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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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