Foxtel Highlights - May 27 to Sunday June 2, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday May 27 to Sunday June 2, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
It’s time for teal on Foxtel this week and we couldn’t be more excited!
The seventh season of the TV WEEK Logie Award-winning prison drama Wentworth begins on Tuesday and it’s not a moment too soon! This series always ups the ante, and we’re sure that this new installment will deliver the sorts of shocks and heart-wrenching drama we’ve come to expect. Bring it on!
For more thrills, sport fans will not want to miss the ICC Cricket World Cup which gets underway on Saturday, June 1 in the UK. The Australian team will go in as the defending champions, but there’s plenty of topnotch competition – such as hot favourites India – ready to take our guys down. It all adds up to more than a month of red-hot cricket, are you ready?
Speaking of hometown heroes, it doesn’t get more Aussie than Jimmy Barnes. The beloved rocker recently delivered a new album, and he pops into the MAX studio to showcase some of his new tracks (as well as some old favourites) in front of a live audience.
Need something sunny as the weather cools? The British series The Durrells also returns this week. This charming British series, based on a true story about a family who relocate to Corfu prior to WWII heads into its fourth and final outing this week, it’s the perfect winter warmer.
And while we may have sadly bid farewell to Westeros last week, a very special Game of Thrones: The Last Watch documentary airs this week, featuring the cast and crew as they take you behind the scenes of this monumental television drama – it’s the perfect send-off for this iconic series.
Continuing series include: Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Thrones 360: LIVE (FOX8 and FOX SHOWCASE), Selling Houses Australia (Lifestyle), What We Do in the Shadows (FOX SHOWCASE), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Gentleman Jack (FOX SHOWCASE), The 100 (FOX8), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives (UKTV), Taskmaster (UKTV), Chicago Med (Universal Channel), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), For The People (Universal Channel), Young Moms Club (MTV), Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills (Arena), Texicanas (Arena), Grown-ish (FOX8), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon (Lifestyle), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), 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), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), 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), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Fake Or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), Sister Wives (TLC), Storage Wars (A&E), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Directors (foxtel arts), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), Forged in Fire (A&E), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Cults and Extreme Belief (Crime + Investigation), Children of the Snow (Crime + Investigation), Codes and Conspiracies (Discovery Science), Best Room Wins (Arena), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (The Comedy Channel), Extreme Chocolate Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Southern Charm (Arena), Wood Work (Lifestyle Home), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), Bad Chad Customs (Discovery Turbo) Knight Fight (A&E)
Monday, May 27
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Game of Thrones may be over but the watch continues with this special two-hour HBO “making of” documentary. Go behind the scenes of the biggest television production of all time as the cast and crew say a teary farewell.
And don’t forget to stick around after the encore screening to see James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen give their take on what we’ve learned from this special, on the final episode of Thrones 360: LIVE.
My Dad Wrote a Porno – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
Jamie Morton transformed a particularly awkward situation – discovering his father had written some erotic fiction – into a hugely successful, and extremely hilarious, podcast. Now he and his podcast co-hosts, James Cooper and Alice Levine, hop on stage at London’s Roundhouse for a live gig, where they’ll delve further into this literary masterpiece. It’s a crack up!
End of Empire: The Rise and Fall of Dynasties – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Come along for the ride as Australian historian and filmmaker David Adams traverses the globe, examining the warrior kings who built vast empires – only for their dysfunctional families to later destroy their legacies through bitter infighting or just plain inadequacy.
Expedition Unknown: Legends – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
In this new special, Josh Gates reveals the true, unfiltered story of history’s most legendary adventurers, Lewis and Clark. Meriwether Lewis and Charles Clark may have been America’s greatest pioneers, but Gates reveals the scandalous truth behind their expedition.
Building to the Sky – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm
As our population increases, super-tall skyscrapers have become the logical solution; massive feats of engineering that have exceeded all expectations. From London to Tokyo, Dubai and Chicago, this series identifies the cities leading the race to build up to the sky.
Tuesday, May 28
Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Strap yourself in – Teal Tuesday is back and you won’t want to miss a second of the action! In the wake of Rita’s (Leah Purcell) shock act of violence towards a fellow inmate, everything has changed for her in the prison. But with Marie (Susie Porter) on the warpath, that’s the least of her problems!
The Meg – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Jason Statham stars in this edge-of-your-seat underwater ride about an expert diver who goes head-to-head with a giant prehistoric megalodon shark long thought extinct. Also starring Aussies Ruby Rose and Jessica McNamee.
I Was Prey, s2B – Animal Planet, 9.30pm
Featuring interviews with survivors, and dramatic re-enactments, this gripping series tells the terrifying true tales of close calls with some fierce animals. Tonight’s episode sees professional climber Greg Boswell on an ice-covered Canadian mountain in the middle of the night charged by a grizzly bear.
What We Do in the Shadows – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
In the penultimate episode of this mockumentary spin-off series of the 2014 film of the same name, time is running out for everyone’s favourite vampires, who have failed miserably after being sent to conquer the New World by Baron Afanas (Doug Jones).
Wednesday, May 29
The Upside – Store
A remake of the 2011 French film The Intouchables, this heartfelt dramedy is about ex-crim Dell (Kevin Hart) who is hired to assist Philip (Bryan Cranston), a wealthy quadriplegic. Inspired by a true story, the odd couple strike up an unlikely friendship over fast cars, Mozart and Aretha Franklin, much to the surprise of business manager Yvonne (Nicole Kidman).
The Durrells, s4 – BBC First, 8.30pm
It’s the final instalment of this sun-drenched series and life on Corfu is set to get a little dark as WWII looms. Louisa (Keeley Hawes) will have to address the future of her relationship with Spiros (Alexis Georgoulis) after their fledgling romance abruptly ended last season. As for Larry (Josh O’Connor), two ballet dancers vie for his attention, meanwhile Margo (Daisy Waterstone) heads to England on a mission of self discovery.
Selling Houses Australia, s12 – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
The latest season of the hit series – where Shaynna Blaze, Charlie Albone and Andrew Winter whip things into shape for Aussie homeowners – comes to a close tonight. Our hosts head to Dolphin Point in NSW to help a family of six revitalise their home as they look to relocate to Canada. If you’ve missed any episodes, don’t worry, you can stream the whole season On Demand.
Texicanas – Arena, EXPRESS at 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm
The stylish Latina San Antonio socialites in this reality TV series couldn’t be more diverse – yet their Mexican roots and sisterhood is what keeps the bond strong. In tonight’s new episode, Mayra and her son discover their inner artists; Karla embraces her ‘Grexican’ culture with her half Greek husband, Manoli; and Luz invites the ladies over for a concealed handgun class!
Strange Evidence, s2 – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
Using forensic evidence to examine footage that seems to defy all logical explanations, experts attempt to uncover how and why freak events happen. From a ghostly figure filmed stalking people in Japan to a mysterious flame appearing in the Norwegian winderness, are our minds playing tricks or is it something more ominous? Catch a new episode tonight.
Thursday, May 30
ICC Cricket World Cup – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 6.30pm
Australia boasts a fearsome record in the ICC Cricket World Cup and, as the first ball is bowled in the 2019 outing, the nine other participating countries will be wary of the defending champions and five-time winners. Tonight see the Opening Party followed by an England and Sri Lanka confrontation. Aaron Finch and his Aussie team’s first match is against Afghanistan – catch it LIVE on FOX CRICKET on Saturday, June 1 from 10pm.
Archer: 1999, s10 – The Comedy Channel, EXPRESS at 8.30pm
This Emmy-winning animated series is set to party like it’s 1999, in space! The idiosyncratic comedy follows Sterling Archer, Lana Kane and their squad of sarcastic misfits as they explore space and try to outwit aliens, pirates and bounty hunters – in 1999. How will the team handle being together in such close quarters on a spaceship?
Phil Spencer’s History of Britain in 100 Homes – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
Location, Location, Location presenter Phil Spencer goes on a grand tour across Britain and unearths its architectural heritage, visiting all kinds of properties such as castles, cottages and social housing. Spencer looks at who lived in the homes, how they lived and why construction was a certain way.
Over My Dead Body – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Based on the most astonishing stories, this one-hour special explains why the dead bodies of dictators end up being the subject of controversy and almost always the object of intense quarrels.
NHL Stanley Cup Finals – ESPN, LIVE from 10am
It’s been quite the season for the NHL Playoffs so far – for the first time in NHL history, every division winner was knocked out in the first round of the postseason. And although the matchups are yet to be confirmed for game two of the finals, the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes are two teams that have the experts talking. Expect a thrilling match to unfold.
Friday, May 31
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE 7pm
The Rabbitohs and Eels kick off a weekend of Round 12 action with an all-Sydney showdown live from Bankwest Stadium. The Bunnies secured a double victory when the teams met last season, but the Eels will have home advantage in this meet-up. For more NRL thrills, make sure you catch the Bulldogs against the Raiders, which will also be available in Ultra HD 4K, tomorrow LIVE from 7pm. Then on Sunday, the Titans and the Cowboys will fight it out from 3.30pm.
America’s Got Talent, s14 – FOX8, 8.30pm
This hit talent competition gets some new faces for its latest season. Former NFL player Terry Crews has replaced Tyra Banks as the host and longtime judges Heidi Klum and Mel B have been farewelled, with Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough sliding into their seats. With an exciting new team, who knows what surprises they’ll have up their sleeves for the aspiring performers!
NBA Finals: Game 1 – ESPN, LIVE 11am
After a thrilling few weeks of playoffs, the lineup for the NBA finals is bound to be full of interesting matchups. But the experts can only predict so much, so while teams such as the Milwaukee Bucks, the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors could all be contenders at time of writing, there’s plenty of room for surprises. Get set for some fantastic finals.
Movies By Numbers playlist – FoxFlicks
Everything adds up to a great weekend of movies thanks to FoxFlicks’ playlist of films that each feature a numerical title. From the Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave, and the thriller 7 Days in Entebbe, to the saucy Fifty Shades Freed, thriller fave The Sixth Sense, and ’80s feelgood classic Three Men and a Baby – there’s something to please 100 per cent of viewers!
James Martin’s Great British Adventure – Lifestyle Food, 6.25pm
It’s the final episode of British chef James Martin’s culinary exploration of his homeland. Having travelled all over the UK on the foodie trip of a lifetime (and making us salivate along the way!), what will be on the menu tonight for James’ last instalment?
Veep s6 and s7 marathons – Binge, from 9am
This year we’ve had to sadly say farewell to Julia Lous-Dreyfus’s Veep persona, the razor-sharp yet beleaguered Selina Meyer, as the political comedy wrapped earlier this month. But if you missed Selina’s swan song, catch marathons of the final two seasons today and see Louis-Dreyfus at her hilarious and award-winning best.
Saturday, June 1
Studio MAX with Jimmy Barnes – MAX, 12pm
Get ready to be in the presence of Aussie music greatness! The rock legend himself, Jimmy Barnes, lets loose in this Studio MAX special for an intimate audience, and you at home! Coinciding with the release of his latest album titled My Criminal Record, Barnes will play new tracks as well as some reimagined classics.
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
It’s a massive afternoon of AFL, with five games showing across FOX FOOTY and FOX SPORTS. It begins with the big blockbuster of the day, between heavyweights Collingwood and Fremantle. You can also catch this unmissable game live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. The Sydney Swans are keen to get their season back on track, so their clash at 4.35pm with a pretty fierce Geelong side will be tough; Melbourne will also need to pull their socks up when they take on the formidable Adelaide at 7.40pm.
American Animals – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
In this true-crime tale, Spencer (Barry Keoghan), Warren (Evan Peters), Eric (Jared Abrahamson) and Chas (Blake Jenner) are four friends living an ordinary existence in Kentucky who devise a plot to execute one of the most daring art robberies in American history. Totally gripping, and including interviews with the real-life perpetrators, this is wildly entertaining.
Truck Night in America, s2 – A&E, 5.30pm
If you like your competition television with a fair dose of grunt, you won’t want to miss another season of the show which pits drivers, helming their own unique trucks, against each other in various challenges. They’ll need to navigate some pretty testing terrain in order to be the winner.
Grown-ish, s2 – FOX8, 6.30pm
It’s a double episode of this spin-off show to Black-ish that follows Zoey (Yara Shahidi) and her friends in their second year at college. This week, there are divided opinions about a new campus policy, and Zoey is tasked with styling twins Sky (Halle Bailey) and Jazz (Chloe Bailey) who are looking to revamp their image.
Sunday, June 2
Ransom, s3 – FOX8, 9.30pm
Season two of this slick drama had us gripped – so fans will be relieved to see its return. As always, life never lets up for crisis negotiator Eric Beaumont (Luke Roberts) and his team as they travel the world tackling hostage situations. They’re back in the thick of it tonight, when a woman’s life is at stake after her husband is murdered.
Long Road To Monterey – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm
If you like to see some antique cars restored to their glory, don’t miss this special which follows Jason Wenig and his team at The Creative Workshop in Miami where they transform classic European and American cars. Taking centre stage is their work on the only existing 1921 Kissel Gold Bug, as well as a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT Speciale.
Giro d’Italia – Eurosport, LIVE 9.30pm
It’s the final day of racing in this year’s famed Italian cycling race, which includes individual time trials in the city of Verona. Slovenian favourite Primoz Roglic’s track record this year has been nothing short of remarkable, but anything could happen. Cheer on Aussies such as Caleb Ewan, Rob Power and Ben O’Connor!
Gentleman Jack – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
It’s the third episode in the new series starring Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) as real-life historical figure Anne Lister, and called “jaunty, funny, smart and touching” by The Hollywood Reporter. Tonight, we get a closer look at the formidable character as she confides in her aunt about her affections for Ann Walker (Sophie Rundle), while gossip in the town is already starting to build.
What’s Love Got To Do With It – Movie Greats, 8.30pm
This 1993 American biographical film centres on the tumultuous life story of Tina Turner. Starring Angela Bassett as the legendary singer, it documents her rise to stardom as well as her escape from her abusive relationship with husband Ike (Laurence Fishburne). Both Bassett and Fishburne received Oscar nominations for their performances, and it’s not hard to see why.
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