HD Heads-Up: April 4 – 10

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will lead into Easter with a week of primetime movies. It will open with Avengers: Age of Ultron (8.30 Sunday), continue with Ant-Man (7.30 Monday), Captain America – Civil War (8.30 Tuesday), Horrible Bosses (8.30 Wednesday) and 2013 (7.30 Thursday), and conclude with The Golden Compass (7.00 Friday). But TVNZ 1 will boast the best of the big guns: the network movie premiere of Dunkirk (8.30 Sunday) …

➢➢ Other HD coming attractions that week will include the FTA premieres of Lucky (Maori TV, 8.30 Sunday) and Get On Up (Maori TV, 8.30 Friday) as well as:

  • The 5th Wave (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Despicable Me 3 (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • RoboCop 2 (Three, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Live By Night (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Saturday)
  • The Divergent Series: Allegiant (Prime, 9.30 Saturday)
  • The Purge: Anarchy (Three, 11.05 Saturday)
  • The Hateful Eight (TVNZ 2, 11.35 Saturday)
  • Mommy’s Secret (TVNZ, 2.30am Sunday)
  • Inkheart (TVNZ, midday Sunday)
  • Love on the Slopes (TVNZ, 2.25 Sunday)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Alien: Covenant (TVNZ, 9.45 Sunday)
  • The Forger (Prime, 8.30 Monday)
  • XXX: The Next Level (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (Three, 7.25 Friday)
  • Lion (TVNZ 1, 7.45 Friday)
  • The Dictator (Duke, 8.30 Friday)
  • Snakes on a Plane (Three, 9.10 Friday) …

➢➢ Prime will celebrate Good Friday with a 12-hour “slow TV” special, Go Further South, which will air from 7.30am. The epic journey from Bluff across the Sub Antarctic islands to Scott Base, Antarctica will precede a 7.30 re-run of The Changing Face of the NZ Dairy and a three-hour edit of Go Further South at 8.20 …

➢➢ Other Good Friday highlights will include Extreme Chocolate Makers Easter Special (TVNZ 1, 7.00) and the series final of Modern Family, which will screen as a double-episode (Three, 10.55) …

➢➢ Also new will be Flights From Hell (Prime, 8.30 Wednesdays from April 8), which one UK critic described as “Channel 5’s contribution to the queasy cult of plane-wreck TV” …

➢➢ Returning for new runs will be Dog Squad (TVNZ 1, 8.00 Mondays from April 6) and The Great British Bake Off (Prime, 7.30 Tuesdays from April 7) while ending their runs will be North America With Simon Reeve, Brian Johnson’s A Life on the Road, Border SecuritySurveillance Oz and Billy Connolly’s Great American Tail.

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