Minis­eries: On The Ropes

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE / TV GUIDE -

Wed­nes­day, sbs, 8.35pm

This gritty four-part minis­eries is set in the world of a box­ing club in Syd­ney, with a stel­lar cast in­clud­ing leg­endary Aussie ac­tor Jack Thompson and Game of Thrones star Keisha Cas­tle-Hughes. Tonight, in episode two, Ami­rah (Ni­cole Chamoun, pic­tured right) has a lot on her plate. The aspir­ing Iraqi-Aus­tralian box­ing trainer not only has racist and sex­ist is­sues to deal with, but she has fam­ily is­sues go­ing on too. Af­ter a mas­sive fall-out over a de­but box­ing match gym, she’s sleep­ing in her car and strug­gling to find a space to train her fe­male fight­ers. In an at­tempt to drive her back home, her dad

Sami (Igal Naor, Home­land) cuts her weekly wage.

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