WHIT­LAM: THE POWER AND THE PAS­SION

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -

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.

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