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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv - Graeme Blundell

True Pulp Mur­der ( Sun­day, 7pm, CI) is a 30- minute doco se­ries that ex­am­ines real mur­der cases from the point of view of de­tec­tives who in­ves­ti­gated them, with com­men­tary from mur­der- mys­tery au­thors. Told in a noirish style, this is be­guil­ing tele­vi­sion. The episodes un­fold with the help of a graphic nov­el­ist, a sul­try redlipped nar­ra­tor who at times shakes her head at the cru­elty of the crimes she is de­pict­ing but mostly re­counts them in a lus­trous tone. Here an al­co­holic house­wife is found be­hind a shel­ter at a neigh­bour­ing play­ing field, her head crushed with a large rock. The cops must deal with a highly er­ratic hus­band to find the truth. Cut­ting Edge: War­lords Next Door ( Tues­day, 8.30pm, SBS) re­veals how key politi­cians at the heart of the vi­cious fight­ing in So­ma­lia have close links with Bri­tain, sup­ported by Bri­tish tax­pay­ers de­spite their in­volve­ment in mass mur­der, tor­ture, ex­tor­tion and cor­rup­tion. Four se­nior fig­ures are tracked from Le­ices­ter and Birm­ing­ham to Mo­gadishu. Filmed over two years Hot Docs: Flip­ping Out ( Tues­day, 10.05pm, SBS) fol­lows a group of young Is­raeli trav­ellers just re­leased from com­pul­sory mil­i­tary ser­vice as they travel to In­dia. More than 30,000 peo­ple do this trip each year, with many tak­ing drugs, lead­ing to psy­chi­atric care for what has be­come known, even in He­brew, as flip­ping out.

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