Foxtel Highlights - May 13 to Sunday May 19, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old
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WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday May 13 to Sunday May 19, 2019

Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^

Who will be victorious this week on Foxtel?

On Saturday, Australia will go to the polls for the 2019 Federal Election – will there be a change of guard? Sky News will offering coverage throughout the lead up and on the day itself of this massive event for the country. Stay across all the latest updates and find out who will be taking charge for Australia’s next chapter. 

 Speaking of leading the way – after 27 regular rounds and some fantastic finals, it’s time to see who will dominate at this year’s Hyundai A-League Grand Final. It’s been a brilliant season – but only one team can come out on top, so don’t miss a second when the ultimate decider takes place!

 For a hero of a different kind, you do not want to miss a great new British series featuring a very bold historical figure – Gentleman Jack. Based on the true story of Anne Lister, it showcases the life of a woman who refused to buckle to pressure and lived life her way. And we can’t think of anyone better to personify this more than the amazing Suranne Jones from Doctor Foster.

 But, wait, there’s more! From the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, to a new season of Southern Charm, plenty of great films to see on FoxFlicks, British crimesolvers Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives, and Peter Jackson’s acclaimed documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, there’s plenty of commanding viewing coming your way.

 

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), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), 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), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), For The People (Universal Channel), Young Moms Club (MTV), Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Texicanas (Arena), Grown-ish (FOX8), Houdini’s Last Secrets (Discovery Science), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Food Safari Earth (Lifestyle Food), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), James Martin’s Great British Adventure (Lifestyle Food), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Better Things (FOX SHOWCASE), 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), Brilliant Ideas (foxtel arts), Confessions of a Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), A Killer’s Mistake (Crime + Investigation), 24 Hours In Police Custody (BBC Knowledge), Hostile Planet (National Geographic), In 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), Storage Wars (A&E), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), The Jim Jefferies Show (The Comedy Channel), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Directors (foxtel arts), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Vanderpump Rules (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Arena), Secret Life of the Zoo (Animal Planet), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), Forged in Fire (A&E), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Trans AM (Discovery Channel), Cults and Extreme Belief (Crime + Investigation), Codes and Conspiracies (Discovery Science), NASA’s Unexplained Files (Discovery Science), Best Room Wins (Arena), Brothers in Arms (A&E), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (The Comedy Channel), Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon (Lifestyle),

 

Monday, May 13

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives – UKTV, 8.30pm

Private eye Frank Hathaway (Mark Benton) and former hairdresser Luella ‘Lu’ Shakespeare (Jo Joyner) are the most unlikely detective duo… ever! Yet somehow, they work. The two put their teamwork to the test when a series of incidents – and even a murder! – take place in their otherwise sleepy town.

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

Say it isn’t so! After such build up, it’s hard to believe we’re already up to the second-last episode of Game of Thrones. Having recovered now from the intense shocks that have come our way so far this season (that third-episode battle still has us reeling), we’re getting ready for plenty more unforgettable twists and turns. This is event television like no other and this week’s instalment is sure to shake things up yet again.

 Expedition Unknown: Nazi Gold Train – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

Explorer Josh Gates travels to Europe to uncover the dark mysteries of the Nazi empire. Delving high and low for new evidence, he searches a buried train filled with stolen gold, explores the tunnels of the infamous underground Project Riese and hunts for a lost fortune at the bottom of a lake. What secrets will he reveal?

 Mission Critical: India’s Wild Cats – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm

Another captivating series from Nat Geo WILD, Mission Critical covers stories from every corner of the globe to highlight what we need to know now to save iconic species from extinction. In this episode, experienced wildlife cameraman Steve Winter is on assignment to document the wild cats of India as they journey through a challenging and ever-changing landscape.

 Wood Work – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm

Master craftsman Clint Harp, of Fixer Upper fame, and his team at Harp Design Co set about transforming the unloved corners of their clients’ homes into their new favourite spaces in this inspiring new series.

 The Loud House – Nickelodeon, 4.30pm

With 11 kids under one roof, the Loud family is just that – something 11-year-old Lincoln Loud is all too familiar with, especially as the only boy among 10 sisters! Thankfully, he can always rely on best pal Clyde McBride to join him in his schemes. Settle in for four new episodes of this fun animated series this week.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Taskmaster, s7 – UKTV, 9.40pm

Funnyman Greg Davis returns as the Taskmaster of this critically-acclaimed game show unlike anything you’ve seen before. The tasks that lay ahead for  tonight’s comedian participants include: Build the highest cardbox box tower; work out the circumference of a caravan in baked beans; and make an exotic fruit hat by only touching the fruit using tongs.

Expedition Mungo – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

The Yacumama is a 45-metre super-snake said to inhabit the Amazon River in Peru. Feared by villagers so much, legend has it that the immensely strong serpent can suck up everything around it. Yet is there something much bigger lurking in the Amazon rainforest? A spooky and intriguing documentary.

Harry Seidler: Modernist – foxtel arts, 8.30pm

Celebrated as one of the greatest modernist architects, Harry Seidler: Modernist uncovers his incredible life and internationally recognised work. With a career that spanned almost 60 years, Seidler won every architectural major prize in Australia. This documentary is an inspiring reflection of Seidler’s architectural vision.

Breaking In – Premiere Movies, 7pm

Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane, 7th Heaven) stars in this 2018 thriller as Shaun, a mother who takes her children on a weekend getaway only to have four men break into the house in search of hidden money. Shaun manages to escape, albeit the children are held hostage. Now she must figure a way to trick the thieves and rescue her children before it’s too late.

 

Wednesday, May 15

They Shall Not Grow Old – Store

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson, this moving documentary uses original footage of World War I to recreate the story of the men who were there. Retrieved from the archives at the Imperial War Museum, the footage is paired alongside audio from soldiers who discuss everything from their feelings about the war to what they’re food they’re eating. Absolutely riveting and important viewing.

Extreme Chocolate Makers – Lifestyle Food, 8.30pm

Chocaholics, unite! This new show that follows a group of artisan chocolatiers out to create the most awe-inspiring creations. From a chocolate stereo (compete with headphones) to a 3D chocolate map of Croatia – this is serious business. For more sweet stuff, stay tuned for the third season of Extreme Cake Makers up next at 9.30pm – keep an eye out for an edible dragon! (Don’t tell Daenerys.)

Chicago Med, s2 – Universal Channel, 8.30pm

The talented staff at Gaffney Chicago Medical Center's are back for another season of saving lives while also navigating their own personal relationships. This season emotions run high for ER nurse April (Yaya DaCosta) as she comes to terms with her recent diagnosis, while Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) will have to step up. Can he handle the pressure? Emergency!

Sydney to the Max – Disney Channel, 5pm

It’s three generations under one roof in this comedy series that centres on gregarious preteen Sydney Reynolds (Ruth Righi) who lives with her protective single dad, Max (Ian Reed Kesler), and radical grandmother, Judy (Caroline Rhea). With some kooky ’90s flashbacks, this series is loads of fun.

Wild Hunters – Nat Geo WILD, 9.30pm

You’ll be thankful you’re watching from the safety of your favourite chair as this series brings some jaw-dropping close-ups of some of nature's most savage predators. This first episode follows some cool cats – from the Eurasian lynx to the margay. Cute they may be, but they’re also quite deadly!

Thursday, May 16

Night School – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

In order to earn his much-needed diploma and secure another job after accidentally blowing up the store he works at, Teddy (Kevin Hart) must attend night classes alongside a group of oddballs. With the always funny Tiffany Haddish joining Hart as teacher Carrie, these two leads form a hilarious double act.

In Their Own Words – National Geographic, 8.30pm

Pulling off the biggest financial fraud in history, Bernie Madoff swindled billions of dollars from thousands of investors. This fascinating documentary digs deep into how it all unfolded, as told by the victims, employees, FBI agents and even Madoff himself.

Southern Charm, s6 – Arena, EXPRESS at 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm

Our favourite charmers are back in a new season of this reality series set in Charleston, South Carolina. Craig, Kathryn, Cameran, Austen, Chelsea, Naomie and Shep return, along with new castmember Eliza, to see how adept they are at juggling their personal and professional lives – dealing with everything from relationships to parenthood and even a new puppy!

Double Shot At Love – MTV, 9.30pm

Jersey Shore stars Vinny and DJ Pauly D are ready to find someone special – so why not share a house with 20 potential contenders? What could possibly go wrong? Our two bachelors will decree who stays and who goes, but the women will be the ones to pick which guy to date. Cue the romance – and plenty of jealousy and drama as well!

 

Friday, May 17

 NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 6pm

Round 10 of the NRL Telstra Premiership is upon us already! Tonight, the Panthers host the Warriors at Penrith Stadium, which you can also catch in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. Last season, the Panthers secured wins over the Warriors twice in their three meetings; can they continue their conquests? For more Friday-night footy, see what happens when the Broncos take on the Roosters straight after at 7.55pm.

PGA Championship – FOX SPORTS 503, LIVE from 3am

After a thrilling Masters Tournament last month, golf aficionados don't have to wait long for the excitement to continue with the PGA Championship in full swing today. As the 2019 field takes shape, world number one Dustin Johnson is a hot favourite, and so too is recent Masters champion Tiger Woods. Aussies ready to give their all include Jason Day, Adam Scott and Marc Leishman. Who will take home the prized Wanamaker Trophy this year? 

Xena: Warrior Princess, s3 – SYFY, 6.30pm

For some end-of-the-week fun, you can’t go past some retro-tastic TV! Our favourite warrior Xena (Lucy Lawless) and her loyal sidekick Gabrielle (Renée O’Connor) continue their fight for justice. In this third outing of the now-classic fantasy series, Xena must clear her name over the murder of her father. It’s old-school action, and if you’ve never seen before – do yourself a favour!

The Curse of Oak Island, s6 – A&E, 11.30pm

The conclusion to season five in this fascinating series airs tonight at 10.30pm – however, you don’t have to wait too long as season six airs straight after, phew! Our determined Lagina brothers – Rick and Marty – get set to deploy technology like never before. But can they discover what lies beneath Oak Island, or will an old prophecy prove to be true? Catch double episodes of the new season every Friday at 10.30pm from the following week.

Legendary Megastructures – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Discover the back story to some of France’s most infamous megastructures, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Vendôme Column. See the influence historical figures such as Napoléon I had on various monuments and the shaping of Paris itself.

 

Saturday, May 18

Election Day – Sky News

Australia heads to the polls today, and Sky News won’t miss any of the action with its extensive coverage throughout the day. David Speers will anchor the election night reporting on Australia Decides alongside a panel of political experts, and also cross live throughout the night to political commentators such as Paul Murray, Peta Credlin and Alan Jones to break down the results as they unfold.

Hyundai A-League Grand Final – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE

(PLEASE NOTE: Specific time and date to be confirmed depending on which teams qualify. Check electronic programming guide)

The 2019 A-League Grand Final will take place Saturday or Sunday this weekend so fans will not be going anywhere. This season has flown past at lightning speed with unexpected triumphs and upsets happening right throughout the competition. Which means anything could happen – so tune in to see who takes home the coveted trophy.

Super Rugby – FOX SPORTS 507, LIVE from 5pm

It’s Round 14 and the Blues are up against the Chiefs yet again. Last time they met in April the Chiefs proved to be the gutsier side and secured a victory – but only by four points. The Blues will need to put more gravity on their attack if they want to keep themselves in the finals mix. Want more Saturday rugby action? The Reds take on the Waratahs straight after at 7.30pm.

Hedgehogs – Family Movies, 7.30pm

Suffering amnesia, hedgehog Bobby (voiced by Anthony Padilla) is taken under the wing of Hubert (Jon Heder), a pigeon who mistakes him for a featherless bird. Together, they embark on an adventure – including taking on an evil scientist (Chevy Chase)! A fun movie with guaranteed laughs for all.

ATP Tour Masters 1000: Rome – beIN SPORTS, LIVE 10.30pm

It’s the first semifinal tonight in the annual red clay tournament held in Rome, the glitzy ATP stop that’s renowned for its high fashion, fine food, and celebrity musical performances. However, the players only have eyes for the prize. Reigning 2018 champion Rafael Nadal has shown good form so far this year, however Novak Djokovic’s number-one ATP ranking could remain safe on clay. Expect the unexpected!

Rule Breakers playlist on FoxFlicks

On the day when Australia’s pollies are vying to win, let’s look at some movie characters who are not shy about forging their own path, either. Titles include the adventurous Ant-Man and the Wasp, comedy I Feel Pretty, the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman, and the biopic I, Tonya, with Aussie actress Margot Robbie playing tough-nuts figure-skater Tonya Harding.

Sunday, May 19

2019 Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1.10pm

It’s Sunday footy fever at its best! First up, Port Adelaide takes on the Gold Coast Suns at Adelaide Oval. Power has had an almighty start to the year – so the Suns will have to up the ante to snag an upset. Carlton will also have to come in with gusto to topple the GWS Giants if they want to climb a little further up the ladder. Their clash is up next at 4.40pm. You can also catch both games live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.

Gentleman Jack – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm

Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster, Vanity Fair) takes centrestage in this eight-part period piece as Anne Lister, one of the most formidable women of the 19th-century. Lister famously diarised her lesbian relationship with Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle) and this series follows her attempt to restore her inherited home Shibden Hall and transform her fate by taking on a wife. Keep an eye out for Game of Thrones’ Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) in the cast as well!

State of Play: Inherent Violence – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm

This cutting-edge documentary explores the parallels between sport and violence, through the examination of two father-son relationships: a 33-year-old American professional MMA fighter who is combat training his 10-year-old son, and a retired Italian contender who coached his son to compete in a form of ancient soccer that involves head-butting, punching and elbowing.

Dinner Table Drama – FoxFlicks

Get the cheese board ready! There are plenty of great films to devour in this foodie-themed playlist. Titles include the romantic Chocolat and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society; or for more serious drama, catch Laura Linney and Richard Gere in The Dinner, and Salma Hayek in the incisive satire Beatriz at Dinner.

 

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