QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv -

Build­ing a Dream, 12.30pm, Seven This is the story of the great­est mo­ment in a broad­caster’s life: the cre­ation of the Oprah Win­frey Lead­er­ship Academy. In­ter­est­ing that it’s on Seven and not the great wo­man’s spir­i­tual home here, Ten. But then the dream school wasn’t as dreamy for some of the girls as it was sup­posed to be, with rev­e­la­tions that chil­dren were abused there, to Win­frey’s un­der­stand­able hor­ror. Beauty Par­lour, 8.35pm, SBS A ti­tle like that in to­day’s television mar­ket could fill one with dread. But this is far from the vile re­al­ity out­ing, per­haps with com­pet­i­tive colourist elim­i­na­tions, you might ex­pect. In­stead it’s about how one wo­man, Les­ley Re­gan, who runs the ob­stet­ric and gy­nae­col­ogy de­part­ment at St Mary’s Hospi­tal in Lon­don, takes on the cos­met­ics in­dus­try over its patently mis­lead­ing claims. At 50, she’s de­ter­mined to take her high sci­en­tific stan­dards home to her bath­room cabi­net, so that all cos­metic users may ben­e­fit.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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