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.
John L. Sullivan was the first modern heavyweight boxing champion of the world and the first athlete to earn more than a million dollars. His womanizing and drunken escapades were godsends to a burgeoning newspaper industry, and he embodied the American dream for latenineteenth-century immigrants as he rose from Boston's Irish working class to become the most recognizable man in the nation. In the process, the âBoston Strong Boyâ transformed boxing from outlawed bare-knuckle fighting into the gloved spectacle we know today. Strong Boy tells the story of America's first sports superstar, a self-made man who personified the power and excesses of the Gilded Age.
Precocious adolescent Skippy Skinner spends most of his time trying to get around doing those things that his parents want him to do (like brush his teeth), while doing those things his parents don't want him to do. Chief among the latter is spending time across the railroad tracks in Shantytown, instead of playing with "clean" neighborhood kids like brother and sister Sidney and Eloise. Skippy's father, Dr. Herbert Skinner, the city's head of the health board, in particular doesn't like Skippy spending time there as Dr. Skinner is a verminophobe, and believes Shantytown is dirty and unhealthy.
Australia – a continent of natural wonders. This four-part series takes you off to the kingdom of the kangaroo and red rocks with breathtaking aerial footage, riveting super slow motion and extraordinary animal stories. Yet Australia has much more to offer than its red heart: impenetrable jungle in the farthest north-east, bizarre native creatures like the cassowary and tree-kangaroo. In the east lives Australia’s teddy bear, the koala. For the first time, footage from the highest tops of the eucalyptus forest shows how radical and brutal these cuddly koalas really are! In the heat of South Australia, many marsupials have adapted to life underground: quirky wombats build giant tunnel systems, and whenever an enemy approaches they block the entrance with their hefty hindquarters. Down Under is quite unique! The red continent has never been seen as vividly as in this high-quality nature documentary series.