Billy Connolly has a simple life philosophy - never trust a man who left alone in a room with a tea cosy doesn’t try it on.
Brenda Blethyn, convinced she'd be laughed out of town if she followed her dreams, remained a secretary for 10 years before plucking up the courage to enroll in acting school.
Michael Parkinson has a reputation that is positively Bradmanesque, arguably the greatest the game has ever seen, he plays with style, grace and an unfailing sense of decency.
In Paris, August 1886, the world's first media interview occurred when the great photographer Nadar interviewed the famous scientist and sceptic Chevreul on his 100th birthday.
Six ambitious young Aussie actors embark on one of the toughest journeys of their lives with a clear challenge in mind... to score a TV role in Hollywood.
Show Me The Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine.
In this Compass special, Geraldine Doogue and her guests explore the Indigenous mythology underpinning the groundbreaking new ABC drama Cleverman.
Video games have gone from being something kids play to big business.
When Nicole Kidman gave birth to a baby girl in Nashville in 2008, she may have been relieved to be several thousand kilometres away from the long lens of Sydney paparazzo Jamie Fawcett.
Jane Hansen lived a charmed life. She channelled all the opportunities of her generation - education, challenge and adventure - into a successful career as a television journalist.
Many would argue that few have contributed more to our thinking about ourselves than David Williamson.
The program begins with a look at some of the career highlights of one of this country's most influential newspaper cartoonists.
Geoffrey Robertson, QC, hosts and orchestrates a series of discussions on social issues, using a "hypothetical" format - i.e., an imaginary situation is created, and a selected panel of experts dis
A hilltop breakfast in Vietnam in 1966, a battle raging below. It's one of three-quarters of a million images taken by Tim Page.
At the beginning of this documentary Blanche d’Alpuget reveals that for her, writing is like Jacob's "struggle with the angel" - a search for truth, for oneself.
An exciting new Compass series hosted by theologian Scott Stephens who talks to high profile Australians about what they think is the meaning of life.
Evelyn Lowah, a respected Torres Strait Islander and born-again Christian, is a popular radio presenter in Cairns in far north Queensland.
One of the most popular events of the annual Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Debate was filmed over several years by ABC TV.
Zelie Bullen is a former stunt woman, turned world renowned animal trainer, who is stepping into the international spotlight as the woman who trained 'Abraham', the lead horse in Spielberg's produc
Professor Marcia Langton has had a much publicised career.