HOWARD ON MENZIES: BUILDING MODERN AUSTRALIA
7. 40PM, ABC Robert (Bob) Menzies is Australia’s longest-serving prime minister but his legacy is disputed. Former prime minister John Howard, an unashamed admirer, ponders Menzies’ place in history in this compelling two-part series. To Howard’s credit, he is happy to be challenged on his beliefs by others, including Bob Hawke, Clive James, Barry Humphries and Thomas Keneally.
OBAMA: EIGHT YEARS OF POWER
8. 3 5 PM, S BS Did any US President come to power with as many expectations as Barrack Obama? The first African American President seemed more saviour than politician when he took office in 2009. “You and I are going to change this country y and we’ll changeg the world,” Obama spruiked. This four-part series shows how economic collapse,ollapse, a fierce Republican opposition and the populist Tea Party derailed those e plans.
7. 3 0PM, S BS The Celts have an almost st mythic reputation but what do we really know about this ancient ncient tribe? Anthropologist Alice lice Roberts and archaeologist gist Neil Oliver ( Vikings) are out to tell the real story in this his three-part series.