Shows from ABC

21st Century War Machines

21st Century War Machines

The machines and weapons designed to fight the full-on heavy metal wars of the 20th Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
5 Episodes
Australia on Trial

Australia on Trial

Through the prism of three of the most sensational trials of the 19th Century, Australia on Trial examines pivotal social battles that changed the fabric of Australian society.
3 Episodes
Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside

Bench to Bedside tells the inspirational stories of people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives.
12 Episodes
Devil Island

Devil Island

A group of Tasmanian Devils are hauled from the safety of captivity and released into the wilds of a remote island. If they can fend for themselves they might just save their entire species from extinction. But how will the island's teeming wildlife cope with the arrival of their new neighbours?
6 Episodes
Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Dumb, Drunk And Racist

Joe Hildebrand has just three weeks to change the opinion of four Indians who think Aussies are Dumb, Drunk and Racist.
6 Episodes
Miracles

Miracles

Miracles is a series of epic tales of survival. Each episode features a remarkable and intriguing story of someone's fight against the elements, against time and their battle against death.
3 Episodes
Two Men In China

Two Men In China

Two Men in China sees the indefatigable Tim Flannery and John Doyle - armed with inquisitive minds and enduring humour - explore our powerful neighbour and our major trading partner.
3 Episodes
Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted

Virgins Wanted is an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience.
6 Episodes
Wings At War

Wings At War

Wings At War tells the compelling story of the air war during World War Two when air power was established as a decisive weapon.
4 Episodes
Two Men In China - Shanghai

Shanghai

Tim Flannery and John Doyle meet the usual eclectic group of characters as they burrow beneath the surface of China and the Chinese while asking what does communism in China mean today.
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Two Men In China - Chengdu

Chengdu

Tim Flannery and John Doyle investigate how Australia's mineral and agricultural wealth is helping to drive the Chinese economy, feeding its people and accelerating the urbanisation of the most populous nation.
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Wings At War - Fight for Britain

Fight for Britain

Following the fall of France in June 1940, Britain was all but alone in Europe to carry on the fight against Nazi Germany.
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Virgins Wanted - Media Spotlight

Media Spotlight

With the launch of the auction for the virginity of a man and woman, they're thrown into the media spotlight. Their once quiet personal lives begin to transform as they become the most recognised virgins in the world.
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Virgins Wanted - Losing Virginity

Losing Virginity

The auction is coming to a close for a man and woman who've decided to sell of their virginity and they're about to face the toughest challenge yet: sex for the first time with a complete stranger.
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Virgins Wanted - The Climax

The Climax

The documentary that follows one man and one woman as they auction their first sexual experiences draws to a close, looking at the changes that occur for the individuals once a decision has been made, and acted upon.
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Virgins Wanted - Parents React

Parents React

Alex and Catarina's lives begin to change once they inform their parents of their plans to auction their virginity.
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Wings At War - Target Germany

Target Germany

In the spring of 1941 most of Europe was under German control. In the West only Britain remained in the fight. But it was largely a fight for survival.
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Two Men In China - Beijing

Beijing

From the hi-tech and high speed bullet trains rapidly connecting the nation to the inter city express and metro subways, the train is a modern day symbol of Chinese power, wealth and might - and the ability to just get things done.
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Utopia Girls

Utopia Girls

Historian-presenter Dr Clare Wright tells the story of the extraordinary women who rose above the hardships and inequalities of late 19th century life to win for Australian women both the right to vote and stand for parliament.
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Virgins Wanted - Being Virgins

Being Virgins

Virgins Wanted is an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience.
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Virgins Wanted - Judgement Day

Judgement Day

A man and woman who've decided to auction their virginity battle with pressure from their families and the harsh judgement from onlookers.
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Why ANZAC with Sam Neill

Why ANZAC with Sam Neill

Actor Sam Neill unravels the ANZAC century - its tough truths and enduring legends, revealing his own family's involvement in the ANZAC story for the first time.
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Wings At War - Liberation of Europe

Liberation of Europe

For many, the Normandy landings in June 1944 are most associated with the liberation of Europe. But it was almost exactly the year before that parts of mainland Europe began to throw off the Nazi yoke.
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Wings At War - The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

Japan had been at war with China several years before the outbreak of the Second World War. As a result, her war machine was already up to speed as the wider conflict developed.
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Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me tells the story of three Australian women who have all inherited gene disorder, BRCA 2. This means they have an 80% risk of developing breast cancer and a 60% chance of getting ovarian cancer by the time they reach 50.
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Rocket Compulsion

Rocket Compulsion

This is the story of a tenacious Australian jet pilot, David Mayman, as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of building and free-flying his very own Rocket Belt, only to discover he faces a nearly impossible task.
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Out Of The Ashes

Out Of The Ashes

In February 2009, ferocious bushfires ravaged Victoria. Whole towns, 178 people, vast forests and millions of animals perished. This is the story of how the unique ecosystem of South Eastern Australia both promotes and recovers from fire.
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The Mystery Of Remote Ancestors

The Mystery Of Remote Ancestors

This documentary depicts the dramatic discovery of prehistoric civilisations in central China, which has challenged the prevailing archaeological wisdom about the geographical origin of the human species.
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The Party of Reagan

The Party of Reagan

Ronald Reagan was able to turn from celebrity to US President and now Donald Trump wants to do the same - both Republicans and both facing the White House at around 70-years-old. But what was Reagan's lasting impact on American politics?
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The Sounds of Aus

The Sounds of Aus

You can't tell an Australian by the way they look, but the minute they open their mouths, the guessing is over. But why do we speak the way we do? Comedian John Clarke attempts to find out.
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Miracles - Miracle in the Storm

Miracle in the Storm

In 2007, German paraglider Ewa Wisnierska creates history as she survives one of the most harrowing encounters with the fury of nature's elemental power. She is sucked into a massive thunderstorm and pulled up to 10,000 metres, cruising.
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Miracles - Miracle in the Desert

Miracle in the Desert

Robert Bogucki survived 43 days lost in Australia's Great Sandy Desert before being rescued. While police called off the initial search after 15 days, believing him to have perished, family members hired specialist trackers to continue the search.
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The BASEClimb 3 Story

The BASEClimb 3 Story

Corporate executive Heather Swan fell so in love with world-renowned adventurer Dr Glenn Singleman, that she decided to undergo a physical and emotional transformation culminating in a world record wingsuit BASEjump from the world's highest cliff.
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The Inquisition

The Inquisition

The Wood Royal Commission unleashed an extraordinary investigation that swept through the NSW Police Force like a tsunami. For many, the stakes were life or death. Not everyone survived.
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The Mystery Of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

The Mystery Of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

David Suchet, TV's Poirot, has spent much of his life acting out the plots and dramas created by Agatha Christie. He embarks on a journey to learn more about the woman who created him.
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Madhouse Mess - How Washington Stopped Working

Madhouse Mess - How Washington Stopped Working

Madhouse Mess discovers how the Republican Party's political dysfunction, from the Tea Party to Reagan hero-worship, left Washington in gridlock.
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Miracles - Miracle in the Jungle

Miracle in the Jungle

Australian hill walker Hayden Adcock failed to return from a solo trek in the Laos jungle during one of the most deadly monsoon seasons on record. After days of ground searches in horrific conditions, Adcock was pronounced missing - presumed dead.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - Judgement Day

Judgement Day

After a three-week road-trip, the Australian odyssey for four Indian travellers is nearly at an end. Joe Hildebrand begins preparing for judgement day, when he will ask them if they still think we are... Dumb, Drunk and Racist.
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Felicity's Mental Mission

Felicity's Mental Mission

Multi-award winning Aussie comedian Felicity Ward takes up the challenge of breaking down the stigmas around mental health.
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Gallipoli From Above

Gallipoli From Above

Gallipoli From Above reveals the real story about the Gallipoli landing dispelling the myths about poor planning, wrong beaches and British generals sending Australian troops to certain death.
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Devil Island - Devil 'D' Day

Devil 'D' Day

Tasmanian devils Reba, Remmy and Ruben must undergo personality tests and boot camp. The final squad is chosen and then released - on remote Maria Island.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - Indigenous Australia

Indigenous Australia

Joe Hildebrand takes four Indians on an Australian road trip to examine our negative stereotypes. They travel into the heart of Australia to talk to Indigenous Australians.
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Devil Island - Manny Goes Missing

Manny Goes Missing

It's the breeding season but four months after releasing 15 Tasmanian devils on remote Maria Island, the scientists are worried. Manny the male who loves exploring is missing.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - Melbourne

Melbourne

Journalist Joe Hildebrand takes Indian travellers Amer, Radhika, Gurmeet and Mahima to what the Indian media claim is the most dangerous city in Australia - Melbourne.
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Edge of Nowhere

Edge of Nowhere

Dr Dean Miller, scientist, marine biologist and eco-adventurer, journeyed to the end of the world, Macquarie Island, only to discover he had four and a half million noisy neighbours.
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Inside the Firestorm

Inside the Firestorm

The Black Saturday bushfires claimed 173 lives, left more than 7,000 homeless and destroyed close to half a million hectares of Victorian bushland. Inside the Firestorm tells the story of what happened.
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Devil Island - Meet the Neighbours

Meet the Neighbours

As the newly released Tasmanian devils explore their new home on Maria Island, the hand-reared predators find the going tough and must dig deep to find the wild animal within.
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Devil Island - Devil Dynasty

Devil Dynasty

It's been five months since their release and the future looks bright for the 14 surviving disease free Tasmanian devils on Maria Island as all eight females prepare to have joeys.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - Multicultural Frontline

Multicultural Frontline

Joe Hildebrand and four Indian tourists dive head first into Australia's multicultural melting pot. Despite being a nation built by successive waves of refugees, the most recent arrivals often cop the most flack and it's the Muslims on the frontline.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - Rural Australia

Rural Australia

Aussies might think of themselves as young and free, much too much of the world we are beer swilling Bogans. But how much of this stereotype is really true?
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Flying Over Beijing

Flying Over Beijing

Unique footage depicts the ancient monuments of Beijing as well as its modern landscape of high rise and freeways and the stadiums and sporting facilities constructed for the Olympics from a rarely seen aerial perspective.
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Devil Island - Summer on Devil Island

Summer on Devil Island

Three months after the release, the Tasmanian devils face the challenge of their lives with an influx of tourists and a record-breaking heatwave.
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Dumb, Drunk And Racist - From India to Australia

From India to Australia

Daily Telegraph journalist Joe Hildebrand sets out on a pilgrimage to Delhi and beyond to examine anti-Australian sentiment. He'll return with four travellers who join him on a racist road trip across Australia.
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Bench to Bedside - Herding for a Cure

Herding for a Cure

Young Asian elephants can contract a deadly virus, called EEHV, which can kill them within 24 hours. New research is not only helping baby elephants in zoos, but also endangered Asian elephants in the wild.
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Bench to Bedside - Dakota's Brain

Dakota's Brain

A revolutionary brain tumour vaccine is keeping dogs with brain cancer alive and could one day do the same for people with fatal brain tumours.
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Bench to Bedside - Laura's Story

Laura's Story

Learn how groundbreaking research could one day lead to a cure for millions of people with diabetes.
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Bench to Bedside - Keaton and Riley

Keaton and Riley

Keaton and Riley are children living with a fatal neuro-degenerative disease that causes the nervous system to shut down. See how scientists are joining forces to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease.
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