he rejected narrative storytelling in favour of his trademark exploration of sex and death. Visiting Australia as the keynote speaker for the 2008 Australian International Documentary Conference, Greenaway spoke to Virginia Trioli about his body of work, and also what he's been up to since his last major feature film release in Australia.

Movie Stars
23:48

Movie Stars: Cameron Diaz

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 1, 2017
From literally the first second she stepped on to a movie set, Cameron Diaz has been a face to watch in Hollywood, and a force to be reckoned with.

From literally the first second she stepped on to a movie set, Cameron Diaz has been a face to watch in Hollywood, and a force to be reckoned with.

Living the Life
45:55

Living the Life: Hans Zimmer And Derren Brown

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  Arts  |  June 27, 2017
This revealing and trailblazing biography show allows two well-known celebrities to open up about their private and professional lives to each other. Thanks to the series' ...

This revealing and trailblazing biography show allows two well-known celebrities to open up about their private and professional lives to each other. Thanks to the series' innovative style, audiences are given a rare chance to witness some of the world's most talented entertainers talking face-to-face - with no studio audience or chat-show host, conversations are more honest and uninhibited than ever before. From the much-loved Stephen Fry talking with Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, to a heart-to-heart between illusionist Derren Brown and film composer Hans Zimmer, this program offers personal access to celebrities on the top of their game for surprisingly intimate one-on-one conversations. Tales from childhood, early careers, successes and failures all combine to reveal how their journeys through wealth and fame have shaped their lives. Breaking from the conventional interview style, this program grants unparalleled access to some of the world's most popular and lively personalities across the arts, cinema, theatre, literature, music, sports, fashion and politics.

Movie Stars
25:15

Movie Stars: Denzel Washington

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  FOXTEL Arts  |  February 2, 2017
Denzel Washington is an actor who was fully formed from the beginning. Cry Freedom showed an ability that would shine through in Glory and Malcolm X, yet no one can take you ...

Denzel Washington is an actor who was fully formed from the beginning. Cry Freedom showed an ability that would shine through in Glory and Malcolm X, yet no one can take you to the dark side better than him.

I Am Heath Ledger
1:24:11

I Am Heath Ledger

Seven  |  September 10, 2017
Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career in this intimate documentary.

Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career in this intimate documentary.

Dial H For Hitchcock
1:41:08

Dial H For Hitchcock

FOXTEL Arts  |  January 25, 2017
A fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as ...

A fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works, the film primarily focuses on his American classics, such as Shadow of a Doubt, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds. The movie also covers his television years and neatly examines the Hitchcock signature touches, from his inevitable brief cameo to his famous MacGuffin. Kevin Spacey narrates, and there are interviews with his delightful daughter Pat as well as such film directors as Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Curtis Hanson, Robert Altman, Ronald Neame and Peter Bogdanovich, along with cast and crew members Tippi Hedren, Joseph Stefano, Norman Lloyd, Robert F. Boyle, Teresa Wright and Janet Leigh.

Hello Kitty Flanagan
1:24:18

Hello Kitty Flanagan

ABC2 Kids  |  May 1, 2016
Kitty Flanagan's, award winning Aussie stand-up comedian and regular on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, 2013 live show - Hello Kitty. This time Kitty answers all the ...

Kitty Flanagan's, award winning Aussie stand-up comedian and regular on The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, 2013 live show - Hello Kitty. This time Kitty answers all the difficult questions... What's wrong with teenagers? Why are babies so angry? What snack foods should be avoided when dating? Should cabaret be outlawed? When did rappers start hating on ladies? Is it okay to take hot beverages into the dunny can? Is dunny can an acceptable term for toilet? What makes ham so delicious? Which religion is best for me? And of course, are all women who own cats mental?

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
25:49

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Adrian Lyne

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  FOXTEL Bio  |  March 16, 2011
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each director's unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Ronny Chieng: International Student
25:27

Ronny Chieng: International Student

Episode 4  |  ABC  |  June 28, 2017
After accidentally loading a virus onto Asher's computer, Ronny goes on an epic quest to recover her assignment.

After accidentally loading a virus onto Asher's computer, Ronny goes on an epic quest to recover her assignment.

Ronny Chieng: International Student
26:58

Ronny Chieng: International Student

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  July 5, 2017
Ronny realises he has feelings for Asher, so he joins the Law Faculty comedy revue to spend time with her.

Ronny realises he has feelings for Asher, so he joins the Law Faculty comedy revue to spend time with her.

Ronny Chieng: International Student
26:46

Ronny Chieng: International Student

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  June 7, 2017
As Ronny settles into university life, the quiet atmosphere at International House is obliterated by the arrival of a brash, bombastic American exchange student, who ...

As Ronny settles into university life, the quiet atmosphere at International House is obliterated by the arrival of a brash, bombastic American exchange student, who transforms the dorm into a 24-hour frat party.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
27:19

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Ridley Scott

Season 1  |  Episode 65  |  FOXTEL Bio  |  February 11, 2015
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
26:09

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Season 1  |  Episode 75  |  FOXTEL Bio  |  February 25, 2015
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

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