Foxtel Highlights - June 24 to Sunday June 30, 2019

Aussie Inventions that Changed the World
Source: History Channel

What’s New on Foxtel This Week?

Monday June 24 to Sunday June 30, 2019


Programming available to stream live and On Demand

on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^


It’s a week of champions on Foxtel!


Sometimes we Australians don’t celebrate our wins as much as we should, which is why Aussie Inventions that Changed the World should be top of your list this week. Matthew Parkinson hosts this new series which looks at some homegrown ideas which have triumphed (Hills hoist, we’re looking at you). Learn the stories behind these successes.


Speaking of wins, will our guys bring it home this week in the ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs New Zealand clash? There are plenty of great games throughout the week – but this is the one everyone will be watching. Sports fans will also be keen to watch Formula 1: MyWorld Austrian Grand Prix, the semifinals of Super Rugby and the latest rounds in the Toyota AFL Premiership and NRL Telstra Premiership seasons.


In an era where reality series are now everywhere, we can’t wait to see what the cast of one of the original heroes in the genre are up to in their reboot. The Hills: New Beginnings finds some of the stars of The Hills to see what life is like now. And, yes, it’s still as glam as ever.


And drama lovers are spoiled for choice with must-see new episodes of Big Little Lies, Wentworth, Pose, Chernobyl and Euphoria arriving throughout the week. Each of these series knocks it out of the ball park, and you don’t want to miss. 


Continuing series include: Big Little Lies (FOX SHOWCASE), Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Chernobyl (FOX SHOWCASE), Euphoria (FOX SHOWCASE), Line of Duty (13th STREET), MotherFatherSon (BBC First), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX SHOWCASE), Shetland (BBC First), The InBetween (Universal TV), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), Baskets (The Comedy Channel), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), The Durrells (BBC First), Jane the Virgin (FOX8), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), The 100 (FOX8), Ransom (FOX8), Treasures of the British Library (foxtel arts), Surgeons at the Edge of Life (Lifestyle), Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo (Crime + Investigation), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Gentleman Jack (FOX SHOWCASE), The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose (FOX SHOWCASE), Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Detectives (UKTV), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Outback Truckers (A&E), America’s Lost Vikings (Discovery Channel), Taskmaster (UKTV), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Texicanas (Arena), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Africa with Ade Adepitan (BBC Knowledge), Prosecution (Crime + Investigation), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), 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 Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Southern Charm (Arena), Homicide: Hours to Kill (Crime + Investigation), Building to the Sky (BBC Knowledge), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Back in Time for Tea (Lifestyle), 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 24  

Aussie Inventions that Changed the World – HISTORY, 7.30pm

Matt Parkinson (The Chase Australia) is joined by inventor Sally Dominguez, science journalist Anja Taylor and historian David Hunt to shine a light on the remarkable feats of innovation that have come out of our country over the years in this locally-produced eight-part docuseries.


Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start – Lifestyle Food, 8.30pm                                 

With less and less families cooking meals from scratch these days, chef and television presenter Tom Kerridge sets out on his latest mission: to convert eight families that are overly reliant on processed food to get healthy. Using his own recipes, Kerridge will share some very simple ways to prepare quick and easy home-cooked meals.


Big Little Lies, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm

Viewers have swarmed back to watch this second season, and the third episode gets underway today. Things will get intense for Bonnie (Zoë Kravitz) and Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), in particular, while there’s never a dull moment for the highly strung Renata (Laura Dern).


The Flu That Killed 50 Million – HISTORY, 8.30pm

Gripping new evidence is revealed for the first time in this documentary about the most deadly flu in history, carried home by soldiers in 1918 at the end of the Great War, that claimed more lives than both world wars combined.


Euphoria – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 9.30pm

This gritty new series continues tonight. Recently rehabbed Rue (Zendaya) continues to hide her drug use from her family as a means of coping with the trials of a new school year getting underway, but things start to look up as she finds solace with a fellow lost soul in newcomer Jules (Hunter Schafer).


Tuesday, June 25  


The Hills: New Beginnings – MTV, EXPRESS at 12pm, ENCORE at 9pm

Nine years after The Hills left our screens, reality stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port, Stephanie Pratt, Brody Jenner and more are back for this must-watch reboot, joined by former The OC actress Mischa Barton as they go about their glamorous, drama-filled lives in LA.


Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

The twists and turns continue in the latest season of the hit drama. In tonight’s episode, the officers and inmates of Wentworth Prison are still reeling after some pretty intense events have gone down. There’s already been a shooting, an explosion, and more – what’s next?


Portrait Artist of the Year, s5 – foxtel arts, 7.30pm

Joan Bakewell and Stephen Mangan are back on the hunt for Britain’s most talented portrait artist in this inspiring and entertaining series. This time around, celebrities sitting for the contestants include actors Matthew Goode and Geraldine James, and television and radio broadcaster Andi Oliver.


Great Escapes with Colin and Justin – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm

Join designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan as they travel around the far reaches of North America, uncovering the architecturally impressive dream city escapes people are flocking to – from island cabins to rustic lodges.


The 1990s: The Deadliest Decade – Discovery Channel, 1.54pm

This series looks at some real cases which shocked us in the ’90s. When Doris Angleton was found fatally shot, detectives linked her murder to her husband’s bookmaking business. However, the discovery of a secret affair in the burgeoning world of AOL chatrooms soon blew a hole in that theory.


Wednesday, June 26  


Legion, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm

David Haller (Dan Stevens) returns for this third and final season of the trippy sci-fi series. We pick up and find our mutant hero living a zen-like existence but that certainly won’t last for long, especially with another mutant arriving on the scene (new castmember Lauren Tsai). Expect more thrilling psychedelic madness from this very unique drama.


The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – Store

The peaceful existence of our Bricksburg heroes is disrupted when some DUPLO invaders arrive and kidnap Lucy, and so Emmet launches a rescue mission. Clever laughs and pop-culture nods guarantee an enjoyable ride for all ages, and grown-ups can listen out for some A-list celebrity voices: Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie, Will Ferrell…


The Tesla Files, s1 – HISTORY, 8.30pm

It’s time to reopen the case surrounding the life and missing files of genius inventor and scientist Nikola Tesla, who died alone in his New York hotel room in 1943. Thanks to some declassified CIA documents, researcher Marc Seifer, astrophysicist Travis Taylor and journalist Jason Stapleton want to find out what happened to his trunks that contained his groundbreaking designs.


Wimbledon Qualifying Day 3 – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE 8pm

Wimbledon kicks off next week, but for those who can’t wait for the main event, the Qualifying Tournament is the perfect warm up. Featuring some top-notch tennis players from around the world, those who win three rounds of qualifying matches progress into the main draw at the iconic tennis championship. See all the action from Day 3.


Truck Wars – A&E, 8.30pm

The humble pick-up truck has been fundamental to the American way of life since its creation at the turn of the 20th century. In this two-hour special, viewers will learn how manufacturing giants such as Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet have long tried to outfox one another, and rule the trucking world. 


 Thursday, June 27


Wine, Dine & Stein – Lifestyle Food, 9pm

When your dad is British chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, food is sure to play a large part in family life. So it’s little wonder sons Jack and Charlie are following in their father’s footsteps with this series that explores the wineries and produce of South Africa. Over 13 episodes, viewers will be taken on a gourmet journey. Prepare to salivate!


Louis Theroux: The Night in Question – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm

With reports of campus sexual violence in the US worsening in recent years, colleges are being urged to apply stricter policies. In another of his incisive specials, award-winning documentarian Louis Theroux heads to US college campuses and meets with both victims and accused.


Who Do You Think You Are? Australia, s9 – UKTV, 8.30pm

Follow along as several well-known Aussies explore their ancestry – often making some very surprising, and moving, discoveries along the way. Tonight, it’s acting legend Noni Hazlehurst’s turn to check out her family tree. What will the award-winning  A Place to Call Home star uncover?


Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm

Former Gold Rush participant Dave Turin couldn’t resist the allure of that precious metal and returns with his own spin-off series. However, this time he’s running the show. He’s on the look-out for a deserted gold mine to resurrect and, hopefully, strike it rich!


Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 6.30pm

We’re edging towards the pointy end, so get set for a tense round of match ups. First up, tonight the mighty Giants take on Essendon, followed by ladder leaders Geelong against Adelaide tomorrow night at 7pm. Saturday afternoon, don’t miss Sydney playing host to Gold Coast at 4.35pm in what is bound to be a nail-biting contest as both teams look to improve their season with a victory. Stay tuned on Saturday for Collingwood against North Melbourne, LIVE at 7.25pm, also available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.  


Friday, June 28


Formula 1: MyWorld Austrian Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 6.45pm

Situated in the stunning Austrian countryside, the Red Bull Ring is a thrilling 10-corner circuit with an altitude of 65 metres, making it a true driver favourite. Make sure you catch all the action live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K all weekend to see if defending champion Max Verstappen can come back from his disappointing Canadian result and revisit his winning form here.


NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 5pm

We’re past the halfway mark for the season, so things will only get hotter. Tonight the Dragons take on the Cowboys, followed by a Roosters and Storm clash at Adelaide Oval that’s bound to be a thrilling match given both sides have held solid positions on top all year. Another must-watch game this weekend is tomorrow’s match between the Knights and Broncos at 5pm – which you can also catch live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.  


Five Feet Apart – Store

Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse) meet during their treatment for cystic fibrosis. Sparks fly, but they have to keep their distance to prevent cross infection. Can love beat the odds? This teen romance offers hope amid the tears.


G20 2019 Live from Japan – Sky News Live, time TBC

Leaders of the G20 will gather in Osaka this weekend as Japan hosts its first ever G20 Summit. Sky News Live will have live coverage of the Summit today and tomorrow, with chief political reporter Kieran Gilbert in Osaka reporting on the issues facing the global community and world leaders.


K-9 All-Stars FoxFlicks playlist

A playlist with the best canine-themed cinema to watch and re-watch all weekend! Movies include the spotty favourite 101 Dalmatians and its sequel 102 Dalmatians, the Disney classic Lady and the Tramp, Aussie hit Red Dog, and the super-cute Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Woof!


 Saturday, June 29   


Torvill & Dean – BBC First, 8.30pm

Poppy Lee Friar and Will Tudor step into the skates of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean in this feature-length biopic about the famous champion figure skaters. The story charts the early years of their partnership, including the moment they caught the world’s attention with their historic performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.


ICC Cricket World Cup – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 10pm

The thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup continues on FOX CRICKET and tonight the Aussies take on the Kiwis for the first time in the tournament. Despite losing to Australia in the 2015 World Cup final, the Black Caps have enjoyed ODI success in the years since, so our guys will need to be prepared for these dark horses. Then make sure you see what happens when host nation England and hot favourites India go head to head tomorrow night at 7.30pm.


Super Rugby Semi-Finals Week 2 – FOX SPORTS, LIVE TBC

With next weekend bringing the Super Rugby Grand Final, the four teams who’ll battle it out over two games this weekend are so close that they can taste it. They’ll be putting everything on the line to get there. Check the EPG closer to this weekend to see updated channels, times and dates, and then don’t miss a second of the LIVE Super Rugby action!  


White Boy – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

This feature-length documentary is the incredible account of ‘White Boy Rick’ – Richard Wershe Jr – who at the age of 14 became America’s youngest FBI informant after he was pushed into drug dealing by FBI agents and police officers to work undercover in Detroit.


SharkCam Stakeout – Animal Planet, 9.30pm

If you’re afraid of sharks, then you might want to close your eyes for this one! Continuing as part of Monster Month on Animal Planet, this one-hour special follows Greg Skomal and the team as they head to Bimini Islands in the Bahamas to follow bull sharks and observe their stealth behavior using a robot sub camera.


Sunday, June 30


The Jonathan Ross Show, s14 – UKTV, 8.30pm

The ever-witty Jonathan Ross returns this evening for more hilarious banter and fun with some celebrity pals. Guests this season include Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson, UK ’90’s band Westlife, and Dumbo stars Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito.


A Long Awaited Visit – National Geographic, 8.30pm

In February this year, Pope Francis visited the United Arab Emirates – the first ever visit by a pontiff to the Arabian peninsula. The purpose of the historic three-day tour was to foster interfaith dialogue and included an outdoor mass delivered by the Pope to around 120,000 Catholics. This documentary captures the momentous trip, and what it signified for the two faiths.


Pose, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm

It’s episode three tonight in the second season of this glitzy drama series.

We don’t know what we love more about Pose, whether it’s Elektra’s (Dominique Jackson) always quotable put-downs, the serious outfits, the drama with a capital D, or the moments that make us cry. We are here for all of it. See what unfolds this evening.


MotherFatherSon – BBC First, 8.30pm

It’s the final episode of the debut season of this hit British series which marked the first major TV project for Hollywood star Richard Gere. He’s excelled as media tycoon Max Finch, ably matched by Helen McCrory as his ex-wife, Kathryn. The dramatic physical collapse of their son kicked off the series, which was just the start of all sorts of turmoil – will something just as startling wrap it all up?


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