29 January 2014
The checkout 1You can catch CHOICE's guilty mum Kate Browne alongside Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel (The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Hamster Wheel), Kirsten Drysdale (Hungry Beast) and emerging writer/performers Zoe Norton Lodge, Ben Jenkins, Scott Abbot and Richard Cooke for a new season of The Checkout.
After just 12 months, The Checkout established itself as Australia’s leading stand-alone half hour consumer affairs program, due mainly to the absence of any others. The new season will offer up 20 episodes (double last season) and will include regular segments such as As A Guilty Mum, Product vs Packshot, Adventures in Fine Print and If I Could Say One Thing.
New segments for this season include a consumer-friendly guide to the meaning of marketer-friendly terms like “Fresh”, “Australian Made” and many more, an annoyingly detailed look at the Australian Consumer Law and how you can use it to your advantage in real-world situations and a look at health products and miracle cures, asking “Do they do what they say?” And answering, “No.”
The Checkout returns to ABC1, 8pm Thursday, 20 February 2014
For more information and interview requests please contact:
Rachel Fergus, ABC TV Publicity, on 02 8333 5085, 0416 263 194 or firstname.lastname@example.org