Tag: At Home With Julia

Something To Think About

Twitter time: PMJG questioning why ABC isn't making an At Home With Tony if it wasn't another gendered attack on her #GillardMelb — Comtesse de Illyrie (@OliviaIllyria) October 7, 2014 “PMJG”, in case you were wondering, is Julia Gillard, currently giving a talk in support of her autobiography. And while we tend to think the... Read More »

The State of Play In the World Today

Press release time! RICK KALOWSKI APPOINTED ABC TV’S NEW HEAD OF COMEDY Rick Kalowski, former lawyer turned award-winning TV creator/writer/producer, has today been appointed ABC TV’s Head of Comedy. He will take up his position at ABC TV in Sydney in the second half of 2013. In the meantime, ABC Fiction will continue to manage... Read More »

A little outlandish, and quite entertaining

The ABC's new Wednesday comedy line-up kicked off last night with the return of Adam Hills In Gordon Street Tonight and the long-awaited debut of the sitcom... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Coverage of Comedy

Ah, for the good old days, when the Australian media would desperately latch onto the slightest whiff of controversy about a show or comedian and never let go until someone was sacked or taken off air for a few weeks.... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweed Awards 2011 – Worst Sitcom or Dramedy

Thanks to the trend over the past decade or so for shooting on location and beefing up the drama quotient, there's now almost no need to include anything in your sitcom which is capable of making a real life audience... Read More »

Vale The Hamster Wheel

Yeah, sorry about the delay with this one. But hey, it’s not like The Chaser really need anyone rushing to judgment at this point in their career. Their position at the ABC is about as secure as it gets at this stage of the game: if there hasn’t been a mention of what they’ll be... Read More »

Cutting Julia’s lunch 2: A meatier sandwich

Our most recent blog asked whether ABC publicity have deliberately courted controversy in order to promote their comedy programs. We have since been contacted by an insider who had a few things to say about this. Amongst other things, our insider said they would be “flabbergasted” if the ABC tried to court controversy about anything.... Read More »

Cutting Julia’s lunch

We tend to bang on a bit here about the way the ABC seem to be keen to promote every comedy they can as the most shocking and controversial thing since… well, the last time The Chaser / Chris Lilley made fun of dead people. Partly that’s because we’re simply interested in the behind-the-scenes goings... Read More »

At Home with David

Yesterday we saw this story in The Age, largely based on this story from UK newspaper The Independent, indicating that At Home with Julia is being re-made by a British broadcaster. Or it did if you didn't delve too deeply into either article, because both of them word things very carefully whilst hyping what there is of a story to high... Read More »

Flying the Flag

Ever get the feeling large swathes of Australian society aren’t actually alive? Oh sure, they walk and talk and seem human, but bring up one of any number of obvious hot-button issues and they spew out the same clockwork preprogrammed responses time and time again. Some might say this kind of dehumanising imagery is the... Read More »