An interesting piece in today’s Australian speculates that Charlie Pickering could front a revival of the Hypotheticals brand.
Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals ran intermittently from 1985 – 2009 with Roberston moderating large debates in which notable people, including former and current politicians, to discuss issues by assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations.
It takes quite some skill to conduct these and Robertson QC was a master at it. But Pickering, who is a former lawyer, could give it a red hot go with some smartly-produced pilots.
God knows there are plenty of ethical questions that could be given the debate treatment.
The ABC says it is “definitely not correct” to say Hypotheticals will directly replace The Checkout. “The ABC will announce its upcoming slate of new and returning series in due course,” a spokesman said.