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First Tuesday Book Club, narrated by Andrew Hansen.

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The ABC have a short, but very cool tradition of using interesting people to narrate things, first it was Robbie Buck on Mondo Thingo (excellent show), and now its Andrew Hansen from the Chaser providing the voice over for the ABC’s new outlet for Jennifer Byrne; The First Tuesday Book Club.

Maybe its just my age, but I’d love to see a kind of “First Tuesday Television Club”, not to devalue books, but it hasn’t been since Critical Mass that we had a show were television got the same kind of critical and serious analysis that books, art and films get.

4 replies on “First Tuesday Book Club, narrated by Andrew Hansen.”

It’s also been a while since the un-serious TVTV, with Simon Townsend, a decade or so ago.

The Boxcutters podcast, at, is a nice alternative…

The opening titles look like another Animal Logic masterpiece, akin to the opening titles of At The Movies and Spicks and Specks.


Actually Stu, those titles were designed by Zspace in Ultimo, NOT Animal Logic. And while we certainly recognise the quality of AL’s work on those shows, let us not forget there are other brilliantly creative and talented teams out there. We here in Ultimo welcome the chance to discuss our work preferably over martinis – anyone?

You’ve hit upon an interesting idea with the television club!

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