TV High­lights

Your guide to what’s on free- to- air TV this week

Townsville Bulletin - - TV GUIDE -

ABC, Fri­day, 8.30pm Martin Clunes plays

au­thor Sir Ar thur Co­nan Doyle in this three- par t minis­eries. The cos­tumes and sets are im­pres­sive and the sup­por t cast is great, but the pace is slow, mak­ing it hard to find a rea­son to care about Doyle’s ef­for ts to solve a puz­zling case. In tonight’s pre­miere, Doyle agrees to help a man who has spent three years be­hind bars for a crime he claims he did not com­mit.

Where The Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle

SBS TWO, Satur­day, 8.30pm Ad­ven­turer Ben Fogle gets a taste of ex­treme es­capism in this ex­cit­ing new se­ries where he spends time in some of the world’s most re­mote lo­ca­tions. Tonight, we meet for­mer busi­ness­man Dave Glasheen who lost $ 10 mil­lion in the stock mar­ket crash of 1987 and, with his last sav­ings, bought the lease on par t of Restora­tion Is­land where he’s live as a vol­un­tar y cast­away since.

The Voice

WIN, Sun­day, 7pm The scener y for The Voice looks pretty much the same as last year, ex­cept that will. i. am and Kylie are ka­put. Tak­ing their places in the swing­ing red chairs is singer Jessie J and another of the Mad­den broth­ers. Benji is join­ing iden­ti­cal twin brother Joel, just to make pro­ceed­ings a lit­tle more con­fus­ing. Delta Goodrem and her per­fect mane of hair is also back, along with Ricky Martin, while So­nia Kruger joins Dar­ren McMullen in host­ing du­ties.

Pan- Amer­i­can Road Trip With Dara And Ed

SBS, Mon­day, 8.30pm This may be a road trip with two co­me­di­ans at the wheel, but it fea­tures more than a few laughs. While Ir­ish fun­ny­men Dara O’Bri­ain and Ed Byrne have a hi­lar­i­ous way of look­ing at the world, they are also deep thinkers with an eye for beauty. In par t one of three, the lads em­bark on an epic jour­ney, trav­el­ling 6400km along one of the world’s great­est roads, the Pan- Amer­i­can High­way. Their ad­ven­ture be­gins in Ari­zona, be­fore they head south to Mexico. The duo en­gage in lots of witty and easy­go­ing ban­ter mak­ing it an in­ter­est­ing trip for all in­volved.

Mak­ing Fam­i­lies Happy

ABC, Tues­day, 8.30pm Fi­nan­cial stress, un­ruly teenagers, busy work life and com­mu­ni­ca­tion gaps are just some of the prob­lems fac­ing fam­i­lies and, in some, con­flict runs so deep reach­ing hap­pi­ness seems like a pipe dream. But in this fas­ci­nat­ing se­ries, the “hap­pi­ness” team of clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist John Aiken and fam­ily and child psy­chol­o­gist Clare Rowe com­bine cut­ting- edge sci­en­tific re­search with no- non­sense coun­selling to get to the root of prob­lems faced by three ver y dif­fer­ent Aus­tralian fam­i­lies. As their ha­bit­ual be­hav­iours are chal­lenged, will they suc­ceed in their goal of find­ing hap­pi­ness?

Stress less: Mak­ing Fam­i­lies Happy tries to get to the root of ever yday wor­ries.

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