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Foxtel Highlights for Week Commencing May 10, 2021

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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL

Monday May 10 to Sunday May 16, 2021

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

From reality-TV royalty to powerhouse performances, this week on FOXTEL is guaranteed to rock you!

When it launched The Hills: New Beginnings brought us back into the lives of those who helped shape reality TV in the original series. And now the gang are ready to face up to all sorts of new dramas and challenges in their glamorous lives.

Take a trip to the stunning coast of Western Australia, which is as much a part of the cast of Dirt Music as the actors in this impressive drama; see some of music’s biggest stars come out to strut their stuff at the 2021 BRIT Awards; and be truly shocked by some real-life tales of those who scammed their way to fame in Generation Hustle.

Be a fly-on-the-wall in the world of nature thanks to Spy in the Wild II, which plants cameras disguised as animals to get an up-close peek at what it’s like to be part of the pack. And if you (like many others) are considering doing that long-postponed renovation project, don’t miss the new instalment of Backyard Builds – it’s sure to provide you with just the inspiration you need!

Sport fans – there have already been some stellar moments on the field in this year’s NRL Telstra Premiership and the Toyota AFL Premiership Season, and you can be sure there’ll be more this week; and the World Surf League: Rip Curl Rottnest Search takes us to a spectacular location where we are guaranteed some out-of-this-world action on the waves!

Continuing series include: Young Rock (FOX8), Mare of Easttown (FOX SHOWCASE), Pennyworth (FOX8), Grand Designs Australia (LifeStyle), The Nevers (FOX SHOWCASE), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (FOX8), Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (LifeStyle Food), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), The Great North (FOX8), The Real Housewives of New York City (FOX ARENA), Grand Designs UK (LifeStyle), Million Dollar Listing New York (FOX ARENA), Selena + Chef (LifeStyle Food), Overserved with Lisa Vanderpump (E!), Escape to the Chateau (LifeStyle), Heartland Docs, DVM (National Geographic Wild), The UnXplained with William Shatner (HISTORY), Dr Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet (Animal Planet), Property Brothers: Forever Home (LifeStyle Home), The Wonderland Murders (Investigation Discovery), Hoarders (Crime + Investigation), Grown-ish (FOX8), The Warfighters (HISTORY), Running Wild with Bear Grylls (National Geographic), Undercover Billionaire (Discovery Channel), For Real: The Story of Reality TV (E!), Valley of Tears (FOX SHOWCASE), Little People, Big World (TLC), Body Cam (Investigation Discovery), Our Wild Life (Animal Planet), Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (Discovery Turbo), Mysteries at the Museum (Discovery Channel), Street Outlaws: Mega Cash Days (Discovery Turbo), American Wreckers (A&E), Casualty (BBC First), Air Crash Investigation (National Geographic), The Abyss: The Rise and Fall of the Nazis (HISTORY), Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (FOX8), The Flash (FOX8), The Drew Barrymore Show (FOX ARENA), Doubling Down with the Derricos (TLC), Legacies (FOX8), The Real Housewives of New Jersey (FOX ARENA), Married to Medicine Atlanta (FOX ARENA), Counting Cars (A&E), Food Factory (National Geographic), Escape to the Perfect Town (LifeStyle), Schitt’s Creek (FOX Funny), S.W.A.T. (FOX ONE), Life Below Zero (BBC Earth), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (FOX ARENA).

Monday, May 10

VC Andrews novels are known for their high drama – don’t miss tonight’s Pearl in the Mist adaptation

VC Andrews’ Landry Series: Pearl in the Mist – LMN – Lifetime Movie Network, 8.30pm

In this second film in VC Andrews’ Landry Series, a year has passed since Ruby (Raechelle Banno) moved from the Louisiana bayou to her father’s mansion and she’s still struggling to fit in. Ruby’s new start at an all-girls’ boarding school with her twin sister Giselle (Karina Banno) is thwarted when she’s bullied for her backwater upbringing. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself more alone than ever.

Tutankhamun: Life, Death and Legacy – HISTORY, 7.30pm

In this fascinating three-part series, travel back in time more than 3000 years to witness the final 100 days of Egypt’s most infamous pharaoh, Tutankhamun, including what daily life was really like for the 19-year-old ruler. And discover how archaeologist Howard Carter first uncovered the young king’s tomb, leading to his own notoriety.

Tuesday, May 11

Some cleverly disguised cameras give us a very special glimpse into animals’ lives

Spy in the Wild II – BBC Earth, 9.40pm

Created to look just like another animal in the pack, the incredibly lifelike spy cameras are back to infiltrate some wildlife gatherings in order to find out what it’s really like inside the herd. From gorillas to koalas and komodo dragons, get up close and personal to some truly fascinating species like never before in this popular and eye-opening docuseries.

The Last Alaskans, s2 – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

It’s the series which follows life for the few families permitted to live at the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As season two kicks off, summer is fading fast and Heimo Korth works tirelessly to build a new cabin in which to keep his family warm over the cold winter months. Meanwhile, the Seldens have food on their mind, stocking up on as much moose meat as they can hunt.

Wednesday, May 12 

Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt are back to impress with more stellar projects

2021 BRIT Awards – UKTV, 8.30pm

Hosted by Jack Whitehall, it’s the British music industry’s night of nights. Nominees this year include Dua Lipa (who has been confirmed to perform), Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, plus our very own Tame Impala! Of course, it’s not a music awards evening without plenty of great artists strutting their stuff, so also taking to the stage will be rising star Griff, Arlo Parks and P!nk.

Backyard Builds, s3 – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

The dynamic duo of Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt returns for a third season of the series which makes the most of unused backyard spaces and transforms them with jaw-dropping custom builds. Faced with homeowners’ challenging budgets, they’ll come up with incredible creations, from a hip-hop dance space and a stained-glass studio to a wellness wonderland.

High Ground – Store

More than a decade after his family is slaughtered, mission-raised young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul) is enlisted by policeman Travis (Simon Baker) to help track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), who happens to be Gutjuk’s uncle. But as the truth about Travis’s role in Gutjuk’s family’s demise comes to light, the tables are turned and the hunter becomes the hunted.

Thursday, May 13

Brody Jenner and his pals return tonight in the sophomore season of The Hills: New Beginnings

The Hills: New Beginnings, s2 – MTV, 8.30pm

When this reboot of The Hills reality series launched in 2019, it had been nine years since we farewelled the LA-based socialites and their endless ups and downs. Much had changed, with cast members including Brody Jenner, Whitney Port and Spencer Pratt coupled-up and even having children. This time around, Jenner’s break-up with Kaitlynn Carter is at the centre of the action, so bring on the drama!

The Killing$ of Tony Blair – HISTORY, 9.30pm

Ex-Labour MP George Galloway presents an in-depth exploration of the legacy of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and his financial interests. This documentary is a truly eye-opening expose, covering everything from Blair’s involvement in the Iraq War to his leadership and his well-funded business interests since leaving office.

Hell in the Heartland – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm

It’s an investigation that fascinated America and stumped investigators for 20 years – what ever happened to teenagers Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible? The currently evolving missing persons case in the US state of Oklahoma has exploded into a conspiracy of murder, corruption and cover-ups. Crime author Jax Miller and former police investigator Sarah Cailean dig deep in this four-part special to research the facts of the case.

Isolation Stories – BBC First, 8.30pm

Created in the UK during the pandemic, Isolation Stories is a poignant dramatisation of our lives in lockdown. Written and directed by an award-winning production team, working under many obvious technical and logistical difficulties due to restrictions, the impressive collection is sad and heartwarming – and entirely relatable.

Friday, May 14

Trey Ganem not only makes caskets, he communes with those who have just departed this world

NRL Telstra Premiership: Round 10 – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 6pm

A high-stakes match between the Wests Tigers and the Knights leads this week’s NRL competition. The Tigers are determined to claw their way up the ladder, and are ready to dominate the Newcastle team. Following that clash, the Sea Eagles take on the Broncos at 8.05pm before a packed NRL round continues over the weekend, starting with a Bulldogs and Raiders clash at 3pm on Saturday, May 15, and culminating with a Titans and Panthers stoush Sunday, May 16 at 6.25pm.

Toyota AFL Premiership Season: Round 9 – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7.50pm

St Kilda take on Geelong in the first game of Round 9. The Cats may be confident going in, but pride goeth before the fall, right? Then the next two days are jam-packed with AFL action – with Sydney Swans vs Collingwood; Richmond vs GWS Giants; and Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs on Saturday May 15; and Essendon vs Dockers and West Coast Eagles vs Adelaide Crows on Sunday May 16 just some of the must-see confrontations you don’t want to miss.

The High Note – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

An overworked assistant has big aspirations of being a music producer, if only she can deal with the outrageous demands of her superstar boss. Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross star in this toe-tapping, uplifting drama about staying true to your dreams and reaching for the stars when those around you say it can’t be done.

Trey the Lone Star Medium – A&E, 9.30pm

Trey Ganem isn’t your average psychic. Forgoing the usual smoke and mirror sideshow, he uses his hands and his mind to help those who’ve lost loved ones. Creating custom caskets, the multiskilled medium also compassionately relays touching messages from the dearly departed while he works.

Saturday, May 15

Megan Fox’s character finds herself immersed in a high-stakes mission in action escapade Rogue

Rogue – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Megan Fox headlines this action-packed thriller about a team of soldiers undertaking a rescue mission in a remote part of Africa. We’ve never seen Fox in a role like this, as a mercenary who must lead a hardened group through enemy territory while also evading a ravenous pack of lions that hunt them day and night.

Wonder Woman 1984 – Store

Diana Prince returns in this blockbuster sequel set in 1984. Decades have passed since Diana (Gal Gadot) lost the love of her life Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) in WWI. Living a quiet life as an archaeologist, our hero is out of step with the world around her. Enter dodgy TV personality Max Lord (Pedro Pascal), who discovers a stone that grants wishes. It backfires, of course, and the world begins to crumble – but can Wonder Woman overcome her own deepest desires to save the day?

Sunday, May 16

Kelly Macdonald and Garrett Hedland embark on an affair in the Australian film Dirt Music

Generation Hustle – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Discover 10 jaw-dropping stories of young entrepreneurs who played the system to scam their way to fame and fortune. Enabled in many ways by the proliferation of social media, these hustlers exploited every angle – from credit card fraud to posing as bogus royals and cashing in on fake online personas. These tales are staggering, entertaining and shocking.

Dirt Music – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

This adaptation of Aussie author Tim Winton’s classic novel is set against the stunning backdrop of Western Australia. It tells the story of Lu (Garrett Hedlund) and Georgie (Kelly Macdonald), who begin a tumultuous love affair, the consequences of which will bring a deadly secret careening from the past into the future.

Unpolished – TLC, 7.30pm

Step inside the loud and fun-loving world of Lexi Martone, a nail artist with a massive social media following and a knack for creating impressive designs. Set inside Salon Martone on Long Island, which Lexi shares with her sister, Bria, a hair and make-up stylist, this reality series takes manicures to an extreme level.

World Surf League: Rip Curl Rottnest Search – FOX SPORTS, LIVE from 9am

A change in the schedule takes the Australian leg of the Championship Tour to some new locations, including Rottnest Island. With so many logistical considerations due to the pandemic, it’s a challenging time for the pros, but switching up the location shakes up the slate – don’t miss a second as some of the best on the planet head to this idyllic destination, ready to display their prowess.

^ 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 podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566
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