Drama and Stage

Show Me The Magic - The Adventures of Don McAlpine

Show Me The Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine. The filmmaker, Cathy Henkel, secured rare behind-the-scenes access to...

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Tall Tales But True - David Williamson

David Williamson is the best-known and most significant Australian writer of his generation. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed unprecedented critical and commercial success and a growing...

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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...

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Artzone

Produced specifically for upper secondary schools by the ABC's Education Television unit, Artzone features a profile of 9 Australian artists and their work. Episodes focus on the arts of music,...

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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,...

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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...

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