What's on TV: Tuesday, April 24
GENERAL MONASH AND ME
Victoria Midwinter Pitt is one of the best documentary makers in Australia and she nails it again here with this superb two-part series fronted by Peter Greste and exploring the life and legacy or General Sir John Monash. Passionately interested in science, in evidence, in innovation – and in humanity – Monash was one hell of a guy, who managed to recreate the art of warfare while fighting virulent racism both at home and abroad (he was both of German parentage and a Jew).
Monash and Me.
HATE THY NEIGHBOUR
9.25pm, SBS Viceland
In this instalment, Jamali Maddix hangs out with some kids in South Carolina whose parents hope they'll be "scared straight" by a weekend spent in prison. It's a nice change of gears from his usual shtick, which is hanging out with hateful people and pretending to enjoy it. It also ends up being a particularly poignant story: some of the kids do need a kick up the pants but others clearly need something else entirely – like decent parenting.
The thing you need to get used to with Think Tank is that there is no live audience. The applause and the laughter you occasionally hear are being generated solely by the panel and the crew. Remember the first time you watch a comedy without canned laughter? It's like that – quite discombobulating. But the quiz itself is not only both engaging and testing (I can generally guess about three answers per episode) it's delightfully relaxing. Not something you can say about much on TV these days.
Source: Read Full Article