What to Watch: January 10 - 16

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TV.com's pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week.

Pretty Little Liars
Airing three episodes behind the US schedule, this mystery series follows four spoiled little rich girls who receive strange messages from "A" after the disappearance of their "queen bee", Alison. This week the group prepare to farewell Alison at her memorial service; however, her brother turns up with a different agenda. The show is also based on a series of books. Is anyone else finding this to be somewhat of a sinister Gossip Girl?

Airs: 8:30pm Monday on GO!

Premiere. This UK comedy series features comic Kayvan Novak in various roles that see him demonstrate a wide range of voices, as well as using prosthetics. We can only guess what happens when characters such as charming car salesman Terry Tibbs and scam artist Augustus Kwembe are unleashed on the public!

Airs: 10pm Monday on SBS ONE

Series return. Making its 2011 debut on new digital channel Eleven, the residents of Ramsay Street are still reeling from last season's fire cliffhanger. With four people still trapped by the inferno, Lyn Scully (Janet Andrewartha) discovers how the blaze began and what she had to do with it...

Airs: 6:30pm Tuesday on Eleven

Outback Fight Club
This two-part documentary explores Fred Brophy's outback fight club -- a tent-boxing operation that travels around rural Australia, inviting members of the audience to fight professional boxers for cash prizes. With tent-boxing banned in the US and UK, Fred's Queensland-based troupe is the last in the world, and with Brophy preparing to retire after 32 years, this behind-the-scenes look at their final tour will see the sport come to an end.

Airs: 8:30pm Tuesday on SBS ONE

Bombora: The Story of Australian Surfing
Continuing from last week, part two of this surf documentary looks at the later years of Australia's surfing history from 1967 to current day. It includes the rise of surfing's drug culture in the '80s.

Airs: 9:35pm Tuesday on ABC1

Twenty/20 - Australia v England
Didn't get enough of The Ashes? Want to see Australia attempt to earn some respect back from the Pommies? Tune into Wide World of Sports for the first of two Twenty/20 matches between Australia and England, live from Adelaide Oval.

Airs: 7:30pm Wednesday on Nine

Getaway: Summer Series
The travel program's summer edition includes a feature on the Thailand island of Koh Samui, learning to fly a helicopter on the Gold Coast, San Francisco's new science museum, and Sophie Monk's "celebrity" guide to Maui, Hawaii.

Airs: 7:30pm Thursday on Nine

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Premiere. Renowned author and chef Anthony Bourdain travels the world in search of the perfect dining experience. Visiting hidden, hole-in-the-wall gems as well as the fanciest and most famous establishments, Bourdain offers viewers insight into the food and customs of the cultures he experiences.

Airs: 8:30pm Thursday on SBS ONE

The Island in a Sea of Snakes and Whales
Premiere. Situated three hours north of New Zealand, the island of Niue is home to Snake Gully where unique and indigenous sea snakes go ashore to lay their eggs; it is also in the migratory path of the Humpback whale -- providing access to film the giant mammals underwater for a rare insight. Stunning scenery and an amazing look at some of the world's most fascinating creatures make this a must-see.

Airs: 8:30pm Friday on Seven

John Safran's Race Relations
Relive John Safran's controversial mini-series from the beginning as the ABC replays the six-part program beginning tonight. If you missed it the first time round, a death ceremony to "cleanse him of his past" and an undie-sniffing test to see if he is more attracted to Asian women than Western women should give you a good indication of what you're in for.

Airs: 11.05pm Friday on ABC1

The Gadget Show
Premiere. This British series focuses on the world of technology, looking at trends as well as the latest games and electronics. With the rate technology is moving these days, we're not sure how relevant a program boasting "news about the newest technology from around the world and reviews of the latest gadgets" will be given that the most recent episodes aired in the UK almost a year ago.

Airs: 6.30pm Saturday on TEN

Comments (1)
Jan 12, 2011
Ok, it's good you're tring and all but there really is nothing on tv at the moment.