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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Aus­tralia Doesn’t Just Want To Kill You Sun­day, 7.30pm, Dis­cov­ery (608)

Who would have be­lieved that some of our most dan­ger­ous an­i­mals might save your life? Well, in this fas­ci­nat­ing se­ries Kelly Strzepek — brisk, au­thor­i­ta­tive and in­trepid — in­ves­ti­gates the genius be­hind na­ture’s de­signs, ex­plor­ing how the death adder, croc­o­dile, great white shark and even platy­pus are in­spir­ing cut­ting-edge re­search in bio­med­i­cine and biotech­nol­ogy. Few sci­ence pre­sen­ters are as adept in the wild.

Mr Robot Thurs­day, Presto

The highly an­tic­i­pated sec­ond sea­son of the Golden Globe-win­ning drama ar­rives fol­low­ing USA Net­work’s re­cent an­nounce­ment that the sea­son has been upped from 10 episodes to 12, all of them di­rected by cre­ator and ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Sam Es­mail. Mr Robot fol­lows El­liot Alder­son (Rami Malek), a cy­ber-se­cu­rity en­gi­neer who be­comes in­volved in the un­der­ground hacker group fso­ci­ety af­ter be­ing re­cruited by their mys­te­ri­ous leader (Chris­tian Slater). Air­ing the same day as the US broad­cast, this new sea­son picks up 30 days af­ter the now in­fa­mous fso­ci­ety hack against multi­na­tional com­pany Evil Corp, and ex­plores the con­se­quences of that at­tack. If you missed the first sea­son, every episode is now stream­ing.

Peter Gar­rett: A Ver­sion of Now Tues­day, 9.30pm, MAX (805)

In a Fox­tel world exclusive, MAX was in­vited into the record­ing stu­dio to cap­ture the mak­ing of Peter Gar­rett’s de­but solo al­bum, A Ver­sion of Now. A col­lec­tion of nine songs, this is the for­mer politi­cian’s first of­fi­cial foray into mu­sic in more than a decade. The songs “just dropped out of the sky, they just ap­peared”, he says. The al­bum fea­tures Gar­rett on vo­cals with ter­rific back-up from Martin Rot­sey (Mid­night Oil) on gui­tar, Mark Wil­son (Jet) on bass gui­tar, Peter Lus­combe (Paul Kelly/Rock­wiz) on drums, Jamie Hutch­ings (Blue­bot­tle Kiss) on gui­tar and Heather Shan­non (the Jez­abels) on key­boards, with Burke Reid as pro­ducer. The doco pro­vides in­ti­mate ac­cess and fea­tures can­did in­ter­views with Gar­rett and his mu­si­cal col­lab­o­ra­tors. Highly pleased with what they achieve — there are big songs with big cho­ruses along­side a cou­ple of more in­tro­spec­tive num­bers — he calls it “a won­der­ful ex­er­cise in or­ganic, col­lab­o­ra­tive mu­sic-mak­ing”.

Chris­tian Slater, Rami Malek in Mr Robot

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