TV Guide for week ending 07/04/12

McDonald's Gets Grilled

Ahhh, the televisual wasteland that is the Easter ratings break, allowing all of us to catch up on TV we've recorded but not seen or get ahead of the curve via methods legitimate and nefarious. Break out the DVD's folks - there's not a lot happening. Or is there? Pretty much everything moves into repeats, but in a sign there's movement at the station 7TWO will screen the entire first season of Downton Abbey Sun-Wed this week. Some repeats can't be all bad. MOLK PICKS Sunday Night - Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 60 Minutes - Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 Border Security - Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 Modern Family - Sun 7:30pm, Ch10 The Force - Sun 8pm, Ch7 New Girl - Sun 8pm, Ch10 The Mentalist - Sun 8:30pm/Wed 8:35pm, Ch9 Downton Abbey (entire S01 rpt) - Sun-Wed 8:30pm, 7TWO Fry's Planet Word - Sun 9:30pm, ABC1 Louis Theroux's Wild Weekends (rpt) - Sun … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 17/03/12

Fry's Planet Word

Free and clear of the Cricket, now it's time for the real ratings battle to start. Channel 9 are straight out of the blocks with the amazing doco Great Barrier Reef, the return of 60 Minutes and the very good Great Mint Swindle. Still Channel 7 counter by moving My Kitchen Rules to Sundays additionally so that it now runs 5 nights a week - look for telltale massive ratings and the halo effect extending to at least the show afterwards. MOLK PICKS Sunday Night - Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 Great Barrier Reef - Sun 6:30pm, Ch9 Young Talent Time - Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Great Expectations - Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 My Kitchen Rules - Sun 7:30pm/Mon-Thu 7:35pm, Ch7 60 Minutes - Sun 7:30pm, Ch9 Modern Family - Sun 7:30pm, Ch10 The Force - Sun 8pm, Ch7 New Girl - Sun 8pm, Ch10 The Great Mint Swindle - Sun 8:30pm, Ch9 Homeland (double episode) - … [Read more...]

TV Guide for week ending 10/03/12

Adam Richman - Man v Food

Channel 10's BREAKFAST is settling in; no one really knows (or necessarily cares) what's happening with EXCESS BAGGAGE; and there's still a lot of programming that people are wondering where it's gonna fit in. The AFL is but a couple of weeks away and Channel 7 are poised to make the most out of that, and BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS has some competition in THE LIVING ROOM on Ch10 which has started filming. Oh, and how do we know the NRL season has started again? Delayed games into Queensland. Welcome to autumn programming in Australia. MOLK PICKS Compass (series return) - Sun 6:30pm, ABC1 Sunday Night - Sun 6:30pm, Ch7 Young Talent Time - Sun 6:30pm, Ch10 Great Expectations (series premiere) - Sun 7:30pm, ABC1 Border Security - Sun 7:30pm, Ch7 Modern Family - Sun 7:30pm, Ch10 The Force - Sun 8pm, Ch7 New Girl - Sun 8pm, … [Read more...]



This looks to be another spectacular series from the BBC, and Channel 9 have been sitting on it long enough to allow Charles Wooley to re-voice the narration and push it to air. Earthflight won't sit well with people who have issues with flying, as many of the shots have cameras flying in formation with flocks of birds... simply amazing. From the press release: Earthflight, a stunning and wondrous series showing the world from an amazing new perspective, premieres on Channel Nine on Thursday, February 16, at 7.30pm, narrated by 60 Minutes reporter Charles Wooley. Earthflight combines state-of-the-art technology, sophisticated camera techniques and astonishing aerial images to bring you the world as seen by birds. This extraordinary six-part series from the groundbreaking BBC Natural History Unit, which made the remarkable Frozen … [Read more...]

#YoungDoctors in love with their job

Young Doctors

This is no soap opera, though observational documentaries ("real life reality tv") can tend to seem like it. This new 8 episode series from Channel 9 Young Doctors offers a fairly frank view on life as a new/recent intern within the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, NSW. It's part RPA "lite" (not so many medical procedures or detail), part seven good looking young WASPy things going about the business of saving lives. For some, it's a chance to sit in on an emergency appendectomy on your first day on the job. For others, it's draining 14 litres of fluid that has built up on a patient's gut. There's no better way for a medical student to learn than on the job, and it's no different here. They are all pretty good looking, but their backgrounds are as varied as their placements. It's these stories outside the hospital that we're lucky … [Read more...]

60 Minutes – 01/05/11

Peter Walsh - Australia's first double hand transplant recipient - 60 Minutes

Specially moved aside for the Logies, this week's 60 Minutes graciously fails to fawn over "TV's night of nights". For now. Peter Harvey will likely throw in some Richard Reid-esque outlandish statement, and the mailbag will fill for the following week. The stories do look great, though (and there had to be a story about the royal wedding). From the press release: A Helping Hand This story starts out as a tragedy, but it ends in triumph. Just over four years ago, Victorian plumber Peter Walsh was struck down with the dreaded pneumococcal bug. The bacteria attacked his body with such savagery doctors had to amputate his hands and feet just to keep him alive. In an instant, Peter became completely reliant on his friends and family. That is, until an extraordinary micro-surgeon decided to give him a helping hand, literally. Now, Peter … [Read more...]

60 Minutes – Sun 12/12/10

60 Minutes

The Summer series/best of for 60 Minutes is not only providing some great stories from 2010, but also from within the archives. The good thing about the investment by Channel 9 in this show is that it not only is encouraging the collection of intriguing stories but also the development of great production & behind the camera staff. This week offers us the same high standard. What you can expect on this week's show: Avalanche! Sometimes you can admire people for their courage while wanting to shake some sense into them at the same time. That's how Liz Hayes felt when she was introduced to members of the Avalanche Survivors Club. These big mountain skiers describe being swallowed by a towering wall of snow, buried in the cold and the darkness, slowly suffocating. Terrifying stuff and yet they keep going back for more. It's all about … [Read more...]