Tag Archives: Doctor Who

TVNZ Does the TARDIS Warp Again UPDATED

TVNZ’s on-demand ambitions have taken a quantum leap forward with this evening’s announcement it’s acquired the first Doctor Who series to star a female Time Lord. The broadcaster has yet to confirm which channel season 11 will screen on but says it will stream episodes at the same time they appear on the BBC’s iPlayer. […]

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Christmas Week HD Highlights

   Saturday Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers (TV3, 4.55) Movie: Arthur Christmas (TV2, 5.10, R) The X Factor UK (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TV3, 7.00) Movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol Movie (TV2, 7.00, R) MasterChef Junior USA (Prime, 7.30) Series Premiere: The Toy Box (TV1, 8.30) Agatha Raisin […]

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Christmas Week HD Highlights on Prime

Prime turns into a virtual Whoville this Christmas, with the fast-tracked 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special and Christmas Day and Boxing Day Time Lord marathons. It also opens Christmas Week with the premiere of another Rick Stein culinary adventure and caps it with the premiere of reality newcomer Rookie Cops.  In order of transmission: Rick […]

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New to Blu: December 6 – 12

   Despite being American made, American Made lands here on Blu-ray and 4K-UHD a month ahead of the US and two weeks earlier than the UK. Extras include deleted scenes, filmmaker thoughts on the appeal and importance of their movie, star Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman discussing the making of American Made (as well as the aerial stunts), three of the cast discussing […]

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Critical Condition: Dark

Dark | Netflix, from Friday ➢ “At first glance, Dark, Netflix’s first original German-language series, might seem familiar to fans of the streaming service’s other recent hits. The show centres on a small town plagued by strange goings-on at a nearby power facility … But its creators are quick to point out that Dark isn’t a […]

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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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