Fry's Planet Word
59:12

Fry's Planet Word: Babel

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 11, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned ...

Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith and host of this series, Stephen Fry, is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature.

Fry's Planet Word
59:02

Fry's Planet Word: Identity

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 18, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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What is it that defines us? In the second episode Stephen argues that above all, it's the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - ...

What is it that defines us? In the second episode Stephen argues that above all, it's the way we speak. Be it a national language, a regional dialect or even class variation - we interpret and define ourselves through our language.

Fry's Planet Word
58:46

Fry's Planet Word: Spreading The Word

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC April 1, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, ...

Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, and very little technology.

Fry's Planet Word
57:54

Fry's Planet Word: Uses And Abuses

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 25, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
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This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human ...

This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication all over the world.

Awaken
57:30

Awaken

NITV November 18, 2015

Indigenous Australians

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Australia's Indigenous nations are as diverse as they are many but when it comes to education everyone is expected to fit into one model. If we're really serious about ...

Australia's Indigenous nations are as diverse as they are many but when it comes to education everyone is expected to fit into one model. If we're really serious about improving educational outcomes is it time to look at more flexibility in the schooling systems.

Fry's Planet Word
56:21

Fry's Planet Word: The Power And The Glory

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC April 8, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers through ...

Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers through history what has made a good story.

Syrian School
55:15

Syrian School: Syria's Got Talent

Episode 5 SBS2 October 15, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its school children, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
55:01

Syrian School: Rap Refugees

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 1, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Being Inspired

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 10, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population, whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Marked For Life

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 September 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some ...

In this five-part series, Syrian School follows a year in the life of four schools in Damascus, a high-pressure cross roads in the Middle East. It concentrates on some remarkable characters finding their way in a country that has never before opened ordinary life up to cameras in this way and challenges the usual cliches of Arab life charting the highs and lows of the school year.

Syrian School
54:59

Syrian School: Changing Schools

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 September 24, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education ...

Syrian School goes beyond the cliches surrounding the Middle East to meet the human face of a fast growing young population whose government is modernising the education system. This unique five-part series looks at a fascinating country through the eyes of its schoolchildren, their families and their teachers.

Last Will & Testament
54:30

Last Will & Testament

The History Channel April 3, 2019

Literacy

Literature

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box ...

It's the greatest literary mystery of all time: Who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems has persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charlie Chaplin, and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubt that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England's "Star of Poets". Sir Derek Jacobi leads an impressive cast featuring Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance on a quest to uncover the truth behind the world's most elusive author, and discovers a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape
54:01

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape

FOXTEL Arts November 14, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to ...

After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to reconnect with what makes Russian literature so remarkable. With dramatic readings by Stephen Fry and award-winning original animations, the distinct worlds of some of Russia's most powerful imaginations are bought to life. Six contemporary Russian authors take us on a journey through the country's literature, its influences, its role in shaping social and political change and its relationship with power. This program showcases some of Russia's most remarkable modern talent with intimate personal encounters with Russia's most talented contemporary authors. In Moscow we march with the poet who leads many of the anti-Putin demonstrations, and we sit in the flat of the former scientist who only turned to writing after she fell afoul of the KGB in the 1970s. We meet the former Special Forces officer who writes touchingly of provincial life, but idolises Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent - and Stalin. We are taken by a master of chilling horror stories to the secret spot in Moscow's Gorky Park where the old Soviet-era rides of her childhood are being dismantled. Audiences will discover writers like the astounding Armenian writer, Ludmila Ulitskaya, who spent her entire adult life writing an 1000-page fantasy masterpiece. Lastly, the film treats audiences to an exclusive interview with Russia's most scandalous and violent literary novelist Vladimir Sorokin (critically acclaimed by the New York Review of Books) who compared the ruling Putin clique to the medieval torturers who served Ivan the Terrible. This program allows audiences to question not only what they thought they knew about Russian literature but also what they think they know about Russia. Each writer has their own surprising voice, often with more in common with Julian Barnes and Jonathan Franzen than Gogol or Tolstoy.

The Book Show
53:01

The Book Show: Russell Kane

Season 7 Episode 8 Arts September 4, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Marina Lewycka, Russell Kane and Sir Andrew Motion.

Empire Of The Word
52:52

Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 15, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Empire Of The Word
51:58

Empire Of The Word: Beginnings

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 1, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Empire Of The Word
51:55

Empire Of The Word: The Future

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS May 22, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Empire Of The Word
51:53

Empire Of The Word: Learning To Read

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS May 8, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines how we learn to read.