HD Heads-Up: October 1-7

➢➢ A raft of lifestyle and documentary series will premiere or return in the first week of October, including Gino’s Italian Family Adventure (TVNZ 1, 8.05 Saturday). The Italian chef will abandon his mates Gordon Ramsay and Fred Sirieix to hit the road with his family in a seven-part travelogue that will culminate with a Christmas special. Another in ITV’s Social Media Murders series, The Murder of Molly McLaren (TVNZ 1, 10.50 Saturday), will explore how a young woman was stalked online and then murdered by her ex-boyfriend in 2017. And Documentary NZ: Kids Wired Differently (TVNZ 1, 8.40 Tuesday) will look at how families cope with neurodiverse kids, predominantly through the eyes of Lotto host Sonia Gray, whose son has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD …

➢➢ Three will double-bill Building the Kiwi Dream for a grand hour-long finale (7.00 Saturday) the same week it launches — opposite the return of TVNZ 1’s The Hotel Inspector for her 17th season — Nadia’s Farm (8.40 Wednesday), in which the TV chef and her family embark on a new life as South Island farmers. The network also will resume, in the slot where it had been running Kiwi docos, Emergency (8.40 Tuesday), and as the replacement for its Kiwi comedy strand, Love It or List It Australia (7.30 Thursday) …

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will premiere the latest series of staples The Walking Dead (10.30 Monday), Taskmaster UK (8.30 Wednesday) and, six months after its Seven Network debut, The Voice Australia (7.30 Friday) …

➢➢ The next HBO series to screen free-to-air will be NBA drama Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (9.30 Monday). Prime also will premiere Hardcore Pawn: Chicago (8.00 Friday) the day after the S18 bow of Pawn Stars (7.00 Thursday) …

➢➢ Rain: The Untold Story (Whakaata Māori, 7.30 Sunday) is a three-part BBC series about how climate change is changing the patterns of rainfall with deadly effect. Also new to Whakaata Māori will be Nanakia 2.0 (7.30 Thursday), a lifestyle series about a boys’ trip that will showcase “solid male friendships rife with straight up kōrero, ample ribbing and a whole lot of laughs”, and Going Native (7.00 Friday), a “light-hearted and occasionally comedic” Canadian documentary series about indigenous culture …

➢➢ Also new will be Aussie hunting series The Season (Duke, 10.00 Sunday) while ending their runs will be ShowtrialThe Masked Singer NZGeorge Clarke’s Amazing SpacesFour LivesFear The Walking DeadAlma’s Not NormalOur Other IslandsThe Gilded AgeThe Red Stag Timber Hunters ClubLive at The ApolloQuestion Team and Black Comedy

➢➢ Screening for the first time on FTA TV will be Misbehaviour (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Sunday) and Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday). Other HD coming attractions will include:

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • The Swan Princess: Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure ((Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Get a Job (Three, 8.30 Saturday)
  • My Blueberry Nights (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Spotlight (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Outbreak (Duke, 10.10 Saturday)
  • Trainwreck (TVNZ 2, 10.25 Saturday)
  • Flawless (Three, 10.50 Saturday)
  • The Accountant (TVNZ 2, 12.50am Sunday)
  • Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (TVNZ 2, 3am Sunday)
  • Are We Done Yet? (TVNZ 2, 4.15 Sunday)
  • Thor – Ragnarok (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Sunday)
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (Three, 8.30 Sunday)
  • All the Money in the World (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Jaws (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday)
  • Entrapment (Duke, 8.30 Tuesday)
  • The Power of One (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Dune (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Deuce Bigalow – European Gigolo (Duke, 9.25 Friday).
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One Response to “HD Heads-Up: October 1-7”

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    September 22, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty was awesome. Hard to believe that Will Ferrell and John C Reilly could do drama so well. Can’t wait for S2.

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