HD Heads-Up: November 25-December 1

➢➢ After seven years on air, The Project bows out with an hour-long swansong on Friday (Three, 7.00). It marks a raft of departures as the networks clear their schedules for the usual summer binge of festive specials, mediocre series and nightly movies. Also finishing are C.B. Strike: Troubled BloodProject GreenlightThe Killing KindBeauty and the Geek UKShepherdessThe CasketeersNight CourtMKR NZDeath on the BeachTaskmasterTaskmaster Australia and Anyone’s Game 

➢➢ The Long Song (TVNZ 1, 12.55am Sunday) is a 2018 drama series that’s been streaming on TVNZ+. About the young daughter of a slave who’s taken from her mother to work in a plantation house, it was well reviewed during its three-part BBC run. Rotten Tomatoes summed it up thus: “The Long Song refreshingly grounds its historical drama from the perspective of the oppressed, unblinkingly depicting the horror of slavery while simultaneously exploring the compelling inner worlds of those held captive by it” …

➢➢ Dublin Narcos (Duke, 8.30 Wednesday) makes its broadcast debut after streaming on Neon. It’s said to fuse documentary and drama to chronicle the changing fortunes of Dublin and its criminals in the 1980s and ’90s. The Guardian hailed it as a “brilliant three-part documentary which looks at how people in Dublin ‘took so readily to heroin’ because of ‘high disenfranchised youth, high unemployment and the beginning of the rejection of the Catholic church'” …

➢➢ Also new are live coverage of the Te Tohu Tākaro o Aotearoa – Māori Sports Awards 2023 (Whakaata Māori, 6.30 Sunday), Border Security (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Monday), S2 of Deep Water Salvage (Duke, 8.30 Thursday) and Cracking The Code (Whakaata Māori, 7.30 Wednesday), a History Channel series about uncovering some of the world’s most famous encryptions …

➢➢ HD coming attractions include:

  • Mia and the White Lion (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • The Meg (TVNZ 2, 8.30 Saturday)
  • The Switch (Three, 8.30 Saturday)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Two Faces of January (Whakaata Māori, 8.50 Saturday)
  • Double Jeopardy (Duke, 9.45 Saturday)
  • Ride Along (TVNZ 2, 10.30 Saturday)
  • Body Snatchers (Duke, 11.40 Saturday)
  • Almost Christmas (TVNZ 2, 12.20am Sunday)
  • Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (TVNZ 2, 3.05am Sunday)
  • Trolls World Tour (TVNZ 2, 4.10 Sunday)
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Sunday)
  • The Dry (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Juniper (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Ocean’s 13 (TVNZ 2, 8.45 Sunday)
  • Annabelle Comes Home (TVNZ 2, midnight Sunday)
  • My Name is Gulpilil (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday)
  • The Notebook (TVNZ 2, 8.35 Monday)
  • Angels and Demons (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • Mercury Rising (Duke, midnight Tuesday)
  • The Gilded Cage (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • The Amazing Mr. Blunden (Sky Open, 7/00 Friday)
  • Batman (Three, 9.00 Friday).
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One Response to “HD Heads-Up: November 25-December 1”

  1. Good riddance, The Project was a joke.

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