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Swamp people. Season ten.

DVD

"A time bomb's been quietly ticking in Southern Louisiana for the past 10 years and this season it's about to explode. The gator population has more than doubled and left unchecked, Southern Louisiana may soon become overrun by these vicious monsters....

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Studio 54

DVD

Studio 54 was the epicentre of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolise an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly p...

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The motorway

DVD

Motorways are the transport arteries on which Britain depends. Through bad weather, accidents and repairs, it's a constant battle to keep them moving. This series reveals the secret life of one the UK's busiest - the M6. From the travellers who rely on...

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Strong by Zumba

DVD

Torch, tone and train to the beat! Transform your body and crush your fitness goals with Strong by Zumba, the total-body workout led by music. Using only your body-weight, you will train to the b eat as muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric moves...

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Restoring the shack. The complete series.

DVD

Join Paul Young on an eye-opening adventure into the world of his bestselling novel The Shack! In this 20-episode series, he shares why he wrote the No.1 best-selling book, explains its underlying theological and allegorical meanings, and explores the...

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Kusama

DVD

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation ...

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Matangi, Maya, M.I.A.

DVD

Drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. Inspired by her roots, M.I.A. created...

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Valley of the boom

DVD

Valley of the Boom is a wildly inventive look at the explosive, game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, from the browser wars of the early '90s through the 2001 dot-com bust. The series mixes entertaining scripted drama with insightful documentary int...

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Chain of command.

DVD

The groundbreaking series offers unprecedented access to the U.S. military's mission to combat violent extremism in hot spots like Iraq, Afghanistan, West Africa and Latin America. From top commanders to the boots on the ground, the series paints an ...

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The price of everything.

DVD

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, the film examines the role of art and artistic passion in today's money-driven, consumer-based society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and a rich range of artists, from current market...

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Pope

DVD

This six-part series dives into the history of one of the world's most revered and honoured figureheads - the Pope. Each episode explores a different time period and theme that moulded the role of the Pope and the Catholic Church into what it is toda...

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Bowie. Total rock review.

DVD

At last Angie Bowie reveals the truth about what went on behind the scenes during the birth of the Bowie legend. The film draws on rare footage of Bowie and the Spiders alongside rare live radio performances from the vaults. Featured here are vintage...

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Bowie. Inside Bowie and the Spiders 1972-1974

DVD

Inside David Bowie and the Spiders is the first critical guide to the music created between 1972 and 1974. This second volume also features Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder. We pick up with the Ziggy Stardust album and review the work of Bowie on A...

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Bowie. Music in review

DVD

This stunning retrospective features a comprehensive and detailed study of the music of David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars during the breakthrough period from the late sixties to the mid-seventies when Bowie rose from obscurity to superstardom.

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Fastest.

DVD

Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011 and narrated by Ewan McGregor, 'Fastest' captures the intense and thrilling reality of the MotoGP World Championship, documenting a pivotal moment in the sport. With Valentino Rossi chasing his tenth World Champ...

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Bowie. Inside Bowie and the Spiders 1969-1972

DVD

Inside David Bowie and the Spiders is the first critical guide to the music created between 1972 and 1974. Authoritative and comprehensive, this remarkable critical guide features extracts from rare performances previously unavailable on DVD. Hunky Dory,...

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Kobi

DVD

"In a modest workshop in a remote Central Otago landscape, Swiss goldsmith Kobi Bosshard, now approaching eighty and regarded as the grandfather of contemporary New Zealand jewellery, continues to produce works characterised by a simplicity and timel...

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Hitting the apex.

DVD

Hitting the apex is the inside story of six fighters - six of the fastest motorcycle racers of all time - and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport. It's the story of what is at stake for all of them: all that can be won, and all that...

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Love it [or] list it Australia. Season 2.

DVD

Love it Or List it Australia is back for a new season! Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker continue to help home owners across the country with one of life's biggest dilemmas... to renovate and love the home you are in; or to sell up and find a new dream...

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Love it [or] list it Australia. Season 1.

DVD

Andrew Winter and interior expert Neale Whitaker, go head-to-head to win over home owners who are fed up with their current living situation. Design guru Whitaker has a revamp in mind. Taking on the home owners' extensive renovation wish lists and a ...

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Magical land of Oz.

DVD

Across Australia, as the dawn rises the marsupials go to bed except for the ones that don't. Because there are exceptions to every rule in this land of ancient wonders, big skies and jewelled seas. Magic does not have rules. It has splendid dragons, ...

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American pickers. Pickers like it hot.

DVD

Frank and Mike spend their days travelling coast to coast, searching for hidden treasures. And they are pretty good at it. Foraging across the backyards of America, Mike and Frank see more than just dilapidated barns and overgrown yards, they see pot...

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Ancient aliens. Season eleven.

DVD

Season 11 of Ancient Aliens invites you to explore the evidence of extra-terrestrial presence on Earth. From mysterious codes in the desert to hidden messages in Leonardo Da Vinci's artworks, clues of alien life can be found scattered throughout our ...

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Matisse from MoMA and Tate Modern.

DVD

MoMA & Tate Modern's record-breaking show explores the final chapter of Matisse's career when he began "carving into colour," creating his signature cut-outs. Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this blockb...

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WrestleMania 2019.

DVD

On WWE's biggest night of the year, witness the greatness and the grandeur of the Showcase of the Immortals, WrestleMania. Witness Superstars from Raw and SmackDown Live come together to become immortal.

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The story of God with Morgan Freeman. Season 2.

DVD

In a new season of one of National Geographic's most-watched series ever, host Morgan Freeman travels in search of answers to some of humanity's biggest questions: What are heaven and hell? Who, or what, are the chosen ones? Is there proof of God's e...

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They shall not grow old.

DVD

Marking the centenary of the First World War, internationally renowned director Peter Jackson uses the voices of the veterans combined with original archival footage to bring to life the reality of war on the front line for a whole new generation. Footage...

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WWE Best of NXT takeover 2018.

DVD

2018 saw some of the greatest matches in NXT history. Now relive the very best of NXT, with the hottest rivalries and the fastest rising Superstars in sports entertainment.

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WWE Fastlane. 2019.

DVD

We’re in the Fastlane to WrestleMania! Justice is back for the final time when Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins re-form The Shield to face Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley. Becky Lynch hopes to make her dreams of headlining The...

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Pick of the litter.

DVD

This documentary follows a litter of puppies on their two-year training process to become guide dogs for the blind.

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WWE royal rumble 2019.

DVD

Thirty men and 30 women compete in action-packed Royal Rumble Matches for guaranteed world championship opportunities at WrestleMania. Also, will Finn Balor be able to slay 'The Beast' Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship? Can Becky Lynch reclaim...

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WWE elimination chamber. 2019.

DVD

The first-ever WWE Women's Tag Team Champions will be crowned when THE IICONICS, THE BOSS N' HUG CONNECTION, CARMELLA and NAOMI, NIA JAX and TAMINA, MANDY ROSE and SONYA DEVILLE, and THE RIOTT SQUAD go head-to-head inside the ELIMINATION CHAMBER. FINN...

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The seven ages of Elvis.

DVD

Elvis was the ultimate "rise and fall" megastar - he defined the pitfalls of modern super-celebrity. His childhood immersed in "trash white" poverty exposed him to black cultural influences that created a curious and electric fusion of influences that...

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Joanna Lumley's Silk Road adventure.

DVD

Joanna Lumley embarks on a grand and challenging journey into the heart of the Silk Road. This transformative super-highway brought silk, gunpowder, paper and pasta, among many other things, to the West. Starting in Venice, birthplace of the Silk Road’s...

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Great continental railway journeys. Series 3.

DVD

Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe and beyond, as he retraces more of the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.

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Great continental railway journeys. Series 2.

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In this series, Michael returns to his native Spain to discover what the intrepid tourists of the Belle Epoque experienced on their travels through the fading Spanish empire. He travels South from Madrid and finishes with tales of British espionage on...

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Great continental railway journeys. Series 1.

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Follow Michael Portillo as he travels around Europe taking as his guide the 1913 pamphlet 'Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide'. Produced by cartographer George Bradshaw, the pamphlet documents a number of European railway journeys and the various towns...

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The blue planet.

DVD

This eight part documentary is a comprehensive study of the natural history of the world's oceans. Looks at the world's oceans and features extraordinary photography of the alluring creatures of the sea and the deepwater oceans. This special edition ...

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Jillian Michaels yoga meltdown

DVD

Jillian Michaels introduces a new yoga workout unlike any other. Combining hard-core yoga power poses with her dynamic training techniques, Michaels gets real weight-loss results fast. Contains two complete 30-minute workouts that include a warm-up and...

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Ghosthunter

DVD

A western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of a violent childhood, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and reclaim his past. When his search ignites a police...

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Dark Eden

DVD

“In the dim stir-fry haze above the Happy Together restaurant in Mt. Eden, Alan Taylor is working on his one-man statement about the war in Afghanistan, producing art that evokes and records the effects of the war on the civilians there. With the Afghan...

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Naluwan romance = 那魯灣風情

DVD

Describes the twelve tribes of indigenous people living in Tawain.

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Surfing the menu

DVD

Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn are good mates. They share a love of cooking, surfing, fresh food, travel and adventure. And that's exactly what Surfing the Menu: Next Generation is all about. In this series, Dan and Hayden head off on an adventure ar...

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Great sporting moments.

DVD

This DVD set contains over 11 hours of the most extraordinary sporting moments in history featuring Cathy Freeman, Shane Warne, Diego Maradona, Muhammad Ali, Carl Lewis and many more.

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Old dog.

DVD

Paul Sorenson has a unique connection with his colleagues: a team of sheep dogs. For 40 years, he's worked to develop smarter and more intuitive training methods for fellow farmers, while grappling with memories of a difficult childhood. Reaching ret...

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In the zone

DVD

At a time when the world has never seemed more divided, In The Zone is a story about a man who, despite all the obstacles, is trying to bring people together. And it's working. Terrance Wallace has already enabled over a hundred minority teenagers in...

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Payoff in the Pacific

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The documentary chronicles the battles that followed the Japanese defeats at New Guinea, Guadalcanal, and the Central Pacific. Particular attention is paid to MacArthur’s return to the Philippines, thus fulfilling his famous promise to return in triumph...

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Born racer.

DVD

A powerful and inspirational story of dedication, danger, fear and the rare "will" some individuals have to defy all personal limitations. Experience the fastest motorsport on earth through the eyes of four-time champion Scott Dixon and the Chip Ganassi...

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2018. The sky's the limit

DVD

With over 1,200 performers drawn from across the globe, the 100 minute spectacular takes the audience on an incredible journey following mankind's obsession with flight. A truly global celebration bringing together military and cultural performers from...

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Great Indian railway journeys. Season 1.

DVD

Picking up his 1913 Handbook on Indian, Foreign and Colonial Travel, Michael embarks on four spectacular railway journeys through India: from Amritsar to Shimla, Jodhpur to New Delhi, Lucknow to Kolkata and Mysuru to Chennai. Each travelogue explores...

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Redesign my brain.

DVD

See Australian television personality Todd Sampson (Gruen Transfer) put brain training to the test as he undergoes a radical brain makeover. Interact with the brain training tools in this ground-breaking three-part documentary series showcasing the.....

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Guitars from the leafy suburbs

DVD

" Behind small Devoport's sleepy facade, beats a pul;se of the Rock'n'Roll kind! - The musical heart of the town, -- its past, present and future, is captured in "Guitars from the leafy suburbs", by documentary maker Julian McCarthy. The film follows...

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100 days to victory.

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Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, 100 Days to Victory is a gripping account of the last 100 Days of the First World War, telling the story of how the Allied generals worked together in new ways to...

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A river somewhere. Season 1 & 2.

DVD

Follow Join Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner as they allow their passion for fly-fishing to take them around the world in search of exotic waterways.

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RBG.

DVD

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even...

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Namatjira project.

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This is a first-hand account of the international battle to reclaim the artwork and heritage of one of Australia's most important Indigenous figures: Albert Namatjira. Namatjira was one of those rare artists who changed the course of history. But he was...

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Dynasties

DVD

"Dynasties" is a documentary by Sir David Attenborough as he goes on a journey behind some of the most celebrated and endangered animals on the planet. Follow the stories of penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves, and tigers. Each of these animals...

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Hatha & flow yoga for beginners.

DVD

"Filmed on a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these two 30-minute programs offer great variety."--Container.

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Contact.

DVD

In 1964, Yuwali was seventeen when her first contact with white fellas was filmed. Now sixty-two, she tells the story behind this extraordinary footage. Contact is constructed around one of the most compelling pieces of footage in Australian history:...

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Sacred music

DVD

"Series One of the BBC's groundbreaking classical music programme follows renowned actor and former chorister Simon Russell Beale as he explores the flowering of Western sacred music. This four-part documentary series contains a rich mix of personal,...

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WWE TLC

DVD

With the SmackDown Women's Championship hanging high above the ring, Becky Lynch must defend her coveted title against Asuka and Charlotte Flair in the first-ever Triple threat Women's TLC Match. "The New" Daniel Bryan makes his first title defence as...

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WWE The best of Raw & SmackDown live. 2018.

DVD

2018 was an incredible year for WWE. New Superstars emerged, rivalries came to a head, and history was made. Now, relive the best of Raw and SmackDown Live for the year in this definitive collection. Witness the debut of Ronda Rousey, the return of D...

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA.

DVD

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto...

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Mission to the Sun.

DVD

Almost 100 million miles from Earth, a tiny spacecraft the size of a small car hurtles closer to the sun than any man-made object has ever been, at a speed faster than any man-made object has ever traveled, defying the almost unimaginable heat and de...

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Free solo.

DVD

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: scaling the face of the world's most famous rock - the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park - without a rope. Re...

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I used to be normal

DVD

From The Beatles, to the Backstreet Boys and One Direction, I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY will take you back to the fun, fantasy and feelings of your teenage years. Filmed over four years, and spanning three generations, this intimate coming...

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She shears.

DVD

"In the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women's section. Women and men compete together. SHE SHEARS is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job".--Production company ...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 3.

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Anh returns to his painting studio with nine prominent Australians in the third series of Anh's Brush With Fame. The charismatic comedian, writer and portrait painter delves beyond the public faces of his subjects to capture not only their likeness, but...

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Railroad Australia.

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Railroad Australia discovers just what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across one of the most extreme and hostile places on the planet. In a wild frontier world of blistering heat and vast distances, an army...

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Railroad Australia. Series 2.

DVD

Season 2 of Railroad Australia returns to Discovery Channel to explore what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across one of the most extreme and hostile places on the planet. Hauling some of the largest cargo...

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The Waler

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This documentary tells the story of the 130,000 horses that were shipped off alongside our troops to fight in the Middle East during World War I. None returned. While we may be becoming increasingly desensitised to images of bloody conflict, men in t...

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Jillaroo school.

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The Australian outback. Over 90 million sheep and cattle call this unforgiving land home, as does the Australian cowboy - the jackaroo. But as cities grow and the mines boom, the jackaroo is leaving the land. enter 5 wannabe jillaroos. Over the next ...

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The Mafia's greatest hits

DVD

This series is based upon exceptional access to the FBI's previously secret files on the Mafia, it uncovers the extraordinary truth behind some of the Mafia's most notorious killers and reveals how the FBI and the law took on organised crime and brought...

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Yoga for every body.

DVD

"Yoga for Every Body" is a steady, rhythmical flow that offers different options to suit all experience levels, including beginner and pregnancy. Flow in a moving meditation or select from the individual chapters to create your own practice" -- Conta...

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Dying to live.

DVD

The documentary film DYING TO LIVE reveals that more can be done in Australia to improve organ and tissue donor registration numbers, to prevent immense suffering for those awaiting organs, while other Australians inspire us with their compassionate,...

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Spitfire

DVD

They say she was beautiful. A dream. But for all her good looks, she was also a killer. Spitfire is an epic, sweeping tale of determination, vision and courage. It is the story of an airplane that was forged in competition, shaped as the war clouds g...

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The Ghan. Port Augusta to Alice Springs.

DVD

An Australian first foray into the 'Slow TV' movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals - in real time - the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking...

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The Ghan. Adelaide to Port Augusta.

DVD

An Australian first foray into the 'Slow TV' movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals - in real time - the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking...

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