Couldn't find a thread on this topic and there is one for books and music so I thought I'd kick it off.
I have been following Breaking Bad on ABC 2 recently. It is just very clever and very powerful. Short story is a science teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer and decides that he will provide for his family by making crystal meth.
Currently in the 3rd season. There are 2 episodes on ABC Iview. Very rich viewing.
Also saw a program called "Breathing fire. Secret war on the Somme". Shows how the British designed and built this amazing flame thrower that enabled them to punch their way through the front lines.
The story is far bigger than that and a fascinating insight into how the hard work and genius of people under pressure. For example this giant flamethrower went from an idea into action in just 25 weeks. Conceived. designed, built, tested and operational in 6 months.
And incidentally they dug thousands of meters of underground tunnels as well in that time.. Also on IView