A jaw-dropping character-led documentary following American families who are passionate about firearms and believe their children are safer armed. Provocative and explosive, this eye-opening documentary follows American parents who love guns and want their kids to be the same.
Painted Babies sent shock waves around the world as it lifted the lid on child beauty pageants: a world of stolen childhoods fuelled by parental ambition. 12 years on, Jane Treays revisits her original subjects.
A short feature based on the extraordinary life of ground-breaking anthropologist and exceptional linguist Daisy Bates and her passionate interest in Australian Aborigines. Bates was also a devout royalist, a fervent believer in the British Empire and an outrageous snob.
For decades, science has declared human nature ruthlessly selfish. Competitiveness and self-interest have come to define us. But could human nature be as good as it is bad? And could new science reveal the true nature of humankind?
The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted takes the helm as the subjects, now aged twenty-one, talk about their lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.
Taking a driving test is something that everyone can relate to. It is a stressful rite of passage for all young people but even more so for autistic people with low self-confidence and poor social skills. Driving represents the independence they often find so difficult to achieve in the rest of their lives. This counter intuitive film follows young characters with autism at different stages along the journey towards learning to drive including the dramatic build up to their theory and practical tests.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to, in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world. Don't dare to be anything less than perfect. Other parents read and believe that media rubbish you try to shrug off, too. You must have professional level skills at parenting, therapy, paediatrics, and teaching as well as being a product safety inspector.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever, parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Survival expert Bear Grylls puts 14 ordinary men to the ultimate survival test when he leaves them stranded on a deserted Pacific island. The group starts off strong believing they can conquer the Island. But their confidence gets the better of them as they make a critical error that threatens the entire group's safety.
Enter the strange and obscure world of taxidermy - the art of stuffing animals. Popular in the Victorian era, in recent years taxidermy has become increasingly popular as a form of art. This documentary gets to the heart of this modern craze, meeting its practitioners, its collectors and its businesses, and illustrates the breadth of the people involved in the craft, and the variety of wild and often unhinged creations they produce.
National Geographic photographer Reza Deghati returns to Afghanistan 25 years after meeting a young resistance fighter named Ahmed Shah Massoud. At that time, he took an iconic photo of the man who was to become a legendary commander in the fight against the Soviet army and the Taliban. As he retraces the steps of the late Massoud, he also tries to capture images which will portray the face of Afghanistan today.
In this episode of Do or Die, fight for your life when an aggressive stag corners you in the park. Think fast when a giant glacier cracks and falls, sending a deadly wall of water rushing toward your boat. And brace for impact when a botched mountain bike jump leaves you plummeting from 80 feet in the air. You never know when you'll have to make a Do or Die decision are you ready? (From the US) (Entertainment Series)
On this episode of Do or Die, run for cover as an enraged fighting bull lunges into a crowd of spectators. See what happens when a stuck gas pedal propels a terrified woman down the road at nearly 120 miles per hour. And experience a vacation gone horribly wrong as a mammoth wave washes a pair of unsuspecting tourists off a treacherous breakwater.
Growing up in the streets of Dundee, actor Brian Cox was surrounded by tobacco. His entire family either smoked it or chewed it and yet Brian reveals, he never took up the habit. To find out why not, Brian travels to Virginia in the US to discover how the habit of smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a global market of addicts.
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life's dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father's dreams once more, or let him live a lie.
In the Swinging Sixties, Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret were by far the most glamorous and modern members of the royal family. Tony Snowdon was a flamboyant, charismatic and talented photographer and the Queen's beautiful sister was one of the most eligible women in the world. Their volatile marriage ended in scandal and divorce in 1978, the first in the royal family in more than 400 years.
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, and BBC's newsman John Simpson. In this series each renowned and colourful character takes the other two into their world. Travelling as a team, they'll undertake three challenging expeditions into the hostile environments where each of them won fame and glory.
The start of a new year means a fresh term for the young teachers. For Chloe's year 11 class, it's also time for the results of their mock exams and the news isn't good. Chloe has to use every trick in the bok to get the class back on track, and she starts with some hard truths to their parents on parent-teacher evening. It's also time of the year for school trips. Oliver hatches a plan to inspire his business studies group by taking them to Greenwich University. Charles takes a bunch of his Croydon students on an ambitious five-day trip to a farm in Wiltshire; he hopes that the change of scenery will make a difference to their behaviour in class, particularly for class clown Walid.
Kellene Bishop, a self-described foodie, amazes her friends by whipping up a dinner party entirely from shelf-stable foods, proving she won't sacrifice the finer things in a financial disaster. Dennis Evers has trained his children with special skills to withstand a catastrophic financial collapse. His oldest son shows us how he can fashion bows and arrows for security, his daughters weld and stockpile fuel and his wife cans massive amounts of food.
Fifty years ago, during the independence ceremony of the largest African colony, the Congo, a young man stole the sword of the Belgium king, thus symbolically claiming the power. The event was caught on camera by German photographer Robert Lebeck. Fifty years on, a film crew traverses the Congo in search of the sword and the man who stole it.
This five-part series relives some of the most terrible tragedies in Latin America, from the point of view of the survivors, the rescue team and the journalists who covered it. The program goes behind the tragedy, trying to make sense of its causes and consequences, showing the context, both historical and human. Each episode uses a mix of archival footage, interviews, CGI and dramatisation.
Covers many of the defining events and central ideas behind Mormonism, beginning with Joseph Smith's first revelation and following its transforming impact on America's religious landscape. The series looks at the role persecution played in defining this religious group, and follows the Mormon's transformation from a polygamist theocracy to a flourishing mainstream religion.
Forty-year-old Australian backpacker Hayden Adcock went missing in August, 2008 during one of South-East Asia's most deadly monsoon seasons. Lost in the Laotian jungle, at the mercy of the violent storms, his body became consumed by creeping infections, hypothermia and blood poisoning. But eleven days later, as a miraculous chain of events fell into place, Hayden was found barely alive, lying at the top of a waterfall.
This episode, try to save yourself when an angry elephant mother attacks your car. Leap into action when a customer at a gas station inadvertently creates a spark and his clothing goes up in flames. And strive to avoid a steep fall when your snowmobile ends up perched on a crumbling ledge of ice.
On this episode of Do or Die, free yourself from a deadly vortex that traps Dwildfire. And fall from the sky as a bizarre weather phenomenon sends your single-engine airplane plummeting to earth. Would you know how to survive these Do or Die moments?
It is day two on the Island and the men have yet to find fresh drinking water. As they expend precious energy in the tireless search to find hydration, the realisation that their days may be numbered hits the men square in the face.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Buck follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses: a real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect.
On this episode of Do or Die, swim for your life as an ocean current sucks you down into the abyss. Escape from a burning five-story apartment building by hanging precariously from a window ledge. And take cover on the tracks as a thundering locomotive passes just inches above your head.
The Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review is without doubt one of the largest and most exciting public events held on Sydney Harbour since the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The jewel in the crown is a fireworks and lightshow spectacular - the most complex, highly choreographed fireworks, projection, lighting and live action show ever seen in Australia, or even the world, and centres around Sydney's famous harbour and Opera House.
This documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the July 24, 2010. For this groundbreaking user-generated project, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald teamed up with YouTube and executive producer brothers Ridley Scott and now the late Tony Scott to create a documentary shot in a single day - from thousands of hours of footage submitted by people from all over the world.
A fascinating series that looks at contemporary solutions to age-old parenting problems by exploring the work undertaken by Karitane; an innovative service that offers practical help to families overwhelmed by the challenges of raising young children. Parent Rescue mixes just the right amount of drama and humour to show a diverse group of families, from a mix of different cultures, who are all touched by Karitane's unique approach to supporting, nurturing and promoting family.
In 1914 women all over Europe were experiencing the impact of a war that reached into every corner of people's lives. In Britain, war came to the Home Front and in doing so ushered in a seismic shift in the lives of women far from the front line of battle, and this fascinating program is filled with examples of women from all walks of life, every class and every corner of Britain, and their contributions to the war effort in the factories, the banks, pulpits and even football pitches.
Camouflage is a way of life at rural Riverside High, West Virginia, where even the homecoming queen hunts. But when a self-described 'weirdo' reveals her painful past, the entire school aims to change her life.
Mt Everest - 29,000 feet - the highest point on Earth - captivating and deadly. In the 1920s to conquer Mt Everest was the greatest challenge remaining in a golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. George Mallory dreamed of being the first man to climb Everest but on June 8, 1924, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, he and his fellow climber, Sandy Irvine, were last seen 800 feet below the summit. Seventy-five years after Mallory and Irvine vanished, mountaineer Conrad Anker, took part in an expedition looking for their bodies high on Everest.
Tonight's episode features Anh Do, a stand-up comedian and brother Khoa, a filmmaker. They left Vietnam as refugees on a small fishing boat when Anh was three years old and Khoa was less than two. After a dramatic and dangerous journey, the family ended up in Sydney's western suburbs, where the Do boys grew up.
An investigation of our most basic emotions - Anger, Happiness and Fear. Examines the primitive forces that drive us to acts of creative inspiration, passion, even murder. It's a fascinating scientific journey that takes us from the evolutionary origins of our emotions in primates to the neurobiological pathways that drive road rage, addiction, compassion and uncontrollable phobias.
This little known story of a married Australian heiress whom Prince Charles loved and allegedly abandoned, has curious echoes of the Charles and Diana story. In the 1970s, Lady Dale 'Kanga' Tryon had an intense and passionate relationship with the Prince of Wales and was a serious rival to Camilla Parker Bowles. Her life ended tragically early when aged 49, she died in mysterious circumstances.
In tonight's episode, Pria asks whether we really do live in a democracy anymore, and what democracy in Australia is today. He speaks to Robert Manne about the erosion of democracy in this country and the stifling of information which results from the media duopoly.
Becoming Muhammad Ali is the story of Cassius Clay, the charismatic black boxer from Kentucky, who defied personal and political restraints of the time, to emerge a global hero. Clay endured years of legal segregation in restaurants, rest rooms, stores and hotels - something which continued even after winning a Gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.
Barack Obama's first year as president of the US was a big one. He promised change and appealed for unity, yet had to deal with two wars and the worst recession since the 1930s. In fact, his first 365 days became a bitter battle over cash, colour and capitalism. Obama and Me follows the lives of six ordinary Americans in year after Obama was elected.
Michael Apted's latest instalment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series. In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," filmmakers interviewed a group of British children aged seven from widely ranging backgrounds, about a range of subjects. Apted took the reins for the second series and the 'children' have been followed up every seven years since. At 49, twelve agree to talk about family, work, their hopes and the series.
He was a white teacher in the PNG Highlands; she, the student he couldn't get out of his head. They were the first mixed race couple to walk down the street in Port Moresby holding hands. Their story is a fascinating exploration of enduring love.
This big-hearted series matches real jobs with people who are champing at the bit to secure them. Using the very latest and in some cases most dastardly interview techniques, the recruitment process is compressed into one intense day.
Bruce Beach has constructed a 10,000-square-foot underground bunker out of 42 full-size school buses, which he calls the Ark Two. Sometimes referred to as the Doctor of Doom, Bradford Frank, is a psychiatrist living in the suburbs of San Diego, California. Bradford believes that a deadly avian bird flu pandemic is fast approaching, and is preparing his family to bug out to a nearby cave.
Calamity Janet welcomes you to her Armageddon Inn. She has prepared her home for nuclear war and is inviting people to bunker down with her. She has pasta reserves to feed 1000 people. Retired photojournalist Jack Jobe started prepping in 2010, after watching the news surrounding Haiti's devastating earthquake. Now he is prepping for the scenario he fears most, a solar flare.
Counting down to the end of their first term, it's clear that some of the young teachers are progressing quicker than others on the training program. Meryl is lagging behind. Warned by the school that she needs to show signs of improvement, her job is on the line. Nick has progressed as a teacher, but is struggling with the behaviour of one particular boy. In Croydon, geography teacher Chloe faces the challenge of getting her low ability GCSE class to knuckle down for their mock exams.