QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Cap­tain Flamingo, 7.30am, ABC Sick of be­ing a lit­tle kid in a big kid’s world? So is Milo, but his su­per­pow­ered toys en­cour­age him to be­come the lit­tle kids’ pro­tec­tor: Cap­tain Flamingo. An Amer­i­can start to a young per­son’s car­toon day. Mas­ter­class: An Au­di­ence with Film­mak­ers, 8.30pm, Ova­tion Tonight’s au­di­ence is with Aus­tralian film leg­end Bud Ting­well, who looks back fondly on his lengthy ca­reer. Tat­too Fix­a­tion, 8.30pm, Bio Where get­ting inked was once the prove­nance of bad boys ( bik­ers, crim­i­nals and sailors), ac­cord­ing to this pro­gram, by 2003, 36 per cent of Amer­i­cans aged 25 to 29 had one or more tat­toos. ‘‘ Doc­tors, lawyers, ev­ery­body does it now,’’ of­fers a par­tic­u­larly inky fel­low. A well- made and highly watch­able in­quiry into the his­toric, cul­tural and con­tem­po­rary prac­tices of tat­too­ing that goes a long way to­wards ex­plain­ing its pop­u­lar­ity. At the Movies, 10pm, ABC Un­tram­melled by any real com­pe­ti­tion, un­less you count SBS’s new 10- minute multi- plat­form ver­sion of The Movie Show, David Stratton, pic­tured, and Mar­garet Pomer­anz keep their per­sonal stan­dards and the en­ter­tain­ment level high. Tonight’s movies in­clude Cash­back, di­rected by Sean El­lis, which started life as a suc­cess­ful 2004 short film and was re­made as a full- length fea­ture last year; and Hula Girls, about the quest to de­velop Ja­pan’s first Hawai­ian vil­lage.

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