The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

The Oprah Win­frey Show, 1pm, Ten

Join­ing the great wo­man in the spot­light to­day are three of the world’s fun­ni­est peo­ple: Jim Car­rey, Carol Bur­nett and Steve Carell. Let’s hope they can get a word in side­ways.

Can We Help?, 6.30pm, ABC1

We all sleep, but do we all dream? Per­son­ally, I dream of elec­tric sheep. But with four kids and 12 years of bro­ken sleep, how will host Pete Row­sthorn fare when he vis­its the sleep re­search lab at Monash Univer­sity in Melbourne?

Ocean Voy­agers, 6.30pm, An­i­mal Planet

‘‘ Lis­ten, the whales are call­ing,’’ the nar­ra­tor tells us. ‘‘ Fol­low them into their world. Lis­ten to the story of the mother and her new­born, and you will know the story of the hump­back whales.’’ The loud­est sounds made by any an­i­mal, the adult hump­back whale, teach ev­ery new­born hump­back that it is not alone. If the sonorous voice of the nar­ra­tor sounds familiar, it should: it’s Meryl Streep, pic­tured. Mag­i­cal view­ing that should be manda­tory for those who be­lieve whal­ing is a good idea.

Cook Your­self Thin, 7.30pm, LifeStyle

Take one size- 16 wo­man who re­ally loves her food, mix to­gether with four hot women chefs who are wait­ing to share their skinny se­crets, al­low six weeks to re­duce by one size, and you’ve got a recipe to cook your­self thin. Phan­tas­magor­i­cal! Clearly it’s lady nar­ra­tor’s night, and the duty here falls to the gen­tly Scot­tish Ash­ley Jensen, last seen as Christina in Ugly Betty .

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