On Saturday 29th March 2014, same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales and to mark this historic milestone, you get a front row seat at one of the first gay weddings to take place. But this was to be an extraordinary ceremony in more ways than one. Grooms Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor wrote and staged their entire wedding as a musical - with sung vows, sung readings and show-stopping ensembles featuring the whole congregation of family, friends and special guests including a heartfelt duet from the grooms' mums.
In this second episode we meet 31-year-old Andreena Bogle-Walton, a single mum who has a serious dilemma: whether to send her ten-year-old daughter Renee to Devon to live with her father, or to keep her in London living with her.
The Hemmes family revolutionised the Australian fashion scene with the House of Merivale and Mr John. Their name has been synonomous with style and sophistication for more than 50 years. The women are the retiring types, Merivale and daughter Bettina eternally camera shy, leaving it to the men, John Hemmes and son Justin to be the showmen. They have risen to the challenge, often branded as peacocks and playboys, revelling in the fast, shiny and new and attracting more than their fair share of gossip and innuendo.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. A bad accident on an outback cattle property tests everyone on Rescue 521 from Townsville. A man has fallen from a moving vehicle and is reported to have severe head and chest injuries. And on the Great Barrier Reef an English tourist with crushing chest pains gets a rapid response from the crew of Rescue 510.
At 57, Elizabeth Burton still strips in Sydney's Kings Cross and affirms the three m's of her personal philosophy: meditation, mastication and masturbation. Her 23-year-old daughter Libity works in a shoe shop and tells people her mother is a cleaner.
Monika, and her fiance Duane are getting hitched. Duane thinks it's cool getting married at Monika's workplace with Amanda, the Registrar, officiating. While transgender, ballet dancer, Julia is seeking a change of name.
Star of stage and screen Noni Hazlehurst joins Paul McDermott on this episode of Room 101. The lady we all grew up with shows a completely different side to her personality, sharing her surprisingly wicked, self-deprecating and very funny pet peeves.
The star of the SBS hit series 'Legally Brown', Nazeem Hussain, joins host Paul McDermott on Room 101. Nazeem not only pushes the boundaries of political incorrectness but also shares some very personal gripes. Whether it's his pet hate of mirrors in gyms and his 'skinny Sri Lankan calves', to mechanics, to grumpy old people, Nazeem finds the fairest and funniest ways to persuade Paul to banish his pet hates into the Room 101 vault forever.
Joining Paul McDermott on this episode of Room 101 is a woman who made her name in the brutal world of competitive cooking where she was instantly loved by the Australian public. Australia's most successful runner-up Poh Ling Yeow brings her pet hates to the Room 101 table.
Each week, accomplished writer and television presenter Paul McDermott sits down with well-known celebrities to talk about their pet hates - things that really wind them up in everyday life - in the hope that Paul will banish them into the Room 101 vault forever. In the first episode, multi-talented performer, writer, presenter and comedian Julia Zemiro joins Paul McDermott.
Thirty years after their separation, and 20 years after his death, actress Jane Birkin goes back, dipping into the memories of the family holidays she shared with French music legend Serge Gainsbourg. With honesty and wit, Birkin narrates her own Super 8 films.
Karl was 15 when Chelsea told him she was pregnant. Now 18 he's trying to be a good dad but can't stop gaming, and living with Chelsea's stepdad stresses him out. They need to leave, can Karl sort it out?
In New York in 1999, Nicholas White became trapped in an elevator for 41 hours, despite the elevator having an emergency phone and being monitored by security cameras. Trapped In An Elevator recounts Nicholas' story, while also exploring the history and mechanics behind these ubiquitous machines.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. On Hinchenbrook Island a family's yachting holiday of a lifetime takes a dangerous turn when 8-year-old BJ badly fractures his arm. BJ is in intense agony and the only painkiller on board is paracetamol. While in Southern Queensland drama unfolds in mid-air as a 31-year-old motorcyclist with catastrophic injuries has trouble breathing while being flown to a specialist spinal unit in Brisbane.
In Newcastle NSW the road-trippers meet the Foong sisters who run a fashion business. Artistic and entrepreneurial they are amazing role models for Kay, having made a success of their label against all odds and their parents' initial disapproval. Next, Layne Beachley doesn't pull any punches about what it takes to be the best in the world. Success comes at a price and this is something that resonates powerfully for Bruce, who wants to be the best at something - he is just not sure what.
Miranda Kerr is 'the sexiest woman alive', according to Esquire magazine. She's the gorgeous girl from Gunnedah who shot to international fame when she became a Victoria's Secret Angel, and then married movie star heartthrob Orlando Bloom. But behind the glamour and celebrity lies a tale of a down-to-earth country family defying the stereotypes and holding fast to its own strong sense of family values.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. A bad accident on an outback cattle property tests everyone on Rescue 521 from Townsville. While on the Great Barrier Reef an English tourist suffers crushing chest pains.
In South West Queensland some of the worst flooding in 54 years cuts off homesteads and towns across hundreds of square kilometres. Rescue 500 from Brisbane goes to the aid of a young woman suffering intense chest pain. While, inland from Port Douglas, Rescue 510 goes to the aid of a 21 year old man who has fallen 10 metres onto his back.
In the final episode of Navy Divers the men of basic clearance divers course number 67 are deployed to a remote tropical island off the Queensland coast where they must complete the final 'demolitions' phase of their training. It's the part of their course they've been waiting for. They have thirty tonnes of high explosives, artillery shells and bombs, and three weeks to blow it all up.
Twenty-seven young men begin their quest to become members of the navy's elite clearance diver branch. At the RAN's diving training school in Sydney they launch into the week-long clearance diver assessment test (CDAT). Overseen by a team of experienced navy divers, they will be taken into a physical and mental 'hell' specifically designed to test strength and endurance and weed out the weak. Only 14 will make it.
Every year at universities across Australia, a small handful of student politicians gear up for what they believe to be the most important week of the year - election week. But their job has never been harder, with gen Yers so cynical of politics and politicians, the student pollies have become pariahs and no one knows this more than David Wilkins, the incumbent president at the Adelaide University Union. From the dirty play of political rivals to the sluggish response and general apathy of most students, Electioneering goes straight to the heart and mind of yen Y, to find out what they really think about politics.
The racing family that has survived and thrived against the odds, the Waterhouses, tell of their bruising experience through four generations of bookmaking in Australia. Gai Waterhouse is on top of her game now, having trained some of the biggest track winners in the country, but there was a time when the mud flew at this family and the going got very rough.
Building 173 in downtown Shanghai has witnessed three quarters of a century of the most dramatic upheaval in modern Chinese history, including World War II and the Japanese invasion, the rise of Communism and the Cultural Revolution. Its residents tell an intimate tale of how these violent changes have altered the course of their lives.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies. On Hinchenbrook Island a family's yachting holiday of a lifetime takes a dangerous turn. Meanwhile a drama unfolds mid-air as a motorcyclist with catastrophic injuries has trouble breathing while being flown to Brisbane.
Australia's blockbuster novelist, Bryce Courtenay, plundered his own incredible life story to create his internationally bestselling books and films. But when he put the story of his son's tragic death into print, it scarred the family forever. Today, as Bryce Courtenay struggles to complete his next book, his family reveals the difficult and complex truths behind the larger-than-life fiction.
Looks at disability in Australia from a unique point of view - a crew of disabled sailors are competing in the most famous ocean race in the world, the Sydney to Hobart. Tonight, the selection trials are coming to a close and final crew for the 2009 Sydney to Hobart crew will be chosen; which disabled sailor will have their ticket to Hobart? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
16-year-old Kerry has been offered her first ever job & she needs a birth certificate to get paid. But Kerry's birth was never officially registered so the Registry has to find evidence to prove Kerry is who she says she is.
The untold family saga behind our most iconic bush legend. RM Williams was a legend in his own lifetime. The epitome of the iconic bushman and Australia's pioneering spirit. Swagman, cameleer, gold prospector and explorer, he built a multi-million dollar brand, based on the skills he developed in the bush.
Kevin's 17 and about to sit his school exams; that's tough enough. But around a year ago, Kevin had a baby with his 16-year-old girlfriend Jess, who is also in her final year of school. They live apart, with their own families, but Kevin stays over at Jess's sometimes to help with the baby before and after school. Since the baby was born, he's also worked in a pizza shop to help support them all financially.
This episode gets to the bottom of Tejind's single status. Until now he has maintained a silence on girlfriends and sex but, with his mum and dad looking for a bride for the 'baby' of the house, Tejind comes clean on a night out.
Features 48 collisions filmed in ultra slow motion between dancers, boxers, martial artists, gymnasts, football players, wrestlers and street culture enthusiasts. This documentary goes behind the scenes and follows the production as it unfolds. Over 140 collisions are filmed in three days.
Today is the first day of term at Bradfield Seniors college for students with different worries: Daniel was bullied at his last school, Lisa has a fiery temper and Koray hasn't been to school for four years. This documentary series follows fifteen Year 11 students as they try to get their academic careers back on track.
Biker tattooist Tony Cohen reckons he is more of a psychiatrist than a tattoo artist. For over 20 years he's seen the good, the bad, and the ugly walk through the doors of his infamous tattoo parlour, The Illustrated Man, near Sydney's Central Station. Tony began marking his son Brett's skin when he was just four. As soon as he was old enough, Brett learned to tattoo his dad and has been helping his dad run the business for the last 15 years.
In episode two of Navy Divers the real training begins. In the first module of the course the new recruits must prove they can cope with the deep. Clearance divers are often used to conduct deepwater battle repairs to ships and strategic infrastructure. When working under these conditions danger is ever present and small mistakes can rapidly turn into life threatening disasters.
In episode four the Townsville crew leaves before dawn to fly back out to the 'ghost yacht' drifting on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Police regard the yacht as a potential crime scene and the crew must pick up vital navigation equipment and computers which may provide information needed to help search for the missing three-man crew. After they have retrieved the equipment, the Townsville crew joins an all out search for the vanished men. Meanwhile, the Cairns crew flies to the Mossman River Gorge. A teenage boy has become stranded on a rock in the middle of rapids and all attempts to reach him have failed.
Emmett's plan to build a drone is put on hold so he can get Conner an awesome birthday present. Paige tells Wayne to spend more quality time with Emmett, which translates into him resurrecting Emmett's drone project.
Conner's date is ruined by her brothers' snobbery. When Emmett discovers he can get a discount on his bike repair in exchange for a date with his sister, Conner jumps at the chance to teach her brothers a lesson.
Michael and Kim have turned up at the Registry hoping to get hitched. But there's a problem. They have no wedding witnesses - their bridal party is stuck in traffic - and without witnesses they cannot get married.
Family Confidential returns for its second season, inviting you into the homes of six of Australia's most powerful and intriguing families. In the first episode, Shannon Noll, a multi-platinum recording artist, shot to fame in 2003 as the runner-up on the first series of Australian Idol. In just eight years, Shannon had 10 consecutive top 10 singles in the ARIA charts - the only artist in Australia ever to do so - and, now with sales in the millions, he's one of Australia's top-selling performers. Yet Shannon's success hides a family tragedy.
Few businesses would know stress around the clock like a police operations call centre. Operators receive 000 and inquiry calls for everything from attempted suicides to guiding police cars through high-speed pursuits. Intense public and political pressure has been applied to shorten the average response time, that is the time from calling to police arriving. A new superintendent has been given the job of increasing efficiency and already the response time has been shortened, but at what cost? Stress buster Dr Niki Ellis examines the call centre to see what cost this new efficiency has been to an already stretched workforce.
In episode three, the Townsville crew get a call from the Queensland Water Police. The Coast Guard aircraft has sighted a mysterious yacht drifting far out to sea on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. There is no record of the yacht and they are unable to make contact with her. Operating at the very end of their range the Townsville crew winch a rescue officer down into the open sea. After a hard swim he climbs on board to discover an empty yacht. Hours later the story of the 'ghost yacht' on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef flashes around the world.
Once the darling of the wine industry, talented winemaker Andrew Garrett and his family have now been forsaken by the industry that once celebrated them. Starting their amazingly successful business on a $3000 loan, Averil and Andrew Garrett worked their dream hard with innovative marketing and production and their label became a national and international bestseller. But their high life and rollercoaster ride came to a full stop when fire devastated the historic winery they had hoped to make the headquarters of their empire.
Bob Jane's name and face is one of Australia's most famous brands, but the cost of this fame and the lifestyle it brought, has been significant. The country's leading 'revhead' made it out of tough working-class Brunswick in Melbourne to motor racing fame and a multi-million dollar tyre empire. But the flamboyant racing king has paid a large personal price along the way.
Chopper Rescue is a unique observational documentary series following the work of the helicopter rescue crews of Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ), who serve the people of far north Queensland. The Chopper Rescue crews are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and operate out of two bases in the far north cities of Townsville and Cairns. Consisting of pilot, air crew officer, rescue crew officer, paramedic and emergency doctor, the crews cover vast distances from the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef to the remote outback.
This new four part series follows three young people as they set off on a journey of self-discovery that will challenge them to find their own road in life. Desperate to make a difference Brynn, 25, is a corporate lawyer in a top city firm who feels trapped. Bruce, 20, studies Arts/Law, and is a recent migrant from Zimbabwe who loves the performing arts, but feels an obligation to support his family. Kay, 20, is struggling with business studies and under pressure from her Chinese-Timorese migrant family to succeed. The trio hits the road in a bright green campervan, to interview their chosen mentors.
From the Logie-award winning team that brought us Dynasties, Family Fortunes is a four-part half-hour series that explores how dramatic reversals in fortune - for better or worse - have affected Australia's most interesting families. Episode one looks at the family behind motor racing legend, Peter Brock. For the first time, director Tracey Spring goes behind the scenes and joins the Brock family as they face Peter's devastating legacy.
Brothers Ray and Peter Mickelberg, former abalone fishermen, were fitted up for Australia's biggest gold heist: $650,000 dollars worth of gold bullion - or 68 kilograms of gold - from the Perth mint in 1982. They were framed by a corrupt cop, bashed, wrongfully imprisoned for almost a decade, and financially destroyed. They never stopped fighting to get out and, now acquitted, seek compensation from the WA government.
Why do we collect what we collect, decorate in certain styles or become obsessive about adding to particular possessions? In this five-part series, three professional 'sticky beaks' - Gerri Williams, Julie Nimmo and Andrew Urban - check out the stories behind the acquisitions. In this first episode, we discover what a retired couple, a young Aboriginal artist, a prisoner and some 'empty nesters' have in common - a pride in their surroundings.