Glossary

  • Four Corners - Gas Leak!

    The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry...

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  • Four Corners - Price of Equality, The

    Frank Bennett examines the action of the Gurindji stockmen who had gone on strike over the right to equal pay at Wave Hill station in the Northern Territory. He finds that in the year before the...

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  • Four Corners - Rush to Riches

    Reporter Debbie Whitmont goes to the north-west coast of Western Australia to talk to the people at the centre of a bitter dispute over the location of a gas processing plant the mining company says...

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  • Four Corners - Where are they now?

    The story of the families who fled the killing fields of Cambodia to find safety in Australia, revisited nearly 25 years on. What are they doing? Did they find a home? And what does their experience...

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  • Four Corners - Iron and Dust

    Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest is one of Australia's richest men. He wants to cut a deal that would give his company, Fortescue Metals Group(FMG), access to a massive chunk of land in Australia's mineral...

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  • Four Corners - Bloody Business, A

    Despite industry assurances that the welfare of cattle sent to Indonesia is "generally good", Four Corners reveals that many thousands of these animals die slow and hideous deaths. Four Corners goes...

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  • Four Corners - Against the Wind

    For some time now, people forced to live close to wind farms have expressed concern that the noise from the turbines is affecting their health. They say the machines have destroyed their lives,...

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  • Four Corners - Given or Taken?

    Over five decades thousands of women gave up their newborn children for adoption. While they were supposed to make their decision freely, many claim they were coerced, bullied and their children were...

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  • Four Corners - Casualties of the Boom

    It's been described as the boom that keeps on giving - an export bonanza that will help Australia ride through a world-wide economic downturn. Across the country, workers have left their jobs to make...

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  • Face Painting with Bill Leak

    As with any portrait, the first thing an artist must do is find the soul of the subject. Face Painting follows Bill through this process of discovery each week as he attempts to find the real person...

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  • Fairweather Man

    An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of Australia's greatest painters. When Ian Fairweather died in 1974, Australia not only lost an extraordinary artist but one of its greatest...

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  • Fall of Singapore, The

    Companion piece to `The Burma Railway' from the same production team, dealing with the prior event of the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in February 1942, during WWII.

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  • For the Juniors - Common Senses

    A montage of the different human sensory organs, showing how they move; the ways we use them; the ways they help us. Each of the programs follows a standard format, rather like a comic annual or a "...

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  • For the Juniors - Families

    Aims to stimulate children's curiosity and imagination; widen their horizons and encourage them to explore their environment; raise issues and present enjoyable experiences which relate broadly to...

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  • Family Fortunes - The Manifolds

    The Manifolds is the classic tale of a family that had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time.... and what's befallen them since. Originally small-time farmers from the...

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  • Fire Talker: The Life and Times of Charlie Perkins

    Fire Talker traces the life of Charlie Perkins from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most influential Indigenous figures in Australia’s history. He was born in Alice Springs, but was...

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  • Fibros and the Silvertails, The

    The Fibros and the Silvertails is the story of the feud between two football teams that turned into a war about class and alleged corruption. The teams are Wests and Manly. The year is 1978. Manly...

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  • Fifth Continent, The

    A cultural anthology which explores from a personal and subjective point of view the journey of immigrants to Australia since World War II. Between the end of the Second World War and the late...

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  • Fine Body of Gentlemen, A

    This program deals with the three year odyssey of 13 black cricketers and the white men who encouraged their skills, and their love the game of cricket. It tells the story of how they forged for...

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  • Food for Thought

    This series for secondary school students explores the technology and science behind our food supply. Young presenters guide viewers through recent technological advances in food cultivation,...

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  • For the Juniors - Food

    A four part series on various aspects of food technology. Cooking Food This program explores the reasons why we cook food and the ways food changes when cooked. It looks at the evolution of cooking...

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  • Four Corners - Black Death

    An investigation into the deaths of John Pat and three other Aboriginal men in police custody in Western Australia. The program helped crystallise the growing unease about black deaths in custody...

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  • For the Juniors - Friendship

    This is a dramatised series which raises a variety of personal issues to do with friendship. The same set of characters is used in each of the programs, but each program is self contained. Making...

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  • Four Corners - Box Ridge

    Bob Raymond and Michael Charlton take Four Corners' cameras to an area that few white Australians have ever seen - Box Ridge Aboriginal reserve near Casino in northern NSW. An elderly man living on...

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  • Four Corners - Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Peter Reid reports on the case of Aboriginal woman Nancy Young, who is jailed for manslaughter after the death of her baby, supposedly of neglect. 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind' exposes the squalid...

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  • For the Juniors - Weather

    This program looks at the effects of weather on city and rural dwellers, and at the different weather conditions that occur throughout a year and how they affect our lifestyles, bodies and behaviour...

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  • For the Juniors - Working Animals

    The lives of working animals are explored in these two episodes. Programs highlight the special features of animals that can make them more suited to certain tasks than people or machines and that,...

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  • For the Juniors - Safety

    This is a unit of four programs on various aspects of personal safety. Each program emphasises the need for hazard identification skills and the use of observation and intelligence in the...

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  • For the Juniors - Sea, The

    This series of four programs for lower primary science aims to increase an understanding and appreciation of various aspects of the sea. Different shorelines and depths of the sea are examined as...

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  • For the Juniors - Space

    This series of four programs takes a look at the fascinating world above us - space. With a focus on easily identifiable objects in the day and night sky, such as the sun, moon and stars, this series...

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  • For the Juniors - Transport

    This three-part series explores the science and technology behind transport. Information is delivered through a lively, friendly rapport between the narrator and an inquisitive animated character....

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  • For the Juniors - People Who Help Us

    This four-part series looks at people who help us: why we all need help from others at certain times, who helps us, why these people are in a position to help us, what forms that help can take, and...

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  • For the Juniors - A Monster Christmas

    Dodley and Flynn, the monster puppets are preparing for their Christmas celebrations. They get food ready for the party, make and wrap gifts for each other, leave food and carrots out for Santa and...

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  • For the Juniors - Minibeasts

    Caves Not only are two cave environments looked at in this program, but also the rainforests outside the wilderness cave and the tourist cave. The progress of experienced caver and entomologist...

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  • For the Juniors - Jenny's Christmas

    Jenny's Christmas is a contemporary Christmas story which raises a number of social and moral issues for class discussion in the lead-up to the festive season.

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  • For the Juniors - Human Body

    This series introduces the human body and how it works, explores the senses and the role of the brain, the body in action from birth to old age and what we need to do to look after our body so we can...

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