Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
4:09

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth

Geography

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When astronauts peer down on planet Earth, the one environment they all notice are the deserts, which make up a staggering 30 per cent of the land's surface. From space they ...

When astronauts peer down on planet Earth, the one environment they all notice are the deserts, which make up a staggering 30 per cent of the land's surface. From space they look empty and lifeless. A closer look reveals a very different picture. (STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE)

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia

Geography

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In the tranquil south-east of Tasmania, Neil Oliver probes Port Arthur's harsh penal history. Brendan Moar examines the dramatic grip of lighthouse life on a remote Island.

In the tranquil south-east of Tasmania, Neil Oliver probes Port Arthur's harsh penal history. Brendan Moar examines the dramatic grip of lighthouse life on a remote Island.

How tsunamis are formed and are detected
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How tsunamis are formed and are detected

Clip from The World's Worst Disasters

Geography

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A tsunami is one of nature's most deadly forces. Racing at hundreds of miles an hour across the sea and surging to terrifying heights, these giant waves an engulf entire ...

A tsunami is one of nature's most deadly forces. Racing at hundreds of miles an hour across the sea and surging to terrifying heights, these giant waves an engulf entire communities when they hit the shore.

Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes
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Poverty, migration and Jimmy Barnes

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Geography

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Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is the compelling story of Jimmy Barnes' migration to Australia, childhood survival, family, ...

Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is the compelling story of Jimmy Barnes' migration to Australia, childhood survival, family, search for love and, finally, redemption.

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
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Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

Geography

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This program investigates the illegal wildlife trade in Sulawesi and how it's wiping out rare and endemic species. Once dubbed the Galapagos of Asia, can it be saved before ...

This program investigates the illegal wildlife trade in Sulawesi and how it's wiping out rare and endemic species. Once dubbed the Galapagos of Asia, can it be saved before it's too late?

Great American Railroad Journeys
40:35

Great American Railroad Journeys: Brooklyn To Montauk

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS August 31, 2016

History

Geography

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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 ...

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)

Great American Railroad Journeys
53:56

Great American Railroad Journeys: Manassas To Jamestown

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS October 12, 2016

History

Geography

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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 ...

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.

Great American Railroad Journeys
58:40

Great American Railroad Journeys: Wilmington To Baltimore

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS September 28, 2016

History

Geography

9-10
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Michael Portillo arrives at a milestone on his American journey as he reaches the boundary between the northern and southern states, known as the Mason-Dixon line. Beginning ...

Michael Portillo arrives at a milestone on his American journey as he reaches the boundary between the northern and southern states, known as the Mason-Dixon line. Beginning in Wilmington, North Carolina, he uncovers the history of gunpowder production in Delaware, before heading to Baltimore, where he discovers how the first American steam engine owed a lot to British technology. On the city's east coast, Michael visits the star-shaped Fort McHenry, and learns how the Star-Spangled Banner national anthem was born.

Great American Railroad Journeys
54:26

Great American Railroad Journeys: Manhattan: Grand Central To World Trade Centre

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS August 24, 2016

History

Geography

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Michael Portillo explores America by rail following Appleton's General Guide to the US of 1879 which was published at a key moment in American history: the turning point from ...

Michael Portillo explores America by rail following Appleton's General Guide to the US of 1879 which was published at a key moment in American history: the turning point from 'new world' to the richest nation ever known. Michael's journey covers two rail itineraries: the first from New York City up the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, and the second from Philadelphia to Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the US.

Great American Railroad Journeys
53:56

Great American Railroad Journeys: Washington DC To Mount Vernon

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS October 5, 2016

History

Geography

9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Continuing his trek from Philadelphia to Jamestown, Michael Portillo arrives in the nation's capital, Washington, DC, centre of political power in the world's most powerful ...

Continuing his trek from Philadelphia to Jamestown, Michael Portillo arrives in the nation's capital, Washington, DC, centre of political power in the world's most powerful country. Steered by his Appleton's Guide of 1879, he admires its fine public buildings, including the largest library in the world, and discovers how the capital was built from scratch after a political compromise between north and south. After this, he travels on to Mount Vernon, exploring a former slave market and visiting an archaeological dig along the way.

Great American Railroad Journeys
53:56

Great American Railroad Journeys: New York City To Albany

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 7, 2016

History

Geography

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Michael Portillo follows America's iconic River Hudson, beginning at New York City's Penn Station, where he rides on the national rail carrier service, Amtrak. At Tarrytown, ...

Michael Portillo follows America's iconic River Hudson, beginning at New York City's Penn Station, where he rides on the national rail carrier service, Amtrak. At Tarrytown, he hears a famous American ghost story, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and on the east bank of the Hudson he stops at Garrison, where he hears about the greatest turncoat in American history. In Poughkeepsie, the presenter visits a university built just for women, before arriving in New York's state capital, Albany, where he samples Albany Ale and meets the State Senator. (S.1 Ep.3) (Class. tba)

Camel Odyssey
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Camel Odyssey

SBS November 8, 2009

Personal and social capability

Geography

9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Five international travellers (three French, one British and one Australian) set out on an epic journey, to be the first people to take Bactrian camels from the towering ...

Five international travellers (three French, one British and one Australian) set out on an epic journey, to be the first people to take Bactrian camels from the towering heights of the Himalayas down to Rajasthan and the famous Pushkar camel fair. When two of the camels die, the travellers are blamed in the local media and the BBC. Threatened with charges of animal cruelty, police prosecution and mob justice, the group is forced into hiding. Camel Odyssey is a dramatic documentary about five international travellers seeking adventure who get more than they bargained for.

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
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George Clarke's Amazing Spaces: Snow Special

Lifestyle Channel June 24, 2017

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Filmed in British Colombia and Alberta, Canada, this one-hour special sees architect George Clarke and master craftsman, Will Hardie, travel across these vast states in search ...

Filmed in British Colombia and Alberta, Canada, this one-hour special sees architect George Clarke and master craftsman, Will Hardie, travel across these vast states in search of the most amazing spaces built in and around the snow. From remote ski lodges to epic mountain retreats, this episode will showcase the most ingenious and exciting snow inspired projects that North America has to offer.

Great American Railroad Journeys
54:03

Great American Railroad Journeys: Schenectady To Niagra Falls

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS September 14, 2016

History

Geography

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Schenectady to Niagara Falls - Michael Portillo braves the awesome power and drenching spray of Niagara Falls in the 'Maid of the Mist' to share what artists, daredevils and ...

Schenectady to Niagara Falls - Michael Portillo braves the awesome power and drenching spray of Niagara Falls in the 'Maid of the Mist' to share what artists, daredevils and millions of tourists have billed as one of the most spectacular experiences on the planet. (S.1 Ep.4) (Class. tba)

Great American Railroad Journeys
53:56

Great American Railroad Journeys: Philadelphia To Gettysburg

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS September 21, 2016

History

Geography

9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Michael Portillo travels through Philadelphia, and pays tribute to its fictional son, Rocky Balboa. He finishes the latest leg of his journey in Gettysburg, the most famous ...

Michael Portillo travels through Philadelphia, and pays tribute to its fictional son, Rocky Balboa. He finishes the latest leg of his journey in Gettysburg, the most famous battlefield of the American Civil War, where President Abraham Lincoln made a momentous speech in 1863.

Planet Food
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Planet Food: Southern China

ABC June 26, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

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Celebrated New Zealand chef, Peter Gordon, discovers the roots of one of the world's great cuisines, Cantonese.

Celebrated New Zealand chef, Peter Gordon, discovers the roots of one of the world's great cuisines, Cantonese.

Planet Food
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Planet Food: Southern India

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 April 18, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

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Our cook, Padma Lakshmi, embarks on an adventure through Southern India.

Our cook, Padma Lakshmi, embarks on an adventure through Southern India.

Planet Food
25:35

Planet Food: Goa - India

ABC June 12, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

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Follow our cook's journey through a chosen destination. On route they learn about staple foods, the history and culture of the food and where to find the best restaurants.

Follow our cook's journey through a chosen destination. On route they learn about staple foods, the history and culture of the food and where to find the best restaurants.