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Cyclone Tracy

Cyclone Tracy

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin, leaving the city in ruins. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history. This highly acclaimed, three part mini-series depicts the events of that terrifying Christmas, celebrating the spirit and courage of the people who survived the devastation.
3 Episodes
Great Australians with Alan Jones

Great Australians with Alan Jones

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. Eponymous without seeking the furnishings of fame, these individuals have risen to considerable challenges to become world figures in their fields.
5 Episodes
How Much Is Enough?

How Much Is Enough?

With more money than ever before, football has become the sport of high rollers and global sponsors, where being number one is all that counts, in which agents dictate and players dominate. Is the game now an industry, or still a sport, or a hybrid of both?
4 Episodes
Pozieres

Pozieres

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
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Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Prepare yourself for an eye-opening look at Australia's fashion and modeling scene in the mid 1980s - a cut-throat business where looks are everything and beauty is but skin deep. Featuring an early performance from Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.
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Kangaroo

Kangaroo

DH Lawrence wrote Kangaroo as a semi-autobiographical account of his 1922 visit to Australia. The Somers leave Europe in the early Twenties for a new life in Australia, but they are soon enveloped in a web of political intrigue, adultery and murder.
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Peter Allen - A Celebration

Peter Allen - A Celebration

The original Boy from Oz and international superstar Peter Allen captured the imagination of audiences from an early age. Singing alongside Chris Bell in the 1960s as half of The Allen Brothers, Peter was a born performer ready to take on the world.
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Skippy and the Intruders

Skippy and the Intruders

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film. This rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production continues the intrepid adventures of young Sonny Hammond alongside his ever-reliable marsupial friend.
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Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

Cyclone Tracy - Part 2

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
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Joan Sutherland in Performance

Joan Sutherland in Performance

Considered by many as one of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, Dame Joan Sutherland's achievements in the performing arts are indubitable. Her reputation is richly celebrated in this rarely seen live performance.
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The History of Australian Surfing

The History of Australian Surfing

This groundbreaking documentary presents the history of surfing in Australia from its origin in 1915, through its development with wooden boards, the Malibu revolution of the 50s and 60s, the shortboard revolution of the 70s and into the radical 80s.
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Besieged - The Ned Kelly Story

Besieged - The Ned Kelly Story

The exploits of Ned Kelly, Australian icon and notorious outlaw, raise questions of injustice and oppression. This documentary examines infamous bushranger's life and asks was he an outlaw, a freedom fighter or simply a murderer with a message?
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Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

Cyclone Tracy - Part 1

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
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Cyclone Tracy - Cyclone Tracy - Part 3

Cyclone Tracy - Part 3

On Christmas Day 1974, the eye of Cyclone Tracy ripped through Darwin. Over 100 people were killed, 20,000 were left homeless, and 80 percent of the city's buildings were destroyed. It was the worst natural disaster in Australian history.
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Erskineville Kings

Erskineville Kings

Haunting memories of youth converge as two brothers come to terms with their chequered past in Erskineville Kings, a powerful tale of sibling rivalry and hard-earned respect.
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Brilliant Lies

Brilliant Lies

Susie O'Connor says that from the moment she started working for him, her boss sexually harassed her. When she didn't submit to his advances, she was summarily fired. Now she's after $40,000 in compensation and won't back down without a fight.
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Beyond Kokoda

Beyond Kokoda

One of the most brutal conflicts in Australian war history, the Kokoda Campaign was a powerful victory that directly saved Australia from the threat of Japanese occupation. These are the harrowing personal stories from the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea.
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A Flickering Truth

A Flickering Truth

The remarkable story of exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify as he returns to his native Afghanistan, tasked with restoring 8,000 hours of lost films against Taliban wishes. Films burned and destroyed and thought never to be seen again - until now.
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Princes of the Palace

Princes of the Palace

Princes of the Palace is the first major documentary to chart the lives of the British royal family's princes... Philip, Charles, William, Harry and young Prince George, as they've supported history's longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Crossing

The Crossing

Two young Australians, Clark Carter and Chris Bray, set off to drag their homemade kayaks more than 1,000 kilometres across a remote island in the Arctic. After giving up first time, they're now back, more determined than ever.
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Cool It

Cool It

"Fear has been ruling the environmental debate... global warming is real, it is man-made and it is an important problem, but it is not the end of the world." Cool It is a bold and refreshing look at the bigger picture.
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Queen: Mercury Rising

Queen: Mercury Rising

Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, four names synonymous with one of the world's all time great rock bands - Queen. Mercury Rising captures their remarkable story through rare archive footage, interviews and in-depth access.
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Great Australians with Alan Jones - Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen

Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Richard Bonynge, Ken Rosewall and John Olsen.
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Great Australians with Alan Jones - Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby

Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Anthony Warlow, Matt Mitcham and Sydney Kirkby.
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Mabo: Life of an Island Man

Mabo: Life of an Island Man

A man ahead of his time, Eddie Koiki Mabo, left an indelible legacy to the people of Australia, reshaping the landscape and opening up possibilities that many never dreamed of.
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The Rolling Stones: The Singles

The Rolling Stones: The Singles

The Stones were an inspiration to hordes of imitators and millions of fans, but until now there has never been an authoritative independent review of the factors that shaped the classic singles.
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Great Australians with Alan Jones - Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti

Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Ita Buttrose, Ian Frazer and Carla Zampatti.
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Great Australians with Alan Jones - John Howard and John Singleton

John Howard and John Singleton

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, former Prime Minister John Howard and entrepreneur John Singleton.
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When the Queen Came to Town

When the Queen Came to Town

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's maiden visit to Australia in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. This documentary reveals how it touched the very fabric of Australian society and influenced attitudes toward the monarchy.
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Great Australians with Alan Jones - Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle

Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle

Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, Harry Messel, Nancye Hayes and Raelene Boyle.
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Manganinnie

Manganinnie

Australia, 1830. Edward Waterman and his family arrive in remote Tasmania, helping with the enforced removal of Aborigines. Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a raid and is separated - can Waterman's daughter help her be reunited with her people?
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Revealing Gallipoli

Revealing Gallipoli

Revealing Gallipoli brings the battle alive from different perspectives in an effort to fully understand the conflict.
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Linsanity

Linsanity

Jeremy Lin's story is not just about basketball. His is a universal story of courage, determination and above all faith. Witness Jeremy's amazing journey to the NBA from an undersized California kid who loved to shoot hoops and refused to give up.
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How Much Is Enough? - How Much Is Enough? - Part 2

How Much Is Enough? - Part 2

One round leather ball, two opposing teams and the voracious money machine that keeps the crowds cheering. Arguably the greatest game in the modern world - football. Explore the growing controversy and the volatile history of the transfer system.
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How Much Is Enough? - How Much Is Enough? - Part 4

How Much Is Enough? - Part 4

One round leather ball, two opposing teams and the voracious money machine that keeps the crowds cheering. Arguably the greatest game in the modern world - football. Explore the growing controversy and the volatile history of the transfer system.
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Back To The Back Of Beyond

Back To The Back Of Beyond

Forty years after legendary filmmaker John Heyer captured a uniquely Aussie adventure, we revisit the dusty outback once more as dedicated postman Tom Kruse returns to the Birdsville Track to relive his past and comment on the future of Australia.
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No Retreat, No Surrender

No Retreat, No Surrender

Jason Stillwell lives and breathes martial arts. He strives to one day be just like his hero, Bruce Lee. When his karate teacher is run out of town he enrolls at a new gym and faces the same predicament - a crime syndicate muscling in for control.
99mins
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How Much Is Enough? - How Much Is Enough? - Part 3

How Much Is Enough? - Part 3

One round leather ball, two opposing teams and the voracious money machine that keeps the crowds cheering. Arguably the greatest game in the modern world - football. Explore the growing controversy and the volatile history of the transfer system.
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Little Stevie's Stevie Wright Band

Little Stevie's Stevie Wright Band

Steve Wright may well be regarded as a pioneer of Australian Rock 'n' Roll. This concert, recorded at Adelaide's Bridgeway Hotel in 1987 is the culmination of three decades of commitment to rock from an artist whose legacy endures unabated today.
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Blood Into Wine

Blood Into Wine

When rock band frontman Maynard James Keenan teamed up with winemaker Eric Glomski to pioneer sustainable wine making in the harsh Arizona desert, many put it down to a midlife crisis. But Blood Into Wine reveals just how serious he is.
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Les Miserables: The History

Les Miserables: The History

From Victor Hugo's classic French novel of the nineteenth century to Tom Hooper's award winning blockbuster, Les Miserables has undergone one of the most successful transitions from book to stage to screen. This documentary follows that journey.
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How Much Is Enough? - How Much Is Enough? - Part 1

How Much Is Enough? - Part 1

One round leather ball, two opposing teams and the voracious money machine that keeps the crowds cheering. Arguably the greatest game in the modern world - football. Explore the growing controversy and the volatile history of the transfer system.
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The Digger

The Digger

More than a hundred years ago the first Australians went into battle - brave and independent, their legacy is without question. They are the Diggers.
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Kylie Minogue: Showtime

Kylie Minogue: Showtime

With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kylie Minogue has earned her crown as the Princess of Pop as well as being a fashion icon, designer, entrepreneur, actress and philanthropist.
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Taylor Swift: Superstar

Taylor Swift: Superstar

Exploring her dedication to the song writing process, her influences and inspiration, Taylor Swift - Superstar captures the essence of the creative persona of one of the world's most popular performers.
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Rancid

Rancid

Four applicants, with their own hidden agendas, are accepted by a mysterious corporation to participate in a medical experiment at an isolated testing facility. With no instructions and no supplies, the human lab rats must fend for themselves.
89mins
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