Centenary of ANZAC: Albany Commemoration
2:53:53

Centenary of ANZAC: Albany Commemoration

ABC October 31, 2014

History

News and current affairs

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A three hour live broadcast from Albany, Western Australia, from where 100 years ago to the day, the first Australian and New Zealand troops left to fight in WW1. It was the ...

A three hour live broadcast from Albany, Western Australia, from where 100 years ago to the day, the first Australian and New Zealand troops left to fight in WW1. It was the largest armada ever assembled in Australia.

The Great Escape
2:45:15

The Great Escape

Masterpiece February 16, 2017

Media arts

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

The Sound of Music
2:44:33

The Sound of Music

Seven December 29, 2018

Media arts

History

Personal and social capability

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Failing in her attempts to become a nun, a young woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Failing in her attempts to become a nun, a young woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Ben-Hur
2:22:26

Ben-Hur

TCM June 26, 2016

Media arts

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In this sweeping, epic drama set in Rome at the time of Christ, Ben-Hur, an unjustly enslaved Jewish man, rises to greatness, becomes a master charioteer and publicly defeats ...

In this sweeping, epic drama set in Rome at the time of Christ, Ben-Hur, an unjustly enslaved Jewish man, rises to greatness, becomes a master charioteer and publicly defeats the centurian who forced him into slavery in a race that stands as a silent-movie classic. Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.

The Eagle Has Landed
2:07:37

The Eagle Has Landed

Seven July 24, 2016

Media arts

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A German parachute unit commander is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin.

A German parachute unit commander is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin.

Mr Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
1:55:01

Mr Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

SBS September 27, 2015

Music

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, not just through his music, but ...

Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, not just through his music, but also as a social activist. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, this documentary features rare and previously unseen footage, interviews and photographs chronicling the musical ascension of "the hardest working man in show business".

The Great War
1:54:03

The Great War

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel April 22, 2019

History

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This epic series explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series ...

This epic series explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into World War I and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten.

The Circus
1:52:51

The Circus

Episode 2 The History Channel August 5, 2019

History

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Explore the colourful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, ...

Explore the colourful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time. A transformative place for reinvention, where young women could become lion tamers and young men travelled the world as roustabouts, the circus allowed people to be liberated from the roles assigned by society and find an accepting community that had eluded them elsewhere. Drawing upon a vast and richly visual archive, and featuring a host of performers, historians and aficionados, The Circus brings to life an era when Circus Day would shut down a town, its stars were among the most famous people in the country, and multitudes gathered to see the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late 19th century, including PT Barnum, James Bailey and the five Ringling Brothers, the series reveals the circus as a phenomenon created by a rapidly expanding and increasingly industrialised nation. It explores how its 'dangerous' and 'exotic' attractions revealed the country's notions about race and Western dominance, and shows how the circus subverted prevailing standards of 'respectability' with its unconventional, titillating and 'freakish' entertainments.

The Great War
1:52:47

The Great War

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel April 23, 2019

History

Personal and Social Capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This epic series explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series ...

This epic series explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, this series tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as 'dough boys'. The series explores the costs and challenges of bringing America into World War I and the ways the war transformed every aspect of American life through the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American 'code talkers', and others whose participation has been largely forgotten.

The Circus
1:51:03

The Circus

Episode 1 The History Channel July 29, 2019

History

5-6
7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Explore the colourful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, ...

Explore the colourful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring show at the end of the 18th century to 1956, when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey big top was pulled down for the last time. A transformative place for reinvention, where young women could become lion tamers and young men travelled the world as roustabouts, the circus allowed people to be liberated from the roles assigned by society and find an accepting community that had eluded them elsewhere. Drawing upon a vast and richly visual archive, and featuring a host of performers, historians and aficionados, The Circus brings to life an era when Circus Day would shut down a town, its stars were among the most famous people in the country, and multitudes gathered to see the improbable and the impossible, the exotic and the spectacular. Through the intertwined stories of several of the most innovative and influential impresarios of the late 19th century, including PT Barnum, James Bailey and the five Ringling Brothers, the series reveals the circus as a phenomenon created by a rapidly expanding and increasingly industrialised nation. It explores how its 'dangerous' and 'exotic' attractions revealed the country's notions about race and Western dominance, and shows how the circus subverted prevailing standards of 'respectability' with its unconventional, titillating and 'freakish' entertainments.

Chasing the Moon
1:48:42

Chasing the Moon

Episode 1 SBS July 14, 2019

History

Science

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This episode begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking ...

This episode begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.

Chasing the Moon
1:48:24

Chasing the Moon

Episode 3 SBS July 16, 2019

Science

History

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This episode takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities ...

This episode takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. This final episode also considers what happens to scientific and engineering programs - and to a country - after ambitious national goals have been achieved.

Chasing the Moon
1:47:50

Chasing the Moon

Episode 2 SBS July 15, 2019

Science

History

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This instalment covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As ...

This instalment covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As Americans moved through the '60s and reflect on the challenges ahead, many begin to wonder: what exactly is it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon?

Tour de France
1:45:59

Tour de France: The Legend of the Race

SBS June 28, 2013

Health and PE

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Celebrating its 100th edition in 2013, the Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event in the world. This feature-length documentary explores the history of the Tour, ...

Celebrating its 100th edition in 2013, the Tour de France is the biggest annual sporting event in the world. This feature-length documentary explores the history of the Tour, including its moments of glory and periods of controversy.

Asterix And Obelix In Britain
1:45:30

Asterix And Obelix In Britain

SBS December 25, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Edouard Baer and Gerard Depardieu star as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax ...

Edouard Baer and Gerard Depardieu star as comic book duo Asterix and Obelix in this zany adventure, which sees Asterix cross the channel to help his second-cousin Anticlimax face Caesar and the invading Romans.

How Climate Made History
1:40:51

How Climate Made History

SBS January 31, 2016

History

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
What do the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Thirty Years' War and the Renaissance have in common? For one, they were all starkly affected by extreme weather conditions. ...

What do the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the Thirty Years' War and the Renaissance have in common? For one, they were all starkly affected by extreme weather conditions. This feature-length documentary combines natural sciences and history, including a journey from the Big Bang to Iceland's volcanoes - to provide a gripping narrative that explores little-known connections between the Earth's climate and major historical events. Are these extremes of weather really a 21st-century phenomenon? Or has climate determined the fate of humanity ever since amphibians took their first steps on terra firma?

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
1:39:13

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Afterlife

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 21, 2017

Religious studies

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, ...

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists in an effort to understand how religion evolved and adapted as society changed, and how religion transformed the evolution of society. First, he sets out to understand humanity's obsession with the afterlife: from those who came back to the dead, through to reincarnation. Then, Morgan looks into the future as well as a past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.

Grace of Monaco
1:38:25

Grace of Monaco

SBS October 21, 2016

History

Media arts

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This film focuses on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III, and France's Charles De Gaulle over tax laws ...

This film focuses on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III, and France's Charles De Gaulle over tax laws in the early 1960s.