Best on the Box
After a few misfires – like the dreadful feature film Any Questions for Ben and the stinky quiz show Have You Been Paying Attention? – the Working Dog team gets its mojo back with this funny satire about bureaucracy and planning inside the fictional Nation Building Authority. Tonight, the supposedly simple exercise of changing the NBA’s logo turns into a disaster, not least because of its resemblance to a famous album cover. While they’re still finding their feet in this premiere episode, next week’s is an instant comedy classic.
Tom Ballard ( pictured) hosts Reality Check, a Gruen Transfer- style examination of reality television, exposing the sneaky editing, fake storylines and behind- the- scenes drama of the big reality franchises. This new eight- part series looks at why it’s become such a potent cultural force and the dominant form of TV. There will also be jokes, and lots of them.