The first expedition to Skull Rock
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The first expedition to Skull Rock

Clip from Coast Australia

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Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth

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David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

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

Clip from Coast Australia

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Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

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

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Archival footage of a tsunamis hitting land feature in this clip that explains what the giant tidal waves are and how scientists detect them.

Archival footage of a tsunamis hitting land feature in this clip that explains what the giant tidal waves are and how scientists detect them.

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

Clip from Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

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Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and ...

Jimmy Barnes explains why his parents relocated their family from Scotland to Australia, revealing the "official" reason as well as the context of poverty, alcohol and violence in which the decision was made.

Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting
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Glacier lakes and the dangers of them bursting

Clip from The Tipping Points

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The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a ...

The climate scientists are measuring the thickness of the ice on top of the Himalayan glacier lakes. In this clip we also see some shocking footage of a flood caused by a glacier lake outburst that killed dozens of villagers with no warning whatsoever. The concern is that climate change may cause more of these devastating floods.

A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke
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A simple solution to pollution from cooking smoke

Clip from The Tipping Points

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With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is ...

With a population of over one billion, serious air pollution and health problems arise from cooking smoke produced in traditional ways in India. A new 'simple stove' is reducing emissions and giving villagers carbon credits for making the switch to a cleaner way of burning fuel.

How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered
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How the 'atmospheric brown cloud' was discovered

Clip from The Tipping Points

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We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former ...

We hear from climate scientists about their astounding discovery of the 'atmospheric brown cloud' in the late 1990s. The scientists used high tech equipment including former military drones to prove the existence of this potentially catastrophic phenomenon which is warming the atmosphere while cooling the ocean.

Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas
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Bernice looks at black carbon in the snow of the Himalayas

Clip from The Tipping Points

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Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

Bernice is shocked to see black specks in the snow of The Himalayas, that has potentially come from sea level industrial pollution.

Illegal trade in Sulawesi
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Illegal trade in Sulawesi

Clip from Dateline

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Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Discover the illegal trade of distinct and protected wildlife butterflies as a part of Sulawesi's extinction business.

Great American Railroad Journeys
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Brooklyn To Montauk

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS August 31, 2016

History

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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
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Manassas To Jamestown

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS October 12, 2016

History

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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
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Wilmington To Baltimore

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS September 28, 2016

History

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

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS August 24, 2016

History

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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
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Great American Railroad Journeys: Washington DC To Mount Vernon

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS October 5, 2016

History

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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
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Great American Railroad Journeys: New York City To Albany

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS September 7, 2016

History

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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

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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

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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.