Given the series is co-produced by cricket’s governing body, Rugendyke wonders if it’s merely propaganda disguised as documentary. Kalina doesn’t think so.

“We only have Adrian Brown, who made it, we have his word that Cricket Australia did not in any way interfere in the making of the show. One of the things that he said was that there was no script. When he went into it he had no way of knowing what was going to pan out,” Kalina says. “I loved the documentary. I found parts of it incredibly exciting and also very emotional.”

Tim Paine as seen in The Test, an eight-part documentary series about the Australian men's cricket team.

Tim Paine as seen in The Test, an eight-part documentary series about the Australian men’s cricket team.Credit:Amazon Prime Video

The critics also dive into the good and bad of TV subscription services – a prudent topic given the coronavirus lockdown. With more time for TV, how do you know where your attention and money is best spent? Our experts have different opinions. Finally, Rugendyke, Kalina and Idato dedicate airtime to a TV classic: the mockumentary series The Games, which Idato describes as “the best comedy in Australian history”.

This week’s podcast game is a round of Who Am I?, with the first bunch of clues as follows: “I was born on April 7, 1964. My mother, Jocelyn, and my father, John, both worked in the film industry as caterers. When I was four years old, we relocated to Sydney from abroad.”



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