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Tony Abbott is a car crash of a human being, says comedian John Oliver

<i>Last Week Tonight</i>'s John Oliver likes Australia's 'underdog mentality'.

Pip Cummings 5:49am Even if Prime Minister Tony Abbott survives the latest questions over his place as Australia's leader, his days are numbered, star satirist John Oliver says.

What's on TV Thursday: Thursday Night Football

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BEN POBJIE 12:15am A welcome return for that most telegenic of football codes. Shame it's full of players.

Sex, Drugs and Classical Music could be the new addiction

Passionate new conductor Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) is in a crisis of trying to make whatever he does relevant and transcendent.

Pip Cummings 12:00am Forget rock'n'roll, it's all happening in the orchestra pit.

Witnesses star Marie Dompnier hopes series will bring best of French cinema to TV

Marie Dompnier as detective Sandra Winckler in <i>Witnesses</i>.

PAUL KALINA 12:00am The lead actress in French police thriller Witnesses hopes the series will be the start of something big.

In Maximum Choppage Darren Gilshenan creates another timeless character

Gilshenan says he conceived of Mayor Crawford as being halfway between Clive Palmer and Les Patterson.

PAUL KALINA 12:00am Like many of the characters he plays, there's more to Mayor Crawford than a moustache-twirling, panto baddie.

Lateline returns with a new format and time

Co-hosts Emma Alberici and  Tony Jones return to a new-look <i>Lateline</i>.

NICK GALVIN 12:00am Lateline co-host Emma Alberici was on holiday in Bali when news broke that the news and current affairs staple could fall victim to budget cuts.

Real Housewives of Melbourne is a grubby sideshow

Gina Liano relishes her role in a murder-mystery party in <i>Real Housewives of Melbourne</i>.

Debi Enker 12:00am The second season of The Real Housewives of Melbourne has given us two fabulously named additions to the pack. It's bye bye Andrea Moss and hello Gamble Breaux and Pettifleur Berenger

Green Guide Letters: A late night telenovela overdose


12:00am Some viewers of In Her Skin would prefer to have their "cliff hanger moments" delivered in a more measured way.


My Kitchen Rules 2015 episode 20 recap: Sheri and Emilie inspire sour faces

Katie's 'bitch face': You really can't edit this into a reality.

ANNABEL ROSS 9:00pm So Katie and Nikki do have self-admitted 'b--h faces', Kat does a very good impression and Annie isn't happy.


Cricket's World Cup scores a refreshing tone

Commentating from overseas experts has freshened the banter from the box.

JON PIERIK 6:00pm Amid the talk about over-sized bats and the perennial debate over whether cricket's World Cup is too long, there's been one refreshing aspect that the sport's premier limited-overs event has featured.

What's on

Saturday, March 7

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2:36pm Another year, another series of Gardening Australia.

Friday, March 6

Margot Robbie and Will Smith in <I>Focus</i>.

must-see episode featuring an established Aussie film star.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Saturday March 7

Constructed: Mrs Doubtfire was designed to show Robin Williams at his best – which it does.

MELINDA HOUSTON Gardening Australia, Grantchester and the classic family movie that is Mrs Doubtfire.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Friday March 6

Still relevant: Geography Club is a strong coming out / coming of age drama based on based on Brent Hartinger's novel.

MELINDA HOUSTON The Dr Blake Mysteries, a somewhat depressing episode of The House That 100K Built and Geography Club.

Tattoo tales make watching an ordeal

Gogglebox, Thursday 5 March at 8pm on Ten.

MELINDA HOUSTON The fraught field of what constitutes 'entertaining' is make all too apparent in Tattoo Nightmares.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Wednesday March 4

Dead stylish: The first instalment of new French thriller Witnesses gets the series off to an intriguing start.

MELINDA HOUSTON Winter warms up, The Block lays down too many rules and French thriller Witnesses makes a gruesome start.

Melinda Houston's TV picks for Tuesday March 3

Bonkers good fun: The closing scenes of tonight's episode of How to Get Away With Murder take things to a new level.

MELINDA HOUSTON How to Get Away With Murder, Brooklyn Nine Nine and the tough but engaging documentary Ebola Frontline.


Sleepy English town to take Game of Thrones name

Westeros may not be anyone's ideal place to live, but one town in rural England is giving it a shot. For one week at least.

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