Rarely, very rarely, will a new program engage the viewer from the outset. Such was the effect of Redfern Now. Although I’d seen countless promos in the preceding weeks, one grows sceptical, not wishing to be seduced by the usual hype. But the reverse was the case with the first episode entitled ‘Family’ screened last Thursday. No number of promos could have prepared the viewer for just how riveting this new, indigenous drama series is. If the remaining five episodes are equal to the first, then Redfern Now is required viewing.