Tag Archive: Television

88 Documentary

WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned this post contains an image which may feature deceased persons. Thought I’d give a mention to a documentary my friend, Michaela Perske has produced… Continue reading

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Number 96 Turns Forty

“The thing I’m most proud about Number 96 is that it saved lives”, David Sale told us at tonight’s fortieth anniversary screening of the legendary Australian television show. As the creator of the… Continue reading

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Television Saturday

Regular appearances by Sean Micallef could emerge as the only reason I don’t become totally addicted to “Laid”, the new black comedy on ABC 1. I don’t know why I don’t like him.… Continue reading

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Embarrassing illnesses

I don’t know if it’s my television viewing habits, or if it’s the summer season, but every time I turn on Channel 9 or Gem, there seems to be an episode of “Embarrassing… Continue reading

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Life Can Be Sweet And Sour

I’ve had a wonderfully nostalgic night listening to the soundtrack of the “cult” 1980s ABC-TV series, “Sweet and Sour”, released this week on CD. Somewhere in the garage I’m sure I have the… Continue reading

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Democracy in Action

After watching Q&A tonight, my attention turned to democracy in Sweden, as I watched a “leader’s debate” – or Duell, as they called it – ahead of next weekend’s general election there. If… Continue reading

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Television Sunday

I’m checking out Twitter, I’m reading every newspaper article, I’m listening to the radio, and I’m watching a fair bit of television for even the slightest cue from the independents about when they’ll… Continue reading

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News Junkie

For the last twenty four hours I’ve been multi-tasking: listening to the radio, watching television and surfing the net. As I was working last night, I couldn’t swap around as much as I… Continue reading

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An Ode to Egg

I’ve just watched a reasonably early repeat episode of “Teachers” on ABC 2. In its early days it was a pretty good show. In fact, it was one of those shows which I… Continue reading

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The Great Foxtel Challenge

It was another night of “The Great Foxtel Challenge”. I’m attempting to see if I can “give up” Foxtel for a week, with a view to ending my subscription. I’m doing it partly… Continue reading

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Loads of TV

I was reminded tonight of a lot of songs I’d almost forgotten. Rage has been having a “wild card night” where they’ve been playing the strangest collection of songs from my early adulthood.… Continue reading

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Number 96

I’ve spent most of the day watching television: a combination of Fox News, CNN and Number 96. I’m totally addicted to coverage of the US election. It’s almost as gripping as an episode… Continue reading

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Fox News Confession

There is an unfounded perception that pay television in Australia is nothing more than re-runs of American sit-coms. In the early days, that probably was the case, but I gotta tell you… in… Continue reading

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More Blatant Advertising

My friend Michaela is at it again. After her shows on having babies, now she has one on inspiring teachers.

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Blatant Advertising

A bit of blatant advertising for you, now, of a series coming up on SBS on Tuesday night, January 8. Two of the episodes in the series were produced by my friend Michaela.… Continue reading

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Late Nights

“I think it’s 148″, the first bloke said. He was followed by Maria who had called in earlier with the wrong answer. This time, however, she was absolutely convinced “the answer is 31″.… Continue reading

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Go Zach

At the risk of being entirely predictable, I’ve decided Zach is my favourite to win “Big Brother” this year. For most of the season I’ve thought of the housemates as the most boring,… Continue reading

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Big Brother = Melrose Place

I’ve been watching BB this year with a sense of dejavu and then I suddenly realised tonight. It’s Melrose Place! Back Row (L-R) Emma = Amanda (the controlling bitch); Jake = Thomas (the… Continue reading

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Eurovision Party

As I’m mostly a very quiet person at home, my annual Eurovision Song Contest Party is about the only opportunity my neighbours would have to complain about the noise coming from my apartment.… Continue reading

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Eurovision Countdown

It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m in the midst of cleaning my house ahead of tonight’s Sydney ABBAMAIL Eurovision Party. I’ve lost track of the number of parties I’ve hosted, but it must be… Continue reading

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