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
51:55

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.

Finding 1984
50:55

Finding 1984

Foxtel Arts October 12, 2015

English

Literature

Literacy

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that ...

Finding 1984, examines the subject matter of the dystopian classic and looks at how technology is allowing modern society to be monitored in ways predicted in the novel that Orwell wrote in 1948.

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
This video has closed captioning
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
This video has closed captioning
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
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.

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
This video has closed captioning
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
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
This video has closed captioning
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.

Genius Of The Modern World
59:15

Genius Of The Modern World

Episode 2 The History Channel August 5, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike ...

Bettany Hughes goes in search of the beliefs of a man whose work is among the most devastatingly manipulated and misinterpreted in philosophical history. Nietzsche's dislike of systems and of seeking truths left his ideas ambiguous and sometimes incoherent.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Henry V
2:45:33

Henry V

Foxtel Arts April 26, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Drama

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Starring Jamie Parker as King Henry V, Brendan O'Hea as Captain Fluellen/Bishop of Ely, Brid Brennan as Chorus/Queen Isabel and Sam Cox as Pistol. Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry's campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. Henry V, opened with the words 'O for a muse of fire', celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the 'wooden O' - and beyond.

Henry VIII
2:48:43

Henry VIII

Foxtel Arts April 27, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Drama

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Dominic Rowan as Henry VIII and Ian McNeice as Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth-of-gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

Inside Game Of Thrones
25:32

Inside Game Of Thrones: A Day In The Life Of The Show

Showcase September 23, 2017

English

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three ...

This special takes Game of Thrones fans behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the epic, smash-hit drama series, focusing on a single day of production across three countries - Croatia, Ireland and Spain. Featuring interviews with members of the talented, international production team as they discuss the staggering logistical challenges of shooting simultaneously in three countries. The special also includes a look at the creation of key scenes for the fifth season, as well as candid moments with the actors on set.

Inspiring Teachers
24:36

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Susan Reppion Brooke

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 14, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal ...

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal role in their lives. Inspiring Teachers is a four-part documentary series that will explore what makes four teachers in particular inspiring and the impact they have on their students. Inspiring Teachers celebrates the work of teachers who are often undervalued, underpaid and under appreciated. Where does this passion for teaching derive from and how is it conveyed to pupils?

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Mr Michael Parker

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 21, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for ...

Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for the introduction of Critical Thinking classes for Year 7 students that tackles everything from Post Modernism to "where ideas come from".

Inspiring Teachers
24:58

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Nirupa Badve

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 28, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are ...

Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are refugees from war-torn countries and many have never been in a classroom before. For many of them, a computer is something they might have heard of but never had the opportunity to use.

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Miss Tina Valassis

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a ...

In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a religion. Miss Science is more than a science-teaching activist. In this neck of the woods she's a rock star. In her lab Tina instils in her students not only a love of science but offers valuable life skills as well. For her students, many of whom have learning difficulties, her lab becomes their haven and a place where they can truly shine.

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.