Thursday, 9.30pm, ABC1 Welcome to a second series of Lowdown, a comedy about the professional and private lives of people who work at The Sunday Sun, a fictional Australian tabloid newspaper. The program constantly amuses itself, and us, by inserting in-jokes and surprising real-world elements coated in the merest patina of disguise. In Pretty Pollie, tonight’s debut of this eight-episode series, a racist politician makes a video to be shown only in the event of her death. And that famous clunker from Rockhampton’s The Morning Bulletin, where the paper found itself on Media Watch with a headline about 30,000 pigs being swept away in the Queensland floods, is referenced. Of course there are people who are not fans of Media Watch, and to both of you I say a reporter from The Bully was told that 30 sows and pigs were washed away. Boom, tish. Adam Zwar ( Wilfred, Agony Uncles) is terrific as bumbling entertainment reporter and romantically hamstrung bloke Alex Burchill. He desperately needs a big sleazy scoop to keep his new editor Jeremy Bristol (Nicholas Bell) satisfied. Help is at hand when naked pictures of the pollie are shoved under his door. The show is narrated by Geoffrey Rush, an idea surely pinched from Tom Baker narrating Little Britain.