Wednesday, 9.30pm, ABC2 This half-hour entertainment series with ABC political commentator Annabel Crabb tonight features senior Liberal figure Bronwyn Bishop, once touted as a future prime minister. Crabb sits down somewhere in Australia and eats and talks food, recipes and the problems of the day with politicians from both sides of the fence in the expectation that dinner bookings or luncheon appointments can turn into anthropological studies. Bishop is certainly a formidable subject but a gracious hostess, breaking out her best silver for her mushroom lasagne with a roma tomato, bocconcini and basil leaf salad. ‘‘ When you ask someone how they learned to cook, it’s like asking their life story,’’ Crabb says. Bishop spills the beans on some of the Liberal Party’s most famous leadership tussles and gives her thoughts on feminism and, inevitably, the influence of Margaret Thatcher. As always there are uncomfortable moments and you wonder just how many hours of takes and retakes Crabb and her subjects must endure to get a few nuggets of broadcast gold. Crabb grows on you as a presenter. She’s a little gawky and charmingly ingenuous, the guilelessness subtly masking her incisive political acumen.