M. 1994. Dysfunctional Muriel lives life to the accompaniment of ABBA music, yearns to leave her claustrophobic town and to have a wedding. Her opportunity, when it comes, leads her to discover herself and turn the tables on her distinctly awful friends. A true gem with an eyepopping performance from Toni Collette. Bill Hunter. 8.30pm, Showtime Premiere
M. 2010. Comedy goes behind the scenes, revealing the world of Washington politics as a former staffer that has fallen from grace tries to get back in the political game. Tate Donovan, Sarah Clarke. 9.30pm, Go!
M. 1999. Dull, boring tale of American college football with James Van Der Beek as the star quarterback who comes good in time for the final game despite the steroids being offered by his unscrupulous coach and the sexual favours of the team cheerleader. Give this one the red card. Jon Voight. 11.05pm, SBS ONE
AV. 2010. His father killed by a vicious, brutal gaucho gang, the young Nazareno Casero vows revenge and, years later, goes in search of them in the Argentinean desert country. His quest is complicated by his love for the ringleader’s girlfriend. Gaucho western is marked by violence. Pablo Cedron.
Peter Russell Clarke and Myf Warhurst at a table heaving with Aussie staples. YF Warhurst’s nostalgic journey through the recent Australian past continues with a look at food in Nice: And Tasty.
Growing up in a small country town, Warhurst thought that dinner at the local Chinese restaurant was the most exotic culinary experience possible.
With hindsight she realises a lot of our earlier food experiences weren’t exactly authentic – but they were nice.
In Nice: and Tasty, Warhurst explores Australia’s recent food past. Are we ashamed of our national foods and if so why? Is there more to the food in the bain-marie of our local takeaway than we think?
Warhurst chats to such culinary icons as Peter Russell-Clarke and Matt Preston.
She learns how to cook a ‘‘dimmy’’ and tries to find the ‘‘Chiko Roll chick’’ who appeared in the posters she remembers from her childhood.
Her roster of guests includes chefs Elizabeth Chong, Shannon Bennet and advertising CEO and Gruen Planet regular Russel Howcroft.
Wednesday, 8pm, ABC1.