ABC News Special
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ABC News Special

ABC NEWS 24 September 11, 2011

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Live coverage from New York and Washington of events marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Live coverage from New York and Washington of events marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

Foxtel Arts May 21, 2017

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English

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Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth of gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100
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Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100

ABC April 25, 2015

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Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

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Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Max Manus
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Max Manus

SBS November 30, 2016

Media arts

History

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The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War Two and his battle to overcome his inner demons. Winner of six Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009, ...

The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War Two and his battle to overcome his inner demons. Winner of six Norwegian Amanda Awards in 2009, including Best Film. Directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, and stars Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen and Nicolai Cleve Broch.

An Ordinary Execution
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An Ordinary Execution

SBS December 4, 2016

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Languages

History

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Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list ...

Having exiled all of the Jewish doctors from Russia, Joseph Stalin finds his health quickly fading. He turns to a bold young doctor who has a good reputation, and a long list of enemies. While treating the paranoid dictator, she is forced listen to his twisted philosophies and becomes caught in his web of oppression.

Bombing War: From Guernica to Hiroshima
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Bombing War: From Guernica to Hiroshima

The History Channel November 4, 2019

History

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Seen from the skies, the war is revealed in a new light. The story of an insane race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilised the most ...

Seen from the skies, the war is revealed in a new light. The story of an insane race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilised the most brilliant scientific minds, and left a world in ruins.

WWI: The Death Of Glory
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WWI: The Death Of Glory

The History Channel November 11, 2011

Modern history

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November 11, 1918: The guns that shattered world peace silenced as an armistice ending World War II was signed. In the end, nothing remained recognisable as the last vestiges ...

November 11, 1918: The guns that shattered world peace silenced as an armistice ending World War II was signed. In the end, nothing remained recognisable as the last vestiges of the Victorian world vanished. Featuring French photo collections, we'll review the first modern war fought with weapons of mass destruction.

Cutting Edge
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Cutting Edge: Gaddafi - Our Best Enemy

SBS May 8, 2011

News and current affairs

Modern history

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While today his long reign is tottering and blood is being shed, this documentary examines how the West has been dealing with Muammar Gaddafi in a world of realpolitik, petrol ...

While today his long reign is tottering and blood is being shed, this documentary examines how the West has been dealing with Muammar Gaddafi in a world of realpolitik, petrol and terrorism. It questions how the man who was public enemy number one during the '80s, one of the main promoters of international terrorism, become 'respectable', if only for a while. It also asks how one of the world's most brutal dictators, a pariah, placed under embargo by the UN in 1992 after bomb attacks on UTA's and Lockerbie's DC10, came back to rub shoulders with European and American heads of state and leaders in Tripoli, Paris and New York.

Albert: The Power Behind Victoria
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Albert: The Power Behind Victoria

SBS October 18, 2019

History

Media arts

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Narrated by Samantha Bond, this film tells the untold story of how the 20-year-old 'Pauper Prince' rose from obscurity in Germany to become one of the most powerful men in the ...

Narrated by Samantha Bond, this film tells the untold story of how the 20-year-old 'Pauper Prince' rose from obscurity in Germany to become one of the most powerful men in the world. Drawing on private letters, memoirs and historical written accounts, as well as expert insight from leading historians, Albert is revealed as a man who faced great prejudice when he first came to Britain, but then outmanoeuvred his opponents and won over both the establishment and the nation to become the 'People's Prince.'

Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries
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Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries

The History Channel November 11, 2009

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To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely ...

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely responsible for Winning World War I on the Western Front. Five times more Australians were killed on the Western Front than in Gallipoli. Based on the book by author Dr Jonathan King, this exclusive local production airs as part of The History Channel's Remembrance Day line-up.

Australia Remembers: Battle of Beersheba Centenary Service
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Australia Remembers: Battle of Beersheba Centenary Service

ABC November 1, 2017

History

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Prime ministers and dignitaries gather in Israel to recognise the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the famous charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade: a mounted ...

Prime ministers and dignitaries gather in Israel to recognise the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the famous charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade: a mounted infantry brigade of the First AIF.

China's First Emperor: Ep 2
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China's First Emperor: Ep 2

The History Channel August 31, 2008

History

Civics and citizenship

Asia and Australia

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Lavishly produced in China with a top-notch cast of Chinese actors China's First Emperor recreates the ancient Chin empire and its unique leader. Qin Shi Huangdi's amazing ...

Lavishly produced in China with a top-notch cast of Chinese actors China's First Emperor recreates the ancient Chin empire and its unique leader. Qin Shi Huangdi's amazing career as a military leader and ruthless ruler is chronicled in an action-packed, fast-paced and epic narrative. It is the story of a man who created a military superpower, built the Great Wall of China and left the world an entire army of terracotta soldiers, who guard his empire still. It is the story of Qin Shi Huangdi.

30 for 30
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30 for 30: Hillsborough

ESPN July 1, 2015

History

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On April 15, 1989, the worst disaster in British football history occurred in an overcrowded stadium in Sheffield, England, 150 miles north of London. Three-thousand fans ...

On April 15, 1989, the worst disaster in British football history occurred in an overcrowded stadium in Sheffield, England, 150 miles north of London. Three-thousand fans flocked through the turnstiles to head to the area reserved for standing, despite a capacity of less than half of that. The result was a 'human crush' that killed 96 people and injured 766. Initially the police blamed fans for the disaster, but a long investigation revealed that was not the truth.

Anzac Dawn Service from Canberra
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Anzac Dawn Service from Canberra

ABC April 25, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Modern history

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Anzac Day commemorations continue with live coverage of the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Anzac Day commemorations continue with live coverage of the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Waterloo: The Last Battle
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Waterloo: The Last Battle

The History Channel June 18, 2017

Modern history

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This docu-drama tells the story of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most famous military campaigns in history. Within four days it changed the face of Europe, ending the ...

This docu-drama tells the story of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most famous military campaigns in history. Within four days it changed the face of Europe, ending the systematic use of arms and the French domination of the Continent. In 1815, Austria, Prussia, Russia and the United Kingdom had allied themselves to end the rule of one of the greatest commanders and statesmen in history, Napoleon Bona-parte. At this point, he was considered a military genius, and was the ruler of most Western European countries. Hour by hour, even minute by minute in some cases, each decisive event of the battle is depicted. Historians discuss contradictions and inexplicable behaviour, to separate myth from truth, based on the most recent research findings. Beyond the historical facts, we discover how the Waterloo Campaign was experienced by the men involved, its key figures; Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington (the Allies' Field Marshal) and Blucher (Head of the Prussian Army), members of chiefs-of-staff and by the soldiers in both camps.

Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Service 2012
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Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Service 2012

ABC April 25, 2012

History

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The Anzac Day Dawn Service, from the Australian Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

The Anzac Day Dawn Service, from the Australian Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.

The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey
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The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey: Part 1

Nine September 19, 2016

Modern history

News and Current Affairs

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As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty ...

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

Anzac Dawn Service from Villers-Bretonneux
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Anzac Dawn Service from Villers-Bretonneux

ABC April 25, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Modern history

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Ninety nine years after Australian troops helped liberate the French town of Villers-Bretonneux, we commemorate those who served on the Western Front in a Dawn Service from France.

Ninety nine years after Australian troops helped liberate the French town of Villers-Bretonneux, we commemorate those who served on the Western Front in a Dawn Service from France.