Many say Singapore has the best education system in the world. A Quiet Revolution follows the inspiring stories of two Singaporean school children facing the highest stakes exam of their lives - the primary school leaving exam, or PSLE.
Start the day with quality news and analysis on ABC News Breakfast hosted by Michael Rowland, Virginia Trioli and Beverley O'Connor. Paul Kennedy brings you the latest from the sporting world and Vanessa O'Hanlon provides comprehensive coverage of the weather.
Welcome to Agony Uncles - where some of Australia's funniest and wisest celebrity gents put their reputations on the line to tell you what it's really like to be single, cohabitate, marry, divorce and then be single again in the 21st century.
Bench to Bedside tells the inspirational stories of people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. Bench to Bedside is about true stories, real diseases and high stakes. It is the riveting place where science meets reality TV.
Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world. From major public speeches to intimate bookshop conversations, Big Ideas puts you in the front row.
It's the perfect place - crystal clear water and long sunny days. It's Blue Water Beach but the locals call it 'Heaven'. Bang in the middle is a surf academy where each year seven lucky students are selected for a year long program.
This colourful six-part series uncovers the hidden past of Australia's most iconic houses. It provides a fascinating social history of Australia through the evolution of our houses and how the Aussie home has shaped the lives and cultures of present day. Each episode focuses on different styles of buildings and the people who inhabited them.
From the latest company reports to the issues facing Asian economies and expert analysis of market trends, host Whitney Fitzsimmons gives a full wrap of business and finance news from across the Asia Pacific region.
At Catalyst we know that science is a dynamic force for change. Each week Catalyst brings you stories from Australia and around the world. Our passion to meet scientists at the forefront of discovery is matched by our fascination with science breakthroughs however big or small. Science changes all our lives. For better or worse, we are committed to showing you what our future holds.
Hold on as you watch the thrilling next series of City Homicide. As long as there's greed and lust and passion, there's murder. Join Dective Senior Constables Jennifer Mapplethorpe (Nadine Gardner) and Duncan Freedman (Aaron Pedersen) and their colleagues here on Australia Network, bringing you the best of Australian drama.
This series asks, are we living through the beginning of the end of the West's ascendancy? Once so dominant, the economies of the United States and Europe are now facing the real prospect of being overtaken by China within a generation.
Cloudstreet is set in and around Perth, Western Australia during the stylish 40s and 50s. Cloudstreet tells the story of two rural families who suffer separate catastrophes and flee to the city to pick up the pieces of their lives and start again. Brought together in the same house at No.1 Cloud Street, the Lambs and the Pickles' share numerous tragedies and triumphs that draw them closer together, until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts.
Keeping audiences up with the times of the world's trendiest cosmopolitan cities, including Shanghai, New York, Tokyo and London; Cosmo Times aims to reveal some of the innate cultural differences that make these cities unique.
Mike, Pi, Marcello, Bec and Ram are smart, creative but radically different kids who have just scored part-time jobs testing prototype computer games. It's a blast, but it's not just computer programs that are being tested - loyalties, friendships and values are also on the line in the funny, compelling world that is the Crash Zone.
The gentle tale of five best friends - Faraway the Aardvark, Louisa the Polar Bear, Florrie the Dog, Sam the Monkey and Georgie the Penguin - who live on a beautiful patchwork quilt and take us on wonderful journeys and adventures.
In each episode of Food Safari, Maeve O'Meara visits a different cuisine, taking you into kitchens and restaurants across Australia to learn new recipes from hatted chefs and passionate home cooks alike.
This series of Food Safari is a delicious journey featuring some of the best food on earth as we travel the culinary "road less travelled" with cuisines ranging from Lao to Cypriot, Danish to South African, plus Australia's own Creole cuisines in Broome and Darwin.
Football Asia features the total coverage of AFC related events, Asian Cup Qualifiers and updates on Leagues from the region including J-League, K-League, A-League and Chinese Super League; Plus feature interviews with football stars.
Foreign Correspondent reports on major international issues but it also travels to places where reporters and camera operators are less welcome - investigating stories that governments don't want told.
Good Game is a program by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes.
Former food critic Matthew Evans has chucked in his city life for a taste of some small farm living in Tasmania; that heart-shaped island somewhere down the bottom of Australia. This series plots the new trajectory of Matthew's life: from living in Australia's biggest and busiest city to a country life in an isolated part of the island state. He's eager to seriously put to the test his primary belief that we should all be directly connected with our food - either by growing it or rearing it ourselves, or sourcing it from local producers.
In GREAT SOUTHERN LAND professor Steve Simpson takes viewers on a unique journey across Australia, looking at our mysterious island continent from a truly revealing perspective - above. As we take to the skies with Steve we uncover the otherwise hidden patterns, networks and systems that keep us on the move, fed, alive and thriving.
Each week, host Wil Anderson will be joined by regulars Todd Sampson and Russel Howcroft, along with some of Australia's smartest communications experts. They will take us inside the persuasion business and explain why the world appears, not as it really is, but as others want us to see it. Why everything is spin, branding, advertising and image control.
In Hong Kong and Macau four gamblers take us on a journey into the world of winners and losers created by a culture of speculation, addiction and debt. Gambling has long been part of Chinese life, but, with a society increasingly divided by rich and poor, an obsession with winning easy money has intensified, with more and more people pinning their hopes on games of luck and fortune. Through personal stories High/Low reveals an emotional search for belief and identity in money-centric modern China.
Every day in Australia over 40 000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Follow the chaplains' journeys alongside the patients and families at three major hospitals. Our chaplains are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges - to help makes sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique and never-been-seen perspective on the daily life and death drama of hospital life.
Inside Edge is a weekly interview show for ABC News 24. Presented by Angela Pulvirenti, the program features face-to-face interviews with Australian sporting icons, looking back on their experiences both on and off the field.
Insight is Australia's leading forum for debate and powerful first person stories. Each week, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist Jenny Brockie hosts a lively conversation and dives deep into a single topic. We bring together surprising and unpredictable guests: people with first-hand experience of the issue as well as experts and those with strong opinions.
Australian comedian Judith Lucy grew up so heavily Catholic that she wanted to become a nun... By the time she left school, she was a committed atheist. Now she's convinced there must be something in between those two extremes... She just doesn't have a clue what it is. Join her on her quest to discover something to believe in, when Judith Lucy's Spiritual Journey starts.
The story of the Forgotten Battle in the Forgotten War: how a small band of Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders in Korea gave up their Anzac Day barbecue to stop the Seoul-bound Chinese Army in its tracks. It is one of the most significant battles in Australia's military history - and the least acknowledged.
Each week one of Australia's most respected political commentators - Annabel Crabb - takes a plate and leads us into the homes and hearts of some of our most notable and engaging politicians. She sits down and talks food, recipes and carbon tax with MPs from both sides of the fence.
Eddie Koiki Mabo became one of the most recognisable names in Australia after he won a case of land ownership against the Australian Government in the high court of Australia in 1992. Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the MABO decision and through the eyes of those who loved him most we discover who was Eddie Mabo away from the courts, away from the headlines, who was the man that would make history and become one of the most controversial Australian figures of the twentieth century.
What are the secrets to a happy relationship? Great sex? Never arguing? Keeping peace with the in-laws? With one in three Australian marriages ending in divorce, finding the answers is more urgent than ever. During the course of this series, four ordinary couples are pushed to their emotional limits - and beyond. As long buried resentments come to the surface, and entrenched behaviours are challenged, will the couples succeed in their goal of a happier relationship?
In this one-hour documentary we celebrate the history of Australian food through the recollections of Australian food legend Margaret Fulton, a pioneer of the Australian kitchen. From the meat and three veg of the 1940's and 50's, to the pasta of the 60's, the fondue of the 70's, the salmon mousse of the 80's, to the generation of Australian chef's that have changed the world's taste buds forever.
Offspring, the exuberant drama set in Melbourne's Fitzroy, centres on Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie). The story follows Nina's struggle to deal with her fabulously messy family, her hunt for a decent love life and her tendency to over-think and fly off into fantasy.
As the season begins, Nina (Asher Keddie) is 12 weeks pregnant to partner, anesthetist Patrick Reid (Matthew Le Nevez). Having recovered from the initial shock of their surprise pregnancy, Nina embarks on a mission to perfect all areas of her life before the baby arrives. But Nina's desire for perfection is quickly disrupted by complications at work, and the bedlam created by the ever-expanding Proudman family.
Astari from Indonesia has always dreamed of opening her own business. After living and working in Adelaide for a few years, with the help of her family and friends, she follows her dream of opening an Indonesian Restaurant. Open For Business tells the highs and lows of her journey.
The All Aboard five day series creates opportunities for preschoolers to extend their knowledge about trains as a form of transport which is achieved through role play, painting, singing and cooking activities.
Poh steps out of her comfort zone and pulls up her sleeves to lend a hand to people who are using cooking to help heal, inspire and change lives. Travelling both home and abroad her eyes are thrown wide open as Poh sees for herself how food can help get people's lives back on track.
Since we last met our hero, Criminal Barrister Cleaver Greene, we wish we could write that he has found the road to Damascus instead of the road to perdition; that he has learned to love wisely instead of too often and that going another A$ 25,000 into debt to back a "sure thing" nag at the races paid off. The horse didn't even finish the race. Sadly, that epi-centre of chaos otherwise known as Cleaver Greene has learned nothing in this time and hasn't changed a bit. If anything, he's a little worse. Like any genuine addict, Cleaver is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes. In season two of Rake starring Richard Roxburgh, the bar gets even lower!
For thousands of years, they lay dormant in the soil until suddenly, rare earth metals became the driving force behind a technical revolution. Smart phones, laptops, touch screens, wind turbines, hybrid vehicles: they all need rare earths. Among the first to recognize this were the Chinese and today China mines an incredible 97% of all rare earth minerals extracted worldwide. Follow researchers as they drill for new deposits and see how they try and find new, more environmentally friendly ways of processing the materials.
Six extraordinary stories one unmissable Australian drama series. Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians. The highly celebrated and multi award winning drama of 2012. The critically acclaimed Redfern Now returns for another extraordinary season.
Tonight's history doc uncovers the intriguing existance of an ancient Roman city in China, Rome: The Lost City of China. Here, some villagers' rusty yellow hair and Caucasian features have intrigued neighbours, historians and not least, the villagers themselves. Some modern scholars believe Li-jien is today's ZhelaiZhai, and that the villagers' ancestors are none other than Rome's missing legionnaires.
This season sees RUSH cover a bigger story arc across the thirteen episodes, kicking of from a game-changing incident in episode one - the assassination of the police minister. This sparks the formation of a major crime taskforce, with TR the tactical component of the investigation.
Get ready for the rush as the adrenalin pumps through your body in this fast-paced blur of action sports and urban culture. Rush TV will profile the most prolific people in the world of action sports including snowboarding, bmx, skating, surfing and motocross.
This special is a salute to one of Australia's publishing icons. Marking the 20th anniversary of her very first publication, the one and only Di Morrissey catches up with Australian journalist, publisher and literary enthusiast Jennifer Byrne.
Legendary British author Ian McEwan sits down with Australian journalist, publisher and literary enthusiast Jennifer Byrne in London and talks with her about everything from his childhood to his difficult writing process.
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist, essayist, critic and activist, and one of the most heavily awarded writers of recent times. In this interview, recorded at Perth Writers Festival, Australian journalist, publisher and literary enthusiast Jennifer Byrne speaks with Margaret about her unconventional upbringing and her most influential work.
Somehow John Bell, a shy kid with stutter, become a great Australian actor and bold director. Inspired at the age of 15 by the "vulgarity, bloodthirstiness and great lyricism" of Shakespeare, his name has been back-to-back with the bard's for over 20 years now at the Bell Shakespeare Company.
On the verge of international recognition, 28 year old Simon Stone is a theatre director, writer and actor to watch. The Talented Mr Stone captures Simon's fearless energy while he's still working in Australia.
Sunday Lights presents Yamaji Man - an intimate portrait of a proud and powerful man. Born to a Yamaji woman from Western Australia and an Irish Catholic father, Mark Atkin grew up in two worlds, never truely at home in either. An inspirational didgeridoo player, we join him on tour in New York where he has been performing and working with Philip Glass.
This new children's drama series gives the traditional superhero genre a new spin. Amazing Extraordinary Friends is the story of an ordinary boy who discovers the power to be extraordinary. 15-year-old Ben Wilson is an average kid whose life changes dramatically when he discovers a mysterious insignia that endows him with amazing powers as Captain X. With the help of a retired superhero sidekick known as The Green Termite and best friend Roy Bottle (alias NightLite), Ben sets out to unite the world's few remaining superheroes under one common banner: The Amazing Extraordinary Friends.
Amazing Extraordinary Friends is the story of an ordinary boy who discovers the power to be extraordinary. 15-year-old Ben Wilson is an average kid whose life changes dramatically when he discovers a mysterious insignia that endows him with amazing powers as Captain X. With the help of a retired superhero sidekick known as The Green Termite and best friend Roy Bottle (alias NightLite), Ben sets out to unite the world's few remaining superheroes under one common banner: The Amazing Extraordinary Friends.
Puppets Fi-Be and Benji welcome you to The Amazing House , where exciting things are always happening. Through a magical mixture of fun and adventure, children are taken on a journey exploring words that start with a particular letter sound.
Set in Ballarat in 1959, Dr Lucien Blake has returned home after decades away to take over the country practice from his dying father. A former Army Medical Officer and POW, Dr Blake is both a GP and the town's police surgeon, which means he often finds himself investigating deaths ‐ both natural and unnatural. He is haunted by the horrors of wars, his incarceration in Thailand's infamous Ban Pong POW camp and his own personal loss. Everyone trusts the doctor. They tell him everything. And he has a dammed good nose for things left unsaid.
The Gruen Transfer is hosted by the inimitable Wil Anderson, who picks apart the seams of advertising with the extraordinary Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson, ably supported by our rotating panel of Dan Gregory, Dee Madigan, Jeremy Nicholas, Bridget Taylor, Jane Caro, Rowan Dean and Carolyn Miller.
Sunday Lights presents Waleed Aly's discussion on age and wisdom. Waleed is in very wise company tonight. Joining him are Australian living legend and the man of many kaftans, Kamahl; swinging 60s wild child and 80s fashion icon, Jenny Kee; The "Cool Daddy" of Australian music, Ross Wilson; Broadcaster, satirist and woman of the world, Libbi Gorr and Chinese-Australian and self proclaimed "gaysian" writer Ben Law.
Recruits: Paramedics follows the journey of everyday people setting out to achieve a lifelong ambition to become a paramedic. New recruits must first survive eight grueling weeks of medical theory and assessment at Paramedic College. Many have no medical background ... they arrive with nothing more than an overpowering motivation to save lives. But this is a journey and a career that will also transform their own lives.
This landmark series tells the story of a civilisation that is older than history - a land of a billion people, 400 languages and 33 million gods. Everything you've heard about India is true - and more. India is poised to become the next superpower and the reasons lie not just in the present but in the past. As the brief heyday of the West comes to a close, the big players in history are coming again - the players whose creativity goes back not merely decades, but thousands of years. The Indians created empires that ruled half the world, empires with unforgettable human stories that left stupendous monuments from the Taj Mahal to the giant temples of South India.
Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama. The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands.
It's Lights, Camera, Action, Wiggles! The Wiggles have made television for children in their own unique way full of fun, music and entertainment transmitted from their very own pretend Network Wiggles.
Zoe Daniel and Jim Middleton bring you a complete snapshot of the day's international news and current affairs, with reports from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's network of international correspondents, plus insights from special guests.
Hosted by Ben Crawley, contestants aged between 12-15 years are placed in two teams of three to battle it out during four rounds of general knowledge questions in the hope of winning the What Do You Know? trophy.
Well-known Australians Shaun Micallef, Kerry O'Brien, Melissa George, Vince Colosimo, John Wood and Michael O'Loughlin play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past.
In this exciting new weekly show for Australia Network, host Del Irani takes the region's hot social media topics and asks what, why and really! What is transfixing twitter and why do we care? While mainstream news talks to politicians, we talk to the people on the street to find out what they think. We'll connect across Asia using skype and social media to debate the issues of the week.
The official Asia Pacific Championship for the distance, and is one of only three regional championships in the world. The race is held around Auckland's iconic waterfront with the swim in the Viaduct Harbour, bike over the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the run to the finish at the Viaduct Events Centre.
After spending a year studying together in Singapore, three teenage girls; Ally, from Australia, Emma from Germany and Jackie, a Singaporean local face the sad reality that they are about to split up as Ally and Emma must head back to their home countries. To their delight and amazement though, the girls accidentally discover that their mobile phones and computers can combine to physically transport them via a "chatroom" into each other's houses. It's not all fun and games though as their exploits in cyber space also prove to be dangerous. The risk of being stuck on the wrong side of the world, or never being able to return home from cyber space, constantly looms over their heads.