FRANKLIN 4pm, ABC
A NEW series of the cute pre-school cartoon series about a curious and
inventive young turtle and his animal pals.
NEIGHBOURS 6.30pm, Ten
RICHARD Morgan, a familiar face from The Sullivans (he played Terry), visits
Ramsay Street in a guest role.
He plays Damon, a mysterious stranger found in the neighbourhood's `scary
E.R. 8.30pm, NBN
NURSE Carol Hathaway (Julianna Margulies) makes her much-hyped exit from
Hathaway had twins to George Clooney's Dr Doug Ross before he left.
Margulies reportedly turned down $45million to do another two years.
THE SUM OF US 9.40pm, Prime
BEFORE he took Hollywood by storm in LA Confidential, The Insider and
Gladiator, Russell Crowe put in an engaging performance in this delightful
comedy about a salt-of-the-earth widower (Jack Thompson) and his wonderful
relationship with his gay son (Crowe).
NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM 9.30pm, ABC
WEEK in, week out, Australians patrol the streets of New York in such TV
fictions as Law and Order, NYPD Blue, Sex and the City and Seinfeld.
So, couch potatoes and history buffs alike should find this five-part
documentary about the Big Apple very tasty indeed.
The producer of this wonderfully absorbing series, Ric Burns, had a hand in
his brother Ken Burns' internationally acclaimed documentary epic The Civil War.
Five years in the making, New York: A Documentary Film uses a similarly
crafty combination of contemporary footage, archival images and eloquent talking
heads (historians, architects, actors, artists and writers) to explore the
origins of `the supreme laboratory of modern life'.
David Ogden Stiers is the narrator.