Tag Archives: Doctor Who
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Critical Condition: Trust Me

Trust Me | TVNZ 1, 8.45 Sunday ➢ “She hasn’t yet zapped a Dalek in anger but Jodie Whittaker is already the most controversial Doctor Who ever. The Time Lord enthusiasts in a tizzy over the casting of a woman in the incredibly heavyweight role of a space adventurer who lives in a big blue box […]

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Easter Hatches Ratings Surprises

   It wasn’t a happy Easter for The Bachelor NZ, with Monday’s episode getting crushed by the HD competition. It averaged only 2.6% of Three’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds, compared to 5.9% for TVNZ 1’s Saving Mr Banks and 6.6% for TVNZ 2’s My Kitchen Rules. TBNZ’s low turnout also was bad news for lead-out The […]

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Critical Condition: Doctor Who

Doctor Who (Prime, 7.30 Monday) “The agonisingly long wait is over. After a 16-month hiatus, proper weekly Doctor Who is back for 12 episodes, and the fact that the first of series ten is called The Pilot is not to be taken lightly. There’s a reference to a pilot within the dialogue, but you could […]

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This Week in HD: April 15 – 21

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  The Hunt (TV3, 5.00, R) Ultimate Fishing With Matt Watson (TV1, 5.00) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) The Simpsons (TV2, 6.00, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  The Middle (TV2, 6.30, 5.1, R) Special: Royal Variety Performance 2016 (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: The Last Airbender (TV3, […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 1

Doctor Who fans can look forward to the latest series airing here from Easter. Prime will premiere it 7.30 on Easter Monday following a re-run of the 2016 Christmas special on Easter Sunday. The season premiere will screen here two days after the UK, with the BBC set to air it on Easter Saturday. New […]

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New to Blu: March 29 – April 4

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them can be found this week on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and 4K-UHD. But Kiwis are missing out on the 4K releases of the last four Harry Potter movies, which go on sale in Australia, the UK and the US at the same time as Beasts. According to AVS Forum, […]

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Critical Condition: Class

Class (Prime, 9.30 Fridays) “Doctor Who has been many things – epic, scary, life-affirming, naff – but up to this point, not many would have called it especially cool. Stay with me … Class is familiar territory seen through new eyes. We are talking about a youth-oriented spinoff from a children’s show that grown adults enjoy […]

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This Week in HD: December 24 – 30

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Premiere: Snow Chick: A Penguin’s Tale (TV3, 4.50) Movie: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs Evil (TV2, 5.15, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  Special: Posh Pawn at Christmas (TV1, 7.00) Grease Live! (TV3, 7.00, R) Movie: Night at the Museum (Prime, 7.30, R) Special: A Kylie Christmas (TV1, 8.05)  […]

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Prime Doctors Christmas Week Highlights

Prime will screen the newest Doctor Who Christmas special virtually the same day as the BBC. The Return of Doctor Mysterio will air 7.30 on Boxing Day in HD, barely within 12 hours of the UK broadcast. “What we know so far is that The Return of Doctor Mysterio will see the Doctor team up with […]

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Critical Condition: The Secret Agent

The Secret Agent (SoHo, 8.30 Monday/encore, 9.30 Sunday) “The BBC can’t seem to leave The Secret Agent alone — it’s commissioned four adaptations of Joseph Conrad’s 1907 novel about the social and psychological underpinnings of a bomb attack. That probably says less about Conrad than it does about the continuing relevance of terrorism as a subject […]

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