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The Spoiler                                            Eagle’s Nest has Veritas
                                                        a powerful pair
 For Those Who Have Lost The Plot                                                                                                            Melbourne’s Best TV-Radio Critic

Home and Away                                                                                                                            60 Minutes ‘disgrace’

    ● New character Nicole meets Geoff
■   7.00pm. Weeknights. Channel 7
■   Monday, April 28. The fight is on, but will Ric
walk away? Viv is back, and she has brought more                                                                                                       ● Gordon Ramsay
problems with her. Will Tony forgive Jazz for yet                                                                                        ■  It was enough to even get foul-mouthed chef
another mistake?                                                                                                                         Gordon Ramsay to be civil-tongued. Channel 9
■ Tuesday, April 29. Jazz sets her sights on Miles.                                                                                      used its once-great current affairs program, 60
How far will Noel go to make Ric fight again?                                                                                            Minutes, to promote one of the station’s coming
■ Wednesday, April 30. Nicole has plans for                                                                                              programs. We are only up to April, but the show
Geoff. Jazz has found her man in Miles. Morag                                                                                            has already been used to promote network shows
has a big date.                                                                                                                          by Ramsay, Sam Newman (Footy Show), David
■ Thursday, May 1. Will Colleen foil Morag’s          ● Matthew Molony and Lou Endicott will portray John and Elizabeth                  Attenborough and Lisa McCune. Perhaps the
chances of romance? Geoff is falling for Nicole’s     Proctor in Arthur Miller's chilling parable The Crucible, being presented by       show should be named Coming Attractions.
machinations. Not everyone is happy when Jack         Eagle's Nest Theatre from April 29 to May 11 at the Auspicious Arts Incu-
and Martha get back to the Bay.                       bator, 166 Sturt St, Southbank.                            Photo: Peter Liess
■ Friday, May 2. Noel gives ric the toughest de-      ■   Eagle's Nest Theatre is running two    120 minutes and The Crucible is 150     Is Rex being shunted?
cision of his life. Nicole sinks her fangs deeper     shows simultaneously.                      minutes.                                ■    Tune into 3AW’s
into Geoff. Morag is going to tear apart her family        William Shakespeare's Romeo               Tickets: $26/$16. Groups 10+ plus   footy coverage on a Fri-
if she’s not careful.                                 and Juliet and Arthur Miller's The Cru-    preview and Tues/Wed performances       day night at 6pm, and
                                                      cible will be presented from April 29      $20/$10.                                you will hear the work-
The Bill                                              to May 11 at the Auspicious Arts Incu-
                                                      bator, 166 Sturt St., Southbank (oppo-
                                                                                                     Bookings: 9384 6900 or email:
                                                                                                                                         man-like voice and
                                                                                                                                         hosting by Shane Healy.
■   8.30pm. Saturdays. ABC-TV                         site the VCA and Malthouse Theatre).                                               Adequate but certainly
■   Saturday, May 3. PC Diane Noble (Kaye Wragg)
finds herself getting personally involved when one
                                                           Show times are listed at the
                                                      website:          Video ‘exclusive’                      not the ‘sexy’ charcater-
                                                                                                                                         filled shows of Rex.           ● Rex Hunt
of her old army colleagues, Billy McLaughlin (Jonio        Romeo and Juliet will be directed      ■  A miniature video screen            ■ Tune into 3AW at 12 Noon on Saturday, and
O'Neill), now a crack-addict, is accused of mur-      by Peita Collard who, with the com-         mounted on a car dashboard has         there is Dennis Cometti chatting away with
der.                                                  pany, is putting the shake back into        proven expensive for suspended         Nathan ‘Obviously’ Buckley and Caroline ‘Daffy
     New recruit, PC Nathaniel Roberts (Ben           Shakespeare with their new interpre-        P-plate driver Sandy Galicki.          Duck’ Wilson. They blabbed on for an hour ... no
Richards), makes his presence felt as he joins his    tation of Romeo and Juliet: love's              Galicki, of Michigan Ave,          sign of Rex until closer to commentary time.
new work mates at the scene of the crime.             greatest tragedy set amongst the            Corio, was fined $1600 and             ■ Sundays ... and it’s the very capable Tony
     DS Phil Hunter (Scott Maslen) works through      sounds and street styles of Swinging        ordered off the road after             Leonard, but still not a big use of Rex. Is the
his last day at Sun Hill as he prepares to transfer   London circa 1966.                          performing burnouts at Colac,          bearded-burbler being shunted to the sidelines,
to Special Projects!                                       Running concurrently at the same       while watching hoon footage. He        or is there another Rex ‘timebomb’ about to burst?
     PC Reg Hollis (Jeff Stewart) is stabbed as he    venue, Arthur Miller's chilling parable     has also been ordered off the
comes to the aid of the victim of an assault on       The Crucible sets its action in the 1692    road for 12 months.
the local estate. DI Neil Manson (Andrew Lancel)
takes over the investigation and believes that the
                                                      Salem witch hunts, but director Matt            Galicki pleaded guilty to two
                                                                                                  counts of driving whilst disquali-     Jim’s ‘scoop’ pictures
                                                      Scholten uses the tale as a powerful        fied, careless driving, speeding       ■   Congratulations to my Melbourne Observer
suspect Michael Simms (Simon Muller), who he          allegory for events in these suppos-        and driving with a video display       colleague James Sherlock who presents a spe-
knows has mental health problems, is not their        edly more enlightened times.                unit operating.                        cial On The Beach feature in this week’s edition
man.                                                       The duration of Romeo and Juliet                                              (Page 15). Many of the images are never-seen-
     He meets up with Michael's doctor Julia                                                                                             before shots, taken from an album which producer-
Bickham (Emily Hamilton), who also believes that                                                                                         director Stanley Kramer presented to some of
Michael is innocent, and an old attraction is re-                                                                                        the cast and crew after filming in Melbourne.
     The team learns of a restraining order against
Chris Ramsden (Paul McNeilly), the boyfriend of
the attack victim Shelley Cooper (Alison Pargeter).                                                                                      Country music on radio
                                                                                                                                         ■  Brooklyn-based community radio station Ste-
                                                                                                                                         reo 974 will play country music from 9am-6pm
                                                                                                                                         weekdays, with an emphasis on Aussie C&W.

                                                                                                                                         Veritas Vitriol
                                                                                                                                         ■ Paul Gover may have a sound knowledge of
                                                                                                                                         motor topics, but his segments with Ernie Sigley
                                                                                                                                         (3AW) sound quite wooden. Without personality,
                                                                                                                                         the segment is dead.
                                                                                                                                         ■ Ernie Sigley last week referred to Channel
                                                                                                                                         7’s current affairs program, Today Tonight, as
                                                                                                                                         Home and Away.
                                                                                                                                         ■ Cocky Anthony Hudson is hosting the after-
                                                                                                                                         midnight IPL cricket on Channel 10. The SEN 1116
                                                      ● Camille Maghaizal (Romeo) and Syrie Payne (Juliet) will appear in                footy host has a long way to go to match it with
                                                      Eagle's Nest Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and               the Nine Network cricket hosts. But, my good-
                                                      Juliet being presented at the Auspicious Arts Incubator, 166 Sturt St,             ness gracious me, Ant IS streets ahead of the
               ● DI Sam Nixon                         Southbank from April 29 to May 11.                                                 Indian commentators!

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