A caller to 2GB yesterday afternoon says that the next famous Australian to have his life immortalised in a television mini-series is the Human Headline himself, Derryn Hinch. With a career including stints in jail, death threats from underworld figures and a rush for a liver transplant, there’s no doubt there’s a meaty story there. We asked Hinch if he had heard about the series, but like us he had only heard the rumour. When asked if it was a good idea, Hinch said his story was far from over — “They should wait until I get elected to the Senate.” The former broadcaster’s plans to run for Parliament were reported late last year, and now the Derryn Hinch Justice Party is not far from official registration. Hinch says there will be two candidates in every state, and the party will make an effort to speak to voters in regional parts of the country.

We just wonder who would play Hinch in a miniseries?  While some in theCrikey bunker suggested Michael Caton, Jack Thompson and Eric Bana, Hinch himself nominated Kris Kristofferson. He’d have to work on the accent, though. Ms Tips suggested Russell Crowe, because like Hinch, he was born in New Zealand but now calls Australia home. “I could handle Romper Stomper,” Hinch laughed at the suggestion.

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