SATUR­DAY

GUN­SLINGERS

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

DOCO, 9.30PM, DIS­COV­ERY Wy­att Earp, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wild Bill Hick­ock, John Wes­ley Hardin and Tom Horn are the stuff of legend. So much has been writ­ten about th­ese six wild west icons that it’s hard to sep­a­rate fact from fi ction. The six- part drama­tised doc­u­men­tary se­ries Gun­slingers aims to rec­tify that sit­u­a­tion by pre­sent­ing lit­tle- known facts about their lives and giv­ing more in­sight into the tur­moil of the 19th cen­tury Amer­i­can fron­tier. Tonight’s fi rst episode cen­tres on Earp, played by J. R. Fer­gu­son, and nar­rated by Kurt Rus­sell, who played the cel­e­brated law­man in Tomb­stone. Gun­slingers is of­ten bru­tal and bloody but never less than fas­ci­nat­ing. It strips the var­nish off the myths.

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