A collection of portraits of some of the greatest artists including painters, architects, sculptors and photographers, along with their masterpieces as you've never seen them before. Everyone knows their names, they are among the most inventive artists of their generation. But behind the legends, who are they? Ambiguous personalities, each with their own controversial style, they broke all the codes. Famous the world over for their works, they each reflect their respective era. Through expert interviews, each episode takes us behind the scenes of a major exhibition to discover how, for example, Roy Lichtenstein invented a new artistic movement from nothing, or how Le Corbusier became a lasting influence on successive generations of architects. A fascinating documentary series which takes us inside the world of the artist to understand his work, revealing the secrets of the creative process.
Children of the Revolution tells the stories of two women from opposite ends of the world who never knew or even met each other but never-the-less fought for the same cause, and became the most notorious terrorists of their time. Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu were two women who emerged from the student revolutions of 1968 to become the leading female revolutionaries of their time. Appalled by the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam and the shooting of a young activist by the Berlin police, they set out to destroy capitalist power through world revolution, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.
Good Treason - Faith, family and loyalty are tested as the struggle over power and land continues in the new season of Vikings. Following last season's battle in Paris, Ragnar returns to Kattegat dangerously ill and events unfold beyond his control. Bjorn orders the arrest of Floki for Athelstan's murder, while in Paris, Rollo betrays the last of his Viking supporters to strengthen his position in the French Court. (S.4,Ep.1)
Princess Palatine gets a cold reception in the bed of her new husband Philippe following their marriage celebration. Meanwhile, young Sophie learns her destiny lies in an even crueller match - by order of King Louis. Elsewhere, Bontemps spots misbehaviour that suggests a new prime suspect for the poisonings to Marchal, and a remark by medic Claudine echoing an earlier comment, clarifies the case.
In the fifth episode, Love, Julia heads out to investigate the connection between love and sex. Sex existed before love, but whether it really works better without it is something she asks. And while being monogamous may go against all our biological urges, on the other hand, no romantic poet ever wrote an ode to serotonin.
Resolutions are tested as Louis XIV returns to Versailles, vowing to purify his private life, while Madame de Montespan hopes to cement her place in his heart. The feelings of Philippe for Chevalier are rocked by an unexpected depth of concern for Princess Palatine, who shows symptoms of possible poisoning. Meanwhile, Fabien Marchal faces a personal appeal to review his refusal to return.
Margaret divulges General Gage and the Royal Army's plan to destroy the colonists' forces and capture Sam Adams and John Hancock. Paul Revere embarks on his legendary ride to warn the colonists. Revere arrives in time to extract Adams and Hancock. While fleeing, they hear the infamous 'Shot Heard Round The World' as the British prepare to face off with the colonial militia.
The sex industry through the ages. This documentary takes a candid look at a profession which has existed for at least two millennia. It traces the history of prostitution from ancient Greece to the modern times and tries to answer some basic questions. What kind of women sell their bodies for money, and why? How do prostitutes cope with doing work that is by and large socially unacceptable? And what do men really want from them - straightforward sex, intimacy or even love?
Harry's (Dustin Clare) name has not appeared on any death lists, and Alice (Georgia Flood) cannot help holding out hope that he is somehow alive, perhaps captured by the Germans or injured and unable to say his name. As Alice swings between hope and despair, fury and misery, increasingly reliant on prescription medication to sleep, Hilda (Antonia Prebble) is growing worried for her grieving friend. But Hilda has her own challenges.
Following Olive's (Anna McGahan) departure, Alice (Georgia Flood) and Hilda (Antonia Prebble) begin work at No 2 Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Trois Arbres. During a German bombing raid, as bombs and flak devastate the hospital, Alice is almost killed as she struggles to protect her patients and get them to safety. For her outstanding courage she is awarded the Military Medal, and receiving her award, she is pleased to see the familiar friendly face of Major Xavier Leopold (Charles Mayer) among her admirers. Still very much in love with Alice, Xavier once again proposes.
William Yang's story is set against a backdrop of the Mardi Gras, which began as a protest in 1978. Mardi Gras is still a vibrant celebration, famous around the world, and now bringing together the different generations.
Secret discussions and unexpected close encounters occur through the court and beyond as a weary Louis XIV is offered an opportunity to change the course of his conflict with William of Orange. However, it is a face from the King's past that brings his mental crisis to a climax. Tensions increase as mistrustful Madame de Montespan suspects her devout friend Madame Scarron also has feelings for Louis.
In prison, Jamie discovers that an old foe has become the warden - and has the power to make his life hell. Claire and Frank both put their best foot forward in marriage, but an uninvited guest shatters the illusion.
Monika Hertwig is grappling with a stunning and profound legacy left to her by her Nazi mass murderer father, Amon Goeth, whom she never knew. Goeth, described as a 'monster' and 'inhuman', was hanged for his war crimes in 1946, the year after Monika was born. She only learnt of the brutal reality of her inheritance when she was a teenager and she cannot reconcile it.
This four-part drama series revisits the characters of Shane Meadows' award-winning film, This Is England, three years on. It is 1986, and Shaun is preparing to leave school and enter the adult world, but all he really wants to do is enjoy his freedom with Smell, his sweetheart. Meanwhile, the day of Woody and Lol's wedding is fast approaching, but a medical emergency places the big day in jeopardy.
This program takes a candid look at a profession which has existed for at least two millennia. It traces the history of prostitution from ancient Greece to modern times and tries to answer some basic questions. What kind of women sell their bodies for money, and why? How do prostitutes cope with doing work that is by and large socially unacceptable? And what do men really want from them?
In the final episode, Charley pilots a small plane to Dawson City, Yukon, where he visits a mine that has been in operation since the days of the gold rush. Later, Charley treks up one of the region's glaciers and spends a night out on the ice, before taking a trip on the scenic Rocky Mountaineer train.
Learning that Grey had advised Germany of French neutrality without the knowledge of France, George V informs Wilhelm that there has been a 'misunderstanding', a statement that fuels the German belief in British duplicity. Hatred of socialism also makes war seem attractive and, to Jens' horror, the parliament vote for war credits.
Charts the creation of Grayson Perry's riskiest and most personal public artwork of his career: a loving tribute and celebration of his homeland of Essex inspired by his life and the people he grew up amongst.
In this episode, Bill Clinton wins the 1996 election in a landslide, pulling off one of the greatest turnarounds in political history. But events have been set in motion that will soon divide the country and nearly destroy Clinton's presidency.
In the 1980s, seminal British indie group The Smiths were cult stars for British teenagers seeking the sound of electric guitars in an era awash with synthesised pop, but the generation they inspired would not be content with underground success, and in the form of Oasis, brought UK indie rock crashing into the mainstream.
In the expansive world of modern television, more groundbreaking programs are being created than ever before. America in Primetime is a four-part television series which showcases this iconic American art form.
Where would we be without Google, Amazon, PayPal, eBay and Match.com? How about email? So many things woven through the fabric of contemporary life began in the 1990s and none would have a bigger impact than the internet and the world wide web. Bill Gates and Microsoft dominated the decade and Steve Jobs returned to Apple. Of course there was a dark side to this brave new tech world in the form of hackers, online predators and the proliferation of pornography. The world didn't crash in Y2K but the dot-com bubble did burst, and the world would never be the same.
Bill Clinton's presidency got off to a rocky start. The most consequential of his initial missteps was his inability to reform America's health care system. As a result, the Republicans, led by Congressman Newt Gingrich gained control of both houses of Congress for the first time in decades. In addition to political problems at home, President Clinton faced military disaster in Somalia, genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. But as he always seemed to do, Clinton rebounded and was decisively re-elected in 1996. Just as the nation seemed to be settling into a period of genuine peace and prosperity the president was ensnared in a sex scandal with a White House intern leading to impeachment and increased political polarisation.
SBS ONE presents this three-part political thriller which follows the catastrophic chain of events from the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on the 4th of August.
Adventurer Charley Boorman continues his journey across Canada by motorbike. In this episode, Charley tries his hand at being a cowboy, cracking the whip at a ranch in Alberta, and demonstrates his lack of climbing experience as he attempts to reach the top of Mount Fable in the Rocky Mountains.
They were supposedly the scum of England - thieves, prostitutes and con-women - destined to a life behind bars...or death. But instead, a group of feisty female convicts turned their lives around to become the unlikely founding mothers of modern Australia.
There is tension aboard the Takapuna as tempers flare between Mike and Sean. Pamela flies to Surabaya from Darwin to try and track down Salty Sam's shipping agents and the 80,000 Dutch guilders he left as treasure.
This series examines milestones from the 1990s, including the rise of the internet and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. In television the 1990s was a decade of the fantastic and the familiar. The gang at Cheers hoisted their last drink, but the doctors at ER began to save lives. The Simpsons got a show of their own, while Beavis and Butthead lived in a world of their own. Storylines got younger (Freaks and Geeks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and formats more daring (Northen Exposure, The Daily Show).
The world changed in fundamental ways in the first few years of the 1990s. The Warsaw Pact was dissolved and East and West Germany were united. Nelson Mandela was freed from prison and Mikhail Gorbachev was forced out of office as Apartheid ended in South Africa and the Soviet Union collapsed. After Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, President George HW Bush led an international coalition in the Persian Gulf War. In the 1992 election, Ross Perot, a flamboyant multimillionaire businessman challenged the political establishment and Bill Clinton became America's first baby boomer president.
The Qur'an has become the most ideologically influential text in the world. Muslims believe it to be the word of God, as first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in a cave in the Arabian Desert, nearly fifteen hundred years ago. Today Islam is a religion of vast dimensions. Well over a billion people from the Americas to China, from India to the southern tip of Africa, are Muslim. Yet within this single universe of belief, there are profound differences. But if Islam is rooted in the Qur'an, and the Qur'an is the ultimate and changeless message of God, how are these differences possible?
In this powerful and stunningly beautiful two-part program, The Qur'an, award-winning UK director, Antony Thomas takes us into the heart of the Muslim world and through the personal lives of people living according to their understanding of the Qur'an. The range of witnesses and experiences is extraordinary - from Ayatollahs and Grand Imams to simple farmers; from women in positions of power to women living in veiled seclusion; from those who speak of the Qur'an's uncompromising message of peace and tolerance to those who find justification in the text for violent conflict and suicide bombing.
Extreme Frontiers: Canada is a new four-part series that follows Charley Boorman's epic 16,000 km journey across Canada, the world's second largest country. Travelling principally on motorbikes, the series sees Charley and Russ Malkin traversing each of the ten Canadian provinces, two frontiers, three oceans and four extreme frontiers from east to west revealing a unique insight into this beautiful country.
The internal scaffolding of the Roman villa comes down and the workmen realise the sheer size of the project - none more so than plasterer Tim, who has to cover all the walls, using 90 tonnes of lime plaster. He is given only one 'slave' to help, the ponderous labourer, Ben, and so Tim's not happy. Sparks fly between him and foreman Jim, and Tim goes 'off site' to clear his head and calm his temper.
The 21st century building crew constructing a Roman villa using only ancient methods and tools, have reached the halfway point. The giant oak frame is up and now the race is on to get the roof finished before the weather breaks.
The final push is on to get the Roman villa completed before the winter weather sets in making building impossible. But there are problems. The plaster in the showpiece main room won't set, so the painting of the frescoes can't begin.
Nothing much happens in Canberra, never has. That's what most people think. ABC presenter Annabel Crabb is set to change your mind in Canberra Confidential, a revealing and whimsical rummage through a century of secrets in our nation's capital. While Canberra celebrates its centenary in March, there's no better time to lay bare its past scandals and secrets.
The 1990s was a decade of great musical diversity. Genre begat subgenre to appeal to nearly every musical taste. Grunge, alternative and indie rock were dominant. The focus of hip-hop migrated west with gangsta rap. Country music exploded commercially as artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain began selling out stadiums and the Nashville Network (TNN) hit the airwaves. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Oasis and the Foo Fighters were among the most influential rock bands of the era. Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Lauryn Hill displayed their unique voices in song writing and performance. Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Notorious BIG and others elevated hip-hop to perhaps the most influential genre of them all.
Based on the lives of Monty and Paul Pryor, from the cops and the crocs of '60s Palm Island to blood-spattered dance floors of '70s Melbourne nightclubs, we get a rare perspective on a tumultuous era in Australia's history.
The series continues with a look at the Australian heart since the end of World War II, examining how Australians fall in love today compared to the 40s, 50s and 60s. Then the rules were clear and you got married to stay married. With the sexual revolution, today you can live with whom you want, when you want and how you want. But is finding love any easier? Has the mystery and allure of romance been lost in this pre-packaged world?
Sydney, Australia 1953, a city in the grip of a deadly crime wave. In just over a year more than one hundred people were poisoned. The shocking truth is that most of the killers were women. In 1952 two NSW detectives commenced a murder investigation. What they found was so diabolical that it created a storm of public outrage...women were adding rat poison to cakes and cups of tea and feeding it to their unsuspecting loved ones.
A month into the ambitious project of constructing a Roman villa using only Roman methods, the gang of six British builders is relishing the historical task. But the back breaking work of cutting, shaping and carrying tonnes of stone in the hottest June weather for years, with only a hand made cart for transport of materials is causing tempers to rise.
In this episode, Charley hooks up with the Mounties on a training mission, before kicking back to enjoy the Canada Day celebrations. Finally he endures a rough ride when he takes part in a rodeo in Saskatchewan.
The second episode chronicles the tumultuous first two years of the Clinton presidency, years that see the beginning of the Whitewater scandal, the shocking death of Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster and the humiliating defeat of Hillary's healthcare bill.
The six latter day British builders aiming to construct a Roman villa using only ancient methods and tools, face the most challenging and dangerous part of the project - erecting the giant timber frame.
Johnny Carson signed off and Jay and Dave duked it out to see who would sign on. The news became increasingly sensationalised (the OJ Simpson trial) and even tawdry (the Monica Lewinsky scandal). At the end of the decade, HBO hinted at where television was headed with Sex and the City and The Sopranos.
Race relations are a perpetual and prominent part of the American political and cultural conversation, and never more so than in the 1990s. Beginning with the unavoidable racial overtone of the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings, the '90s saw a succession of individuals and events - Al Sharpton and the Crown Height riots, Rodney King and the LA riots, OJ Simpson and his murder trial - that exposed how raw race relations in America remained. New York elected its first black mayor (David Dinkins) and Louisiana nearly elected a former Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan as governor (David Duke). LA street gangs exerted cultural influence over music, movies and fashion. Even two of President Bill Clinton's chief legislative achievements, The Crime Bill of 1994 and the Welfare Reform bill of 1996 were laden with racial politics. Progress was made in America's struggle with racial equality but a price was paid.
In the year 2010 we live in a sex-drenched society, but how did we get here from conservative 1950's America? Forever caught in the throes of a bitter culture war, the story the sexual revolution and its legacy is more than ever charged with moral controversy. Was it liberation and wild ecstasy? Moral degeneracy? AIDS? All of the above?
A group of six builders embark on an ambitious project to bring the Roman city of Wroxeter back to life by building a fully working Roman villa. But the catch is they cannot use any modern technology and their building guide is a manual written in 25BC.
War in Europe is becoming a real possibility. Under pressure from the Cabinet, the British foreign secretary unravels a tangled web of intrigue between Austria, Germany, Russia and France, while the German military command conspires to force the Kaiser's hand. Now it's a question of who will gain the upper hand.
On the barren, windswept Greek island of Lemnos - close enough to Gallipoli to hear the pounding artillery - Matron Grace Wilson (Caroline Craig) and her nurses arrive to no supplies and no hospital. To make matters worse, the conditions on Lemnos are barely fit for living, let alone nursing.
Honouring the centenary of the commencement of WW1, ANZAC Girls is a moving new six-part series based on the unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front. In the first episode, nurses Alice Ross-King, Elsie Cook, Olive Haynes, Hilda Steele and Matron Grace Wilson sign up to do their bit. With hopes of new adventures, challenges and thoughts of finding love and themselves, they are shipped to the other side of the world to serve their country.
After spending days on a crowded troop train, Alice (Georgia Flood), Olive (Anna McGahan), Hilda (Antonia Prebble) and Grace (Caroline Craig) arrive in Rouen, France. The Army are yet to set up an Australian Hospital, so the nurses are sent to work at No 11 British Stationary Hospital.
Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through protests and civil disobedience whilst remaining nonviolent. In this collection find out about nonviolent movements and information about nonviolent resistance advocates.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
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.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)