DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Saturday - PRO­HI­BI­TION, SBS One, 8.30pm

IT’S kind of crazy that a Ken Burns (pic­tured) doc­u­men­tary is on tonight, but on the other hand what a great lead-in to Board­walk Em­pire. I take it you’re watch­ing both? So you’ve seen the money that was be­ing made. But one thing Board­walk Em­pire doesn’t show are the in­no­cent drinkers who died from poi­soned, rub­bish al­co­hol. De­cent Cana­dian whisky was flow­ing in the cities — this is what Nucky was trad­ing in, and the star of the era, Al Capone — but out in the coun­try things were much drier. This is a fan­tas­tic se­ries, told in the sig­na­ture Ken Burns style, with all that great ar­chive ma­te­rial.

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