HD Heads-Up: May 15 – 21

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will premiere a local documentary series in its Saturday night Natural World slot on May 15. Fight for the Wild documents the “desperate battle” to protect the country’s wildlife and fauna from introduced predators like rats, stoats and possums. Reads the blurb: “It explores the notion of a Predator Free 2050 and asks whether this big, bold initiative is achievable and if so, how?” …

➢➢ Prime’s Cornwall With Simon Reeve (Prime, 7.30 Sundays from May 16) was supposed to be about South America but that was pre-COVID. Hence, Reeve making his first UK-based travel adventure programme for the BBC. Said The Guardian: “Reeve is the master of combining pretty travelogues with serious political issues. In beautiful Cornwall he uncovers communities threatened by flooding, farmers driven to penury by industrialised rivals, and ocean pollution out of control” …

➢➢ Cornwall With Simon Reeve will launch opposite Maori TV’s belated premiere of #BlackLivesMatter, a 2015 Australian documentary which explores the origins of the movement that a year ago led to Minnesota burning …

➢➢ Returning for new episodes in the third week of May will be Weather Gone Viral (Prime, 8.30 Saturday), All Rise (TVNZ 2, 12.20am Wednesday), Police Code Zero (TVNZ 2, 9.35 Thursday) and Kings Cross ER (TVNZ 2, 10.30 Thursday) while ending their runs will be Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat and Line Of Duty

➢➢ The week’s sole network movie premiere will be Venom (Three, 8.00 Sunday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • Tooth Fairy (TVNZ 2, 6.40 Saturday)
  • Kung Fu Panda (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Far From the Madding Crowd (Maori TV, 8.40 Saturday)
  • Bad Boys (Three, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (TVNZ 2, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Predator 2 (Duke, 9.55 Saturday)
  • Lady Bird (Three, 11.15 Saturday)
  • Sphere (TVNZ 2, 11.30 Saturday)
  • Southpaw (TVNZ 2, 1.50am Sunday)
  • National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (TVNZ 2,  7.00 Sunday)
  • A Quiet Passion (Maori TV, 8.35 Sunday)
  • Suicide Squad (TVNZ 2, 9.20 Sunday)
  • No Escape (TVNZ 2, 11.45 Sunday)
  • Hangman (Prime, 8.30 Monday)
  • The Lincoln Lawyer (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Mortal Engines (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Date Movie (Duke, 8.30 Friday).
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3 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: May 15 – 21”

  1. I read on Twitter Loki has been brought forward to Wednesdays instead of Fridays and will start on June 9th on Disney+ :)

  2. That’s right, Trevor. Here’s how Variety reported the news.

  3. Thanks Philip, I think it’s excellent news. I’m looking forward to Loki :)

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