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.
A documentary looking at how the German supermarket has succeeded in the UK, overcoming industry hostility and old-fashioned snobbery to win the public over with its discounted goods.
Traces the long and ferocious rivalry between Coke and Pepsi, centred on the 'New Coke' debacle of 1985. For almost a hundred years, Coke had been the undisputed leader in the multibillion-dollar global soda industry - stodgy, predictable, but indisputably top dog - while Pepsi had been the upstart No.2, forever poking at its big brother with cutting edge advertising. But in 1985, in a stranger-than-fiction twist, Coca-Cola's executives took a step so daring that no-one in either company could believe it: they changed the formula of the most popular beverage on the planet.
This clip from The Checkout uses humour and hard facts to debunk the claims made by detox diets.
Take a look at the history of Holden in Australia as the last car to be manufactured rolls off the production line.
Behind the News explores the changing nature of how we use money in an engaging way for younger students.
When you think of a businessman, you may think of an adult, somebody middleaged in a suit. But that's not always the case. Lachlan is just 14 years old and already runs his own business, selling Tshirts, hats and other clothing that he's helped design in stores and online. It's no easy task figuring out all that goes into running a business but he shares with us what he's learned.
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.
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.