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.

Inspiring Teachers
24:36

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Susan Reppion Brooke

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 14, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal ...

Teachers are the unsung heroes of our community. Many people can remember at least one teacher who inspired them during their formative years - someone who played a pivotal role in their lives. Inspiring Teachers is a four-part documentary series that will explore what makes four teachers in particular inspiring and the impact they have on their students. Inspiring Teachers celebrates the work of teachers who are often undervalued, underpaid and under appreciated. Where does this passion for teaching derive from and how is it conveyed to pupils?

Arrows Of Desire
24:09

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC February 14, 2011

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas, At Grass by Philip Larkin, Musee des Beaux Arts by WH Auden, and I heard a fly buzz when I died by Emily Dickinson.

Arrows Of Desire
23:58

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC February 28, 2011

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 Willing Mistress by Aphra ...

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 Willing Mistress by Aphra Behn, An Irish Airman Foresees his Death by WB Yeats, Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth and Adlestrop by Edward Thomas.

Arrows Of Desire
23:51

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC February 21, 2011

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
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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 Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy, ...

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 Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy, Follower by Seamus Heaney, In Mrs Tilscher's Class by Carol Ann Duffy and Gypsies by John Clare.

Arrows Of Desire
23:51

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC August 10, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
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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: You will be hearing from us ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: You will be hearing from us shortly by UA Fanthorpe, This living hand, now warm and capable by John Keats, Front Lines by Gary Snyder, Illuminations by Tony Harrison.

Dickens In America
30:35

Dickens In America: Pittsburgh To Louisville

Season 1 Episode 7 FOXTEL Arts November 22, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve ...

This week she follows Dickens inland 1,000 miles along the course of the Ohio River to Louisville Kentucky in the company of cowboys and crazies, she is taught how to improve her manners by an American Etiquette instructor, she meets the unlikely Dr Mesmer and the Harmonites of the New Society for Universal Harmony, and attends the Kentucky Derby - yee haw!

Dickens In America
29:00

Dickens In America: St Louis And The Midwest

Season 1 Episode 8 FOXTEL Arts November 23, 2016

English

Literature

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9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This week we see Margolyes arrive in St Louis having sailed down the Ohio River on one of the last remaining Mississippi steamboats. She attempts to teach a class at American ...

This week we see Margolyes arrive in St Louis having sailed down the Ohio River on one of the last remaining Mississippi steamboats. She attempts to teach a class at American high school, visits Cairo (the inspiration for a setting for Dickens' novel Martin Chuzzlewit) and meets members of the United Houma Indian Nation on a sacred burial ground.

The Book Show
53:01

The Book Show: Russell Kane

Season 7 Episode 8 Arts September 4, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers ...

A-list authors and big-name guests discuss their favourite reads and their own works. The series features interviews with leading authors and well known guests; it covers topical literary news such as the trend for vampire fiction, the phenomenon of atheist books, the demise of paper books, and authors' working environments. Also included is entertainment, either music inspired by literature or performance poetry. This episode features guests Marina Lewycka, Russell Kane and Sir Andrew Motion.

Arrows Of Desire
23:50

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 11 ABC August 24, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
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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: Advertisement for the ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Advertisement for the Waldorf-Astoria by Langston Hughes, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins, Of Many Worlds in This World by Margaret Cavendish, The Arrival of the Bee Box by Syliva Plath.

Arrows Of Desire
24:02

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC February 14, 2011

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
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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: Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith, What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov, Piano by DH Lawrence and The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde.

Arrows Of Desire
24:08

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC August 5, 2011

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Eden Rock by Charles Causley, In ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: Eden Rock by Charles Causley, In Westminister Abbey by Sir John Betjeman, Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilifred Owen.

Dickens In America
29:02

Dickens In America: The End Of The Journey

Season 1 Episode 10 FOXTEL Arts November 27, 2016

English

Literature

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9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Miriam turns towards home after a 6000 mile overland journey and heads south from Montreal down the Hudson River Valley, visiting the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the ...

Miriam turns towards home after a 6000 mile overland journey and heads south from Montreal down the Hudson River Valley, visiting the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the army cadets of West Point Military Academy.

Arrows Of Desire
23:50

Arrows Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC August 17, 2010

English

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: My Mistress eyes are nothing like ...

Arrows of Desire is a poetry series that explores the great diversity of English verse from the sixteenth century to the present day. Today: My Mistress eyes are nothing like the Sunne by William Shakespeare, On the Farm by RS Thomas, This is a Hymn by Lorna Goodison, Lines on the Death of Dr Swift by Jonathan Swift.

Inspiring Teachers
24:58

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Nirupa Badve

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 28, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are ...

Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are refugees from war-torn countries and many have never been in a classroom before. For many of them, a computer is something they might have heard of but never had the opportunity to use.

Romeo And Juliet
2:40:46

Romeo And Juliet

FOXTEL Arts November 27, 2016

English

Literature

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9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another ...

A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo's first encounter with Juliet. Despite this, and the fact that Juliet has been promised to another man in marriage, they fall in love. But any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between the two families - and while the adults remain almost comically preoccupied with their own affairs, among their children a hidden tragedy begins to unfold. With its wonderful combination of lyricism, suspense and dramatic changes of mood, Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale is one of the greatest of all love stories.

Dickens In America
29:01

Dickens In America: Canada

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 24, 2016

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9-10
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This week sees Margolyes cross the American/Canadian border to meet several obsessive Canadian Victorian collectors, learns what it took to be a 19th century ladies' maid and ...

This week sees Margolyes cross the American/Canadian border to meet several obsessive Canadian Victorian collectors, learns what it took to be a 19th century ladies' maid and treads the boards in a reconstruction of a play produced by Dickens during his stay in Canada. She also visits Niagara, tacky and spectacular in equal parts and ends up in a very snowy Montreal.

Akeelah and the Bee
1:48:04

Akeelah and the Bee

NITV July 3, 2016

Media arts

Literacy

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer.

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer.