Documentary

Burma is one of the world's most closed and surveiled societies. It is a nation where independent journalists are banned and where translators and guides are often threatened.

This five part series explains the mechanisms through which these drugs have their effect, and in doing so illuminates some aspect of the workings of the human body.

Looks at Vietnam during the years of peace since 1975. It is about a country about to embrace the West after 18 years of communist isolation
Pearl Of The Orient

What's life really like for women in the Islamic world? To what extent is our opinion of them based on Western prejudice? We profile five remarkable women who challenge conventional stereotypes.

During night exercises in January 1964 the flagship of the RAN, the aircraft carrier Melbourne, collided with the destroyer Voyager 20 miles off Jervis Bay in NSW.

Take two award-winning wildlife film-makers and one three year old daughter. Add 99 pieces of luggage and equipment. Mix together with a range of exotic animal species and stunning scenery.

During the summer of 2002/3 south-east Australia was hit by the worst bushfire season for twenty years. An area the size of Scotland was burnt, five people died and over 500 homes were destroyed.

Armed with seven planes manned by some of the world's most experienced pilots, a ship, 250 scientists and researchers and the best gadgets money can buy, a daring and intrepid group tries to catch

How has the notion of gay families evolved over the past decade? Is there such a thing as a typical gay family?

In the 1840s Tasmania's capital Hobart was the second largest whaling port in the world. Total commercial exploitation of whales was the order of the day.