HD Heads-Up: June 26 – July 2

➢➢ Prime is following its outstanding prison drama Time with an acclaimed documentary series about life inside. Prison (8.30 Thursdays from July 1) is set in a Derbyshire women’s prison. “It’s one big girls’ school,” one inmate says. “St Trinian’s on crack.” According to the Daily Mail, “Female prisoners reveal how they’ve managed to have a 10-year romance by meeting for sex in their cells, taking showers together and exchanging racy letters – despite relationships being forbidden.” It may sound salacious but among the critics who acclaimed the Channel 4 production was Radio Times: “This is a great series, skilfully filmed by Paddy Wivell, whose presence behind the camera and interactions with his subjects give it a distinct, unvarnished tone” …

➢➢ The Day Will and Kate Got Married (TVNZ 1, 8.45 June 30) commemorates the 10th anniversary of Will and Kate’s Big Day Out. “Mostly, the programme was an enjoyable look back at a happy day,” The Telegraph said. “The producers coaxed lovely anecdotes from some of the ‘ordinary’ wedding guests – the Middletons’ local pub landlord and butchers, the royal protection officer who had watched over the princes since they were small, the cake maker whose creation was so big that it required a door to be taken off its hinges at Buckingham Palace” …

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will enliven daytime viewing with The Royals (11.55 am weekdays from July 1), a four-season drama about a fictional British royal family in modern-day London, starring Elizabeth Hurley. It’s already streamed OnDemand. The Guardian dubbed the E! scripted series “the trashy new TV show you’ll love to hate-watch … The US has given Buckingham Palace a melodramatic makeover” …

➢➢ Other off-peak highlights in the last week of June will include Prime’s overnight coverage of UEFA Euro 2020 on Tuesday and Wednesday, the return of The Equalizer in a late-night slot (Prime, 10.05 Sunday) and the premiere of Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (TVNZ 1, 2.00 Sunday), in which Scottish comedian and TV presenter Susan Calman “hits the road for her very own grand days out in a vintage campervan to discover six of Britain’s most scenically stunning road trips” …

➢➢ Returning for new seasons will be How to Lose Weight Well (TVNZ 1, 4.00 Saturday), Filthy House SOS (TVNZ 2, 9.45 Thursday) and Wipeout (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Friday) while ending their runs will be The Amazing Race Australia on a different night to the series (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday), Time, Bob Hearts Abishola, American Pickers, Manifest (S3 will be the series finale), FBIRussell Howard Stands Up to the WorldMassive Engineering Mistakes and Border Security: Australia’s Front Line 

➢➢ There will be two network movie premieres in the week starting June 26: The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Three, 7.00 Saturday) and Aquaman (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Sunday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Ratatouille (TVNZ 2, 5.00 Saturday)
  • Barnyard (Maori TV, 7.00 Saturday)
  • X-Men: First Class (TVNZ 2, 8.25 Saturday)
  • Underworld (Duke, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Grandma (Maori TV, 8.40 Saturday)
  • The Great Wall (Three, 8.55 Saturday)
  • Triple 9 (TVNZ 2, 10.55 Saturday)
  • Collateral Beauty (Three, 11.00 Saturday)
  • American Ultra (TVNZ 2, 1.10am Sunday)
  • Amateur Night (TVNZ 2, 2.45am Sunday)
  • The Fate of the Furious (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Blair Witch (TVNZ 2, 11.10 Sunday)
  • Premium Rush (Prime, 8.30 Monday)
  • Clear & Present Danger (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Hanna (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Grandma’s Boy (Duke, 8.30 Friday)
  • Obsessed (Maori TV, 8.30 Friday).
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