In the follow up to Agony Uncles, Agony Aunts and The Agony of Life, Australia's funniest and brightest discuss being caught in the crossfire of modern manners. In the first episode our team look at the manners of work. The workplace is a hotbed of procedure and politics. Here the Aunts and Uncles guide you through the first day of a new job, explain the do's and don'ts of the office fridge, how you should behave in a lift and what you should and shouldn't wear to the office.
Most travel starts with walking. Is it polite to walk double and triple abreast? And should others have to move around you because you're busy looking at your smart phone? Then there's driving and drivers who go too fast, too slow, don't merge, don't allow others to merge, honk willfully and turn their music up at traffic lights. And when you're on a plane, should you recline your seat all the way back in economy and who really owns the armrest?
The Aunts and Uncles discuss the merit of emoticons, and tell us whether abbreviations like 'thx', 'yrs' and 'omg' are appropriate or should we just write the words out in full? What of trolls? Do you ignore or respond? And if you were to respond, what is a proportional response?
The unfortunate truth of modern policing is that despite all the DNA tests, criminal profiles and surveillance technology it's still extremely difficult to catch a killer. Random killers, who murder as a passion, can elude even the most highly trained and well equipped of police forces. Luckily, they tend to give themselves away. This series tells the surprising story of how some of Europe's most horrific murderers were eventually brought to justice. It's a story of shocking crimes and bizarrely simple blunders that takes the audience behind the worn-out stereotype of the criminal mastermind to reveal the very ordinary men who commit the most inhuman of crimes.
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) - or just the 'Klan'- first played a violent role against African Americans in the South during the Reconstruction Era of the 1860s. Members made their own white costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities. They became infamous for their parades with large burning crosses, and the lynching and hanging of their victims. Today, many sources classify the Klan as a subversive or terrorist organisation. In April 1997, FBI agents arrested four members of the True Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Dallas for conspiracy to commit robbery and to blow up a natural gas processing plant. In 1999, the city council of Charleston, South Carolina passed a resolution declaring the Klan to be a terrorist organisation. It is estimated to have around 150 Klan "chapters" with between 5000 and 8000 members.