Australia has one of the highest rates of car theft in the western world. Chris Masters investigates car crooks working in the gaps between warring car industry worlds.
A savage indictment of the state of our rural health services. Dr Kevin Coleman is the only doctor to service Cobar shire, a huge area with a population of 7,000.
A Walkley Award-winning documentary by Liz Jackson at the height of the match-fixing controversy, exposing why it had escaped official investigation for so long.
An extraordinary docudrama about the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and the death of a Portuguese cameraman.
Inside the circle’, a new way to deal with offenders who come up before the legal system. Robert is face-to-face with his victim and four Aboriginal Elders.
This interview with Olympic swimming champion John Konrads, from the first Four Corners in 1961, leaves us with a better understanding of how a great athlete’s mind works.
A massacre, cover-up and UN report that implicates an Australian mining company in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A lack of envirommental perspective somewhat dates a tragic record of the death of a country town. The wheat belt of Coonamble is now entering its fourth year of drought.
In mockumentary style, The Games charts the progress of the fictitious Logistics and Liaison Division of SOCOG in the run-up to the Sydney Olympics.
This episode shifts the action to Australia and introduces ‘the tour guide from hell’ and his sneaky nephew, both in pursuit of a magical opal.
Max Gillies’ ability to capture the mannerisms of our politicians and Patrick Cook’s searingly funny scripts are this program’s great strengths.
A crime series set in a drycleaners.
The Gunston Tapes 1975
Garry McDonald plays Norman Gunston, an egotistical but inept talk-show host. His rich and famous interview subjects often didn’t know the show was a parody.
H2O: Just Add Water is about three teenagers facing everyday problems but with a twist – they become mermaids when in contact with water.
A forensic psychiatrist finds she has to solve a petrol station shooting without getting too personally involved.
Harp in the South 1986
The ‘harp in the south’ refers to Irish immigrants in Australia. A mini-series, based on Ruth Park’s book, follows the Darcys in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Edgy, fast-paced drama starring a young Alex Dimitriades and set in a multicultural urban high school.
Stolen goods, lawn bowls and a séance feature in this final episode of the groundbreaking 1990s teen drama.
Focuses on the importance of attitudes and honour in sport, in the story of basketball-mad Holly who moves from New Zealand to Australia and starts her own team.
When Homicide first aired, Australian television drama, complete with Australian cops and accents, was a novelty on screen.
This was star Charles 'Bud’ Tingwell’s favourite Homicide episode.
This extraordinary episode breaks away from many of the usual Homicide conventions and dispenses with the customary police investigation in record time.
Snoz and Hoota are squabbling rivals in this 3D computer-generated animated series. In this episode, Snoz finds a mini Hoota included with the breakfast cereal.
Squabbling duo Hoota and Snoz star in the first 3D computer-generated animated series produced in Australia.
This program is an unusual combination of live action and animatronic puppets with Jasmine Ellis, the actor playing Lauren, the animation model for Angela Anaconda.
It’s a tall order to re-create events from three-and-a-half million years ago. Roger Scholes found every kind of landscape required in Tasmania.
Part scientific mystery, part detective story – this episode concludes that everyone on earth is related to the one tribe from Africa.
I Can Jump Puddles 1981
Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Alan Marshall, this story of struggle and courage has become a classic Australian tale.
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.
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.
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.
How many of us would be prepared to change in a cupboard each day rather than compromise the architect’s vision? A showcase of contemporary architecture.
Harry Butler CBE, naturalist and environmentalist, explains how man-made Lake Argyle has changed the ecology of the Kimberley region forever.
Harry Butler seems the archetypal bushie, with his khaki shorts and battered bushman’s hat. He doesn’t work to a script, but moves around the bush with a keen eye.
An epic period adventure, full of swash and buckle, sweeping landscapes, high seas and romance.
Interviewed at age 97, Dr Daniel Mannix, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, was a man of considerable influence in Australian public life.
The Inventors 1970
Panellist Diana 'Bubbles’ Fisher is expected to play the 'dizzy dame’, so she can be guaranteed to talk about the colour of the gadget while the guys talk knowingly about its science.
It’s Academic is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running quiz program in television history.
Jack Thompson is a great narrator. He’s the iconic Aussie male and his voice has that dinky-di Australian drawl that Americans love to hear.
Aspects of Australian life connected by the on-camera presence of actor Jack Thompson, the iconic Australian with the dinky-di Aussie drawl that Americans love.
Nothing is sacred in John Safran’s comedy-documentary series about religion.
An irreverent and enthusiastic take on popular music, sandwiching real facts between Safran’s signature pranks and comic diatribes.
An anthology of stories for children aged 5-12 years old produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation in the late 1980s.
Kath and Kim – Money 2002
Kath’s 'look at moi’ is the show’s most famous catchphrase and the vernacular of the 'foxy ladies’ has become a recognisable fixture in popular culture.
A sitcom that lampoons suburban Australian culture, while being equally fascinated with it.
The Land That Waited 1963
This remarkable documentary tells the early history of colonial Australia through etchings, paintings and drawings produced by the first colonists.
Alarmed by a 2003 media scare campaign, Australians have been left behind by Brazil and the US with regard to developing non-fossil fuels.
Lily and Bert are transported from an orphanage in England to Australia, where their childhoods are stolen from them in so-called 'centres of care’.
1950s superhero the Silver Shadow and his archenemy The Crab are revealed to four kids who carry on the struggle between good and evil.
The life of the legendary Australian combat cameraman Damien Parer, through the eyes of those who knew him and through footage shot before his death in action in 1944.