Morgan Spurlock’s New Britannia
Saturday, 8.35pm, SBS Two Morgan Spurlock is as American as apple pie. The charismatic filmmaker has moved on since he took McDonald’s (and its apple pies) to the cleaners in his 2004 documentary Super Size Me. Now quite normally sized, and playing the role of an American abroad, Spurlock hosts this panel program about contemporary issues. ‘‘ It’s a British show with an American host looking at what we have in common and where we drift apart,’’ he says. The debut episode investigates the issue of foreigners. There’s a Letterman-like opening monologue (trust me, Spurlock is no Letterman) before the panellists — including Ruby Wax — come to rescue the man from his own woodenness. It’s a task, all right.