It's been a busy summer for BSR, with ABCTV releasing three pilot episodes of our animated show Bin Chickens, Nikos directing slabs of The Chaser's consumer affairs comedy The Checkout and the new political satire sketch series Sammy J, and a trip to Shanghai to gather artwork for our new animated show Sweatland that is currently being shopped in the US.
Bin Chickens - a show about 3 ibises fighting the authorities in Sydney's Darling Harbour - hit a note with viewers online, proving once again that people are warming to the much-maligned garbage-eating city birds. You know they're native, right?
The Checkout, now in its 6th season, covered everything from fake craft beers to how to test if a battery is flat without putting it in the same appliance 20 times "just to make sure".
And Sammy J, stepping into the Thursday night slot slot recently vacated by legendary political humorists John Clarke and Brian Dawe, has been a baptism of fire for all concerned in production - filmed on Wednesday, edited Thursday and on-air Thursday night.
Great experiences all.