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LABOUR WEEKEND

In real life, the Bunnings NPC final (Canterbury v Wellington) will take place at Orangetheory Stadium this Saturday (22 October). There’s also the Heartland Championship finals and game four of the 2022 Constellation Cup (Australia Diamonds v Silver Ferns) on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Here are the mock schedules for PTV, Bold and Peach on Labour Weekend (22-24 October).

Although PTV Network New Zealand (Patrick Te Pou Enterprises Ltd) is a fictional broadcaster, it is intended that new episodes of most US and UK shows would be recorded off the satellite for broadcast on New Zealand television within hours or days but sometimes 1-2 weeks after US/UK transmission (e.g.) a new episode of The Graham Norton Show is first shown in the UK on Saturday morning (NZ time) and then recorded for broadcast on Saturday night.

SATURDAY 22 October 2022

PTV

8.00am: The Best of Sunrise. Catch up on the best bits of the week that was from the Sunrise team. [CC]
9.00am: Escape Fishing with ET. Escape with former rugby league legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen as he travels Australia and the Pacific, hunting out all types of species of fish, while sharing his knowledge on how to catch them. (G) [CC]
9.30am: Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn. Hayden Quinn explores the unique personalities shaping the food scene in Australia. Experience the characters, produce, and creative forces contributing to our food culture. (G) [CC]
10.00am: Dulux Home Front (R). Hamish Dodd, Shelley Ferguson and Peter Wolfkamp present a programme giving building tips and advice to do-it-yourselfers. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
10.30am: Getaway (R). Laura McGoldrick, Matt Chisholm and Nickson Clark present a travel programme that showcases holiday destinations in New Zealand and overseas. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
11.00am: Palmers Garden Show (R). Carly Flynn hosts the complete gardening programme aimed at giving inspiration and information to everyone from first home owners to those who have been gardening all their lives. A repeat screening of last Friday’s programme. (G) [CC]
12.00pm: PTV SPORT - Bunnings Sports Saturday. Bernadine Oliver-Kerby introduces an afternoon of sport, including (subject to change):

  • Rugby (PTV’s Big Game): From Pleasant Point Rugby Club, the Meads Cup Final (South Canterbury v Whanganui) as the 2022 Heartland Championship season concludes, with the Lochore Cup Final to follow tomorrow. Live coverage begins at 2pm and kick-off at 2.05pm. Plus previews of tonight’s Bunnings NPC Final.
  • Netball: Highlights of the 2022 Constellation Cup matches (Australia Men v NZ Men, Australia Diamonds v Silver Ferns) held at John Cain Arena in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
  • Cricket: From the Gabba in Brisbane, the ICC T20 World Cup warm-up match (NZ v India).
  • Rugby League: From Puketawhero Park in Rotorua, highlights of the Boys U16 and Boys U18 finals in the NZRL Youth Championship.

Plus, the latest news and results from all sports and a special service for racing fans.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: PTV SPORT - PTV’s Big Game: Bunnings NPC Final. Kirstie Stanway and Mils Muliaina introduce the climax of the New Zealand provincial rugby season with live coverage of the 2022 Bunnings NPC Final (Canterbury v Wellington) from Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch. With commentators Tony Johnson, Kane Hames and Taylah Johnson. Kick-off at 7.05pm. English language commentators may be subject to change but tonight’s live coverage includes Māori language commentary, by Te Aorere Pewhairangi and Tumamao Harawira, as an alternative audio service. [CC]
9.30pm: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? UK. Jeremy Clarkson hosts a British quiz show in which six new contestants compete to become millionaires - and all they have to do is answer 15 questions correctly. Can they find the right answers? This programme screens at a later time due to PTV’s live coverage of the Bunnings NPC Final. (G) [CC]
10.30pm: PTV Weekend News. An update on the weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
10.45pm: The Graham Norton Show. Tonight: Graham is joined by British superstar rapper Stormzy, actors Geena Davis and Stephen Graham, and by Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse. Brand new episode, express from the UK. (M-LS) [CC]
11.45pm: LATE MOVIE - Project Almanac (2015). When a 17-year-old builds a time machine, he and his friends soon discover their are downsides of tampering with timelines. Sci-fi thriller, starring Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston. Directed by Dean Israelite. (16-L) [CC]
1.55am: Weather, Closedown

BOLD

5.25am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Bundesliga 2022/23. Live coverage of this morning’s German Bundesliga match, Darmstadt v Holstein Kiel.
7.25am: Garage Squad. Today: Owning a 1963 Lincoln Convertible is a fantasy become reality for one dedicated owner, but with a laundry list of repairs it’s clear he’s in way over his head. (PG) [CC]
7.55am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Ligue 1 2022/23. Live coverage of this morning’s Ligue 1 match from France, AC Ajaccio v PSG.
10.00am: Storage Wars: Texas. Today: In the Dallas suburb of Addison, Jenny uncovers a piece of Hollywood. After the bidding ends, the buyers haggle over an item only to find that one person’s trash is another person’s deathtrap. (PG) [CC]
10.30am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - TAB Trackside. Live coverage of Horse Racing with the TAB Trackside team every Saturday. First up, The Punters Lounge kicks off at 10.30am with a build-up to today’s races. Followed at approx 11.50am by live coverage of all races from the Waikato Racing Club at Te Rapa and the Canterbury Jockey Club at Riccarton Park, plus selected races from Australia until the programme ends at 6pm. Content may be subject to change.
6.00pm: Sport 365 (EVENING BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
6.05pm: Pawn Stars. Tonight: The team come face-to-face with a life-size Creature from the Black Lagoon. Will Corey reel in the deal? Then, Rick gets the inside scoop with a handwritten love letter from Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra. (PG) [CC]
6.35pm: Treasure Quest: Snake Island. Tonight: Chasing a US$2 billion fortune, a landslide and the infamous “Death Road” put the team in danger as they try to cross South America’s Andes Mountain. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: FIFA Women’s World Cup Final Draw. Live from Auckland, the final draw for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 - prior to the completion of qualification. The three winners of the inter-confederation play-off will not be known at the time of the draw. [CC]
8.45pm: BOLD’S SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIE - The Sentinel (2006). A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent. Action thriller, starring Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Kim Basinger. Directed by Clark Johnson. (M-V) [CC, AD]
11.05pm: Sport 365 (LATE BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
11.10pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: A-League Men 2022/23. Full delayed coverage from McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle of tonight’s A-League Men match, Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix. [CC]
1.10am: Closedown

PEACH

9.00am: A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. Today: Having raising her two children single-handedly, Farzana Kausar from Stockport is approaching reitrement and looking for a better quality of life in the Spanish sun. (G) [CC]
10.00am: Psychic Matchmaker. Today: Deborah reads one of her long-term clients, who in the past, was not ready for love and had a tendency to attract the wrong guys. (PG) [CC]
10.30am: Angels Among Us. Today: Carrie from Wisconsin seeks to find out if her husband is still guiding her, while Monique’s angel has vital information to deliver about her fiance. (PG)
11.00am: Curvy Brides’ Boutique. Today: Returning to the boutique Natalie is terrified that after everything she’s been through, she’ll no longer love the dress she chose two years ago. (PG) [CC]
12.00pm: OutDaughtered. Today: While Adam struggles his emotional issues, the Busbys tackle a playroom makeover for the quints and Blayke. (PG) [CC]
1.00pm: Hoarders. Today: Not only is Dawn’s house hoarded, it’s also infested with cockroaches and black widow spiders. The city is threatening fines if she doesn’t clean up, and her husband is ready to divorce her. (PG) [CC]
2.00pm: PEACH’S SATURDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE - The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (2016). As a single mum of two, Wanda tirelessly worked to make ends meet and put a roof over the heads of her young sons. She focused all her energy on keeping her boys out of trouble and on the basketball court. Drama, starring Eli Baxter, Daniel Bellomy, Eric Bempong. Directed by Nelson George. (PG) [CC]
4.00pm: Undercover Boss. Today: John Carona, founder and CEO of Associa, the leader in community association management goes undercover to meet the employees who keep his company’s foundation strong. (PG) [CC]
5.00pm: Top Chef. Today: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, from the hit comedy series Portlandia, task the chefs with creating a dish with hipster ingredients using only old vintage appliances and equipment. (PG) [CC]
6.00pm: Extreme Couponing. Coupon-obsessed shoppers go to extremes to save money and amass huge stockpiles of goods. (PG) [CC]
6.30pm: Million Dollar Listing NY. Tonight: Ryan scores an amazing two-for-one property with a hidden apartment. KJ is faced with closing the Townhouse in the Sky, but she struggles to make her toughest client, her husband, happy. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: Celebrity Dinner Date. Tonight: Jess Wright chooses three people to date based on the menus that she most likes the look of. Will she find love? (PG) [CC]
8.30pm: Billie and Greg: The Family Diaries. Tonight: Greg takes Nelly, Arthur and their grandads on a trip to the seaside, and the Shepherds head to Greece for a long-awaited summer holiday. (M) [CC]
9.30pm: The Singles Table. Tonight: A new girl looking for love joins the single ladies at a wedding in London, who are introduced to another bunch of eligible bachelors also looking for their perfect match. (M) [CC]
10.30pm: At the Movies. Kate Rodger presents a weekly rundown of new movies in New Zealand, box office news and interviews. [CC]
10.45pm: Southern Charm. Tonight: Shep tries to right his wrongs from Auldbrass and invites the gang on a trip to St Simons Island, but his efforts are in vain when his emotions get the best of him. (M-LSC) [CC]
11.45pm: PEACH’S SATURDAY LATE MOVIE - The Wrong Housesitter (2020). Deb, a successful editor, sends Dan on an assignment out of town just as he’s moved into his dream home. When he meets Kristin, his problem is solved as she seems like the perfect house-sitter. Thriller, starring Vivica A Fox, Anna Marie Dobbins, Jason-Shane Scott. Directed by David DeCoteau. (M-V) [CC]
1.45am: Closedown

SUNDAY 23 October 2022

PTV

7.30am: PTV SPORT - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23 (Review). A round-up of last week’s action from the English Premier League.
8.20am: PTV SPORT - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23 (Results Service). Scores from the English Premier League games played overnight.
8.30am: Tagata Pasifika. John Pulu, Marama T-Pole and the Tagata Pasifika team present a mix of news, current affairs and magazine-style items of interest to the Pacific Island community, live from Auckland.
9.00am: Face the Nation. Tova O’Brien and Jenna Lynch present a public affairs programme with in-depth insight and analysis on the issues that matter, live from Avalon. [CC]
10.00am: Taku Tai. Oriini Kaipara and Julian Wilcox introduce a mix of Māori current affairs, documentaries and magazine-style features, live from Auckland. This programme contains segments in English and te reo Māori (with subtitles).
12.00pm: PTV SPORT - Best Foods Sports Sunday. Andrew Gourdie and Ravinder Hunia introduce an afternoon of sport, including (content subject to change):

  • Rugby (PTV’s Big Game): From Whakarua Park in Ruatoria, the Lochore Cup Final (East Coast v Mid Canterbury) as the 2022 Heartland Championship season concludes. Live coverage begins at 1pm and kick-off at 1.05pm. Plus recorded highlights of last night’s Bunnings NPC final.
  • Rugby League: From MKM Stadium in Hull, highlights of the NZ Kiwis v Jamaica Reggae Warriors pool match in the Men’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
  • Netball: A preview of tonight’s Constellation Cup match (game four - Australia Diamonds v Silver Ferns).
  • Football: Highlights from McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle of last night’s A-League Men match, Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix.
  • Cricket: Highlights of the first two matches of the ICC T20 World Cup - NZ v Australia from the SCG in Sydney and England v Afghanistan from Perth Stadium.

Plus a round-up of the weekend’s results and other sports news.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: OUR WORLD - Saving Giraffes: The Long Journey Home. A herd of rare giraffe are rescued from floodwaters in Kenya’s Rift Valley. (G) [CC, AD]
7.30pm: 60 Minutes. An hour of in-depth investigations into current affairs from New Zealand and around the world. With correspondents Garth Bray, Mark Crysell, Guyon Espiner, Sarah Hall, Paula Penfold and Melanie Reid. [CC]
8.30pm: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - Downton Abbey (2019). Based on the critically acclaimed television series of the same name, the continuing story of the Crawley family. Drama, starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Goode. Directed by Michael Engler. (PG) [CC, AD]
11.05pm: PTV Weekend News. An update on the weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
11.20pm: The Jonathan Ross Show. Tonight: Jonathan is joined by two-time Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer, international film, fashion and modelling star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes. Brand new episode, express from the UK (PG) [CC]
12.20am: Weather, Closedown

BOLD

6.45am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s Big Game: Weet-Bix Rugby Replay (Bunnings NPC Final). A full replay from Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch of the Bunnings NPC Final (Canterbury v Wellington) played last night. [CC]
8.30am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: A-League Men 2022/23. A full replay from McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle of last night’s A-League Men match, Newcastle Jets v Wellington Phoenix. [CC]
10.00am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Repco Motorsport on PTV: Formula 1 2022 (US F1 Grand Prix Qualifying). Live from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix Qualifying.
1.00pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23. Full delayed coverage of this morning’s English Premier League match, Chelsea v Manchester United. [CC]
3.00pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s Big League: 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Full delayed coverage from MKM Stadium in Hull of this morning’s NZ Kiwis v Jamaica Reggae Warriors pool match in the Men’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup. [CC]
5.00pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Mainfreight Rugby. The best of grassroots rugby from the latest round of matches in the Heartland Championship.
6.00pm: Sport 365 (EVENING BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
6.05pm: Pacific Brothers and Sisters. Samoan-born actor and comedian Oscar Kightley hosts a show with a uniquely Pasifika take on our nation’s sport. In today’s programme, Oscar catches up with Silver Ferns shooter Maia Wilson to find out about the challenges she faced to become a force in the game of netball. [CC]
6.35pm: Full Custom Garage. Tonight: Car builder Ian Roussel overhauls a massive vintage military transport truck for a client who wants to make the truck even larger, leading Ian to search for some special parts. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew. Tonight: Kevin and the Boyz take their first educational field trip to the Irwindale Drag Strip, where they learn about engine boosts from experienced locals. (PG) [CC]
8.30pm: East New York. A US drama series about a recently promoted police captain of East New York, who leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are hesitant to deploy her methods of serving and protecting. (M) [CC, AD]
9.30pm: The Blacklist. Tonight: As Liz pushes a source for answers, Red and the Task Force grapple with the implications of her actions; a drastic action is taken, which will change Red and Liz’s relationship forever. (M-VC) [CC, AD]
10.30pm: Sport 365 (LATE BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
10.35pm: Chicago PD. Tonight: When Atwater goes undercover in a dangerous South Side drug syndicate, he learns there may be more to its kingpin than meets the eye; Halstead tries to join Atwater undercover. (M-VC) [CC, AD]
11.35pm: Naked and Afraid XL. Tonight: An attack by a predator puts one of the survivalists at risk just three days into the challenge. With food scarce, the other competitors hunt warthogs. (M-L) [CC]
12.30am: Closedown

PEACH

9.00am: Say Yes to the Dress. Today: Olympian Dawn is looking for a princess gown for her wedding but her family has something else in mind. (PG) [CC]
9.25am: Where to I Do? Today: Tommy has a tight timeline to deliver a venue that blends southern rustic charm with Atlanta’s skyline views. (PG) [CC]
9.50am: The Wedding Fixer. Today: There aren’t just two people planning this wedding, there are three: Kirsty, Simon, and Kirsty’s mum. Can Sarah help them all come to an agreement? (PG-L) [CC]
10.40am: The Holzer Files. Today: Hans Holzer had a lifelong obsession with Rockland County, New York. Half a century later, the team try to decode the region’s rampant paranormal activity. (PG-L) [CC]
11.30am: Long Island Medium. Today: Theresa has always had a fear of enclosed spaces. When Larry springs the idea of going camping in a tent, she strongly resists. (PG) [CC]
11.55am: TBC
12.00pm: Celebrity Family Feud USA. Today: Celebrity guests include actress Amy Schumer versus singer Kelly Clarkson, and wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin versus actress Chrissy Metz. (PG-S) [CC]
1.00pm: Celebrity Wheel of Fortune USA. Pat Sajak and Vanna White host a celebrity edition of the US game show in which three celebrity contestants go head-to-head competing for a chance to win up to US$1 million for their chosen charity. Today: Jennie Garth, Karamo Brown and Patton Oswalt. (PG) [CC]
2.00pm: PEACH’S SUNDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE - Love in the Vineyard (2016). Real estate exec Molly abandons her vintner boyfriend Jackson on Valentine’s Day when an old girlfriend shows up with an infant he fathered. Drama, starring Emmanuelle Vaugier, Matthew MacCaull, Christopher Russell. Directed by Jason Bourque. (PG) [CC]
4.00pm: The Osbournes Want to Believe. Today: Jack shocks Sharon and Ozzy with evidence of a ‘twisted’ superhuman, an uninvited dinner ghost and a good old-fashioned flying saucer. (PG-L) [CC]
5.00pm: ET Weekend. Matt Cohen and Nischelle Turner present a review of the week in celebrity news, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes first looks, fresh off the satellite from the US. [CC]
6.00pm: Extreme Couponing. Coupon-obsessed shoppers go to extremes to save money and amass huge stockpiles of goods. (PG) [CC]
6.30pm: 7 Little Johnstons. Tonight: After settling into their new homes, Anna and Elizabeth host competing dinner parties. Meanwhile, Jonah struggles to find a suitable apartment to rent. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: Welcome to Plaithville. Tonight: Ethan reveals he’s been keeping a secret from Olivia for months. Micah goes on a double date. Kim opens up to the little girls about her separation. (PG) [CC]
8.30pm: Chrisley Knows Best. Tonight: Todd pays the price for being a rude houseguest. Savannah teaches Grayson a lesson in respect. (PG) [CC]
9.00pm: PTV SPORT ON PEACH - International Netball: Constellation Cup 2022 (Australia v New Zealand, Game 4). Courtney Tairi and Storm Purvis introduce live coverage from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland of game four of the 2022 Constellation Cup between the Australia Diamonds and the Silver Ferns. With commentators Jenny Woods and Adine Wilson. Tonight’s live coverage includes Māori language commentary, by Kereama Wright and Te Ataakura Pewhairangi, as an alternative audio service. [CC]
11.30pm: The Real Housewives of Dubai. Tonight: A newly married Caroline leaves Sergio behind to whisk the women away on a girls trip to Nurai Island. Secrets are revealed during salacious games of “Never Have I Ever” and “Two Truths and a Lie”. (M) [CC]
12.25am: Closedown

MONDAY 24 October 2022

PTV

7.00am: PTV News (7AM BULLETIN). The latest national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
7.30am: Good Chef Bad Chef. Hosts Adrian Richardson and Rosie Mansfield present a cooking series showing both the healthy and indulgent ways to cook and eat. (G) [CC]
8.00am: PTV News (8AM SUMMARY). An update on the latest national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
8.05am: Healthy Homes Australia. Home, garden, lifestyle or build: Walt Collins and Dani Wales have got it covered, from a room makeover to the latest idea, innovation, power tool, pool, building or construction. (G) [CC]
8.35am: The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies. Today: A hungry husky needs some help to get back to his target weight, and inspector Justin recalls an awful case of abuse. (PG) [CC]
9.30am: MORNING MOVIE - The Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story (2015). Go behind the scenes of the international pop culture phenomenon and the drama on and off set as its cast journeyed together from near-cancellation to unparalleled fame. Drama, starring Dan Castellaneta, Samantha Munro, Abby Ross. Directed by Vanessa Parise. (PG) [CC]
11.30am: Jeopardy! A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions? (G) [CC]
12.00pm: PTV News (MIDDAY SUMMARY). An update on the latest national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
12.05pm: General Hospital. A US drama series set in a hospital in the upstate New York city of Port Charles. (PG-C) [CC]
1.00pm: The Young and the Restless. The turbulent and interconnected lives of the Abbotts, the Williamses and the Newmans. (PG) [CC]
1.55pm: Days of Our Lives. The joy, conflicts and woes the beset the lives of the close-knit town of Salem. (PG-C) [CC]
2.50pm: The Bold and the Beautiful. A US drama series about the glamorous, Los Angeles-based Forrester family and their involvement in international fashion. (PG) [CC]
3.20pm: KIDS’ LABOUR DAY MOVIE: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013). Flint thought he saved the world when he destroyed his infamous invention but he soon learns that the machine survived and has created ‘foodimals’! Now he is on a mission to save the world - again! Animated, starring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Will Forte. Directed by Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn. (G) [CC, AD]
5.30pm: Wheel of Fortune. Matt Gibb and Diamond Langi host a game show where three contestants compete against each other to solve word puzzles and win money and prizes. (G) [CC]
6.00pm: PTV News at 6pm. The latest national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: The Middle. Tonight: Whilst in a cleaning frenzy, Frankie accidentally hits Brick with a beer bottle. When Brick innocently tells the story at school, a social worker is called to investigate. (G) [CC]
7.00pm: Sale of the Century. Mike Puru and Evana Corric host the quiz in which contestants with a good general knowledge and a fast finger on the button can win prizes with a total value of $100,000. (G) [CC]
7.30pm: The Neighborhood. Tonight: When Dave is up for a promotion at work, Calvin tries to help him negotiate a raise from his penny-pinching new boss, Gregory. Meanwhile, Tina struggles with whether to share some sensitive information with Gemma. Brand new episode, express from the US. (PG) [CC]
8.00pm: Bob Hearts Abishola. Tonight: Bob lets Dele get a new haircut and finds himself caught between an irate Abishola and a surprisingly stubborn Dele. Meanwhile, Dottie runs into difficulties with the MaxDot director of boards. Brand new episode, express from the US. (PG) [CC]
8.30pm: NCIS. Tonight: Agent Parker steps up to protect Director Vance after a terrifying invasion. Meanwhile, the team defects advancements in Jessica and Jimmy’s blossoming romance. Brand new episode, express from the US. (M-VC) [CC, AD]
9.30pm: NCIS: Hawai’i. Tonight: The NCIS team investigates the death of a Navy sailor and goes head-to-head with a ruthless local criminal organisation. Brand new episode, express from the US. (M-VC) [CC, AD]
10.30pm: PTV News (LATE BULLETIN). An update on the latest national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
10.45pm: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Tonight: Due to low crime rates, Brooklyn will be shutting down one of its precincts. The Nine-Nine is confident they will be evaluated fairly, until the official auditor turns out to be Amy’s ex-boyfriend, Teddy. (M-C) [CC]
11.15pm: Nightmare Next Door. Tonight: When Barbara Iske is found murdered in the driveway of a local home, the village is shocked. Police use the little evidence they have to catch the killer. (M-VC) [CC]
12.15am: Weather, Closedown

BOLD

6.30am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Repco Motorsport on PTV: Formula 1 2022 (US F1 Grand Prix). Live from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix. Race starts at 8am.
10.30am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23. Full delayed coverage of this morning’s English Premier League match, Southampton v Arsenal. [CC]
12.30pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Serie A 2022/23. Full delayed coverage of this morning’s Serie A match, Atalanta v Lazio.
2.30pm: Storage Hunters. Today: The bidders go head to head on a bin full of motorcycle parts, while a unit with a body bag and hooks hanging from the ceiling has everyone dying to know what’s inside! (PG) [CC]
3.00pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s Big Game: Weet-Bix Rugby Replay (Bunnings NPC Final). A full replay from Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch of the Bunnings NPC Final (Canterbury v Wellington) played on Saturday night. [CC]
5.00pm: American Pickers: Best Of. Today: Mike and Frank are on the hunt for hot rods and classic cars. (PG) [CC]
5.55pm: Sport 365 (EVENING BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
6.00pm: Home Improvement. Tonight: Tim is sure he can surprise Jill by throwing her birthday party two weeks early, but surprises him - by leaving town. (G) [CC]
6.30pm: Storage Wars. Tonight: Brandi is all smiles in Perris, as she does everything she can to stay positive. Darrell lights it up on a unit with some vintage totes, while Gunter plays on Rene’s last nerve. (PG) [CC]
7.00pm: Pawn Stars. Tonight: Enter a duel with the team as a 1763 flintlock pistol fires into the shop. Will Corey bring out the big guns or will the deal end in a draw? Rick scopes out a 1890s telescope cane. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: American Pickers. Tonight: The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artefacts and national treasures that they can buy. (PG) [CC]
8.30pm: BOLD’S MONDAY NIGHT ACTION - London Has Fallen (2016). When the British Prime Minister passes away under mysterious circumstances, a devastating plot is uncovered to assassinate all of the western world leaders at the funeral. Action, starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman. Directed by Babak Najafi. (16-VL) [CC, AD]
10.45pm: Sport 365 (LATE BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
10.50pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Chemist Warehouse Sports Arena. Bernadine Oliver-Kerby introduces local and international sporting events, including (content subject to change):

  • Football: Action from the latest round of the English Premier League.
  • Motorsport: The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix and the NASCAR Cup Series (Dixie Vodka 400).
  • Golf: Highlights of the DP World Tour (Mallorca Golf Open), the PGA Tour (the CJ Cup) and the LPGA (BMW Ladies Championship).
  • Rugby League: The NZRL Youth Championships, plus a report on the Men’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

12.50am: Closedown

PEACH

7.30am: PTV SPORT ON PEACH - International Netball: Constellation Cup 2022 (Australia v New Zealand, Game 4). A full replay from Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland of last night’s Consellation Cup game between the Australia Diamonds and the Silver Ferns. [CC]
9.00am: Judge Judy. A former New York family court judge, Judge Judy acts as a true moral compass for people seeking guidance, resolution and a little common sense. (PG) [CC]
9.30am: Hot Bench. A panel of three judges hear court cases, argue the merits of the case amongst themselves and render a verdict. (PG) [CC]
10.00am: The People’s Court. Judge Marilyn Milian commands control of the courtroom, resolving complicated cases with a straightforward approach, and offering sound legal knowledge to all of the litigants that appear before her. (PG) [CC]
10.55am: The Talk. Today: Guests include Drew Carey and Corey Feldman. Brand new episode, express from the US. (PG) [CC]
11.50am: Dr Phil. Today: “Bullied to Death (Part 1)”. Brand new episode, express from the US. (PG) [CC]
12.45pm: The Kelly Clarkson Show. Today: Guests include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Samoan Knife. Brand new episode, express from the US. (G) [CC]
1.40pm: The Video Club. Let us be your DJ as we bring you a selection of music videos, from the latest music releases to the classics.
2.00pm: PTV SPORT ON PEACH - PTV’s World of Football: NZ Women’s National League 2022. Live coverage from Petone Memorial Park of this afternoon’s Women’s National League match, Capital Football v Central Football.
4.00pm: The Drew Barrymore Show. Today: Guests include Michelle Obama and, in “Drew’s News”, Antoni Porowski (from Queer Eye from the Straight Guy). Brand new episode, express from the US. (G) [CC]
4.30pm: Rachael Ray. Today: Bobby Flay returns and cooks an enchilada casserole, and Rachael makes a Migas-style casserole. Brand new episode, express from the US. (G) [CC]
5.30pm: Jeopardy! (R). A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions? This programme was first shown on PTV. (G) [CC]
6.00pm: Extra. Billy Bush presents a straight rundown of news headlines and gossip throughout the entertainment industry with an emphasis on interviews and insider previews of upcoming film and television projects, fresh off the satellite from the US. [CC]
6.30pm: Entertainment Tonight. Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner present a daily mix of the latest celebrity news, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes first looks, fresh off the satellite from the US. [CC]
7.00pm: Wheel of Fortune (R). Matt Gibb and Diamond Langi host a game show where three contestants compete against each other to solve word puzzles and win money and prizes. This programme was first shown on PTV. (G) [CC]
TRUE CRIME MONDAYS ON PEACH (7.30pm - 10.30pm)
7.30pm: Snapped: Killer Couples. Tonight: The disappearance of a well-respected Georgia man triggers and investigation into the dangers of online dating, and reveals a disturbing plot borne of lust and greed. (M-VC) [CC]
8.30pm: An Unexpected Killer. Tonight: A restaurant is robbed and the night manager murdered leading police to investigate suspicious co-workers, a disgruntled ex-employee and a violent serial attacker. (M-C) [CC]
9.30pm: Twisted Killers. Tonight: In suburban Ohio, an entire family goes missing, their house filled with ominous blood stains. The mystery deepens when it’s learned the daughter was kidnapped and kept on a bed of leaves. (16-VC) [CC]
10.30pm: Sale of the Century (R). Mike Puru and Evana Corric host the quiz in which contestants with a good general knowledge and a fast finger on the button can win prizes with a total value of $100,000. This programme was first shown on PTV. (G) [CC]
11.00pm: Below Deck. Tonight: The crew welcomes aboard their largest group of charter guests yet, including two young children, posing new challenges for everyone. Chef Adrian jumps through hoops to please all their preferences. (M-L) [CC]
11.55pm: Don’t Tell the Bride. Tonight: Leon wants to get wed on a beach in Weymouth but bride-to-be Kirsty wants a fairy-tale day somewhere special to her. Will they sail into the sunset or is Leon out of his depth? (M-L) [CC]
12.55am: Closedown

ABBREVIATIONS

CLASSIFICATIONS
G - Approved for general viewing (at any time)
PG - Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers (at any time)
M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over (M-F, 9am-3pm*; M-S, 7.30pm-5am)
16 - People under 16 years should not view (M-S, 8.30pm-5am)
18 - People under 18 years should not view (M-S, 9.30pm-5am)

AUDIENCE ADVISORIES
C - Content may offend
L - Language may offend
V - Contains violence
S - Sexual content may offend

ACCESSIBILITY
[CC] - Captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
[AD] - Audio descriptions for the blind and vision impaired

*Except during school and public holidays, as designated by the Ministry of Education.

Isn’t it a bit too much like Ten in Australia?

@TBoy No. In New Zealand, Bold and Peach are unlinked to Australia’s Network 10 (e.g. 10 Bold and 10 Peach).

Bold (formerly known as Turbo but the name was changed to avoid confusion with the Discovery Turbo brand in real life) targets 25-54 with a male skew and is a combined general entertainment and sport channel.

Peach (formerly known as Viva but the name was changed to avoid confusion with NZME’s Viva brand in real life) targets 25-54 with a female skew and is similar to Bravo but has differences as well - a mix of reality, factual and lifestyle shows, true crime documentaries, female-skewed movies and free-to-air coverage of women’s sports (from Netball to the Black Ferns).

PTV+ UPDATE

@greenpea @NuStraya @foxyrover @LiamP Sometime ago, I made changes to my dream television network’s digital platform (PTV+) and here’s an update.

PTV+, like Britain’s ITVX (in real life), would be the first streaming service in New Zealand to offer viewers the flexibility to access free content with ads and ad-free paid subscription, all in one place.

Viewers would now be able to stream a variety of live and on-demand content, with adverts, for free while, on the same service, a paid subscription would give upgrade access to a premium tier (known as PTV+ Premium) where all of the free content can be viewed, without the ads, as well as an array of “PTV+ Premium exclusive” content available.

Subscribers would also have access to Neon which curates the biggest and best binge-worthy TV series and movies that the world has to offer. Neon - which, in real life, is owned by Sky - is home to premium dramas and entertainment like HBO’s Game of Thrones and its prequel series, House of the Dragon, plus The Handmaid’s Tale and many others.

Meanwhile, sports fans with PTV+ Premium would have access to live streaming of the Super Rugby, Bunnings NPC, NRL, ANZ Premiership, A-League, English Premier League, PGA and LPGA Tours, ATP Tennis, the Supercars Championship and many other sporting events, as well as full replays, highlights and review shows on-demand. Most of the sports content would be free to all viewers, similar to Spark Sport Freebies (in real life), with the inclusion of ads.

Overall, the content on PTV+ would range from US and UK dramas, comedies, documentaries and entertainment to movies, live sport, New Zealand programmes and much, much more.

FREE AD-SUPPORTED STREAMING TV CHANNELS (FAST CHANNELS)
Free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) is unknown in New Zealand and PTV+ would offer a package of up to 100 FAST channels, some of which are permanent and some are for a limited time only. The FAST channels would be a themed curation of shows and other content, played out on a linear schedule.

As shown in the images below, there are 85 FAST channels covering movies, dramas, comedy, classic TV, factual and lifestyle entertainment, news, kids TV, sport and music (at the time of writing). By comparison, Pluto TV in the United States has over 200 FAST channels, over 400 global content partners and more than 150,000 hours of content with an audience of nearly 50 million viewers worldwide.

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2022 LIPOVITAN-D CHALLENGE CUP (ALL BLACKS v JAPAN)

@greenpea @NuStraya @foxyrover In real life, Japan hosts the All Blacks in the newly created Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup on Saturday 29 October 2022. Kick-off is at 6.50pm (NZDT). Here is the mock schedule for PTV on the weekend of 29-30 October.

SATURDAY 29 October 2022

PTV

8.00am: The Best of Sunrise. Catch up on the best bits of the week that was from the Sunrise team. [CC]
9.00am: Escape Fishing with ET. Escape with former rugby league legend Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen as he travels Australia and the Pacific, hunting out all types of species of fish, while sharing his knowledge on how to catch them. (G) [CC]
9.30am: Taste of Australia with Hayden Quinn. Hayden Quinn explores the unique personalities shaping the food scene in Australia. Experience the characters, produce, and creative forces contributing to our food culture. (G) [CC]
10.00am: Dulux Home Front (R). Hamish Dodd, Shelley Ferguson and Peter Wolfkamp present a programme giving building tips and advice to do-it-yourselfers. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
10.30am: Getaway (R). Laura McGoldrick, Matt Chisholm and Nickson Clark present a travel programme that showcases holiday destinations in New Zealand and overseas. A repeat screening of last Wednesday’s programme. (G) [CC]
11.00am: Palmers Garden Show (R). Carly Flynn hosts the complete gardening programme aimed at giving inspiration and information to everyone from first home owners to those who have been gardening all their lives. A repeat screening of last Friday’s programme. (G) [CC]
12.00pm: PTV SPORT - Bunnings Sports Saturday. Stephen McIvor introduces an afternoon of sport, including (subject to change):

  • Rugby League: Full delayed coverage from Headingley Stadium in Leeds of this morning’s NZ Kiwis v Ireland Wolfhounds pool match in the Men’s 2021 Rugby League World Cup. [CC]
  • Football: Highlights from the latest round of matches in the Women’s National League.
  • Basketball: Highlights from Adelaide Entertainment Centre of last night’s NBL match, Adelaide 36ers v NZ Breakers.
  • Tennis: ATP 500: Erste Bank Open - the world’s top tennis players go head to head in Vienna, Austria. Highlights from day five of the tournament.
  • Cricket: ICC T20 World Cup highlights (Pakistan v B1, Afghanistan v B2 and England v Australia).

Plus, the latest news and results from all sports and a special service for racing fans.
5.30pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.00pm: PTV SPORT - PTV’s Big Game: Ford All Black Rugby (2022 Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup - Japan v All Blacks). Kirstie Stanway and Mils Muliaina introduce live coverage of the newly created Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup as Japan host the All Blacks at National Stadium in Tokyo. With commentators Grant Nisbett, Justin Marshall and Jeff Wilson. Kick-off at 6.50pm. Tonight’s live coverage includes Māori language commentary, by Te Aorere Pewhairangi and Tumamao Harawira, as an alternative audio service. [CC]
9.30pm: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? UK. Jeremy Clarkson hosts a British quiz show in which six new contestants compete to become millionaires - and all they have to do is answer 15 questions correctly. Can they find the right answers? This programme screens at a later time due to PTV’s live coverage of the Japan v All Blacks match. (G) [CC]
10.30pm: PTV Weekend News. An update on the weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
10.45pm: The Graham Norton Show. Tonight: Graham is joined by Bono, Taylor Swift, Eddie Redmayne and Alex Scott. Lady Blackbird performs her single “Feel It Comin’”. Brand new episode, express from the UK. (M-LS) [CC]
11.45pm: LATE MOVIE - Double Jeopardy (1999). A woman convicted of killing her husband finds that not only is he alive, he framed her for the murder. She devises a foolproof plan for deadly revenge. Drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, Bruce Greenwood. Directed by Bruce Beresford. (M-VLS) [CC]
2.00am: Weather, Closedown

SUNDAY 30 October 2022

6.30am: PTV SPORT - PTV’s Big Game: Weet-Bix Rugby Replay (2022 Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup - Japan v All Blacks). A full replay from National Stadium in Tokyo of last night’s Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup match, Japan v All Blacks. [CC]
8.20am: PTV SPORT - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23 (Results Service). Scores from the English Premier League games played overnight.
8.30am: Tagata Pasifika. John Pulu, Marama T-Pole and the Tagata Pasifika team present a mix of news, current affairs and magazine-style items of interest to the Pacific Island community, live from Auckland.
9.00am: Face the Nation. Tova O’Brien and Jenna Lynch present a public affairs programme with in-depth insight and analysis on the issues that matter, live from Avalon. [CC]
10.00am: Taku Tai. Oriini Kaipara and Julian Wilcox introduce a mix of Māori current affairs, documentaries and magazine-style features, live from Auckland. This programme contains segments in English and te reo Māori (with subtitles).
12.00pm: Rural Delivery. Today: The search for a biological control against slug pests; the development of a farmers’ water car group in Southland; and sharing lessons learned from setting up a sheep milking flock. (G) [CC]
12.30pm: Attitude. Today: Pieta Bouma was just 19 years old when she broke her back whilst living Ecuador. Nearly two years on, Pieta is immersed in student life and finding new ways to enjoy her old ones. (PG) [CC, AD]
1.00pm: 60 Minutes: The Foreign Edition (R). Michael Morrah presents an hour of international current affairs covered by the CBS and Australian 60 Minutes programmes. This programme was first shown on GEM. [CC]
2.00pm: PTV SPORT - PTV’s World of Football: Premier League 2022/23 (Review). A round-up of last week’s action from the English Premier League. This programme screens at a later time due to a replay of last night’s Japan v All Blacks match.
3.00pm: PTV SPORT - Best Foods Sports Sunday. Andrew Gourdie and Ravinder Hunia introduce an afternoon of sport, including (content subject to change):

  • Rugby: A review of last night’s Lipovitan-D Challenge Cup match, Japan v All Blacks.
  • Cricket: ICC T20 World Cup highlights (BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka).
  • Golf: LPGA Tour (BMW Ladies Championship).
  • Motorsport: The United States Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Plus a round-up of the weekend’s results and other sports news.
6.00pm: PTV Weekend News. The weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
6.30pm: OUR WORLD - Wild Portugal. Picture a land of boulder-strewn shorelines, isolated mountaintops and golden prairies. (G) [CC]
7.30pm: 60 Minutes. An hour of in-depth investigations into current affairs from New Zealand and around the world. With correspondents Garth Bray, Mark Crysell, Guyon Espiner, Sarah Hall, Paula Penfold and Melanie Reid. [CC]
8.30pm: SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES - Dunkirk (2017). In May 1940, Germany advance into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. In a heroic mission, British and French forces evacuate thousands of soldiers. War/action, starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles. Directed by Christopher Nolan. (M-VL) [CC, AD]
10.45pm: PTV Weekend News. An update on the weekend’s national and international news, including sport and a national weather forecast. [CC]
11.00pm: The Jonathan Ross Show. Tonight: Jonathan is joined by 23 time medal-winning diver and national treasure Tom Daley, hugely popular comedian Rob Beckett and Golden Globe-winning star of Girls Lena Dunham. Brand new episode, express from the UK. (PG) [CC]
12.00am: Weather, Closedown

ABBREVIATIONS

CLASSIFICATIONS
G - Approved for general viewing (at any time)
PG - Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers (at any time)
M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over (M-F, 9am-3pm*; M-S, 7.30pm-5am)
16 - People under 16 years should not view (M-S, 8.30pm-5am)
18 - People under 18 years should not view (M-S, 9.30pm-5am)

AUDIENCE ADVISORIES
C - Content may offend
L - Language may offend
V - Contains violence
S - Sexual content may offend

ACCESSIBILITY
[CC] - Captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
[AD] - Audio descriptions for the blind and vision impaired

*Except during school and public holidays, as designated by the Ministry of Education.

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MELBOURNE CUP 2022

In real life, the 162nd running of the Melbourne Cup will take place at Flemington in Melbourne on Tuesday 1 November 2022. Here are the mock schedules for PTV and Bold on Melbourne Cup Day.

TUESDAY 1 November 2022

PTV

5.30am: Early Sunrise. Wilhelmina Shrimpton presents the latest news from home and abroad, with in-depth coverage of overnight events, plus business, sport and weather. [CC]
6.00am: Sunrise. Ryan Bridge, Melissa Chan-Green and the Sunrise team present a lively mix of the latest in news, sport, weather, entertainment, current affairs and magazine-style features to start the day. [CC]
9.00am: The Morning Break. A magazine-style hour of topical issues, the best celebrity interviews, cooking with New Zealand’s top chefs, live music performances and the latest in fashion and beauty trends, live from Christchurch.
10.00am: 50 Forward. Mark Leishman and Jude Dobson present a lifestyle programme for over 50s. (G) [CC]
10.30am: General Hospital. A US drama series set in a hospital in the upstate New York city of Port Charles. (PG-C) [CC]
11.30am: PTV News at 11.30am. Amanda Gillies presents the latest national and international news, including sport, business and weather. [CC]
12.00pm: Dr Phil. Today: “How to Survive Inflation: Money Saving & Money Making Tips!” (PG) [CC]
1.00pm: The Young and the Restless. The turbulent and interconnected lives of the Abbotts, the Williamses and the Newmans. (PG-C) [CC]
2.00pm: Days of Our Lives. The joy, conflicts and woes the beset the lives of the close-knit town of Salem. (PG-C) [CC]
3.00pm: The Bold and the Beautiful. A US drama series about the glamorous, Los Angeles-based Forrester family and their involvement in international fashion. (PG) [CC]
3.30pm: What’s Cooking? Mark Southon and Nici Wickes present a weekday series featuring cooking tips and a variety of mouth-watering recipes that the whole family will love. (G) [CC]
4.00pm: PTV News at 4pm. Amanda Gillies presents the latest national and international news, including sport, business and weather. This bulletin screens at an earlier time due to PTV’s live coverage of the Melbourne Cup. [CC]
4.30pm: PTV SPORT - PTV Racing Special: Melbourne Cup 2022. Emily Bosson, Brendan Popplewell and Aidan Rodley present live coverage of the Melbourne Cup from Flemington. Race starts at approx 5pm. The Melbourne Cup will be simulcast on both PTV and Bold, and further live races will be broadcast in a TAB Trackside special on Bold until 6.30pm. Wheel of Fortune will screen on Shake at 5.30pm. [CC]
5.30pm: Regional News
Look North (AUCKLAND) with Carly Flynn
Coast to Coast (TAURANGA) with Cheree Kinnear
Spotlight (WELLINGTON) with Charlotte Cook
Mainland Today (CHRISTCHURCH) with Emma Cropper
Points South (DUNEDIN) with Hannah Wilkins
News, current affairs and magazine-style features from your region.
6.00pm: PTV News at 6pm. Daniel Faitaua presents the latest national and international news, with Andrew Gourdie on sport and Jess Tyson with the weather. [CC]
6.30pm: Campbell Live. John Campbell and the Campbell Live team investigate topical events and issues from around New Zealand. [CC]
7.00pm: Sale of the Century. Mike Puru and Evana Corric host the quiz in which contestants with a good general knowledge and a fast finger on the button can win prizes with a total value of $100,000. (G) [CC]
7.30pm: A Question of Sport. Laura McGoldrick referees a not-so-serious sports quiz between two teams led by Israel (Izzy) Dagg and Wairangi Koopu. Tonight’s guests are Aaron Gate, Bryony Botha, Jacko Gill and Olivia McTaggart. (PG) [CC]
8.00pm: The Great North. Tonight: Honeybee’s plans to fly home to Fresno for Halloween get ruined by a storm. Instead, she brings her family traditions to Lone Moose but faces a series of terrifying surprises. Brand new episode, express from the US. (PG) [CC, AD]
8.30pm: TUESDAY MOVIE SPECIAL - Underwater (2020). A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company try to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deepwater research and drilling facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Sci-fi horror, starring Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudou Athie, TJ Miller. Directed by William Eubank. (M-VL) [CC, AD]
10.35pm: Nightline. Tova O’Brien, Laura Tupou and the Nightline team present the latest national and international news, with in-depth coverage of current issues in New Zealand and overseas, plus weather. [CC]
11.20pm: Star Trek: Discovery. Tonight: While in search of Spock, Tilly is seized by a hostile lifeform and Discovery becomes trapped by a sphere that may be intelligent, as Saru is forced to acknowledge a deeply unsettling Kelpien truth. (PG-C) [CC, AD]
12.20am: Weather, Closedown

BOLD

9.00am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - The Outdoor Sports Show. A magazine programme featuring a diverse array of outdoor sports from around the world. This programme screens at an earlier time due to the TAB Trackside special on Bold.
9.30am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Inside Sailing. A monthly magazine programme featuring highlights from many Olympic sailing and high-profile yachting events worldwide. This programme screens at an earlier time due to the TAB Trackside special on Bold.
10.00am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - PTV’s World of Football: Bundesliga 2022/23 (Highlights). All the action from the latest round og games in the German Bundesliga, Germany’s top division of football. This programme screens at an earlier time due to the TAB Trackside special on Bold.
10.55am: Sport 365 (EVENING BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe. This programme screens at an earlier time due to the TAB Trackside special on Bold.
11.00am: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - TAB Trackside. Live coverage of Horse Racing with the TAB Trackside team on Melbourne Cup Day, including (all times approx):

  • Pukekohe: Race one starts at 12.20pm; race two, 12.55pm; race three, 1.30pm; race four, 2.10pm; race five, 2.50pm; race six, 3.30pm; race seven, 4.05pm; race eight, 4.35pm; race nine, 5.20pm; race 10, 6pm.
  • Wingatui: Race one starts at 11.30am; race two, 12pm; race three, 12.30pm; race four, 1.05pm; race five, 1.35pm; race six, 2.20pm; race seven, 2.55pm; race eight, 3.45pm; race nine, 4.25pm.

Plus selected feature races from Flemington (Melbourne) and Randwick (Sydney), including the Melbourne Cup at 5pm (simulcast with PTV), until the programme ends at 6.30pm.
6.30pm: Sport 365 (EVENING BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
6.35pm: Storage Wars. Tonight: Ivy Calvin takes a seat along with Barry and Kenny to talk pigeons, turtles and the secrets of making a living as a storage buyer. (PG) [CC]
7.00pm: Pawn Stars. Tonight: Geek out and revisit some of the coolest collectables to make their way into the shop including an Elvis-worn Super-fly Coat, and a replica of the Batmobile that drives Chum batty. (PG) [CC]
7.30pm: Hoffman Family Gold. Tonight: Desperate to run more pay dirt, Todd fires up Big Trommel, but the plant is so worn-out, Todd’s nicknamed it “Hot Mess”. (M-L) [CC]
8.30pm: Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue. Tonight: Peter has sunk everything he has into building a mine, but he’s still not finding gold. Freddy and Juan discover a simple fix that could change Peter’s fortunes. (M-L) [CC]
9.30pm: Kings of Pain. Tonight: In a tribute to the godfather of the Pain Index, Dr Justin Schmidt, Adam and Rob tangle with a new batch of extremely painful and deadly insects. One colony of ants kicks the Schmidt out of them. (M) [CC]
10.30pm: Sport 365 (LATE BULLETIN). A summary of the latest sports news and results from New Zealand and around the globe.
10.35pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - nib Full Time. Kirstie Stanway and regular guests Jeff Wilson, Sir John Kirwan and Mils Muliaina present a weekly, studio-based programme which combines highlights of the weekend’s rugby with panel discussions and analysis.
11.35pm: PTV SPORT ON BOLD - Repco Motorsport on PTV: WSBK 2022. Highlights from round 10 of the World Superbike Championship held at Circuito San Juan Villicum in San Juan, Argentina.
1.35am: Closedown

ABBREVIATIONS

CLASSIFICATIONS
G - Approved for general viewing (at any time)
PG - Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers (at any time)
M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over (M-F, 9am-3pm*; M-S, 7.30pm-5am)
16 - People under 16 years should not view (M-S, 8.30pm-5am)
18 - People under 18 years should not view (M-S, 9.30pm-5am)

AUDIENCE ADVISORIES
C - Content may offend
L - Language may offend
V - Contains violence
S - Sexual content may offend

ACCESSIBILITY
[CC] - Captions for the deaf and hearing impaired
[AD] - Audio descriptions for the blind and vision impaired

*Except during school and public holidays, as designated by the Ministry of Education.

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An overview of my dream television network has just been updated, although there are two versions: one of which is in English and the other is translated into te reo Māori (the Māori language), the official language of Aotearoa New Zealand.

For the te reo Māori version, I used Google Translate and then modified the translations provided using the online version of Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index (where necessary). (I have to tell you, folks, that my dream network is not an indigenous broadcaster. To me, it’s a privately owned, commercially funded and fully mainstream broadcaster that is based in New Zealand, with the ability to promote te reo and value tikanga Māori, i.e. Māori language and customs, where appropriate.)

Because there are 49 slides and only 20 images or less are submitted (per post), here’s an introduction to my network if it becomes a reality (in English and Māori).

ENGLISH

TE REO MĀORI

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TYPICAL REWIND SCHEDULE (UPDATED)

Some time ago, I had to rebrand GEM 2 (an extension of the GEM brand) as “Rewind” - a channel that celebrates the greatest television of all time.

@greenpea @NuStraya @TV4 @foxyrover @Michael_Eccles @LiamP If you’re a nostalgia buff and used to enjoy a wide range of TV classics from back in the day, here’s a typical week’s mock schedule for that channel, which is part of my dream television network.

Please note that programmes in this schedule may be subject to change without notice.

MONDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00-9.00am)
7.00am: Rainbow. Fun, songs and stories with George, Zippy and Bungle.
7.15am: Gummi Bears. Cartoon fun with six magical bears and their pals in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
7.40am: DuckTales. Cartoon fun with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews.
8.05am: Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon comedy with the multi-talented blue pooch, Huckleberry Hound.
8.30am: Fraggle Rock. Music and adventures with the creatures who live in Fraggle Rock.
8.55am: The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty ‘twin’ Chas have all sorts of adventures and encounter plenty of strange companions. Animated.
9.00am: Classic Coronation Street (R). Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
9.30am: Classic Emmerdale (R). Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
10.00am: Ironside. A US police action-drama series about a tough San Francisco police inspector who is paralysed in a shooting incident.
11.00am: Kojak. A US police action-drama series focusing on the cases assigned to lollypop-wielding New York police detective Theo Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?
12.00pm: The Bill Classics (R). Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick. A repeat of last night’s programme.
12.30pm: Hill Street Blues. A US drama series about the police officers assigned to the Hill Street precinct.
1.30pm: Matlock. A US drama series about a defence attorney who uses a gentle approach to conceal a sharp mind.
2.30pm: Bonanza. The story of the Cartwrights, a prosperous cattle-ranching family who run the Ponderosa Ranch.
CLASSIC KIDS TV (3.30-5.00pm)
3.30pm: The Smurfs. Cartoon fun with the little blue creatures.
4.00pm: The Flintstones. A cartoon series about Fred Flintstone and his Stone Age family.
4.30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A cartoon series about a quartet of bright green turtlemen who battle evil.
5.00pm: Happy Days. A US comedy series about life in the 50s, when a teenager’s big night out was a hamburger and malted at the drive-in, and the heroes of the day were Elvis Presley and a dynamic new movie star named Marlon Brando.
5.30pm: Family Ties. A US comedy series about the Keatons, a family where the children are more conservative than their parents.
6.00pm: Classic Emmerdale. Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street. Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue. Michael Aspel hosts a celebrity game show of charades with teams led by Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
7.30pm: Howards’ Way. A BBC drama series set in the worlds of the society sailing set, high fashion and big business.
8.30pm: Boon. A British drama series with Ken Boon, who runs a motorcycle courier service.
9.30pm: Minder. Terry and Arthur. If there’s a fast buck in it, they’ll be there. Trouble is, there’s usually a sting in the tail as well.
10.30pm: The Bill Classics. Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick.
11.00pm: Night Court. Comedy with the young and unusual judge who presides over the Manhattan night court.
11.30pm: Police Woman. Action and adventure with the members of the Los Angeles Police Department’s criminal conspiracy division.
12.25am: Closedown

TUESDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00-9.00am)
7.00am: Rainbow. Fun, songs and stories with George, Zippy and Bungle.
7.15am: Gummi Bears. Cartoon fun with six magical bears and their pals in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
7.40am: DuckTales. Cartoon fun with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews.
8.05am: Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon comedy with the multi-talented blue pooch, Huckleberry Hound.
8.30am: Fraggle Rock. Music and adventures with the creatures who live in Fraggle Rock.
8.55am: The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty ‘twin’ Chas have all sorts of adventures and encounter plenty of strange companions. Animated.
9.00am: Classic Coronation Street (R). Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
9.30am: Classic Emmerdale (R). Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
10.00am: Ironside. A US police action-drama series about a tough San Francisco police inspector who is paralysed in a shooting incident.
11.00am: Kojak. A US police action-drama series focusing on the cases assigned to lollypop-wielding New York police detective Theo Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?
12.00pm: The Bill Classics (R). Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick. A repeat of last night’s programme.
12.30pm: Hill Street Blues. A US drama series about the police officers assigned to the Hill Street precinct.
1.30pm: Matlock. A US drama series about a defence attorney who uses a gentle approach to conceal a sharp mind.
2.30pm: Bonanza. The story of the Cartwrights, a prosperous cattle-ranching family who run the Ponderosa Ranch.
CLASSIC KIDS TV (3.30-5.00pm)
3.30pm: The Smurfs. Cartoon fun with the little blue creatures.
4.00pm: The Flintstones. A cartoon series about Fred Flintstone and his Stone Age family.
4.30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A cartoon series about a quartet of bright green turtlemen who battle evil.
5.00pm: Happy Days. A US comedy series about life in the 50s, when a teenager’s big night out was a hamburger and malted at the drive-in, and the heroes of the day were Elvis Presley and a dynamic new movie star named Marlon Brando.
5.30pm: Family Ties. A US comedy series about the Keatons, a family where the children are more conservative than their parents.
6.00pm: Classic Emmerdale. Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street. Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue. Michael Aspel hosts a celebrity game show of charades with teams led by Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
7.30pm: Murder, She Wrote. A light-hearted US series about Jessica Fletcher, a celebrated mystery writer with a penchant for solving crimes.
8.30pm: Moonlighting. A light-hearted US drama series about the unlikely duo who run the Blue Moon Detective Agency.
9.30pm: Cagney & Lacey. Two women cops share a beat in the city of New York.
10.30pm: The Bill Classics. Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick.
11.00pm: Night Court. Comedy with the young and unusual judge who presides over the Manhattan night court.
11.30pm: Charlie’s Angels. Action and adventure with three police academy graduates who work for a private detective agency.
12.25am: Closedown

WEDNESDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00-9.00am)
7.00am: Rainbow. Fun, songs and stories with George, Zippy and Bungle.
7.15am: Gummi Bears. Cartoon fun with six magical bears and their pals in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
7.40am: DuckTales. Cartoon fun with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews.
8.05am: Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon comedy with the multi-talented blue pooch, Huckleberry Hound.
8.30am: Fraggle Rock. Music and adventures with the creatures who live in Fraggle Rock.
8.55am: The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty ‘twin’ Chas have all sorts of adventures and encounter plenty of strange companions. Animated.
9.00am: Classic Coronation Street (R). Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
9.30am: Classic Emmerdale (R). Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
10.00am: Ironside. A US police action-drama series about a tough San Francisco police inspector who is paralysed in a shooting incident.
11.00am: Kojak. A US police action-drama series focusing on the cases assigned to lollypop-wielding New York police detective Theo Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?
12.00pm: The Bill Classics (R). Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick. A repeat of last night’s programme.
12.30pm: Hill Street Blues. A US drama series about the police officers assigned to the Hill Street precinct.
1.30pm: Matlock. A US drama series about a defence attorney who uses a gentle approach to conceal a sharp mind.
2.30pm: Bonanza. The story of the Cartwrights, a prosperous cattle-ranching family who run the Ponderosa Ranch.
CLASSIC KIDS TV (3.30-5.00pm)
3.30pm: The Smurfs. Cartoon fun with the little blue creatures.
4.00pm: The Flintstones. A cartoon series about Fred Flintstone and his Stone Age family.
4.30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A cartoon series about a quartet of bright green turtlemen who battle evil.
5.00pm: Happy Days. A US comedy series about life in the 50s, when a teenager’s big night out was a hamburger and malted at the drive-in, and the heroes of the day were Elvis Presley and a dynamic new movie star named Marlon Brando.
5.30pm: Family Ties. A US comedy series about the Keatons, a family where the children are more conservative than their parents.
6.00pm: Classic Emmerdale. Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street. Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue. Michael Aspel hosts a celebrity game show of charades with teams led by Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
7.30pm: Hi-de-Hi! Comedy with the hard-working members of the entertainment staff at Maplin’s holiday camp.
8.05pm: Open All Hours. A BBC comedy series about corner-shopkeeper Arkwright and his nephew Granville.
8.40pm: French Fields. Comedy with a British couple who try to live life the French way.
9.10pm: Just Good Friends. Comedy with Vince and Penny, the star-crossed lovers who keep everyone guessing.
9.45pm: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. A BBC comedy series about a man who finds life a bit much to handle.
10.20pm: The Bill Classics. Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick.
10.50pm: Night Court. Comedy with the young and unusual judge who presides over the Manhattan night court.
11.20pm: TJ Hooker. A US police action-drama series about a 15-year veteran police sergeant who trains young recruits.
12.15am: Closedown

THURSDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00-9.00am)
7.00am: Rainbow. Fun, songs and stories with George, Zippy and Bungle.
7.15am: Gummi Bears. Cartoon fun with six magical bears and their pals in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
7.40am: DuckTales. Cartoon fun with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews.
8.05am: Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon comedy with the multi-talented blue pooch, Huckleberry Hound.
8.30am: Fraggle Rock. Music and adventures with the creatures who live in Fraggle Rock.
8.55am: The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty ‘twin’ Chas have all sorts of adventures and encounter plenty of strange companions. Animated.
9.00am: Classic Coronation Street (R). Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
9.30am: Classic Emmerdale (R). Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
10.00am: Ironside. A US police action-drama series about a tough San Francisco police inspector who is paralysed in a shooting incident.
11.00am: Kojak. A US police action-drama series focusing on the cases assigned to lollypop-wielding New York police detective Theo Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?
12.00pm: The Bill Classics (R). Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick. A repeat of last night’s programme.
12.30pm: Hill Street Blues. A US drama series about the police officers assigned to the Hill Street precinct.
1.30pm: Matlock. A US drama series about a defence attorney who uses a gentle approach to conceal a sharp mind.
2.30pm: Bonanza. The story of the Cartwrights, a prosperous cattle-ranching family who run the Ponderosa Ranch.
CLASSIC KIDS TV (3.30-5.00pm)
3.30pm: The Smurfs. Cartoon fun with the little blue creatures.
4.00pm: The Flintstones. A cartoon series about Fred Flintstone and his Stone Age family.
4.30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A cartoon series about a quartet of bright green turtlemen who battle evil.
5.00pm: Happy Days. A US comedy series about life in the 50s, when a teenager’s big night out was a hamburger and malted at the drive-in, and the heroes of the day were Elvis Presley and a dynamic new movie star named Marlon Brando.
5.30pm: Family Ties. A US comedy series about the Keatons, a family where the children are more conservative than their parents.
6.00pm: Classic Emmerdale. Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street. Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue. Michael Aspel hosts a celebrity game show of charades with teams led by Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
7.30pm: LA Law. A US drama series about the private and professional lives of a group of lawyers in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm.
8.30pm: Jake and the Fatman. District Attorney JL McCabe is the “Fatman” - an irascible ex-cop who has been known to break the law to get at the truth. His crimefighting team consists of expensively-dressed Jake Styles and ageing bulldog Max.
9.30pm: thirtysomething. A US drama series about seven friends, in their 30s, who grew up together during the turbulent 60s and 70s.
10.30pm: The Bill Classics. Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick.
11.00pm: Night Court. Comedy with the young and unusual judge who presides over the Manhattan night court.
11.30pm: Mannix. Drama with Joe Mannix, a private detective operating in southern California. He’s rugged, tough and a man of action.
12.25am: Closedown

FRIDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00-9.00am)
7.00am: Rainbow. Fun, songs and stories with George, Zippy and Bungle.
7.15am: Gummi Bears. Cartoon fun with six magical bears and their pals in the medieval kingdom of Dunwyn.
7.40am: DuckTales. Cartoon fun with Scrooge McDuck and his three nephews.
8.05am: Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon comedy with the multi-talented blue pooch, Huckleberry Hound.
8.30am: Fraggle Rock. Music and adventures with the creatures who live in Fraggle Rock.
8.55am: The Amazing Adventures of Morph. Morph, his pet nailbrush and naughty ‘twin’ Chas have all sorts of adventures and encounter plenty of strange companions. Animated.
9.00am: Classic Coronation Street (R). Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
9.30am: Classic Emmerdale (R). Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s. A repeat of last night’s programme.
10.00am: Ironside. A US police action-drama series about a tough San Francisco police inspector who is paralysed in a shooting incident.
11.00am: Kojak. A US police action-drama series focusing on the cases assigned to lollypop-wielding New York police detective Theo Kojak. Who loves ya, baby?
12.00pm: The Bill Classics (R). Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick. A repeat of last night’s programme.
12.30pm: Hill Street Blues. A US drama series about the police officers assigned to the Hill Street precinct.
1.30pm: Matlock. A US drama series about a defence attorney who uses a gentle approach to conceal a sharp mind.
2.30pm: Bonanza. The story of the Cartwrights, a prosperous cattle-ranching family who run the Ponderosa Ranch.
CLASSIC KIDS TV (3.30-5.00pm)
3.30pm: The Smurfs. Cartoon fun with the little blue creatures.
4.00pm: The Flintstones. A cartoon series about Fred Flintstone and his Stone Age family.
4.30pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A cartoon series about a quartet of bright green turtlemen who battle evil.
5.00pm: Happy Days. A US comedy series about life in the 50s, when a teenager’s big night out was a hamburger and malted at the drive-in, and the heroes of the day were Elvis Presley and a dynamic new movie star named Marlon Brando.
5.30pm: Family Ties. A US comedy series about the Keatons, a family where the children are more conservative than their parents.
6.00pm: Classic Emmerdale. Explore the saga of life in a Yorkshire village with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
6.30pm: Classic Coronation Street. Take a trip down the cobbles of Britain’s favourite street with classic episodes from the early 1980s.
7.00pm: Give Us a Clue. Michael Aspel hosts a celebrity game show of charades with teams led by Una Stubbs and Lionel Blair.
7.30pm: ALF. A US comedy series about a 202-year-old space creature who crash-lands into the garage of a US family living in Hollywood.
8.00pm: Valerie (The Hogan Family). A US comedy series with Valerie Hogan, whose husband’s job as an airline pilot usually leaves her without a co-pilot in the rearing of her teenage sons.
8.30pm: Head of the Class. A US comedy series about a good-natured teacher who believes there’s more to his students’ lives than their studies.
9.00pm: My Sister Sam. A US comedy series about a photographer and her disruptive teenage sister.
9.30pm: Who’s the Boss? Comedy with a male housekeeper and his charges.
10.00pm: Sledge Hammer! A US comedy series featuring television’s toughest cop, who shoots first and asks questions later.
10.30pm: The Bill Classics. Action with the team from the Sun Hill nick.
11.00pm: Tales of the Unexpected. An anthology of tales by some of the world’s best-known mystery writers.
11.30pm: The Sweeney. Drama with Regan and Carter in their relentless pursuits of crime in London’s East End.
12.30am: Harry O. Harry O is a former San Francisco police detective who was forced to retire because of a gunshot wound.
1.25am: The Twilight Zone. Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.
1.55am: Closedown

SATURDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00am-12.00pm)
7.00am: Sooty. Puppet fun with Sooty, Sweep and Soo.
7.20am: The Jetsons. Jet into the 21st century with a family of the future. Animated.
7.45am: Hong Kong Phooey. “Penrod Pooch” is a clumsy janitor at police headquarters who also has the double identity of “Hong Kong Phooey”, the valiant fighter of crime. Animated.
8.10am: Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo. Cartoon comedy with Scooby and Scrappy.
8.35am: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. Cartoon fun with the courageous little chipmunks.
9.00am: TaleSpin. Animated adventures with the creatures from The Jungle Book who battle with a band of air pirates.
9.30am: Darkwing Duck. Animated action with a bumbling superhero, his daughter and pilot sidekick.
10.00am: Jem. Off stage she is Jerrica Benton, co-owner of Starlight Music Corporation, but thanks to the power of Synergy, she mysteriously transforms into a hot rock singer, Jem. Animated.
10.30am: Transformers. Animated action with the Autobots and the Decepticons who are locked in a struggle for power in the universe.
11.00am: ThunderCats. Animated action with a group of catlike humanoid aliens from the planet Thundera.
11.30am: Captain Planet and the Planeteers. A quintet of teenagers work together to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour and can summon a superhero to deal with ecological disasters. Animated.
12.00pm: The Six Million Dollar Man. After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.
1.00pm: The Incredible Hulk. The adventures of Dr David Banner, a research scientist accidentally exposed to an overdose of gamma rays, who finds himself transformed into a green-skinned, white-eyed monster whenever he becomes enraged.
2.00pm: Knight Rider. Michael Knight fights crime with the support of the sophisticated computer KITT and his supercar, the Knight 2000.
3.00pm: The A-Team. An offbeat team of soldiers of fortune regroup to handle assignments of interest - if the price is right.
4.00pm: Wonder Woman. An Amazonian princess leaves Paradise Island and travels to the US to fight crime. Disguised as the mild-mannered Diana Prince, Wonder Woman utilises an array of accessories to ensure that good always prevails over evil.
5.00pm: The Onedin Line. The saga of ruthless James Onedin and his family, set in the great days of sail last century.
6.00pm: The Brothers. A BBC drama series about the Hammond family trucking firm.
7.00pm: Growing Pains. A US comedy series about a couple who agree on role-reversal but little else when it comes to bringing up their children.
7.30pm: The Cosby Show. Comedy with a New York obstetrician, his lawyer wife and their four children (or five children!).
8.00pm: A Different World. A US comedy series (and spinoff from The Cosby Show) about Denise Huxtable who is starting college - a world away from her family and friends.
8.30pm: Roseanne. A US comedy series about a mother you wish you’d had - next door.
9.00pm: Murphy Brown. A US comedy series about a television reporter for a primetime news show and her hectic life behind the screen.
9.30pm: Dempsey and Makepeace. Action and adventure with a streetwise New York cop and his upper-crust British partner.
10.30pm: The Professionals. Action and adventure with CI5, a unit formed by the British Home Office to combat terrorism.
11.30pm: The Two Ronnies. Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker entertain with an hour of comic sketches and songs.
12.30am: The Saint. Suspense and intrigue with smooth-talking sleuth Simon Templar - the Saint.
1.25am: Sapphire and Steel. The adventures of a pair of agents of the status quo, responsible for ensuring that any obstruction of time and space is repaired. Sapphire and Steel have supernormal powers.
1.55am: Closedown

SUNDAY

CLASSIC KIDS TV (7.00am-12.00pm)
7.00am: Button Moon. A British series about a family of space-travelling puppets.
7.10am: Care Bears. Cartoon capers with the cuddly Care Bears.
7.35am: The Wind in the Willows. A British series adapted from Kenneth Grahame’s classic tales of life on the riverbank.
8.00am: Top Cat. Cartoon capers with a cool, sophisticated New York alley cat.
8.20am: Wacky Races. A cartoon comedy series featuring car racing with a touch of the absurd.
8.40am: The Banana Splits Adventure Show. Cartoon and live-action variety with the Banana Splits and friends.
9.05am: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! Cartoon action with a group of teenage friends and their Great Dane, Scooby-Doo.
9.30am: Dastardly and Muttley. Cartoon conflict with hapless villains Dick Dastardly and the wheezy Muttley.
9.50am: The New Yogi Bear Show. Cartoon fun with Yogi Bear and friends in Jellystone Park.
10.00am: The Snorks. Deep under the sea, in the underwater world of Snorkland, Allstar and his friends have adventures. Animated.
10.20am: Count Duckula. Cartoon capers with the stardom crazed vampire aristocrat of Transylvania.
10.45am: Stingray. Puppet adventures with a futuristic submarine patrol that’s responsible for policing the Earth’s oceans.
11.10am: Thunderbirds. The Tracy family faces several difficulties while accomplishing their rescue missions executed under a secret organisation called International Rescue.
12.00pm: Alias Smith and Jones. Two outlaws try to earn amnesty by assuming new identities and going straight for a year.
1.00pm: Maverick. The adventures of two brothers, Bret and Bart Maverick, as they gamble their way across the Wild West and make money while avoiding as much unnecessary trouble as possible.
2.00pm: Laramie. Slim Sherman and his brother attempt to salvage their family’s ranch after the death of their father in 1870s Wyoming.
3.00pm: The Waltons. The adventures of a close-knit family living in rural Virginia during the Depression.
4.00pm: Welcome Back Kotter. A US comedy series about a teacher and his impossible class - aka “The Sweathogs”.
4.30pm: Chico and the Man. A US comedy series about hard-to-please Ed and fast-talking Chico - unlikely partnership perhaps, but one which flourishes in a rundown garage on Los Angeles’ East Side.
5.00pm: The Duchess of Duke Street. A BBC drama serial about a young woman who rises from scullery maid to hotel owner.
6.00pm: All Creatures Great and Small. A BBC drama series about a country veterinary practice during the 50s. Based on the James Herriot books.
7.00pm: The Good Life. Comedy with a couple trying suburban self-sufficiency.
7.35pm: ‘Allo ‘Allo! Comedy, confusion and intrigue with the harassed owner of a small cafe in occupied France.
8.10pm: Bread. Comedy with a Liverpudlian family. They may all be unemployed (save one), but they’re still managing to get by - just don’t ask how.
8.45pm: Bergerac. A BBC detective drama set on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands.
9.45pm: London’s Burning. A British drama series about an inner London fire station. Based on the 1986 TV movie of the same name by Jack Rosenthal.
10.45pm: The Gentle Touch. Drama with Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes as she works in a male-dominated profession.
11.45pm: Adam-12. Action and adventure with two cops on patrol in a squad car in Los Angeles.
12.15am: Closedown

CLOSEDOWN

Closedown from Monday to Thursday nights is around 12.30am, on Friday and Saturday nights at around 2am, and on Sunday nights at around midnight. When the channel is off air, a test card and audio simulcast of Radio Dunedin (1305AM, 106.7FM & 95.4FM in the Dunedin and Mosgiel areas and via live streaming on the rova app, in real life) would be shown.

NOTES

This is an updated version of the one I posted earlier.

Some of the programmes - e.g. The Amazing Adventures of Morph, Give Us a Clue (Michael Aspel era), Darkwing Duck, Captain Planet and the Planeteers and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! - have been added, while others are either moved timeslots (e.g. Fraggle Rock, Happy Days, Family Ties, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Transformers, ThunderCats, The Wind in the Willows, Top Cat, Wacky Races, The Banana Splits Adventure Show, The New Yogi Bear Show, Dastardly and Muttley, The Snorks) or removed from the Rewind schedule (e.g. Classic Doctor Who, Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, Voltron, Paddington Bear, Widget).

Thank you for understanding.

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NEW LOOK DAYTIME SCHEDULE FOR PTV

@greenpea @NuStraya Below is a mock press release.

PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster) today announced that the daytime schedule for its main channel, PTV, will be revamped. From March 2023 there will be a mix of returning favourites and new local programmes, made specifically for daytime viewing.

AFTER NINE

Daily from 9-10am Monday to Friday (right after Sunrise), PTV Network’s mid-morning magazine programme will be known as After Nine (hosts TBC).

Live from the network’s Christchurch studios, After Nine will provide a wide range of regular segments, celebrity interviews and competitions in a magazine-style format. Regular segments include cooking with guest chefs, movie and book reviews, entertainment news, panel discussions, live music, fashion, exercise, parenting, craft, interior design, gardening, makeovers, nutrition and relationship advice.

Advertorials, produced at the network’s new Hamilton studios, will feature on the programme as After Nine combines strong editorial content with ‘in-programme’ commercial opportunities.

50 FORWARD

50 Forward, a lifestyle magazine for the over 50s, will screen Monday to Friday at 10am.

Targeting all Kiwis aged 50+, the weekday series will offer a range of magazine-style features covering such topics as travel, health and retirement living.

Broadcasting legends Mark Leishman and Jude Dobson will team up to co-host 50 Forward in 2023.

BUSINESS DAY

Business Day is PTV Network’s lunchtime programme devoted to business and finance, screening Monday to Friday at 1pm.

Catering for a cross-section of business leaders and senior business people, along with small to medium-sized business owners, Business Day will provide a package of the latest in business, economic and financial news from New Zealand and around the world, along with updates on local and world markets, currency movements and the gold price.

The programme will also offer interviews with New Zealand and the world’s business leaders, local business success stories, and authoritative commentary and analysis on the stories and issues of interest to the corporate sector.

Kethaki Masilamani and Jonathan Mitchell will co-present Business Day, and the team of reporters will include Rachel Das (from Newstalk ZB/NZME), Shannon Johnstone (from Newstalk ZB/NZME), Nicholas Pointon (from RNZ) and Anan Zaki (from RNZ).

WHAT’S COOKING?

What’s Cooking?, PTV Network’s weekday culinary series, will screen Monday to Friday at the new time of 3pm.

Hosted by well-known chefs Mark Southon and Nici Wickes, What’s Cooking? will take viewers on a journey into the fabulous world of food in 2023. Each week, Mark and Nici will demonstrate a complete range of recipes providing something for everyone - from triple-tested recipes at home to cutting-edge recipes from New Zealand’s leading restaurants.

As well as recipes there will be loads of food news and information, along with an array of celebrity guests - both highly regarded chefs from within the industry and those not so skilled in the kitchen but who are willing to give it a go and have some fun.

TE HĒTERI

Te Hēteri, PTV Network’s daily news programme in te reo Māori, will be broadcast live Monday to Friday at 4.30pm (replacing PTV News at 4.30pm). For non-Māori speakers this bulletin will be repeated with English subtitles at 6.30pm on BBC World News (replacing the BBC World News feed delivered by satellite) and after midnight on PTV.

Produced as part of the PTV News stable of programming with support from Te Māngai Pāho, Te Hēteri will present comprehensive coverage of events and issues from within Māori communities in Aotearoa New Zealand and bring a fresh Māori outlook to the important national and international news of the day. A dedicated team of fluent Māori speaking journalists will be appointed to the PTV News newsroom.

The bulletin will be presented by seasoned Māori journalist and broadcaster, Oriini Kaipara, with Tumamao Harawira reading sport.

Te Hēteri will be available online via ptvnews.co.nz and the PTV News app, covering te ao Māori (the Māori world), Māori voices and perspectives through a mixture of news, features, analysis and commentary.

CHANGES TO PROGRAMMING

Hit US soaps The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful will move to their new timeslots and Entertainment Tonight, a daily programme of showbiz news and gossip via satellite, will be added to PTV’s daytime schedule. Amanda Gillies will present PTV Network’s lunchtime news bulletin, PTV News at 11.30am, with newsbreaks throughout the afternoon (at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm approx).

PROPOSED DAYTIME SCHEDULE (from 6 March 2023)

5.30am - Early Sunrise
6.00am - Sunrise
9.00am - After Nine (NEW SERIES)
10.00am - 50 Forward (RETURNING)
10.30am - General Hospital
11.30am - PTV News at 11.30am
12.00pm - The Young and the Restless (NEW TIME)
1.00pm - Business Day (NEW SERIES)
1.30pm - Days of Our Lives (NEW TIME)
2.30pm - The Bold and the Beautiful (NEW TIME)
3.00pm - What’s Cooking? (RETURNING & NEW TIME)
3.30pm - Entertainment Tonight (NEW TO PTV)
4.00pm - Jeopardy!
4.30pm - Te Hēteri (NEW SERIES)

What do you think of the proposed daytime programmes and schedule?

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Nicely done @PaddyTePou
I assume that After Nine would replace The Morning Break? I can see the British influences within your morning programming and I have to say I do like it a lot. Business Day is also an interesting idea given that financial news doesn’t get lengthy daily exposure. Would there also be a nightly review in a similar format as well or would PTV News just package content from Business Day like interviews etc for their nightly late bulletins?

Thanks, @greenpea - I wanted to give The Morning Break a fresh new look and feel by changing its name to After Nine. It would contain the same magazine-style format as the original (and other mid-morning shows in real life) - celebrity interviews, lifestyle features, entertainment, cooking and advertorials.

To me, a new purpose-built studio and broadcast facility in Hamilton, like Christchurch (WhitebaitMedia in real life), would play host to regional news (the Waikato edition of Coast to Coast), regional talk shows and children’s programmes for national broadcast as well as advertorials for After Nine. It is also intended that, because the Waikato region is home to thoroughbred racing industry, TAB Trackside and its two racing channels would move from their real-life Auckland home, i.e. NEP, to Hamilton.

The key production and technical staff located anywhere in the country (e.g. Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch) would be offered positions in Hamilton with the network creating new, Waikato based jobs and opportunities for people who are new to the television industry, including graduates from the New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS).

I created Business Day as a programme loosely based on Channel 4’s Business Daily (1987-92) and the BBC’s Working Lunch (1994-2010), which used to air in weekday lunchtime slots and ran for half an hour.

Business Day would go to air at 1pm on weekdays (in between the US soaps The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives in their new timeslots) and provide business people with a half hour package of news, market updates, interviews and authoritative commentary and analysis on the stories and issues of interest to the corporate sector.

It is intended that there would be a late night edition of Business Day at around 11pm (right after PTV Network’s late night news and current affairs programme, Nightline), wrapping up the the day in business and finance.

What do you think?

Sounds good but I would move Business Day’s start time to 12pm til 1pm like so
11.30am - PTV News at 11.30am
12.00pm - Business Day (NEW SERIES)
Then you could move into an afternoon soap block til 3pm

PROPOSED DAYTIME SCHEDULE (from 6 March 2023) - UPDATE

5.30am - Early Sunrise
6.00am - Sunrise
9.00am - After Nine (NEW SERIES)
10.00am - 50 Forward (RETURNING)
10.30am - General Hospital
11.30am - PTV News at 11.30am
12.00pm - Business Day (NEW SERIES)
12.30pm - The Young and the Restless (NEW TIME)
1.30pm - Days of Our Lives (NEW TIME)
2.30pm - The Bold and the Beautiful (NEW TIME)
3.00pm - What’s Cooking? (RETURNING & NEW TIME)
3.30pm - Entertainment Tonight (NEW TO PTV)
4.00pm - Jeopardy!
4.30pm - Te Hēteri (NEW SERIES)

As requested by @greenpea, Business Day would move an hour earlier (from 1pm to 12 noon). Here are the mock programme details.

PTV NEWS AT 11.30AM

Presented by Amanda Gillies, PTV News at 11.30am is PTV Network’s lunchtime news bulletin and provides its viewers with a wrap of the morning’s events and the latest updates on the day’s developing news stories from New Zealand and around the world, plus sports news and the afternoon’s weather forecast, in a concise 30 minute package. In addition, newsbreaks will screen on PTV throughout the afternoon (at approx 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm).

BUSINESS DAY

PTV News at 11.30am will be followed at midday by Business Day, PTV Network’s lunchtime programme devoted to business and finance.

Catering for a cross-section of business leaders and senior business people, along with small to medium-sized business owners, Business Day will provide a package of the latest in business, economic and financial news from New Zealand and around the world, along with updates on local and world markets, currency movements and the gold price.

The programme will also offer interviews with New Zealand and the world’s business leaders, local business success stories, and authoritative commentary and analysis on the stories and issues of interest to the corporate sector.

Kethaki Masilamani and Jonathan Mitchell will be appointed as presenters of Business Day, and the team of reporters will include Rachel Das (from Newstalk ZB/NZME), Shannon Johnstone (from Newstalk ZB/NZME), Nicholas Pointon (from RNZ) and Anan Zaki (from RNZ).

Business Day will screen Monday to Friday at 12pm. In addition, there will be a late night edition of the programme with packaged content, wrapping up the day in business and finance, at around 11.10pm (right after PTV Network’s late news and current affairs programme, Nightline).

DAYTIME DRAMA

The hit US soaps - The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful - will screen back to back from 12.30pm until 3pm. General Hospital will continue to screen at 10.30am, as usual.

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PTV NETWORK WEBSITES REVAMPED

Below are the updated versions of the PTV Network New Zealand websites - PTV+ (ptvplus.co.nz), PTV News (ptvnews.co.nz) and PTV Sport (ptvsport.co.nz), plus the newly renamed PTV Lifestyle (ptvlifestyle.co.nz).

PTV+

PTV NEWS

PTV SPORT

PTV LIFESTYLE

All photos, logos and text-based information (including news and sports headlines) contained in the images above are samples only; no copyright infringement intended.

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NEW LOCAL PROGRAMMES FOR 2023

@greenpea @NuStraya @LiamP @Michael_Eccles Below are the mock details promoting the addition of new, locally made programmes to PTV Network New Zealand’s (as a fictional broadcaster) 2023 season, although this is just a sample.

bp ULTIMATE 98 CAR SHOW (PTV)

Veteran sports broadcaster Stephen McIvor, motorsport legend Greg Murphy and former Silver Fern Storm Purvis join forces to host PTV Network’s brand new motoring magazine - bp Ultimate 98 Car Show (with bp Ultimate 98 as its naming rights sponsor). Each week, the hosts provide an in-depth insight into the recent developments from the motoring world while also conducting various tests to deduce the capabilities of the vehicles. If you’re a car lover, then bp Ultimate 98 Car Show is made especially for you.

GAMESWORLD + GAMESWORLD LATE (Bubble / Shake)

Introducing Gamesworld - a brand new show for younger gamers, by gamers. Each week, Gamesworld has the latest game reviews, gaming news, live streams, fun stories from the weird world of gaming and a whole lot more in a magazine-style format. Gamesworld Late caters exclusively for the older gamer; the premise is the same as the main version though.

IT’S ACADEMIC (Shake)

An 80s general knowledge quiz show for high school students, It’s Academic, returns to New Zealand screens with more questions and a fresh new look! With 81 schools competing against each other, the all new version of It’s Academic is divided into three regional editions - the upper North Island (North), the lower North Island (Central) and the South Island (South) - which include nine heats, three semifinals and a regional final. The winners of each region meet in the National Final, where they vie for digital watches, handheld calculators and the latest sets of the Encyclopedia Britannica, plus $10,000 from Sorted in Schools, for the winning school.

LAW & ORDER: NZ (PTV)

The New Zealand adaptation of the US Law & Order franchise, one of the most successful brands in US primetime television, is coming! Lives hang in the balance as CIB detectives and prosecutors pursue justice in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. In cases ripped from the headlines, police investigate serious and often deadly crimes, weighing the evidence and questioning the suspects until someone is taken into custody. The Police Prosecution Service then builds a case to convict the perpetrator by proving the person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Working together, these expert teams navigate all sides of the complex criminal justice system to make Wellington a safer place - and keep the worst offenders off the streets.

PARENT TIME (PTV)

Presented by TV journalist Susie Nordqvist, Parent Time is PTV Network’s new weekday programme which intends to give parents support and information to help them enjoy themselves and their children more. Topics covered in the series include grandparents’ stories, health and safety, behaviour and relationships, food and eating in family life, the stages of development of children and ideas to enrich children’s playing and learning.

SUNSHINE COVE (Shake)

Sunshine Cove is a brand new serial drama set in a picturesque seaside town within the Coromandel - about 2.5 hours’ drive from the city of Auckland. Everybody knows a town like it. They’ve spent holidays there during the summer months attracted by the beach, the fishing and the beautiful setting. It is the kind of town that, to those in the city, offers the potential of an idyllic life, a life devoid of the problems they face everyday in the city. But like anywhere else, the characters in Sunshine Cove are ordinary Kiwis who experience the same hopes and aspirations, fears and uncertainties as ordinary people everywhere. Above all, Sunshine Cove is about community - a group of people not without their failings, but who can always laugh at themselves and whose lives will often be inspirational.

TARGET (PTV)

Somebody has to hold big companies accountable when they do their customers wrong. On Target, PTV Network’s brand new consumer affairs programme, that is the responsibility of reporters Mitch McCann, Kaitlin Ruddock and Ximena Smith. Viewers contact the programme with situations that they want to be looked into. The reporters then investigate those stories, quiz big businesses and test claims that the companies make about their best-selling products. When all is said and done, the reporters try to keep the companies honest to benefit Kiwi consumers.

TICK TOCK (Bubble)

Tick Tock is PTV Network’s brand new programme introducing Kiwi kids to alphabet, colours, numbers and the world around them. This weekday series brings together live-action, animation, puppetry and music - combined with games, songs and stories - to form a powerful mix of education and fun.

TOWARDS TOMORROW (PTV)

Towards Tomorrow is PTV Network’s exciting new science magazine and puts the future in your hands. Each week, reporters Jared McCulloch, Thomas Mead and Emily van Velthooven take you to the heart of the biggest science stories and the latest developments from New Zealand and around the world. Topics covered in the series include human health, medical breakthroughs, astronomy and technology.

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CHANGES TO GEM’S SCHEDULE

@greenpea @LiamP Below is a mock press release.

PTV Network New Zealand (as a fictional broadcaster) today announced that there will be some changes to the scheduling of programmes on GEM.

GAME SHOWS

Four British game shows - Pointless, Tipping Point, Eggheads and Richard Osman’s House of Games - have been added to GEM’s weekday schedule.

Pointless will go to air weekdays at 10am. Hosted by Alexander Armstrong, Pointless sees four couples battle it out by answering general knowledge questions with the aim of finding the most obscure answers to score low and win big. If one member of a couple provides a correct answer that was not said by anyone in the survey, known as a pointless answer, they get no points and money is added to the jackpot, which is the grand prize a couple can win for giving a correct pointless answer in the final round.

Last seen on TVNZ, Tipping Point has moved to its new home on GEM and will screen at 11am (right after Pointless). Hosted by Ben Shephard, Tipping Point sees three contestants answering questions on the subject of general knowledge and aiming to win up to 10,000 pounds by inserting counters into a jackpot machine.

After a break for reruns of British dramas and soaps (plus new episodes of Doctors and EastEnders from 3pm), Eggheads, hosted by Jeremy Vine, will be shown at 4.55pm. Winners from such quiz shows as Mastermind and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, who work together as a regular team known as the “Eggheads”, are pitted against amateur quizzers as they compete to win the title and prize money in a fast-paced quiz contest. If the amateurs manage to beat the Eggheads, they’ll win a cash prize. If the Eggheads win, the prize rolls over until they can be beaten.

This will be followed at 5.25pm by Richard Osman’s House of Games, hosted by quiz expert Richard Osman. Each week a group of four famous faces compete against each other to test their knowledge in a series of quick-paced rounds of games. Richard will then cross-examine the competitive celebrities as they strive to increase their scores and match Richard’s mental prowess. Each day will conclude with a quick-fire round that will decide the day’s winner, and scores will be tallied across the week to crown the overall champion.

DRAMAS & SOAPS

Emmerdale is moving to primetime, where it will be shown six nights a week (Sunday to Friday) at the new time of 7pm. This will be followed by Coronation Street at the new time of 7.30pm, and both soaps will be repeated the next day (Coronation Street at 12pm and Emmerdale at 12.30pm). On Mondays, double episodes, i.e. a repeat of Friday’s and Sunday’s, will be shown (Coronation Street from 12-1pm and Emmerdale from 1-2pm).

Doctors will now go to air at 3pm every weekday, with EastEnders to follow at the new time of 3.35pm Monday to Thursday.

All new episodes will be ‘express from the UK’, i.e. one week behind the original British broadcasts.

Classic episodes of the BBC’s longest running hospital drama, Casualty (from 1986), will now be shown at 1pm Tuesday to Friday. One of Britain’s much loved police dramas, The Bill (hour-long episodes from 1999), can be seen weekdays at 2pm.

Primetime viewing on GEM will feature the best of quality British drama. From thrillers to crime dramas, classic and modern literary adaptations, intriguing real-life stories and contemporary tales of everyday life, a huge range of premium drama will be shown on most nights of the week. Titles include Call the Midwife, Death in Paradise, Silent Witness and many more, plus brand new episodes of Casualty (express from the UK) and the regular Sunday Playhouse and Friday Mystery strands.

DOCUMENTARIES

Monday nights on GEM become international documentary night. Called The Monday Documentary, the hour-long slot from 8.30pm will play host to a selection of interesting, highly informative factual films from around the world. The documentaries are often confronting, and give a unique insight and voice to issues in countries that are often hidden from the mainstream media.

And Thursday nights are New Zealand documentary nights. Known as Inside NZ Extra (an extension of the Inside New Zealand brand), the hour-long slot from 8.30pm will feature the best of New Zealand-made documentaries that reflect our society - our heritage, our cultural makeup, and issues that are relevant to us as New Zealanders.

MOVIES

GEM has an extensive catalogue of the greatest movies ever made, with a late movie on Friday nights, a matinee movie on Saturday afternoons and double features on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons. The channel will continue to offer viewers a window into the brilliance of Hollywood’s greatest icons like Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood, along with the excitement generated by today’s most sought after stars, plus the best from the golden age of British cinema.

NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS

For busy viewers, unable to catch the 6pm news on PTV, PTV News at 8pm will go to air Monday to Friday and provide them with a fresh update on the important news of the day from New Zealand and around the world, backed by the resources of the PTV Network newsroom and international sources via satellite, plus sport and weather.

For non-Māori speakers Te Hēteri, PTV Network’s daily news programme in te reo Māori (live at 4.30pm weekdays on PTV), will be repeated with English subtitles at 6.30pm on GEM (see below). Te Hēteri will present comprehensive coverage of Māori events and issues and bring a fresh Māori outlook to the important national and international news of the day.

A repeat of the Te Hēteri bulletin, with subtitles, was going to be repeated on BBC World News as mentioned in my previous posts. But, at the last minute, I had a change of mind and the bulletin would move to GEM so that, in addition to the English subtitles, fluent speakers and learners of the Māori language would be able to access Māori subtitles in the same way as captions for the deaf and hearing impaired by pressing the SUBTITLE button on their TV remote.
In real life, TVNZ 2 screened a special edition of the game show, Brain Busters, for Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori) and Māori subtitles were available. This was in addition to the English subtitles on screen.

PTV Network’s nightly current affairs programme, Campbell Live (6.30pm weeknights on GEM), will be repeated after midnight on GEM to offer a choice for night owls! Presented by experienced New Zealand journalist and broadcaster, John Campbell, Campbell Live takes an in-depth look at the topical events and issues affecting the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Broadcaster Nathan Rarere will host Media Bites, a critical look at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the ‘new’ electronic media. The new media commentary show will screen on GEM at around 9.30pm every Monday.

60 Minutes: The Foreign Edition (an extension of PTV Network’s flagship current affairs programme, 60 Minutes) is devoted to international current affairs taken from the CBS and Channel Nine programmes, and introduced by award-winning journalist Michael Morrah. The programme will screen on GEM at 9.45pm every Monday (right after Media Bites).

PTV Newsweek, a review of the week’s national and international news with on-screen captions and NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) for the deaf and hearing impaired, will go to air on GEM at 6pm every Saturday.

CLASSIC TV

A selection of classic TV series - I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, Hogan’s Heroes, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, Get Smart, M-A-S-H etc - will continue to screen on GEM and others have moved to their new home on PTV Network’s classic TV channel, Rewind. And every weeknight at around 11.30pm, laugh along with a classic British comedy show (e.g. Blackadder, One Foot in the Grave etc).

PROPOSED WEEKDAY SCHEDULE (DAYTIME - from 6 March 2023)

7.00am - I Dream of Jeannie
7.30am - Bewitched
8.00am - Gilligan’s Island
8.30am - Hogan’s Heroes
9.00am - The Mary Tyler Moore Show
9.30am - The Golden Girls
10.00am - Pointless
11.00am - Tipping Point
12.00pm - Coronation Street (DOUBLE REPEAT - MON ONLY; REPEAT - TUE-FRI ONLY)
12.30pm - Emmerdale (REPEAT - TUE-FRI ONLY)
1.00pm - Emmerdale (DOUBLE REPEAT - MON ONLY) | Classic Casualty (TUE-FRI ONLY)
2.00pm - The Bill
3.00pm - Doctors
3.35pm - EastEnders (MON-THU ONLY) | Trapper John MD (FRI ONLY)
4.10pm - The Video Club (CLASSIC MUSIC VIDEOS - MON-THU ONLY)
4.30pm - Get Smart
4.55pm - Eggheads
5.25pm - Richard Osman’s House of Games

PROPOSED WEEKDAY SCHEDULE (EVENING - from 6 March 2023)

6.00pm - M-A-S-H
6.30pm - Te Hēteri (REPEATED FROM PTV WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
7.00pm - Emmerdale
7.30pm - Coronation Street
8.00pm - PTV News at 8pm
8.30pm - A mix of drama, documentary and factual programming
11.30pm approx - Comedy
12.00am approx - Campbell Live (REPEATED FROM PTV)
12.30am approx - Closedown (MON-THU ONLY) / GEM’s Friday Late Movie (FRI ONLY)
2.30am approx - Closedown (FRI ONLY)

CLOSEDOWN

Closedown from Monday to Thursday nights is around 12.30am but often half an hour earlier, i.e. around midnight, on Sunday nights. There are late movies on Friday and Saturday nights, and closedown will follow after the movie. When GEM is off air, a test card and audio simulcast of Magic will be shown (see below).

In real life, Magic is owned and operated by MediaWorks and plays the greatest music of the 50s, 60s and 70s - aka ‘the songs you love’. The Magic network broadcasts on FM frequencies nationwide, plus 891AM in Wellington, and is live streamed on magic.co.nz and the rova app.
In recent years, Magic has been sponsoring Beach Hop, New Zealand’s #1 nostalgia festival that celebrates the best of the 50s and 60s - rock ‘n roll, classic cars, motorbikes and so much more.


If my dream network and its channel, GEM, become a reality, the audio simulcast (over the test card) would be the same as Magic’s Auckland frequency, i.e. 100.6FM, and contain weather forecasts and commercial advertising for Auckland, i.e. no localised weather or commercials.

What do you think of the proposed programmes and schedules on GEM?

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