A Grand Night in with Wal­lace & Gromit

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 7.30pm, UKTV If you have lit­tle ones burst­ing with ex­cite­ment who just can’t seem to set­tle tonight in an­tic­i­pa­tion of the big man’s ar­rival, you could do worse than park them in front of ev­ery­one’s favourite stop-mo­tion characters, Wal­lace and Gromit. The Grand Night In be­gins with A Grand Day Out, fol­lowed by The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and, fi­nally, A Mat­ter of Loaf and Death. If there’s any­one alive who hasn’t seen a sin­gle episode of Wal­lace & Gromit, they are in for a treat with this thor­oughly English duo. Like Monty Halls and his faith­ful dog Reuben (see free-to-air page), Wal­lace gets through good times and bad with his strik­ingly in­tel­li­gent mutt Gromit. Wal­lace is an ab­sent-minded in­ven­tor and cheese en­thu­si­ast, es­pe­cially fond of Wens­ley­dale. He has been known to call off ro­mances af­ter dis­cov­er­ing his girl­friend doesn’t like cheese. Clever peo­ple de­scribe Gromit, who never speaks but

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