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‘‘ Un­for­get­table, Nine, Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 6, 8.30pm DY­LAN Walsh, who played op­po­site Aus­tralia’s Ju­lian McMa­hon on Nip/Tuck, is full of praise for Un­for­get­table co-star Poppy Mont­gomery. ‘‘We met to do the read-through for the pi­lot, shook hands and we were laugh­ing right away, which is for­tu­nate,’’ Walsh says with a wry smile. ‘‘But, yes, it’s my curse to be stuck with these Aus­tralians. She’s fun and very charis­matic, as these Aus­tralians tend to be!’’ Walsh plays homi­cide de­tec­tive Al Burns. He wanted a slower, toned-down role from his showy Sean Mc­Na­mara on Nip/Tuck. ‘‘I was look­ing for some­thing to­tally dif­fer­ent from the thing I’d just done for seven years,’’ he says. ‘‘I wanted a char­ac­ter that car­ried him­self dif­fer­ently or spoke dif­fer­ently, thought dif­fer­ently, had a whole dif­fer­ent world. And this was it. ‘‘What I liked about Un­for­get­table was that I had to hold up the side of the show as sort of the po­lice pro­ce­dural, while she (Mont­gomery) does a dif­fer­ent part of the show. And the trick was to bring them to­gether, make them work. ‘‘Un­like other pro­ce­du­rals this one has built into it a per­sonal side — you have to go into their lives. This mem­ory de­vice al­lows us to go back and look at this ro­mance that hap­pened in a dif­fer­ent time frame.’’

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