England, early 18th century. The close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.
As a kid, Leo thought he possessed, like a magician, the secret power to make things happen. As a young man, he certainly knows how to make things happen with women. But as his best friend Krantz would say to him, "Why do you always ask questions you already know answers to?". Leo believes firmly in what he invents from one day to the next. Images, impressions, stories fill his head. That's just how he is: life, for Leo, is just a game. Behind this childlike attitude, hides the very essence of his own life's quest.
Behind the scenes of Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite.
Gambler wrecks train in order to kill racehorse.
My Favourite Album was a nation-wide poll conducted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to discover Australia's most popular album. Voting was by phone, SMS or over the ABC's website between 20 September 2006 to midnight on 18 October 2006. Much of the poll's promotion was through the ABC's music trivia program Spicks and Specks and ABC's youth radio station Triple J. The end result, as voted by more than 100,000 viewers, had Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon voted Australia's favourite album. The highest Australian artists on the list are Midnight Oil with 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 at #23. The "Top Ten" results of the voting was aired at 7.30pm on Sunday 3 December 2006, on ABC TV, before a studio audience and reviewed by a panel consisting of comedienne Judith Lucy, Australian Idol judge Ian Dickson, Spiderbait vocalist Mark "Kram" Maher, singer Renée Geyer, and comedian Chas Licciardello. Between segments of the show, comedian Alan Brough discussed unusual trivia arising from the poll. The show was hosted by Triple J presenter Myf Warhurst. The 90 minute show was rescreened at 3pm on 7 January 2007.
Sally Phillips invites a beloved comedy star onto each episode to discuss sketches from the last 70 years of comedy.
My Favourite Film was a television special broadcast on the ABC on 4 December 2005. After public voting took place on the show's website, the special listed the top ten most popular films as chosen by voters, and these films were discussed and their rankings debated by a panel hosted by Margaret Pomeranz, a long-time ABC film critic, which included Judith Lucy, Stuart MacGill, Sigrid Thornton, Chris Taylor and Richard Roxburgh.
Cookery series demonstrating easy everyday recipes made using readily accessible foods.
The Nation's Favourite... is a British documentary series, celebrating music by a particular artist. Since the show began in 2010 it has been narrated by various TV stars including Liza Tarbuck, Fearne Cotton, Amanda Holden and Kate Thornton Then in July 2012, three episodes counting down the Nation's favourite number one single aired on ITV hosted by Fearne Cotton. The programme has celebrated bands and singers including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Elvis Presley.
Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods is a British documentary series which was first broadcast on BBC One on 15 February 2012 as a one-off special. The programme returned on 18 July 2013 and aired for two episodes. Presented by Cherry Healey, the programme investigates some of the UK's favourite supermarket foods, revealing their secrets and unexpected powers.
Campfire Favourites was an Australian television series which aired in 1956 on Sydney station TCN-9. Despite having a very brief run of less than 2 months, it is notable as one of the earliest Australian-produced television series, and for featuring Frank Ifield. The series ended around the same time as two other early Australian series, The Johnny O'Connor Show and Accent on Strings, an article in Women's Weekly suggesting the three series were unable to obtain sponsors. Broadcast at 7:15PM on Thursdays, the 15-minute series was themed around country music. The set design was basic, consisting of a painted backdrop of Eucalyptus trees.