The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

JUMPIN’ John Safran con­tin­ues with this re­peat se­ries of in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the depths of re­li­gious be­lief in John Safran vs God ( Sun­day, 12.05am, SBS). This episode, Catholic Guilt/ Door to Door Dar­win­ism/ Hin­duism, sees the un­likely television star head off to Si­cily to con­fess to one Fa­ther Pino. Then, back in the US, Safran gets his re­venge on door- to- door Mor­mons in Salt Lake City. Fi­nally, we’re off to In­dia to search for a spir­i­tual guru. Talk about a race around the world . . . Stick­ing with SBS, the broad­caster has a Cut­ting Edge doc­u­men­tary called Kill the Mes­sen­ger ( Mon­day, 1.30pm) that re­veals how a for­eign spy ring with links to al- Qa’ida was dis­cov­ered within the FBI. When the whistle­blower went to the au­thor­i­ties she was sacked. A fright­en­ing ac­count of the bu­reau­cratic bungling that goes on in even the high­est places. The ABC chimes in with some in­ter­est­ing arts doc­u­men­taries. Vin­cent, The Full Story ( Sun­day, 3pm) cov­ers van Gogh’s months of mad­ness that seem to have pro­duced his best work. This is fol­lowed by Mar­garet Barr: He­bridean Suite ( Sun­day, 3.50pm), a profile of the Aus­tralian dance pi­o­neer, with par­tic­u­lar ref­er­ence to the piece of the ti­tle. Then Art Mu­se­ums of the World: Musee D’Or­say: De­gas, The Night Im­pres­sion­ist ( Sun­day, 4.05pm), ex­plores the bril­liance of Edgar De­gas, who dis­cov­ered beauty in a flash of time.

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