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100 days to victory.

DVD

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.

DVD

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.

DVD

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.

DVD

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

DVD

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.

DVD

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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The Ghan. Alice Springs to Darwin.

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 dark files.

DVD

An investigative special chronicling former CIA operative Barry Eisler, award-winning journalist Steve Volk, and filmmaker Chris Garetano's exploration into the mythologies, conspiracies and accusations that surround an abandoned military base known as...

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Whitney.

DVD

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies...

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WWE 24. Best of 2018.

DVD

The greatest WWE 24 episodes from 2018 are now available for your collection! Experience this incredible docuseries and step into the lives of your favourite WWE Superstars, as they prepare for some of the most monumental nights in their careers. Get...

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Best pay-per-view matches 2018.

DVD

2018 broke new ground for WWE. Dream matches were realised. Rivalries culminated. Superstars from Raw and SmackDown set the standard for exciting in-ring action. Now relive the incredible matches of the year with WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 20...

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Vitamania

DVD

A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake. Almost one billion of us take a regular dietary supplement, mainly vitamin tablets. Vitamins are...

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Fahrenheit 11/9.

DVD

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. --

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Discovering Britain. Series 1.

DVD

In the ultimate celebration of Britain's outdoors, history, culture and tradition, Maureen Lipman and Larry Lamb will be getting to the heart of what makes British heritage so unique. With expert local guides from every corner of the nation, we travel...

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The Pacific

DVD

Actor Sam Neill retraces the route Captain James Cook took 250 years before on his legendary journey across the Southwest Pacific, explores the cultures of the islands Cook visited and discusses Cook's controversial legacy with the locals.

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Food safari earth with Maeve O'Meara.

DVD

Home cooks have long known the value of vegetables and more and more chefs now showcase them as the main event on menus and this 13-part extravaganza sees host Maeve O'Meara explore the bounty of fresh vegetables, vibrant fruits, herbs, grains, pulses...

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Food safari water with Maeve O'Meara.

DVD

Food Safari Water is a vibrant, comprehensive 13-part series which not only showcases the great seafood dishes of the world, but it also explores the traditions of catching and preserving fish, shellfish, crustaceans and sea vegetables - a celebration...

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Westwood

DVD

With exclusive, unprecedented access, this film encompasses the remarkable story of Vivienne's life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols' manager Mal...

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McKellen

DVD

Sir Ian McKellen gives insight on coming out, being a leader for equality, his love of theatre, his roles as Gandalf, Magneto and Mr. Holmes.

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Elvis Presley

DVD

He was a boy from Tupelo who grew up to become the biggest star in music. Along the way, he absorbed a staggering range of influences, creating a revolutionary sound in his lifelong search for self-expression. Following his creative journey from chil...

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McQueen.

DVD

This is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death. Through exclusive interviews with his...

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Tea with the dames.

DVD

Tea with the dames celebrates the lives and careers of four actresses: Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. They’ve watched e...

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Monsieur Mayonnaise.

DVD

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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Great British railway journeys. Series 9

DVD

Michael Portillo makes various railway journeys across the UK, using a 150-year-old Bradshaw's Guide (a collection of railway timetables and a guidebook). He looks at the history, culture and industry of the towns that he passes through, and the way ...

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The Ghan

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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Ice wars

DVD

This is a series that looks at the effects of the increase in use of the drug Ice. It reveals the scope of the challenges facing law enforcement, health workers, users and the community as they try to mitigate, if not eradicate, these effects in Aust...

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Rick Stein's tastes of the world.

DVD

Chef, bon vivant, restaurateur, entrepreneur, raconteur, Rick Stein is a man on a mission: to hunt down the freshest, finest, most vibrant tastes the world has to offer. He's cooked for the Queen, Presidents, Prime Ministers and celebrities, now Rick...

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Australia

DVD

From the majesty of our vast natural environment to the wonders of our manmade world, this is Australia like you've never seen it before. Join a team of passionate experts on a spectacular quest along the edge of Australia. Australia: Life On The Edge...

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Rococo

DVD

Following the grandeur of Baroque, Rococo art is often dismissed as frivolous and unserious, but Waldemar Januszczak disagrees. In this three-part series he re-examines Rococo art and argues that the Rococo was actually the age in which the modern world...

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First footprints.

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First Footprints tells the story of the original pioneers for all humankind, a history that began in Australia tens of thousands of years before modern humans reached America or Europe. The series draws on the collective memory of Indigenous Australians,...

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Life on the reef.

DVD

From the producer of Kakadu comes this three-part blue chip natural history series on our greatest natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. But for how long we will be able to celebrate this amazing natural structure is now a matter of urgent discussion....

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Rocco Sorace's body tone pilates, advanced pilates & mind and body bootcamp.

DVD

ADVANCED PILATES: The ultimate mind and body workout! Get strong and get fit inside and out! Let this advanced Fitness Pilates mat based workout help tone your abdominal muscles, strengthen back muscles and improve your posture. Fitness Pilates is a....

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Targeted toning yoga.

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Presents three 20-minute yoga routines, each targeting a different area of the body. Filmed in a garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

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Michelle Merrifield's Power pilates collection

DVD

Power Pilates is a dynamic fusion of Pilates and fitness exercises that will make your body feel toned and terrific. With its low impact floor based exercises it can transform both your body and posture in just a few sessions. This inspired workout is...

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Beginner level yoga.

DVD

Yoga is one of the best ways to cultivate a connection between your mind and body. It tones muscles, increases flexibility, calms the mind and can improve overall health. This unique beginner sequence teaches yoga breathing and takes you step by step...

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Michelle Merrifield's power pilates. Level advanced.

DVD

Power Pilates is a dynamic fusion of Pilates and fitness exercises that will make your body feel toned and terrific. With its low impact floor based exercises it can transform both your body and posture in just a few sessions. This inspired workout is...

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Michelle Merrifield's power pilates. Level beginners.

DVD

Power Pilates is a dynamic fusion of Pilates and fitness exercises that will make your body feel toned and terrific. With its low impact floor based exercises it can transform both your body and posture in just a few sessions. This inspired workout is...

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Michelle Merrifield's power pilates. Level intermediate.

DVD

Power Pilates is a dynamic fusion of Pilates and fitness exercises that will make your body feel toned and terrific. With its low impact floor based exercises it can transform both your body and posture in just a few sessions. This inspired workout is...

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The human face.

DVD

Four-episode television documentary examining the human face from every angle - cultural, historical, biological, physiological and psychological.

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WWE evolution 2018

DVD

For the first time ever, female Superstars from the past and present take centre stage for an historic all-women event. At WWE Evolution, who will emerge victorious from WWE's first-ever Last Woman Standing Match between Charlotte Flair and SmackDown...

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Nazi megastructures. 5, Russia's war.

DVD

This is the story of Hitler's attempts to liquidate the Russian people and gain living space for his superior Aryan race. All the way to the gates of Moscow and back to the heart of Berlin, this is a conflict of annihilation culminating in the collapse...

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American pickers. Junkyard wizard.

DVD

One man's trash, three men's treasure! This isn't your grandmothers antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wieldin...

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Outback truckers. Season 6.

DVD

Tackling the toughest roads and heaviest loads, Outback Truckers is back for a 6th season. Facing extremes of drought ravaged land to rain drenched roads that leave you stranded for days, these determined truckers battle the elements on every job they...

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All the king's horses

DVD

Thoroughbred racing is deeply ingrained in the Australian national psyche in city and outback. It is our third biggest employer and third in attendances after Australian Rules and Rugby League football. For the past 50 years it was dominated by the o...

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Pauline Hanson

DVD

This TV program explores how Pauline Hanson's speech in 1996 and the decades of debate that followed has influenced Australia today the impact of her political career on modern multicultural Australia, and the people who have helped her transition from...

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Coast. Series 3. Australia.

DVD

Neil Oliver heads a team of six expert presenters who travel to eight regions of Australia to highlight glorious coastal areas, revealing the often little-known stories of these spectacular places and meeting their local characters. Series 1 just scratched...

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Italy, love it or leave it.

DVD

Luca and Gustav are two young Italians who over the past few years have witnessed the exodus of many of their friends to Berlin, London or Barcelona. Creative, talented people who don't see a future in their country. They're fed up with the high cost...

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Jimmy Barnes, working class boy.

DVD

Working Class Boy is the unflinching story of Jimmy Barnes' childhood--from the slums of Glasgow to the forlorn immigrant suburbs of Australia, to the day he is asked to join a band and finds his escape and true path with Cold Chisel. A powerful and....

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Art & copy.

DVD

A powerful film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time, people who've profoundly impacted our culture. Their work grabbed the attention of millions and truly...

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Howard on Menzies

DVD

This documentary series presented by former Prime Minister John Howard will shed new light on a period of Australian politics that has, until now, been largely overlooked by historians and cultural commentators. Sir Robert Gordon Menzies was the Prime...

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Janis

DVD

Documentary on rock singer Janis Joplin, with her own words telling much of the story through a series of letters she wrote home over the years, read by Chan Marshall. Includes interviews with musicians P!nk, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob...

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The hairy bikers. Restoration road trip.

DVD

The Hairy Bikers rev up their vintage bikes and go on their greatest road trip yet. They'll be meeting the passionate enthusiasts who are bringing the amazing relics of Britain's past back to life, from coal mines to cotton mills and steam trains to ...

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The best of Hyundai Country calendar. 2017, vol 2.

DVD

"The Hyundai Country Calendar team is constantly amazed by the wide diversity we find in the many types of land-based activities that we find all over New Zealand and this second volume of our favourite 2017 episodes is no exception. It features families...

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Generation wealth.

DVD

For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist's sensitivity a vast range of cultural...

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Living universe.

DVD

Living Universe is a spectacular journey to answer an extraordinary question: are we alone in the universe? Based on the latest scientific research, we go on an adventure to a distant planet in search of life. How do we get there? What will we uncover?...

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The song keepers.

DVD

Four generations of song women that make up The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, go on a historic journey to take back the hymns that were given to their ancestors by the German missionaries but in their own ancient Aboriginal languages and...

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Raw food made easy.

DVD

Demonstrates how to set up your kitchen with basic equipment and staple ingredients; how to purchase the right foods each week; and how to prepare a few items in advance so that daily meals are quick and easy. Recipes include smoothies and juices, so...

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Back roads. Series three.

DVD

Journalist Heather Ewart returns to the Back Roads of Australia to discover more resilient country towns and the inspiring people who live in them. Throughout this ten-part series, Heather uncovers wonderful communities defined by their strength and ...

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The eighties.

DVD

The world held its breath as the Cold War between two nuclear superpowers came to a near miraculous and peaceful end. But the world also learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new...

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Back roads.

DVD

Back Roads transports audiences to some of the nation’s most remote and inspiring communities to highlight rural Australia’s trademark grit, generosity, humour and innovation. Hosted by ABC journalist Heather Ewart, Back Roads travels the country to find...

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Back roads. Series two.

DVD

Back Roads Series 2 takes viewers on another journey to meet more of this country’s most colourful characters and resilient communities. In this nine-part series, award-winning journalist Heather Ewart discovers more about what makes country towns tick,...

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The last Goldfish.

DVD

A daughter's search for her lost family stretches from Australia to Trinidad and WWII Germany. Rich with archival images, Su Goldfish's autobiographical documentary echoes through all those touched by forced migration. Manfred Goldfish tried to suppress...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 1.

DVD

Beloved artist, actor and comedian Anh Do uses his passion for painting to explore the stories behind some of Australia's most intriguing personalities in this intimate and revealing new interview series. Through deeply personal conversations, Archibald...

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Anh's brush with fame. Series 2.

DVD

Comedian, author and artist Anh Do gets up close and personal with Australian celebrities as he reveals hidden truths and unique insights that help shape the portrait he paints.

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Todd Sampson's life on the line.

DVD

The laws of physics govern all life on this planet. They are one of the few things in life that are universal, immutable and predictable – yet we rarely think about how they impact upon everything that we do. Now TV host Todd Sampson (Gruen, Redesign...

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The Go-Betweens. Right here.

DVD

Three Decades. Two Friends. One Band. They are Australia’s own “Lennon and McCartney” and the legacy they and their fellow band members forged through the late 70s, 80s and into the 2000s has now become the stuff of rock music legend. Unflinching, in...

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