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Reviews of Sylvania Waters (BBC1 Thursday):

'A remarkable portrait of some quite staggeringly horrible people - arrogant, charmless, self- centred and ugly to a degree that chills the blood . . . pitiless, cruel television, and undeniably fascinating.' Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail.

'It reinforces our prejudices that Australians really are as goofy and grotesque as Dame Edna has always suggested.' Compton Miller, Daily Express.

'They may have been fools to think they could star in a fly-on- the-wall documentary and come out smelling of roses but, let's face it, we are benefiting from their folly.' Max Davidson, Telegraph