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.
Allan Martin committed seven armed bank robberies in his youth and was locked up in Melbourne's Pentridge Prison for 20 years - sharing the rock-breaking yards with the likes of Chopper Read. Amazingly enough, out of this world of violence emerged a poet.
From the ocean to the outback, helicopter rescue crews save lives and face near death challenges every day. Chopper Rescue follows the work of the doctors, paramedics, rescue officers and aircrews who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They cover huge distances across Queensland, from the remote outback and tropics to the outermost limits of The Great Barrier Reef.
A powerful series on some of Australia's most famous and influential families opens with the hidden face of Frank Lowy, at an extraordinary turning point in his family's history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the global multi-million dollar retail brand Westfield which Frank Lowy created from a small suburban shopping centre. But behind the meteoric success is a family that is still struggling to reconcile its past and its future.
When Adam injures himself while sneaking in from a party late, Emmett covers for him and has to endure the consequences. Wayne is worried about Adam's football career and Bentley is jealous of all the attention he's getting.
During an online lecture, Paige shares a heroic story from Wayne's past that may not be true. The kids take on internet trolls attacking Wayne's story but start to question if the online community is actually right.
Paige thinks the Wayneys are too reliant on their electronic devices so she leads them on a family camping trip to The Devil's Ottoman. Paige's plans for them to reconnect with each other and nature are only half successful.
This is the private story of the unconventional family behind one of Australia's most famous faces. When Sally Butler met Ernie Dingo, it was the beginning of a unique bond that would bridge two very different cultures.
Paul McDermott is joined by Australian TV legend, the journalist and author Ray Martin. Ray wants Paul to banish parking inspectors and small dogs. And for Ray, 'life's too short to waste it on going to the Opera' not to mention his annoyance at people who stop at the top of escalators. But will Paul agree and banish them to the Room 101 vault?
An insightful documentary about five deaf teenagers as they take their first steps into the hearing world. This film highlights how not all deaf teens want to be able to hear, and are often defiant against being part of the hearing world, but also the lengths some deaf teenagers will go to improve their hearing.
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.
A refreshing series about something we've all thought about at one point in our lives - "if only" we'd done or said something else, then perhaps things would have turned out differently. The series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.
In episode two, the Cairns chopper must fly to the small Aboriginal community of Hopevale where a baby girl is severely dehydrated. On the way back to Cairns the crew is diverted to pick up a 13-year-old boy with a suspected fractured pelvis. As they fly to pick up the boy at Mossman Hospital, tropical storm clouds gather and the crew must decide whether to fly on using satellite navigation or abandon the task and leave it to the night crew. Meanwhile, wet conditions on Magnetic Island off Townsville contribute to a terrible car smash. A critically injured 22-year-old is trapped in his ute and is in intense pain.
Emmett will do anything to get to a local hot dog eating contest, even if it means disobeying Paige and tunnelling through the basement wall to freedom. Adam and Bentley stumble upon a mysterious stash of chocolate covered raisins.
Only thirteen men remain on the course and the training is becoming more severe. The surviving recruits face the nightmare of maritime tactical operations where sleep becomes a distant memory. Clearance divers must be able to carry out clandestine reconnaissance operations behind enemy lines. To achieve this, they use a special re-breather or bubble free diving set and conduct their operations under the cover of night. During this module the men must reach new levels of fitness. They must also prove they are a team tight enough to face the potentially fatal consequences of operating behind enemy lines.
Why do we collect what we collect, decorate in certain styles or become obsessive about adding to particular possessions? In this 5-part series, three professional 'sticky beaks' - Gerri Williams, Julie Nimmo and Andrew Urban - check out the stories behind the acquisitions.
This award-winning documentary follows conflict between being a Christian and card-counting gambler. It tracks a group of devoutly religious blackjack players who have made it their mission to bleed casinos dry.
In the city of Newport in Wales, a 15-year-old schoolgirl is about to pass from a world of classrooms to one of caskets and coffins - dealing with death on a daily basis. This revealing documentary follows Rachael Ryan as she turns 16 and becomes Britain's youngest female undertaker.
Explore the world of Harry Potter fans and the fascinating, amusing and inspiring ways in which they take their love of JK Rowling's book series to a whole new level. Meet indie band Harry and The Potters who created a new musical genre, Wizard Rock, that now includes others such as Draco and the Malfoys, the Whomping Willow and the Hungarian Horntails (four- and seven-year-old brothers).
Getting married in the 21st century is a highly commercialised, expensive exercise. With the average cost of an Australian wedding now $33,000, the wedding industry is worth $3.5 billion dollars annually - and there are plenty who want a piece of the (wedding) cake. The Wedding Makers goes behind the scenes of this highly competitive, often glamorous, sometimes garish industry and examines how it shapes and influences today's bride.
Andrew Denton's guests are Ian Chappell, and Ingrid Pulson, whose husband killed her two children, her father, and then himself. The Coroner ruled this could have been prevented if the police had acted sooner.
Looks at the incredible organisation that is the Bombay Railway, with stories of the people who keep the trains running 24 hours a day, those who survive because of it - and those who die on it. This episode follows the dreams of railway employees like Mumtaz Kaz, India's first female train driver, who has to find a wife for her brother and get him married in just eight weeks - all while working full-time.
Examines the nature of fear - our most primal and powerful emotion. From its evolutionary origins in the involuntary fight-or-flight survival instinct to its essential function as a learning tool today.
In this hypnotic game show, Showbiz legend Daryl Somers will put contestants through a series of crazy games and tasks to win a maximum cash prize of $20,000 but standing between them and their fortune will be their own subconscious thoughts.
This documentary offers a rare insight into the final chapter of Nelson Mandela's life. It's not an obituary, but a unique glimpse into Mandela's life at a point when, in his own words, he "retired from retirement." With access to Mandela from the beginning of his 90th year until his final retreat from public life, this documentary offers an intimate portrayal of one of history's most respected and revered statesmen. It includes never-before-seen footage of his last ever tour abroad, as well as private meetings and discussions with admirers, celebrities, heads of state and ordinary people.
Two Sydneysiders question the notion of civilised society. They are marrying into Vanuatu's tribal culture, a rich and sustainable existence. Filmmakers Larry Gray and Mary O'Malley are about to be married in the tradition of the Namal people of Vanuatu's Tanna island. Mary and Larry discovered the Namal people years ago while making a documentary series. They stayed in one of the many villages on Tanna that practise a 'kastom' lifestyle, that is one that has no need of modern trappings, including money.
SBS's 2014 FIFA World Cup season just got a whole lot sexier ... or did it? The hilariously awkward and definitely not Brasilian Sam Pang sets off to discover what makes Brasilians the coolest race on the planet as excitement builds around the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Billie JD Porter explores the impact of money in one of the world's most transitional and paradoxical countries - brash, heady, brazen - Brazil. Billie digs beneath the glitz and glamour of a country which is now a breeding ground for the ultra-rich, to show what impact the concept of wealth is having on everyone.
Grimy, gritty, gooey and just plain gross, this series gets down and disgusting as host Mike Rowe isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty as he travels around America, showing off some really dirty jobs.
For the very first time, Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot of US Airways, Flight 1549 who miraculously landed a passenger jet safely in the Hudson River, re-traces the amazing near-tragedy and meets the passengers who he saved from the brink of death, hearing how he has profoundly changed their lives forever. Narrated by Harrison Ford.