Brothers Alec, 10, and William, 8, are proud of their Scottish heritage. They think Scotland has a really interesting history and they want to celebrate it with a den to play in that looks like a traditional Scottish castle.
Nine-year-old Nya, shares a room with her two-year-old brother. She really needs her own space to indulge her love of martial arts. She wants a dojo cubby so she can practice and not worry about her brother getting in the way.
Ten-year-old Dilara has a Turkish dad and an English mum. She loves her dual heritage and misses Turkey with all its sights and smells. She needs a Turkish den so she can share her heritage with her friends in Leeds.
First year students have more than just their university studies to manage as they'll do whatever it takes to get the edge over their competition. For Toby, attempting a triple degree while maintaining his political party commitments are part of his life plan. Japanese masters student Tsuyoshi is initially over the moon to be in Australia, but soon finds the whole experience overwhelming. And full-fee paying international student, Alejandra, feels one step behind her local classmates as she contemplates failure, disgrace or the loss of her family's dream for a better life for her through education.
During WWII, the national parks provided a source of peace to battle-weary soldiers and a source of poignant memory to some Japanese Americans imprisoned unfairly; President Roosevelt fights to create new parks in the West.
This action-packed culinary series delves into the highly disciplined cooking methods of some of Asia's best-known dishes. From knife-juggling in Japanese teppanyaki to the acrobatics of kung fu tea in China, a group of novice chefs are stretched to the limit as they have to learn new food preparation techniques in a matter of days.
In this highly physical game and variety show, Japanese pop idols Arashi pit their wits, strength and courage against a different team of entertainers or sportspeople every week. The battles are intense as the teams compete for points and very cool prizes. In Japanese.
Adam Liaw hosts a new ten-part series that dives deep into the story of Japanese cuisine and culture in Destination Flavour Japan, following on from the first popular Destination Flavour which aired on SBS in 2012. Adam will take food lovers on a journey of discovery along the entire length of Japan - from its frozen north, through the cherry-blossomed mainland, and down to the tropical sun-soaked southern islands.
This is a moving documentary exploring the incredible transformative power of Chopin's Ballade Number 1, the piece of music that has cast a spell on millions of people around the world. Less than ten minutes long and extremely difficult to play, it demands extraordinary feats of control, speed, memory, power and dexterity. In this emotional documentary, two people from opposite sides of the world talk of its effect on their lives. Japanese teenager Momoka, still coming to terms with the earthquake that decimated her community, finds it the perfect outlet for releasing the anguish she hides inside. For Scottish music student Paul, recovering from his fifth brain surgery, the Ballade was literally life-changing - he credits its emotional pull for the return of his memory. Also commenting are four of the greatest pianists alive today: Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lang Lang, Imogen Cooper and Stephen Hough.
Lizzie O'Shea introduces the idea that a crime consists of both the action and the intent, that is, what the criminal thought.
Robert Richter QC discusses the Mick Gatto case. It is a classic example because there were no witnesses, and because Gatto admitted killing Veniamin. But what was Gatto's intention? Was it self-defence or murder? Robert explains how the gun could be used to support Gatto's claim as having the intent of self-defence.
Lizzie and Robert talk about the burden of proof in criminal cases. Richter also reveals that in most of his cases the client pleads guilty, and then his task is to try and get them the best sentence possible.
Former Supreme Court Justice Betty King talks about the role of the judge in criminal cases, and the relationship of the judge to the jury. She reveals that she has only ever disagreed with a jury once, and that she has found it to be a good system. She discusses the sentencing act and its effect on judgments.
Lizzie O'Shea wraps up by posing the question: have we got the balance right between the punishment and the crime?
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The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.
New Zealand's islands are home to insects that grow as big as rats, the largest birds to ever live, carnivorous snails as big as a fist, and a 2m-long lake monster that slithers across beaches, the longfin eel.
Emmett enlists his siblings to help him manufacture T-shirts in the garage, but it turns out the logo Emmett was using is in violation of a charity's copyright. Now Emmett has to reimburse the charity.
The basement hockey tournament is cut short when Wayne gets the kids to help him finish Paige's anniversary gift - an outdoor she-shed. Things get complicated when Paige discovers she hates working in it.
Michael McKean puts food on the front lines of wars and discover how some of history's most epic battles were decided by what we eat. Did frozen dinners save the world in World War II? Were hamburgers invented on the battlefield? Did the South lose the Civil War because of salt? Dig into some fascinating food fights and discover how appetites have shaped the world's most critical battles.
Ricky Tomlinson is well-known for playing the archetypal Scouser and it turns out that his Liverpool roots run deep. Ricky discovers that he comes from generations of carters, who transported goods on Liverpool's docks when the city was the British Empire's busiest port. Ricky's rage and sorrow build as he discovers how dangerous conditions were for his ancestors, eerily echoing his own fight for workers' rights in the 1970s.
A white witch has used her dark powers to keep Narnia in winter for 100 years, but it is foretold that four humans will be able to help the magnificent lion Aslan break the spell. When siblings Lucy, Susan, Edmund and Peter discover the magic of Narnia by entering through a wardrobe, the stage is set for a classic battle of epic proportions.
The second madcap, live-action movie based on the much-loved French comic strip. A French blockbuster with lush visuals and impressive special effects. Riotous, silly fun. When Julius Caesar challenges Cleopatra to build a sumptuous palace in record time, Edifis the architect is driven to desperate measures to get the job done (or 0 risk being thrown to the crocodiles). With the help of his friends Asterix, Obelix and a magic potion from the druid Getafix, he must win the challenge against all odds.
As the kids ease into the new school year Damon decides to run for student council, however, will have to give an entertaining speech and is upset when he loses a valuable item; Keira struggles to manage outside distractions with a heavy study load and witnesses her first act of bullying; Ty forgets his diary which costs him at school, which isn't made any easier when he begins to fall behind in violin practice. The kids discuss some bad experiences and the evil of being prescribed homework on a regular basis. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life.
Ty signs up to a social media app without his mum's consent, Christian surprises himself with a science project with hopes it may bring him a windfall, and Damon finds business profits much easier than his classroom maths. Title also stylised as My Year Seven Life.
Shreveport, a city with rich musical history, is a crossroads between the deep African-American traditions of the south, the country music, Western swing and rockabilly that predated rock and roll and the spice influence of Cajun and Creole music from south in Louisiana. Music Voyager is graciously hosted by Rock star and Blues guitar virtuoso Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Kenny Wayne takes Music Voyager to Leadbelly's grave for an acoustic jam with Buddy Flett and introduces us to Maggie Warwick of the Louisiana Hayride for an special jam. Music Voyager gets to meet James Burton, who wrote the 'Suzie Q' lick at 16 and understand his chicken pickin' guitar style. The Grumble boogie sounds of Dirtfoot and finally the on-set of Carnival in the Shreveport style.
The Music Voyager teams heads to Bogota, Colombia's capital and biggest metropolis, to explore the city's thriving rock and pop music scene. We are treated to an unplugged performance in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria by world famous rockers Aterciopelados, who also bring us to a nearby indigenous peoples cultural center for a ceremony with Arhuaco shamans. The up and coming rock band, Superlitio takes us to their recording studio, Loop, for a private jam, and Jacob, our host, digs through the crates at a funky shoe store/vinyl record store in downtown Bogota. Finally, we meet up with Fonseca, one of Colombia's biggest pop stars, who brings us to Monserrate, a cathedral high in the mountains overlooking Bogota, for an unplugged performance of his hit song, 'Paraiso'.
We begin our voyage in the western foothills of the southern Middle Atlas (Moyen Atlas) mountains and travel to Fes. The amazing old capital of Morocco lives in two worlds, the new modern Fes and the old Medina, both resound on one's sense in colour, charm and exotic abundance. From the ancient city, the friends learn that history and music are intertwined to bring out the depth of an extremely rich and diverse culture. From Fes the friends head to Khanifra and then on to Merzouga in the Sahara desert. As the topography changes, so do the people, the culture and the music. Over the dunes the friends ride ATVs and jam under the amazing night sky by a desert fire in Khenifra. Then travel to the city of old world charm and elegance, Marrakesh. Our artist ambassadors are the legendary Gnawa artists: Hassan Hakmoun and Fnaire. They show us the different sides of this magical city and how it inspires them. We end our journey in coastal city of Essaouira where Hassan Hakmoun has asked other famous Moroccan music artists to participate in a traditional Gnawa ceremony.
The longest islands of the Bahamas, Eleuthera is steeped in history culture and beauty, from the famous visual Glass Window Bridge between the Caribbean and the Atlantic ocean to historic Spanish Wells and quaint Harbor Island. As we travel the length of the island we come to learn that while it seems like different worlds between Eleuthera, Harbor Islands and Spanish Wells, it's the people that collectively have one voice connected in the island's culture.
Music Voyager is invited to Atlanta, Georgia, to experience the heartbeat of the city from the inside out. Our host is musician Tacuma Bradley who explores the Atlanta landscape while following the six degrees of separation between the people he meets. These include musicians Christian and Brand Bush, who take us to the neighbourhood of Buckhead for an unplugged performance at a local cemetery. We are introduced to their friends Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. Ruby's music sets the tone for us to explore the funky and artistic Five Points neighbourhood. Ruby introduces us to the feisty Myra, who owns a boutique cuisine shop called La Fruta. Myra then takes us to the Elevate Festival in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Finally we are introduced to Killer Mike, a local hip-hop legend and activist who takes us to his barbershop/community centre and we experience a concert with Killer Mike and special guest Big Boi from OutKast.
This episode brings Music Voyager host Jacob Edgar to Denver, Colorado, on his three-episode journey to learn more about this year's Grammy nominees, Road to a Grammy. Jacob meet with banjo virtuoso and multiple Grammy nominee Bela Fleck, then visits the workshop where the Grammy statuettes are lovingly hand-crafted. He follows Bela Fleck from a banjo master class to a concert at one of Denver's top venues. On the tour bus, Fleck divulges the fascinating story of his banjo obsession and his acclaimed film and album, Throw Down Your Heart, which documents Fleck's musical adventures in Africa. Fleck treats viewers to a moving unplugged rendition of the title track. Then, Jacob Edgar explores the lifestyle of the Denver area, from the nearby ski resorts, to local record stores, country and western dance clubs and more. Jacob gets a mouthful of Rocky Mountain oysters and has his hide tanned by a mechanical bull on this entertaining journey to the Mile High City.
Miami is a city that everyone recognises but few truly know. We're familiar with its neon glow and beaches lined with golden sands and Art Deco hotels, but the heartbeat of the city lies in the vibrant multicultural communities that call this city home. We explore the fiery sounds of Miami's electronic dance music scene as well as its Latin and Haitian grooves, with Afrobeta, the Spam All Stars, T-Vice and Locos Por Juana. We get buzzed on Cuban coffee, tour the colourful mural district by bike and take on the daunting Colombian hot dog, enjoying the spontaneous creativity and color that keeps the city pulsing day and night. This is Miami like you have never seen, or heard, before.
From bedazzling Tokyo we journey to the region of Tohoku, an area rich with tradition that was devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. We are invited by Yoshihide Otomo and Riuchi Sakamoto, two of Japan's most respected and cutting-edge composers, to experience first hand a concert for healing and hope they are leading with an ensemble of local high school students. We explore the coastline near Sendai, visiting with fisherman, students, musicians and even local surfers, whose words of resilience and optimism offers inspiration and confirms the indomitable spirit of the Japanese people.
This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, we travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beachside performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then we explore the roots of spiritual music in the Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives us an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th-century cathedral. Along the way we learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for our supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as the Gully Wash.
The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colourful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. He is treated to a concert by gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery.