Eight years ago the Reays bought a run down medieval thatched cottage and lovingly restored it. Then a fault in the chimney caused a fire which destroyed the entire building. Nine months later, they decided to start again.
An intimate look at the Australian cinematographer Dean Semler, who won an Academy Award for Dances With Wolves. After the glamour of Hollywood, he returns to his humble beginnings in country South Australia.
Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott uncover the wonderful facades and artworks that mask a hidden story of intrigue and secrecy in the romantic city of Florence. The latest 3D technology reveals how the city's secret corridors of power were the foundation of the city's Renaissance glory, and the one powerful dynasty who was behind it all: the Medicis.
Part two looks at the phenomenon of talk show hosts and news reporters as celebrities. David Letterman emerges while Walter Kronkite retires. Women take their rightful place in all facets of presenting, journalism and production, while the civil rights movement reaches a crescendo. CNN launches and Australian newspaper mogul Murdoch dares to start Fox TV. Golden Girls is a massive hit, while reality TV raises a fairly ugly head, contrasted with the excesses of soaps such as Dynasty and The Colbys.
It’s a call to action as Gus Worland launches a campaign to tackle outdated ideas of what it means to be a man, in the hope that Aussie boys and men no longer turn to suicide as a solution. He enlists the help of the country’s top advertising minds to get the message out, but not all goes to plan. Could he be fighting a losing battle?
Chris Ostwald, a former model builder for TV, bought a beautiful plot of land in the Chiltern Hills as the place to build the home of his dreams. His plan is to build a replica of an American watermill.
Since it was written in the first century AD, the Book of Revelation has been seen as one of the most controversial books in the entire Bible. Scholars still debate whether it is a literal depiction of what will come at the end time when humanity will face the last judgement. Or whether it is an allegorical text in which John is calling on the burgeoning
Christian church to stand true to their faith in the face of oppression from the Roman Empire.
HBO and the best ever TV with director David Petrarca; Art and Crime with Peter Robb; and being gay in 7 countries with Ben Law - that's a broad description of what we've got on offer from the Perth Writers Festival.
The story, 'Race for life', four Australian heroes will compete in the toughest amateur cycling race in the world. The story, 'Seeing is believing', 60 Minutes is there as a bionic eye is switched on the first time, and a man who's been blind for 30 years, gets to see his grandchildren for the first time. The story, 'Charlie's fightback', details how a year ago the Phillott family were forced to walk away from the land they have worked for 50 years because they were bullied by the bank into leaving their home.
With guests Sharri Markson and Steve Price, plus guest host Jennifer Byrne, and stories on chiropracters, Oscars boycott, amputation by choice, could Abbott be PM again, Cleo closing, and the pensioner who took on a snake.
Stories include, 'Is former NSW Premier Morris Iemma bound for Canberra?', 'Thousands flee record floods', 'Bundaberg in the grip of floodwaters', 'Internet founder claims governments can't be trusted with data', 'French-led forces liberate Timbuktu', 'US Election pundit draws line between poker and politics' and 'Floods raise questions of insurance cover costs'.
Stories include, 'Massive tornado kills almost 100', 'Treasury secretary take aim at Opposition', 'Loved ones locked out of nursing homes', 'Apple dodges tax', 'Google's director of ideas' and 'All odds off'.
Stories include, 'Philippines starts counting cost of super Typhoon Haiyan devastation', 'A view of Typhoon Haiyan's destruction from centre of impact', 'Charity gives view of deadly storm's aftermath', 'Asylum seekers send Australian-Indonesian relations into rough patch' and 'Game of Thrones creator reveals fantasy's inspirations'.
Panellists include Peter Jensen - Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Chris Evans - Minister for Tertiary Education, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells - Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Anna Krien - Journalist and author and Catherine Deveny - Writer, comedian and social commentator.
Currently in NSW, 10 primary schools are trialling a 10 week "ethics class" as an alternative to religious instruction. Insight brings together parents, children and faith leaders to discuss how religion should be taught in our public schools and whether there's still room for God in 2010.
Simon Schama looks at how political revolutions racked Britain after Charles I's execution, when Britain was a kingless republic led by Oliver Cromwell, a man of vision who brought about significant reforms.
In this second and final instalment of Addiction, the four addicts who have just completed rehab at the Manor now face their biggest test: can they return to their old lives without returning to drugs, gambling or booze?
This documentary follows the journey of a young Iraqi student, plucked from the rubble of Baghdad by Hollywood star, Liev Schrieber who offers him the chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a filmmaker.
Stories include, 'World first trial gives hope to epilepsy sufferers', 'Disaster loss for Socceroos to Germany', 'Explosion of life as rivers run in Central Australia', 'Controversial prison program sees positive results'.
Screening on SBS ONE, on the same day that Americans vote in mid-term elections, is Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records, who actively campaign against the community they covertly belong to.
The second part of this series examines the aftermath and the enduring controversies that emerged as succeeding generations of Americans struggled to comprehend the sudden murder of an unforgettable leader.
Sam Dunn is a 30-year-old anthropologist. He's also a lifelong metal fan. After years of studying diverse cultures, Sam turns his eye a little closer to home and embarks on an epic journey into the heart of heavy metal.
Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, some of which prove to be surprisingly modern.
Stories include, 'False promises, inflated fares and misleading customers - travel company accused', 'Asbestos diseases strike hospital workers across Australia', 'Will Australia "supplement" ground forces in ISIS fight?' and 'Did Abbott and Putin meeting live up to "shirtfront" hype?'.
Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that threatened their magical world, in a battle to remain open.
Award-winning filmmaker Robb Leech attempts to discover what changed his stepbrother Rich - subject of his acclaimed documentary 'My Brother the Islamist' - from a radical convert to a dangerous convicted terrorist.
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Academy Awards, Undefeated is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach's mission to help them beat the odds, both on and off the field.
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.