WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday November 30 to Sunday December 6, 2020
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on FOXTEL, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
We might be heading into the final month of the year – but top television keeps coming!
I May Destroy You is a real must-see. Created by and starring Michaela Coel, it looks at the aftermath of a young woman having her drink spiked on a night out. Drawing from something that really happened, Coel has created something moving and insightful, with some humour thrown in to balance the serious subject matter. Expect to see it on many ‘best of’ lists for 2020.
The Long Song comes to BBC First this week, and this adaptation of Andrea Levy’s bestselling novel takes viewers to the final days of slavery in Jamaica. It’s a powerful and absorbing drama.
It’s also the week we say farewell to the hit drama The Undoingand viewers will be desperate to see how this thrilling limited series will conclude.
The new season of the popular US show Gold Rush: Parker’s Trailheads to Australia to see if there’s a fortune to be found in the outback; Shark Weekcontinues to deliver some impressive specials, December kicks off with some Great British Bake Off Festive Specials to get you in the merry mood: you can catch Renée Zellweger deliver an Oscar-winning performance in Judy;and much more!
Continuing series include: His Dark Materials (FOX SHOWCASE), The Undoing (FOX SHOWCASE), The Flight Attendant (FOX ONE), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), COBRA (BBC First), Songland (E!), Survival of the Species with Ben Fogle (BBC Earth), Indian Dream Hotel (LifeStyle), neXt (FOX ONE), Escape to the Chateau (LifeStyle), Eat, Shop, Save (LifeStyle Food), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Great British Menu (LifeStyle Food), Atlanta’s Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (FOX SHOWCASE), Life Below Zero: Canada (BBC Earth), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges (A&E), 90 Day Fiancé: What Now? (TLC), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Homes Under the Hammer (LifeStyle Home), David Attenborough’s Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC Earth), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), Demolition Down Under (Discovery Channel), Criminal Minds (FOX CRIME), The Wonderland Murders (Investigation Discovery), Warrior (FOX ONE), Mission Declassified (Discovery Channel), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), Countdown to Surrender: The Last 100 Days of the War (HISTORY),1000-lb Sisters (TLC), Accused: Guilty or Innocent? (Crime + Investigation), Food Factory (National Geographic), Mountain Monsters (Animal Planet), Total Bellas (E!), Street Outlaws: Memphis (Discovery Turbo), Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen (LifeStyle Food), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV), 16 and Recovering (MTV), In Search of Monsters (Animal Planet), Southern Charm (FOX ARENA), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), Wicked Tuna: North vs South (National Geographic), The Great British Sewing Bee (LifeStyle), Mountain Men (A&E), Ghost Hunters (A&E), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Dr Pimple Popper: Before the Pop (TLC), Young Sheldon (FOX8), Stars of the Silver Screen (Foxtel Arts), The Real Housewives of Potomac (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth), Judge Judy (FOX ARENA).
Monday, November 30
The Long Song is a powerful three-part drama beginning tonight on BBC First
The Long Song – BBC First, 8.30pm
This three-part adaptation of Andrea Levy’s bestselling novel provides a fascinating look at the final days of slavery in Jamaica, as seen through the eyes of one spirited woman. July (Tamara Lawrance), a former slave at Amity sugar plantation on the British-ruled island, is now an elderly woman, narrating her tumultuous story.
Adam Devine’s Secret Shark Lair – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
As Shark Week continues on Discovery Channel, actor and comedian Adam Devine (Pitch Perfect) and his celebrity pals Anders Holm and Blake Anderson team up with a group of shark experts to explore a secret lair that may just be home to the world’s biggest school of tiger sharks.
The Undoing – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
It’s the finale of one of the biggest series on FOXTEL in the past five years. Viewers have been glued to this drama starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant that follows the aftermath of a shocking murder which rocks New York high society. Who did murder Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis)?
The First 48, s22C – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
It’s fresh episodes of the hit show that takes viewers behind the police tape as homicide detectives get to work in the pivotal first 48 hours of a murder investigation. This popular fly-on-the-wall series gives audiences unprecedented access to crime scenes, police interrogations and forensics.
Abandoned Waters – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
This Shark Week special examines how the lack of human activity in the waters off the Neptune Islands in South Australia during the global pandemic lockdown has led to the area’s population of great white sharks to return to their instinctual behaviours. Come along as a team of experts take a visit!
Tuesday, December 1
Celebrate the start of the Christmas month with some Great British Bake Off specials
The Great British Bake Off Festive Specials – LifeStyle Food, 7.30pm
Everyone’s favourite judges are back in the tent, joined by previous contestants Tom and Yan from season eight and Briony and Terry from season nine, competing to be crowned Christmas Star Baker. The cast of Derry Girls also goes head-to-head in a bake-off before ringing in the New Year with the London Community Gospel Choir.
Lair of the Great White – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
Join the expedition as a team of experts attempts to discover why the great white sharks that populate the coast off Western Australia are so much more aggressive than any other in this fascinating Shark Week special.
Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out – MTV, 9.30pm
Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson gets candid like never before in this documentary as she opens up about the years of abuse she suffered from cyberbullies at the peak of the band’s 2011 The X Factor success and the crippling effect it had on her mental health, as she bravely tries to overcome her demons.
Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm
When 23-year-old Illinois mum-of-four Stacy Peterson vanished in October 2007, her police officer husband Drew Peterson claimed she had run off with another man. But when investigators discovered Drew’s previous wife, Kathleen Savio, had died under mysterious circumstances just a few years earlier, they soon became suspicious.
Secrets of the Zoo Compilations 2 – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Get set for more behind-the-scenes goodness as Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium lets viewers behind the velvet rope to get up close and personal with some of its cutest residents.
Wednesday, December 2
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and her clan are off to see America in a new season of Don’t Be Tardy
Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
This HBO documentary looks at how everything came crashing down for New York sports radio star, Craig Carton, who was one of the biggest names in the industry until he was arrested by the FBI in 2017 for conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud – all stemming from his gambling addiction. Interviews with Carton, and those close to him, tell his story.
Don’t Be Tardy, s8 – FOX ARENA, 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Having segued from The Real Housewives of Atlanta into her own series has clearly worked for Kim Zolciak-Biermann, with Don’t Be Tardy up to its eighth season. And this outing promises to be unforgettable, as husband Kroy decides the family needs to go on a road trip across the country. See how this pair and their six children fare spending summer in an RV!
Unhinged – Store
It’s the road rage movie that will have you rethinking using your car horn ever again! Russell Crowe plays ‘The Man’, a guy with anger issues who wreaks havoc on those who cross his path the wrong way, as poor Rachel (Caren Pistorious), who’s having a bad morning, soon discovers after she toots him in frustration and sets off a terrifying encounter, in this tension-packed thriller.
Homestead Rescue, s3 – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
It’s a new season of the show that follows Marty Raney, and his son and daughter, as they help those seeking a simpler life off the grid. And they’ll be put to the test this time, with one project a true race against time to save a property damaged by an earthquake; and another will find them meeting a homesteader whose fondness for beekeeping is attracting bears!
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Time to head to sunny Florida where the experts at ZooTampa are devoted to caring for a huge range of amazing animals – from penguins to Malayan tigers. Tonight, settle in for a bear-y good time, as the zoo gets an emergency arrival – a young bear cub, abandoned by its mother, needs some TLC stat.
Thursday, December 3
Parker Schnabel is coming our way in the new season of Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, s4 – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
Parker Schnabel and his crew are heading Down Under! The popular Gold Rush personality needs to find somewhere profitable to work when the Yukon season shutters and, as one of the largest gold-producing nations in the world, Australia is the perfect choice. If Parker can stake a claim in the outback, it could turn the self-made miner into a global operation.
Nick Jr Unwrapped – Nick Jr, daily at 8.30am
Each and every morning Nick Jr is unwrapping a Christmas-themed episode from its best-loved preschool shows. Included in the line-up are new PAW Patrol, Top Wing, Ready Set Dance and more, as well as an exciting festive instalment of the brand-new Blues Clues & You! on Friday December 4. Littlies will love sitting down at 8.30am to start their day with colour and fun while you enjoy your morning cuppa.
I Still Believe – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
Jeremy Camp (KJ Apa) is a Christian music artist struggling with love and loss in this Foxtel Movies debut. The romantic drama is based on the moving true story of Camp’s trajectory from teenager to singer-songwriter while navigating his burgeoning relationship with Melissa Lynn Henning (Britt Robertson). You’ll need the tissues for this tearjerker, but it’s ultimately a film about hope and having faith in life.
Inside the Ritz Hotel – LifeStyle, 8.30pm
If you’re feeling a bit travel-starved (and who isn’t?), then allow yourself to have a quick sojourn at one of the most prestigious hotels in the world, The Ritz in London. Over two episodes, you’ll get a glimpse inside it’s luxurious interior, meet the staff who make sure guests have an unforgettable five-star stay, and learn what goes on behind the scenes. Room service, please!
Friday, December 4
Michaela Coel is the creator and star of the compelling I May Destroy You
I May Destroy You – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Late one night, while out with a friend, Michaela Coel had her drink spiked, and was sexually assaulted. Rather than be beaten by the shocking experience, Coel wrote, co-directed and starred in this compelling drama as a way of working through what happened. The result is this critically-acclaimed and powerful limited series that’s one of the year’s best.
Inside the Factory: Christmas Special – LifeStyle Food, 7.30pm
It’s coming up for the most wonderful time of the year so take a trip through a Christmas-themed factory with presenter Gregg Wallace. In this special, he visits a company that produces two million tins of festive chocolates a year. Meanwhile, Cherry Healey travels to Germany where she joins a crew of ornament decorators and discovers some tips for perfecting gingerbread.
Ant Anstead Master Mechanic – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm
Presenter and car specialist Ant Anstead is embarking on a dream project to build an Alfa Romeo 158, the first car to win a Formula 1 race. This series is a window inside the Wheeler Dealer host’s mind as he navigates the challenges of this one-of-a-kind automotive build. Following straight after is Petrolhead Planet at 9pm, with Jethro Bovingdon as your guide to the greatest roads in the world. The three-part special is a mix of ‘how-to’ guide and car reviews set against truly epic landscapes.
The Sopranos marathon – BoxSets, from 10am
Widely regarded as one of the best mobster series of all-time, The Sopranos follows Italian-American Mafia boss Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) as he grapples with personal and professional issues while also in therapy. Spanning six gripping seasons, the dealing and double-crossings made for addictive viewing in the early noughties. Enjoy every episode in this BoxSets marathon covering a full season per day.
Spycies – Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm
From the same animation team of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets, comes a family-friendly adventure that ticks all the Friday-night boxes. It follows Vladimir (voiced by Kirk Thornton) and Hector (Dino Andrade), two very different secret agents who must work together to recover a top-secret material stolen by intruders. If you liked Zootopia, Spycies is for you.
Saturday, December 5
Renée Zellweger delivers an Oscar-winning performance in the must-see movie Judy
Judy – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm
Renée Zellweger deservedly took home an Academy Award at the start of the year for her transformative performance as Hollywood icon Judy Garland. She’s both literally and figuratively dazzling in her portrayal of the performer as she embarks on a tour of London, while battling all sorts of personal demons. Doing all her own singing, Zellweger makes this film a must-see.
StarDog and TurboCat – Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm
Launched into space in 1969 by his owner, Buddy the dog (voiced by Nick Frost) crash-lands back to Earth 50 years later, discovering it’s now a place where pets are no longer welcome. Desperate to be reunited with his owner, the loyal canine recruits the help of a tech-savvy cat (Luke Evans) to help him. This adorable animation is perfect for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The Incredible Dr Pol, s13 – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm
Dutch-born Dr Jan Pol specialises in large farm animals, but the Michigan-based veterinarian doesn’t hesitate to apply his expertise, with a dose of quirky charm, to all creatures great and small. In the season 13 debut of this reality series, Dr Pol comes to the aid of a desperate dachshund, Dr Brenda helps a cow get back on her feet, and a surprise party is planned!
Life Below Zero: Canada – BBC Earth, 8.30pm
In a new episode,our survivalists are adjusting to life in the most remote regions of northern Canada and facing some extraordinary challenges. Kim and Pierre turn their limited resources and attention to hunting big game for food, while Bentley focuses on getting ready for his winter trapping.
The New Mutants – Store
Held at a research facility with the promise of becoming X-Men, a group of young mutants struggle to contain their abilities amid strange visions. Despite clashing personalities – and powers – the teens will need to work together if they hope to escape. Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma.) co-star in this superhero film with a horror twist.
Sunday, December 6
See the latest dramas for The Real Housewives of Cheshire which continues today!
2020 AACTA Awards – Foxtel Arts, 7.30pm
See all the awards and celebrate Australia’s film and TV industry in this special presentation on FOXTEL. Favourites Wentworth, Upright, Selling Houses Australia, Gogglebox Australia count themselves among the nominees this year. And also, to celebrate the awards’ milestone, catch the 10 Years of AACTA Special straight after.
Virus Hunters – National Geographic, 7.30pm
We’ve been through a year unlike any most can remember. And now more than ever, scientists are scrutinising how pandemics work – looking at how viruses spread and the damage they can do. This documentary moves on from the current coronavirus crisis to follow scientists looking at what could be next and what can be done to prevent it.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire, s12 – FOX ARENA, 3pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm
We’re only up to episode four and so much has happened for our Cheshire women! We’ve said goodbye to one Housewife, and met a new cast member already. In today’s episode, the row between Hanna and Lystra still has them both reeling, and Dawn gets some bad news.
Young & Hungry – FOX Funny, 3pm
If you’ve not caught this cute comedy, FOX Funny is going right back to the start to make sure you get onboard. Emily Osment and Jonathan Sadowski are your odd-couple du jour, playing food blogger Gabi and tech guru Josh. When Josh takes Gabi on as his personal chef, their worlds collide – and you’ll find plenty of laughs served up every Sunday.
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