HD Heads-Up: August 29 – September 4

➢➢ Three and Prime will usher in September with a spring clean of their schedules. Three will relaunch its line-up with the premiere of Patrick Gower: On Lockdown (8.30 Mondays) as the lead-in to the return of Magnum P.I. (9.30 Mondays). The two-part Lockdown was shot during level four in March, when Gower was given “special permission” to document what was happening and interview the decision-makers as events unfolded. He also has an exclusive interview with the bride and groom at the centre of the Bluff Cluster and explores NZ’s efforts towards developing a vaccine …

➢➢ How To Die A Better Death? (Three, 9.20 Tuesday) investigates how should we approach medical treatment when we’re dying and offers a rare chance to see a BBC2 Horizon documentary in primetime here. The Telegraph called it “a documentary full of surprises” …

➢➢ Prime is refreshing its schedule with season three of Cruising With Jane Mcdonaldin which she goes on an Icelandic adventure (6.00 Sundays), S7 of Outback Truckers (7.30 Sundays), S2 of Demolition (9.35 Mondays), S2 of Instinct (8.30 Tuesdays), S11 of Border Security (8.00 Fridays) and S3 of SEAL Team (8.30 Fridays) …

➢➢ The channel also will premiere Inside Buckingham Palace (7.30 Tuesdays). It opens with an examination of the Queen’s ascent to the throne and the serious security threats of the 1970s. The Independent dubbed the Channel 5 series “a potted history of royal gossip brought to life via interviews and some very strange dramatisations” …

➢➢ Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family (Maori TV, 8.30 Tuesdays from September 1) traces the evolution of the primates from when they swung into existence almost 65 million years ago and is a sequel to the series it replaces about dogs …

➢➢ Also new that week will be the final season of Criminal Minds (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Monday) while ending their runs will be Little Big shots UK, Murder in the Outback, Normal People, Grey’s AnatomyAmbulance Australia: Ultimate Emergencies and 8 Out of 10 Cats 

➢➢ Maori TV will premiere two movies in the week starting August 29: Wind River (9.30 Sunday)and RBG (8.30 Monday). Other HD coming attractions for that weekend will include:

  • Gulliver’s Travels (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)     
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (Three, 8.30 Saturday)
  • 28 Weeks Later (Duke, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Limitless (TVNZ 2, 8.35 Saturday) 
  • Sahara (Three, 10.20 Saturday)
  • Inferno (TVNZ 2, 10.35 Saturday)
  • Flightplan (TVNZ 2, 12.50am Sunday) 
  • The Bank Job (Three, 8.40 Sunday)
  • The Intern (TVNZ 2, 8.45 Sunday) 
  • Bad Santa (Duke, 10.20 Sunday)
  • Poltergeist (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Young Guns (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Without a Paddle – Nature’s Calling (Duke, 8.30 Friday).
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