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.
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.
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.
Hosted by James Lipton, this program presents a hilarious and heart-warming episode with Academy Award-nominated actor Steve Carell. On the Actors Studio stage, Carell reflects on his early days in the business, both as a student and teacher of The Second City, followed by his successful segue from the small screen to the silver screen. Carell also discusses his celebrated work in renowned films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Crazy Stupid Love, Get Smart and Foxcatcher, along with his unforgettable portrayal of Michael Scott in the comedy series, The Office, which earned him a 2006 Golden Globe Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Specifically, Carell opens up about his affinity for portraying 'losers', a recurring theme throughout his career, as well as his overall appreciation for the opportunity to work in the rising entertainment industry.
Host Lipton sits down with the four-time Emmy-winner in light of his titular role in the new biographical drama film, Trumbo, where Cranston plays Dalton Trumbo, a top Hollywood screenwriter who was blacklisted for political reasons. Through the episode, Cranston intimately recalls his early days, including a defining moment in his childhood when he went from an outgoing and happy youth to a recluse after his father left his family. He carefully navigates some of his most well-known roles and the challenges that came along with them, including how he shaped his quirky paternal character, Hal, in Malcom in the Middle, and how he drew inspiration from his own broken father when creating his vision for the iconic character of Walter White. You will also be heartened to learn of the actor's powerful thoughts while shooting one of the most pivotal scenes from Breaking Bad, as well as what Cranston believes to be Walter's ultimate 'truth'.
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.
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.
Follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. The group is under the guidance of psychologist Dr Tim Sharp. Tim is one of Australia's leaders in the new science of positive psychology and happiness, and has over 20 years experience as a clinical and academic psychologist. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
This two-part documentary series follows the journey of five people who are battling to overcome their eating issues. With concerns ranging from super obesity to extreme under-eating, the five participants will work together at weekends over a two month period. They'll discover their strengths, learn to face their fears, work out what they really want from life and discover a path to get there. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
In the final episode, graduation night at the Comedy Store is just days away. The students are burning the midnight oil to get their routines into shape. Nerves are frayed, insomnia is rife and teacher Rob spends day and night answering panic calls and emails. When the big night arrives, the pressure approaches boiling point. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
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. Rob's students embark on a life-changing quest. For all ten, it's a nerve wracking, cringe-making and hilarious journey from curious novice to debutant comedian. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
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. With their Comedy Store appearance less than two weeks away, the pressure is rising amongst the group, and teacher Rob has to do some straight talking with some under-performing students. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
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.
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.
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.
Host James Lipton's studious research and enlightened curiosity inspires the world's most accomplished artists, from actors and directors to musicians and comedians, to open up and confess their deepest thoughts about their craft.
For the first time in its 19-year history James Lipton welcomes a father-daughter pairing to the stage with Bruce Dern and Laura Dern, delving into both their careers, as well as their personal relationship.
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.
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.
How do actors cope with failure? In a fascinating new insight to the world of being an actor, David Harewood (Homeland, Supergirl), persuades some of his famous friends and colleagues, including Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall, Homeland), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager) Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, The Riches) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story), to sit down and talk about the F word - failure. Failure is a taboo subject in the precarious world of the actor but David takes us from drama school to the red carpet and beyond, on an interesting, behind-the-scenes journey that offers both elements of surprise and great humour. The contributors provide deeply personal reflections of their own mistakes, alongside amazing anecdotes, and David reveals his own unique stories of how failure has affected him. To many, acting seems like a career with tremendous rewards but to be successful and rise to the top you also have to take great risks. And with risk, failure is always a possibility. David Harewood's F Word is an original documentary that reveals the many ways that failure can affect performance and profession alike and the different ways actors learn to come to terms with the invisible weight always dangling above their heads.
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who helped create Australian theatre.
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with some of Australia's leading actors. This episode explores the struggle for free speech and the playwrights who defined the Australian voice in theatre.
This series uncovers the stories of Australian theatre, featuring interviews with our most famous actors. From the convicts to the modern icons, explore the entrepreneurs who helped create Australian theatre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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