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Navy SEALs

Navy SEAs will give viewers an immersive entry into the secretive world of the Navy Seals as they have been on the front lines fighting the war of terror. From Al Qaeda to ISIS, from Iran to Afghanistan and from 9/11 to today. Navy SEALs who lived th...

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Marcia Clark Investigates the first [48].

Famed prosecutor and defence attorney Marcia Clark delves into some of the most controversial homicides in America. These are cases that have shocked and captivated the public, but have outcomes that are either unresolved, or leave more questions than...

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Swamp people. Season nine.

As the new alligator hunting season begins, the swamp people's very way of life is under siege. The alligator hunting industry is on the verge of collapse due to the lowest prices in history. Some buyers aren’t purchasing anything this year, and there’s...

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Monsieur Mayonnaise.

Australian filmmaker-artist Philippe Mora criss-crosses the globe tracing his family’s survival during the Holocaust in Trevor Graham’s ingredient-heavy documentary Monsieur Mayonnaise. Unnecessarily structured as a tongue-in-cheek mystery with Mora himself...

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Wild China.

The amazing scenery and wildlife of China have always been closed to the prying cameras of natural history filmmakers - until now. Given unprecedented access to this vast country, the renowned BBC Natural History Unit has produced a series full of br...

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David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Director Phil Grabsky gained privileged access to David Hockney as he prepared for two remarkable exhibitions at London's Royal Academy of Arts. A Bigger Picture; explored Hockney's return to his native Yorkshire where, using innovative techniques an...

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Portrait of Sicily & Rome.

In carving out Europe's first empire, and building Europe's first imperial city, Rome created the West we know today and it remained central as the capital of Western Christendom. In the city itself, we shall explore the Forum, Colosseum, Circus and Baths...

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Portrait of France beyond Paris.

Each year, the Tour de France keenly reminds us that there is much more to France than Paris. From Roman times, Arles and Nimes, with their two-thousand-year-old amphitheatres ; from the old Medieval pilgrim routes to Santiago, a spider-web complex of...

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Coming together

Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling present techniques on how to speak a language familiar to your horse using your hands, hips and posture.

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Gurrumul.

A portrait of one of Australia's most celebrated voices. Celebrated by audiences at home and abroad, Indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was one of the most important and acclaimed voices to ever come out of Australia. Blind from birth, he ...

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WWE extreme rules. 2018.

Superstars from RAW and Smackdown goes to the extremes to show each other, who is the best.

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Then, now, forever

Much has changed since the days of Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah. In the once-male-dominated world of sports entertainment, women's wrestling has evolved, and the women now stand eye-to-eye with their male counterparts. This was no small task, as...

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The Brian Cox collection.

Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. Having explored the wonders of the Solar System, Brian steps boldly onto an even bigger stage, the Universe,...

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Saturday night at the movies

"For most of the past one hundred years Australians have been going out to the pictures. Today, despite movies being delivered in multiple formats, more than half of us still go out to a cinema at least once a year. But there was a time when most people...

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Genius

Behind every great genius was a great rival -- an unstoppable adversary whose incredible vision, determination and ambition is their match. Out of their struggles came the world's most brilliant inventions, the spoils of the heated battle between com...

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Bombshell

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the insp...

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Making families happy.

The hit ABC TV series Making Australia Happy and Making Couples Happy proved that science can make individuals and couples happier in just eight weeks. Now, in an Australian and world first, the Happiness Team are turning their attention to their gre...

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Changed forever.

A thought-provoking look into Australian society during the years of the First World War, Changed Forever is a two part program exploring the impact the Great War had on both the home front and abroad. Reflecting on the personal experiences of the co...

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72 dangerous places to live.

From its tempestuous, turbulent atmosphere to its consistently moving and shifting tectonic plates, the Earth can be a very dangerous place to live. Devastation can take on many guises; hurricanes lashing southern United States, blistering fires swee...

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Foreman.

Cast as America's Villain in the famed Rumble in the Jungle against Muhammad Ali, George Foreman lost one of the greatest fights in sports history. Immediately after the defeat, 'Big George' fell into a spiral that made him abandon boxing and spend 10...

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Whiteley.

A documentary about Australian cultural icon Brett Whiteley. WHITELEY is a visual journey into the life and legacy of one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. The story, told in Brett’s own voice, opens a rare window into an artist’s mind.

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Outback pilots. Season one.

Outback Pilots enters the extreme world of the bush pilots who risk their lives to help remote farmers, industries and communities spread across the vast wilderness of the Outback. This observational documentary captures the daily dramas of a wide variety...

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Harry Potter

BBC documentary focusing on the history of magic. As the British Library prepares to open an exhibition to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' its author J.K. Rowling takes a look around the artefacts on show...

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WWE WrestleMania 2018.

Contains the WrestleMania 34 matches and the RAW after WrestleMania, including the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match, the first-ever WrestleMania Women's Battle Royal, and special features of the WrestleMania...

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Walking the Americas.

Former paratrooper Levison Wood embarks on an epic 1,800 mile hike along the spine of Central America over the course of four months. Starting in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and ending in Columbia.

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Rock in a hard place

This film is a celebration and a tribute to South Australian original music, from the perspective of Adelaide's underground pub rock scene. The stories are memories told through the eyes of the musicians themselves and other local music supporters. This...

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Callanetics

Fire up your deep torso muscles that wrap around your core to challenge and re-define your total body. Callanetics is a proven and highly effective training method, recommended by thousands who have transformed their bodies using our layered series of...

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Jillian Michaels 10 minute body transformation

In this second edition of 10 minute body transformation, Jillian created five fun yet effective 10-minute workouts in exciting new modalities.

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Jillian Michaels 10 minute body transformation

Jillian Michael's 10 Minute Body Transformation is designed to get you incredible results in less time. Jillian created 5 insanely effective 10-minute workouts each comprised of a different modality, so whether you have an hour to exercise or only 10...

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Grand designs. Series fifteen.

The brand-new series of Grand Designs is as involving and entertaining as ever. It opens with an ambitious upside-down, New Zealand-inspired hill house clinging to a steep slope in the Malverns - built by an ex-RAF pilot and a GP who bought the plot on...

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Trudell.

"A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics."--

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Glenn Murcutt

This DVD explores the life and work of Australia's most famous living architect. Murcutt's extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and integrity of his work. Murcutt’s extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and ...

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Jane.

Dr. Jane Goodalls groundbreaking chimpanzee research redefined what it means to be human. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director...

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Have you seen the Listers?

This is a candid and personal insight into the rise of world-renowned street artist Anthony Lister as he challenges conservative Australia, whilst battling his own demons. Lister will have you gasping for air as he rises up the ranks from street artist...

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Gesualdo

Bearing all the hallmarks of Herzog's eccentric and original talent, this atmospheric documentary tells the chilling story of the sixteenth-century composer Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, one embracing sexual excess, ghastly murder and obsession....

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Sound tracker. Turkey

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Turkey.

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Sound tracker. Serbia

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Serbia.

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Sound tracker. Jamaica

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Jamaica.

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Sound tracker. Ethiopia

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Ethiopia.

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Saving our adolecents

A 1.5 hour video seminar from popular Australian parenting author, educator and 'queen of common sense' Maggie Dent. In this seminar, Maggie draws on almost 40 years of experience in teaching, raising and counselling adolescents to examine: Adolescence...

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Sound tracker. Indonesia :Java & Bali

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Java and Bali.

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Sound tracker. USA road trip

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to USA.

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Sound tracker. Brazil

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Brazil.

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Sound tracker. Senegal

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Senegal.

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Sound tracker. Argentina

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Argentina.

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Dear little boys

In this video seminar, popular Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about giving boys a great start, from birth to eight. Statistically many boys are struggling and giving them a great start matters so much....

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Sound tracker. New York

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to New York.

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Sound tracker. India

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to India.

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Sound tracker. Spain

Rock musician Sami Yaffa travels around the world using his talent as a busker to earn money to progress to the next stage. In this episode, Sami continues his journey to Spain.

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9 things

Are you a confused parent of children under 8? Wondering where to next when time-outs and sticker charts don't work? Looking for an easy-to-use guide to common parenting challenges? Join one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie...

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Never forget Australia.

This is the story of a little part of Australia that lies in the middle of France. This small French village is the largest Australian war memorial in Europe, with the names of fifty-eight thousand Anzac soldiers that died in World War I and here, every...

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The light beyond

Dr. Raymond Moody named and defined the near-death experience, created the field of medicine known as near-death studies, wrote Life After Life, the mega bestselling book that captured the world's attention and changed the way we view death and dying....

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The Leyland Brothers. Wheels across a wilderness and a journey revisited.

Here, for the first time on DVD, is the Leyland Brothers' historic West-East crossing of Australia in 1966 - from Steep Point in WA to Cape Byron in NS W - along with the recent retracing of the epic journey by Mal Leyland and his entourage. In the l...

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Portrait of Umbria & Tuscany.

Thousand-year-old rugged, stone-clad city-centres like those in Assisi, Lucca and San Gimignano; splendid cathedrals in shining white marble, like those in Orvieto, Pisa and Siena; breath-taking views from the hill-tops on which many of these cities ...

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Amazing spaces. Series 1.

Architect George Clarke explores the extraordinary uses people make of small spaces. He travels Britain looking at amazing micro builds and the inspired people undertaking them in the hope of maximising every inch of space in their homes or gardens. ...

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Dynamo, magician impossible. Season three.

The brand new, four-part series 3 follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world, visiting New York, South Africa, Ibiza and the UK, amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive cl...

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Knuckle.

Shot over 12 years, Knuckle is a brutal yet compelling look inside the closed community of Irish bare-knuckle gypsy fighters. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families, the film follows James Quinn McDonagh and his younger broth...

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The act of killing.

"In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style...

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Midnight Oil 1984

In 1984, Midnight Oil released their iconic record Red Sails in the Sunset. They embarked on a relentless tour around the nation performing raw and electrifying music that reignited the imagination of young Australians. That same year, their lead singer...

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The coronation with Her Majesty the Queen.

For the first time ever, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shares her personal memories of her 1953 Coronation, as well as that of her father’s King George VI in 1937. Viewing both private and official film footage, most of which she has not seen before,...

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The story of us with Morgan Freeman. Season 1.

Morgan Freeman takes viewers on a global journey to meet with people from different cultures whose lives are shaped in surprising ways, and to explore themes that unite us all. At a time when global events seem to be driving cultures apart, this series...

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Extreme railways. The complete series four.

For Chris Tarrant, travelling by train is the best possible way to explore a country, meet the real people and unlock its culture and history. In the fourthseries of Extreme Railways, Chris heads east from Morocco venturing into the Sahara to find out...

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David Attenborough's Tasmania.

Tasmania lies on the Australian continent, but is a world apart. It is home to an extraordinary cast of black devils and white wallabies. Trees here tower to one hundred metres and green lights dance in the southern sky. As the last landfall heading ...

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The Ghan

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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American pickers. The mother load.

In this 13th season, Mike and Frank find a stash of untouched inventory from one of the country’s oldest bicycle and sporting goods store, accept a special invite from Indiana’s Model-A Ford lady and fall hard for her ultra-rare barn-fresh Model-A tow...

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Randy Savage unreleased

The Macho Man has had legendary bouts with Hulk Hogan, Rick Rude, Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, and many others. The WWE Universe may be familiar with many of them, but there were several excellent matches that have never made it to DVD. Now fans can...

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Nancy Wake

Codenamed 'The White Mouse' for her elusiveness, international femme fatale, Nancy Wake, was a key inspiration behind Sebastian Faulkes' celebrated fictional spy Charlotte Gray. In this first ever docudrama biopic on Wake, gripping dramatisations are...

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Restoration home. Complete series 1-3.

Presented by Caroline Quentin, over three series Restoration Home follows the fortunes of 20 properties, each one of which has played a part in Britain’s history. The owners of the properties are desperate to breathe life into these ruins by creating...

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The men who built America. Frontiersmen.

From the Revolution through the California Gold Rush, it tells the visceral, immersive narrative of the American frontier through the eyes of the most iconic figures who explored and fought to claim the vast wilderness. A prequel to the first award-w...

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The curse of Oak Island. Season 1.

It introduces viewers to a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia where two obsessed brothers are attempting to solve a 200-year-old mystery. Rick and Marty Lagina own most of Oak Island and are determined to find the treasure alleged to be buried...

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Taylor Swift

"Passion plays a big part in Taylor Swift's meteoric rise to fame and stardom. from humble beginnings growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania, she became a driven performer by the age of 14, making the move to Country capital Nashville in...

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Faces places.

Acclaimed French film maker Agnes Varda and photographer JR set out on a trip through France to meet locals and produce epic sized murals and form an unlikely friendship along the way.

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The final year.

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.

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Victor Borge around Australia.

Danish composer, songwriter, entertainer and "comedian of the keyboard", Victor Borge made his American radio debut on the Bing Crosby show. He then created a one-man show "Comedy in Music" and made concert appearances throughout the USA and Europe, ...

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MAMIL

MAMILS, Middle-Aged Men in Lycra. During the week, they are white-collar professionals with responsible jobs, families and mortgages. Come the weekend, they transform into Lycra-clad super heroes; road warriors on expensive carbon framed bikes traveling...

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Attenborough and the empire of the ants.

Winter in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Nothing lives in the frozen landscape or so it seems. Hidden beneath the snow, billions of individuals are about to stir, because this sparkling winter wonderland is home to hundreds of nests of wood ants. Join Sir...

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Buena Vista Social Club

Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

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Air crash investigation. Season 15.

Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode...

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Warbirds over Wanaka 2018

"World Class Warbird displays set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world. Featuring the Bf109 Buchon, Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, P-40 Kittyhawk, Avro Anson Mk 1, Mustang P-51D, Catalina, Trojan T-28, RNZAF display, RAAF Hawk 127s, USAF...

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The secret life of cats & dogs.

There is no denying we are obsessed with our furry friends. We have lived together for thousands of years but how much do you really know about them? Have you ever wondered why your cat always lands on all fours? Why it purrs? And where it goes when it...

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Extreme railways. The complete series three.

For Chris Tarrant, travelling by train is the best possible way to explore a country, meet the real people and unlock its culture and history. In the third series of Extreme Railways, he explores the Alaska Railroad, sets out from a British-built station...

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Tom Wills.

The incredible true story of Australia's first celebrity sportsman. In the 1860's Tom Wills was the finest cricketer and footballer of his era - The Champion of The Colony. Until history erased him from the record books after his tragic death. Tom Wills...

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CT Fletcher

This is the untold story of six-time world champion power lifter CT Fletcher. Deemed one of the most influential and motivated fitness trainers, this documentary explores the pain, struggle, and hardships that he has endured throughout his life. Leaving...

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Streets of your town.

In the 1950s, pioneering architects including Robin Boyd, Syd Ancher, Roy Grounds and Harry Seidler adapted the International style of Modernism for a nation that was ready to embrace new ideas. Through the 1960s and '70s, Australian Modernism was tailored...

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Trams, tracks and trolley

Historical account of public transport in Hobart and Launceston including horse drawn vehicles, trams and electric trolley buses. Contains interviews with former employees of public transport companies and details the restoration of former passenger ...

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David Attenborough's Natural curiosities. Series three.

David Attenborough has spent a lifetime documenting the natural world, meeting a great number of extraordinary creatures. Now, he reveals another group of bewildering animals that intrigue him. We discover the amazing frog that freezes solid to survive...

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The back of beyond.

Adaptation to the harshness of the environment is the theme of this journey with the mailman Tom Kruse along the Birdsville Track. The form of the film is itself an adaptation from the British documentary tradition of narration.of storytellers who th...

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Skippy, Australia's first superstar.

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo hops back on to the small screen in a new documentary that relives the international superstar marsupial’s most famous, controversial and memorable moments and reveals how this lovable crime-fighting kangaroo became the emblem...

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Convict women & children In Australia.

From 1787 to 1853 over 25,000 women, nearly half of them Irish, were transported in the dark holds of ships on a 16,000 mile journey to the other side of the world as bonded labour. Arriving alone, or with small children in the colonies, these single,...

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Penelope Keith's Coastal villages. Series 1.

Dame Penelope Keith returns for more travels through Britain's villages armed with her trusty Batsford guides. In this new series, she's exploring an integral part of Britain's national character: its stunning coastline. Penelope seeks out the commun...

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Hunting Hitler. The final evidence.

What if Adolf Hitler didn't die in World War II? What if he survived the war and pulled off one of history's greatest disappearing acts by escaping to South America? The third season seeks to answer that very question. CIA veteran Bob Baer recruits one...

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American Valhalla.

American Valhalla recounts the musical journey of Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme.

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Finding Escobar's millions.

At one time Pablo Escobar, the most wanted man on the planet, buried masses of his estimated multi-billion-dollar fortune all over Colombia. Legends say the vast majority of it has never been found. With never-before-granted access and permission in ...

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Grace Jones

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an an...

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The hunt for the Zodiac killer.

Throughout the early 1960's and 1970's, the Zodiac Killer, one of history's most famous unidentified serial murderers, terrorised America in a spree of heinous attacks, sending taunting letters and codes filled with bizarre and ancient symbols. This code...

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Walk with me.

With unprecedented access, the documentary takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose, to practice...

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Filmed in supermarionation.

The ground-breaking puppetry and animation technique pioneered by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson is brought to life in this definitive documentary, revealing the passion and dedication behind their process. The Andersons brought to screen some of the biggest...

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Billy Connolly. Tracks across America.

In 2011 it took Billy Connolly eight long weeks to cross the two and half thousand miles that make up Route 66. Now he wants to circumnavigate all four corners of the United States on the magic carpet made of steel that is America’s rail network. 28 states...

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Jiro dreams of sushi.

A quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece...

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