The Eurovision Song Contest Sunday, 5am (4.30am SA; 3am WA) and 7.30pm, SBS At the time of publication, we sadly don’t yet know if Jessica Mauboy, Australia’s entrant in Eurovision, has made it through the second semifinal to Sunday’s grand final in Lisbon, Portugal. From a practical standpoint, of course, Australians cannot vote for Mauboy in any case, so our democratic rights stay intact for 15 minutes after the last song is sung on Sunday morning. Either way, it is an unmissable spectacle of kitsch. for the new Australian space agency in the budget, space exploration will be front of mind for many. So naturally it’s Brian Cox-apalooza on our TV screens, here with The 21st Century Race for Space, later again this month with the ABC’s Stargazing Live and even on a coming episode of Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery. What should be of particular interest in this documentary is the participation of Jeff Bezos, chief executive and founder of Amazon, and owner of rocket company Blue Origin. Famously taciturn on this topic (unlike Elon Musk), Bezos has said he will fund his space endeavours with annual sales of his Amazon stock to the value of $US1 billion ($1.3bn) for as long as it takes. (He has quite a lot of room to move, with a net worth exceeding $US130bn). The entrepreneur has said his goal is to lower the cost of access to space so that it can be a place where millions of us live and work. It will be interesting to see if he elaborates on that here. professor teaching psychopathic behaviour, who is claimed to be the first gay lead character in a drama series, has been somewhat overshadowed by an accusation of plot plagiarism by fans of Bones. (Perhaps they have been unusually twitchy as the series went off the air this time last year after 12 seasons.) In the story, based on bestselling author James Patterson’s book Murder Games, Reinhart joins New York Police Department detective Lizzie Needham (Bojana Novakovic) to solve various crimes.
Cyprus’s Eleni Foureira at Eurovision