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The Birth of a Language (s01e01)
Episode 1 of this documentary series - This eight-part documentary series looks at how the English language developed from a mix of tribal and local Germanic dialects spoken by 150,000 people, to today where it is spoken and understood by around one and a half billion.
In this ballet adaptation of Shakespeare's play, all the action and emotion is expressed through movement and dance. Except for short introductions at the beginning of each act, there are no words in this performance. Instead, the emphasis is Sergei Prokofiev's score. Romeo (Rudolf Nureyev) and Juliet (Margot Fonteyn) are young lovers from dueling families who attempt to persevere in spite of the wishes of their parents. Their ardent love faces more challenges than the couple ever imagined.
From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers Portaloos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful Splashdown crew. Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, 'Poo HQ'. With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, this film lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity.
Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures in this marvel of a movie.
Lemon Andersen performs Please don't take my Air Jordans
Would you kill for a pair of Air Jordans? Lemon Andersen spins a tale of someone who did, reciting a poem by Reg E. Gaines. These verses taught Lemon that poetry could be about more than self-expression, and could sound like music when given rhythm and infused with the grit of the New York streets around him.