This Weekend in HD: July 30-31


CSI: MIami (TV3, 9.30 Sunday)


Annabel Langbein The Free Range Cook (TV One, 5.25, R)

Annabel travels to Alexandra to gather the most delicious organic honey for a dessert of honey vanilla panna cotta.

Hyundai Country Calendar (TV One, 7.00)

McKenzie Country run-holder Peter Mackay herds his sheep to sale.

ITM Fishing Show (TV3, 7.00)

After battling massive bronzies off the beach last week, on a mission to collect DNA samples, the mission continues and the team use a remote controlled helicopter to help out.

The Voice (TV2, 7.30)

Coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton start to break down their teams with a little help from four guest judges, and the singers show their talents by performing duets.

Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (TV2, 8.30)

The life and loves of a man experiencing his life backwards. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett star. (2008).


Let’s Get Inventin’ (TV2, 5.00)

Shaun Graham from Pakuranga aims to take the danger out of chain-sawing branches up a tree with his robotic chainsaw.

Cafe Secrets (TV3, 5.00)

Café chef Polo David shows Julie Le Clerc how to make a special grilled halmoui salad. In return, Julie makes gourmet venison pies to add to the café’s menu.

World Kitchen (TV3, 5.30)

The Meekong Delta is known as Vietnam’s breadbasket. Nici Wickes starts early for breakfast at a market and at home makes caramelised chicken and vermicelli herb salad.

Joey (TV2, 6.30, R)

Joey’s agent offers his overbearing sister, Gina, a job at the agency and Joey wakes up next to his neighbour.

The Food Truck (TV One, 7.00, F)

Chef Michael Van De Elzen attempts to create a healthy, tasty alternative to fried chicken to sell at the Pasifika Festival in Western Springs, Auckland.

Raising Hope (TV3, 7.00)

Season premiere: Jimmy Chance’s life takes a drastic turn when he finds out that Lucy, his wanted felon one-night stand, gave birth to their baby, who he is now charged with raising. Reviews: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today.

CSI: Miami (TV3, 9.30, 5.1)

Miami is ablaze with crime and chaos when Memmo Fiero, Horatio’s wife’s killer, returns to take control of the city. Reviews: ScreenCrave, Daemon’s TV.

The Good Wife (TV3, 10.25, 5.1)

Lockhart Gardner law firm represents client and drug kingpin Lemond Bishop in divorce proceedings, even though Bishop wants reconciliation; Kalinda is subpoenaed for a jury investigation. Reviews: Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles TimesAV Club.

The Walking Dead (TV2, 10.40, R)

Repeat of Wednesday’s season premiere: Rick searches for his family after emerging from a coma into a world terrorised by the walking dead. Morgan and Duane, whom he meets along the way, help teach Rick the new rules for survival. ReviewsWall Street JournalEntertainment WeeklyTimeWashington Post.

The Deep End (TV3, 11.20, 5.1)

Addy’s long-distance boyfriend arrives, with an agenda of his own.

The Pacific (TV One, 11.50, R)

Water is in short supply and the stifling heat takes control on Peleliu as Leckie is wounded and evacuated.

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