Wednesday, 1 June at 9.30pm on ABC1
HOW TO BE A SPEED RACER
24-year-old Shane Perkins became the world’s fastest man on two wheels when he won the Keirin sprint at the Cycling World Championships in the Netherlands in March. Hard work and determination got him over the line first, but he didn’t do it on his own. Kirk Docker and Scott Mitchell investigate the science, technology and team work that go into making a world champion.
The debate about global warming is still largely academic for most of us. But for the people of the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu, rising oceans are a reality.. With waves lapping some doorsteps during king tides and a higher water table interfering with food production, time appears to be running out fast for the island nation. Hungry Beast’s Aaron Smith visits Tuvalu for a first hand look at what rising sea levels mean to people’s lives.
Plus regular Hungry Beast segments: The Beast File, Vox Pops, Follow The Money and Stuff Said.
Hungry Beast is presented by Monique Schafter, Dan Ilic, Kirsten Drysdale and Nick Hayden.