TV1 - CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS
Week 45: Saturday 1st Novem ber - Friday 7th October, 2014
OUR BIG BLUE BACKYARD
SUNDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER 7.30PM
The stunning new nature series Our Big Blue Backyard, dives deep into our watery surrounds to discover incredible stories of New Zealand’s native marine animals.
Spanning six epic marine environments, each episode is structured around an ocean neighbourhood and features the colourful and varied inhabitants as they interact in their unique locations.
Travelling south to north we see Great White Sharks take on little Blue Penguins in the southern oasis of Stewart Island; spend a day out with the athletic Dusky Dolphins of Kaikoura; and swim along with pods of Orcas enjoying family time as they travel the golden harbours of Northland, searching for their stingray victims.
The range and behaviours of these species in such close proximity is fascinating; from the giant to the tiny, the acrobatic to the rock scrapers, there is plenty of action in these aquatic communities.
SUNDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER, 8.30PM
Catherine Cawood is a strong-willed police sergeant battling the drug-infused crime scene of the Yorkshire valleys.
Her world is turned upside down when she spots Tommy Lee Royce, the man she believes is responsible for the brutal assault that drove her daughter to suicide, standing on a street in her town.
Catherine is convinced Tommy is dangerous and becomes determined to catch him before he hurts someone else.
Meanwhile, quiet middle-class accountant Kevin Weatherill feels unappreciated and underpaid at work. Desperate to give his daughters a decent education, he asks his wealthy boss Nevison for a pay rise so he can send them to a private school. When Nevison refuses, something finally snaps inside Kevin and he enlists the help of local criminal Ashley Cowgill to kidnap his boss’ daughter and hold her for ransom.
But things quickly spiral out of control when Ashley involves the unpredictable Tommy in the plan...
SECRETS AND LIES
SUNDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 9.35PM
The hit Australian psychological thriller, Secrets and Lies, comes to TV ONE this Sunday in a six part mini-series.
Ben Gundelach (Martin Henderson) is an everyday family man who finds the body of a four-year-old boy while on an early morning run. Things rapidly go from bad to worse for Ben, and his outwardly unremarkable life quickly turns upside-down.
The police find no immediate evidence pointing to Thom’s murderer, and Ben is shocked to discover that suspicion is falling on him.
As plainclothes cops watch Ben constantly, his once affable neighbours now turn away and close their doors. News journalists hover in the sweltering Christmas-time heat like carrion crows, snapping up every bit of gossip and twisting Ben’s confused anger into tacit guilt.
As his world splits apart, Ben finds himself with no choice but to clear his name. At stake is his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity. But is he innocent or guilty?
DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE
TUESDAY 4TH AND WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER, 7.30PM
The fourth and final series of Dynamo: Magician Impossible follows the magician as he travels to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris and – for the first time – India.
From pop stars, to actors, to passers-by on the street, the reaction to Dynamo’s spine-tingling magic is infectious, amazing everyone he comes into contact with.
Famous names featuring this season include One Direction, Coldplay and Bollywood star Irrfan Khan.
YOU'RE KILLING MY SON: THE MUM WHO WENT ON THE RUN
WEDNESDAY 5TH NOVEMBER, 9.30PM
In 2012, Kiwi mum Sally Roberts made international headlines when she took her son on the run to prevent him receiving life-saving treatment for a brain tumour.
You’re Killing My Son – The Mum Who Went On The Run gives intimate access to Sally, her son Neon, and his father Ben during a time when every parent’s worst nightmare compounded into a painful family disintegration, a legal battle over how to treat a critically ill child, and a steadfast belief in an industry built on unproven therapies.
We see where Sarah hid her son, we’re with Ben as he fights for custody in the High Court, and we meet the woman whose hands Sally put the life of her son in when she offered alternative therapy for this desperately ill little boy.