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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:11 pm
THE SECRET RIVER.........
Part one was last night on the abc.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:09 am
Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door

Part 1 aired last Sunday, part 2 (and final) airs tomorrow night on Seven.

I watched part one and I enjoyed it. It's good to see Allen's childhood and his move to overseas to his marriage to Liza. Part two is to be of his later life.

Based on some reviews, part two is better than part one. I know i'll be tuning in
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:40 pm
I watched it - because Peter Allen was a decent entertainer (I actually went to see him perform live!!).
But it was such an old fashioned kind of show. These types of shows - bios or novels without much depth providing pleasant, undemanding entertainment, usually on a Sunday night - used to be on heaps in the 80s/90s. They have largely disappeared but its good to see they still have somewhat of a place on 21st century tele.
Certainly preferable to the "reality" plague. :|

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:10 am
I agree. There used to be more telemovies in the 80's and 90's. Sadly, they have disappeared over the years. It is good that they are still making some. We do get the odd one on a Sunday night, and although they aren't as good as they used to be, at least most engage me to watch the whole program. And anything over the reality programming (or repeats of drama) is a good thing.

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Next Sunday night, Ten will be airing Mary: The Making of a Princess. I'll probably watch it. I've seen the ads to it, and looks okay.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:45 pm
"Molly" is a two-part TV Movie that is to air on Seven, beginning this Sunday night at 8.30pm (followed by the following Sunday). It stars Samual Johnson, who plays Ian "Molly" Meldrum in this biopic.

Seven has been advertising this for some time now, and has pretty much showed highlights of every scene by now. Nonetheless, I will still be tuning in to see how it is. Going by the ads, it looks promising. I hope its good.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:21 am
Molly won Best Drama at this years Logies, while Samuel Johnson won the Gold Logie and Best Actor for his role as Molly. A massive achievement for a mini-series.

I cannot see Hoges (that aired earlier this year on Seven) win or being nominated for next years Logies. It wasn't good. lol.

On another note - did anyone watch part one of the Alan Bond show tonight on Channel Nine? Was it any good? It aired after The Voice. I think part two is tomorrow night?
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yellow sock wrote:On another note - did anyone watch part one of the Alan Bond show tonight on Channel Nine? Was it any good? It aired after The Voice. I think part two is tomorrow night?


I tried. After about an hour I switched off. I don't know a hell of a lot about Alan Bond, but he was portrayed as a narcissistic womaniser who thought money could buy him anything he wanted. He seemed flabbergasted when the air hostess kept turning him down. Thoroughly unlikeable and can't be bothered watching the rest.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:58 am
It didn't draw me in knowing what he was like. I think it'd make me angry!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:51 am
"Blue Murder: Killer Cop" aired on Seven on Sunday and Monday nights. It is the sequel to the original Blue Murder Tele-movies from the mid-1990s, in regards to Roger Rogerson.

I enjoyed it. Richard Roxburgh played Rogerson really well.
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