QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Di­vorce Sto­ries, 7.30pm, SBS Of the 100,000 mar­riages each year in Aus­tralia, 43 per cent will fail. This re­peat SBS se­ries bangs home the mes­sage by look­ing into ex­pec­ta­tions. A wife leaves her man af­ter 27 years and four chil­dren. An­other leaves her man for a wo­man and a third re­sents her hus­band’s con­trol- freak na­ture. Blimey, what did they ex­pect? Choir of Hard Knocks, 8pm, ABC In the fi­nal episode the choir is squab­bling, the choir­mas­ter is stressed to the max and al­most no tick­ets have been sold for a do- or- die per­for­mance at the Melbourne Town Hall in just a few weeks. Colin and Justin on the Es­tate, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Ea­ger to prove they are not just smarmy gay gits who do glossy makeovers of folk on the telly, Colin McAl­lis­ter, pic­tured, and Justin Ryan are com­ing home to Glas­gow to take on a tough hous­ing es­tate called Ar­den. ‘‘ I hope they come up wie a f--- in’ armed guard, cos they’re goney f--- in’ need it,’’ of­fers el­derly Betty MacNeil, a res­i­dent for 45 years. Poor wags. Fire­fight Tokyo, 9.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic The fast pace of Tokyo, the largest city on earth, could drive a per­son to sake. Meet the fire­fight­ers who take on Tokyo’s earth­quakes and fires. Faster than speed­ing bul­let trains, with more de­vices and ro­bots than Astro Boy’s Doc­tor Ele­phant, th­ese ninja of the city are rush­ing to save lives.

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