Four Corners
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Four Corners: Overdose

ABC August 23, 2010

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This is the story of the the greatest financial crisis we will ever see. The one that is on its way. Have you maxed out your credit card? Bought shares with borrowed money? ...

This is the story of the the greatest financial crisis we will ever see. The one that is on its way. Have you maxed out your credit card? Bought shares with borrowed money? Taken out a large home loan believing that prices always go up? Then you may be living on borrowed time. Filmmaker Martin Borgs takes a provocative look at the events leading up the Global Financial Crisis and asks if the attempts to avoid a ruinous collapse of banks and other major finance houses may set the world on the path to an even bigger meltdown.

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Whatever It Takes

ABC August 16, 2010

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Twelve months ago no one was predicting Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott would lead their respective parties into a Federal election. Now they are involved in the political fight ...

Twelve months ago no one was predicting Julia Gillard or Tony Abbott would lead their respective parties into a Federal election. Now they are involved in the political fight of their lives. Both have moved to re-invent themselves, ditching policies they once endorsed. Four Corners looks at the election battle so far. Reporter Marian Wilkinson talks extensively to both leaders. She looks at the promises, the policies and the back-flips and asks: are these leaders really seeking to lead, or are they simply telling voters what they believe they want to hear?

Foreign Correspondent
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Foreign Correspondent: Japan - Sayonara Baby

ABC May 22, 2012

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If your children had been snatched by your partner and taken overseas you'd hope the law would be on your side and the authorities would do everything in their power to ...

If your children had been snatched by your partner and taken overseas you'd hope the law would be on your side and the authorities would do everything in their power to retrieve them. Well, not if they've been taken to one particular country with an infamous reputation for protecting kidnappers. Japan has become a refuge for nationals who've swiped their children from homes around the world and the catalogue of heartbreak is enormous.

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Iron and Dust

ABC July 18, 2011

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The story behind the stalled negotiations that could create one of Australia's biggest mining projects. Andrew "Twiggy" Forest is one of Australia's richest men. He wants to ...

The story behind the stalled negotiations that could create one of Australia's biggest mining projects. Andrew "Twiggy" Forest is one of Australia's richest men. He wants to cut a deal that would give his company, Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), access to a massive chunk of land in Australia's mineral rich northwest. Michael Woodley is an elder of the Yindjibarndi people that effectively holds Native Title rights to the land in question. So far they've been unable to agree on a compensation package that could make both the company and the community rich. What's gone wrong and is there a way to find common ground?

Four Corners
44:29

Four Corners: Revolution In The Classroom

ABC February 6, 2012

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An investigation into a new approach to education aimed at improving the standard of school teaching. For some time now there's been a bruising debate about the balance of ...

An investigation into a new approach to education aimed at improving the standard of school teaching. For some time now there's been a bruising debate about the balance of funding handed out to public and private schools. No one doubts it's an important debate, but many educators believe it has helped obscure an even more fundamental question about where the money is spent. Over the past decade, the Federal Government has spent billions of dollars trying to lower class sizes, increase the use of computers and boost investment in school buildings. At the same time, Australia's educational performance relative to key neighbouring countries has been falling. The question is why?

Foreign Correspondent
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Foreign Correspondent: Libya - The Homecoming

ABC October 25, 2011

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With their country finally liberated from the Gaddafi regime, thousands of Libyans who fled decades ago in fear of their lives are at last free to come home. We accompany the ...

With their country finally liberated from the Gaddafi regime, thousands of Libyans who fled decades ago in fear of their lives are at last free to come home. We accompany the prominent opposition figure Mansour El Kikhia on his emotional journey from the United States, where he campaigned against Gaddafi for 33 years, to his home city of Bengazi, where the revolution that eventually overthrew the regime began, and on to Tripoli, where a transitional government is taking its first tentative steps in remaking the country.

Foreign Correspondent
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Foreign Correspondent: Vietnam - The Wandering Souls

ABC August 7, 2012

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Laurens Wildeboer is a war veteran who vowed he'd never return to the scene of his service. He'd seen too much, suffered too much and wanted nothing more to do with Vietnam. ...

Laurens Wildeboer is a war veteran who vowed he'd never return to the scene of his service. He'd seen too much, suffered too much and wanted nothing more to do with Vietnam. And yet here he is on a return mission, 43 years since his first trip there as a young soldier. He had learned of an effort by other vets to help Vietnamese find their fallen and among all the trauma and guilt he'd been holding onto was something very tangible - a box containing the personal effects of an enemy soldier - a battered diary, a book of handwritten poetry and a scarf. Finally, it's time to let go.

Michael Wood's Story Of England: Victoria To The Present Day
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Michael Wood's Story Of England: Victoria To The Present Day

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge December 1, 2011

History

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Helped by today's villagers Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny ...

Helped by today's villagers Michael Wood uncovers the secret history of a Victorian village more colourful than even Dickens could have imagined. Recreating their penny concerts of the 1880s, visiting World War I battlefields with the school and recalling the Home Guard, local land girls and the bombing of the village in 1940, the series finally moves into the brave new world of 'homes for heroes' and the villagers come together to leave a reminder of their world for future generations.

Foreign Correspondent
26:50

Foreign Correspondent: The Pain In Spain

ABC June 28, 2011

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A big black question mark is creeping across Spain, shaking and shocking a growing number of mothers and fathers of still-born babies and prompting them to dramatically ...

A big black question mark is creeping across Spain, shaking and shocking a growing number of mothers and fathers of still-born babies and prompting them to dramatically rethink the fate of their children. Did they really die or were they sold to other families in a macabre, callous and widespread black-market trade that's only recently been uncovered? And stepping into this murky saga is an apparent foreigner who was one of those stolen and sold and who's only now returning to his real birthplace in search of his natural mother and the truth.

Foreign Correspondent
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Foreign Correspondent: UK - What A Shocker!

ABC July 12, 2011

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How low could they go and how high did it reach? Like a cluster bomb, the phone hacking scandal keeps on exploding, taking more and more casualties, killing The News Of The ...

How low could they go and how high did it reach? Like a cluster bomb, the phone hacking scandal keeps on exploding, taking more and more casualties, killing The News Of The World - one of the world's most successful tabloids - and shaking a very powerful global media empire. Late last year we investigated the scandal in the program 'Allo, Allo, Allo'. Now as the scandal spins wider and reaches higher we return with more on this extraordinary drama.

Civil War
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Civil War: The Endgame

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel April 28, 2011

History

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1646-1649. As the King is under lock and key, the army debates the future. English Socialism is born, the King loses his head and England. Scotland and Ireland are united ...

1646-1649. As the King is under lock and key, the army debates the future. English Socialism is born, the King loses his head and England. Scotland and Ireland are united under a military dictator. After four days in a pub in the fens, the king gives himself up to the Scots. But new Catholic victories in Ireland unite the Scots and English and the king is sold back to the English parliamentarians. Now, as a prisoner on House arrest, he becomes a pawn in a bigger game.

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Closing Ranks

ABC March 5, 2012

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The harrowing story of a police shooting and the cover up that followed. Police forces across the country claim they've been hard at work training their officers to deal with ...

The harrowing story of a police shooting and the cover up that followed. Police forces across the country claim they've been hard at work training their officers to deal with people who are mentally ill, armed and posing a threat to themselves and the public. But have lessons really been learnt, and is it possible to change a police culture that doesn't admit responsibility when things go wrong?

Foreign Correspondent
27:09

Foreign Correspondent: Building The Perfect Bug

ABC March 13, 2012

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Bird flu is already aggressively lethal so why did laboratory researchers engineer a super strain that can be contracted far more easily, just like normal flu. It's a question ...

Bird flu is already aggressively lethal so why did laboratory researchers engineer a super strain that can be contracted far more easily, just like normal flu. It's a question that has provoked raging arguments within the scientific community and provoked an extraordinary reaction from security agencies worried about the prospect of bio-terrorism.

Foreign Correspondent
27:15

Foreign Correspondent: USA - Who's Afraid Of The Big Wild Wolf?

ABC October 19, 2010

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This time America's hunters aren't prepared to be very, very quiet. There's an ornery critter roaming the wilds of the west that they say is devouring native animals and farm ...

This time America's hunters aren't prepared to be very, very quiet. There's an ornery critter roaming the wilds of the west that they say is devouring native animals and farm stock and they warn it's only a matter of time before a human is attacked and killed. So they're cussin' and hollerin' for the right to hunt down the predator but conservationists and the law won't let 'em. For now, the big wild wolf is protected. So, will they take the law into their own hands?

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Syria Exposed

ABC February 20, 2012

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A shocking expose showing how the Syrian Government has turned on its own people, systematically arresting, interrogating and torturing ordinary citizens in an attempt to ...

A shocking expose showing how the Syrian Government has turned on its own people, systematically arresting, interrogating and torturing ordinary citizens in an attempt to stope any form of protest or criticism.

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Judgement Day

ABC May 7, 2012

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Twenty years after the High Court's Mabo judgement, the inside story of the court decision that threatened to divide a nation. Liz Jackson reports on the impact of this ...

Twenty years after the High Court's Mabo judgement, the inside story of the court decision that threatened to divide a nation. Liz Jackson reports on the impact of this historic judgement, the reaction it inspired and the inside story of the negotiations to create the law that would pave the way for Native Title. We hear from the power brokers who forced the nation to confront its history, and their critics.

Four Corners
45:25

Four Corners: Smugglers' Paradise - Australia

ABC June 4, 2012

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Next on Four Corners: How the biggest people smuggling networks in Indonesia have moved their operations to Australia. In the 2010 program "Smugglers' Paradise" Four Corners ...

Next on Four Corners: How the biggest people smuggling networks in Indonesia have moved their operations to Australia. In the 2010 program "Smugglers' Paradise" Four Corners exposed the people smugglers operating out of Indonesia. Now reporter Sarah Ferguson tells how those same individuals were involved in the death of 97 people at sea.

Foreign Correspondent
27:21

Foreign Correspondent: Bali - They Paved Paradise

ABC May 15, 2012

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They're young, feisty, smart and well travelled and they want to reclaim the destiny of their island home. In a relatively short time - not much longer than many of them have ...

They're young, feisty, smart and well travelled and they want to reclaim the destiny of their island home. In a relatively short time - not much longer than many of them have been around - Bali has gone from a sweet, spiritual, low key holiday destination to an international tourist hotspot sinking under the weight of mega-hotel developments, raucous bars and clubs and the garbage, detritus and waste that millions of tourists generate. Meet the surfer, the rocker, the activist and the princess saying enough's enough: Give us back our Bali!