QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Glam­our Game, 7.30pm, SBS Roulette? Polo? Nah, it’s the Miss Aus­tralia con­test. Ac­tu­ally, that’s misses Aus­tralia, for there are lots of them. For more than 70 years, the wo­man who would be­come the face of the na­tion was de­ter­mined by the Miss Aus­tralia quest. Meet the girls, now mostly older women, as they re­flect on their ex­pe­ri­ences in the pageant. Beryl Mills won the first con­test in 1926 and was rapidly shipped off to the US to sell Aus­tralia. So that’s where the idea that a pretty girl can sell any­thing came from. My Bril­liant Brain, 8.30pm, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic Are ge­niuses born or made? Marc Yu, pic­tured, is a cute seven- yearold who gets dressed for a con­cert as his mates are get­ting into their jam­mies for bed. Marc isn’t go­ing to a con­cert, he’s go­ing to give one. He can play more than 40 classical pieces from me­mory, and tells us he likes the es­pe­cially dif­fi­cult ones. Do kids such as Marc just work harder than oth­ers or are they born with bril­liant brains? Rose and Maloney, 9.40pm, ABC For a cop show with a dif­fer­ence, it’s hard to go past this. Maloney ( Philip Davis) is a snivelling lit­tle twerp who plays by the rules and caves in to any form of author­ity. His part­ner Rose ( Sarah Lan­cashire), on the other hand, is a fire­brand who is al­ways get­ting sus­pended for break­ing the rules. Tonight it looks as if the dy­namic duo have made a ter­ri­ble mis­take, not for the first time.

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