Small Screen Highlights: Robbie Hood, My Life is Murder and Knock Down the House

Dylan Rivers delivers a tough love letter to Alice Springs, Lucy Lawless turns up for the murder of the week, plus a couple of inspiring docos and a video game.
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Image: Pedrea Jackson is Robbie Hood. Source: SBS.

 In this, 6×10-minute series from director and cinematographer Dylan River (Finke: There and BackSweet Country) and writer Kodie Bedford (Mystery Road), Robbie Hood is a cheeky, hungry 13-year-old incarnation of the legendary thief, played here by Pedrea Jackson. Together with his best mates, Georgia Blue (Jordan Johnson) and big Little Johnny (Levi Thomas), Robbie works to right the wrongs going on in their hometown of Alice Springs. They ride around on their BMX bikes, steal food and try to survive, mostly without adult supervision. The three kids, all locals, make their debut TV appearances in these roles. Screenhub’s Rochelle Siemienowicz recommends the series, but adds the warning ‘that this is sometimes tough viewing and may break your heart just a little.’

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Mostly David Tiley and Rochelle Siemienowicz, with contributions from friends, fans and Artshub staff. Between us, we flinch at nothing. 
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