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TV and Radio

Sibling rivalries make for riveting television drama

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Juliana Yu 12:15am The sibling rivalry is a trope as old as civilisation. From Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII to Cain and Abel, to Liam and Noel to Tony Abbott and Christine Forster, unbreakable blood bonds and competition for approval make for high drama.


NRL outplays popular zombie spin-off

Do falling viewer numbers for <i>The Voice</i> signal the demise of TV talent quests?

David Dale 12:15am The first episode of Fear The Walking Dead (the prequel/spinoff to the world's most popular zombie series) set a record when it was shown on United States channel AMC two weeks ago.

The Block: questions hang over DIY show as viewers suffer 'reality fatigue'

The Block: Whitney and Andrew ready to renovate.

Debi Enker 12:00am Audiences are starting to tire of the relentless stream of reality TV shows, writes Debi Enker.

Our pick of what's on offer on the small screen

Games: <i>Until Dawn</i>.

Various Critics' picks to keep you entertained.

Hack attack

Mr Robot finds a place to call home and gives Christian Slater another go round

Remi Malik is the angst-soaked anti-hero Elliot Alderson in <i>Mr Robot</i>.

MICHAEL IDATO Period drama is tried and tested but cybercrime is the winner of these two series dallying with dangerously old-fashioned ideas.

Unkind and untrue

Bachelor intruder Rachel Moore fat-shames original contestant Nina Rolleston

Rachel left The Bachelor on Thurday.

BHAKTHI PUVANENTHIRAN It's hardly rare for contestants on the Bachelor to make personal remarks. But fat-shaming?

Prestige buy

Australian indigenous TV drama Cleverman sells to US cable channel Sundance


Caption- The Sapphires star Deborah Mailman will visit Shellharbour as part of the council???s NAIDOC celebrations.

MICHAEL IDATO As anticipation builds for new drama Cleverman, an American cable network has snapped it up.


The Project's Carrie Bickmore breaks down over image of drowned Syrian toddler

Carrie Bickmore fought back tears when talking about the drowned toddler.

INGA TING Carrie Bickmore struggled to maintain her composure on Thursday night as the panel discussed the heartbreaking images of a drowned Syrian toddler.

What's on TV Friday: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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BEN POBJIE Time can dull our memory of our favourite movies. Go a few years without watching a beloved film, and you forget just how important it is to you, how excited you were by your first viewing of it, how deeply it entered your soul.

Drama Down Under

Sherlock Holmes is coming to Australia for one-off event

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock.

EBONY BOWDEN Australian lovers of Sherlock have long had to admire the show from afar, but a special one-off event is bringing the creators of the show Down Under.

What's on

TV previews: ABC gets Frank Gehry, the return of Gruen, and Holland's Hope

MELINDA HOUSTON 12:15am A cheeky documentary on the new UTS Business School, designed by Frank Gehr, is a cracker.

TV preview: iZombie puts a human face on the brain-munching undead

Rose McIver tucks into her favourite remains in iZombie.

MELINDA HOUSTON 12:15am Zombies have always been incredibly rich as a metaphor but who would have thought they'd be so versatile in real life?

TV previews: Will Self joins the Book Club

MELINDA HOUSTON 12:15am What's on the small screen on Sunday night.

Wednesday 9 September

Bob's Burgers borrows from other series in its genre, but that's not a bad thing.

MELINDA HOUSTON 12:15am Bob's Burgers wraps up in style, while Hawaii Five-O showcases new directorial talent with top results.

Melinda Houston's TV Picks

Knuckle-biting: <i>Catastrophe</i>, 9.30pm Thursday on ABC.

MELINDA HOUSTON 12:15am Melinda Houston's TV picks.

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