HD Heads-Up: April 22-28

➢➢ Buried overnight on TVNZ 1 is the premiere of a grisly South African thriller that will appeal to Scandi-noir fans, Reyka (12.30am Thursday). The Independent said the mystery series “ropes in voodoo, dismemberment and an imprisoned paedophile with shades of Jimmy Savile and Hannibal Lecter … Beautifully filmed in stunning verdant landscapes and endless skies, The Cane Field Killings is a drama that sears itself into your consciousness” …

➢➢ TVNZ 1’s ANZAC Day coverage runs from the dawn service at 6am on April 25 to the wreath laying ceremony at 11am. They bookend re-runs of Battalion Anthems: Rongo Toa, Paradise SoldiersCoastwatchers – Operation Pacific and Anzac Day – War Stories, and the premiere of Tamati’s RSA Roadie, in which Tāmati Rimene-Sproat takes a pilgrimage across Aotearoa to visit RSAs …

➢➢ Whakaata Māori also carries the dawn service along with live coverage of the dawn service from Gallipoli at 2.30. Airing in-between are repeats of The Cowboys C Company, Te Rongo Toa ANZAC Special, Pixie, Vapnierka, Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted and Revealing Gallipoli. Paradise Soldiers screens at 7.30 …

➢➢ Three’s ANZAC Day contribution is limited to the NRL game between the Warriors and Storm. It kicks off at 9.00, with pre- and post-game analysis completing the night, while Prime is repeating New Zealand’s Air Force – Then & Now at 11am …

➢➢ TVNZ 1 uses ANZAC Day to launch season two of Moving Houses in the ultimate primetime slot: on the back of 1 News at 6pm. It pre-empts Seven Sharp, which doesn’t broadcast on public holidays. S2 opens with a family that chops up their two-storey bungalow to ship it north in five pieces …

➢➢ The documentary Super Kura ((Whakaata Māori, 7.30 Monday) follows a couple’s efforts to build the first te reo Māori pre-school for disabled children, including their son …

➢➢ The Who Sensation: The Story of Tommy (Prime, 8.30 Thursday) explores how The Who struggled to create the rock opera Tommy and how its success changed their lives forever. It was made 10 years ago but still could be worth a look. “While there’s no dearth of documentaries about this groundbreaking and influential album, Sensation is one that truly does live up to its name,” Pop Matters says …

➢➢ Returning are Pennyworth S3 (TVNZ 2, 12.45am Sunday) and Tougher Than It Looks S2 (Duke, 10.05 Sunday) while ending their runs are Changing Planet, Caught On DashcamThe White Lotus, Code 1: Minute By MinuteMurder in the ValleysLego Masters NZLocation Location LocationWWE Legends and Traffic Cops 

➢➢ Duke dusts off Suits from episode one late-night Monday-Thursday, starting April  24 …

➢➢ HD coming attractions for the week starting April 22 include:

  • Escape From Planet Earth (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Birds Like Us (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • The Fate of the Furious (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Saturday)
  • Muriel’s Wedding (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Empire Records (Whakaata Māori, 9.20 Saturday)
  • Saw 2 (Duke, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Ride Along (TVNZ 2, 9.50 Saturday)
  • A Love Yarn (TVNZ 1, 10.40 Saturday)
  • Late Night (Three, 10.40 Saturday)
  • Aloha (TVNZ 2, 12.45am Sunday)
  • Mile 22 (TVNZ 2, 2.30am Sunday)
  • Shrek 2 (TVNZ 2, 3.45 Sunday)
  • Godzilla – King of the Monsters (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Vice (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Walkabout (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Midway (Three, 9.10 Sunday)
  • The Curse of La Llorona (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Children of Men (Prime. 8.30 Monday)
  • Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday)
  • Assassin’s Creed (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Entrapment (Duke, 11.30 Tuesday)
  • Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Gladiator (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday)
  • The 5th Wave (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Liar, Liar (Duke, 9.25 Friday)
  • Guess Who (Duke, 11.05 Friday)
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