Foxtel Highlights - June 17 to Sunday June 23, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week?
Monday June 17 to Sunday June 23, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand
on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
This week on Foxtel, the ICC Cricket World Cup continues, with the Australian team ready to take on Bangladesh on Wednesday, while the Formula 1 drivers are revving up to make their mark at this year’s Pirelli Grand Prix of France.
A competition of a much different kind also occurs this week – the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards. With nominees including everyone from Lady Gaga to Emilia Clarke, it’s sure to be a spectacle that you won’t want to miss. Also nominated is Brie Larson for Captain Marvel, which coincidentally hits Store this week as well!
Also arriving is a new drama that’s certain to get everyone talking – Euphoria, which follows a group of high-school students as they move into an adult world. Leading the cast is Zendaya, excelling in a very different role to what audiences will be used to.
If you’re looking for some British crime drama, another popular series in that genre, Line of Duty, brings its latest season to our screens. Known for shaking up its plot and cast with every instalment, this fifth chapter promises to be just as gripping as ever.
And, of course, Big Little Lies continues. Having made its season two premiere last week, it’s as addictive as ever, with the cast – including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep – at the top of their game.
Continuing series include: Big Little Lies (FOX SHOWCASE), Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Chernobyl (FOX SHOWCASE), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX SHOWCASE), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Queen Of The South (FOX SHOWCASE), Shetland (BBC First), The InBetween (Universal TV), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), The Durrells (BBC First), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), Phil Spencer's History of Britain in 100 Homes (Lifestyle), The 100 (FOX8), Ransom (FOX8), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Gentleman Jack (FOX SHOWCASE), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives (UKTV), Outback Truckers (A&E), Tom Kerridge's Fresh Start (Lifestyle Food), America’s Lost Vikings (Discovery Channel), Archer: 1999 (The Comedy Channel), Taskmaster (UKTV), The 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), 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), DIY SOS (Lifestyle)
Monday, June 17
Euphoria – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 9.30pm
Zendaya stars as 17-year-old high school student Rue, a recovering drug addict trying to find her place in the world, in this gritty Drake-produced HBO drama, also featuring Storm Reid, Eric Dane and Maude Apatow.
Big Little Lies, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
It only took one episode of this new season to get us immersed once more in the scandal and drama of Monterey, California. Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) is in town and very keen to find out what happened to her son, which has the ‘Monterey Five’ – including Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) – very concerned. Catch the second episode today.
Rugby Union: French Top 14 Final – Eurosport, 6am
Australian Richie Arnold is hoping his Stade Toulousain side – which, along with Clermont Auvergne, has dominated the French Top 14 this season – will feature in the final at Stade de France in Paris.
Treasures of The British Library, s2 – foxtel arts, 8.30pm
Five new celebrities – including TV presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce, actors Jim Carter and Andrew Scott, and writer Hanif Kureishi – delve into the archives of The British Library, hunting for treasure.
Surgeons: At the Edge of Life, s2 – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
A cardiac surgeon takes on a risky aorta repair and a patient is required to be awake and talking during brain surgery in the season two premiere of this groundbreaking series that provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes look at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
20 Years on Death Row – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
In 1996, Keith Doolin was sentenced to death for two murders and four attempted murders on sex workers. But with his attorney later disbarred and a key witness subsequently convicted of murder, did Doolin get a fair trial? His case is put under the microscope in this riveting docuseries.
Tuesday, June 18
The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
Joey King stars in this gripping series – based on real life – as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a victim of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy who enlisted her boyfriend (Calum Worhy) to brutally kill her controlling mother Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette).
2019 MTV Movie And TV Awards – MTV, LIVE at 11am, ENCORE at 5.30pm
Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame lead the nominations when the annual TV and movie awards show – hosted by Shazam! star Zachary Levi – airs live from Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar.
Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Don’t miss the latest episode of this new season, which has really upped the ante. After Kaz (Tammy MacIntosh) took some drastic action against Marie (Susie Porter) in episode two, tensions are running high. And a new inmate is causing some friction. Plus, there’s a fair bit of drama amongst the prison officers as well!
Ancient Invisible Cities – HISTORY, 7.30pm
Professor Michael Scott uses cutting-edge 3D scanning technology to uncover buried secrets of the ancient world – venturing into the tunnels beneath the Roman Hippodrome in Istanbul and revealing the hidden architectural secrets of Athens’ Acropolis and the Great Sphinx in Egypt.
A Promise to My Father – HISTORY, 9.30pm
This gripping documentary recounts the emotional journey of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to his home in Poland to search for items buried there in 1939. Cameras also follow ‘Izzy’ to the death camp his family was murdered in as he recalls how his father’s last words kept him alive.
Untamed Philippines: Hidden Wonders – Nat Geo WILD, 9.30pm
Home to more than 20 active volcanoes, kilometres of coral reef and the lushest forests, the 7600-plus islands that make up the Philippines are wonderfully diverse. Come along for the ride as cameras capture the wild side of this tropical oasis in the Pacific Ocean.
Wednesday, June 19
Captain Marvel – Store
Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) is a highly trained warrior under the mentorship of Yon-Rogg (Jude Law), with superpowers that make her a mean fighting machine. Caught up in a cosmic war between two alien races, she ends up on Earth, and meets agent Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson), and that’s when things really get hairy. It’s more spectacular mayhem from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Baskets, s4 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
This under-the-radar award-winning American sitcom – starring the hilarious Zach Galifianakis as twin brothers Chip and Dane Baskets – returns. This season, the beleaguered Chip decides it’s finally time to leave the nest, but how will his mother (hilariously played by Louie Anderson) feel about that?
Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
A gripping four-part docuseries that chronicles the life and crimes of Tony and Susan Alamo, powerful televangelists who in the late 1960s founded the Alamo Christian Foundation that required totally devotion from its followers. And the rules they enforced in this cult led to horrific behavior and abuse.
Deadliest Catch, s15 – Discovery Channel, 7.30pm
Back for a mammoth 15th season, the Deadliest Catch crews are ready to haul through angry seas for what looks to be the most competitive crab season ever. The wintry weather will get extreme this time around threatening all sorts of damage. However, heating up the competition is a new boat, which is reputed to know the whereabouts of a King Crab goldmine.
Born Tough: Inside the Ford Factory – A&E, 8.30pm
What goes into making America’s best-selling pick-up truck? Come behind the doors of Ford's historic Rouge Complex, to see how Henry Ford’s innovative assembly line has kept the ever-popular F-Series pick-up truck on top for so long. A revealing doco for those who love mighty machines.
Thursday, June 20
Boy Erased – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Nicole Kidman won an AACTA Award for her portrayal of a mother torn between her faith and her love for her son (Lucas Hedges), who’s forced into a gay conversion program by his Baptist preacher father (Russell Crowe). Written and directed by Joel Edgerton (who also plays the program’s lead therapist, Victor), this biographical drama makes for a compelling watch.
ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Bangladesh – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 7.30pm
As the World Cup continues, see Australia take on Bangladesh. Our opponents will be looking to classy all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and talented paceman Mustafizur Rahman to deliver. David Warner, Aaron Finch and Pat Cummins excelled in our win against Afghanistan recently, will they be on form this time? There’s plenty more great World Cup cricket each night this week – including England and Sri Lanka tomorrow LIVE at 7pm.
Harry: Warrior Prince – UKTV, 8.30pm
As Prince Harry settles into family life with wife Meghan and newborn Archie, this one-hour special explores the journey he’s taken from somewhat rebellious prince to one of the most popular members of the British royal family, looking at his military acheivements and talking to those close to him.
Homicide: Hours to Kill, s2– Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm
Did you know that the for investigators – tracing the final 24 hours in a murder victim’s life can be the most helpful in determining who did the deed? This popular true-crime series follows detectives as they look at this all-important time period in some real cases, to see if they can figure out what went down.
NBA Draft – ESPN, LIVE 9am
The finals are done and dusted, but there’s no rest for the wicked with the 2019 NBA drafts taking place today. As teams take turns selecting players to join their ranks, it’s the first year to feature a new lottery system that aims to reduce the problem of teams tanking to help their chances in the draft, so many will be watching to see what difference that makes.
Friday, June 21
Line Of Duty, s5 – 13TH STREET, 8.30pm
The hit British police drama is back with a bang when an armed, balaclava-clad gang holds up a police convoy and a dramatic shoot-out leaves three officers dead. This series stays fresh with prominent new characters and storylines, while continuing to return to the central thread. After such an intense and absorbing first episode this season, you’ll be hooked.
Formula 1: Pirelli Grand Prix of France – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 6.45pm
It’s time to head to the Circuit Paul Ricard to see the latest Formula 1 thriller. Can anyone approach the Mercedes masters Lewis Hamilton or Valtteri Bottas? They’ve had an amazing season so far. Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel are potent challengers, while Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly are keeping things interesting. You can catch the practice sessions and qualifying ahead of the main race on Sunday from 9.30pm, and also in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Hotel Inspector Revisits, s14 – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Our favourite hotel guru Alex Polizzi is back – and tonight she returns to one memorable establishment she endeavoured to revitalise back in 2011, the Who’d A Thought It in Kent (the cow-hide bedspreads and racy artwork had to go). What changes has razzamatazz owner Joe Mallett made since, and has there been a turnaround in profits?
A Dog’s Way Home – Store
This film arrives on Store this week and makes for a perfect Friday night flick, although you might need a hanky or two! It follows canine Bella (voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard) on an epic journey across rugged North American terrain to be reunited with her bereft owner Lucas (Jonah Hauer-King). Along the way, she makes friends with an orphaned cougar cub, fends off wolves and saves human lives.
Saturday, June 22
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
Super Saturday has some great AFL for you beginning with a Melbourne and Fremantle clash at the MCG, which the Demons will be keen to dominate. The Saints then welcome the Lions to Marvel Stadium and will be hoping for some home-ground advantage, at 4.35pm. (Both games available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.) And you won’t want to go anywhere when Port Adelaide confronts Geelong at 7.30pm – can the Power put a dent in the Cats’ stride?
Remakes and Reboots playlist – FoxFlicks
Catch some of Hollywood’s best remakes and reboots in this playlist, such as recent hits The Predator with Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay and Olivia Munn, and Death Wish with action hero Bruce Willis. Another one not to miss is last year’s Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as the formidable Lara Croft. Vikander really made this role her own in this escapade – see her at her blockbuster best.
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery – TLC, 7.30pm
This chilling two-part documentary charts the story of 24-year-old Gregg Smart, whose wife Pamela orchestrated his brutal 1990 murder at the hands of four teenagers – featuring interviews with those involved, including the lead detective on the case and an investigative reporter. Prepare to be shocked by the heinous crime that engrossed a nation.
New York Sail GP Day 1 – FOX SPORTS 507, LIVE 7am
Sports fans looking for something a bit different can take in some spectacular sailing on New York’s Hudson River, as part of the Sail GP calendar (Sydney hosted earlier this year). What better way to start your Sunday than seeing some cool catamarans do their thing as nation takes on nation. See how the Aussie crew fares on Day 1.
The Hills marathon – MTV, from 6am
The noughties were made a whole lot naughtier thanks to the antics of a group of young, rich Californians whose lives were documented in this hit reality show that ended in 2010. So before the reboot The Hills: New Beginnings debuts on Tuesday June 25, settle in for a weekend-long marathon of The Hills, with all episodes airing from 6am today.
Sunday, June 23
Sons of Speed – Discovery Turbo, 8.30pm
Inspired by the glory days of early-20th-century board track racing, veteran motorcycle builder Billy Lane and his close friend Xavier Muriel recreate history and breathe life back into the lost sport. Billy and Xavier will rebuild motorcycles using 100-year-old engines in order to bring them back to their original purpose – racing!
Gentleman Jack – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
We’ve almost reached the end of the first season of this remarkable drama about the life of 19th-century diarist Anne Lister (played by Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones). Tonight, Lister will face some afflicting decisions as Ann Walker’s mental health takes a turn for the worst. Justifiably renewed for another season (hoorah!), this series is well worth catching.
Magnum P.I. – FOX8, 8.30pm
With another season of this ’80s reboot already in the making, we can’t get enough of the charismatic private investigator and his cheeky ways! In this fresh episode, scallywag Magnum (Jay Hernandez) is asked by his trusted buddy TC (Stephen Hill) to come to the rescue of a man accused of murder.
MotherFatherSon – BBC First, 8.30pm
This captivating, intense and unpredictable new drama starring Richard Gere is another show that’s heading towards its conclusion, with the final episode of the current outing screening next Sunday, so fans won’t want to miss tonight’s penultimate offering. If you’ve not caught this original series, episodes are dropping weekly On Demand so you can easily get up to speed.
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