TVNZ Highlights 17-23 November
A friendship destined to last a lifetime, this week with TVNZ
My Brilliant Friend
Premieres Monday 19 November on TVNZ OnDemand
Naples in the 1950s: A friendship destined to last a lifetime is born.
When her most important friend, Lila, disappears without a trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, starts writing the story of their lifelong friendship.
Don’t miss the HBO foreign language drama everyone’s been talking about, exclusively OnDemand.
Stream from Saturday 17 November at midday on TVNZ OnDemand
Island smiles, swag and sunshine are coming to TVNZ OnDemand, as Re-Fresh presents old favourites and new surprises in an energetic lolly scramble of the most popular Fresh comedic strands over different seasons.
From the smash hit that was Mr Lavalava, to the shady ladies in ‘Fresh Housewives’, and the intercultural slap downs of ‘Faikakala’, Kiwis won’t want to miss a thing!
Stream from Thursday 22 November on TVNZ OnDemand
TVNZ OnDemand dishes up more TV nostalgia with The Tudors!
Following the execution of Anne Boleyn, this scandalous drama follows Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) who remarries in hopes of having a son as challenges to his authority from inside and outside the kingdom threaten his hold on England's throne.
Stream all four seasons from Thursday!
Sugar Free Farm
Tuesday 20 November at 8.30pm on TVNZ 1
For 15 days seven celebrities turn their backs on their unhealthy diets and the modern processed food industry and head to the idyllic Sugar Free Farm.
In return for hard manual labour, they’re fed a diet of natural wholesome food. And this year things are tougher... as they'll be spending even longer on the farm going cold turkey from sugar, refined carbs, bad fats and cheap meat.
But will cutting out the rubbish prove to be too much for some?
Our Dream Hotel
Saturday 17 November at 8.05pm on TVNZ 1
In tonight's season finale of Our Dream Hotel, Alex follows the Bromley family as they gamble their combined life savings to take on the revival an 800 year-old chateau in rural France.
Can their trade experience help them overcome the gargantuan task before them?
Or will their Dream Hotel crumble with the chateau that they are trying to refurbish?
Inside Out Homes
Thursday 22 November at 7.30pm on TVNZ 1
Home-reno series Inside Out Homes comes to an end this week.
The series has seen architect Zac Monro tear down the walls of 12 houses across Britain, using cutting edge technology, imagination and ingenuity to create homes and outside spaces that unlock the potential of living inside and out.
In tonight's finale, Zac knocks down a mock mansion in Surrey, replacing it with a high-performance prefab house. You’ll be impressed by the results!
My Kitchen Rules New Zealand
Sunday 18 November at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
The five remaining teams head to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour for a very special People’s Choice Challenge, taking place during the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover.
Awaiting the teams are Pete, Manu and a row of BBQs! Each team will cook two dishes to be judged by the Volvo Ocean Race sailors and the public.
Who will prove their grilling prowess, and who will wilt under the pressure?
The Great Kiwi Bake Off
Tuesday 20 November at 7.30pm on TVNZ 2
Kiwi’s love a pie and this week the remaining seven bakers have to create the perfect pastry creation.
Sweet, savoury, it doesn’t matter. The only thing the judges want is precision - because it’s pie and tart week!
Who will deliver a tasty, pastry masterpiece - and who will “cock” it up?