The Living Room September 13

The Living Room September 13

Here’s what to expect on The Living Room this week.


This week Amanda pays a visit to Soprano star and leading lady of Australian musicals Marina Prior. With a career spanning 30 years, she’s scored leading roles in stage shows such as Cats, Les Miserables, Anything Goes, West Side Story, Showboat and her best known role in The Phantom of the Opera. She gives Amanda the lowdown on the leading men in her life including actor Grant Piro whom she married in Fiji in 2012.


Where can you really get away from it all without missing out on life’s little luxuries? Chris finds out this week as he heads to one of the world’s last untouched wilderness areas, The Kimberly region of Western Australia. Staying in an upscale wilderness lodge, he finds himself footsteps from the Bungle Bungle ranges in the Purnululu National Park, walking amongst its gob-smacking 350-million-year-old red and black, beehive shaped, sandstone towers. The 450 square km area is so remote that was known only to local Aborigines until the 1980s. Chris also explores the stunning four tiered Mitchell Falls, set among a striking red rock escarpment. It’s a sight he’ll never forget and one everybody should add to their travel bucket list.


In Jindabyne, just twenty-five minutes from Thredbo’s ski fields, Miguel Maestre takes to the banks of the Moonbah River for a fly-fishing experience with local guide Brett Smith. Patience is a virtue when it comes to trout fishing and it all pays off as Miguel reels in the catches of the day, a Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Miguel then hits the kitchen in the cosy Moonbah Huts to create a delicious fish dish caught straight from the river and onto the plate.


It’s the age-old problem:  what do you do with a terrible view? This week TLR’s garden guru Lily Van Epen shows us one easy solution that you can tackle in a weekend. Her clients Gabby and JD have a kitchen window that looks out to a daggy timber fence. With a tiny space to work in, the solution is a vertical garden that will make the view from the window, clean and green. Will Lily’s solution meet their high expectations?

7:30 PM Friday on TEN


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