What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (3rd – 5th November 2014)


By Kimberley Veart


Louis Theroux’s African Hunting Holiday, ABC 2, 8:30 pm AEST

Louis Theroux, the British documentary maker who goes where angels fear to tread, explores the hobby of the wealthy: hunting. He follows cashed up Americans to Africa where they pay for the chance to shoot big game. It is a fascinating, but disconcerting watch.


Melbourne Cup Carnival, Ch. 7, 10 am AEST

Don’t miss the ‘race that stops the nation’! Live coverage of the Carnival begins in the morning, with the Melbourne Cup race on at 3pm AEST. So stock up on the champagne, find a hat and pick a horse!

The Sixties, SBS One, 7:30 pm AEST

The final episode of Tom Hanks’ The Sixties series is fittingly entitled ‘Sex, Drugs And Rock ‘n’ Roll’, and chronicles the rise of Bob Dylan, the Woodstock scene and the psychedelic haze of LSD.


From Dusk Till Dawn, SBS 2, 8:30pm AEST

If you still need a dose of horror after Halloween, settle in for a Wednesday night viewing of From Dusk Till Dawn, where criminals and vampires collide. Written by and starring Quentin Tarantino, the cult favourite also features Harvey Keitel, George Clooney and Juliette Lewis.

Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, ABC, 9:05 pm AEST

In a meeting of the two Julias, Julia Zemiro takes comedian Julia Morris down memory lane. The unconventional interview format allows an in-depth exploration of the lives of Australia’s favourite personalities, and Morris is always good for a laugh!