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Programme 55

Howard Spicer is known to thousands of schoolchildren throughout Australia as "Big H" - the operatic bikie. Dressed in leather, he rides his motorbike into classrooms and introduces young people to opera. Using Spicer's work as an example, the film illustrates the concept of innovative arts ... Read more
"Fragments" is the story of Mick Georgiou, a 17 year old casualty of life in the industrial suburbs of Melbourne. Unable to cope with school, he leaves early, and after a brief stint of work, is soon on the dole. Bored and frustrated, he knocks off a car with a couple of mates, and is soon being ... Read more
A dramatised documentary in which Tony recalls and experiences the frustrations and failures of his past caused by his illiteracy. The documentary shows the positive actions and attitudes through which he is taught to overcome this handicap. ... Read more
Robin Campbell, an old man of the Murrawarri tribe of the far north west of New South Wales, lives out his days on the fringe of a white town. Although he is now an "old Fella", he still has his memories. In this film Robin recalls - through dramatic re-enactments by his young relations - how he ... Read more
"The Brace" deals with fantasy in a young family, both the romantic fantasy as expressed by the young child, and the unhealthy, expressed by the father. Only the mother is unaffected, until the end. ... Read more
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