Foxtel Highlights - June 3 to Sunday June 9, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday June 3 to Sunday June 9, 2019Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
On Foxtel this week, things are hectic.
For its many fans, the hit series Deadwood ended way too soon – but a new follow-up film is luckily coming our way! Some time has passed in the titular mining town, but with South Dakota on the brink of statehood, emotions are running high – and former rivalries are reignited. Of course, at the centre of it all is foul-mouthed saloon owner Al Swearengen, played by Ian McShane, and we can’t wait to see what unfolds.
Also arriving this week is gripping new drama The Hot Zone, starring Julianna Margulies and Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham, and based on Richard Preston’s nonfiction novel about the outbreak of the Ebola virus and what happened when some infected monkeys ended up in a US lab. It’s compelling stuff and you won’t want to miss an episode.
More danger abounds in the hit series Fear the Walking Dead – the successful spin-off of The Walking Dead – which has built a huge following of its own. This season, another cast member from the original series crosses over, ready to join the battle between humans and the undead.
Speaking of confrontations, get a huge fix of blockbuster battles featured in the impressive Comic Book Legends Movie Event. Starting Friday morning and running over four days, it’s the marathon to end all marathons, with plenty of superhero stars at your disposal. Avengers: Infinity War, Justice League, the X-Men franchise and more are ready to deliver some OTT action.
For thrills of the sporting kind, the ICC Cricket World Cup continues on FOX CRICKET as our guys head into two must-see matches. Meanwhile, the NRL Telstra Premiership and the Toyota AFL Premiership seasons are delivering shocks and surprises every single round, and this week will be no exception – on the footy field and everywhere else on Foxtel!
Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), The Durrells (BBC First), Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes (Lifestyle), What We Do in the Shadows (FOX SHOWCASE), Ransom (FOX8), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Gentleman Jack (FOX SHOWCASE), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives (UKTV), Archer: 1999 (The Comedy Channel), Taskmaster (UKTV), Chicago Med (Universal Channel), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), End of Empire: The Rise and Fall of Dynasties (HISTORY), 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), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Food Safari Earth (Lifestyle Food), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), Confessions of a Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), A Killer’s Mistake (Crime + Investigation), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Fake Or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), I Was Prey (Animal Planet), Sister Wives (TLC), Storage Wars (A&E), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), The Challenge: War of the Worlds (MTV), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), 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), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Southern Charm (Arena), Wood Work (Lifestyle Home), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), Bad Chad Customs (Discovery Turbo), Building to the Sky (BBC Knowledge), Truck Night in America (A&E)
Monday, June 3
Fear the Walking Dead, s5A – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 12pm, ENCORE at 7.30pm
When the first half of the fifth season kicks off today, our zombie apocalypse survivors are faced with their biggest fears as they attempt to contain the growing threat. Keep an eye out for Austin Amelio’s Dwight – the latest The Walking Dead regular to make the leap to this prequel spin-off series.
Deadwood – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Thirteen years after we last set foot in the Wild West town of Deadwood, South Dakota, the hit HBO series returns – for a one-off movie special set in 1889. Join Al Swearengen (Ian McShane), Seth Bullock (Timothy Olyphant) and co as they reunite for Statehood Day – reigniting old feuds in the process.
NBA Finals – ESPN, LIVE at 9.30am
It’s finals time and the top teams from the Eastern and Western Conferences battle it out on the court to be crowned the 2019 champions. The Golden State Warriors have been at the top of their game all season, but do they have what it takes to be the last team standing?
Talking Dead: Fear Edition, s5 – FOX SHOWCASE, 10.30pm
Fans of Fear the Walking Dead won’t want to miss this aftershow – it’s the ultimate companion series. Each hour-long episode sees host Chris Hardwick joined by special guest stars, who help break down and dissect the events of that day’s gripping new FTWD instalment.
Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters – Animal Planet, 9.30pm
Angler, adventurer and biologist Jeremy Wade travels to remote areas, unearthing the terrifying aquatic creatures lurking in the depths. Episode one lands him in Italy to investigate rumours dating back to the 16th century of a mysterious ‘monster’ inhabiting the waters of Lake Garda.
Tuesday, June 4
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, s2 – FOX8, 8.30pm
Now living vastly different lives, Tyrone (aka ‘Cloak’, played by Aubrey Joseph) and Tandy (aka ’Dagger’, played by Olivia Holt) try to stay under the radar while honing their powers and embracing their destiny.
Below Deck Mediterranean, s4 – Arena, EXPRESS at 1.30pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Set sail with the crew of the Sirocco mega-yacht as they chart a course around the picturesque south of France. For the first time in the franchise’s history, the crew welcomes aboard a female chef: Mila. While she’s classically trained in French cuisine, an outbreak of food poisoning threatens to derail her before she’s even begun!
Africa with Ade Adepitan – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm
Pack your bags as journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan embarks on a very personal journey – taking audiences along for the ride on an epic expedition to discover just how modern Africa is changing.
Prosecution, s1-2 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm
Grab your front-row seat for two back-to-back seasons of this enthralling docuseries, which follows the work of Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service as they deal with cases over an 18-month period.
Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Horticulture aficionado Monty Don travels to Japan during spring and autumn to explore the different aspects of Japanese gardens – from the delicate art of bonsai to the inventive ways nature is being woven into the ever-expanding concrete urban jungle.
Wednesday, June 5
On the Basis of Sex – Store
The inspiring true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a fierce young lawyer who dedicated herself to ending gender discrimination when she took on a radical case in the 1970s. Now an esteemed Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, this film recounts Ginsburg’s journey and stars Felicity Jones as the iconic figure, alongside Armie Hammer as her supportive husband Marty.
World War II: Battles For Europe – HISTORY
A compelling series that highlights the key battles in World War II and how all sorts of factors could have easily changed their outcome and altered history. The reality of iconic warfare moments such as the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge, are brought to life over eight thought-provoking episodes.
The Darkest Minds – Premiere Movies, 6.45pm
Based on the YA novel by Alexandra Bracken, this sci-fi thriller follows a group of teenagers who develop superpowers and are then detained by the government. Empowered heroine Ruby (The Hunger Games’ Amandla Stenberg) is not prepared to stick around and gets set to escape with some pals. Look out for Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie as bounty hunter Lady Jane.
The Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills, s9 – Arena, EXPRESS at 1.35pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Hollywood star Denise Richards has joined the RHOBH cast for this season, so why not check out how the mum-of-three is faring in a fresh episode today? Who has she befriended, and who has she put off-side? From crazy confrontations to mega meltdowns, this series is never dull!
Thursday, June 6
ICC Cricket World Cup – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 7pm
Cricket fans are spoiled with plenty of great matches coming up on FOX CRICKET. The Australian team might be the defending champions, but the West Indies may prove a threat in tonight’s clash, with the recent return of batsman Chris Gayle to the Caribbean team. The focus for the Aussies will be on big-hitter Glenn Maxwell – can he continue his impressive form? On Saturday, catch host nation England against Bangladesh at 7pm, before Sunday sees the Aussies return to the field, facing hot favourites India at 7pm. That match will be simply unmissable.
The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days In Hell – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Commissioned to honour the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this documentary examines never-before-seen footage from the Battle of Normandy. Combining this footage with modern CGI maps, and expert opinion, it presents a fresh evaluation of this bold and history-making wartime operation.
Eyewitness D:Day – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Appropriately airing on the anniversary of D-Day, this fascinating one-hour special puts the spotlight on five key people, and turning points, that were integral to the D-Day landings. Then stay tuned for The King Who Fooled Hitler immediately after, which looks at the efforts made by King George VI to distract the German forces from what was happening in Normandy.
Back in Time for Tea – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
The Ellis family are ready to do a spot of time travelling without actually leaving their Bradford home! They’ll experience what life would have been like in the north of England over the decades from 1918 onwards – all based on records of what was the norm. Come with them as they are transported to a different era each week.
Good Bones, s3 – Lifestyle Home, 7.30pm
Those doyennes of renovation, mother-and-daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk are back, ready to transform some homes which could use a bit of TLC into some impressive abodes. No challenge is too tough for this pair, and they’ll face everything from budget blow-outs to termites!
Monsters Inside Me, s8 – Animal Planet, 9.30pm
Not for the faint hearted, this popular series revolves around some nasties that humans experience on the inside! In this season, you’ll learn about everything from deadly parasites to life-threatening fungi as stories are recounted about those who fell victim to such things.
Friday, June 7
The Hot Zone – National Geographic, all episodes available to stream today
Julianna Marguiles leads this utterly gripping new drama series based on a true story about what happened when some Ebola-infected monkeys ended up in a research lab in Washington DC. Also featuring Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham and Noah Emmerich (The Americans), it’s chilling viewing, and your new drama addiction. All episodes are available to stream today, or catch a marathon on National Geographic on Monday June 10 from 12.30pm.
Comic Book Legends Movie Event – More Movies, from 6am
Get ready for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with this movie event that is dedicated to the biggest and baddest superheroes and villains in the universe. From Avengers: Infinity War to Justice League, the X-Men franchise, the Batman saga, Watchmen, Hellboy, Hulk and the delightfully naughty Deadpool 2, everyone is present and accounted for. Grab your popcorn!
Pirelli Canadian Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 11.45pm
June is a mega month of elite horsepower with three Formula 1 Grands Prix taking place. And it starts now! First up, drivers will fly to Montreal for the Canadian event, and there are big hopes for top team Mercedes to continue their 2019 campaign in breathtakingly superb style. Can rivals Ferrari and Red Bull Racing disrupt their trajectory? The first practice race airs tonight, with plenty of action leading up to the big race early Monday morning, and all events are also available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Best of British playlist – FoxFlicks
Another jolly-good way to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is this playlist! Take your pick of classics such as The Full Monty, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Trainspotting. Or for a dash of Agatha Christie mystery, catch an all-star cast, including Penélope Cruz, Olivia Colman, Kenneth Branagh and Daisy Ridley in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express.
Expedition Unknown: Hunt For The Yeti – Animal Planet, 9.30pm
Adventurer and keen explorer, Josh Gates heads high into the Himalayas in a quest to answer that eternally vexing question: is the Yeti real? Over four episodes, the trusty Gates will venture through caves and examine relics to find scientific proof of the elusive abominable snowman. What will he find?
Saturday, June 8
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney directs this gripping documentary about Elizabeth Holmes and the billion-dollar tech company she founded called Theranos. While Holmes was seen as visionary, the medical device at the heart of her empire didn’t actually work, and now she is facing charges of fraud. With Gibney at the helm, this is a fascinating true-life tale.
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 2.30pm
Round 13 is hot on our heels, and there’s a thrilling afternoon of footy ahead. First up the Warriors take on Storm, followed by the Sharks against the Eels at 5pm. The Eels crunched the Sharks 24-12 in Round 4, so expect an epic showdown as the both teams vie to secure some top-eight security. You can also catch the game live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K for the ultimate experience. And that’s not all – stick around for the clash between the Cowboys and the Sea Eagles at 7.30pm.
He Lied About Everything – TLC, 7.30pm
A two-part series about love going terribly wrong. It’s the shocking true story of world-renowned surgeon Paolo Macchiarini and his nightmarish deception uncovered by his fiancée, award-winning news producer Benita Alexander. When cracks started to show in Macchiarini’s story, Alexander would go on to uncover a terrible web of lies that ruined families and lives forever.
Long Weekend Action Binge: Indiana Jones Collection – Action Movies, from 2.20pm
Book some couch time with Harrison Ford in this action-packed marathon devoted to his iconic screen hero. It kicks off with Raiders Of The Lost Ark, followed by the three subsequent Indiana Jones escapades. What more could you want for your Saturday afternoon on a long weekend? And tomorrow it’s Tom Cruises’s turn with five of his six Mission: Impossible flicks from 12pm!
World Surf League: Margaret River Pro – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 9am
This weekend marks the final two days of the Margaret River Pro, one of the sport’s most illustrious circuits worldwide. Keep an eye out for Aussie champions Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons and dark horse Owen Wright, as well as veteran US superstar Kelly Slater and current men’s number one Gabriel Medina from Brazil. Who’ll surf their way to glory?
Sunday, June 9
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 2.30pm
It’s the first time the Swans have faced the Eagles this year and, given Sydney’s rocky start to 2019, defending premiers West Coast might secure an easy victory. But with the Swans on home turf and Lance Franklin potentially back on the field following his hamstring issues, anything could happen. With the game available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K, you can feel right in the thick of the action.
Dance Moms Resurrection, s8 – Arena, 7.30pm
After completing her prison sentence for fraud last year, Dance Moms instructor Abby Lee Miller returns to television tonight. Despite being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and now confined to a wheelchair, Abby proves she’s a fighter and not ready to put the dance shoes away for good just yet.
Joanna and Jennifer: Absolutely Champers – UKTV, 8.30pm
Two of Britain’s best-loved comedians, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders, unleash their love of bubbles tonight when they head to the Champagne region in France to find out how the fizz gets into the flute. Visiting underground cellars and joining grape pickers along the way, the comedic duo makes this documentary one hour of sparkling fun.
Beast – Premiere Movies, 10.20pm
Fancy a late-night psychological thriller? Then stay up for this haunting BAFTA award-winning flick. The story follows Moll (Taboo’s Jessie Buckley), who is living on the island of Jersey. After a series of murders rocks the small community, Moll finds herself torn between her oppressive family and the charm of mysterious newcomer Pascal (Johnny Flynn, Vanity Fair).
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