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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing April 5, 2021

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday April 5 to Sunday April 11, 2021

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

It’s perhaps the most anticipated movie release of the year, and one that fans made happen. Zack Snyder’s Justice League is the version that the film’s original director envisioned, and thanks to an online campaign, it’s finally been released and you can catch it on Foxtel Movies Premiere this week!

Also this week, don’t miss Black Narcissus, a new adaptation of Rumer Godden’s famous novel about a group of nuns who try to establish a school on an eerie mountain top. It’s also time to take a glimpse inside some incredible abodes thanks to Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes; and fascinating HBO doco The Day Sport Stood Still presents a gripping look at how COVID impacted the sports industry in America.

For golf fans, the prestigious Masters tees off in Georgia; there’s plenty more 2021 NRL Telstra Premiership and 2021 Toyota AFL Premiership action, the Repco Supercars Championship: Tasmania SuperSprint gets underway; and we’re ready to see which team is victorious at the 2021 W-League Grand Final!

Young viewers will be entertained for weeks thanks to a huge Ben 10 Pop-Up Channel which begins this week; beloved British medical drama Casualty returns to our screens; and much more!

Continuing series include: Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle), Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle), A Teacher (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Life (BBC First), Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham (FOX ONE), Genera+ion (FOX SHOWCASE), The Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), The Great British Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), Unforgotten (BBC First), Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump (E!), Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel), Where To I Do? (FOX ARENA), For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!), George Clarke’s National Trust Unlocked (LifeStyle), Valley of Tears (FOX SHOWCASE), Top Chef (FOX ARENA), The Flash (FOX8), The Event (FOX SHOWCASE), Celebrity IOU (TLC), Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet), The Drew Barrymore Show (FOX ARENA), American Pickers: Best Of (A&E), Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (FOX8), Doubling Down with the Derricos (TLC), Legacies (FOX8), Teen Mom UK: Their Stories (MTV), The Real Housewives of New Jersey (FOX ARENA), Naked and Afraid XL (Discovery Channel), The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet), Married to Medicine Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Shameless (FOX SHOWCASE), Brother vs Brother (LifeStyle Home), Around the World by Train (HISTORY), The First 48 (Crime + Investigation), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Court Cam (Crime + Investigation), Counting Cars (A&E), Food Factory (National Geographic), Private Lives (HISTORY), Pearson (Universal TV), Escape to the Perfect Town (LifeStyle), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Doc Martin (UKTV), The Directors (Foxtel Arts), Texas Metal (Discovery Turbo), Wheeler Dealers (Discovery Turbo), World’s Most Evil Killers (Crime + Investigation), Gold Rush (Discovery Channel), Schitt’s Creek (FOX Funny), S.W.A.T. (FOX ONE), Magnum P.I. (FOX ONE), Life Below Zero (BBC Earth), Backyard Builds (LifeStyle Home), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA).

Monday, April 5

Aisling Franciosi stars in a new adaptation of the famously Gothic tale Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Gemma Arterton stars as Sister Clodagh in this new miniseries, based on Rumer Godden’s 1939 Gothic novel of the same name. Eager to establish a convent high in the Himalayas, within a seemingly haunted clifftop palace, Clodagh has quite the challenge on her hands in this eerie three-part adaptation that also stars Aisling Franciosi, Alessandro Nivola and the late Diana Rigg.

Danger Zone – Nickelodeon, from 5pm

Settle in for back-to-back episodes of everyone’s favourite Nickelodeon superhero series Henry Danger and Danger Force in this action-packed hour of power, airing weekdays from 5pm. But wait, there’s more! Fans will be in their element with interviews with the cast and special behind-the-scenes clips you won’t want to miss.

Fast N’ Loud, s6B – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

The midseason premiere of Fast N’ Loud picks up with Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage wrestling with ambitious new projects, super-tight deadlines and impossible standards to uphold as they cement their status as the most elite autobody shop in the hot-rod world.

Kingdom of the Polar Bears – National Geographic Wild, 8.30pm

Dennis Campayre and a team of polar bear guides embark on an epic journey, following bears on the sea ice of Hudson Bay, Canada, in a bid to document their secret world. Using the latest 4K cameras, they’ll capture never-before-seen hunting strategies and how these creatures are adapting to devastating climate change.

Antiques Road Trip, s20 – LifeStyle, 3.20pm

Join the hunt as antiques lovers set out in search of hidden gems across Britain, with the goal of making the most profit when everyone’s items are then auctioned off at the end of the episode.

Tuesday, April 6

Linda Adey is ready to dig deep into some heartbreaking cases in the new True Life Crime UK

True Life Crime UK – MTV, 9.30pm

Journalist Linda Adey investigates some of the UK’s most harrowing true-crime cases in this gripping four-part series. All four victims were young, their lives taken way too soon. Can Adey uncover new information to bring some closure for their loved ones?

The Abyss: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis – HISTORY, 7.30pm

This 10-part docuseries takes a closer look at Germany following WWI, examining the rise to power of the Nazi regime, and the brutality that ensued. By putting the past under the microscope, what lessons can we learn about the world in which we now find ourselves?

Ghost Loop – TLC, 10.25pm

This fascinating series sees a crack team of paranormal experts respond to calls for help from desperate homeowners struggling with paranormal entities trapped in endless repetitive supernatural cycles – or ‘ghost loops’. By recreating the trigger environments causing this activity, can they draw out the spirits and restore peace?

Wednesday, April 7

The ever-popular Phil Spencer is back to take a peek inside some spectacular properties

Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes, s3 – LifeStyle, 9.30pm

Get set to see some jaw-dropping interiors, as Phil Spencer sets off on more grand tours around some of the most distinguished properties in the UK. Learn about these homes’ rich history, but also – just to keep your envy levels in check! – the rich upkeep involved as well.

The Day Sport Stood Still – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Like so many industries, the sports world was hit dramatically by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. This HBO special hears from a variety of voices from different codes to see how those involved had to pause their careers – and how it led them in some surprising directions. A key focus is NBA Players Association president Chris Paul who takes us through how the NBA famously reopened, safely, in a “bubble”.

Happy Halloween, Scooby Doo! – Foxtel Movies Family, 7.30pm

With a lot of young viewers on school holidays at the moment, this is a Wednesday night treat. Those popular pals Scooby-Doo (voiced by Frank Welker) and Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) love Halloween – but this year, things go sour when their pumpkin patch is infected by toxic ooze that creates giant, terrifying pumpkins!

The Croods: A New Age – Store

In this fun sequel for all ages, life for our favourite prehistoric family the Croods is challenged when they stumble upon an oasis far removed from their basic cave dwellings created by the Betterman family. In fact, Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds), the boyfriend of Eep (Emma Stone), is so impressed he becomes a permanent house guest!

Thursday, April 8

Be absorbed in tonight’s art-world thriller starring Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki

The Burnt Orange Heresy – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki co-stars in this psychological thriller about art critic James (Claes Bang), who is coerced by a shady art dealer (Mick Jagger) into stealing from the enigmatic painter Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Marred by his growing insecurities and greed, James’s simple heist soon spirals out of control.

2021 NRL Telstra Premiership: Round 5 – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7.50pm

Tonight’s NRL match between the Rabbitohs and the Broncos is a must-see; the Bunnies may be on home turf, but Brisbane won’t hold back. Round 5 continues with the Sea Eagles meeting the Warriors on Friday, April 9 at 6pm, with the Panthers versus the Raiders at 7.55pm, before an action-packed weekend of footy begins with the Titans taking on the Knights at 3pm on Saturday, April 10.

2021 Toyota AFL Premiership: Round 4 – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7.20pm

Sydney Swans take on Essendon tonight in what is sure to be a nailbiting game, given their fierce rivalry and previous match-ups. And that’s just the beginning of a huge round of AFL action that continues with Port Adelaide meeting Richmond Tigers at 7.50pm on Friday, April 9. Then the weekend takes flight with a clash between Western Bulldogs and Brisbane Lions at 1.45pm on Saturday, April 10.

Friday, April 9

A special Ben 10 Pop-Up Channel will keep young viewers entertained throughout the month!

Ben 10 Pop-Up Channel – Channel 700, from 6am

Just in time for the school holidays, FOXTEL has a Ben-tastic pop-up channel featuring all things Ben 10. Young fans will be in their element with every season of the hit animated series, plus spin-offs and epic movies – including Ben 10 vs the Universe: The Movie, Ben 10: Race Against Time, Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens and more – playing until Sunday, April 25.

The Masters – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 5am

There is plenty to get excited about when The Masters returns this month to the pristine Augusta National course in Georgia, US. From the outstanding Australian pros, including Jason Day and Cameron Smith, to world number-one Dustin Johnson, the best of the best are ready to show their skills on the green.

Cut Throat City – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

In this crime drama set after the events of Hurricane Katrina, four childhood friends (Demetrius Shipp Jr, Keean Johnson, Shameik Moore and Denzel Whitaker) return to find their homes and lives destroyed. With no job prospects, they turn to a gangster for help and become pressured into a dangerous casino robbery.

Saturday, April 10

See how Zack Snyder’s Justice League direction compares to the 2017 version when it screens today

Zack Snyder’s Justice League – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 4.30pm

After a long and fervent campaign by DC fans and stars alike, the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League has arrived. Enjoy the director’s original vision for the superhero blockbuster, in all its four-hour-length glory, as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) unite to save the world from an apocalyptic threat.

Repco Supercars Championship: Tasmania SuperSprint – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 10am

With a full calendar and a stacked starting line-up, Australia’s most popular motorsport continues with the highly anticipated Tasmania SuperSprint. Rising star Anton De Pasquale is chasing top drivers, such as Shell V-Power Racing Team teammates Mark Winterbottom and Will Davison, but Shane van Gisbergen driving for Red Bull Ampol Racing is the man everyone wants to leave in their exhaust.

Casualty – BBC First, 7.30pm

The world’s longest-running medical drama returns and, true to form, it’s not long before chaos strikes the emergency department of Holby City Hospital. Besides facing the impending COVID-19 threat, the team are dealing with plenty of personal crises too, with Marty (Shaheen Jafargholi) trying to reconnect with his homophobic father (Philip Wright) and Connie (Amanda Mealing) battling her inner demons.

Ghost Adventures at Joe Exotic Zoo – TLC, 10.28pm

Just when you thought the tale of the ‘Tiger King’ couldn’t get any stranger, there’s another chapter to the sensational saga – the zoo formerly owned by Joe Exotic is haunted! Responding to reports from Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park staff, who claim to regularly experience mysterious activity, the crew of Ghost Adventures are called in to investigate an undertaking like no other.

Sunday, April 11

Amanda Byram and the Food Unwrapped team return to do a deep dive into your favourite fare

Seberg – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Kristen Stewart gives a critically acclaimed performance in this biopic as French New Wave icon Jean Seberg who during the 1960s, drew the attention of the FBI due to her political and romantic involvement with black civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie). Also stars Vince Vaughn and Margaret Qualley.

Food Unwrapped, s9 – LifeStyle Food, 7.30pm

A real treat for food lovers and guaranteed to get the taste buds tingling, Food Unwrapped returns for another gastronomic expedition to explore the secrets behind some of the world’s favourite foods, starting with that British staple – mushy peas!

Impossible Croc Rescue – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

As part of its weekly Earth Night programming, Animal Planet delivers this special which highlights the dangers of polluting – when a crocodile in Indonesia was discovered with a car tyre around its neck. Follow the efforts made to free it without endangering the croc, or any humans!

W-League Grand Final – FOX SPORTS, LIVE (Check EPG closer to date for times)

This is it, the ultimate decider to see which team will take home the W-League Premiers Plate after what has been one massive season. The leaderboard has been incredibly close as the competition reached the pointy end, so whichever teams are our final two contenders, you can be sure we’re set for one thrilling grand final!

^ 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 in AEST.

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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