TV ONE - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 23: Saturday 6th June 2015 - Friday 12th June, 2015
Sunday nights on TV ONE, journey back to the last dramatic years of the British Empire in India.
Indian Summers is a vast and sweeping saga, set against the grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India.
It's 1932. India dreams of Independence, but the British have no plans to leave. Every summer, the Viceroy of India and his administration takes flight from its sweltering imperial capital of New Delhi, to enjoy a season away from the stifling heat of the plains...
At the centre of a large ensemble cast are two star-crossed families – one Indian, one British. They lead us through stories of love, promises, secrets and political intrigue, the game of master and servant...
This week begins with a bloody start to the summer season when a mysterious assassin makes his way to Simla.
MONDAY 8TH JUNE, 8.30PM
Criminal Minds returns for another action-packed season as the BAU track down some of the country’s most twisted criminal minds.
This week they welcome a new agent into the fold. Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the cast as Kate Callahan, a seasoned FBI undercover agent.
In the season opener, the team investigate a series of murders in Bakersfield, California. But it’s a gruesome introduction to the BAU for Kate as the victims have all been left unidentifiable. In a race against time, the team have to use their expert skills to track the killer down before he strikes again.
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE, 9.00PM
What do you get when you blend out loud laughs and outrageous antics with genuine information and trivia? Word Up - the hottest new Kiwi comedy quiz show with a difference!
Host and funny lady Jaquie Brown, starts each show with the dramatic reveal of one keyword which serves as the inspiration for a panel of much-loved kiwi comics.
The series kicks off with special guest comedians Stacey Morrison and Rhys Darby as well as series regular Steve Wrigley.
Our heroes team up with a side kick to help them win the game, using only the solitary word they’ve been given. They could go with a celebrity, a member of the public or an academic expert - whoever they think will give them the edge...
The teams will be tested physically in the art of roleplay; they will be challenged mentally with rapid fire questions; there will be images to decipher, video to analyse and props to use inappropriately.
There will be a winner… but most importantly, there will be lots of laughs!
BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE, 7.30PM & 9.30PM
Britain’s Got Talent ramps up this week with the first of the season’s eagerly awaited semi-finals! With the nation-wide talent scout now complete, judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Williams have seen it all!
It’s not just the unusual acts that have sparked attention this year. From a modern day version of the von Trapps to Dad dancers who still have the moves, a roller skating brother and sister dream team, and of course the unsuspecting 26 year old recruitment officer come secret singing sensation Calum Scott, whose audition took the internet by storm. This year’s auditions have proved there is plenty of variety - and talent - to keep viewers entertained.
But now, as well as impressing the judges, the final 45 acts must also win over the all-important British public. Be sure to tune in again at 9.30pm for the Britain’s Got Talent Results Show to see if your favourite acts made the cut.
Those who make it through will become a step closer to being crowned the 2015 Britain’s Got Talent winner in the grand final, securing a life-changing cash prize of £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at this year’s The Royal Variety Performance!
Plus, prepare to ‘shake your bon bon’ as Latino pop icon Ricky Martin graces the stage for a special performance!
UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN
THURSDAY 11TH JUNE, 10.00PM
Everyone’s favourite Aussie bogans are back for a rollicking ride of a second season!
After middle-class, neurotic doctor Bess Denyar discovered that she was adopted, her hunt for her birth mother led her away from the affluent suburbia she’s accustomed too, and onto the doorstep of The Wheelers – a delightfully bogan drag-racing family in the outer suburbs.
As Bess spends time getting to know her birth mother Julie (Robyn Malcolm), a hilarious mix of two cultures occurs, albeit with plenty of hiccups (and laughs) along the way...
Season two picks up with Bess continuing to deal with the adoption bombshell and its consequences, developing some erratic and misplaced trust and abandonment issues, thinking that her husband Danny is going to leave her.
However, Danny’s getting the sweats after his attempt to implement the environmentally friendly ‘passive-cooling’ into the household backfires terribly.