TV ONE - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 36: Saturday 5th September - Friday 11th September, 2015
SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER, 8.30PM
Bringing the Sunday Theatre season to a close is the poignant docu-drama The Monster of Mangatiti. Featuring Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit) and newcomer Greta Gregory, the drama details the shocking ordeal endured by teenager Heather Walsh when she was held captive by a sexual predator over the winter of 1985.
When 19-year-old Heather accepted a job as a live-in tutor on a remote and idyllic farm in the Mangatiti Valley, she had no idea that paradise would become a nightmare.
Initially charmed by 52-year-old Bill Cornelius, her stay with the family descended into a cycle of constant rape, beatings and threats of death. Bill controlled what she ate, what she did, who she spoke to, and eventually how she thought.
After 20 weeks held captive in the valley, Bill slipped up and Heather was able to make her escape.
Narrated by Heather herself, and inter-cut with her first person interview, it would take 23 years for her to bring her case to the courts - but justice would be bittersweet.
Photo: Greta Gregory as Heather Walsh.
TUESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER, 9.30PM
This hard-hitting, two-part series takes viewers into Indiana’s juvenile prisons, where kids as young as 12 can be put behind bars.
The series gives a first-hand account of the intake process and gains access to the segregation unit where the most violent and aggressive inmates are kept.
Kid Criminals gives the viewer a glimpse into this world through profiles of the kids themselves, prison guards and staff, and through examining the family lives of those who are spending significant parts of their childhood locked up.
But it is with an emphasis on treatment that the prisons aim to equip the inmates with the skills they need to successfully reintegrate into society.
Can they succeed and turn these kids around?
Photo: Kid Criminals.
George Clarke: Restoration Man
THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 7:30PM
George Clarke returns for a brand new series of George Clarke: Restoration Man. He travels the length and breadth of the country to help people from all walks of life transform some of Britain's neglected historic buildings into stunning and unique homes.
This week, Russell Edwards and Nadia Smith put everything they have into turning a derelict farmhouse in the Shropshire countryside into their family home. Although they have no previous restoration experience, they are determined that this 18th century building will be restored to its former glory.
But will their high standards soon start to cost them? After two winters in a caravan, illness and exhaustion will their hard work and perseverance pay off?
Will this young family finally get their countryside dream home?
Photo: George Clarke
THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 8.30PM
Emotions are running on high in this dramatic episode of House Husbands tonight.
As Lewis and ex-wife Belle head off on a road-trip to find their long-lost son Ned, Gemma is left to fear the worst, struggling with her jealousy - even though the whole idea was hers in the first place.
Kane is torn between loyalty and love, when old flame Will (who the husbands still dislike) offers him work at his daughter’s birthday party; while Mark and Abi are left stunned when Poppy begins hanging out with a new, older, friend.
But it’s a moment between Belle and Lewis on the road that will send shockwaves through the House Husband community, and that could lead to tragedy for one of the most loved hubbies.
Will this be a road-trip to remember?
Photo: Lewis (Gary Sweet).
THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER, 9.30PM
Word Up is heading down country for its final episode!
Comedians Nick Rado, Jesse Mulligan and Steve Wrigley herd their special guests towards comedy gold, under the watchful eye of host Jaquie Brown.
Sassy young songstress Kaylee Bell, horse mad Amanda Wilson from Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas and The ITM Fishing Show's Matt (jumped-out-of-a-helicopter-to-tackle-a-fish) Watson, all join our usual comedy suspects in studio for a night of fun, games and… cow poo!
Photo: Host, Jaquie Brown.