Bess struggles to tell Margaret and Julie that she is spending Christmas in New York. Wayne and Kayne try to make their Christmas lights display the best in the street this year, and Danny helps Oscar buy a Kris Kringle.
With women generally outliving men, Judith Lucy tries to get an idea of what her life might be like in 20 year's time. She takes to the streets as an elderly woman and soon realises she needs some advice on becoming a senior, so she catches up with 91-year-old actor and friend Lois Ramsey for some advice on how to grow old gracefully.
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.
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.
Joining Paul McDermott tonight is award-winning actor Vince Colosimo. He's menacing and mesmerising. He's been Gino and Vinnie, Nick Daniels, Neville Bartos and Alphonse Gangitano. For once playing himself, Vince, tries role-playing and yelling, as well as the occasional threatening glare to persuade Paul to banish his gripes away, ranging from plastic coverings on furniture to people with bad hygiene, non-personal communication, to BYO parties.
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.
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.
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.
After her much-loved ABC series Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey, one of Australia's favourite funny ladies is back with Judith Lucy Is All Woman. If you've ever been a woman, been in one, or come out of one, this series is for you. It's a timely exploration of where women are at in modern Australia - and what that means for men - told from the unique perspective of someone who's been a woman for most of her life.
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.
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.
When Bess discovers that Julie has a secret sister, she enlists Brianna, Amber and Margaret to spy. Danny reluctantly takes Oscar away to a conference and Wayne fights the council after they shut down Kayne's backyard shop.
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.
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.
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.
When a shop owner commissions Kayne to paint his designs, Margaret is outraged that she has no plans to pay him. Bess grapples with a gift from Julie and Danny fumes when a coffee shop copies his shirt to make its uniform.
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.
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.