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Singapore 1942: End of Empire
A 70th anniversary television event, Singapore 1942: End of Empire tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire collapsed. For the first time this momentous 20th century battle,…
2 videos
Skin Deep
For hundreds of years, human skin colour has been used as a marker of race. Now, science is uncovering the intricate relationship between skin colour and environment. When our ancient ancestors in Equatorial Africa lost their body hair and ventured…
Addicted to Money
Everything you need to know about what caused the financial meltdown, what lies ahead, and what we all need to do to survive in the new economy. In his typically pugnacious style, Irish economist and commentator David McWilliams surveys the…
3 videos
Jandamarra's War
In Jandamarra's War we learn how in the 1890's European settlers arrive in the Kimberley, North West Australia, with vast herds of sheep and cattle, determined to make their fortune by feeding a rapidly growing population in the South. But…
Chateau Chunder - A Wine Revolution
It's the 1970s and Australian wine is a joke - not for drinking, as Monty Python put it, but for 'laying down and avoiding'. The idea that a wine made 'Down Under' could ever challenge the august products of Burgundy…
11 videos
Painting Country
Balgo Hills or Wirrimanu is located on the edge of the Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts in far North Western Australia. Despite its isolation this is home to some of Australia's most famous indigenous artists whose paintings hang in galleries…
The Human Race - A Race Across Australia
The Human Race is a compelling adventure documentary set in the Kimberley Region - an ancient, remote and spectacular landscape in North Western Australia. Three men from different continents begin the race on the rim of Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater,…
Surviving Mumbai
Survivors of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks tell how modern communications saved them - and aided the men who were hunting them. On 26th November 2008, ten young Pakistani men sailed into Mumbai, India's thriving financial heart and home of…
The War that Changed Us - Answering The Call (1914-15)
Part of the Series: The War that Changed Us
Australian soldiers Pompey Elliott, Archie Barwick and Nurse Kit McNaughton embark on the great adventure of WW1 while at home anti-war activists Tom Barker and Vida Goldstein face off against pro-war conservative crusader Eva Hughes.
The War that Changed Us - Coming Apart (1916-17)
Part of the Series: The War that Changed Us
On the battlefields of Europe, Pompey Elliott, Archie Barwick and Kit McNaughton are caught up in a war where men fight and die in their thousands. On the home front Tom Barker, Vida Goldstein and Eva Hughes go toe to…
The War that Changed Us - Coming Home (1918-19)
Part of the Series: The War that Changed Us
The 'war to end all wars' enters its fourth year - taking a terrible toll on Australian soldiers and nurses. At home, millions argue about whether men should be compelled to fight.
The War that Changed Us - Coming Together (1915-16)
Part of the Series: The War that Changed Us
Australian soldiers Pompey Elliott and Archie Barwick, and nurse Kit McNaughton, retreat from Gallipoli and prepare to go to war on European soil for the first time. At home, anti-war activist Tom Barker is jailed and pacifist Vida Goldstein is…
The Secret History of Eurovision
Everyone either loves or hates the cheesy tunes and outlandish costumes of the Eurovision Song Contest. But is there more to it than meets the eye? This program is the history of modern Europe told entirely through the story of…
A Royal Romance - Queen Elizabeth
In 1954 a young Queen Elizabeth captured the heart of a nation and since then, despite some rocky moments, the romance has endured for many Australians - albeit with an uncertain future for the monarchy after Elizabeth. Whether they voted…
The War that Changed Us
Especially commissioned by the ABC to mark the centenary of the First World War, this series is history on a grand scale. Wrought from the fine grain detail of the vivid and evocative personal testimonies of six Australians - revealed…
4 videos
Silk and Steel
As Asian economies boom and their governments grapple with claims for democracy and human rights, women have begun to play a key role in reshaping the traditionally male dominated culture of southeast Asia and Indonesia is no exception. Women have…