A journey across the suburbs of Western Sydney to ask: "What do you believe?" People from ten different faiths wrestle with some big questions inside their homes, prayer houses and sometimes, from the back seat of a taxi.
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.
Any comfy views you have about your personal security, privacy and safety are about to be seriously challenged. Foreign Correspondent sounds the alarm on the swarms of private and government drones gathering in American skies and surely bound for the rest of the world. Live streaming cameras and the ability to carry other payloads. Tens of thousands of them. But who's at the controls? Police, immigration patrols, journalists, protesters, paparazzi?
Anatomy is a multi-award winning series of documentaries which explore themes of identity and the human body in the creative process. Brain is an intimate and moving documentary that follows the inspiring story of artist and poet, Jamie Daddo and his relationship with his identical twin brother, TV presenter Andrew Daddo.
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.
Roger Law was a creator of the highly-successful UK puppet show Spitting Image which ran for 13 years before he deported himself to Australia in 1996 to explore his remaining artistic talent. He underwent a journey of renewal in the bush that ultimately led him to China.
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.
Stories include, 'Will this move save smaller shops from the big supermarkets?', '"Budget emergency" pares back PM's planned parental leave payment', 'American basketball's racist row brings record punishment' and 'Breaking Bad's brains reveals surprising side'.
Stories include, 'Tories pressured over relationship with Murdochs', 'Rupert Murdoch faces Leveson Inquiry', 'Australians remember fallen diggers', '1 in 10 Australian adult males lost during WWI', 'Historian discusses lost generation of Australians', 'Security Council seat at risk over deportation stoush', 'Britain slides back into technical recession' and 'Mad cow disease found in US beef'.
Stories include, 'Bali braces for terror threat on bombing anniversary', 'Facebook pages reveal not so social media', 'Julie Bishop reflects on politics and accusations', 'Cover up claims prompt Church abuse Royal Commission call', 'A week that had everything, with Clarke and Dawe'.
Stories include, 'Renewable energy target review says 'Australia closed for business' accuses agency head', 'Have Australians been manipulated over the purchase of new fighter jets?', '"I haven't walked away from the DLP's true ethos" says Senator John Madigan' and 'From gangs to corporations - the new face of Japan's Yakuza'.
The story, 'Shock wave', investigates the devastation in Japan after the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami. The story, 'Wiped clean', details Nicole Caird and Claire Robertson's experience with herpes encephalitis. The story, 'The beauty factory', examines the obsession with beauty pageants in countries like Venezuela.
With France becoming the first European country to outlaw full-face Islamic veils, the politician who introduced the bill explains his actions to Insight's audience, including Australian Muslim women who choose to cover their faces. Will this ban further inflame tensions between Islam and the West? And do Australians want to see a similar law here?
Stories include, 'Manus Island unrest gets party political', 'Witness reveals story behind Manus Island violence', 'Two hours that changed Ukraine's history' and 'Veteran surfer reveals sexual seachange'.
Important topics in this episode include the doubtful accuracy of persuasive lists and 'scientific' claims offered in ads, and why the magic word in advertising is 'because'. As well we examine the reasons advertisers are moving from traditional forms of advertising into participatory online gaming. One of the fundamental purposes of advertising is also revisited: how to change people's behaviour so that what we want to do and what marketers want us to do happily coincides.
Joyce Talks Up Need for Coal
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce explains why he thinks we need to back coal to reduce power prices.
Martin Luther King's Daughter Says His Teaching Remains Relevant Today
On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Martin Luther King's daughter, Dr Bernice King, tells 7.30 his teaching are still relevant today.
Debate About Australia's Energy Future Heats Up Again
With a group of Coalition MPs forming the Monash Forum to lobby for coal and Alinta expressing interest in buying the Liddell power station from AGL, which had scheduled its closure, the energy debate is firmly back on the agenda.
Aged Care Home Fails Inspection Two Months Before Septicaemia Death
Just two months after it failed an unannounced government inspection, a resident at the Pioneer Lodge aged care facility in Bundaberg died of septicaemia, despite the woman's daughter warning staff to watch for her. But the company rejects any suggestions its staff played any part in the woman's death.
With guests Stephen Fry and Steve Price, plus guest hosts Hugh Riminton and Jennifer Byrne, and stories on primary school starting age, PrEP treatment for AIDS, attitudes to climate change, and billions of flies.
With guest Margaret Pomeranz, plus guest hosts Gorgi Coghlan and Meshel Laurie, and stories on the ongoing Adam Goodes uproar, our spate of shark attacks, the truth of online reviews and we send Joel Creasey behind the scenes of the Spelling Bee!
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson talks to Posie Graeme-Evans, creator of the smash hit TV shows McLeod's Daughters and Hi-5, which can now be seen around the world. Her medieval romance novels are best sellers. In one sense she lives in a fantasy world, dreaming up stories, but to sell those ideas she's had to become a formidable wheeler-dealer.
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by special guests; Andrea Goldsmith, Mark Colvin, Toby Schmitz and Posie Graeme Evans to discuss the all important genre of Love.
The Romantics were fascinated by the power of wild nature. But as industry and science sought to harness that same power, the ideas of the child, nature and scientific progress would collide in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. A Romantic manifesto, the novel declares that children are sacred and need unconditional love. It also warns that nature is not to be trifled with or corrupted by science.
When Judith discovered yoga, it literally changed her life. But is it just a cool way to get fit, or a genuine path to spiritual enlightenment? For answers, she gets cross legged with a man who drives an orange kombi with the number plates 'OMMMM' - university lecturer, swami and yogi Phil Stevens, and pays a visit to her guru, Shandor Remete, the Adelaide based, Hungarian born founder of Shadow Yoga.
What have the Seven Deadly Sins morphed into today? Are they really so deadly? Are you guilty of any of them? And how have they been represented in art and literature? Join Jennifer Byrne and her panel of esteemed guests for a sinfully good seven weeks' viewing of deadly sins.
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.
Most well known as author of the best selling Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert chats with Jennifer Byrne about life after a literary smash hit, writing and her forthcoming new release, The Signature of All Things.
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.
Chatline: Your Week In Review
Now it's time to hear what you had to say about some of Lateline's major stories this week. Here's Jamie Cummins with Chatline.
Could A Robot Become The Next Pablo Picasso?
This week we looked at the increasing role of artifical intelligence in society. But can a machine ever be imaginative or creative? Lateline's Tierney Bonini reports.
Late Debate: Arthur Sinodinos and Jim Chalmers
David Lipson speaks to industry, innovation and science minister Arthur Sinodinos and shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers about the escalation in tensions between North Korea and the US, the upcoming same-sex marriage plebiscite and Lateline's AI week.
Binging, streaming, surfing, or just settling down with a bucket of popcorn in front of a good old-fashioned cinema screen. Host Chris Taylor helps guide you through the choices of what screen content to watch, and where.
Steve Smith Breaks Down As He Says Sorry For Ball Tampering
Former cricket captain Steve Smith breaks down when discussing the impact his actions have had on his parents.
Calls to Regulate Placenta Encapsulation
There are calls to regulate the placenta encapsulation industry in Australia after a newborn baby in the US contracted a deadly blood infection linked to its mother taking the pills last year.
How Communities Recover After Flood
One year ago, many homes and businesses were under water in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Since then, researchers have carried out an in-depth survey to scientifically assess how the community has recovered from the flood.
Millions of Jobs in China at Risk Due to Threat of Trade War
China has long been known as the world's factory, but millions of jobs in its manufacturing heartland are at risk due to Donald Trump's threat of a trade war.
Research Sheds Light on Superannuation Problem for Many Women
Women in their late fifties are 50 percent more likely than men to find themselves with next to nothing for their retirement, new research has found.
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.
The American Wild West has proved a fertile ground for stories of heroism and triumph over adversity. It was a time of notorious outlaws, gunfighters turned sheriffs and frontier justice. From the most famous outlaw of them all, Billy The Kid, the rock star General Custer, and the vengeful lawman Wyatt Earp, audiences have been captivated by these legends. But what of the men behind the myths - and the truth? Blending dramatic recreations with the latest archaeological, forensic and ballistic research, this three-part series brings the truth to light.
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors, and investigations into the popularity of writing genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. In this episode, Jennifer and guests embark on a fascinating exploration of one of the most popular writing genres - literary hoaxes.
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.
Tonight, in the third match of the Randling season, we meet Roget's Ramjets: Silver Logie-winning actor Rob Carlton teaming up with head librarian, Robyn Butler. The Ramjets take on The Help, a gentlemanly outfit comprised of former Thank God You're Here winner Angus Sampson and Toby Schmitz, a theatre actor so in demand right now that we had to book him in 2005, five years before we even thought of Randling.
Host Costa Georgiadis and presenters Clarence Slockee and Josh Byrne visit the Northern Territory and Western Australia in a special episode which celebrates the ways in which Indigenous people are connected to the land.
Hosted by The Chaser's Craig Reucassel direct from the ABC TV's complaints desk, Shock Horror Aunty shines the spotlight on what generated outrage amongst viewers, the media, or ABC TV management over the last few decades.
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.
Take a look at how writing code is becoming a girl thing; see how one woman is forging ahead with her family business in the male-dominated taxi sector; and Mia Freedman shares how she turned her redundancy into a media empire.
An inter-generational story about how the turban is making a comeback in Australia's Sikh community. Hip hop artist L-Fresh the Lion, activist Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and cricketer Gurinder Sandhu are all embracing their culture.
Wil Anderson, Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson pick over the good, the bad and the ugly of advertising. They explore the dark arts of branding and spin with a trusty team of advertising experts, including panellist Dee Madigan.
Can Australia's Dying Car Industry Adapt To Electric Future?
As Australia's last car factories close, auto component manufacturers are being encouraged to turn their focus to the fast-developing field of high-tech electric cars.
'Teething Problems' Leave NDIS Users Feeling Let Down
Despite high hopes for the NDIS at its rollout 15 months ago, mother-of-two Briana Blackett says her contact with the scheme has been soul destroying and left her family feeling like "they're not worth" the help.
What does China's National Congress mean for Australia?
Chinese Premier Xi Jinping has been described as the most powerful man in the world, and the National Congress currently underway is only likely to entrench his domestic political power. China expert, Dr Merriden Varrall, discusses the latest developments.
Crown Casino Accused Of Tampering With Pokies
Former Crown staff have accused the casino of tampering with poker machines, and turning a blind-eye to drug use and domestic violence in the pursuit of profits.
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.
The Renaissance marks the end of a fractured church and the emergence of the papacy as a chief patron of art, architecture, music and literature. But cultural advancement is accompanied by increasing corruption and ambition, as popes acquire temporal power and political influence. With Rodrigo Borgia on the throne of Peter, the papacy reaches a nadir, scandalising people inside and outside the church and planting the seeds of reform.
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.
Creative writing for the stage and music composition are explored in this series. Join the many well-known and newer scribes such as Nick Enright, Thomas Keneally and Fay Weldon sharing their wisdom and experiences.