Five wealthy volunteers have faced some of the realities of homelessness in Australia after spending two days and nights sleeping rough on the streets of Melbourne. In the next stage of the social experiment, host Indira Naidoo and expert Dr Catherine Robinson reveal the participants are returning to the street, but this time paired with a buddy: a rough sleeper who calls the city streets home. Will personal connections with the rough sleepers see the volunteers' perspectives begin to change?
A two-part documentary series that covers 90 years of change in Australian sexual behaviour - changes driven by our class, gender and era. Sex is one of the most fundamental aspects of our lives. Our sexual experiences have the capacity to be powerful and profound. And for each one of us the story of our sex life will be very different.
About Men is a documentary series that explores the major life stages, transitions and experiences of boys and men living in Australia. In the first episode, with an emphasis on the importance of strong male role models and the need for controlled rites of passage within a secure environment, these powerful stories explore a range of experiences in the transition from boy to man.
Mental illness is no laughing matter. But then again, sometimes it can be. Crack Up follows three Aussie hopefuls as they embark on a unique stand-up comedy training program, transforming their devastating experiences of mental illness into comedy gold.
This is the part where our Aunts and Uncles realised that they were now adults who had to become self-sufficient while deciding how to fulfil their career and social potential. So how did they learn to stand out in job interviews, turn up to work on time after a massive night out, and form opinions on politics, culture and etiquette?
Three out of five scientists do not believe in God, saying that religion actively subverts science and saps the intellect. And for years, religion felt the same way about science - most famously when Galileo faced the Inquisition and was forced to retract his 'heretic' theory that the Earth revolved around the sun. But lately Pope Francis has gone some way to bringing the two camps together by declaring that the theory of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not "a magician with a magic wand".
In a rare interview recorded in 2016, the late great satirist, comedian, writer and actor John Clarke, sat down with British comedian and writer Alexei Sayle to discuss a range of issues including performing, writing and sheep.
Playwright, actress and social commentator Nakkiah Lui meets up with mentor, playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell to trade stories on working with words, their love of the theatre, and facing their creative fears.
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.
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?
You'll probably never be under as much scrutiny in your life as when you're on a date, particularly if it's with one of our aunts. In tonight's episode the aunts let interested parties know how to eat, behave, kiss and what personal information is best kept to yourself. They also answer such time honoured dilemmas as "Is chivalry dead", "How do you know he's not that into you?" and "How do you respond to an unwelcome 'I love you?'."
Hurtling towards midlife is a shock for anyone, and Judith Lucy discovers that being a woman in the public eye makes it even more confronting. Model and media personality Deborah Hutton talks candidly about ageing in front of the camera, while funny lady Denise Scott reveals she didn't realise she'd been photoshopped for years.
Skipper David Pescud puts his eight new sailors with disabilities through their paces in the highly competitive Sydney to Hobart warm up races. All will need to prove they're physically and mentally capable of surviving the toughest ocean race in the world. Who will make it through the first selection? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
The King of Calls follows the day-to-day operations of a call centre in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Hopeful Indian sales agents embark on a mission impossible - to sell advertising in the American Yellow Pages.
Ballroom dancing is the ultimate traditional sport. With a reputation for being overtly heterosexual and inflexible rules that bar same-sex couples from competitions, it should be the last sport on earth in which gay men and lesbians would participate. But at a small studio in Melbourne a passionate group of same sex ballroom dancers is defying the rules.
Albino United tells the story of businessman Oscar, who is singlehandedly combating the brutal treatment of people with albinism in Tanzania. Over the last year, more than 40 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania, some as young as six months old. Many more have been attacked with machetes and their limbs cut off while alive. Their body parts are used by witchdoctors in potions and remedies. They are believed to bring wealth and success in business. The extremes of wealth and poverty in Tanzania have created a desperation and search for any solution.
Through his reading, John comes across Henry Makow, a fat, old white guy who went to the Philippines to find a bride. Makow claims that Asian women stay attractive for longer than Western women. Fascinated by this premise, John figures out a way to test the claim. It involves exceedingly awkward confrontations with his ex-girlfriends and excruciatingly tender moments with their mothers.
From one beast to another, Pablo's Hippos is a satirical look at thirty years of Colombia's bloody and painful history seen from the semi-submerged viewpoint of a hippopotamus! A tale of a ferocious, irresistible, territorial animal, Pablo Escobar, and the depths to which he and his bloat were prepared to plunge for him to become the undisputed Alpha male in the most ruthless business in the world, the cocaine trade.
Sisters Hannah and Eliza Reilly are two misguided twentysomethings, who, after rediscovering the 1950s teen advice book Growing Up Gracefully, ask themselves - as young women in 2017, how do we learn to grow up?
Audrey is determined not to be defined by motherhood. In theory, this seems fairly easy. In practice, her career-focused husband, self-obsessed mother, and fancy-free best friend, make it damn near impossible.
A high-stakes crime drama that explores the hopes and heartbreak felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land. Set in Melbourne's outer-west suburb of Sunshine, the story follows Jacob Garang. Jacob is a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player whose dreams of climbing his biblical namesake's ladder to heaven, the US National Basketball Association, hang in the balance when he's drawn into a criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl in a coma fighting for her life, and a group of young men fighting for their innocence.
Why leave the corporate world to become a butcher? A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse.
Skipper and Hobart Veteran David Pescud has got just 12 weeks to find, train and race a disabled crew in the toughest ocean race in the world - The Sydney to Hobart. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Shawn drops out of school, so Amber turns to the school Principal who helps in an unexpected manner. Julie is injured so Kayne offers to drive for Team Wheeler, while Bess and Danny prepare Oscar for a wilderness expedition.
Zoe Norton Lodge has her first forays into self-satisfaction, she just wishes the nice lady who cleans her mum's house didn't know all about it; plus Alex Lee realises she came to be because her father didn't wear a shirt in the 70s.
Joining host Paul McDermott on this episode of Room 101 is a journalist, a critic and author. He's one of Australia's best known and most loved food connoisseurs, and undoubtedly its most famous cravat wearer, the very debonair Matt Preston.
Lewis Hobba has the worst first day of school ever, which ultimately makes him the proudly unisex-jeans wearing man he is today; and Cait Harris stages her own death to circumvent her parents' plans for divorce.
Relations between Jacob and Eddie remain strained amid premiership celebrations in Sunshine. The arrival in town of a Talent Scout from the US convinces Eddie that he must face up to the mistake from his past in order to heal the wounded Jacob and free him to perform at his best.
Aceh, an Indonesian province located at the tip of the island of Sumatra, was thrust into the media spotlight two years ago for being one of the worst-hit areas of the 2004 tsunami. However, Aceh's rebellion against Indonesian rule - which stretches back decades - has received relatively little coverage... until now.
Brianna coaches Edwina's rowing team, with much more gusto than Edwina wants. At the regatta, Evan gives Amber a speedboat, a gift she oddly doesn't like. After minor surgery, Danny stays home while Margaret looks after him.
A unique look at the ghettos of one of the world's megacities. Welcome to Lagos is a new three-part observational documentary series which explores life at the sharp end of one of the most extreme urban environments in the world: Lagos, Nigeria.
This series boldly explores the science of sexual attraction, providing a fascinating insight into what draws us to someone and how we can achieve more success attracting the people we fancy. From the importance of smell to the age-old question of whether or not size does matter, the series seeks to explain why one person is more appealing than another, with celebrity opinions, expert advice, and interesting experiments.
Necessity is the mother of invention when David Cunningham begins to explore his early inklings of homosexuality in a terrifying pre-digital world. Childhood was rough for Alex Lee too, who once had to take off her Geography teacher's pants.
Life at home with baby fails to provide the mental stimulation Audrey craves. She's bored and increasingly forgetful. When she gets her days mixed up, she turns up at the wrong meeting group and stays.
Every short male has his own frustrating story to tell. Cultures around the world seem to share the same obsession with size: it matters, big time. Women are hard-wired to equate height with sex appeal and society in general is stuck on the belief that in business and politics, tall people make the best leaders. S and M: Short and Male explores the relationship between height, self-esteem and success.
Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Tonight, the students have reached the end of their first term and are nearing exams. Can they stop using social media in order to get good grades? As the students reflect on their first term, who has settle in nicely and who has cracked under the pressure?
In a unique social experiment, five teenage couples face the toughest job of all - parenting. This week, one person from each couple returns to work, leaving a stay-at-home parent to care single-handedly for their baby.
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.
Mollie and her teenage friends are dipping their toes into nudism for the first time, much to the consternation of their parents, and student Alex and her friends appear nude online in their Naked Vegan cooking blog.
Carrie and Ashleigh are at the heart of the biggest and loudest clique in school: they love clothes, boys and parties. But teenage girls also love a drama and as the best friends fall out, the argument looks set to disrupt more than their friendship, with the effects spilling into the classroom.
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?
There are around 20,000 private primate owners in America and for some their monkey is not a pet. It's their child - their 'monkid'. My Child Is A Monkey examines the dark side of the growing monkid phenomenon where families get the chance to nurture babies for up to 40 years.
Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Tonight, the students' experience communal living and the gossip spreads through social media. Helen wants a good degree but has been distracted by her neighbour Michael, who she has been texting every day.
The world's population has now passed seven billion, double the number just 50 years ago. Over-population, combined with over-consumption, are considered to be the world's top environmental crises today and together they make all of the other challenges humanity faces that much harder to resolve. This powerful and thought provoking follows American urologist Dr Doug Stein on his lonely mission to help save the planet, one vasectomy at a time.
As a profession, it's as old as civilisation itself, yet the debate about prostitution still rages. The secretive and dangerous nature of Britain's clandestine sex trade has been highlighted recently by the horrific murder of prostitutes in Ipswich and Bradford. Yet, despite this, Britons are still no nearer to deciding whether prostitution should be legalised, decriminalised or simply banned outright.
Louis Theroux meets patients and therapists at California's Coalinga Mental Hospital which houses more than 500 convicted paedophiles. Louis has gained access to Coalinga to film with patients and therapists, and to consider whether these men - whose history of sexual violence is often long and ingrained - could ever be sufficiently changed by therapy to justify their release.
Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Beirut in a quest to reveal the true identity of the person behind the popular blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. Who is this Syrian-American revolutionary who goes by the name of Amina Arraf? Not even Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, with whom Amina is carrying an online affair, seems to know for sure. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog attracts a huge following. But it's Amina's subsequent abduction that sparks an international outcry to free her. Telling a detective story that involves various intelligence agencies and top-tier global media, the film tells a thoroughly modern tale of technology, love and news-as-spectacle questions the ways in which people connect in today's virtual world.
The final of the series looking at changes in the social and cultural fabric of Australia since World War II looks at the Australian soul. Of all the great shifts since the War, perhaps religion has travelled farthest. In the 1940s and 1950s, Australians dutifully attended church and Sunday school and the church had a firm grip on the Australian soul. But from the late 60s, bad boys and girls were finding spiritual fulfilment elsewhere and the churches struggled to keep up.
A four part documentary series on human behaviour presented by clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron. Each episode takes a sometimes controversial glance at people who choose to play with the boundaries of what society calls normal.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
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.