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Townsville Bulletin - - PREVIEW -

ELEVEN, Fri­day, 7.30pm Eleven sea­sons in and this re­al­ity se­ries still has no shor tage of smooth movers will­ing to strut their stuff on stage. In fact, af­ter more than a decade on the air, there are al­most cer tainly some as­pir­ing stars on this show who were inspired by it when they were only kids and have been work­ing their way to this stage ever since. This week, Paula Ab­dul and her fel­low judges re­turn to Las Ve­gas for call­backs where they will each choose 10 stage dancers and 10 street dancers who will ad­vance to the next stage of the com­pe­ti­tion. It’s not ever yone’s cup of tea, but even this show’s big­gest cyn­ics would surely ad­mit the per­form­ers put on a hell of a show.

David Suchet: Foot­steps Of St Peter

SBS, Satur­day, 7.30pm In the sec­ond of this two- par t se­ries, ac­tor David Suchet con­tin­ues his pil­grim­age to learn all he can about the man we know now as Saint Peter. The New Tes­ta­ment claims that Peter was the man who took charge of the move­ment af­ter the death of Je­sus. Renowned Bri­tish ac­tor of stage and screen, Suchet tries to es­tab­lish how Peter, who was pre­vi­ously painted as an im­pul­sive and trou­bled man, could fill the shoes of the charis­matic Lord and Saviour. Suchet also tries to dis­cover if there is any ev­i­dence to sup­por t the claims that Peter was mar­tyred in Rome to be­come the Ro­man Catholic Church’s inau­gu­ral pope.

Al Capone: Icon

SBS, Sun­day, 8.30pm How is it that a ruth­less killer and gang­ster achieved a celebrity sta­tus whose name con­jures up im­ages of pin- striped suits, gun bat­tles and bloody vi­o­lence? De­bate cir­cles around whether Al Capone was a quin­tes­sen­tial self- made Amer­i­can man, or noth­ing but a dan­ger­ous thug. Capone, who ran the no­to­ri­ous Chicago Out­fit for seven years in the 1920s, was a com­pli­cated fig­ure to say the least. Per­haps one of the first cel­e­brated anti- he­roes, he had a hand in killing hun­dreds while main­tain­ing a hugely pop­u­lar public pro­file and was known for his dy­namic charisma. A fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight.

Q& A

ABC, Mon­day, 9.35pm Thought- pro­vok­ing and in­tel­li­gent, this cur­rent af­fairs pro­gram is fronted by the in­ci­sive Tony Jones. With a re­volv­ing door of politi­cians, busi­ness peo­ple, celebri­ties and aca­demics of­fer­ing their views and opin­ions with ques­tions com­ing from the stu­dio au­di­ence and online from view­ers at home, there are al­most al­ways news- wor­thy quotes taken from the show. Now that our Prime Min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott has stuck his nose in and de­manded a re­view of the show’s pro­ce­dures af­ter a con­tro­ver­sial opin­ion was aired, there is even more rea­son to tune in and see what the fuss is about.

Leg­endary fig­ure:

A re­veal­ing in­sight into the charm­ing gang­ster in

Al Capone: Icon.

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