Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.
The thought of extraterrestrial has captured the imagination of scientists and civilians for centuries, manifesting in wacky conspiracy theories and blockbuster movies. Now you can help answer one of the world's most fascinating questions: Are we alone? Paige from the Double Helix Science Club explains how you can help the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute with SETI@Home: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu. All you need is a computer and a little bit of curiosity.
Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.
Joe loses his new friend Bob and learns a hard lesson about lying. Len tries to fix Joe's litter duty problem and bribes the principal to sack Mrs Sharp. Joe starts a petition to get her reinstated, discovering the bribe his father made. Joe takes Bob's words to heart and decides to confront his father at his engagement party. Joe runs away, and Len finally seeks an "honest" answer from Warwick Davis.
Back home, Li's family suffers the consequences of his defection. Communist Party officials visit the family home intent of shaming the family. Li's mother, distraught and protective of him, blames the party for taking her son away. Li tells Ben of his plan to move to Florida with Elizabeth and Ben convinces him to stay in Houston, with what family he has here. Li continues to have nightmares about his family and the consequences of his actions. Li and Elizabeth's relationship deteriorates.
Sal finds Darryl packing up the "pool room" and they discuss taking care of Jack and looking for a new home. Darryl talks about memories, displacement and Australia's history of land theft, when Lawrence "Lawry" Hammill makes a surprise visit. Lawry explains he was a retired QC (Queen's council), or "lawyers rich people use", who specialised in Australian constitutional law and offers to appear on Darryl's behalf, pro bono.
Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles attempt to negotiate with diplomats but the vice consul asks to speak with Li privately. Li is detained after he explains to the official he wants to stay in the US. Amid media attention and a possible diplomatic row, consular official Zhang concedes Li is permitted to remain in the US but the dancer's Chinese citizenship is revo
Junior scientist Jeffrey shows us how to test if our sanitisers are really keeping our hands clean and how to choose the right product. To conduct this experiment yourself, you will need agar agar plates, a sample of Sarcina lutea, cotton wool tips, clear film, filter paper, the sanitisers you want to test and a temperature controlled environment.
Students discuss their emotions, equality and the nature of power with program facilitator Bernadette Wright. Casey brings up an example of intimation involving her father, and the other children are reminded to respect group confidentiality. Privately, Bernadette talks with Casey about her problems at home and some of the related issues at school. Together they practise talking to her father, and Bernadette explains the importance of emotional intelligence.
The class learns about trust, confidentiality and secrets. Program facilitator Bernadette challenges students to consider the ethical boundaries of good secrets versus bad secrets, and the responsibility we all have to protect others from harm.
Matt shares with the class that he misses his father, who is absent because of work, and together they workshop ways to approach the subject. Bernadette explains the importance of using the pronoun 'I' rather than 'you' when communicating, to safeguard against casting blame. The class learns about 'I' messages and communicating emotions effectively.
Jacob tells Bernadette about his dad, and they discuss strategies for communicating. With Bernadette's encouragement, Jacob calls his father and talks to him about his thoughts and feelings. Back at school, Casey tells Bernadette that she told her father about the emotional effects of his behaviour during a family meeting. Talking with facilitator Bernadette, Casey also acknowledges that talking to her father and learning to communicate her feelings effectively can break negative habits.
With time running out for reefs around the world, scientists and marine biologists are stretching the limits, developing new techniques to save these precious structures and the important ecosystems they support.
Kacee tells the class about a fight between her mother and stepfather. Recognising that Kacee is witnessing domestic violence and spousal abuse, Bernadette asks to chat privately. While they talk, Kacee and Bernadette discuss ways to talk to her mother about the issue. In 2017, one in four Australian women experienced "intimate partner violence". Bernadette wants to teach the kids that violence is not their fault and with the right tools they can make healthy choices.
Marine biologist, Professor Emma Johnstone, explores the effects of global warming on the future of the world largest and most complex reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef. The question is, as the rate of coral bleaching increases and global carbon emissions remain unwavering, do we use science to intervene in an attempt design more robust stains of coral?
Professor Emma Johnstone meets geoscientist Jody Webster, from the University of Sydney, to explore the history of the Great Barrier Reef. Using multi-beam sonar images to map the reef, Jody can identify patterns in its geological history and pinpoint various life cycles. According to material evidence, the reef has undergone many changes, deaths and renewals, but none have occurred as suddenly those in recent years.
Coral bleaching occurs when the relationship between algae symbionts and the coral is disrupted, which happens when the plant-cells (algae symbionts) are exposed to high temperatures, causing the algae to stop photosynthesising and produce an irritant. The coral then begins to reject the plant-cells, losing its colour and primary energy source. Once the coral has lost its life-giving plant-cells, it will eventually die.
On opening night Lennie Grubb gives Erica a pep talk, persuading her to continue with the play. After sorting out the props she is sent back to her dorm by Ms Belmont where she finds a hardcopy of her play complied by Alison. She realises all she has missed and goes back to watch the final act. Alison invites her on stage to accept the applause. Erica realises what she has to do and goes outside to find Alison.
Lennie Grubb drives Erica to camp drop-off and tries to talk to Erica about his marrying her mother. The conversation goes badly and Lennie accidently tells Erica some hurtful truths about her father. Erica tells Lennie he will never be her stepfather. Alison and Erica are assigned cabins together, much to their annoyance. Erica and Barry Holis have a flirtatious altercation in the dining hall.
The opening sequence shows a divide between the gentle, lavish and privately educated lifestyle of the wealthy, and the chaotic, harsh and publically educated environment of the poor. This classist motif reoccurs throughout the film. The lead character, Erica Yurken, is not from the gentle world of tennis and ballerinas, but the harsh world of graffiti and bullies. She is instantly drawn to the new teacher, Ms Belmont, who vows to crush the infamous 9C classroom into shape.
Most corals only spawn once a year, the only window scientists have to trial hybridisation. Corals release tiny bundles of eggs and sperm that float to the surface of the ocean to break up and fertilise. Within a week, the fertilised eggs develop into planula larvae. Planula, no bigger than a grain of rice, must then begin searching for a suitable location and an algal partner (algae symbionts). Ruth Gates believes this moment holds the key for breeding hardier reefs.
Unique colour footage of American forces during the Second World War in the Pacific, and in defeated Japan. Fall of Japan shows many aspects of combat on land at sea and in the air, as well as the aftermath of devastated Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki following the atomic bombing.
Richard Ayoade and Greg Davies attempt to extract the essence of Moscow in just 48 hours. It's a challenge which sees them clash with tanks in Red Square, head into space and underground, and visit one of the strangest circuses in the world.
Home Grown - Having bid farewell to city life and moved to the tropical seaside town of Noosa, chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita heads out to meet the community of passionate producers to discover more about the fresh local produce that has made this region one of the most exciting new foodie destinations in Australia. Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Peter and his family haven't looked back. Peter begins his journey by visiting family-owned and run farms in the Sunshine Coast before transforming their produce into family friendly dishes, including his own Kuruvita family favourite, Pho, using Thai Basil picked from his own garden. (S.1 Ep.1) (Class. tba)
Michael Portillo arrives in Manassas, Virginia, scene of two crucial battles during the American Civil War. In Fredericksburg, he tries bottling bourbon corn whiskey and learns how it became the nation's spirit. In Richmond, the ex-politician enjoys a tour of the Virginia state Capitol building, where he hears of the dilemma faced by one of its most famous sons, General Robert E Lee, before donning his dancing shoes for a Cotillion ball. Michael ends his journey in Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
We all know who invented the telephone, the light bulb and the airplane. But what about the computer? This is the story of John Atanasoff, and how in 1937 he unleashed the digital revolution. A story of deceit, greed, academic fraud and perhaps even murder as we try to piece together the origins of the computer and how its creator was denied his rightful place in history.
Stories of a giant walking creature have been told for centuries in the remote landscapes of Tibet and North America but it wasn't until, in 1951 the explorer Edmund Hillary took a photograph of huge footprints in the Himalayan snow that the legend took off. Very soon, eyewitness reports from the US and Canada suggested that an ancient species of hominid had survived in the remote American wilderness.
Helen and Jake decide that Daria and Quinn may not be prepared for college. They enroll the two in a college prep course. This requires a trip to Helen and Jake's alma mater, where Quinn is named Keg Queen and Daria starts her own business ghostwriting term papers.
From Manhattan, Michael follows his Appleton's General Guide east to Long Island. Beginning in Brooklyn, he hears the moving story behind the construction of the world's first steel suspension bridge high above the East River. He travels through New York City's first subway, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and follows in the footsteps of thousands of early 20th century holiday makers to Coney Island. In East Hampton he discovers home, sweet home, before his journey at the Montauk lighthouse on Long Island's eastern most tip. (S.1 Ep.2) (Class. tba)
Scepticism has transformed Western culture and transformed Christianity. Where did this religious doubt come from? Is fading belief due to the advance of science and reason, or due to its entanglement with world wars, Fascism and Nazism? However, in the middle of this crisis, the Church has nonetheless rediscovered deep and enduring truths about itself, and these may even hold clues to its future.
An epic series that deciphers the life of Jesus through six extraordinary objects associated with his life and death. We discover fascinating new insights into the historical Jesus, utilising the latest state-of-the-art scientific techniques and archaeological research. We investigate the value and authenticity of six objects which could shed new light on Jesus - the Shroud of Turin, relics venerated as part of the True Cross, the Gospel of Judas, relics believed to be of John the Baptist, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the secret brother of Jesus. We are guided by breathtaking dramatic reconstruction and a first-class panel of on-screen contributors. We hear from representatives of the world's best universities including Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, as they provide historical and theological insight, while the likes of Father James Martin SJ, the Reverend Paul Raushenbush and Erwin MacManus help bring our characters and their emotional journeys to life for our audience.
NASA's new horizons spacecraft will capture the first-ever close-up images and scientific observations of Pluto and its system of large and small moons. In this unprecedented special event, witness one of the great explorations of our time.
Each five-minute episode uses the 8mm home movie footage of an individual or family to tell the small stories that fill in the gaps of our formal history. At 17 Leon Isackson joined the RJays, the studio band for Teen Time, Australia's first live TV rock and roll show.
Margolyes aims to discover what's changed and what hasn't in the intervening 160 years as she arrives in New York where she goes on night patrol with officers of the NYPD, visits the little-known Roosevelt Island, makes a surprising discovery at New York public library and is incarcerated in New York's notorious Tombs.
In May 2006 in Paris, former French President, Jaques Chirac, opened the world's first museum to acknowledge the inherent artistic value of indigenous art works. Founded on a belief "in the equal dignity of the world's cultures", Chirac said, "France wished to pay rightful homage to peoples to whom, throughout the ages, history has all too often done violence". For the first time what used to be referred to as primitive art, works from Oceania, Asia, Africa and the America's, found mostly until now in dusty natural history museums, have been given an ultra modern home in the Musee du Quai Branly, on the Seine adjacent to the Eiffel Tower. The design of the museum and its ceilings, floors and facades have drawn heavily on the work of contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists.
The Voice is a journey through the greatest vocal talents the world has ever heard. The series combines classic archive, rare and unseen footage, unique intimate performances, and exclusive interviews with a legion of legends, from Pavarotti to Bono, Maria Callas to Bjork, Ray Charles to Brian Wilson.
Despite the fact that Hitler's position was worsening by the day, the Nazis were still capable of inflicting terrible damage, and when the Germans attempted a breakthrough in the Ardennes region of France, the ensuing Battle of the Bulge resulted in terrible US casualties. Even so, the Germans failed to achieve their objectives, and as the year came to an end, so did Hitler's last hopes of victory.
Leanne and Glen's family of nine is bursting at the seams in their tiny bungalow in Canterbury. Neale has to conjure space where there is none and Andrew has to persuade Leanne that life will be better somewhere else.
Meet the air traffic controllers who, at some times of the year, deal with over 1000 flights a day arriving at the busiest airport in the world. The team also find out what the future of aviation might look like.
Natalie wants to swap her Coburg North home of 10 years for the sunnier weather of Queensland. She's over the dated kitchen and odd layout. Will Andrew's Brisbane alternative win against Neale's Melbourne location?
Mel and Macca have nine kids and all the space in their home is in the wrong place. Neale has to redesign the house to make it open plan, while Andrew has to pry Macca from what he already thinks is his perfect home.
Family entertainment with Michael McIntyre, featuring music from Katherine Jenkins and a performance from mind magician Colin Cloud. A florist gets the surprise of her life when she becomes the unexpected star of the show, and former Welsh international footballer Robbie Savage hands over his phone for another celebrity edition of Send to All.
Australia's leading and only satirical consumer affairs show returns with a new look, new timeslot and new segments as well as stories addressing all manner of consumer issues that affect your life and help save you money.