This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is joined by the doyenne of the Sydney and Melbourne singles scene, founder of Australia's oldest introduction agency - Yvonne Allen.
In 1976 Allen gave up a promising career in psychology to start what was considered a pretty unsavoury business. But her determination and professional approach would pay off.
The Abbey puts the monastic life to the test in this special three-part Compass presentation, as we follow five ordinary Australian women who spend 33 days and nights living the life of an enclosed Benedictine nun. Never before has the outside world entered the cloisters of the Abbey, until they allowed the ABC unprecedented access within their monastery walls.
In the third and final episode of The Abbey, it's crunch time as our five women learn what it is the nuns really want them to share. It's now been over three weeks since Robyn, Tusa, Tammy, Meg and Lyn entered the Abbey, and even though they are over the 4am starts, having now prayed in church over 200 times, it's a crucial time in their spiritual journey that sees them open up to the possibility of discovering what it is that they really came for.