20 Nov The week ahead … TV guide recommendations – 22 November
Welcome back to your guide for recommended watching for the week ahead, this blog covers Sunday 24th to Monday 30th.
SEVEN have a special on Thursday (28th) looking inside the Australian women’s cricket team and their successful Ashes campaign against England – Sport Special: Beyond The Boundary.
ABC will be showing the W-League clash as Canberra United take on Melbourne City at 4 pm on Sunday (24th) live from McKellar Park. ABC will also show Round 8 of the A-League on Saturday (30th), Brisbane Roar and Central Coast Mariners will play at Suncorp Stadium. See if the Mariners can steal a win at the Roar’s home ground stadium.
SBS VICELAND continues to show NBL basketball, catch Melbourne United v Brisbane Bullets on Tuesday (26th) at noon, followed by Melbourne Phoenix taking on Sydney Kings live from Melbourne Arena. Wednesday (27th) sees Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats clashing, then Melbourne United and Brisbane Bullets do battle. Adelaide 36ers and New Zealand Breakers take to the court on Thursday (28th) and at 2 pm Illawarra Hawks and Cairns Taipans go live. Saturday (30th) closes out the NBL action for the week with the New Zealand Breakers and Illawarra Hawks competing at Spark Arena.
Australia will take on Pakistan in the second cricket test starting on Friday (29th) from the Adelaide Oval. All the action and expert commentary by SEVEN. This test will be played under lights and both sides will be put under pressure.
PRIME starts the week with a trio of true crime stories. See No Evil at 10:30 pm on Saturday (24th) follows Hope Melton who appears to vanish after being run off a country road. Rhonda Daugherty has also disappeared and investigators are led to surveillance footage at a hotel where they uncover a terrible journey of deception.
PRIME has Criminal Confessions on Sunday (24th) with the true story of a gruesome execution-style murder of a young couple in Eastern Tennessee.
NINE has the next episode of I Am Innocent, a look at some of New Zealand’s most famous cases of people being wrongly convicted. On Monday (25th) we learn of Sam’s story as he was accused of raping his foster daughter over a number of years.
TEN continues with The Amazing Race Australia on Monday and Tuesday (25th and 26th) at 7:30 pm, now only five teams remain and they are on their way through Malawi shelling peanuts and sorting fish!
NINE screens World’s Worst Flights at 10:30 pm on Monday (25th) with stories of true events, tonight a world traveller’s journey is diverted to an Alaskan military base and passengers on board a flight to Peru see their lives flash before their eyes.
On Thursday (28th), Survivor: Island Of Idols shows at 7:30 pm, now we are at the merge, people’s true colours will start to come out. Who will pull a massive blindside?
7TWO shows Border Security – Australia’s Front Line on Sunday (24th) at 7:30 pm with footage of a group of travellers with an unusual story and an erratic Chilean woman, who is suspected of trafficking drugs.
NINE will broadcast the 2019 ARIA Awards live from Sydney on Wednesday (27th) at 7:30 pm. Hosted by Guy Sebastian.
Young Sheldon is back on NINE, Tuesday (26th) with Dr. Sturgis experiencing a nervous breakdown and Mary helping Pastor Jeff avoid temptation with his girlfriend.
TEN has the hilarious Graham Norton on Friday (29th) interviewing guests Elizabeth Banks, Ricky Gervais and Kylie Minogue.
News / Documentary / Current Affairs
NINE shows The Boeing 737 Max: What Went Wrong on Sunday (24th) at 9:30 pm exploring what doomed this Lion Air flight claiming so many lives.
On Sunday (24th) SBS has the first of a two-part special exploring the work of two of the most famous scientists of the century, Einstein And Hawking: Masters Of Our Universe will be on at 8:30 pm.
Tracey Spicer is shining a light on sexual harassment within business, the program Silent No More will be on ABC on Monday (25th).
In light of recent news reports, ABC will be showing The Prince And The Paedophile on Tuesday (26th) at 9:35 pm covering the questionable friendship between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.
The Secrets Of Coca Cola: The Billion Dollar Beverage will be on SBS at 8:20 pm on Thursday (28th) revealing how a murky brown medicine became the best-selling soft drink of all time.
Sunday (24th) on NINE don’t miss King Ralph starring John Goodman, it is sure to be a family favourite.
GO! on Tuesday (26th) will be showing John Q with Denzel Washington, a story about a father who will do anything to keep his son alive.
On the 28th, Thursday, Bruce Willis takes to our screens on 7MATE with A Good Day To Die Hard, as he plays a New York City cop in Moscow.
SBS shows the classic Madame Bovary on Saturday (30th) at 10:30 pm, an adaption of Flaubert’s novel telling the tragic story of Emma, a young beauty who impulsively marries to leave her father’s pig farm behind.
For the thriller addicts, catch 28 Weeks Later on 7MATE, Saturday (30th) at 9:25 pm as the US Army helps secure London from zombies.
Some great choices this week, on Sunday (24th), Robin Williams is the genie’s voice in Aladdin, a story about a common thief who falls in love with a princess.
Also on Sunday (24th), 7MATE shows Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 as Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time to destroy the remaining Horcruxes.
7MATE on Friday (29th) and Saturday (30th) will show The Karate Kid II and The Karate Kid III for fans of Mr. Miyagi and Daniel.
Closing out the week, the 2017 version of Beauty And The Beast will be shown on GO! at 7 pm on Saturday (30th) telling the story of a village girl learning the creature she was scared of is actually an enchanted prince who has been cursed.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy your week of television 🙂