It's a subject few people want to face up to, but our Aunts and Uncles are made of sterner stuff. Here they negotiate the final frontier and, on behalf of us all, answer the big questions of life; what are they most proud of, what's their biggest disappointment, is death to be feared or embraced, what happens to us after we die, and, in a perfect world, what would they like their last words to be?
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.
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.
Karen is known as the 'fake dwarf'', because she is technically not one. She does not have achondraplasia - the most common form of dwarfism. Karen just stopped growing, so she is about the size of an eight year old, in perfect proportion. At 43, she is the oldest of the group in the pantomime. She is a single mother of two daughters aged 17 and 10, neither of whom are small.
On tonight's episode of agony aunts, it's time for the aunts to guide you through the tumult of relationship disintegration. What are the signs that your union is going south, how can you be certain your partner's cheating on you and when do you know it's really, really over? Then there's the actual breaking up. How do you end it without being too mean? Or is being mean important? And if they break up with you, how do you keep your dignity?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Australia's best known and most loved comedians joins Paul McDermott on Room 101. The man famous for his good natured grumbling discusses all the things that really get up his nose, from sporting failures to modern day security measures.
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.
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.
An eclectic and honest examination of Melbourne's post-punk music scene of the late 1970s that spawned the likes of Nick Cave, the Birthday Party, Rowland S Howard, the Primitive Calculators, Whirlywirld and the unique 'Little Band' scene amongst many others.
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.
Jamie John is the third of the seven dwarves living in a shared house for the Christmas pantomime season. Jamie is Britain's only dwarf drag queen and yearns for the day when his alter ego, Miss DQ, will be famous.
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?
In December 2012 cities across India were engulfed in a series of protests. They stemmed from the death of a young woman who was brutally gang-raped aboard a moving bus. With the story making global headlines, millions around the world were shocked at the viciousness of the rape. One of those was 28-year-old Radha Bedi, a young British Indian. Now Radha is going to India to discover the tougher reality of life for young women there.
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.
For 20 years, Josephine and Angelo have been looking after their three boys. But now the boys have all left them alone and they face an empty nest for the first time in years. Stefan finishes Year 12 and takes off on a schoolies trip, Adrian is away on a school camp and David is busy at work and with his girlfriend.
So you've traversed the line from dating to relationship and suddenly you're feeling a bit jittery. It's OK, the aunts are here to help. On tonight's episode they answer some of the big questions including how to impress their mum, how to know if you're really in love and how to tell if you've got a great man. And even if you have found a great man, does that necessarily mean he'll make a great father?
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.
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.
Tonight our Uncles tread the rocky path of a break-up when Agony Uncles continues. It was all going so well, but now it's time for the Uncles to hold out a strong hand and guide you through the agony of a relationship that is going quickly south.
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.
Two talented creatives from different fields of endeavour come together to discuss their work. In this episode we meet theatre director Wesley Enoch and award-winning British filmmaker and video installation artist Isaac Julien.
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.
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?
With race relations stretched to breaking point in some American cities, the notorious supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan says it's seeing a surge in membership. With access to the young leaders of the Loyal White Knights chapter in North Carolina, this film follows their secretive rituals and finds out why their members choose to don the infamous hood.
Get an inside look at the creative process with this premiere series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the art world. Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush discusses growing up, what influences him, and his biggest roles.
As the remaining six contestants pass the halfway point of the 12-day mission, they are starting to toughen up, but with one suffering from mosquito bites and another requiring treatment for trench foot, life in the jungle is beginning to take its toll.
In 2004 Cyntoia Brown was arrested for murder. There was no question that a 43-year-old man is dead and that she killed him. What led a girl who grew up in a reasonable home environment to this tragic end?
Sixteen-year-old Jon is a typical teenage boy in all respects except one: he was born a girl. Brought up as Natasha for 15 years, Jon can remember feeling male since he was only five years old. He eventually confided in his mother Luisa, who supported him in seeking help from his GP and subsequently a gender specialist. Jon was diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a condition that affects over 100 British children every year, and is embarking on an extraordinary journey of transition.
The largest prison in Georgia absorbs a flood of new inmates, while three prisoners struggle to adapt to the reality of life behind bars. A first-timer struggles with the dangers that surround him. An old timer despairs that the prison world he once knew has forever changed. And an outsider finds that his hustling skills help him become accepted.
How will a group of Western women cope when they are challenged to take on tribal women at their own sports and on their own turf? Following on from the series Last Man Standing, the women are now having their turn.
In the year 2000 Louis Theroux spent a week with Sir Jimmy Savile filming this off-beat documentary. Louis raises the rumours of paedophilia and Savile’s response is now even more horrifying given recent revelations.
Tells the chilling story of the three young women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were imprisoned for 11 years on Seymour Avenue in Cleveland. The program asks how they ended up trapped for years in a house no one thought to look in and why they didn't try to escape. It looks at the psychology of how their captors succeeded in persuading the women to live with them in a constant kidnap, and also examines the long term effects of the trauma on the women.
Just how much of our personal information is floating around in government and corporate databases? UK filmmaker, David Bond, decides to find out by disappearing for a month and setting two of the world's top private investigators the task of tracking him down, using only publicly available data.
This UK series follows eight beautiful disabled women as they compete during seven tough modelling assignments. Their goal is to win a fashion shoot for top magazine Marie Claire, photographed by renowned photographer Rankin.
For the first time in 25 years the Australian SAS lift their strict veil of secrecy to reveal what it takes to pass the toughest military selection course in the world. In this gripping two-part series, we follow the journey of 131 hopefuls, who hail from the cream of the military, as they attempt the brutal 21 day trial. In the beginning there were 131 men. Now, less than half remain. For those still standing the real test now begins. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
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.
Two talented creatives from different fields come together to discuss their work. In this episode we meet singer, composer and actor Eddie Perfect, and award-winning poet, spoken word artist and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke.
Seven little people with big personalities living together for eight weeks while they star as the dwarves in a Christmas pantomime, reveal their true selves away from the stage.
Josh Bennett, who plays Sniffly in the show, is the youngest of the seven, but is a veteran of the pantomime. He has been appearing in Snow White since he was 13. He is about to turn 20 and plans are afoot for a birthday party at the house he is sharing with the six other dwarves.
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.
Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen has moved Laurence, 11-year-old Cecile and eight-year-old Hermione to a 400-year-old-manor house in Gloucestershire, to escape the rat race and live the rural dream. It's Laurence's job to turn the 20 tatty rooms he now owns into a 21st century designer residence. Laurence wants to make it the ultimate expression of Llewelyn-Bowen design, but first he has to get round the local planning department.
The tables are turned as the couples are given teenage kids to parent for an entire weekend. Saturday night kicks off with a party and it's not long before the young teens are giving their new 'parents' the run-around.
Security experts the world over agree about one thing in the so-called War on Terror: If we do not try to decipher jihadi and terrorist organisations like Al Qaeda and how they communicate with operatives, potential converts and the disaffected Muslim masses worldwide, then we will never be able to counter the growing global jihadist movement. Global Jihad does not only consist of terrorist attacks or military actions, the global war waged by Muslim fundamentalists is also a war of images.
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.
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.