MONDAY 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
10.35PM, ABC2 Don’t miss the first three minutes of this unorthodox doco on Nick Cave. Otherwise you’ll miss a rapid-fire capsule of the previous 19,999 days in the life of the seminal Australian singer-songwriter. If you’re not a Cave fan, this opening sequence is crucial, because it’s as close as the film comes to delivering straight factual data on the man. Instead, the filmmakers depict what they accurately call “a mythical, yet contemporary day in the life” of their subject. In the 24 hours covered, Cave will let the audience in on some secrets, and slam the door on others.