Tree surgeon and filmmaker Robb Leech is an ordinary white middle class boy from the Dorset seaside town of Weymouth. So too is his stepbrother Rich. But a little over a year ago, Rich became a radical Islamist who now goes by the name of Salahuddin. He associates with jihadist fundamentalists and believes the UK should be ruled by Sharia law.
Stories include, 'Inside a police sting targeting the growing online menace of child sex offenders', 'Meet the international students sent to Australian state schools for thousands in fees', 'One family shares their story before telling it to child sexual abuse Royal Commission' and 'Islamic State look increasingly like a state warns expert'.
Stories include, 'Kelty issues reality check to Gillard', 'Toll to negotiate with Teamsters', 'Europe sees no end to instability', 'Mladic war crimes trial starts in The Hague', 'NSW to toughen abattoir standards', 'Police break up Brisbane tent embassy', 'Sisters deny court to hide from father' and 'Poor doing it harder: Salvation Army'.
Kage Sundowner a terrific performance piece intercut with a panel discussion on the impact of Alzheimer's disease. Then Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA London presents - The Power to Act: A new angle on our toughest problems. He attempts to address why the London Olympics were transformative and how do we find and harness this will to tackle tough social problems.
This two-part series commemorates 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin. It combines dramatic reconstruction of Darwin's voyage around the globe onboard The Beagle, from 1831 to 1836 (which provided his scientific observations culminating in the publication of the Theory of Evolution in 1859), with contemporary scientific analysis of his findings that both prove and disprove his understanding of evolutionary theory. The series sets out to show that Darwin's extraordinary precision and methodology remain a shining example for today's researchers in the fields of biology, geology and zoology.
The Magnificent Tati is the first English language documentary which explores the work of French director/comedian/creator extraordinaire Jacques Tati. One of cinema's greatest artists, Tati pushed cinema to its limits with six feature films that redefined how we experience movies.
Professor Mary Beard broaches the controversial, sometimes dangerous, topic of religion and art. For millennia, art has inspired religion as much as religion has inspired art. Yet there are fundamental problems, which all religions share, in making god or gods visible in the human world. How, and at what cost, do you make the unseen, seen?
This series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West. It contends that any history that starts from an ancient Greek perspective distorts the true path of civilisation. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East. From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression - look eastward.
This week it is the gravest of the sins - Pride - the one from which all the others flow. Pride takes many forms including hubris, vainglory and arguably, increasingly often in the modern era, narcissism. Pride has given us some of the most mesmerising characters in literature, from Doctor Faustus to Madame Bovary, as well as the creations in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion.
A documentary chronicling the Cocos Keeling Islands - where Muslims outnumber Christians by more than five to one, and the Southern Star and the Islamic crescent moon sit side by side on the islands' flag. As Australian strategists eye up the value of the Cocos as a military outpost, the locals are forced to confront that their lives are in the hands of a government almost 6000km away in Canberra, and they are part of a country that barely even knows they exist. The Cocos Islanders respond by formulating a plan that will ensure they have a voice in determining the future of their homeland. All it requires is for the man who expected to become the next 'King of the Cocos' to collaborate closely with the Malay people whose ancestors treated virtually like slaves. What could possibly go wrong?
Stories include, 'Gillard government faces pokie fight-back', 'ANZ chief attacks weak Gillard government', 'US government closer to bankruptcy', 'McMurtrie: the difference is half a per cent', 'Charges laid over student visa bribery scam', 'Inquest criticises police investigation', 'El-Gamaty: Time is on the revolution's side', 'Book helps children confront reality of suicide', 'Dave Graney launches his memoirs'.
Stories include, 'PNG declares state of emergency', 'Unions furious over Rinehart's 457 visa workers', 'Emergency declared to protect mining, elections', 'Schapelle Corby eligible for parole', 'Government targets waterfront crime', 'Australian beef clean before export: Industry', 'Police raid child prostitution ring', 'Egyptian election heads for second round', 'Chen Guangcheng's brother escapes home town', 'Vivid Festival lights up Opera House' and 'China is destroying its good will: Cohen'.
Rev. Lenore Parker (nee Randall), an Anglican Church deacon, and her youngest daughter, Frances Belle Parker, an award-winning artist, draw their strength from the generations of Yaegl people that have walked before them.
How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and documents handed down by Louis Delaporte - one of the first explorers of Angkor in the 19th century - researchers have been able to uncover how Khmer temples operated, the meaning of their architecture, and how the capital of the Empire grew to become the largest city in the world at the end of the 13th century.
Interview: Matt Wordsworth, Political Correspondent
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to political correspondent Matt Wordsworth ahead of tomorrow's meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the three largest exporters of gas in Australia.
Rohingya Muslims Face Uncertain Future As Bangladesh Considers Barring Refugees
Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar now face an uncertain future, after a senior Bangladeshi minister said they would not be afforded official refugee status. Naomi Selvaratnam reports.
Interview: Joy Singhal, Red Cross Myanmar Country Head
Jeremy Fernandez speaks to the Red Cross's Myanmar Country Head Joy Singhal about the current situation in Myanmar.
Silo Art Brings Colour To Country Towns
Australia's biggest outdoor art gallery in western Victoria will officially open in a couple of months. The silo art trial is promising to bring thousands of tourists into small, struggling communities. Emily Stewart caught up with some of the artists and their subjects.
The next step of Jonathan Foyle's journey takes him to the Glasgow School of Art. Designed by artist Charles Rennie Macintosh around 1897, it's one of Britain's most controversial, challenging and celebrated buildings.
HITRECORD on TV is a re-imagination of the variety show from director/creator/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who turns the spotlight on the countless artists from his global open-source online community - hitRECord - to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation and more! Each episode focuses on a different theme as Joe invites and encourages anybody with an Internet connection to join him and contribute.
Insights into refugee farmers who are producing millions of dollars of vegetables. An exclusive interview with the woman behind the little dairy with a big heart as well as the role of seedbanks in global agriculture.
Brisbane woman Emma Betts was living her dream as an aid worker in East Timor when someone suggested she have a mole on her back checked. A year after she had it removed, melanoma showed up in most of her major organs. At 22 years of age, she was given only months to live. Reeling from the diagnosis, Emma was shocked to learn that melanoma is now the most common cancer killer in 20- to 39-year-olds. Emma fell in love, got married and then devoted herself to a blog called Dear Melanoma (http://www.dearmelanoma.com). Her honest account of living with terminal cancer and her candid acceptance of her impending death endeared her to tens of thousands. Using her newfound fame she began campaigning for better awareness of the disease among her generation and in the process has helped save others' lives. Introduced by radio host Sarah Wills.
This week's program is about a multi talented family whose members have risen to the top of very different professions. Brian Sherman started from humble origins and rose to great wealth and success as a businessman. His son Emile is on the world stage as co-producer of The King's Speech, the winner of this year's best picture Oscar. But, as the story reveals, what really unites the family is their overwhelming passion for animal welfare.
Explore the private film collection of one of the world's most acclaimed directors, Ingmar Bergman. This series delves into his collection, finding pieces by the classic filmmakers such as Bunuel and Truffaut, but discovering an unexpected selection of Hollywood titles including Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park. In Trespassing Bergman, some of the world's leading directors and actors, several on site in Bergmans home, talk about their relationship with the demon director and his films. (From Sweden, in English, Spanish and Swedish)
Part nine of Classical Destinations looks at the careers of Bach and Mendelssohn. In today's episode, Niki performs part of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and we visit the Schott publishing house in the city of Mainz to learn the craft of music engraving and look at the original manuscript of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
There has always been a connection between the great writers of English Literature and the countryside, with the best-loved classic works of the past still providing us with the most evocative images of English country life to this very day. Step back in time and enter the landscapes of such legendary authors as the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired them.
The Story Of Bran Nue Dae gives the background to the making of the feature musical Bran Nue Dae. It tells how this crazy madcap story, based on a stage-play by Broome writer and musician Jimmy Chi and his band Kuckles, made the transition to the silver screen. It also looks at the experiences of these artists who grew up in the 60's in the multi-cultural pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia.
Department of Veterans' Affairs Dave Chalmers emcees the evening service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on October 31, 1917. Held at the Park of the Australian Soldier Service in Israel on October 31, 2017.
Acclaimed contemporary Australian artist Tony Albert's work has at times harboured a strong reaction as he tackles and attempts to break down Indigenous issues, historical truths and stereotypes. Karla Grant sits down with Albert to discuss art, Indigenous affairs, his life and artistic motivation, and how urban graffiti and street art is providing an artistic outlet for Indigenous Australians.
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.
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.
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.
Stories include, 'Bronwyn Bishop's helicopter charter sparks calls for reform of parliamentary entitlements', 'MH17 investigators closing in on those responsible for deaths of nearly 300' and 'Government in touch with concerns of Australian people, insists Julie Bishop'.
Stories include, 'Government tries to put spotlight on policy as marriage and TURC issues linger', 'Sydney siege inquest hears litany of legal blunders led to tragedy', 'Grieving parents tackle online bullying to stop other families suffering' and 'Hard work' avoiding celebrity's narcissism admits Tim Minchin'.
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'.
30 kings and queens, princes and princesses tell their family history - stories of power, love, triumph, tragedy and honour in a Europe ruled by dynasty politics and where arranged marriages created alliances between countries.
The Easter Island is lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but it has stirred up quite a commotion. It's home to one of the most precious treasures of humanity: the famous stone statues called 'moai'. Who were the Rapa Nui people who created such a masterpiece? Where did these men and women come from? How did they disappear? From Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands, from Brussels to Los Angeles, three world-renowned archaeologists have investigated for more than 20 years, and what they discovered presents a whole new story.
In February 2009, St Mary's church in Brisbane was at the centre of one of the biggest rifts in the history of the Australian Catholic Church. In the eyes of Rome, 72-year-old Parish Priest Father Peter Kennedy is a heretic, out of step with the Vatican on the most fundamental tenets of Catholicism. Kennedy's transgressions include questioning the Virgin Birth, the infallibility of the Pope and even that Jesus was the literal Son of God.
Guest host Andrew Probyn presents Australia's most popular political program. Insiders speaks with the key players, providing analysis, opinion and robust debate from the country's leading political commentators.
The numbers tell the story. Australia's population is growing fast. Across the country, we've added almost 400,000 people in the past year alone. The populations of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth have expanded by nearly 3 million extra people in the last 10 years. And we're feeling the strain. It's time for the nation to have a conversation about how big Australia is going to grow.
Jason Bourne is the ultimate CIA operative, brainwashed into performing assassinations for a secret cell within the Agency. As far-fetched as it sounds, True Stories can reveal that many aspects of Robert Ludlum's original books, and the subsequent Bourne movie franchise are rooted in fact.
In the 2000s, television enjoyed a creative renaissance as audiences binged groundbreaking dramas like The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Lost. It embraced reality shows like Survivor and American Idol, and laughed along with beloved comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, and The Big Bang Theory.
Stories include, 'This is the high price of failing to deal with violent people', 'The battle for Canning shapes as litmus test for Tony Abbott', 'Collapse of Australia-China Free Trade Agreement would have huge impact, warns Andrew Robb' and 'Prisoners of war have no happy ending, describes Homeland creator'.
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, 'Lost photographs depict German aliens', 'ANZAC story hits the stage', 'Al Qaeda influence in decline: Bergen', 'Diggers prepare to leave the valley', 'Gallipoli letters bring war to life'.
Sun, sand and surf. Just because we're having fun doesn't mean we can forget about safety. Rip currents account for 80 percent of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. Learn to stay safe with Bondi Rescue.