QUICK BITES

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Can We Help? 6.30pm, ABC An­other riv­et­ing sea­son of Can We Help? grinds to a halt tonight. Yes, it’s over for an­other year, but not be­fore the team goes global for the most am­bi­tious touchy- feely re­union of the se­ries. Robin Nap­per takes a look at the breathal­yser, a de­vice that changed our be­hav­iour from drink­ing and driv­ing to para­noid and writhing. Avi­a­tion guy Tom Bal­lan­tyne fills us in on the real mys­ter­ies of com­mer­cial air travel, such as why the blinds on the win­dows have to be up when planes land. Madly in Love, 8.30pm, LifeStyle Dat­ing is hard enough for os­ten­si­bly nor­mal folk, so imag­ine how tough it would be if you had learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties. Micky is 19 and wants to meet a ‘‘ nice tall blonde girl with big boobs’’. Ah, such uni­ver­sal dreams. But will his ram­pant at­ten­tion deficit hy­per­ac­tiv­ity dis­or­der im­press the ladies? Be­com­ing Ju­lia, 1.20am, SBS The story of a reg­u­lar Aussie bloke who be­comes the wo­man of his dreams. Yes, while most fel­las are out look­ing for a god­dess on Fri­day nights, just a few feel that they con­tain one. Paul, pic­tured, was a petrol­head bus driver from Bathurst, NSW, but un­der­neath the uni­form there was a lit­tle black cock­tail dress just dy­ing to get out. Gen­der re­as­sign­ment surgery is for life, not just for Christ­mas. Find out what it takes for a man to be­come a wo­man in this en­gag­ing doc­u­men­tary as it cov­ers two years of Paul’s tran­si­tion to Ju­lia.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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