QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Col­lec­tors, 8pm, ABC Nor­mally put to­gether in Tas­ma­nia, Col­lec­tors is on tour and comes to you tonight from the State Li­brary of Vic­to­ria. So what’s in store? Wrestling masks, tele­phonic trea­sures, a col­lec­tor’s col­lec­tor who seems to be into doll’s houses, while hosts Andy and Ni­cole get up close and per­sonal with Ned Kelly. Wife Swap, 8.30pm, LifeStyle There are so many se­ries of this show, made on both sides of the At­lantic and shown on free- to- air as well as pay TV here, that it’s hard to know what you’ve seen and what you’ve missed. For the record, this is Bri­tish se­ries five, episode one. It fea­tures Car­rie and John Har­ris, who live on an es­tate in Lan­cashire with their two chil­dren. Brid­get and Mike Baker live on a farm in Northamp­ton, also with two kids. Things don’t go well when the wives swap fam­i­lies. ‘‘ I’m get­ting me stuff and I’m goin’ ’ ome,’’ yells Car­rie quite early on. ‘‘ I’d rather com­mit f--- ing sui­cide than stay here for 10 days.’’ Oh dear. As It Hap­pened: Fidel Cas­tro, 8.30pm, SBS For the leader of a tiny Caribbean coun­try, the in­flu­ence of Fidel Cas­tro ( pic­tured) on the rest of the world has been huge. Is he a ruth­less dic­ta­tor, a cham­pion of so­cial jus­tice or, as he prefers to be known, a Marx­ist Lenin­ist? The be­gin­ning of this well­made two- part se­ries tonight ex­am­ines Cas­tro’s early life, end­ing just af­ter the failed CIA- man­aged Bay of Pigs in­va­sion.

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