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Doug Coutts’ TV Preview: Doctor Thorne

DOCTOR THORNE Prime, 7.30 Thursday It starts off well, with a bit of senseless self-inflicted violence late at night in the fog in a seedy part of town and segues post-titles – “twenty years later” reads the caption – to a charming country scene with young ladies having a picnic. Not just any ladies, these […]

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This Week in HD: March 26 – April 1

NZ’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i Saturday Robson Green’s Ultimate Catch (TV1, 5.00) Rheem Outdoors With Geoff (TV3, 5.00) Special: Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (TV3, 5.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Pearl Harbor (TV2, 7.00, R) Movie: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (TV3, 7.00, 5.1, R) Posh Pawn (TV1, 7.30) Movie: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (Prime, 7.30, R) Movie: Mission: Impossible […]

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Prime to Premiere Downton Fellowes-Up in HD

Could Prime have found its new Downton Abbey? The channel will screen in HD the new Julian Fellowes adaptation, Doctor Thorne, 7.30 Thursdays from March 31. His spin on the Anthony Trollope novel stars Tom Hollander (The Night Manager, Rev) as a village doctor in the 1870s and Ian McShane as an alcoholic railway baron; Humans’ Rebecca Front, […]

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