Btn Specials

September 2020

Season 2020, Episode 24 (Endeavour Anniversary)

4.0 3 x
This BTN special looks at how Australia has changed in the 250 years since James Cook arrived in his ship the Endeavour. We get a tour of a replica of the ship and find out how it came across this island continent.

Season 2020, Episode 23 (Covid Science)

4.0 3 x
COVID-19 has been in the news all year and in this BTN special we look at what a virus is, how a vaccine might work and get a lesson in handwashing.
August 2020

Season 2020, Episode 22 (Financial Literacy)

4.0 2 x
This BTN special explores the importance of being able to manage money. We find out how the stock market works and how a kid decided how to spend his family's money for a month.

Season 2020, Episode 21 (Solar System And Beyond)

3.0 7 x
This Solar System & Beyond special celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto, finds out how scientists are getting close to the Sun and looks at the possibility of life on exoplanets.

Season 2020, Episode 20 (Ancient Egypt)

3.0 2 x
This BTN special on Ancient Egypt looks at some high-tech help that's solving mysteries of the tombs. We check out an exhibition that's headed our way and why felines were sacred.

Season 2020, Episode 19 (Stargazing)

4.0 4 x
People have had their eyes on the skies for centuries and in this special we go right back to the history of stargazing. We find out about the Hubble Telescope and what could be the earliest astronomical map of the stars.
July 2020

Season 2020, Episode 18 (Famous Scientists)

3.0 3 x
Science is the topic of this BTN special and we begin with the considerable contributions of Australian scientists. We see how Charles Darwin changed how we saw nature and the genius of Albert Einstein.

Season 2020, Episode 17 (Writing Stories And Letters)

3.0 3 x
This special looks at the written word with tips on writing novels, a look at the bestselling works of Roald Dahl and putting pen to paper in a letter writing class.
June 2020

Season 2020, Episode 7 (Australian History)

3.0 1 x
This special begins a look at what it was like on the First Fleet, how six separate British colonies formed the Australia we know today, what the Constitution is and why the Eureka Stockade was a turning point in history.

Season 2020, Episode 16 (The Arts)

4.0 3 x
This BTN Special about the arts looks at the history of portraits. We also sit in on a music lesson with Paul Kelly, find out about the Spinifex Gum choir and get a beatboxing masterclass with some pros from the UK.