Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Barbara Stanwyck, Christopher Plummer. Colleen McCullogh's epic tale of the forbidden love between a priest tested by human passion and a beautiful young girl desiring what she can't have. Includes the stunning, original 4-part miniseries The Thorn Birds.
Documentary telling the story of Australia's most cherished TV star, Skippy the bush kangaroo, the crime-busting marsupial who conquered the world in the late 60s and early 70s. The 91 episodes of Skippy were sold in 128 countries and watched by hundreds of millions. It put Australia on the map and - for those of a certain generation - the heroic marsupial is synonymous with their childhood, often in more profound ways than they realise. Includes interviews with every surviving member of the cast and some of the key crew - not least those responsible for getting the best performances out of the temperamental star.
Wildest Islands of Australia shows the enormous diversity of both plants and wildlife in the islands surrounding Australia. Sanctuaries like idyllic Lord Howe Island are shown with its plentiful colonies of birds, such as the endemic endangered Lord Howe Island Woodhen, and the Red-tailed Tropic-bird, with its fancy courting rituals. Kangaroo Island is featured, with its own sub-species of kangaroo, as well as koalas and sea lions. On Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia, there s the very friendly marsupial, the Ouokka.