Foxtel Highlights - May 6 to Sunday May 12, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday May 6 to Sunday May 12, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
It’s an A-list week on Foxtel this week.
When it comes to sophisticated drama, BBC First always delivers and this week sees the debut of MotherFatherSon, led by Richard Gere in his first major television role. He plays a ruthless mogul dealing with a personal and professional crisis, alongside stars Helen McCrory and Billy Howle.
When it comes to Hollywood’s best, there are plenty of great film performances on offer. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen excel in Green Book – named Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards; Glenn Close gives a heralded performance in the drama The Wife; Clint Eastwood directs and stars in The Mule, alongside Bradley Cooper; and Tom Cruise delivers more of his action-star prowess in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
And if there’s one things celebrities do well, it’s dressing for the red carpet! And never more so than at the prestigious Met Gala in New York. Luckily, we can see all the big names dressed in their over-the-top finery on E! Live from the Red Carpet: 2019 Met Gala.
When it comes to the top echelons of sport, there’s plenty on that front, too. The Hyundai A-League Championship is one round away from the Grand Final, so do not miss the semifinals this weekend, while the stars of the NRL Telstra Premiership all head to Queensland for a history-making round and the champions of motorsport rev up for the Formula 1 Emirates Spanish Grand Prix.
And, lastly, don’t forget the real A-list – our mums! It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, so catch plenty of films that celebrate mothers thanks to a special Mum’s the Word playlist on FoxFlicks, while on the day itself Romance Movies presents some great films showcasing some wonderful onscreen women. Let’s hear it for the mums!
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), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (FOX8), The 100 (FOX8), American Idol 2019 (FOX8), Baptiste (BBC First), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), For The People (Universal Channel), Young Moms Club (MTV), Houdini’s Last Secrets (Discovery Science), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Hold the Sunset (UKTV), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Food Safari Earth (Lifestyle Food), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (UKTV), Better Things (FOX SHOWCASE), TRL (MTV), Celebrity MasterChef UK, (Lifestyle Food), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), Stars of the Silver Screen (foxtel arts), Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (13th STREET), Confessions of a Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), 24 Hours In Police Custody (BBC Knowledge), The Good Karma Hospital (UKTV), Hostile Planet (National Geographic), Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Holmes and Holmes (Lifestyle Home), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces (Lifestyle), George Clarke’s Old House, New Home (Lifestyle), Very Cavallari (E!), LadyGang (E!), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), Sister Wives (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), The Directors (foxtel arts), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Vanderpump Rules (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena), Secret Life of the Zoo (Animal Planet), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), Texas Metal (Discovery Turbo), Forged in Fire (A&E), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Trans AM (Discovery Channel), World’s Busiest Cities (BBC Knowledge), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Jesus: His Life (HISTORY), Cults and Extreme Belief (Crime + Investigation), Codes and Conspiracies (Discovery Science), NASA’s Unexplained Files (Discovery Science), Best Room Wins (Arena)
Monday, May 6
The Real Housewives of Potomac, s4 – Arena, EXPRESS at 1.35pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to the women of Potomac, Maryland and the fourth season of this Real Housewives franchise doesn’t disappoint, with drama galore from the opening episode. From babies to weddings, there are more trials and tribulations than you can poke a stick at!
James Martin’s Great British Adventure – Lifestyle Food, 6.30pm
The Brit chef sticks to home soil as he tucks into his latest culinary adventure, taking in the best food that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to offer. Joined by some of his top-chef pals, he’ll discovers plenty of delicious recipes that you can easily add to your repertoire.
Henry Danger, s5 – Nickelodeon, 5.30pm
As the final season kicks off, Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) are in a bit of a pickle. After being sprayed with Flabber Gas, our heroic duo is powerless to take on a new villain in Swellview and it’s up to Schwoz (Michael D Cohen) to save the day with some high-tech wizardry.
Brilliant Ideas, s2 – foxtel arts, 9.30pm
Take a journey into the minds and studios of some of the most influential and provocative artists of our time – such as Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry and Marina Abramović – in this unique series. This week, be inspired by the amazing work of French installation visionary Philippe Parreno and the Singapore-based Charles Lim.
England’s Forgotten Queen – HISTORY, 7.30pm
In this three-part series, British historian Helen Castor compiles the astonishing true story of Lady Jane Grey – the first reigning Queen of England who, while still in her mid-teens, ruled in her own right for just nine days in July 1553. An epic tale of dynastic rivalry, intrigue and betrayal.
Tuesday, May 7
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
During a mission to recover three plutonium cores stolen in Berlin, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) allows them to fall into the hands of Solomon Lane’s (Sean Harris) newly reformed terrorist group, now renamed the Apostles. Meanwhile, a CIA agent (Henry Cavill) is assigned to keep an eye on Hunt. With Cruise in his action-man element, this franchise keeps upping the ante.
E! Live From The Red Carpet: 2019 Met Gala – E!, EXPRESS at 8.30am
The red carpet at the annual Met Gala is the most OTT every year, with a cavalcade of A-list celebrities turning up to out-do each other with the most spectacular designer ensembles (Rihanna’s enormous bright yellow cape became meme-worthy almost instantly when she attended in 2015). We can imagine the stars will have a field day with this year’s theme of ‘camp’.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, s13 – Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
The gang is back for a 13th riotous romp that’s guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. This season, Charlie (Charlie Day) reveals his hope to become a father, while Mac (Rob McElhenney) explores his sexuality, Dee (Kaitlin Olson) embraces feminism and Frank (Danny DeVito) gets Super Bowl fever!
Lost Treasures of the Maya – National Geographic, 8.30pm
History gets a refresh in this series. Thanks to some new technology, explorer
Albert Lin follows a map to a long-lost pyramid complex hidden in the dense Guatemalan jungle, right at the heart of the most famous ancient Mayan city. As this new territory is explored for the first time in a millennium, startling clues of violent sacrifice are revealed.
Eight Go Rallying: The Road To Saigon – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Putting their driving skills and relationships to the test, four celebrity duos – including Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and wife Shirlie (from Wham!) – commandeer a fleet of classic cars and attempt to conquer the Road to Saigon endurance rally: a 3000km, 12-day journey on some of Asia’s most challenging roads. Come along for one wild ride!
Wednesday, May 8
Green Book – Foxtel Store
Viggo Mortensen stars in this Best Picture Oscar-winner as Frank, a working-class Italian-American bouncer who is hired as a driver for African-American classical pianist Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of the Deep South. Based on a true story, the film is a warmly funny examination of a frowned-upon friendship in 1960s America.
Inside the Tower of London – HISTORY, 8.30pm
Standing at the heart of British state life for almost 1000 years, the Tower of London has a colourful history. This four-part docuseries explores its incredible stories, from how it was built to the notorious people who have walked through its gates and those that keep the Tower operating today — including the ravens that are reputed to keep it from crumbling!
Selling Houses Australia, s12 – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
With the current season wrapping up soon, now is your chance to get the most from Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie as they dish out practical property advice and create stylish makeovers for a host of Australian families. Tonight they head to Mt Isa and meet Irish lass Molly and Aussie miner Tom, who wish to renovate, sell and move closer to Molly’s relatives in Brisbane.
Texicanas – Arena, 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm
This new reality series follows the lives of a stylish group of Latina San Antonio socialites – Penny Ayarzagoitia, Mayra Farret, Lorena Martinez, Anayancy Nolasco, Karla Ramirez and Luz Ortiz – as they juggle the demands of raising a family and the ongoing challenges of American society. Yet despite all the drama, they embody true sisterhood and will find any excuse to have a few margaritas!
Summer 1993 – Masterpiece Movies, 8.30pm
After her mother’s death, six-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas) is forced to leave her home in Barcelona and live with her uncle and his family in the Catalan countryside, where mystery and peril awaits. One of 2018’s most awarded and acclaimed films, Carla Simón’s autobiographical debut is a warm and redolent depiction of childhood and family.
Thursday, May 9
A Killer’s Mistake – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
This fascinating series uncovers the moving and allusive nature of the detective process, with each episode focusing on a different murder case and honing in on that one piece of evidence the killer left behind that inevitably led to their arrest. Featuring interviews with convicted killers and experts, it’s a gripping insight into the importance of those key errors.
Brake Room – Discovery Turbo, 9.30pm
It’s pedal to the metal in this motoring game show, which sees celebrity contestants go head-to-head in viral video challenges to test their expertise. Hosted by comedian and sports nut Nick Stevens, the show features everything from four-wheel fails to two-wheel triumphs, with copious amounts of madness and absurdity that’s not to be missed. Start your engines!
Mum’s The Word playlist on FoxFlicks
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s only fitting that mums takes centre stage in this movie selection. There’s plenty of slapstick mum fun in Bad Moms 2, Fun Mom Dinner and Life of the Party, or for something more serious, catch Charlize Theron as a struggling mother in Tully, Sally Field in the tear-jerker Not Without My Daughter and Julia Roberts in Stepmom.
Brothers In Arms – A&E, 4pm
Rocco and Eli have almost 20 years of military and law enforcement experience between them – and now that they’re the new owners of Banditos Armory in Ogden, Utah, their goal is simply to combine their expertise and enthusiasm to become one of the best one-stop shops for all things military. No challenge or mysterious contraption will be too big for the passionate duo!
Friday, May 10
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 5.30pm
An incredible feast of NRL action is yours for the taking this weekend, as the Magic Round hits Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane for a carnival of rugby league like no other. All eight games will be played at the stadium, a first for any ground in NRL history! Tonight, catch the Tigers up against the Panthers – also available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K – followed by the home-town favourites the Brisbane Broncos taking on the Sea Eagles.
Formula 1: Emirates Spanish Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS, LIVE from 6.45pm
It’s time for the action to rev up on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this weekend. Lewis Hamilton has won this event the past two years running – can make it a three-peat? The practice sessions come your way this evening, and plenty of the thrills and excitement this weekend will also be broadcast in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K including, of course, race day which Aussie viewers can catch from 9.30pm this Sunday, May 12.
All Star Musicals – foxtel arts, 9.30pm
Hosted by presenter Freddie Flintoff at fabulous London Palladium, this song-and-dance musical theatre extravaganza features seven celebrities who, after some serious training and guidance from West End legend Michael Crawford, will each perform a hit song in front of a packed house. With numbers from Chicago, Evita and Guys and Dolls, you’ll be singing along in no time!
Baptiste – BBC First, 8.30pm
The final episode is upon us in this gripping debut drama centred on detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo) as he delves into the criminal underworld of Amsterdam’s red light district. In tonight’s finale, find out if Baptiste and Genevieve (Jessica Raine) are successful in their investigation. A dramatic conclusion no doubt awaits!
Bixler High Private Eye – nickelodeon, 6.30pm
A slice of comedy action for the young ones tonight in this fun movie about Xander DeWitt (Jace Norman from Henry Danger), a meddlesome teenager with a flair for solving mysteries who finds himself tackling his biggest case yet after his father vanishes. Sent off to live with his grandfather in Bixler, he stumbles upon a surprising lead in the case and forms an unlikely alliance.
Saturday, May 11
The Wife – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Deservedly earning herself a Golden Globe and a SAG Award, Glenn Close stars as Joan, the over-supportive wife to distinguished novelist Joe (Jonathan Pryce). When the couples travel to Sweden so Joe can be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, a series of events reveals their shocking secret. An extraordinary movie centred on love, life and marital compromise.
Hyundai A-League Semifinals – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE (PLEASE NOTE: Specific times and dates to be confirmed depending on which teams qualify)
It’s semifinal weekend with the two successful teams from last week’s knockout stage facing off against the top two squads for a spot in the Grand Final next weekend. And while we don’t know yet which teams will play, one thing is for certain, the action on the field will be top class.
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
This afternoon, old-school rivals Carlton and Collingwood meet at the MCG for what will be a must-see for devoted fans. The blockbuster battles continue with Gold Coast confronting Melbourne at 4.35pm, then, Port Adelaide will face off against South Australian foes the Adelaide Crows at 7.40pm – these two teams met twice in 2018, winning one game apiece, which means, in short, this is going to be an absolute showdown.
Bondi Vet, s8 – Animal Planet, 7.30pm
Our favourite veterinarian Dr Chris Brown is back for another inspiring season of Bondi Vet. In tonight’s episode, Dr Chris meets Beaky, a cormorant missing half his beak and unable to feed or defend himself. However, no problem is ever too bizarre and Dr Chris does his best to restore Beaky’s quality of life.
Grown-ish, s2 – FOX8, 6.30pm
A spin-off of Black-ish, this sequel follows eldest Johnson daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) after she leaves the nest for college. In season two, Zoey is in her second year at Cal U and living in a share house with girlfriends Ana (Francia Raisa) and Nomi (Emily Arlook). But despite oodles of confidence and swagger, the girls quickly realise they’re not as grown-up as they think.
Giro d’Italia Eurosport – Eurosport, LIVE from 9pm
The first Grand Tour road cycling race of the year commences with an individual time trial in Bologna, northern Italy, before riders embark on a further 20 stages across three weeks, taking in flat, intermediate and mountainous terrain en route to Verona.
Sunday, May 12
MotherFatherSon – BBC First, 8.30pm
In this must-watch British drama, Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) plays Kathryn Villiers, the heiress to a national newspaper. But after divorcing American husband Max Finch (Richard Gere, in his first major TV project), she loses everything. Ruthless and charismatic, Max takes over the media empire and brings their son Caden (Billy Howle) onboard. But things soon take a very serious turn, with massive repercussions.
The Mule – Store
Clint Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down, both starring in and helming this drama (his 37th feature as a director) based on actual events. The cinema icon plays a 90-year-old flower grower who becomes a drug courier in an effort to make amends for his failures as a father and husband. The prestige cast also includes Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest, Alison Eastwood and Andy García.
Christopher Robin – Disney Movies, 6.30pm
Ewan McGregor stars as a now grown-up Christopher Robin in this delightful homage to the characters brought to life in AA Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh books. Prioritising work over family, Christopher is given a helping hand rediscovering the simple joys in life when Pooh (voiced by veteran Pooh actor Jim Cummings) and his pals pay him a surprise visit in London.
A-MAY-ZING MUMS – Romance Movies, from 6.30pm
It’s Mother’s Day! Let Mum take over the remote control so she can tune in to Romance Movies for a marathon of flicks featuring some truly marvellous matriarchs. Catch superstar turns from Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, Anne Hathaway in The Intern and Sarah Jessica Parker in I Don’t Know How She Does It.
Wentworth, s6 marathon – BoxSets, from 10am
BoxSets has been presenting all past seasons of this award-winning Aussie Wentworth – culminating in today’s marathon of the most recent outing, which saw Leah Purcell, Susie Porter and Rarriwuy Hick join the cast. And, trust us, they have each made their presence felt! Now’s your chance to catch up on everything that went down with their respective characters before the much-anticipated seventh season arrives on May 28.
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