Chequerboard got its name from a poem by Ohmar Khayyam. Today the series is still regarded as one of the ABC TV landmark programs.
China’s economic growth in the last ten years has been the envy of the rest of the world.
Compass talks to atheists of different stripes.
Australian women get up close and personal with Geraldine Doogue over dinner. Available as 3 part compile series only
Ep 1 - The Real Desperate Housewives
It's official. Australia is the second most obese nation on earth. 67% of men are overweight, and middle-aged men are most at risk. Why are our men not taking care of themselves?
Imagine you've been retrenched...money’s tight, your home life collapses, your self-esteem plummets and you suddenly find yourself living on the street. Can't see yourself there?
After nearly 50 years of public life, Dr Evelyn Billings is planning her retirement.
We step inside one of the staple institutions of Australian city and big town life...the boarding-house, which over the years has housed thousands of people seeking cheap accommodation and in more
Ramadan, the world-wide Muslim month of fasting and feasting, has begun and Compass follows two families through the most important event on the Islamic calendar.
At the epicentre of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decide to establish a joint bi-national, bi-lingual Jewish-Arab school in a Palestinian village.
Since the arrival of the first missionaries in Australia, religious orders have played a vital role in the health care and the education of an emerging nation.
Sports journalist and broadcaster Craig Hamilton was about to catch a train from his hometown Newcastle for the assignment of a lifetime, covering the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
The Universal Brotherhood was Australia's most celebrated alternative community. Born in the 1970s, it flourished in lush farmland, three hours south of Perth.
Buddha Realms is a major two-part series that explores the origins of Buddhism, its major doctrines, and its relevance today.
There's a modern day revival in the age-old habit of pilgrimage, and parishioners from St Joseph's Church in Subiaco, Perth have created their own, Camino Salvado.
A former nun and lesbian, Sister Monica Hingston confronts the Catholic Church’s attitude to homosexuality, by making public a letter to its leader in Australia, Cardinal George Pell, who also happ
The world's largest youth event, World Youth Day, is coming to Sydney in July.
Takes a look at the pulse of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, coinciding with the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Australia and World Youth Day in Sydney.
Part 1 – Sex or Celibacy
Asylum seekers - the TAMPA incident - Lakemba youths - even the New York outrage... Compass discusses the effects of these incidents on multicultural, multi-faith communities in Australia.
Children of Abraham explores the mystical streams within the three "religions of the Book" (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).