DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
RED DOG, Foxtel, 6.50pm
THIS superb, all-ages picture is based on a true story, irresistibly embellished by the Outback myth that grew around it. There’s a fair bit of the popular book by British writer Louis de Bernieres in there too. The title character, a copper-hued kelpie, which became a living legend in WA’s Pilbara region in the 1970s, is played by a remarkably expressive pooch named Koko. The adventures of the redoubtable Red Dog (and his hilarious nemesis, Red Cat!) unfold as all ripping yarns should, with a sly wink and a steady hand.