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The week ahead … TV guide recommendations – 1 December

The week ahead … TV guide recommendations – 1 December

I hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to the week of television viewing ahead. Today we will cover Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th December.


There is so much sports action on your free to air screens for this week.

First up on Sunday at 6 am, SBS will show the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Semi-Finals Live From Estadio Mundialista “Los Pynandi” Asuncion, Paraguay, the final will be played at the same time on Monday morning.

PRIME continues to show the second cricket test between Australia and Pakistan live from the Adelaide Oval on 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This test is being played under lights so play starts at 1:30 pm.

Also on the 1st ABC will show the grand final rematch as Perth Glory looks to gain revenge against Sydney FC at 4 pm.

NINE will start broadcasting the Australian Open Golf live from The Australian Golf Club, Kensington in New South Wales from 12 noon on Thursday the 5th through to Sunday the 8th. Aussies Adam Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman will aim to do Australia proud.


On Monday (2nd) at 11:25 pm, NINE follows the true story of Terri Louise Friesen in I Am Innocent. Listen to her side of the story about her deceased 7-week-old daughter.

SBS has the true-crime program 24 Hours In Police Custody on Monday (2nd) at 9:30 pm, in this episode police deal with a girl who appears to have been sexually assaulted but when she disappears, the police discover there is more to the missing victim.

PRIME shows the crime drama Trial And Error on Tuesday (3rd). Josh and his team continue to find themselves at a dead-end in their casework until they unearth game-changing evidence with the help of Jesse Ray Beaumont.

The popular Law And Order, SVU on TEN (Thursday, 5th) follows detectives in New York City bringing down criminals in sex-related crimes, this week with Olivia not able to work, the rest of the team try to discover who is responsible for an underage sex trafficking ring, is it the Catholic Church or a group of dirty cops?


Monday (2nd) at 9:30 pm on NINE follows staff at Kings Cross emergency department, from performing life-saving surgery, to treating multiple stab wounds, there is nothing this team cannot handle.

PRIME have the semi-final and final of Zumbo’s Just Desserts on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm, the two finalists fight it out for the title and $100,000.

Race Across The World is on at 8:30 pm on NINE, where pairs of travellers race from London to Singapore without taking a single flight and using no modern technology.


Don’t miss the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on ABC (Monday, 2nd), filmed in Sydney, set against a full-size replica of Edinburgh Castle.

Join the hilarious social media superstar, Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted on TEN (Tuesday, 3rd at 8:30 pm). This program is for adult audiences only.

PRIME on Wednesday at 8:30 pm will show the AACTA Awards live as we honour Australian screen excellence across film, television and documentary.

PRIME has another special event on Saturday, 7th at 7 pm showing the Victorian and NSW Schools Spectaculars celebrating the enormous talent of Australian school children.

News / Documentary / Current Affairs

The documentary Christmas At St Paul’s on Monday (2nd) at 9:30 pm follows the preparations for the festive season at London’s famous cathedral, St Paul’s.

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with Michael Moore – Where To Invade Next on SBS on Tuesday, 3rd at 8:30 pm. This may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet.

NINE continues the David Attenborough Seven Worlds, One Planet series (Wednesday 4th at 7:30 pm). This week he focuses on North America revealing how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there.

Hosted by Sandi Toksvig, this week’s QI asks Josh Widdicombe, Stephen K Amos and Cally Beaton to answer questions on the theme of Omnishambles. Shown on ABC at 10 pm on Friday the 6th.


The hilarious Meet The Fockers will be on NINE on Monday 2nd at 8:30 pm. Disaster looms for Greg Focker when his straight-laced, ex CIA father-in-law asks to meet his widely unconventional and sex-crazed mum and dad.

Liar, Liar will be on GO! at 8:30 pm on Tuesday 3rd. Jim Carrey stars as a successful lawyer whose entire career is built on the basis of lies. His life takes an ugly turn when his son wishes for him to not lie for a day.

NINE has back to back movies on Friday the 6th starting with Good Will Hunting at 8:30 pm starring Matt Damon followed by Six Degrees Of Separation where an affluent New York City couple finds their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

7MATE will show The Armstrong Lie at 6:30 pm on Saturday the 7th. Filmmaker Alex Gibney chronicles Lance Armstrong’s attempt to return to cycling, his admission of doping and subsequent fall from grace.

Kids Movies

On Sunday the 1st at 5 pm, Dave Foley is the voice of Flik in the entertaining A Bug’s Life as he leads an army of ants against a group of grasshoppers who steal their food. Find this on GO!

GO! continues on Sunday the 1st with the 1994 classic of The Lion King at 7 pm. Simba is forced to leave the Pride Lands after his father Mufasa is murdered by his wicked uncle, Scar. Years later, he returns as a young lion to reclaim his throne.

Thank you for reading. Enjoy your week of television 🙂

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