Department of Veterans' Affairs Dave Chalmers emcees the evening service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on October 31, 1917. Held at the Park of the Australian Soldier Service in Israel on October 31, 2017.
Gerard Depardieu and Laurent Audiot take us to Scotland to meet Keith, breeder of cows, close to the island of St Kilda, then they taste huge langoustines in Elgol and arrive to the pub Eilean Larmain to discover some Scottish whiskey. Their journey ends in the house of the Scottish writer Philip Kerr.
The beautiful outline of Catbells is familiar to all who visit Derwent Water and the Lakeland town of Keswick. By boat and by foot, Julia Bradbury sets out to discover the secrets of a classic fell climb for all the family.
Mention Paris and for most people, their immediate thoughts will be of romance. From moonlit walks along the River Seine to the iconic landmarks of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and even the more recent addition of the glass pyramid at the Louvre, Paris truly is a city of light, shining brightly for all who come here.
Britney travels across the Mediterranean where she encounters a fearsome goddess who controlled life and death. She ends up in modern day India, where the goddess is still a powerful force for thousands of Hindus.
A leader of debatable legacy, Suharto led Indonesia into a 'golden age' and made the country into one of the most prosperous in Asia. By 1998 though, his regime is widely condemned for its corruption resulting in blood on the streets and his resignation.
Over 9,000 years ago agriculture started in different parts of the planet: the Middle East, China and greater Australia in the Highlands of New Guinea, still then attached to the mainland. As seas rose, agriculture spread to the Torres Strait Islands but on mainland Australia people rejected it.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man who can hold his breath for over 20 minutes; a man who can see using his mind, even though he was born blind; a human magnet; and a man with the ability to insert deadly objects into his nose.
This series uncovers the truth behind some of the most fabulous, romantic and deranged treasure hunts in modern history. The Book of Thoth, said to have been written by the Egyptian god himself, which apparently provides the wisdom behind the Tarot and is said to have inspired early Freemasons. It is also suggested its ethos was adopted by the 'flower power' generation, and embodied in the rock and roll music of the 1960s. However, archaeologists are becoming increasingly doubtful the volume ever existed.
Frances Daingangan is a 45-year old mother of three who comes from the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem land. Like many young girls, Frances dreamed of being a movie star - a dream that came true when Rolf de Heer cast her in the lead female role of Nowalingu in Ten Canoes. Her journey from traditional tribal life to red carpets and awards ceremonies is unlike any other.
This week Daniel Browning Smith is in Vegas to meet Brian Jackson who blows up a hot water bottle until it explodes. Daniel takes Brian to a lung specialist to measure the power output and pressure of his lungs.
Could what really happened be more intriguing, more thrilling and more revealing than the fiction? Find out as this high-octane documentary reveals the true stories behind some of Hollywood's finest movies. Blending dramatic reconstruction with telling archive of actual events, eyewitness testimony and documentary footage, this program unpicks fact from fiction, meeting the people behind these extraordinary events to experience the real drama of the truth. In this episode, learn the true story behind Steven Spielberg's Munich, based on the events that followed Black September's attack at the 1972 Olympic Games.
This documentary series explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law; many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century.
After a long campaign to find the skeletal remains of England's most notorious monarch, Richard III, they were eventually discovered under a Leicester council car park in September 2012 - and finally laid to rest on 26 March 2015. Jon Snow hosts this program which covers Richard's reburial service, attended by members of the royal family, as the king is formally reinterred by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the east end of Leicester Cathedral.
This is a journey to the roots of the modern world: from the eclectic Germanic tribes that defied the mighty Romans, to the seafaring Carthaginians that established the first global trade network, and the pioneering Arabs and their advances into modern science. Meet the ancestors that have shaped the world. The Carthaginians were sly merchants and cruel child killers - at least according to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. But research shows that they weren't as bad as their reputation. Their story began around 3000 years ago, when settlers left their homes in what is now Lebanon to set up colonies around the Mediterranean. The most powerful was Carthage, a bustling metropolis in what is now Tunisia, with a port that was the envy of the entire world.
Animals are imbued with incredible abilities, like echo-location, super-sight. This time Daniel is on a mission to find four people who claim they have the ability to match nature's super-powered animals. It's man versus beast.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man who claims to be immune to cold; a man who has become the fastest backwards runner on earth; Master Zhou who says he can produce heat in his hands; and Yokke Sommer, the Birdman.
This program revisits the story of an inventor from Byron Bay whose battle with Microsoft has made headlines around the world. We first brought you the story of Ric Richardson three years ago, when an American court had just awarded him $US 400 million in damages over anti-piracy software he'd invented. But what appeared to be a done deal was swiftly overturned when a judge threw out the finding, sending Ric Richardson and his company back into the courts for another round of legal wrangling.
Race To London follows six contenders - Libby Trickett, Drew Ginn, Michael Klim, Ahmed Kelly, Grace Bowman and Ryley Batt in the year leading up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics where dreams will be made or shattered.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man who claims he has the strongest teeth on earth; a college student with a killer throw; the best jet-pack pilot on earth; and a man who has spent his life trying to become impervious to pain.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man born with proteus syndrome, giving him one arm much bigger than the other; a human rollerskate with incredible speeds; the deadliest knife thrower on earth and a human wrecking ball.
This time Stan wants Daniel to meet four people who claim to be fear-proof, and push man's limits to the very edge, performing staggering feats at extreme heights that would paralyse any normal person with fear.
The Biblical tale of the 10 plagues is one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told. But were there really rivers of blood and plagues of locusts in ancient Egypt? Now new evidence suggests these supernatural events were real, natural phenomena.
The final of the series looking at changes in the social and cultural fabric of Australia since World War II looks at the Australian soul. Of all the great shifts since the War, perhaps religion has travelled farthest. In the 1940s and 1950s, Australians dutifully attended church and Sunday school and the church had a firm grip on the Australian soul. But from the late 60s, bad boys and girls were finding spiritual fulfilment elsewhere and the churches struggled to keep up.
Tree surgeon and filmmaker Robb Leech is an ordinary white middle class boy from the Dorset seaside town of Weymouth. So too is his stepbrother Rich. But a little over a year ago, Rich became a radical Islamist who now goes by the name of Salahuddin. He associates with jihadist fundamentalists and believes the UK should be ruled by Sharia law.
Trevor McDonald: Mighty Mississippi is a sweeping tale of the largest river system in the United States and the spectacular landscapes, diverse cultural heritage and industrial triumph nurtured on its banks. Sir Trevor McDonald undertakes an epic journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Mississippi's source near Canada.
They're rigged, they're addictive and they're everywhere. For the first time, the masterminds behind pokie machines reveal how they're programmed for addiction. And we show how governments became the biggest addicts of all.
Web Warriors offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world's newest and most vulnerable frontier: cyberspace. The film takes us into the world of hackers like Mafia Boy - a 15-year-old high school student who rose to infamy in 2000 by causing millions of dollars in damage after single-handedly shutting down internet giants - including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Dell, eTrade, and CNN. We meet Donnie who goes on a journey into the Russian cyber underground searching for the creators of a computer virus with the hopes of collecting the $250,000 reward being offered by Microsoft.
The east coast from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Aberdeen is Scotland's Capital coast. Tonight, Miranda dives into a marine reserve off St Abbs, one of Britain's sites for underwater wildlife. Neil recreates a wartime scheme to train seagulls to search for German U-boats, and Hermione explores the 400-year-old connection between a picturesque village and the birth of deep coal mining in Britain.
This series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East. From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression - look eastward.
David Suchet has spent more of his life acting out the plots of Agatha Christie's work than anyone else in the world. Now he takes a journey around Britain to get under the skin of the best-selling author of all time.
Uncover hidden stories about Selfridges in London and delve into the mind of its American creator. Two words are synonymous with Selfridges: luxury and London. However, Selfridges was the brainchild of an American - Harry Gordon Selfridge.
On the night of 24th March 1944 76 allied airmen escaped from the North Compound of Stalag Luft III, a supposedly "escape-proof" POW camp in what is now Western Poland. This was the "Great Escape", one of the most iconic and thrilling stories in military history.
Ian Mortimer transports viewers back to Elizabethan England and reveals, in vivid detail, a living, breathing Tudor world. Learn how ordinary Tudor housewives turned plants into medicine, how the middle classes kept themselves clean using linen cloths, how the poor made pottage, how cooks of the rich devised recipes for new ingredients, and how Tudors learned to read and write.
Professor Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in ancient Egypt - from the realities and artefacts of everyday life to the remarkable leadership and influence wielded by women whose levels of freedom were unique in the ancient world.
This documentary reveals that we can only account for a tiny percentage of our universe - just 4 percent in fact. Scientists know this 4 percent consists of atoms, but what about the rest? Does 'dark matter' and 'dark energy' really fill the voids?
30 kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history - stories of power, love, triumph, tragedy and honour in a Europe ruled by dynasty politics and where arranged marriages created alliances between countries.
Continuing this spectacular three-part series, this week we move on from Italy to continue our lesson in Baroque, as UK art critic Waldemar Januszczak takes us on a tour of the best examples of Baroque to be found, and tells the best stories behind those works.
A fascinating two-part series that presents the latest archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land as it explores the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Old Testament. The program tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? And how did the worship of one God emerge?
A voyage of discovery through the world of prehistoric Britain, from the glacial wasteland of 12,000 BC to the glories of the Stone Age. Tapping into the latest scientific detective work and experimental archaeology, historian Neil Oliver uncovers how our ancestors emerged from the last ice age; how agriculture really came to Britain; and the tipping points that changed the course of history.
In the third episode of this groundbreaking series, Professor Brian Cox takes on the story of the force that sculpts the entire universe - gravity. Gravity seems so familiar, and yet it is one of the strangest and most surprising forces in the universe. Starting with a zero gravity flight, Brian experiences the feeling of total weightlessness, and considers how much of an effect gravity has had on the world around us.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man who claims to be able to jump over a car; a fighter who claims he can break baseball bats in half with a single kick; a man who can sprint on all fours, and a shark expert.
Daniel Browning Smith meets a man who can smash a coconut with his index finger; another who is able to turn his legs 180 degrees and walk forwards, and a diver who can dive from the height of a twelve-storey building.
In this second series of Art + Soul, a diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination.
This time Stan wants Daniel to investigate four people who claim to have superhuman heat tolerance, performing potentially deadly demonstrations that push themselves, and the human body, to new limits.
This spectacular series sees British gardening writer and television presenter, Monty Don, set off on an incredible global journey to visit 80 of the world's most celebrated and stunning gardens, from ancient to modern, large to small, and grand to humble.
For thousands of years Egypt has concealed a secret world. The mysterious remains of over four million mummies have been hidden within Egypt's magnificent tombs. They are remnants not of the ancient pharaohs but the perfectly preserved remains of animals. Using modern science an international team of experts discover how and why the Ancient Egyptians preserved their animals just like their kings.