This week, Peter hosts his first dinner-party as a single man and one of his guests includes a lady of special interest; Mark goes on a date with high expectations; Ange experiments with love online and meets Annie; and Phoenix Lifestyle founder Judithe Beardon is about to be reunited with her first love, Rudi.
This program explores what happens when two estranged people come face-to-face - without conversation - to look each other in the eye. Hosted by Ray Martin, Australians from diverse backgrounds are genuinely looking to reconnect with someone in their life. This emotional and riveting series seeks to discover if eye contact alone can help bridge personal rifts, and reveals what happens when only eye contact is used as a form of communication between two people who are estranged. In this episode, former Sudanese child soldier Ayik tries to forgive his prison guard, Anyang; Sue and Gary, who were married for 33 years, divorced three years ago. Sue wants to look Gary in the eye to find out if he too feels that their love might be rekindled.
In a social experiment based on the studies of neuroscientists, this episode hosted by Ray Martin features country girl Shelley and her father Mick, who walked away from the family when Shelley was 10 years old; single mother Jenny - born and raised in a strict Chinese culture - who felt her son Carl, 19, was too young to move in with his girlfriend; and Eduardo, who now wants to reveal the truth about his sexuality to his former best friend, Haylee.
Having survived their first day of high school the kids debrief about the litany of firsts they experienced, and it seems making new friends looms large on everyone's agenda. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life. Study guide available at http://bit.ly/myyear7lifeguide.
This series steps inside the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM), for an intimate look at the milestones that unite us all. Tonight, Jared is head-over-heels in love with his pregnant bride-to-be, Renee. Are they ready for marriage and parenthood? Having been told she was adopted just days before her mum died, Pauline is searching for her birth mother.
It's nearly the end of Term 1 at Bradfield College. It's also the end for Lisa and Ryan, the class lovebirds, who break up; and also for the class's much-loved English teacher, Matt Anderson, who quits.
So you're thinking of winding down on the work front, but have you achieved everything you wanted to achieve in your career, what will be your legacy, and do you have regrets or is it important to regret nothing? The Aunts and Uncles lead you through this change of pace and, with sensitivity and humour, map out what an idyllic retirement might look like.
The inside story of the family dynamics behind Australia's most famous priest. Tim Costello has been called 'the conscience of a generation'. But like all prophets, the road to salvation has been strewn with temptation.
Why is it so hard to find a partner? What has changed in our society? What will be the effect of this phenomenon on Australian society in the future - on birth rates, living patterns, and mental health?
Brad and Isabel toil hard for a good harvest, but a good harvest has its own price. Raspberries are a tough crop to produce and Brad and Isabel are investing everything to get a good harvest. They met on a large berry farm labouring for other growers, but now they're in pursuit of their own dream - their own organic raspberry farm.
In the final episode, after 32 years on the road, Fred Brophy takes his last tour to the Birdsville Races deep into the Queensland desert, where his boxers face their final challenge. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Judith Lucy doesn't have kids. Her desire to have them lasted about a nanosecond. But with motherhood intrinsic in so many women's lives, she's keen to get a taste of what it could be like, and takes charge of her very own baby - a plastic, African American robot child named Lucy Junior. Lucy Junior needs diligent care, but will Judith pass the test and be a good mum?
Twelve-year-old Madelaine runs an organic egg business, the most profitable enterprise on the family farm. Rob and Colita always wanted a Garden of Eden. When they bought 400 acres north of Melbourne, they knew it would be an idyllic place to bring up their three kids. For them, farming is about love and it's more important for the family to be together than it is to make a fortune.
After frustrations with the Gold Program, Ben finds a more effective way of absorbing his English novels as he jockeys to move into mainstream classes; Isabel embarks on a new romance after a fun school camp but her ever-busy schedule soon causes friction; maths refuses to make sense to Chelsea which affects her friendship group - it'll take her grandma and a tutor to improve her outlook; Tyler continues to struggle with the psychological fallout from losing his house and new concerns over his mum's health. Romance and relationships are on the kid's minds. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life. Study guide available at http://bit.ly/myyear7lifeguide.
Ifrah Ahmed came to Ireland as an unaccompanied minor seeking asylum from war torn Somalia. She has already made an impact as a driving force behind a campaign to raise awareness of, and combat, female genital mutilation.
Ness is a third generation Russian and has spent most of her life denying her family's existence. When she receives a call from an aunt who disappeared 22 years ago, Ness is prompted to contact her family and put some of her ghosts to rest.
Mikey's MY:24 was meeting an aunt he never knew he had who took care of him when his parents had not been able to, and encouraged his love of skating. Faith overcame a nomadic childhood to discover a talent for song writing.
How do new parents cope when their baby cannot settle down to sleep at night? What help is there for mothers who suffer from post-natal depression? How do families cope when one child exhibits aggressive behaviour? What assistance is available where one or both parents who are disabled or whose first language isn't English? How do some mothers cope with isolation and loneliness?
When homeless wayfarer John Keegan, originally from Scotland, crossed paths with notorious Sydney street-dweller Carl "Mr" Mackie it was the start of a beautiful friendship. Tough, pitiless Carl took a liking to friendly John and showed him the ropes of life on the streets. For nearly a decade, Carl and John met daily to share conversation, company, and countless casks of wine.
This three-part documentary series sees five men from Tanna, a remote tribal island in Vanuatu, leave their island and visit the UK for the first time to experience the British way of life. For years anthropologists have travelled to the South Pacific to live with the local tribespeople and observe their traditional way of life. But in this series, traditional anthropology is turned on its head as the five tribesmen travel from their village to experience life in the UK.
The story of the Panthers, a rugby league club located in the bustling multicultural Sydney suburb of La Perouse. The La Perouse Panthers have a long standing tradition as a successful football club in all age groups, dominating the local south Sydney Rugby league competition and the New South Wales Aboriginal knockout. They have always been considered the team to beat for many generations, and pride and emotions always run high. Through the La Perouse Panthers many racial barriers have been broken down.
This one-hour film, by Liz Mermin, tracks a unique development project that began in the summer of 2004 when a group of volunteer American hairstylists, financed by the beauty industry, arrived in Afghanistan to open a beauty school.
He's black, from the poor side of Nowra, the youngest of 13 and a football genius; she's white, from comfortable Shoalhaven, her parents' only darling girl, keen on horses and singing country music. They were both 16 when Leona got pregnant. No one thought they'd last. But 32 year-old Andrew Walker, former rugby league and union star, and Leona his wife, business partner and ferocious advocate, have survived a rollercoaster relationship of 18 years.
When is it time to hang up your boxing gloves and call it a day? In the inspirational documentary Fighting Chance, a 42-year old Bosnian refugee will battle the odds in order to represent Australia and claim a World Boxing Championship title.
Welcome to The Agony of New Year's Eve in which we celebrate the most problematic night on the calendar. The hope is that it'll be the best night of the year, but there's every chance that it'll be the worst of your life.
Edward Nino Hernandez is one of the shortest men on earth at just 27 inches tall. For most of his 24 years his tiny body has been a big problem. This warm, humane film explores the extraordinary challenges of negotiating the world as an adult male who is the same size as a six month old baby.
Love's Harvest is a series of four half-hour beautiful and intimate stories about organic farmers. Each episode portrays the experiences of couples and families toiling hard for their belief in organic goodness and the love and life it provides.
For Carla and Anne-Marie, women and goats go together but a long drought takes its toll on their cherished goat herd. Carla and Anne-Marie are known for their delectable goat's cheese. It's the reward for ditching their teaching jobs and taking the plunge to farm organic goats on rolling granite country in Central Victoria.
Strong willed, educated and forthright Indian-Australian Ramona Dhillon was 27 when she fell head-over-heels in love with Anurag Saboo, the eldest son of one of Rajasthan's wealthiest merchant families. When she decided to marry him secretly at a Melbourne registry office, neither of their families were impressed, and Anu and Ramona were soon to find they had walked headlong into an epic clash of cultures.
Mohsen was an asylum seeker going mad in detention until Suzanne Tsannes took his case all the way to the High Court. Suzanne, 62, is a psychotherapist who is married with two adult children. Mohsen, 33, is an Iranian poet who two years ago was granted refugee status after four years in detention. Suzanne met Mohsen at Villawood Detention Centre in 2001 and theirs is the story of one person's crusade for another's freedom, justice and sanity.
After Rashiq's father fled Iran, he was held in detention in Australia for six years. It then took another three years for the family to be granted visas. Rashiq, being the oldest of four children bore much of the responsibility of raising the family during the separation from his father. Now as a teenager, recently arrived in Australia, he is determined to define and live a freedom that he has been unable to experience before.
Australia's most brilliant young pianist, Simon Tedeschi, was first placed in front of a keyboard at eighteen months by his grandmother Lucy Gershwin, a Holocaust survivor. Their relationship is a story about music, the Holocaust and the true nature of inheritance.
Discover how the most innocuous objects from daily life - the bicycle, underwear, nutmeg - have all been instrumental in building empires, sparking social revolutions and sometimes been just plain fun.
When a cross-section of British seven-year-olds were interviewed for 7 Up in 1964, it was evident that their social backgrounds influenced their attitudes towards life. While the upper class children were self-assured, those from middle and working class backgrounds were resigned to a life of hard work. This premise was put to the test every seven years when the same group were interviewed about the state of their lives. Now, at the age of 56, the group are once more brought together to assess whether their lives have been ruled by circumstances or self-determination.
Dinner parties can be minefields for adults. But what would happen if all the dinner party guests were aged around 11 years old? All is revealed when a group of 11 year olds have a dinner party and discuss everything from family to politics in this thought-provoking insight into what's important to today's young people.
Age Gap Love, follows couples from across the UK and the US who are determined to prove that mileage on the clock is no barrier to real romance - despite suffering judgement and backlash from friends and family.
In his final journey to explore what our taste says about us, Perry lives amongst the upper classes of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire where he meets The Marquess of Bath and Longleat and bohemian Detmar Blow.
About Women lifts the lid on Australian women's lives, post-feminism. This landmark series is a reflection of our times as women of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances open up about what really matters to them. We meet them at a time of uncertainty for some, a turning point for others and for a lucky few, a time of accomplishment and happiness. Starting with menstruation and the painful uncertainties of youth, moving through the 'productive' years of career and/or parenting, to the postmenopausal twilight years without a rocking chair in sight, About Women makes a powerful contribution to our understanding of what it is to be female in 21st century Australia.
My Mum Talks To Aliens is an intriguing documentary that follows a mother and son on a journey of discovery, as they travel the country in pursuit of solid evidence of an alien presence here on Earth. There is one issue that is driving a wedge between mother and son - Mary and Chris Rodwell - the existence of extraterrestrial life. Chris is a self-confessed alien sceptic, whilst his mum Mary is a leading global authority on the subject. But her beliefs have come at a cost, her husband left and it is now impacting on her relationship with Chris. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Lost In Wonderland is a humorous yet surprisingly moving documentary about one of New Zealand's great eccentrics, a flamboyant cross-dressing lawyer. Rob Moodie has fought all his life for difficult or alternative causes, taking on courts, corporations, and governments. This is a story about his life and times, his unusual take on masculinity, and an epic legal case on which he staked his reputation and career.
Barrie, 75, and his son Nigel, 51, haven't seen each other in over 40 years. After Barrie's marriage to Nigel's mother ended, he was so heartbroken he didn't reach out. He now wants a relationship with his son. Jac attempted to meet her biological father, Gerry, when she was a teenager, but he let her down. She finally met him when she was in her 30s, and although they connected instantly, they're yet to forge a strong relationship. Jac wants Gerry to meet her own kids and be truly present in her life. High school sweethearts Sam and Tina ended their relationship six years ago. Sam has never explained his decision to end their relationship or the truth about his sexuality as a bisexual man. Sam wants to put their friendship back on track.