Foxtel Highlights - Monday November 18 to Sunday November 24, 2019

The Australian Dream
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 WHAT’S NEW ON FOXTEL THIS WEEK

Monday November 18 to Sunday November 24, 2019

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

  

For any television drama to hit 10 seasons is a landmark – and so it’s great to see Shameless make it to that milestone this week! With a great ensemble cast led by William H Macy, this series balances both humour and drama perfectly, so we’re glad to see the Gallaghers back on our screens!

It feels too soon, but already it’s time for the checkered flag to come down on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship! All drivers head to  Newcastle for the final race, don’t miss seeing how the cards fall as the drivers hurtle to the finish line for the last time this year.

Cricket fans can enjoy the final regular matches for the Marsh One-Day Cup before the final on November 26; and then it’s time for some must-see international cricket as the Australia vs Pakistan: First Test gets underway on Thursday!

This week you’ll also find two fascinating documentaries arriving on Store: take your pick from The Australian Dream which tells the inspiring story of former AFL star Adam Goodes, or a moving portrait of one of our biggest musical talents in Mystify: Michael Hutchence as told by someone who knew him well.

Also don’t miss new episodes of the two very different series that are on everyone’s lips at the moment – His Dark Materials and Watchmen. When you’re talking about ‘watercooler television’ – these are the ones of the moment, so don’t fall behind!

Continuing series include: His Dark Materials (FOX SHOWCASE), Watchmen (FOX SHOWCASE), Catherine the Great (FOX SHOWCASE), Britannia (FOX SHOWCASE), Prodigal Son (FOX ONE), Dark Heart (BBC First), Find Me a Beach House (LifeStyle), The Great Australian Bake Off (LifeStyle), Sanditon (BBC First), The Veronicas: Blood Is for Life (MTV), Mr Inbetween (FOX SHOWCASE), Love It Or List It Australia (LifeStyle), World on Fire (BBC First), Castle Rock (FOX SHOWCASE), All Rise (FOX ONE), Road to Riches (A&E), Only in Oz (National Geographic), Fake or Fortune? (foxtel arts), Outback Opal Hunters (Discovery Channel), Aussie Lobster Men (Discovery Channel), Crikey! It’s the Irwins (Animal Planet), The Walking Dead (FOX SHOWCASE), S.W.A.T. (FOX ONE), Batwoman (FOX8), Supergirl (FOX8), Doom Patrol (FOX8), The Flash (FOX8), Pennyworth (FOX8), Arrow (FOX8), Botched (E!), Silicon Valley (The Comedy Channel), Single Parents (FOX8), Bless This Mess (FOX8), Superstore (FOX8), Fresh off the Boat (FOX8), Earth’s Natural Wonders (BBC Earth), Indian Dream Hotel on Tour (LifeStyle), The Jonathan Ross Show (UKTV), American Pickers: Best of (A&E), Chicago Fire (FOX ONE), Lost Cities with Albert Lin (National Geographic), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Arena), The Real Housewives of New Jersey (Arena), Vintage Tech Hunters (A&E), Why We Hate (Discovery Channel), The Aquarium (Animal Planet), Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (Crime + Investigation), Tribes, Animals & Me (BBC Earth), Great British Menu (LifeStyle Food), SCREEN (foxtel arts), Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!), Garage Squad (Discovery Turbo), My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? (TLC), Rock Legends (foxtel arts), Russell Howard and Mum: Globetrotters (The Comedy Channel), Inside the Ambulance (LifeStyle), Crimes that Shook Britain (Crime + Investigation), Gold Rush (Discovery Channel), Bar Rescue (A&E), Below Deck (Arena), Ultimate Mysteries (HISTORY), Very Scary People (Crime + Investigation), 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel), Ghosted: Love Gone Missing (MTV), Street Outlaws (Discovery Turbo), The Goldbergs (Universal TV), The Real Housewives of Orange County (Arena), The Jim Jefferies Show (The Comedy Channel), Sarah Beeny’s Renovate Don’t Relocate (LifeStyle Home), Teen Mom 2 (MTV)

Monday, November 18

 

Marsh One-Day Cup: Tasmania vs Queensland – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 9.45am

The final of the domestic Marsh One-Day Cup is next Tuesday, November 26, so the final three matches at 9.45am each day for the next three days, are crucial. Today Tasmania takes on Queensland. Then tomorrow see Victoria and South Australia battle it out, before Tasmania are back for one final game, this time against New South Wales, on Wednesday.

 

The 2000s – HISTORY, 9.30pm

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog executive produce this fascinating look at the cultural and political milestones of the decade that produced inventions that these days we can’t imagine how we did without – such as Facebook and the iPhone.

 

Gordon, Gino and Fred: The Ultimate Roadtrip – LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm

Revered chefs and long-time buddies Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix are back and hitting the road once again. This time around, they travel through their respective homelands – Scotland, Italy and France – showcasing the food each region is renowned for.

 

Home of the Year, s5 – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

Prepare to be wowed and inspired as 21 of the most unique and intricately designed homes across Ireland compete to be crowned Home of the Year by three expert judges. Each episode, a trio of abodes will be put under the microscope – which will come out on top?

 

History Erased – HISTORY, 8.30pm

Imagine a world in which a country suddenly just ceased to exist. What would that look like exactly? In this eye-opening experiment, each episode details the global impact that would result from removing the leaders and game-changing innovators from key nations.

 

Tuesday, November 19

Expedition Unknown, s6 – Discovery Channel, 8.30pm

Intrepid adventurer Josh Gates is back to investigate more unsolved stories from across the globe, as well as uncovering recent developments in some of his more recent explorations – including a possible breakthrough in his search for the Snake King tomb in Guatemala.

 

The Search for USS Lagarto – HISTORY, 8.30pm

Some 60 years after its disappearance, this special tells the powerful story of the last battle of the submarine USS Lagarto – found entombed at the bottom of the Gulf of Thailand with all 86 crew inside – and explores the mystery of why no-one escaped from the sinking vessel.

 

World’s Deadliest: Lions – Nat Geo WILD, 8.30pm

Grab your front-row seat to a spectacular show of nature’s most lethal predators in action as they battle foes and prey – and oftentimes each other – for survival in the wilds of Africa.

 

Dirty Mudder Truckers – Discovery Turbo, 9.30pm

In this competitive reality show, truck-racing teams go head-to-head with one of the best crews in America: the Dirty 7. Each week, a new group of competitors takes on the challenge, hitting a dirt track in Florida in the hopes of winning bragging rights.

 

Wednesday, November 20  

 

The Australian Dream – Store

The infamous booing of Indigenous AFL legend Adam Goodes back in 2015 shook up the nation and sparked many intense conversations around racial discrimination. Australia’s relationship with racism is heavily examined through this thought-provoking documentary from journalist Stan Grant.

 

Vanished in Paradise: The Untold Story – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

It is a family’s worst nightmare when disaster unfolds on a holiday abroad. Hannah Upp, a 32-year-old teacher, disappeared in the US Virgin Islands in 2017 during a tumultuous hurricane period. Family and friends are still determined she’s alive and are on the hunt with authorities. Elizabeth Vargas looks into the case.

 

Sarah Off The Grid, s2 – LifeStyle Home, 9.30pm

Canadian home designer Sarah Richardson is back, joined by her husband Alex and mate Tommy, ready for a brand-new project. With her passion to restore old abodes rather than have them knocked down, her mission this time is to convert a century-old house into a luxury home good enough for the holiday rental market.

 

I Still See You – Foxtel Movies Thriller, 8.30pm

Bella Thorne (The Babysitter) and Richard Harmon (The 100) star in this supernatural thriller. A decade after an apocalyptic event left millions of people dead, their ghosts are visible to those left behind. For Roni (Thorne), it’s looking like one undead being has taken a particular interest in her. She joins forces with Kirk (Harmon) to find what this sinister spirit really wants.

 

Pity – Foxtel Movies Drama, 10.10pm

Margaret Pomeranz presents this Greek drama, directed by Babis Makridis, and co-written by Efthymis Filippou (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). It introduces us to Giannis (Yannis Drakopoulos) a lawyer constantly looking for pity and sadness – unlike the rest of humanity. A disturbing, dark and sometimes funny masterpiece.

 

Thursday, November 21

 

Shameless, s10 – FOX SHOWCASE, 8.30pm

The hit drama about the trials and tribulations of the Gallagher family, headed by William H Macy as Frank, is back for its 10th outing. While we may have lost one member of the clan, with Emmy Rossum’s Fiona leaving the series last season, we get one back as Ian (played by Cameron Monoghan) returns! There’s never a dull moment for this beleaguered (and brilliantly funny) bunch.

 

Domain Test Series: Australia vs Pakistan: First Test – FOX CRICKET, LIVE from 10am

The first Test of the summer gets underway today at the Gabba. Since Pakistan won the last Test series 1-0 against Australia in October 2018 in the United Arab Emirates, things have changed, especially with the Aussie team’s impressive bowling line-up led by Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. However, with the visitors now under new coach Misbah-ul-Haq, and with the talents of spin-bowler Yasir Shah, things could go either way means we’re in for some thrilling cricket!

 

Jamie Cooks Italy – LifeStyle Food, 8.30pm

The combination of Jamie Oliver’s cheeky and charming approach to food, combined with mouth-watering Italian cuisine comes together for this must-see series which finds Oliver traversing the country and finding the sorts of dishes guaranteed to be delicious and easy to prepare at home! We meet plenty of amazing locals who’ll share their favourite recipes.

 

Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues – foxtel arts, 9.30pm

Even though he passed away at the age of just 29, Hank Williams had already become a country music legend. This special looks at his rise to fame, and his decline due to ill health and alcoholism. Archive footage and interviews with Williams’ friends and family paint a comprehensive portrait.

 

Doom Patrol – FOX8, 8.30pm

Catch the latest episode of this new series which follows the exploits of some superpowered pals, such as Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby) and Negative Man (Matt Bomer). Considering that this squad have lived their lives with some unique and OTT abilities, is it any real surprise that in tonight’s instalment, they indulge in some much needed group therapy?

 

Friday, November 22  

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship: Coates Hire Newcastle 500 – FOX SPORTS 506, LIVE from 11:15am

This is it, the final event of this year’s Supercars calendar. It’s the last chance for all drivers to make an impact, so watch as they take to the streets of Newcastle for a heart-stopping conclusion. Scott McLaughlin, Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup will be putting everything on the line to finish the championship on a high. Don’t miss the thrilling final day this Sunday November 24, coming live from 8.15am.

 

JoJo’s Follow Your D.R.E.A.M. Special – Nickelodeon, 8.15pm

Following the success of JoJo Siwa’s massive tour of the US, UK and Ireland, the popular YouTube personality and Nickelodeon star is heading Down Under early next year. Before then, fans can take a very special look behind the scenes, as the 16-year-old prepares for her debut tour – from rehearsals to sound checks, costume fittings and a sneak peek of the performance!

 

American Dynasties: The Kennedys – HISTORY, 7.30pm

This new docuseries about the powerful American family provides compelling insight into its greatest triumphs and tragedies. The six-part series explores everything from the dominating command and political machinations of patriarch Joseph P Kennedy Sr to the assassinations of his sons John and Robert – aka Jack and Bobby – and the family legacy.

 

Attenborough: Gorillas – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

In this eye-opening special, come along as something very unique is found – a community of peaceful gorillas, who prefer to socialise than display the sort of aggressive behaviour experts have long thought inherent to the species. What makes them co-exist so harmoniously? 

 

Greta – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Curl up on the coach for this Friday night thriller. Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz star in this tense drama by director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game). Upon returning a handbag left on a New York City train, Frances (Moretz) befriends a lonely widow, Greta (Huppert), but it’s soon revealed that something dark and disturbing is at play.

 

Saturday, November 23

 

Hyundai A-League – FOX SPORTS 505, LIVE from 5pm

Three great clashes come your way today. To kick things off, Wellington Phoenix take on Brisbane Roar, then see who will be victorious when Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory meet up at 7.30pm. And then you don’t want to go anywhere as we get a rematch of last season’s grand final, when Perth Glory and Sydney FC go head to head at 9.30pm. The boys from Perth will be wanting payback – can they do it?

 

Behind Closed Doors – Crime + Investigation, 9.30pm

This documentary is not an easy watch, but important. Director Anna Hall interviews children who have witnessed domestic abuse – to show that even though they may be silent and unseen, children are more aware of what’s happening than adults may think.

 

Rebel Women’s Big Bash League: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers – FOX CRICKET, LIVE 7pm

Catch all the action from the pitch at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena as the Hobart Hurricanes aim to unleash the full force of their power against the strong Adelaide Strikers. When these teams met late last month, the Strikers managed a brilliant three-run victory. The Hurricanes are showing good form this season, though, so don’t count them out.

 

Final Score – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

If you’re in the mood for a Saturday night blockbuster – grab the popcorn and settle in! Former WWE star Dave Bautista plays Michael Knox, an ex-soldier taking a friend’s daughter to the soccer. Unfortunately, some terrorists have also rocked up – and hold the entire stadium at ransom, threatening to blow it up. Can he save the day? Also stars Pierce Brosnan.

 

The Aquarium – Animal Planet, 7.30pm

It’s a new episode of this series which has really made a splash! Set behind the scenes at the impressive Georgia Aquarium, it introduces viewers to those who work there and also the amazing sea life that call it home. Tonight, prepare to go “awww” as the team tend to Pinkie, an otter with a sore nose!

 

Sunday, November 24

 

The Sisters Brothers – Foxtel Movies Premiere, 8.30pm

Joaquin Phoenix, John C Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed star in this adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Patrick DeWitt. This comedy drama will take you back to 1851, where a pair of assassin brothers (Phoenix and Reilly) find themselves on an adventure that tests their fraternal bond. With its topnotch cast and quirky source material, this is a Western like no other.

 

Mystify: Michael Hutchence – Store

Spend your Sunday night with this moving documentary. Director Richard Lowenstein uses archival imagery and private home movies to paint an intimate portrait of former INXS frontman Michael Hutchence – who died in controversial circumstances in 1997 – revealing the complex, vulnerable soul behind the rock-star facade.

 

The Nightcrawlers – National Geographic, 8.30pm

This documentary follows some brave journalists as they venture out after dark to explore the dangerous war on drugs in the Philippines by President Rodrigo Duterte. They’ll investigate whether some vigilante groups are going so far as to kill those who are part of the illicit drug trade.

 

Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant, s2 – MTV, 6.30pm

It’s a new season of the series which follows some young mothers-to-be. This time Ashley, Brianna and Kayla are joined by two new teenagers, Kiaya and Rachel. They’ll all need to make decisions around their futures, deal with partners past and present, and their families and friends.

 

Catherine the Great – FOX SHOWCASE, 7.30pm

Helen Mirren has been nothing short of commanding in this stunning biographical series about Catherine the Great, which comes to a close this evening. Mirren shines as the indomitable ruler who set her own rules and wielded incredible power. If you’ve missed this sumptuous and impressive drama, episodes are available to stream on demand.

 

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