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.
Jimmy Webb is considered one of the world's greatest tunesmiths - 'Wichita Lineman', 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix', these are just some of his hits.
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.
When French novelist Emile Zola said 'I am here to live out loud', he could have been talking about Robert Hughes.
At just 26, Stephen Page became the artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Company.
This is a documentary about the Merry Makers, a dance group for physically and mentally disabled people in suburban Sydney.
Geraldine Doogue talks life, love and religion with Christos Tsiolkas, author of the best-selling novel The Slap, now a new ABC1 television drama.
Life Architecturally follows internationally-acclaimed husband and wife team, Robert McBride and Debbie Ryan to discover what inspires their groundbreaking concepts, designs and architecture.
Sunday Arts is a weekly one-hour, all-Australian arts program for art lovers, art enthusiasts, for the keen amateur and the deeply vocational.
David Frazer is a Melbourne-based artist who specialises in various age-old forms of printmaking such as wood carving and etching.
Every year, Alice Springs in the Northern Territory comes alive to the sounds of desert reggae, rock and gospel music with the staging of the showcase Indigenous event - the Bush Bands Bash.
Helen Morse takes the lead in Sundowner, a play about a mother coping with Alzheimer's disease.
This is a fascinating journey behind the scenes of John Bell's acclaimed production of Shakespeare" Hamlet, from first rehearsal to opening night.
In 1999 a unique dance company was established in Barcelona with the aim of turning a selection of the best contemporary dance students from around the world into first class professionals.
PHOTO FINISH is a unique series where amateur photographers compete head-to-head in themed photographic challenges.
Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, The Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History, Australian National University, writes: Peter Sculthorpe is one of Australia's greatest contemporary composers, w
Presenter, Miriam Corowa hosts Message Stick's 10th birthday celebrations, in a show featuring some of the most memorable moments and inspirational characters from the past ten years.
In this dazzling and colourful programme, Sir David Attenborough reveals two of his greatest passions, Birds of Paradise and the art of bird illustration.
Four episodes exploring different artists and aspects of photography - from Advertising and Wedding photography, to the Art photography of Bronwyn Wright and Darren Siwes.
From rehearsals to the big day, Compass follows Australia's much loved dance troupe The Merry Makers as they rehearse and make their way to Disneyland in California for their first ever overseas pe