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.
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.
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.
27 year old Gayle Shann was working with her husband putting in fence posts on their property “Cantaur Park” when her glove became entangled in a drilling machine inflicting shocking injuries and n
A series that revisits the lives of people originally filmed for the ABC's Big Country finding out what has happened to them since the program.
The story of a man whose strange farming practices are puzzling agricultural scientists.
Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar-producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia. Tully is renowned for its endless sugar fields and...rain.
For many farmers, developing drought-resistant strains of wheat means the difference between surviving the next "Big Dry", or, leaving the land.
These three men have just 2 hours over 2 days to take a wild colt, break it in and ride before an exacting panel of judges ... at the biggest horse event in the southern hemisphere.
If we converted Australia's entire sugar cane crop into ethanol, using conventional techniques, we still wouldn't have anywhere enough fuel to drive our cars.
When it comes to water these days every drop counts. Australians have a higher water use per capita than any other country in the world.
World Championship Working Sheepdog Trials looks at country people and the great friendship and respect they have with their working dogs.
The tiny NSW town of Cumnock (pop. 300) is hosting a real-life experiment that could resonate across Australia.
Based on Henry Lawson's short story of the same name, this tells of a woman left alone in a two-roomed bush cottage with her four children, while her husband is away droving.
In December 1986, two city teenagers, Simon Amos and James Annetts, left the outback station where they were employed and never returned.
This episode focuses on the town of Marysville, 95 kilometres north of Melbourne. Thirty four men, women and children lost their lives in a fire that police now believe was deliberately lit.
Imagine being about to give birth, cocooned in a speeding car on a night-time dash to a hospital that’s still hours away, every bump, every brake to dodge a kangaroo sharpening the pain and discomf