Australian television

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Three things with Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickson: ‘It’s a dirty, smelly old beast, rather like myself’
In Guardian Australia’s weekly interview about objects, the TV personality tells us about his emotional connection to his car – and a missing box of memories

As told to Katie Cunningham

19, May, 2024 @3:00 PM

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From Crater Crescent to Canberra: Mr Squiggle gets a new home at the National Museum of Australia
The original pencil-nosed puppet and objects including fellow puppets, artworks, scripts, costumes and more have become part of the National Historical Collection

Natasha May

28, Apr, 2024 @8:21 PM

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Swift Street review – this fresh, bingeable crime drama is an absolute blast
Tanzyn Crawford and Cliff Curtis are great as a father and daughter who must raise $26,000 by whatever means necessary

Luke Buckmaster

23, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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How would you raise $26,000 in 10 days? The rollicking Melbourne crime drama exploring shades of grey
SBS’s Swift Street follows a father and daughter who commit crimes to pay back a dangerous debt – but ‘it’s a privilege to sit on a moral high horse’, says the creator

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

22, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Chloé Hayden on pigeons, high school and celebrity run-ins: ‘This hand pulls me up … and it’s Hugh Jackman’
With season two of Heartbreak High out now, the actor and disability advocate answers a bunch of randomly selected questions – including her totally useless secret skill

Michael Sun

21, Apr, 2024 @12:00 AM

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Heartbreak High season two review – busy, blingy but all a bit flaccid
Netflix’s reboot of the 90s classic ramps up the colour and sensationalism. It’s all high and no heart

Luke Buckmaster

10, Apr, 2024 @3:00 PM

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The Sympathizer, Ripley and Scoop: what’s new to streaming in Australia in April
Plus post-apocalyptic drama Fallout, season two of Heartbreak High and Ra Chapman’s moreish comedy White Fever

Luke Buckmaster

03, Apr, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Three things with Virginia Trioli: ‘I have several small graters from Japan, each for a certain foodstuff’
In Guardian Australia’s weekly interview about objects, the ABC journalist and presenter tells us about a tiny kitchen appliance – and why she has given up on doonas

As told to Katie Cunningham

31, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Alone Australia returns – this time to wild, treacherous New Zealand: ‘The dangers are upscaled’
Applications to be on the gruelling reality TV hit doubled – but the 10 contestants face all new threats including avalanches and earthquakes

Patrick Lenton

25, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Three things with Bluey’s Melanie Zanetti: ‘I never loved a stuffed toy again’
In Guardian Australia’s weekly interview about objects, the voice of Chilli Heeler talks about her childhood heartache – and the box of precious items she has kept from that time

As told to Katie Cunningham

24, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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High Country review – Leah Purcell is as engaging as ever in a decent, if familiar crime series
A grab bag of genre elements but it’s never badly staged – and I’m curious to see how it ends

Luke Buckmaster

18, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Three things with Tom Ballard: ‘It is an eternal, loving reminder of my humiliating failure’
In Guardian Australia’s weekly interview about objects, the comedian tells us about a twee and torpid plant holder – and a treasured tome from a teacher.

As told to Katie Cunningham

17, Mar, 2024 @2:00 PM

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