Home And Away
Weekdays, Channel 7, 7pm
Viewers left on tenterhooks after last season's cliffhanger can breathe a
sigh of relief. This series is back to resolve all the nail-biting questions
raised last year such as whether Chloe (Kristy Wright) can piece back together
her relationship with Lachie (Richard Grieve) after finding him in the arms of
another woman in the US. Then there's the Nash family, last seen being stalked
by a hooded-eyed psycho bent on revenge. But the biggest question is: what is in
those cigarettes Joey (Alex O'Han) has developed a taste for?
The American Music Awards
Tuesday, Channel 10, 9.30pm
The performers scheduled to appear at this awards ceremony are nothing if not
eclectic: the Backstreet Boys, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, Blondie, The Goo
Goo Dolls and Whitney Houston. The much-lauded Natalie Imbruglia is up for a
gong in the Favourite New Artist category. Other than that, it's just another
orgy of self-congratulation.
Wednesday, SBS, 8pm
Very few film makers can accurately capture the atmosphere of a city like
Calcutta, writhing with people, poverty, contradictions and clashing cultures.
Writer/director Maree Delofski has tried and come up with an intriguing snapshot
of life in the teeming city. She focuses on 35 Anglo-Indians living together in
a home where they are little more than destitute. Caught between two countries,
they speak openly about their lives.
kd lang Live In Sydney
Wednesday, ABC, 10pm
Fans of singer kd lang will revel in this hour-long, lovingly-made film shot
during her All You Can Eat tour. Apart from a few snippets of her gadding about
off-stage, the film focuses on the main issue: her performance. Included are her
songs Sexuality, Constant Craving and her covers of Crying and Rose Garden.
Models Close Up
Thursday, ABC, 9.30pm
If you thought supermodelling was all about limos, champagne, stepping out
with rock stars and doing the odd cover shoot for Vogue, this three-part series
about the darker side of the light fantastic will make you think again. Narrated
and directed by fashion photographer David Bailey, it will turn a young girl
off a career in modelling quicker than you can say bulimia. According to
Bailey's view, the agents are sleazebags with slightly less moral fibre than the
average pimp and their charges are nothing but photogenic prima donnas. Highly
entertaining and eye-opening.
As they say, too much sport is never enough and it looks that way today with
the Adidas International Tennis Tournament kicking off live from Sydney's White
City on Channel 7 at 11am. Top world players including Martina Hingis, Steffi
Graf, Anna Kournikova and Todd Martin are scheduled to appear. Meanwhile, our
star golfers Robert Allenby, Brad King, Stephen Leaney and and Scott Laycock
will stroll the greens at the Victorian Open Championship, telecast live on
Channel 10 from 2pm. Hosted by Tim Webster with expert commentary from former
British Open champ Ian Baker-Finch, the tournament is held at the historic
Victoria Golf Club. Then sports fans will have to toss up between the golf and
cricket as the Wide World of Sports team's coverage of the one-day game between
Australia and England starts on Channel 9 at 2.20pm. Live from Brisbane, the
commentary team includes Richie Benaud, Tony Greig, Bill Lawry and Ian Chappell.