Shakespeare still relevant today
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Shakespeare still relevant today

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It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how ...

It's been hundreds of years since William Shakespeare was alive and yet, we're still reading his work and performing his plays. You ever wonder why Find out about how influential Shakespeare was including a number of words and famous phrases he invented and why his work still resonates in modern times.

Wilbur talks with Charlotte
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Wilbur talks with Charlotte

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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Wilbur talks with Charlotte before he goes to sleep. Can you think of another word for 'converse'? What does 'nocturnal' mean? Do you know of any nocturnal animals?

Wilbur talks with Charlotte before he goes to sleep. Can you think of another word for 'converse'? What does 'nocturnal' mean? Do you know of any nocturnal animals?

Harry Potter's 20th anniversary
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Harry Potter's 20th anniversary

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Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the ...

Jake Evans reports on the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 and meets some children who explain what they like about the books and movies.

Wilbur makes a friend
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Wilbur makes a friend

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte says 'salutations' to Wilbur and they become friends. The other animals are not impressed. Why don't the other animals like Charlotte? Are their opinions fair?

Charlotte says 'salutations' to Wilbur and they become friends. The other animals are not impressed. Why don't the other animals like Charlotte? Are their opinions fair?

Wilbur asks the animals to play
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Wilbur asks the animals to play

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Wilbur says 'I'm not so sure being in the same place is the same as being friends.' What do you think? What makes a good friend? What games do you like to play with your friends?

Wilbur says 'I'm not so sure being in the same place is the same as being friends.' What do you think? What makes a good friend? What games do you like to play with your friends?

The Gruffalo
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The Gruffalo

Clip from The Gruffalo

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A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

A mouse uses his brain to outsmart his predators and learns there really is a Gruffalo.

Charlotte's second message
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Charlotte's second message

Clip from Charlotte's Web

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Charlotte decides to write another word in the web. Why does Wilbur choose 'terrific'? What other words do the animals come up with? How do you feel when people come together ...

Charlotte decides to write another word in the web. Why does Wilbur choose 'terrific'? What other words do the animals come up with? How do you feel when people come together to help you? Can you think of any synonyms for 'terrific'?

Charlotte's first message
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Charlotte's first message

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What does Charlotte write in her web? Why do you think she writes this message? How do the Zuckermans react when they see the message?

What does Charlotte write in her web? Why do you think she writes this message? How do the Zuckermans react when they see the message?

Oliver Phommavanh reads  excerpts from his books
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Oliver Phommavanh reads excerpts from his books

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Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Oliver Phommavanh reads some short excerpts from three of his books including Con Nerd.

Templeton spills the beans
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Templeton spills the beans

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Wilbur saves Charlotte from being captured by Fern's brother. Templeton says 'Ironic isn't it? He saved you and they're saving him for Christmas.' What does Templeton mean? ...

Wilbur saves Charlotte from being captured by Fern's brother. Templeton says 'Ironic isn't it? He saved you and they're saving him for Christmas.' What does Templeton mean? Why does a 'spring pig rarely gets to see the snows of winter?'

Charlotte's Web opening scene
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Charlotte's Web opening scene

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Fern saves the runt from the axe. Why does Fern's dad get the axe? How does Fern convince her father to let her keep the runt? What is the significance of the frypan? How ...

Fern saves the runt from the axe. Why does Fern's dad get the axe? How does Fern convince her father to let her keep the runt? What is the significance of the frypan? How does the opening scene in the film differ from the opening scene in the book?

The Black Stallion
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The Black Stallion

SBS2 May 15, 2016

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Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec from shipwreck to the winner's circle with the stunning horse that ...

Adapted from the children's book by Walter Farley, this animal-lovers' treat follows a boy named Alec from shipwreck to the winner's circle with the stunning horse that befriends him. While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a desert island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued, both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once-successful trainer. Together they begin training the stallion to race against the fastest horses in the world.

Pearlie
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Pearlie: Mothballs/Snip and Snit

ABC Me July 25, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Pearlie
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Pearlie: Twinkle Twinkle Diva Stars/Secrets and Whispers

ABC Me August 11, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Pearlie
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Pearlie: Rat-tanic/No Swimming Allowed

ABC Me August 10, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Pearlie
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Pearlie: Ludwig In The Wild/The Big Sneeze

ABC Me August 24, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

Pearlie
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Pearlie: Dragonball Run/A Bitey Beatdown

ABC Me September 6, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.

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Pearlie: Hurly Burly/Dude Ranch

ABC Me July 27, 2016

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It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre ...

It's magic in the city with Pearlie the park fairy! Pearlie is an animated comedy series about a fashionable young urban fairy in charge of Jubilee Park, a park in the centre of a bustling big city.