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.
Sometimes a life is so shattered you just have to tread gently through the wreckage to find the human being at the centre of it.
Andrew Denton first met Annie Robinson during the 'Show and Tell' segment on Enough Rope two years ago. That's when he found out about the term 'metastatic cancer': cancer gone wild.
He is one of the rarest species on Earth. A popular politician. He entered parliament in 1960 and was the Liberal with so much get up and go, that he ultimately got up and went.
We all know a homeless person when we see one, right, they're that wino passed out in the doorway, or the person with their head down, sitting on the street corner begging for money.
One in four relationships in Australia will be scarred by domestic violence. It's a subject tinged with shame and too often kept out of sight.
In 1993, Andrew Denton proved that it's healthy, not sick, to poke fun at cancer.
Life is full of journeys but rarely do any of us travel as far as Johnny Lee Clary.
The philosophy behind Enough Rope is that everybody has a story, and that's been demonstrated many times over the years by the extraordinary range of tales from the studio audience during Show and
100 Years: The Australian Story traces the big themes in twentieth-century political history, from 1901 to 2001.The intriguing tale of the Australian nation: an epic saga of power and politics.
30 Years after the dismissal of the Whitlam government by Sir John Kerr, The 7.30 Report reflects on the dramatic events of November 11, 1975 and talks at length to the two central political player
2012 marks the 45 year anniversary of a crucial moment of national decision - the 1967 Referendum.
Every year, 46 million women worldwide choose to have a termination. It's a decision they will live with for the rest of their lives.
This is an 'anatomy' of a jury trial, which gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective of defence counsel and defendant, and the prosecution, in their preparations for the case.
The apology in Federal Parliament to the Stolen Generations of Australia, by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a defining moment in the nation's history.
This program deals with mainstream issues of Australian Society through the eyes of a journalistic team who are all under the age of 24 years.
Do you know which former Prime Minister was present at the hanging of Ned Kelly? Or which two Prime Ministers worked as miners before they became leaders?
These documentaries use a variety of primary sources to investigate issues in Australia's past.
Melissa Holland thought she was "lucky" when a last-minute seat became available for a getaway break on King Island with five nursing colleagues.
On Sunday June 10 1838 at Myall Creek in Northern NSW, 28 Aborigines, men, women and children of the Wirrayaraay people were killed by a mob of white stockmen.