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THIS WEEK

Author: TV reviews RACHEL BROWNE
Date: 10/01/1999
Words: 619
          Publication: Sun Herald
Section: Television
Page: 3
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

DELAYED TELECAST

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.

Calcutta Christmas

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.

DON'T MISS

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.

SUNDAY BEST

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.

 
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