Foxtel Highlights - July 1 to Sunday July 7, 2019

Slime Cup
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What’s New on Foxtel This Week?

Monday July 1 to Sunday July 7, 2019


Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^


From big hitters to big milestones, that’s your week on Foxtel!


It’s time for the most prestigious tennis tournament of all: Wimbledon. Don’t miss a second as the crème de la crème of tennis take to those hallowed courts as it all gets underway. Will Australia’s newest Grand Slam champ, Ash Barty make her presence felt?


A competition of a totally different kind also kicks off – SLIME CUP! This popular Nickelodeon kids reality show returns as teams of youngsters vie for the glory, undertaking some wildly fun and slimy challenges!


Speaking of challenges, it was half a century ago that Neil Armstrong made that very famous first step – and thanks to Foxtel’s 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing which takes off on Monday there’s plenty of lunar-themed programming on various channels throughout July.


If you’re looking for more sport, there are plenty of tournaments you don’t want to miss including the last round robin matches of the ICC Cricket World Cup, including an Australia and South Africa showdown; the Super Rugby Final; and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Watpac Townsville 400.


Speaking of competing, in the HBO comedy Divorce, our lead duo, the formerly wed Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) seem to always be trying to outdo each other – see what havoc is in store in the third season.


This week you can also see the new local version of Teen Mom Australia and meet three young mothers living their best lives; scare yourself silly thanks to the smash-hit horror Us; meet The Real Housewives of Johannesburg; and start a mighty Seinfeld marathon to commemorate its 30th birthday (now we feel old).


Talk about one big week!


Continuing series include: Big Little Lies (FOX SHOWCASE), Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Chernobyl (FOX SHOWCASE), Euphoria (FOX SHOWCASE), The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV), Aussie Inventions that Changed the World (HISTORY), Legion (FOX SHOWCASE), Line Of Duty (13th STREET), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX8), Gentleman Jack (FOX SHOWCASE), Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start (Lifestyle Food), Shetland (BBC First), The InBetween (Universal TV), Fosse/Verdon (FOX SHOWCASE), The Tesla Files (HISTORY), The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose (FOX SHOWCASE), Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (Discovery Channel), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Back in Time for Tea (Lifestyle), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (UKTV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), The Jonathan Ross Show (UKTV), Baskets (The Comedy Channel), Portrait Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), Great Escapes with Colin and Justin (Lifestyle Home), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), Ransom (FOX8), Treasures of the British Library (foxtel arts), Surgeons at the Edge of Life (Lifestyle), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), 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), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), Prosecution (Crime + Investigation), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (Crime + Investigation), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Sister Wives (TLC), Bang on Budget (Lifestyle Home), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Always Sunny in Philadelphia (The Comedy Channel), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Homicide: Hours to Kill (Crime + Investigation), Building to the Sky (BBC Knowledge), Jeremy Wade’s Dark Waters (Animal Planet), DIY SOS (Lifestyle).

Monday, July 1  

2019 Wimbledon – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 8pm

It’s time for the most prestigious tennis tournament of them all. Defending Wimbledon champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber will have their eyes on the prize in the third Grand Slam event of 2019, though off the back of a stunning French Open win, Australia’s Ash Barty will be among the favourites in the women’s competition. It all starts now so don’t miss a minute.


SLIME CUP, s4 – Nickelodeon, 5.30pm

With the auditions over and the contestants narrowed down to just 12 teams, the real SLIME CUP competition gets underway! Grab your front-row seat to all the slime as celebrity hosts Owen Joyner and Daniella Perkins bring you all the action. Plus, catch the pair in all-new episodes of the second season of their show Knight Squad, airing right before SLIME CUP at 5pm.


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

The Monterey Five’s web of lies continues to perilously hang in the balance as the fourth episode gets underway. Mary Louise Wright (Meryl Streep) is determined to pick holes in their version of events that fateful night that led to her son Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) death. And what new ways will she discover to insult Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) this week?


Apollo’s Moon Shot – HISTORY, 8.30pm

Project Apollo – the ambitious quest by the US to win the Space Race – encompassed 15 missions, with six successful manned lunar landings from 1969-1972. But triumph was also mixed with tragedy. Over six gripping episodes, astronauts and historians discuss the incredible achievements.


Strip the Cosmos – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

Discovery Science’s Moon Month programming block kicks off with this special investigation into a mysterious object the size of a skyscraper that was spotted hurtling through space.


Vera, s8 – 13th STREET, 7.30pm

The inimitable Vera (Brenda Blethyn) and her team are brought in to investigate when the remains of a police officer’s body is discovered in an abattoir incinerator in the first of four all-new episodes.


Tuesday, July 2 


Divorce, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 8pm

While Robert’s (Thomas Haden Church) career and relationship with Jackie (Becki Newton) goes from strength to strength, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) wades back into the singles’ pool yet again – and it’s not long before she captures the attention of hot newcomer Henry, played by James Lesure.


The Real Housewives of Johannesburg – Arena, EXPRESS at 2.30pm, ENCORE at 9.30pm

Meet the six glamorous and affluent women – Evodia, Brinnette, Mercy, Christall, Naledi and Lendy – stepping into the fray in this latest incarnation of the hugely popular Real Housewives franchise. If you thought their American counterparts were over the top, you ain’t seen nothing yet!


Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

Things get stressful for Ruby (Rarriwuy Hick) this week, and Boomer (Katrina Milosevic) gets day release, but her reunion with her mother isn’t quite the happy-families moment. After several shocks already this season, you never quite know what’s around the corner in this award-winning fan favourite. 


Posh Hotels – Lifestyle, 9.30pm

Join Nigel Havers and Sally Lindsay as they venture to some of the UK’s swankiest hotels – including The Berkeley and Bovery Castle – experiencing all the A-list indulgences available to guests, before trading places with employees to attempt their duties.


Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast – HISTORY, 9.30pm

A fascinating look at WWII’s Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942 and the final public reunion of the surviving Raiders, who flew the B-25 bombers in one of the greatest military missions in history.


Arabia with Levison Wood – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm

Taking a rarely ventured route more than 8000km across challenging environments into remote corners of a little-understood land, Levison Wood tells the real story of the Middle East through its people in this must-see new three-part series.


 Wednesday, July 3 


Truth Behind the Landing – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

In the years following the first moon landing in 1969, speculation was rife that footage of the Apollo 11 landing was faked to secure victory in the Space Race. In this five-part docuseries, astronaut Leland Melvin, former FBI agent Chad Jenkins and sceptic Mike Bara attempt to investigate, interrogate and debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding the event.


Wonder Park – Store

A must-watch for those on school holidays, Wonder Park is the story of a young girl named June (voiced by Brianna Denski) who dreams up an imaginary amusement park run by cute critters. Keep an ear out for Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick and Mila Kunis, plus Nova FM hosts ‘Fitzy’ and ‘Wippa’ as beaver brothers Cooper and Gus!


Cold Justice, s5b – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm

Former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and her team of investigators return in the second half of Cold Justice’s gripping fifth season. Taking on a different unsolved case each week, they put their vast knowledge and expertise to work in order to help families of brutal crimes finally learn the truth.


Bent – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

Having been framed as a bent cop, narcotics detective Danny Gallagher (Karl Urban) has just one thing on his mind upon release from prison: justice. Setting out to expose those responsible for his downfall, his mission is derailed by former mentor Jimmy (Andy García) and the beautiful Rebecca (Sofía Vergara) – a government agent whose allegiance is far from clear.


The Durrells, s4 – BBC First, 8.30pm

The time has come to say farewell to The Durrells and in tonight’s final episode the threat of war is real as Larry (Josh O’Connor) returns from Paris with the grim news. Prepare for a tear-jerker as we bid farewell to the characters who have become firm favourites. And if you’ve missed this season, stream past episodes On Demand.


Thursday, July 4


Louis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge – BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm

In the latest documentary from award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux comes the gripping tale of UK mothers who experience serious mental health issues after giving birth. Visiting specialist units where the new mums can stay with their babies whilst receiving treatment, Theroux meets with three patients who speak frankly about motherhood and the extent of their condition.


NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7pm

The Dragons and Storm kick off July’s NRL action with a big clash at WIN Stadium tonight, and then tomorrow night at 7pm the West Tigers will try their best to keep their campaign alive when they play the Roosters at Parramatta. On Saturday at 7pm, the Knights will confront the Warriors. The Kiwi team will no doubt be putting everything on the line to edge up the ladder, while Newcastle will be wanting to consolidate their position, so it’s a crucial match, which you can also catch LIVE in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.


Ross Kemp: Libya’s Migrant Hell – BBC Knowledge, 9.45pm

In this powerful documentary, actor-turned-investigative journalist Ross Kemp takes a look at the horrific conditions migrants face in Libya while trying to flee to Europe. Before they even set out on rickety rubber dinghies, they face a 1500km journey across the Libyan desert awash with smugglers, armed militia and kidnappers threatening their passage.


The Bryk Retreat – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm

Master renovator and designer Danielle Bryk is tackling her family’s lake house in this new series. Over budget and behind schedule, the mother-of-three will have to take charge quick smart and deal with a new crew and family demands in order to deliver a beautiful, family home on time. This project is sure to test boundaries!


Spinning Man – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm

Guy Pearce stars as Evan Birch, an esteemed professor who becomes the main suspect when a female cheerleader goes missing. Given his reputation for dalliances with pupils, his wife Ellen (Minnie Driver) can’t help but become increasingly sceptical, as does lead detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan). Fine acting and an intriguing plot will keep you guessing right to the end.


Friday, July 5 


Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Watpac Townsville 400 – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 10am

North Queensland will heat up when Supercars head to sunny Townsville for a thrilling weekend of racing. Scott McLaughlin is on a high this year, especially after he became the first ever to snag the Triple Crown in Darwin, so he’s definitely the man to beat. However, with teammate Fabian Coulthard and David Reynolds also in good form anything could happen.


Seinfeld 30th Anniversary Marathon, s1-9 – 111 funny, from 10am

It’s been three decades since the famous ‘show about nothing’ hit our screens, delivering memorable phrases such as “Yada, yada, yada”, “Serenity now!” and “No soup for you!” that are still used today. Settle down with a black-and-white cookie or a pretzel (careful, it’ll make you thirsty), for an epic marathon of all nine seasons which starts today. You gotta see the marathon!


Pawsome Afternoon – Discovery Kids, 3.25pm

Get ready for the Pawsome Afternoon stunt, running every Friday through July and presenting some doggie-themed delights. Dogs 101 is an adorable, comprehensive look at the top 50 breeds out of more than 800 recognised worldwide – including some famous ‘celebrity’ examples. And on Underdog to Wonderdog, the Wonderteam embark on some daring and dramatic dog rescues. Woof, woof!


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Movie Greats, 8.30pm

Steven Spielberg based the gentle alien on an imaginary friend he invented after his own parents’ divorce. Perhaps that’s why the relationship between Elliott (Henry Thomas) and his outer-space mate is so rewarding. After 37 years, the image of the vulnerable 10-year-old silhouetted against the moon, with ET in the basket of his flying bicycle, still makes the heart soar.


Hobbs & Shaw: Johnson vs Statham – Action Movies, 8.30pm

With the countdown officially on for the highly anticipated Hobbs & Shaw film, fans of leading men Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham can get their fill of the pair every Friday night this month. The action kicks off tonight with Johnson in monster movie Rampage, followed by Statham as a hitman who needs to keep the adrenaline pumping (or else) in the thriller Crank.


 Saturday, July 6


ICC World Cup – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 7pm

The thrilling ICC Cricket World Cup is nearing its conclusion with tonight’s must-see round robin matches the last before the semifinals get underway. First up, India will take on Sri Lanka, and then at 10pm it’s our turn, with Australia ready to impress against South Africa – a team whose 2019 campaign didn’t start well with three defeats and a washout. But the Proteas shouldn’t be underestimated and Aaron Finch and his men will need to be at their best to claim victory.  


Us – Store

Ready for a Saturday night scare-fest? Director Jordan Peele’s sophomore feature (after Get Out) takes us into the realms of horror yet again. When Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o) returns to her childhood vacation home with her husband and kids, her worst fears soon become a reality when another family appears in the night. What follows is weird, scary and terrifyingly effective.


Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm

Your afternoon footy couldn’t be more exciting. First up, Essendon will undoubtedly use their home ground advantage when they take on the Sydney Swans at the MCG; before a derby gets underway between archenemies Port Adelaide and Adelaide that you can’t miss. Get up close and personal with both these matches available LIVE in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. Then at 8pm head over to FOX SPORTS 503 to see Fremantle apply the pressure to defending premiers West Coast Eagles – with these teams evenly matched, this one is too close to call so it promises to be a sensational game.  


Super Rugby Final – FOX SPORTS, LIVE TBC

Depending on which nation hosts, the decider will kick off at 5pm or 7pm, or in the early hours of Sunday morning so check the EPG or closer to the day for confirmed times. Sam Whitelock’s Crusaders are the favourites to take home the crown for a third consecutive time, however if things go in the right direction for the Hurricanes or Jaguares, this trend might be broken.   


Christmas in July – Family Movies, from 7.30pm

Get into the festive spirit with back-to-back Yuletide offerings every Saturday throughout July that will warm the hearts of even the biggest Scrooge! It begins tonight with an all-time classic: catch Macaulay Culkin as bratty eight-year-old Kevin McCallister in Home Alone, followed by Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.


Sunday, July 7   


Teen Mom Australia – MTV, 6pm

Based on the American format, but adapted for viewers here, Teen Mom Australia is a thought-provoking series that follows three young teenage mums as they face the highs and lows of parenting. The focus of the 10-part documentary-style show is on how admirably these first-time mothers are dealing with their new reality.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine, s6 – Universal TV, 8.30pm

Brooklyn’s funniest police officers continue their hilarious misadventures in the sixth outing of this hit comedy. As it picks up, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) head off on their honeymoon, where they run into a familiar face, while Terry (Terry Crews) tries to maintain order. Catch double episodes each week.


Confessions of a Killer, s2 – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm

It’s the return of the series that aims to find out what goes on in the mind of a serial killer. Using old audio recordings, this chilling show puts together some recreations of police interviews with some notorious murderers, and gets experts on the case to see just what we can learn from these scary encounters.


San Andreas Mega Quake – SYFY, 7.30pm

You can’t beat a good old-fashioned disaster flick! It’s all systems go as scientists discover that a killer earthquake is imminent, ready to reduce California to rubble. The solution? Rupture a volanco to impede the quake before it happens. Easy! Okay, maybe not. Grab the popcorn and sit back for an unabashed race-against-time escapade!


Living Universe – Discovery Science, 8.30pm

What really is out there in the cosmos? Are we alone? This cinematic two-hour special uses some scientific know-how (including experts from NASA and other knowledgeable specialists) to imagine what it could be like if (when?) we make contact with another planet. Narrated by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki it imagines a great voyage, and looks at what the actual ramifications would be if a new world were to be discovered.



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