A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats
1:38:36

A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

The History Channel January 28, 2019

Literature

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. Geldof argues that, as a poet and statesman at ...

Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. Geldof argues that, as a poet and statesman at the vanguard of a cultural revolution, Yeats brought about immense change in Ireland's struggle for independence, without firing a bullet.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
1:43:25

A Midsummer Night's Dream

SBS August 21, 2010

Literature

Drama

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's ...

Act I tells Shakespeare's familiar story of lovers and fairies while Act II presents a strictly classical dance wedding celebration. The ballet dispenses with Shakespeare's play-within-a-play finale. Music by Felix Mendelssohn, conductor Nir Kabaretti and choreographed by George Balanchine.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
1:57:07

A Midsummer Night's Dream

TCM September 2, 2015

Media arts

Literature

Drama

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
An all-star cast in Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy of the one night each year when magic infuses the world of humans, fairies walk among men and love will change the ...

An all-star cast in Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy of the one night each year when magic infuses the world of humans, fairies walk among men and love will change the order of all things.

A Profile Of A Tale Of Two Cities
24:16

A Profile Of A Tale Of Two Cities

Foxtel Arts September 26, 2016

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Dirk Bogarde stars in this celebrated adaptation of the Dickens classic. This profile includes interviews with Dorothy Tutin (starring actress), Christopher Lee (starring ...

Dirk Bogarde stars in this celebrated adaptation of the Dickens classic. This profile includes interviews with Dorothy Tutin (starring actress), Christopher Lee (starring actor), Ralph Thomas (director) and Paul Guerr (starring actor).

A Profile Of A Town Like Alice
24:19

A Profile Of A Town Like Alice

Foxtel Arts September 26, 2016

English

Literature

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

A Quiet Passion
2:00:19

A Quiet Passion

SBS April 4, 2019

Media arts

Literature

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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.

A View to a Kill
2:05:01

A View to a Kill

9Gem March 29, 2020

Literature

Media arts

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads James Bond 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon ...

An investigation of a horse-racing scam leads James Bond 007 to a mad industrialist who plans to create a worldwide microchip monopoly by destroying California's Silicon Valley. Based on the Ian Fleming character.

A Woman of No Importance
2:13:21

A Woman of No Importance

Smooth/Arts March 25, 2020

Literature

English

Media arts

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools andgrotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a ...

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools andgrotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Oscar Wilde's marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama create a vivid new theatrical voice.

ABC2 Live Presents King Lear
2:54:01

ABC2 Live Presents King Lear

ABC2 August 1, 2010

Drama

English

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of ...

It has been 20 years since John Bell founded his groundbreaking theatre group, Bell Shakespeare. ABC2 Live celebrates this important occasion by bringing you one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear, exclusively recorded by the ABC at Melbourne's Arts Centre.

About A Boy
1:37:08

About A Boy

Foxtel Romance December 5, 2015

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to ...

Will Lightman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single mums, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus.

Adoration
1:37:14

Adoration

SBS World Movies April 10, 2020

Literature

English

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the ...

For his French-class assignment, a high school student weaves his family history in a news story involving terrorism, and goes on to invite an Internet audience in on the resulting controversy. Based on the Doris Lessing novella, The Grandmothers. Alternative title: Two Mothers.

An Angel At My Table
2:31:17

An Angel At My Table

STUDIO November 21, 2011

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

Director Jane Campion presents this bio-pic about Janet Frame (Kerry Fox), who overcame childhood electroshock therapy to become one of New Zealand's finest writers.

An Ideal Husband
2:21:54

An Ideal Husband

Smooth/Arts March 18, 2020

Literature

English

Dance

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government ...

The Rolls-Royce of English comedies, this entertaining and still topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home. As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern's smooth ascent to the top seems assured, until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of a previous financial scandal.

An Imaginary Life
55:05

An Imaginary Life

STUDIO May 2, 2010

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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.

Ancient Greek Heroes
49:56

Ancient Greek Heroes

BBC Knowledge August 6, 2011

Ancient history

Literature

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, ...

Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, some of which prove to be surprisingly modern.

And Then There Were None
1:28:08

And Then There Were None

9Gem March 28, 2020

Literature

Media arts

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An enigmatic, unknown host invites 10 strangers to a remote island mansion, where the guests discover there's a killer among them. Based on the Agatha Christie novel.

An enigmatic, unknown host invites 10 strangers to a remote island mansion, where the guests discover there's a killer among them. Based on the Agatha Christie novel.

And Then There Were None
56:09

And Then There Were None

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC August 10, 2019

English

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Ten strangers are drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. As the mismatched group wait for the arrival of the hosts, the weather sours and ...

Ten strangers are drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. As the mismatched group wait for the arrival of the hosts, the weather sours and they find themselves cut off from civilisation, a murderer in their midst. Based on the mystery novel by Agatha Christie.

And Then There Were None
55:48

And Then There Were None

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 17, 2019

English

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The guests on Soldier Island are dying, one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme Ten Little Soldier Boys. As they make plans to combat the killer, the body ...

The guests on Soldier Island are dying, one by one, according to the rules of the nursery rhyme Ten Little Soldier Boys. As they make plans to combat the killer, the body count continues to rise - and dreadful secrets are teased into the light. Based on the mystery novel by Agatha Christie.