Mon July 9

[Seven/7:30pm] Border Security. The fight to protect our border continues as an entire flight from Vietnam is suspected of drug smuggling. A sniffer dog’s reaction alerts officers to the contents of a box coming from the UK. What is hiding inside? Meanwhile, Immigration is not convinced by an ex-con who claims he’s changed his ways. Hosted by GRANT BOWLER.
[Seven/8:00pm] Surf Patrol. Premiere. Taking viewers to the frontline of the daring and dangerous work carried out by our volunteer lifesavers around Australia. Tonight, lifesavers begin a desperate search for a 7 year-old boy lost in the surf and there’s not a moment to lose when they discover he cannot swim. Meanwhile, the crew of a lifesaver rescue helicopter have their work cut out for them when a small boat goes missing in treacherous conditions. With the boat crew in distress, can the helicopter reach them in time?
[Seven/8:30pm] Desperate Housewives. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT YOU? A desperate housewife faces a potentially fatal health scare. Edie hatches a plan to keep Carlos by her side and in her house. A long awaited marriage proposal keeps the residents of Wisteria Lane full of things to discuss with their neighbours.
[Seven/9:30pm] Brothers and Sisters. FAVORITE SON. Tommy and Julia have to make a life and death decision for their newborn twins. Sarah and Joe come to grips with the fate of their marriage. An unlikely candidate helps Justin face his impending future as he prepares to leave his family to go off to war. Guest starring ROB LOWE.
[Seven/10:30pm] Boston Legal. TEA AND SYMPATHY. Shirley defends a man trying to maintain ownership of his own blood after being spontaneously cured of HIV. Clarence matches wits with Jerry Espenson. When Alan defends Judge Weldon on drug possession charges, he fears he may be falling in love.
[Seven/11:30pm] Scrubs. MY COLD SHOWER. The men of Sacred Heart are suffering from too much talk and not enough action as J.D. continually gets shot down by Melody, Turk and Carla have not been intimate since their baby was born and Dr. Kelso’s internet is down – resulting in a lot of cold showers. Guest starring KERI RUSSELL.
[Seven/1:30pm] Popstars. Twenty-six finalists are flown to Sydney and put through gruelling dance and vocal tests under the critical eye of the judges. Special guest MARCIA HINES gives the girls the harsh reality on what it really takes to be a popstar. Rpt

[Nine/9:00am] Mornings with Kerri-Anne. 1000th Show.
[Nine/7:30pm] I Am A Child Genius.
[Nine/8:30pm] 1 vs 100. Kids special.

[SBS/7:30pm] Top Gear – The boys upset listeners of a local radio station, Richard annoys an iceberg by crashing into it and the hills are alive, with the sound of Jeremy driving a Jaguar. (From the UK, in English) (Documentary Series) PG WS CC
[SBS/9:00pm] Drawn Together – Wooldoor’s new children’s show is finally hitting the air, but Clara is certain that it will turn kids gay faster than Tinky-Winky and SpongeBob combined. A Terminator from the future shows up to kill Wooldoor, but Xandir saves the little guy and explains that the show really does turn the whole world gay. The Terminator is sent back by the remaining few straight people to ensure the straight future. In the meantime, Toot pines the mythical “Wiener Mobile,” which allegedly gives out free hot dogs. But only to the worthy. (From the US, in English) (Animated Comedy Series) MA CC WS

[ABC/8:00pm] Australian Story
[ABC/8:30pm] Four Corners
[ABC/9:20pm] Media Watch
[ABC/9:35pm] Enough Rope with Andrew Denton. This week on ENOUGH ROPE Andrew Denton talks to multi-Grammy-winning legend Elton John, who is one of the most enduringly successful singer/songwriters of his generation. Elton’s career has spanned more than 35 years, and unbelievably, he achieved at least one Top 40 American hit single a year between 1970 and 1999. A former student of the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, Elton (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in 1947) left school and immediately embraced the music industry. His first band, Bluesology, was formed in 1961. Elton was introduced to his future life long songwriting partner Bernie Taupin in 1966 by Ray Williams at Liberty Records. Three decades since the release of his first album Empty Sky, in 1969, Elton is still turning out some of the finest music of his career. His musical life is marked by a startling resilience, openness and refusal to let his talent simmer. He has been his own man throughout this amazing journey, and has stayed true to his musical style while managing to connect with people of all ages. Elton co-wrote John Lennon’s comeback single Whatever Gets You through the Night, and was joined by his fellow legend on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden to perform it. Their mutual appreciation society ran until Lennon’s untimely death in 1980. In 1992 in the USA, and in 1993 in the UK, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation; his pioneering charity dedicated to breakthrough work on behalf of those around the world suffering from HIV and related illnesses. He was Chairman of Watford Football Club in the UK from 1976-90, and is now President. The late 1990s were a time of personal tragedy for Elton, with the loss of his good friends, fashion design guru Gianni Versace and Diana, the Princess of Wales. The Princess’s death would provide him with the biggest single hit of his career, a rewrite of his Marilyn Monroe tribute Candle in the Wind, which he performed at her funeral. Candle in the Wind 97 is still the biggest selling single in the world, ever. In 1998 Elton received a knighthood from HRH Queen Elizabeth II for “services to music and charitable services.” In 2005 Elton joined in a civil partnership with long-term partner David Furnish. The new millennium has seen him still at the top of his game, and in 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Royal Academy of Music.

[Ten/7:30pm] Big Brother. Live Nominations.
[Ten/8:30pm] Law and Order: SVU “Sin.” Stabler and Benson suspect a charismatic preacher in a case of ritualistic rape/murder until his wife provides them with another viable suspect.
[Ten/9:30pm] Torchwood. “Cyberwoman.” In the basement of the Torchwood building, Ianto Jones hides a terrible secret. As a Japanese doctor attempts to rescue the soul of a half-Cybernised woman, a quiet day in Torchwood quickly becomes a living nightmare.

[Ovation/7:30pm] Billy Joel: In His Own Words
[Arena/8:00pm] Gay, Straight or Taken?


  1. Bordering Insecurity – what a crap show, I’m sure Howard is a fan – no doubt doing some of his dirty work in stereotyping all Asians as drug smugglers and blacks as evil doers!!!

  2. Does anybody eles get the feeling that Surf Patrol is a rip off of the network 10 show Bondi something. Which is almost about the same thing!!

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