British chocolate enthusiast Willie Harcourt-Cooze's financial situation is precarious and he is forced to look into other ways of keeping his business afloat, including outsourcing elements of his chocolate bar production. He soon abandons this idea choosing instead to stay true to himself and his dream - whatever the cost. Machines are sourced from across Europe and Willie starts to build his new factory. His chocolate bar recipe is key to setting him apart from other bars on the market.
In this three-part series, British chocolate enthusiast Willie Harcourt-Cooze attempts to create the finest and purest chocolate bar in the world, and teach chocoholics how wonderful real chocolate can be.
Oscar-winning director Daniel Junge and Oscar-nominated director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the Lego universe like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question: Is it a toy or something more? The program delves into the extraordinary impact of the Lego brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The film takes us to art galleries full of Lego creations, introduces us to master builders making movies, into the world of Lego therapy, and brings us along to meet AFOLS (adult fans of Lego), each with amazing stories to tell.
Dr Rob Bell investigates several businesses that have implemented changes for a more sustainable existence.
In the final episode, the stakes could not be higher as Willie takes his perfect recipe to the head buyer at a major supermarket. Everything rests on one man's decision to secure the order.
The Checkout is a consumer affairs TV for the twenty-first century. A revolutionary new wonder diet of information and entertainment that's clinically proven and 26% fat free.
The inaugural BTN Teacher Awards!
Is your teacher something special? Do they go above and beyond to make your learning fun?
Well BTN would like to hear from you! This week we're launching a new national competition to find Australia's most special teacher. All it takes to nominate them is a short video telling (and showing) us why you think they are the best.
Tune in next week for all the details!
This week marks the end of an era, as Holden's car manufacturing plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. It's a huge moment for workers and for the whole country, as we see the end of car manufacturing in Australia. We'll take a look at the history of this industry and find out what the future might hold for those affected.
For the first time ever, scientists have traced gravitational waves through outer space to their source. That sounds exciting - but what does it mean? We'll find out how the discovery was made and why astronomers say it will change the way we look at the universe.
It's been more than 50 years since Eastern Quolls became extinct on mainland Australia. But now the little marsupials are set for a comeback. Conservationists are taking quolls from a sanctuary in Tasmania and releasing them into a national park in New South Wales. We find out a bit more about the project and why it's good news for both quolls and the environment.
Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -
Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences:
Living things have life cycles Year 4
Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive. (Year 4)
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment. (Year 5)
The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (Year 6)
Teaching is one of the most important jobs out there. So to celebrate all of the amazing work that teachers do each and every year, we're is launching a new competition - the BTN Teacher Awards! But first, we're going to find out a little more about what this job actually involves and how it's changed over the past hundred years.
BTN Investigates - the History of Video Games
BTN viewer Mini has asked us to find out what the first ever game was, who made it and why? Well Mini, you've come to the right place. We've put avid gamer Ruby on the case - tune in next week for her answer.
Teaching resources included
Learning Areas -
Digital Technologies / Knowledge and Understanding:
Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems (Years 5 and 6)
Digital Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (Years 5 and 6)
Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language (Years 7 and 8)
Design and Technologies / Processes and Production Skills:
Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (Years 5 and 6)
The Happiness Survey Returns
Back in 2015, BTN conducted the biggest survey of kids' mental health in Australian history. It was called the BtN Kids' Happiness Survey and more than 20,000 kids responded to it. Now, we're holding it again to see how things have changed in 2017. And this time, experts from the University of Melbourne's Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program have come on board to cranch the numbers and include your voices in their research. So please consider including the BTN Kids' Happiness Survey in you class schedule over the coming weeks. It'll be five minutes incredibly well spent!
Over the coming weeks, the High Court of Australia is scheduled to hear some incredibly important matters. Among them is the challenge to the same-sex postal survey and the multiple cases of the federal politicians who've found out that they're dual citizens. So we thought it would be a great time to tell you more about the High Court and how it decides some for the nation's most contentious cases.
Recently a survey found that many Australian kids are confused about how credit cards and loans actually work. It's got a lot of experts worried that this could lead to an increase in financial problems later in life. So we'll take a look at the issue and find out how some schools are trying to turn it around.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Mathematics/Number and algebra/Money and financial matters:
Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (year 4)
Create simple financial plans (year 5)
Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10 percent, 25 percent and 50 percent on sale items, with and without digital technologies (year 6)
Investigate and calculate 'best buys', with and without digital technologies (year 7)
Spinal Cord Week
Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week is coming up soon. It's all about raising awareness and promoting inclusion for those with a spinal injury. But not all of those people have been in accidents. We asked Rookie Reporter Tess to tell us more.
TEACHING RESOURCES INCLUDED
Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community Health / Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing:
Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (years 3 and 4)
Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships (years 5 and 6)
Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (years 7 and 8)
Health and Physical Education/Personal, Social and Community Health/Contributing to healthy and active communities:
Investigate the role of preventive health in promoting and maintaining health, safety and wellbeing for individuals and their communities (years 5 and 6)
Health and Physical Education / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement:
Participate in physical activities designed to enhance fitness, and discuss the impact regular participation can have on health and wellbeing (years 5 and 6)
Happiness Survey Launch
In this week's show, we'll launch our second ever BTN Kids' Happiness Survey with a story explaining what we learnt about you in 2015, why we're doing it again and how you can get involved.
BTN Investigates - What are dreams?
BTN viewer Duhaa has asked us why we dream. Well Duhaa, we're dreaming up a fun answer to your question right now. Tune in next week for all the details.
BtN looks at the history of the death penalty and the countries that still practice it. Also, should we change the census? There are teacher resources on this topic and the story, Drought Doco.
Matthew has been pressing for a change in the laws on seafood labelling so Australians can know what species they are eating and where it is from. But with wild fish stocks at their limit, methods of providing sustainable seafood to a growing population need to be sourced. Fish farming or aquaculture could be the answer, and this episode poses the question of what are the right species to farm.
Women have been omnipresent in Hollywood on the other side of the camera almost from the beginning. Think of the most successful actress, producer and business woman Mary Pickford or Frances Marion, to name but a few. Only with the arrival of the talkies the male influence in Hollywood became dominant for the next decades. With Women's Lib in the '70s and '80s the tide turned again. Well educated women with university degrees took Hollywood by storm. Paula Wagner, film producer of Tom Cruise who heads Cruise Wagner Productions, tells us about the new era in Hollywood. Other contributors include Robin Swicord, Linda Obst, Cari Beauchamps and Ally Acker, filmmaker and author of Reel Women: Pioneers of the Cinema. Plenty of film clips round off this interesting documentary.
Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this offers a rare, personalised look at the American film industry, featuring the remarkable men and women whose drive and ambition founded the "Dream Factory" that became Hollywood. This personal history of Hollywood's founders draws together interviews with important past and present industry figures, archive photography and excerpts from the greatest American movies of all time to better understand how the interpersonal relationships, collaborations and conflicts between key personalities created an industry and an art form. These biographies are set against the backdrop of the major events in American history such the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement and will investigate how Hollywood responded to the changing world around it.
noma australia is an enticing three-part adventure series that will document the inspirational journey behind one of the most anticipated culinary events of 2016 the opening of noma australia restaurant at Barangaroo, Sydney.
With exclusive access, the cameras follow Ren Redzepi and his international team, as they forage, taste and imagine their way through an avalanche of flavours on their Australian adventures. The journey follows the relocation of one of the worlds greatest restaurants from Copenhagen to Sydney to create an original menu that reflects the unique and vibrant Australia landscape. The stories behind the dishes will be revealed, and audiences will be invited to experience just what has inspired the noma team in their expedition across Australia and to Sydney.
In the second episode, work continues at the restaurant; from the building of the kitchen and dining room, to the development of the menu in the noma test kitchen. As the project continues, the noma team explore the sights and sounds of the Sydney foreshore whilst gaining a different perspective on what the city has to offer.
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Not everyone knows that when we order flake and chips, we are actually eating shark. The problem is no one knows what species it is, so we could be eating an endangered species on a Friday night without knowing it. Matthew decides that until we get better seafood labelling we should swap out flake for other more sustainable alternatives.
This finale sees Rene and the team complete their work in the test kitchen, and final preparations are made for opening night before doors open on the noma Australia residency. (Class. tba)
Two years since Cuba announced the most sweeping and radical economic reforms the country has seen in decades, Simon Reeve heads to the Caribbean island to look at how economic liberalisation is taking hold of communist Cuba.
An exciting 3-part adventure documenting the creativity, inspiration and journey behind one of the most anticipated culinary events of 2016: the opening of noma Australia. at Barangaroo, Sydney. In this first episode, Rene Redzepi arrives in Australia. With glimpses of the construction that will become the harbour side home of the ten-week noma Australia residency, Rene travels to outback Australia to visit a local indigenous community. #SBSFood.
This provocative new documentary series, led by Matthew Evans, highlights the complex and sometimes shocking truth about Australia's seafood. It also launches a campaign around seafood labelling that will enable all Australians to make better choices when it comes to buying and consuming seafood.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.