Foxtel Highlights - July 29 to Sunday August 4, 2019
What’s New on Foxtel This Week?
Monday July 29 to Sunday August 4, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Heroes, villains and victims – that’s your week on Foxtel.
Starting off the week is another brilliant crime drama that the Brits always do so well. In The Victim, Kelly Macdonald plays a woman suspected of inciting violence against a man who may or may not have killed her son many years beforehand. It’s edge-of-your-seat stuff.
It’s time to say toodle-oo to teal as Wentworth wraps its latest season this week. This instalment has featured brutal murders, a new Top Dog, and plenty of secrets and lies from both inmates and staff, and fans will be on the edge-of-their-seats to see how this current outing concludes.
One of cinema’s greatest heroes is given the special treatment thanks to Spotlight on Quentin Tarantino – with some of his biggest hits screening every week. It’s a crash course in this one-of-a-kind auteur, just before his next big-screen project – the film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – arrives at cinemas.
There’s a new wildlife wonder coming to our screens – Out There with Jack Randall, get to know this British explorer who counts the late Steve Irwin as a mentor when he was in his teens. And, trust us, he’s just as gung-ho when it comes to making the acquaintance of some creepy creatures.
When it comes to heroes, villains and victims, you’ll find them all in A Star is Born – the update to the classic film story, directed by Bradley Cooper, starring himself and Lady Gaga in a revelatory performance. Making more than AU$600 million at the global box office, it’s become an instant classic that you’ll want to revisit (and sing along to Shallow, obviously).
And for sports fans, don’t miss all the goodies and baddies (depending who you barrack for) vying for glory in the latest rounds for the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Toyota AFL Premiership and NFL Telstra Premiership.
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), Teen Mom Australia (MTV), The 100 (FOX8), Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (Lifestyle Home), Teen Mom UK (MTV), Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian (E!), Divorce (FOX SHOWCASE), Snowfall (FOX SHOWCASE), Suits (Universal TV), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Real Housewives of Johannesburg (Arena), Legion (FOX SHOWCASE), 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), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Many Sides of Jane (Crime + Investigation), The Outpost (SYFY), How I Caught the Killer (Crime + Investigation), Back in Time for the Factory (Lifestyle), Hunted UK (FOX8), The Zoo (Animal Planet), The Real Housewives of Potomac (Arena), Home of the Year Scotland (Lifestyle Home), Southern Charm New Orleans (Arena), Wine, Dine & Stein (Lifestyle Food), Who Do You Think You Are? Australia (UKTV), World’s Most Extreme (BBC Knowledge), Portrait Artist of the Year (foxtel arts), America’s Got Talent (FOX8), Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It (Lifestyle), Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Discovery Channel), Dance Moms Resurrection (Arena), Outback Truckers (A&E), Chicago Med (Universal TV), Grown-ish (FOX8), Bondi Vet (Animal Planet), 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), Killjoys (SYFY), Alone (A&E), Abandoned Engineering (HISTORY), Counting On (TLC).
Monday, July 29
The Victim – BBC First, 8.30pm
When a hard-working family man is outed online as a child killer, suspicion falls on grieving mother Anna Dean (Kelly Macdonald), whose son was murdered by a young boy 15 years earlier, in this compelling four-part drama. Is this man who Anna claims he is?
The Circus – HISTORY, 8.30pm
During their heyday, travelling circuses had the ability to shut down entire towns, their performers considered some of the first celebrities. Airing over two weeks, this four-hour miniseries charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential forms of entertainment in American history.
Heart Transplant: A Chance to Live – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
Go behind the scenes with seven critically ill patients and their medical teams over the course of a year as they await urgent heart transplants. Sadly, the waiting list is long, with far too few donor organs to meet the growing demand.
Barry, s1-2 – BoxSets, from 10am
Whether you’re new to the party or a diehard fan who simply can’t get enough of Bill Hader’s lovable hitman-with-a-heart and Henry Winkler’s washed-up acting coach who’s never short of a pithy one-liner, relive every second of this Emmy-winning crime dramedy with an all-day marathon of all episodes so far (a third instalment has already been greenlit).
Tuesday, July 30
Wentworth, s7 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Following last week’s shocking turn of events and jaw-dropping cliffhanger, viewers will be on the edge of their seats as the seventh gripping season of everyone’s favourite prison drama comes to a close. Grab your front-row seat and get set to witness all the action as it unfolds, only on Foxtel.
Bad Times at the El Royale – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Dakota Johnson are part of the all-star cast of this Tarantino-esque neo-noir thriller written and directed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). Over the course of one stormy night in Lake Tahoe in 1969, strangers converge on an old motel that straddles the California-Nevada border – and the thin line between good and evil.
Inside BA – Lifestyle, 9.30pm
Coronation Street castmates Nigel Havers and Sally Lindsay undergo cabin-crew training at British Airways before boarding a transatlantic flight to Washington to see just how vastly different economy and first-class service are for both passengers and crew.
Lights Out with David Spade – The Comedy Channel, 10pm
Comedian and actor David Spade returns to late-night television with a new half-hour show. Steering clear of political themes, the Golden Globe nominee will deliver an opening monologue that focuses on the pop culture news of the day while his celebrity pals pop in to pay a visit.
USS Indianapolis: The Legacy – HISTORY, 8.30pm
The story of the greatest sea disaster in US Naval history is told for the first time by the men who experienced it. The USS Indianopolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes on July 30, 1945 and – with few lifeboats and lifejackets – the nearly 900 survivors drifted in the open sea. Only 316 were rescued, the rest met a grisly end.
Wednesday, July 31
The Aftermath – Store
Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Keira Knightley (Atonement) and Jason Clarke (Pet Sematary) star in this drama that centres on the forbidden romance that develops between a forlorn English military wife (Knightley) and a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies).
Building the Channel Tunnel – National Geographic, 8.30pm
One of the modern world’s most incredible feats of engineering, the 50-kilometre Channel Tunnel that links Britain with France was a project marred with flood, fire and financial woes. What did it take to build such a marvel? Featuring incredible footage and stories from those involved, discover how the tunnel became a model of success.
Joan of Arc – HISTORY, 7.30pm
A compelling two-hour special that shines a spotlight on Joan of Arc – the 19-year-old peasant girl living in 15th-century France who changed the course of history simply by faith. Follow the story of the intrepid young woman who led an army to victory and remains an enduring symbol of French nationalism.
Flack – BoxSets, from 10am
If you missed this addictive comedy drama series, now is your chance to watch all six episodes of season one back-to-back. Robyn (Anna Paquin) is an American expat living in London and working as a crisis management publicist, which is all the more hilarious considering her personal life is “an unmitigated disaster”, according to Paquin. An under-the-radar gem.
Snowfall, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
We’re only three episodes in and Franklin Saint’s (Damson Idris) business is thriving, thanks to crack cocaine selling like mad. However, other crews are battling for business too, and so the threats are coming in thick and fast. Can Franklin’s promise to keep everyone safe remain unbroken?
Thursday, August 1
In Darkness – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer not only stars in this thriller, but co-wrote it with former fiancé, Anthony Byrne, who directs. She plays Sofia, a blind pianist who after overhearing a struggle in the apartment above, is drawn into London’s dangerous underworld. The suspenseful film also stars Ed Skrein (Deadpool) and Emily Ratajkowski (Gone Girl).
A Hotel for the Super Rich and Famous – Lifestyle, 8.30pm
Step inside the prestigious Corinthia Hotel London and get a rare peek into a world of luxury that is foreign to most. The two-part special focuses on what makes the five-star hotel stand out from the rest (including a serious discussion on sandwich fillings!). Viewers will also get to see Lifestyle chef Tom Kerridge launch the hotel’s new restaurant.
Deadly Deception – Crime + Investigation, 7.30pm
A spine-tingling series that presents real-life stories of everyday reunions that end in murder. From a malicious ex-wife showing up un-announced, to a rendezvous with a high-school sweetheart that opens a deadly wound, this six episode series zeroes in on the truth behind the encounters, and how they came to such terrifying conclusions.
Lost Beasts of the Ice Age – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
In this two-hour special event, a team of international scientists go on an expedition to Siberia to unearth well-preserved remains and DNA of the woolly mammoth in a groundbreaking cloning experiment and possibly reveal the truth as to why the fabled ice age creature became extinct.
Isle of MTV 2019 – MTV, 11pm
Relive one of Europe’s biggest summer music festivals tonight when MTV presents Isle of MTV. Celebrating its 13th year, catch big acts such as Dutch DJ Martin Garrix and Grammy-nominated New Yorker Bebe Rexha as they take to the stage in Malta with impressive performances. Time to dance!
Friday, August 2
Million Dollar Listing New York, s8 – Arena, EXPRESS at 1.35pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Season eight of Million Dollar Listing New York returns today and fans will be very happy to see Luiz D’Ortiz back in the mix, along with our favourite realtors Ryan Serhant, Steve Gold, Fredrik Eklund, and new recruit Tyler Whitman. With unrelenting clients and changing market pressures, at least one of the team will have a spectacular breakdown, you can guarantee it!
Formula 1: Hungarian Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 6.45pm
Current world champ Lewis Hamilton – still on a high after his record sixth British Grand Prix victory recently – returns to Budapest this weekend seeking to top the podium again after his stunning win in 2018. Aussie Daniel Ricciardo drove the fastest lap last year, but will need plenty of luck to repeat that effort now that he’s behind the wheel of a Renault and still finding his feet. And don’t forget you can watch all races live all weekend in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K – including the big one, Sunday at 11pm.
Spotlight On Quentin Tarantino – Masterpiece Movies, 8.30pm
Every Friday in August is your chance to catch some of Quentin Tarantino’s greatest hits, starting with the ultra-violent, unusually-chatty heist film Reservoir Dogs starring Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth. Shot in 35 days for just US$1.2 million, the movie introduced the auteur’s trademark blend of comedy, savagery and whip-smart dialogue.
Just for Laughs US, s13 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
What better way to round out the working week than with a good guffaw? Comedy fans will be pleased to see the return of this hilarious stand-up show, brimming with both fresh comedians, as well as some of the biggest and funniest names on the circuit.
The Border – National Geographic, 8.30pm
This series follows those who work non-stop on the US border in an effort to combat narco-trafficking, illegal immigration and terrorism. In tonight’s episode, agents in Puerto Rico will work closely with the New York Police Department in an attempt to catch out an alleged drug smuggler.
Saturday, August 3
A Star Is Born – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
This fourth adaptation of A Star Is Born will go down as one for the ages for all the right reasons. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s chemistry is palpable as country rocker Jack and aspiring singer Ally, whose tumultuous love story is the focus of this film. As Ally’s career begins to soar, Jack’s battle with drugs and alcohol spirals out of control in the most heart-rending way.
What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm
Three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali narrates his own story through a combination of audio and video archival material in this fascinating two-part special, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). This documentary focuses on the highs and lows of his incredible career, as well as looking at the role he played in giving voice and hope to oppressed people around the world. A fascinating glimps at one of the 20th century’s most iconic legends.
NRL Telstra Premiership – FOX LEAGUE, LIVE from 2.30pm
Catch some hot Round 20 line-ups today. The Sea Eagles welcome the Knights to their Brookvale home turf and will be looking to rely on their big men to deliver an imposing performance over the Newcastle side – but this is anyone’s game. Next up, the Bulldogs aim to tame the Panthers, followed by a battle between the Sharks and Rabbitohs – the Bunnies are expected to dominate, but at this end of the competition there are always surprises. You can catch this game live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story – Masterpiece Movies, 8.30pm
This fun, moving and very entertaining doco is for all those who’ve ever been a fan of… anyone! Meet four women who are very frank and honest about being hopelessly devoted to boybands. Whether it’s The Beatles, One Direction, Backstreet Boys or Take That, they’re happy to laugh at their OTT addiction, and also analyse what role fandom plays in our lives.
Sunday, August 4
Toyota AFL Premiership – FOX FOOTY, LIVE from 1pm
Only four more weeks till finals commence, and teams are keen to hit the scoreboard hard. First up this afternoon, Collingwood clash with the Gold Coast Suns, followed by a Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs confrontation at 4.40pm. The Bulldogs have shown plenty of grit lately, although Lions’ midfielders Jarryd Lyons and Dayne Zorko have dished out some powerhouse performances – so this could go either team’s way. Catch both matches live in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K.
Out There with Jack Randall – Nat Geo WILD, 9.30pm
Prepare for some crazy wildlife encounters with zoologist Jack Randall as he journeys into the remote areas of north Australia on a mission to interact with wild camels, venomous snakes, deadly crocodiles and erratic pythons. With no animal too creepy or dangerous for Randall to handle, the protégé of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin puts fearless into a whole new category!
Mummies Unwrapped – Discovery Science, 8.30pm
Egyptologist and filmmaker Ramy Romany has a fascination with mummies that goes further than most. In this cutting-edge new series, Romany travels around the world to discover the secrets and myths surrounding the burial sites, mass graves and ancient tombs, and shines a light on the mummy life that once was.
Pose, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, 9.30pm
This fresh season of the Emmy-nominated drama has cemented it as one of TV’s newest must-sees. Its impressive cast (many of whom in their breakout roles) has created characters who viewers truly care about. In tonight’s episode, Angel (Indya Moore) learns that modelling isn’t always as fabulous as she expected it to be.
^ Selected programming available to stream on demand across internet connected Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 boxes, on Foxtel Now and on devices via Foxtel Go. Foxtel Now customers please note: The following channels are not available on Foxtel Now: BoxSets, 13th STREET, Binge., SYFY, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Style, BBC World News, CNBC. Foxtel Now customers cannot access Store titles, MAIN EVENT, Adults Only, or any of our specialty channels. The “no ad-breaks during play” claim for AFL/NRL does not apply to Foxtel Now.
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