QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Ian Cuth­bert­son

Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent, 7.30pm, Seven

‘‘ Hold on to your hats, Aus­tralia, the most un­pre­dictable tal­ent show this coun­try has ever seen is back.’’ So says Grant Denyer, pic­tured, the most un­pre­dictable weather­man the coun­try has seen, as he her­alds a sec­ond sea­son of Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent . The judges are Dan­nii Minogue, Red Sy­monds and Tom Burlin­son. It’s all so . . . un­pre­dictable.

Mil­lion­aire’s Mis­sion, 8.30pm, ABC1

Oh, brother. De­vel­op­ment agency World Vi­sion chal­lenges eight top Bri­tish busi­ness lead­ers to im­prove the liv­ing stan­dards of a re­mote Ugan­dan farm­ing com­mu­nity. With a tone some­where be­tween Celebrity Big Brother and Sur­vivor , the show demon­strates the ab­ject fail­ure of rich ego­ma­ni­acs to get along har­mo­niously enough to agree on much of any­thing that will help.

Jen­nifer Byrne Presents Peter, Paul & Ian, 10pm, ABC1

Nope, they’re not a new folk group har­mon­is­ing their way through Leav­ing on a Jet Plane and Early Morn­ing Rain . The three are writ­ers Peter Carey, Paul Auster and Ian McEwan. From the get- go, Byrne is so ef­fu­sive she makes freshly opened cham­pagne seem flat. Is ev­ery­thing re­ally so funny and won­der­ful, Jen­nifer?

Balls of Steel, 10.30pm, Nine

De­spite its vaguely porno­graphic ti­tle and open­ing com­ments from host Mark Dolan (‘‘ This is the show where new co­me­di­ans and per­form­ers gather to­gether to im­press you with the size of their balls’’), it is more test­ing than tes­tic­u­lar, as reg­u­lars such as the An­noy­ing Devil do their best to get the col­lec­tive dan­der of the Bri­tish pub­lic up.

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