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Dream of Dakar – The biggest race of their lives – Episode 3

Glenn’s dream comes to fruition as the team crosses the historic podium into the biggest race of their lives. Their inexperience is exposed when they receive speeding fines, time penalties and struggle with fatigue. Being the sole survivor of the four that started, the pressure and weight of the team’s ambitions now rest firmly on Jake’s shoulders to complete the race.


Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 3 of 4


 

Dream of Dakar – Buenos Aires – Episode 2

In their worst performance ever, the team wraps up the Australasian Safari with only one rider left standing. The team then heads to Buenos Aires, the official starting city of the Dakar Rally, having never travelled internationally. A different culture and the logistics of a world class event see the team shell shocked


Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 2 of 4


 

Dream of Dakar – Australasian Safari – Episode 1

Glenn & the team defend their title at the Australasian Safari, Australia’s equivalent to Dakar. Feeling the pressure of being only 3 months away from heading overseas, the team have their worst start


Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1 of 4


 

Chosen People – Episode 2

In 1947, the world’s leading photo-journalists chose ten families at random to represent our common humanity in the wake of war. That group of photographers went on to begin the Magnum Photos and included Henri Brsson, Roberta Capa, Goerge Roger and David Seymor. In the 21st century, the BBC tracked down these Chosen People throughout the world to learn of their lives over the extraordinary past half-century.

Will the Okamotos still be growing tea in high tech Japan? How did the Stieglitz family survive the turmoil of post war Germany? What has happened to Mexican farmer Pablo Gonzalez’s 18 children? And what of the Aluma family in war torn Southern Sudan?

Eight years in the making, ambitious in scope and poetic content, Chosen People travels across Italy, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Germany, China, France, Sudan, England and the USA in search of our human story.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 2 of 2


 

Chosen People – Episode 1

In 1947, the world’s leading photo-journalists chose ten families at random to represent our common humanity in the wake of war. That group of photographers went on to begin the Magnum Photos and included Henri Brsson, Roberta Capa, Goerge Roger and David Seymor. In the 21st century, the BBC tracked down these Chosen People throughout the world to learn of their lives over the extraordinary past half-century.

Will the Okamotos still be growing tea in high tech Japan? How did the Stieglitz family survive the turmoil of post war Germany? What has happened to Mexican farmer Pablo Gonzalez’s 18 children? And what of the Aluma family in war torn Southern Sudan?

Eight years in the making, ambitious in scope and poetic content, Chosen People travels across Italy, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, Germany, China, France, Sudan, England and the USA in search of our human story.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2000

Episode: 1 of 2


 

Blown Away

Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia’s history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. 40 years on, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Against the Tide

Over the last 25 years more than 20,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean in their attempt to reach Europe. Boats have gone adrift and sank under the eyes of coast guard ships, surveillance patrols and sometimes military buildings. In July 2012, a Euro-African activist coalition called “Boats 4 People” chartered a boat in order to monitor the border and denounce those responsible for this situation. Activists, lawyers and journalists were on board to sail the migration route the opposite way it is usually crossed by boat-people. This documentary shows the extraordinary action taken by activists from Africa and Europe – raising awareness, mobilizing public opinion and continuing the struggle for the rights of boat-people.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

A Wing and a Prayer

Mark Oremland had a dream – to own his own DC-3 aircraft and fly it from England to his home country New Zealand – recreating the famous flight by Jean Batten who in 1936 became the first person to fly this route. Several people join him on his adventure. The journey is fraught with bad weather, bureaucratic nightmares and engine breakdowns in remote places and towards the end of the journey near disaster strikes. Will Mark realise his dream or could this journey be the last of its kind?


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1 of 1


 

A Tale of Two Cities – Tiananmen Square – Episode 2

Beneath the surface of these cities, how do people live and work? What are the differences, what are the similarities, what are the stories? A worker at an iron-smelting factory in Beijing; a winemaker on the outskirts of Canberra; a Hansard reporter for Australia’s Parliament; weddings, farmers’ markets, and school playgrounds. Two photographers, changing places, viewing each other’s cities through the eyes of an artist — each seeing, beneath contrasting surfaces, the same inner hopes, fears and dreams. Citizens of sister cities, citizens of the world.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 2 of 2


 

A Tale of Two Cities – Tiananmen Square – Episode 1

We become acquainted with the life and history of these two sister cities. One is ancient, with thousands of years of tradition, home to more than 20 million people; Beijing, Capital of the People’s Republic of China. One is barely one hundred years old, a planned city, home to less than half a million people, Canberra, the capital of Australia.

In this episode we visit national icons like Tiananmen Square, as well as national parkland on the outskirts of Canberra and the gardens and lakes of Beijing. We meet rural fire fighters and Chinese Opera performers, crosstalk artists and folk musicians—citizens of sister cities, citizens of the world.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 2


 

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