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The Riot review: ABC TV’s Gay Mardi Gras drama

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As we stumble through our daily lives forced to partake in that, at times, insufferable activity known as ‘conversation’, we are all doomed to experience what the French call l’esprit d’escalier. In English, this is known as ‘stairway wit’ or ‘the stairway syndrome,’ referring to how the perfect riposte arrives in one’s mind too late –

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DVD review: Actor Rod Taylor, former boxer and lifesaver, pulls no punches

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As an all-purpose Australian leading man of the 1950s through to the ’70s in Hollywood, Rod Taylor was the natural screen successor to Errol Flynn. Flynn has maintained legendary status despite or because of his scandalous private life as well as his sparkling performances on screen, inspiring many biographies and biopics. Meanwhile, the impressive acting

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Australian drama in 2017 dominated by Craig McLachlan – for Doctor Blake

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As actor Craig McLachlan sets to go on the offensive to salvage his career by suing Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation over allegations of sexual harassment, figures show his Doctor Blake telemovie was the most watched Australian drama of 2017. Production of the next series of the Doctor Blake TV series is on hold after Fairfax/ABC reported last

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