Aunty’s tal­ent for class of 2014

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TELEVISION -

CHRIS Lilley goes back to school and Spick and Specks re­turns af­ter more than two years with a fresh look as part of ABC TV’s 2014 line-up. The net­work re­leased its pro­gram­ming on Tues­day for the next 12 months, which in­cluded sev­eral new dra­mas, com­edy shows and doc­u­men­taries. Lilley will re­vive his Sum­mer Heights High char­ac­ter Jonah Takalua in a stand-alone se­ries, fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his cre­ation Ja’mie.

Killing Heidi front­woman Ella Hooper will be a team cap­tain in the re­vival of mu­sic quiz show Spick and Specks, which stopped pro­duc­tion in 2011.

Vet­eran ac­tors Bryan Brown and Sam Neill team up for the drama Old School, about a re­tired cop and a re­tired crim who solve crimes, un­ravel scams and make some cash on the side.

The let­ters and diaries of five Aus­tralian and New Zealand nurses dur­ing WWI form the ba­sis for the show An­zac Girls, while Car­lotta tells the tale of the Aus­tralian trans­gen­der pi­o­neer, star­ring Packed to the Rafters ac­tress Jes­sica Marais.

The con­tro­ver­sial Chaser team re­turns with We’ll Have To Leave It There, while doc­u­men­tary and fac­tual shows in­clude Afghanistan: The Aus­tralian War and The Fly­ing Min­ers.

There will also be a 60-minute doc­u­men­tary on the day The Bea­tles ar­rived in Aus­tralia in 1964.

Chris Lilley

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