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Critical Condition: The White Princess

The White Princess | Prime, 8.30 Tuesday ➢ “A scheming queen, a suspicious court, and an uncertain young king — it’s all been done before. But The White Princess, Starz’s follow-up to the 2013 miniseries The White Queen … chronicling the War of the Roses and its aftermath, manages to make even 15th-century politics feel contemporary … The White Princess‘ biggest fault […]

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This Week in HD: December 10 – 16

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Africa (TV3, 4.55, R) Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.05) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (TV2, 7.00, R) Posh Pawn (TV1, 7.30)  Coast New Zealand (TV1, 8.30, R)  Silent Witness (Prime, […]

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It Will Be All White on the Night

In a welcomed but much overdue departure from convention, Prime will re-run The White Queen in HD (8.30 Wednesdays from tonight). Since converting to HD on the Sky platform, Sky has persisted with SD re-runs of series it licensed before the changeover. Given how long in gestation the HD switch was for the channel, you’d […]

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New to Blu: September 10-16

After suffering a less-than-regal run in SD on Prime, The White Queen at last can be seen on Blu-ray as it should have been broadcast. “Shot digitally on Arri Alexa cameras, The White Queen is presented with a AVC MPEG-4 codec, but only at 1080i resolution. “However, viewers will be hard-pressed to find a difference between this and a full 1080p […]

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