Brideshead Revisited
2:07:23

Brideshead Revisited

SBS World Movies March 29, 2020

Literature

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English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
While at Oxford University, a chance encounter with the charming and decadent Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord and Lady Marchmain, draws Charles Ryder into the exclusive world of ...

While at Oxford University, a chance encounter with the charming and decadent Sebastian Flyte, son of Lord and Lady Marchmain, draws Charles Ryder into the exclusive world of British high society. Based on the Evelyn Waugh novel.

The Name of the Rose
50:22

The Name of the Rose

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS October 24, 2019

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Everyone's anxiety increases as they search for the missing Berengar. Remigio shares his suspicions of Benno with William, claiming a strange connection between him and ...

Everyone's anxiety increases as they search for the missing Berengar. Remigio shares his suspicions of Benno with William, claiming a strange connection between him and Berengar and Venantius. William later deciphers the second part of Venantius's code, leading him once again into the mysterious library.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
30:22

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Christopher Hitchens

ABC July 13, 2010

Literature

English

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9-10
11-12
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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. A panel of leading authors and expert celebrity guests join Jennifer for investigations into some of the most popular reading genres: they reveal the conventions, controversies, and titles that have helped shaped the literary landscape. In this episode, Jennifer talks to #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, Christopher Hitchens - one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time.

Walt Whitman
1:39:10

Walt Whitman

ABC2 May 23, 2010

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English

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9-10
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He is one of the most recognised figures in American literary history: poet, patriot and faithful advocate of democracy. He has adherents around the globe. But in his time, ...

He is one of the most recognised figures in American literary history: poet, patriot and faithful advocate of democracy. He has adherents around the globe. But in his time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". They pronounced his signature book of poetry, Leaves Of Grass, "slimy", "vile", and "beastly". One reviewer wished to see him whipped in public; another suggested he commit suicide.

The Nobel Prize In Literature 2010
28:26

The Nobel Prize In Literature 2010

SBS August 13, 2011

Literature

Personal and social capability

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9-10
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A profile of Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The 74-year-old, ...

A profile of Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature. The 74-year-old, one-time presidential hopeful has written more than 30 novels, plays and essays.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
28:30

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Geraldine Brooks

ABC July 26, 2011

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English

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9-10
11-12
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In this episode, Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most critically acclaimed and successful authors, Geraldine Brooks. Brooks is the author of the 2005 Pulitzer ...

In this episode, Jennifer Byrne talks to one of Australia's most critically acclaimed and successful authors, Geraldine Brooks. Brooks is the author of the 2005 Pulitzer Prizewinning March, Year of Wonders, and the non fiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
27:54

Jennifer Byrne Presents: The Future of the Book

ABC May 17, 2011

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English

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9-10
11-12
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This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How ...

This week Jennifer and her guests discuss something very close to their hearts, not a genre, not a title, but the thing itself - the old fashioned book. How we read it. How long we'll keep on reading it.

In Search Of The Brontes
59:01

In Search Of The Brontes

Episode 1 STUDIO October 17, 2010

Literature

History

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In Search Of The Brontes is a story of alcoholism and illness, of thwarted passion and unrequited love, of a 19th century quest for fame, and a story of literature. The ...

In Search Of The Brontes is a story of alcoholism and illness, of thwarted passion and unrequited love, of a 19th century quest for fame, and a story of literature. The Bronte sisters have been described as 'emotionally fragile young women, beset by family tragedy, channelling their pent-up emotions into some of the most passionate and enduring novels of the 19th century'.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
28:56

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Lovers

ABC April 26, 2011

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English

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9-10
11-12
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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by special guests; Andrea Goldsmith, Mark Colvin, ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. In this episode, Jennifer is joined by special guests; Andrea Goldsmith, Mark Colvin, Toby Schmitz and Posie Graeme Evans to discuss the all important genre of Love.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
27:26

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Peter, Paul And Ian

ABC September 21, 2011

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English

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9-10
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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of fiction genres like crime, sex and romance and fantasy. Tonight Jennifer speaks to three of her literary heroes - Peter Carey, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan.

The Mystery Of Agatha Christie With David Suchet
48:42

The Mystery Of Agatha Christie With David Suchet

ABC January 25, 2014

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History

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9-10
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David Suchet has spent more of his life acting out the plots of Agatha Christie's work than anyone else in the world. Now he takes a journey around Britain to get under the ...

David Suchet has spent more of his life acting out the plots of Agatha Christie's work than anyone else in the world. Now he takes a journey around Britain to get under the skin of the best-selling author of all time.

The Book Club
28:26

The Book Club: June 2014

ABC June 3, 2014

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English

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9-10
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A.M. Homes and Vikram Chandra join the panel for this special Sydney Writers Festival edition of The Book Club, discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy ...

A.M. Homes and Vikram Chandra join the panel for this special Sydney Writers Festival edition of The Book Club, discussing We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and The Chemistry of Tears by Peter Carey.

The Book Club
28:26

The Book Club: November 2014

ABC November 4, 2014

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English

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9-10
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A program hosted by book lover and ABC arts personality Jennifer Byrne. An integral part of the book world, it features regular panellists and guests from the world of ...

A program hosted by book lover and ABC arts personality Jennifer Byrne. An integral part of the book world, it features regular panellists and guests from the world of literature, entertainment, sport or politics.

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins
28:44

Jennifer Byrne Presents The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC July 15, 2014

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English

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What have the Seven Deadly Sins morphed into today? Are they really so deadly? Are you guilty of any of them? And how have they been represented in art and literature? Join ...

What have the Seven Deadly Sins morphed into today? Are they really so deadly? Are you guilty of any of them? And how have they been represented in art and literature? Join Jennifer Byrne and her panel of esteemed guests for a sinfully good seven weeks' viewing of deadly sins.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
28:22

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Jane Goodall

ABC September 9, 2014

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English

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9-10
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During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on ...

During her visit to Australia this year celebrating her 80th birthday primatologist and environmental campaigner, Jane Goodall, talks about her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees and her conservation work.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
26:19

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Cads And Bounders

ABC December 22, 2011

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English

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9-10
11-12
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This video has closed captioning
Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features discussions with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of writing genres such as crime, sex and romance, and fantasy. Jennifer and her guests embark on a fascinating exploration of literature's bad boys - the cads and bounders!

Great Expectations
58:20

Great Expectations: Ep 3 Of 3

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 18, 2012

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English

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9-10
11-12
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Pip is shocked when Magwitch reveals that he is his secret benefactor. He decides he wants nothing to do with him and rushes to confront Miss Havisham.

Pip is shocked when Magwitch reveals that he is his secret benefactor. He decides he wants nothing to do with him and rushes to confront Miss Havisham.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
28:24

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books That Changed The World

ABC September 10, 2013

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English

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9-10
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Host Jennifer Byrne is joined by Perth Writers Festival guests, Tom Holland, Ahdaf Soueif, Jared Diamond and Loretta Napoleoni who each introduce their book of choice and ...

Host Jennifer Byrne is joined by Perth Writers Festival guests, Tom Holland, Ahdaf Soueif, Jared Diamond and Loretta Napoleoni who each introduce their book of choice and explain why it is worthy of world changing status.