IOU: Judith Wright
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IOU: Judith Wright

ABC2 June 13, 2010

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Part two of IOU honours Queensland poet Judith Wright. Wright, who died in 2000, was one of Australia's most important and influential literary figures. We pay tribute to her ...

Part two of IOU honours Queensland poet Judith Wright. Wright, who died in 2000, was one of Australia's most important and influential literary figures. We pay tribute to her life and poetry in IOU: Judith Wright through interviews with a number of Australian artists, poets and musicians who were influenced by her work.

Looking for Alibrandi
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Looking for Alibrandi

Showtime Drama June 12, 2010

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Kate Woods directs this AFI-winning coming-of-age story where Pia Miranda stars as a high school girl growing up in a broken but loving home with Italian traditions who finds ...

Kate Woods directs this AFI-winning coming-of-age story where Pia Miranda stars as a high school girl growing up in a broken but loving home with Italian traditions who finds love and heartbreak in one of the most difficult years of her life. This dilemma leads to the discovery of her father's (Anthony LaPaglia) identity and a deeper understanding of her mother (Greta Scacchi). She comes to terms with her background and romantic interests. Based on the acclaimed novel by Melina Marchetta.

Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman

ABC2 May 23, 2010

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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.

JK Rowling
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JK Rowling

7two May 15, 2010

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Join us for never-seen-before, unprecedented access into the life of the world's most famous author, JK Rowling. Taking place over a full year, a usually camera-shy Rowling ...

Join us for never-seen-before, unprecedented access into the life of the world's most famous author, JK Rowling. Taking place over a full year, a usually camera-shy Rowling reveals her life and what is behind her creative drive, resulting in an intimate portrait of this very private author. Gain a unique insight into her thoughts on the final chapter of Harry Potter, the incredible secrecy of the publishing process and the wild fanfare of Rowling's first signing event at midnight on the massively anticipated release of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Plus, a sneak peek at her new secret project and contemplating life after Harry.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Blockbusters And Bestsellers

ABC May 11, 2010

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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. This month, Jennifer brings in the heavy artillery of the publishing world, those authors whose books always appear in the front of the shops. While critics tend to ignore their work, the books sell in their millions, and bring huge pleasure to many readers.

An Imaginary Life
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An Imaginary Life

STUDIO May 2, 2010

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An illuminating profile of the writer David Malouf, recognised as one of Australia's finest novelists and poets. Shot in Australia, Italy, England and Ireland, this film uses ...

An illuminating profile of the writer David Malouf, recognised as one of Australia's finest novelists and poets. Shot in Australia, Italy, England and Ireland, this film uses a combination of interviews, dramatisations, archival footage and cinema verite sequences to explore the work of this complex man. It reveals a writer who looks closely into ordinary lives and events, finding something precious in them, giving those mundane moments meaning and making them into art.

Douglas Kennedy
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Douglas Kennedy

SBS April 17, 2010

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A personal exploration of American writer, Douglas Kennedy, the esteemed contemporary novelist, and author of outback novel, The Dead Heart.

A personal exploration of American writer, Douglas Kennedy, the esteemed contemporary novelist, and author of outback novel, The Dead Heart.

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.

Looking for Richard
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Looking for Richard

Showcase March 31, 2010

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This is a fascinating documentary-style film about Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino's staging of Richard III and his simultaneous exploration of the relevance of Shakespeare to ...

This is a fascinating documentary-style film about Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino's staging of Richard III and his simultaneous exploration of the relevance of Shakespeare to people in every walk of life. Every scene of the play is dissected by actors and scholars prior to us seeing it performed, thus bringing the play brilliantly to life.

Jennifer Byrne Presents
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Jennifer Byrne Presents: Books To Films

ABC March 9, 2010

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Jennifer and her guests are looking at the tricky business of transforming our beloved books into cinema. Joining Jennifer on the panel are John Marsden, Ana Kokkinos, John ...

Jennifer and her guests are looking at the tricky business of transforming our beloved books into cinema. Joining Jennifer on the panel are John Marsden, Ana Kokkinos, John Collee and Margaret Pomeranz.

To Kill A Mockingbird
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To Kill A Mockingbird

ABC2 February 20, 2010

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In Maycomb, Alabama, during the '30s, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch strives to minimise the traits of prejudice in the minds of his motherless children, Scout and Jem. ...

In Maycomb, Alabama, during the '30s, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch strives to minimise the traits of prejudice in the minds of his motherless children, Scout and Jem. Theirs is a contented home, helped immeasurably by housekeeper Calpurnia. Watch this classic film based on the novel by Harper Lee and evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented on the screen and the page.

Fairytales Exposed
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Fairytales Exposed: Facts Behind The Fiction - The Star Money

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 February 16, 2010

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In this three-part documentary, pioneers of a new discipline, the 'archaeology of the folk tale', set out to track down the events that engendered these beloved tales. The ...

In this three-part documentary, pioneers of a new discipline, the 'archaeology of the folk tale', set out to track down the events that engendered these beloved tales. The final part of this series investigates the true story behind the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Fairytales Exposed
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Fairytales Exposed: Facts Behind The Fiction - The Pied Piper

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 February 9, 2010

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Part two travels to Hamelin in Lower Saxony to discover whether overpopulation, lack of hygiene, plagues and mass migration were the reasons behind the legendary exodus ...

Part two travels to Hamelin in Lower Saxony to discover whether overpopulation, lack of hygiene, plagues and mass migration were the reasons behind the legendary exodus reflected in the quaint children's story, The Pied Piper Of Hamelin. Who was the Pied Piper, and did he really seduce those children into marching to their deaths?

Fairytales Exposed
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Fairytales Exposed: Facts Behind The Fiction - The Secret Life Of Snow White

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 February 2, 2010

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Once upon a time...a beautiful young noblewoman was murdered by her stepmother, smooth-talking men swarmed into overcrowded towns in search of youths to colonise distant ...

Once upon a time...a beautiful young noblewoman was murdered by her stepmother, smooth-talking men swarmed into overcrowded towns in search of youths to colonise distant lands, and rare Celtic gold coins found in fields and forests promised their finders wealth and happiness. As different as they are, these occurrences all have one thing in common: they gave rise to some of the most beloved fairy tales in the world.

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
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First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: Summer Special - December 2009

ABC December 13, 2009

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Welcome to the First Tuesday Book Club's annual one-hour summer celebration of books and reading. Joining the club to talk all things summer reading, are special guests, Chair ...

Welcome to the First Tuesday Book Club's annual one-hour summer celebration of books and reading. Joining the club to talk all things summer reading, are special guests, Chair of Sydney Writers' Festival, Sandra Yates, and John Birmingham, the blogger and bestselling Australian author of He Died With A Felafel in his Hand.

The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest

7Two November 22, 2009

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In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play about mistaken identities, two proper gentlemen in 1890s London use the same pseudonym, Earnest, for their on the sly courtship ...

In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde's witty play about mistaken identities, two proper gentlemen in 1890s London use the same pseudonym, Earnest, for their on the sly courtship activities. Pandemonium ensues when the two men find themselves face-to-face and have to explain who they really are.

Theatre Of War
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Theatre Of War

ABC2 November 8, 2009

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In the summer of 2006, with wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, New York's Public Theatre set out to stage Tony Kushner's new translation of Bertolt Brecht's ...

In the summer of 2006, with wars raging in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Lebanon, New York's Public Theatre set out to stage Tony Kushner's new translation of Bertolt Brecht's anti-war epic Mother Courage and Her Children. Meryl Streep took time out from making movies to take on the title role - which many would consider the role of a lifetime. For the first time, she allowed a camera crew to document the complete behind-the-scenes creative process from first read-throughs to dress rehearsals.

First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne
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First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne: November 2009

ABC November 3, 2009

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This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey ...

This month, First Tuesday Book Club host Jennifer Byrne, and regulars Marieke Hardy and Jason Steger are joined on the panel by business leader, speaker and author Geoffrey Cousins, and Charlotte Wood, acclaimed author of The Submerged Cathedral, The Children and Animal People.