Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
12:06

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Callum

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 18, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Twelve-year-old heavy metal guitarist Callum takes his music to the streets of Canberra, jams with famous guitarist Smokin' Joe Robinson, and films his first ever music video ...

Twelve-year-old heavy metal guitarist Callum takes his music to the streets of Canberra, jams with famous guitarist Smokin' Joe Robinson, and films his first ever music video - all in a day's work for an aspiring musician.

Class Of
44:00

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 5 Ten September 12, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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It's the start of Term 2 and the students are coming back after a 2 week break. This is the toughest part of the year. The time when students start to go off the rails, miss ...

It's the start of Term 2 and the students are coming back after a 2 week break. This is the toughest part of the year. The time when students start to go off the rails, miss classes, or drop out.

Fry's Planet Word
57:54

Fry's Planet Word: Uses And Abuses

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC March 25, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
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This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human ...

This episode looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication all over the world.

Fry's Planet Word
56:21

Fry's Planet Word: The Power And The Glory

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC April 8, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers through ...

Storytelling has been with us as long as language itself. In this episode Stephen uncovers why certain words can make us laugh, cry or tear our hair out and discovers through history what has made a good story.

Class Of
43:01

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 9 Ten October 10, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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It's exam time at Bradfield Senior College and by the end of the week they'll find out how much they have and haven't learnt. This is the moment of truth for the class, who ...

It's exam time at Bradfield Senior College and by the end of the week they'll find out how much they have and haven't learnt. This is the moment of truth for the class, who will pass the test?

Class Of
43:54

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 1 Ten August 15, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Today is the first day of term at Bradfield Seniors college for students with different worries: Daniel was bullied at his last school, Lisa has a fiery temper and Koray ...

Today is the first day of term at Bradfield Seniors college for students with different worries: Daniel was bullied at his last school, Lisa has a fiery temper and Koray hasn't been to school for four years. This documentary series follows fifteen Year 11 students as they try to get their academic careers back on track.

Making Child Prodigies
28:22

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC June 26, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Opening night looms for artist Aelita, marking her first Australian show in years; Anwen makes her debut performance as a composer; Finn meets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, ...

Opening night looms for artist Aelita, marking her first Australian show in years; Anwen makes her debut performance as a composer; Finn meets Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, armed with his very own legislation.

Making Child Prodigies
28:34

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC June 5, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Guitar virtuoso Callum is recording his debut single, abstract artist Aelita is determined not to have her creativity constrained, while budding scientist Finn learns an ...

Guitar virtuoso Callum is recording his debut single, abstract artist Aelita is determined not to have her creativity constrained, while budding scientist Finn learns an important lesson in resilience.

Fry's Planet Word
58:46

Fry's Planet Word: Spreading The Word

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC April 1, 2012

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, ...

Stephen Fry explores 'The Written Word'. Writing is our greatest invention - making it possible to communicate across space and time. Without writing we would have no history, and very little technology.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
9:48

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Aelita

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC Me June 4, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her ...

Ten-year-old professional artist Aelita has been painting since she was a baby. Despite getting ready for her big solo exhibition in Melbourne, she still finds time for her home-schooling, her hobbies, and her menagerie of pets.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
11:07

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Finn

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC Me June 25, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Eight-year-old genius Finn wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up. He visits astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy for advice, and with the help of his mentors, he ...

Eight-year-old genius Finn wants to be a rocket scientist when he grows up. He visits astrophysicist Professor Alan Duffy for advice, and with the help of his mentors, he launches his very own rocket, high into the clouds.

Making Child Prodigies
28:28

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC July 3, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Dancer Kenzie faces her toughest audition yet at the world's most prestigious ballet competition. Guitarist Callum plays in a live rock band. Budding rocket scientist Finn ...

Dancer Kenzie faces her toughest audition yet at the world's most prestigious ballet competition. Guitarist Callum plays in a live rock band. Budding rocket scientist Finn finally sees his prototype come to life.

Making Child Prodigies
28:30

Making Child Prodigies

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC June 19, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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It's a big day for guitar prodigy Callum as he records his very first music video. Kenzie is about to step up and perform with the Queensland Ballet. Young scientist Finn has ...

It's a big day for guitar prodigy Callum as he records his very first music video. Kenzie is about to step up and perform with the Queensland Ballet. Young scientist Finn has an important message for the prime minister.

Class Of
43:14

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 8 Ten October 3, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor ...

Tough love is certainly the order of the day across the college, as English teacher Rhema is forced to take Jess aside to lay down the law; meanwhile, class 'bad girl' Taylor has turned the corner.

Class Of
44:10

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 2 Ten August 22, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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The first formal assessments are handed out, and, as half-term approaches the class is struggling to cope with the college's demands.

The first formal assessments are handed out, and, as half-term approaches the class is struggling to cope with the college's demands.

Class Of
43:00

Class Of

Season 1 Episode 6 Ten September 19, 2012

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Preparations are well under-way for the first Parent Teacher night. It's a bib moment for the students: their first formal reports after four months of lessons, some sweat and ...

Preparations are well under-way for the first Parent Teacher night. It's a bib moment for the students: their first formal reports after four months of lessons, some sweat and a lot of tears.

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries
9:04

Making Child Prodigies: Diaries: Kenzie

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC Me July 9, 2018

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she ...

Ten-year-old ballerina Kenzie gets up at 6am every morning and dances for hours, and there's nothing that makes her happier. One of her dreams is about to come true as she gets ready to perform with the Queensland Ballet.

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape
54:01

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape

FOXTEL Arts November 14, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to ...

After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to reconnect with what makes Russian literature so remarkable. With dramatic readings by Stephen Fry and award-winning original animations, the distinct worlds of some of Russia's most powerful imaginations are bought to life. Six contemporary Russian authors take us on a journey through the country's literature, its influences, its role in shaping social and political change and its relationship with power. This program showcases some of Russia's most remarkable modern talent with intimate personal encounters with Russia's most talented contemporary authors. In Moscow we march with the poet who leads many of the anti-Putin demonstrations, and we sit in the flat of the former scientist who only turned to writing after she fell afoul of the KGB in the 1970s. We meet the former Special Forces officer who writes touchingly of provincial life, but idolises Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent - and Stalin. We are taken by a master of chilling horror stories to the secret spot in Moscow's Gorky Park where the old Soviet-era rides of her childhood are being dismantled. Audiences will discover writers like the astounding Armenian writer, Ludmila Ulitskaya, who spent her entire adult life writing an 1000-page fantasy masterpiece. Lastly, the film treats audiences to an exclusive interview with Russia's most scandalous and violent literary novelist Vladimir Sorokin (critically acclaimed by the New York Review of Books) who compared the ruling Putin clique to the medieval torturers who served Ivan the Terrible. This program allows audiences to question not only what they thought they knew about Russian literature but also what they think they know about Russia. Each writer has their own surprising voice, often with more in common with Julian Barnes and Jonathan Franzen than Gogol or Tolstoy.