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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Graeme Blun­dell

Ev­ery­one is sus­pect, says Cut­ting Edge ’ s Spy­ing on the Home Front ( Tues­day, 8.30pm, SBS), so ex­pect greater gov­ern­ment scru­tiny of your private records and elec­tronic sur­veil­lance of your com­mu­ni­ca­tions. The war against hid­den en­e­mies has in­deli­bly altered the US and Aus­tralia, too. What will hap­pen to per­sonal free­doms, com­mon sense and bal­ance? Do we have to give away all our rights? Hot Docs: Ev­ery Good Mar­riage Be­gins With Tears ( Tues­day, 10pm, SBS) looks at dif­fer­ent perspectives on the com­plex is­sue of ar­ranged mar­riages. Di­rec­tor Si­mon Cham­bers ex­plores the con­cerns of mem­bers of a tra­di­tional Bangladeshi fam­ily and their an­gli­cised off­spring in his hu­mor­ous approach to the sub­ject. The fi­nal Car­bon Cops: The McKin­ney Lel­liot Fam­ily ( Tues­day, 8pm, ABC) fea­tures a busy fam­ily with no time for be­ing green. The full au­dit of a fran­tic lifestyle turns up many trou­ble spots, start­ing with Mike’s 30- minute show­ers and Cath’s method of heat­ing the sub­ur­ban house by crank­ing up the kitchen stove. Inside Aus­tralia ’ s Ha­lal Mate ( Wed­nes­day, 8pm, SBS) is a new four- part ob­ser­va­tional se­ries set in Melbourne’s di­verse Mus­lim com­mu­nity. Tonight, in Afifa’s Match , pre­con­cep­tions about Mus­lim Aus­tralians are con­fronted in a com­pelling story of pas­sion, Pre­mier League fe­male soc­cer and de­vo­tion to Is­lam, while a Le­banese hol­i­day­maker has se­ri­ous visa prob­lems.

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