QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

M* A* S* H, 5pm, Seven

here’ s For the mil­lionth time, episode 40 of the sec­ond se­ries, which

you’ ve first went to air in 1974. I sup­pose if grown up with a show, it must be com­fort­ing to al­ways have it there, like a child­hood friend who never grows up, never changes. Tonight Henry falls in love with a 20- year- old Ja­panese wo­man. Off the Map: Jor­dan, 6.10pm, ABC In­trepid Anne Marsh, 58- year- old theatre ad­min­is­tra­tor, goes off the wall, and off the map. She vis­its the ru­ins of Pe­tra, and trav­els across the south­ern deserts of Jor­dan be­fore spend­ing a night in the desert with a Be­douin fam­ily. Con­stan­tine: A King’ s Story, 7.30pm, SBS They do things dif­fer­ently in Greece. Can you imag­ine a Bri­tish monarch liv­ing in ex­ile in a mod­est house in Athens? Well, not un­less he ab­di­cated to marry an Amer­i­can. But I di­gress. This is a profile of King Con­stan­tine of Greece, pic­tured, who was quite a fel­low. Af­ter win­ning an Olympic gold medal in sail­ing in the 1960s, he mar­ried Anne- Marie, a beau­ti­ful Dan­ish princess. But this fairy­tale ex­is­tence was to last a mere three years. In 1967 Con­stan­tine was de­posed via a mil­i­tary coup. Where did they think they were, Fiji? His ac­qui­es­cence was de­plored by the Greek peo­ple when he swore in the mil­i­tary gov­ern­ment that had de­posed him. He did make at­tempts to over­throw the gen­er­als, but even­tu­ally fled to Rome with Anne- Marie and his fam­ily, be­fore set­tling in Lon­don.

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