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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.

THE CELTS

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.

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