News Shows

Air Combat

Air Combat

Air Combat covers the history of military aviation from World War I to the present day, focusing on famous aerial engagements, heroic pilots and a dramatic array of aircraft from Harrier Jump Jets to B-52 Bombers.
25 Videos
Beyond
Tough Nuts

Tough Nuts

This explosive series blows the lid off Australia's criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history.
16 Videos
The Full Box
Backlight

Backlight

Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
14 Videos
VPRO
Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea

Combat at Sea combines exciting archival and modern footage with superior reporting to relive great sea battles, explore naval strategy and counter-strategy, and tell the stories of mighty warships and the men who commanded them.
13 Videos
Beyond
Out In The Cold

Out In The Cold

When it's -37 Celsius outside and the wind is howling, most of us would do anything to avoid leaving our cozy homes and going to work. But for a handful of individuals living in the extremes of the Arctic, going out in those conditions is their work.
10 Videos
Beyond
Devil’s Brigade

Devil’s Brigade

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s. Upon completion of the training, only those who pass will be ordered to reenact one of the key European FSSF missions in the Second World War.
4 Videos
Monarch
The Earth's Riches

The Earth's Riches

The metal industry is a major component of the world economy, and the mining takes place all over the world. Yet their extraction and refinement is still an arduous and dangerous process, not only for the workers but for the surrounding environment.
3 Videos
TVF Media
The Kangaroo Gang

The Kangaroo Gang

Narrated by Barry Humphries, the dramatised documentary tells the true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot, pulling off the most daring heists that Scotland Yard had ever seen.
2 Videos
The Full Box
The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

The Life and Times of Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson was a tough cop in a tough town. Just what was needed many would say. This 2011 portrayal of his life provides a unique insight into Sydney's underworld, the characters, crimes and the key events that spanned his career as one of the city's most feared law enforcers.
2 Videos
Reel

News Videos

DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

DOCUMENTARY | Buried Truth: Unearthing the story of murdered farmworker Adam Pieterse

"He wasn't just a drifter, a farmworker that nobody cared about. He was Mannetjies, my brother and the way he was killed just wasn't right," his sister told News24, shortly after a Lutzville farmer was convicted of using a spade to beat him to death.
24.com
26mins
Unlocking Evolution

Unlocking Evolution

Examines the life of groundbreaking New Zealand researcher and lightning rod for controversy, Allan Wilson, who revolutionised the ideas behind evolution.
TVF Media
Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes

Explore the intriguing world of Conan Doyle and the truth behind his decision to kill off the character that had dominated his life.
TVF Media
The Happy Dictator

The Happy Dictator

Until 2006, Turkmenistan was run by a crazy dictator whose megalomania spawned a personality cult to rival that of Chairman Mao. This is the story of an unlikely desert republic with a grim reputation and a quite astonishing leader.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Iron From China

Iron From China

Follows the journey of iron, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Copper From Chile

Copper From Chile

Follows the journey of Copper from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
The Earth's Riches - Nickel From Caledonia

Nickel From Caledonia

Follows the journey of nickel, from where it is mined from to the plants where the hard work continues as the raw metals are refined and processed.
TVF Media
Inside Broadmoor

Inside Broadmoor

Broadmoor houses 400 of the most difficult, disturbed and dangerous people in Britain. This film offers a unique insight into how a civilised society treats those who are both bad and mad.
TVF Media
Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks

In an exciting blend of science and natural history filmmaking, Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks draws audiences into the world of one of the ocean's largest and least understood creatures.
TVF Media
Backlight - YouTubeland

YouTubeland

YouTube is travelling like a high-speed train into one of the most powerful online platforms in the world. Which clever earnings model is hiding behind this success story, and how will this affect our future media landscape?
VPRO
46mins
Backlight - Waste = Food

Waste = Food

Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising rapidly in nations like China and India.
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - Regreening The Desert

Regreening The Desert

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has been working on his worldwide mission to green deserts and to restore biodiversity.
VPRO
48mins
Backlight - The Value Of Your Personal Data

The Value Of Your Personal Data

Data is being collected about you constantly. All this personal data is being used to send you advertisements and banners, one would say. But that is just the start.
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - Mobile Gold

Mobile Gold

Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions.
VPRO
48mins
The Lost Aviator

The Lost Aviator

Set in the Golden Age of Aviation, Andrew Lancaster follows the life and times of his great uncle, Captain Bill Lancaster.
Escapade
90mins
Backlight - Made In Germany

Made In Germany

Backlight crosses the border to fathom the secrets of the German success.
VPRO
49mins
The Resurrection Club

The Resurrection Club

This short film tells the story of four men who spent years of their lives on Death Row for crimes they did not commit, later being exonerated and freed. Ron, Shujaa, Greg and Albert promised that they would work to put an end to the death penalty.
Java Films
26mins
Running on Sunshine

Running on Sunshine

Based around the 2003 World Solar Challenge, Running on Sunshine is the story of an epic journey of 3,000 kilometres across the Australian desert. The documentary reveals the link between the famous event and the development of motor technology.
AusIntPic
52mins
Tomorrow's Sun

Tomorrow's Sun

Follow the epic 3,000 km journey by 40 solar powered cars from 11 nations across the Australian continent. Based around the 1999 World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, the documentary follows the fortunes of three solar powered cars.
AusIntPic
54mins
@Home

@Home

Behind every homeless person is a story. How did they end up living on the streets? How do they survive and what are their expectations for the future?
Java Films
Boko Haram: The Origins of Evil

Boko Haram: The Origins of Evil

How has the extremist group Boko Haram, which began as a small Islamic sect, managed to make Nigeria, the richest country in Africa, and all its neighbours, tremble with fear? Who are they and how did they become so powerful?
Java Films
Global Junk Food

Global Junk Food

Food manufacturers in Europe have signed up to 'responsibility pledges', promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world?
Java Films
52mins
Transitioning: Transgender Children

Transitioning: Transgender Children

Six-year-old David is part of the new trans generation of people assigned the wrong sex at birth who chose to make the transition very early. This moving film explores the transitioning through first-hand stories told by four young people.
Java Films
52mins
Pozieres

Pozieres

A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
Umbrella
52mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Devil's Brigade - Part 1

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Devil's Brigade - Part 2

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Devil's Brigade - Part 4

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Devil’s Brigade - Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Devil's Brigade - Part 3

Modern-day Special Forces troops from the US and Canada are brought together to train using the same methods and equipment as the First Special Service Force in the 1940s.
Monarch
47mins
Chasing The White Air

Chasing The White Air

Blue and white at 1,000 frames a second... this feel-good documentary captures the emotion and adrenaline of the real-time two seconds in the air that extreme ski and snowboard athletes seek.
Wyhldfisch
42mins
The Bridge at Midnight Trembles

The Bridge at Midnight Trembles

In 2004, Richard Moir underwent an operation for Parkinson's Disease. Called Deep Brain Stimulation, electrodes are placed in the brain that 'zap' bad signals. This film gives an insight into the daily life of a patient with Parkinson's.
Galloping Films
52mins
Hoon Capital

Hoon Capital

With a blend of 'reality Mad Max' and the seamy underbelly of suburbia, Hoon Capital is a definitive study of Hoons in Australia. Featuring Bathurst Veterans, Butchers and Boganologists, it changes the way we look at doughies and fluffy dice forever.
Galloping Films
The Future Makers

The Future Makers

With recent attention on global warming, there's been a big focus on the problem, but what about the solutions? The Future Makers tells the story of key Australians leading the way on the world stage in renewable energy.
Galloping Films
45mins
The 500 Stolen Babies

The 500 Stolen Babies

During the dark era of Argentine dictatorship, the ruling military imprisoned pregnant women, and stole their babies. 35 years later, a symbolic trial begins in Buenos Aires, the result of a relentless struggle by campaigners.
Galloping Films
93mins
Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

This program takes a 'no holds barred' look at the lives of the disabled. It covers new ground as the sex lives of disabled people has rarely been explored by the media, giving an informative, revealing and often controversial insight.
Galloping Films
Shark Bay

Shark Bay

Plunge into the aquamarine waters of Shark Bay, WA. It's home to a diverse population of sea life, including tourist-friendly dolphins and of course, sharks. Since 1997, marine biologists have caught and tagged almost 400 tiger sharks in the bay.
SeaDog
27mins
Paris or the Bush

Paris or the Bush

A rowing eight from Murray Bridge, South Australia, overcome prejudice, age, injury and poverty to represent Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympics.
AusIntPic
120mins
Backlight - Bye Bye Car

Bye Bye Car

Driverless cars will be how we move around in the future. In 10 years' time, Ford Motors' Bill Ford says his company will sell mobility, not cars. We ask the experts, including Tesla pioneer Elon Musk, what they think the future has in store for us.
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - E-stonia - A Start-Up Country

E-stonia - A Start-Up Country

In the very north-east of Europe, on the border of Russia, lies the small country of Estonia. Per capita, it has the most start-ups; internet access is considered a human right and everyone has free wi-fi. And the eyes of the tech world are watching.
VPRO
48mins
Backlight - Bitcoin Gospel

Bitcoin Gospel

Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency or the biggest pyramid scheme in history? Is it the alternative to a failing finance sector, or are we simply shifting power from today's banking elite to a new online elite?
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - The Bureau of Digital Sabotage

The Bureau of Digital Sabotage

We seem to be prisoners of a worldwide digital web, created by governments and Silicon Valley. How do we stay in control of our own data? Are there ways to escape the digital dystopia?
VPRO
48mins
Backlight - Race to Space

Race to Space

As the planet becomes more crowded, eyes are rising to the stars. The colonisation of space is no longer science fiction, it's big business, from NASA to entrepreneurs like Elon Musk. Meet the space lawyer trying to bring order to the space race.
VPRO
48mins
Backlight - Aleksander Litvinenko

Aleksander Litvinenko

It started as a possible case of food poisoning, but within weeks turned into a spectacle of enormous political proportions. Aleksander Litvinenko, former member of the Russian secret service, died after being poisoned with a radioactive substance.
VPRO
54mins
Backlight - Zero Days

Zero Days

How safe is your data? Secret internet backdoors are being exploited and sold by hackers for astronomical amounts. It has sparked a digital war between good and bad hackers - all focused on your digital security. How safe do you feel?
VPRO
49mins
Backlight - The Smart State

The Smart State

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has put innovation at the forefront of his growth plans for Australia. It's easy to think that all new technology is developed by hip companies like Google and Apple, but is this true?
VPRO
48mins
Dear Me

Dear Me

Andrew Chan wrote this letter in the hope that it reaches high school students and that his story will make them think more about their lives and the decision they make.
Wyhldfisch
23mins
The Kangaroo Gang - The Kangaroo Gang - Part 2

The Kangaroo Gang - Part 2

The true story of a brazen band of Aussie thieves who moved to London in the 60s and ran riot.
The Full Box
56mins
Back To The Back Of Beyond

Back To The Back Of Beyond

Forty years after legendary filmmaker John Heyer captured a uniquely Aussie adventure, we revisit the dusty outback once more as dedicated postman Tom Kruse returns to the Birdsville Track to relive his past and comment on the future of Australia.
Umbrella
82mins
Tough Nuts - The Magician

The Magician

Multiple murderer, extortionist, pimp, child killer and violent thug, Regan is arguably the most violent and terrifying person in Australian criminal history.
The Full Box
53mins