Tim Winton's The Turning
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Tim Winton's The Turning: Damaged Goods

ABC October 20, 2018

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Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just ...

Gail Lang tries to understand her husband's lingering adolescent obsession with Strawberry Alison, a girl with a large red birthmark. Gail wonders whether she too was just 'damaged goods' that her husband wanted to rescue.

Tim Winton's The Turning
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Tim Winton's The Turning: Family

ABC November 3, 2018

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When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight ...

When footy legend Frank returns to his hometown of White Point, he finds his brother Max out in the surf. Out on the waves together, the brothers finally address the weight they have been carrying around their whole lives.

Tim Winton's The Turning
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Tim Winton's The Turning: Small Mercies

ABC October 13, 2018

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After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend ...

After the death of his wife, Peter Dyson moves back to his hometown of Angelus with his son, Ricky. Trying to settle into his new life proves difficult when his ex-girlfriend reaches out to him.

The Beautiful Lie
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The Beautiful Lie

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 8, 2015

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The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

The realities of living with Skeet sink in for Anna, Dolly coaches Xander into saving his marriage while Kitty and Peter navigate their way through their first lovers' tiff.

Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic
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Cloudstreet: Adapting An Australian Classic

Showcase May 3, 2011

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Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

Take a look behind the scenes at the mini series production of Tim Winton's award-winning masterpiece Cloudstreet; a celebration of post-war working-class Australia.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Erotica

ABC June 19, 2012

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According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor ...

According to the dictionary 'erotica' is art or literature dealing with the arousal and/or satisfaction of sexual desire. Given that one person's perversion is another's minor titillation leaves a very wide field, from the shocking to the saucy to the sublime. Joining Jennifer Byrne to discuss the erotic and our endless fascination with it are Krissy Kneen, author of Triptych and Swallow The Sound - a writer pushing the boundaries of acceptable sexual norms; David Malouf, one of Australia's most treasured writers and a deep thinker; writer, curator and performer Eddie Sharp, the mind behind the successful and often outrageous Erotic Fan Fiction Readings; and Linda Jaivin, writer, translator, and author of eight books including the very steamy Eat Me and more recently, A Most Immoral Woman.

The Book Club
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The Book Club: April 2014

ABC April 1, 2014

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Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic ...

Zan Rowe and David Marr join Jennifer, Marieke and Jason on The Book Club. They'll be discussing the latest from Dave Eggers, The Circle, as well as David's choice of classic -The Quiet American by Graeme Greene.

The Secret Life Of Books
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The Secret Life Of Books: Confessions Of An English Opium Eater

Season 2 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts July 11, 2016

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Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's ...

Performance poet John Cooper Clarke explores Thomas de Quincey's autobiographical classic Confessions of an English Opium Eater, and discovers how his fellow Mancunian's addiction memoir avoids the cliches of modern 'misery-lit' in favour of something much more unsentimental and psychologically complex.

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins
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Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC August 5, 2014

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August's regular Book Club will be consumed by the sin of Lust when Jennifer is joined by regular Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus author, journalist and TV ...

August's regular Book Club will be consumed by the sin of Lust when Jennifer is joined by regular Clubbers Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger plus author, journalist and TV presenter Tara Moss and founder of The Bell Shakespeare Company - actor and director John Bell.

Upstart Crow
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Upstart Crow: What Bloody Man Is That?

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Comedy/Kids March 22, 2019

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The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way, they meet three witches who have some surprising predictions to make about Will's ...

The plague leads Will and his friends to escape to the family home in Stratford. On the way, they meet three witches who have some surprising predictions to make about Will's future, leading to a very serious case of house envy.

Upstart Crow
29:15

Upstart Crow: I Know Thee Not, Old Man

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC Comedy/Kids April 12, 2019

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When Will's bullying former school teacher invites himself to stay, Will has to confront the demons of his childhood, but it soon turns out there's a lot more at stake, ...

When Will's bullying former school teacher invites himself to stay, Will has to confront the demons of his childhood, but it soon turns out there's a lot more at stake, including Will's life.

Upstart Crow
29:16

Upstart Crow: Wild Laughter in the Throat of Death

Season 3 Episode 2 ABC Comedy/Kids January 11, 2019

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Greene hits on an ingenious way to destroy Will's reputation, excluding him from his high-brow literary set. The players need another hit, and as luck would have it, Will has ...

Greene hits on an ingenious way to destroy Will's reputation, excluding him from his high-brow literary set. The players need another hit, and as luck would have it, Will has an idea for a comedy.

Upstart Crow
29:21

Upstart Crow: The Quality of Mercy

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Comedy/Kids March 29, 2019

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There's money to be made investing in cargo from the New World: but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre.

There's money to be made investing in cargo from the New World: but while Marlowe invests in tobacco and potato products, Will would rather invest in building a new theatre.

Upstart Crow
29:21

Upstart Crow: Lord, What Fools These Mortals Be!

Season 3 Episode 1 ABC Comedy/Kids January 6, 2019

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Will is just finishing A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He's pleased with how realistic it is as he based it on his ...

Will is just finishing A Midsummer Night's Dream, a tale of love potions, enchantment and a wood full of fairies. He's pleased with how realistic it is as he based it on his own experience, but is it lacking a little comedy?

Upstart Crow
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Upstart Crow: Love Is Not Love

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Comedy/Kids March 15, 2019

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Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them as much as he hopes?

Will has completed his final sonnet and senses literary immortality just around the corner. But will the fair youth and the dark lady like them as much as he hopes?

Upstart Crow
29:25

Upstart Crow: Sigh No More

Season 3 Episode 4 ABC Comedy/Kids January 25, 2019

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With the great fug making London too smelly to stay in, Will and his friends have all come to Stratford. Will hopes for some peace and quiet so he can write, but there's very ...

With the great fug making London too smelly to stay in, Will and his friends have all come to Stratford. Will hopes for some peace and quiet so he can write, but there's very little peace to be had.

Upstart Crow
29:30

Upstart Crow: The Play's the Thing

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Comedy/Kids February 22, 2019

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Will's new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing. As the finger of suspicion points at his best friend, Marlowe, can Will come up with a way to ...

Will's new play is about to be presented to Queen Elizabeth when it goes missing. As the finger of suspicion points at his best friend, Marlowe, can Will come up with a way to recover his stolen masterpiece?

Upstart Crow
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Upstart Crow: Star Crossed Lovers

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Comedy/Kids February 15, 2019

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Will Shakespeare struggles to find inspiration for Romeo while, at the same time, having to deal with an angry actor, a very annoying house guest, and his family's not ...

Will Shakespeare struggles to find inspiration for Romeo while, at the same time, having to deal with an angry actor, a very annoying house guest, and his family's not terribly helpful script suggestions.