TV1 - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 42: Saturday 11th October - Friday 17th October, 2014
MONDAY, 13TH OCTOBER 8.30PM
Criminal Minds reaches its 200th episode this week with a nail-biting and heart wrenching hour of drama.
After it is discovered that JJ has been mysteriously kidnapped the BAU’s priorities bump against those of the State department. Rossi decides it’s time to call for backup, which arrives in the form of ex-team member Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster).
When it is revealed JJ is not the only one who has been taken captive, the team are forced to delve into JJ’s time at the State Department to find clues to her disappearance. What they uncover is a secret mission that now puts her life in serious danger.
Facing horrendous torture by her captors, will JJ be able to resist their demands for intel in order to save her own life?
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 8.35PM
Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald return with one of the most significant search and rescue operations in New Zealand history in Intrepid NZ. This time taking on the mighty Tararua Ranges in the North Island.
In 1933, a group of four trampers was traversing the difficult Broxen Axe pinnacles when team member Bert O’Keefe was injured. With the weather deteriorating, and an escape out of the mountains looking unlikely, a massive search began.
This was New Zealand’s first use of radio and aircraft in such a search, commonly referred to as The Sutch Search, after team member Bill Sutch (who, decades later, was accused and acquitted of selling New Zealand secrets to the Soviet Union).
Kevin and Jamie negotiate the same terrain and weather to show you just how dangerous these mountains can be.
WEDNESDAY 15TH OCTOBER, 9.30PM
Two-part series, Dangerous Dogs takes a graphic look at the dramatic rise in the number of dog attacks in the UK.
During the making of the series three people in the UK were killed by dogs, and more than 6,000 people were hospitalised after dog attacks last year.
The UK is thought to be a nation of dog lovers, but Dangerous Dogs reveals that there are underfed, abandoned and un-socialised dogs in homes all across the UK.
The series explores what constitutes a dangerous dog and most importantly, what creates one? Looking beyond the 'devil dog' headlines, the series explores whether the root cause of Britain’s dangerous dog problem is actually just irresponsible owners?
By following dog wardens from across the UK on the front line, we see the very real danger they face from both the dogs, and their owners.
THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER, 8.30PM
Jessica Marais stars in TV ONE’s powerful new drama Love Child.
Based on the forced adoptions that took place in Australia in the mid-20th Century, Love Child is set in Kings Cross,1969; the time and place Australia came of age and a new generation broke all the rules.
Joan Millar (Marais) is a maverick midwife returning from London to work at Kings Cross General Hospital. Inside the gates of the hospital is one of the busiest maternity wards in the country, and Joan soon finds herself swept up in the plight of five young women in the unwed mothers’ home attached to it.
Setting out to fight for these young women and their babies, Joan finds herself battling the Matron of the hospital, turning life inside it upside down, and finding love, heartbreak and extraordinary friendship along the way.
An uplifting new drama series, Love Child is about a group of young people who rocked the boat.
THURSDAY 16TH OCTOBER, 9.35PM
Matt is left in charge of the Roach Room as Don heads away on a marital retreat.
All is going to plan until Jukebox turns up and creates chaos throughout the bar, draining the kegs dry and causing the bassist of hip new band ‘Bowl’ to slip and crack his elbow, forcing a resentful Alex to step in on the bass, and save the gig.
Once again Matt will have to go to extraordinary lengths to clean up Jukebox’s mess. Will he be able to convince Bowl to play the Roach Room again? And how will he go about paying the bar back for the $500 of beer Jukebox has wasted?
Matt has to pull it all together to make sure Don doesn’t murder him on his return.