Trawlermen
28:53

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 6 SBS December 4, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean ...

In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
47:53

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: The Scripture Of Nature

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 4, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The National Parks traces the history of America's Best Idea from their birth in the mid 1800s to present day. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of ...

The National Parks traces the history of America's Best Idea from their birth in the mid 1800s to present day. It is simultaneously a biography of compelling characters and of the American landscape. It was filmed over more than six years in some of nature's most spectacular locales, from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska. The National Parks is as much a story of people from every conceivable background, rich and poor, famous and unknown, soldiers and scientists, natives and newcomers, idealists, artists and entrepreneurs. They are people willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved.

Trawlermen
26:00

Trawlermen

Season 3 Episode 5 SBS December 4, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out ...

On the North Sea comradeship counts for everything. The pair trawlers, Ocean Dawn and Sunrise, always work together and their skippers Ian Ritchie and John Stevenson look out for one another through thick and thin. This fishing trip will be their toughest yet as ferocious weather, poor fishing and problems with a new net bring unexpected pressures to this successful working relationship. Can they win through?

Cherub Of The Mist
52:56

Cherub Of The Mist

ABC December 4, 2009

Science

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Cherub Of The Mist unravels the mystery behind the secretive life of the fire cat - the red panda. Featuring footage rarely seen of red pandas in the wild; courting, mating, ...

Cherub Of The Mist unravels the mystery behind the secretive life of the fire cat - the red panda. Featuring footage rarely seen of red pandas in the wild; courting, mating, nest building and rearing their newly-born cubs, the program provides a unique insight into their elusive world.

A Fork In The Road
26:00

A Fork In The Road: Argentina

SBS December 6, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In Buenos Aires, Pria checks out the culture of the Argentinian people - who are made up of an interesting mix of European cultures - and finds out what makes them tick.

In Buenos Aires, Pria checks out the culture of the Argentinian people - who are made up of an interesting mix of European cultures - and finds out what makes them tick.

Message Stick
25:53

Message Stick: Meeting Ms Right

ABC December 6, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Media Arts

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to ...

Meeting Ms Right is a whirlwind 'day-in-the-life' expose of best-selling Indigenous Australian author Dr Anita Heiss. She's fabulous, she's glamorous and she knows how to match her wit and intellect with her designer shoes!

E2
26:00

E2: Energy: Harvesting the Wind

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 6, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, SBS brings you this special energy series all this week. Episode one looks at farmers in Minnesota who have united in using ...

To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, SBS brings you this special energy series all this week. Episode one looks at farmers in Minnesota who have united in using locally produced and locally owned wind energy as a cash crop. In the absence of a strong renewable energy policy at the federal level, the state government plays a key role in wind policy, begging the question: Will the rest of the U.S. follow Minnesota's lead?

E2
26:06

E2: Energy: Energy for a Developing World

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 7, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A cleaner energy future depends, in large part, on responsible energy consumption in the developing world. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen ...

A cleaner energy future depends, in large part, on responsible energy consumption in the developing world. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus, the Grameen Shakti organization in Bangladesh distributes small solar systems and portable bio-gas systems to rural Bangladeshis, empowering women and the poor in the process.

E2
25:54

E2: Energy: Paving the Way

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 8, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In America alone, nearly 70 percent of oil consumed is by the cars we drive. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the environmental damage caused by our beloved cars? ...

In America alone, nearly 70 percent of oil consumed is by the cars we drive. Can efficient automobile design mitigate the environmental damage caused by our beloved cars? General Motors unveils The Volt, a super-hybrid vehicle, and the fuel cell-powered Sequel, while technology firm Fiberforge shows off the latest in ultra-light materials for car manufacturing.

Dirt Game
49:27

Dirt Game: Green And Gold

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 December 8, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat ...

With the nickel mine back on track and the bank's foreclosure action briefly averted, Brian (Gerald Lepkowski) finds that CCR's revived 19th century gold mine is under threat when concerns are raised about a nearby creek. Locals and environmentalists are pressuring for its closure. Caz (Katie Wall) finds herself bullied by her old 'greenie' friends as she investigates the site.

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express
38:55

Gavin Stamp's Orient Express

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 8, 2009

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Gavin crosses Romania. His first stop is Transylvania and the town of Sighisoara which was the home of bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler upon whom the character of Dracula ...

Gavin crosses Romania. His first stop is Transylvania and the town of Sighisoara which was the home of bloodthirsty tyrant Vlad the Impaler upon whom the character of Dracula was based.

Bushfire Summer
27:14

Bushfire Summer: All Hell Breaks Loose

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 9, 2009

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As our climate continues to heat up we head towards a future in which things can only get worse. This is a story of the bushfire season; of those affected by fire; who fight ...

As our climate continues to heat up we head towards a future in which things can only get worse. This is a story of the bushfire season; of those affected by fire; who fight fires; and who study fires and their prevention.

E2
25:55

E2: Energy: Growing Energy

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS December 9, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels, from production, to distribution at gas stations, to ...

In response to the oil crisis of the 1970s, Brazil created a domestic ethanol industry that is now thriving on all levels, from production, to distribution at gas stations, to nationwide adoption of flex-fuel cars. This episode examines what we can learn from Brazil's extraordinary success with ethanol, and whether other countries could follow suit.

Journey Of Life
58:49

Journey Of Life: Living Together

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 10, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.

E2
26:00

E2: Energy: State of Resolve

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS December 10, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Could California's progressive energy policies spearhead a nationwide shift toward cleaner energy? The remarkable laws that California has passed under Governor Arnold ...

Could California's progressive energy policies spearhead a nationwide shift toward cleaner energy? The remarkable laws that California has passed under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to regulate greenhouse gas emissions perpetuate the state's reputation for environmental leadership across the country, and potentially the globe.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
56:30

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Adventures In War, Sea And Ice - Afghanistan

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 11, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, ...

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks? This series enters the worlds of three iconic adventurers: solo yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes, and BBC's newsman John Simpson. In this series each renowned and colourful character takes the other two into their world. Travelling as a team, they'll undertake three challenging expeditions into the hostile environments where each of them won fame and glory.

The National Parks: America's Best Idea
51:53

The National Parks: America's Best Idea: Colter's Hell

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 11, 2009

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an ...

A 'wonderland' in the northwest corner of the Wyoming territory attracts visitors to its bizarre landscape of geysers, mud pots and sulphur pits. In 1872, Congress passed an act to protect this land as well. Since it is located in a territory, rather than a state, it became America's first national park, Yellowstone.

E2
26:08

E2: Energy: Coal and Nuclear - Problem or Solution

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS December 11, 2009

Science

Geography

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities ...

Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel, but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear, despite their many drawbacks. These controversial resources may be major players in a sustainable energy future, however, thanks to new developments in carbon capture and sequestration and improved nuclear technologies.