Foxtel Highlights - July 15 to Sunday July 21, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week?
Monday July 15 to Sunday July 21, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
The new must-see television drama of the year is coming.
You don’t want to miss Lambs of God when it arrives on Sunday July 21 on FOX SHOWCASE. This impressive Australian drama follows three nuns living on a secluded island whose peaceful existence is disturbed when a priest from the mainland arrives. The incredible cast includes Essie Davis and Emmy winner Ann Dowd. An epic and fantastical tale of faith, love and redemption, it’s truly unforgettable.
Speaking of things unique, a fresh season of the ever popular Grand Designs Australia arrives for its eighth outing, and host Peter Maddison is ready to explore some incredible jaw-dropping homes around the country. You’ll be amazed by some of the abodes showcased.
There’ll be some memorable action happening in various sports tournaments this week, including the beginning of the prestigious Open Championship (aka the British Open) where some of the world’s best golfers will compete. For rugby union buffs, the Wallabies take on South Africa in Johannesburg, and the Wallaroos go up against Japan in their second meet-up.
Want more great entertainment? You can catch some Aussie rock heroes in Midnight Oil, Armistice Day: Live at the Domain; and there’s still a slew of amazing space-themed specials coming your way to commemorate the 1969 moon landing – as well as some iconic films as part of 50th Anniversary Of 1969 Moon Landing Movie Event.
Continuing series include: Big Little Lies (FOX SHOWCASE), Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Aussie Inventions that Changed the World (HISTORY), Euphoria (FOX SHOWCASE), The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV), The 100 (FOX8), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian (E!), Divorce (FOX SHOWCASE), Southern Charm (Arena), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Universal), Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Arena), Legion (FOX SHOWCASE), Line Of Duty (13th STREET), Pose (FOX SHOWCASE), The Act: Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose (FOX SHOWCASE), The InBetween (Universal TV), Magnum P.I. (FOX8), Warrior (FOX8), Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start (Lifestyle Food), Shetland (BBC First), Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (Lifestyle Food), The Tesla Files (HISTORY), Confessions Of A Killer (Crime + Investigation), Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (Discovery Channel), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), Wanted Down Under (Lifestyle Home), Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (UKTV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Aussie Gold Hunters (Discovery Channel), World’s Most Extreme (BBC Knowledge), 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), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Discovery Channel), 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), Monsters Inside Me: Extra Deadly (Animal Planet), Outback Truckers (A&E), America’s Lost Vikings (Discovery Channel), Taskmaster (UKTV), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), In Ice Cold Blood (13th STREET), Posh Hotels (Lifestyle Home), Brake Room (Discovery Turbo), The Curse of Oak Island (A&E), Extreme Cake Makers (Lifestyle Food), Double Shot at Love (MTV), Homicide: Hours to Kill (Crime + Investigation), Katie Price: My Crazy Life (TLC), Gold Rush White Water (Discovery Channel).
Monday, July 15
Apollo: Missions to the Moon – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Experience the missions that changed the world through never-before-heard mission control audio as well as TV, video and home movies in this special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Come Dine with Me, s14 – Lifestyle Food, 7am
Join in the fun as complete strangers take turns hosting a dinner party. While some will dazzle with their cooking skills, others will rely on their entertaining prowess. Who will win the cash prize?
The First 48, s22 – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
If detectives aren’t able to establish a lead in the first 48 hours after a crime has been committed, the chances of solving it are halved. This series follows investigators as they race against the clock during this critical period.
Treasures of The British Library, s2 – foxtel arts, 8.30pm
In tonight’s new episode, Downton Abbey star Jim Carter takes a look around The British Library, examining six objects from the vault that sparks his curiosity – including a number of items relating to the wonderful world of magic and circus.
Big Little Lies, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Say it isn’t so! It’s the second last episode of the sophomore season of the award-winning drama, and we don’t want it to end! Meryl Streep has definitely made herself very much at home in this new outing, and her character Mary Louise has been the cause of much friction. What will she do this time?
Tuesday, July 16
Roast Battle UK, s3 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
Tuesday nights are now twice as hilarious! Kicking things off, Jimmy Carr is joined by panellists Jonathan Ross and Katherine Ryan for a new instalment of Roast Battle UK where comedians do their utmost to tear each other down in the funniest way possible. Stay tuned afterwards for the debut of The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle at 9pm – a racially conscious series that is part stand-up, part musical and a whole lot of fun!
The Armstrong Tapes – National Geographic, 9.30pm
This in-depth, one-hour documentary provides a profile of little understood hero Neil Armstrong – the first man to step foot on the moon – featuring insight from the people who knew him best.
Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage – HISTORY, 9.30pm
You won’t want to miss this true story of WWII veteran James ‘Maggie’ Megellas – the most highly decorated officer in the history of the 82nd Airborne Division – as, seven decades on, cameras follow him as he makes an emotional return to the old battlefields and war memorials of Europe.
My Deadly Relation – Crime + Investigation, 8.30pm
The family of British murderer Ian Huntley shares their perspective and explains what life was like with the killer in their midst and the impact his crimes had on them. This six-part series presents a different offender each week.
Fake or Fortune?, s6 – foxtel arts, 8.30pm
Journalist Fiona Bruce teams up with art expert Philip Mould to explore more mysteries related to the art world – including getting to the bottom of whether or not an English landscape is a lost John Constable masterpiece, which could be one of their most significant cases to date.
Wednesday, July 17
Grand Designs Australia, s8 – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
Our own Grand Designs returns tonight for its eighth season – one of the grandest yet. Host Peter Maddison visits 10 passionate homeowners, all with ambitious building projects that challenge the architectural landscape. From an anti-McMansion in the Byron Bay hinterland, to a subterranean home in the Canberra suburbs. An exciting series lies ahead for all who love inspiring and amazing abodes!
Snowfall, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Damson Idris returns as street entrepreneur Franklin Saint in Snowfall’s third season tonight. This first episode picks up after Franklin has agreed with Teddy (Carter Hudson) to start things up again quick smart following his release from prison – and now that he has figured out who Teddy actually works for, it’s opened up a whole new world of opportunities.
Apollo: Back to the Moon – National Geographic, 8.30pm
It’s been 50 years since man first stepped on the moon – a mission that was truly remarkable. In this fascinating documentary the epic Apollo 11 adventure is revisited with fresh perspective, recounting the journeys of those who took part or assisted in the mission.
Many Sides of Jane – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Jane Hart is a mother of two living with dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder). Diagnosed three years ago, Jane allows cameras to follow her on a complex journey to better understand her disorder. Sharing a mind and body with nine different identities or ‘parts’, this docuseries is a raw, unfiltered look at Jane’s remarkable world.
The Outpost, s2 – SYFY, 7.30pm
Fantasy-adventure series The Outpost is back for a second season – and Talon (Australia’s Jessica Green), the lone survivor of the Blackbloods, remains determined as ever to track down her family’s murderers. After some surprising revelations in the finale last year, this season is certain to be full of twists and turns.
Thursday, July 18
Golf: The Open Championship – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 3.30pm
It’s the oldest tournament in golf – aka the British Open – and for the first time since 1951 the tournament returns to Northern Ireland. Following his victory at The Masters in April, Tiger Woods is back near the summit of world golf – and he’s lifted the hallowed ‘Claret Jug’ on three occasions (the last time in 2006) already. If he succeeds here it will be quite the achievement, especially with local star Rory McIlroy having held the course record since he was 16.
Suits, s9 – Universal TV, 8.30pm
After eight jaw-dropping seasons, legal drama Suits is back for its final instalment, and it’s set to sign-off with a bang. Popular characters Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and Samantha (Katherine Heigl) will fight to save the firm’s tainted reputation – and things heat up mid-season when Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams) returns to go head-to-head against Harvey.
Pizza in Parma – Lifestyle Food, 8.30pm
Held once a year in the sleepy town of Parma, Italy, the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (World Pizza Championship) is the shining light for all things pizza. To be crowned pizza-maker extraordinaire is no small feat – but friends Jez and Ieuan are determined to change their lives and win. Follow their road trip to Parma as the cash-strapped duo cook pizzas as a quid pro quo.
Gold Rush: White Water, s2 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
Fred Hurt and his son Dustin are back for another season of perilous gold mining, diving deep into McKinley Creek, one of Alaska’s dangerous white-water rapids so they can shout eureka! It won’t be easy though – treacherous conditions will push them to the extremes; and an encounter with an unwelcome predator proves troublesome.
Hunted, s4 – FOX8, 8.30pm
This fast-paced, fugitive-style British reality show returns for a fourth season, with a new set of contestants expending all their energy and tactics to dodge expert hunters. Starting with a daring speedboat chase through Liverpool, it’s a thrilling 25-day journey to the £100,000 prize.
How I Caught the Killer – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
This 10-part true-crime series will send shivers down your spine. Former policeman and Crimewatch presenter Rav Wilding narrates each episode and delivers chilling insight into how critical discoveries were made during difficult cases that eventually led to catching the killer.
Friday, July 19
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 5.30pm
All teams are hungry for a winning streak as this year’s tournament intensifies. Tonight the Sharks travel to Wellington to face the Warriors, followed by a Panthers and Dragons clash – and these two teams are neck and neck in their climb into the crucial top eight. Catch more NRL action tomorrow including a Raiders and Tigers match at 5pm which is also available live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Rugby Union: Women’s International Test Series: Australia vs Japan Second Test – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 6.45pm
Following on from last week’s first match in a two-Test series, tonight’s final game against Japan will be the perfect opportunity for the Wallaroos to build momentum heading into their August clash against New Zealand’s Black Ferns. With Grace Hamilton confidently leading the 29-player squad and setting some high expectations, the Wallaroos are off to a good start.
Shazam! – Store
Looking for a fun Friday night flick? Inspired by the Tom Hanks classic Big, DC Films’ latest outing is a delightful coming-of-age tale with a positive message. After a wizard (Djimon Hounsou) endows 14-year-old foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel) with magical powers, the teen transforms into an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) whenever he shouts “Shazam”.
Living with Dinosaurs – Animal Planet, 8.30pm
Dinosaurs may very well be extinct, albeit we often forget that other reptiles such as crocodiles, lizards and turtles are still very much alive. In this one-hour special, David Attenborough unlocks the scientific and evolutionary secrets in an attempt to understand how their biological makeup succeeded that of the dinosaurs.
Explorer: Journey to Europa – National Geographic, 8.30pm
This one-hour special follows a team of scientists and explorers as they plan a mission to Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter, to find out if there could be alien life. Situated more than 628 million kilometres from Earth, Europa is the sixth largest moon in our solar system and may be our best hope of harbouring life.
Saturday, July 20
50th Anniversary Of 1969 Moon Landing Movie Event – More Movies, from 6am
As part of Foxtel’s massive celebration of humanity’s first step on the moon in 1969, enjoy a weekend-long Moon Landing Movie Event, featuring a host of exciting space-exploration films such as Gravity, The Martian and Interstellar. And this selection of head-to-the-stars cinema treats would not be complete without the Oscar-winning First Man – with Ryan Gosling recreating Neil Armstrong’s iconic mission.
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
With only five rounds left after this week, the run to the finals is looking wilder by the second. This afternoon, Richmond take on Port Adelaide, followed by Greater Western Sydney playing host to Collingwood – with both teams firing, Nathan Buckley’s Pies will be very keen to keep the Giants under their thumb. Sunday’s clashes include a Geelong and Hawthorn confrontation at 1.10pm, followed by a battle between St Kilda and the Bulldogs – both games also available live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Midnight Oil, Armistice Day: Live at the Domain – MAX, 12pm
This live show by legendary Aussie rock band Midnight Oil capped off a massive tour that took in 16 countries. Recorded at the Domain in Sydney, this two-hour special captures the amazing, moving and emotional climax to The Great Circle 2017 world tour. Fans will not want to miss.
The Zoo, s3 – Animal Planet, 6.30pm
This heartwarming series returns for a third season, taking viewers behind the scenes of the famous Bronx Zoo in Manhattan, which is home to more than 6000 animals. Each episode introduces you to some of the fascinating creatures who live there and highlights the unique tasks required of those who care for them – like making a hairpiece for a camel!
Dr Seuss’ The Grinch – Family Movies, 7.30pm
Celebrate Christmas in July with this brightly animated holiday classic. The cynical Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) has an evil plot to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. Can he be stopped? Narrated by Pharrell Williams, this 2018 adaptation also features the voices of Rashida Jones and Angela Landsbury.
Sunday, July 21
Lambs of God – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
This visually stunning four-part locally made drama is best described as a twisted fairytale, and is based on the novel by Marele Day. Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden play three nuns living in solitude on a remote, rugged island. When a young priest (Sam Reid) enters their world, things take a very strange turn. Intriguing and unpredictable, this locally made series is a must-see. Catch double episodes tonight and next Sunday.
Rugby Championship: South Africa vs Australia – FOX SPORTS 503, LIVE 12.30am
You won’t want to head to bed on Saturday night with this game beckoning in the early hours. It’s a huge year for the Wallabies, with the Rugby Championship kicking off when they take on the Springboks in Johannesburg, before hosting Argentina the following week in Brisbane. Then there’s the Bledisloe Cup Tests in August. And it’s all leading up to the Rugby World Cup in September. Fans will be hoping that captain Michael Hooper, and coach Michael Cheika, have got the team ready to dominate.
Apollo: The Forgotten Films – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon.
The 21 hours Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin spent on the moon’s surface are explored in this two-hour special, including never-before-seen footage documenting the mission, the multitudes of engineers and scientists behind it, and the men who executed it.
Home of the Year Scotland, s1 – Lifestyle Home, 9.30pm
Lifestyle blogger Kate Spiers is joined by architect Michael Angus and interior designer Anna Campbell-Jones in a mission across Scotland in search for the country’s most impressive abode. Whether it’s a compact space, a restored castle, or an upside down eco-home, there are some stunning properties. However only one can claim the title up for grabs – which will it be?
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