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.
If she'd been born one generation earlier, Judith Lucy's career options probably would have ranged all the way from housewife to hairdresser. Even her chosen career of stand-up comedy was a pretty blokey world when she entered it, and Australia still has one of the most segregated workforces in the world - e.g. plumbers will more than likely be men, while 90% of nurses are women. So to find out why, Judith swaps her mic for a bed pan and lets her nursing skills loose on a hospital ward, then catches up with two pioneering female pilots, including Deborah Lawrie, who had to take Ansett Airlines to court in 1979 for the right to fly a plane.
Some children may have seven siblings; some may even have seven dads. But only 10-year-old Ellie Sharp has seven mums. Ellie's dad Philip is a Messianic Jew and heads Britain's only openly polygamous family. Twelve years ago, God told him that he was a king and he should take seven wives. It sounds complicated, but the family's been together for over a decade.
Norland College in Bath has been training nannies since 1892. Dressed in their distinctive brown uniform with butler gloves and trilby hat, Norland Nannies have been sought after by the rich and famous for over a century.
It's four months since the Llewelyn-Bowens turned their back on London for a new life in the country, but instead of rural tranquillity, all they've had is dust, noise and builder stress. Even Laurence is feeling uncharacteristically down saying, "I almost feel like someone has decided to pay me back for all those years of doing this to other people's houses." As the building work reaches its dirtiest and noisiest stage, their 20-room house seems more like a war zone than a designer pad.
The conversation is bound to get interesting when you're talking to three cabbies! This week Andrew Denton talks to Bruce from Melbourne, Chris from Sydney, and Gerard, who drives a cab on the Gold Coast. Andrew also speaks to Chris Martin from Cold Play.
This final episodes explores how the 'crone' years can bring peace and freedom to women. Mayoral contender Val has always been a feminist and now at 59 is finally in a position to do her bit to change the world for the better. Ruth has survived breast cancer and feels a sense of achievement after years of hard yakka on a remote sheep station. There is no way these women are taking to their rocking chairs.
Baby Beauty Queens follows the journey of three girls aged seven to nine, as they enter Britain's first ever pre-teen beauty pageant. Their mums are determined to do everything within their power to make sure their little darlings make the best impression in front of the judges. Only one girl can be crowned Queenie Tweenie at the Mini Miss UK. Underneath the narrative there's troubling and provocative issues about parenting, about the erosion of childhood and about media sexuality.
In this episode, we meet two men from the London Fire Brigade. Crew manager Aldo has spent 26 years working as a firefighter and is about to retire. Graduate Joe is a 25-year-old rookie who is learning the ropes.
Martin Clunes travels the world to uncover some of the remarkable and unique relationships between man and beast from birds to bears, pets to primates, involving ancient and modern techniques and partnerships.
The teen years define us in so many ways and in this instalment of The Agony of Life: The Teenage Years, the Aunts and Uncles talk about what it was like to try and fit in at school, the bullying and being bullied, the excruciating sex lessons from their parents, and the experimentation with hair, clothes and body ink. And to what lengths did they go to make someone they fancied notice them?
Award-winning British documentary maker Jane Treays looks into the Purity Movement and attempts to uncover the truth behind one of the most controversial issues in America. Treays follows a group of fathers and daughters as they prepare to attend a 'purity ball' in Colorado Springs.
Since it started in 1994, the UK's National Lottery has created over 2500 new millionaires. In this humorous and touching film, some of Britain's luckiest people open up about what their massive wins really meant.
SBS and Screen Australia present: Once Bitten ... love the second time around, when love comes with baggage. We all know someone who has been through a messy break-up or divorce - only to plunge right back into the relationship game. But does it get any easier? Once Bitten is about love the second-time round. It's about the way we live and love in today's complex world and survive to tell the tale, when against the odds, we dive right back in and do it all again despite the baggage and hurt from the past, and added complications of ex-wives, ex-husbands and step-families.
Being Married is the second part in Michael Apted's series about being married in the US. In 2001, he filmed the first installment, Married In America, which featured nine couples on the eve of their marriages. Apted, who had already used similar concept in his long-running documentary series 7 Up, looked for a cross section of American society. Five years later, he revisited them. Just as in the first part, the interviewees talk openly about their current situation.
In this episode, 100 firefighters are mobilised to a massive fire at a garden centre near Heathrow. Things take a dramatic turn when it's discovered there is a large quantity of highly explosive gas canisters on site.
In the final part of the series we see old-fashioned new father PJ (42), gay wannabe-parent Richard (42), and nervous first-time dad to triplets Kadmiel (21), spend the week working at Tadpoles Nursery in Chelsea.
Martin Clunes sets out on an international journey to investigate the extraordinary relationship between man and beast - from birds to bears, and from pets to primates, involving ancient and modern techniques and partnerships.
In episode one, Robyn, Tammy, Lyn, Tusa and Meg were introduced to the monastic life by Sister Hilda, who asked them to give up their worldly goods for a life of silence, prayer and contemplation. In tonight's episode, all five women are struggling with the demands of living the monastic life, homesickness, and coming to terms with confronting their own personal demons.
There's no roadmaps or rules for love the second-time around, especially where children are involved. It's complicated with the ex-wife or husband in the background, custody battles over children, financial pressures, shared parenting: a whole new family dynamic is created. Four families take us to the heart of the issues and reveal what it takes to make a relationship last the distance in the 21st century.
What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you panic? We like to think we'd react well, but the truth is, most of us wouldn't - for a very basic reason - our brains partially shut down, and we can react in really weird and potentially dangerous ways. But as our climate changes, Australia will experience more extreme weather events. To drive home these twin messages from brain science and climate science, Catalyst's Dr Jonica Newby has come up with an audacious plan to help every Australian family be better prepared.
The program begins in 1997 with the tragic death of Princess Diana. This terrible event turned public opinion initially against the Royal Family but then came to focus decisively on the press. Blamed for their part in Diana's death and the years of highly intrusive behaviour that preceded it, they had to act quickly. An emergency meeting of newspaper editors was called and the rules of royal reporting were changed.