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● Melbourne radio station 3UZ returns for one day only this Sunday (March 8) to celebrate its 90th anniversary of first going to air in 1925. Now known as Racing and Sport (RSN) 927 AM, the station was Melbourne’s commercial radio operation, run by prominent citizen Oliver J. Nilsen, a one-time Lord Mayor. The station had a line of stars including Bert Newton, Don Lane, Allan Lappan, John Vertigan, Don Lunn and ‘Nicky’. Turn to Pages 17-18 for a special feature.


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Observer: Gross Indecency .................. Page 6 News: Wiining Post sold for $8.6m ....... Page 7 Pictorial: Liquid Gold launched ......... Pages 8-9 Love This City: Fiona Byrne reports ...... Page 10 Confidential: Bank man banned ........... Page 11 Gossip: People who you know ....... Pages 12-13 West Hollywood: Gavin Wood reports ..... Page 15 Kevin Trask: Whatever Happened ........ Page 16 Magazine: 3UZ turns 90 ............... Pages 17-18 Long Shots: The Editor’s column ......... Page 40 8-Day TV Guide - starts Page 19 Merger green light Local Theatre Country Music Top 10 Lists

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Latest News ● Jeanne Pratt ■ The Production Company Chairman Jeanne Pratt yesterday (Tues.) launched the 2015 season, at a function held at her Kew mansion, Raheen. The three shows are: ■ West Side Story (July 11-19) ■ Nice Work If You Can Get It (August 15-23) ■ Jerry’s Girls (November 21-December 6). Mrs Pratt said she blieved West Side Story to be the best musical ever written. The Bernstein-Robbins-Sondheim musical masterpiece will be staged at the State Theatre at Arts Centre Melbourne. Anne O’Byrne will play Maria; Gareth Keegan is cast as Deona Zanotto, and Adam Fiorentino is Bernardo. West Side Story will be directed by Gale Edwards, with Guy Simpson as Musical Director, and Michael Ralph as choreographer. The show features songs including Maria,America, Somewhere and Tonight. ★ Melbourne showbiz couple Christie Whelan-Browne and Rohan Browne will star in the Gershwin musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, also at the State Theatre. Rohan Browne plays Jimmy Winter, a wealthy and handsome playboy. Esther Hannaford is Billie Bendix, a bootlegger on the run from the law. Christie WhelanBrowne is Jimmy’s fiancé Eileen Evergreen. Nice Work will be directed by Roger Hodgman, with John Foreman as Musical Director, and Dana Jolly as choreographer. The show opens at the State Theatre on August 15 for 10 performances. ● Turn To Page 16

Flashes Around Victoria

Big bro is watching ■ Geelong Police are using CCTV to track revellers who use the city streets as urinals and sex dens, reports the Geelong Advertiser.

Police cells worry ■ The poor state of cells at Wangaratta Police Station has prompted a judge to hold a trial, involving a man accused of killing his parents, in Melbourne, says the Border Mail.

Imports: more tests ■ Portland berry grower Pat Cutler has called for improved quality controls in the wake of the Hepatitis A outbreak linked to fruit imported from China, reports The Standard.

Blitz planned ■ Static and roving Police patrols will swarm Gippsland roads on the Labour Day long weekend as holiday-makers head to the coast, reports the Latrobe Valley Express.

Anthrax scare ■ A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region, reports the Shepparton News. Farmers have been warned to be vigilant about the condition of livestock after the death.

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THE TOP 5 COMMENTS HEARD WHEN THE POPE QUESTIONED CARDINAL PELL ABOUT HIS EX CES SIVE SPENDING. EXCES CESSIVE ● Elle (Elise Cavallo) and Emmett (Peter Garratt) in Legally Blonde. Photo: Chantelle Riordan ■ The Cardinia Performing Arts Company Geraghty, Kent Ross is musical director, (CPAC) presents Legally Blonde until March Catherine Thompson is assistant musical di7 at the Cardinia Performing Arts Centre, rector and choreography is by Robert Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham. Mulholland. This delightfully lively musical with worthTickets: $32/$29/$25 Bookings: 0407 while life messages is directed by Lee 090 354. www.trybooking.com

5."Come on George - empty your pockets.” 4."I think you're setting a bad example using Grange as an altar wine.” 3."It's a bad look using Laurent to bake the communion wafers.” 2."Your Holiness, can I at least get time and a half for public holidays?" 1."Tell me it's not true George ...you've convinced David Gyngell to start 'World Series Masses’.”


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Meeting

● Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe in Meeting at Arts House March 10-14. Photo: Simon Obarzanek

■ Arts House, Antony Hamilton Projects andInsite Arts present Meeting as part of Dance Massive 2015. Meeting reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice. The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments, and a relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, with all actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat. A focused recital, with Hamilton’s unique physical grammar and Macindoe’s bespoke musical instrument making, Meeting composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation. Dance Massive 2015 at Arts House: Catalogue – Rawcus. March 10 – 14 Long Grass – Vicki Van. Hout March 10 – 14 Meeting – Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe. March 10 – 14 Overworld – Rebecca Jensen and Sarah Aiken. March 10 – 14 The Boom Project – Rosalind Crisp / Omeo Dance. March 13 – 21 Motion Picture – Lucy Guerin Inc. March 17 – 22 Kingdom – PhillipAdams BalletLab. March 18 – 22 Merge – Melanie Lane. March 18 – 22 Stampede the Stampede – Tim Darbyshire. March 18 – 22.

Stamps ■ Some of Australia’s favourite tourist experiences are being celebrated by Australia Post through a new stamp issue featuring a range of transport vehicles for sightseeing tours. The Victorian stamp features Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges. The steam train has been one of Victoria’s favourite attractions. The iconic engine runs on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the temperate forests of the Dandenong Ranges, just outside Melbourne. Australia Post Philatelic Manager Michael Zsolt said Australians have a love for travel and sometimes it’s the journey that counts more than the destination. The Tourist Transport series was released on Monday (March 2).

Beautiful

■ Playwright Hannie Rayson will be at the S.M. Dyet Theatre, St Helena Secondary College, Eltham North, tomorrow (Thurs.) from 6.30pm until 8pm. The event will celebrate her book, Hello Beautiful, a memoir in parts Cost of $35 includes a signed copy of the book. There will be a Q and A for drama students and teachers, plus delights prepared by St Helena hospitality students. In this book, she shines the spotlight on herself.

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Editor Ash Long is heard: ● 8.45am Wed., with Ron Burke, 3NRG-FM Sunbury ● 10am Wed., with Denis Scanlan, Pulse 94.7 Geelong ● 9.15am Thu., with Bob and Judy Phillips, 3RPP Peninsula

Gross Indecency Cheryl Threadgold reviews the latest play from STAG

● Ben Mitchell (left) as Lord Alfred Douglas and Mark Stratford (Marquis of Queensberry) in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Photo: Roderick Chappel ■ Strathmore TheatricalArts tor Roderick Chappel Group (STAG) presents achieves a fast-paced producMoisés Kaufman’s compel- tion, never missing a beat with ■ Young Melbourne con- ling drama Gross Indecency: Kaufman’s intricately entemporary magicians Luke The Three Trials of Oscar twined dialogue. Hocking and Alex de la Wilde until March 8 at the Bob Caddy admirably sucRambelje present Make Strathmore Community Cen- ceeds in recreating Oscar Your Parents Disappear tre. Wilde’s character. Bravo on from Saturday March 28 After house lights dim, au- detailed attention to manneruntil Sunday April 12 as part diences are magically trans- isms, speech, emotions, and of the Melbourne Interna- ported into the Central Crimi- learning the hefty quantity of tional Comedy Festival. nal Court (the Old Bailey) in dialogue. Luke and Alex are two of London, in 1895, for the three Ben Mitchell skilfully Australia’s best young con- trials of Oscar Wilde. switches between portraying temporary magicians. They Tony Leatch and Roderick Wilde’s good friend Lord are smart, funny and know Chappel’s great set design Alfred Douglas and playwright how to tell a story. And they contributes to creating such be- Moisés Kaufman. know their magic too. lievable atmosphere, as does The remaining actors who Alex and Luke play broth- the excellent cast of nine ac- present a variety of roles, demers who are up well past their tors, who share about thirty onstrating terrific character bedtime. Their post-dinner roles, and Katie Hall, Aynslie versatility include Steve Saul, plans to put on a magic show Watson and Margaret Mark Stratford, Samuel are railroaded by their mum, Rawlinson’s costume design. Chappel, Katie Hall, Michelle who tells them that they have The first Oscar Wilde trial Tanner, Aynslie Watson and to go to bed. Quickly, the was an unsuccessful private Del Barwick boys come up with a solu- criminal libel prosecution Beautiful, articulate speech tion: to make bedtime disap- against the Marquis of delivery from all actors pear they need to make their Queensberry. strengthens Kaufman’s parents disappear. Wilde was then tried twice storytelling. Using a mature Make Your Parents Dis- for the offence of gross inde- voice for Del Barwick’s Secappear received the MICF cency, and eventually con- ond Judge would assure credBest Comedy Award at the victed and sentenced to two ibility. Melbourne Magic Festival years’ hard labour after the first Gross Indecency offers a 2014, and has enjoyed sell- jury could not agree on a ver- memorable opportunity to reout seasons at the Adelaide dict. visit history and ponder the jusFestival Centre 2014. Especially interesting is tice of Oscar Wilde’s public Suitable for ages 5 – 12 Kaufman’s research and use shame and trial outcome. Performance Season: of actual quotes and transcripts Congratulations to all inMarch 28 – April 12 at 2pm from the three trials.. volved with this production. daily Act Two intensifies the inPerformance Season: Until Venue: The Famous trigue, with an interview be- March 7 at 8.00pm, 2.00pm Spiegeltent, Arts Centre tween playwright Kaufman matinee March 8 Forecourt and Professor Marvin Taylor Venue: Strathmore CommuTickets: $18. Bookings: raising thought-provoking ethi- nity Centre, Cnr Loeman and comedyfestival. cal questions and options about Napier Sts, Strathmore. com.au or 1300 660 013. Wilde’s trials.. Tickets: $20/$15 - Cheryl Threadgold The play is long, but direcBookings: 0416 185928

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Chorale

■ Victoria Chorale and Orchestra 21, under the baton of Mario Dobernig, will perform Music in War and Peace a Deakin Edge, Federation Square at 7.30pm on Saturday April 18. The concert will feature Joanna Cole, Michael Lapina and Adrian McEniery and wil feature Schubert Mass in G and Edward Elgar's For the Fallen. Tickets: trybooking.com GYEB or 9885 2744. More information a www.victoriachorale.org.au

Giant year for RMP

● Andrew Wailes ■ The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic may be more than 160 years old, but age has certainly not slowed down the pace or the quality of the 2015 concert program announced last week by RMP Music Director and Conductor Andrew Wailes. The 2015 RMP season, will include major choral and orchestral works presented by the RMP itself, and collaborations with both the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria, which will see the RMP Choir perform more than 21 concerts this year Wailes is delighted to be back in action after the financial strain caused last year by the City of Melbourne's controversial and much-criticised decision to cut funding to the RMP. "That decision led to a significant reaction from outraged music lovers who banded together to show support for Australia's oldest performing arts organisation," Wailes commented. The RMP Choir will begin the year with a special, threepart all Beethoven concert at Hamer Hall presented by the MSO. It will be conducted by MSO Principal Guest Conductor Diego Matheuz, who will lead a cast of distinguished soloists including Israeli-Palestinian pianist Saleem Ashkar, the British soprano Susan Gritton, and Australian singers including Jacqueline Porter, Fiona Campbell, and former RMP Aria winner Christopher Richardson. . In June, the RMP Choir will give 12 performances with the Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria at the State Theatre, under the baton of Nicolette Fraillon. The program will feature Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Nights Dream, in a reworked version by John Lanchbery, not heard in Melbourne for more than 40 years. Another highlight, will be the premiere of Requiem for the End of Time, by composer and pianist Stefan Cassomenos. The RMP Choir and the Plexus ensemble will be joined by 2014 RMPAria winner baritone Daniel Carison, and the distinguished Australian contralto Liane Keegan, both of whom performed at the launch of the 2015 season. For lovers of contemporary a capella, Wailes confirmed that the RMP will again co-host the acclaimed Whiffenpoofs from the USA. The RMP will also present the much anticipated RMP Aria Competition, and again hold a Sing Your Own Oratorio community outreach event at Federation Square which gives members of the wider community the chance to sing with the RMP for a day. Melbourne Town Hall will play host to some 300 performers in a concert including Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninov (featuring pianist Stefan Cassomenos) and Carl Orff's uninhibited and flamboyant masterpiece Carmina Burana, to be conducted by Andrew Wailes on September 27. Joining the RMP Choir and Orchestra will be more than 150 members of Melbourne University Choral Society and The Australian Children's Choir, as well as soloists Greta Bradman, Tobias Cole and Andrew Jones. In December the RMP will celebrate Christmas in style with another world-record-breaking performance of Handel's Messiah, and three concerts of traditional Carols in St Paul's Cathedral. For these performances Wailes has assembled a superb cast of soloists including sopranos Greta Bradman and Yvonne Kenny, mezzo Dominica Matthews, the Australian-born tenor Andrew Goodwin (principal at Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre), and the internationally-acclaimed baritone Peter Coleman Wright. "We are thrilled to welcome back some of these incredibly talented and respected Australian singers to our city to perform with the RMP this year," said Wailes. The official season announcement function also featured the RMP's latest CD recording of symphonic works by Elgar and Vaughan Williams. For full details of the 2015 RMP season and the new CD, visit rmp.org.au - Julie Houghton


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‘Endgame’ classic at Southbank It’s My Party

● Pat Alcock and Phil Holmes in It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To. Photo: Jazzy Swedosh ■ Eltham Little Theatre presents It’s My Party and I’ll Die if I Want To from March 13 -28 at the Eltham PerformingArts Centre, 1603 Main Rd, Research. Written by Elizabeth Coleman and directed by Laura Bradley, the story tells of Ron Patterson who only has 111 minutes left to live, so he has invited the kids around to let them know. Ask yourself – if you only had 111 minutes to resolve your family issues, would everyone come out alive? Performance Season: March 13-28, Sunday matinee March 22 at 2pm. Where: Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Road, Research. Cost: $22.50, concession $17.50 Book online: www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au or phone 0411 713 095

Briefs Changes

■ Gathercole’s abattoir in Wangaratta has been forced to make changes after it was found to have breached slaughter practices, reports The Chronicle.

Jailed

■ Dwayne Hall, 37, of Donald, has been sentenced to a minimum six months’ jail after he stole valauable war medals from a home at Rutherglen.

■ The Melbourne Theatre Company presents Endgame from March 21 – April 25 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. MTC AssociateArtistic Director Sam Strong directs master craftsman Colin Friels in Endgame, bringing Samuel Beckett’s great modernist masterpiece back to the mainstage on a set designed by acclaimed visual artist Callum Morton. Returning to MTC following his triumph in Red, Colin Friels plays the blind man who cannot stand. He is joined by Luke Mullins (Waiting for Godot) as the servant who cannot sit, alongside Julie Forsyth (MTC’s Private Lives) and Rhys McConnochie (MTC’s History Boys) as the parents who live in dustbins. Director Sam Strong says: “Endgame is an undisputed masterpiece by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. “No other writer so successfully puts unadorned humanity on stage in a way that can make us laugh at the same time as breaking our hearts,” says Strong, “and no other writer creates experiences as profound and enduring in the theatre.” In a bare room where two windows look out on desolation, four little lives go on. In this petty realm, Hamm is enthroned, blind and old, immobile and unmoved. His aged parents, Nagg and Nell, own nothing but their fading memories. His servant Clov, upstanding and downtrodden, hobbles about performing his ritual duties, keeping things going for all of them. Four pieces in someone else’s game,

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‘Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel and paper by the ton.’ Best Bets, Winning Post sold for $8.6 million

● Colin Friels and Luke Mullins in Endgame. playing out their final moves. Performance Season: March 21 – April 21 Opening night: Thursday, March 26 at 8.00pm Venue: Southbank Theatre, The Sumner Tickets: from $73, Under 30s $36 Bookings: Southbank Theatre Box Office 8688 0800 or mtc.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Penny goes ‘Pop, Pop’ ■ Melbourne International Comedy Festival newcomer Penny Greenhalgh is ready to show off her spirited and semi-absurd comedy stylings with her debut solo show, Pop Pop.. A mix of sketch, stand-up and ice dancing, this is Penny's first solo show since returning from the prestigious French clown school, Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Presented by Giant Dwarf, Pop Pop takes the arena spectacular to new heights with a ridiculously small budget at the Forum Theatre from Thursday March 26 until Sunday April 19. Without the people power or the staging for an arena event, the audi-

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● Penny Greenhalgh ence helps do costume changes, stage mechanics, duets, radio plays and an explosive grand finale. Penny’s stunt double, Jacinta, makes an appearance, there’s crowd surfing and live music and actual pyrotechnics.

Pop Pop is very physical, very silly, a bit absurd and full of fun surprises. Penny Greenhalgh is an actor and comedian from Tumbarumba in southern NSW. Together with Zoe Kelly, she wrote and performed Zoe and Penny's Very Short Attention Span which sold out at the Sydney Fringe Festival in 2013 and was nominated for best comedy at the Sydney Fringe in 2010. Performance Dates: March 26 – April 19 Times: Tues – Sat at 6pm, Sunday 5.00pm Tickets: $20/$15. - Cheryl Threadgold

In Melbourne

■ Comedienne Ruby Wax is appearing at the Arts Centre Melbourne from March 27-April 5. ■ Victoria has a Labor Day public holiday on Monday (March 9). ■ Seymour Military Heritage Weekend is ready to roll on Saturday, March 14. ■ Private health insurance premiums will increase by an average 6.18% from April 1, Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced. ■ Australian Chamber Orchestra is releasing six concert recordings on Spotify. ■ The funeral service for entertainer Terry Gill will take place at the Malvern Town Hall at 12 Noon Thursday (Mar. 5), with a wake at the Grand Hotel Warrandyte from 4pm.

■ Racing Victoria is acquiring iconic publications Best Bets and Winning Post from ThoroughVisioN Pty Ltd (TVN) for $8.6 million. Best Bets was originally published by Rupert Murdoch’s Southdown Press. Winning Post was started by Melbourne priest, Fr Goe Giacobbe, as a fundraiser for the Doxa Foundation. Racing Victoria Chief Executive Bernard Saundry says the publications complemented existing RV and Club-owned media assets and had been purchased following detailed analysis of past and projected earnings. He said both publications are “very profitable “. “Both publications will continue to be printed from our March 16 acquisition and we will explore synergies across the industry’s media platforms to generate growth. “As part of our due diligence we had Deloitte conduct a thorough independent examination of the publications and their financial returns. “Deloitte’s analysis showed that the publications were good investments at the price we’ve paid given they have posted strong profits across the past three financial years and that the forecast for (financial year) 15 is for continued growth in returns. “Their analysis also showed that close to 1.4 million editions of Best Bets and Winning Post have been sold over the past 12 months with distribution via more than 2500 newsagencies nationwide.” Racing Victoria is not a shareholder of TVN. TVN is 50 per cent owned by the Sydney-based Australian Turf Club and 50 per cent by four Victorian-based shareholders – Country Racing Victoria, Melbourne Racing Club , Moonee Valley Racing Club and Victoria Racing Club.

Ho-hum HInch

■ Hands up those who are tiring of Derryn Hinch’s antics to get himself in the headlines. Working on the theory that it is cheaper than taking out a classified advertisement, Hinch this week won national headlines after refusing to vote in the 2013 federal election. Melbourne magistrate Amanda Chambers imposed a $170 fine plus costs. Hinch represented himself.

● Derryn Hinch


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Nostalgia Collection

● Laurie Payne appears at the Princess Theatre. 1951.

● Susan Alexander and Donald Britton in Les Patineurs, Royal Ballet Australian tour, at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, December 1958

● Chorus number in the J.C. Williamson production of Over She Goes. 1937.

● Hoyts Grand Cinema, 324 Sydney Road, Coburg

● Miss Maude Jeffries. Melbourne actress. 1890s.

● Daisy Harcourt. 1890s.

● Princess Theatre. 1962.

● Bio box of the Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, before the reconstruction. 1964.


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Launch of Liquid Gold beer At Harbour Town Hotel Photos: Craig Huggins of Gold 104.3

● Lehmo (Anthony Lehmann) and wife Kelli

● Craig Huggins and Tottie Goldsmith

● Paul Korteman and Brigit Duclos

● Trent Dann and Chrissie Maus

● Kaigan Chapman, Joe Bovalino, Stephanie Hayes

● Jordan Furness and Alice Ryder

● Natalie Brookes and Sam Edmund

● Lisa Hurford, Bryan Medigan, Elaine Probst

● MKR’s Ash with Adam Parker

● Joanne and Mal Lewis

● Terry Stewart and Ricky Stables

● Brenton Gogerly and Kara Blakeley


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Food, Wine Festival ■ The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival kicked off last week offering hundreds of opportunities to tantalise our tastebuds. This festival continues to expand as Melburnians year on year indulge in 17 days of culinary adventures. The festival started in 1993 with a program of just 12 events. Last year 386 food and wine businesses across Melbourne and Victoria welcomed more than 200,000 people for a vibrant celebration of food and wine that highlighted Melbourne as Australia’s gastronomic capital. The 2015 festival got underway on Friday with the World’s Longest Lunch held in the Fitzroy Gardens for a mere 1608 guests. Shane Delia, from Maha, Melbourne, created the entree and main course while Adriano Zumbo, from Adriano Zumbo Patissier, Melbourne, masterminded a sweet delight for dessert. One of my favourite elements of the festival is the ever-popular Restaurant Express series. This year more than 80 leading eateries in Victoria have signed up and are offering a tempting lunch special of two courses and a glass of wine for just $40. I love sitting down with friends and plotting which restaurants we will try. We have favourites that we return to each year, but we also love to venture to venues we have not previously experienced. Restaurants participating this year include No35 at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Bistro Vue, Gingerboy, Pei Modern, The Deck, Cecconi’s, Maha, Gazi, Circa, Cafe Di Stasio, Lamaro’s, Matteo’s, La Luna, Estelle, Hellenic Republic – Kew, Union Food and Wine, and Woodland House. There are so many to choose from 17 days just does not seem long enough! Go to www.melbournefoodandwine. com.au to plan your Restaurant Express adventures. The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival runs until March 15. ● Fiona Byrne is a former journalist and is the Public Relations Manager at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins. Fiona@fionabyrne.com.au

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In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited ■ I always loved the theme music to Twin Peaks. In fact I always have a pen and paper with me when I am watching television to write down the music I hear on programs and in movies, writes Di Rolle. It started when I used to watch The Sopranos, which was full of such great music. Other favourites of mine were the music played on the movies Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Eraserhead. How brilliant they were and how different. All these movies and the popular murder mystery TV series Twin Peaks have one thing in common, the music was written by the bril-

liant David Lynch. So it was a great plus for me to find out that a landmark tribute to the legendary filmmaker behind Twin Peaks and all these wonderful soundtracks is coming to Melbourne. A stellar cast is bringing David Lynch’s hauntingly beautiful music to life in In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited. Delving deep into the musical mind behind these amazing pieces of music and more, In Dreams makes its Australian premiere following London’s critically acclaimed Barbican Centre debut. Submerging audiences in the legendary film maker’s mystifying

soundtracks and skewed pop songs, In Dreams features a stellar lineup of performers including Mick Harvey, Sophia Brous, Cibo Matto, Camille O’Sullivan and the brilliant baroque indi rock composer Owen Pallett. Despite airing for only two seasons from 1990 to 1992, Twin Peaks cemented itself as a pop culture phenomenon. Its distinctive blend of cinema, mystery, provocation, humour and science fiction was ground-breaking for the era and so was the music. The spellbinding dream-like synths of composer Angelo Badalamenti, David Lynch’s mu-

sical partner, mesmerised viewers. I, like millions of viewers, recall tuning in to watch and wonder “who killed Laura Palmer?” The brainchild of musical director David Coulter (Tom Waits’ Rain Fogs revisited and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy Live) I look forward to going and immersing myself into the mood and atmosphere of Lynch’s universe at Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited is presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 at 7.30pm. For bookings phone 9699 3333 or www.melbournerecital.com.au

Radio pair’s beer blast

Joel Creasey’s Melbourne hurricane ■ Rising comedy star Joel Creasey just gets better and better, writes Di Rolle: “I have followed his career for years since the first time I met him through a mutual friend on a street in Port Melbourne. Brilliant on stage in his comedy performances, he is as far as I can see stealing the show on Network Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Anyone watching the show will agree with me - he is witty, camp and smart as a whip. “You would have to get up early, as my mother used to say, to pull the wool over his eyes. He doesn’t miss a trick. An Australian stand-up comic, born in Perth, he first attempted stand-up comedy at the age of 15. He knew he was talented, he wanted to be famous from that age, and he knew he could do it. He came out to his much loved family and friends in 2007, when he was 16. He was a student at Wesley College when he decided to drop out and focus on his career as a stand-up comedian. “From when he first entered Raw Comedy in Perth and made it through to the state finals, he has not looked back. He came to Melbourne in 2010 making his debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a show entitled Slumber Party. “I think he is a genius, one out of the box as they say! I think he will win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and there will be no holding him back. Joel will perform his new show The Hurricane at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival for 24 shows commencing March 26 to April 19. For tickets contact Ticketmaster on 1300 660 013.”

■ Gold 104.3’s Breakfast team of Brigitte Duclos and Anthony Lehmann fulfilled one of their life-long dreams last week, launching their very own beer. Named Liquid Gold, the beet was launched at the Harbour Town Hotel in the Docklands with hundreds of Gold listeners in attendance. Naturally the guests all enjoyed a pop or two of the beer to make sure it passed the taste test. What started as a dream for Brig and Lehmo became a reality thanks to 2 Brothers Brewery who helped them with their special recipe. The beer was named after a suggestion from a listener. Melbourne-based MKR contestants Camilla Counsel and Ash Pollard did the official taste test and launch, deeming it a good brew. Chantoozies singer Tottie Goldsmith also joined Brig and Lehmo for the launch, along with her father, Melbourne nightclub legend, Brian Goldsmith who recently celebrated his 83rd birthday. ● Left: Camilla Counsel and Ash Pollard help launch the Liquid Gold brand at the Harbour Town Hotel. ● Right: Brian and Tottie Goldsmith helped support the Liquid Gold launch. Photo: Fiona Hamilton

‘Shifting Gear’ exhibition at Fed Square ■ Car lovers will be flocking to the National Gallery of Victoria’s Australian Galleries at Federation Square for the Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car exhibition. This exhibition opens on Friday and is sure to delight anyone with an interest in vehicles or design. The exhibition of cars is a first for a major Australian art institution. Shifting Gear celebrates Australia’s important and proud history of automobile design and engineering and reflects on the heyday of the Australian car industry. It also looks to the future of the automobile industry in this country and the shift from manufacturing, which has primarily serviced a local

market, to being a global contributor through specialist expertise. It traces the development of the family car from its earliest form, as a steam-powered ‘horseless carriage’, through to its present-day role as a major design object and highly refined and efficient means of transport. It presents the stories behind the development of some of the great Australian vehicles and reveals the designers who styled them. It also considers the significant contribution Australian designers and engineers have made, and continue to make, to the car industry through specialist design capacity and expert knowledge. Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car runs from March 6-July 12, at the NGVAustralia.


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Confidential Talk is cheap, gossip is priceless

Gentlemen of Deceit

ASIC bans former Westpac home finance manager Penalties for companies

● Luke Hocking, Alex de la Rambelje and Vyom Sharma present their new show Incognito in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Photo: Emily Jane Baker ■ Melbourne comic magicians Gentlemen of Deceit are returning to this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival with their new show Incognito, being presented April 7 -19 at the Trades Hall. Sleight-of-hand showmen Luke Hocking, Vyom Sharma and Alex de la Rambelje combine their signature blend of narrative magic comedy with a new array of incredible illusions to create a punchy, quickpaced show. Subverting the notion that magicians need to conceal as much as they can from their audience; Gentlemen of Deceit peel away the outer layers of distraction in this new show directed by Daniel Lammin, so that the audience can scrutinize their feats like never before. Incognito is suitable for ages 10+ . Performance Season: April 7 – 19 Times: Tues – Sun at 7pm. Venue: Trades Hall, Meeting Room, 54 Victoria St, Carlton Tickets: $25/$20 Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au or 1300 660 013 - Cheryl Threadgold

Doctor’s drug abuse ■ A doctor with a history of drug abuse has taken his bid to be re-registered to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Dr Kathy Zebic was found to have behaved in a way which constitutes professional misconduct, writing prescriptions when her registration was suspended, and breaching conditions relating to her undergoing analysis for drug use. Dr Zebic was reprimanded by a panel comprising VCAT Senior Member Ian Proctor, DrA Reddy and Dr E A Shanahan. She is being re-registered subject to undergoing monitoring, working only in group practice, performing a maximum of 20 hours clinical work weekly, have hair analysis tests for drug use, and to have ongoing appointments with a treating psychiatrist. The Tribuanl heard Dr Zebic’s history including an adolescent eating disorder, a psychotic episode, schizophrenia, narcotic abuse, and “profound psychiatric problems”. She had been face down on a computer keyboard, missed her first drug screening, forged a signature on a urinalysis referral slip, and was unable to provide hair for analysis because she shaved her head. The matter is due to return to the Tribunal in 12 months’ time when conditions may be varied.

■ Equity Trustees Limited and Como Financial Services Pty Ltd, both Australian financial services licensees, have each paid $20,400 in penalties. This followed ASIC’s issuing of infringement notices for potentially misleading conduct. The notices related to a website promoting the Good Super superannuation fund. ASIC was concerned that consumers might have been induced to join Good Super because of claims made on the website offering to locate a consumer’s ‘lost superannuation.’ Consumers were also asked to elect whether to transfer all or some of the superannuation accounts found at the time they applied to join Good Super. However, the online search found not only ‘lost superannuation’, but in fact located all superannuation accounts held by consumers, including active superannuation accounts.

■ Former Westpac home finance manager, Ravinesh Singh, has been permanently banned by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission from providing financial services and engaging in credit activities following his fraud conviction. Singh, who worked with Westpac n 2011 and 2012, pleaded guilty to eight charges of dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception. Throughout 2011 and 2012, Singh withdrew more than $113,000 from ATMs after obtaining eight credit cards using false names. ASIC Commissioner Greg Tanzer said Singh had demonstrated he lacked the high standards of honesty, integrity and judgment required of individuals working in the financial services and credit industry. “Consumers need to have confidence and trust in those providing financial and credit services. Individuals who fail to operate with integrity,” Mr Tanzer said. Singh has the right to appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for review of ASIC’s decision.

Impr Impro Improvilicious vilicious

Whispers

Permit

■ The Department of Justice has been ordered by VCAT to issue a ‘Working With Children’ permit to a man, 23, who indecently assaulted his two younger step-siblings in 2004-05. The man wishes to be a youth worker.

Fine after repo breach ■ Car finance provider, BMW Australia Finance Ltd has paid penalties totalling $306,000 after ASIC found it breached important consumer protection provisions relating to the repossession of motor vehicles. It failed or delayed in its obligations to provide customers with statutory information.

Rumour Mill

To Court

■ Santa Maria College has requested a Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court Registrars’ Hearing tomorrow (Thurs.) when it is due to allege a civil debt by Bill Houliaris for “services rendered.

Taxi case

● Comedian Ben Russell can be seen in Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to High School in the MICF. ■ Always Working Artists and The Big Hoo Haa present Improvilicious: The Improvised Guide to High School, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, from March 28 – April 12 (no Mondays), at the Melbourne Town Hall Powder Room. If your kids need help at school or you want to relive the glory days of Year 8, then this could be the show for you. Tweens, teenagers and repressed adolescence are invited to attend this impro-larious, edu-comical, helperrific guide to school bullies, mean girls and tyrannical teachers. This show is improvised comedy created especially for 9 – 15 year olds, and anyone who takes guilty pleasure in High School Musical or Degrassi High. Short scripted scenes written by Jimmy James Eaton will resonate with young audiences and set the stage for childlike comedians Ben Russell and Cassandra Vagliviello to ramp up the interaction and hilarity with theatre sports-style games. Using audience suggestions and participation as they improvise their way through a typical first day at school, no two shows will be the same. Performance Dates: March 28 – April 12 (No Mondays) Time: 1.30pm (60 min.) Tickets: $18 full/$60 family Bookings: www.comedyfestival.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

Hear It Here First

7 levels in Camberwell

■ A decades-old photo of Barry Humphries in Camnerwell is being used by local activists to fight a seven-storey develop-ment near the entertainer’s childhood home. A supermarket wants to build a new store at a 63-unit complex at Middle Camberwell. The matter is due to go before VCAT after the local Council rejected ● Barry Humphries the proposal.

Justices named ■ A number of Victorians have been appointed as Justices of the Peace by State Attorney-General Martin Pakula: Peter Bull, Alisha Cameron, Janis Constandinou, Belinda Egan, Claire-Lise Gamble, Michele Halsall, Daniel Handler, Deborah Knight, Russell Macqueen, Anthony McLennan, Lynette McLindin, Linda Neilson, James Nicholas, Geoffrey Perry, Bradley Proudlock, Colin Smith, Janet Taylor, Morris Walburn, Graham Wigg and Barry Williams.

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■ Ali Hassan has lost his bid to have his taxi driver accreditation renewed. VCAT has ruled he may not reapply until May 21. His licence has been suspended, revoked or delayed over nine years. His history includes careless driving, failure to remain at a police station for a breath test, and driving whilst suspended.

Claim ■ Emmanuel College has requested for a Sunshine Magistrates’ Court Registrars’ Hearing tomorrow (Thurs.) at 2.15pm when it is due to allege a civil claim against Ha Vo for “monies due”. ■ Fax your gossip through to (03) 9431 6247.


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Vale Terry Gill

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● Terry Gill ■ The Melbourne showbusiness fraternity is mourning the passing of Terry Gill last week. He was known for his role as Santa on Carols By Candlelight for 27 years,, as proprietor of the Tivoli Theatre at Malv ern, as a TV pioneer on In Melbourne TTonight, onight, for his Malvern, acting roles in movies such as Crocodile Dundee, and his TV work in shows including Flying Doctors, Homicide, Division 4, Prisoner and A Country Practice. Other productions included Phar Lap, Crackers andThe Wannabes. His family released a statement: “TTerry lost his short battle with cancer and passed away at 2.30am (Wednesday) morning. “:Surrounded by his loving and adoring family, friends and the fantastic staff at Cabrini Palliative Care Care, he went peacefully in the arms of his wife in the early hours of the morning. “He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Carole Ann, and children, Erin and EEdan dan dan; and daughter-in-law Yael Cohn, and his beautiful grandchildren Jacob and Maximus Maximus. “The family are very sad but relieved his spirit is now free. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched, and Terry erry; thank you for the laughter and all the fun, we shall remember.”

● Mike Perso ■ If you think your life is in a whirl, try out the travel schedule of Melbourne entertainer Matt Hetherington. Matt is trying his luck in Los Angeles, but flew home to Australia last Thursday for a weekend of engagements. “Friday night gig Melbourne bourne, Saturday night gig Gold Coast Coast, Sunday fly into Sydney then straight back to LA LA.” Waiting for him stateside was wife Melissa, son Oscar and new daughter Madeline Rose.

● Melissa Hetherington and baby Madeline Rose

● Miriam Margolyes is back in town, rehearsing for her latest show. The Importance of Being Miriam. Lady Bracknell, Mrs Malaprop, Jane Austen’s Lady Catherine De Bourgh ( Pride And Prejudice ) and Mrs Corney and Mr Bumble from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist are amongst the characters brought vividly to life by the award-winning star. Margoyles also found time on Monday night to appear on the ABC-TV program Q&A, alongside Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Andrew Leigh, policy analyst Trisha Jha, and Mamamia editor-in-chief Jamila Rizvi. resting his brain and other injuries. He continues to show signs that he's with us and at times we feel he hasn't lost his sense of humour. “We know however that the road to recovery is very long and at times at the request of ICU medical staff, we need to allow him time to rest and therefore need to keep his visitors to a minimum. “Once he has progressed further we of course will encourage those close to him to come and see the great man and spur him on in his recovery.”

New offices open in Port

On the mend, slowly

● Di Gillett and George Donikian ■ Husband-and-wife team Di Gillett and George Donikian have opened new offices at Port Melbourne for their businesses: Agora Partners ners, and Donikian Media Media.

● Terry Gill featured on a Melbourne Observer front-page in June 2011.

‘Locale’ exhibition opens

■ Glen Eira City Council Gallery is staging the opening of the exhibition Locale tomorrow (Thurs.) at 6.30pm. it includes the works of Belle Bassin, Rosemary Hyde, Natasha Manners, TTom om PParsons arsons and Linda W acht el Wacht achtel el. The exhibition will be opened by Susan Cohn Cohn, contemporary jeweller and artist trustee for National Gallery of V ict oria ictoria oria. Guests will be welcomed by the Mayor, Cr Jim Magee Magee. Curator is Diane Soumilas. ■ Chapel Off Chapel is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its opening in 1995. A special promotion applies where the first 20 people can buy tickets for $20 each.

● Glenn Wheeler alk ■ During the Melbourne TTalk Radio experiment headed by Steve Price several years back, Victorian listeners became acquainted with Glenn Wheeler Wheeler,, who presented a weekend night-time program. Early this year Wheeler was seriously injured in a motor accident in S y dne dneyy. His family released a stateGlenn ment late last week: “Glenn woke from a coma over the weekend and he is in the very early and delicate stages of

Leader in optimism

Co-President of Inter Pride

● Helen Macdonald ■ Helen Macdonald is one of Melbourne’s leading optimists. Helen is in the preparation stage of self-publishing the second edition of her first our W book SMILE YYour Waa y TToo Suc The book will be launched at the Optimists Unite breakfast on March 20 , to celebrate the UN International Day of Happiness Happiness.

● Brett Hayhoe ■ Melbourne publisher Brett Hayhoe has received mainstream media recognition for his work as Co-President of Inter Pride. John-Michael Howson W ’’ss Sunday speaking on 3 A AW morning program, made mention of Brett’s achievements, especially with the human rights work and financial assistance work offered to ‘Prides’ in hostile environments. The organisation brings together a network of LGBT (Lesbain, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Intersex) Pride organisations.

1000th show for Alex

Leo Sayer joins Smooth

Ron Lees to perform

■ Former Sunnyside Up entertainer Ron Lees will be performing at Alfred’s Homestead, South W arr andyt Warr arrandyt andytee , on Friday, April 24. A us tr alia’ Nicknamed as ‘A ustr tralia’ alia’ss Greatest Tenor’, L ees has a history of being heard on most major TV and radio networks over decades. ‘T he VVoic oic ha hrills’ ‘The oicee TTha hatt TThrills’ will present a two-course dinner and show. $55 per person. 7pm start on ANZAC Day eve. Phone: 9844 3013.

● Alex Hehr ■ Radio presenter Alex Hehr has just celebrated presenting his 1000th episode of Thanks For The Memory on Golden Days Radio 95.7 FM. The station streams online at goldendaysradio.com

● Leo Sayer ■ Leo Sayer is joining the weekend line-up of radio station Smooth 91.5 FM.

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Operation Slipper parade

Dirty Dancing to open

● Kirby Burgess with Kurt Phelan ■ Kurt Phelan (Johnny Castle) and Kirby Burgess (Baby) will star in the Australian ian production of Dirty Dancing opening tomorrow (Thurs.) night at the Princess Theatre. A media call will be held at 12 Noon, with numbers including (I’ve Had The) Time Of My Life. Other stars at the media call will include Mark Vincent (Billy Kostecki) and Maddie Peat (Penny). The red carpet action starts at 7pm, ahead of the 8pm show.

Red carpet stars galore

● Melbourne society photographer Jim Lee is touring the globe, and was pictured at Gallipoli in Turkey, ahead of the ANZAC Day centenary next month. Fans and photgraphers will also be catching a glimpse of Shayna Blaze, Silvie Paladino, Derryn Hinch, David Hobson, Lauren Phillips, Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell, Jackie Woodburne or eman, oodburne,, John FFor oreman, Colette Mann, Denise Scott, La wr enc Lawr wrenc encee Moone Mooneyy, Melanie Vallejo tthe w Llo tt allejo,, Ma Matthe tthew Lloyyd, Ma Matt and Kim Di Costa, Mike Larkan and Nick Russell. Also due to attend are R yyan an Malone Maloneyy, Melis Melisss a Bergland, Richard Nylon, Saskia Hampele, Brigitte Duclos, PPee tter er Ale Alexx ander ander,, Spenc er McLar en, TTom om W Spencer McLaren, Wrren, Stefan Dennis, Amanda Harrison, TTodd odd W oodbridge Woodbridge oodbridge,, W endy SStaplet taplet on, Kip tapleton, Gamblin, Matthew Richardson, Bert LaBonte, Glen Moriarty Moriarty,, Geoff CCoox, Jo Hall, Ton ett McL eod. onyy Jones and Br Brett McLeod.

Jazz Festival to launch

● Rhonda Burchmore ■ Organisers are expecting a big guest list at the openng of Dirty Dancing at the Princess Theatre tomorrow (Thurs.) night. Amongst those to have accepted invitations are: Rhonda Burchmore, Gytin G rrantle antle alentine antleyy, KKyy m VValentine alentine,, Josef Brown, Brian Mannix, Gina Liano, Cameron Smith, Charlie Pickering, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Janet Roach, Sant om Gleisner Santoo Cilaur Cilauroo , TTom Gleisner,, Calen Mackenzie,m Chyka K eebaugh, Cr aig Bellam Craig Bellamyy, Charlott as, TTania ania Zaetta, Charlottee Ek Ekas, Lauren Newton, Josh Thomas, Ayden and Jess Hogan, Matt Preston and Cosentino.

Conference relocates

Neon program released

● Katrina Sedgwick ■ The Australian Centre for the Moving Image will play host to the international documentary industry when the Australian International Documentary Conference relocates to Melbourne next year. The A I D C struck a deal with the Victorian Government through Film Victoria and A C M I to relocate the event to Melbourne after eight years in Adelaide Adelaide, , said Katrina Sedgwick, ACMI Director and CEO.

At Botanic Gardens

● Michael Tortoni ■ Melbourne International Jazz Festival Artistic Direcort oni and Protor Michael TTort ortoni gram Manager Melanie Pose will help launch the event at a media briefing to be held on ea tiv Friday, March 13 at Cr Crea eativ tivee Victoria’s Grainger Room at Southbank. The Festival, including Modern Masters, Explorations in Jazz and Club Sessions is due to be launched on Thursday, March 19.

Hillel to be installed

■ A parade will be staged in Melbourne on Saturday, March us tr alia’ 21 to mark the conclusion of Oper Operaa tion Slipper Slipper,, A Aus ustr tralia’ alia’ss military contribution to the International Security Assistance Force mission in Afghanistan Afghanistan. The operation was part of the International Coalition tan and the Middle agains err orism mission across A fghanis againstt TTerr errorism ghanistan East East, which commenced in October 2001. The parade will be followed by a commemoration service at the Shine of Remembrance Remembrance. Marching personnel are to form up at 8.45 am in the vicinity of Linlithgow Ave and St Kilda Rd, prior to the 10am parade. The parade will include a colour party, guard and band. A ceremony in the Shrine of Remembrance forecourt is to include a catafalque party, band, an official welcome, prayer for the fallen, scripture reading, laying of wreathes, address by keynote speaker, recitation of the Ode followed by the Last Post, one minute’s silence and the ‘Rouse’, benediction and RAAF flypast. Following the service all marching participants and their families are invited to attend an informal gathering at Government House for light refreshments on completion of the ceremony from approximately 12 Noon.

■ Moonlight Cinema’s advanced screening of Inherent Vice was held on Friday at the Royal Botanic Gardens Gardens. Amy Owen says those to attend included Simon Maiden (actor - Romulus, My Father), Morgan O’Reilly (actress - Neighbours ), Gyton Grantley (actor - House Husbands ), Alexandra Schepisi (actress - House Husbands) , Anna Sampson (actress Somebody to Love ), S a m Bramham (paralympic swimmer and Big Brother), Jackson Gallagher (actor - Home and A w a y ), L eah de Niese Aw (actress - House Husbands ) and Chris Ryan Ryan.

● Hillel Benedykt ■ Freemasons Victoria is to hold iots 2015 Grand Installation of Hillel Benedykt as Grand Master, on Wednesday March 18. The Grand Installation will take place at the Dallas Brooks Centre, East Melbourne Melbourne. This will mark one of the last occasions for the Centre with its site being redeveloped later in the year. A Grand Banquet will follow, on Saturday March 21 at the Plaza Ballroom on Collins St. Children and families are welcome to join in at a Family Day at Powlett Reserve, Eas Eastt Melbourne on Sunday, March 22.

Brazilian top awards

■ Brazilian Beauty Bendigo was a top performer at the annual Brazilian Beauty A w a rrdd s held last week in Brisbane. The salon took out eight awards including Franchisee of the Year, Management Team of the Year and Coordinator of the Year. Franchisee Sandra Campbell operates the salon at 1 High St, Bendigo Bendigo.

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● Bfrett Sheehy ■ Mebourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Brett Sheehy has announced the highly anticipated program of the 2015 Neon Festival of Independent Theatre Theatre. From May 14 to July 25 MKA: Theatre of New Writing, The Zoey Louise Moonbeam Dawson Shakespeare Comornelius and Elbo w pan etty TThea hea tr panyy, Dirty Pr Pretty heatr tree, Dee and CCornelius Elbow Room will commandeer the Lawler at Southbank Theatre to each present a work of their choice for a 10-day season; Rawcus will take up the inaugural Neon residency as the company embarks on the creative development of its next uesda full-scale work; T he Las Lastt TTuesda uesdayy Society will host a special Neon closing night event; and theatre makers and theatre lovers will come together for a broad range of workshops, readings, masterclasses and conversations as part of Neon Extra Extra.

ACMI debut on April 2

■ From success at the LA Comedy Festival Festival, where it won the 'Best Ensemble' award, comes the Melbourne premiere of new body-swap film T he Heckler, screening at ACMI on April 2 and Palace Kin Kino on April 15 as part of Melbourne International Comedy Festival. It marks the feature film debuts of local talents Kate Jenkinson, Emily TTahen ahen ahenyy and Simon Mallory and also stars CJ Fortuna, Scott Harrison and Dave Lawson along with a host of comedy performers including Ton onyy Martin and Jeff Green Green.

‘Betterman’ to be launched

■ The Betterman Foundation will be officially launched at erman Awar ds on Saturday, May 23. the 1st annual Bett Betterman ards The Betterman Foundation is a national charity which works with young men in schools, sports clubs and other organisations right across Australia Australia, with a focus on violence and suicide prevention. The awards will be hosted by Triple J personality To m Bollar d, at the Melbourne TToown Hall. Bollard,


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Grand Installation of Hillel Benedykt Scholdarships for St Pius students

● Liam and Brandon with WBro. Eric Williams and VWBro. Bernard Henry from Lord Northcote Lodge No. 191 and (left) Pear and Trevoe Watts. Photo: Dennis Manktelow ■ Grade 5 five boys Brendon and Liam were presented with the commendations by Freemasons Victoria's Lord Northcote Lodge No. 191. St Pius X Primary School family engagement in learning leader Rick Hynes said the students have been given the awards for their dedication to school activities and for always displaying our school ethos through their actions. "It's about showing school spirit and leading by example by taking care of others," Mr Hynes said. Their actions show care and respect for all students and staff as they continue to try their best in all their activities, Mr Hynes said. "St Pius X are proud of their achievements and will continue to encourage the boys to display ongoing leadership and continue their effort to achieve their goals," he said. - Report courtesy Heidelberg Leader

The man behind the flying machine

■ Years of restoration, commitment and passion has awarded Bro. Ron Gretton of Yarraville Lodge No. 164 an Order of Australia Medal this year. Included in the Honours List for 2015 for 'services to the community in preserving military aviation history', Ron Gretton was honouredon Australia Day. Ron has just spent the last eight years restoring a Bristol Boxkite aeroplane (last flown in 1910) at the Royal Australian Airforce Museum in Point Cook. "I worked with my colleague and friend Geoff Matthews who also received an Order of Australia Medal this year. We spent two years planning how to build the replica Boxkite before recreating the historic plane, with the help of businesses and supporters of the RAAF Museum,” Ron said. The pair had decided to build a replica of the first military plane to take to the skies to mark the centenary of Australian military aviation in 2014. This would be an eight-year operation, painstakingly researching each and every part of the plane and constructing it piece by piece. On March 1 last year, their hard work paid off, with the plane taking off during the Royal Australian Air Force's centenary celebrations, which Ron said was a “wonderful achievement”. "No one else was doing anything to mark the occasion, so we thought we would. We did it because it's something we like doing,” he said. Ron, an engineer by trade, having worked in the Air Force until his retirement in 1997 has been volunteering his time at the RAAF Museum, building replica aircraft for 35 years. His work has included the restoration of a Hawker Demon A1-8, which took six years to complete, and the restoration of a Maurice Farman Shorthorn started in 1986. Both of these aircraft are currently on display at the RAAF Museum. As a member of the Reserve Force, Ron was the Project Manager for the restoration of a Walrus Amphibian HD874, which was recovered from Heard Island in 1980. This project started in February 1993 with formal handover to the RAAF Museum in 2002. Ron was also involved in the restoration of a Mosquito A52600, before starting work on the Bristol Boxkite replica in 2006. "I am very humbled to have received the award. This aircraft represents that era of aviation. It allows people to see the aircraft that our first aviators learnt to fly in," Ron said. With the enormous support of sponsors AeroStructures Technologies Pty Ltd (now QinetiQ), Rosebank Engineering Pty Ltd, MacDonald Technologies International Pty Ltd, MobileNetwork Pty Ltd and BAE Systems Australia, Ron has written and published a book titled Bristol Boxkites at Point Cook - Commemorating the Centenary of Australian Military Aviation 19142014. The book is available to view at the Freemasons Victoria Library and Museum at 300 Albert St, East Melbourne.

■ Another exciting time is upon us at Freemasons Victoria with the upcoming 2015 Grand Installation of Most Worshipful Brother Hillel Benedykt, Grand Master, on Wednesday March 18, and the events associated with this Grand Installation. Hillel Benedykt, the 44th Grand Master of Freemasons Victoria, will enter his second term this year with a new team of Grand Officers. Freemasons Victoria invites you to enjoy the pomp and ceremony of the Grand Installation at the Dallas Brooks Centre. This will mark one of the last occasions for the Centre with its site being redeveloped later in the year, on which a new home for Freemasons Victoria will be established. A spectacular Grand Banquet will follow, on Saturday March 21 at one of the most beautiful venues in Melbourne, the Plaza Ballroom on Collins St. Children and families are most welcome to join Freemasons Victoria on Family Day at Powlett Reserve, East Melbourne on Sunday, March 22, where there will be a bouncy castle, face painter, entertainment and food. This is wonderful way to see in the second term of the current Grand Master Hillel Benedykt who is excited about the upcoming events. "As we bring the celebrations of 125 years of Freemasonry in Victoria to a close, I look forward to welcoming all Freemasons, their families and interested members of the public to join us in the exciting launch of our new Masonic Year,” MWBro. Benedykt said. Freemasonry aims to develop men of all ages for the betterment of society, and collectively contributes and supports the community, with over $1.5 million donated to worthy causes every year. Grand Installation: Wednesday, March 18 at 7.30pm. Dallas Brooks Centre - Auditorium Grand Banquet: Saturday, March 21 at 7pm. laza Ballroom, Collins Street, Melbourne Family Day: Sunday, March 22 at 12 Noon. Powlett Reserve, East Melbourne Registrations closed Tuesday, March 3. Information about registration is available via the Freemasons Victoria website at www. freemasonsvic.net.au or can now be made online at www.trybooking.com/ 116206 If you have any questions about registering on trybookings, or about your registration in general, please direct your enquiry to Erin Olsen at 9411 0107 or email erin@ freemasonsvic.net.au We look forward to welcoming you all to Freemasons Victoria's 2015 Grand Installation and associated events.

● Flashback: last year’s installation of Hillel Benedykt as Grand Master of Freemasons Victoria

On the road with a special cause

● Pictured from left: Cyril Land, event organisers and members of Bellbridge Lake Hume Rotary Club, Milton Mann and Darren Hill. ■ Victorian Freemasons Cycling Club members were on their bikes again; riding for charity and promoting Freemasons Victoria in the Lake Hume Challenge - a 40km ride through the picturesque rolling hills and valleys of Lake Hume, Albury-Wodonga. The event, held on Saturday, February 21, attracted many riders from around the state. All proceeds raised by the event went to support the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre (AWRCC) and Wellness Centre. The Wellness Centre in particular, houses various support groups that provide information and emotional support for people affected by cancer; both patients and their carers. This year the Club wanted to do more than just donate their entry fee and put the club jersey in the peloton. The teams' road captain Milton Mann approached District Coordinator 108, Don Nicholls, and with his approval, wrote to each of the Districts about the event and offer them the opportunity to support the AWRCC via a donation of 1x1 ($1 for each 1 member of their Lodge). Don kicked off the fundraising effort and most of the District Lodges followed his lead. On ride day, the FMCC was able to present event organisers with a cheque for $653 on behalf of Freemasons Victoria. What's next for the Victorian Freemasons Cycling Club? On Sunday, April 19, Club members will be saddling up for a 50km ride in the 2015 Multiple Sclerosis Melbourne Cycle. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system affecting more young adult Australians than any other neurological condition. Approximately four Australians are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis every working day, equating to 1000 new diagnoses every year. It is a lifelong disease for which a cause and cure are yet to be found. MS Australia aims to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on all individuals affected by the disease, as well as their families, carers and the community, by offering a wide range of services, equipment and support. The organisation's goal is to assist everyone affected by multiple sclerosis to live life to their fullest potential and secure the care and support they need, until a cure is found. Between now and April 19, the Victorian FMCC will focus on fundraising for this event. Malcolm Mann, the Club’s fundraising coordinator for this event said, "I have written to all of the District Coordinators about the event, requesting their support and explaining what the Club is doing for it. The next step will be to offer every Lodge an opportunity to contribute financially on a 1x1 basis." To learn more about multiple sclerosis, visit the www.mssociety.org.au If you would like to donate to MS Australia, go to register.msmelbournecycle.org.au/2015-MS-Melbourne-Cycle/ Freemasons+Cycling+Club, click on the Donate Now button and follow the prompts. If you're riding and want to join the team for the event, add your details while you're there otherwise, feel free to leave a message for the Club. And of course, if you have entered the event and would like some company on the ride, keep an eye out for the FMCC jersey and come and say hello. The Club will be in the 8am start group.

● TTo find out more about Freemasonry, how to become a member, or attend upcoming public events, please visit www.freemasonsvic.net.au or ‘Like’ our FaceBook page www.facebook.com/freemasonsvic for the most up to date information. Freemasons: The Inside Story ‘Summer Series’ is back!! You can tune in to Channel 31 at 8.30pm to watch the best of Series II along with some never before seen footage.


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West Hollywood

Oscars: Hollywood still buzzing

■ From my suite at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites comes this week's news.

Mark McGrath death hoax

WeHo still celebrates

■ A very special and exclusive West Hollywood Oscar party was held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites to celebrate the one-day of the year the area closes down for Oscar. Seen celebrating was the General Manager William Karpiak with Managing Director Alan Johnson, both holding’Oscar’. It is one time of the year when the Ramada Plaza Hotel can give back to the community. All community leaders and service personnel were treated to a lunch of epic proportions. It is such a tight knit community and all businesses and government bodies support everyone. That's what makes West Hollywood one of the most favoured cities in Los Angeles.

Birdman wins four ■ Alejandro G. Iñárritu was clad in Oscar night's oddest but most successful lucky charm. The Birdman director joked that he was wearing his star Michael Keaton's "tighty-whities" from the film, yet it was all good because his dark comedy took flight at the 87th Academy Awards, winning four awards including best picture. "It's great to be here, who am I kidding?" Keaton said as he joined the director on the stage. "This has been a tremendous experience. This guy is as bold as bold can be." He was paying homage to Iñárritu, who took original screenplay and best director honors. Birdman also won best cinematography. Iñárritu thanked everyone behind the film, which focused on a washed-up superhero-movie actor trying to get his groove back. It was a "crazy idea" for a script to start "with a middleaged man in an interior dressing room cross-legged and floating," he said. But, "we are here. I don't know how that happened, but it happened”. The wash up is that Birdman could have won five Oscars; an extra one for Visual Effects but it didn't nominate for it. Alejandro wanted to keep the mystery of the one continuous shot, which is unique to the film. It is only now, after the Oscars that these questions are being asked. The director has said that he would never tell. That one continuous shot contained many cuts and only visual effects could make that happen to make it look so seamless. The best visual effects are the ones that can't be seen. My business partner in Countdown Motion Pictures, Adam Howard, is the person who used his visual effects talent to make you believe that it is one continuous shot. Because of the cover-up Adam Howard missed out on getting an Oscar. Hollywood can be a very irritating place to be sometimes. I am pleased that Adam Howard is now moving into the director's chair. Good Luck my friend. The Hollywood movie community is right behind you.

Kayne West apologises ■ Kanye West is showing an entirely new side of himself or at least, a side the public may not have known existed. The outspoken rapper exhibited a softer side during his emotional BBC Radio 1 interview with host Zane Lowe, where he actually broke down into tears when discussing one of his mentors, late fashion professor Louise Wilson. But that wasn't the end of it. Yeezy also touched on the infamous outburst following the Grammys where he slammed Beck for winning Album of the Year, explaining that he misconstrued what happened with the musician. He expressed his opinion and takes the weight but says maybe he was wrong. "The Grammys sell commercial time. It's a ridiculous proposition what they try to get away with. They aren't the pinnacle, they are the assistant. Us as artists are the pinnacle. I hadn't been in a few years. The Grammys are like an ex-girlfriend, the minute you get in the car with them you want to go straight back home .” And to make sure the world knew he was sorry, he took it Twitter... "I would like to publicly apologise to Beck, I'm sorry Beck." "I also want to publicly apologise to Bruno Mars, I used to hate on him but I really respect what he does as an artist." @kaynewest I don't know where this Kanye is coming from, but I like it.

● Ramada Plaza Hotel's General Manager William Karpiak with Ramada's Managing Director Alan Johnson.

■ Breathe easy Internet and '90s pop music fans - you can still "put your arms around" Mark McGrath. The former Sugar Ray front man-turned-TV-talker did not "fly" away to be with the angels, despite a fast-spreading online death hoax (possibly perpetuated by Mark's own show). A ridiculous press release was sent out to various media outlets with the subject line ‘BREAKING NEWS: MARK MCGRATH IS DEAD’. "Musician Mark McGrath has died at the age of 46. McGrath was on set filming the second season of entertainment show Hot Package, when he was confronted by a masked gunman and shot several times. “The former Sugar Ray front man died in the arms of his co-host Derrick Beckles on the Hollywood set of the show," the release, sent from a PR company that wasn't known to anyone. "In honor of Mr McGrath's legacy, his team is asking in lieu of flowers, fans post a Sugar Ray Selfie, holding a packet of sugar over their heart." "RIPMARKMCGRATH," the release concluded. Amid reports the one-time spikey-haired, frosted-tips, tattoo-loving singer had kicked the bucket, Mark himself proved he was still among the living, by tweeting a link to a music video called "Still Alive and Well" by Edgar Winter and White Trash. While the whole thing appears to be a PR play for Mark's new show, the singer claims he wasn't in on the joke. "Final word on the death hoax thing, I knew nothing about it and found out the same time you did...sorry about any confusion," This is starting to happen with stars and it is a worry when some people can cause unnecessary hurt over the Internet.

GavinWood

From my Suite at the Ramada Plaza Complex on Santa Monica Blvd

Hollywood Walk of Fame ■ The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that actor Chris O'Donnell will be honored with the 2,544th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this week. The star in the category of television will be dedicated in front of Jameson's Irish Pub located at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard. Helping emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be actor and O'Donnell's costar on NCIS: Los Angeles, LL COOL J

● Mark McGrath

Friends in Beverly Glen

■ My eldest daughter Angie, her husband Brian, and my first grandson Jackson were in LA last week and we had the best time. I have mentioned the Beverly Glen Deli a few times on this page; it is the suburban deli that the stars flock to. Eddie Murphy and Jon Voight were there just before us and while we were having brunch, Matthew Perry (star of the sit-com Friends) slipped into the booth beside us. Our dilemma was: do you interrupt Matthew while they are having a writing session or do you pretend to take a photo of myself holding my grandson and move the camera just a little to the left? We chose the later and everyone walked away a winner. Star encounters happen all over Los Angeles. Come over and join us.

Speak with Joanna

● Kayne West

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■ If you are considering a move to Los Angeles or just coming over for a holiday then I have got a special deal for you. We would love to see you at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Suites, 8585 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood. I have secured a terrific holiday deal for readers of the Melbourne Observer. Please mention 'Melbourne Observer' when you book and you will receive the 'Special Rate of the Day'. Please contact: Joanna at info@ramadaweho.com Happy Holidays, Gavin Wood.


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■ He was tall and lanky but he had a great smile and could sing and dance - Dan Dailey was a part of my life as a teenager and I loved to watch him in the films. I can remember seeing him in a film at the Coburg Town Hall and I wanted to grow up to be just like Dan Dailey - not a care in the world. Daniel James Dailey Jnr was born in New York City in 1915. He took singing and dancing lessons at the age of 14 and worked in minstrel shows. His sister Irene also became a famous actress. He made $23.50 a week at The Roxy Theatre in New York, dancing in the chorus line. Dan Dailey starred in Babes in Arms on Broadway at the age of 22; Alfred Drake and The Nicholas Brothers were also in the cast. He performed in Stars In Your Eyes with Jimmy Durante and Ethel Merman before being signed to a film contract with MGM Studios. His first on-screen role was as a young Nazi in The Mortal Storm. Dan was cast in musicals such as Ziegfeld Girl, Lady Be Good and Panama Hattie. He served in the United StatesArmy during World War II and was commissioned as an officer after graduation from Signal Corps Officer Candidate School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. After the war Dan returned to Hollywood and in his first film Mother Wore Tights he co-starred with Betty Grable.

Whatever Happened To ... Dan Dailey

By Kevin Trask of 3AW and 96.5 Inner FM

They made a wonderful singing and dancing team and went on to make some great films together - When My Baby Smiles At Me, My Blue Heaven and Call Me Mister. In 1948 Dan was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in When My Baby Smiles At Me. In 1950 he starred in A Ticket To Tomahawk opposite Anne Baxter and Marilyn Monroe played a small bit part. It is amazing Marilyn is in a chorus of four ● Dan Dailey girls in a song with Dan and she is the one you It must have been a tense time on the set of can't take your eyes off. In 1952 Dan starred in Pride of St Louis which the film There's No Business Like Show Busiwas a biography of the baseball player ‘Dizzy’ ness in 1954 when Dan Dailey co-starred with Donald O'Connor. Dean.

Dan was courting Donald's wife Gwen at the time and following their divorce Dan married Gwen. I thought he was great in the MGM musical It's Always Fair Weather when he co-starred with Gene Kelly and Michael Kidd. During the 1960s Dan was reunited onstage with Betty Grable in Guys and Dolls at theDunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and High Button Shoes in Southern California. In 1969 he starred in The Governor and J J and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a comedy television series. The show was cancelled after two seasons. Dan was married four times and had only one son Dan Dailey III who sadly died in 1975. As an expert horseman Dan won 75 ribbons at horse shows and enjoyed training horses for jumping competitions. Dan Dailey broke his hip in a fall during the stage production of The Odd Couple. He died in 1978 at the age of 62 from complications following hip replacement surgery. His old friend John Raitt sang at the funeral service Kevin Trask The Time Tunnel - with Bruce & PhilSundays at 8.20pm on 3AW That's Entertainment - 96.5FM Sundays at 12Noon 96.5FM is streaming on the internet. To listen, go to www.innerfm.org.au and follow the prompts.

Scraped back straight into the pot

■ When I lived in Alice Springs I would often leave just before Christmas, having enjoyed the interminable nightly tourism functions - often businesses would try and outdo each other with their festive events. I have often been to promotional functions where booze and nibbles were provided until about 9pm, and then it's BYO - buy your own.

Obviously most patrons would attempt to ply themselves with as much free booze before then, but didn't want to stop at that early hour. There was always a hardened knot of drinkers still milling about - "The night is but a pup - let's go to the casino!" was the call. And so it usually was. The situation was thus for about two weeks

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Charisma Carpenter: Cordelia, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel Manu Bennett: Deathstroke, ArJerry’s Girls will be staged at the row, Azog, The Hobbit Playhouse from November 21 for a Jason David Frank: original season of 17 performances. Green/White Ranger, Mighty Leading ladies include Nancye Morphin Power Rangers Hayes, Rhonda Burchmore, Silvie Georgina Haig: Elsa, Once Upon Paldino, Christie Whelan-Browne a Time and Kirby Burgess. Sean Maguire: Robin Hood, Once Director is Dean Bryant. Andrew Upon a Time, Leonidas, Meet the Hallsworth is choreographer, and Spartans James Cosmo: Jeor Mormont, Mathew Frank is Musical Director. Game of Thrones, Angus MacLeod, Highlander Ryan Hurst: Opie Winston, Sons ■ Demigoddesses from popular of Anarchy, Gerry Bertier, RememTV shows Arrow and Lost Girl are ber the Titans Martin Klebba: Marty, The Pijetting into Supanova for their upcoming pop culture expos in rates of the Caribbean, Randall, Scrubs Melbourne (April 11 and 12). Willa Holland currently stars as Thea Queen in Arrow, and was discovered by Steven Spielberg. Rachel Skarsten rose to fame at ■ The Rev. Monsignor Brian the tender age of 16 when she was Walsh ied peacefully on Thursday cast as the superheroine Black Ca- (Feb. 26) at Justin Villa, Balwyn nary in the comic book-adapted TV North, aged 86 years and in the 61st year of his priesthood. series Birds of Prey. Following ordination in 1956, he They join a lineup of talented guests from the realms of film, tele- served at St Mary's, Geelong (1956), vision, anime, comics and fantasy/ Sunshine (1957) and Elsternwick (1963). He was Executive Director sci-fi writing, including: Christopher Lloyd: ‘Doc’ of the National Office of the Eucharistic Congress held in 1973. He reBrown, Back to the Future Dolph Lundgren: Ivan Drago, ceived the Order of British Empire. In 1974 he was appointed ParRocky IV Tyler Hoechlin: Derek Hale, ish Priest of St Mary's, Dandenong. In 1988 he was appointed to Our Teen Wolf Robin Lord Taylor: The Pen- Lady of Victories, Camberwell as Parish Priest, retiring in 2004 guin, Gotham George Takei: the original Hikaru Sulu, Star Trek Nichelle Nichols: the original ■ Nova Radio’s Kate, Tim and Nyota Uhura, Star Trek Walter Koenig: the original Pavel Marty have teamed with the 4 Pines Brewing Company to launch their Chekov, Star Trek James Marsters: Spike, Buffy latest collaboration, Kate, Tim & Marty’s InCider. the Vampire Slayer, Angel

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Incider launch

before Christmas - the only cars on the road on most nights were taxis and police cars. At one stage I remonstrated with myself that the cost of a cab out to my five acres was about $15 each way. But then I further pondered that if I encountered a booze bus, which I inevitably would because they were everywhere, the overall cost to me would be far in excess of a mere $30. ■ Then I would often leave Alice Springs about Christmas Eve, bidding a farewell to many a friend. I thought to myself: "My mates will spend all January up here, braving the daily 40-50° temperatures. “My aboriginal mates will spend the summer heat in doorless and windowless ‘once- were-houses’ in town camps, assailed by the violence and drunkenness of their neighbours. "And there I'll be, swanning around the Southern Peninsula, sailing boats and catching fish on the sparkling Port Phillip Bay waters each day, and eating, drinking, and being merry each night." Then I further hark back to my visits to my mate Ben Heaslip's domain - Bond Springs - and recall the main homestead which the early settlers and cattle cockies of the area would live in. This dwelling was about the size of a present day garage, built out of rough cut vertical slabs of wood about the size of railway sleepers, approximately joined together with gaps about an inch-wide between the slabs. What a life for a cattleman's wife as he was away droving for weeks on end - in the searing heat, often with a newborn, coping with snakes and spiders continually dropping in. I'd rather be out catching a few flathead.

The Outback Legend

with Nick Le Souef Lightning Ridge Opals 175 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Phone 9654 4444 www.opals.net.au

There are obviously many factors affecting temperature, especially out there. Coober Pedy especially has vast numbers of pure white mullock heaps all over the landscape - the sun just mercilessly beats down on these and radiates out. A few years ago, just before I lived there, there was a 33-day stretch where the temperature didn't get below 32 degrees day or night, and the hottest was 61. The police reported that it was 56 in their waiting room at one stage, and a mate of mine at Mintabie, an opal ■ I just heard that the Rock recently field north of Coober Pedy, had a therwent through a ten day stretch of 40° mometer which only went up to 57, plus - the 11th day was a mere 39.9. and reached that for about two weeks I have often wondered about ‘offi- on end. cial’ temperature readings in the CenHe had to wear his thongs in his tre. caravan to protect his feet. When I would jog around my block each morning, which was a distance ■ More and more these days the cuof about a kilometre, I would notice linary arts are becoming just that - an great changes of temperature even in art form using food as the medium. It such a small distance. must not only appeal to the occular There would be cool spots, and senses, but the nasal, and of course equally as plentiful, warm spots. I the taste buds. reckon the difference between these The advocates of this seem to have little areas was about five degrees. forgotten the primarily important as-

pect of food's purpose - nutrition. Surely food was ‘given’ to us in the overall scheme of things to keep us going - it's got to such a stage these days that much of what we are enticed to enjoy, and will consume, has little nutritional value. But is old fashioned bush fare much better? Ozzie once told me of an Outback bush camp where he was working. There were about a dozen mates living and working together, with a large steel pot simmering away on a stove all the time. And this was everybody's source of sustenance. It would get topped up every day - a few more vegies or snags, along with the leftovers from all the workers' plates, scraped straight back into the pot. ■ Then he also told me of a couple of his other mates, one in particular, who was a real bushy, with no great culinary sophistication. I have often seen Outback people stopped to happily stuff some roadkill into their back seat. Ozzie's mate didn't bother about such niceties - he'd simply hop out of his car, unsheath his knife, and hack a few morsels from the carcass and gobble them down on the spot. And another instance I recall was related to me by Cleve, one of our sales ladies, who was also a tour guide for wealthy Spanish groups travelling through. They were out to watch an aboriginal dancing troupe one evening in the Todd River. She told me that the lead dancer informed them all, about 24 high flyers from Madrid, that "we've got a treat for you tonight - we've just got a kangaroo we're going to feed to you." So they chucked it on a big fire until the fur was all singed off, and the skin was sizzled. But it was still just raw. And they then removed it from the fire, and proceeded to dismember it with a tomahawk, first the head, then the limbs. Cleve told me that all she could hear was the sound of regurgitation from the darkness.


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THE GREATER 3UZ ■ The familiar 3UZ call-sign will return to the Melbourne radio airwaves - for one day only - this Sunday (March 8). It was in1925, some 90 years ago, that 3UZ first went to air as Melbourne’s first commercial radio station. The station was founded by electrical engineer Oliver John Nilsen who was later to become a Lord Mayor of Melbourne. He had created an electrical business in 1916, manufacturing electric jugs, kettles, toasters, crystal sets and radios. Nilsen was granted a broadcasting licence on February 6, 1925, and in March 3UZ commenced operations as ‘The Voice of Victoria’ from 45 Bourke St. Keith Cooke was engaged as chief announcer, and first night artists included Leslie Dobson, George Cowley, Dulcie Cherry, and Gertrude

● Bert Newton and Don Lane were part of 3UZ’s 1980s line-up Hutton. After the launch, Listener-In At the time, other stations were demagazine remarked that the station pendent on subscriptions. In 1929, “has received many favourable com- 3UZ along with 3DB participated in ments from Tasmania, South Aus- experimental television broadcasts tralia and New South Wales, and many using the Radiovision system. remote country districts in Victoria on 3UZ was originally on the 930 AM its transmission”. frequency, changing to 927 in 1978. 3UZ had Victoria's first ‘B-class’ The station achieved consistent top licence, permitting it to broadcast paid ratings as ‘The Greater 3UZ’, with advertisements. stars including Stan ‘The Man’ Rofe, John McMahon, Cliff ‘Nicky’ Whitta, Graham Kennedy, Happy Hammond, Allan Lappan, Don Lunn, Ken Sparkes, John Vertigan, Neil Thompson, Don Lane and Bert Newton. This week will see the station, now branded as RSN, honour its early presenters, with jingles and audio excerpts of presenters such as Allan Lappan, legendary racecaller Bert Bryant, and music icons such as Frank Sinatra, and The Beatles. In 1985 the Nilsen family sold 3UZ for $9.2 million to Launceston media company ENT Ltd, associated with the controversial figure Edmund Rouse. In 1986 the Victorian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes purchased the station and racing was re-introduced in 1988.

● 3UZ presenters Graham Kennedy and Nicky (Clifford Nicholls Whitta) pose for a 1950s publicity photo with showgirls.

● ‘Penelope’. 1936.

The station became known as Radio Sport 927 in the 1990s, and gained a number of retransmitters in country Victoria, and later Tasmania In January 2012, the network was renamed ‘RSN Racing aqnd Sport’. Of recent times, presenters have included Michael Christian and Mick McGuane (breakfast), Shane Anderson (racing), Nadia Horne , Andrew Kuuse, Bruce Clark , Matt Stewart, Deane Lester and The Family Counsellor with Fr Gerard Dowling and Philip Touzel. Some popular programs over the years have included Clancy Of The Overflow, the Crosbie Morrison Session, Dan Dare, Grouches and Appreciations, Harry Dearth's Playhouse, Hymn For The Day and Newsbeat. Listeners also enjoyed Portia Faces Life, Radio Auditions, Tailwaggers’ Club, The Early Risers’ Club and Who’s Who In Rhythm. Newsbeat reported overnight car accidents and crime in Melbourne, with audio recorded at the scene, interviewing witnesses and tow-truck drivers and typically ending with "... and here is the police report". Newsbeat reporter Neil Thompson attended a fatal accident which turned out be his own son's. In later years, the program broadened its focus to include any calls made on emergency services - ambulance, fire police. It was broadcast on Sunday mornings, with the tagline "this was Melbourne, overnight". Radio Auditions was hosted by John McMahon. It was a talent show in which participants were awarded up to three ‘gongs’. Entertainer Barry Crocker first appeared on the program as did Jamie Redfern who went on to appear with organist Shirley Radford on HSV-7’s Brian and The Juniors. During its pop music era, 3UZ had hosts including Sam Anglesey, Geoff Haines, Don Rainsford, Ken Sparkes and Don Lunn. Other presenters over the years have included Ian Nicholls, Ian Cover, Wilbur Wilde, Ron Cadee, Ron Blaskett, John-Michael Howson and Bruce Mansfield.

● Bert Bryant

Looking back over 90 years ■ 3UZ’s longest-serving on-air personality is Fr Gerard Dowling who has been been on radio for 40 of the station’s 90 years. He hosts the The Family Counsellor session from 10pm Sunday. Reporter Chris Evens once credited Fr Dowling to have “…saved the lives of hundreds of people and brought comfort to thousands of others.” However, Father Gerard’s humility has remained unchanged, simply stating that “so many people just need somebody to hear them.” He also believes the most valuable skill he has learned from being a counsellor is to be able to say very little. Fr Dowling says: “So often these days we ring a number and we get a pre-recorded message…and you are just desperate to get someone to talk to you as you are.” Fr Dowling said: “In 1973, I received an invitation to host a new talk-back program on Radio 3UZ here in Melbourne. I was both surprised and delighted with the proposal, and I accepted it quite happily. “So, with just one practice session behind me, I sat for the first time at a microphone in one of the studios at 45 Bourke St, the wellknown address of Melbourne’s first commercial radio station”

● The 3UZ studio at Chadstone Shopping Centre. 1960s.


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● 3UZ presenters Eric ‘Tiny’ Snell and John Ford

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Radio 3UZ 90th anniversary Historic Photo Collection

● Manager Lewis Bennett with Noel Ferrier and Mary Hardy

● Chris Christensen, Shirley Radford and John McMahon on The Berger Show

● Peter Byrne in 3UZ’s studios with Julie Hutchinson. 1973.

● 3UZ announcer, sports host and racecaller Fred Tupper. 1950s.

● Craig Willis and Kevin Bartlett at the 3UZ microphones. Early 1980s

● 3UZ sports commentator Ian Cleland. 1980s.

● 3UZ breakfast host Jim ‘Wody’ Wood and friend. Earlyt 1960s.


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Wednesday, March 4

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Q&A. (R) 11.00 Boomtown. (PG) (R) 11.30 Eggheads. (R) 12.00 News. 12.30 National Press Club Address. 1.30 Hello Birdy. (PG) (R) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Hebburn. (PG) (R) 3.30 Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona returns to Aberystwyth University. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 QI. (PG) Hosted by Stephen Fry. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Judith Lucy Is All Woman. (PG) Judith looks at women in the workforce. 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. UK-based panel show. 10.10 Would I Lie To You? (PG) (R) Hosted by Rob Brydon. 10.40 News: Late Edition. 10.55 Michael Palin’s Brazil. (R) 11.50 Four Corners. (R) 12.35 Media Watch. (PG) (R) 12.50 Parliament Question Time. 1.50 Young Nuns. (R) 2.40 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (R) 3.20 Hebburn. (PG) (R) 3.50 Michael Palin’s Brazil. (R) 5.00 Big Ideas. (PG) (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Zac frantically searches for VJ. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The teams try prove their worth. 9.00 Winter. (M) Aware that there’s a leak in the department, Eve keeps Indiana hidden at her place where she learns a shocking secret. 10.00 Criminal Minds. (M) (R) A killer targets a gated community. 11.00 Grimm. (M) Trubel gets involved with a father-and-son duo. 12.00 Dual Suspects: Burning Betrayal. (M) The remains of a popular university student are found in the basement of an abandoned home. 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. (R) 3.30 Sons And Daughters. (PG) (R) 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Morning News. Movie: Dangerous Minds. (M) (R) (1995) Michelle Pfeiffer. The Daily Edition. The Chase. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

NINE (CH9) 6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 3.00 4.15 5.30

Today. Mornings. (PG) News. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. Extra. Entertainment news program. The Block Triple Threat. (PG) (R) Hosted by Scott Cam. News Now. News. Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block Triple Threat. (PG) Tempers fray after one contestant announces they want to quit the competition. 8.45 Forever. (M) Jo investigates the suspicious death of a former drug addict turned community activist. 9.45 Movie: Sliding Doors. (M) (R) (1998) Two possible lives unfold for a public relations executive. Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch. 11.45 Ground Floor. (PG) Brody faces a tough choice. 12.15 Impractical Jokers. (M) (R) Hidden camera show. 12.45 Extra. (R) 1.15 Nine Presents. (R) 1.30 Danoz Direct. 3.00 Global Shop. 3.30 Good Morning America. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

TEN (CH10)

SBS 1 (CH3)

6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) (R) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 Wonderland. (M) (R) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 1.45 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.30

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Two of the celebrities must work an egg through the body of an artificial snake while submerged in water. 8.30 Wonderland. (M) Miranda’s efforts to help Tom see the gloves come off between her and Sasha. 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) Colin Sweeney accuses a TV producer of basing an unflattering character, and show, on his life. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) Three young women rob a tour bus. 11.30 The Project. (R) 12.30 Movie Juice. (R) 1.00 David Letterman. (PG) 2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS This Morning.

6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R) 6.30 World News. 7.30 Walking Through History: The Norman Conquest Of Pembrokeshire. 8.30 The Missing Evidence: The Death Of Marilyn Monroe. (PG) (New Series) A look at the death of Marilyn Monroe. 9.30 Witnesses. (New Series) Detective Sandra Winckler investigates a wave of strange murders that are linked to a former crime squad legend. 10.35 World News. 11.05 Sons Of Liberty. (R) 12.00 Countdown. (R) 12.45 Countdown. (R) 1.25 Along The Road. (PG) (R) 1.35 The Bridge. (M) (R) 2.40 The Bridge. (M) (R) 3.45 The Bridge. (M) (R) 4.55 No Budget. (M) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

WorldWatch. Spanish News. Arabic News. Turkish News. Dateline. (R) France 24 International News. The Journal. PBS NewsHour. Al Jazeera News. Insight. (R) Wildest Africa: Namibia – Sands Of Time. (PG) (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.25 Ready, Steady, Wiggle! 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Fireman Sam. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.30 Stephen Fry: Out There. 9.30 Coming Out Diaries. 10.30 Story Club. 10.55 Red Dwarf. 11.25 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 12.05 That ’70s Show. 12.30 Stan Lee’s Superhumans. 1.15 Walk On The Wild Side. 1.45 Red Dwarf. 2.15 News Update. 2.20 Close. 5.00 Wild Animal Baby Explorers. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.35 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Bargain Hunt. 11.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.30 Jonathan Creek. 2.30 George And Mildred. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. 8.30 Inspector Morse. 10.50 Jonathan Creek. 12.00 George And Mildred. 12.30 Pie In The Sky. 1.30 Jonathan Creek. 4.00 Adventure Golf. 4.30 The Martha Stewart Show. 5.30 Shortland Street.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 YuGi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Top Gear. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. 8.30 Movie: The Matrix Revolutions. (2003) Keanu Reeves. 11.00 Two And A Half Men. 12.00 MAD. 12.30 Adv Time. 1.00 Regular Show. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Ben 10. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Thunderbirds.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 Attenborough’s Life In The Undergrowth. 10.00 Delivering The Pandas. 11.00 Movie Juice. 11.30 People Of The Vines. 12.00 Burn Notice. 1.00 Rush. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Super Rugby Extra Time. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 White Collar. 8.30 Movie: A Beautiful Mind. (2001) Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly. 11.15 Gang Related. 12.15 Sons Of Anarchy. 1.15 Shopping. 1.45 Basketball. NBL. Semifinal series 2. Game 1. Cairns Taipans v Perth Wildcats. Replay. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Semi-final series 2. Game 2. Perth Wildcats v Cairns Taipans. Replay.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.00 Ukrainian News. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.05 Iron Chef. 4.50 American Ninja Warrior. 5.40 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 8.30 Movie: Cockneys Vs Zombies. (2012) Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan. 10.10 Movie: Remington And The Curse Of The Zombadings. (2011) 11.50 The Feed. 12.20 Robot Chicken. 1.15 Movie: Vargas: A Dubious Place. (2010) 3.10 DW News In English From Berlin. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

ABC3 (CH23)

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: The Captain’s Paradise. (1953) 1.50 Alive And Cooking. 2.20 Heartbeat. 3.30 Supernanny USA. 4.30 Friends. 5.00 Cricket. ICC World Cup. Match 26. Australia v Afghanistan. Afternoon session. 9.00 Customs. 9.30 Cricket. ICC World Cup. Match 26. Australia v Afghanistan. Evening session. 1.00 Friends. 1.30 Rainbow Country. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Dangerman.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 The Simpsons. 10.00 Cleveland. 10.30 Bob’s Burgers. 11.00 Tattoos After Dark. 12.00 Raymond. 12.30 Frasier. 1.00 Judging Amy. 2.00 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 11.55 ABC Open. 12.00 News. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Capital Hill. 2.00 Parliament. 3.15 News. 5.55 ABC Open. 6.00 News. 9.30 The Drum. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 Big Ideas. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC Global. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 Outside Source. 4.30 BBC Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.00 Small Hands In A Big War. 11.20 Australian Encounters. 11.25 History Hunters. 11.50 Lost And Found. 11.55 Lady Vocab. 12.00 Tower Prep. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.20 Sorry, I’ve Got No Head. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 Good Game: SP. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 10.25 Close.

NITV (CH34)

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Charlie’s Angels. 3.00 Starsky & Hutch. 4.00 Construction Zone. 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.30 MythBusters. 6.30 Wipeout USA. 7.30 Man V Food: The Carnivore Chronicles. 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. 9.20 Baggage Battles. 10.30 Rude Tube. 11.00 Beverly Hills Pawn. 12.00 All Worked Up. 12.30 Repo Games. 1.30 Operation Repo. 2.00 Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. 3.30 Sons And Daughters. 4.00 Pimp My Ride.

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Bizou. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Waabiny Time. 9.00 Go Lingo. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Tangaroa With Pio. 10.30 Desperate Measures. 11.00 Australian Ark: North Of Capricorn. 12.00 Rugby League. Fox Memorial Shield. 2.00 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 Our Footprint. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Kriol Kitchen. 8.00 Milpirri. 9.00 The Mary G Cooking Show. 9.30 Awaken. 10.30 Lore Poles. 11.00 NITV News. 11.30 Our Footprint. 12.00 Volumz.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 Morning Programs. 8.00 Euromaxx. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 Jumping Jellybeans. 9.15 Kinderzoo. 9.30 Little Explorers. 10.00 Movie: The Joe Louis Story. (1953) 12.00 Journal. 12.30 China Forbidden News. 1.00 Sri Lanka Today. 1.30 The Shtick. 2.00 ATVAA. 2.30 Sweet And Sour. 3.00 LawHelp Australia. 3.30 Our Time. 4.00 Rotunda In The West. 4.30 Arkabahce. 5.00 1700. 6.00 Chinese Weekly TV. 6.30 Royal Freemasons, Homes That Care. 7.00 Mr Sink Show. 7.30 Vasili’s Garden To Kitchen. 8.30 Pet’s Practice With Dr Kevin. 9.00 Yappy Hour TV. 9.30 In Pit Lane. 10.00 Guitar Gods And Masterpieces. 10.30 Words Of Peace. 11.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2)

Thursday, March 5

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Australian Story. (R) 10.30 Catalyst. (R) 11.00 QI. (PG) (R) 11.30 Eggheads. (R) 12.00 News. 1.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. 3.00 Hebburn. (PG) (R) 3.30 Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona visits Wightwick Manor. 6.55 Clarke And Dawe. A take on the week’s news headlines. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 Outback ER. (PG) Brothers require treatment. 8.30 Hiding. (M) Lincoln’s academic research is interrupted by the news a hit man has busted out of jail. 9.30 How We Got To Now: Time. Hosted by Steven Johnson. 10.25 News: Late Edition. 10.40 Please Like Me. (M) (R) 11.05 Life’s Too Short. (MA15+) (R) 11.35 Bored To Death. (M) (R) 12.05 Parliament Question Time. 1.05 Woody Allen: A Documentary. (M) (R) 2.25 Bill Cunningham: New York. (R) 3.50 Hebburn. (PG) (R) 4.20 Life’s Too Short. (MA15+) (R) 5.00 Big Ideas. (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Hannah tries to reignite her relationship, but Andy pushes her away. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) In another twist in the competition, the teams are charged with proving their worth. 9.00 State Of Affairs. (M) After Charlie and Nick both receive a threatening text, he sets out to discover the source of the messages. 11.00 Grimm. (M) (Final) Nick and Juliette make a startling realisation. 12.00 Desperate Housewives. (M) (R) Susan’s mother and aunt visit. 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.30 Harry’s Practice. (R) Information about pet care. 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Morning News. Movie: Blood Crime. (M) (R) (2002) James Caan. The Daily Edition. The Chase. (R) Hosted by Bradley Walsh. News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

NINE (CH9) 6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 3.00 4.15 5.30

Today. Mornings. (PG) News. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. Extra. Entertainment news program. The Block Triple Threat. (PG) (R) Hosted by Scott Cam. News Now. News. Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Kings Cross ER. (PG) A look at the emergency department in St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney’s Kings Cross. 8.30 Inside Story: The Dark Side. A schoolboy kills his own brother after coming under the influence of the Ku Klux Klan. Hosted by Leila McKinnon. 9.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) A shooting occurs at a forensics conference. 10.30 CSI: NY. (M) (R) 11.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) (Series return) 1.30 Extra. (R) 2.00 Danoz Direct. 2.30 Global Shop. 3.00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R) 3.30 Good Morning America. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

TEN (CH10)

SBS 1 (CH3)

6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 Reef Doctors. (PG) (R) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 1.45 2.00 3.00 3.30

6.00 Family Feud. Two families try to win big prizes by guessing the most popular responses to a survey of the public. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Hosted by Julia Morris and Chris Brown. 9.00 Gogglebox. (M) A diverse range of people open their living rooms to reveal their reactions to popular and topical TV shows. 10.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) (R) A woman’s body is found in a laundry. 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M) (R) Jamie examines a cold case. 12.00 The Project. (R) A look at the day’s news. 1.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 2.00 Home Shopping. (R) 4.00 James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS Morning.

6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R) Luke concludes his journey in Ben Tre. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Gourmet Farmer Afloat. Three men take to the sea. 8.30 Heston’s Fantastical Food. (R) Chef Heston Blumenthal’s efforts to create supersized versions of well-known foods continue with a focus on the iconic packed lunch. 9.30 Sons Of Liberty. (MA15+) After the British massacre the militia in Lexington, the remaining rebels clash with the army at Concord. 10.30 World News. 11.00 Crazy Horse. (M) (R) 1.20 Peach Juice. (M) (R) 1.30 The Bridge. (M) (R) 2.35 The Bridge. (M) (R) 3.40 The Bridge. (M) (R) (Final) 4.50 Tram. (M) (R) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

WorldWatch. Arabic News. Turkish News. South Africa Walks. (R) France 24 International News. The Journal. PBS NewsHour. Al Jazeera News. Time Traveller’s Guide To Elizabethan England. (R) 4.30 The Story Of Wales: Power Struggles. (PG) (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22) 6.00 Children’s Programs. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.35 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 9.05 The Inbetweeners. 9.30 Plebs. 9.55 Arrested Development. 10.30 Red Dwarf. 11.00 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 11.40 Good Game. 12.35 Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind. 1.15 Total Wipeout. 2.10 Red Dwarf. 2.40 News Update. 2.45 Close. 5.00 Wild Animal Baby Explorers. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.35 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

ABC3 (CH23) 6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.20 Neue Freunde. 10.25 Jung In Europa. 10.35 Behind The News. 11.00 My Great Big Adventure. 11.20 RAWR. 11.25 MY:24. 11.55 Trop Jr. 12.00 Tower Prep. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.10 Endangered Species. 5.25 Life With Boys. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 Young Dracula. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 10.25 Close.

NITV (CH34)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Bargain Hunt. 11.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.30 Taggart. 2.30 George And Mildred. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. 8.30 Lewis. 10.30 Blue Murder. 12.00 George And Mildred. 12.30 Taggart. 2.30 Pie In The Sky. 3.30 Globe Guides. 4.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 5.00 Shortland Street. 5.30 Shopping.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 YuGi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Two And A Half Men. 3.00 The Amazing World Of Gumball. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Auction Hunters. 8.30 Big Bang. 9.30 Survivor: Worlds Apart. 10.30 2 Broke Girls. 11.30 Anger Management. 12.00 Search4hurt. 12.30 Adv Time. 1.00 Regular Show. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Late Programs.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 Motor Racing. World Series Sprintcars. Round 7. Night 2. Replay. 9.30 Extreme Collectors. 10.00 Delivering The Pandas. 11.00 Bondi Boys Outback Adventure. 12.00 Burn Notice. 1.00 Rush. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 4.30 Savage Family Diggers. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 Last Man Standing. 9.00 Movie: The Mexican. (2001) Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. 11.30 Blokesworld. 12.00 The League. 12.30 Shopping. 2.00 Basketball. NBL. Replay. 4.00 Motor Racing. World Series Sprintcars. Round 7. Night 2. Replay. 5.00 Sport Science.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.00 Maltese News. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.05 Iron Chef. 4.50 American Ninja Warrior. 5.40 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Parks And Recreation. 8.30 South Park. 9.30 The Out List. 10.40 Movie: Open Up To Me. (2013) 12.30 The Feed. 1.00 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 1.15 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 1.30 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 1.45 Movie: The World Is Big And Salvation Lurks Around The Corner. (2008) 3.45 NHK World News In English From Tokyo. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 Supernanny USA. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: The Ship That Died Of Shame. (1955) 2.00 Alive And Cooking. 2.30 Supernanny USA. 3.30 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 4.30 Ellen. 5.30 Hot In Cleveland. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 1. Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs. 10.50 Cold Case. 11.50 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 12.50 GEM Presents. 1.00 Gideon’s Way. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Gideon’s Way.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Scope. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Glee. 9.30 Movie: Centre Stage. (2000) Amanda Schull, Peter Gallagher. 11.55 Beauty And The Beast. 12.50 Judging Amy. 2.00 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 11.55 ABC Open. 12.00 News. 1.00 Capital Hill. 1.30 News. 2.00 Parliament. 3.15 News. 5.55 ABC Open. 6.00 News. 9.30 The Drum. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 Big Ideas. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC Global. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 Outside Source. 4.30 BBC Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Charlie’s Angels. 2.00 Charlie’s Angels. 3.00 Starsky & Hutch. 4.00 Construction Zone. 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.30 MythBusters. 6.30 Wipeout USA. 7.30 Man V Food. 8.30 Tattoo Nightmares. 9.30 Tattoo Nightmares Miami. 10.00 Ink Master. 11.45 South Beach Tow. 12.15 SportsFan Clubhouse. 1.15 Eastbound & Down. 2.30 Scare Tactics. 3.30 Motor Mate. 5.30 Shopping.

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Bizou. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Waabiny Time. 9.00 Go Lingo. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Tangaroa With Pio. 10.30 Our Footprint. 11.00 Awaken. 12.00 The Mary G Cooking Show. 12.30 Kriol Kitchen. 1.00 Milpirri. 2.00 Lore Poles. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 Around The Campfire. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Football. NEAFL. 9.30 Watchers Of The North. 10.00 Hunting Aotearoa. 10.30 Best Of NITV Sport. 11.00 NITV News. 11.30 Around The Campfire. 12.00 Volumz.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 Classic Restos. 6.30 Australian Fishing Network. 7.00 Talking Fishing. 8.00 Euromaxx. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 Masterclass In Oils. 9.30 Art Studio. 10.00 Movie: Silver Spurs. (1943) 11.30 Royal Freemasons, Homes That Care. 12.00 Journal. 12.30 Tomorrow Today. 1.00 One World Sputnik. 1.30 Sutara TV. 2.00 Nat Chat. 2.30 Sweet And Sour. 3.00 Sacred Spaces. 3.15 Giant Steps. 3.30 Yappy Hour TV. 4.00 Be Positive. 4.15 Bernie Bear. 4.30 Active Babies Smart Kids. 5.00 1700. 6.00 Pulse Geelong. 6.30 News Geelong. 7.00 4WD TV. 7.30 Your 4x4. 8.00 Wide Open Throttle. 8.30 Classic Restos. 9.00 Rev Heds. 9.30 Bumper 2 Bumper. 10.00 Outback Championship Wrestling. 11.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2)

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 9.00 10.00 10.30 11.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30

ABC News Breakfast. ABC News Mornings. One Plus One. How We Got To Now. (R) Eggheads. (R) News. Antiques Roadshow. (R) Serangoon Road. (M) (R) Hebburn. (PG) (R) Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona Bruce visits Fountains Abbey. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 QI. (PG) (R) Guests Jo Brand, Marcus Brigstocke and Danny Baker join host Stephen Fry for a letter “K”-inspired discussion. 8.30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M) A Eureka Stockade anniversary celebration by a group of Melbourne university students turns deadly. 9.30 Silent Witness. (M) (R) After two women are shot in a basement, Nikki and Jack learn one of the victims was killed by a controlled sedative. 10.30 News: Late Edition. (Final) 10.45 Broadchurch. (M) (R) Hardy faces a race against time as Ellie discovers a startling new piece of evidence. 11.30 Rage. (MA15+) Continuous music programming. 5.00 Rage. (PG)

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00 2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Morning News. Movie: All-American Girl: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story. (M) (R) (2000) The Daily Edition. The Chase. (PG) (R) News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

6.00 News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. Joh visits ex-Victorian premier Jeff Kennett. Ed provides tips on how to host a dinner party with a great menu. 8.30 Movie: Forrest Gump. (M) (R) (1994) A kind-hearted and simple man recalls the story of his extraordinary life to anyone who will listen to him. Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field. 11.30 How To Get Away With Murder. (M) (R) Annalise and her students uncover a shocking truth. 12.30 Movie: Home Invasion. (AV15+) (R) (1997) A gang takes a family hostage. Veronica Hamel, Bonnie Root. 2.30 Harry’s Practice. (R) Information about pet care. 3.00 Home Shopping. 3.30 Home Shopping. 4.00 NBC Today. News and current affairs.

Friday, March 6 NINE (CH9)

TEN (CH10)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) Topical issues and celebrity interviews. 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. 1.00 Movie: The Girl. (M) (R) (2012) Hitchcock gets close to an actor. Sienna Miller, Toby Jones. 3.00 News Now. 4.15 News. 5.30 Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 The Living Room. (PG) (R) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 1.45 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.25

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) (R) Sheldon bans Penny from the apartment. 8.30 Movie: The Time Traveller’s Wife. (PG) (R) (2009) A librarian’s involuntary time travel creates complications in his marriage. Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams, Ron Livingston. 10.40 Movie: Friends With Money. (M) (R) (2006) The story of four best friends whose comfortable lives are thrown off balance after realities of middle age set in. Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Jason Isaacs. 12.25 Nine Presents. (M) (R) 12.40 Movie: The Damned United. (M) (2009) Colm Meaney. 2.30 The Avengers. (PG) (R) 3.30 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R) 4.00 Global Shop. 4.30 Good Morning America.

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. Join the hosts for a look at the day’s news, events and hot topics. 7.30 The Living Room. (PG) Miguel visits Chris in his lodge in Africa where he is filming I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. Irish comedian Graham Norton chats with actors Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Hugh Jackman, and soccer star David Beckham. Music provided by English musician Noel Gallagher. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 The Project. (R) Join the hosts for a look at the day’s news, events and hot topics. 12.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Join David Letterman and special guests for his Top 10 and more. 1.30 Home Shopping. (R)

6.00 How To Cook Like Heston. (R) Heston makes over chicken. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Soccer. A-League. Round 20. Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC. From Hunter Stadium, Newcastle. 10.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (PG) (R) Jake pursues a fugitive mobster. 10.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (PG) (R) Holt’s nemesis arrives for a precinct inspection. 11.00 World News. 11.30 Movie: Hardcore. (AV15+) (R) (2004) Katerina Tsavalou. 1.15 Movie: Killer Bees. (M) (R) (2008) Janin Reinhardt. 3.00 One Born Every Minute USA. (M) (R) 3.50 Chronicles Of The Third Reich. (PG) (R) 4.55 The People Who Never Stop. (R) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

SBS 1 (CH3) WorldWatch. Spanish News. Arabic News. Turkish News. NITV News Week In Review. France 24 International News. The Journal. PBS NewsHour. Al Jazeera News. Rex In Rome. (PG) (R) Coast: Wales – Border To Border. (PG) (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Fireman Sam. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.30 Don’t Just Stand There, I’m Having Your Baby. 9.30 Catfish: The TV Show. 10.15 Red Dwarf. 10.45 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 11.25 That ’70s Show. 11.50 Coming Out Diaries. 12.45 Pineapple Dance Studios. 1.35 Red Dwarf. 2.05 News Update. 2.10 Close. 5.00 Wild Animal Baby Explorers. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.35 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Bargain Hunt. 11.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.30 Taggart. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Indian Doctor. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 The House That £100K Built. 10.30 Before And After. 11.00 Front Of House. 11.30 Hotel Secrets. 12.30 Bargain Hunt. 1.30 Tennis. Davis Cup. Czech Republic v Australia. Day 1.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Auction Hunters. 3.00 The Amazing World Of Gumball. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Movie: The Water Horse. (2007) 8.00 Movie: The Wizard Of Oz. (1939) 10.10 Movie: Little Shop Of Horrors. (1986) 12.00 Beware The Batman. 12.30 MAD. 1.00 Robotomy. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Ben 10. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 GT Academy. 9.30 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 10.00 Bears On The Brink. 11.00 Extreme Fishing. 12.00 Crisis. 1.00 Rush. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 4.30 Savage Family Diggers. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 Megafactories. 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. 9.30 Basketball. NBL. 12.00 Shopping. 2.00 Cops: Adults Only. 3.00 GT Academy. 3.30 Savage Family Diggers. 4.00 Basketball. NBL. Replay.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.00 DW Global 3000. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.05 Iron Chef. 4.50 American Ninja Warrior. 5.40 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Parks And Recreation. 8.30 Movie: Appropriate Behaviour. (2014) Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer. 10.10 Movie: Geography Club. (2013) 11.40 The Feed. 12.10 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 12.25 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 12.55 PopAsia. 2.55 NHK World News In English From Tokyo. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

ABC3 (CH23)

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.25 What I Wrote. 10.30 art + soul. 11.25 Behind The News. 11.50 Pet Superstars. 11.55 Ace Day Jobs. 12.00 Conspiracy 365. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.10 Endangered Species. 5.25 You’re Skitting Me. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 Slugterra. 6.40 Handball Heroes. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Good Game: SP. 8.40 Naruto. 9.05 Lanfeust Quest. 9.30 Deltora Quest. 9.50 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. 10.15 Close.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.30 WWE Afterburn. 2.30 Phineas And Ferb. 4.30 SlideShow. 5.30 Cosentino: The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness. 6.30 Movie: Rat Race. (2001) John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson. 8.45 Movie: Gone In Sixty Seconds. (2000) Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie. 11.15 Movie: Wild Things: Diamonds In The Rough. (2005) Sarah Laine, Sandra McCoy. 1.30 Cosentino: The Magic, The Mystery, The Madness. 2.30 SlideShow. 3.30 Motor Mate.

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 The Baron. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: South Of Algiers. (1953) 1.50 Tasty Conversations. 2.00 Alive And Cooking. 2.30 Supernanny USA. 3.30 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 4.30 Ellen. 5.30 Hot In Cleveland. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 1. Parramatta Eels v Manly Sea Eagles. 9.30 Movie: Unforgiven. (1992) Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman. 12.10 Movie: Firecreek. (1968) James Stewart, Henry Fonda. 2.10 Friends. 3.10 Movie: Outcast Of The Islands. (1951) Ralph Richardson. 5.00 Gideon’s Way.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Vic The Viking. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 American Idol. 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? 10.50 Movie Juice. 11.20 Wonderland. 12.20 Frasier. 12.55 Judging Amy. 2.00 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

NITV (CH34)

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Bizou. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Waabiny Time. 9.00 Go Lingo. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Tangaroa With Pio. 10.30 Around The Campfire. 11.00 Football. NEAFL. 1.00 Watchers Of The North. 1.30 Best Of NITV Sport. 2.00 Yarramundi Kids. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 The Medicine Line. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Away From Country. 8.30 Our Songs. 9.00 Lurujarri Dreaming. 9.30 Blackstone. 10.30 The Boondocks. 11.00 NITV News. 12.00 Late Programs.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 12.00 News. 1.00 Capital Hill. 1.30 News. 9.30 The Drum. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 Big Ideas. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera Newshour. 3.00 BBC World News. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 BBC World News. 4.30 BBC Focus On Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera Newshour.

6.00 Bumper 2 Bumper. 6.30 Catch And Cook. 7.00 Liquid Vision. 7.30 Rotunda In The West. 8.00 Euromaxx. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 The Exchange. 9.30 In Good Shape. 10.00 Rin Tin Tin: The Test. 11.30 Words Of Peace. 12.00 Journal. 12.30 Arts 21. 1.00 Tom Padula TV. 1.30 At Home With The Baccalas. 2.00 Russian Kaleidoscope. 2.30 The Message. 3.00 Vasili’s Garden To Kitchen. 4.00 The Torque 12. 4.30 3SSR. 5.00 1700. 6.00 Yappy Hour TV. 6.30 News Geelong. 7.00 Jahasra. 7.30 The Musician Speaks. 8.00 Community Kitchen. 8.30 The PI Law Show. 9.00 Tough Times. 9.30 Dollars With Sense. 10.00 Bent TV. 10.30 Sweet And Sour. 11.00 The Comic Box. 11.30 The Kink. 12.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2) 6.00 11.30 12.00 1.00 2.00 2.45 3.00 3.30 4.30 5.00 5.30

Rage. (PG) Spicks And Specks. (PG) (R) Time Team. (R) Antiques Roadshow. (R) Kirstie’s Vintage Home. (R) Gardening Australia Summer. Dig 1940: Battle Of France And Dunkirk. (PG) (R) Monty Don’s French Gardens: The Gourmet Gardens. (R) Saturday Landline. (R) Miranda. (PG) (R) Death In Paradise. (PG) (R)

6.30 Gardening Australia. (Series return) Tino heads back to The Patch. 7.00 News. 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) Sasha is forced to work with her exhusband DAC Ned Hancock to reinvestigate a decades-old murder. 8.30 Grantchester. (M) Amanda’s engagement ring is stolen on the same night a murder is committed. 9.20 Scott & Bailey. (M) (R) Scott and Bailey finally uncover the truth as to what is motivating the murder spree. 10.05 Shock Horror Aunty. (MA15+) (R) Part 2 of 2. Host Craig Reucassel shines a spotlight on what programs or TV moments generated the most outrage. 10.40 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (R) UK-based panel show. 11.20 Rage. (MA15+) Music videos. 5.00 Rage. (PG)

Saturday, March 7

SEVEN (CH7)

NINE (CH9)

TEN (CH10)

6.00 Saturday Disney. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG) 12.00 The Zoo. (R) 12.30 To Be Advised. 4.30 Better Homes And Gardens. (R) Joh visits man caves in Brisbane. 5.30 Border Security – Australia’s Front Line. (PG) (R) A girl causes problems for immigration.

6.00 PAW Patrol. (R) 6.30 Dora The Explorer. (R) 7.00 Weekend Today: Saturday. 10.00 Mornings: Saturday. (PG) 12.00 Discover Downunder Summer Series. 12.30 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) (R) 1.00 Super Fun Night. (PG) (R) 1.30 The Middle. (PG) (R) 2.00 Movie: Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan – Lord Of The Apes. (PG) (R) (1984) 4.30 The Garden Gurus. (Series return) 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG)

6.00 A Taste Of Travel. (R) 6.30 Fishing Edge. (R) 7.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.30 Places We Go With Jennifer Adams. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10: Saturday. 10.00 Studio 10: Saturday Extra. (PG) 11.00 The Living Room. (PG) (R) 12.00 The Talk. (PG) 1.00 Healthy Homes TV. 1.30 Weekend Feast. 2.30 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 3.00 iFish. (R) 4.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 4.30 Escape With ET. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.00

6.00 News. 7.00 Movie: Monsters, Inc. (R) (2001) The lives of two monsters are disrupted when a young girl is accidentally let into Monstropolis city. John Goodman, Billy Crystal. 9.00 Movie: Contraband. (MA15+) (2012) A former smuggler must return to a life of crime in order to save his family. Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Kate Beckinsale. 11.10 Carl Barron’s Manny Lewis. (M) A look at Carl Barron’s film, Manny Lewis (2015). 11.40 The Goldbergs. (PG) (R) Murray takes Pops to work. 12.10 Movie: There Will Be Blood. (M) (R) (2007) A greedy oil tycoon’s life unravels. Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano. 3.30 It Is Written. (PG) Religious program. 4.00 Home Shopping. 5.00 Dr Oz. (PG) (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Movie: Shrek 2. (PG) (R) (2004) A recently married couple are invited to visit the family of the bride, who are unaware that their daughter is in fact an ogre. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz. 9.00 Movie: Swordfish. (M) (R) (2001) A hacker is hired by a rogue government agent to steal $9 billion in exchange for securing custody of his daughter. John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry. 11.00 Movie: Blindness. (AV15+) (R) (2008) Julianne Moore. 1.20 Movie: Acolytes. (AV15+) (R) (2008) Joel Edgerton. 3.05 Spyforce. (PG) (R) 4.05 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R) 4.35 Global Shop. 5.00 Extra. (R) 5.30 Wesley Impact Summer Series.

6.00 Bondi Rescue. (PG) (R) 6.30 David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities: Life On Ice. (R) Sir David Attenborough looks at how emperor penguins and marsh frogs have adapted to survive in cold weather. 7.00 David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities: Spinners And Weavers. (R) Sir David Attenborough looks at some of the creatures which spin silk or weave natural materials. 7.30 Movie: Mrs Doubtfire. (PG) (R) (1993) A man resorts to posing as a devoted female housekeeper as a way of keeping in touch with his three children. Robin Williams, Sally Field. 10.05 Movie: There’s Something About Mary. (MA15+) (R) (1998) Cameron Diaz. 12.30 Shopping. (R) 4.30 It Is Written. (PG) 5.00 Hour Of Power.

6.30 World News. 7.30 Coast: Secret Paths To Hidden Treasures. Nick Crane visits the stunning Cape Wrath and learns how it was once home to Britain’s smallest school. 8.30 Movie: The Company You Keep. (M) (2012) A reporter discovers that a lawyer and single father is the fugitive leader of a 1970s radical, anti-war protest group. Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon. 10.40 The Case Against 8. (PG) A look at California’s ban on same-sex marriage. 12.45 Movie: Let Me In. (MA15+) (R) (2010) A boy befriends a mysterious girl. Chloë Grace Moretz. 2.55 Countdown. (R) 3.40 Benidorm Bastards. (PG) (R) 4.05 Lilyhammer. (MA15+) (R) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

SBS 1 (CH3)

3.40 3.50 3.55 5.00 5.30

WorldWatch. Arabic News. Turkish News. PBS NewsHour. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case. (PG) (R) A Composer’s Dream. (R) Hopper Stories. Brits Who Built The Modern World: The Politics Of Power. Opera Stories: La Clemenza Di Tito. (R) Gourmet Farmer Afloat. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 3.15 Peg + Cat. 3.30 Play School. 4.00 Bananas In Pyjamas. 4.10 Elmo The Musical. 4.25 Joe & Jack. 4.30 Let’s Go Pocoyo. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Fireman Sam. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Total Wipeout. 8.30 Build A New Life In The Country. 9.15 Live At The Apollo. 10.00 Never Mind The Buzzcocks. 10.30 The Inbetweeners. 11.00 Plebs. 11.25 The Awesomes. 11.45 Pramface. 12.45 Hit & Miss. 1.30 News Update. 1.35 Close. 5.00 Wild Animal Baby Explorers. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.35 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 Saturday Disney. 9.00 Good Luck Charlie. 9.30 Shake It Up. 10.00 Shopping. 11.00 Globe Trekker Specials. 12.00 Creek To Coast. 12.30 Sydney Weekender. 1.00 Qld Weekender. 1.30 WA Weekender. 2.00 Horse Racing. Australian Guineas Day. Featuring the Group 1 $600,000 Crown Australian Guineas (1600m). 5.30 Before And After. 6.00 Escape To The Country. 7.00 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 9.00 Taggart. 10.30 Jonathan Creek. 11.30 Tennis. Davis Cup. Czech Republic v Australia. Day 2. 2.30 Taggart. 4.00 Globe Trekker Specials. 5.00 Escape To The Country.

6.00 Thunderbirds. 7.00 Kids’ WB Saturday. 7.05 Looney Tunes. 7.30 Dogstar. 8.00 Green Lantern. 8.30 Scooby-Doo! 9.00 Looney Tunes. 9.30 Adv Time. 10.00 The Batman. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Heidi. 11.30 Move It. 12.00 Kitchen Whiz. 12.30 Tenkai Knights. 1.30 Danoz. 2.00 Power Rangers. 2.30 Search4hurt. 3.00 America’s Got Talent. 5.30 Movie: Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes. (2010) 6.30 Movie: Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World. (2011) 8.30 Movie: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1. (2010) 11.30 Movie: Superman/ Batman Apocalypse. (2010) 1.10 Beware The Batman. 1.30 America’s Got Talent. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Power Rangers. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic.

6.00 Basketball. NBL. Semi-final series 2. Game 2. Perth Wildcats v Cairns Taipans. Replay. 8.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. Queensland Firebirds v West Coast Fever. Replay. 10.00 Where It All Began. 10.30 Savage Family Diggers. 11.00 I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Recap. 1.00 Motor Racing. World Series Sprintcars. 2.00 Megafactories. 3.00 People Of The Vines. 3.30 Totally Wild. 4.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 4.30 Adv Angler. 5.00 M*A*S*H. 6.00 GT Academy. 6.30 Monster Jam. 7.30 Cops. 8.30 Elementary. 9.30 Blue Bloods. 10.30 Ross Kemp: Afghanistan. 11.30 Gang Related. 12.30 48 Hours. 1.30 Cops. 2.30 Blokesworld. 3.00 The Pits. 4.00 GT Academy. 4.30 Savage Family Diggers. 5.00 Football’s Greatest Teams. 5.30 Late Programs.

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‘Such Is Life’ by Joseph Furphy Chapter 1 continues I tell you, if this here mare had a week spell, you could n’t hold her; an’ she’d go a hundred mile between sunrise an’ sunset, at the same bat. Yes, boss; it’s the breed does it. I seen some good horses about the King, but swelp me Gawd I never seen a patch on this mare; an’ you might n’t think it to look at her jist now. Fact is, boss, she wants a week or a fortnit spell. Could n’t we work up some sort o’ swap for that ole black moke o’ yours, with the big head? If I got a trifle o’ cash to boot, I would n’t mind slingin’ in this saddle, an’ takin’ yours. Now, boss, don’t be a (adj.) fool.” “To tell you the truth,” I replied, “that black horse has carried a pack so long that he’s about cooked for saddle. But he does me right enough.” “Then I’ll tell you what I’ll do!” exclaimed Rufus impulsively. “Look here! At a word! I’ll go you an even swap for that little weed of a grey mare! At a word, mind! I’m a reckless sort o’ (person) when I take the notion! but without a word of exaggeration, I would n’t do it on’y for being fixed the way I am. This here mare’s got a fortune in her for a man like you.” “Now howl’ yer tongue!” interposed M’Nab, who, with the half-caste — a lithe, active lad of eighteen — had joined us. “Is it swappin’ ye want wi’ decent men? Sure thon poor craytur iv a baste hes n’t got the sthrenth fur till kerry it own hide, let alone a great gommeril on it back. An’ thon’s furnent ye! Hello, Tamson! begog A did n’t know ye at wanst.” “Good day, Mr. M’Nab. Alterations since I delivered you that wire at Poondoo. Been in the wars?” For M’Nab was leaning forward and sideways in his saddle, evidently in pain. “Yis,” replied the contractor frankly. “There was some Irish rascals at the pub. thonder, where we stapped las’ night; an’ wan word brung on another, an’ at long an’ at last we fell to, so we did; on’ A’m dam but they got the betther o’ me, being three agin wan. A b’lee some o’ me ribs is bruk.” “I’m sorry to hear that,” said Thompson, straining a point for courtesy. “Are you an Orangeman too, sonny?” I asked the half-caste aside; for the young fellow had a bunged eye, and a flake of skin off his cheekbone. “No, by Cripes!” responded my countryman emphatically. “Not me. That cove’s a (adj.) liar. He don’t give a dam, s’posin’ a feller’s soul gits bashed out. Best sight I seen for many a day was seein’ him gittin’ kicked. If the mean beggar’d on’y square up with me, I’d let summedy else do his”—— “Thon’s a brave wee shilty, sur-thon grey wan o’ yours,” broke in the contractor, who had been conversing with Thompson, whilst looking enviously at Fancy, hitched behind the wagon. “Boys o’ dear,” he added reflectively, “she’s jist sich another as may wee Dolly; an’ A’ve been luckin’ fur a match fur Dolly this menny’s the day. How oul’ is she, sur?” “Six, this spring.” “Ay — that! Ye wud n’t be fur partin’ we her, sur? A’m mortial covetious fur till git thon baste. Houl’ an”— he pondered a moment, glancing first at the honest-looking hack he was riding, then at the magnificent animal which carried the half-caste. “Houl’ an. Gimme a thrifle fur luck, an’ take ether wan o’ them two. A’ll thrust ye till do the leck fur me some time afther.” He had been travelling with the red-headed fellow, and the fascination of swapping was upon him, poorly backed by his suicidal candour. The utter simplicity of his bracketing his own two horses — worth, respectively, to all appearance, £8 and £30 — and the frank confession of his desire to have my mare at any price, made me feel honestly compunctious. “Now thon’s a brave loose lump iv a baste,” he continued, following my eye as I glanced over the half-caste’s splendid mount. “Aisy till ketch, an’ as quite as ye plaze.” “How old is he, Mr. M’Nab?” “He must be purty oul’, he’s so quite and thractable. Ye kin luck at his mouth. A don’t ondherstand the marks myself.” I opened the horse’s mouth. He was just five. I regret to record that I shook my head gravely, and observed:

Joseph Furphy (Tom Collins) “You’ve had him a long time, Mr. M’Nab?” “Divil a long. A got him in a swap, as it might be this time yistherday. There’s the resate. An’ here’s the resate the man got when he bought him out o’ Hillston poun’. Ye can’t go beyant a poun’ resate.” “Why do you want to get rid of the horse, Mr. M’Nab?” “Begog, A don’t want till git red iv the baste, sich as he is,” replied M’Nab resentfully. “But A want thon wee shilty, an’A evened a swap till ye, fur it’s a prodistaner thing nor lavin’ a man on his feet, so it is.” “See anything wrong with the horse, Steve?” I asked in an undertone. “Perfect to the eye,” murmured Thompson. “Try him a mile, full tilt.” I made the proposal to M’Nab, and he eagerly agreed. At my suggestion, the half-caste unhitched and tried Fancy, while I mounted the black horse, and turned him across the plain. I tried him at all paces; but never before had I met with anything to equal that elastic step and long, easy, powerful stride. To ride that horse was to feel free, exultant, invincible. His gallop was like Marching Through Georgia, vigorously rendered by a good brass band. All that has been written of man’s noblest friend — from the dim, uncertain time when some unknown hand, in a leisure moment, dashed off the Thirty-ninth chapter of the Book of Job, to the yesterday when Long Gordon translated into ringing verse the rhythmic clatter of the hoof-beats he loved so well — all might find fulfilment in this unvalued beast, now providentially owned by the softest of foreigners. “Well?” interrogated M’Nab, as I rejoined him. “Don’t you think he’s a bit chest-foundered?” I

asked in reply. “Divil a wan o’ me knows. Mebbe he is, begog. Sure A hed n’t him long enough fur till fine out.” “And how much boot are you going to give me?” I asked, with a feeling of shame which did honour to my heart. “Och, now, lave this! Boot! is it? Sure A cud kerry thon wee shilty ondher may oxther! Ye have a right till be givin’ me a thrifle fur luck. A’ll let ye aff we two notes.” But after five minutes’ more palaver, M’Nab agreed to an even swap. I had pen and ink in my pocket; my note-book supplied paper; and receipts were soon exchanged. Then the saddles were shifted, and we cantered ahead till we rejoined Thompson. I tied my new acquisition behind the wagon, where, for the first five minutes, he severely tested the inch rope which secured him. “Now, Mr. M’Nab,” said I, “I’ll give you my word that the mare is just what you see. You may as well tell me what’s wrong with the horse?” “Ax Billy about thon. Mebbe he’s foun’ out some thricks, or somethin’.” “Well, look here,” said Billy devoutly —“I hope Gord’ll strike me stark, stiff, stone dead off o’ this saddle if the horse has any tricks, or anythin’ wrong with him, no more nor the man in the moon. Onna bright. There! I’ve swore it.” “Well, the mare is as good as gold,” I reiterated. “She’s one among a hundred. Call her Fancy.” “The horse’s name’s Clayopathra,” rejoined M’Nab; “an’ by gog ye’ll fine him wan out iv a thousan’. A chris’ned him Clayopathra, fur A thought till run him.” “A very good name too,” I replied affably. “I should be sorry to change it.”

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And I never did change it, though, often afterward, men of clerkly attainments took me aside and kindly pointed out what they conceived to be a blunder. I have dwelt, perhaps tediously, upon this swap; my excuses are — first, that, having made few such good bargains during the days of my vanity, the memory is a pleasant one; and, second, that the horse will necessarily play a certain part in these memoirs. “Well, we’ll be pushin’ an, Billy,” said M’Nab; “the sun’s gittin’ low. An’you needn’t tail me up enny fardher,” he added, turning to Rufus. “Loaf an these people the night. A man thravellin’ his lone, an’ nat a shillin’ in his pocket!” “O, go an’ bark up a tree, you mongrel!” replied the war-material, with profusion of adjective. “Fat lot o’ good tailin’ you up! A man that sets down to his dinner without askin’ another man whether he’s got a mouth on him or not! Polite sort o’ (person) you are! Gerrout! you bin dragged up on the cheap!” “Come! A’ll bate ye fifty poun’A’m betther rairt nor you! Houl’ an’! — A’ll bate ye a hundher’— two hundher’, if ye lek, an’ stake the money down this minit”—— “Stiddy, now! draw it mild, you fellers there!” thundered Cooper from behind. “Must n’t have no quarrellin’ while I’m knockin’ round.” “Ye’ll be late gittin’ to the ram-paddock, Tamson,” remarked M’Nab, treating Cooper with the silent contempt usually lavished upon men of his physique. “Axpect thon’s where ye’re makin’ fur?” “I say — you better camp with us to-night,” suggested Thompson, evading the implied inquiry. Without replying, the contractor put his horse into a canter, and, accompanied by his esquire, went on his way, pausing only to speak to Mosey for a few minutes as he passed the foremost team. “Curious sample o’ (folks) you drop across on the track sometimes,” remarked Rufus, who remained with us. “No end to the variety,” I replied. Then lowering my voice and glancing furtively round, I asked experimentally, “Haven’t I seen you before, somewhere?” “Queensland, most likely,” he conjectured, whilst finding something of interest on the horizon, at the side farthest from me. “Native o’ that district, I am. Jist comin’ across for the fust time. What’s that bloke’s name with the nex’ team ahead — if it’s a fair question?” “Bob Dixon.” “Gosh, I’m in luck!” He spurred his mare forward, and attached himself to Dixon for the rest of the afternoon. But time, according to its deplorable habit, had been passing, and the glitter had died off the plain as the sun went on its way to make a futile attempt at purifying the microbe-laden atmosphere of Europe. At last we reached the spot selected as a camp. Close on our left was the clump of swamp box which covered about fifty acres of the nearer portion of the selection, leaving a few scattered trees outside the fence. On our right, the bare plain extended indefinitely. I ought to explain that this selection was a milesquare block, which had been taken up, four years previously, by a business man of Melbourne, whose aim was to show the public how to graze scientifically on a small area. Now Runnymede owned the selection, whilst its former occupier was vending sixpenny parcels of inferior fruit on a railway platform. The fence — erected by the experimentalist — was of the best kind; two rails and four wires; sheep-proof and cattle-proof. The wagons drew off the track, and stopped beside the fence in the deepening twilight. The bullocks were unyoked with all speed, and stood around waiting to see what provision would be made for the night. “Look ’ere,” said Mosey, taking a dead pine sapling from the stock of firewood under his wagon, and, of course, emphasising his address by an easy and not ungraceful clatter of the adjective used so largely by poets in denunciation of war —“we ain’t goin’ to travel these carrion a mile to the gate, an’ most likely fine it locked

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Observer Classic Books From Page 23 when we git there. Hold on till I git my internal machine to work on the fence. Dad! Where’s that ole morepoke? O, you’re there, are you? Fetch the jack off o’ your wagon — come! fly roun’! you’re (very) slow for a young fellow. Bum,” (abbreviation of “bummer,” and applied to the red-headed fellow) “you surround them carrion, or we’ll be losin’ the run o’ them two steers.” A low groan from Bum’s mare followed the heavy stroke of the ruffian’s spurs. “Some o’ you other (fellows) keep roun’ that side,” said he; “I’ll go this road. Up! you Red Roverite! “— No use . . . The mare had had enough for one day; she stumbled, and fell, rolling heavily over her rider. “What the (quadruple expletive)‘s the matter with her?” he continued, extricating himself, and kicking the beast till she staggered to her feet. “Come on agen, an’ don’t gimme no more o’ your religiousness.” He remounted, and the mare, under the strong stimulus of his spurs, cantered laboriously out into the dark. Meanwhile, Mosey had taken a hand-saw from its receptacle on his wagon, and had cut the pine spar to a length of about eighteen inches less than a panel of the fence. “Lash this ’ere saplin’ hard down on the top rail,” he now commanded. Price and Dixon obeyed, and Mosey laid his powerful bottlejack on the rail, filling up the space, and began to turn it with a long bolt, by way of lever. “You see, Tom,” he remarked to me; “this fixter’ll put the crooked maginnis on any fence from ere to ‘ell. It’s got to come. No matter how tight rails is shouldered, they’ll spring some; an’ if every post’ll give on’y half a inch, why then, ten posts makes five or six inches; an’ that’s about all you want. Then in the mornin’, you can fix the fence so’s the ole-man divil his self could n’t ball you out. Ah! ——! That’s what comes o’ blowin’.” For the post, being wild and free in the grain, had burst along the two mortices; one half running completely off, just above the ground. “Serve people right for puttin’ in rails when wire would do,” he continued, removing the screwjack. “Accidents will happen — best reg’lated famblies. ‘Tain’t our business, anyhow. Now, chaps, round up yer carrion, an’ shove ’em in.” The four wires in the lower part of the fence rung like harp strings as the cattle stepped into or over them, and in a few minutes the whole live stock of the caravan-eighty-four bullocks and seven horses — were in the selection, but too thirsty to feed. Then whilst Thompson, Mosey, Willoughby and I tailed them toward the tank, Dixon hurried on ahead with his five-gallon oil-drum, in order to replenish it before the water was disturbed; and Price, by Mosey’s orders, accompanied him on the same business. We steadied the bullocks at the tank till all were satisfied, then headed them back to within fifty yards of the wagons, where we hobbled all the horses, except Bum’s mare. “Steve,” said I to my old schoolmate: “of course, you and I are seized of the true inwardness of duffing; but to those who live cleanly, as noblemen should, this would appear a dirty transaction.” “The world’s full of dirty transactions, Tom,” replied the bullock driver wearily. “It’s a dirty transaction to round up a man’s team in a tenmile paddock, and stick a bob a head on them, but that’s a thing that I’m very familiar with; it’s a dirty transaction to refuse water to perishing beasts, but I’ve been refused times out of number, and will be to the end of the chapter; it’s a dirty transaction to persecute men for having no occupation but carting, yet that’s what nine-tenths of the squatters do, and this Montgomery is one of the nine. You’re a bit sarcastic. How long is it since you were one of the cheekiest grass-stealers on the track?” “Never, Steve. You’ve been drinking.” “Anyway, you need n’t be more of a hypocrite than you can help,” grumbled Thompson. “If you want a problem to work out, just consider that God constructed cattle for living on grass, and the grass for them to live on, and that, last night, and to-night, and to-morrow night, and mostly every night, we’ve a choice between two dirty transactions — one is, to let the bullocks starve, and the other is to steal grass for them. For my own part, I’m sick and tired of studying why some people should be in a position where they have to go out of their way to do wrong, and other people are cornered to that extent that they can’t live without doing wrong, and can’t suicide without jumping out of the frying-pan into the fire. Wonder if any allowance is made for

bullock drivers? — or are they supposed to be able to make enough money to retire into some decent life before they die? Well, thank God for one good camp, at all events.” “How’s the water?” asked Cooper, meeting us at the fence. “Enough for to-night,” replied Thompson; “but very little left for posterity.” “After us, the Deluge,” observed Willoughby. “I hope so,” replied Cooper devoutly. “Lord knows, it’s badly wanted; and I’m sure we don’t grudge nobody the benefit. Turnin’ out nice an’ cool, ain’t it? The bullocks’ll be able to do their selves some sort o’ justice.” It was a clear but moonless night; the dark blue canopy spangled with myriad stars — grandeur, peace, and purity above; squalor, worry, and profanity below. Fit basis for many an ancient system of Theology — unscientific, if you will, but by no means contemptible. Price and Cooper, being cooks, had kindled an unobtrusive fire in a crabhole, where three billies were soon boiling. And the tea, when cool enough, needed no light to escort a due proportion of simple provender into that mysterious laboratory which should never be considered too curiously. After supper, we lay around, resting ourselves; everyone smoking tranquilly except Willoughby. Dixon and Bum were evidently old friends; they reclined with their heads together, occasionally laughing and whispering — a piece of bad manners silently but strongly resented by the rest of the company. “I’ll jist go an’ have a squint at the carrion,” remarked Mosey, at length, with the inevitable adjective; and, passing through the broken fence, he disappeared in the timber and old-man saltbush. “Wants some o’ the flashness took outen him,” remarked Price, in arrogant assertion of parental authority, yet glancing apprehensively after Mosey as he spoke. “Should ‘a’ thought about that before,” observed Cooper gravely. “Too late now. You ain’t good enough.” A few minutes silence ensued, while each member of the company thought the matter over in his own way. Then Mosey returned. “Grass up over yer boots, an’ the carrion goin’ into it lemons,” he remarked. “I do like to give this Runnymede the benefit o’ the act. ‘On’t ole Martin be ropeable when he sees that fence! Magomery’s as hard as nails, his own self; but he ain’t the class o’ feller that watches from behine a tree — keeps curs like Martin to do his dirty work. But he’d like to nip every divil of us if he got half a slant. I notice, the more swellisher a man is, the more miserabler he is about a bite o’ grass for a team, or a feed for a traveller. Magomery’s got an edge on you, Thompson — you an’ Cunningham — for workin’ on Nosey Alf’s horse-paddick, an’ for leavin’ some gates open. Moriarty, the storekeeper, he told me about it.” “Well, we did n’t work on Alf’s horse-paddock, and we did n’t leave any gates open,” replied Thompson. “We lost the steers from the rampaddock, here, and we found them away in the Sedan paddock. Certainly, we camped them all night in the Connelly paddock, but we never touched Alf’s grass, and we left no gates open.” “Chorus, boys!” said Mosey flippantly. “O, what a (adj.) lie!” echoed Dixon, Bum, and the precentor himself. Thompson sighed; Cooper growled; and Willoughby coughed deprecatingly. “I don’t blame ole Martin to have a bit of a nose on me,” continued Mosey laughingly. “Lord! didn’t I git the loan of him cheap las’ summer! Me an’ the ole man was comin’ down from Karowra with the last o’ the clip; an’ these paddicks was as bare as the palm o’ your hand; so we goes on past here, an’ camps half-ways between the fur corner o’ the ram-paddick an’ the station gate; an’ looses out about an hour after sundown. It was sort o’ cloudy moonlight that night; an’ I takes the carrion straight on, an’ shoves ’em in the horse-paddick, an’ shuts the gate. Then I fetches ’em into a sort of a holler, where the best grass was, an’ I takes the saddle an’ bridle off o’ the horse, an’ lays down, an’ watches the carrion wirin’ in. Well, you know, ole Martin, the head boundary man, he’s about as nice a varmin as Warrigal Alf; an’the young fellers at the barracks they ‘on’t corroborate with him, no road; an’ he thinks his self a cut above the hut, so he lives with Daddy Montague, in Latham’s ole place, down at the fur corner o’ the horse-paddick. Well, this ole beggar he’s

buckin’ up to Miss King, the governess, an’ Moriarty, the storekeeper, he’s buckin’ up to her too”—— “Clever feller, that Moriarty,” interposed Price, in pathetic sycophancy. “Rummest young (fellow) goin’, when he likes to come out. Ain’t he, Mosey?” He paused and laughed heartily. “Las’ time I unloaded at Runnymede — an’ it was on’y one ton lebm; for we was goin’ out emp’y for wool, on account o’ them two Vic. chaps snappin’ our loads. I disremember if I tole you the yarn when I pulled you at the Willandra. Anyhow it was raining like (incongruous comparison) when I drawed up at the store; an’ Moriarty he fetches me inter the office, an’ gives me a stiffener o’brandy. Or whisky? Now, (hairraising imprecation) if I don’t disremember which. But I think it was brandy. Yes, it was brandy.” “Well?” interrogated Mosey, after a pause. “On’y jist showin’ how one idear sort o’ fetches up another,” replied the old man, with simulated ease of manner. “Well, you are a (adj.) fool. But as I was telling you chaps: About eleven o’clock, who should come dodgin’ down the paddick but ole Martin. Bin pokin’ roun’ after Miss King, I s’pose. He walks right bang through the carrion, thinkin’ they was the station bullicks; an’ me layin’ there, laughin’ in to myself. By-‘n’-by he stops an’ consithers, an’ then he goes roun’ examinin’ them, an’ smellin’ about, an’ then he has a long squint at Valiparaiser; an’ in the heel o’ the hunt he rounds up the lot, an’ sails off to the yard with ’em; an’ me follerin’ ready to collar ’em when the coast was clear. By-‘n’-by I sees him leavin’ the yard, an’ I goes to it, an’ lo an’ behold you! there was a padlock on the gate as big as a sardine-box.” “ Well, we had a bunch o’ keys at the camp. I had snavelled ’em at the railway station, las’ time we was at Deniliquin, thinkin’ they might come in useful. So I heads for the camp at the rate o’ knots. Collars the keys, an’ gits a drink o’ tea, an’ takes a bit o’ brownie in my fist, an’ back I goes, doin’ the trip in about an hour. Providential, one o’ the keys fits the lock, so I whips out the carrion, an’ shoves ’em down to where the ole sinner took ’em from. Well, there was two station teams in the paddick — I s’pose they wanted ’em very early for somethin’— so I saddles Valiparaiser an’ scoots across to where I seen these bullicks when I was goin’ for the keys; an’ I shoves ’em into the yard; an’ I rakes up a ole grey horse, lame o’ four legs, an’ shoves him in along o’ the carrion, an’ locks the gate, an’ goes back to our lot, an’ keeps an eye on ’em till they laid down, fit to bust. Lord! how I laughed that night! I seen Martin watchin us nex’ mornin’, after we started. He’s got a set on me for that, among other things.” “Hasn’t Warrigal Alf got a set on you too?” asked Thompson coldly. “Strikes me, you’re not the safest man in the world to travel with.” “Yes, Alf gives me the prayers o’ the Church now an’ agen,” replied Mosey complacently. “It was this way: The winter afore last, we got a leader in a swap at Deniliquin. Same time I made the keys. Yaller, hoop-horned bullick — I dunno if you seen him with us? Well, this Pilot, you could n’t pack him”— Here Cooper slowly rose, and walked across to his wagon —“Lazy mountain o’ mullick, that.” “Burden to his own self,” assented Price obsequiously. “Thick-headed galoot, appearingly,” suggested Bum. “Ought to be hunted back to the Sydney side,” contributed Dixon. ——“You could n’t pack him for a near side leader,” resumed Mosey; “but there was nothin’ for it but shepherd all night. You might bet yer soul agen five bob, Pilot was off. Whenever he seen a fence, he’d go through it, an’ whenever he seen a river, he’d swim it; an’ the whole fraternity stringin’ after, thinkin’ he was on for somethin’ worth while. Grand leader, but a beggar to clear. Well, las’ year, when we went up emp’y to Bargoona — same trip the ole man got that wonderful drink off Moriarty — who should we fine there but this Alf, waitin’ for wool, an’ due for the fust load. No fear o’ him goin’ up emp’y nyther. He’d manage to collar six ton”— — “Don’t mention that name if you can help it, Mosey,” interrupted Cooper, as he returned to the group, carrying a blanket and the little bag of dead grass which he used as a pillow. “I’m a good-tempered man,” he continued, in sullen apology; “but it gives me the wilds and the mel-

ancholies, does that name.” “Which? — Bargoona?” “No; the other name. You’ve got Nosey Alf, an’ Warrigal Alf, an’ (sheol) knows how many other Alfs. I got reason to hate that name.” “Well,” resumed Mosey, after a pause, “as I was tellin’ you, this cove he was there; an’ it so happened his near side leader had got bit with a snake, an’ died; an’ as luck would have it, he’d sold the pick of his bullicks to a tank-sinker, an’ bought steers in theyre place; an’ he had n’t another bullick fit to shove in the near side lead to tackle sich a road as he’d got in front of him. Well, this cove he makes fistfuls o’money, but he’s always dog-poor, so he”—— “Which cove makes fistfuls o’ money?” demanded Price, roused from a reverie by the magic dissyllable. “Fine out, you (adj.) ole fool. So he was flyblowed as usual in regard o’ cash; an’ he was badly in want of a near side leader; an’ I kep’ showin’ off this Pilot, shifting wagons from the door o’ the shed, an’ tinkerin’ about; an’ he offered us two good bullicks for the counterfit; an’ me an’ the ole man we hum’d and ha’d, an’ let on we did n’t want to part with him; an’ me as thin as a whippin’-post with watchin’ the yaller-hided dodger every night, to keep him from goin’ overland to the bounds o’ creation. Well, at long an’ at last we swapped level for Valiparaiser. I seen the workin’ o’ Providence in it from fust to last. The horse he’s worth twenty notes, all out; an’ Pilot he was dear at a gift. I say, Tom; that’s a grand horse you got off o’ the Far-downer. Goes like a greyhound. Gosh, you had that bloke to rights. He’s whippin’ the cat now like fury. I was chiackin’ him about the deal, when he told me you swapped level; an’ he wanted to change the subject. ‘I’m frightened you’ll be short o’ grass to-night,’ says he. ‘Where you goin’ to camp?’ says he. The (adj.) fool!” “What did you tell him?” asked Thompson. “Ram-paddick, of course. You don’t ketch me tellin’ the truth about where I’m goin’ to camp. But you got a rakin’ horse, Tom; an’ I give you credit for gittin’ at the blind side o’ the turf-cutter.” “He’ll do me well enough for poking about,” I replied modestly. “But how did the other fellow get on with Pilot?” “It was the fun o’ the world,” resumed Mosey. “The other feller he left the shed three days ahead of us; an’ when we drawed out, an’ camped at the Four-mile Tank, this feller’s wagon was standin’ there yet; an’ no sign o’ him nor his carrion. I was thinkin’ he’d have some fun with Pilot, ‘specially on account of havin’ to do his bullick-huntin’ on foot; for he could n’t afford to git another horse till he delivered. Well, I never seen him agen till to-day when we stopped for dinner; but the feller at the Bilby Well he told me about it when we was goin’ back to Bargoona, nex’ trip.” “Seems, the other feller he goes out in the mornin’ on foot, thinkin’ to fine his carrion among that mulgar in the corner to yer left; an’ when he got to the corner, there was a hole in the fence, an’ the tracks through. Course, he runs the tracks; he runs ’em all day, an’ at night he lays down, an’ I s’pose he swears his self to sleep. Nex’ mornin’, off he scoots agen, an’ jist before sundown he hears the bells, an’ he pipes the tail end o’ the string ahead; an’ the front end was jist at the Bilby Well — sixty good mile, if it’s an inch, an’ scrub all the road. Pilot he had n’t thought worth while to go roun’ by the Boundary Tank, to git on the wool track; he jist went ahead like a surveyor, an’ the fences was like spiders’ webs to him. It was blazing hot weather; and the other fellow he never seen tucker nor water all the trip, for he wouldn’t leave the track. Laugh? Lord! I thought I’d ‘a’ busted when the bloke at the well told me. I noticed the other feller was a bit narked when he seen me on the horse to-day. He’s got red o’ Pilot.” “Look here, Mosey,” said Thompson slowly: “I’d rather — so help me God — I’d rather cut my own throat than do a trick like that. Are n’t you frightened of bringing a curse on yourself?” “I ain’t (adj.) fool enough to believe in curses,” replied Mosey — his altered tone nevertheless belying his bravado. “Simply because you don’t keep your eyes open,” retorted Thompson. “Is n’t it well known that a grog-seller’s money never gets to his children? Is n’t it well known that if you mislead a woman, a curse’ll follow you like your shadow? Isn’t it well known that if you’re disobedient to your parents, something’ll happen to you? Is n’t

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Observer Classic Books From Page 24 it well known that Sabbath-breaking brings a curse on a man that he can’t shake off till he reforms? Now you stole that horse in the dirtiest way; and stealing — well, anything except grass or water — brings as heavy a curse as anything you can do. Mark my words.” “The Jackdaw of Rheims is a case in point,” remarked Willoughby aside to me. “Well,” said Price emphatically, and qualifying every word that would bear qualification, “so fur as workin’ on Sundays goes, I’m well sure I allus worked on Sundays, an’ I’m well sure I allus will; an’ I’m well sure ’ere ain’t no cuss on me. Why, I dunno what the (complicated expletive) a cuss is! I’ll get a blanket fer to lay on,” he added; “this ground’s sorter damp.” And he went across to his wagon. “He’s got a curse on him as big as Mount Macedon, and he does n’t know it,” muttered Thompson. “Bearing out the prophecy,” said I aside to Willoughby, “that the sinner, being a hundred years old, shall be accursed.” “You ought to show him a bit more respect, Mosey,” remarked Cooper gravely. “Well, to tell you the truth,” replied Mosey frankly, “I got no patience with the ole bunyip. Can’t suffer fools, no road.” “Well, I don’t want to be shovin’ in my jor, but I’d take him to be more rogue than fool,” suggested Bum. “Time he was thinkin’ about repentin’, anyhow,” observed Dixon. “Now, really Thompson — do you believe in these special malisons?” asked Willoughby, as Price rejoined the company. “Are you so superstitious? I should n’t have thought it.” “I’ve good reason to believe in them,” replied Thompson. “You asked me this morning why I did n’t have two teams. Now I’ll tell you the reason. It’s because I’m not allowed to keep two teams. I’ve got a curse on me. Many a long year ago, when I finished my second season, I found myself at Moama, with a hundred and ten notes to the good, and the prospect of going straight ahead, like the cube root — or the square of the hypotenuse, is it? I forget the exact term, but no matter. Well, the curse came on me in this way: Charley Webber, the young fellow I was travelling with, got a letter from some relations in New Zealand, advising him to settle there; so he offered me his plant for two-thirds of its value — fifty notes down and fifty more when he would send for it. Sheer good-nature of him, for he knew he could have the lot if he liked. But there’s not many fellows of Charley’s stamp. So I paid him the fifty notes and we parted. He was to send me his address as soon as he reached New Zealand; but he never got there. The vessel was wrecked on some place they call the North Spit; and Charley was one of the missing. Never heard of him from that day to this.” “Good (ensanguined) shot!” remarked Mosey. “I wish that same specie of a curse would come on me.” “My (ensanguined) colonial!” assented Dixon and Bum, with one accord. “Well, nobody knows anything about the geography of New Zealand,” continued Thompson, “and I purposely forgot the address of Charley’s people. Any honest man would have hunted them up, but that was n’t my style; I was n’t a wheatsample; I was a tare. Compromised with my conscience. Thought there was no time to lose in making an independence — making haste to be rich, and considering not that’s there’s many a slip between the cup and the lip, as Solomon puts it. I said to myself, ‘That’s all right; I’ll pay it some time.’ Now see the consequence ——” “Just two years after I bid the poor fellow goodbye-two years to the very day, and not very lucky years neither — I found myself in the middle of the Death Track, with flour for Wilcannia; one wagon left behind, and the bullocks dropping off like fish out of water; bullocks worth ten notes going as if they were n’t worth half-a-crown. It was like the retreat from Moscow. Finally, I lost fourteen on the trip — exactly the number I had got dishonestly. As for the second wagon, I gave it to Baxter for fetching the load the last fifty mile. I thought this might clear away the curse, so I didn’t fret over it. I felt as if Charley had got satisfaction. But I wasn’t going to get off so cheap. Two years afterward — you remember, Dixon? — I bought that thin team and the Melbourne wagon from Pribble, the contractor. Dixon, here, was driving for Pribble at that very time, and he can tell you how Dick the Devil cleaned me out of my fine old picked team and

the new wagon, leaving me to begin afresh with the remains of Pribble’s skeletons and my own old wagon. Then a year or two afterward, I went in debt to buy that plant of Mulligan’s — him that was killed off the colt at Mossgiel — and that same winter the pleuro broke out in my lot, and they went like rotten sheep till fourteen were gone; and then, of course, the plague was stopped. Not having any use for Mulligan’s wagon, I swapped her for a new thirty-by-twentyfour wool-rag, and a Wagga pot, good for eight or ten mile on a still night; and, within a month, Ramsay’s punt went down with my wagon; she’s in the bottom of the Murrumbidgee now, with eight ton of bricks to steady her, and the tarpaulin and bell to keep her company. She’ll be fetching the most critical planks out of a steamer some of these times, and I’ll get seven years for leaving her there. Afterward, when I was hauling logs for pontooning, on the Goulburn, I kept buying up steers and breaking them in, till I had two twelves; and one day I left sixteen of them standing in yoke while I went looking round for a good log; and suddenly I heard a crash that rattled back and forward across the river for a quarter of an hour. I had a presentiment that Providence was on the job again, and I wasn’t disappointed. One of the fallers had left a tree nearly through when he went to dinner; and a gust of wind sent it over, and it carried a couple of other trees before it, right on the spot where my team was folded up in the shade. Eight of them went that trip, between killed and crippled, leaving me with sixteen. My next piece of luck was to lose that new Yankee wagon in the Eightmile Mallee, on Birrawong. Then I could see plain enough that Providence had taken up Charley’s case, and was prepared to block me of keeping two teams; so I determined to have one good one. Now, I’ve always stood pretty well with the agents and squatters, and I know my way round Riverina, so I can turn over as much money as any single-team man on the track, bar Warrigal Alf (I beg your pardon, Cooper; I forgot)— but what’s the use of money to me? Only vanity and vexation of spirit, as Shakespear says. I get up to a certain point, and then I’m knocked stiff. Mind, I’ve only given you a small, insignificant sample of the misfortunes I’ve had since I cheated that dead man; but if they don’t prove there’s a curse on me, then there’s no such thing as proof in this world.” Price cleared his throat. “Them misforcunes was invidiously owin’ to yer own (adj.) misjudgment,” he said dogmatically. “Serve you right for not havin’ better luck,” added Dixon. “Learn you sense, anyhow,” remarked Mosey. “Misforcunes does some people good,” hazarded Bum. “Yes,” replied Thompson gently. “I’ve had my turn. I hope I take it like a man. Your turns will come sooner or later, as sure as you’ve got heads on your bodies — perhaps next year; perhaps next week; perhaps to-morrow. Let’s see how you’ll take it. Mind, there’s a curse on every one of us. And look here — we had no business to travel to-day; there was a bite of feed in the Patagonia Swamp, if it came to the worst. Now we’re in for it. I’ve got a presentiment that something’ll happen before to-morrow night. Just mark my words.” A constrained silence fell on the grown-up children, till Willoughby politely sought to restore ease by contributing his quota to the evening’s feast of reason — “There occurs to my mind a capital thing,” he said; “a capital thing, indeed, though apropos of nothing in particular. A student, returning from a stroll, encountered a countryman, carrying a hare in his hand. ‘Friend,’ said the student quietly, ‘is that thine own hare or a wig?’ The joke, of course, lies in the play on the word ‘hare’.” Willoughby’s courteous effort was worse than wasted, for the general depression deepened. “You’re right, Thompson,” said Cooper, at length. “Mostly everybody’s got a curse on them. I got a curse on me. I got it through swearin’ and Sabbath-breakin’. I’ve tried to knock off swearin’ fifty dozen times, but I might as well try to fly. Last time I tried to knock it off was when I left Nyngan for Kenilworth, four months ago; but there happened to be a two-hundredweight bag o’ rice in the bottom o’ the load; an’ something tore her, an’ she started leakin’ through the cracks in the floor o’ the wagon; an’ I could n’t git at her no road, for there was seven ton on top of her; an’ the blasted stuff it kep’ dribble-dribble till you could ‘a’ tracked me at a gallop for over a hundred mile; an’ me swearin’ at it till I was

black in the face; an’ it always stopped dribblin’ at night, like as if it was to aggravate a man. If it had n’t been for that rice, I’d ‘a’ kep’ from swearin’ that trip; an’ then, comin’ down from Kenilworth with Thompson, I’d ‘a’ kep’ from it easy; for Thompson he never swears. I give him credit for that much.” “I don’t claim any credit,” remarked Thompson, with the unconscious spiritual swagger which so often antecedes, and possibly generates, lapse. “I never could see that swearing did any good; so I just say to myself, ‘You’d like to come out, would you? — well, then, once for all, you won’t.’” “You’re a happy man, curse and all,” replied the giant gloomily. “For my own part, I was brought up careful, but I’ve turned out a (adj.) failure. Nobody would think, seeing me so brisk an’ cheerful, that I got more worry nor anybody on’y myself could stand. I got more trouble nor all you fellers put together.” He paused, evidently battling feebly with that impulse which bids us ease the loaded breast, even when discovery’s pain. His voice was even lower and sadder as he resumed: “My father he was well off, with a comfortable place of his own on the Hawkesbury; an’ there was on’y me an’ my sister Molly; for my mother died of a cold she caught when I was about twelve or fourteen, and Molly she was hardly so old. If you was to travel the country, you wouldn’t meet another man like my ole dad. He was what you might call”—— “My farther he was a sojer,” interposed Dixon. “He could whack any man of his weight in the 40th. Las’ word he says to me: ‘Bob,’ says he; ‘be a man — an’ keep Injun ink off o’ yer arms, for you never know,’ says he, ‘what you might do.’ ” “Not many men like my ole dad,” pursued Cooper. “Fetch up your youngsters in the natur’ an’ admiration o’ the Lord, an’ don’t be frightened to dress the knots off o’ them. That was his idear, an’ he went through with it straight. ‘William,’ says he to me; ‘if I catch a oath out o’ your mouth, I’ll welt the (adj.) hide off o’ you;’ an’ many’s the time he done it. ‘Always show respect to an ole man or an ole woman,’ says he; ‘an’ never kick up a row with nobody; an’ when you see a row startin’, you strike in an’ squash it, for blessed be the peacemakers; an’ never you git drunk, nor yet laugh at a drunk man; an’ never take your Maker’s name in vain, or by (sheol) He’ll make it hot for you.’That was my father’s style with me. Same with my sister. He used to lay a bit of a buggy-trace on the table, after supper: ‘There, Molly,’ says he; ‘that’s for girls as goes gallivantin’ about after night;’ an’ many’s the dose of it Molly got for flyin’ round in the moonlight. Consequently, as you might say, she growed up to be the best girl, an’ the cleverest, in the district. The other girls was weeds aside of her; she stood inches higher nor any o’ them, an’ she was a picter’ to look at. Strong as whalebone, she was, an’ not a lazy bone in her body. She was different from me in regard o’ learnin’, for she always liked to have her nose in a book, an’ she went a lot to school. An’ as for singin’ or playin’ anything in the shape o’music — why, there was nobody about could hold a candle to her. She was fair mad on it; an’ my ole dad he sent her to Sydney for over a year o’ purpose to fetch her out. Peanner, or flute, or fiddle, or the curliest instrument out of a brass band, it was all one to her; it come sort o’ natural to her to fetch music out of anything. Pore Molly!” Cooper paused awhile before he resumed —— “She never took up with none o’ the fellers. I knowed fellers try to kiss her; but her style was to stiffen them with a clip under the ear, an’ they sort o’ took the hint, an’ never come back. But by-‘n’-by a man from the Queensland border, he bought the place next ours but one; an’ our two fam’lies got acquainted. Wonderful clever ole feller he was, in regard o’ findin’ out new gases, an’ smells, an’ cures for snake-bites, an’ stuff that would go off like a cannon if you looked at it. This cove had got one son an’ two daughters, an’ his missis was sickly. Well, the son he was a young chap, about my own age at the time”—— “An’ how old was you then?” demanded Mosey. “About two-an’-twenty. He seemed to be a fine, off-handed, straightforrid, well-edicated young feller; an’ me an’ him we soon got great cronies; an’ by-‘n’-by I seen he was collared on Molly, an’ she was collared on him. Well, thank God! he’s got a curse on him that he won’t get rid of in a hurry. Thank God for that much!”

“Ruined her?” queried Mosey briskly. Cooper passed the question with unconscious dignity, and resumed. “Things went on this way for a couple o’ year; an’ this feller’s people was agreeable; an’, to make a long story short, the time was fixed for two months on ahead.” “Your father was agreeable, of course?” said Thompson. “He was dead,” replied Cooper reverently. “Gone to eternity, I hope. He deserved to go there if ever any livin’ man did. He died about a year after these people come to settle near our place.” “What was the young feller’s name?” queried Mosey. “Never you mind. Well, to make a long story short, one day pore Molly wanted to go somewhere, an’ she jumped on-to a horse I’d just left in the yard, an’ she shoved her foot in the stirrup-leather; an’ the horse he was a reg’lar devil; an’ he played up with her in the yard; an’ her heel went through the loop o’ the leather, an’ she come off an’ hung by her ankle; an’ the horse he was shod all round, an’ he kicked her in the face”— Cooper paused. “Killed her?” suggested Mosey. “I caught the horse, an’ got her clear, an’ carried her into the house, all covered with blood, an’ just like a corp; an’ I left her there with the married woman we had, while I went for the doctor. Well, there she laid for weeks, half-ways between dead an’ alive, an’ me like a feller in a dream, thinkin’ an’ thinkin’, an’ not able to rec’lect anything but the hammerin’s I used to give her, an’ the things I used to take off of her, an’ set her cryin’. I would n’t go through that lot agen, not if I got a pension for it. Well, by-‘n’-by she got her senses complete; an’ this young feller he had been hangin’ about the house every day, sayin’ nothing to nobody; but when she begun to come round, he begun to-keep away. At last she was all right in regard o’ health, but she was disfigured for life; she had to wear a crape veil down to her mouth. Then the young feller he used to come sometimes an’ just shake hands with her, but otherways he would n’t touch her with a forty-foot pole. Then he begun to stop away altogether; an’ by-‘n’-by he suddenly got married to a girl out o’ the lowest pub. for ten mile round; an’ his father — real decent ole bloke he was — he told him never to show his face about the place agen. But there was no end o’ go in him. He had an uncle in Sydney, middlin’ rich, a ship-chandler, an’ this”— “What’s a ship-chandler?” demanded Mosey. “A man that supplies candles to ships,” I replied. “This uncle he’d had a saw-mill left on his hands, out somewhere south; an’ he give the saw-mill to the young feller on sort o’ time-payment; an’ I believe he got on splendid for a couple or three year; an’ his wife had one picaninny — so we come to hear — an’ suddenly he balled her out with some other feller. I on’y got hearsay for it, mind, but I know it’s true; for it’s just what ought to happen. Anyhow, the hand of God was on him, an’ he got it hot an’heavy. Accordin’ to accounts, he sold out, an’ give her the bulk o’ the cash, an’ then he travelled. Last year, out on the Namoi, a man told me he seen him bullock drivin’ in the Bland country, seven year ago. It might be him, or it might n’t. I don’t know, an’ I don’t want to know; for he’s done all the harm he could. I got to thank him for all my troubles. On’y for him, I’d ‘a’ been livin’ comfortable in the ole spot still. I don’t mention these things not once every three year on a average; but sometimes when you think I’m pleasant an’ cheerful, I’m fair wild with thinkin’ about that blasted cur; an’ you chaps fetched him up fresh in my mind to-night.” “And the poor girl — is she still at home?” asked Thompson. “No,” replied Cooper hoarsely; “she’s somewhere at the bottom o’ the Hawkesbury river; an’ there’s no more home. About three or four year after her accident, I was away in Sydney one time, on some business about shares; an’ when I come home, Molly was gone. She’d left a letter for me, sayin’ she’d nothing to live for; an’ we’d meet on the other side o’ the grave; an’ I must always think kind of her; an’ to remember ole times, when there was on’y the two of us; an’ prayin’ God to bless me for always bein’ good to her — Why it knocked me stiff, for I’d always been a selfish, unfeelin’"—— He stopped abruptly; he had uttered the last sentences only by a strong effort. Presently Dixon, pitying his emotion, remarked

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Observer Classic Books From Page 33 to Thompson in a gratuitously lively tone, and with diction too florid for exact reproduction, “Say — was I tellin’ you I seen that white bullock you swapped to Cartwright las’ year? I think he’s gittin’ a cancer; mebbe it’s on’y blight; I would n’t say. An’ that lyin’ (individual), Ike Cunningham, told me he busted his self with trefile jist after Cartwright got him.” “Ah!” replied Thompson absently. “What become o’ yer place?” asked Mosey, turning to Cooper. “I’ll answer that question, but not to satisfy you,” replied Cooper coldly. “Well, chaps, when pore Molly’s day was fixed, I scraped up a hundred notes, an’ borrered two hundred on the place, to give her a start when the thing took place. My ole dad he left everything to me, with strict orders to see Molly through. He did n’t want to make her a bait for loafers. Well, when the thing was squashed — me, like a fool, I was advised to lay the money out in minin’ shares for Molly; an’ then I kep’ risin’ more money, an’ buyin’ more shares; an’ I got sort o’ muddled somehow; an’ to make a long story short, the whole (adj.) thing went to (sheol). It was goin’ that road when I seen the last o’ pore Molly; an’ when I lost her, I jist roused round an’ got a team together, an’ signed everything the lyin’, cheatin’ (financiers) told me to sign; an’ then I cleared off. Must be gittin’ on for — let’s see — Molly was twenty-three when she got her accident, an’ it was three year after when she made away with herself. That was nine year ago, so she’d be thirty-five if she was alive now. She need n’t ‘a’ done it! O, she should n’t ‘a’ done it! — for she’d the satisfaction o’ knowin’ the curse that come on that blasted dog! I told her all the particulars I got, thinkin’ to satisfy her; but I believe it on’y done her harm, for the end come a week or ten days after. Seems strange, lookin’ back at it, to think how simple our fam’ly’s been broke up, an’ my gran’father’s old home gone into the hands o’ strangers.” “Never got a trace of your sister?” asked Thompson. “Not a trace. Some people would have it she was gone to America, or California, or somewhere — but why would she go? Me an’ the Ryans — that was the married couple we had — we knowed most about it, an’ we cared most

;an’ we was sure from the first, though we done everything that could be done. She went away at night, an’ took nothing with her — not a single item o’ clothes, but jist as she stood. Ah! I’d give what little I got, an’ walk a thousand mile on to the back of it, to see her pore bones buried safe, an’ then I’d be satisfied.” Cooper sighed deeply, and lit his pipe; then, for a time, the utter stillness of the bright starlight was broken only by the faint jingle of the horses’ hobble-chains, and the sound of some of the nearer bullocks cropping the luxuriant grass. “The ram-paddick’s a fool to this spot,” remarked Mosey, at length. “Mind you, it was friendly of Number Two to lay us on. On’y decent thing I ever knowed him to do. He ain’t the clean spud.” “He’s ill-natured, certainly,” observed Thompson; “but I can’t help taking an interest in him. As a general rule, the more uncivilised a man is, till you come right down to the level of the blackfellow, the better bushman he is; but I must say this of Thingamybob, that he comes as near the blackfellow”—— “Hold on,” interrupted Dixon, whose private conversation with Bum had caused him to lose step in the march of conversation —“Who the (sheol) is this Thingamybob — bar sells?” “I wish somebody would fetch me a drink of water,” replied Thompson, dropping his subject in pointed rebuke of Dixon’s behaviour. “I’d rather perish than go for it myself; and I won’t live two hours if I don’t get it. It’s Cooper’s fault. When he keeps the meat fresh, it walks away; and when he packs it in salt, and then roasts it in the pan — like this evening — you can see the salt all over it like frost. Grand remedy for scurvy, and Barcoo rot, and the hundreds of natural diseases that flesh is subject to, as the poet says.” “Lis’n that (adj.) liar,” growled Cooper, with a fairly successful attempt at easy good-nature. “An’ I’m as bad off as him; an’ there ain’t a whimper out o’ me.” “I’ll bring a drink for you both,” said I, rising and taking two pannikins from the lid of the tucker-box. “I would n’t do it only that I’m famishing, myself; and I’m tired of waiting for some one else to give in.” Then, whilst helping myself to a drink from the water-bag under the rear of Thompson’s wagon, and filling the pannikins for my friends, I

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couldn’t possibly avoid overhearing the conversation which sprang into life the moment my back was turned —— “My lord Billy-be-damd,” remarked Mosey. “Wonder why the (sheol) he ain’t at Runnymede to-night, doin’ the amiable with Mother Bodysark. Bright pair, them two.” “Would n’t trust him as fur’s I could sling him,” said Dixon. “Too thick with the (adj.) squatters for my fancy. A man never knows what game that bloke’s up to.” “Can’t make him out no road,” confessed Cooper. “Seems a decent, easy-goin’, God-sendSunday sort o’ feller; but I’ll swear there’s more in his head nor a comb’ll take out.” “He calls himself a philosopher,” murmured Thompson; “but his philosophy mostly consists in thinking he knows everything, and other people know nothing. That’s the principal point I’ve seen in him; and we’ve been acquainted since we were about that high. It was always his way.” “Who’s this Mother Bodysark — if it’s a fair question?” asked Cooper. “Mrs. Beaudesart,” corrected Thompson. “She’s a widow woman — sort of forty-second cousin to Mrs. Montgomery, and housekeeper at the station. I never heard of anybody grudging her to Collins.” “Between ourselves, Thompson,” remarked Willoughby, “his conversation this afternoon rather amused me. It recalled to my mind an excellent and most characteristic pleasantry, which you may not have heard. The story goes that Coleridge once asked Lamb, ‘Did you ever hear me preach?’ ‘Preach!’ said Lamb; ‘Gad, I never heard you do anything else!’And yet, if Mr. Collins had enjoyed the advantages accruing from even the rudiments of a liberal ed”— — “He’s got summick to do with Gub’ment lately,” said Price cunningly. “My ‘pinion, he’s shadderin’ summedy.” “He ain’t a gurl o’ that sort,” interposed Bum hastily. “My ‘pinion, he’s a spieler. No more a detective nor I am.” I returned to the group. My friends drained their pannikins; Thompson threw his at the tuckerbox, and Cooper was just aiming his, when Willoughby, who had shared the frosted mutton, interposed ——

“If you please, Cooper.” “Seen better days, pore (fellow),” observed Cooper sympathetically, as the ripple of the water into the pannikin indicated that the whaler was at the tap. “Can’t see much worse,” mused Thompson. “My (adj.) oath — can’t he?” chuckled Mosey “Hold on till he gits old.” “People seem to think Gawd made these here colonies for a rubbage-heap,” said Bum. “That’s the English idear of”—— “Stiddy, Charley,” interrupted Dixon. “Everybody’s got a right to live, an’ that pore (fellow)‘s got jist as much right as me or you. A man ought to show respect to misforcune, Charley.” “Shall I bring a pannikin of water for any of you gentlemen?” asked Willoughby, without a trace of ironical emphasis on the last word. “Fetch me one while yer hand’s in,” replied Bum Willoughby brought the drink. I fancied even an accession to the subdued suavity of his manner as he picked up and replaced on the tuckerbox the empty pannikin which Bum had thanklessly tossed on the ground at his feet. Then he resumed his place; and Thompson, palpably turning his back on Dixon and Bum, selected him as chief hearer of his recommenced discourse — — “Comes as near the blackfellow as it’s possible for a white man to get. And you couldn’t kill him with an axe. Then start him at any civilised work — such as splicing a loop on a wool rope, or making a yoke, or wedging a loose box in a wheel — and he has the best hands in the country. At the same time, it’s plain to be seen that he has been brought up in the class of society that sticks a napkin, in a bone ring, alongside your plate at dinner.” Here Thompson paused, and the recurrence of some distressing memory elicited a half-suppressed sigh. “There is nothing unreasonable in that phenomenon,” remarked Willoughby — “rather the reverse. Probably the person you speak of is a gentleman. Now, the man who is a gentleman by birth and culture — by which I mean a man of good family, who has not only gone through the curriculum of a university, but has graduated, so to speak, in society — such a one has every advantage in any conceivable situation. To Be Continued Next Week

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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2)

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 Rage. (PG) 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Offsiders. 10.30 The World This Week. (R) 11.00 Attitude. (PG) (R) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (R) 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Gardening Australia. (R) 1.30 The Mix. (R) 2.00 Shakespeare Uncovered. (PG) (R) 3.00 Basketball. WNBL. Grand Final. 5.30 Who’s Been Sleeping In My House? (R)

6.00 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 6.30 Sofia The First. (R) 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG) 11.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 12.00 Malibu Country. (PG) 12.30 The Amazing Race. (PG) (R) 1.30 World’s Strictest Parents. (PG) (R) 2.30 Movie: Confessions Of A Shopaholic. (PG) (R) (2009) 4.30 To Be Advised. 5.30 Coxy’s Big Break. (R) 6.00 News. 7.00 Sunday Night. (Series return) Current affairs program. 8.00 Australia: The Story Of Us. (PG) A look at the period from 1915 to 1918, when the nation became involved in global conflicts and Australian nurses helped transform the field of emergency medicine. Narrated by Richard Roxburgh. 9.00 Downton Abbey. (M) Having checked into the hotel, Mary’s secret assignation is in danger of being exposed. 10.00 Castle. (M) A young telenovela actor is murdered. 11.00 Resurrection. (M) Bellamy frets about Rachael. 12.00 Ready For Love. (PG) The women meet the guys’ families. 2.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 NBC Today. 4.00 NBC Meet The Press. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.40 8.40 9.30 10.15 10.45 11.15 11.45 1.35 2.25 3.15 3.45 4.15 5.00

Jillaroo School. (PG) Jillaroo School. (PG) (Final) News. Life On The Reef. (PG) Part 2 of 3. Broadchurch. (M) Ellie struggles to control her sister. Alex has to face his demons. Fortitude. (M) Morton finds a scan at Stoddart’s house. Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) (R) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. Would I Lie To You? (PG) (R) Rock ’N’ Roll Exposed: The Photography Of Bob Gruen: Still Focused. (M) Movie: Midnight Cowboy. (M) (R) (1969) Dustin Hoffman. Broadchurch. (M) (R) Fortitude. (M) (R) Would I Lie To You? (PG) (R) Hungry Beast. (M) (R) A Quiet Word With Ross Noble. (PG) (R) Order In The House.

Sunday, March 8 NINE (CH9)

TEN (CH10)

6.00 6.30 7.00 10.00

PAW Patrol. (R) Dora The Explorer. (R) Weekend Today. The Bottom Line: Sir Michael Parkinson. (PG) (R) 10.30 Wide World Of Sports. (Series return) 11.30 Movie: Muscle Beach Party. (R) (1964) Frankie Avalon. 1.30 Cricket. ICC World Cup. Match 32. Australia v Sri Lanka. Afternoon session. From the SCG.

6.00 Mass For You At Home. (R) 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Joseph Prince: New Creation Church. 7.30 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 8.00 Where It All Began. 8.30 Studio 10: Sunday. 10.00 The Bolt Report. 11.00 Weekend Feast. (R) 12.00 The Talk. (PG) 1.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 1.30 iFish. (R) 2.00 Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (PG) (R) 3.00 The Bolt Report. (R) 4.00 RPM. (Series return) 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.50 2.00 4.00 4.30

6.00 News. 6.30 Cricket. ICC World Cup. Match 32. Australia v Sri Lanka. Evening session. From the SCG. 10.00 Movie: The Tourist. (M) (R) (2010) A tourist gets caught up in intrigue and espionage. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie. 12.00 Dallas. (M) 1.00 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners: Mark And Julie, Cheyza And Amanda. (PG) (R) Two compulsive cleaners are matched with people whose homes are in need of a spring clean, including a single mother who has a hoarding problem. The team also tackles a swimming pool in Derbyshire. 2.00 Spyforce. (PG) (R) 3.00 Global Shop. 3.30 Danoz Direct. 4.00 Good Morning America: Sunday. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) 8.00 Shark Tank. (PG) Hosted by Sarah Harris. 9.00 Empire. (M) Lucious goes into damage control after one of his artists is involved in a shooting, ahead of the stock float. 10.00 Movie: Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. (M) (R) (2004) An anchorman’s position is challenged. Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate. 12.00 48 Hours: Death At SoHo House. (M) (R) A look at the death of swimsuit fashion designer Sylvie Cachay in 2010. The investigation led to identification of her boyfriend Nicholas Brooks, son of composer Joseph Brooks, as the prime suspect in the murder. 1.00 Shopping. 4.00 James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS Morning.

6.30 World News. 7.30 Lost Kingdoms Of Central America: Kingdom Of The Jaguar. Part 1 of 4. Dr Jago Cooper explores the rise and fall of the forgotten civilisations of Central America. 8.30 Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras. (M) Coverage of the 37th annual Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras. 10.05 Love, Marilyn. (M) (R) The private life of Marilyn Monroe. 12.00 Movie: The Man Who Will Come. (M) (R) (2009) Nazis terrorise a girl’s home town. Maya Sansa. 2.05 Countdown. Presented by Jeff Stelling. 2.50 The Secret History Of Our Streets: Portland Road. (PG) (R) A look at Portland Road. 3.55 Where Is Flight MH370? (R) 5.00 Korean News. News from Seoul. 5.35 Japanese News.

SBS 1 (CH3) WorldWatch. Arabic News. Turkish News. Big, Bigger, Biggest. (R) Story Of Him. Speedweek. Football Asia. UEFA Champions League Magazine. 5.00 Massive Moves: Colossal Church. (R) 5.30 Nazi Megastructures: Hitler’s Jet Caves. (PG)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.10 Elmo The Musical. 4.25 Joe & Jack. 4.30 Let’s Go Pocoyo. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Octonauts And The Mariana Trench Adventure. 5.20 Octonauts And The Great Arctic Adventure. 5.50 Peppa Pig. 6.00 Octonauts. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Stan Lee’s Superhumans. 8.15 Would I Lie To You? Shortcuts. 8.30 Crisis. 9.20 India: A Dangerous Place To Be A Woman. 10.15 I Am A Girl. 11.10 Catfish: The TV Show. 11.50 Daughter From Danang. 1.15 The Real Hustle: Celebrity Scammers. 1.45 News Update. 1.50 Close. 5.00 Wild Animal Baby Explorers. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.35 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 Tomorrow’s World. 7.30 Leading The Way. 8.00 David Jeremiah. 8.30 Shopping. 9.30 Home And Away Catch-Up. 11.30 Globe Guides. 12.30 Globe Trekker. 2.30 The Hook & The Cook. 3.00 The Great Australian Doorstep. 3.30 Bush Pilots. 4.30 Adventure Golf. 5.00 The Bunker. 5.30 Mighty Ships. 6.30 Fawlty Towers. 7.00 Keeping Up Appearances. 7.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Nick Knowles’ Original Features. 10.30 Best Houses Australia. 11.00 Motorway Patrol. 11.30 Tennis. Davis Cup. Czech Republic v Australia. Day 3. 4.30 Globe Guides. 5.00 Globe Trekker.

6.00 Thunderbirds. 7.00 Kids’ WB. 7.05 Looney Tunes. 7.30 Dennis & Gnasher. 8.00 Green Lantern. 8.30 Scooby-Doo! 9.00 Looney Tunes. 9.30 Adv Time. 10.00 Young Justice. 10.30 The Batman. 11.00 Rabbids Invasion. 12.00 Digimon Fusion. 1.00 Tenkai Knights. 1.30 Danoz. 2.00 Power Rangers. 3.00 Max Steel. 4.00 Ben 10. 5.00 Teen Titans Go! 5.30 ScoobyDoo! 6.30 Movie: Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. (2011) 8.30 Big Bang. 9.30 Movie: Major League. (1989) Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen. 11.40 Arrow. 1.30 Movie: Thumbsucker. (2005) 3.30 Power Rangers. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Power Rangers. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Thunderbirds.

6.00 Sport Science. 7.00 Healthy Homes TV. 7.30 Savage Family Diggers. 8.00 Sport Science. 9.00 Escape With ET. 9.30 Adv Angler. 10.00 Football’s Greatest Teams. 10.30 Football’s Greatest Managers. 11.00 The Pits. 12.00 Netball. ANZ Championship. 2.00 Extreme Collectors. 3.00 GT Academy. 3.30 4x4 Adventures. 4.30 People Of The Vines. 5.00 Attenborough’s Life In The Undergrowth. 6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Extreme Fishing. 8.00 Cops. 8.30 Extreme Fishing. 9.30 Movie: Money Train. (1995) Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson. 11.50 RPM. 12.55 48 Hours. 2.00 Savage Family Diggers. 2.30 Savage Family Diggers. 4.00 Adv Angler.

6.00 Urdu News. 6.20 Indonesian News. 7.00 Russian News. 7.30 Polish News. 8.00 Maltese News. 8.30 The Journal. 9.00 PopAsia. 11.00 Portuguese News. 11.30 Croatian News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Urban Freestyler. 1.10 The World Of Jenks. 2.00 Foodie Planet. 3.05 Warrior Road Trip. 4.05 Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. 4.40 The Pitch. 5.30 Brazil’s Next Top Model. 6.30 Parks And Recreation. 7.30 If You Are The One. 8.30 South Park. 9.30 Toast Of London. 10.00 A-League Extra Time. 11.00 In Her Skin. 12.45 24 Hours In Emergency. 1.40 Movie: Ring. (1998) 3.25 CCTV News In English From Beijing. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

ABC3 (CH23)

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Bushwhacked! 9.25 Total Drama World Tour. 9.55 Slugterra. 10.35 Numb Chucks. 10.50 You’re Skitting Me. 11.15 Almost Naked Animals. 11.25 Canimals. 11.35 Hank Zipzer. 12.00 Mortified. 12.20 Shaun The Sheep. 12.30 Wolfblood. 1.50 Wolfblood. 2.15 Wolfblood. 2.45 Deadly 60. 3.15 Leonardo. 3.40 Studio 3. 3.45 Sorry, I’ve Got No Head. 4.15 Roy. 4.45 Big Babies. 5.00 Studio 3. 5.05 Life With Boys. 5.30 Horrible Histories. 6.00 Dragons: Defenders Of Berk. 6.25 The Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 6.30 The Haunting Hour. 7.15 Wolfblood. 7.45 Canimals. 7.50 My Great Big Adventure. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 2.00 Close.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Hook, Line And Sinker. 7.30 Shopping. 9.30 Hook, Line And Sinker. 10.00 Auction Packed. 11.00 Submarine Patrol. 12.00 The Border. 1.00 Summernats. 3.00 Dust Up. 4.00 Seinfeld. 6.30 Movie: Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (2008) Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones. 9.00 Movie: The Bourne Legacy. (2012) Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton. 11.45 Movie: Escape From New York. (1981) Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef. 1.45 1000 Ways To Die. 3.00 The Border. 4.00 Auction Packed. 5.00 Hook, Line And Sinker.

6.00 TV Shop. 6.30 Movie: The Ship That Died Of Shame. (1955) 8.25 Tasty Conversations. 8.30 Danoz. 10.00 Rainbow Country. 10.30 Garden Gurus. 11.00 Getaway. 11.30 Movie: Bandido. (1956) 1.30 NRL Sunday Footy Show. 3.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 1. Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs. 6.00 Customs. 6.30 River Cottage Everyday. 7.35 The Devil’s Triangle. 8.35 Movie: The Negotiator. (1998) Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse. 11.20 Longmire. 12.20 Getaway. 12.50 Garden Gurus. 1.20 Rainbow Country. 1.50 GEM Presents. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Seaway.

6.00 Toasted TV. 9.00 TMNT. 10.00 Mako: Island Of Secrets. 10.30 ST: Next Gen. 12.30 I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! Recap. 2.30 Neighbours. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.00 The Simpsons. 7.30 Futurama. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Movie: School Of Rock. (2003) Jack Black, Joan Cusack, Mike White. 10.50 Wilfred. 11.20 ST: Next Gen. 1.25 Raymond. 2.00 TMNT. 3.00 ST: Next Gen. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 Big Ideas Arts. 7.00 Weekend Breakfast. 9.00 News Update. 9.05 Insiders. 10.00 Weekend Breakfast. 11.00 News. 11.30 World This Week. 12.00 News. 12.30 Big Ideas. 1.00 News. 1.30 #TalkAboutIt. 2.00 News. 2.30 One Plus One. 3.00 News. 3.30 Offsiders. 4.00 News. 4.30 Landline. 5.00 News. 5.30 News Update. 5.35 The Mix. 6.00 News. 6.30 Aust Story. 7.00 News. 7.30 News Update. 7.35 World This Week. 8.00 Insiders. 9.00 News. 9.30 One Plus One. 10.00 News. 10.30 The Mix. 11.00 News. 11.30 Big Ideas. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 BBC World. 1.30 State To State. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC World. 3.30 World This Week. 4.00 Big Ideas. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

NITV (CH34)

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Waabiny Time. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Bizou. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Go Lingo. 9.00 Bushwhacked! 9.30 Move It Mob Style. 10.00 Soccer. A-League. Round 20. Newcastle Jets v Sydney FC. 12.00 NITV News Week In Review. 12.30 Ochre And Ink. 1.00 The Dream And The Dreaming. 2.00 Rugby League. Queensland Murri Carnival. 3.00 Rugby League. Koori Knockout. 4.00 Tag 20: The Documentary. 5.00 Te Kaea 2014. 5.30 NITV News Week In Review. 6.00 Awaken. 7.00 Ngurra. 7.30 Fit First. 8.00 Custodians. 8.10 Cash Money. 8.15 Custodians. 8.20 JM’s Healthy Tips. 8.25 Cash Money. 8.30 Catfight. 9.30 Kind Hearted Woman. 12.30 Late Programs.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 The Pursuit Of Happiness. 6.30 La Voz Del Consolador. 7.30 The Lord’s Challenge. 8.00 Nusantara TV. 9.00 Arkabahce. 9.30 Zontas 100%. 10.00 Sri Lanka Morning Show. 11.00 Entre Todos. 11.30 Macedonians In The Aussie Land. 12.00 Tom Padula TV. 12.30 Sputnik. 1.00 Macedonian Horizons. 1.30 Dhoom Channel. 2.00 Chandana. 2.30 Zhong Hua TV. 3.00 TV Sri Lanka. 3.30 Vietnamese TV. 4.00 Punjabi TV. 4.30 Hungarian TV. 5.00 Croatian TV. 5.30 The Pearl Of Lanka. 6.00 LawHelp Australia. 6.30 GR-TV. 7.00 ATVAA. 7.30 Sri Lanka Clip Show. 8.00 The Shtick. 8.30 Movie: Annie’s Coming Out. (1984) 10.30 At Home With The Baccalas. 11.00 3SSR. 11.30 The CEC Report. 12.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide

Monday, March 9

ABC1 (CH2)

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Landline. (R) 11.00 Compass. (R) 11.30 Eggheads. (R) 12.00 News. 1.00 David Attenborough’s First Life. (R) 2.00 Running To America. (PG) (R) 3.00 Hebburn. (PG) (R) 3.30 Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona and the team visit Stowe House. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 Australian Story. Australians tell personal stories. 8.30 Four Corners. Investigative journalism program. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) Hosted by Paul Barry. 9.35 Q&A. Hosted by Tony Jones. 10.35 Lateline. (R) News analysis program. 11.05 The Business. (R) Hosted by Ticky Fullerton. 11.20 First Footprints: Super Nomads – 50,000 To 30,000 Years Ago. (R) Part 1 of 4. 12.20 Accused. (MA15+) (R) (Final) 1.20 Movie: The Day Of The Locust. (M) (R) (1975) Donald Sutherland. 3.40 Movie: Criminal Lawyer. (R) (1937) Lee Tracy. 5.00 Big Ideas. (PG) (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) John receives an offer on the house. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) In another twist in the competition, the teams are asked to prove their worth for a chance to stay in the race. 9.00 Revenge. (M) Emily’s life is on the line as Victoria orchestrates a family reunion with deadly potential. 10.00 Parenthood. (M) Max gathers intel on his new friend, in search of common ground. Amber makes an unexpected connection. 12.00 The Cult. (M) (R) Frances learns Jenni is in danger. 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. (R) Information about pet care. 3.30 Sons And Daughters. (PG) (R) 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Moomba Street Parade. Movie: My Girl. (PG) (R) (1991) Anna Chlumsky. The Daily Edition. The Chase. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

NINE (CH9) 6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00

3.00 4.15 5.30

Today. Mornings. (PG) News. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. Movie: Home Fries. (PG) (R) (1998) A widow learns of her husband’s infidelity. Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson. News Now. News. Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block Triple Threat. (PG) Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer and John McGrath arrive to judge the powder rooms, laundries and cellars. 9.00 Gallipoli. (M) Tolly is commended for his bravery at Lone Pine. Dave refuses to get help for chronic illness. 10.50 Person Of Interest. (M) (R) Finch and his enforcer help a hacker. 11.50 Nothing Trivial. (M) (R) Brian fights to save Sonny Bill. 12.50 Impractical Jokers. (M) (R) 1.20 Extra. (R) 1.50 Nine Presents. (PG) (R) 2.00 Danoz Direct. 2.30 Global Shop. 3.00 Skippy The Bush Kangaroo. (R) 3.30 Good Morning America. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

TEN (CH10)

SBS 1 (CH3)

6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 To Be Advised. 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 2.45 3.00 3.30

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) Chained inside a large water tank, one of the celebrities is challenged to escape their bonds. 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) Two students are accused of assaulting a classmate who had appeared in a series of pornographic videos. 10.00 Elementary. (M) Holmes and Watson join forces once more to investigate the murders of a disgraced CEO and his lawyer. 11.00 The Project. (R) A look at the day’s news. 12.00 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 1.00 Home Shopping. 4.00 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS This Morning.

6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R) 6.30 World News. 7.30 Wild Weather With Richard Hammond: Temperature, The Driving Force. 8.35 Sacred Rivers With Simon Reeve: The Yangtze. Part 3 of 3. 9.35 Strip The Cosmos: Inside The Sun. Explores the mysteries of the universe. 10.25 World News. 11.00 Cucumber. (R) 12.00 Movie: An Earthly Paradise For The Eyes. (M) (R) (2009) Vilma Cibulková. 2.05 Benidorm Bastards. (PG) (R) 2.30 Benidorm Bastards. (PG) (R) 2.55 One Born Every Minute USA. (M) (R) 3.45 One Born Every Minute USA. (M) (R) 4.35 Dad, Lenin And Freddy. (M) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

WorldWatch. Spanish News. Arabic News. Turkish News. Celtic Woman: Believe. (R) Caldera. (PG) Al Jazeera News. Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape. (R) (Final) 4.30 Costa’s Garden Odyssey. (R) 5.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland: Wish You Were Here. (R) (Final) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 3.30 Play School. 4.00 Bananas In Pyjamas. 4.10 Elmo The Musical. 4.25 Joe & Jack. 4.30 Let’s Go Pocoyo. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Shaun The Sheep. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.30 Hard Time. 9.20 Her Majesty’s Prison. 10.05 Arrested Development. 10.40 Red Dwarf. 11.10 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 11.50 That ’70s Show. 12.15 Crisis. 1.05 Red Dwarf. 1.35 News Update. 1.40 Close. 5.00 What’s The Big Idea? 5.05 Kioka. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.40 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Escape To The Country. 11.00 Mighty Ships. 12.00 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. 2.00 George And Mildred. 2.30 Keeping Up Appearances. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Britain’s Greatest Machines. 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. 10.45 Waking The Dead. 12.00 Neighbours At War. 12.30 Harry’s Practice. 1.00 Britain’s Greatest Machines. 2.00 Taggart. 4.30 The Martha Stewart Show. 5.30 Shortland Street.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 Yu-Gi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 Top Gear. 2.00 Car SOS. 3.00 The Amazing World Of Gumball. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 Big Bang. 7.30 Car SOS. 8.30 Top Gear. 10.00 Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009) 12.00 The Amazing World Of Gumball. 12.30 Adv Time. 1.00 Regular Show. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Ben 10. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Thunderbirds.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 Megafactories. 10.00 Flight Of The Wombats. 11.00 RPM. 12.00 M*A*S*H. 1.00 Extreme Fishing. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 4.30 Savage Family Diggers. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 Undercover Boss. 9.00 Movie: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. (2009) Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans. 11.30 M*A*S*H. 12.00 Shopping. 2.00 Ross Kemp: Afghanistan. 3.00 Blokesworld. 3.30 GT Academy. 4.00 Where It All Began. 4.30 Adv Angler. 5.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 5.30 Maradona’s Life Story.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.00 Latin American News. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.00 Iron Chef. 4.50 The Urban Freestyler Extreme. 5.00 A-League Extra Time. 6.00 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 30 Rock. 8.30 Movie: Beasts Of The Southern Wild. (2012) Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Lowell Landes. 10.15 Movie: Winter’s Bone. (2010) 12.00 @midnight. 12.30 The Feed. 1.00 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 1.45 Movie: Ring: The Spiral. (1998) 3.30 RT News In English From Moscow. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

ABC3 (CH23)

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 Antiques. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: Please Turn Over. (1960) 1.50 GEM Presents. 1.55 Alive And Cooking. 2.25 The Devil’s Triangle. 3.25 River Cottage Everyday. 4.30 Ellen. 5.30 Hot In Cleveland. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? 8.30 Midsomer Murders. 10.40 Silent Witness. 11.50 World’s Worst. 12.50 Tasty Conversations. 1.00 Dangerman. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Seaway.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 Beverly Hills 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.30 Sleepy Hollow. 10.30 Medium. 11.30 American Horror Story. 12.30 Frasier. 1.00 Judging Amy. 2.00 Beverly Hills 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 11.55 ABC Open. 12.00 News. 1.00 Capital Hill. 1.30 News. 5.55 ABC Open. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Drum. 7.00 News. 9.30 Lateline. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 The Drum. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC Global. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 Outside Source. 4.30 BBC Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Take On Technology. 10.15 Backyard Science. 10.40 Weird Science. 10.45 Atoms Alive. 11.00 Ten Bucks A Litre. 12.00 Conspiracy 365. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.20 Horrible Histories. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 Total Drama Island. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 10.25 Close.

NITV (CH34)

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 10.00 NBC Press. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Starsky & Hutch. 2.00 Starsky & Hutch. 3.00 Starsky & Hutch. 4.00 Just Shoot Me! 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.30 MythBusters. 6.30 Wipeout USA. 7.30 Pawn Stars. 9.00 American Restoration. 9.30 American Restoration. 10.00 American Pickers. 12.00 SportsFan Clubhouse. 1.00 Alphas. 3.00 Pimp My Ride. 4.00 Motor Mate.

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Bizou. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Waabiny Time. 9.00 Go Lingo. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Te Kaea 2014. 10.30 Ngurra. 11.00 Awaken. 12.00 Fit First. 12.30 Yarning Up. 1.00 JM’s Healthy Tips. 1.05 Cash Money. 1.10 JM’s Healthy Tips. 1.15 Destiny In The Dirt. 1.25 Cash Money. 1.30 Tag 20: The Documentary. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 Surviving. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Ochre And Ink. 8.00 Contrary Warrior. 9.00 Movie: Mulan. (2009) 11.00 NITV News. 11.30 Surviving. 12.00 Volumz.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 New Game Plus. 6.30 Savage Seas Adventures. 7.00 Regional Italian Cuisine. 7.30 Be Positive. 7.45 Bernie Bear. 8.00 Active Babies Smart Kids. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 Eastern Newsbeat. 9.30 Country Cousins. 10.00 Hop A Long Cassidy - Partner Of The Plains. 12.00 Journal. 12.30 Arts 21. 1.00 Mr Sink Show. 1.30 Bosnian TV. 2.00 My Cambodia TV. 2.30 Nu Country TV. 3.00 Piano Talk. 3.30 The Exchange. 4.00 Masterclass In Oils. 4.30 Art Studio. 5.00 1700. 6.00 VNTV News. 6.30 The Mortgage Busters Show. 7.00 The Reel Thing. 7.30 The Musician Speaks. 8.00 Community Kitchen. 8.30 Live On Bowen. 9.30 About Tonight. 10.30 New Game Plus. 11.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2)

Tuesday, March 10

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Four Corners. (R) 10.45 Media Watch. (PG) (R) 11.00 Jillaroo School. (PG) (R) 11.30 Eggheads. (R) 12.00 News. 1.00 Antiques Roadshow. (R) 2.00 Serangoon Road. (M) (R) (Final) 3.00 Hebburn. (PG) (R) (Final) 3.30 Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona pays a visit to Cawdor Castle. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 Catalyst. Science stories from around the world. 8.30 Reinventing The Royals. Part 2 of 2. Documents the struggle between the English monarchy and the media over the past two decades. 9.30 ANZAC Girls. (M) (R) Charts the experiences of a group of Australian and New Zealand nurses serving during World War I. 10.35 Lateline. (R) News analysis program. 11.00 The Business. (R) 11.20 The Body Farm. (M) (R) 12.20 Silk. (M) (R) Martha represents an army captain. 1.20 Reinventing The Royals. (R) 2.30 Basketball. WNBL. Grand Final. Replay. 5.00 Big Ideas. (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Spencer decides to organise a fundraiser for teenagers with cancer. John finds the perfect romantic gesture. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The teams are charged with proving their worth in order to stay in the running for the grand prize. 9.00 How To Get Away With Murder. (M) Annalise defends a minor who fatally shot his police officer father. 10.00 Grey’s Anatomy. (M) Pierce and Meredith disagree with Derek about how to approach a patient’s case. 12.00 The Cult. (M) (R) The Liberators get a shock. 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 Dr Oz. (PG) (R) Dr Oz looks at weight loss. 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Morning News. Movie: Maternal Obsession. (M) (2008) Nicholle Tom. The Daily Edition. The Chase. Hosted by Bradley Walsh. News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

NINE (CH9) 6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 3.00 4.15 5.30

Today. Mornings. (PG) News. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. Extra. Entertainment news program. The Block Triple Threat. (PG) Hosted by Scott Cam. News Now. News. Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block Triple Threat. (PG) After the teams inspect each others’ rooms, there is controversy over the cost of Darren and Dea’s cellar. 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Raj awaits some important news concerning the fate of a space probe he worked on. 10.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) Max and Caroline get arrested. 11.30 Mike & Molly. (M) (R) Molly tries to get Mike to eat healthier. 12.00 20/20. News and current affairs program. 12.50 Sullivan & Son. (M) (R) 1.20 Nine Presents. (PG) (R) 1.30 Danoz Direct. 2.30 Global Shop. 3.00 Extra. (R) 3.30 Good Morning America. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

TEN (CH10)

SBS 1 (CH3)

6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 Miguel’s Feasts. (R) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News.

6.00 12.00 12.30 1.00 1.30 1.45 2.00 3.00 3.30

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. A look at the day’s news. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) In the Disgustation Tucker Trial, one of the celebrities must overcome their unyielding hunger. 8.30 NCIS. (M) DiNozzo returns to the military academy he attended as a teen to investigate the murder of a marine. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Callen and Hanna go on a secret mission to retrieve key evidence from a crime scene. 11.30 The Project. (R) A look at the day’s news. 12.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 1.30 Home Shopping. 4.00 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS This Morning.

6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R) Luke explores China’s Yunnan province. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Una Stubbs. A look at Una Stubbs’ family history. 8.30 Insight. Current affairs forum program, presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. International current affairs. 10.00 World News. 10.30 Mammon. (M) Peter continues to delve into the conspiracy. 11.40 Movie: Secrets Of State. (AV15+) (R) (2008) A secret agent infiltrates a terrorist group. Gérard Lanvin. 1.30 Movie: Inside Ring. (M) (R) (2009) Jean Reno. 3.15 The Rose Tattoo. (M) 3.30 Countdown. (R) 4.15 Countdown. (R) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

WorldWatch. Arabic News. Turkish News. Literary Landscapes. (R) France 24 International News. The Journal. PBS NewsHour. Al Jazeera News. Brave New World With Stephen Hawking. (PG) (R) 4.30 Wildest Latin America: Amazon. (PG) (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R)

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

ABC2 (CH22)

7TWO (CH72)

GO! (CH99)

ONE (CH1)

SBS 2 (CH32)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Shaun The Sheep. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 Maximum Choppage. 9.30 Never Mind The Buzzcocks. 10.00 The Awesomes. 10.25 Red Dwarf. 10.55 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 11.35 That ’70s Show. 12.00 Dirk Gently. 12.55 Britain’s Youngest Undertaker. 1.55 Red Dwarf. 2.25 News Update. 2.30 Close. 5.00 What’s The Big Idea? 5.05 Kioka. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.40 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Bargain Hunt. 11.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.30 Jonathan Creek. 2.30 George And Mildred. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Highway Patrol. 8.00 SCU. 8.30 Vera. 10.30 Waking The Dead. 11.30 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. 12.30 George And Mildred. 1.00 Globe Trekker Specials. 2.00 Globe Trekker. 4.00 Highway Patrol. 4.30 The Martha Stewart Show. 5.30 Shortland Street.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 YuGi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Top Gear. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.00 Top Gear. 9.30 Movie: The Art Of War. (2000) Wesley Snipes. 12.00 The Amazing World Of Gumball. 12.30 Adv Time. 1.00 Regular Show. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Ben 10. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Thunderbirds.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 Monster Jam. 10.00 Apex Predators. 11.00 Motor Racing. World Series Sprintcars. Replay. 12.00 Crisis. 1.00 Rush. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 4.30 Savage Family Diggers. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 Echo: The Unforgettable Elephant. 8.30 Movie: Napoleon Dynamite. (2004) Jon Heder. 10.30 Movie Juice. 11.00 Super Rugby Extra Time. 12.00 Homeland. 1.00 Shopping. 2.00 Motor Racing. FIA Formula E Championship. Round 1. Beijing ePrix. Highlights. 3.00 Ross Kemp: Afghanistan. 4.00 GT Academy. 4.30 Adv Angler. 5.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 5.30 Maradona’s Life Story.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.05 Iron Chef. 4.50 American Ninja Warrior. 5.40 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 8.30 Baz’s Extreme Worlds. 9.30 The Walking Dead. 10.20 Animal Underworld With Henry Rollins. 11.20 South Park. 11.45 @midnight. 12.15 The Feed. 12.45 Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 1.15 Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 1.30 Movie: Ring 2. (1999) 3.10 France 24 News In English From Paris. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

ABC3 (CH23)

7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Behind The News. 10.25 Get Into Textiles. 10.50 La Mappa Misteriosa. 10.55 Smart Materials. 11.30 Issues In Globalisation. 12.00 Conspiracy 365. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.20 Roy. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 My Great Big Adventure. 6.35 MY:24. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 10.25 Close.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Cocaine Submarines. 2.00 Britain’s Underworld. 3.00 Just Shoot Me! 3.30 Starsky & Hutch. 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.30 MythBusters. 6.30 Wipeout USA. 7.30 What Went Down. 8.30 World’s Craziest Fools. 9.00 American Dad! 9.30 Movie: Road Trip. (2000) Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott. 11.30 Family Guy. 12.00 WWE Afterburn. 1.00 Cocaine Submarines. 2.00 Britain’s Underworld. 3.00 Pimp My Ride. 4.00 Motor Mate.

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 World’s Worst. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: We Joined The Navy. (1962) Lloyd Nolan. 2.00 Alive And Cooking. 2.30 Supernanny USA. 3.30 Who Do You Think You Are? 4.30 Ellen. 5.30 Hot In Cleveland. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. 8.40 Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. 10.50 Heartbeat. 12.00 Hoarding: Buried Alive. 1.00 Dangerman. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.00 Danoz. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Dangerman.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 Beverly Hills 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Rules Of Engagement. 8.30 Tattoos After Dark. 9.30 Movie: The Craft. (1996) Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk. 11.35 House Of Lies. 12.15 Frasier. 12.50 Judging Amy. 1.55 Beverly Hills 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 11.55 ABC Open. 12.00 News. 1.00 Capital Hill. 1.30 News. 5.55 ABC Open. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Drum. 7.00 News. 9.30 Lateline. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 The Drum. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC Global. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 Outside Source. 4.30 BBC Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

NITV (CH34)

6.00 Welcome To Wapos Bay. 6.30 Bizou. 7.00 Move It Mob Style. 7.30 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 8.00 Mugu Kids. 8.30 Waabiny Time. 9.00 Go Lingo. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Tangaroa With Pio. 10.30 Surviving. 11.00 Contrary Warrior. 12.00 Movie: Mulan. (2009) 2.00 Ochre And Ink. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 Desperate Measures. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Inside Out: Indigenous Imprisonment. 8.00 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo. 8.30 Cultural Flows. 9.00 Movie: Precious. (2009) 11.00 Rugby League. Fox Memorial Shield. 1.00 Late Programs.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 Your 4x4. 6.30 That’s Fishing. 7.00 Pulse Geelong. 7.30 The Mortgage Busters Show. 8.00 Euromaxx. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 Magical Fresh Ideas. 9.30 Light And Life. 10.00 Movie: Hop A Long Cassidy - Trail Dust. (1936) 12.00 Journal. 12.30 Tomorrow Today. 1.00 Russian News Time. 1.30 Buone Notizie. 2.00 Entre Todos. 2.30 Chinese Weekly TV. 3.00 Regional Italian Cuisine. 3.30 Coffee Break. 4.00 Nu Country TV. 4.30 EPTV. 5.00 1700. 6.00 Pet’s Practice With Dr Kevin. 6.30 Futsal Town Show. 7.00 Sacred Spaces. 7.15 Giant Steps. 7.30 Your 4x4. 8.00 Australian Fishing Network. 8.30 Talking Fishing. 9.30 Catch And Cook. 10.00 Savage Seas Adventures. 10.30 KO Boxing. 11.00 Late Programs.


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Melbourne Observer TV Guide ABC1 (CH2)

Wednesday, March 11

SEVEN (CH7)

6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 9.00 ABC News Mornings. 10.00 Q&A. (R) 11.00 Jillaroo School. (PG) (R) (Final) 11.30 Eggheads. (R) 12.00 News. 12.30 National Press Club Address. 1.30 Hello Birdy. (PG) (R) 2.00 The Gods Of Wheat Street. (M) (R) 3.00 To Be Advised. 3.30 Inspector George Gently. (PG) (R) 5.00 News: Early Edition. 5.30 The Drum.

6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00

6.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona visits Chatham’s dockyard. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. Current affairs program. 8.00 QI. (PG) Hosted by Stephen Fry. 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (M) Hosted by Shaun Micallef. 9.00 Judith Lucy Is All Woman. (M) Judith Lucy chats with Deborah Hutton. 9.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (Final) UK-based panel show. 10.15 Would I Lie To You? 10.45 Lateline. (R) 11.15 The Business. (R) 11.30 Michael Palin’s Brazil. (R) 12.30 Four Corners. (R) 1.15 Media Watch. (PG) (R) 1.30 Movie: The Fountain. (R) (1934) Ann Harding. 2.50 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. (R) (Final) 3.35 Michael Palin’s Brazil. (R) 4.30 Would I Lie To You? (R) 5.00 Big Ideas. (R)

6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Matt and Sasha make up. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) The teams are charged with proving their worth in order to stay in the running for the grand prize. 9.00 Winter. (M) (Final) Eve takes Indiana back to Rocky Point, hoping that she will remember what happened. 10.00 Criminal Minds. (M) (R) Morgan advises a prisoner be granted parole, following his successful rehabilitation. 12.00 Dual Suspects: Date With Death. (M) (R) A man is found dead behind the wheel of his convertible, engulfed in flames, and shot in the head. 1.00 Home Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. (R) 3.30 Sons And Daughters. (PG) (R) 4.00 NBC Today. 5.00 Sunrise Extra. 5.30 Early News.

2.00 3.00 4.00 5.00 5.30

Sunrise. The Morning Show. (PG) Morning News. Movie: The Devil’s Bed. (M) (R) (1994) Nicolette Sheridan. The Daily Edition. The Chase. (R) Hosted by Bradley Walsh. News At 4. Deal Or No Deal. (R) Hosted by Andrew O’Keefe. Million Dollar Minute. Hosted by Simon Reeve.

NINE (CH9) 6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 3.00 4.15 5.30

Today. Mornings. (PG) News. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) Variety show. Extra. Entertainment news program. The Block Triple Threat. (PG) (R) Hosted by Scott Cam. News Now. News. Millionaire Hot Seat. Hosted by Eddie McGuire.

6.00 News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block Triple Threat. (PG) Darren and Deanne are frustrated when they are told their ceiling is too low by the building inspector. 8.45 Forever. (M) After a prostitute is murdered, it becomes obvious to the authorities they are dealing with a copycat killer. 9.45 Movie: The Lincoln Lawyer. (M) (R) (2011) A sleazy defence lawyer has a crisis of conscience after he represents a wealthy client. Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe. 12.00 Extra. (R) Entertainment news program. 12.30 The Baron. (PG) (R) 1.30 Danoz Direct. 3.00 Global Shop. 3.30 Good Morning America. 5.00 News. 5.30 Today.

TEN (CH10) 6.00 Entertainment Tonight. (R) 6.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. (R) 7.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (R) 7.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (R) 8.00 Family Feud. (R) 8.30 Studio 10. (PG) 11.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) (R) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. (R) 1.30 Entertainment Tonight. 2.00 Wonderland. (M) (R) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Ben’s Menu. (R) 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News. 6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (PG) In the Chect challenge, a celebrity is trapped in a net weighted by a large barrel of water. 8.30 Wonderland. (M) Colette is left devastated after Jade reveals she is having Rob’s baby. 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) Alicia prepares for a key interview which could impact the outcome of the race for State’s Attorney. 10.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 11.30 The Project. (R) A look at the day’s news. 12.30 Movie Juice. (R) A look into the world of movies. 1.00 David Letterman. (PG) 2.00 Home Shopping. 4.00 Life Today With James Robison. (PG) 4.30 CBS This Morning.

SBS 1 (CH3) 6.00 WorldWatch. 6.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Matchday 8A. Real Madrid v Schalke 04. From Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain. 9.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Dateline. (R) 1.30 WorldWatch. 3.00 Al Jazeera News. 3.30 Insight. (R) 4.30 Wildest Africa. (PG) (R) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. (R) 6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong. (R) 6.30 World News. 7.30 Walking Through History: Nazi Occupation – The Channel Islands. 8.30 The Missing Evidence: 9/11 – Secret Explosions In The Tower. (PG) A look at 9/11 and the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of the World Trade Center. 9.30 Witnesses. Paul and Sandra are faced with a mystery. 10.30 World News. 11.00 Sons Of Liberty. (MA15+) (R) 11.55 Movie: The Time That Remains. (M) (R) (2009) Ali Suliman. 1.50 Movie: White As Snow. (MA15+) (R) (2010) Francois Cluzet. 3.30 Countdown. (R) 4.15 Countdown. (R) 5.00 Korean News. 5.35 Japanese News.

Classifications: (P) Preschoolers (C) Children (G) General (PG) Parental Guidance (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat. Please note: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by networks.

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7TWO (CH72)

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 4.40 Bookaboo. 5.00 Shaun The Sheep. 5.10 Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom. 5.25 Dinosaur Train. 5.40 Peppa Pig. 5.45 Octonauts. 6.00 Mouk. 6.15 Rastamouse. 6.25 Maya The Bee. 6.35 Peter Rabbit. 6.50 Shaun The Sheep. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 That ’70s Show. 7.50 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.40 Why Don’t You Speak English? 9.30 Cherry Healey: Old Before My Time. 10.25 Red Dwarf. 10.55 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 11.35 That ’70s Show. 12.00 Stan Lee’s Superhumans. 12.45 Walk On The Wild Side. 1.15 Metal Evolution. 1.55 Red Dwarf. 2.25 News Update. 2.30 Close. 5.00 What’s The Big Idea? 5.05 Kioka. 5.15 Franklin And Friends. 5.40 Ella The Elephant. 5.50 Five Minutes More.

6.00 Shopping. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 In Your Dreams. 7.30 Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. 8.00 Jay’s Jungle. 8.30 Harry’s Practice. 9.00 Home And Away. 9.30 Shortland Street. 10.00 Bargain Hunt. 11.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.30 Jonathan Creek. 2.30 George And Mildred. 3.00 The Martha Stewart Show. 4.00 60 Minute Makeover. 5.15 Homes Under The Hammer. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Pie In The Sky. 8.30 Inspector Morse. 10.50 Jonathan Creek. 1.00 George And Mildred. 1.30 Adventure Golf. 2.00 Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. 3.30 Sons And Daughters. 4.00 Adventure Golf. 4.30 The Martha Stewart Show. 5.30 Shortland Street.

6.00 PAW Patrol. 6.30 Rabbids Invasion. 7.00 Yamba’s Playtime. 7.30 Kitchen Whiz. 8.00 Move It. 8.30 YuGi-Oh! 9.00 Teen Titans Go! 9.30 Max Steel. 10.00 Power Rangers. 10.30 Ben 10. 11.00 Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic. 11.30 YuGi-Oh! 12.00 Extra. 12.30 TMZ. 1.00 TMZ Live. 2.00 Top Gear. 3.30 Rabbids Invasion. 4.00 Kids’ WB. 4.05 Looney Tunes. 4.30 Scooby-Doo! 5.00 Ben 10. 5.30 Teen Titans Go! 6.00 Regular Show. 6.30 Adv Time. 7.00 Big Bang. 8.30 Movie: Skyfall. (2012) Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. 12.00 Two And A Half Men. 12.30 Adv Time. 1.00 Regular Show. 1.30 Looney Tunes. 2.00 TMZ Live. 3.00 TMZ. 3.30 Extra. 4.00 Monsuno. 4.30 Robocar Poli. 4.50 Ben 10. 5.10 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5.30 Thunderbirds.

6.00 Shopping. 8.00 M*A*S*H. 9.00 The Pits. 10.00 Desert Waters. 11.00 Movie Juice. 11.30 People Of The Vines. 12.00 Crisis. 1.00 Rush. 2.00 The Biggest Loser Australia. 3.00 Totally Wild. 4.00 Super Rugby Extra Time. 5.00 Adv Angler. 5.30 iFish. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. 7.30 White Collar. 8.30 Movie: The Ghost And The Darkness. (1996) Michael Douglas, Val Kilmer. 10.30 Gang Related. 12.30 Sons Of Anarchy. 1.30 The Glades. 2.30 Motor Racing. FIA Formula E Championship. Round 2. Putrajaya ePrix. Highlights. 3.30 RPM. 4.30 Adv Angler. 5.00 Extreme Boats’ Big Angry Fish. 5.30 Maradona’s Life Story.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 The Journal. 9.05 Croatian News. 9.40 Serbian News. 10.20 Portuguese News. 11.05 Japanese News. 11.40 Hong Kong News. 12.00 Hindi News. 12.30 Dutch News. 1.00 Italian News. 1.35 German News. 2.05 Spanish News. 3.05 Greek News From Cyprus. 4.05 Iron Chef. 4.50 American Ninja Warrior. 5.40 The Office. 6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Brooklyn NineNine. 8.30 Movie: Goal Of The Dead. (2014) Alban Lenoir, Charlie Bruneau, Tiphaine Daviot. 10.40 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Matchday 8A. Real Madrid v Schalke 04. Replay. 12.10 @midnight. 12.40 The Feed. 1.10 Robot Chicken. 2.05 Movie: Ring 0: The Birthday. (2000) 3.50 DW News In English From Berlin. 5.00 French News. 5.50 Urdu News.

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7MATE (CH73)

GEM (CH90)

ELEVEN (CH11)

ABC24 (CH24)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 11.00 Small Hands In A Big War. 11.20 Australian Encounters. 11.25 History Hunters. 11.50 Lost And Found. 11.55 Lady Vocab. 12.00 Conspiracy 365. 12.50 Blue Water High. 1.15 Stormworld. 1.40 Steam Punks! 2.05 Get Ace. 2.20 CJ The DJ. 2.30 Erky Perky. 2.45 The Pinky And Perky Show. 3.00 Animalia. 3.25 Arthur. 3.50 Vic The Viking. 4.00 Tashi. 4.15 Steam Punks! 4.40 News On 3. 4.45 Studio 3. 4.50 The Day My Butt Went Psycho. 5.20 Sorry, I’ve Got No Head. 5.50 Wolfblood. 6.20 Good Game: SP. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 7.30 The Adventures Of Merlin. 8.15 Degrassi – The Next Generation. 8.35 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.40 Detentionaire. 9.05 Stoked. 9.25 Rage. 10.25 Close.

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 7.30 Jake And The Never Land Pirates. 8.00 Doc McStuffins. 8.30 Sofia The First. 9.00 NBC Today. 11.00 Motor Mate. 1.00 Detroit Gang Squad. 2.00 Britain’s Underworld. 3.00 Just Shoot Me! 3.30 Starsky & Hutch. 4.30 Pimp My Ride. 5.30 MythBusters. 6.30 Wipeout USA. 7.30 Man V Food: The Carnivore Chronicles. 8.00 Man V Food: The Carnivore Chronicles. 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. 9.30 Baggage Battles. 10.30 Rude Tube. 11.00 Beverly Hills Pawn. 11.30 Beverly Hills Pawn. 12.00 Detroit Gang Squad. 1.00 Repo Games. 2.00 Shopping. 3.00 Harry’s Practice. 3.30 Sons And Daughters. 4.00 Motor Mate.

6.00 Friends. 6.30 Skippy. 7.00 Danoz. 8.00 Supernanny USA. 9.00 Danoz. 10.30 Alive And Cooking. 11.00 Friends. 12.00 Movie: No Time For Tears. (1957) 1.40 Alive And Cooking. 2.10 Heartbeat. 3.20 Poirot. 4.30 Ellen. 5.30 Hot In Cleveland. 6.30 Friends. 7.30 RBT. 8.30 RPA. 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies. 10.30 What’s Your Emergency? 11.30 Southland. 12.30 Friends. 1.00 Gideon’s Way. 2.00 Danoz. 2.30 Global Shop. 4.30 Joyce Meyer. 5.00 Dangerman.

6.00 Toasted TV. 8.00 Totally Wild. 8.30 Toasted TV. 9.30 Wurrawhy. 10.00 90210. 11.00 Raymond. 11.30 Frasier. 12.00 Charmed. 1.00 JAG. 2.00 Judging Amy. 3.00 Taxi. 3.30 Cheers. 4.00 King Of Queens. 4.30 Laverne & Shirley. 5.00 Mork & Mindy. 5.30 Becker. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 The Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 The Simpsons. 10.00 Cleveland. 10.30 Bob’s Burgers. 11.00 Tattoos After Dark. 12.00 Raymond. 12.30 Frasier. 1.00 Judging Amy. 2.00 90210. 3.00 Charmed. 4.00 JAG. 5.00 Shopping.

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 11.55 ABC Open. 12.00 News. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Capital Hill. 2.00 News. 5.55 ABC Open. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Drum. 7.00 News. 9.30 Lateline. 10.00 The World. 11.00 News. 11.30 7.30. 12.00 News. 12.30 The Drum. 1.00 BBC Impact. 1.30 The Drum. 2.00 Al Jazeera. 3.00 BBC Global. 3.30 7.30. 4.00 Outside Source. 4.30 BBC Africa. 5.00 Al Jazeera.

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6.00 Morning Programs. 9.30 Bushwhacked! 10.00 Tangaroa With Pio. 10.30 Desperate Measures. 11.00 Inside Out: Indigenous Imprisonment. 11.30 Cultural Flows. 12.00 Rugby League. Fox Memorial Shield. 2.00 Talking Language With Ernie Dingo. 2.30 Mugu Kids. 3.00 Bizou. 3.30 Bushwhacked! 4.00 Go Lingo. 4.30 Move It Mob Style. 5.00 Mysterious Cities Of Gold. 5.30 NITV News. 6.00 Our Footprint. 6.30 Tangaroa With Pio. 7.00 NITV News. 7.30 Kriol Kitchen. 8.00 Lagau Danalaig: An Island Life. 9.00 Movie: Mosquita Y Mari. (2012) 10.30 JM’s Healthy Tips. 10.35 The Black Olive. 10.40 JM’s Healthy Tips. 10.45 Cash Money. 10.50 JM’s Healthy Tips. 10.55 Cash Money. 11.00 Late Programs.

CH31 (CH44)

6.00 Morning Programs. 8.00 Euromaxx. 8.30 Move It Or Lose It. 9.00 Jumping Jellybeans. 9.15 Kinderzoo. 9.30 Little Explorers. 10.00 Movie: Hop A Long Cassidy - Borderland. (1937) 12.00 Journal. 12.30 China Forbidden News. 1.00 Sri Lanka Today. 1.30 The Shtick. 2.00 ATVAA. 2.30 Dollars With Sense. 3.00 LawHelp Australia. 3.30 Our Time. 4.00 Rotunda In The West. 4.30 Arkabahce. 5.00 1700. 6.00 Chinese Weekly TV. 6.30 Royal Freemasons, Homes That Care. 7.00 Mr Sink Show. 7.30 Vasili’s Garden To Kitchen. 8.30 Pet’s Practice With Dr Kevin. 9.00 Yappy Hour TV. 9.30 In Pit Lane. 10.00 Guitar Gods And Masterpieces. 10.30 Words Of Peace. 11.00 Late Programs.


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Theatre reviewing is a responsible job – and it requires care ■ Theatre critics are a vital point of mediation between the stage and the audience – and they must do their job with care and discernment. Is there any job other than theatre critic where so little knowledge can carry so much weight? If you are a bad artist, the evidence is there in the bad art you create. Everyone who sees your work will have a view and, unless they’re your mum, tell you about it. There’s nowhere to hide, especially in theatre. Our worst nightmares have us naked on stage. No wonder. It’s the ultimate test. Either you’ve got it, or you haven’t. By contrast, it can take years to realise that a theatre critic has no idea what they are talking about. The opinion game, as Socrates discerned, is different from the knowledge game, and the mark of the fool is not ignorance but blustering selfconfidence. “At least I am greater than he to this small extent,” he threw back at his Athenian prosecutor, “that I do not think I know what I do not know". The first bona fide theatre reviewers were Leigh Hunt and William Hazlitt, writing for the Examiner and the Morning Chronicle in the early 19th century. No doubt there was plenty of opinion before this time, but these two men established a vein of reflection that in integrity, scope and passion for the medium constituted the beginning of modern theatre criticism. Hazlitt’s combination of expansiveness of spirit and acute intelligence is particularly compelling. He observed: The stage is an arduous profession, requiring so many essential excellences and accidental advantages that though it is an honour and a happiness to succeed in it, it is only a misfortune and not a disgrace to fail in it. Hazlitt saw that theatre is more than a form of animated literature. Through his reviews we can retrospectively appreciate the genius of actors such as Edmund Kean, Mary Siddons and the Kembles. The critics of note who came after Hunt and Hazlitt – George Bernard Shaw, Max Beerbom and Kenneth Tynan in the UK; George Nathan, Stark Young and Eric Bentley in the US – took theatre criticism further away from the crude assignment of praise and blame, in effect creating a new mode of public consciousness. But the danger of theatre reviews lapsing back into product endorsement – what American critic Robert Brustein dubbed “Himalaya criticism” after Danny Kaye’s famous rejoinder about the eponymous mountain range (“loved him, hated her”) – is a constant one. In a situation of cultural surplus, with media outlets only a click of a finger away, opinion can trump knowledge by making the critic’s personality, not the art form, the centre of attention. It’s a delicate balance. Critics have tastes, and tastes are what theatre caters for. Yet good criticism also embodies deeply-considered values, and it is these which can erode in an age of garish self-display and disposable everything. Peter Craven’s cruel attack last month on Marion Potts, the departing director of the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, is an example of criticism going off the rails.

posed to provide and whether, individually, they actually provide it. Craven’s description of Pott’s regime at the Malthouse was neither fair nor illuminating. It was a serve of prejudice and peeve, reflecting the confusion of someone faced with a theatrical sensibility he neither likes nor understands. Anyone can pick out individual By JULIAN MEYRICK productions, as Craven does, to creProfessor of Creative Arts at ate a discrediting impression. It’s like Flinders University recording your bad days and screening them as a film of your whole life. More than 70 shows were prewww.theconversation.edu.au sented during the four years Potts was Craven accused Potts of turning Artistic Director. Many won awards the Malthouse into an “eclectic cir- and/ or attracted audiences. cus tent for showing every variety of Furthermore, the Malthouse is a progressivist, avant-garde, meta the- company committed to staging new atre of the kind that tilts in the direc- work. tion of post-modern song and dance.” It isn’t supposed to succeed the I offer my judgement of his judge- whole time. It is supposed to take risks ment based on two qualifications. First, and, dare I say it, piss off people like as I have been publicly critical of the Craven who cleave to a conventional Malthouse program myself, I can vision of the art form. hardly be regarded as a company It is 10 years since Michael claquer. Kantor rebranded Playbox Theatre Second, as a theatre historian I have as the Malthouse, moving away from to read hundreds of old reviews – in- a programming style that Craven cluding many by Peter Craven. clearly misses but which sent the Behind the cranky Anglophone we company broke. get today was once a younger, finer Different kinds of artists appear in mind. Always culturally conservative, its program than formerly. but intelligent and sharp-eyed. Is that a problem? Not really. It can The 1980s are some time ago, cause problems, but that’s another however, and over the last few years matter. Craven has been a wayward figure, The playwrights Craven identifies obeisant in front of overseas stars (his with his signature chalky flourish as 2005 review of Kevin Spacey’s Rich- excluded from the Malthouse’s seaard III was so over-the-top at first I sons are important. thought it was a joke), while kicking But they are a sin of omission, not the talent closer to home like a horse commission. with a gammy leg. They demand proper critical conBut why should we care what Pe- sideration, insight into both what the ter Craven writes? It’s a free country, company is trying to do, and what it a free press. Don’t read his column if should be trying to do. you don’t like what he’s got to say. Or What is not required, and Marion read it and forget about it. Either way, Potts does not merit, is a reduction of stop complaining. He’s entitled to his the company’s promise and problems opinion just like anyone else etc. down to a single personality who is What crap. Theatre reviewing is a then verbally flogged. responsible job. It is not simply a view This is a failed response to a comamong views. It is a public judgement plex situation, insulting both to the artpronounced with discernment and ist in question and to artists in general. care. That’s the Hunt-Hazlitt tradiDoes it make the situation worse tion. that Potts is one of the few female For what happens when this power artistic directors of a major performis misused you can watch Burt ing arts organisation? Lancaster in The Sweet Smell of SucAs an equal opportunity vituperacess where, as New York columnist tor no doubt Craven would find the JJ Hunsecker, he demolishes hopes question sexist. So let’s just say it and careers like a Greek deity sinking doesn’t make it any better. boats in the Aegean. It is appropriate Australian theatre, Australian auwe hold critics to account, that we ask diences and Australian theatre critiwhat social benefit they are sup- cism deserve more.

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Tom, you’re a big boy now

● Tom Elliott

It’s a mystery ■ The Doctor Blake Mysteries are now in its third series, and are as entertaining as ever. Craig McLachlan has perfected the role ... but is the police storyline becoming a bit thin. Policeman after policeman are being scripted as anti-Blake to fulfil the antagonist role. But would Police of any era be so upset with a surgeon who manages to solve a murder every seven days?

TV re-think ■ Channel 9 has wasted a good programming asset with Gallipoli being pitched against the ratings killer, My Kitchen Rules. The mini-series audience has shrunk to about 500,000. It has probably also put a jinx against other WWI shows before ANZAC Day.

■ Tom Elliott is doing his best to forge his media career in Melbourne. He has exposure in the Herald Sun newspaper, makes guest appearances on TV, and hosts the Drive program on radio 3AW from 3pm-6pm weekdays. But who can take him seriously as an adult broadcaster, when he has a regular guest each week to whom he refers as ‘Dad’. ‘Dad’, of course, is the boorish loud John Elliott. Tom, it’s time to stand on your own two feet. Bosses are looking to re-design 3AW. Time to shape up, before you are shiped out.

TV Briefs

■ Gorgi Coghlan will replace Carrie Bickmore on The Project when she begins maternity leave, reports David Knox of TV Tonight. ■ We didn’t think we would ever see Jane Clifton appear as a nun ... but the former Prisoner star succeeded in the Doctor Blake role last Friday night. ■ In Britain, ITV is going to make new episodes of the 1960s series, The Saint. ■ Every Tuesday, from 6pm, sees a new weekly ep. of Better Call Saul available on Stan.com.au

Logies fear ■ The dismal ratings of the Academy Awards on Gem (Nine Network) must be putting some fear into organisers of the LogieAwards due to be presented from Crown Melbourne on Sunday, May 3.

Home & Away: lost the plot?

● Brax (Stephen Peacocke)

■ Home & Away lost about 100,000 viewers on some evenings in last week’s TV ratings. Here’s what you are missing: ■ Wednesday, March 4. Zac frantically searches for VJ. Kat and Kyle confront Phoebe's stalker. Maddy confesses her love to Oscar. Brax learns his sentence will be reduced if he pleads guilty. ■ Thursday, March 5. Marilyn is devastated when they receive an offer on the house. Brax puts his affairs in order in preparation for his trial. Hannah tries to reignite the spark in her relationship with Andy.

I don’t love Lucy

● Marion Potts

■ Does ‘alleged’ commedienne Judith Lucy ever break-out from her sing-song vocal delivery? Ms Lucy is currently on the public payroll, with the national ABC broadcaster paying her for a six-part series, Judith Lucy Is All Woman. It is grubby. It is generally unfunny. The first episode had Lucy wearing a strap-on penis, with footage of her at the urinal of a men’s lavatory. It didn’t get any better. At a time of financial cutbacks at the ABC, where newspeople’s careers are getting the axe, the money could be better spent.

● Judith Lucy


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■ In 1892 a baby girl was born. Her name was Gladys Louise Smith. She was destined to die in May 1979, aged 87. In between these two dates the child who would not grow up, the ringletted waif of early, turn of the century, black-and-white silent movies, began her climb out of obscurity and shadow, into the oncewas brilliance of The Silver Screen. Her fellow travellers on that journey were Rudolf Valentino, the Gish sisters, (Dorothy and Lilian) Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin and the dashing, cavalier Douglas Fairbanks. Here was a man, On her climb toward the pinnacle of stardom, Gladys Louise Smith changed her name at the insistence of the stage producer David Belasco. Pickford was a family name, and it sounded much better than Smith. Early in the 1900s she was appearing in stage productions, and not too much later the lure of celluloid and nitrate, and quick money, (although films were then considered transient nonsense) led her to move from the sound of stage to the stage of silence. There, all was movement, motion, as it later was applied: motion pictures ... soundless motion pictures. And there, the industry remained for years. Pickford adapted and conformed to the 'silents'. Her gestures, her facial expressions, even her toes curling in anger, are depicted in photos of those early times. Her theatrically vaunted fingers held aloft and pointing, carriage and savage taunting and posturing are all demonstrated in a variety of what now survives of what once was. Any number of her films have been lost, some later destroyed by her because she feared ridicule once the subtler 'talkies' and the exaggerated movements of the 'silents' were compared. Yet, as author Eileen Whitfield wisely points out in Pickford. The Woman Who Made Hollywood, and I completely agree, these ancient, early films are closer to ballet than the movies that we know today. Ballet is seldom stagnant, and relies on costume, music and movement to tell its story. Likewise The silent films of those times. In truth they were not actually silent, but accompanied by music, at first incidental, but later purposefully composed. It seems unfair to compare these early 'silents' with 'talkies' when 'silents' were the offspring of stage productions that depended on exaggerated movements, flourishes, broadly painted expressions and loud and rounded projections of voice. With the coming of the 'silents,' the projected voice no longer mattered, indeed all kinds of background racket, including carpenters at work or the director shouting instructions to his players was not uncommon. But the other elements of stage and ballet remained. The second, though equally important consideration is that of the audiences of the day. To them, the sight of a man slipping on a banana skin and landing on his rear was an incredibly spontaneous and funny thing. And it required no dialogue. Yes the people of the era were less sophisticated and simpler in their tastes, and also more easily consumed by screen passion, tragedy and drama than those audiences to follow through the 1930s and 40s, and we, who claim to have 'been there, done that’. In any event, Pickford's fame grew apace as the early 1900s progressed into and beyond the terrible war that ravaged Europe. Her first marriage was wrought to nought when she was very young. And then Douglas Fairbanks appeared on her horizon, even as she was being hailed as 'The Girl With The Golden Curls' and 'Little Mary.' They married and established a royalty that rivalled The White House. Pickfair, became their mansion in the Hills of Beverly. There they entertained a roll-call of names: Shaw, Earhart, Coward, Kreisler, Mountbatten, Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells and Einstein amongst others. Her influence on her public was so great that, during the war, after America had entered on the Western Front, she, sometimes in company with others, raised incredible amounts of money for the To Be Continued war effort.


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● Dion Mills in Wet House at Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre. ■ The Australian premiere of Wet House opens at Red Stitch Actors’Theatre on March 20 and runs until April 18. Written by UK playwright Paddy Campbell and directed by Brett Cousins, the cast includes Paul Ashcroft, Dion Mills, David Whitely, Anna Samson, Caroline Lee, Nicholas Bell and composer Tim Rogers. Campbell’s award-winning play asks who will look after the people that no one else will look after. A Wet House is a hostel for homeless alcoholics where the residents can drink on the premises. When Andy, an idealistic young graduate gets a job in a wet house, he is plunged into a world where rules about what is right and what is normal have become blurred. And that’s just among the other stuff! “What brings you to the care industry? And please do not tell me you want to make a difference!” Director Brett Cousins says Artistic Director Ella Caldwell and the entire Red Stitch ensemble have been encouraging him to direct a production at Red Stitch. “It was the discovery of this wonderful script that really made everything fall into place,” says Cousins. “I hope that the result will be a riveting play that has been brought to life by a cohesive and well-established creative team, and a little step forward in the evolution of Red Stitch and our ensemble.” Performances: March 20 – April 18 (Previews March 17, 18, 19) Times: Wed – Sat at 8pm, Sun 6.30pm, Matinees on Saturdays at 3pm Tickets: $20 - $39 Venue: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St., St Kilda Bookings: 9533 8083 or www.redstitch.net - Cheryl Threadgold

● Zak Zavod and Marissa Bennett in Flesh Eating Tiger. ■ Flesh EatingTiger by American playwright Amy Tofte now playing at the uber-funky Owl and Cat Theatre in Richmond is an expose about being in a relationship with an alcoholic. It is a story told, not so well in my opinion, of the highs and lows, the passion and anger, that comes with being ‘in love’ with someone dealing with an addiction. Director Jason Cavanagh is to be congratulated for his creative vision and bringing to life a rather tedious script – the stage craft worked well. Zak Zavod and Marissa Bennett work beautifully together and are clearly both extremely talented performers and give their all – and by most workplace agreement standards - beyond the call of duty. Blank Man, Colin Craig, plays a pivotal role - and the guitar, which provides much needed comic relief. I was confused by the curious subplot about the ‘man’s’ questionable sexuality which runs throughout the play but goes nowhere. Perhaps it was conjured to engage the theatre-loving gay community of the playwright’s home town. Sadly it is the ‘non-drinking’ female character, stripped bare of all dignity, that deserves our compassion, despite the fact I feel no empathy for her at all. The play successfully creates a framework to explore the stages of an addictive relationship, and issues such as sex, selfesteem, loyalty, faithfulness, and of course alcoholism, but for me the flow and structure of the play didn’t work. The script was repetitive and the characters didn’t appear to grow or develop between each, almost identical, break up “get out, I don’t want you here!” scene. The Owl and the Pussycat is a great space and I am excited to see emerging local performers on the stage. Perhaps we will also get to see local emerging playwrights. Performance season: 7.30pm March 5-7 and 2pm Saturday March 7 Where: The Owl and Cat Theatre, 34 Swan St, Richmond Tickets: $30 or $25 Concession Bookings: www.owlandcat.com.au

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● Katrina Waters, Nigel Huckle and Raphael Wong rehearse L’heure Espagnole (Spanish Time) opening on March 13 at Chapel off Chapel. ■ Lyric Opera of Melbourne launches its 2015 season with Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole (Spanish Time) and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, at Chapel Off Chapel from March 13-19. The double bill of comedic masterpieces brings together romance, laughs … and a mule. Artistic Director and Conductor, Pat Miller, says it is exciting and fun to be bringing to the stage these brilliantly crafted, and brilliantly funny operas.. “We pride ourselves on delivering lesser-known works that are intimate and accessible to all, and this double bill is no exception,” says Miller. Ravel’s L’heure Espagnole follows a housewife moving heaven and earth to get her own bedroom clock, and is accompanied by the tick of metronomes and sultry Spanish dances. Katrina Waters makes her Lyric debut in the lead role of Concepcion. Puccini’s Gianni Schicci follows the story of the Donati family who go to extreme lengths in the pursuit of their dead relative’s money. James Payne returns to Lyric in the tour de force that is the title role. Sung in English, these operatic riots are brought to life with the cast performing alongside a boutique instrumental ensemble, and a mule. “We’ve decided to take the music a step further and bring the orchestra onto the stage alongside the singers and of course, the mule. They are real ‘ensemble’ operas – musical team work – and we’ve extended this to the musicians as well,” Miller said. The cast is a combination of Lyric’s team of singers and production staff, infused with some new discoveries and seasoned veterans. The double bill will run five shows from March 13-19 at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran, all commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at $49.50 for adults, $39.50 for concession, $35.00 for under 35’s. More information can be found at lyricopera.com.au Booking available at chapeloffchapel.com.au or by calling 8290 7000. - Cheryl Threadgold


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■ 3AW Nightline and Remember When co-host Philip Brady was in the audience at the Palms At Crown for the performance of Deana Martin, daughter of Hollywood star Dean Martin. She made special mention of ‘Bradley Phillips’.

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Horsham Festival soon

■ The sixth annual Horsham Country Music Festival will run from March 19-22. Artists scheduled to appear include Melbourne's Ian Castles, Sandy Dodd amd Col Perkins plus interstate guests. A bush poet’s breakfast along with a walk-up opportunity for budding artists to showcase their talent is also scheduled. More info: horshamcountrymusic.com.au

This month at P. Vale

■ Country music entertainment for the Pascoe Vale RSL this month includes: Friday, March 6: The ConArtists Friday, March 13: The Rip Rawers. Friday, March 20: Rene Diaz and Real Time. Friday. March 27: Honky Tonk Rockers.

That’s Country

■ Frank McHugh from 98.9 North West FM hosts That's Country every Sunday, 12 Noon-3 pm The show is a mix of new country, honky tonk, country rock, western swing, rockabilly and country that borders on jazz and the blues. Frank has been a presenter at the station since 1994. He is also a regular visitor to the annual Tamworth Music Festival where he hosts a daily program on Festival FM - the official radio voice of the Tamworth Festival.

Spirit of the ANZACs

■ Aussie country music legend Lee Kernaghan will release his brand new album Spirit of the Anzacs on March 13. The title track features an A-list choir which joins Lee including Guy Sebastian, Jon Stevens, Jessica Mauboy, Shannon Noll and Megan Washington. Lee has also filmed a TV special of the same name for the Seven Network. - Rob Foenander

■ Star Trek fans are mourning the passing of Leonard Nimoy at the weekend. The actor, who played the role of Mr Spock, died at the age of 83 at his Los Angeles home. He had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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■ Shakin’ Stevens, Welsh singer, was born as Michael Barratt in 1948 (67). Musician and producer Emilio Estefan was born in 1950 (65). British singer Chris Rea was born in 1951 (64). Australian actor Steve Bastoni was born in Rome in 1966 (49).

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■ Actor Sir Rex Harrison was born in England in 1908. He died aged 82 in 1990. English singer and actress Elaine Page was born in 1948. Cricketer Rodney Hogg was born in Richmond in 1951 (64). Singer Andy Gibb was born in England in 1958. He died aged 30

● John Singleton ■ The influence of Sydney advertising man John Singleton over radio stations 3AW and Magic 1278 is due to proceed later this month. Singleton controls the Macquarie Radio Network which is due to hold an extraordinary meeting of shareholders later this month to approve a merger with Fairfax Radio. The merger was given the corporate ‘green light’ by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday. One of the first changes expected is further networking of common programs in Mebourne and Sydney. Under review is the Denis Walter afternoon program. There is speculation that the Chris Smith program from 2GB will instead be piped into Victoria. Smith was heard on Melbourne Talk Radio.

The $11 million Morrison Media takeover incorporates about 40 staf in Melbourne and Burleigh Heads for the niche magazine business. Despite the tough advertising market for radio stations, Pacific Star is pleased with its increased broadcasting revenue. As reported last week, Fairfax Radio revenue has fallen.

Radio Briefs ■ Brad Wood, Social Media Producer at 101.9 Fox FM is moving to SEA FM on the NSW Central Coast. ■ Electrical equipment has been stolen from the Richmond studios of 1116 SEN and myMP.

Good news for network ■ Pacific Star Network which operates 1116 SEN and my MP - has increased its halfyear revenue and profit. Revenue for the six months to December 31 is up 24 per cent to $9.5 million. Earnings have risen 82 per cent to $1.8 million. Net profit is down, principally because of the acquisition of the Morrison Media business.

● Police have issued this closed-circuit TV footage of the man who stole equipment from the Pacific Star Network studios in Richmond.

● Vicky Jacobs ■ Musical dynamo Vicky Jacobs is well known for her fun Tuesday night Glee Club sessions at the City's Butterfly Club. It is the only choir in town where you can sing along in between sips of a pleasant red, and while it is as laid back as you can get, the singing is excellent and somehow relaxed rehearsals produce great concerts. Vicky started her own particular kind of choir 10 years ago, to spread the joy of singing in her unique way. Having attended the occasional Glee Club, I can testify that Vicky's enthusiasm, expertise, encouragement and sheer sense of fun is impossible to resist. While nighttime Glee Club has been a huge hit, there has also been a call for a daytime version for people who may not feel like hitting the city at night. Whether you are a young Mum with children, in your more mature years or working shifts, Vicky wants you to come and try out her new daytime Glee Club, starting tomorrow (Thursday March 5) at 11 am at Kindred Studios in Yarraville, right next to Yarraville Gardens. Vicky promises the same easygoing vibe with fun music to sing - but instead of a glass of wine at 11 am, grab a coffee while you warble or have one before or after at the onsite café. When she is not running Glee Clubs or caring for 15-month= old daughter Matilda, Vicky is in demand as a conductor on major musicals, such as Jersey Boys, and she has played in the orchestra of just about every commercial musical in recent years, meaning she knows plenty of show tunes. To make it easy for everyone to attend, Vicky says young Mums can bring their children, as there will be a play area in full view of the singers. The only requirement to join Glee Club is a sense of fun and a love of singing. www.gleeclubsinging.com - Julie Houghton

Liquid Gold beer launch

■ Gold 104.3 FM’s Brig & Lehmo launched their Liquid Gold beer at the Harbour Town Hotel at Docklands. A photo spread from the night apaers on Page 9. The pictorial coverage was co-ordinated by Gold 104.3’s own Craig Huggins. Melbourne

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■ Sculptor, artist Michelangelo was born in Italy in 1475. He died aged 88 in 1564. Comedian Frankie Howerd was born in York, England, in 1917. He died aged 75 in 1992. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was born as Claire Rawstron in New Zealand in 1944 (71).

■ Tammy Faye Bakker, once married to TV evangelist Jim Bakker, and later married to Roe Messner. She died in 2007, aged 65, TV presenter David Koch was born in NSW in 1956 (59). Former husband of Princess Margaret, Lord Snowdon is 85 today (1930).

Sunday March 8 ■ US actor Alan Hale Jnr was born in 1918. He died aged 71. Dancer Cyd Charisse was born as Tula Finklea in 1921. She died aged 87 in 2008. Actress Lynn Redgrave is 72. Singer Carole Bayer Sager was born in New York in 1947 (68).

Monday March 9

■ The late Keith McGowan would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today. He would have celebrated all week. Detective novelist Mickey Spillane was born in New York in 1918.. Chess champion Bobby Fischer was born in the US in 1941. He died aged 64 (2008).

Tuesday March 10 ■ TV and film writer Tony Morphett was born in Sydney in 1938 Chuck Norris is too tough to blow out birthday candles. He was born in 1939 (76). English singer Tina Charles is 60. She was born as Tina Hoskins. Prince Edward was born in London, England, in 1964 (51).

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Portrait of a Nation

● Writer and performer Eugene Gilfedder. ■ Writer and performer Eugene Gilfedder presents Portrait of a Nation from March 11-22 at La Mama Courthouse. Directed by Andrew Blackman, veteran actor Gilfedder brings an original script toLa Mama Courthouse, conjuring up layers of history and emotion in a struggle to understand those ongoing questions: who are we – we, the people who have come to this place? Are we reconciled to our past? Is there something missing in this Lucky Country? Has it been stolen before we could find it? An artist struggles on a painting over a series of days and nights. Strange and evocative projections (devised by the performer himself) gradually paint the picture – a work of beauty and pain and memory. Comic, tragic, surreal, poetic, mad– this is a major piece of work for a solo performer, requiring extensive memorization, character changes and physical theatre skills. Performance season: March 11-22 Times: Wed 6.30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm, Sun 4pm. Approximately 80 minutes Venue: La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St., Carlton Tickets: Full $25, Concession $15 Available via www.lamama.com.au 9347 6142 - Cheryl Threadgold

Hill at Brunswick

● Malcolm Hill ■ Metanoia Theatre presents Malcolm Hill launching his new book Plinth and Other Stories and new album Fingers on Friday, March 6 at 8pm at the Mechanics Institute Theatre, Cnr Sydney Rd. and Dawson St, Brunswick during the Brunswick Music Festival. The event features live readings from Plinth and other stories by Melbourne arts luminaries including actor Caroline Lee, playwright and poet Kieran Carroll, rock star and artist Caroline Kennedy and cryptic rock voyager Dave Graney, followed by Malcolm Hill and This is The Show. metanoiatheatre.com www.malcolmhill.com.au - Cheryl Threadgold

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Life award for Deborah

■ Deborah Fabbro became the 15th recipient of a Victorian Drama League Life Membership Award in the League’s 60plus years’ history. Presented by VDL Patron Hannie Rayson, Deborah’s life membership award cites recognition of her dedicated services as Treasurer, Committee member and office support. Deborah is a familiar face and name in local theatre when sharing her theatrical passion, skills and experiences on both sides of the stage. Crediting her mother for a lifelong love of the arts, Deborah says seeing pantomimes and the ballet as a child inspired her to become actively involved in community theatre. Having performed in many local theatre companies, Deborah also toured and performed in One-Act Play Festivals in the 1990s. Deborah also combines her love of antiques and old wares with sourcing properties for productions. This can be challenging and Deborah says any prop found after a difficult and extensive search is a treasure. “Probably the most bizarre, but memorable show I sourced props for was Brighton Theatre Company’s The Popular Mechanicals, which required a very eclectic mix of items including rubber chickens on sticks!” When involved in stage management, Deborah says she particularly enjoys “the lovely camaraderie in the dressing room”. In 2008, Deborah crossed the footlights to direct shows for Brighton, Malvern, Encore, Peridot, Sherbrooke and Mordialloc theatre companies, with fine results. Deborah says she loves the creativity of being in control of the whole picture rather than just one aspect. “Reading a play that

● Victorian Drama League Life Member Deborah Fabbro. jumps off the page for me, questions how well we and then finding a suitable ever really know the cast and crew that can people in our lives,” exhelp make my vision a plains Deborah. reality is just wonderful,” “I have been so fortusays Deborah. nate to have two wonderDeborah has been ful actors bringing Treasurer of Brighton Halpern and Johnson to Theatre Company since life and have so enjoyed 2000, and for the Victo- watching Kirk and Eric rian Drama League. She create these two very real volunteers in the VDL’s li- individuals.” brary and is a reviewer for Deborah then directs the VDL’s Theatrecraft Hotel Sorrento for monthly magazine. Mordialloc Theatre ComIn-house award adjudi- pany, with husband Ewan cation includes Malvern, Crockett as set designer.. Beaumaris and MordAfter a busy 2015 theialloc theatre companies, atrical year, Deborah and The Mount Players One Ewan hope to travel and Act Play Festival, and this explore a little more of year, Williamstown Little Australia, before working Theatre. at Encore in 2016. Deborah’s first 2015 Halpern and Johnson: production is the delight- until March 14 ful, poignant comedyVenue: Malvern Thedrama Halpern and atre, 29 Burke Rd, East Johnson, at Malvern Malvern Theatre Company until Tickets: $20/$18 March 14. Bookings: 1300 131 “This moving play ex- 552 www.malvern plores love and loss, loy- theatre.com.au alty and betrayal, and - Cheryl Threadgold

What’s On at Mentone RSL ■ Open Mic. Always the last Sunday of the month from 7pm-9.30pm at the Mentone RSL, Palermo St., Mentone. 9583 2841. An opportunity for performers to workshop material. Prepare three items - song, dance, reading, or instrumental - to perform in front of a supportive audience. Free entry. Drinks at bar prices. Enquiries: 9584 2433. ■ Let's Dance Big Band. Starting Sunday, April 12 from 1pm - 4pm.

The band plays from the original charts of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Sinatra etc … plus Latin, Swing and Rock 'n Roll dancers can enjoy the big band sound while doing their own thing. Lunch is available but must be booked with the Mentone RSL beforehand. Three hours of dancing to great music for $15, or $12 if an RSL member. Band enquiries: 95517363. swingband.alphalink.com.au

Sisters In Crime

● Crime writer Sulari Gentill. ■ Sisters in Crime presents award-winning authors Malla Nunn and Sulari Gentill exploring why the past is so perfect for exploring matters criminal, with convenor Maggie Baron on March 13 at the Rising Sun Hotel, South Melbourne. Malla Nunn is the author of four Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper novels set at the beginning of the apartheid era in 1950s’ South Africa. A Beautiful Place to Die, Let the Dead Lie, Blessed Are the Dead and Present Darkness have, between them, received two Edgar Award nominations, a RUSAAward for Best Mystery Novel and a Sisters in Crime DavittAward for BestAdult Novel. Blessed Are the Dead, a 2013 Publishers’Weekly Top Ten Summer Crime Read, was short-listed for an AnthonyAward and a Ned Kelly Award. Born in Swaziland, Nunn now lives in Sydney. Sulari Gentill, a corporate lawyer by trade, has now published six Rowland Sinclair mysteries, chronicling the life and adventures of her 1930s' Australian gentleman artist. Sulari’s first novel was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and in 2012, won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for Best Adult Novel. Paving the New Road was shortlisted in 2013 Davitt Award, the 2012 NSW Genre Fiction Award and the 2012 Boroondara Literary Award. Her latest title, A Murder Unmentioned, made the Herald Sun’s top 20 books for 2014. Gentill lives on a small farm in Batlow, NSW, where she grows French Black Truffles and refers to her writing as ‘work’ so that no one will suggest she get a real job. Sisters in Crime Australia will also present Lifetime Memberships to former convenors Robin Bowles, Vivienne Colmer and Phyllis King. The Rising Sun Hotel, cnr Raglan St & Eastern Rd, South Melbourne. Free on-street parking after 6pm. $10 (Sisters in Crime & Writers’ Victoria members/concession)/$15 (non-members). Dinner upstairs from 6.30pm (no lift). Men or ‘brothers-inlaw’ welcome.. Bookings not necessary. www.sisterincrime.org.au - Cheryl Threadgold

AUDITIONS ■ Beaumaris Theatre: Une Belle Farce (Act 1: French style cabaret; Act 2: A farce titled A Peculiar Position by Eugene Scribe). Information session and workshop for the play will be held on March 10 at 7.30pm at Beaumaris Theatre, 82 Wells Rd., Beaumaris. Auditions for the play: March 11 at 7.30pm. Cabaret information evening and auditions: March 24 at 7.30pm at Beaumaris Theatre. Cabaret and Play Director: Maggie Morrison; Cabaret Musical Coordinator: Katrina Pezzimenti; Cabaret Dance Coordinator and Choreographer: Mandy Lay. Please register interest to attend: Call 9580 2387 or email maggie07@bigpond.net ■ StageArt: Dreamgirls Open Audition March 14 12.00noon - 5.00pm; Solo Auditions March 16, 17 from 7.30pm - 10.30pm. An independent production to be presented at Chapel off Chapel. Director: Terence O'Connell; Musical Director: Tyson Legg; Choreographer: Darren Stack. Registration via website: www.stageart.com.au More theatre news on Page 45


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THE AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE TOP TEN: 1. FIFTY SHADES OF GREY. 2. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. 3. JUPITER ASCENDING. 4. AMERICAN SNIPER. 5. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING. 6. PAPER PLANES. 7. THE IMITATION GAME. 8. THE INTERVIEW. 9. SELMA. 10. STILL ALICE. NEW RELEASES AND COMING SOON TO CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA: FEBRUARY 26: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, EASTERN BOYS, PROJECT ALMANAC, THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, ZHONG KUI: SNOW GIRL AND THE DARK CRYSTAL. MARCH 5: FOCUS, SEVENTH SON, UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

● Brad Pitt as the battle weary tank commander in the WWII action-drama Fury. FILM: FURY: Genre: War/Action/Drama. Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman. Year: 2014/ MA15+/134 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: **½ Review: Strong WWII drama set in April, 1945, of a battle-hardened U.S. army sergeant who commands a tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon. Solid performances, tight direction and well staged battle sequences hold it all together with searing reality and a firm tight fisted grip, that is until the third and final act in this otherwise compelling drama, when all believability gets thrown to the wind and becomes an absurdly unbelievable caricature of too many gung-ho war films before it. Nonetheless, Brad Pitt and company show firm conviction for the most part and the nail-biting action is plenty, the standout moment being a one-on-one battle with a legendary German tiger tank. FILM: THE NOVEMBER MAN: Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller. Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Olga Kurylenko, Will Patton. Year: 2014/MA15+/108 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: **½ Verdict: Pierce Brosnan returns to the spy genre in this efficiently enjoyable but predictable espionage thriller as an ex-CIA operative who is brought back on a personal mission and finds himself pitted against a former pupil in a deadly game involving, double cross, the CIA officials and a corrupt Russian president-elect. Brosnan gives a thoroughly solid, edgy and ultimately dynamic performance (he is obviously enjoying himself) but the film's weakness comes from a poor script that runs through the A to Z textbook of the spy genre. Pot holes aside, Jason Bourne and James Bond need not feel threatened, there's enough cat and mouse scenes, car chases, high tech action, European locations and the beautiful Olga Kurylenko to satisfy fans of the genre. FILM: KING & COUNTRY: Genre: Drama/War. Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern. Year: 1964/89 Minutes. Format: DVD and BLU-RAY. Stars: **** Verdict: Taut and compelling drama set during World War I of an army private who is accused of desertion during battle, and the officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye during questioning. Following shattering dramatic turns in Victim (1961) and The Servant (1963) British screen great Dirk Bogarde continued to stun audiences with another bravura tour-de-force performance as the defence council officer, equalling matched in every frame by Tom Courtenay as the convicted private. The screenplay by Evan Jones (The Damned, Funeral in Berlin, wake in Fright) and directed by Joseph Losey (The Servant, The Go-Between, Accident) hold a firm grip resulting in a stirring, intense shattering, thought provoking and unforgettable anti-war drama that ranks with along- side Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory.

● The crime thriller The Connection, which will be screening at this year's French Film Festival. ■ It's that time again, as we see the The Blue Room. 76 minutes. return of the French Film Festival, The highly acclaimed novel by Georges Simenon finally makes it to now in its 26th year. The festival screens at a number the big screen, under the very talented of Palace cinemas (Como, Brighton guidance of actor/co-writer/director Bay, Balwyn, Westgarth, Kino) and Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell will run from today (March 4) through And The Butterfly / Venus In Fur / On Tour). to March 22. Beauty And The Beast. 112 minThe best thing about the festival is that we get to see a much wider range utes. A lavish redux of the oft-filmed tale, of French cinema. If you go on what gets a release in this looks like it will be full of visual Australian theatres, audiences would razzle-dazzle, and Vincent Cassel is think that the only kind of film France perfectly cast as the Beast. Directed make is frothy, lightweight romantic by Christophe Gans (Brotherhood Of The Wolf / Silent Hill). comedies. Paper Souls (M). 100 minutes. The opening night film will be A mixture of romance and the suGemma Bovery, an updated version of the famous novel Madame Bovery, pernatural, this could prove to be starringGemma Arterton and Fabrice something memorable, as it is diLuchini, and directed by Anne rected by Vincent Lannoo, who gave us the terrific mockumentary VamFontaine (Coco Before Chanel). (which was reworked in the reThe closing night film is the popu- pires cent New comedy What We lar omnibus comedy/drama Paris, Je Do In TheZealand Shadows). T'aime, which features a cinematic Samba. 118 minutes. who's-who on both sides of the camThe new film from the directors of era. the megahit The Intouchables, and There are even six films selected are re-united with the same star by David Stratton and Margaret (Omar Sy). Expectations will be high. Pomeranz, recommended as standThe Connection (MA). 135 minout viewing amongst an already strong utes. line-up. A prequel to the Oscar-winning The list includes 3 Hearts, Diplo- The French Connection, this fascimacy, Far From Men, The Blue nating true story shows the events Room, The Last Hammer Blow, and leading up to what occured in the Tokyo Fiancee. William Friedkin classic. Stars AcadHere is my own list of titles that emy Award winner Jean Dujardin look like they could leave a lasting (The Artist / OSS117). impression. The Last Diamond. 108 minutes. Diplomacy (M). 84 minutes. Everyone loves a great heist flick, and Volker Schlondorff (The Tin this slick thriller looks very good inDrum) directs this big-screen adapta- deed. Stars the lovely Berenice Bejo tion of Cyril Gely's hit stage play, cen- (The Past / The Artist). tering on one of the most important WWI Commemoration Film Semeetings during WWII. Stars Niels ries. Arestrup (A Prophet) and Andre Three outstanding films dealing Dussollier. with WWI; Jean Renoir's iconic Far From Men. 115 minutes. Grand Illusion (1937), Bertrand One of two foreign films coming Tavernier's masterpiece Captain out this year starring Viggo Conan (1996), and The Officer's Ward Mortensen (the other being the highly- (2000), from director Francois anticipated Jauja), this sees him cast Dupeyron. For more information, please look as an ex-French Army soldier-turnedschoolteacher whose life is turned online at affrenchfilmfestival.org. upside down at the outset of the Alge- Happy viewing. - Aaron Rourke rian War.

THE DVD TOP RENTAL & SELLERS: 1. BOYHOOD [Drama/Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke]. 2. WHIPLASH [Drama/Music/ Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons]. 3. GONE GIRL [Mystery/Thriller/ Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike]. 4. THE JUDGE [Drama/Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton]. 5. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES [Crime/Drama/Mystery/ Liam Neeson]. 6. THE EQUALIZER [Action/Denzel Washington, Chlo Grace Moretz]. 7. FURY [Action/War/Brad Pitt, Shia LeBeouf, Jon Bernthal]. 8. ANNABELLE [Horror/Ward Horton, Alfre Woodard]. 9. BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP [Thriller/Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Mark Strong]. 10. THE MAZE RUNNER [Adventure/Aml Ameen, Dylan O'Brien]. Also: THE BOXTROLLS, TUSK, NIGHT MOVES, SIN CITY 2, THE IMMIGRANT, LUCY, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE GIVER, FELONY, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. NEW RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS ON DVD THIS WEEK: THE HUNGER GAMES: The Mockingjay - Part 1 [Adventure/ Jennifer Lawrence]. PRIDE [Comedy/Drama/Bill Nighy, Jim McManus, Ben Schnetzer]. JOHN WICK [Action/Drama/Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Willem Dafoe]. THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU [Comedy/Jason Bateman/Rose Byrne, Tina Fey]. THE BEST OF ME [Romance/ Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracy, James Marsden]. NEW & RE-RELEASE CLASSICS ON DVD HIGHLIGHTS: THE KILLERS [1946/Crime-Mystery/Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien]. THE UNINVITED [1944/Mystery/ Horror/Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp]. PRETTY POISON [1968/CrimeMystery/Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld]. THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE [1964/History/Drama/Stephen Boyd, Sophia Loren]. LA GRANDE ILLUSION [1937Drama//Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay]. Turn To Page 51


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Local Theatre With Cheryl Threadgold

‘Ritual Slaughter’ at Red Stitch Data Flow

● Artist Troy Innocent installs his work for the Data Flow: Digital Influence exhibition at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. ■ The Town Hall Gallery at Hawthorn Arts Centre presents Data Flow: Digital Influence from March 4 -April 12. This visual arts exhibition casts an eye over the transforming arts landscape in an increasingly digital world. Exhibiting artist Georgie Roxby Smith explores new pathways between virtual and physical worlds through her works The Fall Girl and Lara Croft, Domestic Goddess. In the climate of #gamergate, Roxby Smith’s art deals with gender representation and violence in video games, challenging the traditional gaming conventions that place female characters as prop, non-player, damsel in distress or subhero. The Fall Girl is a recreated death glitch that occurs in the popular game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with the game play between scenes removed. This death loop magnifies and distorts the violence against the female body. "By removing the game play between scenes, the viewer becomes critically aware of the hyper-representation of the character and the violence enacted against her,” says Roxby Smith. In Lara Croft, Domestic Goddess, the familiar icon for violent femme fatale becomes a domestic goddess, trapped between the banally physical and the extraordinarily virtual. In addition to the physical exhibition of Data Flow, the Town Hall Gallery will run an Instagram exhibition, showcasing the work of one artist each week. The Insta-artist program mirrors the themes of Data Flow, extending the curatorial framework of the exhibition behind the physical confines of the Gallery walls and providing a new space for audiences to engage with the ideas in the show. Spanning three gallery spaces, the Town Hall Gallery features a diverse range of contemporary public programs, curated exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Town Hall Gallery Collection, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the City of Boroondara. Part of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria, the Town Hall Gallery supports local, national and international artists at varying stage of their careers, and offers a space for local artists and community groups to exhibit professional on the Community Project Wall. Event: Until April 12. Venue: Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd., Hawthorn . Further information: www.townhallgallery.com.au

SHOWS

■ Theatre Works: Fake it 'til you Make It March 17 - April 5 at Theatre Wiorks, 14 Acland St., St Kilda. Bookings: 9534 3388 www.theatreworks.org.au ■ Tangled Web Productions: Don Bradman Lives Next Door (Written and Directed by Cenarth Fox) March 18, 19, 20, 21 at 8.00pm, March 21,22 at 2.00pm, at the Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd., Doncaster. Tickets: $25/$22/Group 15 $18. Bookings: 9748 1468 www.tangledweb.com.au

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■ Brighton Theatre Company: Caught in the Net (by Ray Cooney) March 3 at 7.00pm at the Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Cnr. Carpenter and Wilson Sts., Brighton. Director: Gaetano Santo. Audition bookings: gatess@optusnet.com.au www.brightontheatreco.com ■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): Theft (by Eric Chappell) March 4 at 7.30pm at the Strathmore Community Centre, Loeman St., Strathmore. Director: Mel de Bono. Audition bookings: 9467 1502. ■ Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre: Secret Bridesmaids' Business (by Elizabeth Coleman) March 16 at 7.30pm at the Athenaeum Theatre, Castella St., Lilydale. Director; Catherine Carr. Visit www.lilydaleatc.com

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Observer DAVID QUIRK RETURNS

SHOWS ■ Red Stitch Actors Theatre: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (by Dennis Kelly) until March 7 at Red Stitch Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St., St Kilda. Director: Mark Wilson. Tickets: $20-$39. Bookings: 9533 8083 or www.redstitch.net ■ Waterdale: Ragtime March 6 - 14 at the Rivergum Theatre at Parade College, 1430 Plenty Rd., Bundoora. Tickets: $30/$28.50. Bookings: waterdale.org.au ■ Shepparton Arts Group Inc: 10 in Ten March 7 - 8 at the Beakehouse Blackbox Theatre, 17 Wheeler St., Shepparton. Tickets: $15. Bookings: 5832 9511. ■ The Basin Theatre Group Inc: I'll Be Back Before Midnight (by Peter Colley), Until March 7 at The Basin Theatre, Doongalla Rd., The Basin. Director: Joe Tuppenney. Tickets: $25 or groups 10+ $20 per person. Bookings: www.thebasintheatre.org.au or 1300 784 668 (between 7.00pm and 9.00pm). ■ La Mama Theatre:The Unspoken Word is Joe Until March 1 at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St., Carlton. Bookings: 9347 6142 or www.lamama.com.au ■ La Mama: Psycho Pomp and Seething (by Penelope Bartlau) Until March 1 at La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St., Carlton. Director: Jason Lehane. Tickets: $25/$15. Bookings: 9347 6142 or www.lamama.com.au ■ Brighton Theatre Company: Chapter Two (by Neil Simon) Until March 7 at the Brighton Arts and Cultural Centre, Cnr. Carpenter and Wilson Sts., Brighton. Director: Bruce Cochrane. Tickets: $23/$21. Bookings: 1300 752 126. ■ Heidelberg Theatre Company: When Dad Married Fury (by David Williamson) Until March 7 at 36 Turnham Ave., Rosanna. Director: Maureen McInerney. Bookings: 9457 4117 www.htc.org.au ■ Cardinia Performing Arts Company (CPAC): Legally Blonde Until March 7 at the Cardinia Performing Arts Centre, Lakeside Blvd., Pakenham. Director: Lee Geraghty; Choreography: Robert Mulholland. Tickets: $32/$29/$25. Bookings: 0407 090 354 www.trybooking.com ■ The Owl and Cat: Flesh Eating Tiger (by Amy Tofte) Until March 7 at 34 Swan St., Richmond. Director: Jason Cavanagh. Bookings: www.owlandcat.com.au 9421 3020. ■ The 1812 Theatre: The Peach Season (by Debra Oswald) Until March 21 at The 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully. Director: John Mills. Tickets: $27/$20. Bookings: 9758 3964 or www.1812theatre.com.au ■ Malvern Theatre Company: Halpern and Johnson (by Lionel Goldstein) Until March 14 at 2a Burke Rd., Malvern. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Bookings: 1300 131 552. ■ Chapel Off Chapel: e-Baby - a Story of Our Times (by Jane Cafarella) March 4 - 15 at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St., Prahran. Director: Anna McCrossin Owen. Tickets: $40/$35, $30 group 10+, Previews $30. (+ transaction fee). Bookings: wqww.chapeloffchapel.com.au ■ Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group (STAG): Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (by Moisés Kaufman) March 5 - 7 at 8.00pm, 2.00pm matinees on March 1 and 8 at the Strathmore Community Centre, Cnr. Loeman and Napier Sts., Strathmore. Director: Roderick Chappel. Tickets: $20/$15. Bookings: 0416 185928 or www.trybooking.com/GQFX ■ Malvern Theatre Company: Halpern and Johnson (by Lionel Goldstein) Until March 14 at 29 Burke Rd., East Malvern. Director: Deborah Fabbro. Tickets: $20/$18. Bookings: 1300 131 552 www.malverntheatre.com.au ■ Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre: The Vicar of Dibley (by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter) March 4 - 22 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 39-41 Castella St., Lilydale. Director: Loretta Bishop. Tickets: $25/$23/$20 (Group 10). Bookings: 8735 1777 or a.t.c.@bigpond.net.au ■ Harrison Productions and Steady Lads: Young and Jackson (by Don Reid) March 5 - 22 at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Director: Wayne Harrison. Tickets: $48-$35. Bookings: www.fortyfivedownstairs.com or 9662 9966. ■ Frankston Theatre Group: Dimboola March 6, 7, 13, 14 at 6.30pm, March 21 at 2.30pm at the Mt Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Rd., Mt Eliza. Director: Roy Thompson. Tickets: $40 (incl. 3 course meal). BYO drinks. Bookings: 1300 665 377. ■ Beaumaris Theatre: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. March 6 - 21 at 82 Wells Rd., Beaumaris. Director: Debbie Keyt; Musical Director: Rhonda Vaughan; Choreographer: Camilla Klesman. Tickets: $25/$22. Bookings: 9583 6896 www.beaumaristheatre.com.au ■ Shepparton Theatrical Arts Group: 10 in Ten: 2015 March 7 at 2.00pm and 7.30pm, March 8 at 2.00pm at the Beakehouse Blackbox, 17 Wheeler St., Shepparton. Tickets: $15. Bookings: 5832 9511 www.stagtheatre.com ■ Encore Theatre Inc:A Doll's House (by Henrik Ibsen) March 13 - 28 at the Clayton Community Centre, Cnr. Cooke St. and Centre Rd., Clayton. Director: Annie Blood. Tickets: $24/$22, Gala Night $20. Bookings: 1300 739 099 (9.00am-9.00pm) www.encoretheatre.com.au

● 2015 Moosehead Award recipient, David Quirk. ■ Award-winning comedian David Quirk returns to the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival as a Moosehead Award recipient with a shopfront. In a typical Quirk quirk, Thrasher: A Life in a Skate Shop will be performed in the actual shop, the very shop at which he has worked his day job for almost half his life. Thrasher frames the events of Quirk’s life in 2008. The year of his MICF debut and the year of a professional skateboarding tour to China. It was also the year his Mum died. By 2008, Quirk had already worked at Fast Times skate shop for seven years and even by then he’d already been there far too long. He was the best and the worst employee they'd ever had. It was, however, the one constant through his 20s and into his 30s. That April, he’d close the store and cross Swanston St to perform his first full MICF season each night. It was separate lives, yet somehow joined. Known for his ability to travel comedy between the profane and the profound, Quirk has been performing stand up since 2002. He was a RAW Comedy finalist in 2006, was nominated for the Golden Gibbo Award in 2008 and won it in 2010 (the latter for his two-hander with Sam Simmons, The Incident), and later starred alongside Simmons in ABC TV's sketch show, Problems. In 2013, he wrote and performed the award-winning autobiographical show, Shaking Hands with Danger, which toured Australia, the Edinburgh Fringe and London's Soho Theatre. Venue: Fast Times, 121 Swanston St, Melbourne Dates: Wed March 25 – Sat April 18, Preview Wed March 25 (No show Sundays, Good Friday April 3 l or Easter Monday April 6) Times: Mon-Thu 8.00pm, Fri 9.15pm, Sat 7.15pm Tickets: $25 All Tix Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au or www. trybooking.com/GVII

SHOWS ■ The Owl and Cat: Pizza Man (by Darlene Craviotto) March 9 - 21 at 34 Swan St.., Richmond. Director: Matthew Lockitt. Bookings: www.owlandcat.com.au 9421 3020. ■ Dance Massive: March 10 - 22 at various locations. For further details visit http://dancemassive.com.au/ ■ Force Majeure in association with Dance Massive: Nothing to Lose March 11 - 21 at the Merlyn Theatre, Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt St., Southbank. Artistic Director: Kate Champion. Bookings: malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/nothing-to-lose ■ Eltham Little Theatre: It's My Party and I'll Die if I Want to (by Elizabeth Coleman) March 13 - 28 at the Eltham Performing Arts Centre, 1603 Main Rd., Research. Evening performances at 8.00pm, matinees at 2.00pm.Director: Laura Bradley. Tickets: $22.50/$17.50. Bookings: 0411 713 095 www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au .


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Folly of English eccentricity

■ Why 16th century English merchant Thomas Gooding built a 6storey brick tower at Ipswich overlooking Suffolk’s River Orwell in the late 1570s has historians mystified to this day. Did he, some wonder, plan to climb daily the couple of hundred narrow winding stairs to the top to watch hopefully for his ships coming home with their precious cargoes from far-flung points of the globe? Or was it more, others speculate, to purely flaunt his wealth to Queen Elizabeth when she visited Ipswich in 1579 – with his Freston Manor Tower going on to be possibly the first of what were to become known as “English follies?” These follies are structures that serve no real purpose other than to reflect the architectural whims of their builders, provide light-hearted ornamentations, or are simply attentiongrabbers for often eccentric owners. Did Mr Gooding’s, perhaps, fall within one or possibly all such criteria? It’s anyone’s guess, but England has more follies per square kilometre than any other country in the world, and Mr Gooding’s tower that sits on a floor area of just 3m by 3.6m, is still in use today… as unique holiday accommodation with a couple of floors of necessarily-compact accommodation, a kitchen, cosy guest lounge on the top floor, and from the turreted rooftop spectacularly broad views of

● Andrew Peterson had this “undeniably ugly” 66m high tower overlooking Sway in Hampshire built as his personal mausoleum.

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Tribute to Barossa stalwart ■ A new label out of the Barossa Valley pays tribute to a stalwart of the region, Bob Wade who with mate Brian Miles devoted fifty years to establishing and managing some of the region’s finest vineyards. Bob’s son John has launched the new Haslemere label, naming it after a 70-ha vineyard Bob and Brian planted together in 1993, and whose fruit for more than 20 years has been used in the making of top drops from companies including Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Hardy’s. That same fruit will now go into this new label. John Wade said those vineyards of his Dad, who passed away in 2009, and Brian Miles produced fruit that was second to none, with the Haslemere Vineyard now managed by Brian’s son Bob, and wines for the new Haslemere label to be made by consultant winemaker Mark Maxwell. One of the first to be released just before Christmas was their Haslemere Samuel’s Row Eden Valley 2014 Riesling that features outstanding citrus tones, clean mineral freshness and a lovely dry finish – all reflective of the excellence of Riesling from this region; pay $22 and enjoy with a prawn and paw paw salad.

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■ A new label from a classic Riesling-producing region and perfect match with a prawn and paw paw salad. ■ Say “Ciao” to this one over perfectly matching Italian-style seafood dishes.

One to note ■ The Clare Valley’s Mr Mick Wines has released a 2014 Vermentino that’s one of those wonderfully easy-drinking whites for simply enjoying on its own, or enjoying with Italian-style seafood dishes… this, after all, is a wine of Italian origin. Priced at $17 a bottle and with grapefruit, fresh apple and nashi pear flavours, the 2014 is what winemaker Tim Adams calls “a trial release from dipping our toe in the water with Vermentino,” and adding that he and wife Pam (also a winemaker) intend to “really get behind and increase the make.” Tim and Pam describe themselves as “custodians” of the landmark Mr Mick property that was named after K.H. (Mr Mick) Knappstein, a legend of Australian winemaking who believed passionately in creating wines for everyone to enjoy, every day. NEED A FOOD/DRINK IDEA? Check out http://www.vintnews. com We’re also on Australian Good Food Guide http:// www.agfg.com.au in main blog.

river and surrounding countryside. An even taller tower-cum-folly was built at Sway in Hampshire in the 1880s by a Mr Andrew Peterson, a seaman who became a lawyer and judge in India, retired to Sway, studied spiritualism, and built his tower as his own mausoleum. At 66m high and with 390 steps to get to the top where he asked to be interred, it’s been variously described as “impressive,” “odd,” and “undeniably ugly.” But today it’s still the tallest nonreinforced concrete building in the world, and while Mr Peterson’s ashes were initially laid to rest as he’d requested, they were later removed at his family’s behest to a local cemetery. Even odder is the Triangular Lodge built by Sir Thomas Tresham at Rushton in Northamptonshire in 1593 as a monument to the Holy Trinity’s Three Natures of God. A devout Catholic, Sir Thomas’s Lodge has 3-storeys, three walls each 33feet wide (10.05m,) with each wall having three windows surmounted by three gargoyles. It also has a triangular chimney, and three Latin texts of 33 letters running along each of its walls. And a somewhat boozy dinner party way back in 1746 resulted in what many regard as the finest of England’s eccentric follies – The Needle’s Eye at Wentworth in South Yorkshire. A very inebriated Earl Fitzwilliam, who considered himself an expert horseman, bet a fellow diner a substantial amount that he “could drive a carriage through the eye of a needle.” Sobering up next day and realising what he had bet, the Earl decided on a bizarre solution to his potentially expensive predicament: he hurriedly had staff build a stone archway just wide enough to allow a small coach to pass through, dubbed it upon completion “The Needle’s Eye,” and successfully proceeded to drive his horse and coach “through the eye of a needle” in front of the dinner guests with whom he had made his bet. And at 18th century Hadlow Castle in Kent there is the appropriatelynamed “Mary’s Folly” – a 52m tower built in the castle by its owner’s son, Walter Barton May to spy with a telescope on his ex-wife Mary who had moved to a nearby property after divorcing him – and standing, he told friends, “as a reminder to her of the wealth she had left behind…” Our favourite folly, however, is The House in the Clouds at Thorpeness in Suffolk. Here in the 1920s a 230,000 litre water tank to supply the local village with pressurised water sat atop a near-20m tower, the unsightly tank bizarrely camouflaged with a mock cottage and its equally-ugly supporting tower enclosed with weatherboards within which five floors of accommodation were cleverly housed. Today the tower offers five holiday bedrooms, three bathrooms and a kitchen/dining area, and with the water tank removed in 1979 the actual “House in the Clouds” cottage at the top is a games room and look-out. If you’d like a stay at one of England’s many odd-ball historic follies, visit www.vivat-trust.org


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Bacchus Marsh Nostalgia Photos

● Bacchus Marsh Court House

● Bacchus Marsh Masonic Temple

● Bacchus Marsh Post Office

● The Border Inn, Bacchus Marsh

● Bacchus Marsh Mechanics Institute Hall. 1949.

● Bacchus Marsh Express Ofice. 1971

● Bacchus Marsh State School

● Old Blacksmith’s Shop, Main St, Bacchus Marsh. 1975.


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GRV chairman Caillard resigns ■ In the wake of the live baiting scandal which has rocked Victorian greyhound racing, Peter Caillard, Chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria, announced his resignation from the post. "Since the Four Corners program and subsequent discussions and developments, I have made the personal decision that I cannot remain as Chairman. “I believe in accountability for a Chairman of an organisation and that it is in the best interests of the industry that a new person be appointed to this position," Caillard said. "The behaviour shown by those engaged in live baiting is contrary to my personal values and to those of the broader industry and the community. "I firmly believe that this practice is not widespread. However, despite assurance, I can no longer be satisfied that live baiting was restricted to the small band of immoral people at Tooradin. I will read with interest the Racing Integrity Commission’s report considering the extent to which it still occurs." Caillard was appointed to the GRV board in 2012, having had a racing media management background including a stint as CEO of Sky Channel. While disappointed to be leaving the role he is proud overall of the positive achievements made by GRV during his time on the board and will make himself available for any enquiries regarding the live baiting scandal. "I will remain available to work closely with the Government and the RSPCA to bring those responsible to

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with Kyle Galley justice. I am pleased this activity has been discovered and have no doubt it will be stamped out."

Lion leaves

■ As industry and government investigations commence into the live baiting scandal, it is believed at least three racing clubs in Victoria could be feeling the financial effects of the saga after industry sponsor Lion Quality Products withdrew their support. One country club has lost the backing of Lion as their long-time major sponsor, and it would be expected that existing Cup sponsorship contracts at two other tracks would also be in serious doubt of continuing.

Scramble ■ Racing officials have scrambled to close a loophole in the rules of greyhound racing concerning transfer of greyhounds from the care of suspended persons. One local racing rule was amended, and a new one introduced,

to address the situation whereby greyhounds in the name of a suspended person could be transferred into the name of another registered person living at the same property. Specifically, GRV overturned an earlier decision they had made allowing the transfer of greyhounds from the care of suspended trainer Darren McDonald to Joanne Gane. Greyhound Awesome Project was scratched from a heat of the Australian Cup series last Saturday night (Feb. 28) as a result of this policy change. McDonald was one of several trainers alleged to have participated in live baiting of greyhounds at Tooradin Trial Track. Meanwhile, Greyhound Racing Victoria has set up a telephone hotline for participants to report suspicious activity they may be aware of. The number of the GRV Integrity Hotline is 8329 1148, or emails can be sent to integritycouncil@grv.org.au This service is in addition to the already established Racing Integrity Commission.

Aussie Cup ■ With the off-track dramas in greyhound racing dominating headlines, some of the gloss has undoubtedly been taken off the Australian Cup race series, which concludes with a spectacular night of racing at The Meadows this Saturday night, March 7. Hopefully the greyhound devotees, and members of the public, will get behind the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association and support this weekend's big event.

● Darren McDonald

The Australian Cup – first run in two traditional features on the 1958 and won by Rookie Rebel – is a Horsham circuit. race steeped in history. Its honour roll includes the likes of Brett Lee, Tangaloa, Ginger and China Trip – the only greyhound to win back-toback titles. ■ Wednesday: The Meadows Winner's purse this Saturday night (Day), Bendigo (Twilight), is an amazing $250,000. Cranbourne (Night), Horsham (N); The Meadows is giving away Thursday: Healesville (D), $20,000 sporting holiday on Saturday Shepparton (T), Sandown Park (N), night, with the winner able to choose Warrnambool (N); Friday: Bendigo their destination. (T), Geelong (N), Saturday: All patrons have to do is be on Horsham (T), The Meadows (N); course and select the dog that wins Sunday: Sandown Park (D), theAustralian Cup to be in the draw. Healesville (D), Ballarat (D), Sale Also on Saturday night, there will (T); Monday: Ballarat (D), Geelong be a race meeting at Horsham to co(T), Shepparton (N); Tuesday: incide with the Australian Cup card. Warragul (T), Bendigo (N). The meeting features the $15,000 - Kyle Galley President's Cup Final and the Wimmera Distance Championship,

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Australian Guineas open ■ The Australian Guineas to be run at Flemington this Saturday in my opinion is one of the most in recent years. Bookies and betting agencies have the Chris Waller-trained Kermadec, favourite, at just over each way odds, after a great run behind Hallowed Crown in the Group Two, Hobartville Stakes Rosehill. Coming from a fair way back he battled out with the likes of Hallowed Crown, Sweynesse, and Shooting to Win, in a four horse tussle from the 200 metres. The stable has a big opinion of the son of Teofilo, and is in with a big chance. Another with a strong show is the ultra- consistent, Disposition, prepared by Victorian trainer, Wes Hunter. The former Western Australian hasn't been with Wes Hunter for very long, but is a strong type and the 1600 metre trip is right down his alley. He battled it out with the Sydneysider, Wandjina, who battled on to beat him in the C.S.Hayes Stakes at Flemington, over 1400 metres. Damien Oliver had the sit on Wandjina prepared by Gai Waterhouse and is a big rap for his chances over the extra 200 metres. Both are just under double figure odds for the Guineas. Of the others Caulfield Guineas winner, Shooting To Win, is out to $ 11, after what I thought was a disappointing run behind Hallowed Crown, although first up, he was there but failed to run the place, but will improve. Sweynesse ran a great trial for the Guineas beaten by a very good three year-old Hallowed Crown prepared by Bart and James Cummings, but is not in the Guineas. He is being kept for the Randwick Guineas later on. Of the others Stratum Star is racing well, and you have to give Lucky Liberty another chance as the saddle slipped, pinching the horses neck causing him to pig root, and was beaten soon after in the C.S.Hayes. Then you have the

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David Hayes Petrology and Chivalry, who ran on in the C.S.Hayes. You are on your own; it's a particularly hard race to pick.

Super Saturday ■ Flemington's feature raceday, billed as Super Saturday, with the popular March 14 meeting shaping as just that after first acceptances for its two showpiece Group One races, were taken. The $1 million Group One Lexus Newmarket Handicap up the straight 1200 metres at Flemington is shaping as the sprint showdown of the year. With the world's three highest rated sprinters, Lightning Stakes winner, Lankan Rupee, Darley Classic winner, Terra Vista and Rubiton Stakes winner, Chautauquaamong the first acceptances. Undefeated three year-old, Sistonic, is

another exciting name among the first acceptors, but does appear to way out of her depth at her age. Sistonic is a threequarter sister to the champion Black Caviar, who beat a top field in the Newmarket back in 2011. Deep Fieldwho suffered his first defeat in the Lightning will be kept for other major sprint races. While the top three-year old, Rich Enuff, suffered a setback recently, and the Keyes stable will take their time with the prize colt. Another star entry is the Coolmore Stakes winner, Brazen Beau, a good second to Lankan Rupee in the Lightning Stakes. Among those not nominated are; Golden Slipper winner, Mossfun, top Western Australian, Magnifioso, and the 2013 Newmarketwinner, Moment of Change, who is recovering from colic surgery. The Australian Cup on the same day March 14, has at-

tracted a top class field of stayers over the 2000 metre trip. German star, Protectionist, who blitzed them in last year's Melbourne Cup returns to racing after a good track gallop in Sydney. After winning the Cup he was transferred to leading Sydney trainer, Kris Lees, will be striving to emulate greats Fiorente who won the 2013 Melbourne Cup, and the Australian Cup, the following year. The great Makybe Diva, who is the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups, won the Australian Cup back in 2005, after winning her second Melbourne Cup. While another

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● Lucky Liberty Photo by SLICKPIX, phone 9354 5754 great mare, Let's Elope won the Melbourne Cup-Aus- ■ Brilliant Victorian tralian Cups double in colt, Head Water, made the Sydney1991-92. Protectionist will siders sit up and take be joined in this year's notice with his great Australian Cup, by first-up run in Sydney the top international running the reverse galloper, Red Cad- way, with a scintillateaux, three times run- ing win in the Silver ner-up in the Mel- Slipper Stakes over 1100 metres at bourne Cup. They will be joined Rosehill. Jumping beautiby highly rated fully from barrier 4, he Godolphin imports, Hartnell and Con- was quickly into stride tibuter, the latter an and his rider, Blake took him to the impressive last start Shinn, front, winner of the Group 2 coasted. where he Apollo Stakes over to the event 1400 metres at thePrior locals felt that their Randwick. runners up against Nine three-year him, like Ottoman, the olds remain in conten- early favourite for the tion, including the Wes Golden Slipper, Hunter trained Dispo- Paceman, and Voilier, sition, Darren Weir's would be too good. Stratum Star and the All three won their top Sydney colt, first starts, while Head Sweynesse. Water blitzed them at South Australian Moonee Valley at his Happy Trails, Tasma- first start. nian evergreen, The Conor Phelanfrom Cleaner, Perth Cup Vinery Stud, which winner, Real Love, are part owners of the and New Zealand colt told me he was Derby winner, good and had settled Puccini, are among win well in Sydney the hopefuls who re- and will be hard to main. beat in the big one. Notable absentees He is definitely the include Melbourne one to keep out come Cup Placegetter, Who Golden Slipper time. Shot Thebarman, the One of John O'Shea's Gai Waterhouse top team, Holler, trained French Im- missed the Silver Slipport, Pornichet, and per, after evidently Victorian Derby win- running into a fence ner, Preferment.

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Sulky Snippets

■ Melton trainer Adam Kelly and stable reinsman Gavin Lang snared The Toffs Weekend Pace for C1 class at Yarra Valley with smart Modern Art/ Discordia 4-Y-0 mare Fon Design. In what was a typical Gavin Lang drive, Fon Design after starting from gate three possied three back in the moving line through the middle stages, before going forward three wide in the final circuit. Dropping in one/one for a breather approaching the final bend, Fon Design when eased three wide on the point on the home turn, finished strongly to score a 2.1 metre victory over Blue Seelster along the sprint lane after trailing the weakening leader Jean Babtiste, with Sketch Me flying home late for third. The mile rate 1-57.8. More Harness Racing on Page 52


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Good for the Ranges ■ Both meetings on Thursday (Kilmore and Bendigo) were good for the Macedon Ranges area, Bolinda's Brent Lilley taking the Reg Withers Classic Coming Soon Trotters Mobile for T1 & T2 class over 2180 metres with Sun Of Anarchy at Kilmore prior to winning the 1st Semi-Final of the Need For Speed Princess Series for Three Year Old Fillies over 1609 metres with champion youngster My Arya and the 2nd Heat of the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Silver Series for Four Tear Old Colts & Geldings over 1609 metres with Daenerys Targaryen at Bendigo, both handled to perfection by Anthony Butt. My Arya (Angus Hall/Belle Galleon) was crossed from the pole by Desert Flyer, before effortlessly moving around her to lead for the majority of the trip, defeating Maked Majesty (three back the markers) and Desert Flyer in a rate of 1-59. Daenerys Targaryen (Majestic Son/Niamey) scored in almost identical fashion after taking the lead away Faster Than Cleo shortly after the start. Travelling beautifully, Daenerys Targaryen toyed with her rivals, winning by 10.2 metres over stablemate Rosemma from last, with Nica Macdonon third after racing in the open. The mile rate 1-58.2.

26 wins out of 45 ■ Riddell duo Nicole and Dean Molander's super trotter Keystone Del chalked up his 26th victory in 45 outings when victorious in the Global Stallion management Trotters Free For All over 2240 metres at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday. With regular reinsman Blake Fitzpatrick in the sulky, Keystone Del led for the last half of the journey, doing only what he had to do in defeating the inform Brunelleschi and Steal A Sixpence in 2-00.9.

Victory at Echuca ■ Kyabram trainer Graham Lyon combined with Nathan Jack to land the Bendigo Bank Pace for C0 class over 2160 metres at the Echuca trots on Tuesday February 24 with four year old Jeremes Jet/ Kaleeshar mare Neishars Jet, leading all of the way from gate three to account for Our Glacier Girl which raced outside her and The Devil Within (one/one) in a rate of 2-04.8.

Swift start, honest run ■ Longlea trainer Glenn Sharp and stable reinsman Nigel Milne were successful with honest Zooma/ Rainbows Glory five year old gelding Tiroroa Tom in the Dinki-Di Houseboats Trotters Handicap for T0 or better class over 2130 metres. Beginning swiftly from 10 metres to trail the leader and poleline stablemate Porcine Princess, Tiroroa Tom moved around her entering the front straight on the first occasion and was never headed, scoring by a half neck over a game 30 metre equal backmarker Thumbs Up Jerry which raced in the open, with His Bluffen (one/one) third. The mile rate 2-08.3.

Top night on border ■ On what was a great night for the Jack's at Echuca, Russell Jack prepared four year old Totally Ruthless/Bit Of A Gem gelding A Bit Ruthless to land the Leigh Kent Memorial Pace for C1 class over 2160 metres, much to the delight of "The Pacing Priest" Father Brian Glasheen. Taking a concession for Mark Pitt, A Bit Ruthless starting from gate two on the second row was off early to lead for the last half of the race, scoring easily by 6.3 metres in a rate of 2-03.2 from Abercrombie Smile which led out from gate three, with Bowland Borg (three back the markers) third for Stanhope's Gary Pekin.

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Potter, Knight, Jack: what a combo ■ Avenel trainer Wayne Potter, former Kilmore trucking magnate Jack Knight and Shepparton based freelance reinsman Nathan Jack are proving to be a formidable combination over the past few weeks, chalking up several winners throughout the state. Such was the case at Monday February 23rd's Yarra Valley fixture, when the trio snared the Yarra Valley Cup - March 15 Trotters Handicap for T1 or better class over 2150 metres with ex-Kiwi Just Leave. A five year old gelded son on Monarchy and Rob The Nest making his second appearance in Australia galloped away from the pole, but quickly regained his gait to slot on the back of Slancio drawn next door. Immediately coming away from the markers, Jack sent Just Leave forward to assume control hitting the back straight on the first occasion and from there on, the race became a procession, with Just Leave scoring a 3.3 metre victory virtually untouched over Slancio and Mont Morley (one/one) in a pedestrian mile rate of 207.8. Potter also shared half the spoils in the Bayswater Senior Citizens 3-Y-0 Pace over 1650 metres, when Gotta Go Cullect/My Sparkling Burgund filly Melisandre dead-heated with Drouin trainer Gary Quinlan's fully American bred Bettors Delight/Aston Villa filly Yankee Showgirl, ironically driven by Nathan Jack.. While Yankee Showgirl bowled along at the head of affairs from the pole, Melisandre driven by stable "apprentice" Mark Pitt enjoyed a cosy passage trailing her from inside the second line. Easing away from the inside on turning, Melisandre made a race of it halfway up the running, making a last stride lunge at the leader, with the judge unable to separate the pair. Nicky Maguire finished 4.9 metres away in third place after trailing the pair. The mile rate 1-56.5.

Upset ■ Toolern Vale's John Justice caused an upset in the Vale Trevor Spry 3-Y0 Pace over 1650 metres at "The Valley", winning with $25.40 chance Captain Snoozzze. Starting from inside the second line, Captain Snoozzze a winner at Melton three starts prior, settled three back along the markers, with the heavily

Baker’s Delight

Harness Racing

This Week’s Meetings

■ Wednesday - Ballarat/Mildura, Thursday Charlton/Cranbourne, Friday - Bendigo, Saturday Melton, Sunday - Wangaratta (Cup), Monday Horsham, Tuesday - Kilmore.

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supported Somebeach (gate two) piloting the field. Extricated to be four wide on the final bend, Captain Snoozzze (Four Starzzz Shark/Satimer Sunset) finished full of running to defeat the leader by a nose in 1-56.9, with Virgil Hilts (one/one - three wide home turn) third after working in the early stages.

Brilliant ■ Melton owner/trainer Mario Attard has produced a future star in Courage Under Fire/ Braeview Express colt Dont Hold Back who sizzled when recording a mile rate of 1-53.7 to take the time honoured MACHRA Sapling Stakes for Two Year Old Colts & Geldings over 1720 metres at Tabcorp Park Melton on Friday February 27. Bred by Romsey resident Sal Ferraro and family, Dont Hold Back driven by Greg Sugars began brilliantly from gate five to lead, with the unbeaten long odds-on favourite Christmas Jolt outside him. Kicking away on the final bend, Dont Hold Back streeted his rivals to score by 17.9 metres untouched from Christmas Jolt, with Four Starzzz Forsa a further 10 metres back in third place after trailing the winner. The Sapling Stakes first held in 1948 has been a stepping stone for many champions including open class performers Dusty Miller, Adios Court and Gosh, outstanding juveniles Opal Chief and Stepping Chief, brilliant Gyro, Flying Heel and the sensational Garrys Advice just to name a few.

Outstayed ■ Victorian Harness Racing "Hall Of Fame" inductee Kerryn Manning was successful with Our Sir Vancelot/Princess Cassi gelding Our Sir

Ivanhoe in the Central Goldfields Shire 3-Y-0 Vicbred Pace over 1690 metres at Maryborough on Wednesday February 25. Raced by Victorian Harness Racing Media Association President Gordon Lockman, son Maurice, Greg Bettiol and others under the banner of Princess Cassi Group, Our Sir Ivanhoe trained and driven by Kerryn led throughout from gate four, winning easily by 20 metres in advance of a death-seating Ithappensinvegas trained and driven by sister Michelle Wight, with Mystic Tiffany (one/ three) third on debut. The mile rate 1-58.4. Kerryn was also victorious aboard Ararat trainer Terry Young's 4-Y-0 Lawman/Irish Tess mare Gaelic Lass in the Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Bronze Series (Heat Two) for T0 class (mares) over 1609 metres, much to the delight of owner/breeder Terry Cahill. Despite racing in the open from gate four, Gaelic Lass outstayed her rivals to register a last stride head decision over the pacemaker Celtic Rose and Long Story Short (one/one) in a rate of 202.2.

Hat-trick ■ While Bolinda's Chris Alford was representing Australia in the World Driving Championships held at Wagga on Tuesday February 24, stable foreman Josh Duggan was victorious aboard inform Four Starzzz Shark/ Panas gelding Tabanan in the Niota Bloodstock Pace for C2 & C3 class over 1755 metres at Echuca trots on the same evening.. Taking a concession, Tabanan crossed to lead on the first turn from gate three. In winning, Tabanan brought up a hat-trick of wins.

■ Lovers of the squaregaiter will be in for a treat at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday with the running of the Great Southern Star which features two qualifying heats and the Grand Final all in one night.

Horses To Follow

■ Cold Cruiser, Father Frank, Happt Schnapps, Spacific,Classic Bliss, Mystic Tiffany, Thumbs Up Jerry, Virgil Hilts.

Rivals blitzed

■ Marong trainer David Van Ryn and nephew reinsman Haydon Gray snared a stable double at Maryborough on Wednesday - quality 4-Y-0Armbro Variable/Maoris Lass entire Asdendro taking the Seelite Windows & Doors Trotters Handicap for T2 or better class over 2190 metres smart Ponder/ Dreamworks 4-Y-0 gelding Time Capsule the Maryborough Highland Society Pace for C0 class over 1690 metres. Asdendro second up since August and coming from 20 metres, was allowed to slide forward once balanced to lead the outside division, completely obliterating his rivals to score by 7.6 metres in a rate of 2-03.1 from Lady Mackendon (mid-field) and the roughie Mountain Earl which trailed the leader Frances Annie. Time Capsule first up since August, chalked up his fifth victory in 16 outings by leading throughout from the pole to also blitz his rivals, defeating Chrissysbungalally which trailed by 12.4 metres untouched and Superlenny (one/one - three wide last lap) in a rate of 1-56.2.

Beginners avoided

■ At Kilmore's Thursday meeting, Kialla's Dean Pattison was successful with above average filly Sky Petite in the Kilmore Florist 3-Y-0 Trotters Handicap for 3TO or better class over 2150 metres. With John Caldow in charge of the reins, Sky Petite began speedily from 10 metres avoiding some slow beginners to possie four back in the moving line. Send forward shortly after to assume control, Sky Petite (Skyvalley/Thepowerofhealing) although challenged strongly by Sheza Amason on turning, scored by 2.3 metres, with Spirit Walker third. The mile rate 2-08.1.

Won at Yarra Valley ■ Mitchell Park (Ballarat) trainer Craig Knowles combined with Bendigo concessional reinsman Haydon Gray to land the Vermont South Bowls Club Pace for C2 class over 2150 metres at Yarra Valley on Monday February 23 with five year old Aces N Sevens/Cornelia Lombo gelding Seven And A Half. Beginning brilliantly from outside the front line, SevenAnd A Half ran his rivals ragged to record a 3.3 metre victory in 1-58.8 over IndianaAngel which trailed and Houhora Delight which battled on gamely after facing the breeze.

Fast as a gazelle ■ Glen Park's Sebastian (Bassie) Steenhuis and reinsman son Zac were also winners at Melton on Friday when 4-Y-0 Metropolitan/Bye The Deep Douth mare Tullulah Bay in the Del-Re National Food Group Pace Final for C2 & C3 class over 2240 metres. Settling mid-field in the running line from gate four on the second line, Tullulah Bay sprinted like a gazelle off a three wide trail approaching the home turn to score by a nose from Broadway Classic in a rate of 1-58.4. The heavily supported Rocknroll Music battled on gamely to finish third after racing in the open.


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Places To Go

Wher e His esent Where Histtory is entwined with the pr present

From the moment you walk in to "Feather and Twine", you'll fall in love with its beautiful decor, friendly staff, impressive coffee and the stunning views of Healesville that can be viewed from the cafes private balcony on the top floor. This unique Healesville business has also recently added a cafe to its list of services. With coffee specially roasted for Feather and Twine by Three Wise Monkeys and a delicious range of cakes and sweets, this cafe is already proving to be a favourite amongst the locals and visitors to the area. Offering a variety of light breakfast and lunch options, many of which are gluten free and featuring products from the Yarra Valley. It is a unique store to Healesville, combining a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a coffee while soaking up the incredible views from the upper deck or perusing the beautiful pieces in the store. Feather and Twine has already established a well deserved reputation for an ever-changing collection of French Provincial and Industrial style furniture, home decor and giftware at affordable prices. Anna has an eye for detail and a talent for sourcing the latest products for your home, keeping you up to date with the upcoming trends in decor. There is bound to be something new each time you go for a browse. Selling a wide variety of stock from canisters and coasters to cabinets and sofas, you can even purchase the gorgeous little plates and cups that they use in the cafe. The store Owner, Anna says " Feather and Twine is a concept store that has derived from multiple online stores I have successfully owned and operated over the past 6 years. It was the dream to create a space where people can relax and enjoy a cuppa while being surrounded with beautiful things and a positive vibe. Sometimes having some 'time out' in a peaceful and pretty space is enough to recharge your batteries". The Healesville store is located in the historical Rathrone House, which was built in 1886, a stunning building that is an important part of the towns history. As well as breathtaking views and unique decor, Feather and Twine offers an unbeatable coffee. Clara, the cafes head barista, has been working with specialty coffees for over 12 years. Those who haven't tried the coffee before may not want to drink away the exquisite and award winning art that features on top of the golden drop. Feather and Twine combines the eclectic feel of an inner city cafe with the views, great customer service and charm of rural life. Come in, meet the friendly staff and experience the unique vibe of the cafe and store, located oondah High w ay, Heales ville (a e sstt End opposit e the har dw ar e sstt or e). at 206 Mar Maroondah Highw Healesville (att the W We opposite hard war are ore Opening hours ar eT uesda y- Sunda y 9am-4pm. are Tuesda uesday Sunday For More information, contact info@featherandtwine.com.au or call 03 5962 2500.


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