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What’s the bet they didn’t buy one? Shutterstock/Dusan Petkovic

3D television is dead… so what next?

TV manufacturers have turned their backs on 3D technology. But there's a new technology hoping to win over viewers, and you don't need to buy a new TV.
Joanna Lumley (briefly) played the Doctor in 1999 Comedy Relief special The Curse of Fatal Death. Youtube

Enough with the Doctor Who gender debate – it’s time

In a universe of infinite possibility, why is Doctor Who always a man? Peter Capaldi's forthcoming retirement from the role means it's surely time to hand the sonic screwdriver over to a woman.
TV networks are trying to win back cord-cutters. 'Falling TV' via www.shutterstock.com

Could Hulu and Google upend the TV industry in 2017?

Next year Hulu and Google will introduce their own bundled channel services. Will it spark an online TV revolution or simply lead to more of the same?
Waleed Aly’s 2016 Gold Logie win tells us that the audience has been more appreciative of Australian television’s diversity than the industry. Joe Castro/AAP

Why we should care more about the Logies

The Logies are fantastically daggy, but they let us compare audience and industry definitions of achievement. Looking back, it's clear the public celebrates new, diverse and varied television.
You’re fired! Donald Trump shouts his catch-phrase at a 2006 casting call for The Apprentice. Fred Prouser/Reuters

Understanding Trump by watching The Apprentice

How does Donald Trump, the son of a millionaire, manage to be an 'outsider'? A clue might be found in The Apprentice, a melodrama which uses exaggerated emotion to tell the story of an underdog overcoming adversity.
A magical dreamscape: Knighton Wood, Epping Forest, London. Still taken from the Imaginative Storytelling Experiences Documentary

How retro storytelling can help boost imaginative capacity

The 1980s cult show Fat Tulip's Garden fuelled the creativity of its young viewers. But in a digital age, are children less exposed to this kind of absurdist, performative storytelling?

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