HD Heads-Up: February 24

❏ TV One will repeat the season two finale of A Place to Call Home late-night Saturday on March 5 ahead of the season three premiere on March 10 at 9.10. After Australia’s Channel Seven axed the period drama, Foxtel stepped in and ordered two more seasons for its pay-TV service. Apparently two endings were shot for season two: “The first, which was screened, wrapped up each story line in a slightly hasty fashion while the second leaves many questions unanswered and provides a dramatic springboard for the third series. It’s that second ending that will form the beginning of series three.” It can be seen on TVNZ Facebook and Ondemand sites, and will replace the original ending in the repeat of the S2 finale …

❏ Country Calendar will mark 50 years on air with an hour-long special on March 5. Hosted by Jim Hickey, 50 Golden Years will revisit three families to see how they’ve weathered the times. One family was first filmed in 1981 and another in 1972 — six years after the primetime staple first went to air in black and white. TV One will repeat the 7.00 Saturday special at 5.00 the next day …

❏ The same week TV One will wind up MasterChef Australia with a three-hour finale on the Friday — three days after the network airs Domino’s Pizza: A Slice of Life (9.30 Tuesday), which goes behind the scenes of how the company delivers 65 million pizzas globally each year. “It all felt very much The Office-esque though,” London’s Metro said of the Channel 4 doco, “with applauding managers making us feel a bit cringey” …

❏ TV2 will screen the network movie premiere of Lone Survivor on March 6 — the day after TV One squanders its network premiere of August: Osage County at 11pm. Other HD coming attractions that week include What a Girl Wants (TV2, 7.00 Saturday), Blood Diamond (TV2, 9.05 Saturday) and Ondine (TV2, 2.05am Sunday) …

❏ Prime will premiere Beneath New Zealand on March 7. The three-part series explores the country as a geological laboratory and will air 8.30 Mondays. According to the publicity, it blends both science and the oral tradition of Mataraunga Maori to “explain the landscape and brings to life the creation of Mount Cook, Mount Tarawera, Franz Josef glacier and the many rumblings in the Underworld” …

 

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