QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Four Wed­dings and an Ex­e­cu­tion, 7.35pm, SBS The sto­ries of six dames who fell in love with hard­ened, vi­o­lent crim­i­nals. What is the cost to the women? How did so many of them be­come preg­nant to their dream lovers? Alessan­dra, pic­tured, moved to the US to marry her man, con­victed mur­derer Shoz ShisIn­day, af­ter 10 years of cor­re­spon­dence. Trader’s Dreams, 8.30pm, SBS Ac­cord­ing to page three of the eBay bi­ble, our uniquely hu­man pas­sion for barter and trade is what sets us apart from the rest of the an­i­mal king­dom. Who said in­ter­net shop­ping isn’t a re­li­gion? More than 200 mil­lion peo­ple use the eBay auc­tion site ev­ery day. Bad Lads Army: Ex­treme, 8.30pm, UKTV ‘‘ This bunch of ly­ing, thiev­ing scum­bags is the worst ever. They are vile, vi­o­lent and ven­omous.’’ So says the nar­ra­tor of this ul­ti­mate barmy army epic about his charges. Of course the poor suck­ers are in for four weeks of bru­tal, mag­got- eat­ing, cold- show­er­ing para­trooper train­ing. ‘‘ Only the tough­est will sur­vive.’’ Well, duh. JTV’s One Night Stand in Cowra, 10pm, ABC The story of what hap­pens when 15,000 rock ’ n’ roll pun­ters de­scend on a coun­try town for a con­cert fea­tur­ing Sil­ver­chair, the Mid­night Jug­ger­nauts and Be­hind Crim­son Eyes. A com­pe­ti­tion on the Triple J youth net­work even­tu­ally un­earthed Cowra as the lucky town for the in­va­sion. Be pre­pared to sit through 20 min­utes of the set- up be­fore the first band, Leap of Faith, takes the stage.

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