As the world waits for Benedict XVI's successor, Compass explores what Australian Catholics are considering they want from their new Pope.
In this episode, Anthony lands in Laos, a land with picturesque landscapes, exotic cuisines and a mysterious history.
Saima Mohsin is in California to see how bacteria are being harnessed to turn human waste into biodegradable plastics.
This week Drew and Tee fly to Norway where they set out on a 1500-kilometre adventure. Although concerned the prices may be out of their reach, Drew seals his first Norwegian deal at an old sawmill turned gallery.
Musical legend Pete Townshend takes us to his home studio to discuss Quadrophenia, which he calls "the last great album The Who ever made".
This is an intimate and revealing film on an artist recognised as one of the world's greatest living painters. For the first time, Richter allows access behind the scenes at his studio, as we witness him creating a series of new abstract works.
Southern Africa is a riot of life and colour. But if it was not for two great ocean currents that sweep around and shape the continent's Great Cape it would be a desert.
Part one presents Elizabeth's formative years - the importance of family and history and the enormous effect her uncle's abdication had on Elizabeth's future. This experience would see the young Elizabeth develop a level of maturity far beyond her years and come to understand the importance of duty and sacrifice in the life of a modern ruler.
Fingerprinting has been used as a foolproof method for over a century. Each of our fingerprints is unique, made up of tiny ridges and corrugations. It is this distinctiveness that makes prints so invaluable for fighting crime and a trump card for prosecutors in court.
This week Monty goes on a whale watching mission with the Irish Air Corps, is called out in the middle of the night to search for a stranded basking shark, and survives a close shave racing traditional sailing boats.
By 1933, the people of the southern plains were already weary of the year-long drought that had withered their crops and turned their fields to dust. The prosperous years of bountiful harvests and high wheat prices were still fresh in the memory, with farmers remaining optimistic even as the Great Depression gripped the country and farm prices collapsed. Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come.
The first episode sees Paul travel round one of Scotland's best loved holiday destinations, the Isle of Arran, known as 'Scotland in miniature'.
In the final episode, Dan explores both sides of D-Day, the greatest amphibious landing in history, follows the Allied push into occupied France, and checks out an incredible submarine graveyard.
We think of comets as beautiful glowing balls of light streaking across our skies with their long sweeping tails, yet comets are so much more than just a cosmic firework display.
When Weather Changed History is an innovative series spotlighting the weather that has quite literally changed our world. Stories are told with an eye toward the unexpected by highlighting the ways in which the power of nature has steered much of history.
This episode explores the wildly contrasting experiences of the community midwives who look after mums on opposite sides of the Wirral Peninsula near Liverpool. On the west are million-pound houses, on the east are some of the most deprived areas in the country... In the middle is Arrowe Park Hospital. From here, community midwives venture out to look after the mums on both sides, before and after they have their babies.
A woman with a weak immune system owing to the radiotherapy she underwent for breast cancer is bitten by her cat, a minor injury that could cause her serious problems. A 71-year-old with terminal cancer is brought in with breathing difficulties and a decision must be made about whether to resuscitate her if her condition worsens.
Long before the era of package holidays in Spain, most Scots spent their summer holidays by the Scottish seaside. In the final episode, Paul goes in search of Scottish sunshine.