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Warwick Thornton's The Beach (Image: SBS)

There is a scene towards the end of The Beach which stayed with me, as so many scenes did.

We are high above the shoreline. Indigenous filmmaker Warwick Thornton is in his vehicle, a souped-up bull-catcher that wouldn’t be out of place in Mad Max

He drives in a perfect spiral, turning and turning in a widening gyre. Like so much in this solo TV series the effect is mesmerising.