Tag Archives: Our Zoo

Prime to Debut Durrells (and Other Animals)

Prime at last will premiere feelgood crowdpleaser The Durrells. Based on naturalist Gerald Durrell’s memoir of growing up on Corfu in the 1930s, My Family And Other Animals, it was widely praised when it screened six months ago on Sunday nights in the UK and quickly renewed. The Daily Mail hailed it as “a masterclass in ideal Sunday telly — never […]

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New Season: Will Beefcake Top Kitchen Hit?

Will the last week of The Bachelor NZ out-rate My Kitchen Rules? TV3’s dating contest has proved competitive against TV2’s mega-hit, with the gap between them in key demographics sometimes narrowing to a couple of rating points. But TBNZ has never gained the upper hand, although that could change with tonight’s penultimate episode and Wednesday’s season finale, when Arthur Green will take the […]

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Doug Coutts: Our Zoo

TV Preview: Our Zoo | TV1, 8.45 Thursday Our Zoo is a BBC drama series based on the true story of the Mottershead family who, in the face of staunch opposition and huge personal sacrifice, founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s. (Thanks BBC website.)   If you liked All Creatures Great and Small, My Family and […]

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This Week in HD: April 25-May 1

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly on the networks in 1080i  Saturday Trade Zone Gone Fishin’ (TV3, 5.30) The Amazing Race (TV2, 5.30, 5.1) Joey (TV2, 6.20, R) Movie: Cats & Dogs 2: Revenge of Kitty Galore (TV2, 6.50, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Storage Hunters (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) Network Movie Premiere: War Horse (TV1, 7.30, 5.1) Ice Road […]

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HD Heads-Up: April 25-May 1

Lest we forget TV1 used to fly the flag for public broadcasting, the network will commemorate Anzac Day’s centenary with all guns blazing. In the last few years its April 25 coverage has been overshadowed by Maori TV’s. But not this year. On April 25 it will screen wall-to-wall Anzac specials, a mix of drama, […]

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