QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Flip­per and Lopaka, 3pm, Seven A car­toon se­ries about a young Poly­ne­sian boy who is swept out to sea, only to be saved by a friendly dol­phin called Flip­per. How very orig­i­nal. Can We Help? 6.30pm, ABC On March 31, 1965, Merle Thorn­ton and Ros­alie Bogner chained them­selves to the bar rail at the Re­gatta ho­tel, Bris­bane. The is­sue? Equal drink­ing rights for women in pub­lic bars. Get the whole story from Pete Row­sthorn and his team tonight. Tag­gart, 8.30pm, ABC Mur­der night on the ABC takes us to a cold, rainy place in Scot­land. A wo­man wan­der­ing alone in the waste­land near a fair­ground is fright­ened to hear foot­steps and is soon dragged to an un­timely, vi­o­lent death. But the co­he­sive­ness of car­ni­val peo­ple works against the ap­par­ent prej­u­dice of DCI Burke ( Alex Nor­ton, pic­tured), who de­scribes them as a bunch of chancers. The mys­tery deep­ens when the mur­dered girl is found to have bruises pre- dat­ing the at­tack. An­i­mal Cops Detroit, 8.30pm, An­i­mal Planet Detroit, Michi­gan. The in­dus­trial heart of the Great Lakes is also home to the Michi­gan Hu­mane So­ci­ety. The an­i­mal cru­elty di­vi­sion is hur­ry­ing to its next call, wor­ried that it may be too late. When the team gets to an aban­doned fac­tory site, a starv­ing dog is found close to death in the freez­ing win­ter cold. He is suf­fer­ing from hy­pother­mia, star­va­tion, frost­bite, par­tial paral­y­sis and even fly strike from the pre­vi­ous sum­mer, all ev­i­dence of ne­glect. Can he be saved in time?

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