Everything that’s good on the telly this week
Luxe Listings Sydney
Though we keep being told that the property trend is all about decamping to the country, the hunger for high-end property hunting shows no sign of waning.
This is Selling Sunset-style unashamed luxury gawping, as a posse of sleek and startlingly shallow Aussie estate agents set about shifting super-shiny apartments and houses, which come with mind-boggling price tags.
The supply of punters with more money than sense is an apparently bottomless pit.
Luxe Listings will tickle the real estate lovers (Picture: Amazon Prime)
High: Confessions Of An Ibiza Drug Mule
How do you go from being a teenager excited about heading out on your first holiday to Ibiza to being found guilty of drug trafficking and winding up behind bars in Peru?
Michaella McCollum from High: Confessions of an Ibiza Drug Mule (Picture: BBC)
This five-part documentary traces the cautionary tale of Michaella McCollum, an impressionable 19-year-old from Northern Ireland who made very dangerous connections when she stepped off the plane on the White Island.
Race To The Centre Of The Earth
First up, let’s clear up the ‘Centre’ thing — the teams involved in this global criss-crossing challenge are not burrowing, Jules Verne-style, into the Earth’s core. That would be exciting but most likely lethal.
No, the ‘centre’ here is a rather arbitrary point in the middle(ish) of the Pacific Ocean and the first team of gung-ho adventurers, who start from Canada, Russia, Argentina and Vietnam (it’s a US show from the Amazing Race team), to get there bags a million-dollar prize.
If you enjoyed Race Across The World, this is that idea pumped full of fearless egos — though the joy of watching a planet where you can zip around without restrictions is a nostalgic rush.
The Long Firm
Here’s this week’s throwback choice: though it was rather underrated at the time of its 2004 release, this classily cast adaptation of Jake Arnott’s novel will hit the spot if you like your Soho clubland crime served up with just the right amount of sleaze.
Mark Strong compels as gangster Harry Starks, a complex man with far more depth than your typical villain.