HD Heads-Up: October 22-28 UPDATED

➢➢ TVNZ 2 will simulcast the same time as the BBC Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor on Labour Monday at 7.30am. It marks Jodie Whittaker’s last outing as the 13th Time Lord and will re-run 5.00 the same day. Here’s the blurb:

Who is attacking a speeding bullet train on the edges of a distant galaxy? Why are seismologists going missing from 21st century Earth? Who is defacing some of history’s most iconic paintings? Why is a Dalek trying to make contact with the Doctor? And just what hold does the mesmeric Rasputin have over Tsar Nicholas in 1916 Russia? The Doctor faces multiple threats and a battle to the death in this highly anticipated special, that will see Whittaker back for one last hurrah before Ncuti Gatwa’s 14th Doctor takes over the Tardis for the show’s new era … 

➢➢ Line of Duty’s Adrian Dunbar plays TV’s latest “singing detective” in Ridley (Eden, 8.30 Thursday). The four-part ITV whodunit is named after a Yorkshire detective mourning his wife and daughter 18 months after they die in an arson attack. “Every episode ends with the Line of Duty star crooning over a grand piano,” The Guardian said. “Get past that, and he’s brilliant as a troubled ex-cop who can’t let an old case go.” But The Telegraph thought it “banal … depressing … [and] wall to wall with cliché while its dialogue lacks any sort of bite”. Despite being reviewed less favourably than its BBC rival, season two of The Capture, Ridley launched with far more viewers: 3.5 million …

➢➢ Cooks on Fire (TVNZ 1, 7.30 Thursday) will flip expectations of BBQ shows as seven teams of two compete to win $30,000 under the scrutiny of foodie experts Nici Wickes, Ganesh Raj and international BBQ champion Jared Macdonald, along with guest judges like celebrity chef Peter Gordon and MasterChef winner Karena Bird. The premiere will be a warm-up for the 8.30 Halloween special, Mrs Brown’s Boys: Mammy’s Boo Who

➢➢ Documentary NZ: Crime – Need vs Greed (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Tuesday) will explore the economic and human impact of corporate crime and compare it to crimes of poverty, need and escapism …

➢➢ The Bridge Australia (TVNZ 2, 9.30 Thursday) is a new reality challenge about 12 strangers who have to build more than 300 metres of bridge, using just their bare hands and basic tools and supplies …

➢➢ Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kate Hudson, Elizabeth Banks and Edward Enninful will guest on the October 27 broadcast of The Graham Norton Show (Three, 8.30) …

➢➢ Returning for new seasons will be Lucky Dip, in an On The Road variation (Whakaata Māori, 8.00 Sunday), Killer Camp (TVNZ 2, 12.35am Monday), Hypothetical (Duke, 8.30 Monday), Comedians Giving Lectures (Three, 9.30 Thursday) and Good With Wood (TVNZ 1, 8.30 Friday) while ending their runs will be Call Me KatHotel PeopleDisasters Engineered and Secrets of the Supercars

➢➢ HD coming attractions for the last week of October will include:

  • The Tuxedo (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Swallows and Amazons (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Self/less (Eden 8.30 Saturday)
  • Matewan (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Saturday)
  • Sione’s Wedding (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Scream (Three, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Twilight Zone – The Movie (Duke, 10.10 Saturday)
  • Three Wise Cousins (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Sunday)
  • Stan (Three, 11.40 Saturday)
  • V for Vendetta (TVNZ 2, 12.40am Sunday)
  • Reign of Superman (TVNZ 2, 2.55am Sunday)
  • Coco (TVNZ 2, 3.55 Sunday)
  • The Bourne Ultimatum (TVNZ 2, 7.30 Sunday)
  • The Man Who Knew Infinity (Eden, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Viva (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Sunday)
  • Elysium (Three, 8.45 Sunday)
  • Surfwise (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Monday)
  • Jaws: The Revenge (TVNZ 2, 10.45 Sunday)
  • Donnie Brasco (Duke, 8.3 Tuesday)
  • Troll Hunter (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Escape Room (Three, 7.30 Friday)
  • Unfinished Business (Duke, 9.25 Friday).
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2 Responses to “HD Heads-Up: October 22-28 UPDATED”

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    October 13, 2022 at 12:45 am

    I have heard that SKY have secured the rights to RWC tournaments from 2023 to 2029, including 2023 RWC in France, 2025 RWC in England, 2026 RWC Sevens in South Africa, 2027 and 2029 RWC in Australia.

  2. That’s right, Sheldon. The deal was announced Monday. I’ve been out of action for most of the week but have posted the media release here if you want to catch up with the play.

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