Australian television

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My house was a film set: ‘They were filming sex scenes on our kitchen bench’
From bloody crime dramas that left lasting splatters to late-night TV and even X-rated fare, people who lent their homes to production crews share their stories

Katie Cunningham

01, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The Tourist, The Gilded Age and Strictly Ballroom: what’s new to streaming in Australia in January
Plus an outback thriller starring Zac Efron, a George Clooney-directed coming-of-age drama and a documentary about Shane Warne

Luke Buckmaster

01, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Spending New Year’s Eve at home? Here’s how to watch the Sydney fireworks – and what else is on TV
From year-end wraps to NYE movies, let the small screen be your party tonight with our Australian television viewing guide

Luke Buckmaster

31, Dec, 2021 @12:12 AM

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From The Newsreader to Wakefield: the 10 best Australian TV shows of 2021
In a year that delivered a glut of superb homegrown drama, comedy, thrillers and documentaries to our television screens, our critic picks his favourites

Luke Buckmaster

30, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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The Tourist review – Jamie Dornan is intense in explosively entertaining outback thriller
An Irishman wakes up in Australia with amnesia in this pulse-pounding series packed with humour and philosophical questions

Luke Buckmaster

30, Dec, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Framed: Marc Fennell unpacks the NGV art heist that rocked Australia
SBS documentary goes beyond the politics, headlines and ransom notes to investigate the 1986 disappearance of Picasso’s Weeping Woman

Brigid Delaney

27, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘I turned 11 vials of smallpox into 11 vampires’: Warwick Thornton on his ‘wacky’ anti-colonial series Firebite
The director channelled his fury about the first fleet into a ‘fun’ Indigenous revenge tale that reinvents the vampire genre for the Australian outback

Smriti Daniel

15, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Firebite review – Warwick Thornton’s exhilarating vampire series will have you hooked
Indigenous vampire hunters fight blood-sucking monsters in this effortlessly cool gorefest shot in sunbaked Coober Pedy

Luke Buckmaster

14, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Aacta awards 2021: Nitram dominates ceremony as stars pay tribute to David Gulpilil
Justin Kurzel’s film wins eight awards, with The Newsreader taking four of the television categories

Kelly Burke

08, Dec, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Children’s television produced in Australia halved since Coalition scrapped quotas, report finds
Seven children’s shows were produced in last financial year – down from 14 – with six of those financed by the ABC

Amanda Meade

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Brooke Blurton on the Bachelorette Australia backlash: ‘I was frustrated with the level of biphobia’
Reeling from the online hate that followed the finale, the show’s first Indigenous bisexual lead opens up about the anguish of losing her sister, finding love with Darvid Garayeli and why she’s ‘bloody proud’

Matilda Boseley

26, Nov, 2021 @10:08 PM

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Brooke Blurton’s Bachelorette Australia changed the conversation – and I’ve never talked more about being bisexual | Matilda Boseley
Having a queer Noongar-Yamatji woman as the star has normalised same-gender relationships – and started discussions around Indigenous history

Matilda Boseley

25, Nov, 2021 @11:18 PM

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