Tag Archives: Poldark

HD Heads-Up: August 17 – 23

  ➢➢ Three will try to steal the local limelight from TVNZ 2 when it launches the Jonah mini-series the same weekend that Celebrity Treasure Island goes to air. TVNZ 2 will strip the latter three nights a week (7.00 Sundays, 7.30 Mondays and Tuesdays) while the legendary rugby player’s life story will screen over two […]

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Critical Condition: Beecham House

Beecham House | SoHo2, 8.30 Wednesday ☆☆☆☆ “ITV’s new drama Beecham House is set in late 18th-century India where the British and French were still battling it out for supremacy … It’s just as well that the series is produced, directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha, the maker of Bhaji on the Beach and Bend It […]

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Leaving Neon in July

   This month is your last chance to stream a slew of TV series and movies on Neon. Leaving this week and next are the following (with their final streaming dates): Geostorm (July 23) Suburbicon (July 23) The Snowman (July 30) Jigsaw (July 30) The Change-Up (July 30) Fortitude S2 (July 31) Mr Young S1-2 (July 31) Poldark S1 (July […]

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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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