Foxtel Highlights - Monday October 21 to Sunday October 27, 2019
WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK
Monday October 21 to Sunday October 27, 2019
Programming available to stream live and On Demand on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go^
Are you ready for one of the biggest arrivals on television for 2019?
Prepare to see a series like nothing you’ve ever seen before when Watchmen launches on October 21. While its source is the famous graphic novel of the same name, series creator Damon Lindelof has promised that it delivers something that not even diehard fans will be expecting – and we can’t wait!
Anticipation is through the roof as sport fans are on the edge of their seats to see who’ll win the 2019 Rugby World Cup – and we edge ever closer this week with the semifinals getting underway which will determine the final two contenders – bring it on!
From blockbuster sport, to blockbuster films: don’t miss Spider-Man: Far from Home when it arrives on Store this week. This franchise is still going super strong, and it’s one of the top-grossing movies of 2019.
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s plenty of creepy fare on offer as well, from the second season of the hit series Castle Rock based on characters from horror master Stephen King; and the latest hit terror flick Crawl; to the fun Hallowscream collection the whole family can enjoy.
And of course there are plenty of thrills for sports fans – including all the action from Phillip Island at the MotoGP Australia Grand Prix; plus the first game in the Gillette T20 Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka; and the high-octane drama of the Formula 1 Mexico Grand Prix.
It’s a shockingly good week on Foxtel!
Continuing series include: Mr Inbetween (FOX SHOWCASE), Find Me a Beach House (LifeStyle), The Great Australian Bake Off (LifeStyle), American Horror Story: 1984 (FOX SHOWCASE), Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle), Debi Marshall Investigates Frozen Lies (Crime + Investigation), The Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), World On Fire (BBC First), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Crikey! It’s The Irwins (Animal Planet), Mayans M.C. (FOX SHOWCASE), Batwoman (FOX8), Supergirl (FOX8), Doom Patrol (FOX8), The Flash (FOX8), Pennyworth (FOX8), Arrow (FOX8), Swamp Thing (FOX8), Summer of Rockets (BBC First), The Indian Dream Hotel (LifeStyle), E! True Hollywood Story (E!), Tribes, Animals & Me (BBC Earth), Why We Hate (Discovery Channel), Activate: The Global Citizen Movement (National Geographic), Extreme Cake Makers (LifeStyle Food), Spiky Gold Hunters (A&E), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Private Eyes (Universal TV), Jack Stein: Inside the Box (LifeStyle Food), Inside the Ambulance (LifeStyle), Crimes that Shook Britain (Crime + Investigation), Island of Bryan (LifeStyle Home), Gold Rush (Discovery Channel), Bar Rescue (A&E), Below Deck (Arena), Ultimate Mysteries (HISTORY), Very Scary People (Crime + Investigation), Mr Mercedes (FOX SHOWCASE), The Affair (FOX SHOWCASE), 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation (HISTORY), The Graham Norton Show (UKTV), Gino’s Adriatic Coastal Adventure (LifeStyle Food), Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (MTV), Million Dollar Listing New York (Arena), The Family Chantel (TLC), WWII: The Prince of Empire (HISTORY), Street Outlaws (Discovery Turbo), The Goldbergs (Universal TV), The Real Housewives of Orange County (Arena), Back in Time for School (LifeStyle), The Real Housewives of Dallas (Arena), Portals to Hell (TLC), Say Yes to the Dress (TLC), Garage Squad (Discovery Turbo), Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (MTV), The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Channel), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (LifeStyle Home), 60 Days In (Crime + Investigation), Abandoned Engineering (HISTORY), Teen Mom 2 (MTV), Primal Instinct (TLC)
Monday, October 21
Watchmen – FOX SHOWCASE, EXPRESS at 12pm, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Creator Damon Lindelof (Lost) takes viewers back to a world in which fighting crime is a crime in itself in this new reimagining of the 1986 comic book about vigilante masked crusaders – starring Regina King and Jeremy Irons.
Great British Menu, s14 – LifeStyle Food, 9.30pm
The UK’s most-loved and longest-running food competition returns in its 14th season. Watch with awe as some of Britain’s top chefs compete for the chance to create a decadent four-course menu to be served to prominent guests at a prestigious banquet.
Attenborough & The Giant Dinosaur – BBC Earth, 8.30pm
A giant fossil unearthed in the desert – measuring an incredible 37m in length and weighing more than 70 metric tonnes – lures David Attenborough all the way to Argentina.
Wicked Tuna: North vs South – National Geographic, 7.30pm
As a new bluefin season gets underway in the Outer Banks, the Northern boats take on some stiff competition from a tough new Southern fleet in a battle for the bigger haul.
Double Dare – Nickelodeon, 6pm
Leading up to Halloween, Double Dare delivers a week of hair-raising, slime-filled episodes. In the first outing, friends take on twins in a series of challenges with a scary twist. Hosted by Liz Koshy, recently named one of TIME magazine’s “25 Most Influential People on the Internet”.
Mighty Car Mods: Turbos and Temples 2 – Discovery Channel, 9.30pm
Aussie car enthusiasts Marty Mulholland and Blair ‘Moog’ Joscelyne embark on an epic four-part road trip across Hokkaido – Japan’s second largest island – in a car they bought on the internet.
Tuesday, October 22
Fake or Fortune?, s6 – foxtel arts, 8.30pm
Journalist Fiona Bruce and art dealer and expert Philip Mould hit the road, looking at a landscape that could be a lost masterpiece by Constable, travelling abroad to verify an early Gauguin and even venturing to Australia to prove whether an online purchase is the work of Aussie great Tom Robert.
The Strongest Man in History – A&E, 4pm
The four strongest men in the world – Eddie Hall, Brian Shaw, Nick Best and Robert Oberst – travel the world, investigating the legends of strongmen and testing their own strength as they attempt to prove once and for all which one of them is the strongest man in history.
True Love or True Lies? – MTV, EXPRESS at 8am, ENCORE at 8.30pm
Think you could spot a real couple from a fake one? In this new series out of the UK, loved-up couples – and those pretending to be – go head-to-head, competing for a cash prize. Each episode, couples vote on who is faux and who is geniuine, and one pair will be eliminated.
Naked and Afraid, s10 – Discovery Channel, 10.25pm
Two complete strangers are dropped in the jungle with literally nothing – not even clothes! – but each other, their survival skills and a good sense of humour to see them through cold nights, snake bites, sunburn and everything in between.
Incident in a Ghostland – Thriller Movies, 8.30pm
Airing as part of the channel’s 12 Days of Screams this Halloween line-up, this psychological horror will have you checking under your bed before lights out! Sixteen years after her family was tormented, successful horror author Beth (Crystal Reed) returns home to her traumatised mother and sister she left behind.
Wednesday, October 23
Spider-Man: Far from Home – Store
Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is grappling with the expectations that come with being Spider-Man, when all he really wants to do is enjoy his European school trip and hang out with his crush MJ (Zendaya). Unfortunately his plans are scuttled when he agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) save the day with new superhero Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). Another must-see action-packed Marvel spectacle!
On Tour: Shawn Mendes – [V], 4pm
Stitches and If I Can’t Have You singer Shawn Mendes has stolen the hearts all around the world with his charm and brilliantly crafted music. As he heads our way for a concert tour, get access all areas to his greatest songs in this one-hour special devoted to his biggest hits.
Forged In Fire: Knife or Death, s2B – A&E, 8.30pm
This popular spin-off to Forged in Fire, which focuses on those who are experts at handling sharp weapons, returns for the second half of its second season. Participants will work their way through a very confronting obstacle course to see who can wield their blade best, and eventually make it through to nab the US$20,000 prize? Talk about a cutting-edge competition.
NBA – ESPN, LIVE from 11am
The NBA off-season delivered some big-name player movements and, with the new campaign tipping off, we’ll see how it all pans out. The regular season begins with a Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans clash at 11am this morning. Then at 1.30pm, the LA Clippers take on their cross-town rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony Davis now joins LeBron James at the Lakers, while the Clippers welcome Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Lady Windermere’s Fan – foxtel arts, 8.30pm
Continuing its tribute to Oscar Wilde, foxtel arts presents one of his all-time classics, this hilarious and cutting comedy about a young woman who suspects that her new husband may be unfaithful. British comedian Kathy Burke directed an adaptation at London’s Vaudeville Theatre last year, and it was filmed for this special.
Thursday, October 24
Castle Rock, s2 – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
When this anthology series makes its welcome return to our screens tonight, Stephen King’s fictional Maine town plays host to a new story that promises to be just as captivating and mysterious as the last. An origin tale of sorts for King’s infamous Misery character Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan), season two focuses on her arrival in Castle Rock. As an ongoing feud between rival clans reaches boiling point, the war quickly spills over into the quiet town.
Rock Legends, s10 – foxtel arts, 8pm
Music fans will love the return of this series that explores the careers and lives of famous rock musicians, as well as a wider look at the rock genre that has made such a mark on popular culture. Learn the stories behind some big-name artists, and enjoy archive footage that shows how they brought the house down. Tonight features Boston, REO Speedwagon and Styx.
Russell Howard and Mum: Globetrotters, s4 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
Ever thought of travelling the world with your mum? English comedian Russell Howard has, and not only that, he’s happy to have the cameras along as he traverses the globe with his mother, Ninette, in this series. Each season they learn something new about various cultures, and each other, in a very entertaining way. See what the dynamic duo gets up to this time!
OutDaughtered, s4 – TLC, 7.30pm
Revisit the hectic, but happy, Busby household. Danielle and Adam got quite a shock when they found out they were having quintuplets, but now they can’t imagine life any other way. As the quints turn three, things can be chaotic and stressful, but for the Busbys, their brood is the best! Catch some special episodes from tonight as season four heads our way.
7 Little Johnstons, s5 – TLC, 9.30pm
See what’s next for the Johnstons in a fresh season that follows this family of little people who live in Georgia. For Trent and Amber, nothing stays the same in their home. Their five children are all getting older and experiencing plenty of new things, and that entails plenty of trials and tribulations! But even through the tough times, this family sticks together.
Friday, October 25
Room 104, s3 – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm
It’s a new season of the series created by the Mark and Jay Duplass. The enticing, yet simple, premise is this: each episode is a self-contained story taking place in the titular hotel room. Prepare for some absorbing, and often very dark tales. For instance, this season’s premiere episode, which stars Luke Wilson, takes a step way back in time. Are we still in Room 104?
Crank Yankers, s5 – The Comedy Channel, 8.30pm
The cult comedy series which makes all these prank phone calls everyone talks about making (but never does) returns. Those rascally puppets are back, with celebrity voices such as Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan dialling up numbers to make you giggle.
Happy Birthday: Katy Perry – [V], 10am ENCORE at 4pm
Get set for a Firework or two as [V] celebrates the 35th birthday of that colourful chanteuse, Katy Perry! She’s the queen of bubblegum pop and so what better way to start your Friday than with some of her most catchy hits? Bursting onto the charts with I Kissed a Girl, Ms Perry has definitely Roar-ed her way into our hearts. Turn up the volume and get set to sing along.
MotoGP: Australian Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE 8.55am
MotoGP comes Down Under! It’s Phillip Island’s turn to host the best riders from around the globe. Alma Pramac Racing’s Jack Miller will have the home crowd behind him as he attempts to become the first Aussie MotoGP rider to win here since Casey Stoner in 2012. Watch as he tries to unseat superstars such as Marc Márquez and last year’s victor, Spain’s Maverick Viñales. Don’t forget to catch race day itself, this Sunday October 27 from 9.30am.
Airport Security: Brazil – National Geographic, 8.30pm
Come behind the scenes of South America’s busiest airport, São Paolo International Airport in Brazil, as agents work to prevent drug trafficking, trying to outsmart those who hide illegal substances in all sorts of unexpected places, even inside their bodies. Fascinating, and also frightening.
Saturday, October 26
The Mule – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Clint Eastwood directs, produces and stars in this gripping film inspired by a true story, about a war veteran who, at the age of 90, becomes a fledgling drug mule for a Mexican cartel. With his business facing foreclosure, Earl Stone (Eastwood) unwittingly accepts a job moving cocaine between Texas and Illinois. He soon succumbs to the hefty cash he can make, but can he elude the authorities, led by Agent Bates (Bradley Cooper)?
2019 Rugby World Cup Semifinals – FOX SPORTS 503 and RWC 4K Ultra HD , LIVE 6pm
We are now a week away from finding out who’ll reign supreme at the Rugby World Cup 2019! It’s semifinal weekend, so don’t miss a second of the two semifinals coming live from Yokohama that are sure to deliver incredible rugby action. The first gets underway tonight at 6pm, and then the second is tomorrow Sunday October 27 at 8pm. See the top four teams give it all they’ve got as we narrow it down to our two final contenders.
Hallowscream! – Family Movies, from 7.30pm
Family Movies offers up the best kid-friendly spook-fests with some fun movie doubles, kicking things off with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, followed by the 2018 sequel the next night. Other flicks to revisit with any little ones in your life include Monsters vs Aliens and the Addams Family films, with Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation rounding it all out on Friday November 1.
Terminator Trilogy – Action Movies, from 6.40pm
It’s been 35 years since The Terminator launched its surprise assault on the box office. Ahead of the latest film’s cinematic release, Action Movies goes back to where it all began this evening, so catch 1984’s original flick, followed by Terminator 2: Judgment Day and then Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Get your fix of Arnold Schwarzenegger at his action-flick best!
Formula 1 Mexico Grand Prix – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE 1.45am
All your Formula 1 favourites head to the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. Last year, Max Verstappen owned this event, while leading Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valterri Bottas had to make do with fourth and fifth respectively. They will both be wanting to redress that upset. The first practice takes place this morning, then there’s more Formula 1 action all weekend, culminating with race day live on Monday October 28 at 4.30am.
Killed Abroad – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm
Retired detective David Swindle looks into two cases which have baffled the authorities. Two Scots, in separate incidents, met their deaths in Spain in mysterious circumstances – one was punched not long after arriving in the beach town of Lloret de Mar, the other fell from an apartment in the resort area of Benidorm. Can Swindle discover what happened?
Sunday, October 27
Gillette T20 Series: Australia vs Sri Lanka Game 1 – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 2.30pm
The cricket season is heating up! Sri Lanka heads to our shores for a three-game Twenty20 series, beginning today at Adelaide Oval, with game two at the Gabba on October 30, and game three at the MCG on November 1. Off the back of a busy year featuring the ICC Cricket World Cup in the UK and the Ashes series against England, Australia has returned home refreshed ahead of Sri Lanka’s arrival, with captain Aaron Finch at the helm.
Hyundai A-League – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 4pm
Two games close this weekend’s Round 3 of the new Hyundai A-League season. See who comes out on top when Perth Glory heads across to New Zealand to take on Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium at 4pm, and then at 6pm catch Western United FC and Melbourne City FC as they go head to head at GMHBA Stadium.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Premiere Movies, 8.30pm
Melissa McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe for her starring role in this fascinating biopic. When biographer Lee Israel (McCarthy) falls on hard times, she finds herself “embellishing” – that is, forging – literary letters by famous writers to make ends meet. Darkly comic, with compelling performances from leads McCarthy and Richard E Grant.
Crawl – Store
Get in the Halloween spirit on your Sunday night with this super-scary new release on Store. College student Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders during a hurricane and returns home to find her father (Barry Pepper) unconscious. With flood waters rising, they must now avoid the jaws of terrifying alligators that are gathering.
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