QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Big Strong Boys, 7.30pm, How To Gather in­sight into the mys­te­ri­ous trade se­crets of do­ing it your­self. See mir­a­cles worked on bun­gled rooms. Tag­gart, 8.30pm, ABC ‘‘ Come on, ya Jessies, run!’’ Who knew there was a Scot­tish equiv­a­lent of the bark­ing US drill sergeant? Tonight the soft heather tones of the lovely Blythe Duff as DS Jackie Reid are re­placed, at least at first, by the gut­tural honk of a Scot­tish sol­dier. DI Rob­bie Ross ( John Michie, pic­tured) moves into the train­ing camp to in­fil­trate the cul­ture. Turns out there’s some nasty black­mail go­ing on and, wait, is that a ghost I see? Surely not. Fol­lowed at 9.35pm by an episode of The Ghost Squad en­ti­tled Scot­tish Borders . Jeri­cho, 9.30pm, Ten In the post- nu­clear holo­caust town of Jeri­cho, win­ter is set­ting in. Re­sources are run­ning out and there are more hun­gry mouths to feed due to the in­flux of refugees. So should the last to ar­rive be the first to get the heave- ho, as the mayor sug­gests? Cruel logic, and not ev­ery­one agrees. Some are hit­ting the road of their own ac­cord, with death- de­fy­ing bravado. Sud­denly, a tank and a bunch of sol­diers ar­rive. ‘‘ We’re the US marines and we’re here to help,’’ says the com­man­der. ‘‘ We won the war. We nuked the hell out of North Korea and Iran,’’ he says, as if re­count­ing a base­ball score. So, the war is won and re­con­struc­tion can be­gin. Or can it?

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