The Model Agency is a seven-part observational documentary series that reveals the business of beauty through the most exceptional and aspirational of industries - modelling. With unprecedented access to the world-renowned London model agency Premier Model Management, this series reveals what really goes on behind the scenes in this glamorous industry.
A British Indian family opens its doors to viewers in this new eight-part observational documentary series, detailing the universal themes of family life. The Grewals are a fun-loving and lively family with three generations all living under one roof. For two months they were filmed by cameras placed in every part of their house during the most dramatic and exciting months of their lives. Highlights of the series include the birth of a new baby and a big wedding.
At 20, Laura has already crammed more into her life than most people do in a lifetime. As a child, she swam for her country at Disability Sport England and Dwarf Olympics, winning numerous gold medals. Laura travels the world performing, but she returns every year to take part in pantomime. This year she is performing with best friends Josh and Jamie and she is also celebrating her 21st birthday during the pantomime run.
What is Britain's binge drinking culture doing to its young people? Follow one woman's attempts to turn her troubled life around before it's too late. Laura Hall made tabloid headlines when she became the first person in the UK to be banned by a judge from buying or drinking alcohol anywhere in the country. But what brought Laura, a bright, articulate and funny young woman, to this stage and turned her into the poster girl for Britain's binge drinking culture?
What does it take to walk into danger and possible death while everyone else is taking cover? An intimate portrayal of the work of specialist bomb disposal teams, going with them to the heart of the action in Afghanistan.
What happens when your dad drops the bombshell that he wants to be a woman? Or your son reveals he's not the man you thought he was? There are estimated to be around 6,000 transsexuals in the UK. Many are married and have children. Yet there are no self-help manuals for wives and children when the man of the house starts wearing dresses, make up, and high heels.
Tensions reach boiling point as the contestants face their toughest challenge yet. First, they have to navigate a powerful river to reach their camp, where they must build shelters and catch their supper without the usual army rations in sight. Then, a tropical storm strikes and water begins to flood the base, making for their worst night so far.
The final three contestants fight it out to be crowned Bear's Mission Survivor. The first task sees the group split for the first time, as the contenders abseil down a 300ft waterfall one by one. Then they have to build a camp without their usual supplies, before tucking into the evening's dinner - rats, which must be gutted and cooked. The next morning, the team tackles a dense mangrove swamp, following the sound of a distress signal in an attempt to reach assistant Scott, and with the end in sight, Bear has one final challenge in store (From the UK) (Documentary Series) M (L) CC
Having put his near-collapse at the end of the last episode down to 'teething problems', things are back on track and for the first time Eddie gets to run on smooth tarmac as opposed to the rocky terrain at the start of his journey. However, his good fortune is fleeting.
The Marylebone team has to cancel a wedding when the groom remembers that he already got married in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, a council official does some detective work after a man dies alone. And, one family completes the cycle of birth, death and marriage with a wedding at the Town Hall.
Craig who plays 'Prof' the most senior role in the Snow White pantomime, is 26 and has made a career in the entertainment industry, taking on film and advertising roles as well as pantomimes. He has Moore Federman Syndrome, a very rare condition which gives him the proportions of a seven-year-old boy. Despite doctors' warnings that he may soon end up in a wheelchair, Craig lives to the limit, refusing to let the taunts of passers-by or the physical pain stop him enjoying his life.
A warm, interesting and often humorous journey into the bewildering world of learning a new language as four sets of people with virtually no means of communicating with one another attempt to bridge the language barrier.
In June 1991, Jaycee Lee Dugard was waiting at the bus stop on her way to school in South Lake Tahoe when a man and a woman pulled up in a grey Ford saloon, jumped out, bundled her into the car and drove off. The kidnapping was witnessed by Jaycee Lee's stepfather, who chased in vain after the car. Eighteen years later, on 24 August 2009, an investigation began that would lead to an astounding discovery: Jaycee Lee Dugard was alive and for the last 18 years had been held captive by a notorious sex offender.
Fifty years ago 30% of women gave birth at home, now it's less than 3%. However, in the UK a rare event is taking place: women are going against convention and having their babies at home. During Home Delivery we meet three women who have gone against convention and said 'no' to a hospital birth. Instead, they're choosing to labour in their living rooms.
On the 26th of November 2008, ten young Pakistani men sailed into Mumbai, India's thriving financial heart and home of the Bollywood film industry. The men were armed with AK47s, grenades and plastic explosives, as well as satellite phones and global positioning systems connecting them to their controllers. They spread out across the city. Quick fire strikes on the Victoria Station railway station - the busiest train terminus in India - as well as the legendary Leopold Cafe and Cama Hospital saw more than a hundred dead in only an hour.
12-year-old Courtney has been diagnosed with ADHD, and was excluded from her primary school for disruptive behaviour. She's now at High Close School in Berkshire, which is home to some of Britain's most troubled children.
Based on Purcell's book of the same name, Black Chicks Talking invites a group of Aboriginal women to talk about their lives in an intimate, sometimes harrowing, and often joyful account. Meeting for dinner over exquisite Indigenous gourmet cuisine, five women discuss issues that have affected them and their families lives. Five different lives are then dissected and celebrated with a type of honesty and openness that is a revelation.
Three high-flying British career women travel to South Australia, where they are challenged to take on one of the world's most treacherous occupations - working on a trawler hundreds of miles out into the Southern Ocean.
If there is one day on which a boy turns into a man, it's the day he becomes a dad himself. Award-winning filmmaker Kira Phillips follows three men in the weeks before and after this day. She watches the struggle to be 'new men', the drama of birth and joins them on the steep learning curve of paternity leave.
Laurence and Jackie left London five months ago but have almost been too busy to step outside their manorial gates since. But if Laurence wants to be part of village life he needs to pull his frilly-cuffed finger out! His first venture is organising the raffle for the local fete. Not only does Laurence cadge prizes from his celebrity mates, he's also raffling himself and Jackie by offering a special dinner in the winner's own home with Laurence as butler and Jackie as chef.
In the final episode, ladies' man Terry is back at the restaurant and is hoping third time's the charm. But has he met his match with bisexual Larisha? New to the restaurant is fifty-year-old Ed. Ed has spent a huge sum on dating with little to no success and hopes his date, Dawn, will be the woman of his dreams.
Adventurer Bear Grylls takes eight unsuspecting participants into the depths of one of the most unforgiving Central American rainforests in this series. There they will compete in an epic 12-day survival mission in which they will be pushed to their physical and emotional limits.
Multimillionaire Richard is 82 and recently wed Cathy - a 24-year-old former Playboy Bunny, while Joe and Nicola's marriage has been dogged by controversy ever since they got together when she was 16 and he was in his 50's.
Tensions run high as the contestants navigate their way through dense jungle down a ravine, and when they eventually reach what will be their camp for the night, a meal of live scorpions is on the menu.
Stressed-out father to four girls Grant (32), old-fashioned dad Paul (40) and career-committed new dad Tony (30) spend a week working at north-west London nursery Carlton Hill, staffed - like many nurseries - entirely by women.
The biggest killer of young men in Australia is car crashes. Tasmania lays claim to Australia's highest rate of road fatality. Young men are dying in high speed, single vehicle crashes, crumpled in metal coffins, on lonely rural roads.
Kate Grenville discusses the relationship between her life and her writing revealing the wellsprings of her creativity and her love of words. She talks about her triumphs and failures and how and why she writes. Her themes include; feminism, cultural stereotyping, rebellion, sexual abuse, marriage, family and dispossession.
Shay and Sunny's wedding preparations are in full swing but Shay's family are still the missing link. With no one to give her away on the big day, Shay is left questioning if blood really does run thicker than water.
2004 was the year that Britain went naked. With around 200 naked calendars on sale last year it seems there wasn't a town, village, profession or organisation in Britain that didn't "get their kit off" for charity. This documentary follows how this burgeoning phenomenon became a national pastime, showing how "going naked" peculiarly became a cheeky British preoccupation.
This seven-part documentary series enjoys unprecedented access to an English secondary school to follow a group of final year students, and the staff who teach them, as they face the most important year in their education.
In Our Gender Swap Wedding, the first documentary in the Forbidden Love series, Jamie and Louis, one of only a few transgender couples in the UK, discuss the obstacles they have faced in the lead-up to surgery and their wedding day. Louis and Jamie's story is an engaging and fascinating modern-day romance which will inspire young and old alike.
After last week's showdown between Carole and Chris over commercial booker John's walkout, John returns to the office to talk it out with his bosses, but not without more upset, misunderstanding and a well needed tete-a-tete down at the local pub to get to the bottom of the problem.
As A Company deploy to Afghanistan for their six-month tour of duty, the training's finally over for Darren and Andrew as they are about to get their first taste of combat. But it is a violent start to the tour as the company faces sniper attacks, the deadly threat of improvised explosive devices and an ever growing casualty list. Will fighting in a war zone live up to Darren and Andrew's expectations and if they make it home, do they still want to be in the British Army?
Few topics are more passionately debated in Australia than whether you should send your kids to a private or public school. Does spending a fortune on your child's education lead to better opportunities or are you just paying for expensive uniforms and the chance to walk through a sandstone gate?
Alex: A Life Fast Forward is an inspiring, yet heartbreaking story about making the most of your life, when you know you don't have long to live. The subject of the documentary is Alex Lewis, an endearing 21 year old, who has spent over three years undergoing intensive treatment for bone cancer and has now run out of options. But the film is not
After the controversial win by Anna against Natalie in the stick fighting, the competition starts to get personal and the tension between the women hots up. This week they are set the challenge of rafting on the open ocean with the Tagbanua tribe in the Philippines.
There are millions of people around the world looking for that special one, but modern dating can be complicated. During this six-part UK documentary series, follow the thrills, fears and loves of modern dating as real hopeful singles embark on a blind date at the 'First Dates' restaurant. Cameras capture every moment of the first dates and at the end of the date the couples talk candidly about their evening and the killer question - will they see each other again?
It's the first day of high school for a special group of new teachers, as they set foot in some of the country's most challenging classrooms for the very first time. Former FIFO geologist Stephanie and Law/ Arts graduate Sasha are teaching at Southern River College on the working-class fringe of Perth. Determined to get off to a good start, the defiant behavior of their students is a rude awakening and it's not long before their classes unravel.
Five high-profile Australians with the potential to effect real change will swap their privileged lives to discover what life is like for the nation's homeless in the country's most expensive city: Sydney. Stars actor and broadcaster Cameron Daddo, charity fundraiser and Sydney socialite Skye Leckie, author and journalist Benjamin Law, politician and activist Alex Greenwich, and singer and Instagram star Alli Simpson.
When one corner of London's East End is transformed into a late-Victorian slum, Michael Mosley puts modern Britons to the test to see if they can survive there. Without these slums, the welfare state wouldn't have come into being. This is the story of what life was like for the people who lived in the slums and how their plight came to the attention of the world and gave birth to a fledgling welfare system. The volunteers have a personal connection to the slums, and will now need to make the slum their home, feed themselves and make enough money to pay their rent for a full four weeks.
An audacious social experiment was carried out at a British market town in Cambridgeshire, where 11 immigrants were temporarily removed from their jobs and the work given to unemployed locals. Since 2004, the town has received 9000 immigrants seeking work, mostly from eastern Europe. But many of the nearly 2000 locals unemployed and claiming benefits, blame the foreign workers for their predicament.
The team of 10 young disabled trekkers, pushing their physical and mental capacities to the limit crossing the Andes, now have to negotiate the Ecuadorian mangrove swamps. As they descend towards the ocean from the Paramo grasslands, where the spectacular views came with biting winds and fierce night time temperatures, they must traverse those swamps that have not been converted into shrimp farms.
Depressed, decaying and culturally divided. This is a mild version of the standard reaction to the name 'Bradford.' It's a city that has come to define the grim-up-north epithet, and with the huge influx of immigrants from Pakistan earned the label "Bradistan." Throw in two sets of racially motivated riots, and its reputation appears sealed forever.
In August 1977, strange things started to happen to 11-year-old Janet Hodgson. This film examines the evidence, including remarkable sound recordings and original footage. But was it all an elaborate, intricate hoax?
Five teenage couples face the toughest job of all - parenting. In this unique social experiment, five teenage couples move in together and look after other people's babies... babies who will be swiftly replaced by toddlers, pre-teens, teens and finally the elderly and infirm. With nappies, toddler teething, teenage tantrums and old-age incontinence to deal with, will their relationships survive the stresses and strains of adult life?
This episode features the age-old problem of bullying. From cyber-harassment to an old-fashioned scrap, bullying is something that every school faces. Rebel Sam and model student Gabby come from opposite ends of the academic spectrum, but both of them, in different ways, have been affected by bullying.
At age 31, presenter Cherry Healey has had a daughter and survived a year of sleepless nights. Now it's time to get back on the rollercoaster of modern life - but has she been left behind? In the first episode, Cherry sets out to find out what a modern relationship looks like in a world where anything goes.
We Ain't Terrorists - the politically and grammatically incorrect comedy sensation - present their first television special. All to spread the love, the laughs and to tell the world that we are not terrorists! Starring Dave Merheje and Ali Rizvi, two of the most prolific and edgiest young comics in the game. We Ain't Terrorists is a truthful, passionate and hilarious collaboration that's straight from the streets. It's fresh. It's hip hop. It's pure comedy.
When fake tans, hair extensions, pumping iron and lunchtime Botox have become the norm, have people's looks actually become more important than who they are? Is vanity necessarily a negative thing? Or can it be harnessed and used to change lives? In episode three, Cherry meets a cast of characters, from those who obsess about their looks to those who absolutely refuse to do so, in a bid to find out whether one's looks can really change one's life for the better. Along the way, she must decide whether or not to stop shaving her body hair, and if she has the guts to get a tattoo.
Responsibility, commitment, non-monogamy and the inevitable mid-life crisis are all themes that key participants in this episode grapple with as they face up to the realities that come with this stage of life.
This documentary sees one of Ireland's top comedians, Neil Delamere, travel the length and breadth of the country to meet experts, historians and St Patrick's Day revellers, to discover the truth about the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Can of Worms is back for a third season of controversial and illuminating conversation, and in 2013 we're doing it LIVE. Tonight's guests include: model, Megan Gale, comedian and actress, Magda Szubanski and MasterChef judge, Matt Preston.
With extraordinary and privileged access, Sandhurst Military Academy is a three-part observational documentary filmed at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey over the course of a year. The series follows the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through the 200-year-old institution - three gruelling terms that aim to turn them from civilians into officers, and from followers into the leaders needed for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and beyond.
Follows four families as they leave a controlling and repressive church in South Carolina and come to believe that they have been members of a cult. The film documents them intimately as they enter Wellspring, the only accredited live-in cult treatment facility in the world.
In the second episode of this four-part series we are in British Columbia in Western Canada. Before this, the only women to infiltrate this logging community arrived in bikinis on the pages of magazines. When real women turn up to train as 'fallers' - the toughest job of all - the loggers aren't impressed. It's hardly surprising as Tracy, Helen and Anna wear lipstick, pink bobble hats and squeal quite a lot.
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.