10:00pm – Tuesday, March 1 on ABC1
In this whimsical animated 17×2 minute series, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Toni Collette, The Gradual Demise Of Phillipa Finch follows acclaimed artist Emma Magenta’s newest character, Phillipa Finch.
The pin-up girl for the emotionally thwarted, Phillipa Finch tumbles back through her past relationships and reflects on her search for not just love, but AMAZING love. Phillipa’s failed relationships have left her unmotivated, uninspired and with a bruised and battered heart – she’s ‘died’.
Thankfully help arrives in the form of her forgotten self – her true self – who knew how to love properly.
A compile of episodes 6, 7 and 8 screens tonight.
Tired of being an oak tree After five years, the love between Phillipa and Mr. Lonely Planet finally ends.
They had become like an old oak tree that had survived all manner of environmental changes. But one day, part of the oak tree became tired of being an oak tree and decided that it would rather be a Japanese flame tree and began to take action to do so.
How extreme sports can help a girl out Phillipa finds solace from emotional disappointment in the arms of extreme sports. She becomes an uber warrior, kicking the life out of men every night to make up for all the cowboys who had let her down in the past.
Fire, foxes and phantasms of light Phillipa finally concedes that she is stuck in a domestic quagmire and is in desperate need of adventure. Ignoring the visitation one night from a wizard in her dream, warning her that ‘the Dark Lord would soon cometh’, she starts courting danger once more in the realm of the heart.