Posts from the ‘TV’ Category

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It’s reasons like this that I wish that Channel 10 or even Channel 9 had the rights to the AFL.

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Go Back To Where You Came From

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The next three nights SBS is showing one of the most important programs for the year. The three part documentary, Go Back To Where You Came From hopes to dispel the preconceived myths that exist in the Australian community about refugees by sending six ordinary Australians on a confronting 25 day journey to trace the steps that refugees take when they make the decision to leave their home land for the safety of Australia.

The participants will know what it is like to travel in a leaky boat through treacherous, pirate infested waters, spend time in a refugee camp in Kenya or a slum in Jordan. Of course this is just a taste of what refugees go through.

Hopefully the participants will realise that refugees don’t just leave their homes to become economically better off, as no one would go through such a perilous journey with no guarantee of being safe just for monetary reasons. Still, I think that the people who will be viewing the documentary won’t be the real target audience for this show, as that would be the morons who read Andrew Bolt’s blog and listen to Alan Jones, people who don’t watch SBS. I can guarantee that Bolt will have at least one blog post labelling this propaganda, even though he won’t be watching the program and will have to rely on his ever faithful sycophants  readers to tell him about it.

Go Back To Where You Came From airs on SBS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8.30pm. More information can be found at the SBS website.

The Bolt Report

I just got a tape of the pilot of The Bolt Report. Here’s an example of one of the questions he has for his lead guest Tony Abbott.

 Bolt: Mr Abbott. Your campaign seems to have the momentum of a runaway freight train. Why are you so popular?

And Bolt’s response to Abbott’s answer.

(Except with Bolt he won’t be faking it!)

And here Andrew discusses Labor’s latest policy announcement.

Here he shows footage of the Sudanese ‘problem’ in Melbourne.

If you’re a masochist or a looney I guess you’ll be tuning in.

Would you believe… Get Smart on DVD

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As a kid growing up my favourite show on TV was Get Smart. I still have fond memories of spending Sunday afternoons at my grandparents house, eating a hot roast lunch (with Yorkshire Pudding!) and watching episodes of Get Smart on Channel 7 after World of Sport.

Anyway, it’s just been announced that Get Smart will be released on DVD in November. The bad news is that it won’t be available for general release in Australia (or elsewhere) until the end of 2007. Unfortunately the DVD has been released through Time-Life. Much like the release of Hogan’s Heroes and Dad’s Army, these DVDs will be available from Time-Life’s website, or I suppose by ringing their 1800 telephone number (if you call in the next 15 minutes we’ll throw in a set of steak knives!) for twelve months before they will be available in stores. From the information that I have gathered you have to buy all five seasons at once for the whopping price of US $200. (You can pay in 4 monthly installment if you use your credit card)

For more information on Get Smart, here’s the Get Smart wikipedia article

Would You Believe.com is perhaps the best Get Smart website out there.

Keep an eye on Time-Life’s Australian website for details on whether these Get Smart dvds will ever be available to us.