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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing January 11, 2021

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday January 11 to Sunday January 17, 2021

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on FOXTEL, FOXTEL NOW and FOXTEL GO^

While plenty of things may be closed for the summer, FOXTEL is far from it, and ready to deliver a steady stream of great television, films and sport over the next week!

For fans of that famous boy wizard, the Harry Potter Movie Event is sure to conjure up plenty of enjoyment with all eight films showing. It’s perfect laid-back viewing for the whole family.

More great series arrive with the return of Batwoman, where a new actress, Javicia Leslie, steps up to save the day, as well as A Discovery of Witches, with Australia’s Teresa Palmer leading the cast.

If you’re feeling like a trip to the beach, allow Neil Oliver to take you there as he heads up the team traveling this country to see some spectacular destinations in a fresh season of the hit series Coast Australia.

Meanwhile, sport fans are spoiled with more continuing KFC Big Bash League excitement, our men’s team head into the Vodafone Test Series: Fourth Test against India, while our women’s squad head into their first ODI: Australia vs India; and the A-League tournament continues to deliver the action.

Speaking of action, on FOX ONE, there’s a new must-see drama arriving every night from Sunday January 17, with the latest outings of S.W.A.T., Magnum PI, All Rise, Prodigal Son, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD all coming your way. Whoa!

Continuing series include: The Flight Attendant (FOX ONE), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC), Dodgeball Thunderdome (Discovery Channel), Room 104 (FOX SHOWCASE), The Great Pottery Throw Down (LifeStyle), Superstore (FOX8), The Real Housewives of Dallas (FOX ARENA), Backyard Builds (LifeStyle Home), Ed Stafford: First Man Out (Discovery Channel), Celebrity MasterChef (LifeStyle Food), Junior Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes (LifeStyle), Murder on Middle Beach (FOX SHOWCASE), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), neXt (FOX ONE), The Hotel Inspector (LifeStyle), Demolition Down Under (Discovery Channel), Darcey & Stacey (TLC), A Place in the Sun (LifeStyle Home), Extreme Unboxing (A&E), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (Discovery Channel), Lost Treasures of Egypt (National Geographic), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), Homestead Rescue (Discovery Channel), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Property Brothers Family Flashback (LifeStyle Home), Ant Anstead Master Mechanic (Discovery Turbo), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), The Real Housewives of Orange County (FOX ARENA), Mountain Men (A&E), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth).

MONDAY, JANUARY 11 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021

Monday, January 11

Coast Australia, s4 – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Scottish presenter Neil Oliver is back hosting another breathtaking and inspiring season of Coast Australia, in which he and the team journey farther and wider across our great country than before. Get set for a visual feast, as they explore our coastlines and discover the incredible stories that go with them.

Tiger – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

His rise to fame and fortune was rapid, his very public fall after marital infidelity even quicker. Yet there’s no denying that Tiger Woods is one of the world’s best golfers. This two-part docuseries dissects every aspect of his life, including never-before-seen interviews with friends and foes.

The Good Karma Hospital, s3 – UKTV, 8.30pm

It’s time to check-in on the hardworking staff at our favourite hospital in southern India when this heartwarming drama returns. Dr Ruby Walker’s (Amrita Acharia) plans for a new adventure takes a surprising turn and one of the team is the victim of a terrible attack that shocks everyone.

Tuesday, January 12

Disappeared in the Darkness: An ID Mystery – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

Authorities were baffled by the disappearance of Heather Elvis in 2013, after her car was found abandoned. This special follows the case from the crime to its latest progress, and finds twists and turns aplenty. Was Elvis involved in an affair that went wrong, or was something else afoot? And will the perpetrator ever be found?

A-League: Western United FC vs Wellington Phoenix – FOX SPORTS, LIVE 7pm

Western United made its debut last season and more than held its own – see how it fares today against Wellington Phoenix when they meet at GMHBA Stadium. And don’t forget there’s plenty more A-League action happening right through the month on FOX SPORTS.

Wednesday, January 13

A Discovery of Witches, s2 – FOX8, 8.30pm

The second season of this hit series, starring Australian actress Teresa Palmer, is ready to transport fans to the Elizabethan era. Expect to see the romance between Palmer’s Diana and vampire Matthew (Matthew Goode) evolve further as they continue their hunt for The Book of Life.

Hope and Fear: How Pandemics Changed the World – HISTORY, 7.30pm

As the world continues to reshape itself in the shadow of COVID-19, this special looks at pandemics throughout history, from the bubonic plague to the outbreak of smallpox, and the Spanish flu. What caused them, and how did they spread?

Thursday, January 14

The Flight Attendant – FOX ONE, 9pm

Viewers have buckled in and enjoyed the trip that is The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco as Cassie, a cabin crew member who wakes after a night out on a stopover with a dead guy in her hotel bed! It’s now time for this hit series to reach its destination, with the season finale tonight. What will be revealed?

Storm Squad – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Throughout January, Thursday nights on National Geographic delivers some riveting specials. Tonight, come into the thick of America’s Tropical Storm Imelda in 2019 as some brave responders head out to rescue those in need, and then straight after hear from survivors of England’s tragic Hillsborough Stadium disaster in 1989.

Friday, January 15

Harry Potter Movie Event – Foxtel Movies Hits, from 6am

Harry Potter fans are in for a treat this month when all eight films in the phenomenally successful franchise play out on FOXTEL over the next week. Go back, way back, to the very first instalment, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and then follow the young wizard’s journey that has enchanted generations.

Tom and Jerry Pop-Up – Channel 700, from 6am

Kids continue to love Tom and Jerry, which began all the way back in 1940! And today’s fans can spend the next fortnight enjoying this special pop-up which features a riotous mix of new and classic episodes, movies and specials.

Vodafone Test Series: Australia vs India (Fourth Test) – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 11am

This is it – the fourth, and final, Test match between Australia and our visitors from India, held this time at the Gabba. Which team will have the most left in the tank after a thrilling summer of Test cricket? Don’t miss a second on FOX CRICKET.

Saturday, January 16

Blinded by the Light – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Inspired by a true story, in England in 1987, British-Pakastani teenager Javed (Viveik Kalra) finds his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Featuring plenty of great songs from ‘The Boss’, this heartfelt tale won’t fail to have you tapping your feet (and singing along).

KFC Big Bash League: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 6.40pm

The Big Bash continues through January, including this must-see clash between the Sixers and the Scorchers at the SCG, a perfect night’s entertainment of thrilling cricket for a Saturday night!

Life Below Zero, s7 – BBC Earth, 8.30pm

If you are in need of a break from the heat, this series, which follows those living in the freezing terrain of Alaska, is an icy treat. In this new season, the residents face up to new challenges, especially with climate change having a real effect on their environment.

Sunday, January 17

S.W.A.T., s4 – FOX ONE, 9pm

While this action-packed series is known for its car chases and shoot-outs, it’s also deeply rooted in what is going on in the world. This season gets off to a particularly poignant start as it covers George Floyd’s death in police custody in May 2020 and resulting Black Lives Matter resurgence. It also flashes back to a young Hondo (Shemar Moore) and his experience with the 1992 LA race riots.

The Death and Life of John F Donovan – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Heralded French-Canadian director Xavier Dolan directs this, his first English-language film. A decade after the passing of his childhood penpal, TV star John F Donovan (Kit Harington), Rupert (Ben Schnetzer) publishes their letters, which everyone had dismissed as make-believe, revealing the impact they had on each other’s lives.

^ 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 AEDT.

Aaron Ryanhttps://tvblackbox.com.au/author-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. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566

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