ABC explores Australia’s LGBT history on iview

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To celebrate Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras season, ABC has pulled out some fascinating recent and historic archival programs exploring the rich history of LGBT people in Australia. The collection, available to watch now on iview, traces public attitudes towards homosexuality and transgender people over several decades, as well as charting the evolution of those communities

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Comment: ABC’s Q&A kicks off its worst year yet

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ABC’s high-rating politics panel show Q&A has now been back for three weeks, generating headline after headline, and scandal after scandal. But the thoughtful and informed discussion which the show was originally meant to generate has gone missing in action. The forthright debate for which it was once respected seems to have been lost in favour of the abusive combat

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Win ABC’s ‘Stop Laughing … This is Serious’ DVD box set

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Chart a course through the story of Australian comedy, with the complete collection of STOP LAUGHING…THIS IS SERIOUS. Narrated by Eric Bana and Colin Lane, this six-part documentary, over two series, features more than 100 interviews with the men and women who make us laugh, including Barry Humphries, Celia Pacquola, Charlie Pickering, Magda Szubanski, Wendy

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Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special is the strangest thing on Netflix

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Legendary comedic actor Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special made immediate sense. Netflix created a holiday special, throwing back to TV of the ’50s and ’60s, when beloved personalities would host variety specials, bringing in famous friends and special guests to keep viewers at home entertained. Using Murray — a comedic talent who merges the hilarious and melancholic better than

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Win Frontline and The Late Show DVD box sets

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Daily Review has DVD box sets to give away for two of ABC’s greatest classic ’90s comedies: Frontline and The Late Show. FRONTLINE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION From the comedic genius of Aussie legends Jane Kennedy, Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch and Tom Gleisner, comes Australia’s most influential situational comedy series – Frontline. Winner of two Logie Awards and regarded as

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The Katering Show’s Kates get full-length ABC series

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Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, the stars of hit web series The Katering Show, will this year debut a new, full-length comedy series called Get Krack!n’. While they took on the tropes of cooking shows in The Katering Show, Get Krack!n’ will offer the Kates’ acerbic comedic take on breakfast TV. ABC’s synopsis reads: “With no sense of on-camera technique,

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