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Ep 345: The Goodies

The Goodies is confusing because it’s singular and plural, it was shown in Australia for kids but made for very adults, and is revered by all except for a bunch of people involved in making it. Ben McKenzie gets to the bottom of all that.

Also, Brett’s been crawling around his vault again and we get to see what he’s dug up.

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Sammy J and Wednesday Night Fever

People were sick and we still wanted to give you a special something. So Josh interviewed Sammy J about his television career so far and how he feels about hosting a new comedy show on the ABC.

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Ep 344: Hannibal, Live on Bowen

We have an interview with Rob Lloyd, the host of Channel 31’s Live on Bowen about hosting live TV and what he wanted to be when he grew up.

Then, due to popular demand, we review Hannibal. Is it as tasty as everyone says? Is it best viewed while sipping on some fine chianti? Only by listening will you have the answer.

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Ep 343: Banshee

Every now and then a show comes along that really makes you think about the world. Banshee may or may not be that show. We discuss it this week.

Also, why is Josh excited about reading? It must be a book about television. Find out more in this episode, filled with more sex and violence than you could poke an Amish barn at.

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Ep 342: Adam Richard and Celebrities

Have you ever wondered why celebrities actually go onto celebrity reality tv shows? We have. So we ask Adam Richard what the story is. You’re going to be shocked or not.

Also, Brett disturbs us with some people driving tiny little cars and trying to sell us insurance or supermarkets or something.

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Ep 341: Whitlam, Leongatha

Another documentary about Whitlam? You might be shocked to discover they’re not as common as Mad As Hell would have us believe. Penny Robins tells us about creating the new doco for the ABC.

Shane Dunlop is the writer/director of new community television comedy series Leongatha. He tells us about making TV location-based narrative comedy on the thinnest of shoestrings.

For those who demand more Courteney Hocking, she’s our co-host this week.

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Ep 340: In The Flesh, Sweet & Sour

Are you sick of films and tv shows about zombies? Then listen to this discussion of In The Flesh, a three part drama from BBC Three.

Also, John reaches into the past for a Things You May Have Missed about rock’n’roll and the 80s.

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Ep 339: Sabour Bradley’s Head First

Sabour Bradley is the writer, director and host of the new ABC2 factual series, Head First, but can it be called documentary? He takes us through the mind of a daredevil in search of the truth.

Also, splendid chap and Graeme Garden impersonator, Ben McKenzie comes on board with a slew of facts to be checked and man of passion, Glenn Peters expresses his unchecked opinions on the Checkout.

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Ep 338: Mr Selfridge, Chris Rankine

Mr Selfridge is a period drama starring Jeremy Piven and a bunch of English people. We reach deep into our reviewing hole to investigate a show that has no urgent shouting nor any blood splatter.

Chris Rankine is an advertising creative who worked at Campaign Palace in the 70s and 80s and was adamant that a sheep dog not be in a commercial for paint. He talks to us about how things have changed.

Hear the magic that makes us one of Time Out‘s top 10 podcasts.

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Ep 337: Utopia and Sketch Comedy

There’s a UK show from Channel 4 that aired earlier this year called Utopia. We review it at the risk of being discovered and chased through England.

Also, is sketch comedy still as relevant as it used to be? We make a clumsy attempt to answer that question.

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