Tag Archives: Poldark

When Will Poldark Ride Again?

Prime is soon to unveil a raft of newcomers but there’s still no sign of the latest season of Poldark. It went to air in the UK on June 10 and draws on the final third of Winston Graham’s sixth Poldark book, The Four Swans and all of book seven, The Angry Tide. The action of […]

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Royal Dramas to Rule

The same week TVNZ 1 premieres season two of Victoria, Prime will launch the sequel to The White Queen, The White Princess. The young Queen Victoria drama will reign from September 10 (8.30 Sundays) and The White Princess will replace Poldark from September 12 (8.30 Tuesdays). And returning to Netflix for its second season from December […]

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Critical Condition: Poldark

Poldark (Prime, 8.30 Tuesday) ➢ “The third series has clearly plumped firmly for the ‘more of the same’ approach, opening with Elizabeth (Heida Reed) galloping recklessly along a windswept clifftop, bosom heaving as Aidan Turner’s Ross rode to her rescue … Writer Debbie Horsfield has hit on a winning formula, delivering escapist melodrama and occasional subtler […]

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This Week in HD: July 8 – 14

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Extreme Road Rescue (TV1, 4.55, F) Movie: The Incredibles (TV2, 4.55, R) The Block NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Ados Addicted to Fishing (Prime, 5.00) 1 News at 6pm (TV1, 6.00) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00) Flog It! (Prime, 6.00) Britain’s Got Talent (TV1, 7.00) Network Movie Premiere: Hotel Transylvania 2 (TV2, […]

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HD Ratings: Desserts Just What TV3 Ordered

It may have flamed out in Australia but Zumbo’s Just Desserts, which continues tonight at 7.30, has curried favour with TV3’s target audience, 25-54 year-olds. Monday’s episode averaged 4.0% to beat TVNZ 1’s reality re-runs and TVNZ 2’s Christmas Makes You Laugh Out Loud. Last Tuesday’s episode rated even higher — 4.5% — to average more […]

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HD Heads-Up: November 24

Whodunit doco for Serial buffs … Oscar-winning Amy rocks … Prime will premiere one of the best fly-on-the-beat documentaries in years, The Murder Detectives (8.35 Fridays from December 9). The Guardian likened the observational Channel 4 series to the Serial podcast and hailed it “as gripping and moving as any drama … [it] had no sexy pathologists or […]

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Critical Condition: Poldark

Poldark (Prime, 8.30 Tuesday) “As last year’s biggest hit TV drama returns for a second series, did Poldark recapture the magic that got the whole of Britain talking last year? Absolutely. There were no signs here of nerves or second album syndrome. Picking up from exactly where we left off (as Ross was arrested and faced the fight […]

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This Week in HD: October 1 – 7

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i    Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 4.55) Africa (TV3, 4.55, R) Movie: Flushed Away (TV2, 5.20, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  Simply Nigella (Prime, 6.00, R) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Wonderful World of Disney: Bridge to Terabithia (TV2, 7.00, R) Network Movie Premiere: The Boxtrolls (TV3, 7.00, 5.1) The Great Pottery Throw Down (TV1, 7.30)  The Holiday […]

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Prime Spring Clean Half-Baked UPDATED*

Prime will refresh its schedule in the first week of October with an impressive slate of newcomers but two of the best won’t be in HD. At least fans of Poldark will be able to see the costume drama here in HD for the first time, when it succeeds Jericho as the 8.30 lead-in to Game […]

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