A true ABC2 viewer favourite, Scrapheap Challenge is back for a new series. In this engineering game show, teams of contestants have 10 hours, in which to build a working machine that can do a specific task, using materials available in a scrapheap. A typical episode features a competition between two four-person teams, each consisting of three regular members, plus an expert in the field related to the particular challenge. The challenges are many and varied, including making a jet car, a bridging machine, a car-crusher, or a machine to fling a British Leyland Mini as far as possible.
Junglist and Bajo are back on your telly, bringing with them all the latest news and events, reviews, animations and interviews from the wonderful world of gaming. The boys have been busy over the break, and are keen to serve up more gaming delights for 2009. Check out the Good Game website at abc.net.au/goodgame.
Good Game repeats on ABC1 Fridays at approximately 11:10pm 9:00pm – triple j tv With The Doctor
Is there a Doctor in the house? Suffering withdrawals over summer without your weekly televisual dose of triple j? Fear not! The Doctor is back Monday nights to administer all the triple j tv goodness you can handle. There’ll be heaps of live music, comedy and interviews. Antoinette Chiha makes the leap from radio to television to become the new face of ‘Hack’, your weekly dose of current affairs, plus we’ll give you a triple j behind-the-scenes peek at what you don’t catch on the radio. Don't forget you can always hit triplej.net.au for bytes of triple j tv, any time you need a fix.
triple j tv With The Doctor repeats on ABC1 Fridays at approximately 10:40pm
Soundtrack To My Life: Peter Noone
Friday, 13 February 2009
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance - U.S Series) returns to present the third series of the insightful music series Soundtrack to My Life. Delving into a number of musicians’ lives, work and influences, each episode focuses on a musician or group as they open up about the tracks that shaped their career and the lyrics that changed their lives.
Soundtrack to My Life is part interview and part music video clip, with unique, intimate performances from the artist. Artists showcased in the third series include; Eric Burdon, The Bangles, Crowded House and Randy Newman.
The first episode kicks off with an artist who emerged from child stardom to front Herman’s Hermits. Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, he was part of the first British invasion of the US charts and helped shape pop culture in the 60s – Peter Noone.
Hamma & Glamma productions for ITV London. Producer and Director Chris Cowey.