NEALA JOHN­SON OUT OF THE BOX

TRAC­TOR MON­KEYS, ABC1, 8.30pm

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Wednesday -

MER­RICK Watts digs through the ABC ar­chives to find old TV news pieces for this stilted and flat quiz show. If not for the in­put of team leader Dave O’Neil, the en­tire af­fair would be a bust. As it is, there’s some retro rem­i­nisc­ing about pin­ball par­lours, slinkies, Hills Hoists and Aus­tralia’s first com­puter hair de­sign sys­tem. And we see old-school TV news­men re­port­ing from in­ter­est­ing van­tage points— not ex­actly up to to­day’s OH&S stan­dards. Op­pos­ing team leader Monty Di­mond dis­plays plenty of ig­no­rance. Rob Carl­ton and Fiona O’Lough­lin don’t get the chance to do much at all.

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