WHITLAM: THE POWER AND THE PASSION
Sunday, 7.30pm, ABC1
Shaun Micallef in Mad As Hell did a wonderful send-up of this two-part series in what he described as the ABC’s obsession with Gough Whitlam.
That might be true but the obsession has produced a fascinating documentation of the rise and fall of the consummate politician. It includes interviews with Bill Hayden, Malcolm Fraser and John Howard and those who were on the sidelines watching such as Andrew Denton and actress Annie Phelan. Basically it’s an extended obituary for a man not yet in the grave and a great history lesson.