Foxtel Highlights – Monday August 10 to Sunday August 16, 2020

White House Farm (image – Foxtel)

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday August 10 to Sunday August 16, 2020

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^

Some terrifying, moving and action-packed true stories come your way this week on Foxtel.

Don’t miss What Will Become of Us, the moving and thoughtful documentary that looks into the life of Sir Frank Lowy. A Holocaust survivor, he is the co-founder of the Westfield retail empire. In this special, Lowy looks to his past to shape his perspective on a monumental decision for his business.

Crime buffs will be gripped by new six-part series White House Farm. In 1985, the mass murder of a family in rural Essex made headlines across Britain, and this drama takes a close look at the case.

A real-life tale of the high-speed kind also comes your way with Ford v Ferrarihitting Foxtel Movies Premiere. This Oscar-winning film with Matt Damon and Christian Bale takes you into the thrilling world of car racing, in particular the Le Mans 24-hour race that took place in 1966.

For some live car-racing, there’s plenty of that this week as well! The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Darwin SuperSprint gets underway, the second consecutive event on the Supercars calendar taking place in the Top End, while the Formula 1 Championship: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix will see your favourite F1 drivers giving their all.

Non-stop drama that’s worth settling in for – all here on Foxtel this week.

Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Perry Mason (FOX SHOWCASE), I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (FOX SHOWCASE), What We Do in the Shadows (FOX SHOWCASE), The Singapore Grip (BBC First), Expecting Amy (FOX SHOWCASE), Nurses (FOX ONE), Traces (BBC First), Trackers (FOX ONE), The 100 (FOX8), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Britain’s Best Home Cook (LifeStyle Food), Making It (LifeStyle), 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (TLC), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Below Deck Mediterranean (FOX ARENA), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles (FOX ARENA), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (TLC), Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic), The Planets (BBC Earth), The Great Canadian Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), The Great Hotel Escape (LifeStyle Home), The Real Housewives of New York City (FOX ARENA), Alone (A&E), Geordie Shore (MTV), 10 Steps to Murder (Crime + Investigation), Insane Pools: Off the Deep End (Animal Planet), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Naked and Afraid (Discovery Channel), Dead of Winter (Investigation Discovery), Outback Truckers (A&E), Destination Wild: Equator’s Wild Secrets (Nat Geo WILD), The Bone Detectives (HISTORY), NCIS: New Orleans (FOX CRIME), Contact (Discovery Channel), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (FOX ARENA), Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories (Crime + Investigation), Hypothetical (UKTV), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA), BattleBots (Discovery Turbo), Double Shot at Love (MTV), The Zoo (Animal Planet), Portrait Artist of the Year (Foxtel Arts), 60 Days In (Crime + Investigation), Dragons’ Den (UKTV).

Monday, August 10

Natural World: Pangolins – The World’s Most Wanted Animal – BBC Earth, 8.30pm

Pangolins are one of the most poached and illegally trafficked animals in the world. Native to Africa and Asia, demand for pangolin products in China, Vietnam and Thailand is at an all-time high. Join conservationist Maria Diekmann as she rescues these unique scaly mammals, and partners with a Chinese star to bring awareness to the plight of this endangered species.

Shakespeare & Hathaway, s2 – UKTV, 8.30pm

Odd couple private detectives Luella ‘Lu’ Shakespeare (Jo Joyner) and Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) are back and, to kick things off, they’re on the case of a missing pampered pooch. While at first it seems the mutt has fled his life of luxury, after a ransom is demanded it’s clear that something more nefarious is at play! Can they track down this doggie before it’s too late?

Top Gear, s19 – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm

Buckle up for plenty more high-octane fun and silliness as the Top Gear team hits the open road. This season, Jeremy Clarkson attempts to build a car that is even smaller than the Peel P50, while a race from London to Milan pits a Shelby Mustang GT500 against public transport – and celebrity guests this time include James McAvoy and Mick Fleetwood.

Perry Mason – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm

After seven gripping episodes, it’s finale time! Can down-and-out private investigator Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) tie up all the loose ends of his kidnapping case and re-establish his faltering career in this stellar HBO series based on the character from Erle Stanley Gardner’s novels? With a second season now confirmed, let’s hope so!

Tuesday, August 11

Lawless Island – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Come see what life is like on a remote island in Southeast Alaska, where a small group of residents are united in their desire to live independently in a location where it’s a five-hour car ride to the nearest town and a plane trip to hospital if emergency strikes. Fishing, hunting and farming to sustain themselves, it’s a tough existence, but one they wouldn’t swap for the world.

Hypothetical, s2 – UKTV, 9.30pm

Starting last week, it’s a new season of the show that will make you laugh out loud as hosts Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster put comedians through their paces to see how well they deal with hilarious hypothetical situations. Over three rounds, they’ll have to think on their feet fast to score the most points. Tonight’s willing participants include Richard Ayoade and Sindu Vee.

Expecting Amy – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm

In the finale of this wonderfully raw three-part documentary series, comedienne Amy Schumer finally hits the stage for her sold-out Chicago show, before giving birth to her greatest project of all time: her son Gene. It’s been a long and arduous journey, but so rewarding for elated first-time parents Schumer and husband Chris Fischer.

Wentworth, s8A – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Tensions continue to flare between current Top Dog Allie (Kate Jenkinson) and her predecessor Lou ‘Fingers’ Kelly (Kate Box) as the returned inmate refuses to fall in line. And there’s a new addition to the Wentworth population. What impact will the arrival of British hacktivist Judy Bryant (Vivienne Awosoga), have on the women of H Block?

Tanked Reload, s8 – Animal Planet, 9.30pm

This show arrived last week and we’re hooked! Brett Raymer and Wayde King are reputedly the world’s best aquarium builders, and this series – which follows as they embark on some seriously ambitious builds – is basically Grand Designs for aquatic pets! Tonight, see what the guys have created for celeb sporting clients like Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard!

Wednesday, August 12

White House Farm – BBC First, 8.30pm

This enthralling new drama explores a real-life mass family murder that made headlines across Britain in 1985, when 28-year-old former model Sheila ‘Bambi’ Caffell (portrayed by Cressida Bonas), her parents and six-year-old twin sons were found shot dead in a remote farmhouse. This gripping series

aims to provide fresh insight into what happened that fateful night.

Bully. Coward. Victim: The Story of Roy Cohn – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

FOX SHOWCASE continues its Wednesday night documentaries with this portrait of the late Roy Cohn, the infamous American attorney and powerbroker among the US political elite (and an early mentor to Donald Trump). Perhaps most interesting of all is that this documentary is directed by Ivy Meeropal, whose grandparents Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were not only prosecuted by Cohn for espionage, but he was a proponent of their execution.

Infamous – Store

Dean (Jake Manley) and Arielle (Bella Thorne) are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, propelled to social media fame by a string of armed robberies. But as their notoriety and online fame grows, so does the violent nature of their crimes. What extent will they go to for some ‘likes’?

Clean Torture: An American Fabrication – HISTORY, 7.30pm

This one-hour documentary delves into 70-years of torture in the US. Post WWII, the CIA were interested in developing techniques of interrogation that could break the human spirit but without leaving any physical trace. Through the testimonies of specialists and witnesses, both victims and torturers, this special paints a terrifying picture.

10 Things You Don’t Know – E!, 7.30pm

Get ready to learn some truly OMG facts about your favourite Hollywood stars. Each episode will focus on one A-list celeb and countdown the 10 most unique and surprising facts! Some of the names include Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Will Smith and even Oprah Winfrey.

Thursday, August 13

2020 NRL Telstra Premiership: Roosters vs Storm – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE 7.50pm

Round 14 kicks off with a massive game between the Roosters and the Storm. It’s a battle between Sydney and Melbourne, and this one could go either way – see what goes down tonight LIVE on FOX LEAGUE, and then don’t go anywhere with plenty more must-see clashes happening all across the weekend, including Sunday’s meet-up between the Knights and Sea Eagles at 6.30pm.

Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, s7 – BBC Earth, 8.30pm

This long-running series slices through the hype and delivers the truth about what’s good for your health. Medical journalist Michael Mosley and a team of doctors dissects popular trends using cutting-edge research, and experiments with hundreds of volunteers. This season, find out if coconut oil is all it’s hyped up to be, and the best time of day to eat carbs!

Kingdom of the White Wolf – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm

National Geographic photographer and researcher Ronan Donovan takes viewers on a mesmerising expedition to the heart of the Arctic, into the kingdom of the elusive white wolf. Follow along through some of the most stunning landscapes ever seen, as he tracks a pack while they make summer preparations for the long winter ahead.

Hot Rod Garage, s4 – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm

Automotive aficionados Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa are back to share their expert knowledge and tips and tricks concerning all things hot rods while they supercharge a whole range of classic cars. From a budget update on a 1979 Camaro to a full restoration of a 1965 Pontiac Le Mans convertible, hot rod enthusiasts will be obsessed with this new 12-episode season of Hot Rod Garage.

WWII in Europe – Voices From the Front – National Geographic, 7.30pm

May marked 75 years since the Nazis surrendered, effectively putting an end to WWII. To commemorate the momentous historical event, National Geographic put together this fascinating one-hour documentary, featuring rarely seen archival footage and incredible first-hand interviews with dozens of last surviving veterans.

Friday, August 14

Pilgrimage: Road to Istanbul – LifeStyle, 8.30pm

In an intriguing three-part special, seven celebrities of differing faiths and heritages traverse the 2,400km-long Sultan’s Trail across Europe to promote tolerance for all beliefs and cultures. Beginning in Serbia’s capital city of Belgrade, these ‘modern-day pilgrims’ travel through Bulgaria and the mountainous Balkans, before crossing the border into Turkey, with the goal of reaching Istanbul and the magnificent Süleymaniye Mosque.

2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season: Geelong vs Port Adelaide – FOX FOOTY, LIVE 7.50pm

Round 12 delivers a clash tonight that’s sure to be a ripper, as the Cats take on the Power at the Gabba. Other games to catch this weekend include the Brisbane Lions up against North Melbourne on Saturday at 2.35pm; while on Sunday St Kilda and Essendon will go head to head at 3.35pm; and then on Monday night at 7.10pm, Richmond and Gold Coast will battle it out.

Trackers – FOX ONE, 7.30pm

We were hooked from the very first episode of this thrilling series set in South Africa’s underworld of crime. When the gripping action continues tonight, there are more twists and turns as suspicion grows about a mole within the Presidential Bureau of Intelligence. Meanwhile, Lemmer (James Gracie) is on the run after shooting his way out of a sticky situation, but he’s about to be surprised by a fellow fugitive with a seductive proposition.

Munich – Foxtel Movies Drama, 8.30pm

Steven Spielberg is in the spotlight tonight, as Foxtel Movies continues its month-long celebration of iconic directors. Spielberg’s take on the shocking massacre that overshadowed the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 brings the events to life with a deft touch and a notable performance from Australia’s own Eric Bana.

Richard Hammond’s Big! – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm

He may be small in stature, but former Top Gear host Richard Hammond certainly has a big appetite for the world’s largest structures and machines. Tonight, he checks out the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai to discover what exactly went into creating this feat of industrial engineering.

Saturday, August 15

Ford v Ferrari – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

This Oscar-winning film, directed by James Mangold (Logan), is not so much about the rivalry between the two famous car manufacturers as it is about the relationship between automotive designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale). This film creates real tension with truly exciting driving sequences. Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe also stars.

Hyundai A-League: Sydney FC vs Western United FC – FOX SPORTS, LIVE 5pm

We’re right at the pointy end of the restarted season, with the elimination finals just around the corner, and you can be sure that Sydney FC and Western United FC will be giving it all they’ve got. Next Wednesday, August 19, Western United go into the final game of the regular season, this time against Melbourne City.

Babe Turns 25! – Foxtel Movies Kids, 6.30pm

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of an iconic Aussie movie that lives on in all of our hearts, enjoy revisiting the adventures of a little pig with huge ambition in back-to-back screenings of Babe and sequel Babe: Pig in the City. The whole family will love watching this mini-marathon featuring the adorable wannabe sheep herder and his farmyard full of animal friends.

The Photograph – Store

Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield star in this romantic film that connects a long-lost photograph to a woman’s search for the truth about her estranged mother. Two stories across different timelines intertwine in a heartwarming tale about the healing power of love, perfect for a Saturday night in.

Playhouse Masters – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

Tyson and Audy Leavitt accept an ambitious job tonight from a client who wants to bring a fantastical Neverland to life, complete with a pirate ship and a treehouse with a zipline that really flies. The pressure is on for the family-run Charmed Playhouses to realise this long-held dream and navigate the lofty expectations that come with it.

Sturgis: Eat Drink Play – Discovery Turbo, 10.28pm

Get a first-hand look at all the thrills of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota right from the comfort of your couch. There are so many sensational aspects to cover off in this jam-packed one-hour special, including sleek custom rides, a crazy beard contest and a street-food throwdown, not to mention a daredevil jumping Evel Knievel’s bike over a pit of rattlesnakes.

Sunday, August 16

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Darwin SuperSprint – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 11.15am

It’s the second of two back-to-back Supercars events at the Top End, as drivers return to Hidden Valley Raceway once more to see who’ll burn up the track this time. With some new names appearing on the podium this year, there’s been plenty of unpredictable outcomes which makes for thrilling Supercars action. Don’t miss a second of today’s race day!

What Will Become of Us – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Sir Frank Lowy, the Holocaust survivor who changed way the world shops, is profiled in this touching documentary, which premiered at New York’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Lowy was forced to live in a Hungarian ghetto during WWII, before spending time as a refugee in France, Cyprus, Palestine and Israel, after which he reunited with his family and made a new home in Australia where he co-founded the Westfield shopping mall empire.

UFC 252: Miocic vs Cormier 3 – MAIN EVENT, LIVE 12pm

UFC fans will be settling in today to see who’ll dominate the heavyweight title clash between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. Miocic is the reigning champ, but Cormier has hinted that this could be his last fight before retiring, so if true, he’ll be putting everything on the line to get this title and go out on a high. The fight card is packed with brilliant bouts set to create one unforgettable UFC event.

Formula 1 Championship: 2020 Spanish Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 10pm

The Formula 1 drivers have taken over Spain this weekend, and the final big race comes to you live this evening from 10pm. Last year, Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas pulled off a one-two finish at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, can they repeat that feat this time around?

The Murder Tapes – Investigation ID (ID), 9.30pm

Any crime buff knows that any recording can be useful when it comes to getting a clearer picture of a case, and that’s the premise of this series which gathers every type of taped footage (from home security cameras, to body cams of officers on the scene and interrogation room film) for real-life murders to get a comprehensive look at what went down.

Ed Stafford: First Man Out – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

It takes a pretty spectacular survivalist to compete against British explorer Ed Stafford in a test of endurance (he currently holds the Guinness World Record for walking the entire length of the Amazon River which took him two years). In this action-packed series, he’ll take on various highly trained survival experts to see who can make it through some sticky situations.

^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet-connected Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on Foxtel Now and on devices via Foxtel Go. Foxtel Now customers please note that BoxSets is not available on Foxtel Now. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.

DISCLAIMER: Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, all programming is subject to late change. Foxtel may vary channel content or transmission times. Foxtel is not liable for any loss or disappointment any viewer may suffer as a result. All times listed are AEST.

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a News Contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. Aaron can be heard weekly on Gold and Power FM | Call/Text - 0400 218 566

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