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A month of Oscar® movies on FOX Classics

Media Release: Friday January 13, 2017
A month of Oscar® movies on FOX Classics

This February, Foxtel is celebrating the best in cinema with Oscar®-winning movie double features every night from 8.30pm on FOX Classics.

‘A Month of Oscar’ on FOX Classics will see 55 celebrated films which garnered 308 nominations and 118 Academy Award wins, broadcast from February 1 to February 28. The Oscar-winning movie doubles will also include FOX Classics Golden Years of Hollywood features introduced by the legendary Mr Movies, Bill Collins on Saturday nights.

Movie titles featured throughout the month include classics Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe; musical smash West Side Story; Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Roman Holiday; channel premieres The Country Girl starring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby, and The Champion starring Kirk Douglas; along with The Yearling, Sunset Boulevard, and many more exceptional films from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Modern masterpieces featured in February include Born of the Fourth of July, The Accused, A River Runs Through It, A Fish Called Wanda, Wall Street, and plus lots more.

“We’re delighted to screen some of cinemas most-loved films from the early 1930s through to the more recent stand outs from the Academy Awards honour roll. The ‘Month of Oscar’ movie doubles on FOX Classics is a celebration of some of the best films ever made starring some of the most talented actors and actresses from the industry. It’s fantastic to have four Saturday evening movie doubles hosted by Bill Collins to provide his enlightening film introductions and insights that enhance the experience of viewing these treasured films from the archives of Hollywood,” said Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh.

The 89th Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday February 26, 2017 with this year’s finalist nominations for the Best Picture category to be announced soon.

A MONTH OF OSCAR® 2017 on FOX CLASSICS:

Wed 1st February The Dirty Dozen 8.35pm (1967)
The High and the Mighty 11.05pm (1954)
Thurs 2nd February West Side Story 8.35pm (1961)
Holiday Inn 11.00pm (1942)
Fri 3rd February The Untouchables 8.35pm (1987)
Wall Street 10.35pm (1987)
Sat 4th February Sunset Boulevard 8.30pm (1950) Golden Years Of Hollywood
A Place in the Sun 10.25pm (1951) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Sun 5th February In The Heat of the Night 8.30pm (1967)
The Defiant Ones 10.20pm (1958)

Mon 6th February Marty 8.35pm (1955)
Coal Miner’s Daughter 10.10pm (1980)
Tues 7th February A River Runs Through It 8.35pm (1992) FOX Classics Premiere
The Yearling 10.40pm (1946)
Wed 8th February Julia 8.35pm (1977)
Miracle on 34th Street 10.35pm (1947)
Thurs 9th February Irma La Douce 8.35pm (1963)
Oliver! 11.05pm (1968)
Fri 10th February Raging Bull 8.35pm (1980)
Chinatown 10.40pm (1974)
Sat 11th February Jezebel 8.30pm (1938) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Come Back, Little Sheba 10.20pm (1952) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Sun 12th February Born of the Fourth of July 8.30pm (1989)
High Noon 11.00pm (1952)

Mon 13th February The Producers 8.35pm (1968)
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum 10.05pm (1966)
Tues 14th February Stalag 17 8.35pm (1953)
Shane 10.35pm (1953)
Wed 15th February Breakfast at Tiffany’s 8.35pm (1961)
Roman Holiday 10.30pm (1953)
Thurs 16th February Midnight Cowboy 8.35pm (1969)
The Accused 10.30pm (1988)
Fri 17th February Some Like It Hot 8.35pm (1959)
Pillow Talk 10.40pm (1959)
Sat 18th February The Naked City 8.30pm (1948) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Champion 10.15pm (1949) Golden Years Of Hollywood FOX Classics Premiere
Sun 19th February The Ten Commandments 8.30pm (1956)

Mon 20th February The Apartment (Premiere) 8.35pm (1960)
A Fish Called Wanda 10.40pm (1988)
Tues 21st February The Guns of Navarone 8.35pm (1961)
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner 11.10pm (1967)
Wed 22nd February The Thomas Crown Affair 8.35pm (1968)
The Man Who Knew Too Much 10.20pm (1956)
Thurs 23rd February The Country Girl 8.35pm (1954) FOX Classics Premiere
To Catch a Thief 10.20pm (1955)
Fri 24th February The War of the Worlds 8.35pm (1953)
Rosemary’s Baby 10.00pm (1968)
Sat 25th February Johnny Eager 8.30pm (1942) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Picnic 10.25pm (1955) Golden Years Of Hollywood
Sun 26th February Hud 8.30pm (1962)
Terms of Endearment 10.25pm (1983)

Mon 27th February Father Goose 8.35pm (1964)
On The Town 10.35pm (1949)
Tues 28th February True Grit 8.35pm (1969)
The Alamo 10.45pm (1960)

=Brad

Foxtel to continue its “affair” with U.S. Showtime

Media Release: Friday January 13, 2017

Foxtel to continue its “affair” with U.S. Showtime

Foxtel is pleased to announce that U.S cable network has confirmed a fourth season of its unique and captivating drama series, The Affair. It will be seen exclusively on Foxtel’s premium drama channel, showcase day and date with the U.S. broadcast.

The current season of The Affair – Season 3 is screening on Foxtel Tuesdays at 8.30pm and Season 4 will also be broadcast exclusively on Foxtel upon its release.

The series’ trademark formula will remain with episodes told through different viewpoints and will continue to explore different points of view and how two people – even those in a close relationship – are never on the same page.

The show has evolved from the first season, when it explored the impact of Noah (Dominic West) and Allison’s (Ruth Wilson) affair on their marriages, their families, and their lives. Season 3 picked up three years after Noah’s (Dominic West) shocking admission of guilt at his murder trial and introduced a fifth perspective in Irene Jacob’s Juliette Le Gall, as well as new character Gunther played by Brendan Fraser.

Noah attempted to restart his life, but the damage wrought by his past decisions has made him a ghost of his former self. Alison has been raising daughter Joanie alongside Cole (Joshua Jackson) and Luisa (Catalina Sandino Moreno) in Montauk, but Alison’s past continues to rear its ugly head as Cole and Luisa attempt to build their own future.

For Helen (Maura Tierney), life appears to continue on, but just below the surface of a successful business and a bustling home lies uncertainty with her boyfriend Vik, instability among her children, and an unshakeable feeling of guilt.

The award winning show is well received by critics and audiences alike. The Affair is executive produced for Showtime by Sarah Treem (who created the series with Hagai Levy) and Jeffrey Reiner.

The Affair and Ray Donovan are the two signature Showtime series which continue exclusive to Foxtel subscribers.

-Brad

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