The Fifth Estate: Liberal Loyalties
In The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government, Niki Savva argues that while the partnership between the former Prime Minister and his chief of staff was effective in opposition, it was catastrophic in government.
Join Sally Warhaft and senior member of the Canberra press gallery, Niki Savva, for a discussion of political…
It Took Pages: Adapting Books to TV
What do M*A*S*H, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, The Slap and The Family Law have in common? They’re all TV series that started their lives as books.
In this discussion, we explore the unique challenges and rewards of adapting books to TV, with three people who have first-hand experience of the process: Benjamin Law, Clem Bastow and Julie Eckersley.
Paul Kelly does Shakespeare
Paul Kelly's latest album – Seven Sonnets & A Song – is a tribute to the Bard, with Kelly performing his own takes on Shakespeare's poetic explorations of love and lust.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Kelly joins forces with Alice Keath and Vika and Linda Bull for a special performance of the album – with some special…
If you remember the 1980s in Australia, you remember Ken Done.
His bold, buoyant works of art – especially his sunny depictions of Sydney landmarks – are linked in the minds of many Australians with a spirit of 1980s optimism and entrepreneurialism. People decorated their homes, their beds and their bodies with Done’s colourful paintings, prints and designs. His name became…
The Fifth Estate: Inside Iraq: Melbourne
Immediately after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003, British civilian Emma Sky was enlisted as the representative of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Kirkuk, one of Iraq’s most volatile areas. She went on to serve in the region longer than any other senior military or diplomatic figure – including as political advisor to the Commanding General of US Forces…
You Don’t Know Me: Bernard Caleo on How Moomins Help Us to Appreciate Sadness
Ever since he met Tove Jansson’s Moomins lurking in the corner of the Northcote Library in 1973, Bernard Caleo has been comforted and haunted by these large-snouted, pig-like, adventurous, bohemian, lonely characters. He’s not the only one – since Jansson’s The Moomins and the Great Flood was first published in 1945, the series has spawned nine books, a comic strip…
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