Tag Archives: Midsomer Murders

Critical Condition: Manhunt

Manhunt | TVNZ OnDemand, from Sunday ☆☆☆☆ “This sober, responsible production that has even managed to avoid the temptation of hyping it as Martin Clunes’s first foray into straight drama and aggrandising him or the production at their expense. Clunes does fine work as an utterly ordinary detective finding himself in charge of an utterly extraordinary […]

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HD Heads-Up: January 19 – 25

➢➢ TVNZ 1 will beef up its new season slate with the premieres of Dynasties (7.00 Sundays from January 20) and The Split (8.30 Fridays from January 25), and live coverage of the T20 clash between Kiwi cricketers and rugby players (from 4.30 January 25). Dynasties is the latest Sir David Attenborough blockbuster (the Independent thought it “as enjoyable as anything […]

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HD Heads-Up: March 14

   ➢ Good Friday highlights on the free-to-air networks will include two Peter Jackson blockbusters going head-to-head: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Three (7.30) and King Kong on Prime (8.00). Both will be pitted against against TVNZ 1’s SD repeat of Calendar Girls (7.00) and TVNZ 2’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory […]

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HD Ratings: Our Big Blue a Big Hit

TVNZ 1’s natural history hit, Our Big Blue Backyard, continues to dominate Sunday night ratings.  This week’s season finale was tops with two of the network’s core commercial demographics, 25-54 and 18-49 year-olds, and ranked second with all viewers aged five-plus. TVNZ 1’s Victoria is also holding firm after a slow start and finished in the […]

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Critical Condition: Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders (Prime, 8.30 Sundays) “Like death and taxes, Midsomer Murders remains one of life’s less palatable certainties. Amid a veritable morgue’s worth of sub-par detective shows on ITV, since the demise of Poirot this is now the oldest and stinkiest of the lot. Mostly, it’s the smell of out-of-date cheese, with only the occasional whiff of self-awareness that […]

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This Week in HD: November 26 – December 2

New Zealand’s definitive guide to what’s airing nightly free-to-air in 1080i   Saturday  Chasing Monsters (TV1, 5.00, F)  Cupcake Wars (TV2, 5.00) Grand Designs NZ (TV3, 5.00, R) Black-ish (TV2, 6.00, 5.1, R) Newshub Live at 6pm (TV3, 6.00)  University Challenge (Prime, 6.00)  MasterChef USA (Prime, 6.30) Hyundai Country Calendar (TV1, 7.00) Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (TV2, 7.00, R) The X Factor Australia (TV3, 7.00, F) […]

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