Drama

Redfern Now

Redfern Now is a kaleidoscopic drama that explores this inner city suburb and the people who inhabit it. Over six episodes we join the households of six ordinary families whose lives are changed by a...

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Obsession with Hamlet, An

This is a fascinating journey behind the scenes of John Bell's acclaimed production of Hamlet, from first rehearsal to opening night. John Bell has stamped the role of Hamlet as his own, having played...

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Enough Rope - Brenda Blethyn

Brenda Blethyn, convinced she'd be laughed out of town if she followed her dreams, remained a secretary for 10 years before plucking up the courage to enroll in acting school. Three decades later, wit...

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Enough Rope - Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly has a simple life philosophy - never trust a man who left alone in a room with a tea cosy doesn’t try it on. Image: ...

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Working With Jane

Working With Jane is an entertaining portrait of Jane Campion and her special qualities as a film director. It is also a poignant recording of the truly unique process that created her latest film Bri...

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Message Stick - In the Frame: Wayne Blair

An intimate portrait of Aboriginal actor, writer and director Wayne Blair following his childhood dreams of sports stardom in Rockhampton to his unplanned rise and success in the Australian arts scene...

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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 awa...

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World Series Debating

One of the most popular events of the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Debate was filmed over several years by ABC TV. That Men Deserve More Respect Recorded in the Legislative Council Chamber, P...

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Writers on Writing

The art of creative writing and writing for the stage are explored in this program. The series is divided into three sections: 'The Writers', 'The Playwrights' and 'The Composers', and is aimed at te...

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Message Stick - Talking Stick - Film

Acclaimed film maker Richard Frankland talks about his career in the film and television industry and his latest feature film, 'To Hell and Back'. He is joined by Sally Riley, Manager of the Indigenou...

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