The Super Comet
50:00

The Super Comet

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 November 20, 2009

Science

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert ...

What would happen if a solid mass of rock and ice was heading for Earth at a speed of more then 200, 000 kilometers per hour? Do we have the science and technology to divert or obstruct such a strong force of velocity? Forget Armageddon - this film hears from top international scientists as they predict the impact of a comet exploding into Earth's atmosphere. Although based on fictional accounts, The Super Comet is a story of survival amidst the inconceivable destruction that would follow, should such a super comet come our way.

Trawlermen
29:09

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 3 SBS November 20, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Twenty-three-year-old Chaz Bruce and his crew on the New Dawn find a rope wrapped around the boat's propeller, but skipper Chaz is reluctant to put into port - even with a ...

Twenty-three-year-old Chaz Bruce and his crew on the New Dawn find a rope wrapped around the boat's propeller, but skipper Chaz is reluctant to put into port - even with a storm brewing. On the Amity, Jimmy Buchan's luck seems to have turned - until disaster strikes in the engine room. Meanwhile, one of the most successful skippers in the fleet, Alan Watt, heads for the deep north Atlantic on Genesis in search of the elusive but highly-prized Monkfish.

A Fork In The Road
25:56

A Fork In The Road: New York

SBS November 22, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Pria finds himself speeding through the streets of New York with hack poet-cum-cabdriver, T. Butler Gerber.

Pria finds himself speeding through the streets of New York with hack poet-cum-cabdriver, T. Butler Gerber.

Message Stick
27:16

Message Stick: Cheeky Dog

ABC November 23, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Fifteen-year-old Dion from Tennant Creek is fascinated by dogs and sketches them constantly. Despite being profoundly deaf and suffering from muscular dystrophy, he has ...

Fifteen-year-old Dion from Tennant Creek is fascinated by dogs and sketches them constantly. Despite being profoundly deaf and suffering from muscular dystrophy, he has created an apparel label called "Cheeky Dog".

Thalassa
24:43

Thalassa: Favignana - The Prison Island

SBS November 22, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and Environment

Ethical Understanding

Personal and Social Capability

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; ...

Favignana, the largest of the Aegadian Islands off western Sicily, is a prison island. Located in the heart of the village, the jail looks no different to the other buildings; and Stromboli - Going off the Deep End - Located in the archipelago of the Aeolian Islands, the Stromboli volcano rises 924m above sea-level. About 350 people live permanently on this stretch of land that vibrates and explodes every day.

Voyage To The American Stonehenge
47:35

Voyage To The American Stonehenge

ABC November 22, 2009

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In the magnificently stark landscape of the Bolivian highlands lies Tiwanaku, a 2000-year-old city that was home to one of the most influential civilisations in pre-Inca South ...

In the magnificently stark landscape of the Bolivian highlands lies Tiwanaku, a 2000-year-old city that was home to one of the most influential civilisations in pre-Inca South America. Scattered throughout this remarkable metropolis are huge temples, pyramids and delicately carved monoliths constructed from colossal slabs of stone. But Tiwanaku's beauty comes with an equally beguiling mystery. The nearest quarry that could have produced the city's rocks lies some 40km on the other side of Lake Titicaca, the second largest lake in South America. How could these multi-ton stones possibly have made their way to Tiwanaku?

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
38:35

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 24, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin twitches back the Iron Curtain and crosses into the former Soviet Bloc. First stop is Bratislava, capital of Slovakia where Gavin walks in the footsteps of Napoleon and ...

Gavin twitches back the Iron Curtain and crosses into the former Soviet Bloc. First stop is Bratislava, capital of Slovakia where Gavin walks in the footsteps of Napoleon and sees how town planners are ruining the city.

Rare Chicken Rescue
25:59

Rare Chicken Rescue

ABC2 November 25, 2009

Biology

Geography

Sustainability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Rare chicken breeder Mark Tully goes on a 10,000km journey across Australia to track down endangered poultry. He has more than 200 breeds among his 2000 chickens, which he ...

Rare chicken breeder Mark Tully goes on a 10,000km journey across Australia to track down endangered poultry. He has more than 200 breeds among his 2000 chickens, which he claims have saved his life. Tully has battled with depression and has been so low that he became a recluse for nearly five years. The only thing that enticed him out of the house was caring for his beloved birds. (TEACHERS' NOTES AVAILABLE)

Eco House Challenge
24:53

Eco House Challenge: Final Countdown

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS November 25, 2009

Geography

News and Current Affairs

Personal and Social Capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The families have just two days to go and nerves are starting to fray. Have the Shepherds taken too big a risk putting their kids in control? Over at the Edwards home, Spike ...

The families have just two days to go and nerves are starting to fray. Have the Shepherds taken too big a risk putting their kids in control? Over at the Edwards home, Spike has taken a leaf out of Cam's eco book and he too has drawn up a master plan.

Cooking In The Danger Zone
25:59

Cooking In The Danger Zone: Arctic

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS November 26, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, ...

Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Stefan travels to the town of Igloolik where he discovers people still hunting whale and seal. He goes on a 10-day hunting trip with his Inuit guide Theo, and is forced to put aside any qualms about the hunting of seals and whales. He also discovers that global warming is threatening the Inuit way of life.

Journey Of Life
54:48

Journey Of Life: Land Grab

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 26, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard we look at how life conquered a hostile dry world and how a string of chance events and global catastrophes led from a fish to a human.

Presented by Steve Leonard we look at how life conquered a hostile dry world and how a string of chance events and global catastrophes led from a fish to a human.

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam
24:59

Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS November 26, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen escapes the Vietnam heat and visits the town of Dalat in the central highlands. Dalat was the playground of the French in the 20s and ...

Red Lantern owner and Chef, Luke Nguyen escapes the Vietnam heat and visits the town of Dalat in the central highlands. Dalat was the playground of the French in the 20s and 30s, and the cool climate and chalet style architecture are in stark contrast to the rest of the country. Luke visits the famous indoor markets where he buys all his ingredients for a clay pot veggie recipe.

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage
29:16

Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage: The Point Of No Return

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 26, 2009

Design and Technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On the next step of his sea voyage, Francesco is sailing into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates and the ...

On the next step of his sea voyage, Francesco is sailing into the Bay of Kotor where Venetian sailors knew they were leaving safe waters for the dangers of pirates and the ships of rival powers.

The Super Comet
50:50

The Super Comet

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 November 27, 2009

Science

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An asteroid hits the earth in the Mexican province of Yucatan in 2007. The impact causes the entire planet to burst into flames. Humankind is catapulted into a very dark age ...

An asteroid hits the earth in the Mexican province of Yucatan in 2007. The impact causes the entire planet to burst into flames. Humankind is catapulted into a very dark age and this re-enacted doco-drama describes what happens 5, 10, 30, 60 and 80 days and lastly 4 months after the impact.

Trawlermen
29:01

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 4 SBS November 27, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from ...

Tonight we gain an insight into the dangerous job of John Alexander who works alone on his tiny boat, fishing in all weather for brown crabs. Elsewhere, Alan Watt returns from the North Atlantic with a lucrative haul of monkfish, but his journey is put in jeopardy when the main winch jams. On the New Dawn, Chaz Bruce endures a nightmare trip

Joanna Lumley In The Land Of The Northern Lights
59:25

Joanna Lumley In The Land Of The Northern Lights

ABC November 29, 2009

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
One of the UK's best-loved personalities and most successful comedy exports, Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. ...

One of the UK's best-loved personalities and most successful comedy exports, Joanna Lumley pursues a life-long dream to track down the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. Comedy icon Joanna Lumley grew up in tropical Malaysia, and as a little girl had never seen snow or felt cold. Inspired by the fairytales and picture books of the North, full of trolls and snow queens, she always longed to make this journey. But she could never have guessed what a challenging, epic, diverse and absorbing Arctic adventure lay ahead of her.

Wild Provence
28:49

Wild Provence

ABC November 29, 2009

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
For most of us Provence conjures up lazy afternoons in the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine, fields of aromatic herbs, lavender, sage and rosemary and the glamorous ...

For most of us Provence conjures up lazy afternoons in the sunshine with a chilled glass of wine, fields of aromatic herbs, lavender, sage and rosemary and the glamorous beaches of Cannes or St.Tropez. But this stunningly beautiful documentary takes us on a journey few tourists have discovered, showing us the real wild heart of Provence. From the rocky, limestone terrain of the north where Chamois graze on plants on perilous cliffs to the wetlands in the south where the river Rhone meets the Mediterranean.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Kerkennah Islands

SBS November 29, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and Environment

Ethical Understanding

Personal and Social Capability

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.

Looks at the relaxed lifestyle of the Kerkennah Islands in Tunisia where islanders collect fish using palm branches and education is highly valued.