HD Heads-Up: May 4-10

➢➢ North Shore (TVNZ 1, 9.30 Sunday) is a new six-part thriller about Australian and British detectives investigating a murder that exposes an international conspiracy. “Created by Mike Bullen, the English writer who created Cold Feet – and who calls Australia his adopted home – North Shore wraps its core murder mystery with layers of a relationship drama and a political thriller,” said news.com.au. The Sydney Morning Herald called it “a glossy murder mystery, with international political consequences” while TV Tonight said: “Two clashing detectives forced to work together may not be a new concept, but in North Shore it is handled with aplomb by the lead cast.” Joanne Froggatt (Breathtaking), John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Rhys Muldoon (House Husbands) and Kirsty Sturgess star …

➢➢ Everything I Know About Love (TVNZ 2, 12.50am May 5) is an acclaimed British comedy about childhood friends who go flatting in London, where one meets a musician. Reviews ranged from “a classic coming-of-age-in-the-big-smoke-story, with a surplus of heart and wit” (The Australian) to: “It veers from being light and watchable to being lazy and quite clichéd, filled with superficial, Maureen Lipman-style Jewish mother stereotypes and black characters who only talk about being black” (The Times) …

➢➢ Shaun White: The Last Run (Three, 10.25 Wednesday) is a Max docuseries about a snowboarder’s struggles to make the 2022 US Olympic team. Said Decider: “Even if you only pay attention to snowboarding once every four years, Shaun White: The Last Run is an entertaining story that quickly gets you invested in the snowboarder’s whole story” …

➢➢ Live/delayed free-to-air sports coverage includes:

  • Super Rugby Pacific: Moana Pasifika vs Highlanders (Sky Open, 2.00 Saturday)
  • ANZ Premiership Netball: Southern Steel vs Northern Stars (TVNZ 2, 4,00 Saturday)
  • Super Rugby Pacific: Chiefs vs Force (Sky Open, 7.00 Saturday)
  • UFC 301 Prelims (Sky Open, midday Sunday)
  • NBL: Nuggets vs Giants (Sky Open, 3.00 Sunday)
  • SailGP Bermuda – Day 1 (Three, 4.30 Sunday)
  • NRL Premiership: Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (Sky Open, 7.30 Friday)
  • Super Rugby Pacific: Moana Pasifika vs Chiefs (Sky Open, 10.30 Friday) …

➢➢ 1News Tonight screens for the last time on May 43, a week after 1News Midday goes off air. Other shows ending their runs include Bob Hearts AbisholaAlan Carr’s Adventures With Agatha ChristieDog SquadThe Invisible PilotBeat the ChasersMy Kitchen Rules New Zealand and Britain’s Most Expensive Houses 

➢➢ Returning for new seasons are Catastrophe S3 (TVNZ 2, 11.15 Monday), The Game S2 (TVNZ 2, 11.45 Monday) and Britain’s Got Talent S17 (TVNZ, 7.30 Friday) while screening FTA for the first time are Peacemaker (Sky Open, 11.35 Saturday) and Neon’s Kiwi spin on Dexter, Dark City: The Cleaner (Sky Open, 8.35 Wednesday). And if you missed its TVNZ 1 run, Sky Open is picking up Belgravia for 11.30 Sundays  …

➢➢ Pre-empting The Graham Norton Show is Best Foods Comedy Gala (Three, 8.30 Thursday) …

➢➢ The networks have two monster premieres this week: Godzilla vs Kong (Three, 7.55 Sunday) and Jurassic World Dominion (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Monday). Other HD coming attractions include:

  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Bernie the Dolphin (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • I Love You Philip Morris (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Braven (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Magic Mike (Three, 8.35 Saturday)
  • The Sapphires (TVNZ 2, 10.40 Saturday)
  • Eye in the Sky (TVNZ 2, 12.45am Sunday)
  • Combat Wombat (TVNZ 2, 3.45 Sunday)
  • Maid in Manhattan (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Sunday)
  • Stardust (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Daffodils (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Sunday)
  • Deepwater Horizon (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Sunday)
  • Freaky (TVNZ 2, 12.05am Monday)
  • O.G. (Sky Open, 8.30 Monday)
  • Aeon Flux (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • I’m Not There (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Bad Neighbours (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Thursday)
  • The Hunger Games (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Friday).
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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: May 4-10”


  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/screenscribe.net/public_html/wp-content/themes/headlines/includes/theme-comments.php on line 66
    April 25, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    I think you meant May 3rd is the last day of 1News Tonight as May 4th is a Saturday Philip.

  2. D’oh!! Thanks, Leo.

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