TV1 - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 40: Saturday 27th September - Friday 3rd October, 2014
MY KITCHEN RULES NEW ZEALAND
SUNDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, 7.30PM
The competition heats up when our surviving teams enter Kitchen HQ!
On Sunday night, the teams compete in their first location challenge at Ronald McDonald House. With People's Choice on the line, and the losing team facing Sudden Death, our duos will be giving it their all.
Tuesday night sees a Kitchen HQ Rapid Cook Off, followed by a Losers Showdown. From here the second team heading to Sudden Death will be decided.
Wednesday night it's all on with the very first Sudden Death Cook Off! One team will be eliminated and the My Kitchen Rules New Zealand Tasting Panel (Robert Oliver, Grace Ramirez, Sean Connolly and Nadia Lim) is on hand to make sure that the right team survives.
PURINA POUND PUPS TO DOG STARS
MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER, 7.30PM
When her owner died, Moss, the Huntaway Collie Cross, became an afterthought. Left underfed, flea ridden, and tied up, her life was nearly over too.
When Mark Vette first meets Moss she’s been taken in by a temporary foster home but is displaying disturbing signs of obsessive behaviours. It will take Mark’s specialist training to get Moss back on track.
At Animals on Q, Moss meets trainer Rosie who is immediately taken with pretty Moss. But Moss’ hyper nature and high intelligence leads to her opening the barn doors and making a run for it on her first training day!
Mark’s already onto a potential job that’s perfect for Moss, but he wants to test the extent of her obsessive behaviours first. They discover she’s predatory, obsessive on fence lines and nips the other dogs instead of playing with them. It all points to one thing – she’s a sheepdog and wants to herd.
WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 8.30PM
Real-life adventurers Jamie Fitzgerald and Kevin Biggar are back, exploring New Zealand and recreating legendary journeys in Intrepid NZ.
Where the duo’s popular series First Crossings told amazing stories of exploration and discovery, Intrepid NZ recreates journeys of hardship, survival, and courage, and demonstrates good old Kiwi ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion for fellow men.
These events all have New Zealanders and our landscape at their heart, from the heroic rescue of Ruth Adams on La Perouse Glacier in the Southern Alps, to Bill Sutch’s incredible (and controversial) tale of survival in the Tararua Ranges.
Jamie and Kevin will recreate the events as these people experienced them, using the same equipment and getting inside the mindset of how they must have felt when faced with these seemingly impossible situations.
DON'T LOOK DOWN
WEDNESDAY 1ST OCTOBER, 9.30PM
Don't Look Down explores the world's most dangerous, most terrifying new craze.
'Urban Free Climbers' are a new breed of daredevils who illegally climb cranes and buildings without any safety equipment - then hang from them, hundreds of metres above the ground, one slip from certain death...
This documentary follows James Kingston as he journeys to the spiritual home of urban free climbing, the Ukraine, to meet the craziest climber of them all - the infamous Mustang Wanted.
As Mustang and James explore Kiev, the pair push themselves to new dangerous extremes - climbing derelict buildings, tightrope walking hundreds of metres above the city, before finally heading to the iconic Moscow Bridge to attempt Mustang's latest death defying stunt. It is a plan that will force James to take Mustang’s life in his hands. And will attract the attention of the infamous Ukrainian Special Forces…
Fascinating, revealing and truly frightening Don't Look Down is one of the most nerve wracking documentaries ever to hit the screens.
UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN
THURSDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 8.30PM
Catch the season finale of Upper Middle Bogan...
The series follows the story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler.
This week Bess and family support Team Wheeler at the drag racing championships. Bess tries to solve engine problems, however the aftermath is filled with fury.
Starring New Zealand's very own Robyn Malcom.