Artscape
28:07

Artscape: Patrick White - Will They Read Me When I'm Dead?

ABC May 22, 2012

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Literature

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The first Australian citizen to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Patrick White endured a life where it seemed his work was criticised more than it was praised. At one ...

The first Australian citizen to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, Patrick White endured a life where it seemed his work was criticised more than it was praised. At one point White was described as 'Australia's most unreadable novelist'. Today he is regarded by many as one of the leading Australian authors of the 20th century.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
58:59

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

ABC May 20, 2012

Media arts

Literature

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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No other novel has been more universally embraced than The Wizard Of Oz. However, not everyone thinks the Wizard is wonderful, with critics claiming the story is poorly ...

No other novel has been more universally embraced than The Wizard Of Oz. However, not everyone thinks the Wizard is wonderful, with critics claiming the story is poorly written and consequently unwholesome for children.

Donna Leon
43:30

Donna Leon

SBS2 April 28, 2012

English

Literature

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As the author of the Brunetti novels, Donna Leon is known to millions of international readers. Yet they know little about her own extremely adventurous journey through life. ...

As the author of the Brunetti novels, Donna Leon is known to millions of international readers. Yet they know little about her own extremely adventurous journey through life. Come into the unusual life of this bestselling author and glimpse at the unusual activities she commits herself to beyond her professional work. Her greatest passion is the music of George Frideric Handel.

The Writer's Room
8:33

The Writer's Room: Matt Reilly/Di Morrissey

ABC April 22, 2012

Literature

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

A series of intimate portraits of Australia's leading authors; their work practices, their quirks and habits, their 'imaginative habitat'.

The Satanic Verses Affair
1:30:00

The Satanic Verses Affair

ABC April 16, 2012

Religious studies

Literature

English

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. ...

Twenty years ago, novelist Salman Rushdie was a wanted man with a million pound bounty on his head. His novel, The Satanic Verses, had sparked riots across the Muslim world. The ailing religious leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini, had invoked a little-known religious instruction - a fatwa - and effectively sentenced Rushdie to death. Never before had a novel created an international diplomatic crisis on such a scale, and never before had a foreign government publicly called for the killing of a private citizen of another country. The Satanic Verses Affair looks back on the extraordinary events which followed the publication of the book and the ten-year campaign to get the fatwa lifted.

To Be Heard
1:24:01

To Be Heard

ABC2 April 15, 2012

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three ...

Lives and language on the edge: three teens from the Bronx tell their stories of friendship, love and struggle, showing how a radical poetry class can ignite change. Three Bronx teens search for their voices and an answer to the question: Can language change lives? Karina, Pearl, and Anthony are precariously balanced on the edge. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Arrows Of Desire
23:51

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC March 22, 2012

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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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 Flea by John Donne, A Letter ...

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 Flea by John Donne, A Letter from Marie Curie by Lavinia Greenlaw, Naming of Parts by Henry Reed and A sight in camp in the daybreak gray and dim by Walt Whitman.

Great Expectations
58:20

Great Expectations: Ep 3 Of 3

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 18, 2012

Literature

English

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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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.

Great Expectations
58:26

Great Expectations: Ep 2 Of 3

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC March 11, 2012

Literature

English

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Pip is now a young man of great expectations and starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes, and mounting debts.

Pip is now a young man of great expectations and starts his new life as a gentleman in London, quickly acquiring expensive tastes, and mounting debts.

Great Expectations
58:16

Great Expectations: Ep 1 Of 3

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC March 4, 2012

Literature

English

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
A raw and passionate three-part adaptation of one of Dickens' finest novels starring Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Gillian Anderson and David Suchet.

A raw and passionate three-part adaptation of one of Dickens' finest novels starring Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth, Gillian Anderson and David Suchet.

Roberto Saviano
53:12

Roberto Saviano

SBS February 18, 2012

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This film follows a year in the life of Roberto Saviano, the author of the internationally successful book, Gomorrah. Together with readings from the book and his frequent ...

This film follows a year in the life of Roberto Saviano, the author of the internationally successful book, Gomorrah. Together with readings from the book and his frequent stage appearances, Saviano discusses his solitary life under a constant threat of death from the Camorra, as well as his attachment to literature as his means of expression in his desire to change Italian society. Friends, fellow anti-mafia campaigners and actors complete this portrait of an artist under siege.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
27:16

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Words Aloud

ABC February 14, 2012

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Once upon a time there was a campfire where we sat and shared our stories... We spoke them aloud. Until - being a clever species - we found other ways to tell those tales. ...

Once upon a time there was a campfire where we sat and shared our stories... We spoke them aloud. Until - being a clever species - we found other ways to tell those tales. First we bound them into manuscripts, and from the late Middle Ages - and Gutenberg - we printed them out in books. Early last century came the paperback... now the e-book. But you only have to see the massive growth in book clubs and writers festivals to know we still like to gather and share stories.

Great Writers
45:01

Great Writers

STUDIO February 13, 2012

Literature

History

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This insightful series profiles the most erratic, eccentric and utterly brilliant writers of the modern era. This episode, meet the controversial American Nobel Prize winner.

This insightful series profiles the most erratic, eccentric and utterly brilliant writers of the modern era. This episode, meet the controversial American Nobel Prize winner.

The Beauty Of Books
29:05

The Beauty Of Books: Illustrated Wonderlands

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS January 28, 2012

History

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From the first bibles to medieval masterpieces like Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and from childrens' 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 childrens' 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.

The Beauty Of Books
29:17

The Beauty Of Books: Paperback Writer

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 21, 2012

History

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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.

The Beauty Of Books
20:07

The Beauty Of Books: Medieval Masterpieces

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 14, 2012

History

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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.

The Beauty Of Books
29:00

The Beauty Of Books: Ancient Bibles

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 7, 2012

History

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
26:19

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Cads And Bounders

ABC December 22, 2011

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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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!