Sunday, February 5th
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON – HISTORY
6.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
John James Audubon, whose name became synonymous with American conservation, killed thousands of birds during his quest to create ‘Birds in America’. Audubon was at once entrepreneur, artist, scientist, husband, father, legend, and walking contradiction. The self-taught artist and self-made man was praised by royalty, shunned by his in-laws and blackballed by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO – HISTORY
8.30pm Two ordinary guys – Belliveau, at the time a wedding photographer, and O’Donnell, an artist and former Marine – chronicle their journey as they set out to follow Polo’s historic route.
Monday February 6th
PUB DIG – HISTORY
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
English comedian and writer Rory McGrath (of Three Men in a Boat), joins archaeologist Paul Blinkhorn as they root around under the country’s greatest alehouses to reveal the big stories from British history. The duo dig through time to expose the carousing, the plotting and the violence that has shaped Britain’s turbulent past.
KILLER INSTINCT – CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK
Mondays and Tuesdays at 8.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Prepare to enter the mind of the killer with Killer Instincts, the criminal profile series that takes you inside the heads of some of the world’s most brutal and surprising criminal cases. Meet Mark Safarik, former FBI profiler and one of the foremost authorities on criminal behaviour. Each episode follows Mark as he takes viewers through past cases in fascinating, forensic detail. From initial investigation to the final conviction, the stories offer chilling insight into what makes up the homicidal mind.
TRAFFIC COPS – CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK – Season 7
5.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
For eight years Traffic Cops has been pulling in the audiences with its unique blend of drama, extraordinary action, humour and engaging story telling. Quite rightly, it’s regarded as the Daddy of the police observational TV genre.
Thursday, February 9th
CHEF ROBLE AND CO – ARENA – Season 1
9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Arena serves up a new slice of culinary drama with Chef Roblé & Co. as Roblé Ali risks it all to cater the biggest events New York City has to offer. Chef Roblé Ali has cooked for everyone from red carpet rock stars to award-winning actors, but nothing has prepared him for the stresses and strains of setting up his own high-end catering company.
Saturday February 11th
BRITAIN & IRELAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL – FOX8 – Season 7
7.30pm – Australian Television Premiere
Britain and Ireland’s most beautiful girls will compete in high fashion photo shoots and catwalk challenges while all living together in the Top Model house. Host Elle McPherson is joined by a judging panel consisting of Julien McDonald, fashion stylist Grace Woodward and male model Charley Speed.