Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster
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Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster

Foxtel Arts January 16, 2017

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The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy ...

The extraordinary story of how the 19-year-old Mary Shelley created Frankenstein, one of the world's most terrifying monsters. Daughter of Mary Woolstencraft, wife of Percy Byshe Shelley and close friend to Lord Byron, Mary Shelley's life was every bit as extraordinary as her most famous work. Dramatising the adventures, love affairs and tragedies of her young life, the film shows how her monstrous creation reflected her own extraordinary experiences.

The Golden Compass
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The Golden Compass

Foxtel Family July 16, 2016

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In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious ...

In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. Director: Chris Weitz; Writers: Chris Weitz (screenplay), Philip Pullman (novel); Stars: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards -

Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree
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Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree

The History Channel May 14, 2011

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Almost 30 years ago, two scholars from Boston revealed the historical truth behind the legendary vampire known as Dracula. For the first time, their 15-year research ...

Almost 30 years ago, two scholars from Boston revealed the historical truth behind the legendary vampire known as Dracula. For the first time, their 15-year research demonstrated the link between Bram Stoker's infamous vampire and a 15th century Romanian prince named Vlad Tepes, or Vlad the Impaler.

The Book Show
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The Book Show: James Runcie

Season 7 Episode 9 Arts September 5, 2017

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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 James Runcie, Mariam Said and Peter Guttridge.

The First Fagin
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The First Fagin

Smooth/Arts September 3, 2018

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When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in his novel Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous rogues in English literature. Few people know that ...

When Charles Dickens created the character of Fagin in his novel Oliver Twist, he gave birth to one of the most infamous rogues in English literature. Few people know that Dickens' portrait of Fagin drew inspiration from the life of the Jewish receiver and fencer of stolen goods, Ikey Solomon. The First Fagin recreates Ikey's journey from London's dens of vice, Newgate jail, and the notorious prison "hulks" on the Thames to a daring escape to the new world of America. Ikey then tempted fate by sailing to Tasmania in search of his wife who had been transported as a convict.

Arrows Of Desire
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Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC August 18, 2009

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Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Tyger by William Blake, ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: The Tyger by William Blake, Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, in Just/spring by ee cummings, The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

A Profile Of A Town Like Alice
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A Profile Of A Town Like Alice

Foxtel Arts September 26, 2016

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An award-winning adaptation of Nevil Shute's moving novel starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch. This intriguing profile features interviews with Virginia McKenna, Jack ...

An award-winning adaptation of Nevil Shute's moving novel starring Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch. This intriguing profile features interviews with Virginia McKenna, Jack Lee and Jean Anderson.

The Beauty Of Books
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The Beauty Of Books: Ancient Bibles

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 7, 2012

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From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, ...

From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from children's stories such as Alice in Wonderland to the beauty of the humble paperback, this series combines human stories, expert interviews and historic archive, to reveal the astonishing beauty of books.

Shakespeare's Tomb
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Shakespeare's Tomb

SBS August 28, 2016

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To coincide with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Cambridge historian Helen Castor and a team of archaeologists embark on the first ever investigation of ...

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Cambridge historian Helen Castor and a team of archaeologists embark on the first ever investigation of Shakespeare's grave. They discover if there's truth to the rumours that his grave, which carries a curse, has been tampered with. They explore a Victorian story that Shakespeare's skull was stolen by trophy hunters; a trail that leads to a mystery skull stashed in a crypt beneath a church. 400 years after Shakespeare's death, this program aims to separate the fact from the folklore.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

ABC2 January 17, 2016

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The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks.

The Quileutes close in on expecting parents Edward and Bella, whose unborn child poses a threat to the Wolf Pack and the townspeople of Forks.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
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The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Living Language: Hugo Farrant

ABC Me August 11, 2017

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English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

English-born poet Hugo travels across his adopted nation, attempting to reconcile his ancestors' role in its colonial past.

The Turn Of The Screw
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The Turn Of The Screw

SBS April 17, 2010

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An opera by Benjamin Britten based on the novel by Henry James dealing with the sinister, supernatural forces besetting a governess and her two young charges.

An opera by Benjamin Britten based on the novel by Henry James dealing with the sinister, supernatural forces besetting a governess and her two young charges.

Richard III: The King In The Car Park
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Richard III: The King In The Car Park

SBS October 20, 2013

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When a skeleton was reported to be found under a Leicester council car park in September 2012, the news broke around the world. People started to wonder whether it could it be ...

When a skeleton was reported to be found under a Leicester council car park in September 2012, the news broke around the world. People started to wonder whether it could it be the remains, lost for 500 years, of England's most infamous king. This documentary takes you deep inside the full story of the hunt for Richard III.

Richard III: Martyr or Monster?
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Richard III: Martyr or Monster?

The History Channel October 1, 2013

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After being lost for centuries, the recent discovery of a skeleton has now been confirmed as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious ...

After being lost for centuries, the recent discovery of a skeleton has now been confirmed as that of King Richard III, widely depicted as one of history's most notorious villains. Filmed entirely on location in Great Britain, this program reveals the true man behind Shakespeare's villain and exposes the extent to which Shakespeare bent the truth in order to please his own Tudor monarch.

Great Scots: Writers Who Shaped A Nation
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Great Scots: Writers Who Shaped A Nation

Episode 2 FOXTEL Arts December 5, 2016

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The life of Walter Scott, the prolific novelist and poet who wrote swashbuckling tales of romance and derring-do. However, Andrew Marr reveals his lesser-known side as a ...

The life of Walter Scott, the prolific novelist and poet who wrote swashbuckling tales of romance and derring-do. However, Andrew Marr reveals his lesser-known side as a political fixer who believed in a proud Scotland inside the UK. Scott brought George IV to his home country and, swathing him in tartan, created an enduring myth of Scotland as a place of romance populated by a brave race doing brave deeds, all clad in the kilt.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
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The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Poetry in the Streets: Omar Musa

ABC Me August 18, 2017

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Omar Musa grew up idolising the words of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Now, he performs bold spoken word in their footsteps.

Omar Musa grew up idolising the words of Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Now, he performs bold spoken word in their footsteps.

The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets
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The Word: Rise of the Slam Poets: Child Soldier to Warrior Poet: Abe Nouk

ABC Me August 4, 2017

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Having taught himself English by listening to hip hop lyrics, Sudanese refugee Abe now uses spoken word to inspire others.

Having taught himself English by listening to hip hop lyrics, Sudanese refugee Abe now uses spoken word to inspire others.

A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion

SBS April 4, 2019

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Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.

Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.