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First Look: New Indigenous Comedy Series 8MMM on @ABCTV

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  8MMM - Soon on ABCTV  image - ABC Publicity

8MMM - Soon on ABCTV
image - ABC Publicity

The ABC has confirmed an airdate for its new indigenous comedy series 8MMM, with the show scheduled to premiere on Wednesday 29th April at 9.30pm.

Based in Alice Springs, 8MMM runs on the smell of an oily rag and the enthusiasm of its motley crew.  The 8MMM team air the day-to-day preoccupations of Alice Springs and its surrounds. 

But like most Indigenous organisations it’s run by whitefellas and when non-Indigenous people come to work in Aboriginal organisations they easily fall into one of three categories – missionaries, mercenaries or misfits – the 3Ms.  For the 3Ms working at 8MMM saving Aboriginal people from themselves is hard work.  For the Aboriginal people being saved all the time is even harder!

The cast for 8MMM includes Shari Sebbens (Sapphires, Redfern Now), Ian Meadows (Moodys), Geoff Morrell (Grass Roots, Changi) and Trisha Morton-Thomas (Redfern Now).