QUICK BITES

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Tv -

Amer­ica’s Next Top Model, 7.30pm, Ten Six girls re­main and an­other will be elim­i­nated tonight. Does any­one re­ally give a rat’s der­riere? I’m sure mod­el­ling is a cut­throat, thick- skinned, take- no- pris­on­ers kind of pro­fes­sion, but I doubt the re­al­ity has much in com­mon with this drivel. This is some loser’s sadis­tic fan­tasy of how it all might be. Su­per­fi­cial as nail pol­ish and twice as hard to re­move. The Real James Bond’s Gad­gets, 8.30pm, His­tory Chan­nel Wait a minute. Who on earth is the real James Bond? Sean Con­nery? Pierce Bros­nan? Daniel Craig? No chance. As the Mediter­ranean sun glances off a stun­ning chateau, the cam­era closes in on a suited fig­ure. Aaarghh! It’s Roger Moore. Put your hand up if you had for­got­ten all about him and the 14 years of his life he gave to rak­ing in the lolly while play­ing the world’s most fa­mous se­cret agent. ‘‘ When it comes to es­pi­onage, the real tools of the trade are even more ou­tra­geous,’’ he smirks. Which leads to the ques­tion: who is the real tool? Wire in the Blood, 8.30pm, ABC1 That very spe­cial in­ves­ti­ga­tor, foren­sic clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist Tony Hill ( Rob­son Green, pic­tured), is called in to in­ves­ti­gate a se­ries of kid­nap­pings and mur­ders — what else? The first vic­tim, a young man, was beaten, stran­gled, and shot in the head. Why were all three mur­der modes man­dated? I be­lieve overkill is the ex­pres­sion. The same term could be ap­plied to Wire in the Blood , now in its sixth se­ries. Mmmm, mur­der. Must be ABC1 on a Fri­day night.

Ian Cuth­bert­son

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