QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Bindi, The Jun­gle Girl, 3pm, ABC Bindi Ir­win, pic­tured, is a chip off the old block. There has been a lot of spec­u­la­tion about the ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of putting th­ese first episodes to air, as they fea­ture Steve Ir­win and it is both spooky and touch­ing to see him again. But can you imag­ine any other ma­jor star hav­ing com­pleted work pulled be­cause of his demise? And the kid is a nat­u­ral, just like her dad, with a gift for an­i­mal in­ter­ac­tion and buck­ets of en­thu­si­asm. Good luck to her. The Hairy Bik­ers Ride Again, 7.30pm, SBS Dave My­ers and Si­mon King are back. They love rid­ing bikes, eat­ing and cook­ing, in that or­der. As in Surf­ing the Menu, the blokey el­e­ment is prom­i­nent, but with a north­ern English slant. Tonight the hairy ones are in Madras, south­ern In­dia. ‘‘ I dunno, Dave, I think your karma just ran over me dogma,’’ says Si. Groan. Medium, 9.30pm, Ten Joe Dubois seems to be still pro­cess­ing his re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence as a hostage. So when Alison wakes up in the mid­dle of the night with her usual lit­tle scream, and with a clear view of the next vic­tim of a se­rial killer, who charm­ingly re­moves heads and places them on the shoul­ders of other vic­tims, she gets a start when good- na­tured old Joe is not there to be dis­turbed and com­fort­ing. At that mo­ment, Joe is in the liv­ing room hav­ing a Six Feet Un­der - style con­ver­sa­tion with his dead fa­ther.

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