Glossary

  • Difficult Pleasure - Brett Whiteley

    Looks at the life of Brett Whiteley, who talks of being 'born with a gift' and his desire to test and abuse that gift. We see him at work on a huge canvas as he creates and completes a work during...

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  • Darwin Story, The

    On Christmas Eve 1974, Cyclone Tracy struck Darwin. It was the largest natural disaster in Australian History. The story begins with Darwin before the cyclone, with warning and safety instructions...

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  • Dead Quick - Peter Corris

    This program explores the life and work of Australia's most popular contemporary crime writer, Peter Corris.

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  • Designers

    This series explores the design process from conception to realisation in a broad range of settings. These programs present working designers solving real design problems. We see how they formulate...

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  • Devil You Know, The

    Heroin and alcohol - two drugs with very different reputations. One is feared and one is glamourised. Some experts are now claiming that Australians should re-examine their attitudes to these drugs...

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  • Difference of Opinion

    Respected journalist Jeff McMullen returns to ABC TV to host a series of fascinating discussions about Australia's future. In Difference of Opinion Jeff McMullen and a panel of free thinkers exchange...

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  • Dynasties - Series 5

    An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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  • Dynasties - Series 4

    An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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  • Dynasties - Series 3

    An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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  • Dynasties - Series 2

    An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - Ageing

    The NSW town of Dubbo has been the centre of an amazing international research project which is providing important information about how we age. In 1988 around 3,000 Dubbo residents aged 58 or older...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - Autism Special

    More children with behavioural problems are being diagnosed with medical disorders. The latest 'epidemic' is autism where there has been a 200% increase in diagnoses over the past 10 years. Is there...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - Chronic Pain Syndrome

    Chronic pain costs Australia $15 billion a year but far from fixing the problem too much medical treatment actually makes it worse. Dr Norman Swan speaks to doctors who now believe that the medical...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - Dropping the Bundle

    George Negus with four special segments looking at the challenges of change. People flipping out, freaking out, shifting gear and forging major changes in their lives. Post-Natal Depression We see...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - Recreational Drugs

    Alcohol As a story, alcohol has good chapters and bad. It's legal and socially acceptable, but it's a drug which directly and indirectly claims more than four thousand lives each year and costs the...

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  • Dimensions Health Special - The Truth About Fat

    Over 40% of us are on a diet at any time...and we're constantly being told how awful being overweight is. There is a huge industry to support it - special meals at home, new-fangled diets, pills and...

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  • Discovering Australia's Aboriginal History

    This program encourages students to appreciate the different ways people view and present history, and to increase their awareness of the contribution of Aboriginal history to the wider Australian...

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  • Douglas Mawson - The Survivor

    A dramatised reconstruction of the tragic 1912 expedition of Professor Sir Douglas Mawson to Antarctica. Australia owes its claim to 40 per cent of Antarctic territory to Mawson, who died in 1958 at...

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  • Dr Karl Kruszelnicki's Great Moments in Science

    Celebrate the strange and wonderful place that is our universe with Australia's most popular Science Communicator Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. As Dr Karl explores some of the Great Moments in Science, he...

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  • Dragons of Galapagos

    The story of the incredible struggle for survival of the land and marine iguanas; the dragons of the Galapagos Archipelago. On the island of Fernandina, film-makers David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook...

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  • Dream and the Dreaming, The

    For over thirty thousand years, the Desert People of Central Australia had walked their lands, their life governed by ancient and immutable laws laid down by the totemic ancestors and their Dreamings...

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  • Dreamlives

    Viewed through the eyes of Trent Parke and Narelle Autio, the world is an incredibly beautiful place. The Australian pair share a passion for exposing life through photography, and their unique...

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  • Dreamtime Stories

    The Aboriginal people have developed a vital and imaginative religious culture centred around myths, comprising legends of the ten ways life began and how their society, laws and customs were...

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  • Dreamtime to Dance

    As their indigenous dance college, NAISDA, battles to survive a funding crisis, students Clarence and Rachel embark on journeys of cultural awakening as they strive to become professional dancers....

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  • Drover's Wife, The

    Based on Henry Lawson's short story of the same name, this tells of a woman left alone in a two-roomed bush cottage with her four children, while her husband is away droving. Until the early years of...

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  • Dynasties - Series 1

    An inside look at some of Australia's most powerful families, which reveal the story of some of Australia's great dynasties, the ways they have shaped our society, their private motivations and their...

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  • Dragon's Tongue

    A series of programs of instruction in Mandarin Chinese. A co-production with Griffith University NSW, it is designed to help secondary students of Chinese to understand the language in its correct...

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  • Dust Echoes Series 1

    Dust Echoes is a children's animated television and online series that brings to life four Indigenous Australian Dreamtime stories. These ancient stories, which originate in northern Australia, have...

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  • Designer Babies - The New Eugenics

    The idea of choosing your baby's hair and eye colour, IQ, height, weight and talents fills most of us with a sense of horror, evoking memories of Nazi breeding programmes from the 1930s. Yet some are...

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  • Dreamtime Machinetime

    Tradition and current events provide startling and creative mixes in the work of four Aboriginal artists: Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Poet and Playright), Archie Weller (Author), Trevor Nickolls and Manduk...

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  • Dumb, Drunk and Racist

    Australians get a bad rap overseas, and our stocks seem especially low in India. In fact, a sizeable chunk of India’s 1.2 billion people think Aussies are dumb, drunk and racist. But doesn’t every...

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  • Divorce - Aussie Islamic Way

    Sheikh Khalil Chami advises frustrated suburban Australian women on how they can get divorced. All the women are Muslim and the discussion is not about getting an Australian civil law divorce from...

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  • Dead Famous

    Dead Famous lifts the lid on the slaughter that resulted when two underworld tribes went to war over drug profits during Melbourne’s infamous gangland killings. This one-hour documentary takes...

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  • Dream Build - Series 1

    DREAM BUILD is a new series about Aussies who have been lucky enough to turn the dream of building their own home into a spectacular reality. The front door will open to some of Australia’s cutting...

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  • Donald Friend - Prodigal Australian

    Donald Friend tells of his adventurous life to John Olsen. The Australian artist ran away from home during the depression; shared a flat with Peter Finch in Sydney's bohemian quarter; sailed to...

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  • Daylight Moon, The - Les Murray

    Australia's most famous living poet Les Murray reflects on his life and work, making use of creative locations and his family farm to accompany his poetry readings. Family photographs and staged...

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