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THE NAKED CITY – LETTUCE AND NUMBERS

Whether it’s Big Brother, The Voice, The Bachelor, Australia’s Got Talent or Survivor, we live in the age of the globally franchised television show. If it works in Denmark, Bulgaria and the USA then our local TV networks are keen to capitalise on a home grown version. That’s the familiar and horribly predictable modus operandi […]

Glebe Comedians Premiere On SBS On Demand

SBS On Demand recently premiered an exclusive comedy sketch series, Cancelled!, by two Glebe locals. The series looks at the “scandals that rocked Australia”. From a controversial novel banned in Australia to a pop duo too racy for radio. Every public outrage that never happened is explored in Cancelled! The show features entirely fabricated scandals and the public […]

THE NAKED CITY – TREASURE VERSUS TRASH

It was a sullen faced Sonya Kruger who told Channel 7 viewers last week that the Big Brother house had been placed in a COVID-19 lockdown, with all activities suspended. A member of the production crew had apparently tested positive and the plug had been temporarily pulled on one of the network’s top rating show […]

THE NAKED CITY: THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO GIFTED CHILDREN

Many would argue that reality shows are a malaise that’s dragging both free and streaming television to a point even below what is generally regarded as the lowest common denominator. They come in many different models from the electronic Stilnox of Love Island Australia, through the soap opera tedium of Bride And Prejudice to the blatant […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE EURO-EVERYWHERE SONG CONTEST

Congratulations to Kate Miller-Heidke, who has just been voted as Australia’s representative at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. As you probably know the public got to have their say this year as to who our chosen singer would be and Kate topped both the popular and jury votes. Regardless of the quality of the warblers […]

Ella Hooper

Killing Heidi front-woman Ella Hooper has achieved almost everything imaginable in music, however, there is at least one thing left to do and that is represent Australia in the annual Eurovision competition. Hooper is one of 10 acts chosen to battle it out on the SBS program Eurovision Australia Decides with the winner going on […]

Lee Lin Chin after the news

  By John Moyle Newsreaders are not oracles, for the latter tell us what is to be, while the former report our past and present in order that we may inform our future. The most successful newsreaders are the ones who not only impart the day’s events, but entertain us while building a bond of […]

The Naked City – THE GONG SHOW – OZ STYLE

It was billed as a “piece of Australian television history” – a 1970 Silver Logie which recently sold at auction for around $5700. Talk about ye olde cultural cringe - it wasn’t even awarded to a homegrown show. Instead the very plain looking silver plated gong was given to the American TV show The Mod […]

NAKED CITY – NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS!

Tune into any evening news bulletin on either commercial TV or the ABC or SBS and you’ll soon realise how the various stations prioritise their news. A major incident like a terrorist attack in London will nearly always be the opening story but on a quiet news day the different stations reveal their true agendas. […]