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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

ABC, 8.30pm

This new his­tory- based se­ries uses dra­matic re­con­struc­tion, ex­pert anal­y­sis and archival footage to tell the per­sonal dra­mas of World War I. Fol­low­ing six key char­ac­ters: foot sol­dier Archie Bar­wick ( Myles Pol­lard) from Tas­ma­nia; army nurse Kit McNaughton ( Jane Watt) from south- west Vic­to­ria; Boer war vet­eran Harold “Pom­pey” Elliott ( Luke He­witt) from Mel­bourne; English born, farm labourer’s son Tom Barker ( Tom Mil­ton); peace cam­paigner, Vida Goldstein ( Vir­ginia Gay) and pro- war cru­sader Eva Hughes ( Alexan­dra Jones); their emo­tional jour­neys are told through let­ters, diaries, speeches and news­pa­per ar­ti­cles.

TDT, 7.30pm

We’re all told that fresh is best, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to o fish. But with frozen va­ri­eties around a third of the price, Jamie Oliver ( pic­tured) ctured) is here to teach us how to make the most of the less ex­pen­sive of­fer­ing. fer­ing. He’s whip­ping up a scrump­tious- look­ing tikka curry that seems as easy as it is cost- ef­fec­tive. The naked chef also dishes up a thrifty y cheese and bean combo, and smoky bar­be­cue baked beans with sweet weet potato. And the Mex­i­can- in­spired meals con­tinue with a slight ght Asian twist in a tortilla- wrapped chicken dish. As usual, Jamie e makes cook­ing fun and sim­ple.

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