TVNZ Highlights Week 46 2019

TVNZ 1's Serengeti will have you in awe! This ground-breaking series gives a rare insight into the every-day lives of wild animals in Africa. Packed full of humour, heartbreak and nail-biting tension, their captivating adventures will keep you hooked.

Plus, DUKE is bringing you the new local show, Spiky Gold Hunters! We'll explore one of New Zealand’s most dangerous jobs whilst giving a unique insight into the sub culture of sea urchin fishermen.

Alternate news platform Re: now has a website! Click here to find the latest videos, articles and podcasts on topics that matter to young Kiwis.

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Tuesday 12th November, 7.30pm

This pioneering series follows the interconnected stories of a cast of iconic savannah animals over one year.

With unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, this series captures the drama of the animals’ daily lives and the emotional moments they face.

Join the lonely lioness, exiled from the pride, the passionate baboon desperately trying to win back his lost love and the cheeky, funloving mongoose family on the lookout for a free lunch! 

Doc Martin

Friday 15th November, 8.30pm

Martin Clunes is back as everyone’s favourite grumpy medic in a brand new season of Doc Martin!

All is not quite well in Portwenn for Doctor Martin Ellingham. Despite proving himself in front of his colleagues last season, Martin’s medical career is still under scrutiny and a representative from the GMC arrives to assess him. Martin is required to pass three courses, in order to remain practising as a doctor.

All of our favourite Portwenn characters are back too, some old, some new, frequently ill, but all up to their usual antics.

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The Great Kiwi Bake Off

Sunday 10th November, 7pm

In the premiere of The Great Kiwi Bake Off, Cake Week was one to remember for some. While for others, it was more forgettable! Heather managed to rise to the top with her cake offering and sadly, Donna was sent home with a mirror cake that didn't quite reflect...success.

This week's Bake Off sees the remaining contestants wear their aprons once again for Biscuit Week! And there's something for everyone with helpings of crumbly goodness that are both sweet and savoury.

Catch the second episode of The Great Kiwi Bake Off on Sunday 10th November...where one contestants cookie is about to crumble!


Movies on 2

 Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th November 




BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE: Settle in for some laughs with this comedy classic! FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) is tough, smart and a master of disguise. And his next mission? The role of a large grandmother! Saturday 9th November, 7pm.

BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2: FBI agent and master of disguise Malcolm Turner is back! We'll see the return of the iconic Big Momma; this time taking on the role of a Nanny. Starring Martin Lawrence and Emily Procter. Saturday 9th November, 9pm.

BIG MOMMA'S: LIKE FATHER LIKE SON: Like Father Like Son. FBI agent Malcolm Turner brings back Big Momma, his plus-size alter ego for one last time! This time, with his stepson Trent, as they go undercover at an all girls school! Saturday 9th November, 10.55pm.

KINGSMAN - THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The Golden Circle. Colin Firth and Taron Egerton star in this epic sequel! This time, with their world held hostage, the Kingsman discover new allies; and with that, new enemies! Sunday 10th November, 8.35pm.


Spiky Gold Hunters

Wednesday 13th November, 8.30pm

Spiky Gold Hunters follows six courageous, rough, tough and charismatic characters as they battle the turbulent elements of Southern New Zealand. Their mission; to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of diamonds to fine diners around the globe - sea urchin!

These real cowboys of the southern oceans take us on a wild ride both on and off the water as they look to get rich in the pursuit of Spiky Gold. 

The Russell Howard Hour

Thursday 14th November, 9.30pm

The Russell Howard Hour is back!

Russell will pick through the biggest news stories, offering a wise and hilarious view on the world's news.

He'll also welcome celebrity guests and leading experts, as well as hear from fledgling global correspondents. Of course, there will be stand-up too, as Russell showcases some of the comedy scene's finest and most exciting stars.

If you like topical news like John Oliver then you’ll love Russell Howard!

The Last Boy Scout

Tuesday 12th November, 8.30pm

Bruce Willis, Halle Berry and Damon Wayans star in this action-packed mystery about a demoralized private detective, a washed-up ex-football star and the stripper who binds them together.

Somewhere in Los Angeles, the city of broken dreams, a stripper (Berry) is murdered. Now the private detective (Willis) she had hired and her ex-footballer boyfriend (Wayans) are going to find her murderer...if they don't kill each other first.

But the more they dig, the deeper they become enmeshed in a web of extortion, blackmail and corrupt politics hidden beneath the surface of professional football.

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Stream from Tuesday 12th November

An insightful and hilarious glimpse into the life of a Muslim American family, Ramy perfectly articulates the precarious nature and nuances of identity in this funny, and sensitive, comedy.

Ramy is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighbourhood.

Caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that believes life has no consequences, he's still trying to do the all things that most 20-somethings do.

Based on the life - and stand-up material - of star Ramy Youssef, Ramy is a guy torn between praying and partying on Friday nights. Which side will win out in this seemingly endless internal battle?

Stream this moving yet humourous new series OnDemand!


Stream from Friday 15th November

Hopeless long distance runner ‘Dancing Darryl’ Walker is feeling pretty good after completing an Outward Bound course two years ago. In fact, he’s feeling like a winner after just winning the Bulls marathon in just under 4 hours.

But when the race commentator rubbishes Darryl’s efforts in the toilets, his self esteem plummets to an all time low. The pessimistic Voice in his head returns to remind him he’s a loser, before suggesting he steer clear of an upcoming Outward Bound reunion.

Darryl arrives at the reunion and is instantly ostracised, but when a former watchmate tries to promote her network marketing business with video snippets from an epic multi-sport event - The Beach to Snow - Darryl decides to enter the race and follow in the footsteps of Maori multi-sporting legend The Gurns.


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