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Something for everyone on Foxtel in April Wentworth returns, Geoffrey Rush comes to television, Two Pop-Up channels and Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres


Something for everyone on Foxtel in April
Wentworth returns, Geoffrey Rush comes to television,
Two Pop-Up channels and
Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres

Huge slate of new and returning shows in April
Available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

This April Foxtel delivers a mammoth line-up of TV and entertainment with the latest in drama, sport, lifestyle, comedy, Australian content, music, movies, kids and factual shows. All of these new and returning shows are conveniently offered in one place – available to watch either live or on demand – from Foxtel’s iQ, or stream instantly on Foxtel Play.

“In addition to our huge range of Award-winning series, unparalleled live sports, exclusive HBO shows, and fascinating real life stories, Foxtel is offering two new Pop Up channels in April; a whole channel devoted to the Golf US Masters and another to the X-Men Movie Franchise. Foxtel is a leader in television with the widest selection of new and returning shows – more than any other provider – delivered either on the iQ set-top-box or streamed online through Foxtel Play,” said Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television.

TV WEEK Logie Award and AACTA-Award winning drama Wentworth returns for a fifth season, on showcase Tuesdays from April 4 at 8.30pm. This bold and confronting series is Foxtel’s longest running Australia drama, with a devoted fan base here and around the world. Wentworth season 5 stars an incredible cast featuring Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Sigrid Thornton, Celia Ireland, Katrina Milosevic, Shareena Clanton, Robbie Magasiva, Tammy MacIntosh, Kate Jenkinson, Bernard Curry, and Socratis Otto.

From Academy Award-winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer and starring Australia’s Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, Genius is the story of how Albert became Einstein. This 10-part drama series goes beyond the halls of academia to explore Albert’s (played by Rush) struggles to be a good husband and father, a man of principle, and to expose his daringly creative mind during a period of global unrest. Genius premieres exclusively on National Geographic Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US.

Shots Fired – the drama event series examining the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern US town – premieres exclusively on showcase, Mondays from April 10 at 8.30pm. Shots Fired stars Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning Richard Dreyfuss and Helen Hunt, alongside Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Stephen Moyer, and provides an explosive autopsy of the US criminal justice system.

The Leftovers starring Justin Theroux, Live Tyler, and Amy Brenneman returns for a third season on showcase, Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm. The Leftovers is made by HBO and this final season is set in Australia following the lives of the Garvey family who are still suffering the aftershock from a global incident where 2 percent of the world’s population inexplicably vanished – 140 million people, gone in an instant.

One of the most highly anticipated and iconic games on the AFL calendar every year is the ANZAC Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood and FOX FOOTY will have every minute of the action LIVE and in high definition from the MCG. Catch the pre-game show with the best interviews and analysis before the big match kicks off at 2.30pm on Tuesday April 25.

World no. 1 Jason Day and 2013 US Masters Champion Adam Scott, will lead a strong Australian contingent when Augusta National Golf Club hosts the US Masters, from Friday April 7 to Monday April 10. FOX SPORTS will be the home of golf’s most prestigious major, with a 24/7 dedicated US Masters Pop Up Channel offering golf fans round-the-clock coverage and interactive features. The Masters launch another huge year of golf on FOX SPORTS, with LIVE coverage of all four majors in 2017.

The 2017 NRL Telstra Premiership Easter Triple Header on FOX LEAGUE is a jam-packed Easter long weekend kicking off on Friday April 14 at 4pm, when the Bulldogs take on the Rabbitohs, before the Knights vs the Roosters at 6pm, followed by a highly anticipated all-Queensland showdown extending the Good Friday action, when the Broncos play host to the Titans 6pm. All Rugby League games on FOX LEAGUE are LIVE, ad break free and in HD.

The new seventh season of Grand Designs Australia opens with a one hour special Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia, premiering Thursday April 20 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle. Set in historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud discuss their favourite Australian grand designs from over the 60 houses Peter has documented. Grand Designs Australia season 7 premieres Thursdays from April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Veep returns for its sixth season on showcase, Wednesdays from April 26 at 8.30pm Express from the US. The comedy takes a sharp, satirical look at the insular world of politics, following the day-to-day existence of the former VP and one-time President Selina Meyer. Veep stars Emmy Award-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus alongside Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott and Timothy Simons.

Silicon Valley season 4 premieres only on The Comedy Channel, Mondays from April 24 at 8.30pm Express from the US. From Producers Mike Judge, Alec Berg and Michael Rotenberg, season 4 promises a variety of sharp, irreverent and hilarious drama for viewers as the Pied Piper geeks continue their mission to change the world as they fumble along the road to tech success. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J Miller, Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani with new guest stars appearing throughout the season.

X-Men fans unite! Foxtel Movies is the X-Men headquarters this Easter Long Weekend with a dedicated X-Men Movie Pop Up Channel. Tune into Channel 400 from Friday April 14 at 6am to Monday April 17 and experience all of the extraordinary X-Men films in one incredible location and in HD. From the original blockbusters to The Wolverine and the smash-hit-release Deadpool, you’ll be immersed in non-stop action with every mutant adventure.

Now in its tenth year, CMC ROCKS QLD is the largest international country music festival in the southern hemisphere. Held in Ipswich over an incredible three days, the festival features some of the biggest names in both local and international country music including Little Big Town, Kip Moore, and Dixie Chicks. Join host Morgan Evans for all the highlights from the festival, filled to the brim with world class country music, live performances, interviews and more on Wednesday April 12 at 8.30pm, only on CMC.

Tune in to MAX from 12pm Friday April 14 to the evening of Monday April 17 to see the 1000 Greatest Songs Of All Time, a musical must-see this Easter long weekend only on Foxtel. The greatest countdown event will be hosted by none other than the iconic Australian music critic, journalist and record producer, Molly Meldrum.

The Surgery Ship is a new Australian factual series premiering Tuesdays from April 18 at 7.30pm on Nat Geo People. Join the courageous Aussie doctors and nurses on board the ‘Africa Mercy’ surgery ship, as they provide lifesaving medical treatments to one of the most disadvantaged areas in Africa doing the impossible over only one year. These volunteer doctors and nurses are heading straight for the biggest medical and ethical challenge of their lives. Ahead lies unbelievable illnesses and a dramatic journey unfolds as they deal with life and death cases balancing the fates of these patients in their hands.

60 Days In: Atlanta is the follow up to the hugely popular 60 Days In season 1 premiering Wednesdays from April 26 at 9.30pm on the CI Network. In season 2 our innocent volunteers enter Atlanta’s Fulton County Jail, one of the most dangerous facilities in America. With five times the number of inmates as previous seasons, rampant drug problems, a powerful gang population and the constant threat of violence, innocent participants plunge deeper into this dangerous world of incarceration.

For the first time, HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS in The Untold History, premiering Tuesdays from April 25 at 9.30pm. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South-East Asia, the small and little-understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate. The Australian SAS: The Untold History is part of HISTORY’s ANZAC Day line-up only on Foxtel.

The new Disney movie Tangled: Before Ever After will be available as a sneak peek on the Foxtel Kids App one week before its premiere on the Disney Channel, Friday May 5 at 7pm. Voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, Tangled: Before Ever After follows Rapunzel as she grapples with both the new responsibilities of being princess, the overprotective ways of her father, and her expectation to immediately marry Eugene and settle down within the castle walls. Determined to live life on her own terms, Rapunzel embarks on a secret adventure with a little help from her friends.

-Brad

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA Season 7 premieres with a Kevin McCloud special Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm AEST on Lifestyle Also available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
Season 7 premieres with a Kevin McCloud special
Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm AEST on Lifestyle
Also available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

The new season of Grand Designs Australia opens with a one hour special Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia premiering Thursday, April 20 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle.

Set in historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud sit down with a cup of tea and an old fashioned slide slow to reminisce about the design features of each of the ten homes, selected from the past six seasons.

The design gurus talk cladding, tiles and form, and with whisky in hand, engage in some gentle banter over each other’s take on the architecture of their favourite builds. While the special looks over the past, it also serves as a teaser for the upcoming seventh season.

In Grand Designs Australia, leading Australian architect Peter Maddison follows the process of turning ideas into reality, as people use design and architectural ingenuity to create an environment that best reflects their personality and ideals. Following 14 distinctive houses from concept to completion, the newest season premieres Thursdays from April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Excited about the new season ahead, Peter Maddison said, “Inventive building systems, wondrous materials and memorable form making has been applied to our wide brown land to produce a breathtaking collection of stories.”

Perhaps one of the most unique builds of the season is a Japanese-inspired Queenslander home. Steve the owner was inspired by the minimalistic style of Japan, both architecturally and culturally. He employed a Japanese-based architect and a majority of the design process was conducted through Skype sessions.

Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia will premiere Thursday, April 20 at 8.30pm. The seventh series of Grand Designs Australia will premiere the following Thursday, April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and is available to watch on Foxtel or Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Play. Following each broadcast, customers can watch Grand Designs Australia any time via Foxtel On Demand, which is available on internet connected iQ boxes, Foxtel Play or enjoyed on the move via Foxtel Go, Foxtel’s mobile app. Foxtel Go and Foxtel On Demand are included with all Foxtel and Foxtel play subscriptions at no extra cost.

Grand Designs Australia is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.

-Brad

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