Foxtel Highlights - Monday April 15 to Sunday April 21, 2019

Game of Thrones
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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday April 15 to Sunday April 21, 2019

Programming available to stream on Foxtel, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now^

It’s the most anticipated event in recent TV history – the concluding season of Game of Thrones

Okay, we can hardly believe that we’re finally able to write these words but here we go: Game of Thrones returns this week!

Yes, after a punishing wait since the last outing wrapped up in 2017, it’s time to see what season eight of this fantasy drama has in store. It’s the concluding season so this is it – over six episodes we’ll finally (hopefully) see who earns the right to sit on the Iron Throne once and for all and we can’t wait. The world will be watching – so don’t be left behind.

There’s more for GoT fans as well. James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen will now present Thrones 360: LIVE. After recapping previous seasons during the lead up, our superfans will now present a live aftershow, looking at each episode – joined by celebrities and other devotees. Also, the popular British aftershow Thronecast, hosted by Sue Perkins, returns. So don’t say there’s not enough chances to dissect all things Westeros!

With Easter commencing at the end of the week, there’s also plenty to keep you entertained over the break. There are several 2019 Toyota AFL Championship, 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership and Super Rugby Championship clashes, as well as a special Harry Potter Movie Event, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, great flicks on Store such as the mega-hit Aquaman and comedy Holmes & Watson, family-friendly films like Incredibles 2, and plenty more. And on MAX, you can count down The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time. You need something to watch while you enjoy all those Easter eggs and hot cross buns, right?

Continuing series include: Thrones 360: LIVE (FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE), Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle), Veep (FOX SHOWCASE), Barry (FOX SHOWCASE), What We Do In The Shadows (FOX SHOWCASE), Victoria (BBC First), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (FOX8), American Idol 2019 (FOX8), Baptiste (BBC First),The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (UKTV), Better Things (FOX SHOWCASE), TRL (MTV), The Good Karma Hospital (UKTV), Hostile Planet (National Geographic), Building Giants (BBC Knowledge), The Indian Dream Hotel on Tour (Lifestyle), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Escape to the Chateau (Lifestyle), Holmes and Holmes (Lifestyle Home), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Lifestyle), Mega Marine Machines (Discovery Science), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), BAFTA: A Life in Pictures (foxtel arts), The Great Kiwi Bake Off (Lifestyle Food), Storage Wars (A&E), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), The Jim Jefferies Show (The Comedy Channel), Landscape Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), My 600-Lb Life (TLC), Game of Clones (MTV), Cults and Extreme Belief (Crime + Investigation), The Directors (foxtel arts), Deadly Cults (13th STREET), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Don’t Be Tardy (Arena), Dead by Dawn (Nat Geo WILD), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight Club (Lifestyle Food), Vanderpump Rules (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena), Good Trouble (FOX8), Explorer (National Geographic), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), Grand Designs New Zealand (Lifestyle), Secret Life of the Zoo (Animal Planet), The Magicians (SYFY), Expedition Unknown (Discovery Channel), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), Texas Metal (Discovery Turbo), Forged in Fire (A&E), My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding (TLC), 21st Century Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), Coroner (Universal Channel), Vanity Fair Confidential (Crime + Investigation), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Paramedics: On the Front Line (Crime + Investigation), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), The Secret Life of Four and Five Year Olds US (Lifestyle)

 

Monday, April 15

What’s up, Westeros? It’s time to see what shocks are in store on the final season of Game of Thrones

 

Game of Thrones, s8 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm

The wait is finally over! After seven enthralling seasons, the final six episodes of the epic saga are set to blow fans’ minds. While the script remains under lock and key, one thing’s for sure: the battle for the Iron Throne is only just getting started. Will Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) emerge victorious? Perhaps it will be Jon Snow (Kit Harington)? The entire world will be watching to find out.

 

Thrones 360: Live – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm

Join hosts – and self-confessed Game of Thrones fanatics – James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen as they break down every second of action from tonight’s season eight premiere and speculate about what it all means for our favourite Westerosi. Each week some special guest stars will join them in dissecting every moment of what we’ve just witnessed.

 

Four Weddings and a Funeral – Romance Movies, 8.30pm

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since hapless Charles (Hugh Grant) fell head over heels for American beauty Carrie (Andie MacDowell) in this classic British rom-com. In celebration, relive every moment with a special screening sure to warm even the coldest of hearts.

 

Attenborough: Conquest of the Skies – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

Thanks to advancements in CGI and high-resolution filming techniques, Sir David Attenborough uncovers the fascinating 300-million-year-old story of how flying animals evolved.

 

Trans AM – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Having acquired the exclusive rights to the classic Trans AM brand, the Warmack brothers – Scott and Tod – ambitiously attempt to pioneer a new era of the American muscle car.

  

Tuesday, April 16

Some of the world’s most frantic destinations are put under the microscope in World’s Busiest Cities

 

Thronecast, s8 – FOX SHOWCASE, 10.30pm

For more analysis of each episode of the last-ever season of Game Of Thrones join Sue Perkins as she brings back her popular aftershow for this final hurrah. She’ll be joined by some special guests and delve into all sorts of Westeros wonderment.

 

World’s Busiest Cities – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm

Go on a journey of discovery as the hidden systems that run some of the world’s most densely populated cities are exposed over four eye-opening episodes. First stop: Hong Kong, as our intrepid reporters examine the logistical and social challenges the megacity faces on a daily basis.

 

Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman – Discovery Turbo, 7.30pm

Former Fast N’ Loud star Aaron Kaufman fronts his own series, focusing on the custom work created at his Dallas auto shop Arclight Fabrication. With legendary competition King of Hammers in his sights, Kaufman sets about transforming a ’71 International Scout into a street-legal Ultra4 race car so it can take part.

 

The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve – BBC Knowledge, 9.30pm

Simon Reeve embarks on his latest journey – this time across Vietnam. The adventurer and journalist examines the impact the rapidly growing coffee trade has had on small farms, with the country now the second largest coffee producer in the world. Pour yourself a cup and settle in.

 

Fake or Fortune?, s4 – foxtel arts, 8.30pm

Journalist Fiona Bruce and art expert Philip Mould are back, with plenty more cases to solve! Along with a team of scientists, the pair puts their expertise to the test as they investigate a number of potential fine art forgeries.

 

 Wednesday, April 17

He’s the superhero who made a big spash at the box office – Jason Momoa amazes in Aquaman

 

Aquaman – Store

One of the top-grossing films of 2018, this action-packed adventure stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Arthur Curry, heir to the underwater kingdom Atlantis, who must step forward to placate opposing forces. With eye-popping visual effects and an all-star cast including Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard, expect a rollicking good time in the deep.

 

Best Of Vanderpump Rules In The Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse – Arena, 1.35pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm

Fancy a double dose of reality-show devotee Andy Cohen’s funny takes on some fan faves? Then pop the rosé, as he’s about to delve into the recent seasons of two beloved series. First he’ll check in on the ups and downs of Vanderpump Rules, and then straight after at 2pm he’ll look at those Real Housewives of Atlanta and see which moments made him laugh or yell!

 

Hold the Sunset – UKTV, 8.30pm

Edith (Alison Steadman) is an elderly widow who dreams of an idyllic retirement on a sunny Mediterranean island with her long-time suitor Phil (John Cleese). However plans go awry when Edith’s 50-year-old son Roger  (Jason Watkins) moves back home in the midst of a breakdown. With stars Steadman and Cleese at the helm, this series is a real charmer.

 

Frankie Drake Mysteries, s2 – 13th STREET, 8.30pm

Lauren Lee Smith (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) returns as the titular

private detective who runs her own agency during the Roaring Twenties – cleverly subverting the era’s attitudes towards women as a way to get the job done. In this first episode, her team investigates a kidnapping gone wrong at the Palais Royale. Can they defy expectations and solve the mystery?

 

Overboard – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

A remake on the 1987 classic with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, this version features a role-reversal twist. When snooty Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) falls off his yacht and suffers memory loss, his disgruntled employee Kate (Anna Faris) convinces him they are married and takes revenge. However, falling in love was never part of her plan…

 

 Thursday, April 18

Brent Owens travels to Mauritius to immerse himself in the food and make some new pals

 

Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

A powerful documentary that recounts the dramatic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 260 others after two homemade bombs went off near the finish line. Features exclusive interviews with investigators, reporters and survivors whose lives changed forever. 

 

Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius – Lifestyle Food, 9pm

From Masterchef Australia winner to cookbook author, Brent Owens takes us on a culinary adventure to the beautiful island nation of Mauritius to unwrap its distinctive food and flavours. Between extreme adventures and engaging conversations with locals, expect to salivate throughout each episode!

 

2019 Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 7pm

The Easter round of AFL starts with a showdown between the Brisbane Lions and Collingwood at the Gabba tonight. Stay tuned across the long weekend for plenty of A-grade AFL, including a Giants and Dockers stoush on Saturday at 1.45pm. On Sunday, don’t miss two games broadcast live in spectacular 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K –the Western Bulldogs confrontation with Carlton at 1pm and then the Adelaide Crows tussle with Gold Coast at 4.40pm.

 

Size Doesn’t Matter playlist – FoxFlicks

Whoa! This sizeable playlist features a wide variety of epic titles centring on characters both tiny and ginormous. Whether it’s our favourite super-small superhero in Ant-Man and The Wasp, monolithic dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, or a shrinking population in the sci-fi comedy Downsizing, there are plenty of great movies to make your Saturday night a big one.

 

Amazing Planet: Lava Driven World – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Lava has shaped the Earth into what it is today, but it has also been responsible for some devastating tragedies. This mesmerizing documentary delivers a scorching adventure into lava’s destructive force throughout history.

  

Friday, April 19

Some beloved songs are given new life in the brilliant Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert

 

The 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time – MAX, from 12pm

Butter-up your hot cross buns and kick start your Easter long weekend with the greatest music countdown ever! Join Amanda Keller and Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones from WSFM as they count down from 1000 all the way to the top spot. Will it be AC/DC again, or can Queen steal the crown back?

 

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert – foxtel arts, 9.30pm

Based on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock opera comes this five-time Emmy-winning reimagining of the final week of Jesus’s life. It stars Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and Ben Daniels, with EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner John Legend stealing the show in the titular role. You’ll be singing along in no time!

 

Harry Potter Movie Event – Stream on FoxFlicks or watch from 6am on More Movies

This is a Harry Potter event like no other! With all eight movies available over the Easter long weekend, get ready to be taken into a wondrous and magical world of our lightning bolt-scarred hero and his loyal friends all over again. Wingardium Leviosa!

 

PAW Patrol: Mission PAW – Nick Jr, 5pm

These brand new spy-themed episodes has PAW Patrol heading to the kingdom of Barkingburg to find missing musician Luke Stars. Then, with the princess away the animals are taking over the castle causing Ryder and pals to head there in order to keep the chaos under control. Will PAW Patrol save the day again?

 

2019 NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 3.30pm

While you’re kicking back on Good Friday, enjoy two Round 6 NRL clashes. First up, there’s a David-and-Goliath stoush as the Bulldogs aim to fell the Rabbitohs, and then check back in at 7.30pm for another must-watch match when the Storm and the Roosters meet. Tomorrow, your Saturday night is sorted when, at 7.30pm, the Dragons and Sea Eagles put everything on the line at WIN Stadium – broadcast live in amazing Ultra 4K HD on Foxtel 4K.

Saturday, April 20

Animal lovers, a fresh episode of The Secret Life of the Zoo takes you behind the scenes

 

World Snooker Championship – Eurosport, LIVE from 7pm

Snooker’s most important event kicks off today, with the top players putting their technique, immaculate break-building and tactical astuteness to the test. Held in Sheffield, England over 17 days, all eyes will be on defending champion Mark Williams to see if he can take home the coveted trophy for a fourth time.

 

2019 Super Rugby Championship – FOX SPORTS, LIVE from 5pm

We’ve just tipped over into the second half of the Super Rugby Championship season, and things are heating up. Today two games are yours for the taking. First up, see an all-Kiwi clash as the Highlanders and the Blues go head to head, and then see some great Aussie action coming live from the SCG as the NSW Waratahs will try to hold off the Melbourne Rebels at 7.30pm.

 

The Godfather Trilogy – Movie Greats, from 2.10pm

What’s better than one godfather? Three! Iconic gangster films The Godfather and its two sequels are airing in a Binge-Worthy Favourites Easter Long weekend event! For more marathon action, stay tuned to Movie Greats over the next two nights with the Back to the Future and Lethal Weapon trilogies also screening.

 

Betrayed, s2 – TLC, 8.30pm

This chilling real-crime docuseries returns. Tonight’s episode titled Hell on Wheels, features the 2002 brutal stabbing of 41-year-old motorcycle-riding single mum Diane Snellen in her home in Georgetown, Kentucky. With no sign of a break-in investigators suspected it was someone she knew.

 

The Secret Life of the Zoo, s3 – Animal Planet, 8.30pm

This loveable documentary series looks at the menagerie of residents at England’s Chester Zoo as they go about their daily lives. As the zookeepers work hard to do their best for the animals, the hidden cameras reveal blossoming relationships and curious behaviours from all corners of the zoo.

  

Sunday, April 21

 Some sequels are well worth the wait – Incredibles 2 brings this fierce family back to our screens!

 

Incredibles 2 – Disney Movies, 6.30pm

Everyone’s favourite superhero family returns after a 14 year hiatus – this time Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) is in the limelight, taking on a high-profile crime-fighting mission whilst Mr Incredible (Bob Parr) juggles things at home with the kids. Never a dull moment in this adventurous sequel, it’s the perfect movie for both young and (not so) old.

 

Jesus: His Life – HISTORY, 8.30pm

This compelling eight-part docuseries unearths the dramatic life of Jesus Christ, with each episode told through the eyes of those closest to him. His story is imparted through a combination of scripted drama and documentary-style interviews with historians and faith leaders.

 

Holmes & Watson – Store

Will Ferrell and John C Reilly clearly relish playing legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Slapstick and silliness provide ample laugh-out-loud moments, making for a fun Easter Sunday movie. Also stars Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and Ralph Fiennes.

 

ATP Tour Masters 1000: Monte Carlo – ESPN, LIVE from 10.30pm

A player and fan favourite tournament thanks to its marvellous Monaco location, it’s the third ATP1000 event for the year (and the first to be played on clay) between the sport’s top men. See who comes out on top with tonight’s live final.

 

NCIS: New Orleans, s2 – TVH!TS, 6.30pm

Delve into NCIS: New Orleans’ second season with new recruit Sonja Percy (Shalita Grant) adjusting to her NCIS role alongside special agents Pride (Scott Bakula), LaSalle (Lucas Black) and Brody (Zoe McLellan). The hand-picked unit is thrown into action when a military convoy is ambushed and they must quickly move to stop another attack before it’s too late.

 

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