Compass, ABC1’s popular Sunday night Religion and Ethics documentary program, presented by Geraldine Doogue is moving to an earlier time on Sunday nights.
In 2012 Compass will be screening at 6.30pm on Sundays, ahead of the 7pm news.
“For years so many of our viewers have told us how much they love Compass, alas the catch-cry has always been, “But you’re on too late!” says presenter Geraldine Doogue. “Now we’ve answered that call. Compass will kick off ABC1’s Sunday night line-up and we couldn’t be more thrilled.”
Compass has an excellent line-up of new programs for 2012. Programs currently in production for next year deal with: ageing – specifically issues surrounding money, sex and death; the challenges facing the Catholic Church in Australia on the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council; cults; the surge in Hinduism in Australia and the personal stories of trail-blazing Muslim women.
Geraldine Doogue will be revisiting women from Longreach, Melbourne and Sydney’s west who featured in the highly popular ‘Women’s Dinner series’. And, Scott Stephens is working on another series of the highly acclaimed Life’s Big Questions.
“Compass was launched on ABC TV in 1988. It’s mission then, as now, to explore faith, beliefs, ethics and values in Australia and around the world,” says Geraldine.
“24 years on we’re still inviting viewers to make connections, and see the underlying sources by which people live their lives and make their commitments.”
“Compass is a Sunday night television institution, only now we’ll be on earlier!”