Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
1:43:31

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Foxtel Family August 17, 2016

Media arts

English

Literature

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf. Unfortunately, ...

After the three young Baudelaire siblings are left orphaned by a fire in their mansion, they are carted off to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf. Unfortunately, Olaf is a cruel, scheming man only after the inheritance.

Oliver!
2:19:48

Oliver!

Fox Classics August 20, 2017

English

Literature

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Much, much more than a musical. The adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel, accounting the life of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage.

Much, much more than a musical. The adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel, accounting the life of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
1:45:58

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Foxtel Movies Disney SD December 14, 2017

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English

Literature

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
When the always dramatic Lola and her family move from the centre of everything in New York City to the centre of a cultural wasteland in suburban New Jersey, she feels her ...

When the always dramatic Lola and her family move from the centre of everything in New York City to the centre of a cultural wasteland in suburban New Jersey, she feels her life is simply not worth living! But no matter who or what gets in the way, Lola won't give up on her life's ambition: to be a star!

The BFG
1:44:44

The BFG

7Flix February 8, 2020

English

Literature

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and ...

The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing over 7m tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary, and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, she has many questions.

Pollyanna
2:08:49

Pollyanna

Disney Movies November 1, 2016

English

Media arts

Literature

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
It is 1912 when Pollyanna Whittier arrives in the town of Harrington where, since being orphaned by the death of her missionary father and mother, she is to live with her ...

It is 1912 when Pollyanna Whittier arrives in the town of Harrington where, since being orphaned by the death of her missionary father and mother, she is to live with her aunt, Polly Harrington, the social and economic arbiter of the community. Met at the train station by aunt Polly's first maid, Nancy Furman, the 12-year-old girl's arrival is duly noted by the local gossip, Amelia Tarbell and her husband, Ben, and by 10-year-old, Jimmy Bean, who lives at the orphanage. Arriving on the same train with Pollyanna is Dr Edmond Chilton, successful Baltimore surgeon and one-time fiance of Polly Harrington, who is returning home for the first time in five years.

Narnia's Lost Poet
57:50

Narnia's Lost Poet

Arts September 5, 2017

English

Literacy

Literature

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
AN Wilson, author of a revelatory biography of CS Lewis, goes in search of the man behind Narnia. Bestselling children's author and world famous Christian writer CS Lewis ...

AN Wilson, author of a revelatory biography of CS Lewis, goes in search of the man behind Narnia. Bestselling children's author and world famous Christian writer CS Lewis spent his public life in the all-male world of Oxford colleges, but his private life was veiled in secrecy. Even his best friend JRR Tolkien didnt know of his marriage to an American divorcee late in life. Lewis died on the same day as the assassination of JF Kennedy and few were at his burial; his alcoholic brother was too drunk to tell people the time of the funeral. This new film explores the turning points of Lewis' life, the death of his mother, his relationship with his friends mother Mrs Moore, his religious conversion, the arrival and untimely death of his wife Joy Gresham. It is a moving and insightful psychological portrait of a man who experienced fame in the public arena but whose personal life was marked by the loss of three women he most loved.

The BFG
1:52:07

The BFG

Disney Movies May 13, 2017

English

Literature

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and ...

The imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing over 7m tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler and Fleshlumpeater on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary, and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realise that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, she has many questions.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
25:23

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Julius Caesar

Season 2 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts April 15, 2016

Drama

Literature

English

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The tragedy of Julius Caesar, the ambitious conqueror who "doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus" - until he's felled by a group of conspirators led by his good ...

The tragedy of Julius Caesar, the ambitious conqueror who "doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus" - until he's felled by a group of conspirators led by his good friend Brutus, "the noblest Roman of them all."

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
25:47

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: The Taming Of The Shrew

Season 2 Episode 2 Foxtel Arts June 28, 2015

Drama

Literature

English

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Puppets enact The Taming of the Shrew, about a gentleman who undertakes a battle of wits, words and wills while wooing a splenetic spitfire.

Puppets enact The Taming of the Shrew, about a gentleman who undertakes a battle of wits, words and wills while wooing a splenetic spitfire.

Hugo
2:01:09

Hugo

SBS December 11, 2015

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English

Literature

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
25:59

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Hamlet

Season 1 Episode 5 Foxtel Arts June 7, 2015

Drama

Literature

English

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Hamlet, the Danish prince who is visited by his father's ghost. Presented on painted glass plates.

Hamlet, the Danish prince who is visited by his father's ghost. Presented on painted glass plates.

Beauty and the Beast
1:57:31

Beauty and the Beast

Nine March 30, 2019

Media arts

Literature

English

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

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.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
1:54:23

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

7Mate November 3, 2019

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English

Literature

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves 'Dumbledore's Army' Harry teaches them how to defend ...

Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves 'Dumbledore's Army' Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.

Jane Austen
56:20

Jane Austen

ABC May 5, 2013

English

Literature

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense And Sensibility.

Professor Amanda Vickery returns to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's first novel Sense And Sensibility.

Poetry: Between The Lines
6:13

Poetry: Between The Lines: London By William Blake

ABC ME November 24, 2016

English

Literacy

Literature

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
This video has closed captioning
Presented by hip-hop star Akala, this series features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson in conversation with Akala about some of their ...

Presented by hip-hop star Akala, this series features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson in conversation with Akala about some of their best-loved poems.

The Book Show
46:51

The Book Show: JK Rowling

Season 8 Episode 3 Arts October 10, 2017

English

EALD

Literature

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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 Rupert Everett, Mary Robinson and Jack Straw.

Poetry: Between the Lines
6:12

Poetry: Between the Lines: Stealing the Boat by William Wordsworth

ABC Me October 19, 2018

English

Literature

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Presented by hip-hop star Akala, this series features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson in conversation with Akala about some of their ...

Presented by hip-hop star Akala, this series features contemporary poets including Jackie Kay, Gillian Clarke and Ciaran Carson in conversation with Akala about some of their best-loved poems.

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
25:33

Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: Twelfth Night

Season 1 Episode 6 Foxtel Arts June 14, 2015

Drama

Literature

English

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A shipwreck changes the town of Ilyria in Twelfth Night, performed with puppets.

A shipwreck changes the town of Ilyria in Twelfth Night, performed with puppets.