A fatal touch of anthropomorphism stalks this documentary about Brolga, a big, beefy Aussie who has dedicated his life to outback kangaroos. The music is overblown and a little emotionally manipulative. Brolga asserts that one baby roo is suffering from stress – as if a young marsupial has anything to worry about, beyond bouncing around kicking the shit out of his mates. But it’s still good fun – kangaroos are innately likeable creatures and Brolga’s care for them is touching, albeit slightly weird. Brolga lives among the roos and, although he hasn’t quite gone the full Timothy Treadwell, when he repeatedly calls the beasts his ‘family’, you have to wonder what’s happened to his relationship with his own clan. Still, we get to see inside a kangaroo’s pouch so it can’t be all bad.
Fulham Wine Rooms
No prizes for guessing what this Fulham venue specialises in. It's an offshoot of the Kensington original and offers the same kind of thing: bottles to take away or drink in, wine tastings, special wine events and a restaurant serving small plates. Each of the wines is available by the glass, with worlds old and new represented relatively evenly. Expect Burgundian chardonnays, Rieslings from Australia, the US and Germany, a number of 'classics' and a few heavyweight reds, such as a 2012 tempranillo from Bodegas y Vinedos Alion, in Ribera del Duero. The small plates include dishes such as foie gras terrine with apricot chutney, seared scallops with celeriac purée and saffron vinaigrette, and sesame-seared tuna with a potato and mango salsa, shiitake mushrooms and spring onion.