Foxtel Highlights - July 22 to Sunday July 28, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week?
Monday July 22 to Sunday July 28, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
It’s hello and goodbye to a viewer favourite this week.
Orange is the New Black comes our way on Friday, for one epic marathon of its seventh and final season. Last we saw, Piper (Taylor Schilling) was granted an early release, and is out in the real world, while her pals remain firmly on the inside. Fans will not want to miss all episodes of this concluding instalment, airing back to back. It’s going to be massive.
Also this week is Lawyer X: The Untold Story, a two-part documentary about double-crossing barrister Nicola Gobbo. Hosted by Peter Stefanovic it’s got it all: a tale of power, corruption and gangland criminals.
For sport fans – the Rugby Championship: Wallabies vs Argentina will see our men welcome the Pumas to home soil for one huge clash; the Formula 1: Mercedes-Benz German Grand Prix gets underway, and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint heats up in Ipswich. Meanwhile, things are getting very exciting now as we edge closer to the pointy end for the Toyota AFL Premiership and NRL Telstra Premiership seasons – each game is vital.
Some literary adaptions fill the week on BBC First’s Literary Classics stunt, there’s more programming to commemorate the moon landing, and you can catch the spectacular Alita: Battle Angel.
You can also see the conclusion of the captivating Foxtel Original series Lambs of God, and we will see how one of this year’s most anticipated dramas, the second season of Big Little Lies, wraps up. That’s right, it’s time to bid farewell to the Monterey Five – but what will the finale deliver? We can’t wait to find out.
Continuing series include: Wentworth (FOX SHOWCASE), Grand Designs Australia (Lifestyle), 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), Snowfall (FOX SHOWCASE), Southern Charm (Arena), The Real Housewives of New York City (Arena), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Universal TV), 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), Mary Berry’s Quick Cooking (Lifestyle Food), The Tesla Files (HISTORY), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Many Sides of Jane (Crime + Investigation), Inside Evil (Crime + Investigation), The Outpost (SYFY), How I Caught the Killer (Crime + Investigation), Back in Time for the Factory (Lifestyle), Hunted UK (FOX8), Suits (Universal TV), The Zoo (Animal Planet), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Home of the Year Scotland (Lifestyle Home), Below Deck Mediterranean (Arena), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), 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), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Discovery Channel), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Fear the Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), Outback Truckers (A&E), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), World War II: Battles for Europe (HISTORY), 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), Pizza in Parma (Lifestyle Food), Roast Battle UK (The Comedy Channel), My Deadly Relation (Crime + Investigation)
Monday, July 22
Lawyer X: The Untold Story – Sky News, 8pm
In the first episode of this two-part documentary event, concluding tomorrow night, Peter Stefanovic investigates how a brilliant barrister from one of Victoria’s most respected families – later revealed to be Nicola Gobbo – became a double-agent and police informant.
This Week at the Comedy Cellar, s2 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
Join in the fun and frivolity as a host of comedians – from established comedy legends to those just breaking their teeth in the industry – gather at New York’s famed Comedy Cellar weekly to perform topical sets.
Big Little Lies, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 11am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
This is it – the final episode of the second season of this award-winning series starring Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Shailene Woodley arrives today. With the formidable Meryl Streep coming onboard, this new outing has been outstanding and we can’t wait to see how it concludes.
Killjoys, s5 – SYFY, 7.30pm
The fifth and final season of this sci-fi adventure series sees our fearless trio wage war over the fate of the galaxy. That is, if they can find a way to escape from the terrifying alternate universe they’re currently trapped in and end the Lady’s reign of terror.
Pond Stars – Nat Geo WILD, 6.30pm
Greg Wittstock and his crew are on a mission: to transform boring backyards using custom water features. In this debut episode, the team works to install a giant pond for clients Tony and Shari, who require a larger home for their koi fish that have grown obese.
My Broken Brain – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
In this one-hour special, viewers get a glimpse into the world of patients suffering from a variety of illnesses, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and motor neurone disease, as they undergo medical tests, surgery and treatment.
Tuesday, July 23
Literary Classics – BBC First, from 5am
Join the book club as a thoughtfully curated collection of literary greats are brought to life in one drama-filled week on BBC First. Today, get up early for a marathon of the critically acclaimed The Night Manager, while from 11.15am you can catch all six episodes of the non-musical adaptation of Les Misérables, followed by the lavish War & Peace.
Lost Gold of World War II – HISTORY, 7.30pm
The Yamashita Treasure is something of WWII folklore – a massive stash of gold bars and rubies said to have been hidden in a cave by Japanese soldiers fleeing Allied troops. While some claim there’s no evidence to support this theory, a group of investigators set out to prove the treasure trove does exist.
Alone, s6 – A&E, 8.30pm
The sixth season of this epic survival experiment is the most punishing yet, with our survivalists facing total isolation in the Arctic. Armed with a backpack and their wits, it will take all of their skills to survive freezing conditions and an array of wild animals – from moose to wolves and bears galore!
Truk Lagoon: Japan’s Pearl Harbor – HISTORY, 8.30pm
This one-hour special tells the fascinating story of the world’s greatest concentration of WWII shipwrecks – some 40 Japanese ships and hundreds of warplanes, located in a lagoon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – sunk by American aircraft during 1944’s Operation Hailstone.
Pawn Stars, s20 – A&E, 7.30pm
The Harrisons are busier than ever at their Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, so when Rick heads off to examine a rare 18th-century weapon, Corey holds down the fort, where his baseball knowledge is put to the test with a Mickey Mantle rookie card.
Wednesday, July 24
Alita: Battle Angel – Store
From producer and writer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez comes this cyberpunk movie about a cyborg fighting machine (Rosa Salazar) who wakes with no memory of who she is. Visually spectacular and featuring Oscar-winners Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali – this is a great mid-week action blockbuster.
England vs Ireland Test Match – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 8pm
With the Ashes just around the corner, England undertakes their first ever Test match against Ireland. With England suffering a 2-1 loss at their last Test series – against West Indies earlier this year – they’ll be looking to rectify, while Ireland, relative newbies to Test cricket (this is only the team’s third Test), will be very keen to prove themselves. And it all begins now.
Legion, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
It’s already episode five in the final season of this trippy sci-fi series and things have taken quite the interesting turn for self-described ‘Magic Man’, David Haller (Dan Stevens). He’s ready to wage war and key to his plan is young time-traveller Switch (Lauren Tsai). The psychedelic mayhem continues.
The InBetween – Universal TV, 8.30pm
It’s halfway through the debut season of this procedural drama series starring Australian actress Harriet Dyer as clairvoyant Cassie Bishop, a woman whose visions and spirit encounters helps solve crimes. Tonight’s episode has detectives Tom Hackett (Paul Blackthorne) and Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell) investigate a murder with international ramifications.
Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It, s4 – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer have been busy this season, travelling all over the UK helping homeowners divided over whether to sell or stay put. In tonight’s new episode, the experts visit a couple in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, whose four-bedroom home needs to be refurbished – so it’s more suitable for their two small children – or sold.
Thursday, July 25
Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
In this special, presenters Giles Coren and Monica Galetti visit Kulm Hotel St Moritz and experience the winter wonderland of the Swiss Alps. Coren gets to work as a bellboy and struggles to control a luggage trolley; meanwhile Galetti is treated to a helicopter ride to a remote mountain peak for champagne and cheese! It’s a tough life.
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 7pm
Round 19 couldn’t be more crucial for a number of teams in the race to the finals. The Sharks will want to avoid any injuries tonight when they face northern rivals Cowboys, and when the Knights take on the Tigers tomorrow at 5.30pm, coach Nathan Brown will be hoping his Origin foursome of Tim Glasby, David Klemmer, Mitchell Pearce and Daniel Saifiti will be in good form to help secure a much-needed victory for the Novocastrians. Saturday’s match between the Eels and Warriors at 2.30pm is another thriller – and you can also watch it live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Abandoned Engineering, s2 – HISTORY, 7.30pm
This British docuseries returns for another season of fascinating projects that were once remarkable and innovative structures but have now been cast aside, abandoned. Locations this season include a fuel plant in Poland built to make Nazi Germany self-sufficient, an abandoned Nazi railway station in the Pyrenees and a derelict sea fort built to protect London during WWII.
Gloria Bell – Store
Julianne Moore is already getting early Oscar hype for her performance as the titular 50-something, free-spirited woman whose love for life sees her dancing the nights away in LA clubs. One night, she meets divorcee Arnold (John Turturro) and the two embark on an emotional roller-coaster of discovery and family dynamics. Also stars Holland Taylor, Michael Cera and Brad Garrett.
Counting On, s4 – TLC, 9.30pm
This spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting has the Duggar children return for another season of busy family life in Counting On – and the challenges will come thick and fast for Jinger and Jeremy as they prepare for the arrival of their first born. Meanwhile, John-David and Abbie begin a new chapter of their lives and Josiah and Lauren honeymoon in Austria.
Friday, July 26
Orange is the New Black, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 5.01pm
When the sixth season of this popular prison dramedy came to a close, a clerical error meant that heroine Piper (Taylor Schilling) was a free woman – although her new wife Alex (Laura Prepon) was devastated (as were fans). Tonight the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary return for a seventh and final outing, and fortunately Piper remains a pivotal part. Catch all episodes back to back today.
Formula 1: Mercedes-Benz German Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 6.45pm
The Grand Prix has roared to life this month and this weekend of racing at Hockenheim, Germany, is bound to be another thriller. Lewis Hamilton is having a bumper year for Mercedes, but as we learned at last month’s Austrian event – which saw Red Bull’s Max Verstappen victorious – no-one is ever a sure thing. And if you want to feel so close to the action that you can almost smell the fumes, don’t forget that all races this weekend, including the big one on Sunday LIVE at 9.30pm, are also available in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Century Batteries Ipswich SuperSprint – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 10am
Scott McLaughlin is going strong this year, and after taking home the Triple Crown in Darwin, he’ll definitely be keen to continue putting points in the bank. However, with Shane van Gisbergen put an end to his winning streak in Townsville – and he’s got plenty still in the tank. McLaughlin’s teammate Fabian Coulthard could also challenge. With the final race day on Sunday LIVE from 9am, motorsport fans are in for great weekend!
André Rieu: Love in Maastricht – foxtel arts, 7.30pm
Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu is undoubtedly one of the most successful musicians of our time. His annual open-air concerts in his hometown of Maastricht bring together tens of thousands of fans that come from all over to be immersed in his music. This three-hour special captures his incredible performance, and is also available to stream On Demand.
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, s3 – MTV, 6pm
Fans of this boisterous series will be chuffed to see the cast return for more drama. Deena, Pauly D, Jenni, Vinny, Ronnie, Angelina and Nicole reunite for the wedding of Mike ‘The Situation’ to Lauren. However with jail time looming for Mike and the characters dealing with divorces, pregnancies and personality clashes, there are sure to be some memorable moments.
Saturday, July 27
Rugby Championship: Wallabies vs Argentina – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE 8pm
The Wallabies head to Brisbane tonight for their first home Test match of the year – and their first meet with Argentina since last October’s incredible win when the Wallabies came back from 31-7 at halftime to thrash the Pumas 45-34. The pressure is on for coach Michael Cheika to inspire another victory. You can also catch the game live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Ice On Fire – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Narrated by Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio (who also helped produce), this
gripping documentary focuses on some groundbreaking solutions that could seriously help reduce global warming. While there’s plenty of doom-and-gloom talk when it comes to the environment, this film gives some concrete reasons why there’s also hope we can make a healthier world.
Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate – Lifestyle Home, 7.30pm
If you’re frustrated with your abode, don’t give up! That’s the message of property expert Sarah Beeny’s new series in which she’ll visit households across the UK and use some clever tech to analyse each space and find new ways to maximise them and make them something special.
Lean On Pete – Premiere Movies, 6.25pm
In search of his long-lost aunt and a possible home, Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) embarks on a perilous journey – his only companion being the stolen racehorse he’s saved from the slaughterhouse. Also starring Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny, this critically acclaimed drama is quietly moving and surprisingly impactful.
Four Days that Shook Britain – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
This powerful documentary follows some of the people who were caught up in the four terrorist attacks that took place across the UK in 2017 – such as the one at Westminster Bridge and at Ariana Grande’s concert at Manchester Arena. Their stories speak of sadness, grief, courage and compassion.
Sunday, July 28
Lambs of God – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Tonight’s final episodes of this captivating four-part Foxtel Original series delivers a brilliantly satisfying conclusion for viewers wanting to see the outcome of last weeks’ intriguing arrival of Father Ignatius (Sam Reid) to a remote order of nuns, played by Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden. With all episodes available to stream On Demand from July 21, there’s no reason to miss this stunning and very unique Australian drama.
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
With only five weeks left before the finals, teams are unleashing all their ruthless tactics for a top-eight berth. Spurring into action this afternoon are the Western Bulldogs and Fremantle Dockers, with both sides keen to keep their finals hopes alive – and you can also see it in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K. Another critical game follows with Essendon taking on Gold Coast; the Bombers needing all the points they can get to ensure a finals appearance.
Confessions From Space – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the moon’s surface on July 20 in 1969, Michael Collins remained in orbit, piloting the command module Columbia in total solitude. In this one-hour special, Collins will be joined by 10 Apollo astronauts to speak candidly about their experiences and give insight into the reality of space travel – and its future.
Sorry to Bother You – Premiere Movies, 10.30pm
This bold, outrageous and slightly surreal comedy-drama centres on telemarketer Cassius (LaKeith Stanfield), who is let in on a secret by a co-worker (played by Danny Glover) that propels him into power-caller status. But his happiness at such success can only last so long after he discovers a world of greed. Written and directed by Boots Riley, this film also stars Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer and Steven Yeun.
Teen Mom UK, s6 – MTV, 6.30pm
Teen Mom UK returns for a brand new season with funny and feisty young mothers Amber, Chloe, Megan, Sassi and Shannon all sharing their ups and downs of being a mum. While some of the cast navigate a new lifestyle and the reality of co-parenting, others deal with being newly single and unreliable friends. There’s never a dull moment!
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