TIM WINTON’S THE TURNING
ABC1, Sunday, 9.40pm, M ( 2013)
Tim Winton almost has a god- like status in Australia’s fiction world – the awardwinning novelist is loved by academics and readers alike. Having already wowed at the Melbourne International Film Festival, ABC is airing part of the screen adaptation of The Turning, which consists of separate chapters – each helmed by different directors – following the lives in a small coastal town. In a unique move, all the chapters will be available on the network’s website. Rose Byrne ( pictured) won an AACTA award for best actress, while other big names including Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh lend their considerable acting chops to this ambitious project.