HD Heads-Up: August 6 – 12

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will open the second week of August with a fresh look, spearheaded by the return of The Brokenwood Mysteries (8.30 Sunday), which will pre-empt the latest season of George Clarke’s popular Amazing Spaces for at least the next six weeks. Season eight of the Kiwi Midsomer Murders will include a murder at a music festival where the victim was seemingly literally killed by sound, the violent death of a cowgirl possibly motivated by a 160-year-old family feud, and a Egyptian mummy that appears to return to life …

➢➢ And if you can’t get enough escapist reality TV, TVNZ 1 will double-bill Joanna Lumley’s Great Cities of the World (8.00 Monday) and World’s Most Luxurious Holidays (9.00 Monday). Lumley’s latest walkabout “shows off the real hidden sights of Paris, Berlin and Rome with a touch of glamour,” effused The Daily Mirror. “This is about as fabulous as it gets. With a cigarette or three, it could easily be Patsy up there” …

➢➢ World’s Most Luxurious Holidays explores destinations exclusive to billionaires, A-listers, royalty and heads of state, ranging from where Megan Markle held her baby shower to Bill Gates’ favourite Bahamas beach …

➢➢ Breakfast (TVNZ 1, 6am weekdays) will celebrate its 25th anniversary from August 8-12 with bloopers and blunders, reporter disasters, giveaways and special guests …

➢➢ New to TVNZ 2 will be Snackmasters Australia (8.40 Monday) and Fantastic Friends (TVNZ 2, 3.55 Saturday), in which Harry Potter twins James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) exploring enchanting cities and taking on phenomenal challenges alongside celebrities Masie Williams (Game of Thrones), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and boy wizard co-stars like Bonnie Wright …

➢➢ Ending their runs in the week starting August 6 will be Demons in the City of Angels, The OrvilleExtreme Weddings, Batwoman, Location Location Location and Kung Fu. Capping Battlestar Galactica’s run on Duke will be the movie Battlestar Galactica – The Plan (10.15 Tuesday), ahead of prequel series Caprica …

➢➢ Screening for the first time on free-to-air TV will be Arctic Justice (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday), Bellbird (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Sunday), My Name is Gulpilli (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday) and Greenland (Three, 7.30 Friday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Sing (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Dan in Real Life (Three, 8.25 Saturday)
  • Fame (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Shadowlands (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Saturday)
  • Aloha (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Underworld (Duke, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Searching (Three, 10.25 Saturday)
  • Saw 3 (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Saturday)
  • Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TVNZ 2, 2.15am Sunday)
  • The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding (TVNZ 2, 4.20 Sunday)
  • Rampage (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Venom (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Nothing But the Truth (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Ocean’s 8 (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Monday)
  • From Paris with Love (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Red (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Batman & Robin (Duke, 9.30 Friday).
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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: August 6 – 12”

  1. What about Prime’s schedule after the Commonwealth Games?

  2. Will be posting separately …

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