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Claire Danes as CIA agent Carrie Mathison in Homeland: in one episode, she stops taking her medication in order to solve the puzzle of who is attempting to kill her. Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet Broadcasting

Friday essay: TV’s troubling storylines for characters with a mental illness

A spate of recent TV shows feature protagonists whose mental health condition gives them special skills. But these are often accessed by rejecting medication.
RackaRacka, a sketch channel on YouTube, have been called Australia’s most successful content creators. Screenshot from YouTube

Australia’s screen future is online: time to support our new content creators

Online video is flourishing in Australia with very little government attention. Content creators like Youtube channel RackaRacka are getting millions of viewers, numbers the traditional screen industry can only dream of.
Sylvester McCoy was Doctor Who in 1987, when Julie Collins appeared as Leader of the Red Kangs in the TV show. BBC films

My time as a ‘scary girl’ on Doctor Who

In the late 1980s, a gang of feisty teenage girls briefly helped the good Doctor. But his female companions were still mostly there to show how clever he was.
Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor. BBC/IMDB

Finally, the first female Doctor Who

Jodie Whittaker will be the 13th, and first female, Doctor Who, an announcement that has been a long time coming.
In the AMC television series The Walking Dead, all styles of management are represented. Gene Page/AMC

Management lessons from ‘The Walking Dead’

If the plot of the television series doesn't promise much more than gory entertainment, in fact it provides interesting lessons on styles of organisation and management.
The show’s three hosts (left to right) Sandro Demaio, Renee Lim and Shalin Naik tackle obesity in the first episode, but don’t quite nail it. ABC TV

The ABC’s Ask the Doctor sends mixed messages about obesity

The ABC's new show Ask the Doctor goes some way to explain the many contributors to obesity. So, why spoil it with the take-home message that willpower is all you need to lose weight?

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