Australian Story, often good, sometimes brill. They have stopped using a soft focus lens on Caroline Jones. R watches Flash Forward. I liked the concept, but I find it boring American nonsense. I did tune into Lateline. The luxury of not having to get up too early this week.
Tuesday night, 7.30 Report, Foreign Correspondent and then the brill Packed to the Rafters. It is a well written soapie with brilliant actors. Stephen Fry's QI. Pure class. I struggle to get everything they say. And English as a second language person would possibly get one word in five and shake their head afterwards and say, what was that all about? Then Lateline.
Just so that you don't have to suffer any more tv posts, here is what I have saved to watch.
Media Watch. If you have the time, take a look at Andy's little bit about Jonathon Holmes and pwned. Everyone else has it seems.
Hope Springs. A great English show with, as per usual, very strong characters.
Stateline from last Friday and Can We Help. Collectors is there too, but I think we watched it.
Sunday, Landline. Gotta keep in touch with the country roots. Also the second episode of Busting the Wall on SBS. Yet wait, ABC came up with their own single Berlin Wall show, Where is the Wall. I was glued to the wireless as the Berlin Wall came down. It is of great interest to me, and I might add the the world changed significantly from then on, maybe for good, maybe not. Interesting thing I have just leant. The present Chancellor of the now unified Germany was from East Germany.
There are a couple of episodes of East West from SBS there. This Muslim Aussie cop show is very good, but sadly doesn't get a great number of viewers, and honestly, I find it hard going. Regardless, it is a quality program.
I recorded Four Corners, but probably won't watch it. It is of course worthy.
I save the best to last. About twenty three years ago, a couple of dyke friends visited us in East Malvern. R sensibly went to bed, but I sat up with the girls until five in the morning watching video taped episodes of Jewel in the Crown. I noticed all episodes on video tape in video stores a few years ago. I promised myself I would take a long holiday and watch it again. I never got around to it and now technology has overtaken me and here is digital Jewel in the Crown being broadcast on ABC 2 on Sunday nights. It is every bit as good as I remember it but I am picking up more of the subtleties this time, such as Mildred being perpetually pissed and Count Bronowski asking Captain Merrick if he thought the Nwab's son looked hot (paraphrase). I would have loved to lived in India in the time of the Raj, obviously not as a local, but an important person of the Raj. But they didn't get air con until '47 and then the Indians kicked the British out. Bugger.
I can't wrap without mentioning the really important matter about tv. Julia's hair looks great on Lateline tonight. Thanks Tony.