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Anxious viewing for Labor opposition. Tonight will make anxious viewing for the federal opposition, with the ABC’s Killing Season set to spend an entire episode on the circumstances of Rudd’s removal as prime minister. The media release promises that "Gillard’s backers [will] detail how the leadership change was organised” with “disarming candour". But one Gillard backer, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, declined to be interviewed for the documentary.

Last episode, the ABC distributed an embargoed video more than a week before it aired. As of this morning it had yet to do so this time -- all that’s come out are a few clips of Rudd v Gillard, with no mention of Shorten. Needless to say, the last thing he needs is a reminder of his role as a factional powerbroker in the affair.