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Life was cruel in Victorian London. People had to work to survive and there was little sympathy for those who couldn't. Modern families find out about these realities the hard way.

Life was cruel in Victorian London. People had to work to survive and there was little sympathy for those who couldn't. Modern families find out about these realities the hard way.

Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

Fossil clues and fossil fuel formed from a lost ancient sea give us some tantalising clues on how modern Eurasia was formed.

On 28 June 1942, the German army set out to conquer Russia in a split campaign - one aimed at Stalingrad and the other focusing on the capture of the rich Caucasus oil fields.

On 28 June 1942, the German army set out to conquer Russia in a split campaign - one aimed at Stalingrad and the other focusing on the capture of the rich Caucasus oil fields.

Jupiter's 'great red spot' is a huge storm that has raged for hundreds of years, while the usually calm Saturn can suddenly erupt in storms more violent than anything in the ...

Jupiter's 'great red spot' is a huge storm that has raged for hundreds of years, while the usually calm Saturn can suddenly erupt in storms more violent than anything in the solar system.

Plants need the right balance of nutrients to survive - and some have become carnivorous to ensure they get what they need.

Plants need the right balance of nutrients to survive - and some have become carnivorous to ensure they get what they need.

It's not all about looks. This experiment shows that someone can quickly hijack their chances of becoming a leader by being disengaged and showing selfishness.

It's not all about looks. This experiment shows that someone can quickly hijack their chances of becoming a leader by being disengaged and showing selfishness.

Interested in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics? Fly through this five-minute clip and learn the basics of the still rings, the pommel horse, power tumbling, parallel bars and ...

Interested in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics? Fly through this five-minute clip and learn the basics of the still rings, the pommel horse, power tumbling, parallel bars and horizontal bars. Although power tumbling is not an Olympic sport, men and women practice the many of the techniques during the floor exercises.

A team of researchers investigate the relationship between Malaysian giant ants and the rainforest trees they live in.

A team of researchers investigate the relationship between Malaysian giant ants and the rainforest trees they live in.

Stop Laughing ... This is Serious assesses the place of the classic 1990s Australian satire, Frontline, in Australian comedy history.

Stop Laughing ... This is Serious assesses the place of the classic 1990s Australian satire, Frontline, in Australian comedy history.

This clip reveals what can happen when something goes wrong with the brain, including when patients suffer a stroke.

This clip reveals what can happen when something goes wrong with the brain, including when patients suffer a stroke.

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

Using stunning Cassini probe images and computer graphics, this clip explores Saturn's largest moon Titan and its bizarre chemis

Using stunning Cassini probe images and computer graphics, this clip explores Saturn's largest moon Titan and its bizarre chemis

A Chinese immigrant in England goes for a trip to the beach as an opportunity to learn more English.

A Chinese immigrant in England goes for a trip to the beach as an opportunity to learn more English.

Two Of Us
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Two Of Us: Elizabeth And Libity

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS2  |  May 3, 2010
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 ...

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.

A huge solar storm hit Earth in 1859, wiping out telegraph communications across the planet. Find out what it would mean for our modern, technological world if it happened again.

A huge solar storm hit Earth in 1859, wiping out telegraph communications across the planet. Find out what it would mean for our modern, technological world if it happened again.

Merlin the Legend takes a fascinating look at the mythical roots in art and literature of Merlin - magician, hero and historical mystery. Merlin is the archetypal wizard: ...

Merlin the Legend takes a fascinating look at the mythical roots in art and literature of Merlin - magician, hero and historical mystery. Merlin is the archetypal wizard: Welsh and Celtic in origin, but with connections in Cornwall and middle Europe and of course, the Arthurian legends. Merlin is clearly the ancestor of Dumbledore and all those weird and wonderful wizards which people our literature.

Broome in Western Australia is home to the Torres Family who are fast mastering new technologies to tell old stories. They now run one of the most successful Indigenous film ...

Broome in Western Australia is home to the Torres Family who are fast mastering new technologies to tell old stories. They now run one of the most successful Indigenous film and television production companies in Australia.

According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the ...

According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the Germans merely rebelled against Roman occupation.

The first episode of this three-part series on Joseph Stalin looks in detail at how the dictator managed to transform his real self into a legendary hero. Stalin had himself ...

The first episode of this three-part series on Joseph Stalin looks in detail at how the dictator managed to transform his real self into a legendary hero. Stalin had himself depicted in films, paintings and statues as a kind, dedicated man who doted on small children. The reality was different.

Counting the cost. The war is ending, and Australians must face the consequences of over six years of war - a toll of shattered lives and limbs and unrealised dreams. After ...

Counting the cost. The war is ending, and Australians must face the consequences of over six years of war - a toll of shattered lives and limbs and unrealised dreams. After Victory in the Pacific, it is a weary nation that welcomes its soldiers home. The war years have changed forever the way Australians see themselves and their future relationship to America. What did the war mean to the average Aussie, and how did it affect their lives?

Bloodlines is a special six-part series exploring some of Australia's most prominent Indigenous families. Family and connection to country are the universal touchstones of ...

Bloodlines is a special six-part series exploring some of Australia's most prominent Indigenous families. Family and connection to country are the universal touchstones of Indigenous Australians. Since European invasion some families have become the stuff of history and their stories legendary.

Facing a packed schedule, the roadtrippers drive to Canberra to interview federal MP and Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek who proves an inspiration for Kay. En route for ...

Facing a packed schedule, the roadtrippers drive to Canberra to interview federal MP and Minister for Housing Tanya Plibersek who proves an inspiration for Kay. En route for Melbourne they stop in Gundagai where they chat to waitress Emily. She reveals a small town Australian perspective when, oblivious of Kay as a person of Asian descent, she describes playing 'spot the Aussie' with her boyfriend.

Hitler admired one country more than any other, Great Britain. His favourite film was the Bengal lancers which told the story of the British in India. In Mien Kampf he spoke ...

Hitler admired one country more than any other, Great Britain. His favourite film was the Bengal lancers which told the story of the British in India. In Mien Kampf he spoke of expanding German territory to the East. How was it possible then that in 1939 he ended up fighting the one country that he had started out wanting as an ally, Great Britain, and allied to the one country he had intended to take land from, Russia?

Australians
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Australians: Jenny Kee

ABC  |  June 23, 2010
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This series of short documentaries presents biographical accounts of Australian personalities, both past and present, drawn from various facets of Australian life. Today: ...

This series of short documentaries presents biographical accounts of Australian personalities, both past and present, drawn from various facets of Australian life. Today: Jenny Kee.

By 22 November 1963, the date of his assassination, President Kennedy had made many enemies. He had declared war on the Mafia, racial prejudice and the industrial/military ...

By 22 November 1963, the date of his assassination, President Kennedy had made many enemies. He had declared war on the Mafia, racial prejudice and the industrial/military interest in Vietnam. He had humiliated Krushchev and Castro, who both wanted revenge over the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even to this day, conjecture surrounds the ballistics evidence and whether two assassins were involved. New film material from Washington has just been released.

This program exposes people who have risked everything for the promise of a life so far only experienced on a computer screen and in their fantasies. Discover what happens ...

This program exposes people who have risked everything for the promise of a life so far only experienced on a computer screen and in their fantasies. Discover what happens when the real world and the virtual world collide.

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 ...

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.

Disable Bodied Sailors
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Disable Bodied Sailors

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  April 30, 2010
David Pescud's crew of disabled sailors take on the deadly Sydney to Hobart, but will drama on the start line, a major problem with one of the sails and an ocean storm ...

David Pescud's crew of disabled sailors take on the deadly Sydney to Hobart, but will drama on the start line, a major problem with one of the sails and an ocean storm threaten their chances? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Filmed over six months with Australia's front line squadrons, Real Top Guns joins a class of rookies who have been selected for fighter pilot school. Flying the British ...

Filmed over six months with Australia's front line squadrons, Real Top Guns joins a class of rookies who have been selected for fighter pilot school. Flying the British Aerospace Hawk-127 trainer jet, the ambitious young men are pushed to the limits learning how to dogfight and drop bombs. The is tough and any one of the students could fail at any time.

Three exotic bachelor princes travel from afar to find true love with an English rose. However, so the people they meet will love them for themselves and not their wealth and ...

Three exotic bachelor princes travel from afar to find true love with an English rose. However, so the people they meet will love them for themselves and not their wealth and status, they are going undercover, living and working as ordinary people for the first time in their lives.

By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the ...

By the fall of 1944, America is ready to liberate the Philippine islands and the POW's who have been stranded there since 1942. Sgt Jack Werner is among the men storming the beaches of Leyte, one of the main Philippine Islands. Seaman Jack Yusen fights in the naval battle of Samar and reporter Robert Sherrod accompanies the Marines on their assault of Iwo Jima.

Having left Kalgoorlie to help Dallwallinu's only doctor, Dr Mary finds herself busier than she had ever expected. Although stipulating in her contract that she would not work ...

Having left Kalgoorlie to help Dallwallinu's only doctor, Dr Mary finds herself busier than she had ever expected. Although stipulating in her contract that she would not work 24/7, she realises that without adequate support, a contract in the bush can be very difficult to enforce.

In May 2006 in Paris, former French President, Jaques Chirac, opened the world's first museum to acknowledge the inherent artistic value of indigenous art works. Founded on a ...

In May 2006 in Paris, former French President, Jaques Chirac, opened the world's first museum to acknowledge the inherent artistic value of indigenous art works. Founded on a belief "in the equal dignity of the world's cultures", Chirac said, "France wished to pay rightful homage to peoples to whom, throughout the ages, history has all too often done violence". For the first time what used to be referred to as primitive art, works from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the America's, found mostly until now in dusty natural history museums, have been given an ultra modern home in the Musee du Quai Branly, on the Seine adjacent to the Eiffel Tower. The design of the museum and its ceilings, floors and facades have drawn heavily on the work of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists.

This episode centres on George Gittoes, one of the most important and influential artists in Australia today, whose profound interest in the effect of war and civil conflict ...

This episode centres on George Gittoes, one of the most important and influential artists in Australia today, whose profound interest in the effect of war and civil conflict has led him to trouble spots all over the world.

Following the conclusion of the epic Dianne Brimble saga, the family speaks exclusively to Australian Story. In an Australian Story exclusive, the former partners of Dianne ...

Following the conclusion of the epic Dianne Brimble saga, the family speaks exclusively to Australian Story. In an Australian Story exclusive, the former partners of Dianne Brimble discuss their reaction to the dismissal in late April, of the manslaughter charge against Mark Wilhelm. Mark Brimble and David Mitchell speak candidly for the first time since the conclusion of the seven and a half year legal proceedings to determine the circumstances of Dianne's death.

They look like dragons. Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, these fearsome creatures are not only powerful, they're also smart. Top predators with ...

They look like dragons. Armed with sharp teeth, tearing claws and a whip-like tail, these fearsome creatures are not only powerful, they're also smart. Top predators with intelligence, that learn as they hunt, and that use their brain to track down prey, no matter what.

The Ocean's Supermum is a one-hour natural history documentary featuring previously unknown underwater behaviour, and a passionate and engaging scientist whose mission it is ...

The Ocean's Supermum is a one-hour natural history documentary featuring previously unknown underwater behaviour, and a passionate and engaging scientist whose mission it is to unlock the secrets of the most devoted of all marine mothers - the Australian sea lion.

Wild Caribbean
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Wild Caribbean: Reefs And Wrecks

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  April 12, 2010
Explores the magnificent underwater world of the Caribbean, revealing amazing coral reefs teeming with marine life and haunting shipwrecks from the past.

Explores the magnificent underwater world of the Caribbean, revealing amazing coral reefs teeming with marine life and haunting shipwrecks from the past.

We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste ...

We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste buds to the limit. Compared to many animals, humans have a try anything once attitude to food and this has allowed us to populate every corner of the planet, while many other animals depend totally on one food source for their energy, which limits where they can survive.

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