TV1 - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 33: Saturday 9th August - Friday 8th August, 2014
SUNDAY THEATRE - THE FORD NEW ZEALAND SEASON: THE KICK
SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST, 8.30PM
Few New Zealanders will ever forget the excruciating final of the Rugby World Cup 2011, particularly the collective gasp when disaster struck and our fourth choice number 10, Stephen Donald, entered the game.
Donald quickly kicked the penalty that won us the tournament, and instantly the man who had been previously humiliated and dismissed became one of our greatest heroes.
Taking you inside the intimate world of our rugby greats in a way never shown before, The Kick is the story of one man's dream, determination and perserverance against incredible psychological odds.
Starring a cast of striking All Black lookalikes and interweaving real footage from the games, you'll be forgiven for thinking you're watching a behind the scenes documentary.
The production worked closely with the New Zealand Rugby Union to deliver this true-to-life drama that show's a unique insight into the high stakes, competitive and nationally loved game.
Discover the heartbreak of losing a dream and the glory of having it come true.
NIGEL LATTA - THE TROUBLE WITH BOOZE
TUESDAY 12TH AUGUST, 9.30PM
Continuing his hard hitting series addressing the major social issues facing New Zealanders, this week Nigel Latta takes a serious look into our drinking culture.
New Zealanders spend around $85 million a week on booze. Clearly we like a drink or two, so what's the problem?
In a journey that takes Nigel from hospital A&E departments to conversations with a terminally ill mother, and showdowns with the alcohol industry, he learns some surprising and disturbing facts about both alcohol itself, and the big businesses that support, promote, and sell it.
What is really going on, and what are the solutions? Did we fall into this situation… or were we pushed?
BRITAIN'S BIGGEST HOARDERS
WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST, 8.30PM
TV presenter Jasmine Harmin continues her battle to help some of Britain's habitual hoarders get their lives back on track.
Seventy-nine-year-old Plymouth man Jeff has crammed his house full to the brim with his possessions, and receives help relocating a whole floor's worth to a local warehouse.
Now he must decide whether to deal with the overspill or continue living among the chaos. Jasmine also meets Jean, whose east London flat is so cluttered she cannot live in it. With the help of her daughter Jeanette, she finally tackles the mountain of items that have prevented her from being in her own home.
WEDNESDAY 13TH AUGUST, 9.30PM
Drama is high this week on Nashville!
Gunnar is blaming himself for his brother's death. When Gunnar doesn't show for their label audition, Scarlett has to play solo.
Juliette plays a secret concert for her fans and an accident occurs leaving fans with minor injuries including Maddie.
Gunnar wants to know who shot his brother and is in hot pursuit for answers; Rayna talks to Katie Couric about her divorce and Scarlett gets an offer to sign with Rayna's new label as a solo act.
UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN
THURSDAY 14TH AUGUST, 8.30PM
Premiering tonight on TV ONE, the hit Australian comedy Upper Middle Bogan, starring our very own Robyn Malcolm.
Dr Bess Denyar's manicured east Melbourne suburban life is upended when she meets her real parents, an outer-suburban westie couple, Julie (Robyn Malcolm) and Wayne (Glenn Robbins, Kath and Kim). Bess is further shocked to discover she has three new sibilings and that the Wheeler's are a bunch of drag-racing bogans.
This is culture clash comedy at it's best, as we follow Bess' misguided efforts to bridge the gap between her two families.