Good News Week – The Final Farewell Tour, Ten, 6.30pm (7.30pm VIC).
Cry hot & salty tears of joy for the final ever episode of Good News Week. Paul, Mikey & Claire are joined by a host of your favourites for an electric extravaganza? come and help us pull the plug!
Big, Bigger, Biggest, SBS ONE, 7.35pm
Train. The French train, known as the TGV, regularly reaches speeds exceeding 300km/h, making it the fastest train on earth. By exploring the inner workings of four iconic trains, including Stephenson’s record breaking Rocket and Japan’s revolutionary Bullet Train, this episode reveals the incredible stories behind these machines and the engineering breakthroughs that have enabled them to get faster and faster.
The Goonies, GO!, 7.30pm
OK – I’m probably one of the only one who remember the Cyndi Lauper song from 1985 called The Goonies Are Good Enough – but here is the movie the song was from – also from 1985. More obscure, than a classic, but at least something different from the usual mix of repeats on weekends. A band of young boys finds a treasure map and embarks on a magical adventure.
The Truman Show, Ten, 9.30pm (10.30 VIC).
With all the reailty on TV at the moment, this movie shows an extreme reality TV situation. Truman Burbank’s life is a hit TV show. He is unaware that he’s living in a big studio equipped with hidden cameras and all of his “friends” are actors playing a part. Then, one day he discovers the truth.
City Beneath Waves, BBC Knowledge, 8.30pm AEST.
Pavolpetri. Once a thriving port that dominated the Mediterranean, at least 2000 years ago Pavlopetri was mysteriously lost to the waves. Discovered in 1967, nestled in a natural harbour just off the southern Greek coast, this is the oldest submerged city in the world, created at the dawn of Western civilisation. Its stone foundations, tombs and the remains of its temples have been preserved intact in serene waters, off limits – until now. This evocative film invites you to join the mission of the only archaeological team ever granted permission to dig the site by the Greek authorities. The future of archaeology is under the water – it’s where the greatest finds of the next decade will be made. And Pavlopetri could be the biggest story of them all…