Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing January 25, 2021

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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday January 25 to Sunday January 31, 2021

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

This week on FOXTEL a much-anticipated special arrives, we get some great competition series and there’s three nights of massive cricket coming!

Fans of edgy drama Euphoria will be thrilled to see that the second of two special stand-alone episodes, which bridge the gap between the first season of the hit series and the next, heads our way. Again set during the festive period, this one follows Hunter Schafer’s complex and colourful character Jules. It’s a must-watch.

If you’re in the mood for some feel-good television, then you won’t be able to go past the return of The Great Kiwi Bake Off which follows some everyday cake creators from New Zealand as they vie for a delicious prize.

And speaking of vying for glory, the KFC Big Bash League is heading into the first three matches that will help decide who’ll contend the Final, while the A-League presents a NSW derby that can’t be missed!

There’s also Hannah Brown’s season as The Bachelorette, some incredible sport docos like Lance, the fascinating special Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, and new episodes of hit series such as S.W.A.T. and Legacies.

Continuing series include: Coast Australia (HISTORY), Legacies (FOX8), Batwoman (FOX8), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), A Discovery of Witches (FOX8), The Good Karma Hospital (UKTV), S.W.A.T. (FOX ONE), Magnum P.I. (FOX ONE), All Rise (FOX ONE), Prodigal Son (FOX ONE), Chicago Fire (FOX ONE), Chicago PD (FOX ONE), Very Scary People (Crime + Investigation), Life Below Zero (BBC Earth), 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC), 100 Days Wild (Discovery Channel), Dodgeball Thunderdome (Discovery Channel), Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults (FOX SHOWCASE), My Floating Home (LifeStyle Home), Room 104 (FOX SHOWCASE), The Great Pottery Throw Down (LifeStyle), Superstore (FOX8), The Real Housewives of Dallas (FOX ARENA), Backyard Builds (LifeStyle Home), Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes (LifeStyle), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Darcey & Stacey (TLC), Extreme Unboxing (A&E), Below Deck (FOX ARENA), Lost Treasures of Egypt (National Geographic), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (FOX ARENA), Murder in the Heartland (Investigation Discovery), Ant Anstead Master Mechanic (Discovery Turbo), American Monster (Investigation Discovery), See No Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA), Scott & Bailey (FOX Sleuth).

Monday, January 25

Follow Hannah Brown’s new pursuit of true love as she becomes The Bachelorette US

Euphoria Special: Part 2 – Jules – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 9pm

The wait is finally over! After last year’s hotly-anticipated first special episode of Euphoria hit screens in December, the second and final of these season-bridging extra episodes shot with limited cast during strict COVID restrictions is here. And while the previous one followed Rue (Zendaya) over Christmas, this one will see what’s going on for Jules (Hunter Schafer) at the same time.

The End: Cast & Crew in Conversation With Margaret Pomeranz – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

FOXTEL’s highly anticipated new series The End begins Tuesday February 2, so get the lowdown about what to expect of this drama which is guaranteed to get people talking, when Margaret Pomeranz interviews the show’s cast and crew including Dame Harriet Walter, Frances O’Connor and Noni Hazlehurst.

Lance – National Geographic, 8.30pm

This gripping two-part ESPN documentary charts the incredible highs and even lower lows of one of the most infamous athletes of all time: Lance Armstrong, who went from winning a world cycling championship at age 21 to beating cancer, claiming seven Tour de France titles then losing it all when his drug use was exposed. Catch the second instalment tomorrow at 8.30pm.

The Bachelorette US, s15 – FOX ARENA, 9.30pm

Former Miss Alabama USA Hannah Brown embarks on her search for Mr Right in the 15th season of The Bachelorette US. After failing to find love with Colton Underwood in his season of The Bachelor will it be second time lucky for the southern beauty as she begins dating 30 eligible beaux?

Air Jaws: Strikes Back – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

Shark expert Chris Fallows and a team of researchers venture into the shark-infested waters of Plettenberg, South Africa – where seals are in abundance – in the hope of gathering vital information about both predators and their prey.

Tuesday, January 26

Dean Brettschneider and Sue Fleischl are back to see who’ll prevail on The Great Kiwi Bake Off

The Great Kiwi Bake Off, s2 – LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm

Hosts Madeleine Sami and Hayley Sproull return, alongside judges Dean Brettschneider and Sue Fleischl, for more deliciousness. Ten amateur bakers will be tested like never before, putting their skills and reputations on the line as they vie for the top prize.

Little Boy Lost: An ID Mystery – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

Seven-year-old Kyron Horman vanished in 2010 after being dropped off at school in Portland, Oregon by his stepmother Terri Horman – the last person to see the child alive. Featuring interviews with Kyron’s family, this heartbreaking special takes a look at the shocking case that, more than a decade later, remains unsolved.

Shark Alley: Legend of Dynamite – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

Advancements in underwater surveillance technology enables viewers to get a shark’s eye view into the treacherous waters surrounding South Africa’s Dyer Island. Come along as cameras follow juvenile great white Dynamite as he learns to survive and catch his prey in these dangerous hunting grounds.

Top Gear Festival: Sydney – Discovery Turbo, 7.30pm

This very special episode of Top Gear sees UK hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel Down Under to team up with one-time Australian presenters Steve Pizzati and Shane Jacobson for a one-off event, featuring all the usual fast cars, chaos and shenanigans you’d expect!

Wednesday, January 27

Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp want to find the right real estate in Location, Location, Location UK

Be Water – National Geographic, 8.30pm

This two-hour special documentary showcases the story of martial arts legend and Hollywood star Bruce Lee. Although his career trajectory may have seemed smooth, behind the scenes his rise to fame was quite the contrary. Learn how Lee contended with racism, and would go on to have a huge affect on the film industry and beyond.

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

This fascinating film explores the varied ways Americans are now approaching their end of life, as opposed to traditional funerals. Hear the stories of some who have decided to choose non-traditional options – such as living wakes, and even extraterrestrial burials. Hear from family members and friends who share what it’s like to be part of these ceremonies for their loved ones.

A Fatal Confession: Keith Morrison Investigates – Investigation Discovery (ID), 9.30pm

Journalist and Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison followed the case of Daniel Villegas – a 16-year-old young man who confessed to a drive-by shooting resulting in a double homicide in 1993 – for more than a decade. Did Villegas really do it? And, if not, what would cause him to admit to a crime he didn’t commit? Over two episodes, Morrison will track this case – leading up to a very dramatic conclusion.

The High Note – Store

Maggie (Dakota Johnson) is working as a personal assistant with ambitions to be a music producer, just like her boss, Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), but she soon finds that high-noting herself to get up the ladder leads her into some hot water. Also starring Ice Cube and Kelvin Harrison Jr, this very enjoyable film gets it right musically, dramatically and romantically. A real treat.

Location, Location, Location UK, s23b – LifeStyle, 9.35pm

Dynamic property duo Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer return to help house hunters find the perfect home in the perfect location. As season 23 picks up tonight, our presenters head south-west to visit Bristol to see if they can make some real estate dreams come true.

Thursday, January 28

As Welcome to Plathville returns, the outside world will deliver more surprises to the Plath family!

Welcome to Plathville, s2 – TLC, 9.30pm

When we first met the Plaths, the family of 11 were living a remote and sheltered life, with parents Kim and Barry shielding their children from modern trappings, such as phones, internet and sugar. In a new season, teens Micah and Moriah move out and are pushing the boundaries of their upbringing. Their newfound freedom brings them laughs, love and even tattoos! But what will mum and dad say?

16th Man – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman and director Cliff Bestall join forces in this powerful documentary that tells the story of an emotional sporting moment and pivotal part of South Africa’s healing process following the fall of apartheid. In 1995, the world watched on as South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup and won against favourites New Zealand. What Nelson Mandela did next would change the future of the sport.

The Great Pottery Throw Down, s3 – LifeStyle, 8.30pm

Britain’s top potters continue their quest to be crowned the best of the best in a new episode. TV host Melanie Sykes guides the remaining potters in tonight’s task where they face a multi-coloured slip cast challenge to make two vases, as well as a blindfolded challenge to see who can throw the widest bowl without looking.

Friday, January 29

The supernatural students of Legacies are back and the brand-new third season continues tonight

Legacies, s3 – FOX8, EXPRESS at 8.30pm

Fans are thrilled at the return of this hit series, a spin-off from the popular The Vampire Diaries, and don’t worry, it’s only the second episode of the third outing so it’s not too late to dive in! See what’s next for the students of Salvatore Boarding School. And when your gang is full of werewolves, vampires and witches, life is certainly never dull.

KFC Big Bash: The Eliminator – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 6.30pm

Don’t miss an epic three nights of cricket, live on FOXTEL, that will ruthlessly narrow the field on one of the most exciting and surprising seasons in Big Bash history. Beginning with tonight’s Eliminator, The Qualifier follows on Saturday January 30, before the Knockout on Sunday January 31. Then, next week marks the nail-biting Challenger on February 4 before the really big one – The Final on February 6.

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Eddie Aikau is one of the most respected names in surfing history who was also the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu in 1967. He is said to have saved over 500 lives in his role patrolling Hawaii’s big waves, but it was his last heroic act on a voyaging journey to the Tahitian islands that cemented his place in hearts and minds forever. Learn more about this legend in this fascinating doco.

Saturday, January 30

Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton behave very badly in the thriller Billionaire Boys Club

Billionaire Boys Club – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton and Emma Roberts star in this fast-paced thriller based on the real story of a group of LA boys in the 1980s who think they’ve hit the jackpot when they drum up a ‘get-rich-quick’ scam. But it isn’t long before the consequences of their scheme turn deadly in this Saturday night movie.

Ghost Adventures: Screaming Room – TLC, 10.28pm

Grab a seat in the ‘screaming room’ as the team from Ghost Adventures takes us behind the scenes of their most iconic investigations. Tonight, Zak Bagans and the guys look back on their visit to a mysterious island in Mexico, where a man driven by grief and guilt assembled an army of Bagans’ greatest fear – dolls.

The Third Day – On Demand

If you missed this intriguing limited series led by Jude Law, Naomie Harris and Emily Watson when it screened on FOXTEL late last year, now is your chance to catch all six episodes of the drama On Demand. Law plays Sam, who is drawn to a mysterious island on the British coast and finds himself trapped in sinister circumstances.

The Karate Kid Trilogy – Foxtel Movies Greats, from 6.20pm

This classic ’80s underdog story starring Ralph Macchio as aspiring ‘karate kid’ Daniel and Pat Morita as his neighbour and mentor Mr Miyagi is still just as inspiring today. Catch all three films as they air back-to-back tonight.

Sunday, January 31

Shemar Moore and the rest of his S.W.A.T. team keep the action coming in a new episode

Captive State – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

This very original sci-fi blockbuster takes us to a world a decade after an alien invasion has taken place and where humans now live as subjects under the regime of these creatures from space. We follow both those obeying their new overlords and a team of resistance fighters wanting to be liberated from these creepy beings. Stars John Goodman, Ashton Sanders and Vera Farmiga.

S.W.A.T., s4 – FOX ONE, 9pm

The year has got off to an action-packed start with the return of this hit drama, which continues tonight and finds Hando (Shemar Moore) facing a dilemma when an old friend (Michael Beach), who just happens to be behind bars, asks a favour. Meanwhile, the rest of the team are on the hunt for a member of a mafia family turned whistleblower.

Jiu Jitsu – Store

Finish your weekend with this wild sci-fi action adventure starring Nicolas Cage as a wise-cracking jiu-jitsu fighter. Director Dimitri Logothetis adapts the 2017 comic he helped create, and which tells the story of an ancient order of martial artists who must fight an intergalactic warrior when a portal opens every six years.

A-League: Macarthur FC vs Sydney FC – FOX SPORTS, LIVE 6pm

Don’t miss tonight’s local derby which finds the A-League’s newest team, Macarthur FC, taking on the reigning champions Sydney FC. Can the latest squad on the block bring down the Sky Blues? All eyes will be watching what goes down at Campbelltown Stadium.

^ 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.

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