From the hi-tech and high speed bullet trains rapidly connecting the nation to the inter city express and metro subways, the train is a modern day symbol of Chinese power, wealth and might - and the ability to just get things done.
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Actor Sam Neill unravels the ANZAC century - its tough truths and enduring legends, revealing his own family's involvement in the ANZAC story for the first time.
Historian-presenter Dr Clare Wright tells the story of the extraordinary women who rose above the hardships and inequalities of late 19th century life to win for Australian women both the right to vote and stand for parliament.
Pieces of Me tells the story of three Australian women who have all inherited gene disorder, BRCA 2. This means they have an 80% risk of developing breast cancer and a 60% chance of getting ovarian cancer by the time they reach 50.
This is the story of a tenacious Australian jet pilot, David Mayman, as he strives to achieve his childhood dream of building and free-flying his very own Rocket Belt, only to discover he faces a nearly impossible task.
In February 2009, ferocious bushfires ravaged Victoria. Whole towns, 178 people, vast forests and millions of animals perished. This is the story of how the unique ecosystem of South Eastern Australia both promotes and recovers from fire.
Ronald Reagan was able to turn from celebrity to US President and now Donald Trump wants to do the same - both Republicans and both facing the White House at around 70-years-old. But what was Reagan's lasting impact on American politics?
This documentary depicts the dramatic discovery of prehistoric civilisations in central China, which has challenged the prevailing archaeological wisdom about the geographical origin of the human species.
You can't tell an Australian by the way they look, but the minute they open their mouths, the guessing is over. But why do we speak the way we do? Comedian John Clarke attempts to find out.
Corporate executive Heather Swan fell so in love with world-renowned adventurer Dr Glenn Singleman, that she decided to undergo a physical and emotional transformation culminating in a world record wingsuit BASEjump from the world's highest cliff.