OLD SCHOOL

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CRIME DRAMA, 8.30PM, ABC1

The ABC has had plenty of suc­cess with Fri­day night Aussie crime dra­mas Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies and The Doc­tor Blake Mys­ter­ies. Now a third se­ries, Old School, is hop­ing to get in on the ac­tion. Sam Neill stars as re­tired cop Ted McCabe, teamed with Bryan Brown as for­mer crim­i­nal Len­nie Cahill to solve crimes and ex­pose scams. Tonight’s open­ing episode starts in Syd­ney in 2001 with a $5 mil­lion ar­moured car rob­bery that sees Ted and Len­nie on op­po­site sides of the law. Jump to the present day and Len­nie gets out of jail and moves in with his grand­daugh­ter Shannon (Hanna Man­gan Lawrence). Ted starts tail­ing Len­nie and even­tu­ally comes to his res­cue. It is great to see Neill and Brown trad­ing ver­bal taunts but the first Old School lacks the nos­tal­gic ap­peal of its fore­run­ners. Think of it as The Odd Cou­ple fil­tered through New Tricks. - CV

Dy­namic duo: Sam Neill and Bryan Brown trade punches in Old­School.

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