Message Stick
26:41

Message Stick: The Pelican Brief

ABC November 20, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Life for Indigenous people on Cape York isn't always smooth sailing. But for the community of Hopevale, the future is looking a little brighter thanks to a Melbourne man and ...

Life for Indigenous people on Cape York isn't always smooth sailing. But for the community of Hopevale, the future is looking a little brighter thanks to a Melbourne man and his catamaran.

The Super Comet
50:00

The Super Comet

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 November 20, 2009

Science

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert ...

What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert or obstruct such a strong force of velocity? Forget Armageddon - this film hears from top international scientists as they predict the impact of a comet exploding into Earth's atmosphere. Although based on fictional accounts, The Super Comet is a story of survival amidst the inconceivable destruction that would follow, should such a super comet come our way.

Trawlermen
29:09

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 3 SBS November 20, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Twenty-three-year-old Chaz Bruce and his crew on the New Dawn find a rope wrapped around the boat's propeller, but skipper Chaz is reluctant to put into port - even with a ...

Twenty-three-year-old Chaz Bruce and his crew on the New Dawn find a rope wrapped around the boat's propeller, but skipper Chaz is reluctant to put into port - even with a storm brewing. On the Amity, Jimmy Buchan's luck seems to have turned - until disaster strikes in the engine room. Meanwhile, one of the most successful skippers in the fleet, Alan Watt, heads for the deep north Atlantic on Genesis in search of the elusive but highly-prized Monkfish.

A Fork In The Road
25:56

A Fork In The Road: New York

SBS November 22, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Pria finds himself speeding through the streets of New York with hack poet-cum-cabdriver, T. Butler Gerber.

Pria finds himself speeding through the streets of New York with hack poet-cum-cabdriver, T. Butler Gerber.

Message Stick
27:16

Message Stick: Cheeky Dog

ABC November 23, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Fifteen-year-old Dion from Tennant Creek is fascinated by dogs and sketches them constantly. Despite being profoundly deaf and suffering from muscular dystrophy, he has ...

Fifteen-year-old Dion from Tennant Creek is fascinated by dogs and sketches them constantly. Despite being profoundly deaf and suffering from muscular dystrophy, he has created an apparel label called "Cheeky Dog".

Thalassa
24:43

Thalassa: Favignana - The Prison Island

SBS November 22, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and Environment

Ethical Understanding

Personal and Social Capability

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; ...

Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; and Stromboli - Going off the Deep End - Located in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, the Stromboli volcano rises 924m above sea-level. About 350 people live permanently on this stretch of land that vibrates and explodes every day.

Eco House Challenge
24:53

Eco House Challenge: Final Countdown

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS November 25, 2009

Geography

News and Current Affairs

Personal and Social Capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The families have just two days to go and nerves are starting to fray. Have the Shepherds taken too big a risk putting their kids in control? Over at the Edwards home, Spike ...

The families have just two days to go and nerves are starting to fray. Have the Shepherds taken too big a risk putting their kids in control? Over at the Edwards home, Spike has taken a leaf out of Cam's eco book and he too has drawn up a master plan.

Cooking In The Danger Zone
25:59

Cooking In The Danger Zone: Arctic

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS November 26, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, ...

Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Stefan travels to the town of Igloolik where he discovers people still hunting whale and seal. He goes on a 10-day hunting trip with his Inuit guide Theo, and is forced to put aside any qualms about the hunting of seals and whales. He also discovers that global warming is threatening the Inuit way of life.

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam
24:59

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS November 26, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen escapes the Vietnam heat and visits the town of Dalat in the central highlands. Dalat was the playground of the French in the 20s and ...

Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen escapes the Vietnam heat and visits the town of Dalat in the central highlands. Dalat was the playground of the French in the 20s and 30s, and the cool climate and chalet style architecture are in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Luke visits the famous indoor markets where he buys all his ingredients for a clay pot veggie recipe.

The Super Comet
50:50

The Super Comet

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 November 27, 2009

Science

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An asteroid hits the earth in the Mexican province of Yucatan in 2007. The impact causes the entire planet to burst into flames. Humankind is catapulted into a very dark age ...

An asteroid hits the earth in the Mexican province of Yucatan in 2007. The impact causes the entire planet to burst into flames. Humankind is catapulted into a very dark age and this re-enacted doco-drama describes what happens 5, 10, 30, 60 and 80 days and lastly 4 months after the impact.

Trawlermen
29:01

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 4 SBS November 27, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from ...

Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from the North Atlantic with a lucrative haul of monkfish, but his journey is put in jeopardy when the main winch jams. On the New Dawn, Chaz Bruce endures a nightmare trip

Joanna Lumley In The Land Of The Northern Lights
59:25

Joanna Lumley In The Land Of The Northern Lights

ABC November 29, 2009

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
One of the UK's best-loved personalities and most successful comedy exports, Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. ...

One of the UK's best-loved personalities and most successful comedy exports, Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. Comedy icon Joanna Lumley grew up in tropical Malaysia, and as a little girl had never seen snow or felt cold. Inspired by the fairytales and picture books of the North, full of trolls and snow queens, she always longed to make this journey. But she could never have guessed what a challenging, epic, diverse and absorbing Arctic adventure lay ahead of her.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Kerkennah Islands

SBS November 29, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and Environment

Ethical Understanding

Personal and Social Capability

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.

Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.

Honeybee Blues
51:58

Honeybee Blues

SBS December 1, 2009

Science

Geography

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on ...

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating a third of the food we eat, but now Australia's honeybees are under dire threat. Up to now, Australia remains the only country on earth that is free of a tiny parasitic mite that has invaded and destroyed wild honeybees and commercial hives around the world. Its arrival would have a catastrophic effect on the Australian economy and our food supply. Honeybee Blues tells the story of the world's vanishing honeybees and the efforts of Dr Denis Anderson, the world's leading bee pathologist, to save them from annihilation. (TEACHERS NOTES AVAILABLE)

Dirt Game
54:13

Dirt Game: A Land Down Under

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 December 1, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves ...

From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam
24:59

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS December 3, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Luke visits the town of Quy Nhon on the central coast of Vietnam and learns how to make fresh Tofu from scratch in a family farmyard environment. He also prepares a vegetarian ...

Luke visits the town of Quy Nhon on the central coast of Vietnam and learns how to make fresh Tofu from scratch in a family farmyard environment. He also prepares a vegetarian delight at an historical Pagoda with the help of local Monks. And finally, Luke learns the secrets of making the best noodles around.

Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure
26:59

Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 3, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
James May arrives in Bordeaux with Oz Clarke for an introduction to the art of wine tasting at the magnificent, 150-year-old Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande of ...

James May arrives in Bordeaux with Oz Clarke for an introduction to the art of wine tasting at the magnificent, 150-year-old Chateau Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse-de-Lalande of Grand Dame Madame May-Elaine de Lencquesaing. After a brief break in the lessons at an unusual grape-related spa, Oz put James's new-found tasting skills to the test at the Chateau Pichon-Baron, in front of one of the wine industry's biggest players, Englishman Christian Seely.

Trawlermen
28:53

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 6 SBS December 4, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean ...

In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.