THOSE mulling over the implications of the release of
Cutting Edge: Taxi to the David Hicks last week may find Dark Side
( Tuesday, SBS, 8.30pm) interesting viewing. More than 100 prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in US custody during the war on terror. Dilawar, an Afghan taxi driver, was detained by the US military one afternoon. The men of his home village, who describe him as honest and kind, wondered why he was randomly chosen to be in prison, without trial. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died in his Bagram prison cell.
Dining with the Devil Continuing the theme, ( SBS, 1.05am) explores clandestine co- operation between the CIA and the PLO from the early 1970s. Lightening things
there’ s up a little, but still on SBS, another screening of Australian Biography: Thomas Keneally
( Thursday, 1pm). Surely one of our best and perhaps best loved writers, Keneally is responsible for various prize- winning titles,
’ Schindler s Ark, which was awarded the most famously
’ Booker Prize and was turned into the movie Schindler s
Dynasties: The Roycroft Family List by Steven Spielberg. ( Friday, ABC, 10.15pm) is also a repeat, but is great
Australia’ s television. It is the story of arguably most famous equestrian family, certainly the most successful Olympic family, between them representing Australia 14 times. Certainly the Roycrofts live privileged lives, but essentially this is the story of battlers who made good.