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Tonight in HD: May 12

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Said The Hollywood Reporter of episode five: “In a rousing return to form, the Far Away Places episode of Mad Men was its most ambitious this season and one that, given the last couple of overly-obvious efforts, would normally cause serious worry about its ability to pull off not only […]

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Tonight in HD: May 5

 SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) While Lane needs help closing with a potential new client, Pete begins to crack under the pressure of both his home life and work life. The Daily Telegraph said this episode, which cast member John Slatterly (Roger Sterling) directed, was “built around the slowly unravelling life of Pete Campbell and […]

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Tonight in HD: April 21

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) A grossly overweight Betty discovers she has a tumour, Peggy interviews an obnoxious young copywriter for a job, the firm tries to get the Mohawk Airlines account back, and Don and Harry court The Rolling Stones to record a commercial. Said The Hollywood Reporter in an excellent analysis of the first […]

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Tonight in HD: April 14

SoHo Highlight: Mad Men (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) Talk about Mad Man-ia — SoHo is preceding the movie-length premiere of season five with the season-four finale at 7.30. And if the US reviews are accurate, virtually the only aspect of this season that disappoints is there are three fewer episodes than previous seasons because of the deal […]

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Tonight in HD: April 7

SoHo Highlight: Einstein and Eddington (Sky 10, 8.30, 5.1) HBO Films presents a look at the evolution of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, and his relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to understand his ideas. Andy Serkis plays Einstein and ex-Doctor Who David Tennant a “very tweedy time lord” (Eddington) in a dramatisation that The […]

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Tonight in HD: March 24

SoHo Highlight: The Shadow Line (Sky 10,9.40, 5.1) Khokar is forced to retire after Gabriel rumbles that he had Petra try and kill Gatehouse (Stehen Rea, above). As villains fall out, Gabriel goes to meet Gatehouse in a deserted rural location for a final showdown. Said The Daily Telegraph of the series finale: “The Shadow Line visually delineated […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 15-18

TVNZ’s Sunday night HD hits The Politically Incorrect Guide to Grown-Ups and The Big Bang Theory continue to thwart Would I Lie to You’s prospects on TV3. The Nigel Latta series last night averaged 12.0% of the demographic TV One and TV3 pursue, 25-54 year-olds, compared to Big Bang’s 10.7% and Lie to You’s 4.6%. […]

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Tonight in HD: March 17

SoHo Highlight: The Shadow Line (Sky 10, 9.35, 5.1) Glickman meets Gabriel, telling him that Gatehouse will give him the answers he needs but to beware that Gatehouse will use his ‘secrets’ to hurt him. According to The Guardian, we can expect “shocking scenes, dastardly plans and Kill Bill-style antics” to bring things “to a harrowing head”. Echoed […]

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HDTV Ratings: March 7-11

Sunday’s free-to-air HD premiere of The Dark Knight helped TV2 to win the night with nearly seven hours of wall-to-wall HD programming, from Pretty Little Liars at 5.30pm to Revenge at 11.40pm. The Batman sequel averaged 9.1%-10.7% of the key demographics, and was roughly twice as popular as TV3’s HD drama, The Big C, which started […]

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Terra Nova Hubble Rubble?

Terra Nova star Stephen Lang has criticised Fox TV’s axing of the fledgling sci-fi show (TV3, 7.30pm Saturdays) as “myopic as it would have been to scrap the Hubble” after it was launched with a critical flaw. “Yet even with an improperly ground mirror the Hubble delivered extraordinary images,” Lang told Deadline. “When the flaw […]

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