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DRAMA THE DOC­TOR BLAKE MYS­TER­IES

8. 3 0PM, ABC

A brash young rower cel­e­brates win­ning a race on Lake Wen­douree by tak­ing a dip in the wa­ter. Turns out he’s a bet­ter rower than he is a swim­mer. So it is that Doc­tor Blake is called into ac­tion for an­other year of crack­ing mur­der mys­ter­ies. Craig McLachlan (look­ing more dis­tin­guished with ev­ery se­ries) is joined by an im­pres­sive cast in­clud­ing Alyson Whyte (above, with McLachlan).

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STAND-UP SU­PER­STARS: BILL MA­HER – LIVE FROM DC 7. 3 0PM, T HE C OMEDY C HANNEL Last year, this was HBO’s most-watched com­edy spe­cial since Robin Wil­liams in 2009. Australia may not be so riv­eted: Ma­her’s weekly dis­sec­tion of US pol­i­tics Real­Time doesn’t air here any­more and this spe­cial is chock full of Repub­li­cans vs Obama bits. Still, his bit about be­ing sued by Don­ald Trump is funny in any lan­guage.

DRAMA

THE WIRE STREAM­ING ON PRESTO It’s Fri­day, so a per­fect night to o bury your­self in the end­less joys of stream­ing. Make a bee­line for this in­flu­en­tial crime se­ries – all l five sea­sons re­side on Presto. There’s a rea­son Idris Elba, Ai­dan Gillen, Michael K. Wil­liams ms (right) and Do­minic West are in ev­ery­thing now – and that rea­son is TheWire.

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