Tony Robin­son’s Time Walks

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 7.30pm, His­tory At 66, Tony Robin­son is be­yond spry, he’s pos­i­tively manic. He talks in a voice like a high-pitched ma­chine-gun and jumps around Aus­tralia with more kick in his step than most football play­ers. Robin­son is here to ex­plore our coun­try, to tell sto­ries and to un­cover the hid­den his­tory that sur­rounds the places we take for granted ev­ery day. Well, that’s the idea. I don’t mean to sound un­grate­ful, but what would have been the prob­lem with get­ting some­one who ac­tu­ally knows what he’s talk­ing about, who has lived most of his life in these places and could add to the schol­arly yet some­how su­per­fi­cial knowl­edge with ac­tual lived wis­dom? I guess the pro­duc­ers were count­ing on our ac­cep­tance

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