Honeybee Blues
51:58

Honeybee Blues

SBS December 1, 2009

Science

Geography

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on ...

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on earth that is free of a tiny parasitic mite that has invaded and destroyed wild honeybees and commercial hives around the world. Its arrival would have a catastrophic effect on the Australian economy and our food supply. Honeybee Blues tells the story of the world's vanishing honeybees and the efforts of Dr Denis Anderson, the world's leading bee pathologist, to save them from annihilation. (TEACHERS NOTES AVAILABLE)

Dirt Game
54:13

Dirt Game: A Land Down Under

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 December 1, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves ...

From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam
24:59

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS December 3, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Luke visits the town of Quy Nhon on the central coast of Vietnam and learns how to make fresh Tofu from scratch in a family farmyard environment. He also prepares a vegetarian ...

Luke visits the town of Quy Nhon on the central coast of Vietnam and learns how to make fresh Tofu from scratch in a family farmyard environment. He also prepares a vegetarian delight at an historical Pagoda with the help of local Monks. And finally, Luke learns the secrets of making the best noodles around.

Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure
26:59

Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 3, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
James May arrives in Bordeaux with Oz Clarke for an introduction to the art of wine tasting at the magnificent, 150-year-old Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande of ...

James May arrives in Bordeaux with Oz Clarke for an introduction to the art of wine tasting at the magnificent, 150-year-old Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande of Grand Dame Madame May-Elaine de Lencquesaing. After a brief break in the lessons at an unusual grape-related spa, Oz put James's new-found tasting skills to the test at the Chateau Pichon-Baron, in front of one of the wine industry's biggest players, Englishman Christian Seely.

Trawlermen
28:53

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 6 SBS December 4, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean ...

In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.

Trawlermen
26:00

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 5 SBS December 4, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out ...

On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out for one another through thick and thin. This fishing trip will be their toughest yet as ferocious weather, poor fishing and problems with a new net bring unexpected pressures to this successful working relationship. Can they win through?

This World
45:21

This World

BBC World News December 5, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
The BBC's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt, returns to America to discover whether President Obama is on target to keep his climate-change promises.

The BBC's Ethical Man, Justin Rowlatt, returns to America to discover whether President Obama is on target to keep his climate-change promises.

A Fork In The Road
26:00

A Fork In The Road: Argentina

SBS December 6, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In Buenos Aires, Pria checks out the culture of the Argentinian people - who are made up of an interesting mix of European cultures - and finds out what makes them tick.

In Buenos Aires, Pria checks out the culture of the Argentinian people - who are made up of an interesting mix of European cultures - and finds out what makes them tick.

Message Stick
25:53

Message Stick: Meeting Ms Right

ABC December 6, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to ...

Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes!

E2
26:00

E2: Energy: Harvesting the Wind

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 6, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, SBS brings you this special energy series all this week. Episode one looks at farmers in Minnesota who have united in using ...

To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, SBS brings you this special energy series all this week. Episode one looks at farmers in Minnesota who have united in using locally produced and locally owned wind energy as a cash crop. In the absence of a strong renewable energy policy at the federal level, the state government plays a key role in wind policy, begging the question: Will the rest of the U.S. follow Minnesota's lead?

E2
26:06

E2: Energy: Energy for a Developing World

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 7, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A cleaner energy future depends, in large part, on responsible energy consumption in the developing world. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen ...

A cleaner energy future depends, in large part, on responsible energy consumption in the developing world. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen Shakti organization in Bangladesh distributes small solar systems and portable bio-gas systems to rural Bangladeshis, empowering women and the poor in the process.

E2
25:54

E2: Energy: Paving the Way

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 8, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In America alone, nearly 70 percent of oil consumed is by the cars we drive. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the environmental damage caused by our beloved cars? ...

In America alone, nearly 70 percent of oil consumed is by the cars we drive. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the environmental damage caused by our beloved cars? General Motors unveils The Volt, a super-hybrid vehicle, and the fuel cell-powered Sequel, while technology firm Fiberforge shows off the latest in ultra-light materials for car manufacturing.

Dirt Game
49:27

Dirt Game: Green And Gold

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 December 8, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat ...

With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat when concerns are raised about a nearby creek. Locals and environmentalists are pressuring for its closure. Caz (Katie Wall) finds herself bullied by her old 'greenie' friends as she investigates the site.

E2
25:55

E2: Energy: Growing Energy

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS December 9, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels, from production, to distribution at gas stations, to ...

In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels, from production, to distribution at gas stations, to nationwide adoption of flex-fuel cars. This episode examines what we can learn from Brazil's extraordinary success with ethanol, and whether other countries could follow suit.

E2
26:00

E2: Energy: State of Resolve

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS December 10, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Could California's progressive energy policies spearhead a nationwide shift toward cleaner energy? The remarkable laws that California has passed under Governor Arnold ...

Could California's progressive energy policies spearhead a nationwide shift toward cleaner energy? The remarkable laws that California has passed under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to regulate greenhouse gas emissions perpetuate the state's reputation for environmental leadership across the country, and potentially the globe.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
56:30

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Adventures In War, Sea And Ice - Afghanistan

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 11, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, ...

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, and BBC's newsman John Simpson. In this series each renowned and colourful character takes the other two into their world. Travelling as a team, they'll undertake three challenging expeditions into the hostile environments where each of them won fame and glory.

E2
26:08

E2: Energy: Coal and Nuclear - Problem or Solution

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS December 11, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities ...

Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear, despite their many drawbacks. These controversial resources may be major players in a sustainable energy future, however, thanks to new developments in carbon capture and sequestration and improved nuclear technologies.

Message Stick
26:47

Message Stick: Born In This Skin

ABC December 13, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Vernon Ah Kee is a portraitist, graphic and video artist. In 2009 Ah Kee will become one of a select group of Australians whose work will be displayed on the most important ...

Vernon Ah Kee is a portraitist, graphic and video artist. In 2009 Ah Kee will become one of a select group of Australians whose work will be displayed on the most important visual arts stage in the world, the Venice Biennale.