Eddie arrives at the Winter Olympics. Eddie's new teammates play a cruel prank on him, causing him to miss the opening ceremony. When questioned by the Team Officials, Eddie lies to save them from repercussion. In the change rooms, Eddie watches a competitor jump 114.2-metres, showing great pride and sportsmanship. Later, Eddie takes his first Olympic jump, recording a jump of 60.5-metres and a British Olympic record. Eddie's good-natured and joyful personality quickly becomes a crowd favourite.
Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't actually jump. At the top, Eddie slips and is badly injured in the landing. Feeling responsible, Bronson visits him in the hospital and notices Warren Sharpe's autobiography. As Bronson reads, he learns Sharpe considered Bronson his most gifted but disappointing jumper, because a true Olympian never gives up.
A news bulletin introduces the story of Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers whose death will bury their parent's strife. The use of a television and the ensuing montage provides the modernised setting in which Baz Luhrmann has set his retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
The Capulets and Montagues are reprimanded for their misdeeds. Captain Prince, Chief of Police, makes it known gang rivalries will no longer be tolerated on Verona streets and shall another disruption occur, a life will pay the forfeit of the peace.
Romeo and Juliet are discovered stealing a kiss in the elevator. Nurse drags Juliet back to her mother, who craves a word. Romeo and Juliet learn each other's true identity and realise they have found love in a loathed enemy. Tybalt promises to avenge Montague's intrusion.
Romeo sneaks back into the Capulet mansion, seeking Juliet. Hidden from view, he hears Juliet profess her love for him and question the nature of a name. When Romeo reveals himself, Juliet is startled, and the two fall into the pool where they talk of faithful vows. Hearing Nurse's beckon, Juliet asks that Romeo send for her tomorrow with the purpose of honouring their love by marriage.
Dale Kerrigan introduces loveable patriarch and dad, Darryl (the "backbone" of the family), mother Sal ("the other bones"), brothers Steven and Wayne, sister Tracey and her husband Con. The Kerrigans live in Coolaroo, nestled between the airport and the power lines. They are your typical working-class family, battlers with big hearts, modest dreams and a little rough around the edges. Darryl loves their "castle", but one day he gets a visit from a property valuer that changes their lives.
Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about the Kerrigan home and Darryl looses his cool. Outside, Darryl apologises for getting heated but explains they don't understand that value is in the home, not the house. During closing remarks, Lawrence argues for just terms, the pricelessness of place and the difference between a house and a home.
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.
Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Elizabeth tries new food, and Li learns new words. The next day, Ben's principal dancer injures his shoulder. Ben suggests Li fills the position. Betty Lou asks if Li can play a Spaniard, ethically, and Ben reminds them that an American has played a Japanese character.
Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a great football player and is invited to ceremony by Yolngu elder, Dawu. Botj is collected from jail by his uncle, Matjala, who asks about his absent father. At the game Botj gets into a fight, almost hurting Milika. Jail has changed Botj and the progression of their friendship.
Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the news, but Milika doesn't care. A love interest between Darwu's granddaughter and Lorrpu develops. The elders remind Milika and Lorrpu of their responsibilities as dirramu (men). Lorrpu devises a plan to help his friend Botj, and Milika comes through in the end.
Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his father, finding him drunk and unable to recognise Botj. Lorrpu and Milika plead Botj's case to Darwu. Botj, caught between two worlds, turns to bad habits. Milika and Lorrpu come to an understanding about their own futures. Botj's body is found washed up below the bridge.
Senior researcher Madeleine van Oppen and her team at SeaSim are successfully collecting coral samples during their yearly spawning and experimenting with new genetic corals that could be more resilient to future ocean conditions. Scientists at SeaSim are also exploring the cryopreservation of genetic coral diversity, and the development and introduction of heat tolerant algae symbionts to coral larvae.
Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That evening Bronson tells Eddie how proud he is of him. Defeated, Eddie leaves Bronson in the van to calls his mum to say he's coming home. The next day he learns the practice jump was recorded and he's going to the Olympics. Bronson and Eddie argue over the right time to enter the Olympics.
What do fish, eggs, avocado and nuts have in common? They all contain good fats. Dr Veronica Chachay explains why our bodies need good fats, its role in the healthy functioning of our cells, systems and organs, and how to pick the good fats from the bad.
Romeo visits Fr Lawrence and implores him to fulfil the rival lovers' plan to wed. Struck that Romeo speaks of rich Capulet's fair daughter, Fr Lawrence accuses him of a young and wavering heart, but Romeo persists. Hoping a union between Romeo and Juliet will end the rivalry between the houses, Fr Lawrence agrees to perform the rites, but cautions against acting impetuously.
Romeo is seen lingering at the Verona beach. In the car, Ted and Caroline, Romeo's parents, agonise over his heavy-hearted. Fearing his self-afflicted isolation, they ask Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, to appease their child's black and portentous mood. On the beach, Benvolio asks what sadness occupies the days and Romeo talks of unrequited love, but is disappointed to see Benvolio has involved himself in another violent fray.
The Capulet mansion makes preparations for a party. Gloria Capulet, Julia's mother, seeks her daydreaming daughter, enlisting the help of Nurse. Once found, Juliet is entreated to consider suitor, Paris, a suitor no less to be attending the evening's events. Juliet offers to look, but will not be convinced by her mother. Upon Juliet's defiance, Nurse whispers her blessing, telling Juliet to find the happiness she deserves.
Meet the Sherpa rescue team that is looking to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities that take place on Mt Everest. So often, when somebody calls for help, they're too high up to be rescued in time. Join the team on a daring mission as they attempt to save a woman overcome with frostbite and stranded at a place called the Death Zone which is over 8000m high.
With all of the pressing concerns regarding climate change, astrophysicist, Jess Bloom, weighs in some of the effects we're seeing now. Plus, is making our home on another planet our hope for the future That may not actually be the case and it's important to conserve the planet we inhabit now, but Jess discusses why she still thinks exploring space is something to get excited about. (Coarse language.)
Darryl puts his case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, arguing family homes are priceless, the importance of being just and fair, and "a man's home is his castle". Farouk and Darryl are optimistic, but learn AirLink is a formidable opponent. As they deliberate, Sal asks Farouk what he was offered in compensation. Farouk explains that the planes don't bother him because in Beirut is not value that is dropped, offering an anecdote on political conflict. Darryl decides to fight AirLink.
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)
Li Cunxin arrives in Houston, Texas, and is collected from the airport by Ben, Cynthia, Betty Lou, Mason Lori and Dilworth from the Houston Ballet Company. Li is shocked by the scale and grandeur of the new world he is seeing. That night, Li thinks of his life at home in 1972, the harsh reality of Shandong province, Mao's Cultural Revolution and what lead him to where he is now.
Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.
The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. Back home in north-eastern Arnhem Lab, Matjala reasons with police to give him a chance to find the boys first. Bäru Dirramu (crocodile man) visits Botj, Milika and Lorrpu as they dream.
At camp, Warden Walker is annoyed by the lack of results. While in Green Lake, Charles "Trout" Walker has become enraged that Katherine rejected him for Sam and has incited the town to persecute him. Katherine is heartbroken and seeks revenge on those involved, transforming into the infamous "Kissing Kate". The scene deals with American history, racism and law.
Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.
Romeo and Juliet are interrupted when Nurse announces Gloria Capulet's imminent arrival. Romeo escapes, and Juliet agonises over their secret love. When Gloria reveals Juliet be made a wife on Thursday, Juliet re-joins that wedding Paris will not make her a joyful bride. Gloria relays Juliet's sentiment to Fulgencio. Fulgencio is furious, threatening to disown her for disobedience. Nurse suggests she submit to the wedding, as Romeo's life is already lost. Juliet asks Nurse tell Gloria she has le
Regardless of his personal success and British Olympic record, Eddie experiences the harsh and classist world of Olympics sports. Despite this, he discovers his unique performance and personality have found him fame. Seeking approval from Bronson, he realises he's let the media attention overshadow his Olympic dreams. That night, Eddie contemplates the 90-metre slope and his Olympic future. The next day Eddie holds a press conference, apologising for his antics and announcing his participation i
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific semi-crystalline structure. When these semi-crystalline regions are introduced to heat and water they become soluble, undergoing recrystallisation when cooled (glass transition), but if you continue to add heat and water the starch granules bind the water and cause gelatinisation.
Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its 33 tanks each day. By adjusting the light, salinity, temperatures, acidity and pollutants, scientists at SeaSim can test coral behaviour under predicted ocean conditions. At the heart of this research is Madeleine van Oppen, in conjunction with Ruth Gates, from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology.
Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles attempt to negotiate with diplomats but the vice consul asks to speak with Li privately. Li is detained after he explains to the official he wants to stay in the US. Amid media attention and a possible diplomatic row, consular official Zhang concedes Li is permitted to remain in the US but the dancer's Chinese citizenship is revo
Back home, Li's family suffers the consequences of his defection. Communist Party officials visit the family home intent of shaming the family. Li's mother, distraught and protective of him, blames the party for taking her son away. Li tells Ben of his plan to move to Florida with Elizabeth and Ben convinces him to stay in Houston, with what family he has here. Li continues to have nightmares about his family and the consequences of his actions. Li and Elizabeth's relationship deteriorates.
Sal finds Darryl packing up the "pool room" and they discuss taking care of Jack and looking for a new home. Darryl talks about memories, displacement and Australia's history of land theft, when Lawrence "Lawry" Hammill makes a surprise visit. Lawry explains he was a retired QC (Queen's council), or "lawyers rich people use", who specialised in Australian constitutional law and offers to appear on Darryl's behalf, pro bono.
Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.
Junior scientist Jeffrey shows us how to test if our sanitisers are really keeping our hands clean and how to choose the right product. To conduct this experiment yourself, you will need agar agar plates, a sample of Sarcina lutea, cotton wool tips, clear film, filter paper, the sanitisers you want to test and a temperature controlled environment.
Edward accidentally cuts Kim's hand as he descends from sculpting ice angel. Jim accuses Edward of intentional harm. Peg takes Kim inside to clean the wound, as Jim starts intimidating Edward. Calling Edward names and telling him he is dangerous, Jim invalidates his self-worth. Afraid and confused, Edward runs from the house and begins to behave as Jim, and the distrusting neighbours have labelled him, inciting further hysteria in the community.
Seeking solitude from the party, Romeo and Juliet meet eyes across an aquarium and fall in love. But Juliet is stolen away at her mother behest, to meet the fable suitor. Following in chase, Romeo is seen by Juliet's cousin, Tybalt. Tybalt vows to kill Romeo for his intrusion, but Fulgencio, Juliet's father, stops him and commands that he endures his anger. Romeo and Juliet steal glances as she dances with the suitor Paris.
Inside the church, Romeo bids Juliet farewell and drinks the poison. At that moment, Juliet awakens and, realising what has happened, they sharing a final kiss. Distraught, Juliet uses Romeo gun to take her own life. The bodies are found and taken to the morgue. Captain Prince castigates both families for the consequences of their feudal behaviour, condemning all to punishment. The final scene is reported on television by the same news anchor that began our story of poor Juliet and her Romeo.
Bronson writes "EAGLE" on Eddie's helmet as he prepares for the big jump. Over the announcement, Warren Sharpe, Bronson's old coach, talks of his disappointment in Bronson. Off the drink, Bronson is determined to stay focussed on supporting Eddie. As Bronson drops Eddie at the lifts, Eddie reminds him things will be okay. In the lift, Eddie is given an unlikely pep talk from Matti Nykanen. Eddie lands a new personal best in front of an adoring crowd.
Ben Milbourne rest his freshly barbecued rack of lamb, Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how heat and stressors cause proteins to loose their quaternary structure (denaturation), and we learn how resting meat helps retain moisture.
With time running out for reefs around the world, scientists and marine biologists are stretching the limits, developing new techniques to save these precious structures and the important ecosystems they support.
Lennie Grubb drives Erica to camp drop-off and tries to talk to Erica about his marrying her mother. The conversation goes badly and Lennie accidently tells Erica some hurtful truths about her father. Erica tells Lennie he will never be her stepfather. Alison and Erica are assigned cabins together, much to their annoyance. Erica and Barry Holis have a flirtatious altercation in the dining hall.
Coral bleaching occurs when the relationship between algae symbionts and the coral is disrupted, which happens when the plant-cells (algae symbionts) are exposed to high temperatures, causing the algae to stop photosynthesising and produce an irritant. The coral then begins to reject the plant-cells, losing its colour and primary energy source. Once the coral has lost its life-giving plant-cells, it will eventually die.
Kacee tells the class about a fight between her mother and stepfather. Recognising that Kacee is witnessing domestic violence and spousal abuse, Bernadette asks to chat privately. While they talk, Kacee and Bernadette discuss ways to talk to her mother about the issue. In 2017, one in four Australian women experienced "intimate partner violence". Bernadette wants to teach the kids that violence is not their fault and with the right tools they can make healthy choices.
Marine biologist, Professor Emma Johnstone, explores the effects of global warming on the future of the world largest and most complex reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef. The question is, as the rate of coral bleaching increases and global carbon emissions remain unwavering, do we use science to intervene in an attempt design more robust stains of coral?
Professor Emma Johnstone meets geoscientist Jody Webster, from the University of Sydney, to explore the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Using multi-beam sonar images to map the reef, Jody can identify patterns in its geological history and pinpoint various life cycles. According to material evidence, the reef has undergone many changes, deaths and renewals, but none have occurred as suddenly those in recent years.
The opening sequence shows a divide between the gentle, lavish and privately educated lifestyle of the wealthy, and the chaotic, harsh and publically educated environment of the poor. This classist motif reoccurs throughout the film. The lead character, Erica Yurken, is not from the gentle world of tennis and ballerinas, but the harsh world of graffiti and bullies. She is instantly drawn to the new teacher, Ms Belmont, who vows to crush the infamous 9C classroom into shape.
Most corals only spawn once a year, the only window scientists have to trial hybridisation. Corals release tiny bundles of eggs and sperm that float to the surface of the ocean to break up and fertilise. Within a week, the fertilised eggs develop into planula larvae. Planula, no bigger than a grain of rice, must then begin searching for a suitable location and an algal partner (algae symbionts). Ruth Gates believes this moment holds the key for breeding hardier reefs.
Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of northern Iraq have long recognised this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerrillas of the Kurdish Liberation movement built a reputation for themselves in the '70s and '80s. This documentary shines a light on the youngest of these new Kurdish guerrilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan Party, to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle Eastern politics for the last century.
Barack Obama came to office arousing more enthusiasm world-wide than any previous American president. He promised to close Guantanamo. Why is it still open? He ordered the operation to kill Osama bin Laden. What risks made him pause? In his speeches he promised to restore America's moral standing in the world. Why did he then authorise more extrajudicial executions by drone than George W. Bush? He succeeded in passing a national health care law. Why did the opponents of this reform bring the US to the edge of default in an effort to stop it?
Host Krishna Andavolu brings an all American mum to Colorado to be stoned and dined by some very curious pot entrepreneurs. What can the marijuana industry do to convince soccer mums that puffing on a joint is akin to sipping on chardonnay?