Foxtel Highlights - June 10 to Sunday June 16, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday June 10 to Sunday June 16, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand
on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Yes! It’s finally time to head back to Monterey!
This week the long awaited sophomore season of Big Little Lies arrives and it’s time to see what’s next for the residents of this California hamlet. While this beachy enclave may look chilled – you can be sure life is not for our main characters played by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz and Laura Dern. And this season, Meryl Streep’s Mary Louise arrives to stir things up!
We’re also returning to the exciting New York City world of Pose with its amazing cast. This groundbreaking, fabulous, and often very moving, series created by Ryan Murphy was one of the best of last year (we needed tissues on more than one occasion) and this season promises to be just as fantastic.
Expectations are huge for a new action-packed drama that also hits our screens – Warrior. For those missing the fierce fighting skills of Game of Thrones, this series – based on a concept by martial arts hero Bruce Lee – takes us to San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1870s, and into the sagas of the crime families of the area. It’s a must-see. Also arriving is Chernobyl – the acclaimed drama about the nuclear power plant disaster that occurred in 1986. It has everyone talking, and the critics raving, and is already one of the most noteworthy series of the year.
Support some Aussie talent this week – see our very own Harriet Dyer as she takes the lead in US supernatural crime drama The InBetween, and get behind Eddie Perfect, who is in the running for theatre’s top accolade at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards.
Of course there are also plenty of hometown sport stars to support as well – whether it’s our guys taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup, the next rounds of the Toyota AFL Premiership and the NRL Telstra Premiership, and the drivers heading into the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Beteasy Darwin Triple Crown!
Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), The Durrells (BBC First), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes (Lifestyle), The 100 (FOX8), Ransom (FOX8), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (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), The Real Housewives of Cheshire (Arena), Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Texicanas (Arena), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Brent Owens Unwraps Mauritius (Lifestyle Food), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Africa with Ade Adepitan (BBC Knowledge), Prosecution (Crime + Investigation), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), Frankie Drake Mysteries (13th STREET), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), Confessions of a Serial Killer (Crime + Investigation), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Treehouse Masters (Discovery Channel), 90 Day Fiancé (TLC), I Was Prey (Animal Planet), Sister Wives (TLC), 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), 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), Good Bones (Lifestyle Home), Bad Chad Customs (Discovery Turbo), Building to the Sky (BBC Knowledge), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Back in Time for Tea (Lifestyle), Dodo Heroes (Animal Planet), Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet), Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti (Animal Planet), Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters (Animal Planet).
Monday, June 10
Big Little Lies, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and the rest of the ‘Monterey Five’ are back – and this time, they have an unwelcome guest. Meryl Streep joins the cast as Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Perry (Alexander Skarsgård), who steamrolls into town determined to get to the bottom of who really killed her son, and why.
73rd Annual Tony Awards – foxtel arts, LIVE at 10am, ENCORE at 7.30pm
James Corden returns as host with the most as the biggest and brightest stars of Broadway are celebrated during their annual night of nights. Aussie Eddie Perfect is in contention for Best Original Score for his adaptation of Beetlejuice – it’s also up for seven other awards, including Best Musical.
Q85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones – foxtel arts, 1pm
The life and legacy of the music icon is celebrated during this special star-studded evening. Be wowed by performances by Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Gladys Knight and more, while Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith are among those revealing personal stories of how Jones impacted their careers.
DIY SOS, s29A – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
With 29 seasons under his belt, it’s clear that Nick Knowles is onto a winner! This season, the DIY expert’s worthy transformations include a community centre and boxing club in London’s Grenfell neighbourhood – which was devastated by an inferno in 2017 – that sees a visit from Prince William.
Tuesday, June 11
Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
The arrival of a new inmate to Wentworth gives Rita Connors (Leah Purcell) reason to worry. Meanwhile, there’s a new officer in town, and Jake Stewart (Bernard Curry) is less than pleased. The latest season of the award-winning drama has been addictive from the get-go. See what happens next.
A Company of Heroes: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers – HISTORY, 9.30pm
Never-before-seen video and photographs tell the story of 20 of the remaining WWII veterans of Easy Company – one of the most revered infantry regiments in US military history, as depicted in the book and miniseries Band of Brothers.
Fear Thy Neighbour, s5 – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Narrated by Tish Iceton, the knives come out in this series that investigates feuds between neighbours that escalate in the most tragic ways, even resulting in murder. Tonight’s episode features two families with children who get along famously until one mother starts to dictate how the other should be raising her kids.
Britain’s Most Historic Towns – HISTORY, 8.30pm
Chester is purported to be Britain’s most Roman town, Professor Alice Roberts and Dr Ben Robinson visit the city in an effort to find evidence to support, or disprove, this claim.
Wednesday, June 12
Warrior – FOX8, 9.30pm
More than four decades after his untimely death, martial arts master Bruce Lee’s vision is vividly brought to life in this impressive new series. The gritty, action-packed crime drama is set in San Francisco in 1878 and follows martial arts wunderkind Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), an immigrant from China who is enlisted by one of Chinatown’s most powerful organized crime families to do their dirty work.
Chernobyl – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Already one of the notable shows of 2019, this five-part series starring Stellan Skarsgård, Jared Harris and Emily Watson dramatises the horrific 1986 nuclear accident and tells the story of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster, while battling a culture of disinformation. It’s extraordinary television.
The InBetween – Universal TV, 8.30pm
Australian actress Harriet Dyer leads the way in this suspenseful, new character-driven drama from the US. She plays Cassie Bishop, who has the ability to communicate with the dead, as well as help them with unresolved problems. These skills come in handy when her good friend, Detective Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) needs some help solving murders.
If Beale Street Could Talk – Store
This is the acclaimed film by director Barry Jenkins, his next feature after the celebrated Moonlight. Set in the 1970s, it follows the relationship between sweethearts Tish (KiKi Lane) and Fonny (Stephan James) who have to face up to a terrible event that threatens to separate them forever. Regina King won an Oscar for her portrayal of Tish’s mother, Sharon.
The Battle of Little Bighorn – HISTORY, 9.30pm
A fascinating documentary that explores the 1876 battle between the US Cavalry and Native Americans. It’s regarded as the most significant victory for the Native American Indians, lead by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, and a crushing defeat to General George Custer and his battalion.
Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, s4 – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are back, once more ready to help homeowners who are divided over whether to sell up or stay put. In this new outing, our hosting duo will head all over the UK, from Ashtead in Surrey to Larne in Northern Ireland.
Thursday, June 13
ICC Cricket World Cup – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 7.30pm
Don’t miss some great cricket tonight, with favourites India up against New Zealand, one of the genuine dark horses in the tournament with the Black Caps boasting dangerous, experienced batsman, including captain Kane Williamson. On Friday at 7.30pm, top-ranked ODI team and host nation England face the West Indies, then stick around as Australia takes on Sri Lanka on Saturday at 7.30pm. The lack of star power in their opponents gives the Aussies the upper hand – but don’t count Sri Lanka out.
Shetland, s4 – BBC First, 8.30pm
The award-winning Scottish murder mystery returns and the Shetland Isles top-cop DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) has deaths old and new on his hands, and he and his team will find themselves put to the test. With only six episodes this season, don’t miss a second of this popular and absorbing crime drama.
Queen of the South, s4 – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
A bit of an under-the-radar hit, this crime drama returns for a new outing. As we pick up, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) is ready to expand her illegal empire to the East Coast. However, as she’s grown to power, Teresa has accumulated more than a few foes – and so her next phase may not come as easy as she expects.
Crazy Rich Asians – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Crazy Rich Asians grossed more than US$238 million worldwide upon its cinematic release. It stars Henry Golding and Constance Wu as young couple Nick and Rachel, whose blossoming romance is thwarted by Nick’s wealthy, disapproving mother, Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh).
24 Hours of Le Mans – Eurosport, LIVE 12.45am
The 2018-2019 FIA World Endurance Championship will draw to a close with the 87th running of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. The 2018 event was won by Toyota Gazoo Racing, with Fernando Alonso, Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi behind the wheel. The trio returns for the Toyota team once again to defend their title.
Friday, June 14
US Open Golf – FOX SPORTS 503, LIVE from 5am
The iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links on California’s coast hosts the US Open for the first time since 2010. Florida’s Brooks Koepka announced himself to the world at this tournament two years ago when he lifted the trophy before repeating his heroics last year, claiming back-to-back titles. With his recent victory at the US PGA Championship, Koepka will start as hot favourite to make it three US Opens in a row.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Beteasy Darwin Triple Crown – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 11.30am
Since the Darwin leg of the Supercars Championship at Hidden Valley Raceway was relaunched as the Triple Crown in 2006, no driver has achieved the perfect weekend: winning the 120km Race 1, Top 10 Shootout and 200km Race 2. David Reynolds won the 120km leg in 2018 and hopes to be the first to bag the Triple Crown silverware this weekend. However, 2018 runner-up and current number one Scott McLaughlin could upset that dream!
Whitney – Masterpiece Movies, 8.30pm
Take a trip down musical memory lane as tribute is paid to the huge body of work of one of the greatest singers of all time: Whitney Houston. Haunting archival footage, powerful performances and unprecedented access to the late songstress’s family and friends help shed light on Houston’s life and career in this poignant Grammy-nominated film no fan should miss.
Scandal Made Me Famous, s2 – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm
A good scandal not only entertains the public, but can make instant celebrities. This captivating series returns to look at those who gained public notoriety through their scandalous behaviour. Some of those in the spotlight this time include Rachel Uchitel (whose involvement with golfer Tiger Woods contributed to the end of his marriage) and Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.
Predator Land – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm
Take a trip to Africa in this three-part wildlife documentary that explores the lives and habitats of some of its most feared animals including lions, leopards and cheetahs. Filmed in the Luangwa Valley, the Kalahari Desert and the Kruger National Park, impressive photography captures not only this spectacular terrain, but the day-to-day world of these iconic predators.
Saturday, June 15
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 2.30pm
Expect a tough Round 14 clash this afternoon between Storm and the Knights, as both teams appear to be settling into the right attitude with consistent wins. The Knights have had some outstanding performances, while the Storm are equally as hungry. Which team will keep their momentum? Stay tuned for more NRL action afterwards with the Rabbitohs against the Panthers at 5pm, followed by the Eels vs Broncos at 7.30pm, a match that is also available in stunning 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Grenfell – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Grenfell Tower should have been a safe place to live, but the tragic fire on June 14, 2017 claimed the lives of 72 people and ruined hundreds of homes.
Filmed throughout the year following the event, this gripping documentary features moving accounts from those affected by the most devastating tower block fire in British history.
It’s a Hard Truth, Ain’t It – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
This fascinating HBO documentary, is helmed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Madeleine Sackler, but she gives co-directing credit to the 13 incarcerated men in Indiana’s Pendleton Correctional Facility who are its subjects. These men study filmmaking as a way to share their memories of how they ended up in jail, their stories then brought to life in a series of animated sequences by illustrator Yoni Goodman (Waltz With Bashir).
Spotlight on Big Little Lies Stars playlist – FoxFlicks
We’ve got Big Little Lies fever as the second season begins this week – so why not catch three of its leading ladies in some of their biggest film roles? See Meryl Streep as the formidable Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and flash back to when Reese Witherspoon played the determined Elle Woods in the comedy Legally Blonde. As for our very own Nicole Kidman, horror flick The Others and the epic Australia have been two of her biggest hits.
Hooray For The UK: The Wire, s1-5 marathon – BoxSets, from 10am
While it’s set in Baltimore, Maryland, this iconic series stars top-notch British actors Idris Elba and Dominic West which earns it a place in this programming stunt! For many, it’s one of the best TV shows ever – even Barack Obama ranks it as a top favourite. With all five seasons airing on BoxSets this week, it’s time to revisit. And if you’ve not seen before – get on board!
Sunday, June 16
Pose, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
Groundbreaking series Pose returns tonight, in all its flashy fabulousness, and this season jumps forward in time to 1990. The House of Evangelista is forced to make some big decisions, and as the AIDS crisis worsens, activism and medical care reaches fever pitch. Starring MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter and Indya Moore, expect this second instalment to be even bigger!
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 3pm
A great game to watch on your Sunday afternoon, with North Melbourne hosting the mighty Giants at Tasmania’s Blundstone Arena. It’s the first time the two teams have met since Round 9 last year, when North Melbourne won by a staggering 43 points. However, the Giants will start the match as favourites with North Melbourne lingering on the bottom half of the ladder. It’s bound to be a tough contest right up to the final siren — and a clash you won’t want to miss.
300 Years Of French and Saunders – UKTV, 8.30pm
From the huge comedy talents that brought us Ab Fab and The Vicar of Dibley, Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French have reunited for a special 30th anniversary show to look back at some of their most outrageous antics and funniest sketches, and even bestow us with some new material. It’s a reminder that these two women are never less than hilarious!
America’s Lost Vikings – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
The Vikings are among the most feared warriors in history, and expert archaeologists and friends Mike Arbither and Blue Nelson have a serious passion for the seafarers. This new series follows the ardent duo as they investigate the first confirmed Viking settlement in America and go to extreme lengths to explore the trails left behind by these merciless raiders.
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