31 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
The Book Show – David Malouf television program – 1988
One of the earliest examples of The Book Show. DJ (Dinny) O’Hearn talks to David Malouf, who had just won the Haskell award for his body of work.
The Book Show – Germaine Greer television program – 1992
Germaine Greer talks to Andrea Stretton about the mixed reactions of feminists to her latest book, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause.
The Book Show – Jim McClelland television program – 1991
Jim McClelland, minister in the Whitlam Government, was a good friend of John Kerr until 1975 when Kerr dismissed the Labor Government. They never spoke again.
The Book Show – Peter Carey television program – 1992
Peter Carey had already won the Booker prize for Oscar and Lucinda when Andrea Stretton interviewed him about his latest book, The Tax Inspector.
Bookmark – Tim Winton television program – 1995
Tim Winton discusses the film adaptation of his novel, That Eye, the Sky. So long as the adaptation respects the writing, he’s happy.
The Circuit – It’s a Long Way Home television program – 2007
A fresh look at the interaction between the court system and Aboriginal people living in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers television program – 2001
Effie was a sitcom character before wandering out of fiction into documentary. Her comic persona allows a bluntness that 'serious’ interviewers might not get away with.
Fashionista – Alex Perry television program – 2003
Alex Perry runs through the A-Z of designing a wedding dress for the big day, negotiating the demands of the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids.
Fashionista – Donna-May Bolinger television program – 2004
Donna-May Bolinger, whose shoes were worn in Moulin Rouge!, has attempted to move beyond designing shoes, to incorporate feminist history in her work.
Fashionista – John Macarthur television program – 2003
John, from the Macarthur dynasty, pioneers of Australia’s wool industry, produces knitted high fashion garments that include singlets, shorts and even bikinis.
Fashionista – Mambo television program – 2003
Robert Moore’s boyhood interests– including cars and rock 'n’ roll – continue to inspire his artwork for iconic surfwear company Mambo.
Fashionista – Naomi Goodsir television program – 2003
Naomi Goodsir is a milliner. Lucky there’s always a race day somewhere, otherwise she’d be out of a job.
Fashionista – Nicolas Jurnjack television program – 2004
Nicolas Jurnjack, hair stylist to the world’s most famous models, was offered a choice of a plumbing or hairdressing apprenticeship. He chose plumbing.
Fashionista – Vivienne Westwood television program – 2005
Fashionista presenter Lee Lin Chin, self-confessed fashion junkie, is a Westwood fan, having written a long letter to her several years ago.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 1 television program – 2004
Homesick for Broome, the Pigram brothers wrote a famous song celebrating their mother’s wonderful fish soup and rice.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 2 television program – 2004
Diving for trepang (sea cucumber) in the northernmost tip of Australia, the program finds fine produce and great cooks to create a showcase of Australian cuisines.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 3 television program – 2004
While Maeve O’Mara has crossed the desert to eat at a terrific Greek taverna in Coober Pedy, Joanna Savill is in the Torres Strait to take part in a local feast.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 5 television program – 2004
Maeve O’Mara travels to Tasmania to discover the secrets behind creating a terrific cheddar. Joanna Savill is invited to a three-day Sikh religious festival and feast.
The Food Lovers’ Guide to Australia – Series 5 Episode 6 television program – 2004
Another program in this very attractive series with its blend of produce, recipes and the cultures that make up contemporary Australia.
If Only – Series 1 Episode 10 television program – 2003
If only’ stories of missed opportunities including Roxy, 'the baddest child in Australia’, now clear-sighted enough to describe the madness she has been through.
If Only – Series 1 Episode 3 television program – 2003
More 'if only’ stories, including a young single mother who found and then lost her birth mother and a woman who suffered at the hands of the school bully.
If Only – Series 1 Episode 5 television program – 2003
Vignettes of lost opportunity, including a man with cloudy vision, a musician convinced she would never play again and a ward of the state missing her mother’s love.
Masterpiece Special – Judy Davis television program – 1996
My Brilliant Career may have been a successful start to a career, but for Judy Davis it is an unhappy memory of an early experience working in film.
Masterpiece Special – Melvyn Bragg television program – 1996
Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show is the longest-running arts TV show in the English-speaking world.
Masterpiece Special – Robert Hughes television program – 1997
Art critic and writer Robert Hughes describes self-doubt as part of the creative process, for critics as well as artists and writers.
Masterpiece Special – Robyn Davidson television program – 1996
Masterpiece specials rely on the strength of the interviews, which can hold an audience especially if the interviewer is someone of the calibre of Andrea Stretton.
Masterpiece Special – Salman Rushdie television program – 1996
Andrea Stretton interviews Salman Rushdie, whose latest book has been written under the threat of a death sentence.
Masterpiece Special – Wole Soyinka television program – 1997
Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka talks about his early life in Nigeria. He now lives in exile and misses the smells, sounds and textures of his native land.
Mum’s the Word – Episode 16 television program – 2003
A group of women, including Federal MP Jackie Kelly and a young single mother, talk about how they feel pressured by their children to buy, buy, buy.
Mum’s the Word – Episode 9 television program – 2003
The women selected for this discussion are chosen for their entertaining stories about parenting rather than representing the range of parenting issues in the community.
Some of Many: Germans in Australia documentary – 1983
An Australian-based German filmmaker traces the changing fortunes of German immigrants to Australia from the first fleet to the late 1980s.