Foxtel Highlights - Monday April 22 to Sunday April 28, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week? Monday April 22 to Sunday April 28, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Richard E Grant and Melissa McCarthy are brilliant BFFs in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Foxtel is streaming the hottest new drama, movies and entertanment, live and On Demand, including: Game of Thrones, stream live with the world, stream every episode on demand Thrones 360, stream every episode Thronecast, stream on demand True Detective S1-3, stream every episode Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, stream every episode Roswell, New Mexico, stream every episode The Domestics, stream on FoxFlicks The Smurfs, stream on FoxFlicks
We’re in a questioning mood this week on Foxtel.
First up, we’re asking who’ll be victorious at the annual Anzac Day match between Essendon and Collingwood, a must-see clash in the 2019 AFL Toyota Premiership calendar. The Magpies have triumphed more than the Saints in the last few years – but this season you’d be hard pressed to know who to tip, it could go either way.
There are plenty more on-field quandaries to be solved in the AFL’s latest round; not to mention some great NRL Telstra Premiership clashes; the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix revs up; and there’s some fantastic surf action at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach.
If you’re wondering whether Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy has got what it takes to deliver a moving dramatic performance, the fantastic Can You Ever Forgive Me? will answer that. McCarthy excels playing literary forger Lee Israel. She earned herself an Academy Award nomination for her efforts (as did co-star Richard E Grant, too!).
Of course, the world has been wondering what comes next on Game of Thrones, and after arriving with much fanfare last week, it will deliver plenty of surprises this week, and then catch aftershows Thrones 360: LIVE and Thronecast. There’s already plenty to ponder!
Our last question? What is the cutest TV event every year? There’s only one answer to that – the Puppy Bowl! It’s totally awww-some.
Continuing series include: Game of Thrones (FOX SHOWCASE), Thrones 360: LIVE (FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE), Thronecast (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), 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), Hold the Sunset (UKTV), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), 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), Very Cavallari (E!), LadyGang (E!), Mega Marine Machines (Discovery Science), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), 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), The Directors (foxtel arts), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Vanderpump Rules (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena), Good Trouble (FOX8), Explorer (National Geographic), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), 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), Coroner (Universal Channel), Vanity Fair Confidential (Crime + Investigation), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Trans AM (Discovery Channel), World’s Busiest Cities (BBC Knowledge), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Betrayal (TLC), Jesus: His Life (HISTORY)
Monday, April 22
John Torode and Gregg Wallace present a new season of Celebrity MasterChef UK
Treasures of the British Library STREAM ON DEMAND foxtel arts, 8.30pm This brilliant new series follows an array of celebrities as they fossick through the archives of the British Library, examining some unique and fascinating items, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings, or the desk at which Jane Austen created her classic works. Leading scientist, medical doctor and broadcaster Professor Lord Robert Winston kicks off proceedings.
Celebrity MasterChef UK, s13 STREAM ON DEMAND Lifestyle Food, 7.30pm Several new batches of well-known contestants put their reputations on the line as they vie for the Celebrity MasterChef crown in this fun spin-off of the popular British franchise. Familiar faces include those from EastEnders, Made in Chelsea and The Only Way is Essex, as well as sporting greats.
Attenborough: The Life of Birds Animal Planet, 7.30pm Sir David Attenborough takes in 300 different species over 42 countries in this fascinating documentary, exploring the evolution of birds and examining the environment required for those which have survived without flight.
The Domestics STREAM ON FOXFLICKS Premiere Movies, 10.15pm Kate Bosworth and Tyler Hoechlin star as Nina and Mark West in this sci-fi horror film. In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by gangs, the couple is pushed to the brink as they race across the countryside in search of safety.
Game of Thrones, s8 STREAM LIVE WITH THE WORLD, STREAM EVERY EPISODE FOX SHOWCASE, 11am EXPRESS, ENCORE at 8.30pm After last week’s first episode plunged us straight into the final season of Game of Thrones, the world is waiting to see what will happen next. Every instalment in this concluding chapter is must-see television.
WSL: Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach FOX SPORTS 507, LIVE from 7am See all the action as the 58th Rip Curl Pro, featuring the world’s best surfers competing for the coveted bell trophy, heads to its exciting climax at this iconic Aussie location this week. The big question is: will defending champions Steph Gilmore and Italo Ferreira ring those bells again this year?
Tuesday, April 23
Cricketer Kevin Pietersen wants to see what can be done for a species in crisis in Save This Rhino
Save This Rhino National Geographic, 8.30pm Cricket legends Graeme Smith and Kevin Pietersen, and Aussie star of Outback Wrangler Matt Wright join forces for this gripping two-part exposé on the tragic decline in rhino numbers, and the new technologies and strategies in place to help combat this crisis.
Fake or Fortune? s4 STREAM ON DEMAND foxtel arts, 8.30pm In this new episode, Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould don their investigators hats as they put a painting believed to be by renowned artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir under the microscope. Is it the work of the famous Impressionist?
Life Below Zero, s6 STREAM ON DEMAND A&E, 8.30pm As the latest season continues, our intrepid subjects are all looking to the future – and not just surviving the next cold snap. For Sue Aikens, that means admitting that her ageing body is reaching a point where she’ll need to move away from such a challenging existence.
World’s Busiest Cities STREAM ON DEMAND BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm This episode finds Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Ade Adepitan in Mexico City, where they uncover the hidden systems in place and armies enlisted to ensure the smooth operation of this sprawling 22-million-strong megalopolis.
Wednesday, April 24
Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant are a fabulously shifty duo in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Can You Ever Forgive Me? Store One of 2018’s most acclaimed films with a string of award nominations, this true story draws from the confessional memoir of biographer Lee Israel. Melissa McCarthy stars as the hard-drinking, bestselling author who — with the help of her friend Jack (played by Richard E Grant) — resorts to forgery and deceit in order to get back in the publishing world. Both McCarthy and Grant received Oscar nominations, and it’s easy to see why.
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, s3 STREAM ON DEMAND Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm Actress Leah Remini abruptly left the Church of Scientology after 34 years, and has since been using her fame to investigate what goes on behind closed doors in this series, talking to others who have also defected. In this new season, she goes even further in her quest to shine a light on the effects this organisation has on its members.
Stars of the Silver Screen, s10 STREAM ON DEMAND foxtel arts, 8.30pm Devotees of Old Hollywood love this series which chronicles the lives of some of the biggest stars of all time, from Marlon Brando to Elizabeth Taylor. Take a fresh look at some of cinema’s biggest icons, and see why they’ve lost none of their movie-star power.
NHL Playoffs ESPN, LIVE 12pm The race towards the Stanley Cup is well underway. Each match-up is crucial and every game will have implications. Which ice hockey teams will set off for an early summer break and which teams will stick around for the finals in June? Things are heating up!
Roswell, New Mexico STREAM EVERY EPISODE FOX8, 8.30pm It’s the season finale of this debut outing of this fresh new take on the original ’90s sci-fi series, led by Australian actor Nathan Dean Parsons as Max, an alien trying to stay under the radar. Tonight, Liz (Jeanine Mason) finds herself in peril, while Max and his brother Michael (Michael Vlamis) hit an impasse over a big decision.
Thursday, April 25
See what’s next for our pretty pals in a new episode of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists
2019 Toyota AFL Premiership LIVE IN 4K ULTRA HD, STREAM ON DEMAND FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 2.30pm This annual AFL clash at the MCG between fierce rivals Essendon and Collingwood is a must-watch. With the Pies winning four of the last five Anzac Day clashes, Collingwood could deliver once more, but with neither team off to a stellar start this season, we wouldn’t want to predict. Then see plenty more Round 6 action across the next few days, including a fierce meet-up between Geelong and West Coast on Sunday from 4pm, which will also be available LIVE in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists STREAM EVERY EPISODE FOX8, 8.30pm If you haven’t caught this hit spin-off to Pretty Little Liars you’re missing out. (Luckily all previous episodes are available to stream, so catching up is easy!) In tonight’s fifth instalment, you can expect to see more shocking revelations and secrets among the beautiful people living in the fictional college town of Beacon Heights, as the murder investigation continues.
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress STREAM ON DEMAND HISTORY, 7.30pm This 1944 documentary film provides a dramatically moving account of the final mission of the crew of the Memphis Belle, the first United States Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe in WWII and successfully return to the US. This fascinating film was actually directed by William Wyler, one of Hollywood’s greatest directors.
Flog It, s16 STREAM ON DEMAND Lifestyle, 3.15pm Presenter Paul Martin returns to Flog It for a fresh season, travelling around the UK giving members of the public the choice to have their antiques valued by experts, then put up for sale at auction. However, when the bids start coming in, some aren’t so keen to say farewell to their beloved item!
Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice 13th STREET, 8.30pm Are the drownings of hundreds of young men over the past 20 years pure accidents, or were they victims of ‘The Smiley Face Killers’? This riveting docuseries follows a team of investigators as they attempt to uncover to prove that these seemingly accidental deaths are actually a string of homicides.
Friday, April 26
The Real Housewives of Cheshire never met drama they didn’t like – see a new episode today
Formula 1: Azerbaijan Grand Prix LIVE IN 4K ULTRA HD, STREAM ON DEMAND FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 6.45pm The Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix returns for its third year to the Baku City Circuit. There have already been some surprises this year, with Ferrari newcomer Charles Leclerc showing he could be a force to be reckoned with, while Daniel Ricciardo is taking some time to settle into his new Renault car. The first practice session is this evening, with plenty more over the weekend, culminating in Sunday’s race broadcast live at 10pm, and also available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
The Real Housewives of Cheshire, s9 STREAM ON DEMAND Arena, 2.30pm EXPRESS, ENCORE at 9.30pm It’s time for our weekly check-in with the decadent women of Cheshire for another update on their dramafilled lifestyles. Recent arrivals yoga instructor Perla Barton and cosmetic dentist Hanna Miraftab have added even more fireworks to the group dynamic, not that it was all calm and peaceful before! Don’t miss more bonkers British behaviour in a new episode today.
Super Rugby Double-Header STREAM ON DEMAND FOX SPORTS 507, LIVE from 5pm Don’t miss a dynamic double-header today! First up, the Crusaders welcome South Africa’s Lions to Christchurch Stadium. But who’ll tame who? And then, straight after at 7.20pm, it’s time to see what goes down at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo when Japan’s Sunwolves and the Kiwi Highlanders go head to head. Game on!
The Kid Who Would Be King Store It’s old-school magic meets the modern world in this fun flick new to Store this week. When 12-year-old Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) discovers the mythical sword Excalibur on a building site he gathers his friends and enemies to become knights who join forces with wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to defeat Arthur’s evil half-sister Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson).
2019 NRL Telstra Championship LIVE IN 4K ULTRA HD, STREAM ON DEMAND FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 5.15pm It’s time to get behind the Bulldogs and the Cowboys as they endeavour to move on up the NRL ladder. It’s still early days, so we’re definitely not giving up on either team, who both will be keen to prove there’s plenty in the tank. And tonight’s clash at ANZ Stadium will also be available in stunning 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K, as is Saturday’s Broncos and Sharks game at Suncorp Stadium, which you can catch LIVE at 7.30pm.
The Secret History of Air Force One STREAM ON DEMAND HISTORY, 7.30pm It’s one of the most protected airplanes in the world, with only a select few allowed inside. What is it like onboard the sleek blue and white Boeing VC-25? Through rare and exclusive footage as well as insider interviews, this one-hour special unveils the secret history of Air Force One. Buckle up!
Saturday, April 27
Animal lovers will not want to miss the most heartwarming sport tournament of the year, Puppy Bowl XV
Puppy Bowl XV Animal Planet, 4.30pm The most adorable event of the year is celebrating its 15th anniversary, this time with 93 adoptable puppies from shelters across the US and beyond. And it’s cute canine TV with a purpose: with all pups we’ve seen over the years lovingly welcomed into new homes. Listen out for plenty of puppy puns from announcers Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. Are you Team Fluff or Team Ruff?
Warning: This Drug May Kill You STREAM ON DEMAND Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm This eye-opening HBO documentary takes a look at the devastating effects of opioid addiction in the US. Usually beginning with conditions that require legitimate prescriptions for painkillers, the escalating epidemic destroys dependants and their families, with countless lives decimated by addiction.
The Smurfs STREAM ON FOXFLICKS Family Movies, 7.30pm The world of the Smurfs is thrown into disarray when evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) chases them out of their magical village with the blue-hued gang ending up in Manhattan. Featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris, Sofía Vergara and Katy Perry, this is perfect entertainment for everyone. And stick around for The Smurfs 2 screening right after!
Good Trouble STREAM EVERY EPISODE FOX8, 6.30pm It’s the second-last episode in the debut season of this spin-off of The Fosters that follows the lives of Callie (Australian actress Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as young adults now living in LA. Tonight, Gael’s (Tommy Martinez) art show becomes an emotional affair, and Mariana faces uncertainty over getting her app to market.
Sunday, April 28
The first season of True Detective with Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey is a true classic
The Secret Life of Kids on Holidays STREAM ON DEMAND Lifestyle, 8.30pm This adorable one-off special is part of the British Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds series that sheds light on how youngsters see the world. The children venture from the playground and head, with their parents, to the sunny isle of Cyprus. What mischief will the pint-sized ‘adults’ with attitude get up to while on holiday? Will there be meltdowns as well as memorable moments?
Confessions of a Serial Killer STREAM ON DEMAND Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm Imagine what it’s like to sit in a police interview room face to face with a heinous serial killer? Interview audio recordings exist in police station vaults everywhere and through dramatic re-creations this docuseries looks into some of the world’s most infamous murderers. Tonight, Confessions of a Serial Killer brings to the fore the recordings of UK paedophile Robert Black.
True Detective, s1-3 marathon STREAM EVERY EPISODE BoxSets, from 10am As part of BoxSets’ Crime Month it’s time to revisit this acclaimed anthology series. In season one, personally flawed yet dogged detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) garnered a legion of fans and five Emmys. The two following series had a slew of A-listers queuing for roles, including Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali in the recent third season. See them all over the next three days.
Hollywood in Vienna: A Tribute to Danny Elfman STREAM ON DEMAND foxtel arts, 12.20am A reward for those up late on Sunday. Over the last 30 years, four-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Awardwinner Danny Elfman has established himself as one of the film industry’s most versatile composers. In this concert the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra will perform music from his compositions for Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Simpsons and more.
Live from the BBC, s2 UKTV, 9.30pm British comedienne, writer and actress Sara Pascoe takes to the stage at the BBC’s iconic Radio Theatre. Expect a whip-smart, frank show with flawless delivery on subjects such as love, sex and modern living. Pascoe overthinks and overshares which makes for topnotch entertainment.
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