Australia's Got Tale
Australia's Got Talent is a talent show that features amateur singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and other performers of all ages competing for a top prize of $250,000 (AUD), although in the first series a "Judges Choice" of $25,000 (AUD) was also awarded. Three judges appear on the show each week to provide feedback for the contestants
Laura Gibson is a big-city lawyer who makes a seachange and moves to the small town of Pearl Bay for a new life. Pearl Bay has been almost completely cut off from the outside world since the Port Deakin Bridge was closed 5 years previously but most of the residents like it this way. The town's residents, however, are stranger than the cityfolk and Laura soon learns that the town lives on friendship and gossip.
Ray Shoesmith is a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend — tough roles to juggle in the modern age. They’re even harder when you’re a criminal for hire
Fifteen-year-old Tara Webster has grown up on a farm in country Australia and has dreamt of being a dancer ever since she was a little girl. Her life takes a turn when she makes it into the National Academy of Dance - the best ballet school in the country.What Tara doesn’t realise is how far behind she is in her training, and that there’s a whole lot more to surviving the Academy than just dancing. The ballet world is full of tough competition, and Tara must work hard to maintain her position in the academy, whilst dealing with the distraction of friends, classmates and especially boys.
This serial drama centres on the inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it. The Heights mines the frictions and commonalities between the upper and working classes in the melting pot of urban Australia. The series presents a medley of characters, cultures, classes and backgrounds from the 'tower' community, exploring their relationships, work lives and everyday challenges faced by its characters in an entertaining relationship drama series.
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Based on the poem "Man From Snowy River" by Banjo Paterson. The series takes place years after the race in the poem and follows the lives of the McGregor Clan. A widowed father raising his three children, Colin (the town preacher), Rob and his daughter Danni (Daneilla). It takes place during the early 20th-century and the township of Paterson's Ridge in Australia's Snowy Mountains. This series was also known as:Banjo Paterson's - The Man From Snowy River
Water Rats is an Australian drama series which follows the lives of a group of policemen and women patrolling Sydney harbour.Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, a place of illicit rubbish dumps. pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years of suicides, accidents and murders. That's the world of the WATER RATS, and elite bunch of 70 brave men and women guarding the harbour against all the elements that threaten to foul the blue waters. With the breathtaking actions stunts, thrilling races against time, chases across both waves and wharves, intrigue mystery, triumphs, heartbreak, love, lust and laughter.
They drive the biggest trucks on earth along the toughest roads and loneliest highways in the world.They are Australia’s Outback Truckers, men and women in monster rigs, on marathon runs, through some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet.Out here only one thing matters, getting there and back alive!
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My Kitchen Rules
The show sees ten teams of two, each representing the states of Australia or New Zealand, competing against each other to transform an ordinary home into an instant restaurant for one night, complete with theme and table decorations. The teams then move on to the 'My Kitchen Rules' kitchen where they compete in tasks and challenges. Hosted and judged by celebrity chefs Pete Evans and Manu Feildel.
This series follows the well known food critic Matthew Evans as he finds and settles into a farmlet in rural Tasmania. To succeed in this new venture he must learn about the best animals to rear, how to plant a fruitful garden and to cook with a woodfired oven. Matthew’s philosophy is that to really know our food, to trust our food, we need to have an association, or at least knowledge of, those that grow it or rear it for us. The more degrees of separation from our food, the less it resonates in our lives.
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From Skit Box, the creators of viral sensation 'Activewear’, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am is a fun and twisted cavalcade of sketch, music video and narrative comedy that highlights and flips commonly accepted social constructs around women, men and society.
Four Corners is Australia's premier television current affairs program.It has been part of the national story since August 1961, exposing scandals, triggering inquiries, firing debate, confronting taboos and interpreting fads, trends and sub-cultures.Its consistently high standards of journalism and film-making have earned international recognition and an array of Walkleys, Logies and other national awards.
The Voice (AU)
On The Voice the four superstar musician coaches begin to select teams of twelve based solely on an artist's voice. Seal, Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem and Keith Urban, are competing as coaches - each one hoping to discover, and nurture Australia's next great voice.
Ready For This
From the producers of Dance Academy and Redfern Now comes READY FOR THIS, the story of six teenagers, all elite within their own field, who have come to live at Arcadia House to pursue their dreams.
From ChaserCorp: CNNNN is a news and current affairs channel owned and operated by ChaserCorp. It was founded by ChaserCorp CEO David Stewart in 1983 to counteract liberal bias in the media and remains the cornerstone of a television network that now contains over 40 different channels, spans 294 countries and reaches a potential cumulative audience of 100 billion people per week
Talkin' 'Bout Your G
Hosted by Shaun Micallef, Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation is an hour-long quiz show testing the popular culture knowledge of teams from three different cultural generations. The generation team captains are Amanda Keller (Baby Boomers), Charlie Pickering (Generation X) and Josh Thomas (Generation Y).
The Weekly with Char
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering is a news comedy show, tonight show and chat show all in one, allowing Charlie to return to his comedy roots while being a general nuisance to newsmakers, politicians and other charlatans. Charlie won't be launching The Weekly alone. Joining him every week will be two of Australia's funniest - Tom Gleeson and Kitty Flanagan.
Luke Nguyen's Vietna
Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of the Sydney restaurant The Red Lantern, returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta, and north along the coast to the World Heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy
A Country Practice
A Country Practice was an Australian television drama series. At its inception, one of the longest-running of its kind, producer James Davern of JNP Productions, had written the pilot episode and entered a script contest for the Ten Network in 1979. He came third and won a merit award. It ran on the Seven Network for 1,058 episodes at 7.30pm Monday and Tuesday nights from 18 November 1981 to 22 November 1993. It was produced in ATN-7's production facility at Epping, Sydney. After its lengthy run on the Seven Network it was picked up by Network Ten with a mainly new cast from April to November 1994 for 30 episodes, although the Ten series was not as successful as its predecessor . The Seven Network series was also filmed on location in Pitt Town (outskirts of Northwest Sydney), while, the Network Ten series was filmed on location in Emerald, Victoria. Apart from the actors and actresses who appeared on the series program, it would also feature a number of native Australian animals and Australian wildlife, which was part of its enduring appeal both domestically and internationally.
Lowdown shines a torch on the life of a man whose job it is to feed the public's insatiable appetite for celebrity gossip.Adam plays Alex Burchill, the author of the Lowdown column which appears in the once great but now ailing tabloid newspaper – the Sunday Sun. Each week Alex interviews celebrities for his column, and each week at least one of those celebrities ruins his week. Sometimes the celebrity gets drunk and punches Alex out. Sometimes the celebrity gets him arrested. Usually the celebrity sleeps with his girlfriend, Rita. It may not sound like much of a life, but it invariably leads to great copy and the readers love it. In fact, it's the only thing standing between the Sunday Sun and oblivion.
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You Can't Ask That
A new 10 episode series that asks groups of misunderstood, judged or stigmatised Australians the questions you've always wanted to know the answers to.The series plunges joyfully into the lives of short statured Australians, wheelchair users, the transgendered, Muslims, ex-prisoners, fat people, Indigenous, sex workers, the terminally ill and the polyamorous. It asks forthright and at times uncomfortable questions, which result in illuminating, moving and surprising answers.You Can't Ask That will screen on Wednesdays on ABC TV and iView.
The Incredible Journ
In 1788, Mary Bryant, a starving young Cornwall girl, is convicted of a petty crime and sentenced to seven years in the Australian penal colony of Botany Bay. When Mary initiates an escape, she embarks on an arduous four thousand-mile journey toward freedom in a tragic and triumphant story that would make her one of history's most fascinating and courageous unsung heroines.
After a spectacular fall from grace, high-flying heart surgeon Dr. Hugh Knight receives a life-changing punishment from the Medical Tribunal - he is forced to work for a year as a country GP in his former home town of Whyhope.Doctor Doctor follows Hugh's attempt to rebuild his world in the town he has spent his whole life running away from. Now the only way to salvage his brilliant career is to work as a lowly GP in an under-resourced, small-town hospital surrounded by estranged family, former friends, crazed colleagues, oddball patients, jealous brothers and a newlywed ex-girlfriend.
Discover what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across Australia. With unprecedented access we go behind the scenes to meet the train drivers, locomotive servicing crews and track maintenance teams on some of the toughest and most spectacular journeys.
The Secret Daughter
A part-time country pub singer has a chance meeting with a wealthy city hotelier which triggers a series of events that will change her life forever. The series explores the worlds of 'the haves' and 'the have nots' with heart, humour, romance and music.
Get ready for action, drama and plenty of tears and laughter when the hugely successful realty-renovation competition The Block.Hosted by Scott Cam, The Block introduces four couples who are taking on one of the toughest but potentially most rewarding challenges they will ever face. The couples will move into four identical and near-derelict apartments in the same building, with little more than the clothes they are wearing.
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The biggest names in Australian comedy are joining forces with a group of rising new stars for Open Slather, Foxtel’s highly anticipated, original production.Creating a comedy ‘hot pot’, Open Slather casts a satirical eye across the pop culture landscape and combines the talents of comedy legends who have made us laugh for years, (Glenn Robbins, Magda Szubanski, Shane Jacobson, Marg Downey, Gina Riley, Stephen Curry, Michael Veitch and Jane Turner) with 12 rising stars including Ben Gerrard, Ben Lomas, Dave Eastgate, Demi Lardner, Emily Taheny, George H. Xanthis, Hannah Bath, Holly Austin, Ilai Swindells, Jay K Cagatay, Laura Hughes and Miles O’Neil.Filmed in Melbourne, Open Slather will be a no holds barred send up of popular culture, politics, sport, music and media – all the things that capture the imagination of the public and get people laughing.
Bondi Rescue follows the the world famous Bondi Lifesavers through their days on the busiest and most famous beach in the world: Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. These lifesavers are the blue topped lifesavers (paid). This elite squad has to deal with up to 25,000 people at one time; sharks; missing children; injuries; fights; theft; drug addicts; drunks; and, most famously, saving swimmers; tourists; surfers; and fishers from the treacherous sea. They do all of this 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rain or shine. Some of the people they save have sustained severe injuries to the spine, neck, and more. In these cases every second makes a difference.Two members of the squad are Rod Kerr, former world number 6 surfing champion, and Greg Bishop, current Australian surf swim champion.This series is a special one as it shows how unique watermen save lives every single day of the year. It's not all about serious stuff, though; from time to time there are celebrities and parties down at the beach and you see the lifeguards having a lot of fun.
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Brides of Christ
Set in the 1960s, Brides of Christ tells the story of a group of nuns in a fictitious inner city convent school in Sydney during a time of radical upheaval in society and in the Catholic Church. In the era of Vietnam and the Rolling Stones, established disciplines and rites are questioned in a collision between an ancient institution and the modern world. The series shows nuns as highly spirited questioning women, with sexual feelings and very human failings.
Good Game is a show by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes. Hosted by Bajo and Hex, Good Game is filmed in the Den of Gaming; a gamers' paradise fitted out with just about every gaming device ever invented and complemented by a huge plasma screen.
One year after a devastating flood kills five locals in an idyllic country town, a mysterious new plant appears with the power to restore their youth. It's a miracle gift that some will kill to keep secret.
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The series follows property owners who are having difficulty selling their home. The show is hosted by property expert Andrew Winter, who is joined by landscaper Charlie Albone, and interior designer Shaynna Blaze. The team initially assess the property, and then proceed with a renovation to boost the property's appeal and salability. The property is then put up for sale and the result is shown at the end of each episode.
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Little Big Shots
It's not a competition. There are no prizes. And no judges. It's simply about embracing what it means to be young, fun and free. Children will take to the stage to showcase their passion and will blow you away with their talent. Based on the US show of the same name created by Ellen DeGeneres and American TV legend, Steve Harvey.
How Not to Behave
Out of the Blue
Set in Sydney beach suburb of Manly, New South Wales, Out of the Blue is a drama about a group of thirty-year-old friends returning home for a high school reunion, which is brought to an end when someone is murdered. An investigation follows as the group attempts to discover which one of them was the killer.
Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.The show incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue, to tell uplifting and life-affirming stories filled with hope and melody.
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Taylor Fry is an imaginative, over-the-top 11 year old girl with crazy ideas of how to live through her normal daily life. Constantly embarrassed by her family, particularly because of her parents' ownership of an underwear shop, Taylor dreams of a more exciting and peaceful life, away from the humiliation she must face day to day.
Satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser, Hungry Beast's Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne from CHOICE. Conditions apply. While stocks last.
Stubborn but brilliant Detective Grace Gibbs is obsessed with avenging the murder of her junior officer.Charlie Fung, a new trainee detective blames his supervising officer Grace for the death of his best friend.Mani is a young Iranian medical student who is part of a crowded share house of international students. He is an off-the-books worker at an inner-city convenience store, run by greedy owners, . When a violet fugitive holds up the convenience store, Grace and Charlie are called in to investigate, setting off chain of events with devastating consequences.
Sex, thrills and more than a little danger are involved in this new mystery drama series set in a busy medical-legal centre in Melbourne.Starring some of Australia's best-known actors, the series delves into the secret lives of the professionals who work at Canal Road, as well as the clients who seek their help.At the heart of it all is talented psychiatrist Spence McKay (Paul Leyden), who's determined to find out the truth behind the tragic deaths of his wife and young son. Will he ever get to the bottom of what happened? We'll have to wait and see. And in the meantime, Spence won't be the only member of the Canal Road staff whose life will take a shocking detour!
Catalyst is a program that sees science as a dynamic force changing our world. Each week Catalyst will bring a mixture of Australian and international stories, from science breakthroughs investigating the implications, the ethics, and the politics of the particular issue, to stories about how scientists work in the field.
INXS : Never Tear Us
NEVER TELL US APART tells the uncensored story of Australias most successful band, INXS. This big, brash and colourful TV drama will chart the rise of six Sydney boys who became the biggest band in the world. A story of mateship, a story of success and excess, talent and sheer bloody will, set to a pulsating soundtrack including all of INXSs greatest hits
H2O: Just Add Water
Season One: The lifes of three girls living on the Australian Gold Coast are changed forever. When Cleo, Emma and Rikki stumble upon a pool inside the dreaded Mako Island, a full moon transforms them and the next day they start turning into super powered mermaids! With the help of friend Lewis, the girls manage to control their powers and hide their secrets. But it becomes difficult with maddening full moons, nosey scientists and local bad boy Zane going on a quest to find them!Season Two: Following the incident with Dr Denman and the Lunar Eclipse, Emma, Cleo and Rikki want to go back to their normal lives. But when the full moon comes back, all three girls have a dramatic power change! Without Lewis, they could destroy themselves. But their friend is trying his best to help them, despite his relationship with geeky Charlotte. But Charlotte proves to be more of a threat when she learns about her grandmother being a mermaid and stumbles into the miin pool- and becomes a mermaid herself!
Set in and around Perth during the 1940s and 1950s, cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
Me and My Monsters
Live-action comedy series which follows the lives of the Carlson family. Nick, Kate and their children Eddie and Angela have recently relocated from Australia to a smart townhouse in the UK. It has everything they could wish for in a new home; original features, plenty of rooms and a fabulous kitchen. Even more incredibly it was on the market at a knock-down price. Some might say it was a giveaway. So what's the catch? Well... there are monsters in the basement! But they're not the kind of monsters that people should be afraid of. Fiend, Haggis and Norman might look a bit odd; they might cause mess and mayhem; they might have questionable personal hygiene issues - but the reality is they just want to be loved and become part of the family. For Angela, they're the worst house guests a teenage girl could have. For Kate, they're another three kids to juggle with her working life. For highly strung Nick they are a constant source of chaos and stress. But for Eddie, they're the best friends a 10-year-old boy could have.
The Great Australian
The Great Australian Bake Off will see 12 home baking enthusiasts put through a series of gruelling elimination challenges, baking a mouth-watering selection of cakes, pies, tarts, pastries, bread, biscuits and desserts, all in the hope of being crowned Australia's Best Home Baker.Made exclusively for LifeStyle FOOD, this Australian version of the hugely popular The Great British Bake Off features Matt Moran and Maggie Beer as the judges, and Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle as the hosts.
Honouring the Centenary of the commencement of WW1, ANZAC Girls is a moving new six-part series based on the unique, and rarely told true stories of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving at Gallipoli and the Western Front.
A half-hour comedy following the dysfunctional Superwog family. While their parents deal with a marital breakdown, Superwog and best friend Johnny must learn to deal with adulthood and independent life.
Carla Cametti PD
This six-part Australian crime series is centered around Carla Cametti, an Italian-Australian Private Detective.Sassy, sexy and determined, Carla Cametti has the looks and street smarts to get what she wants. But she also has a personal life that’s rife with danger – from a family riddled with gangsters to her volatile relationship with Detective Luciano Gandolfi, a dangerously smooth policeman seconded to curb Melbourne’s burgeoning gangland activity. Oh, and there’s a price on her head, but at least life isn’t dull, and for a girl like Carla, that means more than a 9 to 5 job and money in the bank - although money for the rent wouldn’t go astray? The enchanting Diana Glenn and Vince Colosimo lead a stellar ensemble cast as Carla and Gandolfi, two people who share a penchant for danger and an undeniable attraction for each other. The series also stars Nicole Da Silva, Robert Mammone, Sullivan Stapleton and Daniela Farinacci.
This fantasy action-adventure series follows four teenage boys who get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.
Six powerful, funny, bittersweet stories exploring extraordinary events in ordinary lives. Six families, unconnected, except that their lives are all changed by a seemingly insignificant incident, an accident or a moment’s decision that spirals into a lifechanging event.A mother — about to depart on a long-deserved family holiday — is forced to put her life on hold and find a home for her niece and nephew, when her mentally unstable sister is committed.An idealistic Indigenous cop locks up a local troublemaker, brought into the station after a bad fight. When the prisoner is later found dead in his cell, the cop’s nightmare begins.After serving six years in jail for killing a man in a street fight, a professional boxer comes home to find he has competition for his wife’s attention.A joyride in a stolen car at first leads to tragedy and a jail sentence for an innocent young boy, then twists into an unlikely love story.A middle-class family’s façade is brought crumbling down by an anonymous tip off.And a young Aboriginal boy’s refusal to stand for the national anthem at school triggers a surprising reaction from teachers and fellow students.REDFERN NOW is contemporary inner city Indigenous life, told by the people who live it. NOW.
The Wrong Girl
Great job? Tick. Great best friend? Tick. Great flatmate? Tick. So what could possibly go wrong? Lily, the producer of a cooking segment on a morning television show called The Breakfast Bar, finds herself torn between two very different men.
At the center of this sitcom is a cranky dog who believes he is human, and lives to torment the live-in boyfriend of his loving, oblivious owner Sarah. Jason Gann plays the superstar mutt Wilfred.
The Amazing Race Aus
Based on the hugely popular franchise The Amazing Race, this reality competition follows the same format seen in various countries around the world.Teams of two compete against each other as they race around the globe in hopes of winning $250,000.
The Principal is set in a notoriously violent and difficult Australian high school. Matt Bashir is promoted to Principal of Boxdale Boys High because of his different and radical approach to reform.The change brings the new Principal into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life exposed. Bashir works overtime to get the local community on side with his promised reform, but just as he seems to be making progress, a student is found dead in the school grounds.
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I'm a Celebrity: Get
Celebrities are abandoned in the Australian jungle. To earn food, they do trials that challenge them physically (climbing caves/trees) and mentally (eating animal parts). Viewers vote their favourites to stay and to take part in challenges.
Warm, funny and moving, Tricky Business looks at the lengths people go to get themselves out of trouble - financial trouble, emotional trouble, growing up trouble, relationship trouble… things we all have to deal with at some time or other.
The Celebrity Appren
Twelve celebrities battle it out to be Australia's first ever celebrity apprentice. Among them: AFL footballer Shane Crawford, beauty queen Jesinta Campbell, NRL footballer Wendell Sailor, celebrity agent Max Markson, and Polly from The Block. Presiding over them is successful entrepreneur Mark Bouris, who will dish out business assignments to each team, with the losing team summoned to the boardroom where one of them will be fired.
Astronaut John Crichton attempts to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his ship, Farscape 1, at great speeds across the solar system. He went much further though and was sucked down a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy and into the middle of a battle. He is rescued by a group of escaping prisoners and taken aboard their living ship. As the years went by, Crichton has made enemies, powerful and dangerous enemies. On his journey to find a way back home, he freed other captives who became part of the crew on Moya.
James Hayes is a small town police man who is called to the local cemetery in the middle of the night after six people have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. With no memory of their identities, they are determined to discover who they are and what has happened to them. James recognises one of them and along with local doctor Elishia Glass, struggles to keep the case hidden from his colleagues, his family and the world. The six people are all linked in some way and the search begins for someone who knows the truth about how and why they have returned.
The Farmer Wants a W
City meets country in this fun-filled Australian series. Follow six lonely farmers on the road to romance as they choose between hundreds of prospective partners. Prepare for tears, joy and jealousy, all in a heart-warming journey to find a wife. Hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski.
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Unearthing the truth behind Australia’s most infamous legends on the History Channel - Foxtel (Australia).
Australian colonial history is full of stories of violent murders and gun toting mayhem, foundation tales of those that make and break the law. From the birth of the Ned Kelly legend to the violent death of Ben Hall, these pivotal events are often shrouded in mystery and folklore. How do we separate fact from fiction?
Now, Mike Munro, Australia’s own television respected journalist returns to our screens to present a ground-breaking series examining these stories like never before. For the first time on television, a specialist team, accompanied by living descendants, investigates the legends of these rebels and the people who fought against them using the full force of modern day science.
Come with Mike on a remarkable journey to uncover new evidence, deliver new insights and reveal some deeply inconvenient truths. Lawless – The Real Bushrangers will change how Australians see their folk heroes. And themselves.
The year is 1988. It is 35 years after the events of Fred Schepisi’s classic film, The Devil’s Playground. Tom Allen, now in his 40s and recently widowed, is a respected Sydney psychiatrist and father of two children. A practicing Catholic, Tom accepts an offer by the Bishop of Sydney to become a counselor of priests. During these sessions, he will uncover a scandal and become embroiled in the Church’s attempts to cover it up. Tom’s quest for justice will push him to his limits, and reveal a side of Church power and official corruption he could never have imagined.
All The Rivers Run
English girl Philadelphia Gordon (Sigrid Thornton) life is turned upside down when she is shipwrecked and orphaned off the coast of Victoria in 1890.She spends most of her life around Echuca, on the Murray River, and invests some of her inheritance in a paddle wheeled riverboat. Her life is forever changed when she meets frontier paddleboat captain Brenton Edwards (John Waters), a cavalier river-man.It is the beginning for Philadelphia of a remarkable 10 years in her life. Her investment in the riverboat is, without her knowing it, the first step towards a turbulent marriage to a riverboat man and, indeed, to the boats who ply their great trade along the mighty, unpredictable and perilous river.
The Human Body
The Human Body traces the extraordinary story of human life from birth to death, exploring at each stage the incredible physical workings of our bodies. This is a unique and enthralling account of the body's journey from the miracle of conception and the rude shock of birth, through the rapid and turbulent changes of adolescence, to the gentle deceleration of old age.
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DARWIN'S BRAVE NEW WORLD recounts the extraordinary and often harrowing story of Charles Darwin’s 30-year struggle to piece together the mystifying puzzle he saw in nature and finally publish his theory about the evolution of life on earth. In this three-part dramatised series, we meet the man, his family, and the colleagues who supported him through years of illness, isolation, agonizing self-doubt and religious crisis. We gain a glimpse into the courage and tenacity it took Darwin and the other great thinkers who surrounded him to change the way they understood the world, and their place in it.
Australia: The Story
More than 40,000 years in the making, Australia: The Story of Us is an extraordinary narrative about the people, places and events which have shaped our nation from the first footprints on our continent to the present day. Using astounding visual sequences, the ground-breaking drama documentary series weaves together stories of our origins and offers an original thesis about how we came to create the homeland we inhabit today. Alongside amazing CGI and innovative filming techniques, the series features interviews with important thinkers, notable celebrities and iconic national figures who take us inside the stories that have influenced our history.
It is the end of history. Shitsu Tonka, the giant conglomerate of universal power, has placed the world's art treasures in a giant submarine, the Titanic II. Assigned to protect and catalogue these treasures are former comedians, the Doug Anthony Allstars; Tim, Paul and Richard, who find themselves drawn into conflict with each other and the malevolent forces which surround them.
The Crocodile Hunter
The Crocodile Hunter is a wildlife documentary television series that was hosted by Steve Irwin and his wife Terri. The show became a popular franchise due to its unconventional approach and Irwin's approach to wildlife. It spawned a number of separate projects, including the feature film The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and two television spinoffs: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and Croc Files. The series has been presented on Animal Planet and has been in international syndication on networks worldwide.
The Secret River
The Secret River dramatises the British colonisation of Australia in microcosm, with the dispossession of Indigenous Australians made comprehensible and ultimately heart-breaking as Will’s claim over a piece land he titles “Thornhill’s Point”, brings his family and neighbours into conflict with the traditional owners of the land.
Daniel McCallum returns to his rural Tasmanian hometown, Rosehaven, to help his formidable mother in her real estate business.
BORDER SECURITY: Australia's Front Line is a fascinating insight into the daily workings of the thousands of officers who dedicate their lives to protecting Australia's border.With unprecedented access to all areas of national security we patrol the front line with the men and woman of Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Biosecurity.No more than now has Australia's border been at such risk and Border Security is there capturing all the real-life drama at Australia's busiest airports, sea ports, cargo facilities, mail centres, and on operations in the community.
Good News Week
"Good News Week" is a satirical news based comedy quiz show hosted by former "Doug Anthony All-Stars" member Paul McDermott with co-hosts Mikey Robbins and Julie McCrossin (and later Wendy Hooper). It features the two co-hosts and four guest panelists on opposing teams of three players engaging in comedic games relevant to news stories of the week.
Knee-high to a grasshopper, Heidi, a young orphan brunette with curly hair and the face of an angel, is brought by her aunt to the Swiss Alps to live with her grand-father, a silent and solitary old man. Taking up the challenges of her new existence, she will display all her strength and natural resources to find her rightful place in a sometimes harsh and unfriendly environment. Whether in the magnificent mountain settings with Peter, the goatherd or shut away in a big mansion in Frankfurt with Clara, a disabled girl confined to a wheelchair, Heidi will learn the priceless value of friendship and mutual help. Like a ray of sunshine, Heidi lights up and soothes the hearts of people and animals around her, inspiring them with her enthusiastic, generous and wonderful zest for life. The essence of a positive heroine, Heidi goes through life in the present without ever losing her innocence and her free-spirited manners.
A television adaptation of the 1979 Australian novel of the same name. Written by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, the feminist teen novel chronicles the lives of two 13-year-old girls from Sydney's Sutherland Shire who join the "Greenhill gang" surfers in an attempt to gain popularity.In 1981, the book was made into a film, directed by Bruce Beresford, with the girls' age changed to 16 for censorship reasons.
Winners & Losers
The lives of four best friends bound together by their shared experience of being "the losers" in high school. Now ten years later the women are about to become winners, but at what cost?
Domestic Blitz is an Australian lifestyle and DIY television series that originally aired on the Nine Network from 18 May 2008 to 18 April 2010. The series is based on the format of Backyard Blitz, which had previously aired on the Nine Network. Rather than rewarding nominated candidates with solely a garden makeover though, Domestic Blitz introduced the element of house renovations as well.
Crime Investigation Australia is a CI production that revisits landmark Australian crimes that shocked the nation and remain forever embedded in its history.Hosted by respected journalist, Steve Liebmann, CIA uncovers the true stories behind these cases through chilling re-enactments and access to the key detectives, family members and witnesses involved.
Big Brother (AU)
Big Brother Australia is based on the international Big Brother series produced by Endemol in the Netherlands which began in 1999. The show's name comes from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which revolves around a dystopia in which dictator Big Brother is the all-seeing leader. The series generally constitutes 14 or more contestants who live in an isolated house for several months. Housemates are at all times under the control of Big Brother, a rule enforcing authority figure who monitors behaviour of the housemates, set tasks and punishments and provides the mechanism for contestants to make external requests.Housemates are filmed 24 hours per day with edited highlights broadcast during prime time slots, and late night footage broadcast live. Live footage is also broadcast via the Internet using Internet streaming. Housemates must remain in the house, and avoid being evicted by viewers of the show with the aim of winning a substantial cash prize at the end of the series. In order to support the housemates' well-being, all participants have access to the Big Brother psychologist Carmel Hill, and a doctor, at all times.
So You Think You Can
It's time for dancers all over Australia to strut their stuff and show the country what they've got. Based on the popular American show of the same name, So You Think You Can Dance Australia brings both professionals and amateurs to one place, dancing everything from Hip-Hop to Ballet in a competition where they will compete against each other and show they have what it takes to become Australia's number 1 dancer.
Foreign Exchange had two major sets, one in Ireland, and the other in Perth, Western Australia. Character Brett Miller and his family live underneath their restaurant, only to find a rock that opens a portal into the basement level of O'Keefes College, an Irish boarding school (which is in reality Castlehackett House, near Tuam, Co. Galway). There he unexpectedly bumps into Hannah O'Flaherty, a student from Galway, who is delighted to learn that when she turns a similar rock on her side of the portal, she can escape the grey and winter of Ireland to the sun and summer of Australia. The show revolves around these two characters, who are the only two to know and use the portal with the exception of Cormac MacNamara, who learns about the portal near the end of the season.(Wikipedia)
The Recruits is an observational documentary series that follows a group of police recruits as they embark on the long and gruelling journey towards becoming fully-fledged police officers.With unprecedented access to the New South Wales Police academy and its recruits out on the beat, the series will give audiences a rare glimpse at what’s required of the people we entrust to keep the peace and uphold the law.
As dawn breaks on April 25, 1915, ANZAC troops go into battle on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. Landing in the dark chaos, Tolly, Bevan and their mates struggle to establish a tenuous foothold on the treacherous slopes and deep ravines. They endure the next eight months on the peninsula learning lessons of survival. By the time of the final evacuation they have also learned the skills of combat and what it means to be a young man in war.
A body washes ashore in the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay, inhabited by half siren/half humans known as Tidelanders.
Australian Pirate Pa
The crew of Australian warship HMAS Toowoomba is on patrol in the troubled waters of the Persian Gulf. Follow 193 Australian men and women of the Royal Australian Navy Warship as they join a US-led task force to combat smuggling and piracy.