John Doyle and Tim Flannery are filming their new television series at Point Danger.
John Doyle and Tim Flannery are filming their new television series at Point Danger. John Gass

Two men in the town

TIM Flannery and John Doyle hit the Tweed with a film crew in tow yesterday.

The noted scientist and former Australian of the Year and his friend, comedian John Doyle, otherwise known as Rampagin' Roy Slaven of Roy and HG, were spotted at Point Danger.

The pair were filming “Two on the Great Divide”, the third instalment of their documentary series.

Producer Elissa McKeand said the follow-up to the successful “Two Men in a Tinnie” and “Two in the Top End” would air in late 2011.

“Three one-hour episodes will air on the ABC, probably in September,” she said.

“It will look at the Great Dividing Range and how its geography affects the environment and the towns around it.

“They'll be looking at fossils and geology, but also issues that divide Australia,” Ms McKeand said.

Assistant producer James West said the mountain range was being used as a metaphor to analyse the different sides of debates in Australia.

“It's a vehicle to describe the great divides of Australian society,” he said.

The first series, ‘Two Men in a Tinnie' went to air in 2006 offering their insight into the Murray Darling river system.

Followed by ‘Two in the Top End' in 2008 where the men looked at the future of far northern Australia.

Filming is scheduled to finish in May and the duo has managed to enjoy some action-packed adventures.

“They have been drag racing, ridden in a helicopter over the Snowy Mountains where they saw brumbies, avoided flooding and visited John's home town Lithgow at the foot of the Great Divide,” Mr West said.

The crew arrived yesterday and will fly out today; filming began at the Grampians National Park in Victoria and will finish in the Torres Strait.



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