A Poet's Guide To Britain
31:09

A Poet's Guide To Britain: William Wordsworth

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 October 10, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Presented by young poet Owen Sheers, this series looks at six poems that have affected him and the way the British people view their landscape.

Presented by young poet Owen Sheers, this series looks at six poems that have affected him and the way the British people view their landscape.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
28:58

A Poet's Guide To Britain: George Mackay Brown

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 October 17, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Program writer Owen Sheers travels to the Orkney town of Stromness, the home of George Mackay Brown, the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish ...

Program writer Owen Sheers travels to the Orkney town of Stromness, the home of George Mackay Brown, the great poetic voice of the Orkneys and one of the foremost Scottish poets of the twentieth century.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
29:00

A Poet's Guide To Britain: Sylvia Plath

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 October 24, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Sylvia Plath is one of the most popular and influential poets of recent history but her poetry is often overshadowed by her life. Owen explores a rich seam of her poetry.

Sylvia Plath is one of the most popular and influential poets of recent history but her poetry is often overshadowed by her life. Owen explores a rich seam of her poetry.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
29:09

A Poet's Guide To Britain: Matthew Arnold

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC2 November 7, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

Owen Sheers goes in search of the poet Matthew Arnold and discovers what drove him to write his bleak but tremendous poem 'Dover Beach'.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
28:53

A Poet's Guide To Britain: Louis Macneice

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC2 November 14, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, ...

Louis MacNeice, was one of the big guns of British poetry in the 30s and 40s but whose name is less well known today. This film takes a stroll into one of his finest poems, called simply, 'Woods'.

A Poet's Guide To Britain
29:12

A Poet's Guide To Britain: Lynette Roberts

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC2 November 21, 2010

Literature

English

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply ...

Owen Sheers visits the unassuming village of LLanybri where poet Lynette Roberts lived and is now buried. Owen uncovers the moving story behind one of her poems called simply 'Poem from Llanybri'.

A Quiet Passion
2:00:19

A Quiet Passion

SBS April 4, 2019

Media arts

Literature

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.

Emily Dickinson maintains close ties with her family while becoming a prolific poet, whose work becomes recognised after her death in 1886.

Alice In Wonderland
1:35:29

Alice In Wonderland

7mate October 4, 2014

English

Literature

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In a magical and imaginative twist of Lewis Carroll's tale, 19-year-old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her ...

In a magical and imaginative twist of Lewis Carroll's tale, 19-year-old Alice returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends.

Alice Through the Looking Glass
1:48:06

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Foxtel Movies Disney +2 October 29, 2017

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland (aka Wonderland) and ...

A spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll's beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland (aka Wonderland) and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Anne of Green Gables
1:25:03

Anne of Green Gables

SBS Viceland January 26, 2018

English

Literature

Media arts

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead.

A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead.

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.

Author Talk: Leigh Hobbs
19:58

Author Talk: Leigh Hobbs

ABC Me May 5, 2017

English

Literature

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

5-6
7-8
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Meet award-winning author Leigh Hobbs in this interview presented by Sydney Opera House. Hear about his process, how he creates characters, and his illustrations, with ...

Meet award-winning author Leigh Hobbs in this interview presented by Sydney Opera House. Hear about his process, how he creates characters, and his illustrations, with questions from school students across the country.

Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge
46:54

Beatrix Potter: Patricia Routledge

FOXTEL Arts November 21, 2016

English

Literature

EALD

Literacy

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and ...

National treasure Patricia Routledge takes us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world's greatest artists, authors and farmers! Internationally loved and admired, Patricia is the Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society and is a passionate expert about Beatrix Potter. Join Patricia on a visual feast featuring the stunning landscapes of Cumbria and a close up look at the remarkable art created by one of the greatest illustrators in the world. Delve into Potter's journal that she began writing at only 15 and discover the fascinating code she developed - it was not cracked until 8 years after her death! And explore the farming legacy Beatrix left behind, enabling many Cumbrian farmers to continue making a living. Authored with passion, perhaps even obsession, this charming and fascinating programme, tells the definitive and most comprehensive story of Beatrix Potter; a practical, formidable, remarkable woman.

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.

Billionaire Boy
1:00:01

Billionaire Boy

ABC ME December 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

3-4
5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really ...

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1:47:53

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

GO! May 17, 2014

Media arts

Literature

English

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

5-6
7-8
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Tim Burton brings his imaginative style to this classic about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who wins a ticket to visit ...

Tim Burton brings his imaginative style to this classic about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who wins a ticket to visit the chocolate factory.

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
1:45:58

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Foxtel Movies Disney SD December 14, 2017

Media arts

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!

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night
59:04

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

ABC Me August 28, 2015

Drama

English

Literature

Media arts

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Made in collaboration with the National Theatre, this one hour special examines how one of Britain's best loved books was turned into a multi award-winning theatre production.

Made in collaboration with the National Theatre, this one hour special examines how one of Britain's best loved books was turned into a multi award-winning theatre production.