Glossary

  • Three Emperors Dinner, The - Recreating a Culinary Past

    The Three Emperors Dinner - October the 13th 2002, Melbourne, Australia. Young Australian chef Shannon Bennett decides to stage a once in a lifetime event, opting to recreate one of the great...

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  • Tasmanian Chainsaw Massacre

    This French production investigates how demand for cheap paper is fuelling the destruction of Tasmania's lush primary forests.

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  • Two Friends

    From acclaimed New Zealand director Jane Campion, this is the story of two friends Louise and Kelly, told in five separate periods over one year. The narrative moves backwards in time and we move...

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  • This Austalian Life

    What is life really like in Australia? How to do people think, interact, communicate, eat, work, play and relax? Join three young recent arrivals from the Asia Pacific region as they experience an '...

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  • Tribal World

    A contemporary introduction to the complex world of Australia's current tribes. What are they thinking? Why do they act the way they do? This program provides a practical guide to tribes in youth...

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  • Take on Technology

    This program aimed at lower primary school students adopts an investigative approach that helps children to recognise and understand the use of technology around them. Each episode explores one topic...

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  • Tales of Helpmann

    Explores the early life and work of Robert Helpmann. Protégé of Pavlova and Fonteyn's first partner, he had a dazzling career as an actor, choreographer, theatre director and film star.

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  • Talking Heads - Anne Kirkpatrick

    Country music star Anne Kirkpatrick is part of a family legend. Her parents, Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, took Anne on the country show circuit from when she was a toddler. Slim might be gone, but the...

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  • Talking Heads - Archbishop Peter Carnley

    On the eve of his retirement as Primate of the Anglican Church in Australia Archbishop Peter Carnley reflects on his life, the pressures of the office and in lighter moments shows how the Mitre can...

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  • Talking Heads - Dale Spender

    As a committed feminist and prolific author Dale Spender has had a big impact on the women’s movement both here and abroad. She was a feisty and precocious child and often incurred her father’s wrath...

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  • Talking Heads - Dick Smith

    Entrepreneur, prolific adventurer and advocate of everything Australian, Dick Smith tells Peter, “To me, a fair go is probably the most important ethos as an Australian”. His philosophy is very...

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  • Talking Heads - Don Chipp

    The irrepressible Don Chipp pulls no punches in talking to Peter Thompson about his life in politics and his approach to life since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, “If you’re feeling down,...

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  • Talking Heads - Dr Fiona Wood

    Australian of the Year 2005, Dr Fiona Wood is Peter Thompson's guest. Fiona's tireless dedication to the research and treatment of skin burns has kept her at the forefront of this challenging medical...

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  • Talking Heads - Graeme Bell

    Moulded by the Depression - befriended by artists like Arthur Boyd and Syd Nolan - he started jamming more than 70 years ago. Peter Thompson talks to Graeme on a career that reflects a rollercoaster...

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  • Talking Heads - Ian Frazer

    Ian Frazer was made Australian of the Year in 2006. He and his team at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane have developed a vaccine to beat cervical cancers that kill 250,000 women a year...

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  • Talking Heads - John Elliott

    Peter Thompson talks to John Elliott, whose personal wealth was once estimated to be 50 million dollars. He was a corporate giant who took a crushing fall but maintains “I’ve never been a person who...

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  • Talking Heads - Li Cunxin

    Fate has played a gigantic part in shaping the extraordinary life of former Ballet Dancer Li Cunxin. Once described as "the boy with two big eyes, and legs like overcooked spaghetti," the best...

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  • Talking Heads - Peter Brock

    A tribute to the extraordinary life of Australia's Motor Racing King Peter Brock.

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  • Talking Heads - Peter Singer

    Once described as “A man with plastic shoes and ironclad principles,” Peter Singer is well known as one of the leading thinkers behind the move to defend the rights of animals and says his book,...

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  • Talking Heads - Sir Jack Brabham

    Sir Jack Brabham is the ultimate 'speed racer'. A true Jack of all trades, Brabham is the only Formula One driver to have won the championship in a car of his own design. However, as he tells Talking...

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  • Talking Heads - Stefano de Pieri

    From a hand to mouth peasant farming existence in Italy, to running one of Australia's most well known restaurants, top chef Stefano De Pieri tells his remarkable story. Environmentalist, political...

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  • Talking Heads - Stephanie Alexander

    We join the celebrated chef/restaurateur, author and advocate of Australian ingredients, Stephanie Alexander, who has lived by her philosophy "There's no greater joy than food, conversation and...

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  • Talking Heads - Tim Page

    A hilltop breakfast in Vietnam in 1966, a battle raging below. It's one of three-quarters of a million images taken by Tim Page. Coinciding with ANZAC Day, Peter Thompson spoke with the world famous...

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  • Talking Heads - Tommy Emmanuel

    Recognised as one of Australia's most talented musical exports, Tommy's career began on the road at the tender age of six. In the 1980's he went on to play guitar with the likes of Dragon, Air Supply...

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  • Tasmania: Sanctuary or Trap (Outfoxing Tasmania)

    The island of Tasmania is a natural sanctuary for the plants and animals that migrated down the land bridge connecting it to the rest of Australia, which submerged 13,000 years ago. With no...

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  • Tasmanian Tales Whales and Whaling

    In the 1840s Tasmania's capital Hobart was the second largest whaling port in the world. Total commercial exploitation of whales was the order of the day. As the first truly global industry, whaling...

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  • Tent Boxers

    Boxing is one sport that has produced some outstanding indigenous talent such as Lionel Rose, Tony Mundine and George Bracken. One of the ways indigenous boxers were discovered was through a series...

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  • Terrors Of Tasmania

    Tasmania is home to the biggest marsupial carnivore left on earth - the Tasmanian Devil. Award-winning filmmakers David Parer and Liz Parer-Cook explore the lifestyle of this special Australian. In...

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  • Text Files, The

    This is a ten part series developed as a resource for upper primary/lower secondary English classes. The programs explore a range of text types including examples of spoken, written and visual texts...

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  • There's No Time - Peter Sculthorpe

    Peter Sculthorpe, the acclaimed Sydney based composer, began composing at the family piano at the age of eight. Many of those early pieces are included in the documentary, but his major compositions...

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  • This Day Tonight - The 1967 Referendum

    Australians have traditionally voted 'No' in referendums to change the constitution. But one such referendum - to make two amendments relating to Indigenous Australians - was overwhelmingly endorsed...

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  • This is Family

    How has the notion of gay families evolved over the past decade? Is there such a thing as a typical gay family? This entertaining documentary profiles the diversity of gay households in America....

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  • Thousand Encores, A: The Ballets Russes in Australia

    The story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s...

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  • Thunderheads

    Armed with seven planes manned by some of the world's most experienced pilots, a ship, 250 scientists and researchers and the best gadgets money can buy, a daring and intrepid group tries to catch...

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  • Tibet: Murder in the Snow

    In September 2006, two unlikely groups of people crossed paths in the snow-capped Himalayas, one seeking freedom, the other adventure. A brutal murder threw them together, changing their lives...

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  • Time of Your Life, The

    Another powerful social documentary from David Goldie, producer of Nobody's Children and Out of Sight, Out of Mind. This time the focus is on the elderly and the program looks at what it is like to...

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