Sunday April 15
PAWN STARS – A&E – Season 6
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Pawns Stars is returning to A&E with a brand new exclusive series. Take a step into the “Gold & Silver Pawn Shop”, on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family (Grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey) jointly run their family business, with clashing and camaraderie every step of the way.
AMERICAN RESTORATION – A&E – Season 2
5.00pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Rick Dale, one of Pawn Stars’ most popular experts, runs Las Vegas based “Rick’s Restorations”, a family business that finds, restores and up cycles cool objects ranging from Cadillac’s to Coke Machines. The before and after reveals of his work are always highlights, in part because of the history nuggets Rick Dale shares about each object, whether it’s a barber chair or a gas pump. In this spinoff series, featuring the dynamic characters at Rick’s workplace, you will see a variety of objects be bought, bartered and transformed, learning the process of restoration. How do you duplicate Coke Machine red? Where can you find 1920′s tyres? A storyteller who works with tools instead of a pen, Rick shares when and why objects were invented, who used them and how fixing or transforming them changes their value.
TITANIC MYSTERY SOLVED – HISTORY
6.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in April 2012, History seeks to answer these questions once and for all. In a major, exclusive underwater expedition, History partners with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and RMS Titanic, Inc. to conduct the most extensive exploration and imaging of Titanic’s wreck site ever undertaken. CGI will illustrate what happened structurally to the ship — minute by minute — after the collision with the iceberg.
TITANIC – FOX CLASSICS – Three Part Mini Series
Night 1: In 1912, the H.M.S. Titanic was the largest ocean liner built to date. The much-publicised ‘unsinkable’ ship would never return from its maiden voyage after striking an iceberg.
Peter Gallagher, George C. Scott, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Marie Saint and Tim Curry
Monday April 16th
PENDLE WITCH CHILD – HISTORY
7.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Simon Armitage presents the extraordinary story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the key role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar-girl from Pendle in Lancashire, was the star witness in the trial in 1612 of her own mother, her brother, her sister and many of her neighbours and, thanks to her chilling testimony, they were all hanged.
ICE ROAD TRUCKERS – A&E – Season 4
Weekdays at 4.00pm
For two months out of every year, a group of exceptional men and women find their way to the Canadian tundra to undertake one of the most dangerous jobs on earth. In the thick of winter, truckers in giant eighteen wheelers carry vital equipment and supplies to miners hundreds of miles away. In blizzard conditions, these truckers travel over ice roads that often take them over frozen lakes. Each man is trained in self survival, from fixing his truck in sub zero conditions in seconds to escaping from a truck if the ice cracks.
MEGA DISASTERS: SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE – HISTORY
10.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
At the dawn of the 20th century, San Francisco was the place to be; a hub of trade and travel, business and banking. Located just to the east of the San Andreas Fault, the bay area is interlaced with eight major earthquake-producing faults. We examine the cataclysmic earthquake that struck on April 18, 1906 when the city jolted for 50 seconds, the earth split for 270 miles, and a resulting firestorm raged for three days. Amazing photographs document the city’s destruction and efforts to rebuild
Wednesday April 18
FOXTEL ON DEMAND
Australian Television Premiere movie seasons beginning Wednesday, April 18. Available in High Definition and On Demand
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (M) – DAY & DATE PREMIERE
DOLPHIN TALE (PG)
HAPPY FEET TWO (G)
WAG NATION – ARENA – Season 1
9.30pm Australian Exclusive Premiere
WAG NATION follows the lives of five wives and girlfriends of some of Australia’s most famous sporting stars. The show takes you through the highs and lows of supporting a professional sporting career while managing the daily pressures of having a relationship spread across the tabloids. The cast includes Terry Biviano, NRL WAG of Anthony Minichiello, Lynette Bolton, AFL WAG of Jude Bolton, Jana Peterson, NRL WAG of John Williams, Jackie Spong, AFL WAG of Jarred Waite, and Chantelle Raleigh, NBL WAG of Adam Gibson.
JESSE JAMES IS A DEAD MAN – A&E – Season 1
Each episode will follow James as he readies himself for a different death-defying challenge. Preparing for the risky challenge can often be as dangerous as the challenge itself as he endures a battery of tests to prepare. With CGI effects, viewers get a taste of the enormity of the stunt, revealing the physiological stress James’ body will endure. Some of the dangerous challenges he’ll be facing include the harrowing, grueling and lawless off road race, the Baja 500, and hitting over 200 mph on a Nitro bike supercharged by ultra-combustible nitro-methane fuel.
MURDER ON THE SOCIAL NETWORK – CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK
9.30pm – Australian Exclusive Premiere
Social networking is the 21st century phenomenon, with millions across the globe using it to keep in touch, make new friends and spark new relationships. But what happens when things go wrong – when it exposes users to jealousy, deceit and rage? A growing number of online relationships, it appears, are ending in real-life conflicts. This film highlights a number of disturbing cases, which demonstrate that there is a dark side to social networking, which can end in murder.
Thursday April 19
ADELE LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL – MAX
8.30pm – Australian Premiere
On September 22nd 2011, Adele played the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London – a dream come true moment and a highlight of the record breaking year with her sophomore album 21.
Friday April 20
THE L WORD – ARENA – Season 2
THE L WORD follows the lives of a group of lesbian friends in LA that tackles provocative issues – such as gender confusion, prejudice and gay parenting – with wit and grace.
Saturday April 21
FRINGE – 111 HITS – Season 2
8.30pm Double Episodes
Teleportation. Mind control. Invisibility. Astral projection. Mutation. Phenomena that exist on the Fringe of science unleash their strange powers in this thrilling series combining the grit of the police procedural with the excitement of the unknown. In the Season 2 premiere, Olivia returns to William Bell’s intriguing parallel universe, while Peter pursues information about her visit.
GHOST ADVENTURES – A&E – Season 2
The GHOST ADVENTURES crew, Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, travel the globe to hunt down the most haunted places in the world. The trio interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront, not always leaving unscathed.