QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv -

Is Your House Killing You? 7.30pm, SBS Like many Aus­tralian familes, the Moores heat their home with an un- flued gas heater in the win­ter. Par­ents Trenna and Steve play un­sus­pect­ingly with their three young boys in a large fam­ily room. But when one son is di­ag­nosed with asthma, they dis­cover that health haz­ards lurk where you least ex­pect them. Get­ting on the Prop­erty Lad­der, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Nine out of 10 Bri­tish towns are now un­af­ford­able for first home buy­ers. Quelle sur­prise. I was there re­cently and could barely af­ford fish and chips. Though there are uni­ver­sal truths here, like buy­ing to­gether makes it eas­ier ( well, duh), this re­mains a very Brit- cen­tric in­ves­ti­ga­tion into house af­ford­abil­ity. If you’ve al­ways fan­cied a sea change to a barn on the Welsh border, this pro­gram will have you think­ing again. Whacko Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm, Show­time Greats The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show starts this Wed­nes­day’s Whacko night with a bang. Susan Saran­don, what were you think­ing? Tim Curry is de­light­fully deca­dent as a vaguely Scot­tish Dr Frank- N- Furter, if there’s any­one left alive who hasn’t al­ready seen it. Fol­lowed at 10.15pm by Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke. How per­fect is that? The Li­brar­i­ans, 9.30pm, ABC An erotic dream about the pre­mier ( not NSW’s Mor­ris Iemma) gets things off to a good start for head li­brar­ian Frances O’Brien ( Robyn But­ler, pic­tured). Six Feet Un­der - style fan­tasy flash- for­wards spice things up. Wised up Kath & Kim bitch­i­ness meets the con­trived awk­ward­ness of The Of­fice in an orgy of whinge and cringe.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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