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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing April 12, 2021

WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday April 12 to Sunday April 18, 2021

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

Looking for some entertaining escapism this week? You don’t want to miss The Nevers, which combines both costume drama with superhero sci-fi – what a mix! Starring Outlander’s Laura Donnelly, it’s set to be one action-packed series.

Speaking of thrilling, sports fans will be keen to see the Formula 1 World Championship: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. After a tense first event in Bahrain, we can’t wait to see what unfolds in Italy over the F1 weekend.

Spend some time with Zac Efron on The Great Global Clean Up which finds the actor, joined by some celebrity pals, meeting those who are devoted to making a difference to the wellness of our planet.

True-crime buffs will not want to miss the gripping and shocking story behind The Case of Sally Challen; while zombie-filled drama Fear the Walking Dead returns to pick-up the second half of its latest chilling outing; and Cate Blanchett delivers yet another sublime performance in the film Where’d You Go, Bernadette.

Want more? Encounter the work of some incredible visual artists in the documentary Black Art: Art in the Absence of Light and get a first-hand glimpse of what it’s like to find yourself in the midst of conflict in docuseries The Warfighters.

Continuing series include: Gogglebox Australia (LifeStyle), Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle), Black Narcissus (FOX SHOWCASE), A Teacher (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Life (BBC First), Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham (FOX ONE), Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes (LifeStyle), Genera+ion (FOX SHOWCASE), The Great British Bake Off (LifeStyle Food), Unforgotten (BBC First), Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump (E!), Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel), Fast N’ Loud (Discovery Channel), For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!), True Life Crime UK (MTV), George Clarke’s National Trust Unlocked (LifeStyle), Valley of Tears (FOX SHOWCASE), Casualty (BBC First), Antiques Road Trip (LifeStyle), Top Chef (FOX ARENA), The Abyss: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis (HISTORY), The Flash (FOX8), Celebrity IOU (TLC), Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet), The Drew Barrymore Show (FOX ARENA), All Rise (FOX ONE), E! True Hollywood Story (E!), American Pickers: Best Of (A&E), Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (FOX8), Ghost Loop (TLC), Doubling Down with the Derricos (TLC), Legacies (FOX8), Teen Mom UK: Their Stories (MTV), The Real Housewives of New Jersey (FOX ARENA), The Last Alaskans (Animal Planet), Married to Medicine Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Shameless (FOX SHOWCASE), Brother vs Brother (LifeStyle Home), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Counting Cars (A&E), Food Factory (National Geographic), Escape to the Perfect Town (LifeStyle), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Doc Martin (UKTV), 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), Chicago Fire (FOX ONE), Chicago PD (FOX ONE), Life Below Zero (BBC Earth), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA).

Monday, April 12

There’s action and wild times on the cards for those with special powers in The Nevers

The Nevers – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE Tuesdays at 8.30pm

Starring Outlander’s Laura Donnelly, this intriguing fantasy series is sure to captivate. Mixing costume drama with superhero sci-fi in Victorian London it centres on a gang, mostly consisting of women, known as the ‘Touched’ who suddenly develop supernatural abilities, some of which are harmless, others downright menacing.

Fear the Walking Dead, s6B – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 1pm, ENCORE at 7.30pm

It’s time to re-enter this zombie drama. When we last saw the survivors, things were definitely not peachy, as tensions flared among the group, and we discovered that the treacherous Virginia (Colby Minifie) was keeping one of their pals captive.

2021 EE British Academy Film Awards – UKTV, 9.30pm

The 74th annual BAFTAs returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall, albeit for a virtual ceremony – with limited nominees expected to be in attendance – hosted by Graham Norton. Nomadland and Rocks lead the charge, with seven nominations apiece, while Promising Young Woman, Mank, The Father and Minari are each tied on six.

My World Kitchen, s3 – CBeebies, 12.20pm

This series is seriously inspiring, as the next generation of aspiring chefs takes to the kitchen to showcase their culinary skills. Children between the ages of five and seven make dishes from scratch that pay homage to their culture, highlighting customs, traditions and secret family ingredients.

Air Crash Investigation, s20 – National Geographic, 8.30pm

When a plane crashes anywhere in the world, a team of investigators is brought in to determine exactly what happened – and how it could have been prevented. This series looks at some of the most infamous aviation disasters in history, examining eyewitness accounts and using reenactments to piece together the puzzle.

Tuesday, April 13

Some prized artefacts are shown in a whole new light when Mysteries at the Museum returns

Mysteries at the Museum, s20 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Join Don Wildman as he embarks on an exploration through history. Utilising rare archival footage, compelling interviews and with the aid of dramatic reconstructions, the stories behind some truly fascinating museum artefacts are brought vividly to life.

Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days – Discovery Turbo, 9.30pm

Everyone’s favourite Street Outlaws all-stars are back, competing for a whopping US$600,000 prize pool in this mega race. Hosted by race master Chris ‘Boosted GT’ Hamilton, over 12 episodes, 64 of the fastest drivers from all over the US will put it all on the line – for bragging rights and some seriously big bucks!

Expedition X – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Popular explorer Josh Gates is ready to venture into mysterious territories. In this new series he and his team explore everything from the legend of Mothman, to heading off in pursuit of a creature rumoured to dwell in the Cambodian jungle.

Wednesday, April 14

See what it’s like to be part of a US Special Forces mission in docuseries The Warfighters

Black Art: Art in the Absence of Light – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Directed by Oscar-nominated documentary maker Sam Pollard is this special (inspired by a hugely influential 1976 exhibition created by renowned curator David Driskell) which shines a light on the extraordinary contribution Black American artists have made. As well as featuring insights from historians and scholars, it showcases the new generation of African-American talents you need to know.

The Dry – Store

This gripping Australian film stars Eric Bana as federal agent Aaron Falk, who returns to his rural hometown after a 20-year absence following the death of his childhood friend, Luke (Martin Dingle Wall) – accused of killing his wife and son in a tragic murder-suicide. As he investigates the case, Falk is haunted by a tragedy from his past. A box-office success, this adaptation of Jane Harper’s novel is a must-see.

The Warfighters – HISTORY, 7.30pm

This impressive series uses first-person accounts from dangerous US Special Forces missions to show what it’s really like to be on the frontline. Combining interviews, real images and footage along with scripted recreations, it’s a comprehensive and honest look at the realities of war, as told by those who have been there.

Thursday, April 15

Matty Johns and pals giving their take on the latest in NRL is a Thursday night staple

2021 NRL Telstra Premiership: Round 6 – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7.50pm

Having begun the season in great form, the Panthers are clear favourites when they take on the Broncos in tonight’s Round 6 opener. But Brisbane shouldn’t be discounted by any means. Then Friday night’s match-up features the Knights and the Sharks in Newcastle at 6pm, before the Storm meet the Roosters at 7.55pm. Then a huge weekend of rugby league marches on, beginning with the Sea Eagles clashing against the Titans at 3pm on Saturday, April 17. Don’t miss a minute of the action.

2021 Toyota AFL Premiership: Round 5 – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7.20pm

Round 5 of the AFL 2021 season kicks off tonight with an unmissable Melbourne derby at Marvel Stadium. St Kilda takes on Richmond, with the latter ready to make a meal of their opponents. The Tigers are shooting for a fourth premiership in five years, but can they keep up the momentum needed to make it happen? Friday night’s contest sees the West Coast Eagles welcome the Magpies to their home ground, before a weekend of exciting games follows featuring on-field battles between the Bulldogs and the Suns; the Swans and the Giants; and more.

The Late Show with Matty Johns – FOX LEAGUE, 9.45pm

After tonight’s first game for the latest NRL Round is concluded, stick around on FOX LEAGUE for plenty of analysis – with a fair dose of mayhem – when Matty Johns, Nathan Hindmarsh, and Bryan Fletcher deliver their regular verdict on what we’ve just seen, what’s ahead, and plenty more. It just wouldn’t be Thursday night league without these guys!

Friday, April 16

A week of fun films like 27 Dresses will make you smile as a Chick Flicks special begins

Formula 1 World Championship: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 7.30pm

The world’s best drivers take to the legendary Imola circuit for the second round of what is shaping up to be the closest fought F1 season in recent memory. As expected, Lewis Hamilton took the top step on the podium for Mercedes in Round 1 at Bahrain, with Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen hot on his heels. A hungry chasing pack including Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Australia’s own Daniel Ricciardo, are ready to give them a run for their money when the World Championship hits Italy from tonight.

Chick Flicks – Foxtel Movies Hits, from 6am

Enjoy a week-long marathon of the best feel-good chick flicks in a special pop-up on Foxtel Movies Hits. From the ’90s classic Clueless to Katherine Heigl’s turn as a perpetual bridesmaid in 27 Dresses, ride the highs and lows through every heartbreak and happy ending along with our favourite heroes and heroines.

The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

They are the most iconic group in music history, whose toe-tapping tunes not only topped the charts but set the trends and influenced pop culture across the world. This documentary charts, through revealing interviews and rare footage, the meteoric rise of the Gibbs brothers – better known as the Bee Gees – from their humble beginnings in Queensland, to their tumultuous disbanding and reinvention.

At Home with Actor Kevin Schmidt and His Pet Pig – Animal Planet, 9pm

Take a look inside the pampered lives of a celebrity pet as The Young and the Restless star Kevin Schmidt introduces us to his micro-pig, Yuma – a swine with a book deal – while Sharknado’s Ian Ziering shows off his dogs. And just wait until you see how singer Aubrey O’Day spoils her canine fashionistas Ginger and Mary Ann.

Saturday, April 17

Cate Blanchett leads an ensemble cast in the adaptation of bestseller Where’d You Go, Bernadette

The Case of Sally Challen – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

Sentenced to a minimum 22 years in prison for the murder of her husband Richard, Sally Challen’s conviction isn’t as cut and dry as first appears. After eight years and a lengthy appeals process, it was proven Challen was a victim herself, kept under the coercive control of an abusive partner for decades. This fascinating 90-minute documentary puts the British judicial system under the microscope.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

In Richard Linklater’s character-driven drama, Cate Blanchett plays a loving, agoraphobic mother who goes missing in the lead-up to a family trip. What begins as an impulsive decision to escape soon leads the former architectural genius to a journey of self-discovery and compels Bernadette to reconnect with her zest for life. Also stars Kristen Wiig, Steve Zahn, Megan Mullally and Laurence Fishburne.

American Wreckers – A&E, 4.30pm

Belle, Missouri is home to the demolition derby – where participants deliberately ram one another to destroy their vehicles. This series goes behind the smashing and explores the war between the world champion Belle Boys and their enemies the Outsiders. These gearheads race against the clock to source car parts so their chariots will be the best when it’s time to confront each other.

Sunday, April 18

Zac Efron sets off to discover what’s being done to tidy our planet in The Great Global Clean Up

The Great Global Clean Up – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

Zac Efron is ready to shine a light on enterprises hoping to make this world a cleaner place in this special. He’ll be joined by stars like Aussie Cody Simpson, as well as Liza Koshy and Dave’s Lil Dickyand check out some impressive activists who’ve made a difference and innovations that can improve the ecosystem we live in.

Earth Week – BBC Earth, from 6pm

It may be Earth Day on April 22, but BBC Earth is devoting every night between now and April 25 to programming that highlights our incredible planet and those who strive to take care of it, starting with Earth from Space which gives a unique perspective on the globe. What can we learn about how our environment down here is changing by looking from way up there?

Burden – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) stars in this drama as Reverend Kennedy, an idealistic minister trying to keep the peace in his small South Carolina town when a museum celebrating the Klu Klux Klan opens. When Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), part of the group behind the project, encounters Kennedy, he finds his hate-filled beliefs challenged.

^ 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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